Tuesday, 14 May 2013

My Achilles Heel(s)

I'm going through a mid-life crisis and I've not even reached 21 yet.
Until about 6 months ago, I'd never worn anything but Converses. I couldn't bear to even attempt walking in heels. I teetered around for a few hours in inch-high heels on my school prom, which ruined every photo of me in-motion because I looked like a seasick pirate suffering from vertigo.
But in the past few weeks, I've discovered a love for heels. I partly blame Grav3yardgirl featuring gorgeous black studded Jeffrey Campbell Litas in her outfit videos, but I also blame my recent desire to be a little more feminine in time for the July blogger meetup. I figured it wouldn't be right to wear my worn-out cowboy boots for a nice day out with bloggers I've never met before!
If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you'll have seen enough of these but I wanted to share them on here too!


I found these gorgeous heelless platforms on eBay and knew I had to have them. The seller hung little 'zombie' necklaces on the back of the heels and they make a cute non-invasive jingle when I walk! Perhaps the zombie signs were the main reason I bought these, and heelless shoes always remind me of Lady Gaga, but I actually love walking around in these, they're much more comfortable than I expected, and it's not impossible to walk in them either!


The mid-life crisis continued when I made a trip to TK Maxx and discovered these Iron Fist Filthy Landlubber wedge platforms for a steal at £29.99. The websites I've found them on describe them as wedges, but I'd just call them heels.
I've been lusting after pretty much everything from Iron Fist since I was a teenager, and when I spotted these, I fell in love.
I'm usually a size 5, but I bought these in a size 4 because the 5s were too loose, but these are actually too tight around my toes, but I'd rather them too tight than loosey-goosey and slippy to walk in.

I've promised myself it'll stop here, and I'll buy sensible heels from now on, but I can guarantee when I find some Lita fakes, I'll be on that like a hot pocket. Who says you need to be able to walk in 'em to own 'em?

Do you wear heels? What's your stand on heelless heels?

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18 comments:

  1. Ahh those Iron Fist ones are cute, I tried to buy the court version of them once but the website sent me some flats instead so I sent them back.

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    1. Ooft that's not good, have a look in your nearest T K Maxx if you're after them, I saw a few different Iron Fist ones in my store! x

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  2. I love the zombie ones, though I'd be scared to walk in them though xD I don't really wear heels in the UK as I always do so much walking here, I just go around in my Doc Martens everywhere, even attended blogger events with them being incredibly muddy once but oh well lol xD

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    1. Haha same here, I'm petrified to walk out of my house wearing them! Ah nobody cares about muddy Docs, they're Docs and they're cute no matter what state they're in! x

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  3. I'm seriously impressed that you can walk in those heelless platforms! They are so pretty. I've been lusting after some Iron Fist shoes for absolutely ages but I know I wouldn't be able to walk in them!

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    1. Ah but the Iron Fists are so worth the money, especially now I've found them cheap in TK Maxx, I'd buy more if I found them purely because of the price - who said you need to be able to walk in them to own 'em eh? :P x

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  4. Oh my goodness! They're scarily high! I love the sparkle and 'zombie' addition to the heel-less shoes, but just can't get to the point where I like anything about the no heel thing. The Iron Fist shoes are awesome though!!

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    1. You've got a point there, it's not exactly the most attractive look, I instantly envisage Gaga teetering around, but I knew I had to try them out one day, just to see what they're like! x

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  5. So glad you bidded on the 'zombie' heels! They'rs gorgeous and I can really imagine you wearing them! :) x

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    1. Yay so am I, thank you for persuading me! I just have no idea when I'll learn to walk in them without looking like a giraffe with vertigo! x

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  6. I bought some heels a couple of weeks ago, they're really high and have platforms. I usually struggle to walk in anything over an inch high so I don't know what came over me. O.o

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    1. Haha high five on buying shoes we'll never walk in! They're just too attractive to turn down! x

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  7. I've been wanting a pair of spiked litas for the longest time! I love Iron Fist, and those heels look really awesome. I'm not a bit heel wearer, even though I have a decent collection of them.

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    1. Guh one of these days we'll have spiked Litas to stare at and wish we could walk in them! I know what you mean, it's hard to resist buying them even if you don't intend on wearing them often! x

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  8. Both pairs are so gorgeous! I buy and buy heels and never wear them, I struggle so much to walk hah :( xo

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    1. Haha at least I'm not the only one that teeters around in heels I can't walk in purely because I couldn't stop myself buying them! They're too gorgeous to put down! x

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  9. NICE SHOES! I have a pair of the Jeffrey Campbell heel-less shoes and they are well-designed so you don't even notice there is no heel. There is enough support at the back of the shoe to keep a person upright!

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    1. Aaaaah did you just hear my jaw drop at the mention of real Jeffrey Campbells? Yeah even my ones feel so supportive it's as if I've got more of a heel, not less of one! Optical illusion heels! x

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