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. 😉

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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! 😉

A mixed bag of…


And my role continues. Hope all are doing well. 😉

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

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

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

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

Kelly & Katie

Kelly & Katie

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

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

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

Kelly & Katie

Kelly & Katie

Kelly & Katie

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

Guess

Guess

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

Studio C

Studio C

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

Anne Michelle

Anne Michelle

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

Aerosoles

Aerosoles

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

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

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

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

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

Charles Albert

Charles Albert Charles Albert

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

Sam & Libby

Sam & Libby

Sam & Libby

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

Hotkiss

Hotkiss

Hotkiss

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

diba

diba

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

Classique

Classique

Classique

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

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Not Named

Not Named

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

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

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

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

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

Levity

Levity

Levity

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

Fioni

Fioni

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

Nina

Nina

Nina

Nina

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

Andiamo

Andiamo

Andiamo

Andiamo

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

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

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

BCBGirls

BCBGirls

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

Studio C

Studio C

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

Beverly Hills Polo Club

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

Studio C

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

Street Scene

Street Scene

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

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

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

Report

Report

Report

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

BCBGirls

BCBGirls

BCBGirls

BCBGirls

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

Jante

Jante

Jante

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

Newport News

Newport News

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

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

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

Red Kiss

Red Kiss

Red Kiss

Red Kiss

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

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

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

See you again soon. 😉

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. 😉

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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. 😉

Lucky Year 13


If you are superstitious you may have an issue with this years number. Perhaps we will all place blame of anything negative happening to be an effect of the year being of thirteen. I do not personally fall into said superstition but say if that is your thing so be it.

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I mention this as recently I was on an airplane sitting next to a fantastic young lady; a fashion buyer. We had some wonderful conversations. I usually keep to myself but she committed an act that induced the need to have a conversation. I often take my shoes off on the plane, as I do this my shoe falls over on its side. She observed this and felt compelled to reach down and straighten it up while I foot was half way in the shoe and explained it was a superstition from her childhood. I do not know if she noticed b pedicure but later she did mention my manicure. As this flight did not take off on time, we had several hours to chat about fashion and her superstition.

She had mentioned shoes and the conversation went to heels. She had expressed her enjoyment of them and mentioned she changed her shoes as security  I encouraged her to never do such a thing in the future. Further into the conversation she asked if I would wear heels and I said most certainly. She followed with praise and positive encouragement. I would welcome our paths crossing again.

I have entirely to many new shoes to photograph and put up. I will only do a few now and hopefully get more up sooner than later. I think I have said this before. As always feel free to comment and offer suggestions.

First an Ebay purchase. Jessica Simpsons, chrome heel, grey metallic open toe clogs. Love the cut-out of the heel. I am hoping to wear these out soon. 😉

Jessica Simpson chrome heel

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Jessica Simpson chrome heel

Jessica Simpson chrome heel

Next is another Ebay purchase, Steve Madden Spiked, ankle strap sandals. Absolutely stunning; a bronze colored back, black vamp and heel. Extremely comfortable.

Steve Madden Spikes

Steve Madden Spikes

Steve Madden Spikes

Another Ebay purchase. I got the Mrs. a pair of these while I was in California  They had ran out of my size and when I found them on Ebay, I had to get them. Very comfortable and tall. Small steps only in these. I almost wore them out the other day. 😉

Sam Edelman T-Strap Spikes

Sam Edelman T-Strap Spikes

DSW Jessica Simpson. I have these in another color as well. These were on clearance so I had to get them. 😉

Jessica Simpson Sandals

Steve Madden Nude pumps with color blocked heel. Clearance rack at DSW in Duluth. A fun looking shoe. 😉

Steve Madden Pumps

Ebay purchase, Newport News. I have this same shoe in the blue. Love the wood look and patent leather. 😉

Newport News

Newport News

DSW Guess pumps. Just a fun pair of heels. Wore these to dinner just this last weekend. 😉

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Jessica Simpson open toe slingbacks. I love the platform shape these have. I also have these in the brown and teal. 😉

Jessica Simpson Gold & Blush

Christmas gift; spiked pumps by Styluxe. Wore these out one night. It was tough having to think about not scratching the car or myself but I loved them! 😉

Styluxe Spikes

Guess animal print open toe pumps. You can see there is two types of animal print on these. 😉

Guess Animal Print

Guess Animal Print

Guess Animal prints

As you can see I have added some extra pics of each shoe. Trying something new. Below are some recent shoes I have worn out to dinner. I am really enjoying the experience doing so.

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Jessica Simpson Pumps

Jessica Simpson Embellished Heels

Jessica Simpson Embellished Heels

Thank you all again for visiting and checking out my blog. Your support in my adventure has been wonderful and very much appreciated. See you again soon. 😉