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Life of Colleen: Random wardrobe meanderings part 19

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Random wardrobe meanderings part 19
posted by Colleen Shirazi on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 9:28 PM (Pacific)

vintage shoe company oxfords at sundance catalog
Vintage Shoe Company Gentle Woman's Brogue, Sundance Catalog

Like magic, the shoes I was drooling over the other day appear, albeit only in brown, on the Sundance Catalog website (they carry some of the boots as well).

Hm. I don't require more brown shoes, but the notion of being able to try these on appeals (perhaps they'll pick up the black version later). I'll buy clothing online, sight unseen, on the strength of fashion bloggers' descriptions and photos—when I've attempted buying shoes online, it's invariably bombed. There's a dearth of Cydwoq or other alternative shoe blogs (this humble blog qualifies as one, believe it or not); the expense of shoes is unconducive to indie blogging.

Okay, should I consider the trendy brogue as my potential next shoe? Cheaper than the Thierry Rabotin's I've been randomly coveting, yet cost is not the determining factor for shoes, for me. I have shoes; I can wait. A shoe must be comfortable, ruling out many inexpensive dress shoes, and has to last (likewise).

I haven't decided yet.

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Summer Soles fabric sample

Summer Soles Ultra Absorbent Insoles review

After fiddling around with Fragrant Footings, I broke out a pair of regular Summer Soles for my Cydwoq Category shoes, worn here:

cydwoq category shoes

Good thing, as the weather turned summery a few times this summer! I'm happy with both versions of insoles so far. Regular 'Soles are a bit cheaper than Fragrant Footings—you could add a dash of scent to regular 'Soles I would suppose—they're both a felted blend of wool and rayon, apparently. Quite adept at keeping feet from turning soggy.

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