(Spring Trends in) PORN!!!

Today we are looking at Spring Trends according to Nordstroms.

They list five.

1. Huaraches

2. Gladiators (blech)

3. Tribal Influence (blech)

4. Bold Straps

5. Studs and Stones (hmmmm….I reserve immediate judgment)

So far, I am not impressed with spring trends at Nordstroms. BUT, I will share examples of each of these shoes – feel free to weigh in with your opinions – and if you could give a rousing defense of Gladiator sandals, that would be interesting. 🙂

1. Huaraches

These are, I think the cutest ones (but you all know of my weakness for wedges….you can follow the link above to see more shoes, if you so desire).  Also, they are ‘muffin’ sandals. And who doesn’t like muffins?

Enzo Angiolini Muffin Sandal

Enzo Angiolini 'Muffin' Sandal

2. Gladiator

I’ll be honest – I am not a fan of the gladiator style. I think it’s too much, it can turn even the most delicate of ankles into a cankle, and quite frankly, most of them are hideous. BUT, these are the nicest ones, in my opinion. Although that’s not saying much. And I’m not sure how I feel about the speckles – looks like someone’s kid left their crayons & the shoes too close to the heater.

REPORT Signature Madera Sandal

REPORT Signature 'Madera' Sandal

Of course, there are these, if that’s what you’re into. Because who doesn’t need a pair of gladiator booties?

Stuart Weitzman Legroom Gladiator Bootie

Stuart Weitzman 'Legroom' Gladiator Bootie

3. Tribal Influence

I’m not sure why I had an immediate ‘blech’ feeling. Some of these aren’t so bad.

Donald J Pliner Cece Sandal

Donald J Pliner 'Cece' Sandal

Of course, some of them are – these hail from the tribe of bad taste.

Sam Edelman Oceana Sandal

Sam Edelman 'Oceana' Sandal

4. Bold Straps

I like a strappy sandal, as long as it’s not too over-the-top gladiator style. (Although I don’t necessarily hate gladiators. Some of them are quite fetching in their cute leather skirts.) These shoes are kinda awesome, actually.

Stuart Weitzman Bandura Pump

Stuart Weitzman 'Bandura' Pump

5. Studs & Stones

There are many interesting choices here. And by interesting, I mean amusing. Tell me – and I promise not to judge you harshly, would you wear these:

Steve Madden Revenu Pump

Steve Madden 'Revenu' Pump

All is not lost in the world of studs & stones, though.  In fact – these are quite fetching:

Franco Sarto Phuket Sandal

Franco Sarto 'Phuket' Sandal

So my porn peeps, what say you? Am I smoking crack or is spring smoking crack?

Also – if you were had tickets to Oprah, and were going to wear a pair of hot jeans such as these:

What would you do for shoes? I would recommend a pair of equally hot boots with as much heel as one can comfortably stand in for a decent period of time (as long as they aren’t high enough to give a high-water look)….any differing opinions? A fellow reader needs your help! (I hope the jeans are similar to what you were thinking….)