Thursday, September 16, 2010

saddle up

i am suffering from indecision. i like-ish these shoes:
they were a steal, $20, but i'm not sure if they are worth it. i love the saddle shoe resemblance, but i haven't been into the wingtip/brogue look on women. they are my favorite colors, black and white, but they do resemble my least favorite 90s trend, doc martens. i think i was the ONLY person in my high school who didn't buy into this trend. call me a non-conformist, call me cheap. after hearing a certain fellow student say that everyone who was anyone needed a pair, i knew i didn't because i was content with being nobody. (isn't it interesting how people you don't like influence you as much as people you do like?)

so. what do you think? they are fun and i like fun and i would love to wear them with knee length full skirts and patterned tights. but are they worth keeping if i have reservations? $20 isn't a lot, but it could go toward something else i love. convince me please. what are your no-holds-barred thoughts?

also, what trends did you specifically do or not do because of someone?
one of my other trends i totally bought into was way super stripey blonde hair in college. i think it was a utah thing because whenever i visited home, i was the only person looking like a blonde skunk.

9 comments:

Sarah Gessel said...

I'm personally not a fan of those shoes. But I totally wore bell bottoms in high school due to your influence.

Meredith said...

No offense, but I think they are hideous.

But then again, you'll probably see this comment from moi, who is only slowly coming around when it comes to clothing choices, and completely disregard my comment. :)

Laura Elizabeth Fredlund said...

I think I like them....
they're much cuter than the 90's version! And if you decide you don't really like them, wear them for Halloween with a poodle skirt ;)

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

Sorry Friend, but I'm not a fan. They look too masculine/bowling-ish. I just can't imagine you - looking as cute as you always (most of the time) do - wearing them. Seems like they'd detract from whatever you wore them with. I say return them and get something you like even better.

When I lived in Utah I bought into the puffy vest/Northface vest thing. I have no idea why...

Elaine said...

I think they are super cute!! I don't like Doc Martens... even though they are back in style, I never liked them.

I think if you're so-so on it, you should return it. Like you said, you can easily spend that on something you love than something you think you like.

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Nicole said...

Hmmmm. I know you would probably come up with thePERFECT outfit to wear them with AND ttotally pull it off. But I am NOT into them! I'm with ELaine. If your not convinced, take them back and find some better to spend the $20 on!

Becca said...

I so wanted a pair of docs back in the 90s, but I never owned any because of the price tag. Go ahead, you can laugh at me.

My advice about your current shoes (from a financial standpoint): take them back. $20 is a lot to spend on something you aren't sure about, especially if you don't think you'd get a lot of use out of them. You got to take into account cost-per-use when you are assessing the price of something.

Lindsey said...

I think they would look stellar with the laces tucked in - not tied on top. With just the four across-lines, they make a perfectly cute pair of flats. I would wear them with something conservative for a bit of flair. If you wear them with confidence, you can pull off *almost* anything.

lemon leaf said...

Ooooo!!! Love love love those shoes!

-Emily
http://lemon-leaf.blogspot.com/