Style and Support

For many years I had a fraught relationship with heels, buying shoes I thought looked cute, only to be faced with the harsh reality of trying to navigate the world in a wobbly stiletto that was too narrow for my foot, despite all my DIY attempts to stretch them.

Thankfully there has been a shift, comfort brands like Vionic are working hard to bridge the gap between the shoes we visualize when we hear the word 'orthotic' and the fashion forward shoes we might have chosen to suffer a little to wear.

This open heel bootie is from Vionic's new fall collection, featuring a fabulous tortoise block heel, hovering at just about 3" - a perfect blend of height, support, and style. The shoes are offered in wide widths, though I will mention that Vionic's medium width shoes do seem to run a touch wider than average.

Sometimes my shoes need to take me a little farther than door to car, and I'm happy that brands like Vionic exist, filling my closet with heels I can walk confidently in.

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The Rundown
Button Camisole J.Crew Factory
Plaid Blazer H&M similar
Mid Rise Jeans Banana Republic similar
Open Heel Booties c/o Vionic
Bucket Bag "Johnny" Danse Lente
Gold Twist Earrings Thrifted similar 
Fresh Water Pearl Necklace S.V. Decker
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry

Vionic provided me with footwear for the purpose of this post.


  1. Oh! I didn't know Vionic makes heels?! I have their flip flops and they are so comfortable to walk around in!

  2. Vionic seriously has the most comfortable shoes!! I love all of mine but definitely need to check this pair out!

  3. Loving that tortoise heel! And you can't beat a cute AND comfy shoe! Those are always the best

  4. The tortoise is such a nice accent! I've tossed most of my stilettos -- BLOCK HEELS FOR LIFE! These are too cute.

  5. I love those shoes! At this point I've more or less totally abandoned heels aside from some very small ones for the reasons you describe here. But I clearly need to check out this company and maybe find some heels that actually work for me.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. i had not heard about Vionic. I will have to check them out --- LOVE your shoes. They look so cute and comfortable both!


  7. It is so nice to find brands that are comfortable to wear and cute, too! Those booties are adorable! I just love the tortoise shell heel!

  8. They are cute heels! I don't wear many heels now but I have a pair of boots with a chunky heels like this and they are always comfortable whenever I wear them - best style I think! :)

    i really like your rust tank too :)

    Hope that you had a lovely weekend. I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I'd love you to join! :)

    Away From Blue

  9. Wowzie these don't look like support shoes at all. So chic and that tortoise heel is so chic! Love it.

    Allie of

  10. Vionic shoes are truly great. They're the ultimate combo of practical AND cute. What an awesome pair you got. And this outfit you put together is gorgeous too!

  11. This is such a cute outfit!! Your heels are so adorable and they compliment the blazer so perfectly!! Such a cute look!!


  12. You are absolutely preaching to the choir about heels. I loved them for so many years and these days, I wonder how I ever walked around feeling so uncomfortable all the time! As I prepare for yet another business trip tomorrow, I'm mentally doing an inventory of my shoe wardrobe, considering which pairs will somehow manage to be stylish, comfortable and practical for the weather all at once. The list, in the end, is proving to be a short one. So I'm going to have to investigate Vionic, because the promise of comfort is one that resonates strongly with me now - but I refused to sacrifice style for it, and that tortoise heel is just too cute!

  13. I've had the same relationship with heel and usually opt for flats! These look awesome though and I think the block heel is what really appeals to me!

    How 2 Wear It []

  14. your blazer is so chic! such a great addition for the fall season!

  15. I am not much a boot person because we never really have the need for them here- however I adore the heel on those booties and how the tortoise finish matches your top. Nicely done L.

  16. I love Vionic shoes and the tortoise heels on these are TOO cute!