Does This Bother Anyone Else?

Flip flops. Now don't get me wrong. Flip flops don't bother me. But what does bother me is the fact that the flip flop has become an acceptable form of footwear to pair with a dress. Like for going out. Or church. Or a party. Ummm, no! This has been driving me crazy for quite some time and I would really like to know if I'm alone or perhaps... not alone... In order to solve this problem I am planning to show some chic alternatives to the cursed flip flop. There is a time and a place people! But flip flops do not dress up an outfit. Ever. (Before continuing please let me say I am talking specifically about the type of flip flop that is made out of that weird sort of foam rubber material. The kind that you can find at Old Navy for $3 and quite frankly no amount of bling added to said flip flop makes these okay to wear for a dressy occasion.)

First here are a couple examples of what is NOT acceptable.

Don't be fooled. I know these are shiny. Still. No.

Now I took the liberty of browsing the selections at in case the reasoning behind this horrible debacle of a trend is cost. Spend a few more dollars on an actual shoe and I promise you won't regret it.

Rock Star Jelly Stone Sandal

Pretty, right? Do you see the difference?

Mork mirrored sling

I've featured these before. For good reason. They are a great CHIC and CHEAP alternative to "you know what".