I would say that outside of The Office, my favorite thing to watch is a good true crime documentary. There are the big docs like Conversations with a Killer and Making a Murderer that get a lot of hype, but I've stumbled upon lesser known docs that are also chilling and eye opening! Keep scrolling to see some of my favorite underrated true crime documentaries.
The Case Against Adnan Syed
This doc follows the appeal process of Adnan Syed, who is convicted of killing his high school ex-girlfriend.
Theres Something Wrong With Aunt Diane
When Diane Schuler is found to have a high blood alcohol content after driving the wrong way on the highway, killing herself and the children in her car, the warning signs and possible motives are explored.
Reflections Of The Past
Two teenage girls in New Zealand during the 1950s become obsessed with each other, and when threatened with separation, turn to murder.
I Love You Now Die
This documentary explores the culpability of teenager Michelle Carter for egging on her boyfriend to suicide, and where responsibility and blame should fall.
The Most Dangerous Animal Of All
When a man who was adopted as a baby is reconnected with his birth mother, he learns many details that lead him to believe his dad may have been the famous bay area Zodiac Killer.
Abducted In Plain Sight
A neighbor worms his way into the trust of the family next door, which ultimately leads to him kidnapping their adolescent daughter TWICE.
I was young when the Amanda Knox trial came about, so this documentary was interesting to see all the details and ways the Italian police messed up the investigation.
Evil Genius: The True Story of Americas Most Diabolical Bank Heist
Also known as the "collar bomb" case, this doc explores the bizarre bank robbery that ended with the death of the "robber" after a collar he was wearing exploded.
When his wife is found dead at the bottom of the stairs, the husband is the main suspect, but there are a lot of interesting turns and theories.
God Knows Where I Am
When a woman is found starved to death in an abandoned house, her diary reveal her tragic final months.
Honestly, when I first starting seeing the distressed shoe trend around, I was like no way, I am not going to invest this fleeting trend. But then it started to stick around, and I honestly started to love the look more and more. HOWEVER - I am not spending $500 on an intentionally worn out pair of shoes...
I set an alert on Mercari (a site similar to eBay where people sell their stuff!) to let me know when Golden Goose sneakers in my size are listed, and when I got an alert and saw they were only $100 - I bought them right away! Most of these selling sites protect you against counterfeit items - ie if the seller says they are real and you receive them and find they are not, you can return them and get your money back no prob - but you have to know what to look for. If you are searching for your own pair, keep scrolling to find out some tips to authenticate your Golden Goose sneakers!
As with authenticating most designer items, stitching is an important detail to look at. Specifically on Golden Goose sneakers, an area where counterfeits often miss stitching detail is the rectangle below the laces. The lines should be straight and make a perfect symmetrical rectangle.
Another area of stitching to inspect is the seam on the back of the shoe. Make sure the stitching is straight and the stitches are a consistent size.
The triple dots on the side of the shoe is an important detail to look for on Golden Goose Superstar sneakers. The dots should be the same size, consistently spaced, and at an angle.
Often, counterfeit GG Superstars will have stitching that does meet the ends of the stars, therefore allowing wrinkling and rolling of the edges of the stars.
Scuffing is a signature of Golden Goose sneakers. However, the scuffing should look "real". There should not be a system to the distress. Make sure the scuffing is inconsistent through out the whole shoe.
There are a couple areas on GG SS sneakers that have words and letters, including the side (GGDB SSTAR), the back (Golden Goose), the tongue (GGDB Made in Italy) and the soles (Superstar Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Venezia). Make sure the font and spacing are consistent throughout, and that the shoes include all these details.
Before I found my GG sneakers secondhand, I also had a dupe pair. (Dupes are similar styles that don't try to pass for the originals, ie logos and brand name -- these are counterfeits!) For being so cheap, they were not cheaply made! I still have and wear them, and they have held up so well! Below are a dupe pair that are only $21 + have free shipping!
Below are a couple options if you are looking for a pair of secondhand GG sneakers. Not all are superstars, but all are under $130! Just click directly on the pic to shop.
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