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Everything posted by nzfreestyler

  1. happy to help as I mentioned I wear heels openly everyday and with skirts/dresses almost always. If you've got any questions etc just ask me. Cheers
  2. Excellent work ! Tailored pants is the way to go because they keep your legs slender, which is harmonious with a slender high heeled shoe ! I love your pumps too - an open instep (half d'orsay) is a lovely variation. Loving this look too!
  3. My Favourite Shoe: Pumps heel: 4 inches, skinny heel - no thicker than 8mm at ground. (a high heel without being impractical) toe: pointy closed toe (suits all occasions & dresses or pants) color: patent nude, or black kidskin. (you can't get by without these two in your wardrobe) While I like ornamentation (bows etc) on my shoes it isn't essential, any ankle straps etc I avoid because they put a line across the leg which has the visual effect of shortening your legs. Cheers
  4. In my opinion wearing sandals/pumps with a skirt/dress needs smooth legs. Open toes require a pedicure, although open toes in a work environment are often a bit of a no no, I wear pumps to work, but would never be allowed to wear some of my peeps, or mules etc to work. As a full time heel wearer I feel that showing my toes is definitely sort of flirtier than closed toe shoes so I wouldn't do it in a work capacity. I would recommend waxing (shave to approx 5mm length for best results, and then wax, best to get it done professionally because it is much quicker and hurts much less being done to you, rather than doing it yourself. The waxing results last longer than shaving and hair regrowth gets continually finer and continually easier to wax. Shaving makes hair regrowth coarser. If you are going to wear a skirt or a dress regularly like I do, then what I chose was to get IPL/VPL permanent hair removal, where you can shave your legs between treatments (to keep presentable in short term) , each treatment takes a little longer than the waxing treatment, but they are typically 6-8 weeks apart, instead of monthly waxing, and the hair never regrows - after an average of 6 of these IPL/VPLs treatments you will have perfectly hairless legs all the time. No need to have anything done anymore, you can wear a skirt/short shorts etc with bare legs anytime. Whatever you are doing you'll need to exfoliate and then moisturise your legs thoroughly every day. If waxing/shaving this will really help avoid ingrown hairs, and over time it ensures your legs are very smooth and even skin consistency. The trick to showing your legs is having good legs. I found that its easy to wear a shorter dress/skirt once I felt comfortable in my mind that my legs looked ok. Then you find you can work some of the neat fashion hosiery thats out there too ! Hope this helps
  5. I frequently try on skirts/tops and dresses in womens only stores - I just walk in and look for what I like. I might add to that I usually wear high heels amd a skirt/dress anyway so they know I am shopping for myself ! The staff know me now and often try to sell me stuff. I do use the changing rooms to try on (obviously) and sometimes they are busy but I never had any issues, nobody has said anything other than praise. (the good boutiques usually have a range of high heels in the dressing areas, so when you come out to look in the mirrors etc and check fit - you can see how it looks in different heels too if you wear a regular size.
  6. They're a lovely shoe - I could work your heels with almost any of my skirts and tops. Dresses are a bit trickier - they'd need to be a plain colour dress I think. enjoy them - in my humble opinion they are a fab choice.
  7. wear them with skirts would be easier. They're the kind of shoe that goes with any skirt that isn't red? they look like a practical heel height for long wearing too - and what lovely toned pastel colours. The gold studs warm them up nicely!
  8. ha ha - and yet true ! Sure it wasn't easy wearing high heels openly the first time I did it - but it became progressively easier. Nowadays - I wouldn't be without my heels - and I feel better with nice heels on my feet than any flat shoe. Thats just how I feel - high heels make me feel good. To the point though - from my perspective I love wearing heels openly and they make me feel good - I know its the same for women - so I don't see women giving up on high heels any day soon!
  9. perhaps a bit girly but an a-line skirt is extremely flattering on any legs. Also the knee length hemline is the most versatile and flattering hemline. Imagine your outfit with a navy or a nude patent 3-4 inch pump - pointy toe to match the a line silhouette. that would look very polished in my opinion!
  10. yeh .. cleaner lines & tailoring is possible from rear/left side zips - all pretty much the normal.
  11. Great look! I wear womens pants now and again (I prefer a skirt) and yes you guys are right they are often longer in the leg. Bear in mind they will be either a hipster or more of a high waisted style (above your tummy button is normal waist on womens wear) so the high waist if worn low can make the leg appear longer. Often depending on the style of leg - if flared a little or a slacker fit they will often allow for covering the heel - so the leg length is intended to allow for approx a 4 inch high heel. More fitted styles taper and are often slightly above the ankle to showcase the shoes - and therefore noticeable shorter. I suppose you might want to avoid the rear zips that a lot of womens pants have - I have several that have cleaner lines on the front because the zipper is on the back or on my left hip.
  12. As a pump wearer most days I am used to it now. Different style show my toes. A little toe cleavage is more comfortable than high across the toes - but then too much cleavage and the shoe doesn't fit so well. I think it depends on the shape of the toe - short pointy toe is ok for showing some toes - especially if the shoe is open instep or very low cut on the sides. Long pointy toes might look weird with a little toe cleavage? I don't mind it - if the shoe fits....and I like the overall silhouette ... I'll wear it.
  13. oh bugger.... I was kind of hopeful they might be more like a single sole pump. Thats why I like non platforms because I enjoy the lightweight and the flexibility of the toe etc (obviously I like the heel to be sturdy - thats a given)
  14. I like the floating platform. I don't wear platforms (well I have a few - but hardly wear them) and I wonder what that style of platform is like - does the toe still flex etc or is it rigid and unflexible like most platform soles are?
  15. very nice ! I didn't know Nine West do 5 inchers - I haven't seen any here to try on. Are they a suede?
  16. its sort of funny I got my first pair a long time ago - the kind of shoe you get just to have it cause its such an iconic shoe. They are not my favourite shoe shape/silhouette, they are comfy (when you get sizings right) but I get so many compliments in them. I think it is just the lean heel shape - which I don't like that much (give me the skinny So Kate or Hot Chick heel anyday) that makes the shoe popular. I am wearing them again after a haitus of several years and instantly getting compliments and the shoes often recognised for what they are. I suppose its like choosing something thats ok in my mind but I know is most popular with others.(probably sums up a lot of fashion trends and why we wear them?)
  17. yeh true you have to try them on. I find they do stretch a lot too.
  18. thanks Rockpup I have 2 Hot Chicks and they are definitely very high but not bad to wear because they have a great curvature in the arch (unlike the Piggale which is not so curved underfoot)
  19. I like the classic shape of those heels. A lot of the newer trendy heels (of which I am guilty of having too) have the heel more rear-mounted on the shoe rather than the classical shape with the heel inset a bit. The styles depicted here are nicer to wear & walk in than the rear mounted heel styles (they just balance better). As for height - well in my opinion 4 inches is plenty high enough for daytime, and I can do normal stuff in 4's, such as carry a large box, or walk miles etc, whereas the higher heels that I am guilty of wearing are not practical for every activity that might normally occur in a day - so you end up limiting what you do, or having to be helped - which is not always practical ! Its not graceful if you have to change your shoes to do something - we should wear shoes that we can keep on. Heels are still big here in NZ - they're keeping high but going chunkier - and they're getting big big platforms which are both ugly in my opinion - and awkward to wear. Lightweight stiletto heels are comfiest to wear in my opinion and if they're comfy then we keep them on longer!
  20. Hi MackyHeels, the Anouk is a nice shoe but I find I don't like the heel as much as the so kate heel - which is just gorgeous. The pigalle is a bit ugly and is a staple workhorse shoe in my mind. The best CL is without doubt the Hot Chick - it is high but has superb arch support, just so good on my foot.. nb. that video of slipping on a hot chick - they are so steep that - that is quite hard to do without running the risk of damaging the heel cup of your shoe - which one doesn't want to do!
  21. yeh its weird they have changed. I prefer the shape of the black python but its the toe that has become longer and the heel is a little lower but because of the longer toe it rises a little steeper. Can hardly tell when they're on - but neither shoe has that good curved arch support of the hot chick. The extra 10mm heel height in the hot chick and all of a sudden Mr L decides to provide a great arch support for us all. Perhaps he should wear his Pigalles for a day and see how he goes?
  22. If you haven't got a pair get the so kate instead. the heel is much better!! some comparison pics on
  23. folks, it also is a little bit of a mixed blessing because well - wearing heels is drawing attention. Everyone looks towards that clickety clack sound. You can't stop that. I too always try to dress well - and I do present a girly look - but during the day I mostly wear closer to my knee skirt or an on trend maxis skirt and in the evening well my hemline might get shorter. I do try to present a polished coordinated look at all times because I believe thats a big part of it.
  24. oh ok. I suppose that would help...Doh! Hang on then... Pigalle - Blue Neptune Python (new) vs Black Python (4+ yrs old) The new heel is about 5mm lower, the new outer profile of the shoe is taller around the foot and across the toe - not quite as pretty looking. Pretty much feels the same except you can feel the lower cut toe and side in the original pigalle on your little toes and the outside edges of your foot. The new shoe is missing the elastic retainer in the heel which is great for helping heel lift when they've been on for hours and you tend to slip down them more - or with stockings its much better. Side On - inside of the pumps Side On - outside of the pumps Heels Toes do I put them on too ?
  25. Hey howdy all, Just wondering if anyone else has noticed the changes to the CL Pigalle ? I just bought a new pair (after a Louboutin Hiatus) and they felt different than I recalled when I tried them out. Only once I was home I dug around for an old pair and they have changed quite a bit!
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