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Poppy Barley Weekly 03

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Poppy Barley Weekly 03

Whew, this week went flying by. It’s now 5:30pm. Never start anything at 5pm on Fridays.

What we did this week:

  • On Monday, Tiffany Mitchell from Offbeat + Inspired visited the Poppy Barley office with #YEGWEEKEND to be measured for boots (FYI - she picked The Promenade Boot in Kaki!). Flying in from Lexington, KY, for a weekend adventure in Edmonton, Tiffany is a stylist, foodie, photographer and blogger and... I want my Instagram account to look like hers. Can't wait to share more with you about our meeting.
  • Our first limited edition collection leather, Sunrise Confetti, SOLD OUT! Now: the countdown for Green With Envy gets real.
  • We launched our second limited edition collection featuring a Blue Jean Baby Classic Ankle Bootie, Blue Jean Baby Feminine Slipper and Rodeo Darling Promenade Boot (our first block heel boot style!). Both leathers have a beautiful, velvet (almost suede-like) finish (although the Blue Jean Baby was the most popular style at our Design Events in Calgary and Edmonton).
  • The Calgary Stampede is a big deal in our Canadian province, so we’re getting in on the action with our friends at ATB Financial with the ATBxPBFashionRoundup Pinterest contest to win $500 in custom shoes from Poppy Barley. Now, get pinning!
  • Wearing our Feminine Slippers in Rose Pink, Vancouver-based fashion blogger Alexandra from To Vogue or Bust speaks truthfully about slowing down and taking a moment to appreciate your successes. I think we could all use a little bit of that.
  • Holly, the talent behind In the Fun Lane includes us in her Like, Want, Need! post this week. Thank you!
It’s Father’s Day this weekend. Typically, Father’s Day is celebrated by recognizing all the great advice our dads shared with us. This year, we’re flipping that upside down. We’re a pretty smart bunch at Poppy Barley, so here are some words of wisdom for our dads:
  • In the words of Oprah, "When your kids get older, you have to become a consultant, rather than a manager." :)
  • You don't have to sign your name after every text you send - I know it's you!
  • Age does not protect your head. Please wear a helmet while riding your bike, skiing and rock climbing.
  • Retiring is a good plan provided you have hobbies to occupy your days.
  • Go to yoga. Every week.
  • No one likes being on speaker phone.
  • Just like the computer, this whole "cell phone thing" isn't just a phase and it isn't going away... sorry, Dad!
  • Enjoy your retired years - stay up late, travel, and wine and dine even more than you did in your twenties - you can sleep in now and don't have to worry about your kid's College Fund/RESP. Bonus!
Happy weekend-ing!

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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.