Broken Toe Style?

May 21, 2014
We all have our fashion challenges … figure and age considerations, budget limitations, etc.  

And sometimes the fashion gods decide to throw a new curveball, like a broken toe!

Four to six weeks with this ugly medical shoe for me…

Not the end of the world, but definitely the end of heels for a month or so!

For sure, I have to keep my feet equal heights.  My gait is already embarrassingly lopsided, though getting a bit better every day.

I planned to find the perfect navy flat or sandal to coordinate with the hideous medical shoe, but so far, no such luck.  So, I’m living in navy flip flops and after several weeks, I don’t think I’ll ever want to see them again!

I’m not even sure that matching the boot makes any sense, but it feels so odd to have one shoe making a statement all by itself!  

One day I did try to rock some cropped pants with a cute left shoe, but I just didn’t think it worked …

What a mess!

I gave up and went for bootcut jeans and sneakers instead!

I think I just feel happier with the emphasis away from my feet!

I sure appreciate heels more than ever.  I never thought about how great it is to just put on a pair of heels and have an outfit become more figure flattering.  Not to mention that little touch of attitude in your walk! I won’t take that for granted again. 

So Dolls, put on your bitch clicks and enjoy!  Do it for me so I can live vicariously!  Hopefully I’ll be clicking along with you before I know it.

Dawn Lucy

PS If you’re wondering where the rest of my hair went, click here!

See how fab Monika dealt with her medical boot fashion challenge on her blog, Style is My Pudding.

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy!
Linking up with Très Chic Thursday!
Linking up with Fashion Item Friday!


  • Reply Gracey the Giant May 21, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Oh, no. I'm so sorry about your toe! And your inability to wear heels; that is horrible. Feel better!

    • Reply dawnlucy May 21, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      Aww, thanks, Gracey!

  • Reply Cynthia @ My Rose Colored Shades May 21, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Oh no, hope you recover quickly! I love your bob btw. Loving all the blues int the first two outfits. You look great regardless of your broken toe.

    • Reply dawnlucy May 21, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      Aww, thanks so much, Cynthia. I've been wearing more blue lately to go with my navy blue medical shoe. LOL!

  • Reply Spashionista Alicia Searcy May 21, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Now you know why I wear the highest heels possible every chance I get! LOL
    Not the end of the world, my dear. How about bedazzing that medical boot and wearing it as "foot jewelry"? You can't hide it, so you may as well make it look as stylish as possible.


    • Reply dawnlucy May 21, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Blinging it out was my first instinct! And I still might do it! Wish I was craftier!

  • Reply Lana May 22, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Sorry about your toe – but you're rocking the boot! You look great as usual. Love the new haircut!

    • Reply dawnlucy May 22, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      Thanks so much, Lana! OXOX

  • Reply icing213 May 22, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. You have cute styles with or without medical shoe!:) hope you recover soon!

    • Reply dawnlucy May 23, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Hon!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner May 22, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I sooo feel your pain, dearest Dawn!! I will NEVER take wearing a great pair of heels for granted again…or walking without a limp (if I ever get to that point, that is!) 🙁 You're doing a darn good job of "camouflaging" the situation with your flipflop and sneaker match-up; but I know what you mean about getting tired of the limited footwear options!! And thank you sooo much for the link to my blog, too…I still can't believe you're going through the same thing right now!! XO

    • Reply dawnlucy May 23, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      I really need to stop trying so hard to be like you, Dear! hee hee ….

  • Reply Jen Lawrence May 22, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Oh no! You do rock a cast nicely though.

    • Reply dawnlucy May 23, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      I don't know about that, but I am trying! Thanks so much. Hon!

  • Reply Laura B May 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    What a bummer! I think you are doing a great job looking fabulous with that boot! I really like your leopard cardigan and red top outfit!

    • Reply dawnlucy May 28, 2014 at 10:55 am

      Thanks, Laura. You're so sweet! I'm trying not to give up and resort to sweats! LOL
      Dawn Lucy

  • Reply Love, Iris May 23, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Love this, I love the boot and sandal it looks great! I love that skirt in the first photo, and that scarf in the second! So cute! Oooo baby those red heel's are hotttttt girl! Love it!

    • Reply dawnlucy May 28, 2014 at 10:55 am

      Thanks, dear Iris! Hopefully I'll be clicking along in some hot heels before I know it!
      Dawn Lucy

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf May 24, 2014 at 12:34 am

    People might think a broken toe is no biggie, but I've broken both of my little toes and sister, I feel your pain!!! You did a fab job of styling your "shoe" though!

    • Reply dawnlucy May 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Aww, thanks, Debbie! Yeah, it's amazing how one little toe can cause pain and throw off walking and balance! Thanks for stopping by!
      Dawn Lucy

  • Reply Renae of Simple Sequins May 24, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Yes Dawn Lucy, I was wondering where your hair went. Too bad about your toe. Don't ya just hate when that happens? So I am sending you healing vibes to you, too. Thanks for braving the cast and posting anyway on "Fashion item Friday". ♥, Renae

    • Reply dawnlucy May 28, 2014 at 10:52 am

      Aww, thanks, Renae. I hope to have more interesting posts to share soon!
      Dawn Lucy

  • Reply Dressing Up For Me May 24, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I´m so sorry about your toe! You coordinate well your cast though with your jeans and maxi skirt outfits. Hope your toes get better soon so that you can wear your fave highest heels! 🙂

    • Reply dawnlucy May 28, 2014 at 10:50 am

      Thanks, Hon! Yes, here's to high heels soon! 😀
      Dawn Lucy

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles May 25, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Ouch sorry for that but believe me ….you are looking great though!!!


    • Reply dawnlucy May 28, 2014 at 10:50 am

      Aww … thanks Rebecca! You're sweet!
      Dawn Lucy

  • Reply Amy Shaughnessy May 26, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Your poor foot!! I've been struggling with wearing heels lately because I screwed my ankle up running. I've delayed going to the doctor though but now I'm wondering if I need a boot. UGH.


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    • Reply dawnlucy May 28, 2014 at 10:49 am

      I hope you don't need a boot, Amy! Feel better …and good for you for running!
      Dawn Lucy

  • Reply kim at northerncalstyle. May 26, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Looks like you are doing a good job keeping it stylish Dawn! I love your new bob too. Hope you are enjoying the 3 days off. xo Kim

    • Reply dawnlucy May 28, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Thanks, Dear. I tell you, it's a challenge figuring out what to wear with footwear so limited! But hopefully everyone is just looking at my new do instead. LOL.
      Dawn Lucy

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo Style Files May 28, 2014 at 3:10 am

    At least you don't have one of those old icky plaster casts to wear that itch.

    My favourite look was the maxi since you can hide anything underneath them ; ) Including a broken toe.


    • Reply dawnlucy May 28, 2014 at 10:47 am

      Thanks, Suzanne! Yeah, I'm grateful not to have a cast and crutches! Only a couple more weeks to go … Thanks so much for stopping by.
      Dawn Lucy

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