May 14, 2014
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VEGAS STRIP EMPLOYEES NOW ACCEPTING SHOE DONATIONS
Back in the early 2000s while living in L.A., I recall strolling past shop windows filled with impossibly high platform heels in an assortment of colors and adornments… studs, buckles, sparkles, grommets and bows. I would laugh, knowing that there were only a couple places these shoes were actually worn, in the bedroom (many with cameras) or on a stage with a pole. Surely no one would wear heels of this height outside of these places. Oh how I was wrong!
Despite the inability to walk in them, and their association with risqué activities, 4”, 5” and even 6” platform heels have taken hold as one of the biggest trends in recent years. Why? Some speculate their popularity coincides with the downturn of the economy. I guess the prostitute look is pretty attractive when we are broke. At least they’re still making money. Some attribute their growth to their leg “lengthening” and heightening effect. After all who doesn’t want to look long and lean like a model?
IMFO: These shoes should stay on the feet of strippers and porn stars, and only ever adorn your own feet in private during your bedroom adventures. Any heel over 3.5” in height difference from pad to heel is NOT made for walking…no matter whether they are Louboutins or Payless. I’ve fallen victim to this trend myself. Unable to find normal heels for an event I regretfully settled for some 5” platform heels, only to rip them off after barely walking around for 30 minutes. When I see women out in these heels I become embarrassed for them. They can barely stand upright, and every step is painful to watch. Face plants are inevitable. You are far from looking like a model in these impossible heels. I’ve seen more graceful prostitutes!
So pass the ultra high heels up ladies! Stick with the sexy heel you can actually strut in! A 3.5” heel-pad difference is about the highest any classy woman that appreciates being able to walk should wear. You’ll be amazed at your new found confidence and in turn, sexiness! You’ll surely sail through your night out without eating pavement and actually look good in your heels outside of Instagram!

 

fashionalicblog:

Turquoise and Purple http://pinterest.com/pin/48061920996226459/

VEGAS STRIP EMPLOYEES NOW ACCEPTING SHOE DONATIONS

Back in the early 2000s while living in L.A., I recall strolling past shop windows filled with impossibly high platform heels in an assortment of colors and adornments… studs, buckles, sparkles, grommets and bows. I would laugh, knowing that there were only a couple places these shoes were actually worn, in the bedroom (many with cameras) or on a stage with a pole. Surely no one would wear heels of this height outside of these places. Oh how I was wrong!

Despite the inability to walk in them, and their association with risqué activities, 4”, 5” and even 6” platform heels have taken hold as one of the biggest trends in recent years. Why? Some speculate their popularity coincides with the downturn of the economy. I guess the prostitute look is pretty attractive when we are broke. At least they’re still making money. Some attribute their growth to their leg “lengthening” and heightening effect. After all who doesn’t want to look long and lean like a model?

IMFO: These shoes should stay on the feet of strippers and porn stars, and only ever adorn your own feet in private during your bedroom adventures. Any heel over 3.5” in height difference from pad to heel is NOT made for walking…no matter whether they are Louboutins or Payless. I’ve fallen victim to this trend myself. Unable to find normal heels for an event I regretfully settled for some 5” platform heels, only to rip them off after barely walking around for 30 minutes. When I see women out in these heels I become embarrassed for them. They can barely stand upright, and every step is painful to watch. Face plants are inevitable. You are far from looking like a model in these impossible heels. I’ve seen more graceful prostitutes!

So pass the ultra high heels up ladies! Stick with the sexy heel you can actually strut in! A 3.5” heel-pad difference is about the highest any classy woman that appreciates being able to walk should wear. You’ll be amazed at your new found confidence and in turn, sexiness! You’ll surely sail through your night out without eating pavement and actually look good in your heels outside of Instagram!

 

June 14, 2013
Ahh…the high-low skirt trend. It can go so right, but just as easily VERY wrong. What can go wrong, you say? So much! If the waistline sits in the wrong place, if the cut is not right, or if the shortest length falls at the wrong spot, you’re bound for wardrobe failure… no matter what your size! And you thought shopping for pants was annoying! Intent on wearing one? A few things to consider:
Shorter than a model? This look is best with heels. Lengthening of the leg is necessary, otherwise this skirt can turn into a frumpy mess. NO clunky boots (heel booties can work), flats, flat sandals, or god forbid, sneakers!
Stay away from serious contrasts in length. Micro-mini to maxi looks good on no one! Keep the shortest part at or below lower thigh. Turn the skirt around and try it on backwards. Still comfortable with where the highest part of the hem sits? If not, don’t buy/wear it!
The waist should sit at your real waist. Many of us forget where that is these days thanks to the low-rise era of the 2000s. These skirts look best when sitting at the smallest part of your waist. Maybe a little higher than you are used to. Again, this will visually lengthen your legs.
The cut of the hem shouldn’t be severe, jagged, or pointed but also should be clearly ”high-low”.  If the length change is too subtle from front to back it will just look like bad construction of a normal skirt. Too subtle of a change in length starts to look too conservative/older instead of youthful and playful. Rough cuts, pointed or uneven hems, flaps and unfinished edges turn your look from chic to trashy.
For the love of God, keep it solid! There is already enough going on with this skirt! Solid colors keep the look slim and clean. If you insist on a print, minimally contrasting prints, with the big exception of stripes, can work. The cut of the skirt is the highlight, keep it that way.
Bigger girls and bigger hips beware, this look is not for everyone. Along with the guidelines above, look for a fuller flared skirt. If the skirt is too narrow or clingy, the shape and cut only accentuate your hips and thighs giving you a bulbous look. You want to create/accentuate your waist. Try a belted waist with a form fitting top.
Loose flowing top + loose flowing skirt = shapeless. If that is your goal, don’t waste your money on a skirt. Simply grab Grandmom’s day gown and rock that around town. Avoid the frumps by pairing loose with more form fitting.

 

Ahh…the high-low skirt trend. It can go so right, but just as easily VERY wrong. What can go wrong, you say? So much! If the waistline sits in the wrong place, if the cut is not right, or if the shortest length falls at the wrong spot, you’re bound for wardrobe failure… no matter what your size! And you thought shopping for pants was annoying! Intent on wearing one? A few things to consider:

Shorter than a model? This look is best with heels. Lengthening of the leg is necessary, otherwise this skirt can turn into a frumpy mess. NO clunky boots (heel booties can work), flats, flat sandals, or god forbid, sneakers!

Stay away from serious contrasts in length. Micro-mini to maxi looks good on no one! Keep the shortest part at or below lower thigh. Turn the skirt around and try it on backwards. Still comfortable with where the highest part of the hem sits? If not, don’t buy/wear it!

The waist should sit at your real waist. Many of us forget where that is these days thanks to the low-rise era of the 2000s. These skirts look best when sitting at the smallest part of your waist. Maybe a little higher than you are used to. Again, this will visually lengthen your legs.

The cut of the hem shouldn’t be severe, jagged, or pointed but also should be clearly ”high-low”.  If the length change is too subtle from front to back it will just look like bad construction of a normal skirt. Too subtle of a change in length starts to look too conservative/older instead of youthful and playful. Rough cuts, pointed or uneven hems, flaps and unfinished edges turn your look from chic to trashy.

For the love of God, keep it solid! There is already enough going on with this skirt! Solid colors keep the look slim and clean. If you insist on a print, minimally contrasting prints, with the big exception of stripes, can work. The cut of the skirt is the highlight, keep it that way.

Bigger girls and bigger hips beware, this look is not for everyone. Along with the guidelines above, look for a fuller flared skirt. If the skirt is too narrow or clingy, the shape and cut only accentuate your hips and thighs giving you a bulbous look. You want to create/accentuate your waist. Try a belted waist with a form fitting top.

Loose flowing top + loose flowing skirt = shapeless. If that is your goal, don’t waste your money on a skirt. Simply grab Grandmom’s day gown and rock that around town. Avoid the frumps by pairing loose with more form fitting.

 

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