Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Foot notes for heel junkies.

Salutations fellow heel aficionados!

I hope you've had a great week so far. I recently spent the night at my parents home in light of the elections and came across a few pairs of forgotten treasures. So after  breakfast in the gazebo, I decided to give them a breath of fresh air and share some essential tips  for all heel-wearers.

Steve Madden

New Look

New Look
1. After Lunch- always go shopping for shoes around mid-afternoon, because your feet expand as the  day progresses.

2. Posture- when wearing heels you should walk with your shoulders down and your abs in. A weak core means that you will find it harder to walk in heels. So if you can't maintain your posture or walk properly ( hitting the floor with the outer heel first, then pushing off the big toe), they're too high.

3. Support and Stretch- Arch support keeps your toes from scrunching, so try and use inserts as often as possible. Another important fact is that your Achilles tendon can get shorter if you wear heels everyday. So to relieve aches and strains : hold a towel around the ball of your foot, jut out your heel, and pull gently to stretch your tendon. Another trick, that can be done whilst lying down, is picking up pen and pencils with you toes.

Thank you, for  reading!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

In the Garden: Liquorice and Earthy tones.

Hi Everyone. I hope you're all having a great week so far. Wednesday is my  favourite day of the week. After work, I spent the rest of my morning walking around the hostel's garden.
Below are a couple of pictures of where I live.

Bromley House is a Christain Residential Hostel for women students. Myself and all the other girls are studying for diplomas, certificates or degrees. A lot of us also have either part-time or full-time jobs. I took two gap years, volunteering at Harare Children's Home, helping out at youth groups & teaching on a part-time basis at the Convent High School.

I am currently enrolled at UNISA, a long-distance university and studying for a degree in Life Sciences, majoring in Psychology and Physiology.

I would love to hear where you are in the journey, that is life.

As always, thank you for reading!

Sunglasses: Flea-market treasure
Trench coat: Primark
Bag: River Island