What's in your closet? This blog's objectives are to share what I have classified as the Nice, No Thanks, Noteworthy, Need and Necessary in our closets in order to be well-dressed. Together we'll discover what women and men are wearing around the world, whether it's fashionable or not. Posts will include choices in different clothing categories and accessories including shoes, handbags, jewelry, scarves and ties and other such accessories.
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
- Christopher Morley
NICE: My Jimmy Choo purchase in the Spring of 2011 was one of my NICEST fashion purchases. This pair of nude peep-toe shoes represented much more in my life than the fact that I was spending more money than I ever had spent on a chic pair of heels. Although high, they are surprisingly comfortable.
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.
- Faith Whittlesey
NO THANKS: I don’t have a photo of my NO THANKS silver and black strappy heels because I took them to the consignment store before I began this fashion blog. The cost was in that $70.00 (Cdn) range. I obviously liked the look of them but wearing them was impossible. My foot was not contained and it slid forward with each step so that my toes were hanging out over the sole. They were not even that high. The construction was just wrong. I would have to stop after walking a bit, hang onto something and try to wiggle my way back up the sole so that I could resume walking. (By the way I received $11.00 for them from the consignment store.)
NOTE-WORTHY: My first pair of purple shoes has been my most NOTE-WORTHY fashion choice and a very positive one. I bought them in Printemps (a department store) in Paris for about 70 Euros in the summer of 2010. Since I was in a rather conservative job, my shoes were mostly high-, medium- and low-heeled black, black on black, maybe black with a strip of beige and to be totally outrageous, black patent. These purple suede heels helped me think outside of the “shoebox” with red patent sandals, pink high heels and even more purple choices.
NEED: A pair of red patent heels or a pair of red-soled heels, specifically the Christian Louboutin pumpsCorneille in Mandarin red. The link will take you to the Spring/Summer 2012 collection.
Email JoyDCreations with your descriptions, and if you like, your photos and I'll include your NICE, NO THANKS, NOTEWORTHY or NEED in my posts.
shoes on at the end of the day when your feet are most stressed and maybe even
a bit swollen from being on them for a long period.
you have decided on the look, try both shoes on and walk around the store for a
bit, sit, cross your legs, stand, sit, walk around a bit more, stand and shift
your weight and if possible walk up and down steps. Just standing in front of a
mirror tells you only that you like the style (please refer to my NO THANKS
heel tips before the heel and leather are worn down to a point of not possible
to repair or so expensive, it’s not worth repairing.
All leather shoes, particularly suede, should be pre-treated with a
protective spray that repels water and other liquid stains. Commercial suede
cleaning blocks or suede erasers, and a suede brush clean suede shoes and boots
most effectively. Prevention with the protective spray will save your shoes and
prevent further expense for cleaning.
Welcoming your comments about the heels in your closet and your shoe buying experiences.