Hi Deborah and JoJami,
My friend and I met you a few years ago when we attended the More Reinvention Convention. You wanted to photograph us for your blog, but we had to leave before you had time to do it. We have been following your blog ever since. Thanks for all the great info.
I saw your post about dressing too young and you mentioned extreme platforms as being too young.
I wanted to know what you thought of this shoe for a women at my age of 53. I have a bronze colored sheath dress that is very simple and am looking for a pair of shoes to wear with it. I found these at Nordstrom and thought they had some style, but wonder if they might be too much for my age. I don’t want to look silly. I don’t know why, but I struggle with this issue lately. (I am size 4 petite.)
Looking forward to hearing your opinion. Thanks, Donna McArthur
We get a lot of questions as to whether shoes are age appropriate so you are not alone. Your shoe is absolutely fine and certainly age appropriate. We really like platforms like this because it gives the illusion that you are wearing a very high heel, but the platform makes it more comfortable! The shoe below is similar to yours, but would look too young for a nice cocktail party.
Since we wrote that article about extreme platforms being too young, platforms have become so much more “mainstream” and so are not as trendy as when they first came out. Funny how that styles that seemed extreme when they first come out, once they are around a while, don’t feel so wild and become more mainstream.
Shoes are one accessory that can really help you look more youthful. We think it is easier to make a mistake of buying a shoe that is too matronly vs one that might be too young.
Have fun at your party!