Sunday, 19 August 2012

How To Walk In High Heels


Hi Girls. So recently I've started reading this book called 'How to Walk in High Heels' written by Camilla Morton, and its the complete girls guide to everything...yes everything. It's definitely worth a read as I think every girl can relate to it in someway and not only is it beautifully written, its also rather funny and useful. Anyway I was reading it last night and it completely inspired today's blog post.


As the title of this post and the name of the book suggests, walking in high heels is something which is not easy and I for one find so difficult to do (I know I am not alone here). But after reading the book its made me realise how essential heels are in every girls life and it's something that I really need to get more practice in doing. The book amazingly gives you a step by step guide on how to wear a heel, why you should wear a heel, avoiding heel dimelmas, tips, tricks and most importanty explains that the heel 'symbolises status and style'....OK this may be a little extreme, but a good heel defintily can make or break an outfit, give you confidence, achieve hight and give your legs and butt a good work out all at the same time. The only problem and downside to the heel has to be that dreaded pain. Lets face it girls we've all been there, chucking off our heels when we can no longer bare our feet throbbing; So much so that we actually don't mind walking on any mucky floor, filled with dirt, drink and god knows else what with just our bare feet. I think that it's safe to say that this is not a good look. I really don't want to keep getting my feet and myself in this state and therefore I've decided to do something about it!

So call me crazy if you wish, but I've decided that I need more practicing in walking in high heels. I know that the more I wear heels the more I will get used to it and that means more endurance my feet can take on those occasions that call for heels. I am not allowed to wear any type of heel at work, but I can wear a heel  out to dinner, a day out around the shops, or on a trip to the supermarket (yes the book says this is a fantastic time to practice your 'aisle glide'). Now I'm working my way up to wearing heels around Tesco's but until I'm ready to 'ailse glide' I've decided that I can slip on a pair of heels around the house while I'm doing a bit of tidying or getting ready just to get my feet more heel ready. I've done this today and I'm not going to lie, my feet have been in a lot of pain... But practice makes perfect right?

I don't know how long I will be able to keep this up for, but my goal it to be able take my favourite pair of shoes on their very first outing. Being the typical girl I am, a year ago I fell in love with a pair of shoes that I found in the River Island sale and to this day, shockingly they have stayed in their box. This is just because they hurt my feet way too much, are way too high and I can't walk in them for toffee! So this is definitely a working process but I am determined to get walking in these beautiful heels. Once I've mastered this the world of heels will be at my finger tips or toes in this case!


Do you have a pair of heels that you love and just can't walk in? Or have any tips yourself to walk in high heels? Let me know beauties.


P.S I especially love this equation written in the book. It's the ultimate motivation for walking in heels!


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  1. Think i need to get myself this book. I sometime struggle in heels too, i was never a real heel wearer until i discovered that i really should wear them because they're lush, make your legs look great and everyone else was wearing them haha I'm really a super duper UGG girl

    Hope you'll stop by my blog and enter my 1st ever blog giveaway for your chance to win a MAC lipstick of your choice and some Sophia With Love goodies :)

    http://sophiameola.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. I definitely recommend this book lovely. its so light hearted and its one of those books where you don't have to start at the beginning if you know what I mean. It's easy to turn to any page and read it :). I love my UGG's too especially in the winter months haha that's all I live in, need to get walking in heels though xx

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  2. Also, may i add that those heels are absolutely beautiful, the peep toe and the bow is so cute!

    http://sophiameola.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. Thanks lovely, I adore these shoes lol xx

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  3. That book sounds brilliant, I love stuff like that :)

    I did a 'leibster award' post earlier & nominated you in it, have a look & answer the questions if you have a chance :)

    http://mystringaling.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/du-bist-mein-leibster.html

    XX

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    1. The book is fab, thanks lovely I shall pop over and have a look and of course i'll answer the questions xx

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  4. This book sounds amazing :) and I love that you've brought it to my attention!
    I love trotting round in heels acting like I can walk! LOLS

    Http://throughchelseaseyes.com/ xxxx

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    1. No problem hunni. I love this book. I only found this as I stumbled across it i a charity shop. I love it xx

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  5. sounds like a brilliant book... need to try and get a copy for myself ;)
    loooove your shoes too... unfortunately, I do have a couple of pairs of shoes that I can't manage to walk into.. practice, practice!! x

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    1. Try and pick up a copy doll, its such a good read :)
      Thanks hunni, I love them too I just want to take them out and show them off to the world lol. I think we all have those shoes that we just can't walk in xx

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  6. I've had this book since I was younger and I must have read it 20 times, it's such a light-hearted read but full of genuinely good information!

    lifeinamuddle.blogspot.com x

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    1. It does have some good information and I think any girl can take some useful tips from it. I love just having a browse though it when I'm bored lol xx

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  7. I loved this post :) I think i need that book in my life - i love little books that you can just dip into and have a good girly read :)
    and those shoes you bought are AMAZEEE - i think we all have a pair of shoes in our wardrobe that we own just for viewing purposes haha xx

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    1. Thanks Lovely. Its definitly one of those books where you can have a girly read. I just had to buy them when I saw them, not even thinking about if I would be able to walk in them or not lol xx

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  8. I got an e-version of this book, but completely forgot all about it, so thanks for the reminder haha!
    Definitely need to practice walking in heels, seeing as I have a ridiculous amount of high heeled shoes which I rarely ever wear due to foot pain. Good luck with your River Island pair!

    http://beautifulsmudges.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks lovely. Even though the book tells me how I can walk in heels, thinking and doing are two different things. I think I am going to need all the luck that I can get lol. xx

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  9. Awesome! I'll get this book, looks really good :D And yeah I know how it feels. Sometimes I like to walk in heels when I'm cleaning or just chilling in my house. It's better to 'train' my feet like that rather than going straight out to a club lol! I have this Michael Kors pair and they're soo painful to walk in but I love them :(

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    1. Wouldn't it be amazing if there were a pair of heels that just didnt hurt your feet at all :). My feet need all the training they can get, hope your mission to walk in heels goes as well as mine xx

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  10. This book looks awesome! I might have to get it!:) I think it takes everyone time to learn how to walk in heels! But practice makes perfect!


    Fashions on Top

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    1. Yep practice does make perfect, I just think its going to be painful practicing haha. Definitely recommend the book though lovely x

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  11. I have this book on my shelf! I may take a look, I think it is my sisters :)

    Brilliant idea for a post!

    Amy xx
    http://alittleboatsailing.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Amy. You should go take a look. Its such a great girly read xx

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  12. I've got this book too but the funny thing is I still can't walk in heels :( just prefer trainers and I'm too lazy! But I envy all you who walk in those sky scrapers with easy! love this blog!

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    1. Thanks lovely. I envy people that can walk in heels too, especially when they make it look easy. I am determined to master this skill though lol x

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  13. I have this book too - I think I was blessed though will the knack to walk in heels from the first go, I'm even better at running in them than walking! But like you say, practice makes perfect! Have to admit though that over the years my ankles have got weaker and I roll on them a lot more now x
    Island Girl Insights ♥

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    1. aww wow hun, you are so lucky to be blessed with this talent lol. I wish that I was, I spend too much of my time in comfy footwear I think xx

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    1. Love this book, every girl needs it on her book shelf x

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  15. Beautiful heels!!
    I think i will go and buy this book!!

    Nice Blog girl!
    we now follow you
    http://fashiondng.blogspot.gr/

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  16. beautiful shoes! Great blog too :) I'm now a new follower x

    http://fabugloss.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. I should definitely practice walking in heels too! I really have a love hate relationship with them. I have tons of them, but instead of wearing them, they end up being decorations in my room, haha.

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  18. nice read.. the book seems interesting... might buy myself one who knows!!

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  19. I need this book in my life!

    the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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