Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Oh Hello

Yes, it's been a while since my last outfit post.

Taking pictures is basically impossible in the winter time. Because I hate mornings and leave myself exactly 20 minutes to get out the door, which means we're lucky if everything is buttoned properly and I have mascara on. And it gets dark at roughly 2pm in Boston during this time of the year.

Truthfully, I don't really love having photo shoots in my kitchen at 10pm when my day finally slows down, when I could instead be catching up on Downton Abbey (SHHHH, I'm only on Seasons 2), planning what awesome recipe I'm going to make from this new cookbook, hanging out with my husband, or just enjoying life unplugged.

And I don't want to write one of those posts that sounds something like "Five Faux Fur Vests I'm Dying to Have," or "10 Baroque Print Pants You Must Buy Now" or "37 Ways to Spend Money Because I Told You So." Because that ultra commercial, you-must-buy-into-this-trend-now-to-feel-worthwhile side of blogging is bothers me, and is not why I'm here. I started this little thing as a way to revisit my interest in the art of putting together an outfit and developing a personal style, and I don't think you need to spend a ton of money all the time to do that.

So you will see photos from me again when I adventure out into the daylight with Mikhail and his camera again :).

But in other news, these wedge sneakers have made their way to Target.



And I'm confused. At first I thought they were awesome, and I love how bloggers like Jules style the original Isabel Marant pair with dresses and other girly things to take the dainty edge off. The very similar knockoff (Steve Madden Hilight) costs $150, which is still too much for me to spend on something that does not have staying potential likely after this season. So I was seriously considering taking Leandra's advice here, and going for the more classic Nike sneaker (see below), which she says is the stripped down source of this wedge sneaker craziness.

But Target's sub-$40 price tag makes the wedges something I'm OK with buying and wearing mostly just this year.

What's one to do? Bite the bullet on the Target pair and wear them to death? Or hold out for something more classic (and quality) and resist the trendiness? I'm torn and I want your thoughts!


31 comments:

  1. Hi, very well said! I agree with you about winter photos

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  2. I have the same problem as you with winter photos. There is so much to do in a day and not enough daylight hours!

    I think you should go for the Target sneakers! I have been having the same dilemma as you. I like the look of wedge sneakers but I don't know if I will wear them enough, or like them enough, to justify spending more money on them. When I saw the Target version a few days ago, I knew it would be a fun and reasonable way to try out the trend. Just some thoughts :)

    - Kaitlyn

    Boardwalks & Boulevards

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    1. Thanks! I think that's the direction I'm going in. I was always intrigued, but not $700 or even $150 intrigued. $40 intrigued is a whole different story though :)

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  3. I am thinking of getting a pair too.. Isabel Marant would be a bit too stretchy for something I am not even sure I'd wear a lot so I guess I'll find something in the middle. I wish we have Target here but nope. I guess my search continues...

    Kisses from Dubai!
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY
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  4. I bought those at target and they are a definite MUST!!!

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Awesome! What have you been wearing them with?

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  5. I love the Target ones! And as you said, you can wear them with so many different looks. I'd bite the bullet and go for them. :)
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  6. Personally, I would never wear shoes like that. I might have to check out some people that wear them well because... I just can't see it. Maybe I'll change my mind! Anyway, I wish I had a big ol' white wall to use or something because it is HARD to convince people to help me take photos outside when it's cold!

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  7. lol I love your writing style. Its so true. sometimes when I cant do an outfit post I dont want to tell people what to buy. but I do like to put my musings out there on wishlists on stuff i wish i could have...le sigh!

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  8. I think you could totally rock the Target ones!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. I;m not sold on the whole wedge sneaker thing - though Jules does make them look amazing! I really like those classic Nikes though :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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    1. I know,; it's totally hard to pass up a great classic pair! Problem is that Asos keeps selling out of the Nike pair!

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  10. I'd hold out and go for something more classic like the Nike pair. Can't believe there is an Isabel Marant knockoff at Target! That shoe has really made the rounds. xx

    http://thestylecrusader.com

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  11. omg this is such a good question. I saw this at Target too. It's such a funny dilemma to be in since the reason Target is there is to have affordable options but then...do we put that money towards other items instead? haha
    Personally, if you've been dying to have them you should get them! You will get great wear out of them and you won't have spent too much. But, if you feel you'll get better use out of Nikes...spend your money there! You know you best! =D
    Good luck!
    xo,
    nancy


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    1. I do, and I'm torn! But I do think I would get my $40 worth out of the Target pair, so we shall see :)

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  12. In my opinion, holding out for something more classic will be better in the long run. When they start to have many knock off, the trend will die in a matter of months.

    Although, I do think the Isabel Murant ones are super cute!

    http://www.loveandcompanyblog.ca

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  13. You know if you just want to try the trend for a season or two, I'd say the Target pair is the way to go. For $40 it won't be too much of a heartburn if in a few months you decide you don't want to wear them anymore!

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  14. I am not sure of the wedged sneaker trend - I feel like I could not pull those off!

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    1. Nonsense, you can pull anything off!

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  15. I'm still trying to figure out if these suit me before I make a purchase...so far I'm leaning towards no lol. But if I did, these picks would be tops!

    Alexandra xo

    tovogueorbust.com

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  17. I admit I'm finally warming to the wedge sneaker - don't think I will ever purchase one though :) xA

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    1. :) it does take a while to get used to.

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  18. gorgeous blog, love this post!

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