ust another typical week, here at ECHID world headquarters. You know, filled with life's usual combination of highs and lows. An exquisite pair of Hunter high-heeled rubber boots surfaced in one of their runway shows months and months back, and being a feverish fan of all things chunky, wooden or not, I had been rabidly monitoring the Hunter websites waiting for their release ever since. Well, they did finally surface a month back. And miracle of miracles, they chose to manufacture them in a size large enough to make both me and my feet happy. The only wrinkle was that they were showing them exclusively on the Hunter website for the UK. I considered my options. I could try contacting a retailer there and plead with them to ship a pair to me. I could place my order, buy a round trip ticket to London, and have the boots delivered to my hotel. I could hire a courier to receive them in Britain and fly to Chicago to rendezvous with me at O'Hare airport.
I could also just use it as an opportunity to exemplify the principles of The Serenity Prayer and accept the things I cannot change.
So I found another option, and one of the highs this week was the arrival of my UK size 9 plum colored Block Heel Chelsea Boots from Hunter. (Or should I say "plum coloured"?) I noted with interest that this style has started appearing on the US Hunter website and on the webpages of US retailers. But as is often the case, they're carrying nothing larger than a US size 10. Big sigh of contentment that I was able to get a pair that fits while there's still snow on the ground to enjoy them in.
But as I said, it was a typical week, and there were some sutorial* lows, too. Specifically a pair of platform heels that were advertised as one size but arrived marked a size smaller. I haven't had the heart to try them on yet. No biggie if I have to ship them back, but if I do, I will be packing that box wistful thoughts of the outfits that could have been.
* of or relating to shoes
This pair has been noted previously on ECHID. It's the Marilyn from Bed|Stü. Even though it had caught my eye before as a lone shoe in a product listing, I'm always helped in my enthusiasm for a style by seeing it modeled in an interesting way. Such as the image that recently arrived in an e-blast from this brand. Hurry up spring. Shoes like this make it an even more delightful time of year.
Troentorp clogs on sale
It's just a specific style, and it's only available at this price through Zulily. But, hey! A $130 shoe for under 50 bucks. Definitely worth mentioning.
You may have to sign up with Zulily before you can take advantage of the offer. Or even see the listing. You'll find the black pair here...
...and the raspberry pair here.
Oh, wait. The red ones are sold out already. Well, the photo you see at the top of this article is the one that accompanied the e-blast and it was the one at the top of the Zulily Strut-Worthy This Season post. And as I've already pointed out, emphasizing a particular product just makes it sell, sell, sell!
Pending Topshop fashion report
Last week I mentioned that I ordered the Smile Leather Wooden Clogs from Topshop in their tallest size. I'm apparently not the only interested buyer. One of my regular readers dropped by the Comments section to ask for my appraisal of the fit. Unfortunately, the shipment hasn't arrived yet, but the results will definitely be grist for the posting mill next weekend. Hopefully, I won't be in the dismaying position of having to return two pairs of shoes in the same week!
Well, as I often say, into every life a few ill-fitting pairs of shoes must fall.
Then again, sometimes I just say, "Damnit."