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Style Thursday: fibo & clo: A shoe lovin’ review

I was recently contacted by the folks behind fibi & clo sandals to see if I’d like to review their gorgeous creations. Now, many of you know that I’m mobility impaired due to arthritis and fibromyalgia. So, shoes and how they fit and support are pretty key for me. Well, fibi & clo’s sandals are more than just eye candy, they are darn comfortable too.

Before I do my review, a little bit about fibi & clo:
” It was May 2009, and AnaLiza had just returned from visiting family in Texas. While brunching with friends in NYC’s West Village, she was already missing home. Even though living in New York was her dream, she yearned for an idea that would get her home without getting in the way of a career she loved.

As the conversation turned to shopping and fashion, an idea suddenly sparked. What if she developed a line of sandals that she could take to Texas for trunk shows – like Tupperware parties, but with shoes? “I realized what a great time I was having at brunch, and that an atmosphere where you are surrounded by friends and food is not only perfect brunching atmosphere, but also perfect for shopping. It would also bring me home more often,” gushes Alba. Just like that, fibi & clo was born.

AnaLiza was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s in Journalism, and a Master’s Degree in Advertising. She is an Associate Creative Director at ArnoldNY advertising agency. She currently lives in Manhattan with her two cats, fibi and clo.”
https://fibiandclo.com/about.aspx

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This is the “Black Cascade” pair that I was sent and the pics really don’t do them justice. The bling factor is high making them perfect for a wedding day look. The stones are bright, clear, and well set (yep, I picked at them to simulate the sort of beating they might take during a typical 10 hour wedding day). Unlike most sandals, the sole is flexible and moves with you making for a comfortable wear. There are no strap attachments directly under the foot, which in other such sandals can cause great discomfort or even blisters. In addition, the strap behind the ankle keeps the shoe secure to the foot and eliminates that “flip flop” sound that often can accompany similar sandals. Who wants to “flip flop” their way down the aisle?

So, would I purchase a pair of these myself or recommend them to you? Yep, sure would! I am very impressed by the quality of the shoe combined with it’s very affordable price (around $50 and perfect as a thank you for your bridesmaids too). I wore them all day and they supported my foot. I didn’t have to take them off in order to replace the shiny shoes with the not so shiny comfortable shoes, a little ritual I typical have to do with some of my pretty shoes due to my ankle and foot issues. Heck, I was experiencing some edema from my activities the day prior and the sandals were still comfortable. These sandals definitely get two thumbs up.

You can get your own blingtastic pair of fibi & clo sandals at their online shop, from a fibi & clo Sales Representative, or become a Sales Representative yourself. Don’t forget about your bridesmaids!

Please note: I received a pair of fibi & clo’s sandals to review at no cost to me. I have not been compensated for this review.

Etsy Virtual Bridal Show: Day 18…Attendant Gifts (2 of 2)…THANKS SO MUCH!

Welcome to the final post of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show. The Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team has more fabulous gifties for your wedding party and we will have more to bring you throughout the year. Don’t forget about our giveaways! Deadline is tonight at 11:59 Mountain Time.

I began the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show last year to support individual artisans and vendors and to provide couples with alternatives to the mass produced wedding finds out there is traditional stores. The bridal world is evolving and growing away from the expected and moving toward individual craftsmanship and DIY touches. What’s great about Etsy is that you too can have a handmade look to your wedding without sacrificing your fingerprints to your hot glue gun.

In addition to helping individually owned shops, I wanted to bring awareness to my chosen charity: Wish Upon A Wedding. “Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Often, couples facing such situations do not have the energy, time, money, or resources needed to plan their wedding. Our organization takes care of all the details, offering couples a chance to relax and enjoy a very special day while surrounded by the love of their closest family and friends.” -www.wishuponawedding.org

Please note that donations are not required to view or for vendors participate in the show. This is my labor of love to bring awareness to Wish Upon A Wedding and my belief in supporting small businesses and individual artisans. If you feel led to help Wish Upon A Wedding accomplish their mission, please see Wish Upon A Wedding’s donation page.

Legal Mumbo Jumbo:
While I am a volunteer with Wish Upon a Wedding, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Wish Upon a Wedding. In addition, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Etsy or the vendors featured in the show. I have sought permission from each and every vendor featured to use their products and their photos. Please do not use these photos for personal gain or copy the designs presented. These products are the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of each artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both illegal and unethical.

Enter our giveaways (Deadline is TODAY!):
https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-17-favors-3-of-4-giveaway/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-14-guest-books-and-alternatives/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-11-let-them-eat-cake-1-of-3/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-epic-day-9-bouquets-and-bouquet-alternatives-1-of-5/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-8-maids-dresses-and-a-big-giveaway/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-5-bridal-jewelry-2-of-3/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-5-bridal-jewelry-1-of-3/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-3-shoes/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-1-bridal-gowns-3-of-3

kryan2designs

lenakanter711: Moro Design

Mermaids Dream

Murwati

Neck Nog

Owl & Hourglass

Pamela Posch Designs

Paulownias

QA Create

Regal Rhinestones

Sherri Weese Designs

Silver Spoon Creations

Sofisticata

Two Be Wed Jewelry

White Tulip Boutique

A big THANK YOU to all of you who have participated in and supported this project. To my readers, I hope you have found some great sources for your own weddings and would love to hear back from you on your purchases from the team. I can’t thank the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team enough for the donations, support, and promotion they have done over these past 18 days. May your shops thrive and our little project awaken the wedding world to handmade, artisan, fine vintage and individual businesses and the uniqueness they have to offer!

Etsy Virtual Bridal Show: Day 18…Attendant Gifts (1 of 2) Final day!

Welcome to the final day of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show. The Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team has a great selection of attendant’s gifts headed your way! Don’t forget about our giveaways!

I began the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show last year to support individual artisans and vendors and to provide couples with alternatives to the mass produced wedding finds out there is traditional stores. The bridal world is evolving and growing away from the expected and moving toward individual craftsmanship and DIY touches. What’s great about Etsy is that you too can have a handmade look to your wedding without sacrificing your fingerprints to your hot glue gun.

In addition to helping individually owned shops, I wanted to bring awareness to my chosen charity: Wish Upon A Wedding. “Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness or other serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Often, couples facing such situations do not have the energy, time, money, or resources needed to plan their wedding. Our organization takes care of all the details, offering couples a chance to relax and enjoy a very special day while surrounded by the love of their closest family and friends.” -www.wishuponawedding.org

Please note that donations are not required to view or for vendors participate in the show. This is my labor of love to bring awareness to Wish Upon A Wedding and my belief in supporting small businesses and individual artisans. If you feel led to help Wish Upon A Wedding accomplish their mission, please see Wish Upon A Wedding’s donation page.

Legal Mumbo Jumbo:
While I am a volunteer with Wish Upon a Wedding, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Wish Upon a Wedding. In addition, Belle Memorie is not an official representative of Etsy or the vendors featured in the show. I have sought permission from each and every vendor featured to use their products and their photos. Please do not use these photos for personal gain or copy the designs presented. These products are the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of each artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both illegal and unethical.

Enter our giveaways (Deadline is TODAY!):
https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-17-favors-3-of-4-giveaway/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-14-guest-books-and-alternatives/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-11-let-them-eat-cake-1-of-3/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-epic-day-9-bouquets-and-bouquet-alternatives-1-of-5/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-8-maids-dresses-and-a-big-giveaway/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-5-bridal-jewelry-2-of-3/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-5-bridal-jewelry-1-of-3/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-3-shoes/

https://bellememorie.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/etsy-virtual-bridal-show-day-1-bridal-gowns-3-of-3

3 Little Pixies

Ali Christine Jewelry

Azure Treasures

Bella Fiore

Celadon Home

Chloe & Maddie

CJAYS Designs

Cymbaline’s Designs

Dirty Deeds Soaps

DNA Creations

Doloris Petunia

Dr. K Soap Company

hammeronsteel: BMW Ironworks

Heidi Creations

I Love Trinkets

Jennifer Moon Bridal