March 11, 2012

Shop Your Closet: Wear Socks With Your Loafers

Mamas, I have always had a soft spot for geeks.  I, myself, am a geek.  I married a geek.  And, if I do my job correctly, my sons will also grow up to be geeks.  

Go geeks, go.

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(wearing: J. Crew sweater, J Brand cropped denim – similar here, Gap leopard-print socks, Sperry woven loafers)


The advantage to all of this geekiness is that I feel right at home in exposed socks and loafers.  

If I add orange lipstick and make my socks leopard print can I claim this is "geek chic"?  (These dot socks would be pretty cute also.)

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I'm going with yes.  Anything that gets me out of boots (am SO sick of boots by now) but still keeps me warm is a win lately. 

But I drew the line at adding nerd glasses.  I know, I know – I'll be shunned from all the cool fashion blogger clubs for not embracing nerd glasses.  Isn't that just like a geek?  Can't get on board to the cool trends, even when the trend is geeky.

Besides, these nerd glasses are more my speed:

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Although, after looking at recent pics of R (the above is from over a year ago)….I think I'm losing the geek war:

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He drew on tatts, Mamas.  Tatts!  I don't have tattoos!  Mike doesn't have tattoos!  Why does my four year old want tattoos?

Tats and aviators.  He's cooler now than I have ever been – heck, most four years olds are cooler than I have ever been.  I love how self-assured so many of these little people are.  I can only hope I don't do anything to screw him up.  Motherhood is scary, Mamas. Don't you think?

xo,

S

ps.  Speaking of cool kids…have you checked out Planet Awesome Kid?  My new fav.

 

3 Comments
  • Kristen
    March 12, 2012

    I wonder if this generation that we’re raising will be more sure of themselves bc we’re always sticking a camera in front of their faces? My kids are nowhere near camera shy, they’re totally confident and comfortable in ways that I NEVER was/am.
    And the nerd glasses, I can’t love them either. Thanks for acknowledging the elephant in the room.

  • Shana
    March 12, 2012

    Kristen, your comment cracked me up!  I don't mean to hate on the nerd glasses – I totally get why people love them – what's not to like about a sexy librarian?  But….sigh.  I'm SO over it.  They are starting to look a bit tired.  I'm ready for the next trend….

  • Crunchy Con Mommy
    March 12, 2012

    I need to get some cool socks…I was just complaining to my husband about not being able to wear my loafers because they give me blisters unless I wear socks, but I can’t wear socks with loafers.
    I stand(happily)corrected.

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