Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Summer Desire List pt. 2

Okay, so when I created the list of my summer wants, I kept thinking about how I wanted GLADIATOR sandals. So I've been searching and searching for gladiators. And even though I keep finding sandals I like, I never buy them because they're not the gladiators I have been thinking that I want. And yesterday, after the chaos of my day, I was thinking about why I keep thinking I want gladiators, but every time I try them on I decide I dislike them.

So, here is the point of that little story:

I want gladiators because they're cool. They're funky and trendy, which is very me. I see myself as being trendy- which is not always a good thing- so I think I should give them a try. But why am I allowing my desires to be controlled by what I think my style is, when I'm not really attracted to these shoes.

So, while I worship at the houses of Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, W, Nylon, etc., I'm beginning to wonder why I don't go with my guy a little more. I trust my style, because it is me, but I also love to see what the authorities are saying. That being said, no one needs to let that be the be-all-end-all of personal style.

So, today, I went back and reviewed my list (which I am encouraging everyone to do- it makes shopping easier), and I found that I wanted "funky flat sandals." Not kidding. I never said gladiators, but that's what I had in my mind so I've hindered what I've been looking for.

Oh the game has officially changed.


  1. I totally feel you on the trendy issue...sometimes I get carried away and buy like four of the same thing and then they go out of style or I decide I don't like them, haha. It is hard sometimes to decide whether you really like the style of something or if you're just being told to...but there are a ton of cute flats out there that aren't super expensive and aren't quite to the level of gawdy gladiators.

  2. I'm actually thinking floral. There are all these sandals that have these cute material flowers on them that I like, so I'm thinking about going there.

    It's just... these models (and Gossip Girl) can make things look so good! While I'd love to be Serena Van Der Woodsen, I need to remember, I'm actually 5'5.