1 Moheda Betty Clog in red | $86 at Lotta from Stockholm
2 Nina black/brown clogs | $170 at Nina Z Clogs
3 Swedish Hasbeens Oranment low clog | $100 at Swedish Hasbeens (also will be back in stock in more sizes at Anthropologie for $109)
4 Loeffler Randall Lotte clogs | $58 at 6pm (sizes 6,7,10 only, also in silver!)
5 No6 side-weave sandal | $265 at No6 Store
6 Isabel Marant Silway clog | $675 at Barney’s (even though the price on these is obscene, I would be remiss if I didn’t include them; they’re beautiful)
7 No6 3-strap sandal | $265 at No6 Store
8 Sven Clogs Weave sandal | $195 at Sven’s Clogs
Obviously, I can’t get enough of clogs, and clog sandals. Call me obsessed, but I prefer to just think of myself as a clog connoisseur; I just love them. My favorite clogs are by No6 (I have four pairs) and I will always default to them when it comes to styles & colors, but lately, there are several other clog brands catching my eye. Swedish Hasbeens has some nice designs for spring, and I love that they have a few styles around $100; taking their price range out of astronomic. I do have a couple of Hasbeens styles, but I’ve always found their leather to be VERY stiff, so I generally prefer No6 because they use nubuck and softer leathers in their designs. With No6 I’ve started sizing up one size on covered clogs (like the peep-toe slingback I have) because although the leather isn’t “stiff,” it doesn’t give much either and a larger size helps avoid design imprintation on the top of your foot! With No6 sandals, I keep to my normal size.
In case you didn’t know, most clogs you can find here in the US are made by Sven (actually by THE Sven) and either sold under the Sven name or private labels (like No6), so you’re getting a very high-quality product, the difference is just the leather styles. And there are a TON of styles to choose from. I’ve listed my favorites above, and on my Pinterest board for “clogs” (below), but what are your favorite clog sandals? Are you on board with clogs? or still on the fence?
(please let me know your Pinterest name in the comments so I can follow you! And I can make the clog board a group board – which means you guys can post to it – if you’re interested! I’m trying to get more involved on Pinterest, I hear it’s fun )
AG Stevie Sateen ankle jeans | size 30
Inhabit NY thermal cardigan | size medium, only a size petite left at Inhabit, use code ELEGANCE for $20 off (which would make it $42)
Gerard Darel Bowling Plum bag (gifted by Forzieri for review)
“Now is all you have” necklace | secondhand from Moss Austin
“Now is all you have” is my new motto – I’ve never been really great at living in the moment (I worry a lot and over-analyze a lot) – but I’m starting to believe in the wisdom of the sentiment, and am working very hard to appreciate every moment and experience for what it is, not letting other experiences or thoughts get in the way. The necklace I’m wearing (and have worn in several outfits recently) is a great way to remind myself that I should focus on now; the back is engraved with “Now is all you have.” I have only to flip it around…
Embracing my new-found motto, I’m also mixing blue and black, which I don’t think I’ve EVER done before. I think I like it I got this Inhabit cardigan a while ago after Margie sent me some pictures of her wearing hers. I’ve really enjoyed it the last few weeks, Inhabit is really good at thinking of all the details that make their pieces great.
The bag is new from Gerard Darel sent from Forzieri for me to review. I got it Thursday and have been carrying it since then; I’ll have a more thorough review on Wednesday. And maybe a video! I have to be honest, I almost thought of sending it back after my very first impression, but wanted to give it a chance, which is good, because after using it a few days, I’ve fallen in love. I have another Gerard Darel bag (36 hours, black), which I love, but don’t carry very much because it’s huge and slouchy – this one is also very slouchy, as you can see from the second picture below, but not as large. Gerard Darel’s bags are just slouchy – kind of like the Jerome Dreyfuss Billy bag (what is it with the French designers??). The leather is gorgeous, and soft, but without much structure when carried using the shoulder strap. But I’ve carried this bag mostly by hand, and when I’ve needed to, I carry it messenger style, and since it’s so light, I almost forget I’m wearing it <--a
Happy Monday!! I hope you all have a great week
These are just a few random things I’ve had my eye on recently – since I shouldn’t be thinking about buying clothes for a while, I’ll have to fill my head with shoes, jewelry and other random accessories. I guess I can deal with that
Ace & Jig pom pom scarf | $106 at Conifer Shop (I love Ace & Jig, but the clothes so far haven’t really worked for me. This scarf is perfect; I love the neutral, but interesting colors and the pom poms are so fun)
Robert Clergerie Pepo sandals | $450 at Barney’s (I’m quite sure these aren’t everyone’s favorites, but I’m dying for these)
Odette NY fox necklace | $188 at Steven Alan (I do have a thing for foxes…)
Emerson Fry trainers | $185 at Emerson Fry (I’ve had a couple of colors of these on my wishlist – I love the “neutral” yet colorful combination of this new pair. Everything from the Spring collection is worth a look though, I’m coveting all the dresses)
Jerome Dreyfuss EMERAUDE POPOCHE | $112 after grechen20 code for 20% off at Hampden Clothing (this color is really calling to me this season – and I love my small JP popoche, it’s great as a wallet, or just a pouch for random stuff in your bag)
Madewell Utility biker jacket | $158 (I love that this is biker style, and cropped, and Madewell makes great utility jackets)
No6 New Huarache wedge in hot pink | $265 at No6 Store (these are crazy bright – maybe they’re just crazy – but I can’t help it, I’m completely drawn to them)
Prabal Gurung for Target blouse | $26.99 at Target (mine is a size large)
AG Stevie Ankle jeans
No6 Clogs (mine are an older color than in the link)
Park Vogel cashmere blazer (very old)
Jerome Dreyfuss billy bag with added long strap (see my review here, where to buy Jerome Dreyfuss online here)
I still don’t need any new clothes, but I did mention that IF I bought anything new, it would have to be “a color” instead of black, white or grey, and I definitely held to that! You know how I feel about Target collaborations; they never fit me, and there’s usually something a little “off” about the pieces I do like, but I still go and check them out. I was really drawn to this print (several pieces had this print in them – I liked this dress too) when I was looking through the collection, and decided to give this top a try. I don’t LOVE the mesh sleeves, but they’re not terrible, and at least for now, I’ll wear it with a cardigan or jacket over. I do love the contrasting black stripe down the front and collar, so those details and the “tropical,” “orchid-y” print sold me.
I’m wearing a size large so it will fit my hips, and it fits okay. It’s large around the middle, and “blouses” out a lot when I sit down, but that’s what I have to suffer to fit my hips
Oh, and I rolled my Stevie’s under a little so they hit closer to where they’re supposed to (instead of go all the way down my leg as in this outfit). I wonder if I should get them hemmed?
Did you check out the Prabal Gurung for Target collection this weekend? Did you buy anything? What did you think?