6.18.2012

{on high heels}

Robert and I drove down to see our families on Sunday, for Father's Day. When choosing my outfit, I grabbed something pretty standard in my wardrobe: a peach, polka dotted dress and a pair of nude high heels. I didn't think much of it; anyone who knows me well knows that I dress up when I can, even if it isn't a special occasion. But it was a special occasion, so I wanted to look especially nice.

To me, wearing high heels is normal. I wear them probably four out of the seven days of the week. I can walk just as well in heels as I can in flats. And again, I don't think too much of it. But every time I go home to see my family, I realize that it's actually something kind of special. 

My mom, mother-in-law, and grandmother-in-law always say something about how pretty (or classy) I look. And I've realized that for the most part, it's because of the heels. I wear dresses all the time, but nobody makes a big deal about it unless I'm wearing high heels. Maybe it's because there aren't very many women these days who wear something as understated as a simple black or nude pump. They aren't anything fancy, but they also aren't hot pink wedges or glitter platforms.

Wearing high heels makes me feel pretty. And elegant and sexy and sophisticated. It may not be like that for everyone, but that's alright. Maybe it's that little black dress, or your red lipstick. Or even torn jeans and tennis shoes. It doesn't matter really. But, once you find that one thing that makes you feel beautiful and confident, then run with it. I promise it will make a difference. 

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What makes you feel beautiful?

10 comments:

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Ahh I love your polka dot dress! And I totally know what you mean about heels, nude pumps are very Kate Middleton :)

this hive. said...

love this post!! nothing is more feminine than a pair of heels and/or a strand of pearls. love this post <3
xox
ellen

Kori said...

Sexy sunglasses! Hope you had a great Monday honey! Kori xoxo

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Chrissi Holt said...

Tame hair and sexy matching underwear lol maybe that was too much information ?! xx

Jenna said...

I have so many wonderful pairs of heels that sit in my closet only to be worn a few times a year - I think it's because unless I have a really, really good pair of heels, they hurt my feet after a few hours and then I'm miserable the rest of the day/evening. When I really want to dress it up I wear eye shadow :)

xxx
Jenna

dreamsandswords.com said...

I think i still need to find that something :) Though i do love me some sunglasses.
I cant walk in heels. I'm very jealous!

Kate @ Green Fashionista said...

Definitely a ditto on a nice pair of heels! I also love having a fresh haircut/highlights :)

megan said...

High heels definitely give me a that extra boost of confidence!

Heather Mulholland said...

I love looking at high heels from a far wishing I could wear them, but my bad knee would hate me for it. Plus I'm sure it would look weird walking into my office in a foundry wearing them lol

Kate said...

I'm so impressed! I'm the worst about wearing heals. I have a nude pair though and I love how they look, just not how they feel!