January 21, 2013 § Leave a comment
As I may have said, I’m now part of the Oasap Fashion Hunter Program. This means something very VERY important indeed. Free shoes.
It’s a moral dilemma for some people: do I blog about stuff just because I got it for free? I don’t have a problem writing about stuff people want to send me; I just won’t LIE. Not even to get readers following links that earn me revenue. No sir, not me.
However, there endeth the high mindedness. I just love shoes, so you’ll have to forgive me selling myself down the river.
My pick from Oasap was a pair of sneakers I’d had my eye on for quite a while. I was particularly taken with the description: “The popular winter snow platform boots with round head, and flat shoe sloes use of the cow tendon to make it wear-resistant”.
Hilarious English aside, they just looked so snug and comfy…I just prayed they actually would be on arrival. I picked a size up (size 5) as the shoes are padded and I found my last pair of Oasap shoes a liiiiittle bit on the tight side.
I got them in black (obv) because I am a big goth and also – very helpfully – there was a nice picture of a nice girl wearing the black version which looked very sweet.
That’s one good thing about Oasap: customer pictures are easy to access and really do help you get a better idea of the item you’re thinking of calling to you from the other side of the world.
On the other hand, you ARE at risk of Blogger’s Brainstorm: the terrible affliction that convinces you that if you just buy this one item, you too will have legs up to your armpits and a New York loft.
Where was I? Ah yes, THE SHOES.
Well for a start they’re not leather, despite the amusing talk of ‘cow tendon’. I didn’t really expect them to be but it is an issue with these kinds of sites as the plastic is often rather poor quality and smells like those awful shops where poor people buy jelly shoes for their package holiday to Ayia Napa.
BUT. I actually like these shoes. Seriously, I really do. You cant go wrong with black sneakers. These are super cute and my favey platform helps me with that whole ‘long legs’ fantasy I harbour pathetically.
They’re lined with VERY fluffy pink fur which is super snuggly and makes them very comfy indeed. The tongues and backs are covered with a sort of Aztec print which is one of my best loved patterns.
Overall I’m well happy and they look awesome. Buy some!
August 15, 2012 § Leave a comment
We have a new columnist at HOWL – how exciting?! She’s an illustrator and graphic designer from Dublin and she’s just way cooler than me. Since reading her first post I have purchased platform sneakers, an oversized grungy jumper, henna, and a stars and stripes woolly hat. That is the power of blogging my friends, and I fell for it hook line and sinker!
Go and give her a big welcome and try to stop yourself following her advice…I dare ya!