Monday, April 5, 2010

For the love of bling.

I have a confession to make. My daughter’s have been wearing ghetto fabulous shoes. They’re ghetto fabulous because they were fabulous to begin with, but after many months of wear, they’ve turned ghetto.

When my daughter’s were younger they probably had 10 pairs of shoes each to wear at any given time. Yeah, I’m a shoe whore. One of the anesthesiologists I work with has actually referred to me as Imelda Marcos. I didn’t even know who she was until I Googled her. I was impressed though, apparently at one time she had 3000 pairs of shoes! I’m not that bad, but I admit that I was once secretly using an entire locker at work for all my “work shoes.” I only work 2 days/week, and when I cleaned that locker out last summer there were at least 15 pairs of shoes! I was only slightly embarrassed by this.

Anyshoe. Now that Alivia and Lainey are somewhat older they have fewer shoes because apparently the bigger the foot, the more expensive the shoe. Who knew? It’s probably common sense, but whatever.

So, we headed to Kohl’s last weekend determined to hit the “Early Bird” specials and use my additional 15% off coupon. Before we even got to the store, we discussed that Mom would have the final say on which pair of shoes were purchased. I’m not exactly sure what happened to that rule, because the shoes they ended up with go against everything I stand for.

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They are Sketchers. “Twinkle Toe” Sketchers to be exact. Don’t ask me why, but I despise Sketchers almost as much as I despise clothing with characters. I admit they are cute, but I’m not exactly sure what they go with. My husband claims they go with everything, because clearly they do have every color of the rainbow in them. He does have a point.

So, it looks like we went from ghetto fabulous to … ghetto fabulous. You don’t even want to know how much they cost. Apparently more bling = more money. At Kohl’s they were $39.99 and $44.99. Shut the front door! For kid’s shoes? I just couldn’t bring myself to pay that much, especially after Alivia’s last shoe debacle. As we were flipping a coin to decide which child we were going to sell to Kohl’s to buy the shoes, I thought to head over to Shoe Carnival. Phew! They were $29.98 there, and they were doing the “buy one get one half off” sale.

When we got home the girls put on a little fashion show including their prized shoes and a few other pieces from their spring ensemble:

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This is one of my favorite outfits! Oh, and do you see that tattoo on her arm? It has been there for 3 freakin’ weeks!

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These outfits are from Target. I had been lusting after these skirts for weeks, and they finally went on sale this week. I also used a printable coupon from Target’s website for $5 off a $30 purchase of kid’s clothes, so it was a sweet deal!

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Alivia had some very interesting modeling poses, including this one. This twinset is from Old Navy, purple is her absolute favorite color. Lainey’s cardigan and tank in the picture below are also from Old Navy.

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I told you they had some interesting poses! Don’t act like you’re not impressed. They totally have a career in modeling ahead of them. These t-shirts are also from Old Navy. I made all the Old Navy purchases when I had a 30% off coupon, so I got some sweet deals there too!

What’s that? You want a picture of me? Oh, okay.

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I bought this dress a few weeks ago at Target, but I wasn’t completely sold on it. I figured I’d bring it home, try it on, and take it back if I didn’t like it. However, while I was trying it on Shawn came upstairs and saw it, and he loved it. This might be my first clothing item ever in an animal print. I also do not wear red, so the necklace and shoes are totally pushing me outside the box.

Oh, and don’t feel bad for my husband. He did get a new shirt and new shoes, but he refused to participate in the fashion show. Hater.

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34 comments:

Kelsey Claire @Lavender, Leopard, and Lace said...

I have students who wear the sketchers. I was not sold on them at first but with the right outfit they are so cute. Whatever you do don't let them buy the high top ones! I really don't like them. I do love your dress though! Surprise. Surprise!

* Tyly * said...

You and your girls are GORGEOUS! Seriously! Effing gorgeous!

Meghan said...

Your girls are total supermodels in training! How cute are they?!?!?

And you look fabulous yourself! Awesome dress!

magically ordinary said...

Your girls are too cute! And, the ghetto fabulous shoes is ghetto fabulous! Makes me wish I had a couple of girls to dress up...

Erin said...

you & your gals are just darling. I have big feet, but I'm dying to know where your red shoes are from...the dress is cute, too. I only own one animal print thing, and it's a leopard belt. I'm so boring./conservative. maybe it's time to dress outside thebox?!?!

love it!

Jenny.Lee said...

You look gorgeous! That dress fits you like a glove and I love the red. :)

Leah said...

Tami, you are gorgeous. Imelda Marcos was our former first lady (Philippines) who really love shoes. xoxo

Theta Mom said...

Can you all be any cuter??? Ummm, no. :)

Jessica said...

You look fab! I love all the great deals you got, too!

Hillary said...

I totally love Lainey's shoes!!! All of the looks are fantastic, yours especially!

Again, I'm disappointed in Shawn for his lack of effort!

Kelly @ The Startup Wife said...

Your girls are too cute! When I was that age I couldn't have cared less about my clothes. The shoes are too funny.

Love your outfit too!

Claire said...

I always enjoy reading your blog!! Love all of the new outfits! SO Fun!!!
Love,
Claire

purseblogger said...

Okay, the first thing I thought when I saw your picture was how great you look in red and how much I wished I could get away with that. :) You look fabulous and I love the dress.
Your girls look so cute! Love the shoes and outfits. I'll be visiting Target and Old Navy soon now. My husband hates you now because of this. Hahahaha :)

ty said...

hahaha, I'm kind of obsessed with your kids, in really super non-creepy way.

Kristin said...

Ahhhhhhh, such fashionable little divas. SO cute. And I think that zebra frock is super fab on you lady!

Dan, Claire, Jayda and Cash said...

Love the shoes, the clothes, the deals - I'm a coupon whore, too and am on a month long vacation with 9 pairs of shoes - yep, overweight at the airport! I understand you!

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

I'm so glad I read this post because both of my girls want these shoes!! Like you, I will not spend that kind of money on them. In fact, we are having a yard sale this next Saturday because I am making them EARN some money for these stinkin' shoes!!! HA! You and your girls are gorgeous by the way!

One Take On Life - Heather said...

We were doing the same thing this weekend. And I loathe sketcers as well.

My son wanted light up ones and I put my cute shoes foot down, he's just too old for that.

We ended up having to get them for more than they were at kohl's! Ugh.

Lucky for me, he's a boy and really only wants two pairs of shoes, tennis shoes and sandals. My daughter is another story...

Yankee Girl said...

You don't wear red? But you would look so good in red! And you look stunning in that dress.

Those girls of your are ridiculously cute. And there poses are awesome. I love that they were having fun with the fashion show!

Salt said...

Aren't they the cutest things ever!? I wish they made clothes that were that stylish and cute when I was a kid. Or maybe they did and my mother just didn't get them for me.

I just saw a commercial for those Twinkle Toes shoes the other day and thought they looked pretty questionable, but your girls are rockin' them! :)

Taylor-Made Wife said...

I love the dress with this shoes. It looks great on you. The girls could be little Traget/Kohls models. I hate sketchers too for some reason. I think the bling shoes are cute though...I would never wear them, but I'm 27. I think for your girls they are adorable. I can't believe how much they cost though!!

Cara Smith said...

I don't tend to go for red either, but those shoes and the necklace look great with the dress.

My daughter is so picky with shoes, if she finds a pair of tennis shoes that she will wear, we buy them. The last pair was a $55 pr of Nikes

Sara said...

I LOVE the animal print! On both you and your daughter! The red shoes are great. And your girls are stinking adorable!

Corrie and Phil said...

My mom just bought Clare a pair of shoes from Stride Rite. When I saw that the price tag on the box said $45, I thought it must be a misprint. WHAT?! Yeah, yeah, yeah, they have "great support" and they will "help her as she goes through these important developmental stages." But what happens in three weeks when she grows out of them and I can only afford the $12 pair from Target? Will she fall apart? Anyshoe...

Llama said...

Those sneakers your girls have are totally fabulous...even if they may be somewhat ghetto fabulous! HAHA! They are sure to be a hit at school! I know of a few girls in my class that have those and they rock them like they are queen!
That zebra dress with the red...is to die for! You are so gorgeous! Love it!

Sara said...

Your girls are too funny striking their poses! Adorable!

Love your dress!!

Sazzle said...

Going forward you must wear red. It looks amazing on you!

Laura and Ryan said...

I just love your dress! Could your kids BE any cuter??

Tracie said...

You guys look so pretty! I want to be a little girl again. It was the only time I felt cute in clothes.

Baby Wanted said...

LOL, I've been wondering who Imelda Marcos was because that is my nickname from my dad given to me in High School! When I lived at home, I had to sneak in when I bought a new pair of shoes because my dad would give me so much hell! I own so many pairs of shoes and when I got married, my dad told my husband to put his foot down now or he'll lose the shoe battle, lol!

I love the girls shoes and outfits...you also look hot!

Amy said...

I swear your girls get cuter by the minute! Adorable!

And for the record, I also hate clothes with characters on them. BLECH!

Now excuse me while I investigate what you're giving away. I'm so behind....

Lil' Woman said...

Their poses are hilarious! :)
And I totally want your daughter purple cardigan, they have it in my size right!? : )

Natalie said...

I am new to your blog. Your girls are adorable and they seem to love their shoes! :)

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