If The Shoe Fits

January 28th, 2008

I hate shoe shopping. Not because I don’t like shoes. Oh no, I love shoes. Somewhere deep down is side of me, there’s a girl who could own a closet full of shoes and still keep on buying them. But I don’t. Because I hate shoe shopping.

I’ll let you guys in on a little secret: one of my feet is bigger than the other. The left one to be exact. Not a little bit bigger, that wouldn’t have been a problem. Nope, it’s one size bigger. One freaking complete size bigger. Do you now understand why I hate shoe shopping?

Photo from Flickr by merfam

There’s no way that I’m actually going to buy two pairs of shoes, so I always have to go through hell trying to find a new pair. It’s already difficult enough to find a pair that I fit, let alone a pair I actually like. So many times I’ve found the perfect, cutest shoes, only to find out that (of course) I don’t fit them.

Low heeled boots and jogging shoes are (relatively) the easiest; try to fit the larger foot in and it doesn’t really matter if the other shoe feels a bit loose (an extra sole can easily fix that). But high heeled boots, pumps or sling backs? They’re terrible (but way prettier; so of course I’m going to go through the trouble to get them). I always have to go for the pair that isn’t too loose on the small foot (cause otherwise it falls off) and isn’t too tight on the big foot. Sigh… why can’t I buy two different sized shoes?

Photo from Flickr by ingorrr

Well, I found out today, some places you can. I was looking for new running shoes (because I started exercising again) and took a look at the iPod Nike ones. You know the ones with a special sensor you can put in the shoe to measure how fast you’re going? Turns out, you can customize them, pick your own colours and stuff like that and you can specify the size of each of the shoes. Great!

They’re a bit pricey, but I do think that in this case for me it might be worth it. Now all I have to do is pick the colours I want!

Nike Air Zoom Moire

Tags: Fashion, Girly

Threadless Holiday Sale!

November 21st, 2007

I just love Threadless T-Shirts. After getting two of them a couple of months ago, I’ve been waiting for a good excuse to get some more. Well, now Threadless has a Holiday sale with all T-Shirts for $10! The girl tees cost normally $17, so it’s quite a nice discount. I ordered two cute tees: Ambition Killed The Cat and Three Plus…One.


Threadless also has a great way to give discounts to members: StreetTeam points. The idea is that every StreetTeam point is worth $1.50 store credit. You can earn 1 point by submitting a photo of yourself wearing a Threadless T-Shirt and if that photo is chosen for the product page, you can win 10 points. Another way to get points is to link to Threadless with your unique StreetTeam URL, and if that referral results in a sale, you get 2 points. Meaning if you click here, I’ll get $3.00 discount!


I’m still looking for someone else who also collects StreetTeam points, cause I’m now “wasting” points. I’ve already ordered T-Shirts twice, meaning I could have “given” someone a couple of points. So anyone out there who wants the points of my next order? It seems to me if you coordinate it right, you can end up with a nice discount.

Tags: Fashion, Geeky

Threadless-less No More

September 15th, 2007

A couple of weeks ago I ordered some T-shirts for Cristiano and me from Threadless, when they had a “all-Tshirts-10-dollars” sale. I finally have got them, after having to go to a Delivery Office and pay 3 pounds extra import tax and 8 pounds handling fee. I find the handling fee a bit ridiculous, cause if they hadn’t checked it and just sent it straight to me, they wouldn’t have gone through the trouble of handling it. Instead they decide there’s an extra import tax on it, giving me extra trouble to have to pick it up and adding a handling fee on top of that! Now I haven’t been that long in the UK, but does this happen often? Do they always check everything? Or is it (like in Holland) that once in a while you can be unlucky and they check what it is?

Threadless Tshirt - Spoilt

Anyhow, I finally have my T-shirts and I just love them (see pictures)! I really like the whole idea behind Threadless; everything is basically user-generated. Anyone can submit a T-shirt design and people can score the design. Based on the number of scores, the average score and the comments people leave behind the Threadless team decide which designs will be printed. Next to that you can collect points by submitting photo’s of you wearing Threadless T-shirts, with which you get extra store credit and thus, more reason to buy more T-shirts. The T-shirts themselves are funny and pretty, in a very unique type of way. I have a lot of Emily Strange T-shirts, but these are just so much cooler.

Threadless Tshirt- Blow with the Wind

So what are you waiting for? Get some T-shirts!

Tags: Fashion, Geeky