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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

FASHION--OR THE LACK THEREOF
I just got back last night from Phoenix. I've been fashion conscious lately, as you all know. See these boots? Wouldn't you think that girls who were wearing them would be in maybe Montana or Wyoming? Um, no. Everywhere I went in Phoenix, women were wearing these things. In PHOENIX. Valley of the sun. At the mall, I saw one girl with these things on and she was wearing a camisole top. Can you imagine this picture? LOL What are they thinking? I noticed it last year too.

And the thing is spreading. We spent about two hours at the Dallas airport (don't ask why we were there so long. Sigh) Women were wearing them there too. Don't they realize how ridiculous they look in those things when there is no snow to be seen? And when it's WARM? I don't get it. Anyone know the background of this new rage? I couldn't help but stare. If they only knew how dumb it looks. LOL
Colleen Coble  
posted at 8:56 AM  
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At 9:23 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

I love those boots! But I wouldn't wear them in Phoenix. Sheesh.

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger Tricia said...

I so totally agree with you!

I live in Dallas and just laugh my head off when I see people wearing this.

I think to myself, are they on their way to Alaska? Do they have frozen tundra to traverse across? Is a big snow coming I haven't been warned of?

Then I remember, it's just a fashion statement.

A fashion stating, I will go to ridiculous lengths to be fashionable! :o)

This Dallas girl is still wearing flip flops so maybe I don't have room to talk, but I think weather should dictate shoe apparel, not fashion experts! JMHO

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

The only time I wore boots like that, we lived in upstate NY. Way upstate - near Saratoga Springs. The thermometer on our back deck read 40 BELOW zero often in the winter. It was the only time my poor claustrophobic feet could stand to be enclosed.

Give me sandals ... or better, leave me barefoot.

 
At 10:22 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I love these boots too--in the snow. LOL But a camisole and boots? Um, something is wrong with this picture.

My daughter was still in flip flops too, Tricia! LOL

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Malia Spencer said...

My six year old goddaughter has a pair and absolutely loves them. I think she's cute, and young, enough to pull it off. Maybe the cut off age should be 10? LOL

I, too, am still in flip flops. Ane, I'm with you about the claustrophobic feet! Give me sandals any day but with my back I'm forced to wear shoes when I leave the house for any length of time. At least they're semi-cute. I hate ugly shoes. :)

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger Kayla said...

AHHH I think those things are SO UGLY no matter when you wear them.

Here, there are some girls that break them out at the end of September and wear them til May with very very short skirts.

Sigh. Sometimes I wonder if anyone notices my shoes that I lovingly pick out and pay dearly for when there are girls wandering around in those. It hurts my fabulous shoe taste to see those boots.

 
At 12:33 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Uggs are so two years ago! Maybe Phoenix hasn't gotten word.

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Erk, this fad is in Hawaii too??? Where it never snows? LOL

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger info said...

I've always resisted a clothing item that makes the rest of the bod look unbalanced. Like these boots with tank tops. Or big honkin' shoulder pads with such a narrow silhouette on the bottom that the woman looks like a triangle. If it doesn't make sense, doesn't the "fashion statement" become, "Um...that doesn't make sense"? :)

Katy McKenna www.fallible.com

 
At 1:32 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Uggs are still very hip here in SoCal. Teen Daughter and friends wear them with mini-skirts (not too mini) all the time--and we live near the beach!

As for me, I just wore them in Yosemite where it was like 20 degrees. Guess I'm old school, lol.

 
At 1:33 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

But HOW are they hip, Julie? Don't they realize how ridiculous it looks? LOL How can they even stand to wear them as hot as they are in warm weather?

 
At 2:18 PM, Blogger Ashley Weis said...

Oh yes... the things people do to be stylish.

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Shauna said...

I'm just gonna say it. I still don't get the jeans-tucked-into-pants look. It's just wrong. Unless you're tucking them into big winter boots to keep the snow off. I'm short and...not tiny. Do you know what I look like with jeans tucked into boots? Ridiculous, that's what. I look even shorter and rounder. :-) LOL!

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Coleen, Hip as in all-the-middle-school-girls are wearing them, lol. I really need to talk to that girl. (Although as one proud mama to another, she looks cute, even in those :)

 
At 7:42 PM, Blogger Rich said...

Colleen,
Probably all the people you saw wearing Uggs were from California. And since when did anyone in SoCal (or even NorCal care a whole lot what other people think about fashion?

Personally I don't wear Uggs--that would look pretty ridiculous. But I did get a comment at church early November about the fact I had on long pants instead of shorts!

And as to "WHY?" you keep asking? It's called comfort. My wife swears by her Uggs!

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I honestly don't know what brand of boots they were all wearing but it's definitely Phoenix residents wearing them. My daughter who lives there was the first person to tell me about them. LOL She didn't understand either.

 
At 9:27 PM, Blogger Kay said...

I hate having hot feet.
And can we spell P.U.?
I live in CO and it's too warm for these!

But if it's fashion, it can't possibly look stupid, Claudia, didn't you know that?

 
At 10:48 PM, Blogger Malia Spencer said...

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At 11:15 PM, Blogger Robin Lee Hatcher said...

Colleen, you already have lots of answers, but I'll say something no one has. The sheepskin in UGGs keep your feet cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather. That's why you wear them without socks even in the winter. Socks make it so they can't keep you appropriately warm or cool. Those instructions come with the boots.

I have UGGs and absolutely love them. I'm too old to do the UGGs in summer with a short skirt. But it isn't as ridiculous as it looks, at least not comfort-wise. They're feet are staying cool in So CA and in Phoenix.

Robin

 
At 11:16 PM, Blogger Kayla said...

ARRRRRGH. My stepdad asked me if I wanted some SUPER UGLY boots while we were at the mall today. They weren't uggs, but resembled them. He received an emphatic NO and was taken aback as I stomped angrily out of the store after pointing to the beautiful stiletto boots.

 
At 12:11 AM, Blogger Tara Pierce said...

I also live in CO and it's too warm for such footwear...except for early in the morning. The first time I saw them up close was last year on a new employee from, you guessed...SoCal!

I prefer sensible black snowboots that can be washed/wiped off 'cuz yucky black slush seasoned with road salt would demolish these babies in minutes.

(They don't plow Downtown Denver unless there's over 3 inches of snow...and 2.75 inches of snow becomes about 6 inches of slush in a hurry...)

 
At 8:10 AM, Blogger Jenny said...

But Colleen! The temp has dipped below 80! It's freezing here in Phoenix! lol
But truthfully, I've had parking lot duty in the morning before school and have needed my coat, hat and gloves for the 48 degree weather--it warmed up just fine during the day but those early mornings are chilly. Honest!

 
At 8:53 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Robin, Robin. If you'd just SEEN this. A girl in a CAMISOLE with boots. Shudder.

Boots of ANY kind in 70 and 80 degree weather is ludicrous. And LOOKS it.

Jenny, I'm laughing. We just got back from Phoenix and I didn't wear even a jacket on the chilly mornings. And even my baby girl lizard only took a jean jacket.

 
At 8:55 AM, Blogger Pam Meyers said...

ROFL! The others have already pointed out that they are called Uggs. The celebrities started wearing them a couple years ago and theirs were very expensive. Now there are knock-offs by the dozens. I'd see pics of Britney and Paris in their minis with those things on their feet. I'll take a pass.

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger Heather said...

tehehe. . . we had that little bit of snow at Texas Stadium last week and I guess people pulled out their boots. I'm with Tricia. I'm still wearing my flip flops here in Dallas as well! I'm not a fan of the Ugg-ly boots.

 
At 3:49 PM, Blogger Becky said...

I'm with Pam...anything that Britney and Paris wear, I'll pass on. Though a good pair of fleece-lined boots were always welcome during my winters in Minnesota. I had the precursor to Uggs there...moon boots, lol. Finally got rid of those when I moved to California.

 

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