What used to be the realm of 75 year old spinsters is now the domain of a 24 year old pop superstar and teenagers and twenty-somethings everywhere.Cynthia: That’s right, Taylor Swift has helped propel the crazy cat lady penchant for cardigans and Keds into downright covetable fashion.
Marcy: That’s crazy.
Cynthia: But what is even more crazy is that Keds were trendy in the late 1980’s when I was a teen. They went well with our leg warmers, acid wash ankle jeans, oversize blouses and side ponytails. Oh and they had to be sparkling white. My friends and I all wore Keds.
And…so did my Gram. And… she had been wearing them since the 1950’s.
|My Gram, 1942, probably not wearing Keds here
Cynthia: Some fashion just never dies.
Marcy: Either that or you humans have no imagination.
Cynthia: Or simply a love of nostalgia.
Anyways, Taylor Swift has designed the ultimate Keds shoe. A cat Keds shoe.
|Sneaky Cat Keds by Taylor Swift|
Cynthia: It’s called Sneaky Cat. Get it Marcy… sneaky for sneakers… clever, hunh? Ha ha ha.
Marcy (condescendingly): Oh you people and your wordplay. You all just crack me up.
Cynthia: I have to say… her Sneaky Cat sneaker is pretty cute. Subtle in fact. However, it’s $55 which is about $40 more than I would pay for a pair of Keds tennis shoes.
I mean, really. They’re Keds!
Marcy: I bet in your day, bread was 10 cents a loaf and you had to walk 2 miles uphill in the snow to get to school.
Cynthia: And, we used a card catalog since the internet wasn’t invented yet.
Marcy: Horrors. It’s a miracle you survived.
Your Grammy sure is cute, Cynthia. You must have her genes.
Taylor Swift is so stylish. It's nice that she hasn't gone trashy like Miley and Britney.
I like the Keds but agree they are quite pricy. We'll have to wait for a sale.
I'll keep track and post an update if they go on sale!
I love that picture of your grandma! It is so awesome. So pretty. I love her smile.
I love Keds. And those cat sneakers are adorable. I love Taylor Swift, too. She has continued to become such a cool young lady.
I try to explain to my kids about the days without internet. It does not register. Sometimes I wonder how we survived it. All I know is that I am grateful to have grown up without social media and camera phones!
Oh my gosh me too! I can't imagine growing up with all this social media and camera phones. Too scary!!
Ohh I like these shoes! They do seem expensive for what they are. I remember my favorite pair of Keds style shoes from the 80's. They were pink and I think they were from J.C.Penny's. They were also one of the most comfortable shoes I ever had and when I did get around to trying on real Keds, they were not as comfortable on me.
Have a great day,
Those shoes sound awesome!
Cute shoes and what an awesome picture of Gram!!!
xo and meow, marcy + cynthia
Love the picture of your grandmother!
I had keds when I was younger. And also, purple suede Vans… I miss those days.
oooohhhhh… purple suede Vans! Awesome!