Posts Tagged: high heels

Great Shoes Don’t Need to Cost a Mint

Where to shop for great shoes that won't break the bank!

You really do get what you pay for, my friends, especially in the world of shoes. Feet are fussy, and are one of the body parts most likely to complain if not fitted properly into their protective casings. If you’ve got foot pain or problems or difficult-to-fit feet, then cheaping out on shoes is a bad plan. For your own mental and physical health, invest in shoes that maximize your comfort. But if your feet are more tolerant, you might be interested in a few tips for tracking down great-looking shoes that won’t deplete your life savings. Am I right? I am? Fabulous. read more

Originally posted 2011-11-14 06:11:18.

How to Shop for Shoes

how to shop for shoes

I’ve received a few queries in comments and via e-mail about my methods of shoe shopping, and requests for a tutorial on how to become an effective shoe huntress.¬† I’m more than happy to share my methods, of course! But bear in mind that shoes are my drug of choice, and my techniques for finding and procuring shoes may seem a bit extreme to some of you. Or, possibly, all of you. We shall see …

Research

Keep an inspiration folder: How do I find most of my pairs of shoes? Why, I read magazines and catalogs. Simple as that. When I spot a pair that makes my heart skip a beat, I either tear out the page and add it to my binder, or note the style name and price for future reference. read more

Originally posted 2011-07-05 06:19:14.

Power Shoes

I’ve had many people ask me, “Why do women love shoes?” And I never quite know what to say. Who am I to speak for all women? Who says that all women love shoes? Why does it matter anyway?

And yet I sometimes catch myself wondering why it is that I love shoes as much as I do. Because there are many marvelous elements within my wardrobe, but I am most emotionally attached to my shoes.

And there’s definitely something to the idea that shoes are likely to fit and look amazing no matter how much weight you’ve lost or how bloated you feel, no matter how tired or crabby or upset you are. Shoes are a constant within outfits. They’re reliable. If they look great at 6 a.m., they’ll still look great at 9 p.m. (Barring unforeseen mud puddle encounters and the like.) read more