Then and Now

In high school, I somehow convinced my mom to let me wear stripper shoes — on one condition — I was never to throw them away so that my future daughter could see how insane I was. Guess what I found in my attic you guys? Yup, my crazy stilts that I actually WORE to SCHOOL.

My shoes circa 1999

I decided to compare to a pair of my shoes circa 2011

Apparently, my taste has not evolved.

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26 thoughts on “Then and Now

  1. PhotoGirl says:

    Haha! My sister from another mister!

  2. Tamra says:

    OMG I had the same shoes!!! I didn’t have to keep them though. your mom, hilarious!

  3. Marisa says:

    Haha I love the deal your mom proposed. I’d probably have some pretty strange things in my closet if my mother had made the same deal with me!

  4. Totally in love with the lace ups! Good taste even in 1999… I heart strippers… and their shoes!

  5. Ha! Hipster stripper- I Love that.

    And Whatev’s your booties now are adorable. Furry platforms are…. no adjectives can fill that void.

  6. Yara Simón says:

    Haha. I think it’s great that your mom said you had to keep them to show them to your future kids. =]

  7. lily says:

    Haha ! Like spice girl shoes (I was a major platform loving spice girl fan) !!


  8. ah! love it ~ i had lots of pairs like yours!! i wish they’d bring those back!! i also love the ones that you’re currently sporting!! 😉 😉
    xx ~ kristina

  9. Julip Made says:

    Haha yessss. I had a similar pair from Steve Madden with the black stretchy top part. And note that I wore them with Clueless-esque outfits, except more clueless than Clueless. You have evolved b/c the HS pair are the cro-magnon version of the much cuter booties!

  10. Belen says:

    OMGGGGGGG!! I had a pair JUST like these from Rocket Dogs which of course my mother hated and also told me I was a not allowed to wear them but naturally i saved up my lunch money and bought them.
    Dying over this post S!

  11. Molliee says:

    OMG I had some just like those!!! love it

  12. Oh my god… totally had the same ones! I wish I had saved mine, too, haha! Loving the “now” pair, so cute!

  13. Aubrey says:

    This is so awesome because that is *EXACTLY* what I wore, too! I think my mom referred to them as “clodhoppers”…whatever that means, I still don’t know…but it is darn funny looking at those chunky things! And believe me, I was the *SHIZ* wearing those, too…ha!

  14. I would have totally worn those top ones. I probably just couldn’t find any that tall! 😉

  15. Omg that is awesome. I wasn’t allowed to wear heels in high school. Catholic private all girls school -___- so we made up for it by hiking up our skirts so short you basically just saw our shorts underneath. hahaha.

    I wore Vans and Converse to school 🙂

  16. Vanessa says:

    Um, I just don’t even know what to say about those top shoes… I just… I can’t. Sorry.

    Good call on your mom’s part to make you keep them!

  17. Hahahaha. Hilarious. Ahhh the memories of bad shoes and even scarier makeup.

  18. lifevesting says:

    Ha ha I think I had some fuzzy platforms too!

  19. elizabeth says:

    I had several pairs of these as well – also some platforms that had painted flowers on the heel and a pair of red palazzo pants that could only look good under a Big Top Circus. Thank goodness I do not have pictures.
    -e (

  20. HAHAHAHA. Ohhhh the platform sandals/flip flops. I had no less than like 4 pairs of these kinds of shoes. Remember the brand Rocket Dog? I think I had a pair of 4-inch platform flip flops from them that had a faux woven sole. With short shorts and tank tops? So hot.

  21. Ann says:

    That’s so funny! I love the now shoes! Who are they made by?

  22. designstiles says:

    I went to HS with girls who actually dressed like strippers. How’s that for public education.

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