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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Such a Fashion Statment!

Well I have to admit - I have finally joined the "Fashion Trend" of today.... I said I wouldn't do it... I said that they were horrible - and there was no way I was going to wear THOSE.... and then I broke down - in a moment of weakness - I sub came to one of the fashion trend's of today.

(Now I am sure you are probably wondering what the heck is she talking about!!! LOL)

Well back at "Mock Thanksgiving" when all of our family was here visiting - hubby's Uncle Vernon was showing us his "Crocs"! Now I have to tell you these are about the ugliest shoes I have EVER seen! I mean - they are just ugly! But they seem to be the rage. Hubby's uncle is retired... and he loves his Crocs!! Just loves them. You are hard pressed to go anywhere now days and NOT see someone wearing these shoes... Young, old, big, small - it just doesn't seem to matter! Everyone seems to love these shoes!

As a matter of fact - Uncle Vernon made us ALL feel how light the were and he even made hubby try them on! He wears his Crocs when he goes fishing.... well Hubby and I love love love our Tevas! We wear Tevas anytime we are anywhere even close to the water! (As a matter of fact I have a scrapbook of "Where Our Teva's Have Been!" Here is one of the photos from our book. This was taken on the beach in CA when we were driving up from our fishing trip in Mexico that we went with - with Uncle Vernon -hmmm there seems to be a pattern here! Bahahaha)



And while on the subject of Teva's and Croc's - what is up with shoes that cost sooooo freaking much money??!?!?! I personally have NEVER spent more than $20 on a pair of shoes!!! I mean - hey they go on your feet for goodness sakes! And I have to admit I am ROUGH on shoes - so none of them last me very long anyway!!!!

I about had a PANIC attack when hubby purchased my Teva's for me. They were $69 -I was like YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!! I would have NEVER in a million years have paid $69 for a pair of shoes!!! Nope - I don't care that they will last me the rest of my life!!! (According to my hubby) LOL

Anyway - as usual I digress. (Imagine that!!!).....

So last week when I was getting ready to go in for my surgery - the hospital suggested that you wear "slip on" shoes to and from the hospital. Well I had already been debating about what kind of "winter" shoes I was going to wear with jeans this year.... (now at this point I should probably describe "winter" here in GA - so far we have gotten down to a low of 34 degrees ONE night and today our high is suppose to be 61 degrees. But by Saturday - our high should be up to 78 degrees! YES in DECEMBER!!! LOL)

Well a few months ago I had seen the new Winter "Mammoth" Crocs, the ones with the built in socks. So I thought maybe that would work... So I started shopping around. First of all - those things are going for $35 a pair!!! For plastic shoes (I am having flash backs of "jellies" here!!! Oh in highschool those were the rage - but even then they were only $5 a pair!!!)!!! Anyway - Second of all - everyone must be getting them for Christmas as they are all sold out all over the place (especially the pink ones - which I would have to have the pink ones)!!!

Well, the night before my surgery - we stopped to get dinner at the mall and while we were there, hubby suggested running over to Dillard's to see if they had the "Mammoth" Crocs.... so off we went.

They were sold as as well - BUT.... they had two pairs of the "Islander" Crocs - both pair were in MY size and they were both light grey and rose pink (my two favorite colors!!!) - Husband said "It must be a sign!!!". So I tried them on - and wholly cow!!! They were AWESOME!!! So I looked to see how much they were - and believe it or not they were on CLEARANCE!! WHOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!! (You all know how much I love a sale!!!) They had been $49.99 (are you kidding me - for plastic and a little bit of leather?!?!?) but they were marked down to $19.99 - Oh yeah - I was doing the happy dance in the middle of Dillard's!!! Oh yeah! Oh yeah!! So off I went to the sock department - and found some fuzzy socks to wear - and made my own version of the Winter Croc!!!! (Which I have to say look much better than the "Original" Croc's ANY day!!! LOL)


So for a total of $24.99 plus tax - I am now a fashion statement!!

Until Next time!

Cya~
Lori

6 comments:

Joyce December 6, 2007 at 5:26 PM  

Lori, I just have to thank you for the laughs tonight. I was feeling a little blue about some of my health issues and you have totally cheered me up. Thanks so much and I'm happy you have some cool crocs, I might just have to mosey down to my Dillards. By the way, I'm in north Florida and our winter kinda sounds like a repeat of your winter.... ain't it wonderful! Joyce

Heather December 6, 2007 at 9:08 PM  

Lori you crack me up!! Those are cute shoes though. If it makes you feel better my husband bought me a pair of Ug boots for my birthday $153.... I would NEVER even consider buying them if I looked at the tag. I have the same Nikes I've had forever!

Bec,  December 6, 2007 at 10:20 PM  

How exciting. I just paid $50 for a pair for my husband. I didn't know they came in pink though. I have only seen the islanders in black and brown here. Enjoy!

Lori McDonald December 6, 2007 at 10:43 PM  

Heather - I am feeling you girl!! We got my step daughter UGGs for Christmas - I about had a HEART ATTACK at spending $160 for those UGLY BOOTS!!!

And to add to it - I have NEVER spent more than $20 on a pair of shoes for myself in my 38 years of life!!!

Needless to say - that is all she is getting from us this year!!! LOL

Lori

Lori McDonald December 6, 2007 at 10:44 PM  

Joyce - hope you are feeling better!! Glad I could be of laughs...

Where in N FL are you?? I am in South GA and go to FL quite a bit!!!!

Lori

http://www.paperthreads.com/blog/shirleysdesigns/,  December 7, 2007 at 9:37 AM  

Well Lori, I bought a pair of Crocs this summer. They are perfect for slipping on as needed. I really love them. I got mine online for 19.99, no tax and free shipping. So I squeezed under your $20.00! Woo Hoo!

Shirley

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