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changing policy?

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As I’ve said time and again, I have a strict no doubles policy. It helps me maintain a very streamlined Vog collection. Besides, like many of you, I’m on a really tight budget and setting rules about building my collection helps me maintain a loving relationship with my bank account.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s not like I haven’t been tempted to have doubles in my collection. However, I believe in adhering to some strict rules to avoid buyer’s remorse. Of course, there is an exception to every rule and I think I may have met my match.

Say hello to the Fellowship | Sandra in this season’s newest color combination.

I nearly cried when I saw her on the Fluevog site. She’s so gorgeous. In person, she’s even better. I love the rich red and pink on this color combo. Of course, the Fellowship | Sandra is a super comfy flat. My black pair are a daily go-to.

Some other details about the Fellowship | Sandra…. They are sized small, so I have to go up to size 9.5 in these (as opposed to size 9). Because of my extremely flat feet, there is some puckering that happens on the side. However, with a pair of Superfeet insoles, that’s an easy issue to fix. These are a classic, must-have for anyone’s collection. In fact, Madam Shirley just added these to her collection.

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Now the question remains…. Do I have the strength to adhere to my no-doubles policy? Or will this iteration of Sandra break me?! Silly Vog problems…. Sigh.

For the love of Vogs,
j-ro

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Author: jlrondilla

Joanne L. Rondilla, is a scholar, writer, and educator (not necessarily in that order). She received her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in Ethnic Studies and her B.A. in Art Studio and Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on beauty, race, gender, the body, and colonialism. She is the co-author of "Is Lighter Better? Skin Tone Discrimination Among Asian Americans" (with Paul Spickard) and the co-editor of "Pacific Diaspora: Island Peoples in the United States and Across the Pacific" (with Paul Spickard and Debbie Hippolite-Wright). Born and raised in Dededo, Guam, Joanne currently works in Arizona, but considers the San Francisco Bay area home (and goes back as often as she can). Outside of the academy, she has more than twelve years of work experience in the cosmetics industry as a skincare specialist and make-up artist. While she's not an Imelda Marcos fan, Joanne does love her Fluevogs!

4 thoughts on “changing policy?

  1. These Sandras could be the exception that proves the rule. 😉 My note on sizing: I actually did try these on at Melrose last Saturday, but just didn’t get a pic. I wore the size 6 but they really were too loose on me. I would go with my true size in these. But the Fellowships usually do run true for me, anyway, except for the kathy which runs small for me.

  2. this is a very good question, and i have found myself in a similar quandary. i bought KKBB Liz in the blue last month, and now i really want them in their new autumn color of brown. like you, i find financial solace in the ‘no doubles’ policy, BUT, should i make an exception?

    i’ve given it a lot of thought, and now my line of thinking is that i should focus on how much usage would i get out of shoe X? if i think it’s going to be a shoe i will wear often, then i’ll buy it, even if it is a double.

    the other nice thing to keep in mind is, fluevogs are like toyotas. they hold their value. selling them on the vog site or on ebay is a good way to get money back if/when you realize there’s a pair languishing in the back of the closet.

    so i say, if the new sandra gives you joy, makes you cry and squeal, just buy them. life is too short to wear bad shoes.

    • Excellent point! Sigh. I may have to bend. I’ll wait for the rest of the fall collection to make a final decision.

      • that’s what i’m doing too! i’m holding off on the brown liz’s at least until i see those brown/green bunnies. (watch me agonize over it and wind up buying both! LOL)

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