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7/29/10

If I could....I would (but some I just couldn't)

   Sometimes I get all up in arms at women. It is just envy I'm sure. I look at what people are wearing head to toe everyday. It sounds creepy, but it is quite innocent I assure you. One thing I notice a lot are the shoes women wear with the rest of their ensemble.  It baffles me to think that EVERY women doesn't want to dress like it's the last day...but I understand there are obstacles that have to be addressed....like work, weather and comfort. I get it, but I have never heard a women say that she doesn't want to look GREAT! This brings me back to my first thought, of why I get all up in arms at them. I have said it before and I will say it again and again...I know that shopping for clothes and such can get rather expensive. However, I know that if given the chance, no..the privilege to take advantage of all the choices women have, I would be spectacular! In my opinion, there are definitely shoes that should never be worn for fashion. Let's run down the list:

A. Uggs
I realize I will be offending many on this one. I know that it's a huge trend, but I feel like people buy and wear them because they don't know any better. A lot of times I see certain things over and over again, and wonder how that ever became the 'Cool' thing to wear. Let's move on to the next trend please. Uggs are done. We can come up with something better, no?

B. Wedge Flip Flops
Sigh. I feel like I shouldn't even have to write about these. I remember when I was around 6 or 7 seeing ladies walk around (awkwardly) in these. This isn't one of those retro things that was cool back then and has made a huge comeback in the fashion world. Ladies!...this isn't cool. I promise you, there isn't anything you can wear these with to make them a really good looking shoe. It is bad enough that there are the regular flip flops out there on feet. Poor feet. There are designers out there that have made huge strides to bring you good quality fashionable sandals so your beautiful feet wouldn't have to settle for a rubber flip flop...let alone THIS:







C. Crocs
I know that they are supposedly good for your feet (especially if you stand all day) and trust me, I stand for at least 9 hours straight,  5 days a week. I would love for my back not to hurt at the end of the day. I see Doctors and Nurses wearing them along with their scrubs..that's fine...but , somewhere somehow, someone crossed the fashion line. It is like an epidemic. how did we let this happen? I would like to start a petition to have them become illegal to wear unless you are in the medical field or work for the government. And now I see little kids wearing them because their parents think it's alright. I mean really, who started THIS?



Now that I have had my time to rant about what should NOT be worn, I would like to post some shoes that I would DEFINITELY wear if I was a women. I know that to some people, there are other,  more important things in life than a beautiful expensive shoe. I did not grow up with expensive things, so I do understand. My point is, that as a woman, you have the opportunity to take advantage of these beautiful things. I see it in your eyes when you try them on. It is wonderful, it is fascinating, it is true magic. Thank you. Enjoy.

Acne. 



ld.Tuttle.




Rick Owens.



Rupert Sanderson.

Remember: You don't always have to spend a lot of money to look great. Inexpensive yet beautiful shoes are out there I promise you. It starts with thinking outside of the box and putting pieces together for a great look that makes you feel amazing.
It is ok to love the expensive luxury pieces but buy the less expensive version. 8 out of 10 times, no one will even notice. 

Comments are welcome, please

DISCLAIMER: I am just here to help :)



7 comments:

nicolette said...

i'm currently penning a long essay entitled "a running list of shoes i find personally offensive," and i assure you, the first three pairs are definitely on that list. they're awful! you want to be comfortable? wear a ballet flat!

also, can i just mention, i saw a girl in uggs earlier this week. it's july. in new york city. what the HELL does anyone need uggs for in this weather?

BRANSON said...

Nicolette: That's funny because I have seen girls wearing them as well this month. I mean, I wear boots no matter what the season, but they aren't lined to keep my feet warm!

Maribel said...

ah, shoes...makes me smile just thinking about them. And I agree, the person who invented crocs should be sued. The person who invented crocs with a heel should just be thrown in a crazy house. (oh yes, you read right. crocs with a heel)

BRANSON said...

Please, no. I heard that they are opening a croc store in Soho. The petition starts NOW!

Cristiana.C said...

I love acne boots
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Maribel said...

You SHOULD start a petition. We could start a cause on Facebook!! Haha, that would be awesome! And I guarantee people would sign it.

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