Practice Walking in Heels
I am WAY excited to be going to a musical this weekend. I have a ticket
(yes, I'm unfortunately going alone, sigh) to the musical Cinderella,
and I'm so looking forward to it. As part of my outfit, I INSIST on
wearing pantyhose and heels because that's just what ladies do when they
attend the theater, and so I thought that I had better get out and
practice walking in heels for a bit today, so I can glide down the city
streets this weekend.
me traditional, but I think that if a girl goes to the trouble of
wearing closed-toe heels in public then she should also be wearing
pantyhose, so despite the hot summer weather, I decided to put on a nice
dress with pantyhose and heels and then drive to the department store to
purchase a new pair of pantyhose. Due to the heat, I wanted to wear as
sheer of nylons as possible, and so I selected a pair of Hanes Silk
Reflections in Town Taupe, and then I put on the a new dress that I
purchased recently at the thrift store when shopping together with
Heidi. This dress is by DownEast, and the fabric is actually a heavier
cotton, and initially I planned to wear this dress to the musical, but I
felt the heaviness of it would be too hot for the weather.
This afternoon since I was only going to dash into the department store,
purchase a new pair of pantyhose, and then come back out, I thought that
this dress would be sufficient. The dress itself is a pretty navy/purple
color with extra fabric that folds down from the neckline giving it a
fun ruffled collar, and then there is also an elastic gather around the
waistline allowing me to create the perfect waist for my girlish figure.
:) Since I am a stickler for proper waistlines, you'll notice on this
dress that the waistline is nice and high, almost directly between my
bust line. This high waistline helps to create more of a flattering
A-line figure, especially since I don't have the hips and butt to
properly fill out the dress below.
With my dress and pantyhose on, it was finally time to slip into the
heels that I'll be wearing to the musical. These heels are a bit modest
with about two inch heels, and I actually own a pair of higher heels,
but I'm paranoid about making my height even higher, and so I decided to
compromise and wear heels but go for a shorter pair. This particular
pair of heels has a pretty bow at the front of each toe, and I bought
these to wear to the musical Wicked many years ago, so it was fun to
dust them off and step into them today so I could practice walking
properly like a lady while wearing them.
The particular department store that I chose is a Fred Meyer that is
attached to a Smith's supermarket. Fred Meyer carries a line of
pantyhose called GNW, or Great North West, and I really enjoy their line
of pantyhose. When I need pantyhose with a thinner denier than L'eggs,
and when I don't want to pay Hanes Silk Reflections prices, I usually go
with the GNW line. The drive to the store was quite short, and I was
excited to be able to walk into the store and then browse around for a
new pair of pantyhose all while wearing heels.
was during the afternoon when I arrived, and I was surprised at just how
many people were milling about. Everyone was wearing their summer attire
except me, but in a way, I was kind of happy to stick out. With my hair
down and flowing across my shoulders, I felt like a beautiful girl, and
so I wanted to show the world that I could indeed walk in heels.
For this particular adventure, I thought it would be fun to set up a
camera on a tripod on the dashboard of my car and then make a video of
me walking into the store and then walking back out of the store. I
decided that I could just cut the boring middle part out while I was in
the store and then show everyone my walking into the entrance and then
back out from the entrance with pantyhose in hand. I set up my camera on
a little tripod, clicked the button, and then I was off into the
department store for a new pair of pantyhose.
There was quite a crowd of people coming and going, but I made sure to
just maintain my usual gait and concentrate on my posture, etc. I did
get several looks from people, but I'm sure that it was because I was
dressed the way I was on a hot, summer afternoon, and so I didn't mind
the looks at all. Since I shop at this Fred Meyer often, I knew right
where the hosiery section was, and so I walked straight to the aisle
that sells the pantyhose.
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