I’m not sure if many know, but I am weening myself off of platforms. The reason being; a good amount have taken a turn for stripper AND, every shoe doesn’t need to be a platform!!! This coming from someone who is 5’6″ (short in comparison to my entire family that avg from 6′ – 6’7″ – my mother the shortest at 6′)
With that being said, when I saw these lovelies on shoedazzle, I didn’t know what to think!
A hybrid of Spats, Victorian boots and “hello!”
But my first question is always: can this work in the wardrobe you ALREADY have? Not just typical black & white but would these really be a contribution to my wardrobe instead of a random quirk. Though my VIP allowance would make them $10.00 after the already 1 day VIP sale, I still hesitated. All the way up until 11:59
When they arrived, I regretted it almost instantly. They were pretty to look at, but fresh on a new job, they seemed too intimidating to pull off. It was just too much shoe for me *gasp*. Luckily since I’m unpacking, I could see my wardrobe and quickly spotted a pair of cobalt blue cropped slacks that could give these shoes life and balance in my wardrobe. The height was staggering. Even though the platform was invisible I TOWERED over most of my new coworkers.
But this day, this outfit, these shoes… I got hope. I’m not my clothes or my shoes, but they are a reflection of me. And though I mostly dress for myself, it was nice to receive affirmation that my personality was welcome in this new environment.