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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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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 2 days ago at Every Clog Has Its Day
Jan: You've got that right!
Toggle Commented yesterday 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!
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2014 on This Week's Post at Every Clog Has Its Day
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
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