I hate being short. Well, not short exactly … just not tall. It’s one of the sorrows of my life that I was not endowed with an extra 2 or 3 inches, height-wise. It’s very simple: all I want is to be 5’9. Instead, I hover around the 5’7 mark, on a tall day. With 2 extra inches of leg, I could have conquered the world. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.
As it happens, I’m friends with a couple of stunning Amazons; I always feel like a midget when I walk beside them. [As an aside, I consider it a compliment when I point this out to them, although sometimes I think it makes them uncomfortable. I’m just jealous, ladies. Honest.] So, my new ambition is to find a way to turn the tables on them … somehow.
I think I may have just found it.
As luck would have it, Holt Renfrew has a sale on right now. [Currently @ 70% off — you should check it out.] Michael Kors sang to me – the siren song of skyscraper heels, irresistible to us shorties. At $60, it was not long before I found myself heading straight into the dangerous shoals of, um, the cash register. The shoes are surprisingly comfortable, considering the 5′ heel (the platform really helps), and they make me look like I’m wearing the cutest stilts ever. OK, maybe not quite — but the effect is the same.
And I checked – I’m finally eye-level with my Amazons … as long as they wear flats.