Friday, August 31, 2012

Sweet Shoe Game

Ladies and Gentlemen...Ladies Ladies Ladies and Gentlemen..  Yes, I said Gentlemen because they are rocking them too! lol
Madonna video

Stilettos, kitten heels, Boots and wedges...if you wearing them this is for YOU!

Dos & Donts

If its not your size then don't try!
If your feet are hanging over they are too big or too small. Know your size! Buy your proper size. This should go without saying, but sometimes a moment of weakness can cause you to think that buying a half size smaller than what you normally wear won't matter---just remember that it will!
It is not cute for your feet to hang over your shoes as if they are cutting the grass. If I see it I'm calling you out.  FASHION CITATION or Fashion Intervention by the FBI aka Fashion Bureau of Investigation!!!

Do visit a local shoe store and get fitted...Famous Footwear, Payless,Lady Foot Locker, DSW  and other shoe stores have foot places just for YOU! lol
My favorite shoe store and shoe consultant is at Bakers of Cumberland Mall. When you need to get your Sweet Shoe Game on check them out. They have several locations.

Me & my favorite store consultant Courtney


My purchase from Bakers for the week...Oh, my purse & shoes  were a Sweet Sale!
Do purchase foot massagers to place inside your shoe because your feet will thank you.
Do keep them neatly trimmed and or polished.
I love my color blocking
Do carry a slip on for long days are walking because this will save your legs, hips, thighs, knee and ankle in the long run. I wear a knee brace not cute, but it will be once I bling it out. lol

Now this is for my Sweet Shoe Lovers who need training on walking in Stilettos! lol
 stiletto heel is certainly not your everyday shoe, but it is the shoe for elegant parties and other formal events. Walking in stilettos can be a challenging experience for a heels amateur--but fear not, your gracefulness and confidence will inevitably emerge, provided you're determined. All you need is this little how-to! Follow the steps below to learn how to walk in stilettos.
Select a decent pair of stiletto heels to purchase. Avoid buying cheap stilettos because they tend to break easily, plus they just don't look as nice. Additionally, cheap stilettos can be incredibly uncomfortable, which is the last thing you want if you're going to be walking around all day. As you're trying on stilettos, there are a few key things you'll want to check to minimize the pain:
Change surfaces. Once you're comfortable walking wherever you started off, try walking on a variety of floors (tiles, thick carpet, etc.) to see how it feels and to learn how to cope with changing surfaces underfoot.
  1. Stay off impressionable surfaces like cork, as the heel will leave indentations that are permanent. You can also challenge yourself a little more by carrying things such as a bag, a cup of tea, a book, etc. Move about the house and simply get used to how it feels as you go, correcting your posture every now and then.
  2. Take a walk outdoors. Get adjusted to the feel of concrete, gravel, and other outdoor surfaces. You'll find that you sink into some surfaces, such as grass, so either avoid them or learn to glide over them quickly using the ball of your feet only (which can be hard work, so general avoidance of soft surfaces is advised).
  3. Outdoor surfaces to beware of include cobblestones, steel grates, grass, soil, holes, and boardwalks.
  4. Stairs require learning of their own. Always land on each step in a sideways or sidestepping motion when descending, with all of the foot landing on each step at once (heel, ball, and toe). When ascending, only use the sole/flat area of the shoe to climb up the stairs.
  5. Attend the party in your stilettos and enjoy yourself. Your hard work to get to this point has paid off, and now it's time to party!
  • Having a little shoe bag for containing the shoes discreetly is a wise option.
  • It is recommended by medical experts that you don't wear a heel that is higher than 3/4 of an inch or one inch (2.5cm); this will allow for the maximum amount of gracefulness without falling over and injuring yourself. However, stilettos can go higher than six inches (15cm), so recognize that the higher the heel, the more precarious it is to walk.
  • Practice a lot.
  • Learn how to walk in long clothing and stilettos if relevant. Long clothing, such as evening gowns and pants suits can catch on stilettos and cause accidents or damage to the clothing, so it's important that you know how to walk in such clothes when wearing stilettos.
  • There are classes offered in some communities or shoe stores for walking in high heels. Have a look online or ask around. You might also ask a friend or someone who sells shoes to help you learn.
  • Good posture is absolutely vital for successful stiletto wearing; whatever else you do, make sure good posture is maintained at all times.
  • Calf muscle strengthening exercises can help you if you plan on wearing stilettos regularly.
  • Always break in new shoes before intending to wear them for a party, especially if you're expecting to dance and stand for hours.
  • Take some pain relief tablets with you in case you end up in agony by the end of the event.
  • Vary heel heights through the day for kinder treatment of your legs and feet. Leave the stilettos for short stints, such as the cocktail party, and always have flats on reserve. It is also recommended that heels only ever be worn part-time.
  • Thin liners for the ball area of the shoe are available. These provide a "cushioning" effect and will help prevent your foot from sliding forward in the shoe and getting crushed, cramping your toes.
    Something to consider before and while you wearing shoes improperly.
  • Never drive in stilettos or high heels of any kind. Always keep a pair of safe driving shoes in the car and change into them for driving.
  • High heels can damage your feet and legs if care is not taken. See your doctor if you experience pain as a result of wearing high heels. Problems that can occur include DVT (deep vein thrombosis), broken bones or fractures from falls, ball-of-foot pain (metatarsalgia), cracked skin, and unidentifiable pains.
  • Don't try on new shoes first thing in the morning or after you've been on your feet all day. Your feet will be at their worst at these times.
  • Not everyone can walk in stilettos. If you have tried and continue to feel nothing but pain, or you totally lack confidence that this is ever going to work for you, then don't fret. There are plenty of fantastic shoe alternatives in the world to keep you appearing just as beautiful as ever, and they don't have to be stilettos. Hand your failed pair of stilettos over to a friend who can make use of them and use this as an excuse to go out and buy a chic pair of shoes with a heel size, or even no heels, that you know you'll love walking in. It is just not worth getting into a tizzy over – if stilettos aren't working for you, they're just not worth persevering with.
  • Some people espouse looking gorgeous over feeling comfortable by accepting that looking good isn't always about feeling good. For a big event, this is an okay attitude but don't take it to extremes and consider it's the norm for all occasions. Elevated heels can result in foot, calf, hip, and back pain.
    Photos & Sources:
    My DROIDDDD Phone! lol
    My Attire
    Dress: Thrifted $4.99 Good Will
    Shoes: Cathy Jean $14.99
    Accessories: Bakers
    Knee Brace: Walmart
    I love shoes. Until next time Keep your Shoe Game tight! lol
    Tastefully SoSo

    Thursday, August 23, 2012

    Sweet Tweet @ Fab'rik Boutique of Atlantic Station

    I had the pleasure of Shopping, Tasting and Sipping with my #BFF's at a swanky Boutique called Fab'rik of Atlantic Station.

    Lights, camera, action! Located right down the street from the magnificent Millennium Gate you will find fab'rik in the heart of "The District" of Atlantic Station. With Atlantic Station emerging as Atlanta's new favorite Midtown neighborhood, it is hard to come here just to shop. From outdoor concerts, movies in Central Park and fabulous dining (think Rosa Mexicana to your fave local food trucks) there is always something going on for the visiting shopper! It doesn't matter if you are looking for an outfit for a girl's night out or just simply visiting Atlanta, fab'rik Atlantic Station is should be at the top of your list. As they say in Atlantic Station, "It is where life happens" so let fab’rik not only be a place to shop, but a place to experience!

    230 18th Street Ste11100,
    Atlanta, GA 30363
    Phone: 404.685.8595
    Fax: 404.685.8597

        Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-7pm, Fri-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

    Inside Fab'rik

    Now to introduce our Hostess for the Evening
    The lovely OhNikka Shae (the undercover socialite) is such a great hostess and Blog Mentor always takes care of us. If you haven't met her then she should be on your list of meeting! Love Mrs. OhNikka

    Mrs. OhNikka Shea tweeting

    Mrs. OhNikka unveiling the #BFF site (
    #BFF's  @Vintagejade_MUA @TiaLou75 @SooSooTasty @OhNikka
    Oh, I won a raffle again! lol P.S. their trying to make me go

    We all participated in a Fall dress up contest and this what I picked.I dress in layers during the winter and fall because....never mind! lol
    Mary (
    April (

     Kiwithe beauty

    My Fall Attire picks
    Nice peach flared arms shirt with an elastic waist.
    Studded ripped jeans
    oh, this purse...
    jewelry cute and sheek just like
    Now you know I had to bring my Tasty Balls from my Teaser Collection and some shoot glass desserts. Velvet Red balls, dipped in dark chocolate, drizzled with cream cheese and sprinkled with NUTS! lol

    The shoot glass dessert flavors were chocolate Hersey kiss and chocolate amaretto ....wooooow
    April ....need I say (
    Kiwi the Beauty is a #BFF Model!
    Ok, my girl Kiwi of Popularity Sweets brought some sexy cake pops and they were delish!

    Well I had to save the 2 best for last Vita Water which hydrates the body and comes in many flavors...mine is CocoNUT...LOL
    Goodie Bags..Thanks OhNikka & Parker Simmons
    This last presentation provided by in my commerical voice was my man Chef Bow Tie! Yep and he comes and serve you with a bowtie! lol

    Ok, seriously he made this pasta dish with macaroni noodles, cheese, and turkey bacon. Don't tell nobody I had 5 or 6 cups full!. lol
    Chef Bow Tie also provided us was fresh cucumber and mint leave water which is very refreshing along with fresh seasoned fruit on a kabob. Lawddd Jesus Godt!

    Well I really love this little boutique and staff is super SWEET:)
    Bags and Scarfs plus so much more....

    Natalie (

    Facials & Makeup! Kristina Ross (


    Efie Lynn of LALynn Shoppe & Me aka SoSo of SooSooTasty
    Did someone say SALE???? Every girl loves a sale! lol

    #BFF The Fabulous Parker Simmons (

    Make sure you stop by Fab'rik when your at Atlantic Station.

    My Attire
    My dress was purchased from Sherane's Vintage Closet
    Purse from Marshall's
    Shoes /Old
    Belt GoodWill
    Bracelets from Bakers Store
    Watch Guess was Gifted
    This purse was added to bring out the color in my dress.
    A dress I purchased to wear to an upcoming event. Stay tune for pictures:)
    Photos courtesy of Me and my DROIDDDDDDD
    April Odom of ( Thanks

    Until next time shop, sip and eat...with SoSo