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Good Reads: 7 Children's Books You (and Your Kids) Have To Read

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Poppy Barley Uptown Boot in brown. Poppy Barley offers made-to-measure boots for men and women. Custom widths for narrow, wide and standard feet, with calf-fitting tall boots. It’s Week Four in our “Good Reads” series (inspired by our bookshop-themed lookbook, pictured above), and this one’s a trip down memory lane. We had so much fun putting this list together for you; from The Berenstain Bears series to Dr. Seuss and those one-off fairytales no one else has ever heard of, here's 7 Children's Books You (and Your Kids) Have to Read (even if you're an adult!), as recommended by the Poppy Barley team. (If you’re curious about our last three “Good Reads” round-ups on motivation, fiction and food, go here, here and here.) 1. But No Elephants by Jerry Smath Why You Should Read It: The hilarious story of Grandma Tildy who lives alone and welcomes nearly every type of pet into her house, BUT NO ELEPHANTS. As a kid it made me laugh; as an adult I see a beautiful story of kindness. My mom probably still knows the words to this book from reading it to me so many times! - Kendall, Co-founder 2. Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss Why You Should Read It: I loved this book because it sparked a sense of adventure and determination in me from an early age... and well, I like a good rhyme! - Breanne, Customer Insights Associate 3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Why You Should Read It: This was one of my son's favourite books for years. I love the illustration style. - Daelan, Developer 4. The Magic School Bus Series by Joanna Cole Why You Should Read It: Imagine taking field trips in elementary school to the solar system, clouds, the past, and the human body! And having a teacher whose outfits and shoes are brilliantly coordinated for each adventure! These books are such a genius combination of adventure and learning that I wish I was Joanna Cole so I could claim credit for writing them. - Justine, Co-founder 5. The Magic Porridge Pot by Vera Southgate Why You Should Read It: An adult might tell you this story is about greed, but I just saw a magic porridge pot that saved a poor family, and accidentally flooded a small town when the family forgot the magic words to make it stop cooking! Make sure you get the Ladybird Books edition because the illustrations are what really made this book enchanting for me (plus, it brings back happy memories of getting up early to make porridge with my grandpa in our pyjamas!). - Caroline, Community Manager 6. Stanley by Syd Hoff Why You Should Read It: This was one of my favourite books as a child. Stanley is a caveman who is unlike any of the other cavemen and therefore is chased away. Because he is different, he starts to innovate to deal with caveman problems, like cold caves, and makes a lovely home. Soon, the other cavemen see the smart things Stanley has done and he becomes the hero. A lovely story about a non-conformist! - Monica, Brand Design Manager 7. The Berenstain Bears Series by Jan and Stan Berenstain Why You Should Read It: I read at least 50 of these books growing up! These books follow a family of bears living in a Treehouse, where brother and sister bear learn many life lessons. (Click the title above and you can actually VISIT the Treehouse!) - Danielle, Customer Care Intern

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The Harley Heeled Sandal Ankle Size Guide

How To Measure:
The Harley Heeled Sandal: Take a tape measure and wrap it around your foot, right below your ankle bone as that is where the strap will sit (see product imagery and fit video for a visual demonstration). This measurement is based on the last adjustment point on the strap.

Size Strap length will accommodate an ankle measurement up to the size below
5 26 cm
5.5 26.5 cm
6 27 cm
6.5 27 cm
7 27.5 cm
7.5 27.5 cm
8 28 cm
8.5 28 cm
9 28 cm
9.5 28.5 cm
10 28.5 cm
10.5 29 cm
11 29 cm
11.5 30 cm
12 30 cm

The Esther Heeled Sandal Ankle Size Guide

How to Measure:
The Esther Heeled Sandal: take a tape measure and wrap it around your ankle, above the ankle bone, as that is where the strap will sit (see product imagery and fit video for a visual demonstration). This measurement is based on the last adjustment point on the strap.

Size Strap length will accommodate an ankle measurement up to the size below
5 23 cm
5.5 23 cm
6 23 cm
6.5 23 cm
7 24 cm
7.5 24 cm
8 24.5 cm
8.5 24.5 cm
9 24.5 cm
9.5 25 cm
10 25 cm
10.5 25.5 cm
11 26 cm
11.5 26 cm
12 26 cm

Belt Sizes

Natural Waist Measurement Typical Jean Size Belt Size for High‑rise Pant Belt Size for Mid‑rise Pant Infinite Belt Size
23-25" 23/24 26" 28" 1
25-26" 25 28" 30" 1
26-27" 26 30" 32" 1
27-28" 27 30" 32" 1
28-29" 28 32" 34" 2
29-30" 29 32" 34" 2
30-31" 30 34" 36" 2
31-32" 31 34" 36" 2
32-33" 32 36" 38" 3
33-34" 33 36" 38" 3
34-35" 34 38” 40" 3
36-37" 36 38" 40" 3
38-39" 38 40" 42" 4
40-41" 40 40" 42" 4
42-43" 42 44" 46" 4
43-44" 43 44" 46" 5
44-45" 44 46" - 5

Sizing Note: For the most accurate fit, measure around your body where you plan to wear the belt. Choose the closest belt size to that measurement.

Belt Diagram Accent Belt and Complement BeltThe Accent Belt, The Polished Belt and The Complement Belt size measurements start from the beginning of the leather to the middle hole.

Belt Diagram Infinite BeltThe Infinite Belt size measurements cover the entire length of the leather.



Belt Measuring Guide

Belt Measuring Guide

A - High-rise style:

If you plan to wear your belt around your natural waistline, wrap a measuring tape around the narrowest part of your midsection. Then, add 3” to determine your high-rise belt size.

B - Mid-rise style:

If you plan to wear your belt lower than your natural waistline, you will require a dierent size. If you have a particular pair of bottoms you intend to wear your belt with, wrap a measuring tape through the belt loops while in a relaxed position.

When wearing your belt in your preferred style, it should fasten in the middle hole. The belt will relax with wear allowing you to cinch it tighter, as needed.

If you plan to wear the belt in both the high and mid-rise styles, you have two options:

  1. Select your high-rise style and fasten it more loosely when worn in the mid-rise style.
  2. Select your mid-rise style and fasten it more tightly when worn in the high-rise style.