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Who does this happen to?

Besides me of course.
Yep. There I was walking in a nice restaurant in Lexington when my heel broke. The heel to the fab shoes I have been sporting and loving. Sure they are from Forever 21, and cost about $20 but I expected at least to get a few wears out of them?! Is that too much to ask? I barely avoided face planting into a party of 20, and caught myself on the waiter instead. 
Luckily I was in the presence of an engineer who tried his darndest to fix said shoe with a a little manly handy work, however, yours truly ended up solving the problem on her own. She is pretty handy when left to her own clever devices. 😉
Attempt #1 – fail. 
Attempt #2 – success.
That is right ladies, I spent the evening with a jank duct taped shoe. Thank heavens I was in long jeans, so you couldn’t even tell, and so what if I walked a little funny. At least I handled the situation with grace and laughed it off. 
Has anyone else had this problem with a F21 pair of heels? I was so heartbroken the next day, when I fully realized my new lovelies were headed for the trash. 
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  1. Marcy XOXO says:

    You handled that well dear!!! I have never had a prob with any of mine… yikes!

  2. Raven says:

    ohmygosh, you crack me up. GENIUS! I love F21, but have never purchased any shoes from there, and after reading this, maybe I shouldn't? However if I ever do, and the heel happens to break off, NOW I know how to quick fix it! 🙂

  3. haha awee, no i haven't had it happen (knock on wood) good going with the tape!

  4. Just a little tip they actually make zebra and leopard print duct tape at Target now!!!! yes mam thats right! So maybe you should carry some of that in your purse for (hopeuflly not but you never know) should this happen again, you can even have stylish duct tape!!!!! 🙂 bahaha XO

  5. mFw says:

    If you only wore them once I would try to return them! That's horrible but at least you handled it well!!!

  6. Haha oh my dear bless your heart. This happened to me in college with my tried and true peep toe black heels. I was a bit tips and thought there was a hole under the carpet and had my friend stomp there and then she goes "Kate it's your shoe". Not okay!

  7. Dree says:

    Oh my goodness this is so hilarious! What an awful situation though, where your shoe breaks and you're trying not to fall. I went to F21 in Dublin and bought a pair of gorgeous boots – fingers crossed the same thing doesn't happen!

  8. Michaela says:

    Oh my goodness this is hilarious!! The EXACT same thing happened my sister when she was out dancing her little butt off over the weekend. Craziness.

    Good girl for not letting it ruin your night 🙂

  9. I would definitely take those back. Surely that qualifies as defective! Glad you were able to laugh it off! 🙂

  10. melissa says:

    Haha! Love your janked up shoes! That happened to me at work one day. I hobbled all the way to the car at the end of the day. Not my proudest moment.

  11. Rissy says:

    picture it… NYE… ringing in 2009… forever 21 boot heel breaks… but not totally off. Oh no it hung on for dear life. However, boyfriend's bf thought it was totally off and proceeded to "pick it up" aka picking up my whole leg until my toes were at my chest…. not a good idea especially when mixed with alcohol.

    I am very impressed with your skill though!


  12. Hannah says:

    HAHAHA!! Ok, so I know that it was not that funny at the time and you were probably frustrated. Great job of fixing it! I actually had this happen a couple of years ago. Not fun.

  13. Katie says:

    I personally like the fact that you still had the size sticker on the bottom! 🙂 F21 HEELS are SOOO hard to walk in and seriously make me want to chop my feet off after wearing them.

  14. ty says:

    Haha, I've totally done this in a pair of Charlotte Russe shoes. Wahhwahhh. Nice call on the duct tape, though. I just looked like a moron hobbling all night!

  15. Mandy says:

    I've never bought forever 21 heels but I did get some sandals from there that I loved! Unfortunately one strap broke and a flower fell off after only wearing it like 2 times 🙁

  16. K says:

    That stinks! I would be so mad. If I were you I would go back in there and tell them what happened. At the very least you could prob get a new pair…or your $20 back. I know it's not millions, but I HATE wasting money.

  17. Ally says:

    Wow that is my WORST fear! haha. Glad you fixed it & were able to enjoy your night.

  18. Home and Nom says:

    this is hilarious… and sad at the same time! looks like you pulled it off though… bravo!

  19. Amber says:

    My jaw dropped when I saw those pictures. I'm so sorry that happened to you. Bless your heart. Thank goodness you were wearing jeans and found a solution for the night!

  20. Mandy says:

    Oh my gosh that is hilarious!! That is my biggest fear in life. My favorite pair of forever21 shoes have a wobbly heel and I'm hoping that does not mean they are down the same path as yours! Thanks for the heads up though 🙂 Might have to start carrying around duct tape when I wear them now!

  21. TanaLicious says:

    When in doubt, use duct tape! I'm sure you looked fabulous all the while 😉

  22. Miss K says:

    that is so funny!

  23. You are so darn cute!!! How awesome that you have such a good sense of humor. Gotta love it. Good thing you were weraring long jeans!!!!! I love your blog and look forward to your posts everyday 🙂

  24. Mateya says:

    Oh gosh I can't help but laugh at this because it is something that would totally happen to me ha!

    Glad you figured it out…what I want to know is who the heck had duct tape with them haha?!

  25. Delaney says:

    your so cute! only you could make light of this situation 🙂

  26. Tangles says:

    This was so funny and sad at the same time! Duct tape can fix ANYTHING! It's so cool that you didn't let it ruin your night. 🙂

  27. Mommy Webb says:

    How do you say duct tape in French? Not sure they have a word for that:).

  28. BAHAHAHA! Who in the world had duct tape in the nice restaurant??

  29. Melissa says:

    Great fix! That happened once to me at work

  30. Great attitude. Who has duct tape laying around – that's hysterical. Maybe you'll start a new trend if you duct tape the other shoe.

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  31. Christie says:

    This totally happened to me on NYE in one of my favorite pairs of heels ever, which just happened to be $20 from Charlotte Russe. I LOVED those bad boys. I'm glad I'm not the only one!

  32. stephanie says:

    I love how you fixed them! That totally makes my day!

  33. Erica says:

    I have never gotten shoes from there, i just feel like that would happened with shoes from there. They are cute though.
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  34. Summer says:

    I'm so sorry that happened to you! It's happened to me before and I always have a fear when going out in a killer pair of heels that it'll happen again. I subconsciously want to keep a pair of backup shoes with me at all times, but where would I keep them? lol

  35. Cheryl E. says:

    Oh no! At least it wasnt a crazy expensive pair. Now you have the excuse to go buy another pair 🙂

  36. Sophie P says:

    Oh darl! Not good! That has happened to me before too but I had no solution! I just walked around on one tip toe all night, haha! XXX

  37. Kristen says:

    awww!!! lol that is too bad… but you handled it with class. even if there was duct tape involved. ahahaha and i'm truly inspired by your choice of word, "jank". i'm gonna use that one.. yup! 🙂

  38. Omgsh girl, that is hilarious with the duct tape, but at least it was handy to do a little fix 🙂

  39. Kori says:

    Loving the duct tape! Kori xoxo

  40. JMB says:

    hmmmmmm the engineeerrrr 🙂 prrrr baby hahahahaha

    Seeeems like this has happened to me before. Not neccessarily with a Forever21 shoe!

  41. Norma says:

    omg! that is too funny 🙂


  42. Kerr says:

    hilarious! I am glad you did not bust it when the shoe broke. I've had that happen to nice shoes and I was so mad! so I guess at least be glad you didnt pay big bucks for them?!

  43. New to your blog.. I randomly stumbled across it and just started backtrack reading your posts. You are hilarious, real and inspiring. I look forward to reading many more of your posts to come! 🙂

    By the way, the first thing I thought when I came to your blog was that you and Carrie look so much alike. You know its true when people say that about a picture of you two standing next to each other. Have a great day! 🙂

  44. Lindsey says:

    Who does this happen to? Oh, let me tell you … this kind of shiz happens to me on the reg. STORY OF MY LIFE. Seriously. Love the ghetto rig you did to it, that's great except my fat ass would have ripped that duct tape in half the second I tried to put my weight on that poor stiletto. HA! Totally not joking. Great story, glad I'm not the only one with crazy luck. It sure does make life interesting though. People always tell me, "that stuff only happens to you!" I swear, if I had a nickle …

  45. Monique says:

    I love those shoes! Pity they broke 🙁

    Monique xx

  46. Mighty Burns says:

    Oh NO! What a bummer! lol Tape? Thats awesome! This happened to me once in a casino in vegas I ended up going to the guest window where people were there to cash in their big winnings and used their stapler to staple my strap back together lol. a lady does what she has to sometimes lol

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