Friday, November 6, 2009

I'm poor. Let's pretend I'm not.

Love, love, love...
I've recently come to the sad realization that I can not wear heels without being in excruciating pain. I made the mistake of bringing a pair to New York with me this past week, and made the further mistake of actually attempting to wear them. Bad news bears. By the time 1 o'clock rolled around, my knees had swelled to the size of grapefruits and amputation would have been a welcome relief from the searing hurt coursing throughout my entire body. You might be thinking I'm being dramatic, but I assure you: I'm not. This whole course of events saddened me, I like how heels look. I think they put a certain polish on most outfits. Enter these babies. Maybe I'm fooling myself by thinking these wouldn't be so bad because they're wedges. I don't know. In any case, they're beautiful. Want. Covet. Love.

P.S. Thank you to everyone who left such kind and supporting comments in my last post. I really wasn't having a good day, and hearing from all of you really brightened things up! Thank you to everyone who reads my ramblings- you are all amazing!

18 comments:

Maya said...

Those shoes are such A beauty!! So, let's pretend we're not... :)

Fashion Therapist said...

Urgh I'm on the same page as you....an ankle injury has me restricted to flats indefinitely. :(

carly. said...

ummm ya. me too.
i wear them and am like "wow, these look so cute...i should wear my heels more often" ...fast forward to two hours later and ouch!!!!

erin said...

i could not agree more! i adore heels as well, but i swear i CANNOT wear them for more than LITERALLY ten minutes, and i am in the worst pain of my life!

i cannot stand to wear them because of that, walking is a very fundamental thing, and i can't deal with it being limited.

i bet these wedges wouldn't be as bad, they would still hurt a little undoubtedly, but i'm sure it would be doable.

alas, i'm resigned to wear flats forever! :(

Taylor B. said...

I'm not sure it's "heels" that are affecting you. You may just be wearing sizes too small or too narrow for your feet. I'm feeling hopeful! Keep trying until you find some that work.

Lexie said...

wow! i've heard of painful heels, but your knees swelling?!?! that sounds intense! dont give up on finding the perfect pair just yet!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Gorgeous. I friggin' love wedges and these are wonderful. And I've never heard of anyone's knees swelling from heels--how awful!

Elaine said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! I dare you. :)


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Plastic Pearls said...

An epic battle rages inside me every time I find a pair of heels I like. I agree with you - heels easily make outfits look more polished. Flats are great, but they often give a cute-sy and/or casual look to an outfit. Also, while I drool over heels, I can't help but think of the sexist roles they perpetuate. Lets not kid ourselves here, heels have no practical purpose. They are sexy but only because we are raised by the media to think they are. Sometimes I think that with the amount of pain they cause, they are along the same lines as foot-binding. Heels are crippling. (I won't go into all the long term medical problems, such as contorting of the muscles and bones in the legs and feet) That being said, I do own 2 pairs of heels that i've worn maybe 2 or 3 times each. They are "modest" heels, one is a two inch and the other is a 2.5 inch (I think). Even with these, my feet, knees, and back are killing me after a few hours. I love the way the look and feel for the first few minutes but I soon regret ever wearing them. I don't think I will ever wear heels on even a semi regular basis. So, my point is, you're not weird! It's normal for you to be in pain after wearing them - they contort the feet, legs, and back. I say stick to what makes you feel good and if it doesn't, then to hell with it! :)

Love your blog by the way :)

Orchid Grey said...

I should note that my knees swell because of arthritis, any kind of impact affects them. so it's kind of an uncommon effect I guess. Thanks all for the helpful information!

alexandra said...

go for the wedges! and if they still hurt you, send 'em on over to me! (jk, obvi) these are awesome, so covetable, and amazing. good find!

happy weekend!

xo,
al
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jmc said...

I can definitely empathize with your heel situation! Every time I wear heels I think, "Maybe this time they won't hurt..." And every time I come to the [painful] realization that I was very wrong! I'm always sure to stash a pair of flats in my bag, it takes away from the outfit but it saves my feet at the end of the night (thank goodness for large bags).

Love the blog!

jill @ SemiSwiss.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Ouch! I am sorry about your knees! I guess it's natures way of challenging your style further!

Sarah said...

I am also coveting these!! Had them in my shopping bag for about a month now. I'm also an Urban employee, so I get a discount, but I am also still poor even with that.

Musing Around said...

Although I'm pretty new to your blog, you won me over with these wedges. I, too, have been lusting for them over at FP. To make wearing heels more easy and less painful, here is what I'm thinking: 1) bring a pair of flats in your bag and switch out often, 2) buy those Dr. Scholl thingies- they really work, 3) buy 1/2 size up and insert a pad. Wedges help, but you still got a substantial heel on those babies!

Bea Modisett said...

Hey Julie,
Sorry about the pain...maybe when our job requires us to be sitting for four hours at a time you will be able to wear them again...congratulations on approaching 200 followers!!!

Orchid Grey said...

thanks, all for the positive thoughts!

San Francisco Stylephile said...

Wow, can't believe wearing heels put you in that much pain! If it makes you feel any better, I have what my friends call "Perma-Barbie feet," meaning even when I slip off my heels, I still walk around on tiptoes...at least you'll have healthy feet and can run around everywhere!

Love these FP booties!

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