When it comes to fashion these days I’m quite content to fall out of the door for the school run looking symmetrical. That is my goal, symmetry. That and no children’s stickers stuck to the back of my legs as I walk down the road. I think as far as goals go this is fairly reasonable.
Clearly my expectations on the “being fashionable” front are fairly low. Honestly, I just don’t have the time, the patience or I suspect the figure for what passes for cool and trendy these days.
What I do have time for is fun. I like fun, love fun even. I think fun is important and I want as much of it in my life as possible. I want the boys to have a decent measure of fun in their daily lives too. I’m also keen on geekery. Geek is the new chic as far as I’m concerned, I’m nerdy, geeky and I’m proud.
How does my love of all things from dragons to unicorns and beyond have anything to do with my lack of fashion sense? They’re more closely aligned than you might think.
Is there one thing that you wanted as a child but never got? Was it Mr Frosty (with hindsight and as a parent myself I now see what a pain in the backside this would be), or something else? I wanted light up shoes but they were rare when I was growing up, and probably cost a small fortune. Fast forward to 2016 and I’m a big girl, able to make my own purchasing decision and dammit, I want light up shoes!
It doesn’t matter that the last dress I wore was my wedding dress in 2003, that I don’t wear labels and that I haven’t worn make-up since 1999. What matters is that I want light up shoes.
They’re great, they’re geeky and cool and the style of the trainers themselves go perfectly with my habitual jean wearing. What’s even better, if you visit getlitshoes.com you’ll find that light up shoes are not just for kids but us fun grown-ups too.
I love things like this, quirky things that make me smile or laugh but I’m not interested in compromising my comfort for them. Thankfully these are quality shoes and trainers with the novelty factor, not a cheap gimmick.
Will I be buying a pair? I might just if I don’t land on Santa’s good list this year! Retro but modern, these tick all of my fun and easy to wear boxes.
What about you? Could you see yourself lighting up the dark school run or parading around Tesco with a pair of LED light up shoes? Go for it, after all, we have to grow old but we don’t have to grow up! I for one I’m more than happy to unleash my inner child and let me tell you, she’ll be over the moon when she gets her hands on a pair of light up shoes!