I can still give out this advice despite the fact that my footwear lately is mostly composed of slippers or boots, right?

Distracted Spunk asks:

Shoeru!

So here’s my issue. I’m 5’8. My best friend is 6′ (though she would venture to say she’s 5’11 and a half.) We’re going to Vegas in a month and a half. Recently, she bought a pair of 4″ t-strap heels, which means she will now be bordering on 6’4 and yelling down to lower earth where I will be tripping along happily, albeit possibly oblivious to her trying to talk to me (the whole deaf thing, y’know?)

Here’s the dress I’m wearing:

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I fill it out much better than the model. But that might be because I actually have curves. Right.

The issue is, I clearly need to add some height to this dress, especially if I’m out with a 6’4 beanpole of a model. Wedges are a no-no. I get headaches from looking at shoe stores online. I’ve never gone higher than 3.5″ inches, but this IS Vegas we’re talking about (I have a slight shoe obsession when I randomly walk into a shoe store and go, “Ooh! Pretty!” and then lo and behold, it’s in my closet.)

So. In sum: shoes that will go well with this dress, that are not wedges, won’t fall off my feet or make my feet fall off, and are price reasonable (let’s say less than a hundred – if I can wear it again, rock!)

It’s a tall order to fill, but I know if anyone can, it’s you. 🙂

Oohhh Vegas. I am so jealous. I love that city and am still hoping to find a way to go back this summer. It would be my 4th time. So as someone that has walked the strip (dirty) a bunch of times, my pre-going out advice to you is wear VERY comfortable shoes if you walk around during the day. Vegas has that illusion where everything looks close but in reality, it will take you an hour to get through most of the casinos and into another. I learned this lesson the painful way and actually had to buy new shoes in the casino in order to go out at night because my swollen feet would not fit into the gorgeous ones I bought.

During the day, sneakers are your friend.

A tall order for tall heels? OK, let’s go.

Silver would go really nicely with the teal of that dress. These platforms include Foot Petals that prevent your foot from sliding forward and provide some cushioning. The heel is high, but thicker than your average stiletto. This would be a big benefit in Vegas, allowing you a little less teetering and a lot more strutting.

Quinne by RSVP, $84

Quinne by RSVP, $84

 I love the polka dot details on these. And this color and style is so versatile, you can wear them back home with jeans or a cute skirt.

Heaven by Gabriella Rocha, $39

Heaven by Gabriella Rocha, $39

This strappy top keeps the foot looking pretty bare and draws the eye up to the dress. A good solution if it’s the dress, not the shoes, that you want to get the most attention. (PS – RSVP shoes are on sale at www.zappos.com right now. The prices I’m posting are NOT the sale price!)

Darby by RSVP, $80

Darby by RSVP, $80

Want to go for a fun color? Purple would be divine. This fun pattern and bow makes me swoon. Gimme.

Nisadora by GUESS, $94

Nisadora by GUESS, $94

Or these. Yum.

Jenna by Type Z, $109

Jenna by Type Z, $109

Now I warn you, by the end of your night, whichever one of these you choose, your feet are going to hurt. Such is Vegas. But with feet this cute, I say it’s worth it.

 

Got a question for the Shoeru? Email me at tlmoments@gmail.com.

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