There’s a Wedge Between Us

So, I’m mostly a high heel type of girl. Not outrageously high, but high enough to add some height to my current situation of being vertically challenged.

However, I’ve recently been showing a bit more love to my wedge heels. 1) I don’t own that many pairs of wedges (hint hint, time to go to DSW), and 2) I forget how comfortable they can be, especially for work. They add a little flair to an outfit, and can be worn with skirts, capris, or even cropped pants. I also think wedges can be a playful shoe just as much as the classic high heel.

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Classic Nuede/Beige Wedge Heel

Of course, wedges can get out of hand and be a bit too high or have an outrageously high platform. But, when they are worn modestly, they can be a perfect 10 in the world of shoes.

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Team “Too Much” in the world of Wedges

We are only about a month into Summer, and I’m glad I’ve rediscovered my wedge heels and I also plan to purchase some more.

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“ShoesDay” Edition: Fierce for Fall

As a Shoelover, I tend to shop at DSW most of the time. However, after taking a trip to the mall with my friend Genell, we ended up in Aldo, a shoe store I rarely frequent. But, on this particular night I’m glad we stopped there because 1) I received GREAT customer service (shoutout to Von at Aldo) and 2) I purchased my first pair of fall shoes for 2015!!

Here they are…

Suede, Fuchsia, "Shooties"-- Photo Credit Genell Wright

Suede, Fuchsia, “Shooties”– Photo Credit Genell Wright

High Collar detail on back of shoe

High Collar detail on back of shoe

I LOVE the color and the high collar design on the back of the shoe. (Can I just add that I think my toenail polish color makes the shoe pop, and no it wasn’t planned). I am looking forward to styling these shoes with skinny jeans, skirts, and using them as a pop of color for a basic outfit.

The sales associate, Von, was very helpful. His styling tip suggestions along with Genell’s approval sealed the deal for me to add these shoes to my collection. Von even reminded me of the importance of using protective cleaner for my suede shoes. As the fall of the year nears, I I will report back on how the cleaner works, so stay tuned!!

Thanks to Genell and Von, and for all my shoelovers, Happy “Shoes-Day”!!

“ShoesDay Edition”: Feelin’ Feline

As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, I believe every woman needs a pair of cheetah/leopard print shoes in her collection. It has become such a common, neutral print, and it can spice up a simple outfit.

The ones I’m wearing in the pics below came from my beloved shoe store DSW for practically nothing. Yep, I pretty much stole these shoes.

As we say “what had happened was…” Prior to purchasing these shoes, I’d ordered another pair online from DSW but the style and fit wasn’t to my liking. So, I returned them at the store and ended up receiving store credit. (Ironically these shoes I returned were cheetah print also). The cheetah heels I’m wearing below were found on the clearance rack. Aside from my store credit, I also had a DSW Shoelover coupon to use. Do you see where I’m going with this? … By the time I put together my coupon and store credit, I had a FREE pair of shoes!!

In the pictures below, I am wearing the shoes with a pair of dark, cuffed denim jeans. They also pair well with a black pencil skirt. I think these shoes are a nice summer-fall heel and the criss-cross detail in the front adds more style too.

Front of the cheetah heels

Front of the cheetah heels

Back of heels with zip-up detail

Back of heels with zip-up detail

My, how FLATtering you are!!

I watch as their eyes gaze down to the ground. I can tell that they are staring at my shoes. I already know the question they are going to ask: “Leah, are you wearing FLATS today?”

I fix my mouth to smile sweetly, and prepare to give them a confusing answer: “Yes, maybe,” I say. Their perplexed face follows my response.

A woman who loves heels can still be stylish in a pair of flats, right?

stylish flats

stylish flats

Right.

Flats are part of my shoe collection. In comparison to heels, my flats lose by a longshot. But, there are those times when flats are necessary.

1)Changing into cuter shoes – cute flats are the prelude to the cute heels that you are about to wear. Or, in my writing vernacular, flats foreshadow heels. Personally, certain heels I have do not touch the ground (concrete/gravel) to avoid getting scuffed or more importantly to avoid me falling and breaking my neck. Therefore, I wear my flats and then change when I reach my destination.

2) Still looking stylish while resting your feet – Let’s face it ladies, no matter how much we try to walk through the pain- HEELS HURT!!! and sometimes, it’s beneficial to give your feet a rest and change into a pair of flats. No shame, no need to be embarrassed. Better to wear flats than to limp around in a pair of heels that are obviously murdering your feet after a long day of wear. coach.jpg

Are flats part of your shoe collection? And, I think I’m going to consider purchasing a pair of Coach flats. Any suggestions on the style or color?

#Beflattering

April Showers Brings…

For years I’ve seen girls wear the cutest styles of rainboots: Burberry,

florals, Coach, polka dots you name it! As much as I liked them I didn’t feel I needed to buy a pair.

These are so cute I wouldn't even want to wear them!

These are so cute I wouldn’t even want to wear them!

Patterns!!

Patterns!!

But, I caved in. (it should be mentioned that I went to DSW for rainboots ONLY because I had store credit that I wanted to use).

I didn’t buy the most pimped out pair, but instead I bought an everyday/ average navy blue pair with a pop of pink on the trim of the boots.

Yes, they have come in handy,

Yes, I plan to buy another pair (patterned this time)

and Yes, wearing these rain boots makes me want to go fishing-seriously. Boots

So, to the month of April I say “Bring on the showers, because I will be fashionably ready!”

ShoeLover “ShoesDay” Dilemma

I can’t believe it.
I can’t believe it.
I can NOT believe it.

According to Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) Saturday October 25th was dswNational Shoe Lover’s Day and guess who did NOT buy any shoes? Yup, this girl right here. I’m still in shock. Well… sorta.

On Saturday, I ran a few errands with my family and we ended up at a store that’s literally two stores away from a DSW that I frequent. The devil on my shoulder said to me: “Go inside, and buy some shoes! You deserve it! Or, at least go inside and just look at some shoes.”

Now, let’s stop right there.

First of all, let it be known from this moment on that it’s hard for any shoe lover to just LOOK at a pair of shoes and not buy.

So, that’s when the angel on my shoulder said: “No shoes today? It’s OK, no worries.” How true that turned out to be!

I ended up receiving TWO $10.00 off coupons from DSW, one for now (meaning end of October-mid November) and one for later (meaning late November-Early December).
The lesson?
Good Shoes come to those who wait. #Winning