Oh howdy there Sugers! Welcome to HEELS week. Um holy heck yes, heels are my favorite. Sometimes I’m just not that into them, but day to day and for special occasions there’s nothing I love more. It’s a sort of rebellion for me. I’m 5’11”-ish and have always heard that tall woman shouldn’t wear heels. Especially given that I’m already a little bit taller than Hubby. Oh the shaaaaaame.

My Dad is the worst offender, often lamenting my shoe choices as I throw my arm over his shoulder. Aren’t you already tall enough, he asks? Why the big shoes? Normally we stand eye to eye, me being well over six foot probably gives him some height envy of some description. Haha. It’s one of those things that he’s still a little bit too old school for my liking.

But you know what? Pffffft.

You can’t stop meeeeeee!

Have heels, will wear them.

The taller the better.

Well, okay, that’s a slight exaggeration  I have to be able to walk in them, stand in them and get across the road safely in them. Practical heels are what it’s all about for me. But then, my version of practical may be a little different to yours. These orange babies for example. Way too pointy heels and a little too big for my feet made them a danger to society. Me mostly but society too I’m sure. Because there’s nothing worse than not being able to walk in your own heels.

If you can’t park it, don’t drive it. And if you can’t walk in them, don’t buy them. Those are my rules for car and heels. You’re welcome. So there you go, all the wisdom I have regarding heels. Wear them even if you’re tall. Wear them if you want to. Don’t if you don’t want to. Wear the ones you can walk in. And have a great time, stuff the rules. Heels week, roll on.

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Top – Best & Less
Belt – From another dress
Skirt – ASOS Curve
Heels – Torrid via Jess

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Heels , love them or loathe them?



  • Jocelyn ~ Mama’s Style

    Those shoes are stunning! Such a fab colour. You look gorgeous (and I have major height envy hehe).

    • Thank you Jocelyn. Believe me, when I was 12 and 5’8+ it really didn’t seem like such a gift. NOW, I love it. Such is life, right? And yes, these heels are a FAB colour.

  • Emma Hinchliff

    Gorgeous POP of colour there Suger! LOVE IT!!!

  • Why helloooooo there hottie!!! Can I buy you a drink sometime??

  • AMAZING! Love them! Great colour and you are looking mighty fine in them!

  • cilosophy.blogspot.com

    Sassy. You look Sass -ayyyy.

    Nic Kidman went straight back into heels after her Tom Cruise marriage debacle deteriorated, and she never looked back.

    I like your analogy with the car. FYI I am awesome at parallel parking.

    At walking in heels, not so much.

    There is a Spanish Shoe Brand called Chie Mihara, Lilli from Frocks and Frou Frou put me onto them, they are ‘spensive but divine. Check out a little shoe-porn on their website. Very walkable and pretty heels.
    cilla xxx

    • Sassy, I’ll take that.
      And I love that! The best thing that could’ve happened to her.
      Great! The world needs more good parkers.
      Practice makes perfect lady, get some on and go for it.
      Thanks for the tip!! I’ll check it out..

  • SpiikerKat

    heels make your legs look even hotter! love the bright colour

  • Um, I want to steal this whole outfit, and your hair. /creepy.
    But seriously, I love it! The outfit, well, bar the shoes, look so comfortable, and then BAM, bright orange heels and it just makes the outfit go from great to HOLY WOW THAT LOOKS AMAZEBALLS.

    • Haha. Please don’t steal my hair. I’ll give you the outfit, I just don’t think I could pull of the bald look. 😉 Thank you Nat. Much appreciated. xo

  • Sparkles and Lace

    Gorgeous! I love the whole outfit! The shoes are a fantastic colour!

  • Samara

    Love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love those shoes!

  • Those shoes are so bright that when I saw the first pic, I thought you’d edited it. LOL. I love how bright they are, they look great with the all black outfit. I also have that top and wear it to work all the time. never done it with a belt before though, I might have to try that one out. 🙂

    • Thank you lovely. They are SO bright in the sun. A great colour. I’m hoping to find them a new home, the 12 is just a bit too big.

  • I love watching young ladies stumble in a pair of shoes. I don’t mean fall over, but that awkward walk that is barely a walk. Cracks me up every time. Fashion over practical use. I’m more of a practical gal. Do love me a pair of heels some days though.

    • I love the fashion side of things, but you look ridiculous if you can’t walk in your heels. It’s like anything, it takes practice, start smaller and work up.

  • Rach aka Stinkb0mb

    Oh how I wish I could walk in heels, even wedges. I thought I could, I have 5 pairs sitting in my wardrobes but alas, I cannot. So they don’t get worn. I’m a flats girls, I feel so much more comfortable in flats, heels make me feel awkward, so I shall continue to enjoy the world from this short height and admire all you heel wearers [and walkers!] from afar!

  • Helen Pettman

    Great colour shoes. You look fab!