on't mind me. I'm just stating the obvious. Here I am just going about my business and a thought pops into my head: "I don't think I've looked around (insert retailer's name here)'s website lately. I wonder if they've got anything worth looking at."
Next thing I know, my bank account is a bit lower and my spirit is soaring.
That's how I came to acquire a new pair of clog boots from Jeffrey Campbell last week. And spot a couple of clog boots on Yoox.com worth mentioning. (Sorry. I did purchase one of the size 11s to try myself.) And make an offer on an UGG clog boot on Poshmark that I know for a fact will fit. And pounce on a pair of Jeffrey Campbell wedges in a crazy shade of green that I only discovered incidentally during a Google search for something else.
And that's not even mentioning an assortment of drool worthy clog styles that have surfaced in various other corners of the web, styles that I know will never be manufactured in a size that will grace my feet but that you might be able to generate some shoe envy with on your own.
SHOES! I'VE SEEN SHOES!
It truly is amazing that something so legal can also be so satisfying. We do live in an age of wonder!
Summer Yumminess from No. 6
If you're a long time reader of this blog, you know that I've never met a platform clog I didn't like. No, that's too mild. I've never met a platform clog that I didn't want to move in with. Unfortunately, the fashion wisdom is that tall people with tall size feet don't want any extra height so a lot of those wooden shoes with enhanced soles are intended for people who do not take up as much space on the planet as I do. And what a pity! So many of the styles that stimulate my "Add to Shopping Bag" response are simply not going to fit me. I do order the occasional pair in a fit of hopefulness, but many times my new crush only breaks my heart.
Anyway, it's always safe to look. And let me tell you I have quite a fond gaze that I'm casting toward the shop at 6 Centre Market Place in Manhattan. Tell me you're not smitten, too!
Surf over here to the new incarnation of the No. 6 website and enjoy.
More Yumminess, This Time from funkis
One of my great fashion addictions is matching. If I've got a pair of shoes in a particular color that I'm eager to wear, I'll raid my wardrobe to find a top or sweater that complements them wonderfully. (I was just saying to Melissa, my enabler in shoe lust and acquisition, that I now know why some sweaters combine such an uncommon range of colors (such as a chunky knit turtleneck I recently purchased on eBay in sky blue, cream, wheat, and chartreuse). They touch on so many points of the spectrum that they'll very likely go with anything.) So considering how wedded to keeping an outfit in the same color family as I am, it's no surprise that I loved the accessory + outfit + clog combos that Australia retailer funkis sent out with their latest e-blast. I love the way they think!
And Then There's Swedish Hasbeens
Who are having a summer sale. You have been warned!
Jeffrey Campbell is God
And not some Judeo-Christian deity. He's a mighty being from up near the Arctic Circle threatening to bring the chaos of Ragnarok down upon our heads if we don't get our footwear in order! That's why he points the way on such a regular basis with shoes such as the Loki clog boot I spotted back in March.
You may have already fallen prostrate before this lovely combination of all the good things a shoe can offer (e. g., wood soles, leather upper, a bit of platform, high heel, laces and no zipper, studs!), but I took one look at it on the Jeffrey Campbell website and realized that I'm dealing with a supreme being who can sometimes offer no mercy.
Only available up to a size 10!
My crest had truly fallen.
But then as I mentioned in the preamble above, I found myself taking a pause from a particularly unrewarding project to see what I could see on the internet, and I suddenly found myself face to face with this astounding image on Nordstrom.com.
Is that an "11" I see there in the range of sizes?
Why yes it is! And Nordstrom managed to get this shoe made in more than basic black.
So I did what any self-respecting (and thoroughly obsessed) clog fan would do. I placed my order.
And may I say this pair has been worth every penny!
Loki? Meet Laki
Just to add some confusion into the mix, I stumbled across this close cousin from the Jeffrey Campbell family on the webpages of Luisaviaroma. Definitely a different silhouette with a different attitude. And a different price tag.
Melissa sums it up best with one of her pet phrases: "Well, huh."
File Under: Must Investigate Further
And then, during a different stretch of ennui at the office, I happened upon something I hadn't noticed before on Yoox.com: a whole ton of ankle boots from G. J. L. Those initials stand for George J. Love. I don't know anything about the maker. I don't where these shoes come from or why I never noticed them before. But I do know that I like what I see. And with any luck, the size 11 pair that's supposed to arrive on Wednesday will be a nice fit.
Oh, and did I mention: they're on sale!
The Perfect Shoes for My New Lobby
Have I mentioned how much I'm digging these Preston Zly Patten Boots? They're the Cyndi Lauper of the clog boot world. They're so unusual!
And yet totally practical and easy to live with.
I paired them up with my leather cargo shorts and leggings the other day and loved the outfit so much that I wanted to share it with you. But it felt so contemporary, I couldn't just share a shot from my scruffy old studio. I had my co-worker (and fellow cookie lover) Rose take some pics of what I was wearing in the newly renovated lobby of our building. It feels so futuristic with the giant jumbotron playing screensaver images on one wall while a Smooth Jazz soundtrack plays. And then look at these chairs! I keep expecting to bump into George Jetson on my way into work.