What’s In and Out for Spring: 5 Fab Fashion Predictions

“OUT” – Elastic Ballerina Flats
Are these still hot? Really? Still? Come on, people. How long must we deal with embellished, scrunched, elasticized flats? No matter how expensive or cute you think you look in them, they are like Robeez for women. Sashay on outta here! You’re nothing better than a glorified gymnastic shoe.

“IN” – Bondage Pants
I really hope this trend started by Rag & Bone catches on this spring. The Bondage Pant is a snazzy pair of jeans with zippers up the back of the leg, so they can be cinched super-skinny. And for those donut days, you can unzip them to give your jiggle some wiggle room. I’m all for a skinny nation and if we can’t actually be thin, let’s all fake it in 2010.

“OUT” – Peep-toe Ankle Boot Flip Flops
I’ve never fully understood the infatuation with this shoe. Flip boot? Boot flop? Your ankles can be warm and snuggly, yet your toes are free to wiggle and roam? And what makes them even worse is the ridiculous price tag. You’d think because half of the boot is missing, the price would be lower. Happy trails, you unsavory halfling!

“IN” –  Huge Chunky Necklaces
I hope spring brings more enormous, multi-stranded, chunky necklaces with all of the charms, trinkets, beads, bells & whistles possible. Nothing makes me happier than jewelry with substance. I love the way these heavy necklaces add drama and interest to any outfit. It’s nice to see designers are finally embracing Flavor Flav’s vision of beauty.

“OUT” – The Botox Bunny Nose
Ladies, the right amount of Botox looks magnificent. But there is such a thing as overkill, right? The difference between a flawless face and a frozen robot is about 50 units. It’s like two syringes too many. I’ve never seen it on the women I know personally, but I have noticed said “bunny nose” on many female celebrities. Due to the unnatural lack of muscle movement in the face (caused by years of too much Botox), the nose starts to crinkle like a bunny, yet it just creates a while new patch of weirdo wrinkles. I know it sounds silly, but take it slow when it comes to shooting your face full of Botulinum Neurotoxin.

Unbelievable Baby Booties

As a mom, I see lots of little things. Tiny cars with tiny wheels. Little crackers with a little amount of peanut butter on them. Small hands with even smaller fingernails. But the delicate tiny details on these little baby booties blow my equally little mind!!!!

You’ve got to see these to believe them. Are they not gorgeous? Wow. You can shop Craftsbury Kids to see even more goodies.

Fuji Apple Baby Booties – $32

Gracious May Mary Janes – Vintage Baby – $30

Gracious May Mary Janes – Polka Dot Rose – $30

Seriously, somebody leave me a comment and let me know you’re excited about these adorable shoes too. I just think they would make such a great baby shower gift too. What a unique little treat, huh?

Guilt-Free Shoe Shopping

I happened to overhear a conversation today about shoes. After hearing the words “heels,” “pumps” and “great prices,” my “hearing” became blatant “eavesdropping.” So these two gals were chatting away about all of the great shoes at Overstock.com. I was surprised because I didn’t know they sold shoes. I’ve actually never shopped there, but tonight I surfed the site a bit and they do, in fact, have some cool shoes. Props to Overstock.

Since the economy is pure crapola, I’ve decided to hightight a few of my favorites under $100. Think about it this way…if you’re eye-balling a pair of $600 pumps, you might just be able to get 6 equally cute pair for the same price. When it comes to shoes, maybe quantity outweighs quality? I’ll let you decide.

Tyler Woo Red Leather Slingbacks
$69
redGabriella Rocha Black Pump
$51

black

Jessica Simpson “Lonna” Pump
$57

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Nine West Tutti Tribe Gold
$51

gold

Chinese Laundry Patchwork Pumps
$85

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So there you have it! Based on the selection, it looks like they have a very limited number of these shoes. If you see something you like, you need to act fast. They do carry high-end brands like Roberto Cavalli, Sergio Rossi, Prada and Giuseppe Zanotti. They’re probably a few seasons old, but if that’s okay with you – well, who cares! Just another fix for your never-ending shoes fetish. You’re welcome. 🙂