After meeting with Kathryn a few weeks ago and hearing some sort-of-friendly comments from a guy about how he's never seen me wear heels, I've decided to up (literally) my shoe choices.
I've been somewhat successful with incorporating some more height in my shoe wardrobe. Now, the problem is that I've redetermined the real reason why I don't wear heels (often). I am not graceful. How do these girls waltz so beautifully around on four inches? I wonder this to myself all the time when I'm walking around NYC in my ballet flats and sandals.
The J. Crew Etta Pumps and Mari Sandals have been a wonderful addition and I've found quite a few ways to wear them already. I definitely have to brace myself for wearing them for an extended period of time. Gravity isn't kind to me when I'm wearing them, that is for sure. I also give myself a little bit of a break in between wears so my feet and my fear of heights can recover a little bit.
My solution for the summer? Wedges.
But none of these crazy five inch, platform toe wedges. Walking on those must take skills that I was clearly not blessed with. I know myself well enough to know that those would be absolute no-gos. (Unless twisted ankles is in this summer and I missed that memo!)
The wedges I picked have great heel height! You get the benefits of a bit of extra height (hello long legs!), but also the safety and comfort of flats. Sign. Me. Up.
I have the Lilly wedges and they're amazing. I broke them out this weekend for the first time this year and I was reminded as to how wonderful they are! They were the shoes I wore for graduation too; so perfect.
I also have the Jack Rogers Mid Wedge sandals. I wore them last year to a party I co-hosted with Jack Rogers.
I like to be able to walk and still get the extra boost of height with my shoes. Anyone else feel the same way?