I'm On a Boat!

>> Monday, April 2, 2012

It's actually been a very long time since I've been on a boat, excluding a 45 minute architectural boat tour we took in the fall. Mr. Sabbe and I both were pretty big water babies growing up. When we lived in the south we were always working our way on to someone's boat for the day. True story, when I was working in Nashville a few of the young designers, including myself, decided to leave early on a Friday and go ride jet skiis on the lake...in our work clothes! {It was a huge firm, no one missed us} Since moving to New England we have not met a single person who has a boat...well, except some neighbors in the South End we once accidentally eavesdropped on discussing their boat. But due to their chain smoking into our window and late night domestic disputes, that relationship never blossomed.

But just in case someone invites me on their boat this year, I've decided to get a pair of these. 
They were very popular when I was in college but I never submitted to the trend. Eight years post college and three years in the preppiest city in the country, I'm ready for some boating shoes for women. And thanks to one of my favorite fashionistas, I realize Sperry's are not just for boat riding-esk fashions.
 Did you know GQ voted Boston the worst dressed city in the country?
true story

Another true story- When I was in 6th grade the word "preppy" was a huge insult. One of the tough girls in my grade used to call me preppy outside the school bus window and I hated it. In retrospect, I laugh. Preppy is probably the least offensive word tough 12 year old girls are throwing out these days. 


pve design March 29, 2012 at 10:54 AM  

Oh you made me laugh....and I love knowing that the boat shoe is hip and happening even among some celebs....I have spotted them. Preppy is timeless.
Show us your shoes and Remy's too -

Design Esquire March 29, 2012 at 11:35 AM  

I bought those shoes last summer and love them! I'm totally preppy, so wouldn't be offended by that now either!

Amelia @ House Pretty March 29, 2012 at 12:00 PM  

I love those shoes! I can't believe Boston was voted worst-dressed, there must be worse!

Susan March 29, 2012 at 1:19 PM  

I'll be in Boston at the end of April for a work conference. I'll be arriving a few days early for some sight seeing before the conference actually starts. I'll be staying at an Embassy Suites in the airport area, then moving to the Boston Marriott Long Wharf. Any recommendations on some good seafood that isn't a chain and the best 'tourist' sites to see?

ss March 29, 2012 at 2:29 PM  

Susan- I honestly like Legal Seafood the most in Boston, even though it is a chain. And there are a zillion touristy things to do! Go shopping on Newberry and walk through the Common!

LindsB March 29, 2012 at 2:40 PM  

cutie shoes, cant wait to see them on your feet this summer!

Susan March 29, 2012 at 4:15 PM  

Thanks, Stephanie! We've had Legal Seafood in DC and it was very good. We don't have much to choose from here in Memphis so we just wanted to make sure we had the best! Can't wait to visit your city!

Kate {domestikatedlife} March 29, 2012 at 9:25 PM  

what a coincidence; I just opened up a box from zappos containing the same pair of shoes! Great minds ;)

Anna @ IHOD March 30, 2012 at 2:39 PM  

I am trying to build up my bravery to try sperry's and not look like a preppy 18 year old frat boy. Bee makes it look easy. They must be so comfortable too!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss March 31, 2012 at 9:56 PM  

This post made me laugh. And that song is now stuck in my head. Should probably edit the words before I sing it out loud to Collins and Gray!

designchic April 2, 2012 at 10:07 PM  

Too funny...love boat shoes - comfy and easy!!

karen brown April 3, 2012 at 8:39 AM  

not sure if you've checked it out, but there is a sperry top-sider store in the burlington mall. (in case you wanna see all that goodness in person!)

Stephanie Sabbe April 3, 2012 at 11:04 AM  

thanks Karen!! I didn't know that...but I do know they have a chick-filA in burlington:)!!

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