Thursday, October 14, 2010

Loafing (See Jane Idle)

Did you have penny loafers when you were growing up?  I did.  Did you love sticking pennies in them?  Sure did. 


I want penny loafers again...in a bad way.  And not just because I want(ed) to be Stacy from the Babysitters Club.  You don't have to look like you're in 6th grade anymore when wearing penny loafers!  They will look awesome with cuffed jeans or even a mini skirt with tights.

To loaf or not to loaf?  I wish I still fit into my pair from elementary school.

20 comments

Katie said...

Oh wow - Babysitters Club flashback!

RosaLovesDC said...

I have a pair of red patent penny loafers and I have refused to get rid of them. Had them for years. I love them and I stil wear them once in a while with mini skirts.
Get some!

Closet Fashionista said...

Those are so cute!!!! :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Chas said...

Cute! I definitely had a pair when I was a kid!

Nikki said...

So cute!
I saw some platform penny loafers with a high heel that were ammazing!

xx
Nikki

Nadine2point0 said...

Oh my gosh - love the patent. I had oxblood and black and wore them all the time in gr.7/8 then something happened and I got into the real pointy flats and peter pan boots....anyone else?
Great blog.

asequindressatbreakfast said...

i wanted to be stacey in the worst way. i'm still hunting for my perfect pair of oxfords but the loafers are a great flat alternative too!

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Josie said...

Oh, I WANT loafers! And Stacey was totally the coolest one. These are absolutely darling!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Taylor said...

I just saw a really cute pair at Nordstrom and had the same thought...I went with oxford instead!

Marie said...

Reminds me of being a Catholic school girl!:D

***** Marie *****
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Krystal said...

haha, go for it!

Grace said...

I would totally rock them!

Love Grace.

Valerie said...

Yes! I definitely had a pair of penny loafers and put pennies in them. I loved those shoes. I kind of want a pair now too. Especially in this color you posted. What a great look!

xo
Valerie

BarelyVogue said...

I love your blog. You are a great writer.
Keep in touch
xx
Sahi

Krista said...

LOAF. I got a pair from Zara and they are amazing (and comfortable).

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style'n said...

Yes I definitely had a pair and I forgot all about them until I saw this post :)

this free bird said...

I totally had them - my mom had a pair when she was young and insisted...and she supplied the pennies, too :)

xoxo,
carrie

Alicia said...

I just gave away a pair of penny loafers this summer... so bummed!

City Girl (EC1) said...

Absolutely to loaf! ;) Isn't it funny that things we had to wear as children were awful at the time, and now so irresistibly cool?! Great post and blog - am following and looking forward to more! xx
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Ashley [Free Honey] said...

umm, tell me you've read What Claudia Wore

http://www.whatclaudiawore.com/

It is a hilarious blog which breaks down that section in every Baby-Sitters Club book where each girl's clothing is described in detail. (ie the best part of every book).

And in further "get outta my head" news for today, I was wearing my shiny penny loafers last week and actually went through my wallet, inspecting all of my change to see if i had any pennies shiny enough to go in my penny slot. (I didn't).