A Long and Awesome year


I have been so busy for the longest time. Who is not ever busy, right..? 😉

I certainly did not avoid opportunities to obtain some new heels though. 😉

I have been working on photographing more of the heels from the deep past. I have learned, while taking these pictures, I used to purchase poor fitting heels or, I have been growing. 😉

Never the less, lets keep pressing for the wonderful warm weather! There are a few style shots in this post and I will admit, it is not always the best choice. 😉

So I say lets Spring on! 😉

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These have become a go-to pair of fishing heels as they are quick and easy to get on and are very light weight. I got these from DSW in the spring of 2015.

Anne Klein

Anne Klein

Anne Klein

These are a great comfortable pair of Mix No. 6 single strap vamp wedge heels also from DSW. I always like ankle straps and these certainly fit the bill.

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

Another pair of Mix No. 6 from DSW. They are a patent black, open toe d’orsay. A very pleasing style to me for sure; comfortable, attractive and sexy. 😉

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

Ok, another pair of fishing heels perhaps..? Well they can be; these great espadrilles are a comfortable wedge with an elastic instep strap. They had them in a tan as well and I may have to find them on a clearance rack at a DSW. 😉

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

These BCBGirls wedges are in patent black. Love the cutout in the wedge. I found these on eBay a couple years ago.

BCBGirls

BCBGirls

These are another great eBay find a few years ago. I like the orange suede uppers. They are a fun summer shoe not only for the color but also the cork heel and platform.

Luichiny

Luichiny

These are a laser cut wedge from DSW. I found them on clearance for just over ten dollars. The material under the laser cut is silver. Looks great when in the sun. They are made by Diba.

Diba

Diba

An aquisiton from eBay about 10 years ago. These are a brown T-strap wood wedge by Massimo. The wood is not real and other than the small sizing, they are comfortable even on my larger foot. I always go back and forth about getting rid of them but once in a while they are on the boat with me. 😉

Mossimo

Mossimo

These are a fun sandal with patent black uppers and a gold heel. I love straps and slingbacks are just awesome. This puts them together in a unique way. Found these on eBay about 10 years ago, made by Highest Heel.

Highest Heel

Highest Heel

A cork wedge sandal by Pulse featuring a bright yellow patent upper. I like the brightness of the yellow! Found these on eBay as well, about 8 years ago. I have had these fishing once or twice. They are a little snug with a non adjustable slingback strap. If it was a real problem I could take them to the cobbler and have the elastic replaced for more room. 😉

Pulse

Pulse

Here are a unique pair; they are called a ballet boot, in patent black and with a lock on the ankle strap. I have worn these 4 times, including these pictures. I tried walking in them once; 3 steps and I could not go further. These won the round of not permitting walking. I applaud those who can do it as it is certainly a skill to have. Made by Devious; I obtained these from eBay about fifteen years ago. 😉

Devious

Devious

A set of heels I also cannot walk in but love them for there looks and color. I also have some flats similar to these and I use them for slippers; they are a patent purple with those same buckles on the vamp. These are by The Highest Heel, found on eBay about 15 years ago. There are buckles on the heel cap and the vamp, a matte purple and are D’orsay style.

The Highest Heel

The Highest Heel

These sexy pair of Pleaser heels have a three strap upper and stud embellishments. A patent black and very fun. I wore these to a bar party once for eight hours; never sitting down. They are very comfortable; obtained from eBay about 12 years ago.

The Highest Heel

The Highest Heel

Another eBay find about 14 years ago; these have a jersey net covering a metallic pink upper and a pink heel. A shorter heel than I like but they were a great deal. A little snug on my foot but nothing to bad. They are made by Janis Nicole… I think. 😉

Janie Nicole

Janie Nicole

A favorite style are these clear platform heels with a double ankle strap; silver in color and obtained from eBay about 13 years ago. Very comfortable and a little stretched out. They were used by a drag queen for shows and were surprisingly in pretty good shape. Made by Sunset Strip. 😉

Sunset Strip

Sunset Strip

These next two pairs of mules have a clear upper; one in black and the other in gold. As they fit my foot on the bottom, those plastic uppers were not intended for a male foot; at least not my foot… I purchased them from eBay about 15 years ago. As they were so tight, I did not get a chance to wear them often. A very stable design however. They do not have a brand name on them so I am not sure of the manufacturer.

No Name

No Name

No Name

No name

One of my first pair of thigh high boots; a patent red and feature a clear heel. I like the stretchy upper as it conforms to ones leg. Difficult to get them on but the stockings helped. I have larger legs as well which was part of the issue. These were made by Pleaser and purchased from eBay about 12 years ago.

Pleaser

Pleaser

Oh another favorite for spring time are these floral print platform sandals having an ankle tie and a single strap vamp. Very bright and comfortable, these were obtained from Frederick’s of Hollywood about 16 years ago.

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

These are a ankle strapped sandal in patent black featuring a square heel (Not seen well here). These Pleaser heels were obtained  from eBay about 14 years ago. Very simple and sexy. 😉

Pleaser

Pleaser

Pleaser

Another great pair of heels by Pleaser are these strappy sandals featuring stud embellishments on the heel cap straps as well as the vamp. Patent black fits the tough look well; obtained from eBay about 15 years ago. 😉

Pleaser

Pleaser

These mirrored beauties are by Colin Stuart. Found on eBay about 15 years ago for a good price. The strappy upper is covered in little square mirrors, together with the silver, color changing instep and the clear heel makes these just super fun to wear and look at. For my foot, the instep cross straps were a little tight and so they sat for a long time while the mirrors started to fall off. Wish they fit better.

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Here are a fun pair by Newport News the Mrs. got for me about 13 years ago. The ankle ties are fabric as well as the vamp. The animal print wedge is just awesome. 😉 Not always the easiest to slip into as it takes some finesse but are comfortable no doubt. 😉

Newport News

Newport News

Another one of my favorite finds from Frederick’s of Hollywood; featuring a double ankle strap, these single strap vamp, clear platform heels in gold are just perfect to attract attention. Extremely comfortable and cannot see them ever go out of style. 😉

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

These are a wonderful bright blue strappy sandal by Frederick’s of Hollywood. They have grommets on all the straps as well as the bow embellishment on the vamp. Found these about 13 years ago.

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

These are the very first heels I wore out. They are a two strap suede mule by Frederick’s of Hollywood. Obtained them about 16 years ago. These are very comfortable and fun. 😉

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

These strappy sandals can also be considered cage style. The best fitting as they tie entirely from the vamp to the ankle straps. Got these about 14 years ago and are by Frederick’s of Hollywood.

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

These are a cage style sandal in patent black by Frederick’s of Hollywood. Obtained about 14 years ago and feature a 5 inch heel. Extremely sexy and perfect for the parties. 😉

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

These are the second pair of heels I wore out. Wore them to the movies. 😉 These are by Frederick’s of Hollywood, obtained about 15 years ago; a black patent upper and featuring a silver X on the instep strap.

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

These were purchased from eBay about 12 years ago. These white satin mules have a clear vamp and diamond embellishments on the heels; also have the word sexy on the vamp. 😉

Rasolli

Rasolli

This pair of sandals have a satin vamp as well as satin ankle ties. The diamond buckle on the vamp was not in the best place for me as they rubbed a little but I attribute that to my male foot. 😉 Made by Anne Michelle and found on eBay about 12 years ago.

Anne Michelle

Anne Michelle

These are a pair of gladiator style, single vamp strap sandals in bright yellow by Frederick’s of Hollywood. They are easy to get into as the ankle strap has a zipper. Obtained these about 12 years ago.

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

A black two strap suede sandal by Frederick’s of Hollywood, obtained about 14 years ago. The suede started to shed and I wish the instep strap had a little more adjustment; other than that they were so comfortable and universal. 😉

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

A silver strappy mule by Frederick’s of Hollywood, obtained about 14 years ago. These were a little snug on my foot so I hardly wore them but they are a fun pair of summer heels. 😉

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

A sexy white platform sandal with mirror embellishments on the vamp and instep strap. The instep strap needed some elastic for a better fit for me but I am sure they would fit the ladies better. Obtained from eBay about 12 years ago, made by Jante.

Jante

Jante

These sexy patent black platform sandals are made by Pleaser. Obtained from eBay about 14 years ago. The vamp was always tight which deters me from wearing them often. All though they are very tall heels, they were very stable.

Pleaser

Pleaser

These are an eBay find about 13 years ago. A strappy sandals made by Tahany, in pink and feature a printed insole. Very fun for the summer. 😉

Tahany

Tahany

These Coup D’Etat slingback, pointed toe pumps have a patent pink toe cap and a tan printed upper. A shorter heel than I care for but they are cool looking. I am not all that fond of the long pointed toe with these but they are a bright a fun heel. Obtained from eBay about 13 years ago.

Coup D'Etat

Coup D'Etat

Another long pointed toe heel with a tie style ankle strap are these patent back closed toe heels by Frederick’s of Hollywood. I obtained these about 14 years ago. They were always a little narrow for me in the toe-box which is common with the pointer styles for me. 😉

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

These are another wonderful pair of Frederick’s of Hollywood heels, purchased about 14 years ago. A strappy mule in beige on a platform for extra comfort. The strap’s again were a little snug on these feet which prevented them from being worn often. 😉

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

These silver spaghetti strap ankle tied sandals are from Frederick’s of Hollywood and obtained about 14 years ago. I really liked the unique vamp which split at the big toe.Very fun and perfect for the summer. 😉

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

These are a purple snake print, ankle strap sandal by Studio C. I purchased them from eBay along with another pair in a gold color. Comfortable and attractive for sure. I obtained them about 12 years ago.

Studio C

Studio C

Studio C

Another favorite and yes I have a lot of favorites, are these holographic open toed backless pumps. I so wish they fit better cause they are an awesome looking pair of heels. Obtained them from eBay about 14 years ago they are made by Ellie.

Ellie

Ellie

these are a silver sandal in a matte finish with a single strap vamp and a heel cap. The strap on these made them a less than desired fit. But they still look great. They are made by Frederick’s of Hollywood and obtained about 14 years ago.

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

Another pair by Newport News given to me by the Mrs. are these black suede tie-up, open toed pumps; very fun looking. A poor fit for my foot (once again the male thing). Received about 13 years ago. 😉

Newport News

Newport News

One of the rare times I obtained a pair of heels from Target; these Xhilaration velcro sandals have a matte finish, chunky heel and small platform. They were great fitting as the vamp was also a velcro adjustable strap. They were worn very often; obtained about 14 years ago. 😉

Xhilaration

Xhilaration

These were an eBay find and completely purchased for the appeal of the wood heel. These ankle tie-up sandals are a fabric upper with bead work on the vamp. Purchased about 14 years ago and made by Report (I think). The canvas was not a comfortable fit for me with these.

Resort

Resort

These split toe sandals are by Frederick’s of Hollywood. They are white, semigloss finish and have a small platform. If they were just a little more comfortable, I would be caught in a type of flip flops, I would find acceptable. 😉 Obtained these about 14 years ago.

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

These are a dull red, block heeled slingback pump by Sam & Libby, Found on eBay about 14 years ago and purchased cause of the extremely low price. The vamp was not a good fit for me and they are certainly not that attractive. Yes, I can admit that. 😉

Sam & Libby

Sam & Libby

These animal print, pointed to pumps have an elastic ankle strap and a clear section of material in the instep straps. They are by Frederick’s of Hollywood and obtained about 14 years ago.

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

An animal print open-toed pump by Newport News; not a good fit as you may see here. They are a nice looking shoe but not a good sizing for me. Obtained about 13 years ago.

Newport News

Newport News

These are a metallic green split toe sandal found on eBay about 14 years ago. They are a very attractive heel and fun color but not a great fit. I like the zipper detail and they did not like me. They cut in a little which resulted in them not being worn. Made by Renica .

Renica

Here are a pair of Worthington slingback, open-toe pumps in patent black with a pewter panel. Very attractive and slightly sexy. They fit well and were a great find on eBay about 12 years ago.

Worthington

Worthington

Another pair I would admit to not being attractive; not to say you might think differently, just not as appealing to me. A real cheap find on eBay about 14 years ago, these shoes are by Stefani and are a crocodile printed black patent upper with a long almond toe and slingback strap.

Stefani

Stefani

And finally for the conclusion of this post we have a sneaker inspired sandal by Bakers. Found on eBay about 11 years ago they have a velcro enclosure on the ankle strap and a single strap vamp. The fit was not the best or I would have worn them out a bit. 😉

Bakers

Bakers

I am getting closer to the end of the old and will only be featuring the new. 😉

I am very happy to be seeing so many people view my blog. I cannot thank you enough for all the support and fantastic comments. I also would like to extend a monument of thanks for the patience exhibited, waiting for this next post. Never know when I will be back but hopefully it is sooner than later.

Please like, feel free to comment and I will see you all 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! 😉

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. 😉

Pre-Fall Excitement and Blues


I have been enjoying my summer off. Fishing, sewing, cleaning, repairing, and yes, looking at heels and in some cases buying. It would seem our summer here has been short lived and when I say short I mean super short. Like two weeks worth. The end of July and start of August has been highs in the low 70’s and high 60’s. Throw in some clouds, wind, rain and it is now fall… The kicker is the warmth did not start till the end of June… ;)I have been trying to limit myself a lot as I need to get more of my shoes I currently own, worn out in public and photographed for all to see here. 😉 I have been doing ok with all that but I still find myself finding a new pair I must have.I have been enjoying the action type shots for my blog. I guess I consider my shots of me wearing the shoes to dinner and have some sort of jeans on as action shots along with the ones I take while I am on the road at work. I have been trying to be more diligent about bringing some heels with me to the places I go to get some of these photos taken. It is adding a little more fun to the whole blog experience. ;)When I wear my heels out to dinner it is often a Saturday evening and to the same restaurant we always go to. One of our favorite servers asks often to see what I am wearing and does like them. The other staff has been observed checking out my footwear repeatedly. Not many comments from them but someday I am sure I will get some. 😉
Our server friend has told us about the gossip of me wearing heels and that has induced more views and even people walking past our table just for a glimpse. Again, someday things will move more towards the questions I am sure. ;)I have some new shoes to show you and some old ones. Many have been purchased some time ago and have been waiting for a showing.I was asked to also include more of my outfit when I take a picture of my dinner shoes. I have not been successful with that as of yet. I will need to ask the Mrs. to help with those and often she is not present while I am taking pictures.

One more note, I have been allowing my wonderful manicurist to go wild on the designs for my toes and in some cases offer ideas with multi color designs. Feel free to comment on those as well. My hands are always the same: a french style white tip, narrow and short. Not sure I will go outside that box much there. I have had a couple snowflakes last winter on my hands. Felt that was the limit. 😉

Hope you enjoy.

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These Michael Kors sandals are dark brown and light tan with velcro straps on the vamp and ankle strap. I had to get some velcro strips to add length around the ankle strap and they fit awesome! Wore them to dinner and I would wear them often! Our favorite server loved them. Obtained these from eBay a few months ago. An awesome fit with the velcro. The pedicure is a design for the fourth of July. A combination of a type of yellow and covered with a type of orange to create the cool base color and the wonderful art of fireworks. 😉

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

I was asked to show more of my outfits I wear to dinner with heels. This is as good as it gets with me taking the picture. A simple ribbed white short and black jeans. I do not often get too crazy with the outfits and I will try to get better at getting pictures of them in the future. 😉

outfit

A pair Of Jessica Simpsons I have photographed in the past. Finally wore them to dinner. A great color and comfortable shoe.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

An eBay purchase a few years ago. Something I have worn fishing and may not wear to dinner. The vamp embellishments make it a little feminine to me. I like the wood platform and the ankle ties are just awesome. They have the espadrille wedge and are a dark brown, made by Matisse.

Matisse

Matisse

I am sure I have put these up before. These are a cork wedge in medium brown T-strap sandal by Colin Stuart. The straps are braided and are very flexible. An extremely comfortable fit. I have fished in these often. I wore them to a medical appointment a couple weeks ago. I changed into another shoe before going in… Yea, I just could not do it that day alone. 😉 The pedi was changed at the last minute. I had a cool blue color but the gale next to me liked it and got to it first. There was not enough left for me so the other colors I picked were these. I said do a two tone and at an angle. This is what I got. 😉

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

 

These are a black suede strappy upper with a back zip closure by Jessica Simpson. I obtain these a few years ago from DSW. The vamp straps are elastic so the fit is good for my larger foot. The Mrs. told me after dinner these made her more nervous for some reason. Not sure of the logic but she stated it was a very open shoe. I have worn brighter and more open ones before but I think it may have been different as I kept my pant legs rolled up a little this time exposing more of the shoes. 😉

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

A holiday gift from the Mrs. this last Christmas. These electric blue heel less wedges are by Styluxe. She acquired them from eBay. They are so fun. I am going to try to wear the out someday soon. They are a little snug fitting but I have a hard time finding them in a size 12. These are an 11. If you have ever wondered how it is to walk in these, I will say if you sit your weight back to much, you will get unstable. Other than that, they are no different to walk in. A very cool feeling. 😉

Styluxe

Styluxe

Styluxe

These are a purchase from eBay a couple months ago. My very first Christian Louboutins! A Dorse’ style open toe pump with a ruched vamp and heel cap. The classic red bottoms size 41. Not a size that works well for me!!! I will be selling these on eBay as there is no point in these sitting in a box. They should be on display with a happy foot in them. This is my latest pedicure. If you cannot make it out, is is the face of Ironman. I think it rocks! 😉

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

Another very recent eBay acquisition. These multi colored ankle strap sandals by Rouge are very fun to wear. I might get gutsy and wear these out someday. Very comfortable and roomy.

Rouge

Rouge

Rouge

Rouge

Rouge

A pair of very light beige suede pumps by Steve Madden. I wore these out a few months ago. Learned something; the legs on tables are not clean at all!!! I got some marks on these shoes from that and I am not happy about it. I like the clean look of these and that is not going to be kept if I touch a table leg. 😉

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Well, I think that is good for now… I have been taking a pair of heels or two with me every week to my work location as mentioned so it is possible I may get a few more blogs up quicker than I have been. So until next time, I bid you farewell. 😉

Mid-Year Activity


So, I am on a short assignment in a place not known of by the population outside of this town unless you have left this town in search of other things.

There is something to be said about small towns. Slow pace of life, people express greetings everywhere you go even if they have to yell it across a parking lot; even to strangers, healthy cooking is not common and fine dining is certainly lacking…

People are very nice. I have not seen many high heels. The only shoe shop is a Payless and there was not much to see in it.

I came prepared by bringing four pairs of my older heels needing yet to be photographed and a outfit to do it in. As there has not been much to do here and the weather is still resembling something closer to the end of winter / start of spring / start of fall, I have been able to sit in my uncomfortable room and take some picture. 😉

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So here we go. 😉

First are some Colin Stuart Sandals. These have a suede cover on the platform and heel. Brown straps and some awesome stud detail. They had other straps around the instep; I had to remove them for a better fit. I obtained these a few years ago from ebay. They do not look like they ft well in a couple pics but when they warm up my foot settles in and they fit nicely.

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Here are some black ribbon tie booties with cutout detail & they have a little shimmer to them. If I remember correctly, the Mrs. obtained these for me from the Mall of America a few years ago.

Charlotte Russe

Charlotte Russe

Another Ebay purchase roughly 5 years ago. A pair of Nine & Company black sandals, a matte finish to the leather, giraffe print on the insole and cutouts on the vamp straps. These are very comfy and a quick pair to put on.

Nine & Company

Nine & Company

Nine & Company

These next ones are by Ballistic; another pair from ebay several years ago. Black patent with a silver instep and very strappy. The heel is chunky and have a great shape to them. Here you can see the outfit I chose to take some of these pictures in. It is a black and grey zebra print skirt from Macy’s and some Jessica Simpson blue footless tights.

Ballistic

Ballistic

Ballistic

Ballistic

Ballistic

As an added bonus, I found some pictures I already took from a few new pair I recently obtained. So here are those gems… 😉

First is one of my new favorites; Coach open toe pumps in tan with their signature logo print fabric and a thicker heel covered with a patent material. They are a little snug as Coach certainly did not intend these to be styled on the male foot but nothing I cannot deal with. Wore these to our favorite restaurant with jeans. Certainly was a challenge as they do stand out. 😉 A DSW purchase.

Coach

Coach

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Coach

Coach

These are by Rocket Dog, a pair of their wedge sneakers with velcro straps. Purchased from DSW. Very comfy and the Mrs. likes these a lot… As you can imagine they do not look like a heel… Well at least they hide well… 😉

Rocket Dog

Rocket Dog

Another pair of wedge sneakers; these are by Coach. Again very comfortable. Tie up with a leather lace. The heel is a little lower than I prefer but I could not pass up on some Coach items. Obtained these from Macys online.

Coach

From DSW a pair of Jessica Simpson Square open toe slingbacks with a gold instep. They had them in black and every store I visited, even online, they were out. I really liked the style so I had to get them in white. They may get out in public some day… 😉

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Another great DSW find in New york, on clearance are these black almond toe platform pumps by Enzo Angiolini. Very comfortable. I have worn these to dinner, sat outside, it started to rain and from all the extra moving around several people had the opportunity to see me in these awesome heels. When I took these pictures I was wearing some red thigh highs and a garter belt. I do wear them sometimes but this is the first time I have them in a picture. 😉

Enzo Angiolini

Enzo Angiolini

Enzo Angiolini

The last ones I will add in here are the Steve Maddens platform sandals with a zipper back in black. Another clearance item from a DSW in New York. For my male foot they are a little tight in the area of the instep. As many of this particular style are for me. 😉

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Thank you for visiting and please leave some more of your wonderful comments. 😉

Until we meet again. 😉

After California Part 2 of 2


Finally!!! Right..? 😉

So I get home and work harder than I did when I was at work in California. It was like a vacation rather than work. 😉

From the absence of my contribution to the house, things were in need of.., attention. I do enjoy house work for sure, but the more creative type stuff like building a room, finishing the basement; not that washing the cars and the toys are not fun as it gets me outside in the sun shine. 😉

I have recently obtained an assignment in Michigan. Not sure it will be as much fun as California was, but I will make the best of it. It will be interesting to see if I can get to a DSW there or perhaps I will venture out to purchase at other stores. That statement makes me nervous. 😉

So on with the second part of the shoes from California. Of course most are from DSW, but I did get some eBay items, and I also had some shipped from DSW before I returned. I will also include some I have purchased since being home. Please leave some comments on the selections as well as recommendations.

Here we go:

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These first three are all the same style by Steve Madden, colors Black, Grey and Brown. The brown is traditional leather and the black and grey pairs are suede. Round toes are a favorite style of mine as they are very comfortable. I find I have more toe space in them. The stacked wood half round heel is the exact same in all of them. I got these on line and I could not decide what color I like the best. Since they were all on clearance, I figured I would get three of the four (The forth color was a bright red in suede) and decide after I saw them. I have not decided yet. 😉

These purple chunky suede covered platform pumps are also by Steve Madden. I wanted to add some color to my collection and decided to try these. Comfortable as always and certainly eye catching.

These are also a purple suede pump with a stiletto style heel and a almond toe. I have a few shoes by Sam Edelman and thought I would try more of his designs. I like the low cut vamp exposing the toe cleavage. I know not everyone finds that appealing but I find the shoe fit better with a low cut vamp as well as enjoy the appearance. 😉

Snake skin, single strap vamp sandal with a patent leather ankle strap by Jessica Simpson. These are an awesome fitting shoe. I got these at a DSW at the Galleria in Sherman oaks in CA. One thing I did not notice when I got them was the right foot ankle strap is backwards. The buckle is on the inside of the foot. I kind of like the difference. I do not think I will exchange them. I will confess I am not a huge fan of snake skin prints but these have a style that tones that down a bit.

I got these on eBay. The brand is called “it’s”. I bid on them not expecting to win as I was not sure about them. They intrigued me but I was not sure why. I like the wedge, the red color is nice and the uppers are all really low cut, the ankle strap is one with the upper and I like the open toes. I am unsure of the vamp embellishment. Tell me what you think. In the end, they were only $8 and that included shipping so it will not be a big loss. 😉

Now with the shoes I got in April while at home.

These are a patent black sandal with a cork platform. The ankle straps are adjustable but they also have a zipper back so you do not have to get in and out of the shoe by undoing the buckles. Very comfortable shoe without a doubt. They come in a nude color as well, and they are on clearance. Certainly a favorite for the summer. 😉

An open toe, cork embellished platform & heel pump, again by Jessica Simpson. The red is very bright. I think bordering on the neon side and almost a pink. The picture shows up a little more pink than they are. You also can not see the small color specks in the cork but there is some aqua, purple, teal, black, white, yellow and red that really looks cool. The Mrs. liked these so I found her a pair as well. She agrees they are very comfortable and they look amazing. 😉

Last but not least, a pair of open toe, sling backs by Guess. The grey, blue and red are a satin material and the brown straps are leather. I saw these when I was in CA and almost bought them. I decided to wait and I am glad I did. They ended up on clearance! I think the satin is toned out of the elegant standings with the color combination as well as the leather straps. I guess I am saying they will not need to be dressed up, I can wear these with jeans for sure. When I dare. 😉

Believe it or not I have already acquired some new shoes for this month of May. I did not included them here as I will hopefully have some new stuff to write about to include them with. I will tease you and say they are some fun ones for sure.

As always, please share your comments and suggestions. I enjoy the encouragement as well as the insight.

While the Merry Bells Keep Ringing…


It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the silver bells are ringing, in the winter wonderlands we all say let it snow let it snow let it snow as it is starting to look a lot like Christmas! As we walk in our winter wonderlands, we inform our families we will be home for Christmas to not allow a blue Christmas. We will be heading to grandma’s house with our sleigh bells ringing. Once the silent night has past, the O holy night will conclude with the little drummer boy helping us dance around our Christmas trees to a little jingle bell rock. Do you hear what I hear? It is the clicking of some fantastic heels. While you dream of a white Christmas, may the only blue in your holidays be on the new heels you get!!!

That was a lot harder than one might think. 😉

So I have gotten a few new heels, and since I exhausted all my energy in writing the beginning of this post, I will be short in the rest of it.

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I will also like to give a warning that at the end of the month I am heading to CA for a while. I hope to find some great heels there to purchase, but I may be a little dry for a few months on my blogs. Please be patient with me as I will do my best to keep up on bringing you some fun new stuff. 😉

On with what I have so far this month:

Steve Madden chunky platform in black. These are real leather, very comfy.

Guess beige open toe cut out platform pump with buckle detail on the vamp. I liked them in the black color s well, but I am trying to get myself into more colors.

Steve Madden covered wedge in brown. I have these in black and have posted them. These were on clearance and since they are so comfortable I figured, why not get the color I do not have… 😉

Steve Madden open toe sling back with stitching detail. I found these on EBay and felt for the price, I cannot go wrong.

Rocket Dog grey felt square toe chucky heel pump with a instep ruffle strap. I always thought these were really cute but not something I could wear. I saw them on a gal in an airport and she was wearing a fantastic outfit that made them look ten times better. They went on clearance and I knew I had to have them.

I am heading out to see Sherlock Holmes tonight and I will be wearing some heels. I have not decided on which ones, so if you want to chime in and give me an idea for a fashion choice, I would be happy to hear.

Have a great day and thank you for visiting my blog! 😉