I am a sucker for patterns. I sew at home, and whenever I go to the fabric store I am always, always drawn to patterned fabrics. Pattern speaks to me kind of like the way drawings and paintings do; they tell stories or send me off on a story of my own imagination. I go over the moon when I see fabric that depicts children or animals (owls, foxes, cats, rabbits, what have you) or bugs or typewriters or little towns, etc. And if the fabric depicts an actual landscape, even better…. But when it comes to more abstract patterns, I especially LOVE polka dots. (Hi, Dorothy!)
So what happens when you combine Fluevogs with polka dots and purple? That utter magic immediately goes on layaway, that’s what. 🙂
I was so excited when I found out there would be polka-dotted Fluevogs this season. I was disappointed that they hadn’t arrived at the store the last time I visited. The 7th Heaven: Derby Swirl (5 Eye) is indeed a heavenly boot, especially with the comfy Fluevog socks that the dealers let me use to try on the shoes (thanks, Kimberly!). My feet felt lovingly encased while I walked around the store and stood at the counter. This family is more substantial than the Radio family, but they aren’t heavy and stompy like, say, my Adrian: Alli maryjanes. These were the size 6, the smallest size (again, I’m a true size 5.5). I’d been afraid that they would be too big because the size 6 Angel Supervog (which I assume has a similar sole) from last season was HUGE on me. But these were perfect, not too tight and just right with the socks — which is how I like my boots. I’d say these run close to true-to-size. If you get the chance, I urge you to try them on!
I’m sorry I don’t have any photos of other shoes. I didn’t even bother trying anything else on because I knew right away what I wanted. If the purple polka-dotted boots fit, then I was buying them. After the Liz, these boots were my favorite pick of the season.
Speaking of the Liz, and just in case you don’t believe me about my love for polka dots, this is what I was wearing when I tried on the Derby Swirl:
And yes, I totally love the Liz! They were perfect with this retro polka-dotted dress — similar sensibility, styling, and colors. A match made in 7th Heaven, perhaps? OK, I’ll stop there with the bad puns. 😛
Fellow Vogers, what do you think of the new 7th Heaven family? Do you love them or hate them? Are you on the fence and prefer the other Spring styles? Or are you totally indifferent?
‘Til next time!