Today, I decided to add some minimal height and throw on a basic pair of black, leather wedges. A wardrobe staple for me.. comparable to a black heel for many girls. Most days at work, you will find me in ballet flats. I used to wear heels every day when I worked as a teller for Wells Fargo and that required me standing all day long! What was I thinking?!! My shoes didn't even show! (I was also younger and not so practical then). At one point, I felt like I could run in heels. Now I feel like an awkward freak-one of those women on a makeover show that when they reappear it is clear they have never stepped foot in a heel! I need to get re-accustomed to wearing them. I just wear flats because they are comfortable and practical. I think they are sleek enough to go with most dressed up outfits if you know how to pair them correctly. I would rather be comfortable the entire night out than be sporting the latest heel and have my feet be killing me! I did that for years and realized that most the time, in the dark night clubs, restaurants and bars, no one even notices. But if they make you feel happy, and they don't kill your feet, then wear em! I do love the way they make an outfit look. They are sexy. I just need to buy a fab pair that will make me want to wear them and suffer through the associated pain. I am 5'8''-5'9'' and just now getting to the point where I am owning my height. I'm 27 and at the point where I don't care if I can see over most men's heads in heels. The fiance is 6'3'', so I don't run into this issue with him! ;) Just as a shorter person gets comments all the time about their height, I get it about mine. Constantly. Even today, with only my 3'' wedges on..I get "How tall ARRREEE you?" Like said in a way that I am deformed.. a freak of nature...Well how tall are you?!
Again, please do ignore the background and lighting. I have been taking these photos in my office bathroom for convenience. I am in the process of refurbishing a baroque style mirror at home, so once that is done, the background and lighting will improve!
Jacket: Express-( I really like how the sleeves flare at the bottom..adds something to it), Top: BCBGgeneration (old), Rose Gold Necklace: ByBellaCollection, Jeans: Nordstrom, Black Leather Wedges: Nine West
It was second day hair today, so instead of fussing with it, I threw it up in a sock bun..been doing that a lot lately! Thank you Lauren Conrad! ;)