Thursday, September 17, 2009

Embrace Your Shortness

For years, I wore high heels everywhere--to class, to the mall, to work. I don't really consider myself short at 5 feet 4 inches and a quarter. (I can't forget about that quarter.) I am kinda tall for an Asian. (Yeah, that's right, Laura!) However, all the pretty shoes were high heels. And honestly, I kinda liked towering over my vertically challenged friends. Then the pain of high heels got too much for me. Wearing high heels to work everyday hurt like a motha. Anyway, stilettos no longer matched my style as I went from dressy to casual. I am all about comfort. But I also wanted to look good.

So I was extremely happy when ballet shoes came in. I noticed even the shortest of women were wearing flats. Then last year, boots were really trendy. Love them! Girls all over were wearing flat boots. Then, this past summer, flat gladiator shoes were in. Yes, yes, yes! Hallelujah. Good-bye, blisters and band-aids. Now I wear flats almost every day. They are not hideous like the days of yore. They actually look great and are really fashionable. Finally, women can embrace their shortness, which in itself is beyond awesome.


Kate said...

What is it about women and shoes? Logically I know it is probably not a good idea to torture my feet and my bank balence with yet more crazy pairs but there is something about them. Oh and I amj 5,7 and own at least twenty pairs of crazy high shoes.

Love the blog by the way

Kate x

Tara said...

Thanks for the love, Kate. Go shoes!