What type of shoe suits your needs most? My pick: The low-heeled wedge

July 29, 2009

I’m 5’0″ tall, so you would suspect that I prefer high heels to make myself appear taller, but the truth is, I am very rarely caught in a pair of heels. It’s not that I don’t think they improve an outfit, they definitely do, but the discomfort they cause is just not worth it to me. I can’t comprehend the need for wearing sky high heels to the office every day. Most girls I’ve worked with do this and think I’m the crazy one for wearing flats all the time. Hey gals, at least MY feet aren’t bleeding!

I’ve decided that flats aren’t really cutting it either though, that my dresses all do look a lot better with a little addition to my height, but I’ve decided to go a different route, one that gives me both height and comfort. These low heeled wedges are exactly what I’ve been searching for. Basically, we are a match made in shoe heaven! These choices below are so chic, I can’t believe they’re comfortable too!

What type of footwear do you choose for work? Do you switch it up for a night out on the town? Do you choose fashion over comfort or visa versa? What shoe suits your needs most? Why do they work for you?

Steve Madden at ShopStyle

Summer’s Trendiest Sandals: Problem solved for the vertically challenged! (Options for tall gals too)

June 23, 2009

It’s times like these that I really wish I was of model stature. I love the gladiator sandals and I am especially loving the ones with the ankle strap. I finally tried on a pair this weekend and I was so disappointed. These shoes are NOT made for someone who is 5’1”. I obviously should have known better. They literally cut my entire body in half!! How do you keep up on the latest sandal trend when they just don’t do anything for you? Anyone else struggle with this? I’ll just have to live vicariously through the tall people out there…

If you’re short like me…stick to options like these!
They still have the ankle strap but it rests lower on your ankle which makes them more flattering to those of us who don’t have the height.

Uba – $59.99 and take an additional 30% off

Heli – $69

Gabriella – $49.99 from $69.99

Apricot – $29.99 from $69

Here are a few that I just love! Make me happy…buy them (because I can’t)!!!!

Pippa, Boutique 9 – $89.99 from $120

Pristine, Boutique 9 – $69.99 from $130

Odolf – $69 and take 30% off

Pictureit, Boutique 9 – $69.99 from $99

Moselle – $89 (wait until these go on sale, they will)

All shoes are from NineWest.com