The Eminent Cool Down of Summer


These past months has been very fun. Several projects have been accomplished and started. Reupholstering some things, sewing some curtains, house work, fishing, bike riding… It just never stops. I enjoy helping friends and family with things but I also enjoy going to work. Yes, I have been told I am strange with that thought process. ;) That being said we are starting to experience some of the natural actions of our rotation around the sun; cooling down, less daylight and trying to fit in all those last minute summer desires. The odd and unusual weather patterns continue with tons of rain in the Midwest… I dare to say what will this winter be like..? One of the fun things I did recently was taking my aunt shoe shopping at the end of July. We got her a few new pairs of heels; she has been wearing them at work and sending me pictures. She looks fantastic in heels! I guess this helps me not acquire more heels for me and I still get to shop for them. ;)

In this post I am completing the pictures I took while at my last assignment; they did not fit in the last post. I have obtain a few new pairs recently but they will come on the next post. I still have a large pile of currently owned heels to take pictures of; I may get all my heels posted by the end of the year if I continue pressing forward, than again, I may get busy again. Someday though, it will be all new acquisitions. ;)

I have more pictures in this post with some of my outfits I wore to work with my heels. Hope you enjoy them as well. On with the show. ;)

These are a pair of silver mules by Fredericks of Hollywood. Obtained over ten years ago. I also am wearing some fun socks I found at DSW on clearance and a jean skirt I found in a thrift shop.

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

These are a black and white mule with a bow accent on the vamp made by Ellie, obtained from eBay also about ten years ago. Very fun to wear and a little snug on the toes. I have that issue with this designer often. Also another one of my jean skirts found in a thrift shop and some fun knee socks with a bow embellishment obtained from eBay a couple years ago.

Ellie

Ellie

Ellie

Ellie

These T-strap sandals are a nude with gold sole made by Franco Sarto. Won these on eBay this summer. I like the color and they are rather comfortable. A slight chunky heel is a helpful style to go from dress up to dress down.

Franco Sarto

Franco Sarto

Franco Sarto

One of my favorite peep toe sling back pumps by Steve Madden. I got these on clearance from DSW about six years ago and absolutely love them. They are always on the main floor ready to go out. I like the squared off toe. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A patent black sandal I obtained from Nordstrom Rack about five years ago. Got the Mrs. a pair as well. They have a zipper side and I am not able to zip them up often as it is a tight fit. I think there is a unique look about them with the zipper left down. These are made by Preview International.

Preview International

Preview International

Preview International

Preview International

I have posted these wood covered heel, orange open toe suede platform pumps by Diva Lounge in the past. I wore them several times and here I wore some fun fishnet socks. They are a fun heel for sure. ;)

Diva Lounge

Diva Lounge

Diva Lounge

These are a wood platform heel with open toe in a patent red by Jazzberry. I got these from Burlington Coat Factory about nine years ago on clearance. They are a little tight; as they are synthetic they do not stretch well.

Jazzberry

Jazzberry

Jazzberry

A platform sandal in patent black. I got these Ellie’s from eBay about eleven years ago. I like the hour glass shaped heel and as comfortable as they can be, the vamp is a little snug. ;)

Ellie

Ellie

Ellie

Ellie

These ankle cuff cork wedges in brown have chain embellishments on the ankle cuff which zips up the back. The upper is canvas material and frayed at the edges. They are G by Guess and I obtained them from DSW about six years ago. I have not found it in me to wear wedges out yet but I want to wear these out for sure. ;)

Guess

Guess

Guess

Guess

Guess

Another great pair of patent black heels by Fredericks of Hollywood. A cross vamp style & complete open toe. The cross straps lead around to the heel cup and have a buckle embellishment. The gold piping is very striking. As much as I like them, wearing them a long time is tough as the vamp is in an odd position and rubs the big toe sometime. It might just be me being a male. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

These are a raw silk upper with a twist vamp pump in black by Rocketdog. I have these in a few colors, styles and love them all. Very comfy with the round toe box. I got these from DSW about eight years ago. I have not worn them out yet but I am sure I will. ;)

ROCKETDOG

ROCKETDOG

ROCKETDOG

ROCKETDOG

ROCKETDOG

ROCKETDOG

These great purple suede wedges are by Mix No. 6. They have a ruffle embellishment on the vamp. The only issue with these is I have not worn them out yet. ;) I got these from DSW about eight years ago on clearance.

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

As always I welcome your fine & supportive comments; and thank you for stopping by! ;)

The Summer that Was (Not)


The pains we have had this spring and summer here in Minnesota; Wanting so bad to have some nice weather, only to get some nice weather, sporadically!!! One day here, a couple days there, with rain and cold spells in the mix. It has been very trying on the patience!!! Every day off I have is a bad weather day, minimal fishing and reduced desire to leave the house, leaving me wearing heels into work most of the time. I did fall off the wagon and get a few new heels recently. I say good for me! ;)

Well, on with the show and hopefully we will get a stretch of nice HOT weather before the deep freeze. A couple things to look for; first the several fantastic pedicures and also some of the outfits I was wearing at the time. Several are scrubs but a few are suits and a few skirts along with some fun socks. Good summer to all!!! ;)

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These are green cross strap sandals with a wood heel and some yellow detail stitching. Made by Colin Stuart and obtained from Ebay several years ago. Funny thing, from this photo shot, some glue on a strap failed and I was left with a choice of repair, toss them or modify them. I cut the strap off and matched the other shoe so now they have a single strap on the vamp. ;)

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Here are a nude pair of espadrille platform sandals with an ankle strap and heel cap made by Torrid. A recent purchase from Ebay. I was always curious about this designers fit and found them to fit well. The shoe is a little flimsy which is a little disappointing but I still like them.

Torrid

Torrid

Torrid

A coral ankle strap platform sandal by Newport News. The vamp and ankle strap are cord which do not give much so they do not stretch. I got these over ten years ago. They are fun but a little snug. I like the color and texture. The insoles are very lively with the pattern you can see around the toes and instep.

Newport News

Newport News

Newport News

Newport News

A lime green strappy sandal by Classique from Ebay several years ago. The heels is a little shorter than I care for but the color is cool and I like the style. A fun summer shoe for sure.

Classique

Classique

Another recent purchase from Ebay, these gold sparkly pumps by Forever have a velvet covered heel and platform. Very comfortable and a maybe for this weekends dinner heels. I am always happy to find a new designer which fits well. ;)

Forever

Forever

Forever

A pair of sexy heels I have had for at least twelve years, obtained from Ebay. These are by The Highest Heel. A strappy platform sandal with a silver heel embellished with rhinestones. They are going to be a pair I sell as the instep strap is fixed so it does not allow for a comfortable fit. It is a bummer as I really like these heels but someone else can sport them and show off there sexy appeal. ;)

The Highest Heel

The Highest Heel

The Highest Heel

The Highest Heel

An acquisition a few weeks ago from DSW, these Steve Madden wedges are very comfortable and are a great everyday versatile summer shoe. I like the color combination of tan and black, it just seems right. ;) The velcro ankle strap allows for a perfect fit and the white stitching detail adds just a little flare although I think the pedi I am sporting adds a lot of flare. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Here are one of the few pairs of a boot or booties I have. They are by Madden Girl, purchased at DSW about six years ago. I like the look they have with the zipper detail and the open toe. They lace up to give a good fit. For me the length of the shoe is not good as my toes are a little hung over. These are going to be passed on in a sale for sure. ;)

Madden Girl

Madden Girl

A great find on Ebay a few weeks ago, these Calvin Klein espadrille wedges have a denim upper. Very comfortable and fun. I have not worn a wedge out to dinner yet and these may go well with my attire as I always wear jeans when we go out. They will also do well on the boat when fishing. ;)

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

Certainly a sexy favorite of mine and unfortunately a poor fit for me are these strappy sandals in patent black from Frederick’s of Hollywood. They have a double ankle strap with a zip up back, a squared off toe box and a hourglass shaped vamp. I got these on clearance about eleven years ago. Another pair going to be sold. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

These fantastic platform sandals are a patent black with a slingback. Obtained from Ebay about twelve years ago, these Pleaser heels are for some serious fun. They are a little snug on me so I have to part with them as well.

Pleaser

Pleaser

Pleaser

I have said it before and I will say it again, I just love love love wood heels!!! These beauties have a great light wood color with a lucite blade heel and a clear vamp.. I have always had trouble with the plastic vamps; they start to tight, end up loose, and I am hanging my toes over the edge. That being said I will not ever part with these until I can no longer wear them. I got them from Ebay about ten years ago and they are made by Pleaser.

Pleaser

Pleaser

Pleaser

Another favorite pair of heels; these are by Jazzberry, a satin material giving a shimmery black, slingback open toe with a slight platform. The special thing about these is the ultra low cut vamp. A sexy look only a true heel fan can appreciate; well maybe not but I cannot say enough good things about that look. A very comfortable shoe; I got them at Burlington Coat Factory about ten years ago. I enjoy wearing them and I should wear them out some time. ;)

Jazzberry

Jazzberry

Jazzberry

Jazzberry

Jazzberry

A pair of unique suede wedges with a almond toe and tie up wrap made by MIA. I go these from DSW about six years ago. Very comfy and sure can be hidden well… Not something I am to concerned about these days as I am more confident in wearing heels out but sometimes the gremlins surface. ;)

MIA

MIA

MIA

MIA

Again those wood heels! I have worn these often enough around the house the ankle strap is getting a little fatigued and may need repair. These sandals have a mat finished upper and a suede instep with a wide face heel. They are made by The Highest Heel; I got them from Ebay about ten years ago. Now that I think of it I have worn them fishing a time or two as well. ;)

The Highest Heel

The Highest Heel

The Highest Heel

The Highest Heel

These fun strappy wedges are by Fredericks of Hollywood, obtained about nine years ago. They have the wood I like and feature grommets on the straps. A comfortable and edgy heel to add some spice to an outfit. Not sure I will get out in a white heel any time soon but someday. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

These fantastic Cork wedges by Colin Stuart have a T-strap upper in patent black. Obtained from Ebay many years ago and they have been worn fishing several times. I may have posted them in the past but I did not remember and was lazy to go through previous posts. They are extremely comfortable. ;)

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

A rare fit for me are these brown tie up sling back platforms with faux wood soles made by Zigi Soho. I go these on clearance from DSW about five years ago. Extremely comfortable and fun to wear. I like the rivet details on these, they kinda give them a tough look. I have found this designers shoes do not fit me well, but as mentioned these do fit me; very well and I think it has to do with the slingback and tie ups. ;)

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

These Steve Madden T-strap open toed sandals have a wonderful tapered heel, suede uppers with a velcro ankle fastener and a large knot on the vamp which also has some ruching detail. These shoes were hunted down in  several DSW stores. I loved them the first time I saw them and had to have them. I was also lucky enough to find them on clearance! ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

You may have noticed, but I have a lot of Steve Madden heels and it is because they are one of the designers that fit me well. These sparkly platform pumps are in black and just rock! The only issue with this type of material is the stiffness when they are new. It can be a little unpleasant around the toe box when first wearing them but all in all comfortable. I got these from DSW on clearance about six years ago. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

These espadrille wedges have a woven fabric upper and a leather heel cap, made by Steve Madden. The buckles are large and certainly a nice embellishment. A very comfortable wedge for summer. These were obtained from DSW about five years ago. They are still an available style but are slightly different.

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

These are the same style Steve Maddens as above but in black. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

These Steve Maddens are a gold sparkly platform pump. You seen them in black above. The material situation was the same with these and I must add worth the transitional time for the fantastic look they have. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

These are a grey or black chrome color sparkly open toe slingback by Nina. These are a great shoe; I have worn them to other jobs and I will say I like the spice they gave the outfit. Got these on clearance at DSW about six years ago. ;)

Nina

Nina

Nina

Nina

These fabulous sandals are by Guess, in a white with extra large buckles and a wonderful cork platform. These are a statement of sexy and tough for sure. From DSW about five years ago. The Mrs. also has a pair of these. ;)

Guess

Guess

Guess

Guess

Another pair of Steve Madden T-strap sandals with an open toe and a velcro ankle strap. Also the same large tapered heel as the ones above. These have a satin upper and super sized gem stone embellishments on the T-strap. A DSW find a short time after the hunt for the other style. The red toes sure do sex them up. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A Nude colored shootie with an inner zipper and an awesome gold sole. I like the ruching on the front; these are by Steve Madden, obtained from DSW about six years ago. I wore these to work about four years ago and wore them while I was working. I will confess, I was the only one there that day. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A find from Ebay about three years ago. These are made by Xhilaration, a canvas round toe upper with a thread through ribbon on the slingback and bow tie vamp embellishment. A basket weave espadrille wedge makes these perfect for the boat. The down side, they are a little snug and the slingback does not have any form of adjustment. An elastic strap would be good but these are very inexpensive shoes to have a cobbler add such a thing. ;)

Xhilaration

Xhilaration

Xhilaration

A shootie with an open toe and slingback. The leather upper is in a matte finish and has ruching on the instep. Another great Steve Madden clearance find at DSW about five years ago.

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

One of my go-to sandals to run to the mailbox or head out somewhere; with or without a change of shoes. The Colin Stuart wood heel two strap sandals were a totally awesome find on Ebay about eight years ago. They are always out and ready for me to throw on. One of the absolute best things about these are both straps are adjustable.  ;)

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Here are a pair of Diba I got again on clearance at DSW about eight years ago. I love wood heels as you know, and the all tie-up uppers in a matte black and slingback are an awesome trait. They have this amazing overlay look to them. I wore these to dinner tonight and my newest pedi sure shined bright. (I will try to get that on twitter). A very comfortable shoe! ;)

Diba

Diba

Diba

Diba

A Steve Madden round toe pewter pump with a ribbon tie instep. Purchased from DSW about nine years ago on clearance as well. Comfortable and will certainly match several items and shimmer. I like round toes as they offer that perfect amount of room for my larger feet. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A recent Ebay acquisition are these black wedge sandals with diamond stud embellishments were a real steal for $6. These are called Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker. I think they will work well on the boat. ;)

Bitten by Jessica Parker

Bitten by Jessica Parker

These awesome embellished nude suede open toe sandals are made by Mix No.6. I got these a few months ago with a discount coupon on DSW.com; also on clearance. A very comfortable shoe. For some reason, I get the feeling I might have a pair of these already… I think when that starts happening, one may think they have to many shoes. ;)

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

Another Style by Mix No.6 are these two strap sandals in a patent black. I always find this style sandal to be sexy; simple and sleek, allowing the foot in them to show off all their fantastic appeal. Got these in the same purchase as the pair above. ;)

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

These are certainly a great retro pair of wedges. Love the stitching detail and the great maroonish purple color. Found these great T-strap Steven by Steve Madden’s on Ebay a couple years ago. A great color purple on my toes as well. ;)

Steven by Steve Madden

Steven by Steve Madden

Steven by Steve Madden

Steven by Steve Madden

Here is another rocking pair of wood heel platform sandals with a strappy leather upper by Steve Madden. A great deal on clearance from DSW about eight years ago. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

These are great Steve Madden faux wood clogs with real leather uppers. They have a tie up front and I am so happy I am able to have a pair of clogs that fit. I enjoy heel clogs! The Mrs. also has a pair of these; I have not worn them out yet but perhaps we can match one night for dinner. ;) These were another one of those great deals on clearance at DSW about six years ago. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

One more pair of those great Steve Madden espadrille wedges; these are in a great green. The year I got these I think the only color I did not get is the blue and red ones. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

I may have posted these in the past, I do know for sure but I have posted the black ones. These were given to me by the Mrs. about nine years ago. She got them from Newport News; they have a great looking faux wood heel, platform and a T-style sandal in electric blue. I think they go with scrubs just perfect. ;)

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

I wanted to show off a great dinner outfit I wore with these Calvin Klein pumps with zipper detail in this amazing dark green. I almost returned them until I wore them in the house for about four hours and found them to be more comfortable than initially thought. I got them from DSW on clearance earlier this year. ;)

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

These yellow T-style strappy espadrille wedge sandals by Pulse were purchased on Ebay about six years ago. I like the added buckle detail on the vamp which are slightly adjustable. I wore these with my athletic skirt on this day. I have worn both these fishing before. Love skirts. I have to point out this pedi is awesome as they glow in the black light.  ;)

Pulse

Pulse

Pulse

Pulse

These black patent strappy sandals have great stitch detail on each strap and a fun zipper closure on the instep I have to wear these with the zipper half down as they are a little snug when completely zipped. I obtained these Preview International heels from Nordstrom Rack about four years ago. I also wore some layered pants I got from Ebay this year. ;)

Preview International

Preview International

Preview International

Another pair of Preview International sandals I got at the same time are these patent black sandals with a side zipper. I have worn these on a trip we go on every year. Again I am not able to zip them all the way up as I have those big feet. I also wore some fun socks I have along with one of my jean skirts. ;)

Preview International

Preview International

A pair of Guess cork wedges in blue denim embellished with chains on the zip up ankle straps. Very comfortable and cool looking. Got these at DSW on clearance about four years ago. The Mrs. also has these but has not worn them out. I wore another one of my jean skirts this day to work. I have a few and you may notice I like them short. ;)

Guess

Guess

Guess

Guess

I have several more pictures but felt this was a large enough post as it is. As always please give me feedback as I am happy for the support. When I think of another clever title, I will get the rest of the current pictures posted.

Thank you for stopping be. ;)

Spring is trying to spring


As the earth makes it repeated journey to the area for which we, in the northern hemisphere, more specifically the mid westerners of these united states of america,  and more precise those in the state of Minnesota, most enjoy, are particularly happy for this to be happening this year. Now, I take nothing away from those who also have had a rough/not so good/ dreadful winter but I can only speak from my experiences. This winter was horrible; one and a half million inches of snow, everyday the temperature was nearing absolute zero and as the spring equinox approaches, and even after the official point of spring being passed, we get some more snow and cold weather. I have entertained the desire to move. To another planet even… ;) The worst part of this kind of weather is the difficulty in wearing heels. Not a big fan of tracking through snow and ice covered parking lots or sidewalks. We traveled to Arizona for a few days and I was able to bring some heels with me. I did not chance taking them out in the public areas which was a good choice as I happen to run into an acquaintance from my professional life. This would have not turned out well for me. I also obtained a few new pairs. I have many pictures again and I even have some from my recent job. I tried to include parts of my outfit so there are a few odd looking shots. Enjoy the show. ;)

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First up are a pair of slingback sandals with a wood heel and platform; made by Mossimo. Obtained the from eBay several years ago. My Pedicure has a shamrock for the St. Patrick’s holiday. ;)

mossimo

mossimo

mossimo

mossimo

Next is a recent acquisition from DSW to use an expiring rewards certificate. These are by Calvin Klein Jeans. They have a great zipper detail and are a unique color green. At first they were a little snug but I think it might have been the barometric pressure that day… ;) they are much more comfortable now. I plan on wearing these out to dinner soon. ;)

Calvin Klein Jeans

Calvin Klein Jeans

Calvin Klein Jeans

Calvin Klein Jeans

Another eBay purchase several years ago. These Brown satin sandals by Chinese Laundry are a rare find for me as this designer often does not fit me. Bummer as they have some great styles. ;)

Chinese Laundry

Chinese Laundry

Chinese Laundry

Chinese Laundry

Chinese Laundry

Chinese Laundry

These London Rebels are from DSW. Clearance item, an attempt at getting some heels kinda like a boot but something I like. They are a little tight on my foot but I think I can stretch them out. Wore these out to dinner. I am not sure this designer is going to be a good fit for me in the long term as they are a little short in the arch area for the male foot. Still a fun boot/shoe. ;)

London Rebel

London Rebel

London Rebel

London Rebel

Another eBay find and a great deal. very low cost. I really like wood heels so grabbing these were an impulse. They are from Jessica Bennett; a brown/bronze mule with stud detail certainly make for a unique looking heel. A little loud for me to wear out even though I did wear them to work for these pictures. If you have noticed in many of the pictures in this post, I have on some work attire. ;)

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Jessica Bennett

Jessica Bennett

Jessica Bennett

Jessica Bennett

Jessica Bennett

Certainly another one of my favorites. These Steve Madden turtle shell pattern patent slingback cork wedges are wonderful. The awesome open toe I enjoy will be fun on the boat this summer. Found these on eBay this winter for an awesome low price. I think they went well with my sage green suit. ;)Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

 These suede pumps by Rocket Dog have a great knot detail on the vamp. I have several of these by this designer with the same or similar detailing or material. This blue looks kind of purple at the same time; depending on the light. I obtain these from DSW a few years ago as well.

Rocket Dog

Rocket Dog

Rocket Dog

Rocket Dog

Rocket Dog

Another winter eBay find are these tie up platform wedge sandals in black with a canvas heel cap by C Label. Very comfortable and they have that height I love. Going to be fun fishing in these but may be a bit high for rougher waters. I am also wearing a pair of thigh high stirrup stockings. I like these a lot. I may have to wear them on another cold day; of course hopping those go away soon.  ;)

C Label

C Label

C Label

 Another addition to the Steve Madden arsenal are these wood grain wedges with a snake skin print strappy sandal upper. Another steal from eBay. Would like to point out another great pedi here… ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

I have had these Michael Kors open toe black patent sling back wedge sandals for a long time. I obtained them from eBay with broken elastic straps and had to have them repaired. They are awesome. Hoping to wear these out to dinner soon. I took these to Tucson Arizona. It was after the Superbowl and if you can see, I have Denver’s logo on my toes. yup… I know.  ;)

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Another shoe I brought on vacation; slingback sandals patent black and white from Newport news. I got these over ten years ago. The vamp strap can sometimes not sit in the right spot and cause some over hang of the pinky toe. But they look great besides that. ;)

Newport News

Another great eBay find; These spiky open toe pumps have clear uppers with a patent black heel and piping. Made by Sheikh. I got these at a very low cost as the heel tips need to be replaced. If you ever find awesome heels needing heel tips, find a local cobbler and price them out. Most often it is a very low cost to add to the price of a shoe for a great deal. I hope to get these out this summer to dinner. In these pictures I am also wearing a skirt I got in NYC and some leggings I obtained from the eBay.  ;)

shiekh

shiekh

shiekh

These Jeffery Campbells are my first. I have other heelless shoes but not by this designer. I like the Mary Jane strap on the vamp and they are very comfortable. The color is a little pink. Not sure I will get out in these but I like them for sure. I am wearing one of the body stockings I have as well. ;)

Jeffrey Campbell

Jeffrey Campbell

Jeffrey Campbell

These suede open toe orange pumps have a wood heel Very fun and comfortable by Diva Lounge. Got these for less than ten dollars on eBay this last winter. I might get out in these if I am lucky. Now that I have seen these pics, I think I need to get that purple again on my toes. ;)

Diva Lounge

Diva Lounge

Diva Lounge

Diva Lounge

I got these for a special treat from the Mrs. and her sister this winter. They found them in a local store call Dots; also the brand name. They have some great embellishments. I am not a huge fan of the pointy toes but these are comfortable and not exaggerated. If I get the chance I will wear them out to dinner.

Dots

Dots

Dots

Sugar has made these suede T-strap open toe heelless platforms in an awesome blue. Obtained from eBay and I want to wear these out very badly. Love love love the color and the style. The fit is fantastic! ;)

Sugar

Sugar

Sugar

The Mrs. gave me these as a Christmas gift this last season. Obtained them from Target on clearance for eight dollars. They are a little tight in the toe box. I might be able to stretch them out. These are by Sam & Libby; a nude heel & ankle strap sandal with a gold vamp and detailed platform.

Sam & Libby

Sam & Libby

A pair I had photographed a long time ago but had not remember the name. These pewter sandals by Delicious are very comfortable with a uniquely textured material and a somewhat elaborate strappy design they are very versatile and attractive. An eBay find many years ago. ;)

Delicious

Delicious

Delicious

So that is what we have to show thus far. Hoping to wear many more heels to work for pictures. Please offer those positive comments as I always enjoy and appreciate them. ;)

Dear Santa, All I want for Xmass…


Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas is one or two hundred pairs of new heels. ;)

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, high heels were clicking, very pleasing to the spouse.

The stockings were hung after washing with care in hopes to be worn with heels placing me high in the air.

The children have rustled up their own homes and beds, so visions of whatever dance in their heads.

The Mrs. in her lingerie and me in my skirt, enjoying the night with booze and a flirt…

I did re-write the entire poem but I was not happy with the final results. As time is drawing near I felt I needed to get this post going before the end of the year.

This post may be another long one; I have obtained a few new pairs of heels again in the last month or so, but nothing I would be shamed for.

I am done traveling for now so I have the possibility to get a bunch of new photos taken of my collection. It might get out of hand. ;)

Well on with the fun. Enjoy and keep an eye out for the final words in this post. ;)

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These are a patent Maroon Mary Jane style pump by Sofft. A heel slightly lower than I like but I enjoy the color. I have worn these out to dinner and may have posted them in the past. This designer seems to be comfy and room; certainly wearable for a long period of time. A DSW purchase a couple years ago.

Sofft

Sofft

These black patent open toe slingbacks have a cork heel and platform cover. A favorite style of mine. These are from No Boundaries and I got them from eBay several years ago.

No Boundaries

No Boundaries

A black faux alligator texture sandal by Vaneli with a small platform and a unique vamp. A comfortable shoe. Not something I would jump to get, I obtained them from eBay several years ago extremely cheap.

Vaneli

Vaneli

These champagne colored, raw silk dorsey style open toe pumps are by Rocketdog. The vamp features a interlinked web of pleats. Very comfortable designer and fun. They have a shorter heel but I like the style. Obtained from DSW roughly four years ago.

Rocketdog

Rocketdog

Rocketdog

A black and beige suede platform pump by Jessica Simpson purchased at DSW several years ago. I wore these to dinner. These were the first pair I wore out with the Mrs. I also wore a pair of wide leg pants and a sweater. These are extremely comfortable. I feel I may have posted these in the past.

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A patent red mule from Fredericks of Hollywood. I obtained these from Fredericks online about ten years ago. They are certainly showing there age as the shine has worn off. The vamp is a little snug but other than that they are comfortable.

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

A black patent pump by Steve Madden from DSW several years ago. I got these on clearance as I do many of my shoes. A very comfortable heel with a hidden platform. The picture does not show the unique style of the toe very well but they are a little different from the regular point. I am sure I will wear these out someday. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A patent nude open to platform pump by Guess. I have worn these driving to work as well as getting gas. Comfortable and fun.Another DSW purchase several years ago.
Guess

Guess

These sandals by Miss America Pageant are from DSW. They are a tan suede and the ankle/instep strap is a full elastic band. These have a wood stacked heel and platform. Very high feeling heel and certainly something one must be used to wearing to go for a long distance.

Miss America Pageant

Miss America Pageant

These are the same shoe as above just in the color black. They are both a clearance purchase.

Miss America Pageant

Miss America Pageant

Miss America Pageant

A unique style strappy open toe bootie wedge by Steve Madden purchased from DSW on clearance a few years ago for about fourteen dollars. I think most people do not find them attractive or something. I am not a big fan of them but they were a real good deal. The bottom two straps are not elastic like the others and make the shoe a little tight. They have a back zip enclosure for easy on and off. I would wear them out if the comfort was a little better.

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A purple open toe platform pump with a black cylinder shape heel by Michael Kors. These are a little tight on me but I have worn them for a few hours around the house. I might try them out someday as I think I can manage. They are fun to wear. I obtained these from eBay several months ago. The uppers are real leather and I might have some luck stretching them for a better fit. I took several fun pics with these but I maintained discipline so not to over share.  ;)

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

These are a new purchase from DSW in November. A patent black dorsey style open toe platform pump with elastic instep straps by Jessica Simpson. I have been watching these for a long time and found them on clearance so I had to have them. Extremely comfortable and I think these may be my next dinner pair if the snow stops falling. ;)

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

These are another pair I purchased at the same time also on clearance. I wanted these since the beginning of the year. I could only find them in white and resorted to buying them (Posted earlier this year). When I found these in black I was not going to hesitate to get them. A patent black open toe slingback also by Jessica Simpson. The toe area is squared off adding to the unique style and giving a little more room in the toe-box. ;)

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

A recent acquisition from eBay these faux wood notch wedge patent black sandals are by Rockawear. Very comfortable and flashy. I joked about wearing them out sometime and the Mrs. was a little concerned as they certainly attract attention. ;)

Rocawear

Rocawear

A dark beige squared off open toe platform pump by Steve Madden. I obtained these a few years ago from DSW. I actually had to return the first pair as they had a lump in the toe box and caused great discomfort. It was fun explaing to the staff how I knew it was a problem. After that I have worn these out to drive places but not yet to dinner. Sometime soon I will as they are very nice. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A nude open toe pump with a white heel & platform and red toe box accent by Jessica Simpson. Very comfortable; I have a couple pairs of these in different colors which I may have already posted. I got these about three and a half years ago from DSW.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

An orange slingback sandal by Type Z having a buckle accent and perforations on the vamp. I got these from eBay a couple years ago. Not the most attractive shoe but when they are on a foot they look much better. I think with shipping they were just over four dollars. ;)

Type Z

Type Z

A gold metallic clog with jewel embellishments an the side of the instep and studs rounding the platform are by Splash . I obtained these from eBay several years ago. I like clogs a lot for some reason but I do not have many.

Splash

Splash

A sneaker inspired wedge by BCBGirls in patent white and having a silver emblem on the open toe vamp, these were purchased from eBay several years ago and I have worn these fishing several times. The wedge is a little lower than I like but on the boat it certainly is helpful. ;)

BCBGirls

BCBGirls

The patent black baby-doll round toe, thick half round heel pumps are from Fredericks of Hollywood. Extremely comfortable heels. These have had some of the highest level of wear by me. I wore these to work almost everyday roughly ten years ago. I would walk to the doors very early in the morning, No one was around so I could get away with it. Sometimes I would wear them during the day as I had them with me and nobody but the Mrs. knew about it. These are a great pair of heels. ;) I purchased these online just over ten years ago and it is awesome I still have them! ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

These are a sexy dancer style heel, with clear soles, and a glitter upper. If I remember correctly they are seven inches tall. I can walk in them just fine and it is certainly fun seeing things from that height. I obtained these from eBay many years ago. Do not think these will ever get out of the house… well may be for a Halloween costume. ;)

Pleaser

Pleaser

A red patent pointed toe pump by The Highest Heel are detailed with clear sides. Not a style I like much, the extreme pointed toe makes the shoe look extremely long. I obtained these from eBay several years ago and the pictures did not look as though the toes were as long as they are. I do like the color and they are a little tight from the shape of the toe box. I am also wearing my glitter open toe & heel socks from DSW by Jessica Simpson. A little added fun. ;)

The Highest Heel

The Highest Heel

The Highest Heel

These sandals have a zipper detail on all the straps but have a buckle enclosure. A white low heel sandal by Chili, I obtained these from eBay several years ago. Certainly a fun looking shoe with the details. ;)

Chilis

Chilis

These cork heel and platform slingback sandals in patent black have a web style vamp. I got these from DSW several years ago on clearance. They are by Kelly & Katie. The cut of the vamp does rub the big toe a little odd sometimes but I think I can stretch that to a more comfortable position. ;)

Kelly & Katie

Kelly & Katie

These are a gold sequin wrapped wedge with a gold crackled vamp by Colin Stuart purchased from eBay a few years ago. The vamp is a little tighter than most Colin Stuarts and make these a little tough to wear. Other wise they are a comfortable shoe. I planned on wearing them fishing but the tight vamp makes it undesirable to do so.

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

These very sexy black patent open toe slingbacks by Pleaser have an added clear portion to the vamp and uppers. I purchased these from eBay several years ago and just love them. I might get out in these some day but I have worn them many times around the house. ;)

Pleaser

Pleaser

Pleaser

A silver sandal by Club Zone obtained from eBay. A very cheap find and the shoe is a fun style to wear. After taking the pictures here, the ankle straps on one of the shoes broke. I was not happy but I think I can convert them to a mule. ;) They are a great shoe as the vamp straps are also adjustable. A great way to enable comfort for all types of feet. ;)
Club Zone

Club Zone

Club Zone

These fetish ankle cuff sandals are by Ellie. I found them on eBay many years ago and had to have them. I love this style shoe. The down side is the extremely small toe-box making for a very small strap and that is not good for a large male foot. I am sure females have this issue from time to time as well. I still love them. ;)

Ellie

Ellie

Ellie

These are a notch wedge sandal with jewel embellished buckles on the crisscross vamp in a patent white by Ellie. I got these from eBay many years ago. Very comfortable when you get the buckles in the right place. They do float on the vamp and I think that is good as every foot is not the same. ;)

Ellie

Ellie

These mule sandals feature a cage style vamp in patent black from Fredericks of Hollywood. I got these on line several years ago. They are a little snug and leave there impression on my foot which can be uncomfortable after a while. They are attractive when worn however. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

These BCBG Paris sandals in a mustard yellow were obtained from eBay earlier this year. I have these in a couple other colors as well. These are a little smaller fit than the others which I am displeased with. I really like the color but they are hard to wear for a long time. I might be able to stretch them a little to help. We will see. ;)

BCBG Paris

BCBG Paris

A very dark purplish brown colored open toe platform pump by Paprika were obtained from Burlington Coat Factory several years ago. A very snug fitting shoe. I do like the color and mild distressed look to the material which is not depicted well in pictures. I got them on clearance for eight dollars so I cannot complain to much. ;)

Paprika

Paprika

A silver twisted vamp mule with a subtle platform by Fredericks of Hollywood. I have them in black as well. They were on clearance when I got them and really liked both colors. The vamp stretches to enhance the comfort. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

A pair of Nine West sandals in a purple and grey satin upper with added detail straps on the sides of the instep, featuring a cone shaped heel and platform. I purchased these from eBay several years ago as a shoe lot.

Nine West

Nine West

One of my favorite pairs of platform sandals are these black patent heels by Jessica Simpson. They have a huge buckle detail on the vamp matching the buckle enclosure. I got the Mrs. a pair as well and I cannot get enough of these shoes. A DSW purchase a few years ago. ;)

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

These nude open toe platform pumps are by Fredericks of Hollywood. Purchased several years ago and very comfortable. The color is extremely light as you can tell by the pictures washing them out. I think these was when the hidden platform was becoming a bigger thing. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

These platform sandals are also a dancer style heel, about seven inches tall, a clear strap vamp with an added jewel embellished strap and an hourglass shaped wide heel. The clear straps always get a little tight for me. I have tried the blow dryer method and have not been successful. Perhaps I need to do it more than a couple times to get the shoes to conform to my foot better. These were an eBay purchase several years ago. ;)

Pleaser

Pleaser

I realize I mentioned these above but here they are. These are the black version of the Fredericks of Hollywood twisted vamp mules. Certainly a fun shoe and I think a little dated nowadays. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Another Fredericks of Hollywood purchase several years ago, these metallic dorsey single strap vamp pumps are a bright electric pink. They have a ribbon bow on the vamp and a short heel. I like this style so much a I was willing to get what ever color was in my size. At the time I was not as concerned with the lower heels. These are comfortable but I do not think I will get out of the house in them. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

These are another one of my fishing shoes, a pin-stripe satin upper, round toe slingback espadrille wedge with bow accent by American Eagle. Purchased from eBay several years ago. They are easy on and off for the fishing crowd. The wedge covering has a twisted rope look.

American Eagle

American Eagle

A pair of Rocketdog pumps in a black suede featuring a difficult to see pleated vamp. The heels are just a little shorter than I like but they are very comfortable with the almond toe. I wore these to a weekend getaway with the Mrs. Almost went to dinner in them as I had them on while driving, and the Mrs. was a little worried being we were in a strange place. Wore them around the resort very often though. ;)

Rocketdog

Rocketdog

I have a few more but am missing some names so they will be on the next post, probably next year.

I want to thank everyone for your views, comments and support this past year. I have been getting out in heels more often and with more confidence.

I wish you all a very happy holidays and a spectacular new year!

I look forward to seeing you all again soon. ;)

A mixed bag of…


And my role continues. Hope all are doing well. ;)

I have been busy as you can see. I recently had a string of eBay wins. As I have been making good headway on photographing my collection, these additions slowed it slightly. Not that I am complaining. ;) Be warned, this is a huge post… I am not sure I have put this many pics on a post before. ;)

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As we prepare for winter in the midwest, many of the wonderful high heel wearing ladies turn to boots. I have stated my opinion many times as not being a fan of boots. As this is true, I have obtained a few to find a liking to boots. I cannot say I like them but I do appreciate them if they have a heel. But they still take away from what I like the most about heels. The visual effects on the feet. Yes, this is what makes me unusual. And to not go to far into my fascination about the ordeal we will just say I appreciate heels, how they look and what they do. ;)

And we are on with the recent display of my heels. Enjoy! ;)

First are a pair of… Yup, Boots… As mentioned, a way to learn more appreciation for them. As I have learned that, I still do not like them. I like the heels but I just do not like all the coverage they have. These are a black knee high boot with an inner zipper and a fold over top by Kelly & Katie. A DSW purchase a couple years ago. Very comfortable and maybe someday I will wear them out. ;)

Kelly & Katie

Kelly & Katie

Next we have a military inspired high ankle boot in OD green with a canvas upper and brown toe & heel caps. They tie up but have a convenient inner zipper; by Steve Madden and a DSW purchase also a couple years ago.These are not bad as they are a little unique. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Another boot purchase at DSW a couple years ago. These Kelly & Katie have an inner zipper, belt embellishment around the heel and a couple pleats up the front in a nice black; this high ankle boot is also not to bad.

Kelly & Katie

Kelly & Katie

Kelly & Katie

A fantastic black strappy platform sandal by Guess. A comfortable and sexy shoes for sure. The matte black finish resemble an old belt. Another DSW purchase about three years ago. ;)

Guess

Guess

An eBay purchase roughly eight years ago. An ankle strap sandal in a very pale gold with snake skin texture. Designed by Studio C. The embellishment on the vamp was added by the seller. Nothing more than a faux pearl bracelet glued to the vamp. I would not have done it but removing it would cause damage. ;)

Studio C

Studio C

A brown T-Strap sandal by Anne Michelle. An eBay purchase three years ago. I got these in a lot. They look less comfortable than they are, particularly around the toes. Certainly a shoe I would wear while fishing due to the chunky heel. I have many others I prefer however. Perhaps I can wear these while tending to the lawn. ;)

Anne Michelle

Anne Michelle

Another eBay purchase about five years ago. I have worn these dull black fur lined Mary Jane pumps by Aerosoles fishing a few times. The chunky heels work out well. ;)

Aerosoles

Aerosoles

A real fun pair of heels by Steve Madden. Purchased a few years ago at DSW. Matte black finish, with cut outs around the instep uppers which lace up with ribbon. I wore these out to dinner two weeks ago. I could not decide what to wear and just grabbed the color shoe that would work. Unfortunately covered up my new awesome pedicure. I have a few awesome ones here. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A Steve Madden purchase from DSW in California. An open toe platform pump in a black suede upper. Very comfortable. I may have worn these out, I cannot recall but I certainly will if I have not. I have worn them to the car a few times for sure. You may be able to tell the heel has a nice gloss finish. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

One of the recent eBay wins. A satin upper, slingback sandal wedge by Charles Albert. Very unique Shimmery and rather loose. Could be wear from the prior owner but they certainly move a lot when walking. Something a long slingback such as these will do. ;)

Charles Albert

Charles Albert Charles Albert

A cork sandal wedge with a nude ankle strap and peach vamp by Sam & Libby. Another recent eBay purchase. A little snug in the vamp but seems to loosen up after a few minutes. They are a wonderfully tall wedge. ;)

Sam & Libby

Sam & Libby

Sam & Libby

Ebay purchase, extremely cheap; a black strappy sandal by Hotkiss. The upper is reptile textured with the vamp having a small bow embellishment. The pictures looked a lot better on eBay to me. Not something I would have purchased in person. ;)

Hotkiss

Hotkiss

Hotkiss

An eBay purchase several years ago. I think these were also part of a lot, perhaps the same lot as mentioned above. A brown strappy sandal by diba having a detailed vamp and spaghetti like straps.

diba

diba

An ebay acquisition roughly seven years ago, these blue strappy vamp sandals have a faux silk upper by Classique. Probably a rather old fashion.

Classique

Classique

Classique

These sexy silver sandals were purchase from eBay about ten years ago. And they do not have a designer name on them. That is how they came. They have been bumped around the closet and certainly show some dings. A fun heel for sure. ;)

Not Named

Not Named

Not Named

A DSW purchase about two years ago, these brown platform pumps have a fantastic lace embellishment on the vamp and heel by Zigi Soho. Very tall and sexy; got the Mrs. a pair just like them. We may have to wear them out together some time. ;)

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

An eBay purchase about four years ago, these Steve Madden slingback open toe sandals are extremely comfortable. They are an unusual grey which comes through poorly in these photos and the stitching is certainly a unique addition to the style. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A DSW purchase a few years ago, I may have posted these already… They are an orange suede upper with a snakeskin print cork platform heel. The vamp has a buckle embellishment; the style really reminds me of the seventies. Kinda fun. ;)

Levity

Levity

Levity

I am sure I posted these but I incase I did not, an ebay purchase; a cork covered slingback open toe pump by Fioni. I am not a fan of Fioni as I feel they are a rather poor fitting shoe. In my experience many ladies with complaints about their heels not feeling good are wearing a Fioni. If they fit your foot, I say good for you! A relatively inexpensive shoe. I obtained these cause I like the cork. Luckily they are not a poor fit. ;)

Fioni

Fioni

A DSW purchase about two or three years ago, these Nina ankle cuff sandals are in a textured metallic cover. They have a zip up back which I feel adds that little extra sexiness. Certainly a new years eve type shoe, not that you could not make this a flashy addition to some jeans. ;)

Nina

Nina

Nina

Nina

Another boot, this ankle bootie by Andiamo was purchased from DSW a couple years ago. They are a purple suede,have some small dot embellishments on the outer sides and have an inner zipper. Another comfortable fit. I liked these for the color. They are much more rich than depicted here. ;)

Andiamo

Andiamo

Andiamo

Andiamo

A sexy clear vamp ankle strap sandal in red by Fredericks of Hollywood. I obtained these from Fredericks about ten years ago. Just love the sleek heel and minimal upper design. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

An eBay purchase about five years ago, these BCBGirls mules have a zebra print twisted vamp, a metallic charcoal grey heel and mini stud embellishments around the edge. Very fun shoe. ;)

BCBGirls

BCBGirls

An ebay purchase about six years ago, a patent black criss-cross vamp mule with a chrome heel by Studio C. Comfortable and a quickly accessible shoe when rushing out the door. ;)

Studio C

Studio C

Yes, I have some pink heels. An eBay purchase several years ago, these strappy sandals are by Beverly Hills Polo Club. I might have worn these out the door once. They are a little snug and the toe split can become uncomfortable after some time. ;)

Beverly Hills Polo Club

An ebay purchase about six years ago, the same time as the patent black ones, these are in an animal print with a brushed bronze heel, also by Studio C.

Studio C

These resemble a couple other pair. These blue criss-cross mules with a chrome heel are by Street Scene. Obtained from ebay like the others and around the same time. I wore these several times to work. They matched my attire rather often. ;)

Street Scene

Street Scene

A DSW purchase a few years ago, these are just like a pair I posted a while back. By Jessica Simpson; a snakeskin platform, black heel and a purple patent leather upper. Very comfortable and fun. I have worn the black ones out and need to get these out for sure. Love the dark purple. ;)

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

These are a shottie purchased at DSW. Black suede upper and a wood stacked heel & platform with a lace tie by Report. Very comfortable. I may wear these out soon as the weather here is like the north pole. ;)

Report

Report

Report

Another recent eBay purchase are these great wedge sandals by BCBGirls. A wicker wedge and an all elastic upper. I really like these. I also want to wear these out soon. They are a little wounded from the previous owner but they were a really good deal. ;)

BCBGirls

BCBGirls

BCBGirls

BCBGirls

These are a patent leather white sandal by Jante. I purchased these from eBay about ten years ago. They have a great cross strap on the instep and an extremely tall heel. Very sexy; cannot walk to far in these. ;)

Jante

Jante

Jante

A pair of open toe D’orsay pumps in dark green from Newport News. The Mrs. gave them to me about twelve years ago. I wore these several times to work and even walked down the street in them. It was early enough so no one was around. Very exciting at the time. ;)

Newport News

Newport News

Another Fredericks of Hollywood purchase about ten years ago. A light pink slingback sandal. I liked the small heel wrap these have. The vamp is very narrow and unfortunately cut into the foot a little. They are still fun to wear from time to time. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

A recent buy on eBay. These heels are awesome!!! I so want to wear them out. Not sure I have the courage. A patent leather upper with gold plate like covers and a zip up back by Red Kiss. These cork heelless sandals are just sexy and fun. Very easy to walk in. If you have not tried heelless shoes, you have to give it a whirl. You will love them. ;)

Red Kiss

Red Kiss

Red Kiss

Red Kiss

And that is the end for this post. Glad you hung in there and made it to the end. ;)

Thank you all for the wonderful and kind words you leave. I am most grateful to have your support. ;)

I will try to get one more this year. I am thinking I will need some new shoes for the holidays so I have to keep up a good pace. ;)

See you again soon. ;)

Shoetastics


A small update/summary if you follow me regularly you are aware I am a some – time – blogger… Or a better description may be an inconsistent blogger. ;) Recently I made a self obligation to bring shoes with me on my business trips to photograph them. This will help the progress of showing you all the shoes I have. I also made a decision to restrict my purchases. It was going well but recently  I made some purchases on eBay. This results in some happiness and disappointment towards me for not keeping to my decision… Well, I will justify it away by telling myself I have been doing well and deserve a reward… Yup, there is always a reason to purchase some new high heels!!! ;) I have noticed a few blogs the last month expressing dislikes for high heels and how they are damaging to ones feet. I have a few things to say; To start if one does not like high heels I have no problem. Not everyone will like everything. In my opinion, the level of sexy one obtains by wearing high heels will not be reached by those who chooses not to wear them and it is ok if you feel otherwise. ;)
Along with that I will add if one promotes a dislike and offers information on negative effects, ensure the information is accurate and complete. One common issue I read about is high heels cause bunions and other damaging foot issues.
I disagree with this statement as it is written. It has some truth but to me it implies no other possibilities exist and that is not true. Bunions can have a genetic cause. If it was solely caused by high heels only those  wearing them would have them. But men and women who do not wear heels experience this as well. I like to offer this; excessive use of a single item can cause adverse effects. High heels do not cause this problem but poor fitting shoes can compound the issue. I say this is a better statement as it addresses some if not most of the common issue; discomfort, foot pain, injury’s and deformity problems. No matter if it is a high heel, wedge, platform, flat, sneaker or slipper, if it is not the proper fit it will cause some issues and possibly result in damage or at minimum increase the progress of an existing genetic flaw. I do not want to make this a lecture so I will conclude with these few thoughts; I admit I am guilt of getting heels that do not fit perfect. I wear them less than others and do not blame the shoes. It is my fault for the choice. So, to ensure and promote high heelers I suggest these advisory items; make sure the shoes fit well, practice wearing heels of your preferred height on many surfaces, find your best fitting designer(s) and do your best to stay with them, the same goes with the styles best fitting your foot, stretch your legs, calves and feet, allow resting time and lastly treat those feet well by having a pedicure from time to time… ;) (Ok, it might not fix much but they feel great). One additional thing to say, if you decide to wear a poor fitting shoe, expect the discomfort and accept responsibility for the decision. Make sure you plan ahead and allow for your feet to have resting periods so you still enjoy the experience.Now, on with the shoes for show. ;)

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A T-strap open toe platform sandal by Steve Madden in nude. very comfortable with the exception of the snug ankle strap… I think that is just an issue for me… The man feet in all. But a great shoe. Found these on a clearance rack earlier in this year.
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
A patent black sandal with snake skin heel and platform covers by Jessica Simpson. Very comfortable and tall. I have worn these out once and to my suprise were a good shoe for short distance. The height is awesome. I also have them in a purple. ;)
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson
Silver sandal with cork platform by Brash. An ebay purchase last year and very comfortable. I almost wore these to dinner once. The Mrs. got a little concerned at the last minute on the attention they would demand. ;)
Brash
Brash
Brash
Matte black finished open toe pump with black chrome buckle embellishment on the vamp by Guess. A purchase a couple years ago on clearance at DSW. One of the first few I wore to dinner and I also went shopping in the DSW I purchased them at. Very comfortable. I must confess These are the only shoe I have thus far slipped in and almost fell. I caught myself. It was a very slippery floor… ;)
Guess
Guess
Guess
Gold glitter toe cap suede platform pump by Steve Madden. Very very comfortable. Obtained them from DSW last year. Would like to get out in these as they look very cool. ;)
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
A satin upper open toe pump with a glitter heel cap extending down the heel by Steve Madden. A little snug; I find that often with satin material but still comfortable. DSW purchase last year.
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
One of my recent eBay purchases, an espadrille sandal wedge in brown with yellow and white bumpers by Bakers. A little snug but I am attributing that to the man foot thing. Going to be a good fishing shoe next year. ;)
Bakers
Bakers
One of my favorites is this suede peek toe sandal with rose gold straps and platform and a unique animal print sole by Betsey Johnson. Purchased at DSW earlier this year. Extremely comfortable!!! I want to wear these out soon for sure!!! ;)
Betsey Johnson
Betsey Johnson
Betsey Johnson
Betsey Johnson
An espadrille wedge ankle strap sandal by Colin Stuart. The single strap vamp is a little snug but the wider man foot could be the factor. Another recent eBay purchase for the fishing next summer. ;)
Colin Stuart
Colin Stuart
Colin Stuart
Recent from eBay these are a matte black  Steve Madden clog with stud and buckle embellishments. Tight for me at the instep but I think they will be forgiving as they are leather.
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
An eBay purchase about seven years ago. A light brown suede sandal with faux fur instep and ankle ties by Anne Michelle. I am not sure these will ever get out to dinner but they are fun. I have worn these a lot around the house. ;)
Anne Michelle
Anne Michelle
Anne Michelle
Patent black sandal by Jante purchased from eBay about seven or eight years ago. I wore these out of a collage one night. I snuck into a back room by an exit door, changed my shoes to these and walked out to my car in the winter. I was so nervous and excited and I think I was spotted by a couple people. Not sure they saw the heels or that I was a guy… But it was fun! ;)
Jante
Jante
Jante
An eBay purchase earlier this year. Dorsey style animal fuzzy print and leather combination by The Highest Heel Collection. Very tight. I think they are rated a little off for the size. As I like them, I can not wear them. These are going on the auction block some time soon. ;)
Highest Heel
Highest Heel
Highest Heel
A pale gold platform and heel with a nude upper and what I would call peach sling back strap by Jessica Simpson. Extremely comfortable shoe. I have them in another color and may have already posted them. DSW purchase earlier this year. ;)
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson
A platform sandal with a dual strap ankle cuff and instep strap in matte black from Fredericks of Hollywood purchased about ten years ago. Very comfortable and fun. I may get these out some day. I have not found FOH shoes to be very good the past couple years. Kind of sad as they used to be my number one place to go look for sexy heels. ;)
Fredericks of Hollywood
Fredericks of Hollywood
Fredericks of Hollywood
Fredericks of Hollywood
Patent black open square toe sling backs by Steve Madden. These are a favorite for sure. I love sling backs and open toes. These are comfortable as always. I have not worn these out to a dinner but have worn them out of the house to only change in the car. DSW purchase a few years ago and I always have them sitting by my computer in the event I want a quick fix of heels. ;)
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
A suede covered wedge with an elastic ankle and instep strap and a cork notch on the wedge makes these shoes a lot of fun. DSW purchase by Levity. I obtained these this past winter in NYC. A little snug on the toe box but generally a good fit. ;)
Levity
Levity
Levity
An almond toe pump in Pumice purchased last year in MI at DSW. I have had these to dinner a few times and a movie. A little snug but manageable. I like the color and the style. ;)
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson
A couple Steve Madden espadrille wedges from last year. I have them in a cream canvas and a brown leather. I like the rope back straps as well as the T-strap. Excoting that they are well fitting as T-straps often do not go over well on me. ;)
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
Thank you for taking the time to view this load of shoes. I hope you enjoy the nail art as well. ;)
until next time happy heeling!!! ;)

Productivity is pleasing


As I have been relentlessly trying to make some progress reducing of the stacks of shoes not being photographed, I can say I feel a dent has been made. The past few weeks I have been bring two to three pairs of heels with me on my business trips and photographing them. Some of the shoes I have to show you are recent acquisitions meaning in the last year and some are from several years ago. I also have been wearing a few out to dinner as usual but I have been restricting myself, ever so strongly and nearly failing, at not acquiring many new purchases. As an example just before writting this post I went to DSW.com and filled my shopping cart with nearly $500.00 of new shoes! Currently there is a double point offer and $40.00 off purchases over $200.00 and to make it even worse I have a free tote offer I can get for the Mrs. ;) I think they know I am vulnerable to the need of new heels. ;)

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One of the many DSW purchases last winter. A purple sandal with embellishments on the heels by Mix No. 6. Very comfy.

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

A eBay purchase this spring by Styluxe. A sculpted wedges heels in patent black. Very fun to walk in. This designer does run a little snug. I will have to get a stretcher to accommodate many of the shoes by Styluxe.

Styluxe

Styluxe

Styluxe

Styluxe

A color block almond toe pump in black and white with a cone shape heel by Fredericks of Hollywood. I obtained these about five years ago. Comfortable and fun.

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

A cork wedge with a plaid slingback, open toed upper and ring embellishments on the vamp by American Eagle. Obtained these a couple weeks ago from eBay. Certainly a good shoe for fishing. ;)

American Eagle

American Eagle

American Eagle

Wore these to dinner last weekend. Patent black ankle strap slingback open toe sandal by Steve Madden from DSW last year. If I remember correctly I found these in California. Real comfortable and attracted some attention for sure. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Styluxe from eBay, a green spike embellished heel less wedge with an instep strap. The Mrs. gave me these for Christmas last year. Not sure I will get out in these but I want to. ;)

Styleuxe

Styleuxe

Styleuxe

Styleuxe

Styleuxe

Another Styluxe Christmas gift, multicolor patchwork platform pump.A couple small patent details and suede patches.

Styleuxe

Styleuxe

Styleuxe

Super high heel sandal with embellishment details on a clear vamp by Jante. An eBay purchase roughly eight years ago. The clear vamps are usually a tight fit for me. I find them more comfortable with a nylon sock of some kind. ;)

Jante

Jante

Jante

One of my favorite acquisitions from eBay this spring. A spacy looking silver heel with suede uppers and holographic attachments, zipper back by Bumper. I might get these to the cobbler to add some elastic to the back sides for more comfort. A lot of fun to wear. ;) I will point out one of my favorite pedicure paint jobs in these photos. ;)

Bumper

Bumper

Bumper

Steve Madden spike backed satin ankle strap sandal from DSW. Last year I found these in Michigan. A little tight fitting for me but fun to wear. Satin is not very forgiving and can cause a little cutting-in around the toebox areas.

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A purchase from Fredericks of Hollywood about eight years ago. A mule style pointy toe pump with a tie fit around the vamp. Not a real fa of the long toes but for the time they were fun. ;)

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

A purchase from eBay a month ago, this wedge by Dolce by Mojo Moxy has a patent black vamp, elastic instep strap and a sling style back. And extremely light and comfortable shoe. I also got the Mrs. a pair with a violet purple vamp. She loves them! Do not think I will get these out anywhere but the boat for fishing with the pink but I might get daring. ;)

Dolce by Mojo Moxy

Dolce by Mojo Moxy

Dolce by Mojo Moxy

Dolce by Mojo Moxy

One of a favorites from ShoeDazzle, a cork wedge with a gold heel tip cap with a T-strap upper in visual green by Scene.The material is stretch and soft. It conforms to your foot well. That being said it feels like a very cheap material. Happy I got them for a low low price.

Scene

Scene

Scene

An eBay purchase about five years ago, a two strap sandal by Pierre Dumas in blue satin with a diamond embellished buckle on the instep strap. The heels have a unique look to them and I do not think I got a good shot of them. Again the satin is not very forgiving and makes for a tight fit on me. A nice color and certain fun to wear for short periods of time.

Pierre Dumas

Pierre Dumas

Pierre Dumas

Thank you for your time. With my commitment to get pictures taken of my heels by bringing them on my trips, I may have another post sooner than I will have an idea to write about. ;)

I appreciate your comments. See you again soon. ;)