Friday, November 20, 2015

Fashion Friday - Woman in Heels



There is no doubt about it, many woman LOVE to wear heels. There is something so magical about them. They can transform you into a confident, sexy, unstoppable force! Ok, am I being too dramatic? Well, maybe...maybe not! Victoria Beckham has been quoted saying, "I can't concentrate in flats". And my beloved Marilyn Monroe said, "Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world". She also said, "Keep your head, heels, and standards high". (Wasn't she also the one who said, "Diamonds are a girls best friend?"...dang, smart gal she was!) Anyway, my point is, shoes...the right shoes (umm, HEELS!) are important!
 
I love fashion and love watching what celebrities wear. It's funny, I don't really follow their personal lives at all, don't care to, but I do love seeing their outfits! And I know that celebrities for sure are obsessed with high heels! It seems like no matter where they go, they are rockin' the highest of high heels! I would be so jealous of their closets!




I recently collected some photos of female celebs who are known for their love of heels. Since I quoted Victoria Beckham, I'll start off with her first. I totally love her fashion sense! She is by far, one of my favorite fashion icons! In fact, back a few years ago, I totally copied her hair style! Ya know that short in the back, long in the front thing? Oh yeah, it was her pictures (along with "Kate" from Kate Plus 8) that I brought pictures in to my hair stylist, saying "this is what I want!". Anyhow, I love how Victoria pairs her shoes with her outfits. They almost always make a huge statement and many times her heels seem to be the focus of her entire look! She pulls them off so fabulously!
 
I kinda can't stand the Kardashians...I mean, I don't know, they just seem annoying, but whatever...I must say sometimes those Kardashians girls have amazing style! (Yeah, I'm sure they pay some eccentric fashion guru for their personal wardrobe advice, but that's besides the point, lol) I notice that Kim in particular, loves them high heels! Even with a huge preggo belly, she was still sportin' 4 inch stilettos! (Let's not forget the paparazzi even caught her nearly taking a tumble because of her crazy heels- careful Kim!)
 
 
Jennifer Lopez usually has pretty good style. In fact, just this week, I found of super gorgeous dress from her clothing line! I can't wait to wear it! I love how here in this photo, she has a very casual look, but the sunglasses and heels make it totally glamorous! I love how accessories can do that!

 
Now, one celeb gal who really does not need to wear heels is Taylor Shift. She is so tall, with heels she seems to tower over everyone. But being just under 5'10" myself, I feel I can relate. I have dated guys that would tell me not to wear heels because I would be a lot taller than them. This is why I need to find a tall handsome fella so I can wear my heels and not feel like an Amazon woman! I swear though, with heels I think Taylor Swift must be about 6'3". But hey, rock on, Taylor! I am glad she doesn't think "oh I'm too tall to wear heels". She likes what she likes, and who cares if she is taller than everyone else! Look at those beautiful long legs!
 
 
Alright, now I think everyone knows the down side of heels. I really hate that there is one, but there is. High heels are bad for your feet and back. Seeing as that I suffer from major chronic back pain, I know all too well that wearing heels can be horribly painful. In fact, as much as I love heels, a lot of times I just can't physically do it. Actually, I really never should (because of my injury) but sometimes it hurts to be beautiful and I do it anyway. Also, some heels can really be painful on your feet and toes, just because of the way they contort them inside the shoe. One in 10 women wear high heels at least three days a week and a third have fallen while wearing them. Statistics show that high heels are one of the biggest factors leading to foot problems in women, with up to a third suffering permanent problems as a result of prolonged wear. Ouch. Yet, we keep wearing them?!? We love our high heels so much that we are willing to cause permanent damage?!? "Extended wear of high heels and continually bending your toes into an unnatural position can cause a range of ailments, from ingrown toenails to irreversible damage to leg tendons. Additionally, cramming your toes into a narrow toe box can cause nerve damage and bunions," says Dr. Nevins. "High heels have also been linked to overworked or injured leg muscles, osteoarthritis of the knee, plantar fasciitis and low back pain," she adds. Geez, it's sorta crazy when you think about it...but it shows you just how much these mean to woman.
 
I say, let's at least try to be a somewhat smart about this. Here are a few tips to still wearing heels, but being as smart about it as possible...
 
  • Limit wearing heels for special occasions and not when you know you are going to have to walk a lot.
  • Keep a pair of flats handy to change into if needed...Dr.Scholl's actually has a special product called "Fast Flats", in which you can keep these foldable flats in your handbag for when feet get tired or sore. (see pic below)
  • Practice walking in heels if you're not used to it. Wobbly walking isn't good. Try walking "heel to toe", meaning place your heel down first when taking steps.
  • Change your high heel walking gate, meaning have a different way of walking when you're in heels. Smaller steps may help your balance and comfort.
  • As much as we love HIGH heels, try limiting it to 2" or 3". Anything higher will be more likely to cause damage to your feet.

 
Let's love our heels, but love our bodies too! Stay beautiful my lovelies! Happy Friday!
 

 
 
 

51 comments:

  1. Every woman should read this <3 ah heels

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  2. I LOVE the look of heels, but I have terrible, flat feet that hurt me so much. I find that I often can't handle them. It's a problem!!

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    1. I hear ya...as I said with my back problems I have to pick and choose when I'm able to wear them. Why can't they just look amazing AND be comfortable! Ugh. Only in a perfect world, I guess...

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  3. Oh these are great tips. I wish I could go back in time and give it to my younger self (not that I would listen). Heel wearing has totally messed up my feet! I also still wear them on occasion, but I make sure they fit correctly and are a good comfy brand.

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    1. aww, that stinks. I wasn't into heels when I was younger..I actually had pretty bad fashion sense back then, so heels have only been a big part of my life for less than ten years. Not enough time to wreck my feet, thankfully! Are there any certain brands you find most comfortable?

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  4. I can't survive without heels... I trip over flip flops more than I trip in stilettos.

    UGH Kardashian anything. :(

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    1. if you can rock 'em, more power to you! I have my limitations but I will always think they are fabulously sexy!

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  5. I don't wear heels often at all--probably once a month or so. My husband is short--plus, heels hurt, both of which are good excuses to escape them. I will admit, they are pretty, but my style fits well with quirky flats anyway.

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    1. That's cool. I love heel, but I still like flats too! Some are fabulous! :)

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  6. Motherhood cured my heel wearing. I would never risk it (I also have a rod in my leg and screws in my knees) I can't do like others carrying kids and wearing heels. In dream world I can do both LOL.

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    1. Yeah, I can honestly say I'm not sure how some woman pull it off lol..thanks for commenting!

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  7. I'm not much of a high heeled person, but I love a cute pair of flats! I teach school and can't figure out how some teachers can wear heels standing in them all day long!!

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    1. Well, you are probably smart to not wear heels all day like your co-workers. Many of them will probably suffer from foot problems when they're older :/

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  8. I love a great pair of heels! With the right shoes a girl can rule the world. Am I right? However, as a mom sometimes heels aren't practical. I mean, it's tricky to chase a toddler in 3 inch heels.

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    1. I love your quote! Almost like Marilyn's! and yes, if you gotta chase a toddler in high heels, good luck lol.

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  9. They really give an outfit, even a super casual one, that something extra.:)

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    1. Exactly! I love them.. I only wish they weren't harmful!

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  10. I love the way heels look, make outfits look, and make legs look! I'm super tall, so I really have to be having a brave day if I'm going to rock the heels. When I do, I'm always amazed at how y'all do it on the regular!

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    1. practice makes perfect? haha, I don't know, but I do think short girls have an easier time in high heels. Us tall gals have a lot more body to balance on the same 3 or 4 inches.

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  11. Oh my I love high heels and I love all of these outfits!

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  12. Haha, not this woman. I don't have any high heels. My closet is full of flip flops & flats. What does that say about me? :\ However, all women pictured above who wear high heels are gorgeous!!

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    1. Hey, that doesn't say anything negative about you! Whatever your reasons for not wearing heels is fine! Your feet will be healthier in the end ;)

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    1. thanks. That's the gist of the post...if you love to wear heels, just do so in a way that won't cause major damage ;)

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  14. I love every heel pictures and couldn't wear any of them!

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    1. haha, aww...yeah many times I will see heels I totally love, but wouldn't dare to step one foot in! I have to be somewhat sensible when I do wear heels.

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  15. I LOVE heels. Used to have a whole Pinterest board of just heels. Unfortunately, I cannot walk in them to save my life. It's sad. Funny, but sad.

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    1. I have a Pinterest board of just heels too! haha! and probably about half of them I would not dare to walk in either. I can do heels, just not anything too crazy...but I still find them fabulous!

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  16. Loving this so much.. i can only dream of wearing such high heels as i cant wear them.. but thoroughly enjoying it.

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  17. Loved this post so much! I love heels, but I do only wear them on occasions!

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  18. I appreciate the tips! I only rarely wear heels. I like how they look and how they make me feel for about half an hour... until my feet start to hurt haha.

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  19. I'm a flip flop person and wear heels maybe once a year. They would probably be more comfortable is I used this product!

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  20. I totally agree wth keeping the heel hight to 2-3 inches. I'm 4'11" and I LOVE stillettos. But when I got pregnant and had my hips displaced a little but anthing over 3 inches kills my back. But now that I;ve got my "normal" body back I can wear heels, but I;ve also really grown to love wedges. They are super comfortable and cute.

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  21. Nothing can boost your confidence like a good pair of heels. I also love Taylor Swift and Victoria Beckham's style!

    Brittany
    www.BeckyandBrittany.com

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  22. I love high heels. The higher the better used to be my motto, but since kids, not so much. I only wear them when we go out, which is really rare, so at least I won't hurt my feet or back. I love those fast flats too.

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  23. Great tips!! I love these! Heels are my favorite, I wear them as much as possible!

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  24. I am not a heel wearer but these look very pretty!

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  25. Heals are so pretty but I just can't wear them anymore... In college I wore heals pretty much every day!

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  26. Love heels... wore them all through pregnancy, but it's much harder to wear them with an active toddler, but I get them in when I can.

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  27. I love looking at heels but they are a pain when worn. I can't even walk straight in them let alone wear them for the entire night (or day).

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  28. You are right... Its a pain in all the wrong places... I had a tough time giving it up :-)

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  29. My favorite pair of heels in this post are T. Swifts. I love me a good pair of heels! Since becoming a mommy though, i always find myself opting for flats. I just can't image taking a tumble while holding my son.

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  30. so this is awkward but I am super heavy with weak ankles. what would you suggest as like a "starter" heels for someone who needs a little extra support?

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  31. I used to wear heels (and love them) but now I feel so awkward and off balance with a baby on one hip and a toddler around my leg!! Haha!

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  32. I have a shoe fetish! I buy heels and then don't wear them. You have inspired me to break them out and strut around :) Great post!

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  33. Love heels and great tips on minimizing the bad effects of wearing them too much!

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  34. I cant leave my house without heels. But I guess I will have to start working on that.

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