Before I got pregnant, I would NEVER have been caught dead in public wearing a flat shoe - ever! Even in college when I had to make the long trek from the parking lot to my classroom building in the snow and ice (while carrying a bunch of interior design gear - portfolio, toolbox, drawing tube, etc.), I still wore heels. Heels were the staple of my footwear wardrobe, and being seen in public wearing a tennis shoe was an unspeakable thought.
I remember when Mark and I went north to Duluth, and I was forced to wear tennis shoes for a wilderness hike. I set up my camera to take a photo of us, and when I realized I had been photographed in tennis shoes, I cropped them out of the picture. To my knowledge, there have only been a handful of times wherein I have been photographed in flats (designer, but flats), and I hate the way it make me look.
I prefer heels. Why? I'm short, for one. I'm only 5'-4" on a good day, although my OB/GYN's office keeps telling me that's a generous number (must be shrinking after having kids). I like the way heels make my short-ish legs look longer and leaner. I like to look taller, and when I wear flats to a store, I feel like a child that can barely see over the cart.
When I was pregnant with Leighton, in the last trimester I was forced to wear flats. I died a little inside. Luckily for me, I was able to persuade my husband that I "NEEDED" a pair of designer flats if I was going to be seen in public in said flats. He has a hard time saying NO to me, especially when I make such a compelling argument. Yes, flats are comfortable and easy to slip on, but I just don't feel as feminine in them.
See that red shoe at the top of the blog entry? I have that and am dying to wear it, but I can't wear it yet because I find myself again in that awful third trimester when no amount of makeup, perfume, or accessories can make you feel feminine and attractive. Alas, my poor, fat feet will have to wait months to be able to enjoy the painful bliss that comes along with a 6" platform heel. Beauty is pain, people, and I am willing to suffer. Are you?
Image Credits: (Left shoe) Coach.com, (right shoe) JustFab.com
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Cyndi M. Frick
This lifestyle blog is my outlet to share and advise about the things I love. I always have an opinion!