Friday, January 20, 2012

101 in 1001: Embrace The Trend

I'm always one to buck trends. When something first comes out, I have to be against it for awhile. Which, isn't very convenient for me. Why? You might ask. Because by the time I embrace the trend, is usually about the time the trend starts to go away.

Part of this stems from growing up without a lot of money, so I didn't spend money I got on things that weren't going to last too long. (Except Gelly Roll pens. I spent WAY too much money on those!) So, I have generally just avoided embracing trends.

Now, Mr. B called me out on this recently for the umpteenth time and told me in no uncertain terms that I needed to get over it and just start embracing trends when they started so I could enjoy them longer. So, as part of my 101 in 1001, I decided to encourage myself to embrace two trends when I found out about them instead of resisting them.

And, I've already found the trend I'm going to embrace first. Smoking Shoes. This was almost too easy to embrace...or maybe I've just started changing my mindset enough that it came much more easily this time! So, without further ado, here are a few pairs of smoking shoes I'm interested in getting my hands on!

These are my favorite pair! But, they are also the most expensive. Since, I can't get these, I've got a couple of back up pairs in mind.

These are great (also by Steve Madden!) but, they are $40 cheaper. That puts these at the very top end of what I'd be willing to spend, but at least I can consider these.

These are $70 which still puts them at the top end of what I'm willing to spend, but still an option.

I'm hoping to do some searching and find some coupon codes or something to help get one of these pairs a little bit cheaper. You see, I need a new pair of flats since my other ones died. These are shoes I would probably wear close to every day with a pair of jeans or even a skirt or dress. They're cute, functional and probably pretty comfy too! I've just got to get a pair.

Now, I've seen these in black and brown and for me, that makes them a little too much like something a grandma would wear, so to avoid getting to grandma-ish, I want to make sure they are in a bold color or pattern. Not something too plain. And I LOVE pairing animal prints with just about everything which makes them a good choice for me. (Seriously, I pair an animal print with just about anything but another animal print.)

So, I'm hoping to get one of these pairs of shoes at some point...when is merely the question. But, at least I know I wanted them from the beginning and didn't wait to talk about how dumb I thought they were first! And I already told Mr. B, I'm just doing like you told me to!


TexaGermaFinlaNadian said...

Totally embrace that trend! Haha, I love your outlook for those. Pretty funny.

Britt @ The Magnolia Pair said...

Hey girl ! I did a post on these shoes too, I actually found some for $30 if you were interested! I love the Cole Haan's, but they are so expensive!! I scrounged for cheaper ones and found some cute (if not cuter) styles!

You can read here if you're interested!

xo. Britt

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