Heavy denim skirt

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Heavy denim skirt

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After two black twill knee-long skirts I liked and one in a light grey fabric I did not liked that much I made one in a heavy denim. Because of other jobs it took me quite long to finish. But it is still on time to wear it because spring is nowhere near. I don't know if grey or black tights will be better with this skirt. I have to try.

The shoes have heels of 3 1/4". I ordered them last September but they needed some stretching. The shoes went into the shoebox and were stored on a shelf and disappeared from my radarscreen. A week ago I was looking for black pumps with a 3 1/4" heel but I found no appealing shoes. So I checked my orders from Amazon which brands I had ordered before. And there I found my order of September. I had forgotten that order. I'm getting old I'm afraid. Now they are stretched and brought into circulation.
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Hi Beachlion,

Wow - what a neat job. You made that skirt. Well done!
I am terrible - I buy all my skirts etc, have never tried to make one.
I do hem repairs etc on some of my dresses and skirts (as you do) but thats it for me!

Hosiery - I would recommend a neutral stocking/pantyhose - whichever hosiery style you wear. This is particularly of you are going to wear a high heel pump - a neutral stocking will profile the shoe better, and black stockings don't pair so well with navy (in my opinion).

Forgive me - you must have large feet - my feet are up quite a bit higher in my heels - or the angle of my foot is steeper if that makes sense?

And they're a neat pump because I see they are not too pointy - which if you're not really used to the pointy toe its nice to have a less aggressive toe shape.

Its a great look on you! Well done.

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..... Forgive me - you must have large feet - my feet are up quite a bit higher in my heels - or the angle of my foot is steeper if that makes sense? ..../quote]

My European size is 42,5 to 43, my US male size is 9 and the US female size is 11. If a heel is higher, the same size shoe will be steeper. This heel is 3 1/4" so if you compare it to your 4" or 5" heels I'm 3/4" or 1 3/4" lower in the heel section.

I have 4" heels (picture) but they are pointy and too tight in the toebox. I keep them just for decoration. ;)
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nice pumps!!
Personally I prefer a pointy toe - although I must admit I do have round toe heels too!

I wear 39EU to 40EU - and B width because my feet are narrow. Typically the higher heels are smaller sizes for me.
I am quite high up in 5 inches.

These pumps are a newer pair but thats my angle in a 4.5 '' heel. Its supposed to be 4 inches but measuring the back of the heel its higher.
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These are my favourite 5' (measured 130mm) - not my pointiest - but the highest I can wear for a day. I have them in yellow and black as well.
I generally wear them to match and 'pop' a colour in a dress or skirt - eg a multicolour floral dress can work with bright shoes.
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I wear skirts for comfort but also shoes. With the 3 1/4" chunky heels I can walk for a 10 to 15 minutes. After that I have to change shoes for a short period and than change into the 3 1/4" again. With the 3 1/4" I did a test run to the mailbox late at night. It is a 20 minute walk one way and I had change to other shoes around the halfway point for a short period.

I think you have to start young to be able to walk on those spikes. As I live near an airfield, I need to wear a red flashing light on my head in your shoes. ;)

But I find it impressive how you walk on those shoes.
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I can do all day on my feet in any of my high heels. ok - perhaps not some - like the heel-less high heels are easy to walk in but hard to stand still in - so I wouldn't want to spend all day standing in them! As for regular heels though - I find them fine for all day wear.

I have worn heels for at least 15 years now, and I have almost never worn a flat in the last 5 years, so I am a pretty serious wearer I suppose.
I just find them more comfortable and I can still do everything in heels. I don't have to think about my heels anymore - it just sort of works for me,

I prefer how the shoes look, and I like that they lengthen my leg and make my feet look smaller. A high heel adds some refinement to a dress or a skirt.

nb. I don't drive a car in high heels mainly because it damages my shoes! I can drive in heels but I put flats on in my car.

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If you shop on amazon < I wear a US men's 9 I find the Brinley co ladies 10 a very comfortable fit.

Because I am a little bit heavier I usually stick to the clunky type heels I find the Maryjane style with a strap easy to wear especially if you are going to wear them for an extended period.

The skirt is very nice and the heels enhances the look

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All shoes from the ladies side are ordered, most of them through Amazon. Most shoes just fit if ordered in US 11. Some had to be stretched a little to feel comfortable. Smaller than 11 would be impossible for me to even pull on. In Europe I went from 42 to 42,5 over the years because your feet seem to expand in time. The last years in the Netherlands I bought Mephisto shoes, a French brand with high quality shoes. Those were very durable and a good fit. They were labeled as EUR 42,5 US 9. Before the French shoes I had Italian shoes and they also had a great fit. For me a good fit is when you feel supported all around without the slightest pinching when walking.

I don't like the mary jane type of shoes because in my optics it breaks the flowing line from your legs down to your feet. I bought one pair to proof it for myself. ;)
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I tried the outfit with (a) grey panty tights and I think I can pull it of going out in the cold (at least above freezing).
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Hi Beachlion

Well done - the grey tights do coordinate ok. I reckon a grey pantyhose or stockings would look better - more polished than a tight/opaque - but its a personal choice. I see you heels have changed - I preferred the thinner heel, but again its a style preference.

I'm with you on ankle strap theory - they cut the ankle/leg in a line - and the advantage of high heels is lengthening your legs, yet an ankle strap will shorten your legs with a horizontal line at the ankle.
As for fit - well I wear bare feet mostly and sometimes sheer stockings, so I like a very snug fit. Often the patent high heel pumps take a bit of breaking in because the patent is stiff but a good quality shoe softens and molds itself to the wearers foot. Certainly need a good firm fit to control the heel easily, loose high heels are an accident waiting to happen.

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The gray tights look fine they are a good match

pumps do look nicer with the skirt. when I wear a pair of shoes for a full days office work I tend to forget what I have on and the strap and clunky heels to me are easier to wear because I don't have to remember I have heels on . If you understand what I mean

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