Fashionably Happy in Sleek, Strappy High Heels!

High heels are, well, high fashion! Fun fashion! Fabulous fashion! Fantastic fashion! You get my point! I, along with many women, absolutely love high heeled shoes!

There are so many varieties of high heels (I have featured a few types in my prior blog posts) and today, I am going to give you a visual display of sexy, strappy, sassy high heeled sandals. High heels that show a lot of foot! High heels that are showy, feminine and always in vogue!

High heels are footwear that raises the heel of the wearer’s foot significantly higher than the toes (as opposed to platforms or wedges, which raise the toes and the heels in equal amounts).

In addition to being aesthetically pleasing to the eye, when your feet are adorned in strappy high heels, they tend to give off the illusion of longer, more slender legs!


High heeled sandals typically have a thin, stiletto heel as opposed to a wide or block heel.

Strappy, sexy high heeled sandals can be worn for various occasions. The shoe can be used to dress up a casual outfit (say jeans and blazers, etc.), or worn with an evening or ball gown to add some pizzazz and seductiveness to the modern ensemble.

High Heeled Sandal Tip: The strappy high heel looks best when worn without stockings (bare legged) and the toes manicured and painted. If you must wear stockings with your open toed, high heeled sandal, wear stockings that are seamless in the toe area!


With strappy, high heeled sandals, a large portion of the foot is visible! In order to avoid course skin build up around your heel, rub a moisturizing lotion or a vaseline based product into the heel area daily. A good time to do this is right after you have bathed or showered.

When you step into your high heeled sandal, you are stepping into fashion chic!

High heels are fun, alluring and attention grabbing!


Strappy high heeled sandals look exceptionally good with all types of skirts and with flared, bell bottom pants or jeans!

Another term for high heeled sandals? Foot jewelry!

Pros of Strappy High Heels:

  1. The shoe is gorgeous.
  2. The shoe is gorgeous.
  3. The shoe is gorgeous.

Did I say the shoe is gorgeous?

Ok, here are some valid pros of wearing the high heeled shoe:

  1. The shoe changes the angle of the foot, which accentuates the appearance of the calves.
  2. They make the wearer appear taller.
  3. They make the wearer appear thinner and longer.
  4. They make the foot appear smaller and the toes shorter.
  5. They make the arch of the feet higher and better defined.
  6. They come in a variety of colors and styles, and mix and match with any wardrobe!
  7. The open toe allows your foot to breathe and doesn’t pinch or cramp your toes.


Feeling fashionably happy in sleek, strappy high heels!

You’ll love how the shoe looks, you’ll love how you feel!

Let’s be real. For those of us with a passion for fashion, the way clothes look elevates the way that we feel!

Fashion is nutrition for the moods!

High Heel Fun Fact: Heel protectors are widely used in ballroom dancing, as such dances are often held on wooden floors. The bottom of most heels have a plastic or metal heel tip that wears away, but can be easily replaced by a shoe repair person.

High Heel Myth: Wider heeled shoes generally do not supply more stability when walking than longer, stiletto heels. Be careful when gliding in high heels, even if the heel is substantially thick.

Since the Second World War, high heels have fallen in and out of style, although in my estimation, the high heeled shoe is never out of style! Today, high heels are typically worn, with heights varying from 1.5 inches to 6 inches or more! Score!

We love our high heels!


Strappy high heeled sandals can be purchased in both slip on and ankle strap forms. I especially love when the shoe buckles or ties above the ankle. This look is so sexy!


Try wearing this type of shoe (with the buckle or tie above the ankle) with a form fitting pencil skirt that hems right above, or right below, the knee! Then wear a form fitted top or blouse (such as a T-shirt top) and this look shouts “sensual and slinky” from head to toe!

High heeled sandals are a contemporary, always in style way to go!


So show some skin, show some foot, show some toe! Fashion is fierce, don’t you know?

High Heel Fun Fact: HIgh heels for men can be traced to male horse-riding warriors in the Middle East who used high heels for functionality, because the shoe helped to hold the rider’s foot in the stirrups.

Male performers have been known to wear high heels. Think of Elton John, David Bowie, Prince and Motley Crue, to name a few.

I give a kiss and shout out to the high heeled shoe! I really do!


Slink my feet into some fancy, feminine high heels and I feel put together, ready to go, a fashionista in the fashion know!

I’m wearing a pair of high heels right now as I write this blog post! What type of shoe are you wearing as you read this post?

Out of all the types of shoes on the planet, I love high heels the most!

To the high heel sandal, I give a toast!


Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website, Twitter @, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano


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Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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One Response to Fashionably Happy in Sleek, Strappy High Heels!



    To all the readers of my style magazine, Strutting in Style!, please bear with me as I post occasional reblogs (I am selecting my favorites). I really do write every word of this magazine myself, as well as select all the fashion photos, and I love doing it. However, I also write the Natalie North murder mystery book series, which takes a large chunk of my time. I am in the process of working with my agent, completing the final edits of my next Natalie North novel, Deadly Decisions, so although I will try my hardest to post new, up-to-date style blog features, there will be times I run a prior, yet still rocking. fashion post for your enjoyment! Thank you to all the loyal readers! You make it all worthwhile.



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