I went to my podiatrist the other day who informed me that I could stop hobbling around with a bandaged left foot (yay!), and could finally upgrade….to sneakers (boo!).
Horrible, I know.
I had high high hopes that I could at least wear pretty ballet flats after my surgery, but he wouldn’t budge! “Sneakers,” he said, “nothing more, nothing less.” [As an aside the nurses, etc, are probably so fed up with me for always asking for fashionable socks and a cuter boot! But I digress..]
Obviously, as a fashion obsessed chick, I immediately took to looking for chic sneakers…styles that would actually look OK with work outfits or even *gasp* skirts and dresses. High tops are fine for a younger set, but a grown woman can’t walk around the office with pastel sneaks!
I found these neutral options:
Top Row: Diesel Sport Women’s Ballerikah Slip-on Fashion Sneaker, $80, www.endless.com; Vans KVD 46, $46, zappos.com
Lacoste Lyndon Dotty, $80, www.jildor.com.
Bottom Row: Converse by John Varvatos Chuck Taylor Laceless Sneakers, $95, www.saks.com; Puma Mostro Perf Shoes, $100, www.nordstrom.com; Nike Sunyassi, $79, zappos.com
If I wanted to amp up the edge, I could do so in bright colors or metallics:
Bottom Row: Puma by Miharayasuhiro Sneakers, $118, www.yoox.com; Stuart Weitzman Russia Hour, $190, zappos.com
But that seems a bit over the top!
*Reader Chiriga is too chic! In response to yesterday’s Purple Haze Post, she says, “I loooooove purple!“
*The Genevieve kiss mystery has been solved! Reader ‘Courtesy of Moi’ wrote in saying, “The guy with the braids is a twin. Their names are Ricky and Dee Jackson…”
“…They did the lego belts for Marc Jacobs’ collection a while back.”
Ohhh, ok. Anything cool with Marc is cool with me! Seems like they were long overdue for their Fashion Bomb debut! Check out Dee & Ricky on their webbie, www.deeandricky.com.
*The Chicago Tribune on the controversial Vogue cover. [Chicago Tribune]
*Get 20% off Shop Jake Shoes (www.shopjake.com)…
*Speaking of Spring Shoes, Mark your Calendars….
…yours truly is having a Meet & Greet/No More Boot/Shopping Celebration on Wednesday, April 16th at Soho’s Te Casan!!! From 6-8:30 come sip champagne, shop, and mingle with your fellow Fashion Bombers! It’s gonna be sooo…much…fun!
*There’s a pretty huge entry in today’s Women’s Wear Daily Memopad section on the Vogue cover controversy. Fashion Bomb favorite Bethann Hardison weighed in on the conversation, saying, “Every photograph that they’ve put of a dark person in recent years has never been good. Jennifer Hudson has her mouth wide open. LeBron James had his mouth wide open. We have other expressions.” Another great quote is from Helena Andrews, a culture editor for the website www.Politico.com who says, “It brings up the question of whether people are asking these questions in the editorial meeting of doing the sorts of images that conjure up those sorts of [feelings]. It’s clear no one raised their hand during the editorial meeting and said, ‘Wait a minute.‘” Good point. If you have something to say, why not write a letter to Vogue? They publish them every month. Put pen to paper and mail to 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036. OR e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org (include your daytime phone number). Put all those college degrees to good use. [WWD]