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Lindsey Cochran
Chicagoland USA
Life's too short for sensible shoes.
Interests: rock music, shoes, clogs, platform sandals, and boots. also mac computers, and dark chocolate. some confectioner online was offering a high-heeled pump made of solid chocolate. i thought i'd died and gone to heaven.
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ight h ere in my own little corner of the clog universe, I'm taking personal inventory as we head into our American holiday of Thanksgiving. Ha! I know it's the end of November, but I was just about to type: as far as 2014 goes, so far so good! I don't know about you, but I constantly have to fight the tendency to notice the two or three stitches that are off center in the fabric rather than to revel in how well so much of the pattern has come together. There's a plaque above my bedroom door that reads... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Every Clog Has Its Day
Sarah: Welcome to our online shoe party! We're all clog-addicted here. Those Portugese work boots are just the latest find in our never-ending search for fabulous footwear.
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The upside is that there's no end to the opportunities to brighten your world with readily available mood-altering substances (i. e., shoes). The downside is that you usually have to earn money to pay for them. And that, my fellow fanatics, has derailed my attempts to get this week's This Week's Post online. Just a glance in this week's "on deck" folder will reveal that there's content waiting in the wings. Now to just carve out a chunk of evening to get it put into a proper form to present and post. Let's see if Tuesday night can make that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Every Clog Has Its Day
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s if there weren't enough bad news out there. I was just browsing through one of my favorite news aggregator websites, and there in bold 18 pt. Arial was a headline that blew a chill wind through my world. I think you know me well enough to know that I don't mean to make light of the truly dire pronouncements that reach us through the news media daily, hourly. On topics such as global warming. Or the surging inequality between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of us. Or whatever happened to that truck full radioactive cobalt-60 waste that was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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id I mention this already? Back when I went on hiatus and took a year off from blogging, I turned off the ability to post Comments. The main reason I chose to do this was that my previous posts were attracting an dismaying quantity of spambots. Typepad, the blogging service that powers this blog, does an amazing job at winnowing out most of the crap, but still there was a small handful that made it through their filters each day. And whenever a comment gets posted, I as the blogkeeper and director of reader relations would receive an e-mail to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: I've always admired your taste in footwear! Rock those shoes! They sound stunning! Those Cayd boots are out of my reach size-wise, but they may be just the thing to make a surprise Christmas gift for another clog fan I know.
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t's been a busy couple of weeks! And rest assured I've been entertainingly shod for every day of it. Just this past Monday night, for example, my band successfully performed the first two albums by R. E. M. in our ongoing tribute series. (Past featured artists have included U2, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, and David Bowie.) I can be quite creative in my stagewear, but for this set, I dressed down with just a pair of Harper rubber slip-on boots from Bogs on my feet. "What! No clogs!", I hear someone gasp. Well, I did spend the workday all in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
But it's all been for a good cause personally. There's the day job to wrestle with, of course. And then my band had a performance at a local bar on Monday night so most of the weekend was spent making final preparations for that. The blog has been neglected this past weekend, I confess. But there a fresh post brewing on my desktop and a new round of gabbing about wooden goodness will arrive soon. Thank you for your patience! Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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es, it's been that kind of week. More tasks to wrestle with. More responsibilities to shoulder. More deadlines to fret about. And less time to take care of the things you want to do that helps make up for all the stuff you've got to do. Welcome to life in the post-Great Recession era. As Melissa my partner in footwear fanatacism and keen observer of life in general would say, "Gah!" But I'm not going to go into detail. You, I'm sure, have had weeks like this one I'm living through yourself. And rather than read off my particular litany... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Jan: You've got that right!
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2014 on This Week's Post at Every Clog Has Its Day
Philip: It is a decent view. Mostly other office buildings. But I tend to keep the blinds down while I work so I won't be as aware of the waning of the day while I'm toiling indoors. The grass is always greener. I think of your job as one that would be enjoyable since you often get to work outside!
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Gary: I love those Woolrich styles, too. The Sherpa boots have me in their thrall. If only they made them in tall sizes. I've rarely met a 10 that was kind to me. Phooey! I dig the matching shirt and shoes idea, though.
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2014 on This Week's Post at Every Clog Has Its Day
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y favorite time of year! Autumn! When the warm knits come out of the closet and the tops and bottoms in textured fabric, suede, and leather get moved to the front of the rack and I can finally put the slip-ons back up on the shelf and devote my footwear focus on shoes that reach beyond my ankles. Can you tell I love the cooler weather? My partner in clog craving and coveting, Melissa, shares that same affinity for those portions of the year when you don't have to calculate the heat index or the wind chill factor. And happily,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ust a typical week in the world of your friendly neighborhood clog blogger. I shopped for some clothes, but didn't buy anything. A new pair of shoes I ordered last week arrived. I went back to the store and bought some outfits anyway. I ordered another pair of shoes online—they should arrive next week. What else? Some chocolate was eaten. Some homemade cookies were baked. Music was played. Dinners were made. Workdays were worked. Melissa was kissed. All in all, a very satisfying seven days. Highlights? I'd say the chocolate/Grand Marnier crepes for Saturday night dessert were the week's gustatory... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Melissa: Thank you! I'm enjoying breaking them in. I do love shoes when they show they've been lived in!
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2014 on This Week's Post at Every Clog Has Its Day
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gg! That was my mantra this past weekend. I flew to New York City to spend time with my kids in their first post college apartment, and I knew I'd need to pack for comfort as well as my own powerful passion for style. Over the months of traveling to see Melissa, my partner in footwear fanatacism, and to make side trips to other parts of the country, we've evolved our own shorthand for shoes that can be worn without regrets when one is out and about all day. I've got heels in my wardrobe and then I've got heels.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Evan: Thanks for dropping by the Comments box. You know me when it comes to fashion: anything worth doing is worth taking to the next level!
Gary: Aren't those Xuz shoes amazing? I love their rough hewn take on the clog boot. As near as I can tell, they currently have no service to the U. S. A. through their own site or through a retailer such as Escape Shoes (http://www.escapeshoes.com/). Phooey! I also have an issue with the lack of any tall sizes for those of us clog fans who need them. If they did sell something large enough, though, I'd come up with a way to get it delivered to my door.
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ow did we ever find shoes before there was an internet? Seriously. I mean you and I truly grew up in the dark ages of consumerism. It was time when the only things available to purchase were what you saw on your local retailers shelves. And in the Sears Wish Book come Christmastime. And that made shopping for basically anything pretty much hit or miss. They either had it or they didn't. And let me tell you, I did a lot of looking when I was growing up, and as far as I was concerned, they didn't. Looking back, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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et's see. How am I doing on my To Do list? Well, I can tell you that it's gotten even longer. Last week I hinted that I wanted to introduce you to an innovative clog maker from The Netherlands. I've since followed up by sending off a set of interview questions and a request for photos. Full details will be showing up here once I've gotten the necessary replies in my Inbox. I also mentioned a shoe manufacturer in Portugal that caught my eye and stole my heart with their totally on target clogs, clog sandals, and clog boots. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
That could make for an intriguing B-movie horror flick: The Human Scutigera!
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2014 on Mixed Blessings at Every Clog Has Its Day
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n my radar as this weekend comes to an end before I could get my thoughts and observations collected, reflected upon, and blogged about: * One good reason to have "too many shoes," as one of my regular readers noted in the comments the other day, is that it's an addiction that's not likely to leave you broken and desititute. There are plenty of indulgences in this life that can become a downward spiral, but being in touch with a desire that fires your passion and puts some energy in your day is something to celebrate and to nurture. •... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ou've probably heard me lament the fact that I have tall size feet. At my height (6' 0" on the nose—or as I sometimes tell people when they ask, 5' 12"), it's not surprising that I have the necessary accessories to keep me firmly planted on the earth. Yet unlike other height-enabled people I've met, I have no problem adding to my vertical dimension if the opportunity presents itself. The difficulties lie in the fact that those other tall size shoppers prefer to minimize their height as much as possible. So the footwear racks beyond size 10 seem amply stocked... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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r to put it another way: What's new? Well, quite a few styles apparently. Bless those wood sole lovin' shoemakers for keeping our salivary glands firing regularly. I took an e-stroll by some of my favorite retailers in seasons past and thought I'd see what I could see. And much to my surprise there discoveries to be made. Just feast your ocular sockets on what the gods of footwear have bestowed upon us. Hallelujah! Amen! __________________________________ 1. Desert Gold booties from Free People I'm a bit late to the party reporting this one since there's only one size left on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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iven that one picture is worth a thousand words, I can safely say you're in store for a healthy-sized novella today. I love grabbing a thought and letting the prose flow from that starting point to wherever it wants to go. But for this outing, I just want to share a few pictures that I've taken over the past few weeks. It's the perfect way to share some personal high points that would be rather tricky to communicate any other way. ______________________________ eBay and Why I Love It So Much In an alternative reality I'd have been a trust fund... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day