Editor’s note: I’m getting ready for the Golden Globes’ red carpet so thought I’d hand the blog over this morning to Rachel from Redcliffe Style. Rachel’s been blogging three months and I’d love you to all show her some support. If you’re a new blogger and would like to guest post here on Styling You, pop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your pitch or written post. I’m very keen to support new fashion and beauty bloggers, so don’t be shy!
This of course it’s not true, but it certainly looks like it. I love heels and wear them almost daily.
People often comment on “how can you” and “why I can’t”.
Just so you know, I wasn’t born able to walk (run or jump) in heels. I probably pushed myself too far, too fast and could have avoided a few embarrassing moments.
I do wish I had tried walking down a hill in 13cm heels before I had drained three cocktails and I would like to have noticed my heel had fallen off when leaving a ball at the Hilton before hopping in a taxi.
I can’t go back in time, but I have learnt to walk in heels and it’s a skill you can learn too. I think it’s time for those non-heel wearers to try again.
I love the wonderful, magic a heel does on your appearance. The illusions and truths are:
- Longer Legs;
- Flatter tummy;
- Straighter posture;
- More defined calves;
- Feel more feminine;
- Walk more feminine; and
- the appearance of confidence.
Start slowly, a nice low (5cm) wedged heel, or espadrille will work.
If you scuff up the bottom, it’ll give you a little traction and help you avoid slipping.
Practice around your house, dance around the kitchen, tippy-toe up and down stairs and skip across the carpet. Please avoid the sexy strappy sandals or Victoria Beckham heels until you can confidently prance about in the more stable ones.
Remember, even if you can’t dance, run and jump in them, at least you will look, tall, slim and sexy just standing there.
Now go and start practising strutting your stuff!
Does your shoe-robe include high heels? Or are you a “close-to-the-ground” kind of girl?
Rachel Wernicke is a 38 year-old married mother of two girls. After working as a paralegal in Brisbane for 14 years, she left life in the big city to focus on her family. Once the kids were both in school, it was time get back to work. In a four-person house with five computers, two iPads, two iPhones, two iPod touches and half a dozen cameras there seemed only one direction to go. Rachel decided to learn more about the the world of blogging and indulge her passions for style and life on the Redcliffe Peninsula. In October 2011 she started Redcliffe Style as a place to write about and photograph the things she enjoyed. RedcliffeStyle.com is a light-hearted blog about lifestyle, fashion, beauty and food. Follow on Facebook here.
PS. I’m over at Justb. today talking about my renewed girl crush on Miss Piggy. Care to join in there too?