The Eternal Wait


Here we are, the conclusion of February, the beginning of March and thinking “When is the warm weather going to start?” Perhaps the thoughts are a little more aggressive; “I have had enough of the ~bleep bleep~ cold!” ;)

How ever we express our displeasure with the winter temperatures we are all after the same thing; fun in the warm sun! ;)

 

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Whether it is to conduct activities outside, wearing lighter cloths, dresses, skirts or to just enjoy the sun on our skin one thing certainly is on my mind… Heels! ;) Yes, I am a little strange in that way. But here is the fun part; it is not only for me to wear them out more comfortably but to also see all the fantastic gals in their fabulous footwear as well. ;)

Took a little vacation earlier in the month of February and only brought along one pair of heels. I have a few photos of them in this post along with the others I have purchased recently; yes still with the shameful, poor conduct of purchasing more heels but I also have got through a few more pairs from the past.

To make room for the better and more recent styles, I have been collecting the heels I do not fit into well or do not find myself in the position of wearing, to pass them on to others. I will be selling some I am sure but many are just going to be handed out to the good will stores. I have given some to a friend of the family recently who happens to find it difficult obtaining heels to fit. Discovered this to be true even with the selections I offered. But some were found to be a good match. ;)

 

On with the display! Enjoy. ;)

 

First up are the most recent acquisition from DSW are these strappy tie up sandals in a mate black are by Jessica Simpson. I do not recall but these may have been on clearance as well. I ordered them on line. I wore them a few times while on our vacation earlier in February. Very comfortable heel and hope to get them out to dinner. The best part is the tie up which allows one to adjust the upper to fit your feet perfectly. ;)

Jessica Simpson

 

Jessica Simpson

 

These wedges by Steve Madden also from DSW are tan and black. The ankle strap has a velcro type closure and the cover of the wedges is a fabric. Certainly a fishing shoe this summer. I will admit I may have posted these before and I will further my admission to not checking to make sure. ;)

Steve Madden

 

Steve Madden

 

Steve Madden

 

These sheer or mesh upper pumps have a gold rectangular shaped heel & gold bottom and a patent toe cap. Comfortable and sexy; most certainly an elegant shoe. I will wear them with jeans to dinner some day; they are an awesome find. I was worried at first thinking they would be to tight but they are comfortable. Obtained from DSW made by Two Lips. ;)

Two Lips

 

Two Lips

 

Two Lips

 

Two Lips

 

Two Lips

 

Found these in a local DSW and they come in some fun bright colors. These are by Mix No. 6; a nude platform pump. Slightly snug on me but not terrible. They have a unique pattern in the material; I was not able to get a decent shot depicting that however. A great Value as well; if I recall they were regular priced around $35.

Mix No. 6

 

Mix No. 6

 

Another DSW clearance item ordered from online are the Levity open toe Dorsey pumps in black and tan. The black is a smooth material where as the tan is a suede. A little snug around the toe box area on me but I find that ok so the shoe does not slip off while walking.

Levity

 

Levity

 

Levity

 

A Steve Madden Dorsey pointed toe pump that fits wonderfully! Love the cobalt blue to box; goes well with the snake skin texture of the heel cap. DSW sure gets a lot of my attention and when I can find a blue I like, I am going to have to get as much as I can. ;)

Steve Madden

 

Steve Madden

 

Steve Madden

 

Steve Madden

 

Found these Steve Madden Platform pumps on clearance in another local DSW. They have a quilted pattern and are comfortable. You may see a bit of loose stitching on one of the toe boxes; I think this was the reason for the clearance. I personally do not mind as they have no effect on the shoes. I like the semigloss finish on this particular style upper and black is always a good color. I felt I should try some of my legwarmers out while on my last job as the cold weather certainly was a good motivator. I think these went very well. ;)

Steve Madden

 

Steve Madden

 

Steve Madden

 

Steve Madden

 

Steve Madden

 

My first pair of Material Girl heels ever. These patent nude sandals with an ankle strap was the discovery for this designer. They are comfortable and I do find them appealing. DSW online store was where I found them.

Material Girl

 

Material Girl

 

Material Girl

 

These are a pair of Spiky marbled blue open toe pumps with a bow embellishment by Herstyle. I found these on eBay. They look great, fit fine and feel extremely cheap when walking in them. They were very inexpensive on eBay and after this experience I am not sure I will purchase this brand again. A friend of the Mrs. sister loves them and I may hand them off to him.

Herstyle

 

Herstyle

 

Lastly on this post is a Christmas gift from the Mrs. this last season. By Pleaser are these purple platform pumps with an instep strap black, ribbon & frilly embellishments. The purple has these great pinstripes and I just love the look.

Pleasure

 

Pleasure

 

Pleasure

 

 

Thank you for your time and I look forward to reading your comments. ;)

Until next time. ;)

 

The End is Here


The end of another year. As we all ask; “Where did it go”? Well, it was not any faster than the last year, and it is never slower, as some days may feel. We get so busy the days seem to disappear quickly making the year suddenly come to an end. What is the down side..? We can miss the fun stuff or forget about the fun stuff we experienced. Well, I am here to bring the fun to the surface one last time before the year concludes. With that I also want to thank all of you who visit my blog. For those who choose to follow my blog and/or leave a comment, I offer an added amount of gratitude. I have been gaining confidence to go out in my heels and at times expose more of them in lieu of covering them up. More family members are aware of my desire to wear heels as well as some of the Mrs. friends.

I have obtained some more heels at the end of this year and that means I have not been doing a good job reducing my shopping. I may have to start finding heels I will not wear out and begin selling them on eBay. I am sure I will buy more ;) but at least they will be in the hands of someone who will wear them.

Hope you had a happy holiday and I wish you all a very Happy New Year!!! High Heels for All!!! ;)

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Up first are a pair of Betsy Johnson’s from DSW. They have a fantastic blue hue not depicted well in a picture. The bottoms have a great powder blue color as well. I obtained these from out of town and when I checked out, the gentleman at the counter was disappointed I was taking the last pair in his size. A little satisfying to know they are well liked. Found them in the Mrs. size but the style is slightly different as they have one open side. I would love those as well but they are not in available in my size.

Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson

These are Steve Maddens from DSW. I had to return them as the vamp was to tight. You might be able to see that in the picture. They are a fantastic heels and I would have loved to keep them as I enjoy ankle straps and the color is great, but someone needs to enjoy them in public. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Another pair of Steve Maddens from DSW. These have a very elegant sparkly back and heel cover. The satin material; I find often are very unforgiving and make for a stiff upper and a little snug. These were obtained a few years ago on clearance.

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A great pair of almond toe suede pumps by Jessica Simpson; obtained about four years ago from DSW on clearance. They are very comfy. The Mrs. liked them. ;)

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

 A great pair of patent white strappy sandals by Jante. They have a clear platform and heel. I got these about nine years ago from eBay. This designer is hit and miss for me; the sizing seems to be sporadic. These fit very well and they are comfortable. ;)

Jante

Jante

A pair of boots I obtained this fall from DSW are these work boots by Dirty Laundry. They also had them in black. I have not worn them out other than to the air port yet. Very comfortable and although the heel is shorter than I like, I do like these. They will be good for shoveling light snow. Love the neon yellow fishnet socks. ;)

Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

Again with my awesome socks, this time in some great heelless electric blue round toe pumps by Styluxe. I got these from eBay about three years ago. They are a little snug and I am hoping to get them stretched out so I can wear them out to dinner sometime. ;)

Styluxe

Styluxe

I obtained these strappy black and white platforms sandals by Jessica Simpson from DSW this fall. They are very comfortable and they look great with the white heel; I am hoping to wear them out to dinner soon. It is a little cold out but I enjoy heels enough to tough it out. ;)

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

These cork strappy platform sandals by Enzo Angiolini were obtained from eBay this fall. They had a double instep strap but I had to remove one so they would fit better. I have had to do this from time to time and only do it to heels I cannot return; so often it is on heels obtained from eBay. They are some great looking heels and I may get them out to dinner this next summer. ;)

Enzo Angiolini

Enzo Angiolini

Another acquisition from eBay are these BCBG Generation wedges with a white knot vamp. The straps are very soft and comfortable. These are going to be a shoe for the boat next summer. ;)

BCBG Generations

BCBG Generations

Another boat shoe are these wedges by Sketchers. They look like a nautical theme with the blue and white strip straps and the style of the sole and cork wedges. Love them and they are comfortable. The only thing I dislike is the difficulty putting them on. The straps are ribbon like; although comfortable it makes it necessary to use your hands to put them on. ;)

Sketchers

Sketchers

These platform sandals in a taupe upper with a wood heel and snake skin buckle straps, were obtained from eBay this fall. They are made by Circa Joan David Luxe. A fantastic deal for sure and I love all the details. The instep straps are a little tight but not to bad.

Circa Joan and David Luxe

Circa Joan and David Luxe

These black patent, red heel and animal print heel cap pumps are by Torrid. The heel cap and heel are a suede material. I obtained them from eBay for a great price. Very comfortable and they look fantastic. I have not had a lot of luck with the quality of Torrid shoes but these are not bad. ;)

Torrid

Torrid

I obtained these wood sculpted heels with a green strappy upper from eBay for an extremely good deal. They are unique and unusual. I think they are going to be another fishing shoe. They are made by Ashro.

Ashro

Ashro

I love orange and these open toe suede pumps with a wood stack heel are by Steve Madden. I got them from eBay late this summer. I have a similar pair by another designer but they are a little different. Some day I will have the nerve to wear them out. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Another eBay purchase are these espadrille wedges with a denim sandal upper are from Calvin Klein. These are certainly a fishing shoe but I think they will go well with some jeans for dinner. ;)

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein

I obtained these BCBG Generation wedges from eBay this fall. I like the rugged tread and the cork wedge. The nude vamp is great and with the additional color of the white ankle strap makes these very flashy and universal. I was a little leery about the insole but when I put them on, the look certainly is intriguing. ;)

BCBG Generations

BCBG Generations

BCBG Generations

BCBG Generations

These Pleaser open toe patent black heels have a red detail around the ankle strap, vamp and sole. I obtained these about ten years ago from eBay. They are going to need some repair as one of the elastic straps is starting to come loose. I think they are certainly one of the sexiest looking styles. ;)

Pleaser

Pleaser

Pleaser

Pleaser

These Zigi Soho heels in brown have a tie instep and ankle strap. The round toe is very comfortable. The platform and heel is a wood looking man made material. I wore these DSW finds to dinner this last fall.

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

I will end this year with a reminder to take a moment and observe the pedicures I had in this post. Some of the great art of a wonderful and spectacular local nail shop. ;)

Hope you have enjoyed this years posts and I look forward to seeing you all in 2015.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

THE FALL has FALL’N


It has officially arrived; yes you know it, I know it, we all know it. Fall is here! In some cases it is fantastic and in some cases it is not. How is it not, well if you are in Minnesota you know why; it gets cold, it starts to freeze, the snow starts to fall and seems like it never stops! The good stuff, well as minimal as it may be in the eyes of some, the color changes are fantastic.

An added not so fantastic thing is the change in attire; the skirts get longer and become pants, the high heel shoes get lower in height and eventually turn into boots. Sometimes the boots are not too bad and have a great heel. I say keep those awesome sexy high heel shoes out. Let’s be a little real here. Most often you go from door to door. As long as the snow is not falling, watch for ice & puddles and perhaps get dropped off close to the door. All will be fine! Here are some more of my collection and many new acquisitions. Yep, I have started buying more heels. I keep saying it; I need to slow that down for a while. ;)

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These are a recent acquisition from eBay, I wore them fishing this last year as well as while working in the garage. Very comfy wedges in a unique blue. Made by Aerosoles. Have to point out this is one of my favorite pedi’s this year. ;)

Aerosoles

Aerosoles

Aerosoles

These patent black sandals feature an awesome gold detail on the inside of the unusual shaped heels. I obtained these from eBay over 10 years ago. They are very comfy and sexy. Made by Delicious.

Delicious

Delicious

Delicious

These are some black patent pumps with a section of mesh on the upper. Obtained from DSW this summer. Wore these to dinner a couple weeks ago. Loved them! Made by Zigi soho.

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

Obtained these Steve Madden cork wedges with a matte black upper from DSW this summer as well. Did not get them on the lake but I sure will next year. They have a crisscross elastic strap which makes them easy to get on and off while keeping a secure hold. The down side is they are a little tight and can reduce the circulation in the foot from time to time.

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

An eBay purchase earlier this year are these shimmery black pumps by Carlos. They have a unique fabric covering giving them this awesome look. It also makes it a little tough to get them clean as you may see in a couple photos. Very good find. ;)

Carlos

Carlos

Carlos

Carlos

Another eBay buy are these Snake skin open toe pumps by Dollhouse. They have some awesome embellishments on the heel cap area; rhinestones and pointed studs. They are a little tight which makes them a pair for short term wear only. ;)

Dollhouse

Dollhouse

Dollhouse

These next heels by The Highest Heel Collection are a fantastic color blue not well captured in a picture. They have the bullet stud embellishments around the platform and vamp strap. Another purchase from eBay this summer; absolutely love these and will need to find a place to wear them often. ;)

Highest Heel Collections

Highest Heel Collections

Highest Heel Collections

This eBay find was astonishing; it is hard to believe I found these for such a great deal. These Coach wedge slides with athletic trim have an adjustable vamp with buckle detail. They are made of the maintenance free material used on some of their bags. Extremely comfortable. I have worn these to dinner a couple times as well as fishing. I will use these to the end of their life for sure. ;)

Coach

Coach

Coach

These are a pair of DexFlex by Dexter. They are a matte black upper with a patent toe cap. The heel is four inches even though they look shorter. A lot of cushion and the uppers are very flexible. They are however a little short in length and thus cause a bit of discomfort. A bargain on eBay and may have to go back. ;)

DexFlex by Dexter

DexFlex by Dexter

A fun find on eBay this last spring. I wore them to work for some of these pictures. These are a gold shimmery upper with velvet covering on the platform and heel. Very comfortable fit; they have a pattern on them and I am not sure if they were suppose to be there or if they just happened to develop from wear. These are by Forever. ;)

Forever

Forever

Forever

These are a pair of sling back open toe pumps in patent black by Bass. Certainly a great deal from eBay; I have many like this style but not by this designer. They run a little short on me making them just a little snug but nothing unmanageable. I would classify them as a lower quality heel but they still look nice. ;)

Bass

Bass

Bass

These are an open toe slingback pump with a unique shaped heel. Hard to capture it but it tappers in on the sides and appears as a blade. They are in a patent black and have a large buckle embellishment along with a little added edge detail on the open toe. Obtained them from eBay this summer for a great price. ;)

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

These are a pair of Michael by Michael Kors open toe pumps in patent black. Love the little button detail on the top of the heel back. A little snug as many of the Michael Kors pumps are for me but a great deal on eBay for me to excuse the slight discomfort. Wore these out to dinner to a place I had not worn heels before. Everyone loved them! ;)

Michael by Michael Kors

Michael by Michael Kors

Michael by Michael Kors

These were an eBay purchase this late summer. A shimmery holographic pale gold slingback platform pump. They are by Christian Siriano. Who would have thought Payless would have some awesome heels like these. I may have to start looking more closely at there shoes. They may be going out to dinner someday. ;)

Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano

These vintage wood heel mules are by Coach. They have a bow tie detail on a pleated polka dot vamp. Another great find on eBay and certainly a favorite for running out to get the mail in. I always love wood heels! ;)

Coach

Coach

Coach

Yet another great find on eBay are these open toe block heel with a black satin upper and gold piping detail. I would say a little snug for me, but not to bad. This material is always less forgiving. These are by Christian Siriano.

Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano

These are a find from eBay I have been watching for a long long time; finally a winner! ;) These are a keyhole toe slingback with giraffe print canvas uppers with cork covering the heels and platform. Very fun looking and exciting. I have not worn these out yet but might have to do a Halloween thing with them. They are by Tallulah Blu. ;)

Tallulah Blu

Tallulah Blu

Tallulah Blu

You may already know, but I will say it again, please feel free to leave all those kind comments. I always look forward to hearing your support. See you again soon. ;)

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. ;)