29 November 2012

Roman Sandals and the Best Kids' Music EVER

Summer feels like it's well and truly kicking off down here..
First official day is on Saturday - but I've broken with (my) tradition and busted out my 'ROMIES' early...

Roman Sandals song (was s'posed to be at bottom of the post but Blogger not letting me..) By Mr Roberelli. WATCH IT - it's cool!

My feet in my romies.
Roman Sandals are an institution down here. We all had to wear them as part of our school uniform (most schools) and some schools still insist on them..
I think I may have been one of the only gals at my school who REALLY loved them!!! Ours had to be blue, to match our blue tunic and sweaty white blouses...

But as you can see they come in a variety of colours..

Source via google images

This lovely illustration was on the Emma Makes website, where she also put a desperate plea out to us all to buy some to stop Douglas Sandals from going under..
Oh dear - such SAD times... Is nothing sacred?!

Side note: On my google image search, I also found an hilarious post (and a great blog) called Fashion Westie.. 

I sometimes used to decorate my romies with vivid markers.. Imagine my delight when I found these beauties already decorated at Hannahs shoe shop approx 15 years ago!! They are still going strong. Built to last. 

I must also mention the lovely Georgia and her busting -out-the-romies post..

I am going to now SHAMELESSLY PLUG the best kids' music ever...
The band at the top is MR ROBERELLI and if you ever have to buy a present for a little person (or slightly bigger people) YOU will not go wrong with these guys!

Intelligent, not pop-musicy, not condescending, fun..
just plain GOOD LISTENING.

All the adults I know that know these guys love them too. We can even cope with listening to them in the car!! You can listen to their music on their website.. 
Fineprint: (I did some of the BVs on the 3rd and 4th albums.. 
you'll hear me clearly in Mr Poe's Garden lol)

(Oh yeh and my brother and sister-in-law are 2/3 of the band lol - 
biased - but I think you'll agree it's excellent kids' music!)
Happy Days

Tell me your Roman Sandal stories!


Georgia Rose said...

How kind of you to link to my post! As you well know I am a big fan of the old Romies - I didn't have to wear them to school so maybe that's it. I did have to wear ties in both summer and winter though, which may explain my aversion to those!

Oh, the things I would give for a floral pair! I just had a scout on TradeMe but couldn't seem to find any there. They would clash so nicely with all my floral dresses too! I have them in red, brown and navy at the moment which will do... for now...

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I've never heard of Romies before.....I LOVE them! They are so cute, & right up my alley being such a comfy flats kind of girl. Thank you for educating me, now it's another thing on my NZ wish list, along with a lifetime supply of Pam's chocolate fish! Xx

Helga! said...

I wore sandals almost identical when I was at school in the late 70's/early 80's! We didn't call them Romies in Aus, though...can't remember what we called them at all! Yours are gorgeous!

Misfits Vintage said...

They are fab - I want floral sandals!!! Sarah xxx

bonsaimum said...

They are so comfortable. Had a pair that I wore till they could be worn no more. I have never seen patterned ones though. Yours are very pretty.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

bloody love those, they're bringing them back over here, they were big in the 80s, you've got some better patterns though

Astrid said...

Very cute Sandals! I have never heard of them before. We had Saltwater Sandals growing up which are kind of similar...http://www.saltwater-sandals.com/
I actually just picked up a pair for my daughter for $10 brand new!!

Vintage Coconut said...

Your Romies are so cute, I love the print.