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Poppy Barley Weekly 01

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Poppy Barley Weekly 01 We want to start sharing an inside look at Poppy Barley – insights that go beyond product launches and collaborations, but also include the connections, inspirations and daily events that shape the company. A weekly diary of sorts. This was the first week in over a month that the entire Canadian Poppy Barley team was together in our tiny 400 sq ft office in Edmonton. After the whirlwind of design events and recent trips to New York, it was a heads-down, work-like-crazy kind of week (thankfully it rained all week making it easy to be inside working). What did we do this week:
  • We launched a beautiful newly designed website (and we're winning the battle against some bugs/errors. Thanks for your patience!)
  • Our first limited edition collection is selling fast!
  • The product release I've been waiting for: ankle boots. (We can't stop with "bootie" jokes!)
  • Our Sunrise Confetti Modern Mary Jane flats looked stunning on Jillian Harris (she’s been such a great supporter from the start. Thanks Jillian!).
  • We finalized all leather colours until December. (Thanks for your feedback at our Design Events.)
It’s been a good week. I see beers and patios on the forecast for the weekend.

Poppy Barley Weekly 01

Other fun things:

  • Our office got a Ping Pong table! #BelieveInYourself
  • Our friends at Paperleaf put out a Design Weekly. It’s the most charming (read: funny + sarcastic) email you’ll find in your inbox every Friday morning. Go sign-up.
  • Our new favourite breakfast spot in Calgary? Over Easy. To die for.
  • Do you live in Saskatchewan? We’re considering a Poppy Barley road trip to Saskatoon + Regina. Can you help us? Best shops? Great places to eat? Cool bloggers? Have ideas to share, please email our community manager at caroline@poppybarley.com.
  • We’re a little embarrassed to admit, we just discovered In the Fun Lane – a style/décor/travel blog. Given Holly lives in Edmonton, we’re planning a full fledge fun attack to make Holly our friend. If you live in Edmonton, Holly is hosting a Be Crafty Workshop on June 14 where you’ll gold foil, dip-dye and water color pots, canvas bags and note cards.
  • We were featured at Capitol Hill Style today - thanks to genuine word of mouth and true PB fans. Thank you!
  • An oldie, but goodie. This Tumblr on startups makes us laugh. A lot.
  • Thank you Hitha for the art of packing light for an overnight trip. The more time I spend traveling, the less I pack.

What we’re reading this week:

Op-Ed | In Fashion E-Commerce, Service is the Key Differentiator I agree 100% with this statement “e-commerce is ripe for disruption through innovative customer service". At Poppy Barley, we’re looking to take customer experience to the next level. Read the full story. Why Taking A Vacation Can Make You Better At Your Job Promise to take a vacation this year. Why Are We So Busy? We “learn how to consume by consuming,” he writes, and how to “enjoy leisure by enjoying leisure.” Are you too busy? Mother Mag Given I’m not a mother, I sometimes don’t relate to straight up “mommy blogs”. This rad site is more a conversation about being a woman who happens to have adorable children. Dads who do chores raise daughters who aspire to high-paying careers Thanks Dad! ... we anticipate plenty of daddy-daughter vacuuming sessions this weekend. Feel good about doing chores. Follow along on Instagram for a daily play by play.

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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.