I have always been a jeans and t-shirts kind of girl. With this combo I wear converse or plimsolls, sometimes ugg boots; but never high heels.
I do own dresses for when I go out and want to be a bit dressier, but they’re always worn with sandals, or my plimsolls if the dress isn’t too girly; but never high heels.
I do own heels, 3 pairs to be exact; strappy sparkly ones that I wore to my prom 6 years ago, red satin ones to match the red dress I wore as bridesmaid at my sister’s wedding 2 years ago, and black peep toe heels that I bought cheaply to practice the art of walking in high heels in preparation for following my sister down the aisle; yes I am very Bambi-like when wearing them.
And not only am I Bambi-like when walking in high heels, the heels I own just don’t seem to go with any of my clothes. So I stick to flats.
Only… when I am out with others who are wearing high heels, I tend to feel small, literally and metaphorically. I feel like a child and very un-feminine when these girls teeter over me in their glamorous footwear.
At my cousin’s wedding a few weeks ago, I wore a gorgeous maxi dress, with simple accessories, and felt pretty damn hot; however, when I see my cousin’s daughter, looking very fashionable in a short dress with high heels at the end of her long stocking covered legs, I felt like a child again.
Do heels really represent all that is feminine and mature?
I’m going to have to say yes. Yes they do.
Shopping with a friend a few days ago, I spotted a pair of gorgeous black ankle boots heels. I tried them on and instantly fell in love, falling a little more in love when I get to the checkout and find that they have been discounted. As soon as I got home, I styled an outfit to go with them, and wore them that night.
I was still Bambi-like when trying to navigate the uneven path from the boyfriend’s 4×4 to a restaurant and out to a pub but I didn’t fall over or even lose my balance. Chuffed.
I felt tall, feminine, sexy and very womanly. And all due to pair of high heels. Who would’ve thought a pair of shoes could make someone feel all that.
I’m already thinking of buying a second pair in a different colour.
I know this is rather frivolous but it is amazing how clothes can make you feel and how changing one thing can make all the difference; an outfit I would usually wear with flats felt more visually appealing with a pair of heels, so making me feel more visually appealing.
I do still need to practice walking in heels, get rid of that awkward step I seem to acquire in them and get a natural rhythm, but other than that I’m so glad I purchased these heels. Only £22.99 for instant glam and femininity. Not a shabby deal really.