Shoesday Tuesday – Walk in My Shoes

As I’ve stated too many times to count – I wear heels often. Not always, but often.

I also live in NYC. Some people see this as a disconnect – I do not. While I may have on flats today, yesterday I wore 4 inch heels from 8 am to 2 am. And last week a coworker asked me if I changed into heels when I got to work – astonished to find that I do not.

Wearing heels can be practical. You just have to wear the right heels. So let me help you out, sister. Here are some tips.

Choose a chunky heel. Not only does this make walking over subway grates easier – but it helps you balance. See some options below:

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Get it: (left to right, top to bottom) Navy and Yellow Chunky Pump – $60 solesociety.com, Metallic and Lucite Chunkly Heel – $120 nastygal.com, Two Tone Toe Cap Pump – $200 jcrew.com, Cross Strap Two Tone Sandal – $80 clubcouture.cc, Metallic Pink Sandal – $81 asos.com, Floral Platform Sandal – $65 zappos.com

Choose quality brands. And by quality I don’t mean thousand dollar Louboutins. I mean affordable, well made shoes. See the below options all for under $100 by some of my favorite, comfortable brands.

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Get it: (left to right, top to bottom) Navy Patent Slingback by Nine West – $70 lordandtaylor.com, Black Pointed Ankle Strap by Nine West – $85 piperlime.gap.com, Patent Leather Coral Wedge by Naturalizer – $60 dillards.com, Neutral and Blue Sandal by Naturalizer – $63 shopruche.com, Yellow Ankle Strap Pump by Rocket Dog – $50 macys.com, Striped Peep Toe by Rocket Dog – $64 zalando.co.uk, Black Ankle Strap Wedge by Seychelles – $95 farfetch.com, Brown T-Strap Heeled Sandal by Seychelles – $70 dsw.com

Keep your feet locked in with lace up heels. The more the shoe surrounds your foot – the more stability and control you will have. Trust me. See the beauties below.

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Get it: (top to bottom, right to left)  Two Tone Oxfords – $272 simplysoles.com, Cut Out Lace Up Ankle Bootie – $136 asos.com, Black Lace Up Sandal – $129 zara.com, Ankle Laced Stiletto – $88 express.com, Two Tone Suede Oxford Cut Outs – $60 solesociety.com

And finally, throw on a platform. Putting a platform at the front of your shoe lessens the actual height your heel is off the ground, keeping your instep less severe. They also happen to be “in” at the moment so you’ll have no trouble finding them.

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Take it from me though – give your feet a break from time to time. All too often do I wear shoes a bit past my limit and definitely pay for it – in my knees. If you are wearing heels to work and then out at night – try switching pairs. It’ll give your feet (and knees and back) a break.

Enjoy!

<33Mal

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Shoesday Tuesday – What’s Trending

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I’m the sort of girl who ends up on trend by accident. More than often – the things I imagine in my head that I’d love to be wearing don’t exist in stores yet. I think I’ve more or less always been attracted to the same type of shoes. It did take me awhile to warm up to wedges – and now I’m pretty obsessed.

 

In the spirit of trends – and the start of October (how did that happen?) – let’s take a look at what shoes are trending for fall. Some I’m in love with – while others I’m a bit skeptical. Tell me what you think! Word for the wise – this is not a bargain post, so for the pairs with out of this world price tags – just think of them as inspiration.

 

First trend! Embellished heels. As a whole – I’m down. Within certain boundaries. Check out a variety of options below.

 

Get it: (upper left corner going clockwise) Brian Atwood Ankle Strap Heels – $1,473 net-a-porter.com, Laced Heel – $254 my-wardrobe.com, Flowered Bootie – $1,695 net-a-porter.com, Button Back Heel – $65 etsy.com, Glitter Heel T-Strap – $690 barneys.com, Silver Heeled Red Pumps – $1,115 colette.fr, Jeweled Heel Slipper – $650 mytheresa.com, Bow Back Heel – $2.185 barneys.com, Mirrored Heel Pump – $990 net-a-porter.com, Snake Skin Ankle Heel – $2,695 net-a-porter.com, Satin Bow Ankle Strap – $945 christianlouboutin.com, Studded Ankle Strap Wedge – $328 asos.com, Studded Platforms – $136 topshop.com

 

2nd on the list. Lace Ups. I’m not too sure how this trend fits for fall – considering the amount of “sandals” I’ve been finding – maybe we’ll consider it “transitional.”

Get it: (upper left corner going clockwise) White and Black Wavy Lace Ups – $1,090 bergdorfgoodman.com, Red Suede Lace Up Pumps – $655 lanecrawford.com, Pink Jelly Lace Ups by Vivienne Westwood – $225 nonnon.co.uk, Glitter Lace Up Heels – $1,275 kirnazabete.com, Glitter Ankle Butterfly Pump – $90 hsn.com, Open Grid Lace Up Bootie by Roberto Cavalli – $955 couture.zappos.com, Lace Up Ankle Strap Stiletto – $398 theoutnet.com, Proenza Schouler Wrap Around Laced Pump – $368 yoox.com

 

Now for most likely my favorite trend I’ll be showing – Cap Toed Shoes. If I owned any – they would be this week’s IRL shoe. Sadly – I don’t. So I’ll be using my imagination with all of you.

Get it: (upper left corner going clockwise) Pale Pink Silver Toe Pump – $89.90 zara.com, White and Gold Pumps – $130 topshop.com, Gold Capped Black Pumps – $110 mango.com, Copper Toe Boots – $225 needsupply.com, Ankle Strap Dipped Toe Pump – $178 guessbymarciano.guess.com, Studded Silver Capped Bootie – $875 farfetch.com, Nude Faux Suede Pumps – $35 dorothyperkins.com, Studded Ankle Strap Flat – $29 lulus.com, Silver Capped Lace Up Bootie – $165 jilldorshoes.com, Gold Pump with Peach Toe – $248 jcrew.com, Metallic Capped Loafer – $840 barneys.com, Marni Cap Toe Platform Wedge – $755 barneys.com, Metal Toe Cap Brogues – $23 metalan.co.uk, Studded Toe Black Valentino Pump – $795 shirise.com

 
And for our final trend – and another one of my favs – Metallic Hits. You can find these babies at any price range. Metallic is of course always going to be on trend – but I think the shoe industry has been incorporating it in some interesting, new ways. Check it.

Get it: (upper left corner going clockwise) Metallic Platform Peep Toe – $130 topshop.com, Gold Heeled Bootie – $985 bergdorfgoodman.com, Pointed Toe Metallic Mary Jane – $60 asos.com, Copper Heel Sling Back – $124 topshop.com, Gold Soled Ankle Boots – $995 net-a-porter.com, Pointed Silver and Gold Mary Jane – $649 mytheresa.com, Geometric Metal Heeled Pumps – $72 etsy.com, Yves Saint Laurent Metallic Wedge – $383 theoutnet.com, Metallic and Black Pump – $30 forever21.com, Silver and Seafoam Metallic Mary Jane Flat – $38 asos.com, Metallic and Black Colorblocked Wedge – $775 net-a-porter.com, Gold and Silver Pointed Pump – $596 shopbop.com

 
Since I’m not the quickest to be up on trends – I have no IRL shoe this week. Send me yours! Guess I’ve gotta go shopping.

 

<33Mal