Monday, May 31, 2010

Boots

When we went to the concert Friday, we arrived ahead of time; there were some things going on outside Sprint Center that we figured might be of interest, and I was provided with some excellent people-watching opportunities.  Now I'll admit I don't get out much, and I'm as far from being a fashion diva as one can get.  But I noticed something I consider a travesty:  Women wearing cowboy boots with dresses, skirts, and shorts.  


Seriously, doesn't something seem to be wrong with this picture?  Notice the girl in the yellow top looking at me, wondering, "Why is the old lady in jeans and a T-shirt taking our picture?" 


Same boots, different angle.  Come on, people, cowboy boots are made to slip easily into the stirrups of a saddle.  Yes, there are dress boots you can wear when you go out to dance.  But with a dress?  When did this crazy trend start?


Ugh.  


Now, what sort of socks do you wear inside those boots?  Tall ones?  Short ones?  Panty hose?  


I imagine all my readers are thinking I'm hopelessly out of touch; I know I am not one to comment on fashion trends, but this just seems so WRONG!

8 comments:

Ms Martyr said...

I agree but we may just be out of touch, Donna. At least it's not as permanent as piercing. I'd also mention tattooing, but I've wanted one forever and just can't summon the nerve. Guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder (original thought not being my strong suit, obviously)

Sayit-baldys said...

DONNA, IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO KNOW IF THERE ARE WOMEN THAT ACTUALLY ENJOY WEARING HIGH HEELS.

WAY BACK IN MY YOUNGER YEARS THE PEAKS OF HIGH HEELS SURGES CAME AND WENT, FLATTERY THAT THE POSTERIOR APPEARED SO MUCH NICER WHEN ASSEMBLED AS A RESULT OF THE HIGH HEELS. I SUPPOSE THAT WAS THE CAUSE OF PURCHASING THE HIGHEST HEELS AVAILABLE.

PERSONALLY, I COULD SEE THE BEAUTY OF LADIES WHETHER OR NO THE HEELS OR IF BAREFOOT.

MANY LADIES ARE SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT A POSTERIOR IS JUST AS ACCEPTABLE IF THE BODY IS IN FLAT HEELS.

THEN TOO, THERE ARE SOME MEN THAT ARE SUSCEPTABLE TO FLATTERY.
CLOSET FULL OF NECKTIES.
EXTRA PADDED SHOULDERS IN SUITS.
FASHIONABLE HEARING AIDS.
HAIR 'PIECES'.
DESIGNER SHOES.

THESE MALES AND FEMALES DESERVE EACH OTHER. sam

The Guy Who Writes This said...

Donna, it's kind of like wearing Spock Ears to a Star Trek convention. It's a cultural thing. Men suffer the same malady with cowboy hats. They are usually all hat and no horse.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I didn't know that was a fad...I've not seen it in our area, but then I don't get out much either.

Milly said...

Ah, yes, Donna -- we are sadly out of touch. This is the trend with younger suburban white women these days. Latino and Black women have different fashion statements. Urban white women make a different statement with their footwear. And us old women -- well, we pay three times the price for five times the ugly -- but our feet our comfortable. Happy Memorial Day! And what a brave woman you are -- I live in the city and I NEVER take in the Sprint Center -- just too big and too impersonal for me. Hope you enjoyed yourself. MGW

Anonymous said...

We don't see much of this fad 'back East' but some of the ones that the young gals follow are awful, like really low cut tops in the office. Now I'm liberal minded. Almost too liberal but these kids with their boobs falling out offend me.

And to Ms. Martyr....it took me 72 years and a hip replacement to get the nerve to get a tattoo. I love it and it didn't hurt like I thought it would. It is tasteful and strategically placed. :o)

Bnana

Wil said...

"Now, what sort of socks do you wear inside those boots? Tall ones? Short ones? Panty hose?"

Not this generation... I've been to weddings, funerals, dances and in-between cocktail parties. The 16 to 40 y.o. set don't wear stockings nor panty hose unless they're going for the sleazy-sexy effect of fishnets and similar. Such a shame, too.

MorpheusCloud said...

Just saw you post regarding boots. You stated the ladies should not be wearing boots with their outfits. Well, I was born and raised in Texas, and now I live in Georgia. And, I have to tell you, here in the South, women wear boots just like the ones in your pictures.

One person's fashion "right or wrong way to wear something" is just a personal opinion. And, for all of the women in the South ---- KEEP WEARING THEM BOOTS!!!