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13 Wishes

This is the worst! You go on a shoe site and see some killer shoes. You click your shoe size to narrow down the results and BAM nothing but fugly shoes. So disheartening! For example, I went to a site put in size 13 and an entire page of these in different colors popped up:


This prompted me to search high and low for pretty sandals up to size 13 because NOBODY should subject their feet to this hot mess.  Enjoy (big smile:)!

STOP WISHING. SNAG THESE 13'S NOW! From left to right, Top to bottom: Annie Shoes Women's Jade Sandal ($45, sizes 6-13,, Anita Giselle Mocha Croco ($99.99, sizes 6-13,, Nyle by DV ($65, sizes 10-13,, Jessica Bennett Rayne ($159.95, sizes 5-13,, Samanata Stella Beige ($174.95, sizes 7-14,, DV by Dolce Vita Dazz Sandal ($49, sizes 11-13, and Misty Woven Wedge ($26.99, sizes 5-13, Don't see your sandal? Click the pic to visit the TallSWAG shoe page.

ANNIE SHOES WOMEN'S JADE SHOES at $45. Sizes 6-13. Shown in bronze. Also comes in black pewter, denim/silver, pewter/bronze, silver/gold and yellow/green.

ANITA GISELLE MOCHA CROCO at $99.99. Sizes 6-13. Shown in mocha. Also comes in black soft, congnac croco and navy croco.

DV BY DOLCE VITA NYLE SANDAL at $65. Sizes 10-13. Shown in white. Also comes in natural.

JESSICA BENNETT RAYNE SANDAL at $159.95. Sizes 5-13. Shown in tea green. Also comes in black, russet brown and beige.

STELLA BEIGE at $174.95. Sizes 6.5 to 14. Shown in beige. Also comes in black, brown, grey and red.

DV BY DOLCE VITA DAZZ SANDAL at $49. Sizes 11-13. Shown in every color.

MISTY WOVEN WEDGE at $26.99. Sizes 5-13. Shown in black. Also comes in berry and gold.


Ok.  Listen carefully.  If you have not been to Barefoot Tess lately (or ever) you are doing a disservice to your shoe collection.  They have A - MAZ - ING shoes in sizes 9 to 15.  For example, the new Gwyneth Urbana wedge (pictured top left).  Are you kidding me?  Simply sick!  Honestly, you could wear these with anything.  No offense to your clothes but nobody will be noticing what you have on because they won’t be able to take their eyes off of your foot art.

I was feeling wedgy so I selected some of their wedge beauties but BFT has every shoe you could ever think of in extended sizes that won’t produce foot cleavage (if you don’t know what that is put on a shoe that it too small for you and you will get it).

3…2…1…click!  Your feet will thank you.

BAREFOOT TESS. Amazing shoes sizes 9 to 15. Selected styles left to right: Gwyneth 'Urbana' wedge (top left), 80%20 'Feather' Wedge (bottom left), BFT by BaefootTess 'Milan' Wedge (center), Ciao Bella 'Aruba' sandal (top right) and 80%20 'Flora' Bootie (bottom right).


GWYNETH 'URBANA' WEDGE at $169. Sizes 11-14. Comes in grey and brown.

80%20 'FEATHER' WEDGE at $159. Sizes 10-15. Comes in Maize Stirpe and Black.B.F.T. BY BAREFOOT TESS 'MILAN' WEDGE at $79. Sizes 11 to 15. Comes in Olive, blue and Tan.

CIAO BELLA 'ARUBA' SANDAL at $59. HURRY! Limited sizes available. Comes in camel and black.80%20 'FLORA' BOOTIE at $119. Sizes 10-15. Comes in khaki and black.

Open Season

I have a confession to make.  Only my first 2 toes are painted today.  I was not prepared.  I woke up to a BEAUTIFUL day and there was no mistake about it...I could officially wear open toed shoes!  However my toenails were definitely not official.  Don't get it twisted, no crispy feet here, but they were 100% not painted.  There was no way I was missing the opportunity to break out of the closed toe jail my feet have been in during these abnormally long winter months but I didn't have time to paint them so I painted the ones that mattered and called it a day.  My 2 toes couldn't be happier:)

Make your toes happy.  Celebrate the start of the Open Toe season with a fresh pair!

OPEN TOE IS BACK! Get a new pair for Spring11 now. Don't see one you like? Click the pic for the TallSWAG shoes page to find the perfect pair now.

Featured options:

GWYNETH QUEENIE at $104.25. Sizes 6-14. Shown in ivory. Also comes in blush and black.NINE WEST JEMMY FLAT at $79. Sizes 11-14. Shown in taupe. Also comes in black and green buff.CHRISTIAN SIRIANO EXOTIC PEEP TOE PUMP at $44.99. Sizes 6-11. Shown in tan. Also comes in black.FRANCO SARTO HARLOW PEEP TOE WEDGE at $89.95. Sizes 4-12. Shown in scarlet patent. Also comes in taupe patent and black patent.

Happy Monday

Footwear can save a terrible day.  For example, this morning I woke up and couldn't believe it was already Monday.  I was legitimately mad that I had to get out of bed, get ready and drag myself to the office.  I thought about all of the things I could be doing (mainly sleep) and was extremely pissed at the world for dealing me the "you have to be responsible and go to work" card. 

But amazing excited feeling came over me and I jumped up out of bed...ran to the closet (actually I just opened it because I have a small apartment and am basically in my closet when I get out of bed) and found the ONLY thing that could turn my frown upside-down...a brand spankin new pair of shoes! Da da na na! I was up and out of the apartment as fast as I could shower, dress and slip the shoes on.

Moral of the story: save your new shoes for Monday's.  They are a bright spot in a terribly dark day.

Speaking of bright spots...check out these colorful new arrivals from

NEW COLORFUL ARRIVALS at Featured styles: FS/NY Crunch Flat (Top right, $189, sizes 11 - 13), Bernardo Miran Sandal (Bottom right, $159, sizes 11 - 13), Nine West Voska Heel (middle, $89, sizes 11 - 14), DV by Dolce Vita Nyle Sandal (top left, $59, sizes 9.5 and 11-13) and Steve Madden Tailor Flat (bottom left, sizes 12 - 14).

Click on your favorites:

FS/NY CRUNCH FLAT at $189. Sizes 11 - 13. BERNARDO MIRAN SANDAL at $159. Sizes 11 - 13. Shown in Camel. Also comes in Cafe Au Lait and Cocoa.

NINE WEST VOSKA HEEL at $89. Sizes 11 - 14. Shown in green. Also comes in natural and black.DV BY DOLCE VITA NYLE SANDAL at $59. Sizes 9.5 and 11 - 13. Shown in natural. Also comes in white and black.STEVE MADDEN TAILOR FLAT at $49. Sizes 12 - 14. Shown in Red Plaid. Also comes in silver metallic, canvas, Navy/white, Cognac, black leather and black glitter.

Let Them Know NeNe!

As you all know I am 6'6" and love to rock a high heel.  It is my firm belief that heels give you that extra PUMP (no pun intended:) of confidence.  I personally rock a heel because flats just aren't my thing.  I am not knocking people who wear them, but for me, flats live up to their title...flat:( 

With this said, I was juiced this morning when I turned on my television and Ms. NeNe Leakes was on the today show professing the same love for a sexy heel.  You have to watch this video!  I felt like I was in church while I was watching it!  Every thing she said made me hoop and holler.  When she said "If I was 6'5" I would still wear a 6" heel," I did a lap around my apartment! And then...the thing that really sent me into a state of sheer joy...wait for it...SHE IS STARTING A LINE OF SHOES SIZE 9 - 13!  I CAN'T WAIT!  You know they are going to be fierce because NeNe wouldn't put anything out that was just "OK."  It's not in her DNA.

Click the pic to watch Ms. NeNe Leakes tell the world that tall girls can wear heels too! Watch for NeNe's line of size 9 to 13 shoes come out soon. I will keep you updated:)Thank you NeNe.  Thank you for telling millions of tall women that they can rock a mean heel and thank you for creating shoes that we can wear that don't look and feel like boats!  I want to be your spokesperson, model, shoe tester etc.  Whatever I can do to help the tall movement...I'm in 110%  I am DEAD serious. 

Until NeNe's line comes out, here's some spring11 hot ones to keep you busy:

VINCE CAMUTO 'AMELIA' BOOTIE at $148.95. Sizes 11-12. Shown in ash. Also comes in black and summer brown. SAM EDELMAN NOVATO PLATFORM SANDAL at $99. Free 2 day shipping. HURRY ONLY ONE LEFT!

ZUKI at $89. Sizes 5 to 12. Shown in natural reptile. Also comes in LT brown synthetic and black leather. RSVP RAIN at $89. Sizes 5.5 to 13. Shown in brown satin. Also comes in black, fuchsia, navy, purple and red satin.

Slip n Slide

I have 2 words for you: Summer Shoes.  Get these beautiful Jessica Bennett Nakita Slides from Nordstrom.  They come in 4 beautiful options up to a size 13.  You can wear them with a simple summer fit or dress them up with a killer dress.  Anyway you wear them, people will be asking where you got them.  Wanna slip into these slides?  Click the pic now.

JESSICA BENNETT NAKITA SLIDE at $124.95. Sizes 5 to 13. 3 3/4" heel. Comes in cuoio/gold (top left), chocolate/brown (top right), black/cherry (bottom left) and black/pewter (bottom right).