Thursday, December 11, 2008

Year of the Heels

So I made a promise to myself that once I returned to work I would start dressing a little more feminine and grown up. After a year of yoga pants I felt it was a fair promise to make. For some reason when I think of "grown up" I think of heels. I'm not sure why because I do think that flats can be just as nice and equally grown up. However, heels were a part of the promise and heels it shall be.

I've been back to work for about a month now (I can't believe it has already been that long!) and I am staying true to my promise. I have a particularly comfortable pair of high heeled ankle boots that I have been wearing a lot with dress pants. I like to call them shoebooties because that's kind of what they are. D hates that term though which makes it even more fun to use. Anyway, as I mentioned I have been trying to stay on point and make heels a part of my every week wardrobe. It's not that it's hard because I do have several pairs and I don't mind wearing them. As someone with short legs and a long torso, my body can really benefit from the height they give me. There's only one problem. I feel like a phoney.

Why a phoney?, you might ask. Well I'm not really sure but there is something about it that makes me feel like people are going to stop me when they see me walking in them and say "what do you think you are doing?" Even though I am sure it looks fine, I just sometimes feel like a kid wearing her mom's shoes. Like I don't know how to walk in them and it's totally obvious to everyone around me.

Maybe I should have started younger. God knows the Miley Cyrus' and other girls in Disney's harem seem to have no problem strutting their stuff in 6 inch Louboutins. Is that because they strapped them on as soon as they could say "I'm ready for my close up" or are they just more confident than I am? Probably a little bit of both.

But I am not giving up. Like anything, I am sure I will get used to it in time and before I know it I will be sleeping in heels. I don't think I will go that far, but I'm proud of myself that I am at least giving it a try. For today though I'm wondering, is it acceptable to wear slippers at your desk?


whaaaa? said...

I am also very proud of you, but completely disapprove of slippers at your desk. That is just disgusting.

Deviated Septum said...

Point taken. Today I will wear flats!

Katie Valentine said...

well, you know MY thoughts on sleeping in heels - they never stopped me!! (although I really wish they could....)

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