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I can do it in a small local boutique and a Steve Madden in a large mall. Remember I go shoe shopping every month or 2 so they recognize me. And it helps that I have high heels on. They really take notice when you have skinny jeans and knee high stilettos on.  :giggle:

Right now I need to replace maybe 5 wedges that have delaminated. They are 4 and 5 years old and have seen a lot of use.  Can find high enough wedges, max so far are 3.25 inch and I want 4+.

5 hours ago, Heelster said:

I haven't seen a store like that in years !!

Too bad.

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18 hours ago, Cali said:

In another thread there has been talk about wearing bodysuits. I wanted to show a problem you may encounter with bodysuits.  Some don’t cover your hip.  If you wear high waisted pants this may not be a problem, but with these mid-rise leggings I needed to be careful to keep my shirt from rising too far up.

Coincidentally, only yesterday I received my first ever bodysuit in the mail. I haven't had the time to try it on yet.

6 hours ago, Cali said:

Right now I need to replace maybe 5 wedges that have delaminated. They are 4 and 5 years old and have seen a lot of use.  Can find high enough wedges, max so far are 3.25 inch and I want 4+.

Too bad.

I have the same problem, on both accounts. It seems like most of the wedges I'm attracted to have jute or jute-like material on the sides, like a high heeled espadrille. This never lasts more than a couple years. I recently tricked myself into buying what I'd call mid-heels. Most would call them high. The heel is 4", but the total rise is slightly less than 3". I don't dislike them, but they're too low!

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The past week I have been in meetings over the corona virus closure and the move to an on-line presence. (I've been dealing with the effects of this virus in my area since late January.)

The last two days I've attended meetings in my skinny jeans and Jessica Simpson knee high platform boots.  Yesterday during lunch a woman asked me "how high of a heel can I wear?" I gave an answer like I have 7 inch plus heels that I wear, but I like a difference of 3.75 to 4.75.

Today I was asked by woman who is in personnel that hear the first woman ask the question if I felt harassed by it.

 

 

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52 minutes ago, Cali said:

The past week I have been in meetings over the corona virus closure and the move to an on-line presence.

 

We have been instructed to take our laptops home every night. It has actually been a rule for some time, but no one ever bothered with it as we don't have docking stations. Its a hassle to climb under the desk to plug / unplug it in every day, plus resetting  the monitors. They have threatened us with a loss of vacation days if we are without our laptop & the office is closed...

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I'm building a studio in my dining room.  This is 2 to 3 months at the minimum.

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I joined a on-line work meeting this afternoon.  during the meeting one of the women asked me what shoes I had on since she misses seeing me in my heels.

I told her I was barefoot and she was disappointed. So I got my JS knee highs from the office, put them on and shared the image on-line.

Expectations a true high heeler must fulfill. :boxing:

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So great outfit @Cali. Well dressed for your meeting!

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Yesterday I wore my dark blue Levis 311, 9-West knee high boots in chestnut  (3.75 inch block heels), a white turtleneck, and my leopard print sherpa.  Between broadcasts I ventured out to my post office to collect some packages. When I got there I pulled up my turtleneck to use as  a mask and zipped up the collar of the sherpa to hold up the turtleneck. While entering the post office a woman leaving told me she loved my "fashionable mask" (meaning the sherpa).....no mention of my knee high boots. Must be the invisible chestnut color.

During the 20 minutes I venture out, two other women complimented me on my sherpa.  This sherpa was an impulse purchase. I was in a woman's clothing store shopping for a skirt/dress for Halloween and saw it hanging.  I walked over and tried it on right there, wondering if I had the guts to wear it out. I also wonder if I had the guts to get a leather moto jacket...I opted for the sherpa and I am so glad I did..  Both men and women want this sherpa for themselves, so it is a winner.   I also wish I had gotten the moto jacket.  Who knows with women's fashion if it will return in the fall and in what form.

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On 3/11/2020 at 11:51 PM, Cali said:

I can do it in a small local boutique and a Steve Madden in a large mall. Remember I go shoe shopping every month or 2 so they recognize me. And it helps that I have high heels on. They really take notice when you have skinny jeans and knee high stilettos on.  :giggle:

Right now I need to replace maybe 5 wedges that have delaminated. They are 4 and 5 years old and have seen a lot of use.  Can find high enough wedges, max so far are 3.25 inch and I want 4+.

Too bad.

You might want to try Nine West "To The Flo".  Wedge pumps with about a 4.5 inch heel.

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9 hours ago, vector said:

You might want to try Nine West "To The Flo".  Wedge pumps with about a 4.5 inch heel.

Thanks for the suggestion @vector but unfortunately, I have a large volume toe box, very thick. I have NEVER tried on a pump that didn't hurt, and I mean painful!!!  I don't even try on pumps anymore.  But there are plenty of other heels for me because I am a woman's size 10 (11 in some).

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BEATERS 

Do you have a pair that you slip on to run errands in? Comfortable and joy to walk in? They have seen better days but your not even close to parting with them.

Well here's mine. I have a new pair still in their box...

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On 5/4/2020 at 5:56 PM, Cali said:

BEATERS 

Do you have a pair that you slip on to run errands in? Comfortable and joy to walk in? They have seen better days but your not even close to parting with them.

Well here's mine. I have a new pair still in their box...

I don't  really have a pair of "beaters" any more, perhaps not in the true sense of the word. Actually, I do have such a pair, but I keep them for sentimental reasons, not because I ever wear them. My beaters are these BCBGirls Bonny sandals, which have been featured a number of times elsewhere. They are well worn, but not so horrible looking (at least from the outside) that I won't wear them out to the grocery store, or some such errand. In fact, they are my favorite summer walking shoes. They have been pounded on the streets of downtown Chicago for two days straight. As I've stated elsewhere, I have two new identical pair, one of which I've now worn enough to feel comfortable in, but they're just not the same as the old pair. Now I've got to make a decision. The right heel is within a few short miles of wearing clear through. Do I spend the money to get these old gals re-heeled? I'm considering it.

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I put this in the Who has bought new shoes thread but here is a picture.  Jessica Simpson Mishka.

The shoes are just too big. Where's my toes?.  Even in these, the strap over the toe box is tight. I like the color and the croc print on the leather, but back they must go.

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Big? can barely see your pedi. Get a smaller size.

Happy Heeling.

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They're tight across the toe box even in this big size so I would even try the smaller size.  Too bad because I don't have anything in that color. But I have many shoes and only two feet, so I'll survive.

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Been a month since I did my last mani/pedi. Polish off the fingers for another week, too busy using my hands to let the polish dry.  Sitting out in the sun tanning my legs for the legs competition photo while doing a pedi and editing work.  Only 100 more to go by Tuesday morning, then start a new 3 week project.  I was so hoping for a few days off.  Maybe in August.

Got to get the toes ready for open toe heels, basically all I wear in the summer.

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Since I have had only limited ventures out into the real world in the past few months (I'm quite busy working from home), I ventured to the open air market this weekend. No cherries or apricots, maybe next week, but pluots, peaches, and nectarines. My garden is giving me salad and beans. But as I entered I notice a woman looking at me differently and then she mumbled something I could hear under her mask. I asked "What?" and she said, I love your heels, I have the same pair and I wish I could wear them and walk like you do."  In this time of social distancing all I said was "thanks" and we parted.

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Since this pandemic started I have greatly limited my trips into the "real world", spending only several minutes a day in "public". I have also been very busy working from home, so my interactions with people have been minimal.  Yesterday I was standing in line to get into a store. There were two women sitting in different cars talking across the parking lot. (Turns out they each had boyfriends/husbands in the store already.)  First one got out and shouted " I wish I could still wear heels like that, I just love it". When she got back in the car, the other woman got out of her car and shouted she just loved my style.  My interactions with people has been limited since March, so it nice when you get unexpected compliments.  Stay safe. Stay at least 4 inches higher.

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Random Cali thoughts...

Wouldn't it be great to get a pair of heels for Father's Day?

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Yea it would!!!

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9 hours ago, CAT said:

Yea it would!!!

Sure hope you get a great gift for dad's day!  

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I've been in a shoe rut. Been wearing my steve madden wedges for the last 2-3 weeks.  So I decide to switch it up and wear these steve madden mules to work.  I getting use to this six-step-commute.

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15 hours ago, Cali said:

I've been in a shoe rut. Been wearing my steve madden wedges for the last 2-3 weeks.  So I decide to switch it up and wear these steve madden mules to work.  I getting use to this six-step-commute.

Yes, I know what you mean. I've also been wearing largely the same pair of shoes for the last several weeks. I try to change it up every once in a while, but I always end up coming back. Part of a consequence of really having no place to go. I have actually been wearing my new Diane von Furstenberg wedge mules to go to the grocery store, and other such incidental errands, but they are kind of a pain to get on and off. It certainly is not a "no hands" operation. My BCBGirls Bonny mules are at once very comfortable to walk in, and yet very easy to slip on and off without hands, so that's what I've been wearing 90% of the time. How boring!

The biggest problem with the DVF wedges is that they've got a leather sole. Why would you ever put a thin leather sole on the bottom of a platform wedge? Which means, I can't wear them if it's been raining at all, or they'll be ruined in a New York minute. And speaking of rain, that reminds me of a story you might appreciate, being from California. My ex-wife is from southern California, Orange County to be more specific. When she moved to Iowa some 25 years ago, we were driving around out in the countryside, and she innocently wondered out loud, "Where are all the irrigation rigs out in the farm fields?" To which I replied, "Oh, the irrigation rigs are built-in. We have developed a very effective irrigation system here.  .  . It's called rain."

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Classic Iowa comeback! I like that. There actually are at least two areas I know of in the MIdwest where the majority of fields are irrigated. A small area is in Northern Indiana. Another larger area is the Central Sands Area of central Wisconsin. It stretches from Wautoma to Stevens Point and Weyauwega to nearly Marshfield. The soil is such that it doesn't hold water well at all so there are irrigation ditches and canals and all sorts of irrigation equipment as if one were in an arid or semiarid area. Not a desert but the soil mimics what happens in the desert. HinH

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Rain in Summer????? You must be kidding? Actual rain?  WOW

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11 hours ago, HappyinHeels said:

Classic Iowa comeback! I like that. There actually are at least two areas I know of in the MIdwest where the majority of fields are irrigated. A small area is in Northern Indiana. Another larger area is the Central Sands Area of central Wisconsin. It stretches from Wautoma to Stevens Point and Weyauwega to nearly Marshfield. The soil is such that it doesn't hold water well at all so there are irrigation ditches and canals and all sorts of irrigation equipment as if one were in an arid or semiarid area. Not a desert but the soil mimics what happens in the desert. HinH

There is also an area in extreme western Iowa where you might run across some "California style" irrigation rigs. Certainly once you cross the border into Nebraska, you will see them regularly. It still doesn't change my opinion that putting leather soles on platform shoes is dumb. I guess I should post a picture of these things, I don't think I have yet.

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On 6/26/2020 at 8:43 PM, Cali said:

Rain in Summer????? You must be kidding? Actual rain?  WOW

Yep - we get rain all summer. Once it gets hot and muggy, a thunderstorm is likely. Usually hits about the time you get out of work, and your riding a Motorcycle.

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We rarely get muggy, maybe 5 days a year max.  I've been in 90+ humidity where you need to take a shower to dry off, you can keep it..

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32 minutes ago, Cali said:

We rarely get muggy, maybe 5 days a year max.  I've been in 90+ humidity where you need to take a shower to dry off, you can keep it..

Cali you live in a fringe dessert. It's why you have the huge fires. Every place has good and bad. 

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Our state ride is the Earthquake, but we get everything, even a tornado - of course they only hit mobile homes here.

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