Monday, August 31, 2015

Wedge Heels

I found the above super nice wedge heels on sale at the Cole Haan site last week.  Whenever I see great looking shoes in “wide” I am always interested.  Although I do not have a super wide size nine foot (woman’s sizes), I always find wide to give just a little more comfort room.  Purchase made. (Outfit Photo Tomorrow)

I have never been sure just how to wear “Wedge Heels”.  I tend to look down and see a chunky foot in a shoe that I really like.   I know these are best when you need to walk over grass – think outdoor wedding and when you want the leg-elongating effects of high heels and not stilettos.  So I found this discussion on wedge heels.   It helped me. 

1. With Dresses

Wedge shoes look great with both long and short dresses. When looking at how to wear wedges with dresses, it all really comes down to your personal style. Choose a style of wedge shoe that works best with your wardrobe. This could mean choosing between classic, vintage, contemporary, or directional designs.

2. With Skirts

When wearing wedges with skirts, steer clear of anything too form fitting. Wedges can appear quite chunky, and teaming them with a pencil skirt or anything, body contouring can give an unflattering and ‘clunky’ appearance. Fuller, flowing skirts ultimately look better with wedge shoes.

3. With Jeans

When it comes to how to wear wedge shoes, jeans are a classic option. However, it’s important to take note of the style of your jeans. Skinny jeans are perfect for showing off your wedges, but if you’re wearing bootleg or flared jeans make sure that the hem covers most of the wedge as this will create the most streamlined silhouette.

4. In Summer

Work a playful look during the summer months with wedge sandals or espadrilles. Open toed and strappy styles are perfect for letting your feet breathe. There are a myriad of options for how to wear wedges this way, as they look great with everything from summer dresses to preppy shorts.

5. In Winter

In winter, try wearing your wedges in boot form. A knee-high boot with a wedge heel can give your outfit the extra edge. Wear them over tights and with a shift dress and layered knits for a cool off-duty look.

6. To Work

If you’re looking to wear wedges to work, stick to classic pump style shoes. When looking at how to wear wedges to work, look for a mid-heel shoe with an enclosed almond-toe. A black leather wedge shoe is a great versatile option. Patent finishes are also ideal for creating a polished, sophisticated finish.

7. Create Balance

Wedge shoes can be quite commanding, so it’s important to create a sense of balance. If a shoe seems particularly chunky, tone it down with softer fabrics and silhouettes. If a shoe lies at the ‘neutral’ end of the spectrum, then you’re freer to wear them with a brighter and busier outfit.

8. Experiment

When it comes to how to wear wedge shoes, experiment with different looks. This is one of the only ways to really find out what really works for you. Try on different outfit combinations to see what looks work best.

If you want to know how to wear wedges, just remember that the key is in getting the right balance in your outfit. Floaty skirts and flared jeans are my picks for wearing with wedges.

 What are your best tips when it comes to how to wear wedge shoes?

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Funnies 8/30

Growing up my favorite section of the Sunday paper was the funnies.  I will make an effort to make this a regular Sunday feature. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Nobody's Perfect

“Some Like It Hot” - 1958

The Conclusion to the 1958 movie “Some Like It Hot”
The film is a classic and has been acclaimed worldwide as one of the greatest comedy films ever made.
Osgood played by Joey E. Brown, and Daphne played by Jack Lemon.

Osgood:     I called Mama. She was so happy she cried! She wants you to have her wedding gown. It's white lace.

Daphne:     Yeah, Osgood. I can't get married in your mother's dress. Ha ha. That-she and I, we are not built the same way.

Osgood:     We can have it altered.

Daphne:     Oh no; you don't!  Osgood, I'm gonna level with you. We can't get married at all.

Osgood:     Why not?

Daphne:     Well, in the first place, I'm not a natural blonde.
Osgood:    Doesn't matter.
Daphne:     I smoke! I smoke all the time!

Osgood:     I don't care.

Daphne:     Well, I have a terrible past.  For three years now, I have been living with a saxophone player.

Osgood:     I forgive you.

Daphne:     [Tragically] I can never have children!

Osgood:     We can adopt some.

Daphne:     But you don't understand, Osgood!   [Whips off his wig, exasperated, and changes to a manly voice.]    Uhhh, I'm a man!

Osgood:     [Looks at him then turns back, unperturbed]: Well, nobody's perfect.

See it here.......

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friend's Friday

The depth of insight and intelligence within our transgender community amazes me.  Therefore, I would like to dedicate Fridays to you and your post. 

It is not that I have run out of things to write about, but I want to make this "our place". Please feel free to comment on something I said - did not say at any time.  But, if you e-mail me your post I will queue then up and post on Fridays.  

Rant about something I said.   Something you want said or just tell us about a fun experience you had.  Photos please.  (The “G” and “PG” versions). 

I look forward to hearing from you and posting "your stuff"……

Rhonda  - RhondaWilliams at Bellsouth.net

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fashion Plates

Fashion Plates - Toy from the 80's

There was a toy that I purchased my girls while they were growing up in the 80’s that fascinated me.  I never played with (that is my story and I am sticking to it), but sure was tempted.  I really wish it had been around when I was growing up.  Yes, I would have likely played with it.

The object was to choose plates, that represented, a head, clothing tops, and bottoms as in skirts or pants.  All of the inter-changeable plates had “a flair” to them and the combination allowed for many different styles.  After arranging the plates you inserted a sheet of white paper, ran a black crayon on its side over the plates and your design is transferred. You then have a "fashion combination template" to color and study.   It is still around in a new version.   

The girls played a lot with this.  Little did they know that I was watching with envy the whole time.

Watch the YouTube Video:

Does anyone else remember?   

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

History Worth Repeating

The Gay marriage debate is now history. 

Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Senator from Massachusetts stated in a recent Time magazine article, “Because of our Constitution, senseless discrimination cannot survive when it is brought out of the darkness. And it is because of the tireless work of jurists, lawyers, husbands like Jim Obergefell, and countless other LGBT Americans who stepped forward to speak out, that our nation will no longer look away from what our Constitution requires.” 

The rise in support for same-sex marriage over the past decade is among the largest changes in opinion on any policy issue over this time period. According to the Pew Research Center. When those who say they have shifted to supporting same-sex marriage are asked why their views changed, people offer a range of answers. Roughly, a third (32%) say it is because they know someone – a friend, family member or other acquaintance – who is gay.
The Gallup Poll data showed similar results , that many views toward gay and lesbian issues are related -- in some instances, strongly so -- to personal experience with individuals who are gay or lesbian. There are two plausible explanations for this relationship. One is that exposure to gays and lesbians leads to greater acceptance, regardless of one's ideological leanings. The second is that people who are more accepting of gays and lesbians are more likely to put themselves into situations in which they are exposed to gays and lesbians -- in terms of cities and regions of residence, as well as workplace and social choices. Both of these processes are at work, though it is difficult to say which is more important.


This is a remarkable turnabout.  The consistent reason given was personal contact or knowing someone.  No one should operate outside of his or her comfort zone but just the right word, outreach opportunity, and conversation can make a big difference.   Let's not be complacent.  National organizations that represent the LGBT community are doing an amazing job of bringing our issues to the forefront.  There is no obligation to tell anyone that we are transgender but attitude shifts occur first at the friend, family and acquaintance level.  Let’s learn from history. 

Note:  This is a follow up to a post I made on Femulate: “Lofty Causes and Every Day Causes”.  Thank you Stana for all the support and help getting my blog going.