When was the last time, you slipped on a new pair of heels you bought… AND THEY DIDN’T FIT?!!
It makes absolutely no sense. They fit at the store… but now… at home… it’s a squeeze. It is 100% frustrating. RIGHT?!
For me, I’d often slip on that new pair of heels for morning mass the following Sunday. They’d fit great!
A week later, I slip on the SAME shoes on in the evening….
The back of the shoe is JABBING my heel and my tootsies are CRUNCHED. Those little piggies are fighting to survive!! And by the end of the evening, the pain was so much that I wanted to collapse.
Well… until recently…. I’ve had a ‘revelation’.
What if I told you this wouldn’t happen again? I’m going to RIGHT now.
Here are FOUR tips to make sure your shoes ALWays fit:
1. BUY your shoes in the evening. Did you know that your foot swells considerably after a day’s work of walking around and standing? If you don’t like to shop in the evening, then just be sure to try on your shoes at home in the evening and walk around a bit. Your heels and toes will thank you!
2. Don’t buy expensive shoes when you’re up/down a couple pounds on the scale. Did you know for some people, your hands and feet can be the first places to lose and gain weight?! This isn’t to say never buy shoes when you’re not at your typical weight (that will just add unnecessary stress), but just don’t give into the Frye boots or Tory Burch heels at that time.
3. What’s the weather like? Is it unusually hot or unusually cold? This will affect the size of your foot! Don’t convince yourself you can buy that tight shoe, especially on an unusually cold day after you’ve been sick and down a couple pounds. I can guarantee you it won’t fit when summer comes!
4. Have you been giving into those salty cravings? For me, after a night of popcorn (or other salty delicacies), my face and limbs turn into a blowfish. That’s because salt retains water. The morning after is NOT the time to buy that investment pair of black heels. So watch out what you eat the day before you go shopping.
I hope these help and lessen the number of band-aids you use.
And since we’re discussing shoes…. Time to shop! Here are some AH-MAZING pairs for you to shop. The following shoes are phenomenal because they pair SO well with a simple outfit. They instantly turn a simple jean + blouse or LBD into a chic Look.
PS. I’m a size 8 and my birthday is in a month : )