Broke-Ass Tag: Shoes


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Some days here on Broke-Ass Bride, a #GownHunter becomes a Shoe Hunter…and lemme tell ya, it’s a blast! Reader Rachel is on the lookout for a pair of couture-inspired bow flats that aren’t available in her size. Here’s her request: 

Hi! I was hoping you could help me track down a pair of shoes similar to these: They are bow flats by Aminah Abdul Jillil. Price is actually not the issue here. I will pay up to $200 for the right shoe (but the cheaper the better, of course!). Unfortunately, the pink pair is not available in my size, and she neverrrrr restocks them. I have been checking for months to no avail. I’d like to find some other options just in case. I’d prefer pink, but I would also go with an aqua/turquoise color as well. I am looking for flats or wedges, since it’s an outdoor wedding and I will be walking in grass pretty much all day/night. I would really appreciate your help, and I thank you in advance.

Can't Afford It

Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Flats

Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Flat, $198

Get Over It

Coach Justine

Coach Justine, $98 at

All Signs Point to Yes Flat

All Signs Point to Yes Flat, $35 at ModCloth
Sweet the Board Flat in Peach

Sweet the Board Flat in Peach, $50 at ModCloth

Take a Stride With Me Wedge in Flamingo

Take a Stride With Me Wedge in Flamingo, $40 at ModCloth

Pink Custom Handmade Leather Ballet Flats by TheDrifterLeather

Pink Custom Handmade Leather Ballet Flats, $105 by Etsy seller TheDrifterLeather

Veka Suede Espadrille Sandals at Ann Taylor

Veka Suede Espadrille Sandals, $100 at Ann Taylor

Botanical Occasion Flat

Botanical Occasion Flat, $36 at ModCloth

Handmade Pink Booties by YGMoriginaldesign

Handmade Pink Booties, $75 by Etsy seller YGMoriginaldesign

Blush Ballerina Flats with Satin Ribbons by thewhiteribbon

Blush Ballerina Flats with Satin Ribbons, $98 by Etsy seller thewhiteribbon

LAUREN Ralph Lauren Claudie

LAUREN Ralph Lauren Claudie, $79 at Zappos

Melissa Shoes Ballet

Melissa Shoes Ballet, $55 at

Handmade French Guipure Lace and Satin Wedding Shoes by bosphorusshop

Handmade French Guipure Lace and Satin Wedding Shoes, $199 by Etsy seller bosphorusshop

Revolve Jeffery Campbell Atsuko Flat

Jeffery Campbell Atsuko Flat, $100 at Revolve

Bloomingdales Mark Fisher Pointed Toe Silva Flat

Marc Fisher Ltd. Silva Pointed Toe Flat, $77.34 at Bloomingdale’s

Bow Peep Toe Leather Sandals by YGMoriginaldesign

Bow Peep Toe Leather Sandals, $75 by Etsy seller YGMoriginaldesign

(In black, but seller accepts custom orders — ask about different colors!)

Cally Suede Espadrille Wedges at Ann Taylor

Cally Suede Espadrille Wedges, $128 at Ann Taylor

(Also in blue!)

Steve Madden Errin

Steve Madden Errin, $65 at


X For Love & Lemons Paloma Flat, $198 at Revolve

Skip It Skip It Good Flat in Teal

Skip It, Skip It Good Flat in Teal, $35 at ModCloth

Thanks for the fun hunt, Rachel! What do you think of these backup options? Let me know in the comments below! 

Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you. Please be aware, though, that because you guys love this column so much, we can often build up quite the queue and it may be a while before we can get to your dream dress. Rest assured, though, Team Broke-Ass is on the case!

*As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.
  • 6/23

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    Oh man, it’s like Christmas in (almost) July, you guys. Our love, BHLDN, has graced us Broke-Asses with their Big Summer Sale, knocking down prices on some of your very favorite gowns (uh, helloooo Persiphone) and accessories. While BHLDN always has a pretty stellar sale section, this event includes over 80 styles across the site. UH, yes plz.

    Gorgeous gowns are down to as low as $380, bridesmaid and other dresses are going for $60 and up and accessories like the adorable XO Studs are available for $60. So, in other words, get your booty over to BHLDN and score some seriously gorgeous pieces from one of our favorite partners at ridiculously good prices.

    Amelie Gown

    Amelie Gown, was $1640, now $1200 — Savings = $440Ines Gown

    Ines Gown, was $700, now $500 — Savings = $200Lucca Maxi

    Lucca Maxi, was $480, now $380 — Savings = $100

    Kendall Dress

    Kendall Dress, was $300, now $240 — Savings = $60Persiphone Gown

    Persiphone Gown, was $1350, now $1100 — Savings = $250

    BHLDN’s gowns are amazingly high-quality and come from industry heavyweights like Watters, Todashi Soji and Catherine Deane. Intricate beading, light tulle and delicate lace are staples among BHLDN’s dress collections. No matter your body type, there is a BHLDN gown almost guaranteed to make you feel gorgeous.

    But it’s not just the gown game that is strong with this one. BHLDN has pretty accessories on the lockdown, too. Stunning headpieces, swoonworthy shoes and sweet baubles round out your wedding day look while luxurious robes from Eberjay and PlumPrettySugar are perfect for those getting ready photo ops.
    Lacework Pumps

    Lacework Pumps, were $280, now $180 — Savings = $100Veuve Earrings

    Veuve Earrings, were $100, now $60 — Savings = $40Vivacity Heels

    Vivacity Heels, were $225, now $140 — Savings = $85XO Studs

    XO Studs, were $100, now $60 — Savings = $40

    Markdowns like this don’t happen very often, so get on over to BHLDN and take advantage of their Big Summer Sale!

  • 3/4

    Ok, BABs. I did a very not-Broke-Ass thing. Confession is good for the soul and all that, plus, what I did was soooo pretty. I blew a lot of money on a pair of shoes for our wedding. At first I was kinda wringing my hands wondering how I was going to justify this expenditure to a bunch of badass, budget-savvy wedding wizards, but then…

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    Happy Friday, everyone! I'll be traveling to Charlotte, N.C., in the morning for a meeting with some of our partners and to see a friend, and Dana and Paul are officially on the second leg of their epic honeymoon tour, chilling in a great hotel in Seoul. But I'd never take off without leaving you with some great deals and discounts to help you kick…

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  • 8/8

    It's like the shoe gods are daring us not to shop this weekend, you guys. Seriously. There are so many sweet deals for killer kicks in this edition of Ten for the Weekend that you'll be well-heeled and rarin' to go without so much as a dent to your bank account. Also: Beach essentials to help you bid adieu to summer, #CraftOptions because ... well ...…

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    Y'all, I love helping people out. That's part of the reason why I love working at BAB. So when my girl Becca sent out a Facebook plea for help in finding shoes to go with this dress in Ocean Blue that she's wearing as a bridesmaid for a wedding, I was all over it. Because: Duh. I could help her and I had a great mission for my Five…

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  • 6/17

    Source. When you find your dress, it’s bliss. You’re all, “This is it! I’m ready to walk down the aisle!” False. There’s your hair, your makeup, your veil, not to mention shoes or jewelry. In my everyday life I’m very minimal when it comes to hair, makeup, and jewelry so I knew I was going to need professional help for my bridal look. Lucky for…

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