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Guest Post: Block it up

December 7, 2012
Rachel

Rachel

I love some big, thick, chunky heels. The higher the better. But sometimes, my tootsies just can’t take the 5+ inch heights.

Enter the more polished, equally as trendy sister to the smoking loafer (the early It shoe of the season): the block heel. So low and not nearly as unflattering as flats!

The lower (but not lowest) profile heel is chic and vaguely lady like, block heels of 2012 have a distinct 1960s vibe, while some veer into a throwback to the 1990s giant heel/shoe phase as well. I still have my favorite shoes of that particular era: Steve Madden maroon loafers with a fat, wide, 2.5 inch chunky heel. Heaven!

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Either way, perhaps the best thing about this block heel revival is the retro groove, which means finding actual vintage examples of the style at Goodwill are a slam dunk.

Once you find a new-to-you pair of block heels, how do you style? Take a cue from whowhatwear.com.

A block heel with a little sparkle or ankle strap could be the perfect shoe to elevate your favorite holiday look. Comfortable and stylish!

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