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fall 2014 findings

Hello All!

I finally made my way to Haight Street to visit Le Dealers. It was a very quick visit because the Manpanion had to pick up his newly stretched Values | Gratitude boots (which he is in love with). We had a full evening ahead which included watching Journey at the Shoreline Amphitheater. Therefore, time was ticking and I didn’t get to try on everything I wanted to try on. However, I know there’s been a lot of FB buzz about the new fall collection, so here’s what I managed to see/try on. Please note that the new fall offerings are not online yet. This is why these aren’t labeled with names. Apologies. Again, it was a quick visit and I just wanted to take pix to share. I’ll do a more in-depth post when I have a longer and more proper visit. For now, if you call your favorite Fluevog store, they should be able to help you out with the new line.

On with the new stuff….

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I’m not sure what these beauties are called, but they’re a low bootie in the KKBB family. Someone posted this a few weeks ago on FB and I nearly died. SO CUTE!!

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These are the Hopeful | Vow. Again, I didn’t get to try them on, but I love the rich fall colors. They remind me of something out of the Hope family, but with a larger heel. This is it for the new stuff. As I was walking out, I did notice a tall black boot in the Soprano family. However, I didn’t get to take a pic and I was rushing out the door. (Sorry, Journey was waiting!) Again, I’ll try to make it back to try on stuff and share a full report!

There were a few existing Vogs in new colors that I thought folks would find exciting. Here it goes:

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KKBB Viv has a new color this fall. She’s absolutely gorgeous! Purple is my favorite color, so I was happy to see this. Sadly, I already have these in brown. My no doubles policy states that these will not be coming home with me. Sigh. That’s okay. I’ve made peace with that rule….

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I have never tried on the Fellowships | Erika, so this was exciting. I love the color combo and for those of you who are Fellowships fans, definitely give this a look! They’re comfy like most members of the Fellowships family. I love that they have added a new color to a classic favorite. I tried these on in size 9.5 and true to this family, sizing up half a size (from my regular 9) worked fine. My only issue is that the leather felt super stiff. For me, these babies will require a break-in period. No big deal, as they’re a lovely addition. (Note: Please don’t mind the weird sample nylon sock. They look horrible against my tan feet/legs. Gah!)

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The Fellowships | Sandra also have a new color combo this season. Is it me or are all of you as happy as I am to see Sandra available in so many lovely colors. Like the Viv, I also own a pair of these (in black). Therefore, these aren’t coming home with me (sniff sniff). Yes, I sized up to 9.5 in these too. The leather also felt quite stiff and I’m still getting that puckering issue. Oh well…. I’m sure someone will find these a great home!

Finally, I wanted to check out some sale stuff. The budget has been extra tight, and I’m really trying to streamline my collection. Therefore, I didn’t get anything at the sale when it started. I did, however, want to try some of the markdowns. Here they are:

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Miss Gladys is a HUGE fan of the Integrity | Amie and when I saw the berry color marked down, I HAD to try it on! I don’t own a ballet flat, so I was hoping this would be a first for me. Unfortunately, the back elastic hits my ankle funny and I could barely stand to wear these. The Manpanion noticed I was walking funny and I told him it’s because I felt like something was slicing the back of my ankle. While I know these are super popular, they just didn’t work for me. (sad face, happy wallet)

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The last pair I wanted to share with you is something that is not online and I’m told not all stores received these. Pictured here is the Queen Transcendent | Elizabeth in white. They’re marked down to an unbeatable $99! Though the wedding isn’t for a long while, I have been in the market for potential wedding shoes. At that price, I couldn’t say no. Also, my mom LOVES this family, so I know she’ll be happy to see me sporting these at my nuptials. I wore the Escarpin to my cousin’s wedding and she couldn’t stop looking at my shoes! I opted for a size 10 in these because my feet are so wide. The Haight Street dealers are stretching them as we speak. Though I haven’t bought my dress, I’m looking forward to the potential these Vogs have. Depending on the dress, I could have these babies dyed or embellished. Sky’s the limit!

So there. I did break down and bring something home from the sale:) Is there something you’re looking forward to this fall? Please post to comments. I’d love to hear what’s on your wish list!

For the love of Vogs,

j-ro

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sale sale sale!

As many of you already know, the Fluevog Thinks You’re Awesome sale has been going on for the last few weeks. It looks like we’re in the final markdown phase. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to take advantage of the amazing savings that are up. Oh boy… am I tempted! How about you? Have any of you taken advantage of the sale? If so, what did you buy?! Please post to comments. This Flueddict needs to live vicariously through you (tapping arm)!

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For the love of a damn good Fluevog sale,

j-ro


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streets of gold

Does anyone remember this Spandau Ballet song?

Whenever I see members of the new Streets of Gold collection, this song automatically enters my head:)

If you haven’t seen this collection, the Streets of Gold is meant to be a high-end, signature collection – something made by the gods in heaven’s factory. These are rare stand-outs that are not for the faint of heart. If you own something from this collection, be prepared to turn heads. Don’t believe me? Check them out:

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The first pair I tried on were the Queen of the Skies | Dionysus. In truth, I was really hesitant about this collection because the heels – though absolutely stunning – are 4″ high. However, Queen of the Skies | Dionysus was a lot more wearable than I was anticipating. While they’re not an all-day heel, they’re definitely more than just a sitting-around-looking-pretty kind of shoe. Queen of the Skies | Dionysus is quite stable and has a slight platform. I really love the shade of gold on this one because it’s really classy. They’re not something I could put to good use, but I’m sure heel lovers will add this to their collection. Besides, it’s on SALE!

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The Streets of Gold collection also has a men’s offering: Imperial | Ian. These are brand new and super sharp looking! Many thanks to FlueDaddy Denny for modeling these. I know a lot of men are looking for something classy that turns heads and Imperial | Ian really fits that need. The black buttery leather is accented with gold near the top and outside the uniquely-shaped heel. Even the most conservative men would give these a try. Below you can see them with the other member of the Streets of Gold, the Queen of the Skies | Midas.

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Admittedly, I didn’t like the fit of Queen of the Skies | Midas. It wasn’t as stable and because my feet are so wide, these were a bit pinchy. Then again, I’m not much of a high heels or pumps person. However, for the right person, these are gorgeous. Did you notice the toe cleavage?! Super hot! These are also on SALE!

Our friends at Haight Street shared a few things about this collection. One of the signature things about the Streets of Gold are the soles. The gold you see leaves subtle flecks wherever you walk. It’s how the shoes leave its mark wherever you go. Cool, huh?

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I should note that the red you’re seeing on the photos above are reflections of Madame Shirley’s top:) So… Have any of you checked out the Streets of Gold? If so, what are some of your impressions? What would you like to see added to this line? Please post to comments.

For the love of pretty, gold, shiny things,

j-ro