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I Turn My Camera On

Greetings, readers! Good news – it’s time for our August promotion! This month, I’m upping the ante and giving you a lot of freedom with your submissions …


Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to show me exactly how much you love your shoes. I’m looking for a photograph, any photograph of your choosing. It can be staged or candid, taken in a foreign land or your own backyard, and it can include as many or as few shoes as you like. Please send your submissions to The winner of this contest will receive a $100 SHOPPING SPREE to Barefoot Tess, but all participants will be given a small prize for entering.


August 9, 2008 at 2:10 PM 1 comment

I Like Big Feet and I Cannot Lie …

A hearty congratulations to Leticia McLeod, the winner of our $100 shopping spree:

Most embarrassing story, I have so many! I am 24 years old, 5′11” and wear a size 15. During my freshman year in collage, I was walking out of my dorm for my morning class. As I was leaving the building two other girls were walking back to the dorm. Suddenly one turned to the other and said “Oh my God, Becky, look at her feet. They are so big!” (a-la “Baby’s Got Back” style). So the other one looks down at them and they both begin to have a big laugh, even as they passed me. After that all I could do is stand there in the cold and stare at huge, ugly, man feet. Thank you Sir Mix-a-lot! I won’t even go into how people used to call my feet boats or when my nick name became Side Show Bob in high school.


But wait! There’s a happy ending:

Recently I was walking around at work when a young nurse behind me loudly said “Wow! You have big feet. What size do you wear?”. Normally this would have embarrassed me a lot and it would have ruined my whole
work day. However, I was wearing the Tess Classic Scrunch shoes in gold. So I proudly told her size 15 and continued marching down the hall. It makes a world of difference when you have cute shoes. 

Cute shoes definitely do make a world of difference! Thanks to all who entered – it really was a tough call, so I’m going to reward each and every one of you with 10% off your next purchase. To redeem your one-time checkout code, email

August 2, 2008 at 5:13 PM 2 comments

A Friendly Reminder …

… that our $100 gift certificate contest is still going strong! Simply share your most horrifying/embarrassing clothing or shoe-related experience as a tall woman, and save on your next purchase from Barefoot Tess. All entrants will win a small coupon and one grand prize winner will receive 100 big ones to spend on a beautiful pair of shoes, like the gorgeous $89 Bernardo ‘Mojo’ sandal, pictured below.

July 21, 2008 at 7:53 PM Leave a comment

Dollas, Dollas, Big Money Cash

Hi everyone! For all you newcomers, I’m Tess and this is my blog, “The Height of Fashion,” about my shopping adventures as a tall girl. (Scroll down to read about what I’ve been up to these past couple of days.) To kick things off, I’m hosting a mini-contest.

Here’s the deal – you share your most horrifying/embarrassing clothing or shoe-related experience as a tall woman. Leave your story as a “comment” to this post, making sure to include your email address somewhere. Best story wins a $100 shopping spree to my shoe store, Barefoot Tess! I’ll start:

When I was in high school, my cross-country coach gave me a pair of special racing shoes so I could run faster in competition. They were very flashy and colorful, so I just assumed they were women’s shoes, until I found out that he had actually purchased them for himself but passed them on to me because they were too big for him.

Pictured below is the $99 Corso Como ‘Fair’ sandal, just one of your many amazing options if you take the top honors. Let your creative juices flow!

July 14, 2008 at 9:43 PM 18 comments

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