HappyinHeels

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About HappyinHeels

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  • Birthday 02/01/1961

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    Wisconsin, USA
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    Enjoy traveling, sports, and the great outdoors. Also like general fashion. Usually wear bootcut jeans, with boots or pumps in winter and wedges or other heeled sandals in other months and have paired these with some other items such as blouses or jewelry. I do enjoy higher heels above 5" and have occasionally worn 6-7" heels to different social settings.
  1. Here is a photo of my "Cecilia" wedges (6.5" high) from Bakers back in 2011. I have them in nude and white. Liked them so much I got a second pair in nude. I have worn them in about a dozen states. I have about 35 pairs of wedges all together. Have worn them typically shopping, to restaurants, an to two outdoor weddings. Very stable and depending on styling can be worn to stylish events. These go well with jeans or dresses and they always get good reviews. HappyinHeels
  2. I looked at my post on this topic from 2014 and not much has changed. I do it more myself now as the lady who did it before is older and less accesible than before. Life is so short, enjoy your feet, your heels, and your nail colour!!! Or like mlroseplant, go au naturel! HappyinHeels
  3. LuvStiletto, Cali, et al, I agree. I have the DSW card and give the member# and not the phone number they expect. This seems to amaze them. I say it's just another number. I can't remember the last time I didn't wear heels info a DSW. I've said before you get far better service if you are up front about for whom you are shopping and wearing heels into the store removes any doubt. It also makes a statement the world had better meet you on your terms. Dignity and respect should be extended equally to women or men irrespective of whether they wear heels or not. The prospective sale is what is really in play. HappyinHeels
  4. I love the craggy heights of my heels.... 5", 6", 7" oh my!!! 1-4" is for flat landers. HappyinHeels
  5. The reason this story is quite relevant is because Payless carries size 11 and 12. So many shoe stores follow the 6-10 business model and may get sizes 5.5 and 11 on a subsequent order of a good seller.
  6. I forgot to mention these 7" wedges were made by TonyShoes in California via a special order made at my friend's shoes store, skyscraperheels, in Chicago. The bottom is pure cork and the cognac top is real leather. They cost me about $140 including tax in 2014. They are very comfortable! HappyinHeels
  7. mlroseplant, Many 5+" wedges are from a few years ago when heels were higher. You can still find such shoes at callitspring stores, stevemadden stores, dsw stores, charlotte russe stores, and rossdressforless stores, and these websites; amiclubwear.com, justfab.com and others. heels.com also has these type of shoes. I once had a pair of 7" wedge heels made for me as a slingback via TOnySHoes.com
  8. mlroseplant, I'm gong to guess you're up and will be leaving for work in about an hour. A neighbor in Iowa! Me too but in only 30 minutes. I do my toes and feet about every two weeks or so. I shave my entire legs every time in the shower. It makes the showers longer, about 14 minutes in total, but it is entirely worth it. Given your investment in shoes already (and maybe hosiery as well), I think you should just keep the whole thing shaved. Two cents from a neighbor. HappyinHeels
  9. luuko, I don't know your age or experience with heels but do advise you to try on the shoes you want in the store and not order from the internet. There is simply too much variation in shoes to guess from a computer photo. Once you try on shoes in-person you will wonder why you didn't do it before. Ask anyone here. One thing to do is go to any shoe website and click the size info box. It usually shows sizes for US,Canada, UK, EU,Japan, and maybe Mexico. It also shows the measurement in inches or centimetres. Measure your foot and then select the next higher measurement in inches or cm. Buy the shoe which corresponds to that UK size. There are indeed inserts and shoe stretchers to modify the fit. If nothing else most shoes are packed in tissue paper. Save some and put it where it is needed. A shoe 1/2 size too small can be stretched a 1/2 size bigger but you should have experience in this. If not then follow the other advice above. Buy what you want and not what you think you must settle for. HappyinHeels
  10. The statement you are making Jeff is you are making the world see you on your which is what I have always said is the foundation of confidence.....and you have plenty of that. Your skirts and my stiletto heels just blending into the great mosaic of life. HappyinHeels
  11. Yes, wearing heels does tone the calves for sure. Yesterday I visited my friend's shoe store in Chicago as well as a Steve Madden store in the "Bucktown" area which always has edgier styles than the outlet store at the Fashion Outlets Mall by O'Hare Airport. I wore my NineWest ankle wedge boots and my Jessica Simpson "Carlow" sandals. Good times. I showed my shoe friend this site and tried to set him up as a new member but I had to go before his validation code came back. His store sells higher heels (skyscraperheels.com) most of which are US-made and his sizes go to US16. I hope he enjoys this forum and see more sales as a result. Maybe a few of our members will buy some "work heels" like you have HappyinHeels
  12. luvmaryjanes, You should get the Macys card. A few years ago I bought some jewelry there for my wife and got talked into their card which I only now use for buying heels once in a while. I keep the balance at zero. Macys is very cool with guys buying heels or anything else. HappyinHeels
  13. Wow JK, I'm impressed. Both with your neighbourhood as well as with your "yard pumps". Never walked on soft ground. Wedge sandals are another story. I have done easy hikes on dirt trails in wedges and have walked around my yard a lot in such sandals. Kudos to you! HappyinHeels
  14. AJ777, You had the courage and confidence to wear what you wanted and where you wanted to wear it. All your future success and confidence builds from this experience and this moment. I'm not sure any "lesson" was lost since you still got a positive interaction. Many noticed and one person took the time to pass on your shoes were noticed. Many have said before if you will be noticed but are either unaware or unaffected by it because there was no meaningful effect on your day's or night's activities. What people notice on your feet, body, or elsewhere is a completely normal result of being out in public. To the extent any of this background effect matters is entirely up to you. You had the confidence of character to dress the way you wanted BEFORE the encounter by the store greeter so what has really changed now? Nothing really important. You have now a piece of useful information which should actually help reinforce your confidence. You did what you wanted and the Earth did not rotate off its axis. I have said whatever one does is best executed, and ultimately admired, when it carried out with confidence. You may have already know that subconsciously and now you know it tangibly. That's a good thing. Keep striding, keep moving, and keep your head held high. And don't hide your heels as your money and patronage are just as good as anyone else's. HappyinHeels
  15. Jura, What I didn't say was I encourage you to wear heels for as much of your trip as possible. Wear boots in colder or rural areas and perhaps sandals or pumps in the warmer and urban areas. You can get gas, get a coffee, or stop to eat wearing some type of heeled shoe without much notice these days. All depends on how it is put together. You can check into a hotel or family-run motel wearing your heels and not really have to think about it. These days if you are minding your business and are spending money that is all that matters. You may get nice comments in the cities and may even get a few in the rural areas. Wherever you go and wear just do it with confidence. Americans like confident people and it shows the world you are not afraid. I think most people worldwide like confident but courteous people. I think a great trip awaits you. Los Angeles and area is good to find and wear heels. Flagstaff is beautiful and accepting of all sorts of people. Chicago is a good place to shop and wear whatever you want. New York City is a mix of everything imaginable. You could wear everything from thigh-high boots to pumps to wedge sandals as a man and just blend into the urban mosaic that is NYC. What can you say about a place where a man and a woman standing together wearing 7" heels can both be complimented equally on their outfits?? I think NYC appreciates style and expression carried off with confidence. It is a very confident place indeed. Some of the shopping is unique in the USA so be prepared. HappyinHeels