Sensible heels with ATTITUDE

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

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Photo credit: jakandjil.com, fashionologie.com, Kelly Stuart, Kathryn Wirsing, streetpeeper.com

Boy, was I relieved when I saw photos of fashion insiders wearing sensible shoes for a change. You're all probably tired of hearing me harp on and on about not being able to walk in heels. In the recent weeks, I've had a few bloggers whispered in my ear that as lovely as Louboutins are, his heels are beyond uncomfortable. And then there was the discussion on one of Garance Dore's Pardon My French video where a few fashion heavyweights were discussing about wearing flats during the Fashion Week.

Whew! I guess I'm not a freak after all. Since I'm rather vertically challenged, I prefer an inch or two extra height so that when I'm smooshed into a tube during peak hours, I'm not staring at someone's crotch or sniffing at noxious sweaty armpits. Okay, perhaps, that's too much information......but you know what I mean.


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1. Miu Miu Embroidered Velvet loafers $650  2.Miu Miu Glitter Soled Pumps £355  3. Valentino Rockstud Patent Loafers $776  4. Valentino RockStud Ballerinas $885  5. Stella McCartney Croc Embossed Slingbacks $487  6. Alexander Wang Inna Sandals $656



I'm rather obsessed with shoes at the moment. I go through cycles. Just like the washing machine. One minute I'm all about leather jackets. It's all I can think about. The next, I'm desperately trying to find comfortable black pumps. Now I want heels with wads of attitude. I'm talkin' badass rockin' spunk. Just in case you haven't heard, 40s is the new 20s. Just sayin'......

23 comments:

  1. I want a whole new wardrobe, I hate everything and am going through a slump phase where I just want to stay in sweats and be comfy. I think I need to stop wearing such tight clothes, I'm over it.
    Love the shoes, heels are for three times a year for me now

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    1. Tabitha, really??! I thought (and still do) you look so sophisticated. The fitted look suits you. I'm with you there about comfort. I've decided that if I can't feel comfortable, there's no way I can feel good in my outfit.

      I'm just thinking about the Jimmy Choos that I bought for my best friend's wedding. That was the first and last time I wore them. And her daughter's turning 7 soon. That's 7 long years since I last put my feet into them.

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  2. Love number 5. I keep looking at heels and then I remember I have nowhere to go in them. And when I do have somewhere to go ... I can't be bothered to wear them. But I like the "low heel" - there is always a heel and a compromise for everyone. I'm still looking.....

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  3. I have my eyes set on the Valentino Rosestud heels for a good while. How awesome they have them in loafers version! Number 5 is also beautiful, now i wish i can buy all.

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  4. I am so not a heel person anymore and my back thanks me for it. There are times when I do like a tiny bit of height and I find that kitten heels are quite serviceable without being killer. I think we all go through different fashion obsessions depending on the time of year.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  5. I adore the Valentino shoes both the flat and kitten heel versions. Like you I struggle with heels these days x

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  6. Kill me now with the Valentinos!!!!!

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  7. Shoes 1 and 4 are my little rock stars! I have to say being a devote heels fan, even this season I've fallen madly in love with the flats. I think its just that the flats are equally as gorgeous and interesting as heels this season but have that extra added bonus of being comfortable! Heels can NEVER compete with that. My list for flats is huge! So funny your email saying that you are wearing a few heels these days. Have I converted you a little and you me? :)

    xx Mandi
    www.findmeamuse.com

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    1. Yup, it was all you. You're a BAD influence on me. LOL! Actually, I figured if you could walk in 4-5" pencil thin sticks resembling heels, I should be able to manage 1.5 inch heels. hahaha... You've noticed that I'm slowly progressing to 2 inches now.

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  8. I first saw something like these on Suri Cruise and thought they were SO adorable...these look like something even I could pull off =D (I, for the life of me cannot walk in heels).

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  9. I'm actually trying to work in more heels into my daily repertoire but anything above 2" is impossible to walk in for about an hour or so a day! I think once you're past 30 (ok maybe I'm speaking for myself only) practicality kind of takes over, there are definitely plenty of flats with attitude (and if not, it's not hard to add a few embellishments!) and I'm really liking those Valentinos..

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. Totally get what you're saying here, Steph. It's actually quite a relief to hear that there are many ladies just like me who struggle to wear high heels.

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  10. I love Alexander Wang's latest shoe collection.. the ankle straps are growing on me :) Still struggling with heels but now I try to wear them more :)

    Kisses from :
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY (where fashion and food collide!)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  11. Love you collage! I like the shape of Stella heels but have a problem with them being synthetic. The Alexander Wang sandals were on Outnet in black in my size and I deeply regret not jumping on them :-( The white is beautiful too! The high heeled versions have 4" heels. I love the Rockstud range - have you seen the lipstick red versions - to die for...Oh this post is so bad for my shopping ban......

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    1. What? The AW was on outnet??! Bummer! You should've grabbed them. I saw the red Rockstuds and they were divine. But then again, I love the flats version too.

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  12. Great smorgasbord of delish shoes that you can actually run in. I am loving the look of all these loafers and am now very tempted to return to my fave local store for some purple horsehair ones...

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  13. i'm lusting over the valentino, stella and alexander! i must have self control! haha.

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  14. Yes definitely! AWang has some sensible heels with attitude right now that I've been playing online roulette with. I think to ensure a graceful walk on my part, 4" is my cut off.
    - Aliya:)

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  15. I'm a flats girl myself. I have heels, but only wear them to dinner where I'm sitting mostly or to an occasional party. Heels have a purpose but I would never wear them walking the streets. Never!

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  16. I want those Valentinos flats so bad. So chic!! Garance Dore wore those all over town during NYFW. It's probably a good thing for my credit card that they are sold out everywhere right now

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    1. I saw those on her website and fell head over heels in love with the Valentino flats. They're just what I need too.

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  17. Sorry Marlene! Saw you mentioned Garance already.

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  18. I love the idea of 4 inch heels but notice I mostly grab lower heeled shoes as I find comfort too important. So thanks for sharing this inspirational post! :)

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