Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Succumbing to the Ugly Shoe Trend

I did it.
I bought the ugliest shoes I thought I had ever seen.

When I first saw these canvas-wrapped burrito shoes on the streets of cities thoughout the West Coast, I made the "Elise face" and scoffed in disgust. I thought, "Gross, how can shoes so hideous be soooo comfy?!" Pshhh, impossible right? So I continued to neglect buying Toms and giving into the must-have shoe of the season. A girl's got fashion principles, ya know? Anyway, that was before I laid my eyes on these:

I mean, hello?! THEY ARE TIARAS FOR YOUR FEET! I mentally debated this purchase for the past 3 weeks . . . stopping to stare at them in Nordstrom before shaking my head, and running back to work without trying them on. Obvi by the picture above, you can see I bought them. My feet were on little tiara clouds when I tried them on in Nordstrom. And the best part was, I wear a size 7.5 (yay!) in them instead of an 8 or 8.5. So my feet look extra cute and not long and awkward like some flats make my feet look.

Something that spurred this purchase was the fact that N and I are going to Disneyland (eek! Fave place on Earth!) on Friday with my family and I couldn't think of a better way to display my love of sparkle and practicality in an amusement park. And then all fashion hell broke loose when I saw the hot (hot! hot!) pink chino shorts at J. Crew and I thought duhhhhhh! Disneyland shorts! So now the bottom half of me will look like this while I'm prancing around Disneyland on Friday:
And I will probably resemble a brunette Malibu Barbie (minus the blonde hair, big boobs, and uber tiny waist part) and my family and N will be embarrassed . . . but I don't care because I will be wearing tiara shoes and be at the HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH! Wheeeeeeee! :)


  1. oh yay! i HATE toms too....but alas, i have the gold sparkly ones. i couldn't resist!

    have fun in D-LAND in your adorable little outfit!

  2. haha only YOU! Toms are awesome though. I have been wanting a pair! How comfy are they? Let me know after disneyland friday if you have blisters or not! See you soon Malibu Barbie! xoxo

  3. LG- since you're my fellow shoe guru, I was happy to hear this from you! I admit, I read your post that had the gold Toms in it and thought, "if L can do it, I can do it too!" I can't wait for D-land as it is my fave and I know its one of yours too :)

    Linz- I adore you and will inevitably show you my blisters on Saturday morning! XO