July 13th, 2014
On My Mind

Isn’t It Ironic

Farrah Fawcett

With all the posts on the resurgence of old-school sneakers, I realized that I need new tennis and running shoes. Isn’t it ironic that we wear Stan Smith Adidas with skirts, but not on the court? The new tennis sneakers may be lighter, but they certainly aren’t as cool as the classics.

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CHLOÉ

Silk scarf black

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Leather jacket

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Ankle boots

ACNE STUDIOS

Shearling-lined jacket

VINCE

Washed-satin skirt

VALENTINO

Embellished pumps

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Silk scarf

MISSONI

Wrap

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Velvet sandals

SACAI

Wool skirt

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Denim ankle boots

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  • Too right! And about that shot….Farrah and Lee Majors…brings back memories. I wonder if anyone remembers Farrah Fawcett shampoo from the 70’s. It certainly did NOT make my hair look like hers…but it smelled great!

    Sue B @highheelsinthewilderness.blogspot.caJuly 13th, 2014  10:06 AM

     
  • I’m on the courts 5 times a week and appreciate the technology, but yes they are clunky looking…but then rather have happy feet.

    CindalaJuly 13th, 2014  10:27 AM

     
  • Your feet would regret a 3 set match in Stan Smiths.. I think some of the new tennis shoes are very Net-a-Sporter and actually very cool.

    sueJuly 13th, 2014  7:41 PM

     
  • Which ever sneaks one chooses, I would like to put in a plug for supporting store front shoe shops (in fact, store front everything!). Standing retail shops are dying before our very eyes. We are losing all of our fun, unique retail shops to sites such as Net-a-Porter. Their recent jump into sports clothes and shoes worries me–there are fabulous shops in Vail and Aspen that can’t survive or compete. At some point, isn’t the experience of internet shopping a bit like drinking home alone? : ) Internet antiques sites have killed the fabulous antiques shops all over America. . . . See me, hear me, touch me, feel me . . . that’s my idea of shopping!!

    PaulaJuly 13th, 2014  11:42 PM

     
  • Love that picture of Farrah Fawcett and Lee Majors! That’s classic!

    MonicaJuly 14th, 2014  8:47 AM

     
  • Also love the picture. Certainly makes one feel old to remember Lee Majors as Farrah’s spouse. Also to remember what a phenomenon she was back in the day.

    AprilJuly 14th, 2014  10:40 AM

     
  • Well said, Paula. We’ve lost so many charming local businesses – they just can’t compete with the mega-retailers. How we will all regret only being able to buy online or at a Walmart type store. As for the charming photograph, I also remember the Ultra Brite commercials featuring a very young Farrah.

    AliJuly 14th, 2014  10:57 AM

     
  • Just had to join this conversation – firstly because of that picture! How great – but funny in a way. Can you imagine running in shoes like that now? Never mind the fit of her shorts:) But what a wonderful shot of two people clearly having fun. But mostly importantly – I so agree with Paula’s plea for support for indie/bricks and mortar stores and buying in person. I work in an industry (publishing) so affected by this trend, so it’s a topic close to my heart. And for clothing – and especially sports gear/shoes – it is so important to have the knowledge of an experienced salesperson there for assistance. I love looking at all a store has to offer – getting the feel for an entire selection of sporting goods and shoes and considering more options that might not be as evident online. Drinking alone at night? Love that image 🙂

    lisaJuly 14th, 2014  11:01 AM

     
  • Oops! Should have read: ‘See me, feel me, touch me, heal me.’ (i.e., lyrics from The Who).

    PaulaJuly 15th, 2014  12:46 AM

     
  • Oh yes, there’s nothing like going to a real store and try the clothes and shoes on. Much better than buying online.

    AnaJuly 15th, 2014  12:51 AM

     
  • Yes ANA, I agree with you i don’t but online, touch my desire objects is an emotion you can’t have on line and feel me exited in particular if i buy it at the moment.Good shopping!

    MauraJuly 16th, 2014  12:22 AM

     
  • I agree that it’s nice to be able to try things on. But after I spent 4 hours going to a number of shops to update our tennis gear, I realized I could have gotten it all online, and it would have cost less. We need both offline and online stores.

    PrestonJuly 16th, 2014  8:52 AM

     

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