Saturday, January 12, 2008

Since when did crocs get cute?

Crocs, a feared word amongst the fashionable. When they first came out a few years back, the only reaction I could muster was, "are they serious??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!????!?!?!?!?!?!"-and yes, all those exclamation and question marks were necessary to convey my terror.
But something 
strange happened over the course of the last year or two--
crocs got cute.

Now I know that no matter how "cute" they get, they still won't be able to shake off their past identity as the horrific clunky boats-disguised-as-shoes...

But a few months ago I spotted some cute shoes at a mall and was shocked to find that they were crocs. That's right, crocs are (seemingly) molting out of their ugly old self and transforming to something people other than safari workers/gardeners can wear!

You've got to admit these shoes are uncharacteristically adorable, non?

Crocs-"Alice" In Peacock Blue and Chocolate

They're suede, too! I can't believe it, but I think I have to reluctantly admit that crocs are getting cuter and cuter.

It's a weird world we live in, girls.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Fashion Color Report: Spring 2008!

Winter's not even over, and I'm ready for Spring. I miss feeling light and swishy! Woe to heavy jackets and groggy boots. I love layers, but now I just want to...

Thankfully I take comfort in the fact that it's almost, just almost here.
I'm stocking up on spring colors starting now, just to make myself feel like it's closer.
Here is the fashion color report for spring 2008, as per Pantone, 
the ultimate authority for color :)

1. golden olive

2. spring crocus

3. rococco red

4. pink mist

5. croissant

6. freesia

7. cantaloupe

8. daiquiri green

9. snorkel blue

10. silver gray

I don't know about you, but the name "rococco red"sounds too deelish to pass up...even if the color is a to say...flashy.

Looks like we're moving out of monochrome and bright yellow/blue (a la spring 2007) into pastels and muted tones. I honestly think "cantaloupe" would be a good shade to go with any skin tone and any other hue, I think I'm going to make it a staple in my wardrobe for spring. 

As for "freesia", while I'm all for bright pop-py colors...I hope this one doesn't really take off. It'll do nothing but make me look washed out! Everything else, though, I am a fan of. 

Ohhhh...Get on with it, spring! Hustle those buns!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

On a completely un(fashion)related note...

HELLO, new year!

let's make it good, because 2007
is so yesterday.