Friday, 19 August 2011

Friday Follower #4 and a Shoegasm

Jesse over at NOT WORTH MENTIONING is totally Whack-a-Doodle and has one of the funniest blogs in Bloggerville. 

Seriously, every post of his makes me either cringe or laugh out loud.  He fancies himself as a bit of a drinker and I love hearing about his drunken train trips. 

Here's was J-Man had to say for himself.

Now that I’m married (to a WAY shorter person), I have no problem admitting to this past hidden, fashion accessory. My driver’s license says I’m officially 5’ 5”. 

Truth be told, I’m 5’ 4 ¾”. A height that very much SUCKED when dating. I did one of those online “connect with girls” sites (rhymes with PlayDATE). When it came to my profile, I did fudge that little fact. I think I said I was 5’ 6”-ish. As guys, there are all kinds of things we can do to keep the “good looking” illusion alive when meeting face-to-face. Wear vertical stripes or dark colors for a slimming effect. Leave the shoulder pads in the jacket. Stuff like that. 

However, it’s hard to fake 5’6”. 

Best I could do was get there early, and be seated before she arrived. Then I’d do the obligatory half-stand when she got to the table (to conceal, yet make it seem like I was chivalrous).

Thankfully, halfway through my dating slump, I discovered the Richlee company (designers of elevator shoes since 1939). On the site you’ll find pretty much any type of shoe style. And they honestly look like regular shoes. Casual, dress, sports, sandals – they've got 'em all. The one difference being is that they have an insert inside to give you that extra lift. How much? It changes, depending on the shoe. They list the inch lift in the shoe description. 

Back in the day, I had bought the Nubuck Plain Toes that gave me an extra 2.5”. Might not seem like a lot to you tree people, but that’s putting me in the 5’7” range – an inch past my imaginary height. I was finally able to fake tall. At least 'til it was a beach date.

If you do wind up buying a pair, there are two things you should keep in mind. 

1.) At times they are a bit tricky to balance in. The insert tends to move around. It's sorta like walking in heels (so I’ve heard). 

2.) The insert also weighs your feet down. Not by much, but after walking a while it’ll give you quite a workout.

All in all, Richlee makes a quality shoe that I'd totally recommend. A bit expensive, but then again, it's a small price to pay for a BIG 2.5 inches.

Time to Burlesque this week!  Glamourous and Sensual.

Take my Friday Shoegasm button, tell me when you link up and enjoy the Tease. 

Have a brilliant weekend!

Dita Von Teese - One of the most famous modern Burlesque Model

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Threw in a Burlesque Corsetgasm for you Plonkers


Timothy Bowen said...

his blog seems cool. checking it out now.

Stephanie D said...

Drooling over the shoes! Checking out Jesse's blog. Have a great weekend!

Melanie said...

so following his blog and i LOVE the shoes...and the corset =)

blueviolet said...

He sounds like a hoot! You sure know how to pick wonderful shoes!

W.C.Camp said...

Only you could have found a GUY to talk about shoes!!! I can't believe it??? As for your shoe choices, I like the white button down spat look - those are awesome!! W.C.C.

Dazee Dreamer said...

wow, those shoes are freaking amazing. Love them

Xmas Dolly said...

omg I wish I could wear those gorgeous shoes! In fact, I wish I could wear that corset! LOL Thanks for stopping by! Still waiting on one more follower to start my Gala-Give-Away! Woo Hoo New Give-Away every single day for a week! Shhhhhhh Having a surprise one on the 8th day! Shhhhhhh Haven't told anyone! Hugzzzzzzzzzz & have a great weekend.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

DROOLING over those shoes.



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