Friday, April 15, 2011

help me pick!


This is why I love the blog world so much. I had a question, and so many of you took time to answer and be helpful. Thank you! I have decided that the pros probably far outweigh the cons for the book Water for Elephants and so many of you had wonderful things to say about it. I'm actually now looking forward to delving deeper into the story, and as Mary A. says, "good triumphs over evil" which leaves me feeling hopeful!

Moving on...

You guys, I reallyyyyyyyy want a pair of TOMS. I was all set to buy a pair last weekend, but there wasn't a store within a 100 mile radius that had anything in my size or style I wanted. But I think that actually wound up being a good thing because now I can consult all of you and ask which pair is your favorite!

I'm pretty sure everyone has a pair of TOMS by now, I am very late to the party. Oh well, I'm joining now! Here are the styles I'm considering:

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2.
nude glitter (exclusive to nordy's)


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4.



The above shoes are all linked to Nordstrom's. I know that I can also buy directly from TOMS website but either way, with every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS gives a new pair of shoes to a child in need. One for One.

I'm leaning towards the silver or gold, but am worried about the gold being too much. However, I think I have more to wear with gold than silver. I like the black, but am not sure I have enough casual weekend wear to go with them since most of my black clothes are dressier. And I love the nude, but am pretty sure they would get dirty quickly. I need your help!

Tell me which ones you have or would love to have! And if you don't like TOMS that's okay too...just don't let me know :)


ps - don't forget that each comment on my blog until April 30
counts as an entry in my surprise birthday giveaway!

29 comments:

Politics and Pearls said...

I am currently in your situation!! I think gold is the best choice! I might just give in and order mine too!

Gwen said...

I was just saying last night that I want to get a couple pairs of Toms for the summer. Personally I would prefer the nude glitter just because they are nude but the silver and gold really are pretty!!!

Lindsey Leigh said...

I have gold and love them.... everyone always compliments. they are fuuun! :)

Jenni said...

I'm not a huge fan of Tom's. I like what they stand for, but the shoes I just don't find attractive... i'd rather just donate to the charity...

Brandi said...

I have just the classic netural ones and I love love love them but I have been debating on getting some glittery ones and I love those gold and silver ones.

KatiePerk said...

I like the gold ones!! They are just so fun!

Something Old, Something New said...

I love the nude ones! They'd be great with so many outfits.

Kelly Marie said...

I'd say either silver or gold! I think either would work with jeans and a plain shirt! LOVE them both!

BroncoMom said...

No, I am the LAST to get on the Tom bandwagon girlfriend. Of the choice's that you have available, my pick would be for the nude one. I am the less is more kinda gal though....

starnes family said...

Love, love, love my Toms. For all the reasons you listed.......they're so comfortable! Go for the flashy ones. Whatever color you think you'd wear most! I got chocolate canvas and can't wait to get some funkier ones.

{av} | {long distance loving} said...

ooo ooo! I say nude glitter--they could match so much! I've been toying with Toms myself ;) happy to have stumbled on your blog! have a great weekend! xoxo {av}

p.s. be sure to stop by soon and enter my {ode to france giveaway}!

Talia said...

Ever since I first saw them I've been in love with the silver glitter!!

Although, I didn't know they had nude glitter onces which is amazing as well!!

I vote for one of those two. Good luck in your decision.... I know it can be tough! :)

Ashley Lauren said...

I have the silvers. They are fab -go with those!!!!!!!!! xoxo

WhatMissLoves said...

I vote for the silver. They'll go soooo well if you're like me and have half your closet filled with navy, nautical wear!

Megan said...

I love the silver! However I like them all!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I think you should get nude and gold. Because, why not?! Ha ha! I really want to see the nude in person. I've been wanting to get a glitter pair, but am not sure which color to choose either!

Lifes-A-Blog... said...

I like the gold glitter ones, like you I wear more gold than silver on a regular basis!

Preppy Girl Meets World said...

I actually don't have a pair of Toms yet. I would go with the Silver or Nude. The gold is a little too flashy for my taste.

Jen said...

OKay..I am totally out of the loop here! What are TOMS and why is this the first time I am hearing about them? I am usually pretty up on fashion (even if my appearance suggests otherwise. Ha!). I will have to go check these bad boys out! I am digging the silver, but the gold is pretty cute too. They will look nice with a tan :-)

P.S. I also just downloaded Water for Elephants on my Nook and plan to start reading this weekend. We should read and discuss :-)

Mrs. Jansson said...

I think you'd get more use out of the silver ones Ang. That said, I LOVE my pair of Sperry boat shoes in the spring/summer because they go with everything (and are preppy)! They have the traditional leather ones but they also have a new line with fun plaid prints, bright colors, and even metalics. You should check them out!

Dixie Bell Designs said...

I would go with the silver... you're not alone, I dont have a pair of toms either, but i want one!!

Piper Ellice said...

Get the sparkley ones!! They're so cute! I understand not jumping on the Toms wagon early...I like a much more structured shoe personally.

Jules said...

My friend has 3 pairs of TOMS and I have none. She swears by them and I really need to hop on the bandwagon with that. I really like the nude glitter, especially for summer but agree about them getting dirty. I would go with the silver. Let us know what you decide!

I’m playing catch up on all of your posts, but I really love Water for Elephants. I have less than 30 pages until I’m finished and then I’ll watch the trailer for the movie.

DC GOP Girl said...

My gold glitter ones and my red ones get the most wear, so definitely the gold!

Alexander Casey Boston Riva said...

Never seen the nude glitter - LOVE THEM! But, I have the gold glitter and they are NOT too much, just write :)

Danielle {breakfast at toast} said...

LOVE the nude glitter. But the gold and black are fab, too. I love toms. I have the gray and then a really cute navy stripe (from last summer). So comfortable. Love what they stand for too!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

#2 for sure. The nude glitter pair is perfect. I love the mission behind TOMS!

The Ramblings of a Thirtysomething Wife said...

I LOVE the silver ones, but that's because I wear silver jewelry and hardly ever wear gold. If you would wear the gold ones more, then go with those. Black is fun, but gold is better for spring/summer!

Megan said...

They are all cute! I think I love the silver ones though the most!

 
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