Beach Wedding Part 3

The shoes. One of the final preparations for my sister’s wedding in less than a month! Is the shoes for the women. We’re thinking red sandals, since we’re taking pictures on the beach and stilettos stick in the sand. I am all for a cute red sandal, but I wouldn’t have thought it’d been so hard to find the right sandals, in classic red—not coral, or fuchsia—and it a contemporary style—not clogs or orthopedics—which apparently lend themselves to the color red.

Here are my current top choices.


Salt Water Sandals. Classic. And, I have been wanting a pair for a while now. They are also the least dressy of my options, and do they look too childish on adult feet? I wish I could find somewhere to try them on in person. I’m thinking this pair would get the most wear after the wedding.


I’m not really into the whole gladiator sandal trend, which seems to be getting replaced by fishermen, and huaraches sandals anyway. But I do really like this pair by Sam Edelman. They scream summer! But they are kind of an orange-red, and again a bit less dressy. Of course flats are always less dressy than heels anyway.

ae wedge

I am seriously in like with this pair of tiny wedges from American Eagle. They feel a bit more dressy and I still wouldn’t sink into the sand too much. Again they are a bit on the red-orange side, not a classic red like the Saltwater sandals.



I think you can see my favoritism for thick leather straps. This pair from MIA falls somewhere in the middle of all the sandals. But are they almost coral colored? It is so hard to tell just from a picture!

What’s your opinion? Or have you seen any better options out there? And you know what really gets me, as I’ve been look around? Sandals that aren’t real leather but want to charge 70+ dollars! Just because your name is Marc Jacobs doesn’t mean you can charge so much for such low quality. As you can see here I have gone with more affordable synthetic options—not that paying more for a shoe is bad, but the higher price should come with better quality.


Wedding Planning Part Two

Being here in Arizona with my mom means I get to really help with the June beach wedding plans for my sister!

We bought the Children’s Place turquoise gingham shirts from this post  for the youngest of the nephews and will be making white linen shorts for Walter and the other youngest boy—this style, but white.  Super cute right?  For the older boys we are thinking about this tiny gingham shirt from Dillard’s, also with white shorts, but maybe fedoras with a red ribbon? We shall see.

Old Navy was a total score for the little nieces outfits! We found perfect white eyelet dresses for the two youngest and a peasant top for two of the older girls. We will be adding turquoise bows to the dresses and turquoise skirts for the blouse.

Old Navy Eyelet I Wildfire Kisses

Top Dress / Bottom Dress / Blouse

Now we just have everything else to plan for this San Diego Beach Wedding. Any recommendations on places in San Diego for a picnic lunch after the ceremony? We want outdoor seating for 50. Oh and where are the best beaches for pictures? We want nice waves to run in, some cool rocks in the background/to climb on, a peer, and perhaps a cave if we can swing all that ;)    Some things are hard to plan from a distance.

Beach Wedding

I love a good wedding. And I have a couple to look forward to this summer! My big sis just got engaged over the weekend, yay! and the wedding is set for June in the San Diego Temple—which kind of looks like the Disney castle except prettier. After the ceremony there will be pictures taken on the beach—a given.

With pictures coming up, and how I stress over family photos, I have begun planning in my mind what to wear for photos on the beach. With her chosen colors being aqua and red, I have been scoring the interwebs for dashing outfits for us all, but today we are going to focus on Wallaby. After all, the smaller the clothes the more fun they are to look at, right? I started my search thinking a plaid top in aqua and some red pants would be super cute and here are some of my top choices so far.

This shirt and shorts combo is from Children’s place and comes in around $25. Since what I am looking for is pretty specific I price matched different stores to see what I could find at each—because we are always on a budget in this neck of the woods.

Next we have a top and pants from Gymboree at $31, and I really love the bigger plaid with the different shades of turquoise/aqua. As for the pants, maybe too hipster? Plus we are talking June and the beach, so perhaps shorts are better. Then again, I hear the weather in San Diego at that time of year is unpredictable.

This is what Carter’s has to offer by way of plaid top and red pants coming in at $34. If I wear going to pick pants, I like the faded color on this pair better than the bold Gymboree pair. However, I feel like this shirt is pretty interchangeable with the first shirt but it costs a bit more.

 And then I thought overalls! I love little boy overalls, and Oshkosh always delivers when it comes to overalls. So of course I fell in love with this pair that isn’t even in the color scheme, but screams beach! Add a red polo from Old Navy and some adorable boat shoes, also from Old Navy, and this outfit is so super cute. I honestly squealed when I saw the overalls. It is definitely more casual, but it sounds like it’s going to be a simple wedding, so maybe this will fit the bill. The top and overalls are only $26 and then toss the shoes in for another $14.

What’s your favorite combo? Do you have any tips for planning wedding attire? I’m thinking I’ll make another post like this for me and one for The Grizzly Kid too.

Oh, and I made the happy couple a wedding playlist with every single song I could think of that mentions a wedding. Did I miss any?