Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Low Heels Week - Gold and Brown

When I decided to do this theme week, these are the shoes that I thought of wearing first. But - shock of shocks! - they are actually 3" heels!
They are Aerosoles and you can see how squooshy they are - super comfy! They have lots of padding and I can shop in them for hours with no soreness.

Who'da thunk it?
Sorry for the boring outfit - I've been having a very stressful time at work lately, and I didn't plan any of my outfits ahead this week (just quickly grabbed stuff the night before). I should wear some yellow to cheer up.

The sweater is the last new-to-me non-accessory item that I got before Christmas - finally wore it! It's 80% merino wool, blended with nylon and a touch of spandex. Not itchy at all (I'm wearing a camisole underneath). It was around $12 in a thrift store.

The stuff:
I think part of what makes these shoes not feel like a 3" heel is that the heel is set lower under the foot - it's centred directly below my heel and keeps my foot from pushing forward in the shoe and mushing my toes together. The T-strap also keeps these really stable, as does the cap on the heel (since it's nice and wide).

Every time I see these shoes in the closet, I think, "Maybe it's time to toss those granny shoes," but then I wear them and I get a bunch of compliments. They are three years old and starting to get some wear, but I guess for now they'll stay.

Sweater (Banana Republic, thrifted), skirt (Jacob, consignment), shoes (Aerosoles), necklace (Plum), earrings (Foxy).

21 comments:

  1. Granny shoes?!? As if. Those are totally awesome. I think wearing a basic outfit with simple chic accessories can be fabulous with a great pair of shoes.

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  2. I love Aerosoles shoes, and those are great! Very bendy. :-)

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  3. Wow! I'm wearing Aerosoles in this picture but they're not so sex-ay.
    http://wendybrandes.com/blog/2008/03/leggings-flashback/

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  4. I enjoy the warm tones of this outfit! And you're right, those heels don't look like they're three inches, but I believe you :) I have some "granny shoes" too that I always consider throwing away, but like you, I end up wearing them and liking them every time...so, yeah! Anyway, you look hoooooottttt in a mini!!

    xx

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  5. You should totally put a thick white Arial "WTF" under that second picture and make it a LOLsheila...

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  6. I love Aerosoles for that exact same reason - super comfy. Plus, most the winter boots fit the larger calf!

    What is the length on your necklaces? I try to do the long necklaces, but can't seem to get the right length.

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  7. Sorry to hear you're stressin', lady. And this outfit is far from boring - it's sleek and chic all the way.

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  8. I think this outfit makes you look so tiny!!! It seriously flatters you. Hope the stress leaves you soon.

    Lisa in Ohio

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  9. See - heels really DO give pizazz to an outfit! And those are great! You look fabulous in that short skirt, too.

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  10. Great shoes, Aerosoles are the best... and you look amazing in that mini :o) !!!

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  11. That's far from being a boring outfit - the colours, the shoes, and the fit work great together!

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  12. Hi, and thanks for commenting, Ecc3ntricCynic (that's quite a handle). Thanks very much - I will not be so hard on myself. :) PS - I love the Rachel Morgan books.

    Thanks, Bianca! I have had Aerosoles that killed my feet, but these ones are awesome.

    Ha! Wendy, Aerosoles have come a long way, haven't they? You're so adorable in those pictures.

    Thanks, Julia. I measured them, thay are really 3"! Granny chic rules - I must accept this.

    Ha, Johnny! Maybe next time I'm making another goofy face.

    TexNY, like I mentioned above, it depends on the shoe. I am not sure what the length is (long? ha!). I always try them on and see where they hit before I buy.

    Aw, thanks, Sal. I know it will pass (hopefully soon).

    Thanks, Lisa in Ohio! I have been working to get back down below my goal weight, so that means a lot. Thank you very much for your kind words and for commenting. :)

    Rebecca - I do love pizzazz! I have thrown that "no minis after 35" rule right out the window, hah! Thank you!

    Lorena, thanks so much!

    Thank you, Anonymous.

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  13. Gold shoes rock! You look so 60's chic in this outfit, and the gold shoes work much better than go go boots would!

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  14. Oooooo, I just LOVE that miniskirt on you!!! It looks fantastic with that sweater and necklace, too.

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  15. Sheila, that outfit is not at all "boring". You look amazing, chic, simply elegant.... and look at the legs on you woman! Wow!

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  16. Thanks, Tat! I guess I associate boring with monochrome, but you're right, it's not boring. Thank you so much! Hey, when you're a "certain age" you have to work with what you've got, hah!

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  17. Could you be any cuter? I really like the mini and the necklaces with the classic outfit. Of course I can't stop without mentioning the shoes. They are the perfect shade of gold and very cute.

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  18. Seriously NOT boring. Muted in color perhaps, but not at all boring. Check out your short skirt, Girl. Your legs are 10 miles long!

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  19. So NOT a boring outfit -- chic, simple, classic yes, but nothing you wear could EVER be boring :D

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  20. Thanks so much, Tina! You're so good for my ego. Aw.

    Kayleigh, so great to see you! Thank you!

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