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The High Heeled Ruminations Of Melrose Plant


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9 hours ago, Shyheels said:

Who preys anymore?

Certainly not for those who invented autocorrect. May they all be sent to Hello

Headmaster's report: 'Shyheels sets himself a very low standard in his writing and consistently fails to reach it.'

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Sometimes, you have one of those mornings when everything comes together. Sunday morning was not that morning. I had an idea of what I wanted to wear, and it centered around the shoes, but I didn't decide until the last minute exactly what those were going to be. I settled on my Steve Madden "Daisie" pumps in tan patent. These are the shorter of the two Daisies at 4 3/8", and also the tighter. Although I bought them on Poshmark, they were brand new in the box, and were almost impossible to get on when I first got them. I figured I'd better wear them some, get them stretched out a little bit and assess their true utility. I'll skip to the end on that part--they're fine. They are a little snug, but not in a horrible, debilitating way. After three hours, more than 50% of that standing, they were still fine. In fact, rather better in places.

The basic problem with me wearing lighter colored shoes is that I don't really have any lighter colored suits to go with them. Actually, I do, but I didn't want to wear those on this particular week for tailoring reasons I won't get into now. So I began to think of all the chicks I've seen get away with a dark colored outfit and light colored shoes, and I thought I could pull it off.

To make a long story short, several changes of clothes later, this is what I ended up with--NOT how I had envisaged this at all. By this time it was too late to change any more, so I had to go with it. I snapped a mirror selfie (yes, that mirror needs to be cleaned) and sent it off to my fashion advisor/friend up in Minneapolis, basically saying, "Oh well, here we go, just as I am without one plea!" However, much to my surprise, I received several compliments on my outfit over the course of the morning, shown here in reasonable detail in a picture with my sis, who was visiting this weekend from a long way away.

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That's a good look. I've been mismatching shoe color for yrs in much greater levels than you show here. It's actually well received.

Your sister is taller than you with less heel. 

Must have been your parents children were limited to just so many total inches and there wasn't enough for you. 🙂

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12 minutes ago, spikesmike said:

JKrenzer: mlroseplant got lucky. Being shorter gave him an excuse to wear high heels. Also, if his feet are smaller than his sisters feet -- good, no theft.  Mike

Yah, kinda lucky. I'm only 5 10 so I'm fine at any heel height too. Just hard to wash the top of vehicles, heels help that cause too.

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48 minutes ago, Jkrenzer said:

Yah, kinda lucky. I'm only 5 10 so I'm fine at any heel height too. Just hard to wash the top of vehicles, heels help that cause too.

Also cleaning the top of your refrigerator and reaching the top shelf in your kitchen cabinates.

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22 hours ago, Jkrenzer said:

That's a good look. I've been mismatching shoe color for yrs in much greater levels than you show here. It's actually well received.

Your sister is taller than you with less heel. 

Must have been your parents children were limited to just so many total inches and there wasn't enough for you. 🙂

I wasn't so much thinking of mismatched shoe color, it was more of everything else. You see, I had originally intended to wear a black jacket. I tried on two different black jackets, and it turns out that both of them are missing buttons. Curses! The only other possibility to my mind, without changing everything, was this tan jacket, which sort of matched my shoes. However, it has a houndstooth pattern, and I was wearing a shirt with a bit of a stripe in it. Not to mention the purple tie (proper liturgical color for Lent).

My sister and I would be the same height, but for the fact that she's got twice the usual amount of neck!

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Well done. My basement is cluttered too.

I've never done a YouTube video, maybe someday. Hope you do more with your shoes. I looked through your main YouTube video posts, didn't see this one in there. Does YouTube take a while to open them up for general viewing if one doesn't have a direct link?

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21 hours ago, Jkrenzer said:

Well done. My basement is cluttered too.

I've never done a YouTube video, maybe someday. Hope you do more with your shoes. I looked through your main YouTube video posts, didn't see this one in there. Does YouTube take a while to open them up for general viewing if one doesn't have a direct link?

I've got this video "unlisted," as I was merely using Youtube as a convenient way to share it with y'all. Let's face it, Youtube is a cruel, cruel place. I don't need that kind of abuse.

18 hours ago, pebblesf said:

Glad I found your youtube channel!  Love those lawnboys and that cool international truck

Alas, the International has not been with us for over 10 years. However, the Lawn Boy collection still is. As my son has taken it over, it has become populated with much older mowers in general. As you can see, it has been a long, long time since I made any videos of any sort.

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  • 3 weeks later...

It is already the last day of March, and I am happy to report that my goal of walking an average of 20 miles or 32 km per month, along with some other lifestyle changes, has resulted in some significant improvement in my physical self. An unintended benefit of this is that I can now fit into pants that I should have given away a long time ago, while still being able to keep everything from before--they just aren't quite as sausage casing-like. It may not seem like much distance to some, but it's evidently doing something! For reference, after one quarter of a year, so far I have walked more total distance in 2023 than I did for each of the entire years of 2017-18-19. Also, I have walked a major fraction of what I did in 2020-21-22.

Just to be clear, I'm talking about high heel walking. I don't do flattie walking on purpose, and even if I occasionally do, I certainly don't record it.

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I need to find more motivation to get out - cycling, walking, going to the gym have all fallen off dramatically since I had Covid last year. Really having a time regaining the energy. I’m hoping spring will be more a time if renewal!

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I was hoping to post a picture of my new JS sandals, but they where too big. So back they went, and hope the lower size fits.

I've been wearing knee high boots this year and the many "nice boots" I've gotten just isn't worth a post.

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I’ve got a really nice new pair of knee boots - bit they have sturdy soles and low heels for the off-grid lifestyle I’ll soon be adapting and so don’t really fit the category of “high heels”. Lovely knee boots though…

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Evidently, I'm getting a pair of thigh boots soon. It's a rather long story as to why, but I guess they will show up on my doorstep any day now, just in time for spring. :penitent: I will let you know how that turns out.

 

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2 hours ago, mlroseplant said:

Evidently, I'm getting a pair of thigh boots soon. It's a rather long story as to why, but I guess they will show up on my doorstep any day now, just in time for spring. :penitent: I will let you know how that turns out.

 

Intriguing. I’m trying to picture you stepping so far out of your usual style and I’m not coming up with much. I’m interested to hear the long story and to see the particular style of thigh boots you’re adopting

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Goodness, we've had a wild weather swing over the past two days! On Friday and the previous few days, temperatures flirted with 30º (mid 80s Fahrenheit), but this Sunday morning, it is 0º (32F) and snowing. This is hard on people and equipment. At least there has been no actual violence in the weather, at least not in our local area.

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