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Poppy Barley Weekly 16

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Poppy Barley Weekly 16 Welcome to Friday! It’s been a whirlwind of travel. I spent last weekend in the Okanagan celebrating the marriage of a dearest friend, flew directly to New York (shot from under the Manhattan bridge, below) and home again to Edmonton. Here on the prairies of Alberta, autumn’s brisk temperatures have arrived. I rode my bike to work yesterday to a fresh layer of frost on the pedestrian bridge. Today, we’re going to start on a sad note. Our beloved, incredible Breanne is leaving us. Tomorrow marks her final day at Poppy Barley {insert lots of tears}. When you’re a team of 2 or 4 or 8 – every person makes a significant contribution to a company. Breanne’s personality, brains, consciousness and commitment set a standard for customer care, events and fun at Poppy Barley. She may be leaving but will forever be part of the Poppy Barley story. Breanne, we’ll miss: everything pink, stories of fake hair, your smile, your patience, your kindness, for being up for anything, your mad excel skills, your bikini-packing skills, always having everything under control… YOU! For your next journey, the whole Poppy Barley team (in Edmonton and Mexico) is cheering and supporting you. Good luck! Here’s what happened this week: Here’s what we’re reading:
  • Solitude and Leadership by William Deresiewiez. It’s long, but so brilliant. It serves as welcome reminder that we do our best thinking by slowing down and concentrating.
  • The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship by Jessica Bruder. Who can ignore relatable words like “before they made it big, they struggled through moments of near-debilitating anxiety and despair--times when it seemed everything might crumble.”
  • As I spend more time thinking about designing a Poppy Barley retail concept, this article made me think: Retailers Shift Strategy to Court Millennials.
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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.