Above: Vintage 1927 article
Louis Vuitton sneakers above are for sale
While I was looking for comfy gel inserts a while back, I landed on these things called shoe lifts. They’re inserts with heels! Having these can transform your shoes into wedges, which is a really neat thought. Here are the different kinds you’ll see being sold and the type of shoe they’re best for.
The goal of shoe lifts are to add height and create a more slender look to your legs while keeping the heel a secret. You can only really wear them with flat shoes—sneakers, ballet flats, etc. Every flat shoe is different though, so it’s not a guarantee that shoe lifts will fit just any flat shoe. You’ll have to do some trial and error.
I’m giving the following kinds of shoe lifts their own names, but you may see them named as something else elsewhere. You’ll just have to remember what they look like. They can come in different colors, materials, and styles. Although shoe lifts come in one size, you need to keep in mind that the pairs are different for men and women.
These are the most common kinds:
1) Heel Only Stackable
These shoe lifts go from your heel to about a couple of inches into the center of your sole (Twilight Zone music cue). You should get these heel-only inserts with three stacks at most. There might be pairs out there with more, but you’ll have to be really lucky to manage stuffing them in your tennis shoes.
2) Whole Foot Stackable / Non-Stackable
These inserts look more like your regular pair of shoe inserts, because they cover your whole sole. They are different from your regular inserts, because they have detachable heels. You can cut the tips to fit your feet.
3) Sock Inserts – Heel Only, Stackable / Non-Stackable
These guys come with somewhat rounder and smoother surfaces, so that they can be discreet inside your socks while being worn as is without your shoes on. I’ve worn these at house parties that required guests to remove their shoes with no problem. They don’t make a noise when you walk around. You can also wear these inside your shoes, because I personally think they are the most comfortable kind. The red pair I have above are more like sock inserts, because they are smoother and not too high. The more common sock insole looks like this.
So now that you know what these are, who wants to get a FREE set of stackable inserts for men & women from Lift Height Insoles valued at $70+? Just follow the instructions below, making sure you do the two required methods of entry. I will be checking & deleting the entries that are not done, potentially disqualifying you from the contest. There will be multiple winners! Open to all. Contest ends 9/14.
CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: Megan D, Slađana Sušilović, and Sarah Jackson!
“Time Machine” is Vivienne Westwood’s elegant collection of watches, and the fiery haired woman has caught my attention once again with her Rococo watches. The black, royal blue, and dirty white pictured above are my favorites, each of which accented by ruby red. One of these watches would’ve been perfect to wear with my Rococo outfit in one of my older posts! I like that the strap resembles a ribbon and the timepiece is framed in gold, which reminds me of cameo chokers typical of that time period (also Victorian). I just love combining elements from that age with today’s modern styles, don’t you?
Some of Westwood’s watches can be found here.
This little corner on the web called Designed by Mermaids is having me host a quaint giveaway for these precious beaded seashell bracelets. There will be 10 winners, and each of you will get to pick what color you’d like to win of these. The chances will be great, because I have never had that many winners for one giveaway before, so hurry up and enter! A lot of the extra options you can do more than once and daily.
The results of this giveaway are based on random drawing. Remember, the more entries you have, the more chances of winning. Good luck! Open to all (US and international) and will end on Sunday, March 31st at 12 am EST.
The winners of the Designed by Mermaids contest are:
1. Irina Gnatiuk
2. Despina Vnt
3. Slađana Sušilović
4. MC chau
5. Kisty Mea
6. Rachel Harrison
7. Megan Durrant
8. Antonella Togato
9. marianne p
10. francesca biondina
Congratulations!!! You will be receiving an e-mail from me shortly. :)
Care to do some last minute online Christmas shopping? Here are two of my faves from Saphira Clothing, who is currently having a 20% off sale sitewide for the holidays (code: Extra20) and free shipping over $50. I personally like their jewelry selection the best.I love the cute bow jewel earrings and chunky bangles. The cone earrings above are a quite edgy and stunning too. The string sleeve pleather jacket is a cross between medieval and futuristic. I’ve always wanted a leather jacket with ridges or spikes on my arms and shoulders like King Koopa.
Right after reviewing some beautiful light scarves to wear all year round, here are trendy scarves that you can wear for this winter. Let me introduce you to Adi Bakshi scarves on a fashion site Coolil. I know a lot of the more crafty girls like to make these on their own, but for relatively inexpensive scarves like these, I’d rather just buy one. It saves me time and effort that I can put into other things—which is my philosophy for many things. It truly worked for me, but it was hard to break the habit of DIY.
So here’s your chance to win a cute and quality scarf with the color of your choice by Adi Bakshi. There will be 3 winners with 1 scarf each! If you don’t win, hey just buy one—it’s easy on your pocket! Below is the video tutorial by Adi Bakshi, and beneath that is the entry form for the giveaway.
This giveaway is based on random drawing. Remember, the more entries you have, the more chances of winning. Good luck! The giveaway is open to all (US and international) and will end on Sunday, December 30th at 12 am EST.