Thursday, April 10, 2008

what i will not be wearing this spring

because nothing screams shiver me cankles like a good pair of trunkating gladiator style sandals. ok, that's a bad example. but even marc jacob's can't get me to ride this trend train.
i'll leave this look, to those of you with nicole richie post, post heroine rehab legs.

15 comments:

JanelleGrace said...

I am very picky about shoes and I hate these. They look clunky for some reason. (I also hate wedges.)

beachbungalow8 said...

hate wedges too.

reclaimingmisshavisham said...

Thank god someone said it. I HATE the gladiator sandal or any flat sandal that has ankle straps. Talk about unflattering on my tree trunks.

Also never been a fan of the wedges especially those damn espadrille ones. I feel like they make people look like they are trying too hard to look young or something.

mary said...

I hate these. They are the most unflattering things on the planet. Have you seen the ones that go all the way up to your frigging knees? Yes, knee-high gladiator sandals. The worst of the worst.

Sucker For Marketing said...

Oh barf. reclaimingmisshavisham, I too am glad someone has put themselves out there saying they don't like theam. I was beginning to think I was just going to have to hold my breath whenever someone gushed about their hot gladiator sandals. I didn't like them the first time around years ago, nor do I like them now, matey!

BonjourBruxelles said...

Out on a limb here but I do like wedges...not the 'spadrilly kind or the sandwich kind if you live in Connecticut but the corky kind (I know, I know, maybe last year) but I do. I'm going to invoke Fiorentini+Baker's wedge and Roberto del Carlo's wedge, more of a platform wedge but wedge just the same. Because with my chunk-o legs they give me height and proper proportion.

But can I say that the word 'wedge' is on my top ten list of worst words to have say out loud? It's up there with lozenge, muffin, baulbous, and Regina.

Alison said...

They look like training sandals for those who can't pull off a real sandal.....

And that silver pair - Jeeeez, they look terribly orthopedic - just add a spongy sole and advertise them in the Sunday paper inserts...........!!

beachbungalow8 said...

'wedge' is an awful word. it's also on my words i hate list which includes,and is never limited to:
salve
nest
pubic

all words that really bother me.

Sucker For Marketing said...

One of my least favorite words is insert. Think about it, it is really only used when referring to ATMs or tampons.

Petunia Face said...

Dear God, those shoes would make Nicole Richie's ankles look like Lindsey Lohan's (which means they'd make mine look like Rosie O'Donnell's).
On my least favorite word list:
moist
turd
Especially when put together.

simply seleta said...

Amen to the ugly on this set of shoes. Who designed them anyway? Obviously someone who wants all women who wear these to look stumpy, short and like they just came back from a Toga party.

A boycott for this style shoe is in order.

beachbungalow8 said...

agree, agree, agree seleta. stumpy. that's exactly what they do to a woman not blessed with long thin legs. which would be me.

to add to that list of words:
lover

Sarah's Fab Day said...

I just have to add are those Marc Jacobs sandals jellies? I took a closer look and I think they are...makes it even worse.

beachbungalow8 said...

sarah...you called it..JELLIES!?! horrible sweaty jellies. they sort of look like they were made by mattel not marc.

Little Miss said...

So this post had been rolling around in my head all weekend and then, it came to me: why on earth are these (let's face it) fashion disasters STILL around? Seriously? Three years and going?

I'm all for the boycott- is someone adept at pin making? Make banners? Armbands, or, perhaps more appropriatly, (c)ankle bands that read "free me!"!? Alright, enough..

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