TBT #5 Big White Shoes

This post was part of one I did when we returned from an Alaskan cruise. I thought the shoe advice bears repeating, so here goes:

When I travel, I ALWAYS wear comfortable shoes. You cannot have fun if your feet are not having fun. However.….you do not have to wear ugly shoes.  And let me say right now that I really cannot think of any occasion when big white athletic shoes are appropriate.  If your comfortable shoes look like any of these, it is time for a change:

White shoes (627x640)  DSC_0339 (351x640)White shoes red pants (640x547) 

These photos are are just a sample of what I saw….big white shoes were everywhere.   It is a little hard to take pictures of people’s feet without them noticing, so I was only able to get pictures of a small percentage of the offenders, but I think you get the idea.

Please note that I am not saying that you cannot wear white sneakers. But there is a way to wear them and a way not to wear them. Jennifer Anniston makes white sneakers look adorable.

Jennifer Anniston sneakers (398x640)

Here are the ones that she is often photographed in:

superga (382x382)

Superga Unisex 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker,White,39 EU (Women’s 8 M US/Men’s 6.5 M US)

Here is a link to a blogger that I follow. Notice how cute her shoes look!

And speaking of what not to wear on your feet, PLEASE be careful how you wear hose. Most people do not wear pantyhose at all anymore, but if you do, they should be sheer and worn with a dressy closed-toe shoe. I know you would NEVER do anything like this:

Hose and sandals (640x420)

Or this:

Pantyhose and boots (462x640)

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CRUISE SHOES

Hello! I have missed you! If you have never done an Alaskan cruise, please put it on your bucket list. We had the best time ever, and saw some of the most amazing scenery and animals, including eagles, bears, moose, seals, whales, and caribou.

Eagle 4 (640x500)

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The ship was amazing, and of course the food was way too good. You probably won’t be seeing any recent pictures of me for awhile. LOL  The whale pictures are NOT me, but that is how I feel.

My husband commented one day that I filled out my travel vest a good bit more than when I first got it. I tried to tell him that it was just because my pockets were stuffed, but truthfully, it was because my stomach was stuffed!

Of course I had a lot of opportunities to see what people were wearing. It was especially fun to see how pretty everyone looked on the formal nights.

I knew you would want me to come home with some kind of fashion tip, so today I am going to focus on footwear. As in what NOT to wear.

When I travel, I ALWAYS wear comfortable shoes. You cannot have fun if your feet are not having fun. However.….you do not have to wear ugly shoes.  And let me say right now that I really cannot think of any occasion when big white athletic shoes are appropriate.  If your comfortable shoes look like any of these, it is time for a change:

White shoes (627x640)  DSC_0339 (351x640)White shoes red pants (640x547)

These photos are are just a sample of what I saw….big white shoes were everywhere.   It is a little hard to take pictures of people’s feet without them noticing, so I was only able to get pictures of a small percentage of the offenders, but I think you get the idea.

Please note that I am not saying that you cannot wear white sneakers. But there is a way to wear them and a way not to wear them. Jennifer Anniston makes white sneakers look adorable.

Jennifer Anniston sneakers (398x640)

Here are the ones that she is often photographed in:

superga (382x382)

Superga Unisex 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker,White,39 EU (Women’s 8 M US/Men’s 6.5 M US)

Here is a link to a blogger that I follow. Notice how cute her shoes look!

BLACK&YELLOW BODYCON DRESS

And speaking of what not to wear on your feet, PLEASE be careful how you wear hose. Most people do not wear pantyhose at all anymore, but if you do, they should be sheer and worn with a dressy closed-toe shoe. I know you would NEVER do anything like this:

Hose and sandals (640x420)

Or this:

Pantyhose and boots (462x640)

I will post a few more scenic shots after I have organized all my photos. Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget my shoe advice! See you soon.

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