To Have or Not to Have?


Pretty hot looking shoes for this Fall. I’d like to know what you think. If you could have these in your size, would you get them?

Michelle Obama Rocks Pink Pumps

Michelle Obama shoes by J.Crew. (Photo: Reuters)

It’s been reported that First Lady Michelle Obama, who stands 5 feet 11 inches tall, wears a size 11 shoe.  Cool!  That means she has pretty long feet link the rest of us.

Did you see her rock the Democratic National Convention with her speech last night?  If you did, you may have noticed her pink and grey dress she wore were topped off with the pretty pink heels she strutted on stage in.

You’ll be happy to hear that if you want those shoes they are available at J.Crew for $245.00 (USD).  The other good news? The shoes are available up to size 12!!

First Lady, Michelle Obama wearing all American. Tracy Reese dress with J.Crew shoes.


How To Get Great Summer Shoes at a Lower Price

You can always get a deal on something, if you’re willing search for it.  For large shoes, you can always finds discounted shoes at Nordstrom Rack, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, and Winners at all times of the year.  The challenge is, that you never know what to expect.  The styles are often so random and possibly off-season.

You can shop online and compare prices.  Shopping at the end of season is a pretty good idea too, if you don’t mind waiting. I have to spend less these days, so I’m more likely to buy when something is on sale.

Everything at  (shoes in size 10, 10.5, 11, and 12) is on sale right now. Enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions.



Free Shipping in Canada Today

We have a bonus for you today.  We’re offering free shipping for your order today.

Have you been eyeing a pair of shoes in our collection for awhile?  Today is the day to get them.  Our gift to you today is free shipping.  When you get your shoes snap of pic of you in them and share it with us.  You can do a girl pose like the one for the Because I am a Girl campaign and know that with your support we can all help empower another girl.


Can You Take a Picture of The Shoes You Want?

Hello Everyone,

Occasionally we have posted a pair of great shoes that we love, regardless of whether or not it was available for our pretty long feet.  The next time you see a great pair of shoes that you so badly want and your size is not available, take a snap shot and post it on our twitter or Facebook feeds.  Yesterday, Ivy posted on twitter a great photo of a pair of Marc Fisher pumps that she can’t have because they are not in her size.  It’s always still fun to look!  Let’s start swapping photos.  The more impact we create, the more demand we can have to get more brands to produce our size and more retailers to stock ’em!

You down for this movement?  All you have to do is take a quick picture of you holding the shoe or the shoe on a ledge, in its box, or even you attempting to squeeze your foot into it. LOL!  Then post the photo on our Facebook wall or on Twitter.  You can write something like Ivy did below.

Happy Sharing! I can’t wait to see all the styles you love.


Here’s the pic that Ivy tweeted yesterday.

“I’m totally loving this Marc Fisher shoe! But I can’t buy because I have #prettylongfeet. Not my size”


Daily Light

“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

I read this quote and thought about dreams.  How many of us are always talking about our dreams but never really doing anything about it?  One of the ways to welcome the light into our lives is by embracing it by waking up from our dreams.  When I say wake up, I don’t mean forget your dreams.  I mean wake up and act on them.  Or better yet, encourage someone else to act on their dreams.

Sometimes what we say to others can kill their dreams.  Part of living a life of light is by spreading it on to others.

Be the light you want to have shining on you.  Live your dreams.


Care For Your Shoes….I Do

Storing your shoes in boxes keeps their shape longer. It also maintains top condition.

When you’re a woman with larger feet, it’s important to understand that caring for your shoes is even more important than other women.  You see, if I wore a size 7 shoe, I would always know that if my shoes fall apart, it doesn’t matter.  Why? Well because then I’d be able to walk into almost ANY shoe store around the world and find my size.  Isn’t that right?

Well, I wear a ladies size 12 (USA).  That’s a UK 10.  A European 43.  So needless to say, finding shoes can be a real challenge.  When I do, I care for them.  How?

I spray my shoes before wearing them with a protector.  I also keep the boxes.  Yes, I keep the boxes.  The other option is I get those storage containers.  Occasionally I even keep the stuffing and the little silica packets that come in the box.  These are really important for keeping moisture from building up.  Especially if you tend to sweat in your shoes or walk in moist conditions. Moisture can breed mold or mildew on your shoes which looks like white patches.  They sometimes are even fuzzy looking patches.  It’s best to let your shoes dry completely before you store them in a box

Silica get packets are used to prevent moisture and damge to goods. They are silicone dioxide and considered non-toxic. But it’s not safe to ingest and you should clean eyes thoroughly if you rub eyes after handly.

If you ever do get mold on your shoes using pure white vinegar can help eliminate this problem.  Click Here for tips on cleaning mildew and mold from shoes.

Mold on Shoes

Mold on Shoes

For tall fashion boots, storing them using a boot tree is the best way to help them keep their shape.  What I do during off-season is keep the stuffing or buy tissue used for gifts to stuff in the front of the boot.  It helps keep them dry along with the shape of the toes.  If they are soft leather you can fold them and keep in a storage box.


Invest in boot trees to keep your expensive footwear in good condition.

What’s Your Story?

We are looking for women with empowering stories to share with our group.  We are all on the life journey with an incredible and unique experience.  Your story is one that will help inspire another women.

In life we give and receive energy all day long.  Today, I find myself engaging in many conversations and I always want to leave people with something positive.  It might be a simple smile, a laugh, or good eye contact to really try to connect with people.

I am looking for people to join me with positive content that will help empower each other.  You can participate with responses to this message.  Let’s start talking and sharing!


Canada Day Celebrations

Hello Canada!

We want to help you continue your Canada Day celebration with our free shipping offer (in Canada only) for Today Only (July 2, 2012).  Select Canada Post 7 Day Shipping for free shipping on your order.

Thanks and have a good one.  Oh Canada…our home and native land!


He’s Shorter Than Me….Should I Wear Heels?

Nicole Kidman (5’11”) with husband Keith Urban (5’10”)

In my opinion, a big fat YES! If you are confident enough in who you are and he doesn’t feel awkward walking beside you, what’s the problem?

I know, I know.  You’re sitting there saying…well, I don’t want to be towering over my guy.  I don’t want people staring at us because we look strange.  I totally understand.  I had a time when I felt uncomfortable in my skin.  It took some time but by the time I was 19, I finally felt confident enough to say, “If I like the shoes, I don’t care.  I will buy and wear them.”

Just look at some of the world’s celebrities like Tom Cruise (5’7″) who date women who are taller and was even married to Nicole Kidman (5’11”), who wore heels all the time.

But, you have to be comfortable at the end of the day.  If you’re not, take the time to find yourself some cute styles that will still make you feel sexy, confident and show off who you are.

Mick Jagger (5’10”) with girlfriend L’Wren Scott (6’3″).

Model and fashion designer, L’Wren Scott (6’3″), has been dating Mick Jagger (5’10”) and she often wears flat shoes that are quite stylish and still make her look elegant.

The bottom line is you have to find the balance in what makes you comfortable.  For me, I figure, I’m already tall so if I like the shoes I don’t care.  Why should I keep myself from owning some of my favourite things just because God happened to make me 6’1″?  I own several shoes and most of them are anywhere from one to four inches in height.

Myself with the founders of AfroChic. Standing tall in my four inch heels. (Photo by: Martin Alexander Jr.  twitter: @MAJ_PHOTOGRAPHY)

I recently hosted an event in Toronto, Canada and I was wearing my current favourite Franco Sarto sandals I have had for a couple of seasons now.  They are about 4 inches tall.  Check me out in the press photo above with the co-founders.  I’m towering over them.

I always enjoy wearing heels because they make me feel sexy and give me that ‘runway’ strut.  I think they can make or break an outfit.  I have dated men slightly shorter than me but I always wear heels regardless.  I figure, the man knows I’m tall and usually met me when I was already wearing heels.  So he obviously knows I wear them.  I’m not going to change who I am if he suddenly becomes uncomfortable.

What can I say? I love shoes. I love heels and I don’t care that I’m tall, I’ll always wear heels.

What do you do?

Myself towering over a friend at a media conference.  My wedges have 3 inches. See how she’s standing on her toes to look taller.