Thursday, September 3, 2009

not okay

you know, there are lots of trends that i might not partake in but that i can appreciate or at least "get." i get leggings with riding boots or ballet flats (and if my thighs were skinnier, i'd hop on that train and yell "choo! choo!" really loud). i can appreciate a well-designed bootie. and i believe i have mastered tucking skinny jeans into boots without looking like a total wannabe.

but socks with pumps?

absofuckinglutely not.

and what in the world is "premium japanese denim?" is that like the kobe beef of jeans? bullshit.

28 comments:

  1. oh my, absolutely, yes. the allure of jcrew may get me to try on many, many items I ordinarily would shy away from, but, this time, they have gone too far. i shudder.

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  2. Socks with pumps are ONLY okay when breaking them in in the privacy of your own home. And, I laughed out lous at "the Kobe beef of jeans". Too funny!

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  3. I couldn't agree more. Those hot pink socks are a train wreck.

    And "the kobe beef of jeans" - I laughed so hard I nearly spit my Diet Coke on my computer screen.

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  4. HATE! Also J. Crew is sporting a lot of the shorts with tights look. Yeah, I wore that along with Melissa Joan Hart as Clarissa. No need to retread my 5th grade style, thanks though.

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  5. I also just received that e-mail and said the same WTF in my head (or maybe out loud in my office, actually)! Seriously, J.Crew... what the HELL were you thinking?

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  6. Totally agree. I have been questioning that since I got the JCrew catalog.

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  7. Hi, just stopping by. Your blog was in my recommended feeds on Reader. I totally agree with this post. E.V.E.R.Y. word of it. Ha!

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  8. lmao at kobe beef of jeans hahahaha nice.

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  9. the fluorescent yellow socks that were in the catalog with pumps scared me. and since when is japan known for denim? speaking of which, since when is jcrew known for denim?! khakis, suits, dresses, sweaters, skirts, bathing suits - yes. jeans - not so much.

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  10. Every time I saw those damn pink socks with the peeptoes I thought the exact same thing!!!!

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  11. Ew. That's I can say. If I see someone in my office wear this trend, I'm going to seriously die.

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  12. Ewwww, I don't like the socks with pumps.

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  13. I thought the same thing when I got my JCrew catalog....Socks with pumps are so many shades of wrong, I can't even go there.

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  14. Yeah, I'm not too into this look...I feel like you look like a cartoon character!! Loved the Japanese Denim comment!!! Hahah

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  15. Yeah. Sometimes the Crew tries too hard. And that is NEVER cool.

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  16. Yuck! I hate that look! I pondered on the japanese line earlier today.

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  17. Ha! The Kobe Beef of jeans...I love it. Couldn't agree more with you on this post.

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  18. I just don't get it. I only wear socks if I am about to go for a run or am sporting boots. Would never dream of wearing them with pumps. It's almost as bad as wearing them with flip flops.

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  19. Ha. Man. Those Valentino booties. I'm drooling now, just drooling.

    But I agree with the ankle sock + pump thing. Not only is it wrong, but it is ALL I find myself staring at in the J Crew Catalog. I don't notice the pretty dress or cardigan or necklaces because my brain is only registering the neon ankle socks and thinking, "HOLY FUCK."

    And J Crew, that is not a good Holy Fuck. It's a bad Holy Fuck.

    HOLY. FUCK.

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  20. Never!!! I hate shocks with pumps!!!

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  21. I can't wait til I see a Malibu Mom wearing this look - I am going to teach my kids to giggle at this fashion atrocity! Slouchy, colourful socks only look good with Mary Janes on six year olds.

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  22. *SNORT* I love how you don't mince words. AWESOME POST.

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  23. OH that's hilarious. I thought the exact same thing when I looked at this catalog. I mean have they lost their minds?? I like to imagine that the models were silently shaking their heads and laughing during this photo shoot. =-)

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  24. Have you seen MC Hammer pants are making a comeback? What are fashion editors drinking or smoking?

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  25. Lol! I cannot imagine walking into the office like that.

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  26. Oh my! That is not cool at all.

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