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BEAUTIOUS BOOTS!

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As the seasons change and I re-organize my closet of shoes and other nonsense I rarely wear- I pull out the boots for fall and winter.  What typically defines a boot is “footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg” but that’s now false (silly Webster) as more recently, boots are made with holes in them which ads a whole new side of sexy to the footwear.

Nevertheless, boots come in all shapes, sizes, and styles.  Some boots are made for walking and others are definitely not (well, long distances at least). This post looks at the variations of this so-called “boot” form of footwear and picks out some of my favorites from each category. I’ve done my research and to my knowledge all of the boots you can find on heels.com for cheaper than anywhere else, Zappos, etc….Also, use this link to receive free shipping and free returns on every order through heels.com!

Peek-a-boots…

The Lia Heel Boot by Marciano (above) mix soft grey suede mixed with a textured blue and gold leather center detail. Features cut outs the toe and at the sides and brings laces along the side zipper and double buckles about two cut outs. 4 ½ inch heel and ½ inch platform.  Even cuter on…

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Elmira Boot - Black
The Elmira Boott in Black by NYLA features an open toe, 4 ¼ inch heel and 1 inch platform that will surely make a statement.

Slouchy Boots…


The Collins Boot by Naughty Monkey boots, above, in a deep chocolate leather with nice slit fold-over top, slouchy leg, rounded toe and comfortable 3 inch wedge heel.

Dee Lish Boot - Coconut/Wind


Dee Lish Boot by diba
features rich brown leather and a comfy 1 inch heel.

Rianna Boot - Bone Nappa

The Rianna Boot by Kelsi Dagger
features a rounded toe and 1 inch heel.

Cowgirl Boots…

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The Jessica Simpson “Alan Boot” features a 4 ½ inch wooden stacked heel.

Younger - Natural Multi Suede


Younger Cowgirl Boot by Guess
is a fashionable knee boot with a 3 1/2 inch stacked heel

Riding Boots…

Paige Riding - Black

Paige RidingBoots by Frye have a ¼ inch stacked heel in black.

Thigh high boots…

Harper Boot - Grey
The Harper Boot is a 3/4 inch heel by report shown above- super comfy. Made out of soft, comfortable grey suede from the rounded toe to the oversize fold-over leather cuff and can be worn pulled up or folded down…

Junee Boot - Black


The Junee Boot by L.A.M.B.
features smooth black leather with a stitching and stud detail at the back of the boot. This thigh boot offers a sexy side zipper along with a 4 ½ inch stiletto heel and ½ inch hidden platform.

Furry Boots…
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The Furball Boot: Super comfortable and fuzzy warm boots by Nine West.  Pair with leggings it looks adorable!

Buckle Boots…
Karma Boot - Camel
Karma Boot (above) by Paris Hilton.  Really digging the change in color which adds a pop and easier to match with a black purse than some random tan color….

Betsy Boots…
Oxia Boot - Grey Suede
Betsyville boots called the Oxia Boot has a ½ inch wedge adds extra comfort.

Barcode Boots…
Attica Boot - Black Multi
By Harajuku Lovers. The Attica Boot features a black and white printed fabric upper with a rounded faux leather toe, three buckles at the calf, and a Harajuku Lovers heart charm for a touch of sweetness. You will find yourself break dancing in these fab boots.

Ok, you get the point and I’m starting to get a bit off track going into bar-code boots and all.  Let me know if you have questions and remember to take advantage of the free shipping and free returns though heels.com!

Stay Sassy!

TallShortGirl

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The Evolution of Footwear in America- starting with Columbus Day!

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As the story is told, in 1492 Columbus sailed the Ocean Blue and accidentally ended up in America – were he met the Algonquians.  Obviously, traditional European dress varied extremely from traditional Native American dress.  One of those differences was footwear.  While Native American apparel varied greatly from tribe to tribe- one thing remained relatively common- the footwear as most tribes wore what we call “moccasins.” Interestingly enough, if you look at all the drawings from Europeans first coming in contact with Native Americans- you will see that nearly all the illustrations show Native Americans barefoot- wonder why? Nevertheless,   this post, randomly inspired by Columbus Day, focuses on moccasins – Moccasin history and various styles with all their comfortable glory.

Moccasin History:
(Information from MarieShoes.com – the moccasin, slippers, and boot specialists)

While Native American Apparel varied greatly from tribe to tribe- the one  nearly universal element was the moccasin.  The word “moccasin” comes from an Algonquian word (also spelled mocasin, mocassin, moccassin, mocassions,or mocussin, depending on the language and transcriber), but that is only because Algonquians were the first Indians encountered by Europeans–they were used as footwear from Sonora to Saskatchewan Native Americans.  While the term  “moccasins” may be understood and accepted by all of them at this point, most Indian tribes have their own native word for them.

American Indian moccasins were originally made of soft leather stitched together with sinew. Though the basic construction of Native American moccasins was similar throughout North America, moccasin patterns were subtly different in nearly every tribe, and Indian people could often tell each other’s tribal affiliation simply from the design of their shoes. (In fact, the common names of some large nations like the Blackfoot and the Chippewas refer to their characteristic moccasin styles.) Tribal differences included not only the cut of the moccasins but also the extensive beadwork, quillwork, and painted designs many Indian people lavished on their shoes. In some tribes hardened rawhide was used for the sole for added durability, and in others rabbit fur (or, later, sheepskin) was used to line the leather moccasins for added warmth.

Since then, however, the style has evolved somewhat into a very adorable form of footwear today: the moccasin.  The beauty of the shoes is that they are so comfortable- they’re feel slippers (lots of slipper style moccasins that are ridiculously comfortable and warm).  Yet, the shoes if worn right can be a very trendy and sexy statement.  Check these out:

Minnetonka Knee High Fringe Boot-Pink Suede (Women's)Minnetonka Softsole Double Leather Bottom Knee Hi (Women's)Minnetonka Knee High Fringe Boot (Women's)

For those vegan friendly enthusiasts that like the moccasin inspired style but don’t like the tanned leather- check out these VEGAN Chocolate Wrap Boot by Toms

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So comfortable and quite stylish.  Thank you Native Americans for these amazing contributions to footwear.

Stay Sassy,

TallShortGirl

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If Social Networks Were Shoes. . .

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If social networks were shoes, what would they be?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 www.high.heels.com 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!

xoxoxxx,

TSG

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