Would You Wednesday: Ugh. UGG.

By |May 30th, 2012|Why Did or Why Don't?|

ugg bridalA lot of laughter with mom and a little too much wine left me a bit hungover the other day.  Just about the time I started to feel better, you know around 5pm when the whole day has been a wash, my dear friend sent me this link.  All the feelings of nausea returned.  Plus,  I got the shakes.  WHAT?!  It would appear that UGG is capitalizing on the billion dollar bridal market by designing their own offering in wedding day footwear.  When is this going to stop?

bridal shoesIt started off innocently enough with brides choosing comfort over couture by wearing tasteful flats and delicately adorned sandals.  Not my cup of tea, but understandable.  Then all hell broke loose and any and all rules went out the window.  Brides started wearing Converse, cowboy boots, and TOMS under their gorgeous gowns.  The days of elegance, glamor, and femininity are long gone.  Modern brides seem to be trying to come up with new and clever ways to make their mothers (not to mention grandmothers) grimace.  What’s wrong with a classic pump or bejeweled heel?

What’s next?  Crocs?  Oh wait…

groomsmen in crocsCan you still get that annulled?  Well, I guess you guys’ve thought of everything, haven’t you?  I remember feeling bummed that I might have to wear flats on my own wedding day, so I can’t even begin to fathom wanting to wear anything less than five inches and fabulous on my stroll down the aisle towards eternal bliss.  So, my question is:  Are we doing this?



Smart is the New Pretty: Ahead of the Game

By |January 11th, 2012|Smart Is the New Pretty, WhyDid Wisdom|

It’s no secret that smart is the new pretty, so how about we start this year off with some more knowledge?  Anyone can look good in designer duds, but it’s the girl with the knowing look that ends up the belle of the ball.


Why Did You Wear That: Croc of…

By |December 4th, 2008|Why Did You Wear That?|

So, I’m sure you’ve all heard of Crocs. That’s unfortunate and I’m sorry. For some odd reason, these things caught on fire and for the life of me I can not understand the appeal. What? Do they give you magical powers or something? There has GOT to be a reason that people subject themselves to looking like students of the local clown college.

I was under the impression these were originally for women who garden.  So, I went on their website to try and understand where these things spawned from, but I still don’t get it. And even if they were originally intended for “boating” why are people wearing these anywhere other than their schooners?

What I REALLY want to know is who the hell is wearing these? Seriously, who? I’m lucky enough to live in New York where as bad as some of the fashion is here and there, no one is falling for this whole “Crocs” thing. (Phew!)

There is absolutely nothing sexy about these. Not even Adriana Lima naked wearing Crocs is sexy (so maybe that’s pushing it- she’s hot, but you get the point).


Apparently, now you can get your Crocs with fur. These are called “Mammoth”. As in the size of the mistake you’re making by wearing these. Okay, so your feet are cold… then put on boots. Who is going to wear, not only backless shoes, but backless shoes with HOLES in them when their feet are cold??


Honestly, I don’t even have words for these. Okay, yes I do. What on God’s earth would you be wearing these for? The style description for the “Trailbreak” says to “get out and get it done.” I am not sure exactly what it is that you are going to “get done” by wearing these, but I can’t imagine it includes any of the following: getting a date, making friends, or looking cool.


Okay, so now I’m just baffled. Crocs is really crossing the line here with me. I’m actually starting to take it personally. So, you say that you are a functional shoe. Well, we all know that heels are not functional. They are supposed to be sexy. Period. They do not need to be functional and honestly, they don’t even need to be comfortable. They just need to look good. No one is ever going to run a marathon in heels, or garden in heels, or ride on their schooner in heels (well, actually, I probably would). So just cut the crap. You’re not fooling anyone, Crocs.


Oh, so now you’re subjecting your children to these? Now that’s just mean. Do you WANT them to get beaten up on the playground? Naming them Apple and Phinneus wasn’t bad enough??

In conclusion, I think these things are wretched (in case you couldn’t tell).  If you can give me a legitimately good reason why you would put these shoes on, I’ll buy you a pair. But good luck convincing me why ANYONE should ever wear flotation devices as shoes.