I have always admired the high-heel wearing skills of ladies who can don skinny stiletto pumps and click-clack around town on those slender heel tips. I think the last time I really did that was back in 2013 when I went to a wedding and wore black satin peep-toe pumps with a skinny heel. I managed all right that day but I never trust that shoes like that are going to hold my weight when I take a step!
Because I like something sturdier when I am wearing heels, I normally prefer block heels and when I was looking for a pair recently I noticed that there was no shortage of them on the market! I bought the Bandolino ‘Oceana’ pumps, above, from DSW, and they are pretty comfortable, with a 2.5 inch heel. I really like the ‘Campy’ Mary Jane by Manolo Blahnik, below, but they are way out of my price range and too tall anyway.
|Love these Mary Janes by Manolo Blahnik but make mine black! And lower!|
|Melania in the kind of sky-high heels she seems to prefer. I would have to sit to wear these too!|
It seems like Melania has worn nothing but stilettos in her first year as First Lady. The photo above was taken of her at Mar-a-Lago on Christmas Eve—and I do love those floral pumps (which I think are by Christian Louboutin)—but one pair she wore that I actually love a lot more are the bejeweled block heeled pumps by Dolce & Gabbana she had on last May. In fact I loved the whole outfit of cardigan, white cropped pants, and the block-heeled pumps embellished with faux gems. It looked comfortable and elegant and easy. Not to mention I love mint green with white!
|Love these by Dolce & Gabbana but cut them down to 2.5 inches!|
|Great block heels on Melania (still can’t believe that guy next to her is president).|
Are you a stiletto gal or do you like block heels? Or both?!? Let me know what you think of block heels and if you know a brand that makes a pair which are are especially comfortable, please share!