Monday, July 19, 2010

Sneaky Sneakers.


Image via this ebay listing, where they are a size 5 and thus, way too small for me.

I've seen Bensimon sneakers lurking around the internet for a while. I thought, meh, cute, but more canvas sneakers are the last thing I need! Then I tried on a pair at Madewell and thought, well now I see what all the fuss is about!

Of course, I feel extremly picky. I must have them in the mid-top and they must be this light blue. The internet has let me down thus far. Bah! I will find them somehow. Magically they are comfortable as anything, and even more inexplicably, make my feet (hoovering around an 8.5 or a 9) look smallish! How adorable they would be with little dresses, shorts, skirts, taking the fuss out of all the fussy little details I sometimes feel too frilled-over in.

I will find them, someday.

22 comments:

  1. i know how you feel, sneakers can be so cute with a little dress. Hope you'll find them!

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  2. I really love that shade of blue, and I totally see your vision of the dresses, skirts and shorts galore.

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  3. i like the lace-ups, but the slip-ons are sooo weird! the rubber toe is so oddly shaped.

    i bet you will find your dream sneaks.

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  4. I like the color of the sneakers. And yeah, they do seem to look small! I actually thought you posted baby shoes for a second there :)

    B from A plus B

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  5. Very cute colour. I understand the frustration of having an idea of something you want to buy in your head and then having trouble finding something in real life that corresponds to the picture in your head.

    Fantasy wardrobes make for disappointment in real life shopping.

    Dress Rehearsal

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  6. ohhh i like the new header! i was trying to find the perfect sneakers this summer. i looked at fred perry, vans, converse, keds, whatever the shop had and nothing felt right, so i'm sticking with my topshop black tempo sneakers so far :)

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  7. 與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  8. have you not poked around on shopbop? they had 4 styles in a multitude of colors. I am ordering a pair for a boat-oriented trip I'm taking in... December. Yes, I think ahead!

    p.s. you totally inspired me to put up my most recent Holly Golightly inspired post! I wonder if you've seen the movie. Great wardrobes.
    -C

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  9. Those look really cool and, man, if they make feet look smaller, I'm in. I might need to check those out.

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  10. heeey! we like your style!:)
    Follow us in Red-blueberries

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  11. I still think they look a little weird in pictures but I'm hope you find the perfect ones!!!!

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  12. Not only are these shoes in my favorite shade of blue, but a) I need new blue sneakers and b) They look like really comfy shoes. Hm. I think I'm feeling your pain a little bit.
    And I know how it is, this whole shoe-hunting business. For 3 years I've been searching for women's Beatle Boots in my size, and had no luck. But, since this isn't some obscure European shoe style created exclusively for men that you're looking for, I'm sure you'll find a pair eventually!

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  13. best of luck on hunting! i've been lookin for some high tops for myself.. never the right size!

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  14. Lovely blog!
    I´m following!

    ♥ Maja
    http://verveforsplay.blogspot.com

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  15. Good luck finding your dream sneakers, they're really cute!! :) I'm on a canvas sneaker search too. They just seem like they'd be so easy to match with outfits!

    http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

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  16. I love the Bensimon shoes! I've got 5 pairs but not the blue ones..

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  17. i find mine on amazon- every size and color!

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