head over heels

as kids, we grew up watching cinderella getting help from mice, birds and her fairy godmother. we watched how ariel and eric were serenaded “kiss the girl” by frogs and how a candelabra and a teapot were singing to belle and the beast. these fairytales amazed me and instilled in me an optimism that had carried on till’ now.

having grown up, we now believe in different kinds of fairytales. aside from the usual soulmate-fate-take the risk movies, there is one kind of fairytale that i constantly long for.Β the fairytale of a place where all ladies can wear heels without strain. i watch how Carrie Bradshaw, Serena Van Der Woodsen and Andrea Sachs walk, romp and run in heels that i can’t help but wonder how it is possible. my shoes and theirs may differ in price by the thousands so theirs might have the extra comfort but it certainly can’t be denied that the constant tiptoe form of the feet would still eventually hurt.

so i may own all those heels above but the longest time i can tolerate the pain is 5 hours (12 hours if i’m in a carpeted room). running around in heels on hard pavement will always be a fantasy.

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  1. DaMnViXeN says:

    its really the pain that makes me turn my back on lovely sexy shoes like those in the picture 😦 i cant walk straight for 2hours without complaining about my painful soles even in flats!


  2. Marta says:

    your shoe collection makes me feel jealous!


  3. double-sided tape, my dear. a tip i got from my dear friend, beyonce. hahaha ipilit sa imong lapa-lapa nya mu stick na na sa shoes so di kaayo yopaks. ^^


  4. Nori says:

    I love your heels. Im drooling πŸ˜›


  5. @being miss east dili madaut ang shoes? mahugaw and all?

    anyways, I can run around in wedges for hours but when it comes to stilleto heels, I'd die within an hour of wearing it. i rather live in wonder as to how others manage to do it than let my feet die young.


  6. Ladawan says:

    hi ms. gizelle! love this post of yours, i'll definitely make “gaya” it hahaha…i can wear killer heels as long as i'll just stay in my chair for the rest of the day hahah…and i'm keeping a slippers under my table. love your shoe collection! kisses!


  7. jed says:

    you have an amazing shoe collection! i could wear wedges for hours but i can't stand wearing stilletos that long. hehe.. =)

    I Am DollParts


  8. itahl says:

    wow.. I love your collection.. very adorable babies.. I can't even stand wearing heels for 2 hours. My feet will surely die.. hhahaha..


  9. i can walk all day with my wedges! πŸ™‚ but not on stilletos! and being miss east tip is really helpful! try! πŸ™‚

    ps: loviiiiing your shoes! me envyyyy!


  10. Maria says:

    I am a flats person but I love your gorgeous shoes! My favorite is the brown one with zipper at the back. πŸ™‚


  11. Love your collection of shoes!


  12. Sweet says:

    I just got back in wearing heels but I usually choose the ones that has been tried and tested…so far the wedges from Nena and the thrift one that I bought in Bangkok…

    I cannot believe I was able to survive wearing heels in college and walking in Colon Street, imagine that hahahhaa!!!!

    but since I am going back to wearing heels again I usually try to test it first and choose the ones that will be a good shoe for walking in the mall, park or at a party…but same as yours after all the glittering event I usually end up with my flip flops…

    and yes it is hard to wear heels and catching up the bus in Bangkok…imagine that Gizelle hahahah!!!

    Love the entire collection



  13. CC says:

    These are all so pretty! I love the rose-hued, kind of nude pair (last row, middle). πŸ™‚


  14. Melai says:

    You are totally right. I also can last only a few hours wearing heels depending on their comfort. But I can better last on wedges.

    Love your shoes!

    Melai of Style and Soul


  15. Justine says:

    I am drooling! Love your shoes.

    No, I didn't even get ONE pair. I decided to wait for Black Friday. I hope Black Friday doesn't sell me out short.

    Thank you for all your blog support!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Just Better Together


  16. aizkim says:

    your shoes reminds me of my company workdays…now that am out of the “traditional workforce” I have resolved meself with flats….hahaha!

    Am passing the “lovely blog award” to you by the way. Check out the link below. Have a great day!

    Tag you're it!.




  18. michelle_ says:

    i always have flats and heels together.. when i dont need the heels, i switch to flats.. and most people are actually fooled by that.. they all think i manage in heels all day long ! lol

    the tension with heels is not good for ur legs anway πŸ™‚

    glisters and blisters


  19. Ξ²e says:

    I suck at wearing/walking/running in heels, so I usually opt for my thongs (meaning the shoes, not the underwear), which are actually the only shoes I have apart from my school ones. But even though I cant wear them I still love looking and trying on shoes! They're usually what I look at in photos, and I especially β™₯ the second in the bottom row. Simply Gorgeous πŸ˜€


  20. titaz says:

    lovely shoes!!
    hihihihi i'm a shoes addict πŸ™‚


  21. Fivyolen Qiu says:

    omg. you have a lots of high heels!
    impressed (:

    btw i do have just 3 heels, and it make my legs so sore already (:

    Great, love it.



  22. Mazie says:

    This post is tugging on my wallet. Now I want to buy more shoes! Hahaha


  23. Eunice says:

    wow you've got an amazing shoe collection!! you're so lucky you can pull off wearing high heels!



  24. Eunice says:

    wow you've got an amazing shoe collection!! you're so lucky you can pull off wearing high heels!



  25. Molly says:

    AHHHH shoes!!! Love them all. Have a problem.


  26. FASHION ICE says:

    loving your fabulous shoe collection!

    feel free to follow xo


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