Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Trends I Just Can't Understand

I will be the first to admit that I am not on the cutting edge of fashion. I have neither the figure nor the funds to wear the latest designer item but I do stay current and adopt pieces that fit in with my wardrobe and "who I am." Nevertheless, knowing that I am not a sartorial maven has kept my mind open to trends worn by others. And by others I mean others; anyone ranging from celebrities, to the looks I see on the pages of my favorite magazines (and I read entirely too many) and last but certainly not least, the amazingly stylish women I see shopping at the Melrose Trading Post. I am the sort to appreciate something that looks good whether or not I believe it would look good on me.

Is it just me or have celebrities been pushing the envelope a little too far lately? Case in point: Sandal Booties. Why would anyone intentionally wear a shoe that made their foot look like it belongs on Scrooge McDuck? Is this meant to be a tongue-in-cheek, anti-fashion fashion statement that just went over my head?

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Anastasia said...

I just discovered your blog from a comment on Nessa's, and I'm already hooked.

You are just the witty cynic my morning blog routine needed.

A Gal On A Budget said...

You have no idea how much that compliment means to me. I'm still blushing! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You totally made my day =D.

Anastasia said...

On the subject of ridiculous fashion, did the US suffer the same horrifically long-lived footless-tights trend? Uggh! Hideous things, no one past the age of 6 may wear dungarees or leggings.

I don't pay attention to fashion trends, particularly, I buy what suits me on the rare occasion I can find it.

Don't blush, I adore you =D

A Gal On A Budget said...

Oh noes, I like footless tights =X. Would it help any if I said that I wear them with boots so that they ultimately look more like regular tights? I just like being able to wear socks with my boots and feel silly wearing boots without a tight (of some sort) underneath.

But to answer your question, the leggings thing is beginning to die down but it was definitely huge for a while.

Anastasia said...

As long as you don't wear them with daft leopard-print slipper-type-shoes, I forgive you. My idea of fashion is my hooded top with the period table of elements on it.