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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)
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.

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.

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.)

Enneagram | Giver (Shirley’s feet.)
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,


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!

One thought on “more on sale!

  1. Love the Giver too!!!!

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