Why she isn’t a fashion blogger.

Obviously I have no problem talking about myself. I do, however, have a hard time taking myself seriously enough to post pictures of myself where I’m not being an idiot. Now, don’t get me wrong, I take myself seriously enough to expect (or at least hope) strangers and loved ones will read my blog. And I take crafts pretty seriously. In fact, my sister jokes that’s the only time I get really serious, when I’m talking about sewing and crafts. Or baking. I don’t joke about baking.

And that brings us to one of the many reasons I can’t be a fashion blogger. HOWEVER, I was rummaging through a bin of stuff my parents recently gave me. The bin has a few things I saved from high school and growing up, such as year books, a beanie baby, some Doc Martins…and these babies.

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The heel on those is at least 5″ high. I seriously used to wear these in high school. I thought I was SO FASHIONABLE. And perhaps I was?! Because I started wearing them around the house, and I totally fell in love with them again. I was feeling a bit blah, so I decided to do a fashion shoot for you, hopefully to convince you that these shoes are awesome? And totally wearable for fall?

See how I start fairly seriously:

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And here I’m totally trying to channel this adorable blogger:

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But then things quickly start to deteriorate:

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Then they spiral out of control with the outfit change. I bought this shirt to turn into a Tiny T for Gigi, but after trying it on, I’ve decided I can’t give it up.

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So what do you think? Do you totally wish you had these Steve Maddens circa 2000? Or should I leave them in the bin? Should I also leave this girl in the bin?

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I love you all!



  1. PerniPwr

    i tooootally remember those shoes! any chance you had the polka dot skirts in that bin? that skirt was gold. that skirt was how i got my first boyfriend.

  2. Megan

    I'm pretty sure I had those in black. Red would have been way cooler.

    You are a hot mama!

  3. Erin

    Oh my stars. I went through 4 pairs of those in Black. Who wears the same shoes enough to go through 4 pair.

    You are lovely.

    We should be best friends.

    I do have some poses that you should see.

  4. andrea

    Thank you for posting this. I'm laughing so hard. It made my morning.

    P.S. Keep the shoes! You can rock them!

  5. Rachel

    So silly but fuN!

  6. Shannon

    I love you for so many reasons. Wow.

    ps, I had those shoes freshman year too. HA!

  7. Sydney Robertson

    Too much fun Alison TOO MUCH FUN! I love it! 🙂

  8. Danielle

    Were these photos taken on self-timer or is Eric directing you?

  9. We Three Zweigs

    I'm kicking myself for not being around to take these pictures myself. Also, the shoes are a keeper, obviously.

  10. Mrsink

    I just found your blog and oh my god this is awesome! haha! I LOVE these photos and can totally relate! 🙂 I'm glad you don't joke about baking…that is a serious matter.

  11. Roxanne

    KEEP THEM. and keep those amazing dance moves.

  12. Whitney

    You are hilarious.

  13. annie (the annilygreen one)

    platforms are totally back this year! love them. especially with that gold shirt…it's hott with two Ts.

  14. Tara

    girl, work it. you are hot stuff!

  15. David and Shalynna

    This could possibly be one of my favorite blog posts I've ever read in all of my blogging history. You are hilarious and I adore you!

    I'm with Daneille, did you take these on self timer or did someone take them of you?

    I had black shoes in a similar style and have the senior photos to remind me. 🙂

  16. Megan

    oh my gosh ali – i totally remember those! i was so jealous of them. you were a fashion queen in high school. or at least i thought you were. i think you can still rock them!

  17. Alison

    I'm so glad so many of you are 1. in support and 2. had these amazing shoes! Remember Rocket Dogs?! I bet you had those too!

    Ok, so I started taking the pictures with a self timer! Eric usually hates taking pictures because he thinks just one pictures should be fine.

    So I was running back in forth clunking about taking my own picture, and then Eric woke up from a nap and I guilted him into helping me!

    So the last ones where I'm REALLY working the camera are when Eric took over!


  18. carla thorup

    You are a natural. And the shoes are great, but I really love your pants! Do tell where you scored such fabulous ankle jeans!

  19. Kristin

    You had me at the flash dance chair. There is obviously no way either the shoes or the girl are going back in the bin.

  20. T.RIPPY

    Photo number six is probably the best thing I've ever seen, and knowingly or not, you're channeling Britney in her "Stronger" video, but to be completely honest you work it way more than she does.

  21. Sarah loves it all

    So jealous you saved your Docs

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