Heels to Flats

I’m a girl that loves her heels.  I’m seriously addicted to those beautiful height defying arched contraptions that we get to wear on our feet and strut around in.   Heels do so much for your posture giving you instant height and killer legs.  It adds chicness and can basically change your life.  Don’t believe me?  Can we take a second and talk about my girl Cinderella and her life altering glass stilettos!  And you can’t knock Ariel and her desperate desire to get her a pair of legs because heels do so much for you and in her case she went from a Little Mermaid to a Princess.  But as beautiful as heels can be let’s face it they can be just as deadly.  Heels can hurt and I blame Sex in the City and Miranda Kerr for making me think that hailing cabs and walking in designer heels all day was not only possible but easy.

I sported my first pair of kitten heels when I was 12 and along the way I’ve learned (the hard way at times) how to make heels real world wearable.  We all have those heels that we know are going to hurt but a helpful tip that I learned by one of the classiest ladies I know (my mom) is to never wear shoes for the first time the night you plan on debuting them to the world.  You will end up doing that weird Michael Jackson Thriller Zombie walk back to your car for sure.  Break them in around the house.  Me?  I like to do laundry in new heels.  It gives me time stretch them out and gives me an opportunity to sit and take a break.

Another helpful tip is to befriend flats and wedges.  It’s not the end of the world if you can’t wear 5 inch heels.  Flats can be just as stylish and are great options for when you know you will be doing more standing/walking.  I keep a pair of black ballet flats in my car at all times just because you never know when your going to need them and now they even have little slippers that you can throw in your purse when you go out.  I just never want to be that girl walking or dancing barefoot at a dance club or party.  Don’t take your heels off in the club, please!  I feel that you know what you’ve signed up for when you decide to wear 5 inch heels out dancing.  At some point they will become uncomfortable but that’s just the way it is.  Take the pain!  And if you can’t don’t wear them out dancing!  As a nurse and full time germaphobe there’s nothing worse to me than a beautiful girl in a beautiful dress dancing bare foot on an ugly, gross, sweaty and probably sticky dance floor!  I just shuttered writing that last line… So be prepared so you can really enjoy your night!  Know what shoes will be right for your event or you’ll end up being that girl sitting at her seat with her drink in her hand doing that shoulder and closed fisted dance routine all night long.  Believe me I’ve been there!  For a long time I just invested in my heel collection but taking the time to develop a quality collection of shoes that include more everyday wearable wedges, flats, booties and chunky heeled shoes has given me options to create styled looks that not only look good in pictures but are real world fashionable.

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Sweater/Pants ::: Forever 21+ (pants are old but love these)
Sunnies ::: Wet Seal
Necklace ::: Mint & Lolly (c/o)
Purse ::: Shoe Dazzle (similar)
Shoes ::: Deb (c/o)Flats ::: Forever 21 (old)
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