Monday, September 15, 2008

Instead of the "No fly" list, we proudly present the "No buy" list.

Since many of you seemed to enjoy the oh-so-lovely Christmas pants post from last week, we may have to make this a weekly column, although it is pretty sad to think there are so many such products out there for sale that I feel it is my public duty to warn you about. Regardless, for your viewing pleasure, here is another item that has come to my attention lately which you should not buy under any circumstances, public or private*:

Flip-Flop Socks?! Are you kidding me? Doesn't anyone watch What Not to Wear? Flip-flops + socks = BIG NO. There should never be a situation in which it is okay to wear socks with your flip-flops. And there should never be a reason for socks to have separate big toe pockets sewn in. Putting cats (or bunnies or frogs, the other versions available) on them does not make them any cuter.

*As your trusted officer of the fashion police, I feel I must confess that there might have been one or two times when I myself have been guilty of committing such a fashion felony -- when on a cold morning I have gotten up, still half asleep myself, to put the dogs out in their pen in the backyard, and I found my flip-flops near the back door and stepped into them with stocking feet -- but that is not the same thing as there were only four-legged witnesses to even confirm such an account ever happened. And I guarantee you I gave Minnie Pearl enough dog treats to keep her mouth shut on that one.


Karen said...

My ten year old just saw the flip flop socks picture on your post. She said "Flip Flop Socks? Cool!" And I would say that a ten year old would one of the very only people who could actually make those horrid things look cool!

Amylouwho said...

Stacy and Clinton would be throwing those bad boys away in an instant!