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last sale post (we promise!)

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Hello Everyone!
By now, I hope you’ve all checked out the current sale. The awesome folks at Fluevog just gave us more reasons to shop: an additional 15% off all sale shoes this weekend (ends Sunday, July 30th. See the site for details). Savings on top of savings?! Yes!!

I finally got around to perusing my phone to sort out all the photos I’ve taken during various trips to Haight Street. (Can I just say that I’m so happy to be home?!) Guess what? I have even MORE pix (and quick reviews) to share! Here it goes!

Summer of Love | Amor. Size 8.5 I love tribute shoes and I can’t wait to go to the Summer of Love exhibit! To celebrate, Fluevog released these special edition Vogs. (I also hear that they’re part of the exhibit!) The dealers say these run big, which is why I opted for size 8.5. Though these are really cute (love the vibrant blue and the center buckle), clogs are simply not for me. The fit was really off for my feet. The sole was hard and the leather kept digging the back of my foot. Sadly, these went straight to the no bueno pile:(
Ishshoes | Quiver. Size 10 (I needed 9.5). I was very hesitant to try these because I don’t like heels that typically dent in like these. Plus, pointy toes are a no-go for me. These, however we’re a surprise  because the footbed felt really spongy. For a heel like this and the pointy toe (which I do not typically like), it was very comfy and stable.
Entrance | Room 213. Size 10 (The 9.5 also fit, but I wanted extra wiggle room for an insole to maximize comfort). I would have NEVER batted an eyelash for these. The high heel along with the pointy toes are an automatic no-no for me. In fact, the only reason I tried them on is because my friend Glenys expressed interest and asked me if I knew anything about them. Since I was at the store, I told her I’d try them on and give her my honest opinion about them. Let’s just say that after tried them on, I gave Glenys my approval to dive in to her first Fluevog purchase. (She has since purchased a second pair in her growing collection. YAY!) The pitch on these lavender/blue lovelies is very friendly to my Flintstones (my flat feet), and the toe box is surprisingly roomy. Finally, the “dragon” leather along with the center buckle are beautiful details.

Kickback | Type 1. I’m always sad that we can’t do much for the men’s collection by way of reviews. We can, however, simply provide pix that the Huz kindly modeled for us. This is a simple sneaker that’s currently on a deep discount. I say you act fast!!
Modvogs | Ace Face. I’d like to thank the Huz (top photo) and Dorothy’s Manpanion (bottom photo) for entertaining my request to try these on. Though hesitant at first, the Huz found these incredibly comfortable and was surprised at how much he liked the color on these. If you look closely at the heel, the orange detail is brilliant!

Whew! Alright. You have about a day or so left to take advantage of the additional 15% off sale Fluevogs. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll head over to your nearest store or log on to the site ASAP! Not interested in the sale stuff? No worries. Fall 2017 is slowly trickling in and OMG some of these will bring tears to you eyes. Seriously!! Happy shopping!

For the love of Vogs,
j-ro

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more on sale!

If you haven’t hit the current Fluevog sale yet, I have no words for you… (Alright. I kid.) Recently, the lovely folks at Fluevog marked down even MORE gorgeous shoes for all to purchase. (To be honest, there are a number of surprising markdowns, so make sure to check it out!) With that, I wanted to share the last of the reviews/pics Shirley and I had in store for you.


Greater Expectations | Pettitt. (Shirley’s feet)
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Greater Expectations | Pettitt. (Joanne’s feet.) Size 9.5. I tried these on, only because Madam Shirley urged me to. She described them as feeling like a simple pump. Since I’m not big on pumps, I wasn’t super enthusiastic about them. However, Shirl is right. These do feel like a typical pump. The toe box was pretty generous and these just have a really unique look – especially with the orange leather, as well as the details on the heel. I didn’t like how slippery they were on the carpet, so like a number of heels I own, I’d likely take them to a cobbler to put in a no-slip grip on the bottom (you can also do that yourself, but I like the cobbler versions better). If you’re looking for a comfy pump in a unique orange (which surprisingly goes with a lot – especially if you’re into blue colors), this is for you.

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Views | Modotti (Shirley’s feet.) It must be noted that Shirley fell in LOVE with these. I can’t give exact notes on fit, but while trying these on, she wore these around the store most. Though it’s a high, hearty heel, these are surprusingly very stable and comfy.

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City Angels | Istabbul (Joanne’s feet.) Size 9.5 Previously, I went ga-ga (not a reference to Lady Gaga. If you grew up Filipino, you might know this term. My best translation is crazy? but in a good way) over Orlando because of its nostalgic value. Istanbul has a similar fit and feel as the Orlando. However, I will say that comparatively, Istanbul is narrow in the toe and the leather is a bit stiff. Between the two, I do prefer Orlando because I’m not a real big fan of lace-up loafers like these. (Note: Shirl is a HUGE fan, so again, the pair you choose depends on personal preference.)

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Enneagram | Giver (Shirley’s feet.)
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Enneagram | Giver (Joanne’s feet.) Size 10. I am and will always be a HUGE Minis fan. Naturally, my heart broke when I heard they were going bye-bye. I should have known that the FlueGods would would have an equally wonderful addition to the collection. Though I do not own anything from the Enneagram family (waiting on the perfect color combo), I do adore trying them on because they are even more comfy than my beloved Minis. The lower, flatter heel is sheer perfection! The Giver reminds me of a lower cut QTee. Mind you, I wear the QTee regularly, especially when teaching or interviewing for jobs. I love that you can do straight across, or do a criss-cross on the straps. Though I tried on size 10 in these, I really need them in size 9.5.

As always, we thank you for your patience and your continued support. Though the gals and I have been busy with our crazy lives, we are trying to post more regularly (especially since I’m now back in the San Francisco Bay area). We do have a number of reviews and pics to share. However, I wanted to make sure we posted all the awesome sale stuff first.  Speaking of…

Have you seen the fall line yet?! I have only tried on a few things, but OMG, I’m in love with everything I’ve seen so far! We can’t wait to try some new things on and share them with you!

For the love of Vogs,
j-ro


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awesome Fluevog sale

Hello All!

By now, you probably checked out the current Fluevog Thinks You’re Awesome sale. After looking through our vast vault of photos from the past season, we wanted to share some pix of beautiful Vogs that are currently on sale! Enjoy the photos:)

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Attic | Tziporah (Shirley’s feet)

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Basement | Sue (Shirley’s feet)

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Greater Expectations | Nancy (Shirley’s feet) I love a great namesake Vog. If you know the great Nancy S., Fluezie extraordinaire, then you know the amazing woman these beauties are named after.

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Effortless | Bebe (Shirley’s feet)

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Tasty Vogs | Hermine (Shirley’s feet.)

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Fairway | Trivialis (Shirley’s feet)

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Esoteric Temptations | Ros (Joanne’s feet)

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Basement | Jacquie

for the love of vogs,
j-ro