Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Try-it-out Tuesday: rockin' the socks?

knee socks, Wal-Mart
dress, Macy's

      I am pretty sure that 35-year-olds are not supposed to be wearing knee socks. But then I spotted this pair for less than $3 at Wal-Mart, and figured, why not? This outfit kept mutating (red cardigan or linen buttondown knotted at waist? chunky pumps or sneakers? pink belt or no belt?)
     This post could also be titled, "for want of a shoe." I was excited to thrift these Dansko pumps, but like just about every pump I've met, I cannot keep them on my feet. Even with heel inserts and the socks, I feel like I'm about to walk out of them. I've heard that some folks put double-stick tape under their heel, and I'll try that before I send them back to the thrift store. So for practicality I went with the sneakers, which definitely don't go as well with the knee socks, but oh well.

      Does anyone else get blog fatigue? I've noticed that for the last week or so, I haven't been really excited about reading my bloglovin or Google Reader feed. Never thought the day would come ... but I guess the good thing is that it frees up some time to read books!  : D I'm looking forward to diving into Nova Ren Suma's "Imaginary Girls" next.


  1. I think you look great in your socks! Of course, I completely love knee socks, so feel free to take that with as many grains of salt as you want. I think it looks cutest with the pink belt or the red cardi, but I'm also having a love affair with both pink and red at the moment too....

  2. I agree that this would look great with some pumps :) My favourite is the first photo :)


  3. Kat - yes, I think it definitely looks best with a heeled shoe! Just need to find a way to keep them on my feet.

  4. Thanks, Erin! I've been wearing that red cardi with just about everything these days ...

  5. Jennifer Snoek-BrownFebruary 23, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    So cute, loving those socks! I saw these tights with an attached layer of socks and thought they were pretty cute, http://www.modcloth.com/shop/tights/know-a-trick-or-two-tights

    Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

  6. Thanks, Jen! :) Those tights are adorable! :)


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