PORN!!!

More fall trends.  Nordstrom’s Fall trends page lists four new trends:

  1. Rivets (Could be interesting)
  2. Fringe (Dear God, no)
  3. Biker Chic (so my style) and
  4. Tailored Sophistication (also good).

So – an example of each:

1.  Riveting….

Naughty Monkey Space Invader

Naughty Monkey Space Invader

These are cute – a little overdone, I think.  The buckle on the toe might not be necessary, but I’d totally wear them.

2.  Fringe Benefits

 Sam Edelman Utah Boot

Sam Edelman 'Utah' Boot

This boot, and all others like it, makes baby Jesus cry.  Unless you are Pocahontas, you should not buy this boot.  We will speak of it no more.

3.  Biker Chic

 Linea Paolo Brooks Boot

Linea Paolo 'Brooks' Boot

Maybe it’s wrong, but I love this.  Even with the two extraneous buckles.  It’s so high, and shiny, with laces and a little pointy toe.  *sigh*

4.  Tailored Sophistication:

 kate spade hana mary jane pump

kate spade 'hana' mary jane pump

We will ignore for now that this group also contains more cut-out oxfords than should be legal, and instead focus on the plethora of Mary Janes, non-cut-out Oxfords, and the 40s vintage-style pumps.  These are pretty (and for once, I have no objection to the presence of or number of buckles on this shoe).  I kind of want them.

Any thoughts?  Favorite shoe trends?  A defense of fringe?  (Full disclosure – when I was 12 or 13, a girl in my school had some white suede ankle boots with metal studs AND a fringe, and I lusted.  I did have a pair of white boots, but they were, sadly, neither suede nor fringed.)

10 responses to “PORN!!!

  1. I too lusted after white leather boots with fringe and buckles. A little flourish of turquoise on the buckels would have made my 8-year-old heart sing. Though I circled them in the JC Penney catalog numerous times, I never received the white pocahontas-inspired boots.

    Anyhoo…
    I would name the first shoe ‘Pilgrim Harley Rider’ rather than Space Invader.
    I totally feel you on shoe #2.
    And I’m sorry but shoe #3? I’d have to see the outfit, because they’re giving me a ooooooh-ooooh-witch-y woman vibe.
    And finally, a question for Shoe #4:
    Will you marry me?

    • That is a much better name for shoe #1
      no more words about #2
      I’m kind of a witchy-woman (oooh) kinda girl, doncha think?
      you can not marry #4, for they love me best. but if you can actually marry #4 (because I think kate space is interested in more money than I can provide), can I come pet them?

  2. I’m a biker kind of gal myself so i like #3 the bestest!!! A little toned down for me, but hey this may be just the thing to bring me out of my dorkiness!!!!

    M

    • Dorky is pretty cool, though – and #3 are fun boots. If I had to pick, I’d go #4 all they way, but #2 are the only ones I wouldn’t accept. Unless they were free & it was for a Halloween costume.

  3. hey Im not a runner but adore CHIAS BLOG.

    is she ok?

    where is she?

    • I have been thinking about this comment for a long time and have to admit I’m stumped. I’m not sure I know Chia. Is this code? Am I just hopelessly stupid? Did you comment on the wrong blog? Please help!

  4. I’m a tailored sophisticate! I did quite a bit of perusing of shops this weekend. I so jumped on the mary jane train =).

    Yay for being able to commit to a crazy weights class. I prefer the Tuesday morning class (as it has a bit more cardio involvement) but if you think Thursday would be better for your knee then I’d fine with that class too. Let me know.

    • I meant to ask about your shopping extravaganza on Saturday. I love me some mary janes, and am thinking I might need to break my shoe moratorium (with the exception of birthday shoes purchased with a gift certificate & 50-cent garage sale shoes, I haven’t purchased any non-athletic shoes this year) for one weekend.

  5. Oooooh, pair #4 look like the long lost twins to my beautiful maroon Mary Jane oxfords. I bet they would be very happy in my shoe sanctuary…. Pair #1 is also invited to my closet. However, #2… we’re agreed. And the Biker Chic I would not be able to pull off unless you replace the shoe laces with a zipper – then we’ll talk.

    I love shoe porn day.

    • #3 for me, with a straight black skirt, a tight top, and my librarian nerd glasses. maybe a whip 🙂

      #4 are so beautiful, and we should each try to rescue a pair! If only kate spade didn’t want so much money for them. *sigh*