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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘boots’
Posted: January 17th, 2014

OrchidRadiant orchid is pretty much everywhere as the color of the year. How do you wear it? How don’t you wear it would be a better question. Purses, dresses, tops, bottoms, visors, hats, shoes, boots, jewelry, nails, lips — even lightbulbs and more. And if the Australian Open is any indicator, the color will hit workout clothes in a big way. Serena Williams, Samantha Stosur, Li Na, and Maria Sharapova are just a few of the women sporting radiant orchid — right down to the shoes in some cases.

Stosur pink

Samantha Stosur and many other women tennis players are wearing orchid on the courts of the Australian Open as radiant orchid — the Pantone color of the year — makes it mark on fashion.

But don’t count out blue. Women not wearing orchid are wearing lots of blue. And so are the men.

Radiant orchid is everywhere. And it will add a pop of color to any outfit. I think I need new shoes and a new purse. shoes
Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is mom to three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

 

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Posted: October 11th, 2013

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Time to reboot? Me too! I am in search of boots, and I have spent a lifetime trying to squeeze my small feet and larger-than-average calves into designer boots. I’ve used pliers to pull those zippers up on occasion. I’ve worked up a sweat getting them on and never take them off until day is done. Or I buy pull-ons.

Recently, I had success at Payless. Women’s Nadia Tall Boots from Payless — under $40 got great reviews. I tried them and liked them. I also found some of their other boots, that were not extended-calf boots, fit me perfectly. I am sold!

If you search for wide-calf or extended-calf boots online, make sure to measure your calf and read the reviews. Although some boots may claim to extend beyond a 14-16-inch circumference, reviewers are blunt and say the boots are not big enough.

calf stretcherIf you still want regular designer boots, and who doesn’t, one option is this handy, dandy calf stretcher from FootFitter on Amazon.com. It goes inside the boot, claims to work miracles, gets a 5-star review from 18 out of 19 reviewers – the 19th gave it 4 stars. It is on sale now for $169 — I say we all chip in, buy one and pass it around! Note that you only get one for $169 and most reviewers said to pay really close attention to the directions. I’m guessing you could break something if you don’t.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and GramPam to one.

Posted: February 1st, 2013

boot2viewsRemember, today is Wear Red Day — the American Heart Association reminds women to get checked for heart disease. UPMC Hamot has a full slate of events — click here. At Goredforwomen.org, learn more. images

And, here’s a thought to protect that pedicure! According to the website, Bootie Pies are cozy boots with a collapsible front flap that exposes the toes while getting a pedicure. Bootie Pies look like fashionable UGGs and are made from high quality suede and leather s like coconut crème, chocolate and blackberry. www.bootiepies.com. The shorter boots (more like shoes) are $68, and the taller boots (at left) are about $88. Wear them with your gloves that flip down for a manicure and make a statement!

Back to our hearts — heart disease kills more women 25 and older than all cancers combined. Signs of a heart attack in women are often different than men, according to the American Heart Association. Sweating, pressure, nausea and jaw pain could be signs in addition to pressure in the chest, pain or discomfort in one or both arms, shortness of breath and lightheadedness. Don’t ignore pain in the back, neck or stomach.

Signs of a stroke from American Heart Association include: numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, blurred vision in one or both eyes, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, or sudden severe headache.Take care, and get a checkup!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.  

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Posted: December 28th, 2012

Did you get shoes for Christmas? Did you want them? Well, I did. Shoes, according to fashionistas and researchers, hit some record level of sales in the three months leading up to November. A West Indies article in the Trinidad Express — read it here — said women’s fashion footwear grew 3.2 per cent and cross training shoes rose 16 per cent.

The article also included that men are buying shoes for women. “Shoes have turned the corner in the gift category,” said Robert Burke, a New York-based fashion consultant. “They’ve become the new handbag.”

While I was Christmas shopping, I saw plenty of men buying shoes, purses and much more for their ladies.

I got new sneaks for Christmas, but I also need some new black pumps and other shoes. I found deals at Target.com. I also found some funky comments on gifting shoes. It’s apparently an old wives’ tale that giving shoes as a gift is  a bad omen — the person will walk away from you. Giftypedia and some web forums had some surprising  comments from folks who stand by the superstition. And boots — ohhhh boots — now there’s a gift!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

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Posted: December 14th, 2012

Picture plain Jane boots and then add some fur, lace, knit, feathers or animal print topping and voila, you get the picture above.

Hugrz boot wraps can reboot your boots in a hurry. They retail for $33 to $49.95 a pair, and it’s BOGO half off right now. These babies come in 20 different designs with plenty of options in color and texture. You slide them over an existing pair of boots, and go, girl!

You can find several brands of boot toppers at boutiques and department stores locally and on the Internet. I have a pair of $20 white furry toppers from Chateau Christine in Meadville, Pa.

Click on the Hugrz site to see toppers that reboot with a wild side. And Hugrz is giving away a pair right here. Comment here and you are entered to win!

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.

 

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