Saturday, February 6, 2010

Quest for Irregularity

Okay, so the way that I unwind after work at home is by trolling the clothing web pages of my favorite places.

Looking at all the clothes and shoes relaxes me and energizes me. It also makes me drool a little.

I used to dismiss the website Free People because I went into their beautiful store once and saw their gorgeous clothes-a bit more than I could ever afford and a lot tinier than I could ever squeeze a leg into-and I felt the unbearable pain of unrequited love.

Regardless, I succumbed months ago and peeked at their site and saw these interesting shoes-they were so unique and different! They were clog boots! Totally smitten. Deep smit!

The online reviews of the shoes were a motley assortment-some people loved them, others complained of their epic pain! My love never wavered.
I researched the company that made the shoes, which I learned was called Irregular Choice, a British shoe company. Artists!

I was confused why the shoes were "called Lewis Clogs" on the Free People website, but on Irregular Choice, they were called "Long Lashes."
Perhaps when the shoes are being sold to a boutique or wherever, they are christened under a new name.

Anyway, I suffered and stalked Irregular Choice on the web-there are some of their shoes on e-bay, but not many, definitely not my beloved ewok clog boots!
Long story short-happy ending!!

I went with my friend and her sister to Daffy's-where I hadn't been in years (I've been mainly cruising the thrift stores for my fix)


I'm sure that they thought I was a little crazy-I was sort of spinning around happily, my arms full of shoes, two different shoes on my feet. They moved on to clothes, but I sort of stayed with the shoes, hardly able to believe my eyes. And, of course, I purchased a couple of pairs-on super sale!!

I am not one for the whole slouchy trend with boots-But I love this curved heel and I feel that the low slouch collar thing going on with these allows you to wear the boots with jeans, shorts, or a cute dress!

The shoe on the right is half a size bigger, yet the width is visually narrower-what is up with that? Is it because of the shoe style? Is that a thing thats normal with shoes? I feel as though I am going to study shoes more closely...
They have an adorable cushion lining thats sort of irridescent and the sole of the shoe (no tread whatsoever, so hopefully i don't walk on anything slippery) has a colorful cartoon with robots.

I wish I had another person there to video record me trying on all the irregular choice shoes-even the adorable size 6 boots that barely fit one foot, while my other monster right foot wouldn't even get into the boot at all so I hopped around, half praying half cursing.

I even briefly, blasphemely was thinking I should still get the size 6 boot for my size 8 feet-I could get leather stretchers. Thats how drunk I was on joy. The sacrilege.

I was just so in love with the design of the shoes of Irregular Choice and the construction, beautiful materials! Some of that season's shoes made me feel like a modern day superhero, with a sort of hot pink aluminum soft fabric! I can't find any pix, but in the next post I will put up some better pictures of Irregular Choice's beautiful designs!
The shoes I was lucky enough to buy were very sort of 'safe' designs...I recently saw Irregular Choice shoes on, so I hope that they will become more accessible!
And, of course in the future I will feature many an outfit starring these lovely feet accessories!

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