A bag to hold all your essentials (water, lip balm, sunscreen, camera). Sunglasses to keep you lookin fresh. Always bring a big Hat to keep that nasty sunburn at bay. Comfy shoes are a MUST. And last but not least - a Blanket for relaxing on later in the day! What do you take out with you for a day at a music festival?
It’s safe to say that I have been doing a little too much shoe shopping online over the last few weeks. I thought it was about time to share my successes ( and failures) and some of the lessons I have learned:
2. Sizes can differ depending on the brand
On the flip side I have these Yellow Cap Toe Canvas Ballet Flats that I posted about back in February I agonized over whether or not to get them as the international postage was INSANE. Turns out they are actually a touch too big which means they rub on my heel and give me blisters whenever I wear them. It was disappointing, inserts didn’t help me either, but love is about compromise. I wear them all the time, along with many, many bandaids….
Lesson Learned: If available, always cross check your measurements with those listed on your size. Brands can differ in their sizing, do not assume that because you have purchased your ‘normal size’ it will fit!
3. You can’t test for comfort
Online shopping is so hit and miss, I’m really impressed with my success rate so far, especially for items as difficult to shop for as shoes. Do you shop online for shoes? How do you find a pair that fits just right?
LINE ONE: My Goodness! Could He She it They I’s Burger Zines BE any cuter?! Each page is an ingredient cut out individually by hand and is no larger than a 10¢ piece! Adorable!
LINE TWO: Loving the photos by Kirf Bolotin in Liebling’s Summer 2011 catalog. They make me feel like life would be so fun and whimsical if only I had a pair of these lovely shoes!
LINE THREE: The quirky and clever A Face a Day tell a whole story in just a portrait and a single line.
LINE FOUR: According to the website, Maddie the Coonhound is ‘A super serious projects about dogs and physics’. I have never had a pet as well balanced as Maddie and she obviously is the most patient and obedient puppy ever.