Thursday, November 27, 2014

Dead Man's Shoes Vintage & Other Curious Goods

Don't you love it when you find great new local shops when you aren't really looking for them?  That happened to me and my mom over the weekend when we ended up at Dead Man's Shoes Vintage...
Alex was out of town on another business trip so I asked my mom to come for a visit and thankfully she hopped in her little red hybrid and drove on over from Michigan to keep me company over the weekend!   Or maybe she did just to make sure I don't end up in the ER like the last time Alex was gone?  Anyway....
Shopping adventure selfie with mom :)
We were out and about on Sunday heading to a few estate sales and one of the sales happened to be next to Dead Man's Shoes Vintage.  Naturally, when I saw "vintage" I told her we had to stop in to check it out, so glad we did! The store had oodles of fun vintage clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, home decor and other fun curiosities or as they describe it-  "A truly one of a kind collection of curious goods".  I also loved the way the store was curated, the mix of color and pattern throughout added to the fun retro vibe and made browsing through every little bit irresistible.

I have to comment on a few items now- the favorite being the Disposable Dress!  Did you know there was such a thing?!?!  The packaging said it was for "shopping, dancing, partying, funning, and house cleaning" and that it was "for today's Swingers".
It made me wonder if this is where the phrase "she'd look good wearing a paper bag" came from?  Because it is really just a paper bag... with a paper belt/sash.  At least it was water resistant and flame resistant so you can't soak your dress with a spilled a drink or get light on fire during your Swingers party :) 

Lastly, I have to tell you that the best thing about this store is that the prices are reasonable!  That's usually my beef with some vintage stores when you find great things but the pricing is outrageous.  I mean, that dress form in the above pic is $42!  Such a deal!

For all you local Minneapolis/St. Paul folks, you should definitely check it out!  After writing about the Disposable Dress I am kind of kicking myself for not buying it, should I go back and get it?

Thursday, December 27, 2012

How To Wear High Heels Without Pain Easily

As all good things have a bad side so are the shoes with high and fashionable heel. Apart from being too expensive the shoes are also not recommended for your health. Wearing the high heels for long duration can threaten your health and result in physical ailment. In serious cases the damage can be long lasting. However it does not mean that you will not wear them instead my indication is, be a bit cautious while you wear them.

Every fashion show in the city will display some of the spellbound designer shoes with high heels. These shoes are usually worn by show stoppers or other ramp walker, this is an industry where the word immaculate is meant for everyone at every moment. Apart from fashion world the numerous professions that demands flawless and smart presentation. The sound of the heel as you walk down the corridor creates an awesome feeling. But at the end of the day those nagging back ache will make you forget and curse the activities you did in office. In this article we will talk about ways and means by which you can avoid those persisting problems and yet wear one of your favorite sandals with high heels.


It is always advisable to wear shoes of known and popular brand. Avoid using cheap shoes .Since shoes are inseparable from us in our professional life shoes manufactured from cheap materials may result in physical complication.

The shoes that you choose make sure have optimum area for the proper movement of the feet. By maintaining the same position for long hours at an elevated mode, our feet may likely to experience cramps. Thus if the shoe has sufficient space you can move the ankles and fingers.

You must buy shoes that have padding in their soles. This kind of shoes will provide a soft base to your feet and keep them stress free.

You can also place those gel pads in the front part of your shoe to make sure the fingers are comfortable enough for long hours.

Before you wear the shoes make sure to trim off the toe nails. It is a fact that big toe nails will push the feet back and also pushes the toe nails toward the wall of the shoes. This can result in severe injury to the toes. Sometimes you may also have broken toe nails in case you fall down.

Maintaining a right posture is extremely important when you wear shoes with high heels. It is better to maintain an erect position every time you are on your toes. This position will help you to maintain the balance of your body. If the posture is correct you can avoid unnecessary strain on your feet and legs.

Though you abide by all the do's and don'ts list while wearing high heel shoes yet there are chances that you will hurt yourself. The main reason is that you are wearing them for long hours. The moment you re elevating your feet according to the plane of the shoe you are maintaining an artificial position and is working against the gravity which might be harmful if continued for long hours. What you can do is open the shoes every time you are in your desk and keep your feet on the ground and relax them for few minutes.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

How to Choose Womens High Heels

When talk about clothes, shoes women often show their great enthusiasm to this. In their eyes, wearing a pair of high heel is the embodiment of feminine. So, whatever the hurt high heel caused to them, they can't abandon their high heels. Women always have no resistance to high heels; however seldom of them know how to choose a pair of shoes that is suitable for them. Then let us make some analysis of high heels.
Stiletto heel shoes
Stiletto heel shoes have once occupied a large scale on the fashion show. From, this we can find that designers have preference on it. However, this is a kind of shoes that make women tangled. With the technology of shoe making becomes sophisticated, the heel of shoes is also become higher and narrower and its style also very beautiful, so it really makes women tangled.
Platform shoes
This kind of shoes is relatively smooth and steady. Compared with the narrow heel shoes, the platform shoes reduce the sharp beauty of women, instead, make women more composed. The stable design allows you access a variety of occasions freely. It is an item that preferred by career women.
Shoes with cone heels
This kind of shoes has the wide heel toe, but the heel gradually become narrow. It combines the merits of stiletto heel shoes and the platform shoes. So, this kind of shoes is more lively and personalized.
Blunt high heels
Blunt high heels is a kind of interesting shoes, it can be divided into two types, that is: round one and square one. Although they seem a little hulking, it is very important to choose this kind of shoes on its details. Actually, if shoes with some decorations, they people will not feel it hulking. It can become a fashion item for its uniqueness and highly personalized design.
Open toe high heels
Open toe high heels are very popular in recent years. When it first appeared, it was strongly criticized by some fashion magazines. People think to wear this open toe high heels in public lack cultivation. When facing with the independent modern women, this argument is naturally untenable. Today, the lively style make this kind of shoes becomes very popular. Wearing it go shopping, attend parties, and even go to work is of no problem.