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IFD 2017: Bolt

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Hello Lovelies!

Yes, it’s been a while since we’ve been posted our infamous reviews. A lot has happened since our last post. Namely, we have an Instagram account now. Since it’s faster for us to share pix that way, you’ll see us a lot over there. You can find us on IG @fortheloveofvogs and at: #fortheloveofvogs and #motleyflue

Recently, Madam Shirley and I visited our incredible dealers at Haight Street. To celebrate the countdown to International Fluevog Day, we’ve decided to bring back the reviews (wa-hoo!). Throughout this month (and if I’m being realistic, into the next month), we’ll be featuring different Fluevogs that you can purchase during International Fluevog Day and beyond. I’m SO EXCITED to do this because this is the first time in years that I’ll be in San Francisco to celebrate with all of you. (I’ll be at Haight. Where will you be?)


To kick off the return of the reviews, I’d like to give you Modern Living | Bolt. Size 10. This is my surprise pick of the season. Each spring, I’m always looking for the season’s perfect wedding shoe. For me, this is it. It’s comfy and edgy, and something that you can wear when the wedding is over. Personally, I loved trotting around the store in these gorgeous Vogs with my dark denim trouser pants. The color contrast was gorgeous. Yes, I love the lucite heel. (Alright, I kinda thought it was a little stripper-esque, but I’m not a hater like that. In fact, the lucite was my favorite part because it gave the Bolt that extra something special.) For a pointed toe, there was a good amount of room in the toe box. Also, I’m finding that toe cleavage seems to be the thing this season. If it is, I say BRING IT!! I did size up to 10, which was a good fit for me because I like the extra room. Otherwise, I say go up 1/2 size or stay true if you have narrow feet.

For the love of vogs,


NB: In Fluevogs, I’m a women’s size 9. Depending on the fit and family, I size up or down from there. For example, in most Minis, I’m a size 8.5. In the Fellowships, I’m typically a size 9.5. However, I do have wide, flat feet and Morton’s Toe, which makes sizing a little strange for me. Admittedly, these days, I like a little more wiggle room in the toes and I don’t like to bother with extra stretching. Therefore, I’ve been sizing up in my more recent purchases. 


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 considers the San Francisco Bay area home. 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!

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