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  1. Every once in a while someone will offer a complement about something we are wearing. For me, it's generally, "Hey I like your boots" but occasionally I get a complement on my whole outfit. I thought it would be interesting to collect the complements we have gotten into one thread, in addition to the posts in other topical threads (duplication is encouraged). Pictures of the complemented item are also encouraged. __________________________________________________ Let me start with an unexpected remark I received this morning. I was playing music for a pancake breakfast at a friend's church (any gig in a storm). I was there as "The Musician" so I could get away with wearing almost anything. This morning I wore jean print leggings, A Hudson Bay knit turtleneck, and "Its Ok" Mobile boots that have a 3" wedge heel and tasseled fringe. I had played for about an hour and a half and took a break for some pancakes when a guy in his low 80's commented, "I really like your boots". I was really taken aback by this old guy (old, as compared even to me). I replied, "Thanks, there outrageous aren't they". He said, "Yeah, but I really like them." _________________________________________________ Ok folks, let's hear some of your stories.
  2. Unfortunately when selected size 11 it returned "No items found."
  3. I mentioned in another thread that I just gotten a John McCutcheon CD of children's songs and after listening to them I realized they were for adults too. I offer this for problem resolution: Let Someone Else Decide
  4. That seems to happen a lot on Tuesdays. It may not look like much but 5/16" is a lot when it's already 5" off the ground. As Clint Eastwood said in Magnum Force (1973), "A mans got to know his limitations". I hit the same limit at 5". I have a pair of boots at 5 1/2" that are just difficult to walk in, but 4"ers are feeling better and better all the time. By the way, they are both great looking shoes. Congratulations on a great find. Also note that the heel tip on the taller shoe is flared. When it comes time to replace the tips on the lower pair, I recommend having the tips flared as it extends the life of the hip at least 50%.
  5. Great boots! The show starts at 1:40.
  6. Great the mini (shoes ain't bad either).
  7. The temperature was in the upper 60F (19C) with lightly cloudy skies and I needed to do a little shopping so it seemed like a great day to go out and about wearing a gray knit dress, white hose and gray OTK boots with 4" block heels. I decided to complete things with a good face, hair, earrings and a necklace. If I remember to hold my stomach in the dress doesn't look too bad, but I'm still standing 6'4" so it is hard to blend in. My first stop was my favorite thrift store where, out in the parking lot, one of the make clerks, who had never seen me wearing hair before, called out a "Hello there, what did you do to your hair?" I just fingered my hair and threw him a smile and he waved back.. In the store I wandered around but didn't see anything I couldn't live without. The next stop was Staples (office supply) where I bought some refills for the cutest Post It note dispenser I have ever seen. The next stop was Sam' Club where I just needed a few things so I didn't wander around too much. The only thing "interesting" was hoisting the 42lb (19K) container of cat litter while wearing 4" heels. I stopped at my second favorite thrift store and found a John McCutcheon CD with a ton of children's songs I had never heard before but plan to add to my repertoire. I tried on three pair of size 11 boots but alas they were too small. The last stop was Kroger (grocery) where it was also a quick in and out. I really didn't do much "shopping" as I have my eye on a new pair of boots, and the gloves I recently bought has made a dent in my "discretionary" budget.
  8. For a long time I wore a beard and went out and about wearing thigh boots with 5" stiletto heels. The beard, in my mind, made sure I didn't try serious CD. I did have a lot of fun wearing my boots and even a skirt but there were a number of hhplace members that did not understand why I kept my beard. After a while I didn't understand it either and shaved it off. The only comment I got for a good friend was, "I never liked it anyway." I've been having fun ever since. Like you say, "Its' a process" and my only advice is let yourself be yourself.
  9. If you replace "high heels" with "tall boots", that's me. The people that see me all the time don't question my footwear, except when I'm not wearing boots. Folks that have never seen me before sometimes take a second look and I see it is an opportunity for public education. I haven't received a negative comment for a long time.
  10. Great look!. Daisy Duke shorts are at least 3" shorter. Your legs look great but don't forget that the gals discovered that sheer hose make them look even better.
  11. Welcome to the forum. Although we are primarily about shoes/boots and heels, there are a bunch of folks that enjoy your hobby. You're wearing great shoes, and by the way, makeup is fun.
  12. I went to on out doors jam session with the temperature in the upper 80sF (32C) with the humidity in the 80% range (the jam session was ended when it started raining). I wore shorts and had dug out an old pair of crocks and really felt embarrassed wearing them. As we were leaving one of my buddies looked at my feet and said, "Where's your boots?". It seems I have a reputation to uphold.
  13. The unrestored image looks good, but do what you can to preserve it.
  14. The water isn't that deep. This site is primarily about heels, and your do look great, but many of us do venture into alternate clothing style and image presentations. I have always counseled that you need to really like the image you see in a full length mirror, but I'm going to add to that you also have to say, "I feel good wearing this" or "Wearing this makes me feel good". Feeling good relies on you definition of "good" which could range from excited to calm and collected. From your post, it seems like you have already discovered this. I have an affinity for leather. I tend to shop thrift stores and for a couple of years one shop always had a leather skirt, in my size, on the rack every time I went in. I bought a lot of leather skirts/pants so I have a large collection. I have done all leather outfits but I prefer to use leather as an accent or contrast; leather skirt with a fabric top, leather jacket with fabric skirt. Although I really like leather clothing, I don't find it that comfortable to wear and that is taking on a larger degree of importance (that happens when you get old). There is lots of good advice here, and it on the web so it has to be true. Be comfortable and happy in your own skin. If that is supported by high heels and clad in leather or flip flops and sweat pants/shirts or some where in between, it is you that has to be comfortable and happy.
  15. I went shopping at Sam's Club and Krogers (grocery) today wearing an outfit I had never worn before. The dress features flared sleeves and is reasonably short. I added a belt and wore hose with sandals with a 1½" platform and 5½" heels. This is a @CAT style "leggy" look. Today I felt like the character in Paul Stookey's Talking Candy Bar Blues, "Every bodies looking... Every bodies staring... at me". None of the folks I know at Sams were on duty so I was like walking into a brand new store and the parking lot, thus the store, was packed. In addition those shoes put me a full head taller than anyone else. I did my shopping as I normally do but I was aware of being noticed. Krogers was more "normal". Folks just ignored me and I had a register clerk that knew me. She is probably only 5'2" on her tip toes so I was towering over her (at least it looked that way to me). I must have presented myself confidently because no one said a thing and everyone just let me go about my business. I'm still trying to figure out what was so different. It is the first time I have worn this dress. and one of the few times I have worn those sandals. The outfit needed a necklace but I really think I missed wearing my boots. In the past I have noticed that wearing boots is a mental crutch that really does embolden me like nothing else. That is probably because I have been presenting that image for a long time and am totally comfortable with it. Nobody ever said, "Change is easy", at least if they were being honest. The big change today was the shoes. They are comfortable and I think they looked good but they were a really different experience. I'm relating to the new folks that go out in heels for the first time. I should look around for a pair that are lower. Not that walking was a problem but being heads above the crowd made blending in a challenge. Oh well, it was a learning experience, and I did get my shopping done.
  16. It does sound like you have taken a big step in your heeling. HappyinHeels in right that the desire to wear heels will not fade. That is based on many posts here and personal experience. Now is the time to listen to your wife closer than you have ever listened before! Put yourself in her shoes (metaphorically, I know you're a 13 and they won't fit). Is she seeing a change? I was very serious in my previous post... Quality work takes time.
  17. I don't recall the last time I wore a "new" pair of jeans. After I discovered how many comfortable jeans were available at thrift stores for next to nothing prices...
  18. First Welcome to the forum. There are lots of folks here that can relate to how heels are fitting into your life (and your feet into them). Looks like you have great taste in shoes. The second pair could be worn anywhere and raise nary an eyebrow. Never say never... Quality work takes time. As far as "coming out of the closet"... It's starting to get crowded in here. Enjoy your heels.
  19. I don't know what part of the country you're from or how close heeling venues are to you but let me suggest a few that generally attract folks that don't care what you have on your feet. Art Museums Libraries Bookstores Post Office Shoe Stores It really is all about presenting yourself with confidence. In many other posts I have talked about liking what you see in a full length mirror. If you don't like that image, don't go out. For some, there is a certain amount of "I dare you to say something" bravado about wearing heels in public. That is a little more adventurous then my style so I cant offer advice. My best outing is if no one pays any attention next is if I get a "You look nice" or "Nice boots"comment. Regardless of how you approach public heeling, you have to have confidence in yourself. By the way, public heeling is a great way to boots you confidence in yourself. You have to say, with your demeanor, "Yep, I'm wearing heels, I like them, and I think they look good". Ok. Off my soap box. Absolutely no excuse for not having great looking shoes/boots. By the way, Knee high boots over jeans is a great look and an easy one for guys to present. Enjoy your heels.
  20. Not ready for the fashion police... but it was comfortable.
  21. Funny, I've never had a pair of boots do that to me, even in 90F (32C) weather.
  22. I just received these 80cm gloves custom made. It only took a couple of days to have them made and shipped, the other couple of weeks was transit. There was no additional charge for the customization. They fit... like a glove. Unfortunately the temperatures today are headed for the 90sF (33C) so leather boots and gloves are for an air conditioned area. I'm still not sure I like this image for public presentation, but it sure does feel good to wear. I was into gloves long before I was into boots so this is coming full circle. I had another pair of long gloves that I posted about long ago and I literally wore them out. I think I will cut off the fingertips of those gloves and make them fingerless. I could even play guitar with them on. They also make these gloves in suede. I have always thought thigh boots were opera gloves for the feet. __________________________________________ This white satin top and mini skirt show off the gloves and make them easier to pull on and off. But still not good for 90F weather.
  23. Very nice. Pointy on both ends.
  24. One last shot: I thought I remembered that Illustrator could do this. It took a bit of research to regain the skill. I'll let JeffB get back to posting about jaunts.