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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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That could make for an intriguing B-movie horror flick: The Human Scutigera!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
Judy: Yes! And I'm glad to be back! I really missed hanging out with this community! Thank you for wandering back for a visit. I've got a day job that keeps me busier than I wish it would, but I have been able to discipline myself to get up at least one post a week. And thanks to all the crazy cool wooden shoes I keep running across, I'm planning to keep this blog alive for some time to come!
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simple post accompanied by the corollary subtopic, "What I Purchased on the Web This Week." We won't even venture into the zone of "What I Wanted to Purchase But the Bloody Manufacturer Hasn't Seen Fit to Make It Available Yet! Come on, already!" But I digress. What a treat that there are still plenty of examples of wooden goodness to be found online. And each week seems to bring something new and unexpected. It's like Christmas in August! ________________________________ Sanita is back in the wood-soled clogs game You read that right. After they unveiled a ton of inventive polyurethane-soled styles... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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eteran clog wearer and appreciator that I am, I'm still a novice when it comes to parsing the ways of the world of fashion. Pardon me for covering old ground, but when the clog craze started to peter out a couple of years back, I figured we weren't going to see wood-soled shoes in abundance for a long, long time. Retailers were even going to so far to removed the c-word from their product description lest any trend following customer be dismayed to find last season's must have footwear still on display. I was around when clogs really made an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Apologies for not blogging sooner! This past weekend was the run up to my band's performance of two sets of Fleetwood Mac music at a venue here in Chicago, and with our rehearsals fraught with cancelations and inexplicable delays, I had to use all my available time to fret and worry about the show. The performance Monday night was fabulous. We got 125 warm bodies to turn out for us! How cool! So now I'm collapsing in a heap of spent energy, but I'm planning to rally shortly and deliver a few reports of wooden goodness soon. For the record,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Jan: Aren't those jeans inspiring???
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2014 on Sick Day at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: That's a good idea. I wonder if I can get some sponsorship love from them! I'm feeling much better. My money's on the idea that my stomach pain was stress related and I haven't felt in danger of relapsing since. Once my band's performance (two sets of Fleetwood Mac songs) is over Monday night, I'll be able to breathe a little more easily. (And I mean that figuratively!)
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2014 on Sick Day at Every Clog Has Its Day
Kera: Bless you for leaving a comment! It's a labor of love...and shoe lust here. I'm glad you're enjoying the view. Dig back into the 2011 and 2012 pages for some real visual treats. Clogs were coming out in quantity back then, and I'm catching up on styles I missed as those who bought them then are now liberating them on eBay!
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2014 on Blame it on Linda Perry at Every Clog Has Its Day
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hooey. That's what I say. I was having brunch with Melissa and a musician friend this morning, and I had to excuse myself to go home and lie down I was feeling so poorly. Out of the blue I was experiencing a kind of abdominal pain that I'd never felt before. It was so unexpected and so novel, I had visions of a visit to the emergency room dancing in my head. Followed by a long, drawn out debilitating illness, loss of my job and free lance work, and foreclosure on my home. Needless to say, I have a vivid... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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uring my workday last week, my boss sent me a link to some of the latest music headlines from Rolling Stone magazine. And in the wraparound banner ad for the stories, the new Linda Perry reality TV series, Make or Break was being touted. Who's Linda Perry? Here's a blurb from the VH-1 page about her new show: Millions of people watch shows like "American Idol" and "The Voice" and think they know how the music industry works. But discovering talent is only a fraction of the work. The real challenge is taking that talent and molding it into something... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Keith: Shame on me for being a sloppy blogger! I've added a link to the Multnomah Leather Shop to the post. Contact them through their website and tell them which style you saw on Every Clog Has Its Day that you want to order. Happy feet!
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ust wanted to share a couple of shoe sightings I made this past week. Again, I don't know why I believed the fashion press when they told us the clog craze was over. If you keep your eyes peeled, you can still spot some awesome wood-soled wonders on the market. I'm on Satisfaction Protocol Crimson in my household at the moment. Back in the days when I lived in S. P. Green, I pretty much pounced on anything that caught my eye. Such were the heady days when high-heeled clogs started appearing in stores in force. But now my shelves... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Melissa: File those Aketons away under Shoes We'll Have Someone Make For Us Someday Once We've Become Fabulously Wealthy. Ya know, that could be a fun idea for an entire post. Thank you for suggesting it!
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ck! Here it is Monday night, and I haven't yet gotten a new post uploaded! Time to sit myself down on my sofa next to Melissa and start typing. I'm not tardy due to lack of interest I can assure you! It was more a combination of a holiday weekend that brought my son to town unexpectedly (well, he knew he was coming—he just forgot to tell me!) following a jam packed four-day workweek coupled with the stress of finalizing rehearsal plans for my tribute band (which will be presenting the music of Fleetwood Mac including the entirety of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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appy Independence Day to those of you who observe the U. S. holiday. I can't think of a better item to post than this community's unfortunate fireworks display. As I watched this YouTube video, I couldn't help but think of the shoes that you and I are so fond of. Clogs are, of course, noisy, noisy, noisy. And more often than not, the footwear we pick out we like to be a bit showy, too. And who among us would shy away from enjoying our wooden goodness to the extreme? As I always say, "So many shoes. So little time."... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: Mark Casperson does very satisfying work. Both Melissa and I have been exceptionally pleased with our Multnomah styles. (She purchased the lace up saddle shoe clog and I got the Lindsey lace up clog boot.) As always, if you do get a pair, send pictures!
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his weekend's blog is coming to you in part from the Chicago Pride Parade. Why? Well, anytime there's a gathering of open-minded people inclined to celebrate diversity and the multiplicity of options available in this life, I gotta say, "Amen." Or,"Woo-hoo." Or even, "You go, girl." It's a gorgeous Sunday in this part of the world. The sort of weather that gives summer a good name. We can do heat and humidity here. The name Chicago comes from a Native American word meaning "swamp where the wild onion grows," after all. But fortunately the temperature rarely gets out of hand... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
GL: You are not without hope! I seem to recall spotting a Frye Mara in an 11 on eBay within recent memory. Just set up a Followed Search and have it notify you if the right size turns up again. I think it's a safe bet that a significant percentage of the shoes I own have come my ay through eBay. And the pickings are even better now that people who bought clogs when they were in fashion are now making space in their closets for other trends.
Gary: Thanks for joining us online again! Here I thought you'd gone and changed your name!
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usy week in your world? I feel as though I've been in motion every day since we last connected. Hey, wait! I have been in motion every day since then! It was a rare confluence of projects and special events that found me working both last Saturday and Sunday. Sandwich between two full workweeks that working weekend didn't give me any downtime to recharge my mental batteries and restore my flagging spirits. By the time this present weekend rolled around, I was doing a lot of listless staring into space. But human beings are a resilient lot. And the fact... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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o matter how much you might love your job, it's not all play. Work still involves having to do some actual work from time to time. You know, participate in activities that given your druthers during your own time you probably wouldn't even consider. We've all evolved our own coping mechanisms to carry us through such moments. Bright spots we build into our day. Often taking inspiration from the adage "living well is the best revenge." Fashion and footwear do it for me. We all know people who crawl out of bed and seem to pull on whatever's dangling in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day