Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Someone Call 911 We've Got a Shoe Down

Anyone following me on twitter knows I am a huge fan of Nancy Grace (and Dateline and 20/20 as evidenced here and here but that's another story).  Very seldom does a day go by when I am not found, at 4:58pm, skidding across the livingroom to get the perfect spot on the couch just in time to hear Nancy scream out, "THIS JUST IN...".  She advocates for missing persons, victims and victims families more than anyone else out there.  (Speaking of which did you catch last week when she dropped the bomb that Beth Holloway Twitty snuck into Castro Castro in Peru to go face-to-face with Joran Van der Sloot and let him know she won't rest until she finds out what he did with Natalee's body?!?!?!  And did you hear when Nancy divulged the news that sicko VdS  has been getting conjugal visits from random women and having big ol' parties while in there too?!?!?  I was so ENRAGED I took to the phone lines to see if I could get through to Nancy and have her send me on location with Jean Casarez.  At least send me out to speak with Beth Holloway Twitty, Nancy!! I think I missed my calling.  How I would love to be a reporter!  Beth are you out there?? We need to talk - no more prison visits where you could be killed lady!!  One day you will testify against urine Joran...).

Anyway.  I digress.

But speaking of victims...BOMBSHELL TONIGHT!  A crime has been committed in shoeville and Inspector Shoeseau (aka me) is on the case bringing you all the latest.

UGG For Jimmy Choo (or is that UGH?)

From now on I think I will just refer to it as "That Ain't Right"
Here we have the Mandah.  Only $795. (yeah. get there)
 What was that?  A little pricey for you?
How about the Starlit?  Only $595.
You prefer something a little taller?
(please tell me you've been drinking for 3 days straight and don't realize this is a bedazzled Ugg)
How about the Sora?  Comes in chocolate and black too.
Oh yeah before I forget $695.
Trying to get your animal print on for fall?
Here's the Kaia in Zebra.  Also a mere $595.

I'm sorry but this collaboration is an atrocity.  I don't care if Nikki Hilton is wearing it (did Paris slip her some coke?? sorry I couldn't resist).  Actually I don't care if the QUEEN herself is endorsing it, the whole thing is just wrong.  

Now don't get me wrong.  I love an UGG.  Roll your eyes or whatever, but it's the beach and it's Southern California - we UGG.  I'm even guilty of UGG's and shorts.  Shoot me.  I can deal with it.  I used to be the biggest UGG hater of them all.  Until I found myself lying face down on the sidewalk outside of church one morning after getting scared to death by a barking rabid dog - that I thought was going to get out of its fence when it was only the neighbor's gate that was opening after all - having severely twisted my ankle on a jagged piece of sidewalk while looking terrified for the dog instead of keeping an eye on where I was going (think MAN DOWN! I actually screamed and gagged all at once as I flailed to the ground).  Guess what?  The only thing my foot could fit into was an UGG or a flipflop.  In November.  And so a hypocrite died convert was born.

However UGG + Bedazzler = disaster.  Throw in some fringe and it's a disaster duo.  Or is that trio?  I'm so baffled!!  Undoubtedly we will see the Hollywood wallets strolling in their jeweled UGG's (that will be "gifted"), but I will not be swayed.  Not even when they're marked down to $34.99 will I be donning a pair of these.  However if you stare at them long enough you actually start to consider it.  Step away from the Mandah.  Or I'll call Nancy Grace to unleash the lawyers!!  She is all about preventing crime before it occurs!!

88 comments:

Poppies and Sunshine said...

UGH is right! I can't get over those prices. I think the bedazzlement should stay at the craft store.

Exuvalia said...

Argh, totally agree with you.
Uggs and bedazzlements don't go together.
It's like visual death. =x

taylor said...

Oh God, I actually linked to these on my Facebook the other day. I really never like Jimmy Choo shoes... this collab is a serious nightmare. It's just... why?

I actually went to Junior High with Natalee Holloway at Mountain Brook in Alabama (thank God I no longer live there). I was in the grade below her, she was close friends with my neighbors. I still cannot believe what happened to her. There is a group on Facebook called "Let's Plug the BP Oil Spill with Joran van der Sloot."

Katie said...

Nancy Grace makes me nervous (anyone who gets worked up on TV makes me nervous, there's a lot I don't watch... like any news... ever... anyway) but you make me want to tune in. Now I AM all over some Natalee Holloway coverage for 5 years now cause she was a Birmingham girl, like myself.

I want to jump on the UGG bandwagon but 1) I live in AL. Its 100 degrees right now. I wish I was kidding. 2) I feel about 8 years too late to the party.

Inspector Shouseau and Nancy Grace need to do something about that collab. That is some mayhem and it ain't pretty.

this free bird said...

OMG TAYLOR I WANT TO BE BEST FRIENDS WITH YOU!!!

Collette Osuna said...

Great post!! and I agree, I think Ill be passing these right on by......

Have a Fantastic Day!!!
Statements in Fashion Blog

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohhhh that is so wrong...I have a pair of the "normal" UGGs as they are so cozy and comfy...but this is a big no no no....Btw: I love how you wrote this post...hahahah..You are so great!
Kisses,sweetie

Ms Sublime said...

I'm with you on this one sister, then glittery UGGS are just E(UGG)H! If i wore these I'd expect to be chased by a rabid dog! No way, keep the UGG classic and not E(UGG)H ! xx

Jessica said...

Now, if only you could lump together you life as Nancy Grace AND Oprah, you'd be set!

Seriously, I couldn't believe this collaboration. I was expecting some hot heels with sherpa lining or leather accents .... not this.

{jami @ i m a g i n e} said...

Oh, yikes! That is a hot mess! Not on my feet!

Fun post! and fun blog! New to it and loving it!

xo - jami
i m a g i n e

Jayme said...
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style'n said...

OMG where do you come up with this material? love it! Ok this collaboration sucks and I am not a fan...I kept scrolling down the pictures thinking I might like one of them but no didn't happen.
naina

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

These are just wrong!!!

Closet Fashionista said...

Those are just nasty... XD
And yea, I do wear UGGs sometimes, well mine are EMU's, cheaper version ;) Soo comfy, but sooo un-stylish XD
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Daisy said...

I love UGGs. But I've been on the bandwagon for quite sometime now. Going to college in New Hampshire, UGGs were just "right." These shoes are so wrong in so many ways.

Cara said...

yuck! And especially the ones with the stars and fringe-extra YUCK! Shame on Choo!

Dawn said...

Hehe....you kill me.
Love seeing your take on things...definitely agree (again) with you on this!!!!!
Nootttt lovin`these a bit.

Peetzi Jen said...

This mess is like looking straight into the blinding sun at high noon!! BAD!

Taylor said...

I will and always be an UGG girl...it is my so cal roots and the fact that I have been wearing them since I was 10...geeze almost 18 yrs!

But these are HIDEOUS!!! I saw them a few weeks ago when I heard about them coming out, and GAG!!! So uggly!

Leia said...

Noooo, these are atrocious! I can't even bear normal Uggs, these are just revolting! Please can this Uggly trend come to an end?!

P.S. thanks for the comment on my hair :) I try to take care of it!

Leia

dennicapearl said...

i completely agree. the prices are outrageous, and they arent visually attractive at all.


<3 dennica pearl
- through the eyes of a pearl
- vintage shop

Iryna (IRENE) Ugryn said...

hi gal, I'm following you permanent cuz your blog is waay to tempting not-to-visit :-)
Irene xo

Jessica said...

You totally missed your calling as a reporter! And those Uggs are fug-ly. I own a pair of the originals, but I'll leave the bedazzled ones to the Hiltons.. haha

Kate said...

HAHAHA, okay, whenever I go to read a blog entry, I do a general scan of the whole thing first (I get excited for pictures) and then go back to the top to read, so at first, I saw all of those photos and was like "Noooo! She can't like these!" - so I was very relieved to read the text that went along with these photos!! They are the ugliest shoes I've ever seen. Just hideous!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i agree those "ugg" like shoes are SO NOT working for me - and you UGG and SHORTS in CA?!?! .. it's one of my pet peeves, Uggs and Shorts - i think Uggs should only be worn in cold weather for the purpose of comfort and warmth ... *sorry*

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Those pics got progressive worse. Eeek. Or ugh. Not sure which.

As for Joran that dude really deserves whatever is coming to him and I'm not talking conjugal visits.

Lisa Griffin said...

I have to say I sported some uggs when I actually lived in Australia (hello where they were born until some corporation stole the name!) but i haven't actually worn them here. They look delightful and cozy, these however look like they should be no where outside a trailer park. Nancy Grace- don't get me started, what is this new show she has that is constantly being promoted with her screaming at me??

sssdawna said...

omg i'm so glad you said those were ugly!! lmao

and I agree with Tiptoe butterfly, but maybe i'm just a hater?

xo

Annie said...

I have to agree - I love uggs, but I will NOT be purchasing any bedazzled ones EVER. lol

PursuitOfLLT said...

I saw these the other day and they are F'N GROSS. Yes, F-bomb gross. It makes me sick!!

How dare you, Jimmy Choo!

Marie Z. said...

This collection is Gross with a capital "G." It's as bad as studding crocs!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

That's utterly horrific! I've been waiting to see what this collaboration turned out. I heard about the prices and imagined the worst. It came true!

A said...

hahaha your posts always make me laugh so hard. i despise those bedazzled uggs, just the sight of them makes me want to get sick!

corksandcaftans said...

THANK YOU. I saw these a few days ago on Saks and was befuddled. Maybe this would have flown outside a Starbucks in 2001 but... oh dear god... terrible.
And the price!

It's like a slap in the face to anyone who's consciously tightening their budget in tough times. Shitty looking uggs for $700? Bastards.

Rissy said...

my feelings are basically exactly the same as yours... even though I'm rockin the Ugss over here in MD... a bedazzled UGG offends me.
I wanted a football jersey the other day and was appalled that the only one I could find with the appropriate number was bedazzled. GROSS
oh and those uggs are heinous

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Carrie- You crack me up.
We don't have cable anymore but there are serious periods of my life that NG was my fav show- The Peterson case, Elizabeth Smart and Holloway- come to mind but there are MANY more.
I LOVE Uggs and I certainly don't give a flying puck if they are ugly. I simply HATE cold feet and Uggs are the ONLY SHOE IN THE WORLD that prevent me from having cold toes.
I get a pair every season for the last- probably 8 years- I alternate between replacing tall, short and slippers-
Beddazle Uggs are uglier. Seriously 595!?
Paris Hilton does blow? Shut the front door.

Jodi said...

Thanks for the visit to my blog, always nice to meet someone new. sounds like we have alot in common too, I also go gluten free and am a cat lover:) and of course, love clothes!!

have a super day!!
j

Jammer said...

OMG maybe is this just a really, reallyyyyy mean joke or something. I mean, it has to be right??? I'm sure this is just the product of a 5 year old girl who got a little carried away with a glue gun and Jimmy thought it would make for a good laugh...

alli/hooray said...

Hilarious! If Nancy got word of this, she would definitely be advocating help on behalf of Mandah fashion victims.

nadia said...

I don't have much else to add but EWWW to the bedazzled ugg. lol

Terrible!

Gorgeous Clara said...

I agree with you, I hate it!

Isabel said...

i own a pair of uggs and i love them- they are comfortable for those days when you arnt really getting dressing but these are totally overprices and im not sure how i feel about a totally studded boot...i think its a bit much

Style Activist said...

Haha I am dying, this post is hilarious. And sidenote: cannot believe you were attacked by a dog!! Craziness! Anywho, I think this is rediculous. I would pay this amount for a Louboutin - not a bedazzled Ugg! "Ugh" is right.

And before I leave I must tell you that you received an award on my blog! Come check it out! :)

XOXO,
style activist

Debby said...

Oh, these are just grotesque!! fUGGly! ha! Uggs were the big rage for the past 3 years my daughter was in middle school, (hence, the drop in her college savings). Now that she started High School she is "over" Uggs! Praise the Lord! xo

Missy M said...

woah! do they even know what recession means?

Missy
Blending Style, Beauty and Fashion
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Couture Carrie said...

Agreed, darling!

xoxox,
CC

LyddieGal said...

I don't like these.
I've been waiting for the ugg to fall out of favor, but it seems what the public really wants is to just be comfortable. No matter what the cost (literally, figuratively, morally)...
I don't understand. I can probably write a list of a thousand things I'd rather spend $500 than those boots. Including comfortable, warm stylish winter boots.
I got a pair by Pajar last year and I love them.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

1: You are hilarious!!
2: I agree, Uggs themselves are fine (maybe uggly, but oh so comfy.. and no I don't own a pair).
3: Holy cow, what a scary dog experience!
4: Pullman, WA... What can I say? Sweet town. Good school. Glad that they employ me. But my creative side dies a bit inside everyday... hence the blog!

Nikki said...

OMG wtf!! Are these shoes meant for 12 year old girls?!?!! horrid.





xx

just a girl said...

Love this post! I laughed, I gasped. All the good things a post should do.

WTF, Van Der Sloot. WTF.

I say the same for those ugly as sin boots. I do own a pair of Uggs, but they are of the leather zip-up variety and necessary for Chicago winters.

lolo dahling said...

OMFG!! Ugly as shit! Bedazzeled shit!!

http://www.lolodahling.com

Taj Acosta said...

I'm with you on this one...What was Choo thinking? I bet Jersey Shore will all be wearing them! And it's very true, Ugg is a Cali girl thing, if you don't like em don't look. Yes we wear them in 70 degree weather! lol. Well at least I've seen it done. And they are dang comfy too!

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Ha! First your UGH meets Bedazzler disaster is just hilarious. I do remember the Bedazzler! I'm kinda like you. I never liked Uggs, but they started to grow on me, especially after living in freezingville down here. xoxo

Vic said...

I'm not missing out...never owned a pair of Uggs...don't care to. I did watch Nancy Grace all the time but don't anymore...I wrote a post about sticking up for her and someone ripped me a new one! haha...:)

this free bird said...

Taj! I was such a hater and now I've been a lover for years!! When I first moved here I guffawed at the UGG wearers. When I twisted my ankle outside of church and my foot slid into my first pair (ever so begrudgingly) I was a goner.

And yes - I have been known to don a pair in the evening with shorts for a grocery run. It's the BEACH! hehe

xoxo,
Carrie

Valerie said...

HAHA! I laughed out loud at "That Ain't Right". I agree! Bedazzled Uggs just do not work. I'm definitely not an Ugg hater, I think of them the same way I think of flip flops. I love them because they serve a purpose, are comfy, and have grown to love the look. The only reason I don't have a pair of Uggs is because my feet are always hot and as comfy as they are, the only time I've tried them on, I think I had a hot flash. But if I lived in say...Chicago...you'd find multiple pairs in my closet. Count on it.

xo
Valerie

PhotoPuddle said...

No, no, no. There boots are just WRONG!!!!!

Alicia said...

Ugh these are definitely NOT attractive!! I'm glad you agree! I prefer a classic, simple Ugg.

this free bird said...

OMG Valerie you've slain me!! AAHAHAHAHA!! LOVE IT!!

Claire Kiefer said...

Seriously, Carrie, you have called attention to a crime of the worst sort. WTFUGG? I gotta say, I hate uggs (just cause I think they're uggly), and I can't believe Jimmy Choo deigned to partner up with them! Maybe it's all a cosmic joke to see who will fall for it and pay hundreds of dollars for horrifying looking "designer" "boots." (I can't even REALLY call them boots). I'm gonna just cover my eyes whenever I see them from now on. Gross.

Brunch at Saks said...

Couldn't agree more! UGH! Why oh why do they do this?!

Half Dressed said...

I dislike UGG's in general but these... I can't even describe my awful they are!

L x

this free bird said...

We're all on Haterade!! CHUGG made us do it!!

Leeann said...

Hahaha! Yeah I agree...not cute! I also love real life murder mysteries! My dad is convinced I am learning how to committ the perfect crime and get away with it haha!

BusyB said...

NANCY GRACE...Oh yes! lol LUV her ....I do to try to catch that lady when on...love how into it she gets! CHEERS and good luck getting a hold of her...or at least betty.

SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAHOOO we can actually wear these in ca and not feel bad because it was summer. (Even though..well you know we had NO summer)

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

yikes... those suckers are pricey and for something not so amazing? haha

Nell said...

Yup, i'm in total agreement...bejewelled UGGs is a massive no-no. Full. Stop. !!!x

Briana Le & Merissa Ren said...

gross.

xxmerissa
merbri.blogspot.com

misscindee said...

hi Carrie. Your posts are so animated. i love it =)

Style, She Wrote said...

Very cool Jimmy Choo boots but $795 is wayyy out of our budget. Thanks for posting other options!

Stacey said...

I'm not even going to waste time on the shoes, ahem-Uggs. Moving on, yeah i'd like to get my hands on Sloot although they're so skinny that they more than likely wouldn't efficiently inflict the harm that he deserves. Lucky for him, he doesn't live in the world that i've created in my minds for criminals. I'm like a bounty hunter in my mind who "deals" with the bad guys. I watch Nancy but i try to avoid her because i get too emotional and then i have to watch HGTV to mellow/calm me down before i go to bed. Ok, i've yapped enough:-) xx

Stacey said...

I've created in my mind, not minds(i had to fix that).

Josie said...

...
Just... No. I will totally own up to owning a pair of gray fake Uggs (I know, I know) but, in my defense, it gets pretty freaking cold traipsing over a mile to class in the middle of an Indiana December. But, oh, Jimmy, what are you DOING?
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

this free bird said...

Josie I won't lie - I love an UGG, but not an UGG that even my own 4 year old niece would not create.

Jess said...

Loving this post! I looove Nancy Grace, I love everything the woman stands for and how she is NOT afraid in speaking her mind, I think she is awesome! I find myself fist pumping in the air everytime she speaks and Im like "YEAH! NANCY! PREACH IT SISTER!" She is a force to be reckoned with that is for sure....

I loooove UGGS....I hate to see the season go when I have to put mine back in their little card board home....Its like wearing a house shoe but a fashionable house shoe. I have played with the idea of wearing them with shorts but in KY and in December, I can't get away with that look quite like YOU can sister! haha

Thank you for the sweet sweet words about my Nan Carrie!! :) Hope you had a great day!!

Jess said...

Oh and if URINE doesn't come out with where Natalie is I am coming through the tv screen..I am actually surprised that there has not been a tv / big screen movie made about this story but I suspect when the legal system is done with URINE there will be one....I see Sally Fields.....Im thinking "Eye For An Eye" tell me you've seen that movie!!!! That mothers role in that movie was KICK BUTT!!!!

Jess said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that thought these were awful... I was looking at them online a few days ago. Not my favorite!

Madeline Weber said...

oh. my. goodness. SO MANY STUDDS

let me rephrase that. EWW

hahhaah xx http://madelineweber.blogspot.com/

S.Elisabeth said...

While I won't disown someone who owns a pair of uggs, these are just horrible. Oh Jimmy Choo, what have you done?!

Anna Jane said...

ewww, wrong on SO many levels. that is a collaboration i will not be supporting.

xx anna jane

She Wore It Well said...

HAHAHAHA oh gosh they're disgusting AND EXPENSIVE!. Uggs are for home (and for grocery shopping late at night when you're craving crepes and realise you're out of flour/milk/eggs/nutella).

Mimi said...

yes, those are definite ughs!

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

bananas. said...

UGG?! more like FUGG!!!

goo for real that shit is just wrong. heinous!!!

brittany said...

oh my! i love uggs, but those are just scary!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

hahah, love this. I do like some fringe on my boots.. I'm wearing a pair of fringe boots right now but literally- all of these designs look like 1994, do they not? Just ugly. You are so right to point out the ugliness of them. I am not a fan. I love Uggs too... not even because they're popular, like you said- once I slipped my foot into one, I was hooked, they are SO comfortable. Also that Nancy Grace stuff is funny, I'm not a big fan of her show because I hate the constant fake "breaking news" banner- I always have to discern what is really news and what isn't. However, I am in love with true crime. Don't even get me started on Joran Van Der Sloot! I can't believe him.

Krystal said...

i can't stomach these....nope.

Kristin W said...

I can not even stop laughing at this post!

1. I had not heard that about Beth twitty! Ps. I totally watched part of the Natalee Holloway Lifetime movie last weekend...I feel like I am a part of their lives.
2. I am also a convert of Uggs. Those bitches are going to be my comfy go to shoes for standing as a teacher all day (actually looking forward to winter just for that).
3. Absolutely horrendous. And Jimmy choo!!!! How can he even be associated with that monstrosity?!?! I weep for this crime against fashion. Who can be tried for this crime?!

Marissa said...

Dying... in a bad way.
I can't believe how awful these look!
Disappointed in Choo.

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