July 26, 2011

Really? are socks and sandals that tacky?

Something to give Stacy and Clinton something to cringe about: GQ Magazine named Provo and Salt Lake City, Utah as two of the worst-dressed cities in the US.

I'm wondering where the reporters visited to make their assumptions: As for Provo it says that the abundance of white shirts and ties is just too much--perhaps they visited on a Sunday? For Salt Lake they argue that the sandals and socks look did the entire city in....I wonder where did they run into people like that, the farmer's market or at the dog wash? Sadly last Sunday's "Cute Cowboy" gay-Latin night at Karamba only reinforced their suspicions, lots of us here don't really know how to dress. We might confuse gaudiness with flair--and the drag queens are not much help in showing us how to do it--just sayin'! :-)

Either way, I admit of being guilty of making several fashion mistakes--starting with the admission that in a former life, a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away I considered white shirts and ties fashionable and yes, I hang my head in shame admitting that at some point I may have been known to wear the sandals and socks (I know, I know--hard to believe, right?). Still currently some of my clothes that are still a size or two too big since I've lost all that weight and because of my limited budget not being exactly able to replace my outfits at anything higher than DI and the occasional splurge at the clearance rack at TJ Maxx. So, I'll volunteer to get a makeover if GQ or What Not To Wear want to re-mediate the current situation of bad dressers in this state, so someone, please nominate me--I'll take one for the team!


  1. Have you ever walked down the TRAX platform in Salt Lake? This is the Mecca of all people wearing socks with their summer footwear... :)

  2. Ha, ha, ha! Kiley I have to pay close attention next time I'm close to the Traxx! Hope you're getting back in the swing of things back in LA, as much as we tried to get you to drop everything and stay in Utah! :-) Love you girl!

  3. You mean there are actually places on this planet where people wear sandals with socks and don't physically recoil at just thinking about it? Ewwwww!

  4. On my niece Amber's wedding announcement they were both wearing sandals with socks. It was the first thing I noticed when I saw it! My thinking is, "It's either warm enough to wear sandals or it's NOT."