Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Ascot Fashion

We set off for the New Forest by train from Waterloo, which coincided with hundreds of people going to Ascot. While we waited for our train, it made interesting people-watching, mainly looking at the women's outfits and hats. Some looked stylish, some looked acceptable, some looked terrible but I think I spotted the worst offender.

She was wearing a black dress (so far, not so bad) and a purple hat - a bit like a top hat. The purple was the shade of the hazelnut in caramel Quality Streets. On her feet she was wearing a pair of purple crocs. Here is a picture of crocs for anyone who (sensibly in my opinion) has allowed this trend to pass them by.

I'm sure someone will tell me how practical and comfortable they are ("Great for your holidays!" as no doubt somebody's mother would say). But they are an ugly, crudely moulded lump of plastic and have no place on your feet at the bottom of an elegant little black dress. And I did check, she wasn't carrying a bag large enough to contain another pair of shoes to change into and considering how well they matched the hat, it was definitely intentional. And it was definitely very wrong.

5 comments:

Girl*Next*Door said...

VERY wrong. I think they're horrible & no way appropriate for Ascot. Yuck yuck yuck!

SandDancer said...

Glad someone agrees - I'm expecting abusive comments from die-hard croc wearers.

M said...

My shoe rack remains a Croc-free zone. Ewwww!!

northern monkey said...

I HATE crocs - stupid plastic shoes that look ridiculous...as GND says no way are they suitable for ascot - i wouldn't even slop around the house in them!

thoughts running through my head.... said...

they're vile but i wouldnt mind a pink pair for the garden!!