Monday, October 6, 2014

Powered by Clouds













Dress: c/o Lulu*s; Heels: c/o Rockport

The other day at work, we threw an open house for our clients and candidates and I spent the majority of the day in heels. Though I'd brought a pair of flats with me, they got buried under office chairs and desks and computer equipment and I was unable to grab them when the day started to drag on. From 8:30 a.m. to 9 at night (without any time spent sitting), I was in heels. In miserable heels. Trapped between clients and candidates and colleagues and work friends and standing all day long, moving said desks and chairs and computer equipment, my feet developed insane blisters. By the time I got home, the underside of my big toe was covered in blisters. My ankles hurt. My feet felt warped. My calves, agitated. I had to wear some kind of hideous old flat to work the next day and could hardly walk up my stairs that night without holding onto the balcony with a death grip. Some days, it doesn't feel worth it to have beautiful heels on (they were beautiful heels). And those darn toe blisters would not go away for weeks. Do you know how hard it is to walk with a blister on the sole of your foot? I think I sported flats at work for a week, contrary to my normal heels, heels, heels modus operandi. 

And then Rockport sent me these pointed toe total motion pumps. And I put them on and they felt like I was walking on air. Powered by a cloud. Or a dream. Sporting little pillows on my feet. And that 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. day seemed like it would have been all rainbows and starry skies in these heels. So these have replaced my under-desk-heels. They live at work now. In their dark and lovely spot beneath my desk. And so when I walk in (in ill-fitting, sometimes soggy-from-the-rain flats) I slide these on and my feet go to bed in them, tucked down in their pillow-y soles. I don't have to sacrifice an over 2" heel minimum, an all-black, pointy-toed pump, a real-leather heel, or any style for these ultra-comfy heels. 

In summary - these have become my primary heels. Ben's always nagging me about my feet undergoing daily torture and me needing to prioritize my future foot health (never, I usually say!). But those toe blisters really wreaked havoc on my life and when it becomes difficult to shuffle about your 700 square foot apartment on any given day, I think its time to abandon heels that slice open your feet and serve them up charred at the end of the day. I'd rather feel powerful, beautiful and comfortable. Empowered rather than un-powered.

*So what are you powered by? Share your own #PoweredByHeels statement on Twitter using that hashtag and #Sweeps and be entered to win a pair of Rockport heels! Contest ends October 31st!

29 comments

  1. beautiful dress!

    XO

    Jeanne

    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  2. You look stunning in this dress!!! Wow!! Such a lovely and girly outfit!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  3. This dress is super pretty on you!

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  4. Geoffrey F. NormanOctober 6, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    Those heels are seriously sci-fi. (That's a compliment.)

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  5. That white dress fits you absolutely perfectly! Beautiful lighting as well. x


    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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  6. You look radiant in this perfect fitting dress! I love the arm details making it fun and flirty! XO


    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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  7. You look so gorgeous in white! Thanks for posting these lovely photos:)

    <3 Daisy | Simplicity Relished

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  8. Love the sleeves on this dress, it gives it such an extra pretty detail!

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  9. Comfy heels are seriously worth their weight in gold! Glad you found a pair that work! Also, I'm completely in love with that dress!! So simple, but so chic!

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  10. The shot of the bottom from the back is such a nice detail! That is the hope isn't it- shoes that are fashionable AND comfortable!

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  11. Uncomfortable heels suck :( I'm glad you found a pair that are heaven for your feet :) P.s the lighting in these photos are perfect!

    Mili

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  12. such a gorgeous dress! I love the white + black combo!

    xo, Maddy

    http://cassidylou.com

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  13. Totally in love with this beautiful dress! Your freckles are really cute *_*

    kisses

    Francesca http://everydaycoffee23.blogspot.it

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  14. I'm agree with your choice dear! This shoes are really beautiful and elegant!!! Kisses,
    Eni

    http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/
    https://www.facebook.com/eniwherefashion

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  15. Ooh I've got to try these!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  16. You look stunning! I love the white paired with the black.. so chic!

    xo ClassToCloset

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  17. I might have to buy those pumps. I used to be able to stand for hours in uncomfortable high heels but am in the market for some comfort heels that look nice, too.

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  18. I think I'm powered by quilts. :)

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  19. I am soooo buying this dress. Girl you could be a model in it!
    www.theadoredlife.com

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  20. Nice! Glad your feet won't be tortured anymore.

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  21. I love the simplicity of this looks and the bell detail on the sleeves!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  22. Seriously gorgeous dress! And loving the shoes - sound so comfy!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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  23. there is nothing I love more than a little white dress. this one is cute, flouncy perfection.

    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com

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  24. Cute dress! Simple but lovely.


    www.simplydavelyn.com

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  25. Love this outfit, Kelsey! So gorgeous.

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  26. I love your dress!

    Michaela
    www.michaela-h.blogspot.com

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  27. This dress is so pretty on you! Love how simple, feminine & pretty this is.

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