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High Heel Phones…check it out

Talked about on Technabob, this shoe phone is a silly little collectors item for silly little short people like me…



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Designer Spotlight: Chau Har Lee

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Ten T-Straps that Talk For You

Want to make a point but not quite sure how to make it?

Look no further. Its all in the shoes. I’ve selected ten fantastic T-Strap shoes that will do the talking for you.

J.Garten shoe above.

To explain why I chose T-Straps I will start with an analogy, T-Straps are to Sexy as Mary Janes are to Adorable. Why? A number of reasons. For instance, the shoe design is simple yet functional and there is something luring about the strap running up the top of your foot. Just like the rule of “showing skin” applies to clothing, it also applies to footwear.  By this, I mean, show the skin that’s appropriate and use clothing (and footwear) to literally- tease the eye. Drawing the eye up with the strap- downright sexy.  The perfect balance of classy and sexy makes it one of my absolute favorite styles. Nevertheless, there is a T-Strap for every statement.  If you see something you like, just click on it for a closer look.

Madrid - Orange/Yellow

1. I’m confident, smart, and creative- don’t mess with me. These shoes are for a woman that says what she means and means what she says. I would wear this with dark skinny jeans and a black top or a long slimming black dress to some place new and artsy- i.e. gallery opening, new restaurant, etc.  Or I would wear this if I just felt like saying, my shoes are loud, I’ve got attitude, you got a problem with that?
Malaya Heel - Black
2.  I may not be smarter than you, but my shoes are. People get senile so brains go away, looks go away, everything goes away. One of the only things that people really can keep forever is their style and hopefully, their wardrobe. Thus, I would wear these shoes if I knew I would be seeing someone who thinks they’re smarter than me and always tries to be-little my awesome insights.  The point being- you may be book smart, but I’m style smart and really, that’s a million times more valuable.

Skittle - Pink/Black Pat
3.  I’m a Rockstar, so don’t try to keep up, you’ll hurt yourself sweetheart… These are so confident and oh-so bold. If I saw a girl at a party wearing these I would be watching her all night because she would be the first one to start dancing on the coffee table. If you’re going to wear these, be ready for a fun night and a lot of attention.

Frisco T-strap - Honey

4.  I’m simple, yet complicated, and undeniably gorgeous. The lines are classic, yet unique.  The buckle is small and simple.  The monochromatic color can even blend with the foot from a distance.  Beautiful, simple, and for any woman who wants to instantly feel like “a natural woman”…
Brandy T-strap - Red
5.  I am one sexy mother f*er who is in the mood to make some naughty decisions tonight. If you want to say- I’m hot, single (or just bored of my current relationship) and you should probably buy me a drink tonight– these are you’re shoes. Whenever I wear red shoes- I always get free drinks: coincidence?- I think not.

Allan Heel - Gold
6.  I’m kind of a big deal so you’re lucky to be hanging out with me. This shoe is for a more high- maintenance mama.  They are downright stunning and definitely for an occasion where you want to show off a little. If you’re wearing them out for a girls night, they definitely say that you’re the hot one of the group and you know it (there’s always a “hot” one).  If you’re wearing them out on a dinner date they say, “I’m having the most expensive thing on the menu, I’ll probably only eat a bite, and you’re paying for it .”

983908 Heel - Pearl

7.  I’m the classiest female in the room– hands down. The moment I laid eyes on these, I fell in love. These shoes make me want to wear Ralph Lauren, pearls,  and tie a sweater around my neck- no joke.  There are tons of cute little details that don’t do the picture justice so click on them to get a better look.  They are adorable, comfortable, and pure feminine class.

Class 10 - Silver
8.  I’m short, sassy, and I’ve got sh*t to do. I usually wear flats when I’m in a no-nonsense mood. Heels naturally take more energy to dress, wear, and walk in; thus, if I feel like my day is going to be filled with running errands, standing, or other practical serious things I usually wear flats.  These ones are very comfortable, still trendy and feminine.

9.  I’m so sexy, I should probably be illegal.  In fact you can’t even look at me unless your over the age of 18 I’m so hot. If you think these shoes look hot in the picture,  you may just fall in love with yourself all over again if you put them on.  Wear them out to dinner with a little black dress if you want to say, I’m dangerously sexy so buy me jewelery.
Carline Heel - Natural

10. People love me and I’m pretty much to cutest female on the planet. A natural snake print upper features a silver leather trim with a peep toe front detailed with a luscious t-strap design attached to an adjustable ankle strap sitting above a 3/4 inch stacked platform and silver 4 inch heel. The shoes are downright adorable and even comfortable.  I saw a girl wearing these in a restaurant bathroom one time and I almost asked her to go out with me on a date so she could meet my parents I fell so in love.  Point being- they’re adorable and feminine.

Note to the shorter and the wiser – Take note of how you wear the shoes. Due to the fact that the design puts a strap around the ankle, shorter ones should pair the shoes with bottoms that are more slimming and elongating to avoid a choppy effect of the ankle strap. Bottom line, avoid tight mini skirts and capris- it will make your legs look shorter.

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If you’ve ever fallen in heels, this might make you feel better…


Don’t be embarrassed, it happens to the best of us!

Fortunately nothing was really hurt other than a couple egos but its all good!

Stay Sassy,

Tall Short Girl

Celebrating the Shoe-Shopaholics of the World with a 12 Step Program of Sexy Shoes

Ever gone into a mall to get something completely unrelated to footwear but then walk out with like 3 new pairs of high-heels?

How could this happen!?!?You wonder….

Now if this has happened to you on 3 or more occasions, you may have what is considered a shoe-shopping problem.

Problem you say?!? Nonsense….If you call looking fabulous a problem, we’re not speaking the same language right?

This post is dedicated to the shoe-obsessed shopaholic women of the world.

Don’t fight it ladies, its natural.

Stay sassy.

These are the original Twelve Steps as published by Alcoholics Anonymous (and then edited to fit my specific problem with heels and 12 of my current shoe obsessions)

STEP 1: We admit we  are powerless over adorable shoes and shoe sales—that our lives had become unmanageable and we take a big first step with some seriously  hot shoes!

Iconic Sandal - Black

STEP 2: We come to believe that a Power greater than ourselves, such as the hottest white summer sandals I’ve seen just yet that could restore us to sanity.

    Pamona Sandal - White

STEP 3: Make a decision to turn our will, and our plastic shopping buddy named Visa, over to the shiny scissor gods. But before you do that, you want to buy these babies that go with just about everything, so when you look down at your shoes to cry about losing your favorite shopping buddy (Visa) , you will smile because at least your wearing some classy and timeless shoes that you can wear about every day of the week:

Genevieve Heel - Black

STEP 4: Go searching and take a fearless moral and material inventory of ourselves and our excessive wardrobes while wearing these Charles David Shoes which I believe every woman should feel morally obligated to own:

Engage Pump - Black

STEP 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to the nice sales lady at Nieman’s  the exact nature of our wrongs …

    Angee Sandal - Silver

STEP 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of our character- unless we don’t want to because shoe shopping is too much fun…

Ziska Heel - Natural

STEP 7: Humbly ask Michael who keeps calling from MasterCard to remove our shortcomings, and lower our monthly payment so we can get the proper footwear to proceed with step 8.

Reena - Gold Snake

Make a list of all persons we have harmed, and become willing to make amends to them all, right after finding the proper footwear to make such a particular confession.
Aubrey - Grape Fizz

Make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others, or take away from precious time trying on shoes at the Nordstrom shoe sale…ohh Nordstrom…
Lesley - Grey Leather

STEP 10:
Continued to take personal inventory and footwear inventory – when we were wrong or gluttonous promptly admitted it.
Ikina - Deep Raspberry

STEP 11:
Sought through prayer, meditation, and shopping to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His Will for us and the power to carry that out in the hottest shoes we can possibly find this minute…
Fresno - Orange Multi Satin

STEP 12:
Having had a spiritual shoe awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to shoe shopaholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Carlo Pump - White

Note: This post is not intended to help those looking to get rid of their shoe shopping substance abuse problem- it will only strengthen it.  If your looking for someone to help you confront and eliminate your substance abuse problem for fine ass footwear, I am not your girl.  However, if you are looking for a friend to help you stay up to date on the sexiest heels with the hottest deals- I’m that girl, at your service…

Stay Sassy,



Cell Phone and Shoe Pairings


Obviously we try to match purses with shoes and belts with shoes but what about our cell phones? May be a dumb question and I’ll soon find out- but everyone knows that your shoes say a lot about who you are, what you’re up to, and where your going.  I’ve found that those assumptions we make about people’s shoes are just as easy to make by looking at the type of cell phone they carry. The inspiration for this post comes from that assumption and so I’ve taken some commonly used cell phones out there today and paired them with some of today’s must-have heels- matching in terms of look, functionality, purpose, and style.

Samsung Instinct® S30 - Copper (Sprint)Allan Heel - Gold

Samsung Instinct – (Sprint) Less of a smartphone, but looks snazzy, and is better for messaging and GPS nav than business emailing and things for the the corporate chick on the go. Thus, the “Allan Heel” by BCBG Girls pairs perfectly as it is more fashion than function, gets the message across, knows where it stands and is quite the knockoff (because come ‘on, this baby screams Iphone copycat and the shoe is a copy of one of Louboutin’s Spring ’09’s babies).  Nevertheless, its a hell-of-a-lot cheaper than an Iphone or a pair of Christian Louboutin’s but incomparable in functionality, apps (comfort), and style.  Phone aside, I’m into the shoes for sure.


593962 Black Nappa

BlackBerry Storm Smartphone (Verizon) paired with the Givency Black Nappa booties. Hot indeed and almost intimidating. A look that is very in style and can be paired with many of the season’s hottest apparel buys. Despite the fact that the 3G network for this phone isn’t as fast as it could or should be, it is still a pretty powerful piece of technology- if you can stand the tiny lag time.  (We’re so impatient these days!) Same goes for the shoes- with almost a 5″ heel- the shoes won’t get you anywhere that fast either but it doesn’t matter because sometimes you need to take your time to look this stylish as these two promising pieces provide.

img_52211_iphone_heroTawny Heel - Nude

Of course I could not forget the iPhone. For those of us that are super-extravagant, there is only one way to go here and that is the 3G iPhone Encrusted with Diamonds, obviously! This phone, diamond studded or not, pairs perfectly with just about anything but goes exceptionally well with these adorable “Tawny Heels” by L.A.M.B They are both pretty flashy, well made, very well designed, and very fun.

Samsung Juke in Red (Verizon Wireless)Brandy T-strap - Red

Samsung Juke in Red (Verizon Wireless)
pairs very well with the “Brandy T-strap” by Paris Hilton Both the Juke and the Paris Hilton shoe are trendy and fun, but neither one is smart or functional. Both are very skinny and can fit into a variety of places.  Samsung and Paris Hilton have both used their names to leverage some sub-par ventures and products (Paris as a singer/popstar, come on, please) and neither the Juke or these “Brandy T-Straps” would have gotten anywhere if it weren’t for their names. Other than the fact that they seem to look cool there really isn’t much else going for them as there is minimal value behind the flashy, thin, and trendy exteriors for either the Juke or Ms. Hilton (and her shoes). Nevertheless, I appreciate both for their aesthetic appeal and entertainment value, keep up the good work you two!

BlackBerry_Curve8900bGreta Pewter Leather

BlackBerry Curve 8900 Phone, Black (AT&T) is a perfect combination with this Stuart Weitzman Peep Toe Pump Both are sexy in their own right, surprisingly comfortable to navigate in and strike the perfect balance between work and play. I personally own a Curve and I absolutely love it. If I were to pick a designer symbolic of the Curve it would be between Weitzman and Choo because just like the Curve, both designers do a great job striking a balance being professional and playful.  I think I favorite this duo.




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If Social Networks Were Shoes. . .

twitter-logo facebook-logo Myspace_Logo linkedin-logo

If social networks were shoes, what would they be?


Twitter Valuation approx. $150 MM = 218,978 Pairs of these shoes.

Twitter is attractive to the 20 something plus generation as opposed to the other social networks which first caught on with the college kids, bands, and high school students.

It keeps it simple, sweet, and to the point- 140 characters or less. Nevertheless, it is addicting and spending too much time on it bad for you-quite frankly, much like a high heel.  Also, with twitter you either get it or you don’t. You either know how to use twitter and write purposeful tweets that add value to your followers lives or you are someone that doesn’t get it or doesn’t care to get it and writes tweets that even your closest friends don’t really care about (i.e you just went to the bathroom or some nonsense). So, with shoes and fashion- you either get it, or you don’t. Finally, like Manolo Blahnik, twitter just came out of nowhere hitting the mass market.  It wasn’t until Sex and The City that everyone knew that these glorious shoes exhisted. Thus, this shoe follows those notes. Its simple, to the point, somewhat quirky, even flirtatious, you either get it or you don’t, and the brand just came out of no where. Thus, twitter shoes by Mr. Blahnik.


Facebook Valuation Approx. $15 B = 474,233,322 pairs of these shoes.

You can connect with a lot of people and get a lot done on this social network. Facebook is for fun and playing.  Nevertheless, I love the useful-ness and practicality of it. It gets you from point A-B quickly and can become your tool to getting things done-like sending out invitations to an event, promoting a cause, or even fundraising. Also, Facebook is all about your memories and connecting with your friends (old and new), exploring who you are, and remembering the good ole days- especially with those pictures. . . “De-Tagg! Please!” Nevertheless, Facebook shoes are an every day shoe.  They get you where you need to go quickly with a little bit of nostalgia along the way.


Myspace Valuation Approx. $3.174 B = 1,872,566 Pairs of these shoes.

Myspace is kind of tacky and a little bit gaudy.  From from my point of view- way too high maintenance. Sometimes moves too slow for me and often attacks a lot of creepers trying to be my friend. Not to be played with much, but when I do I either quit quickly or I become addicted to perfecting my profile and it becomes an all night affair that I know I’ll grow to regret the next day- serious waste of time sometimes. Nevertheless, its somewhat over the top, kind of obnoxious, and full of unnecessary nonsense. Although myspace is fantastic and a pioneer, much like Mr. Louboutin, they both still manage to create something strange and completely unnecessary. Both of which are very proud of this.


Linkedin Valuation Approx. $1 B = 11,235,955 pairs of these shoes.

Promising, young, and opportunistic. Sexy from a financial standpoint and its a pretty good deal. Multiple revenue streams and potential others ahead. The Linkedin shoe is about transforming the business professional and using one’s reputation and image to leverage more growth and business for that individual. Thus, the shoes are powerful in statement and impact, yet smart, classic, and priced at a great value. Nevertheless, they are still very different and trendy.

My inspiration for this post comes from Allison Driscoll at Her obsession with purses is comparable to my obsession with high heels. I thought I’d love to help her write a piece more suitable for her high heel blog following a similar concept. Although she did an amazing job matching the purse to the network, we may have different takes and views of the social networks; thus different metaphorical styles in comparison… Let me know what you think Allison!