Stealing the Youngsters’ Sneakers


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Actually, I am not stealing shoes. More like, I find myself accidentally copying a younger person. My youngest sister, who is a preteen, seems to actually be popular, especially with her style. I have seen her get clothes that oppose the current trend, and then weeks later, I see other people from her school wearing the same thing. I have even heard her described as cool and such from others her age.

Why do I seem so flabbergasted? She is the youngest of seven children. The only one that could have been considered stylish in school was my step-sister. My older sister was considered Goth. I wore oversized hoodies and guy jeans. My other younger sister, inbetween the youngest and I, was considered Emo. Even the youngest’s other side of the family (we only share the same father) is lacking in the style department.

But she is cool.

And I am copying her. Not even intentionally.

I have been aware of these high top sneaker wedges (that is my official term for them) for a couple of months. And I did not quite like the taste of them (yes, taste). However, when I went window shopping with the cool, younger sister, she fell in love with them. Adorable she calls them. And now my view has flipped one-eighty.

Why? No clue. They seem chic, punk, and retro all at the same time now. And I find myself stalking them for a discount pair that still rocks.

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First Shoe Makeover

Metallics are in this fall (or so I’ve been told). So of course, I cannot seem to find any “fashionable” shoes my size. I did however stumble upon several tutorials (here’s one for those that will ask me later) on painting old shoes. So I gave it a go. Result:

My crazy gold shoes, as my step-mom calls them

My crazy gold shoes, as my step-mom calls them

Changed them from extremely-boring-brown-shoes-that-I-probably-wore-as-flats-at-one-point to heels-that-I-like-but-don’t-go-with-any-of-my-clothes! Also added a new insole for cuteness factor. Even if no one will see them, I know they’re there!

P.S. I did not use spray paint. I used those little acrylic paint bottles in the craft section and a sponge. . . and mod podge. . .

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TJ Maxx Quiz


Although I tend not to shop at TJMaxx, I decided to give this quiz a try. Devoted Dresser here!

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