Cool Kid Taylor Swift Makes Keds, Cardigans, And Cats Trendy

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
but maybe

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.




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  • Reply Anonymous October 7, 2014 at 1:02 am

    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.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      I'll keep track and post an update if they go on sale!

  • Reply GnomeLover October 7, 2014 at 7:47 am

    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!


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 7, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      Oh my gosh me too! I can't imagine growing up with all this social media and camera phones. Too scary!!

  • Reply Whimsical Preppy October 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    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,

  • Reply Anonymous October 8, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Cute shoes and what an awesome picture of Gram!!!

  • Reply Liana October 10, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Love the picture of your grandmother!

    I had keds when I was younger. And also, purple suede Vans… I miss those days.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 10, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      oooohhhhh… purple suede Vans! Awesome!

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