Monday, September 10, 2007

Able to leap small dogs in a single bound...


Behold, my "back-to-school" sneakers! Can you see the gold glitter ribbon on the sides???

I wore them yesterday for the first time. I had to make coffee for 1,000+ people, so I knew I'd need special skills (running fast, jumping high). My new sparkly sneaks did not disappoint. And they emerged unscathed from the big, wet pile of coffee grounds I accidentally dumped on them. (For those of you who are new to the blog, here's a quick primer in the economics of my fashion world: Fun new sneakers? $40. Stain-resistance? Priceless.)

Brown. It's the new black. And white and pink and cerulean blue....

Are you treating yourself to new sneakers for fall? Keep in mind what you spill most when selecting colors. (Should I send this suggestion into Tim Gunn for his show, or do you think he already knows this?)

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

You know, I need new sneakers. To be specific about it, I need new red, non-athletic, ass-kickingly-beautiful sneakers. Because I have to replace the pair of ass-kickingly awesome red sneakers that I wanted so badly that I spent 14 months (literally) looking for. They had to be JUST the right shade of red. They had to fit well. They had to be in the $50 range. But, well, I have worn them to the ground more or less since I bought them over 2 1/2 years ago. The soles have worn too thin. O WOE IS MEE!!!!!

But sneakers. They rule. They are, like, the mothership of shoe shopping if you ask me.

Beck said...

THose are BEAUTIFUL! But if I had to make coffee for over a thousand people, I'd use my new sneakers for sneaking away. Quickly.

Meg said...

Love the new footwear! I also am in total agreement on your analysis regarding color choice and the colors to consider in spill regularity. Were I to design shoes of my own, they would not only mask my coffee spills, but come with an absorbant cloth attachment on one toe I could velcro on in the mornings to mop up my dribbles.

I wonder what sort of sneakers Gallagher buys to wear in concert?

Sarakastic said...

I want a pair of shoes made entirely out of gold glitter ribbon

L Sass said...

Those sneaks are adorable! I'm trying to decide whether my navy and yellow Sauconys will live through another season or if I should upgrade!

LEstes65 said...

I really hadn't thought of getting MOM new sneakers for back to school. But why shouldn't I? And I want to get some fun sneakers. Not boring old white. I'll have to let you know what I get. Thanks for the suggestion!

Larramie said...

Although they're brown and not red, if you click your heels, will you be transported to Kansas? ;)

Swishy said...

Cute! I love them!

KitLiz said...

Sketchers... my fav. Especially the kind you don't have to tie laces on. And I have a pair of their "energy spiderweb" sandals (I didn't make up the name)... let me just say this: MOST COMFORTABLE SHOES. EVER. Even though sandal season is almost over, at which point I'm going to start crying, and then go out and buy me a pair of these! Adorable! Definitiely a good find.

Jane said...

love those new sneakers...very stylish!! I bought a new pair of white and pink running shoes recently. Just makes me smile when I put them on :)

heidikins said...

Cute cute cute! Love them!
xox