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Poppy Barley Weekly 25 + 26

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Poppy Barley Weekly 25+26 We missed you last week! That means we're giving you 14-days-worth of updates, so let's get started... Here's what happened:
  • We spent five days in Toronto measuring more than 150 women for custom tall boots, ankle boots and flats. The best part about it was meeting all the new + returning customers. Many had been following the Poppy Barley story for months, and many had heard about us from this Globe & Mail article (we are so thankful for press!). Our first popup happened with Jeff at Brodawka & Friends at 1114 Queen Street W. If you haven't been here before, go. You're in for plaid pants; MeFits critters, "solving a world of insecurities one story at a time"; a tasteful selection of records--rotated regularly; hot tea; and some beautifully handcrafted footwear. Our second popup shop was co-hosted with BRIKA, a very cool, curated and well-crafted e-tailer that helped kickstart our Christmas shopping. A final word: stay tuned for details on a more permanent Poppy Barley shop-in-shop in Toronto.
  • We launched the Black Contemporary Ballet Flat! It doesn't get more classic than this.
  • We launched our first Ready-to-Wear Collection. Some of you are lucky enough to have a standard foot size and foot width, but you're looking for serious comfort and classic style. With our Ready-to-Wear line, you can order Poppy Barley flats and ankle boots from us in Black, Ruby Red, or Cognac, and cut the wait time. They'll be on your feet in just two weeks.
  • We received an honest and articulate Poppy Barley review--one that we'd be crazy not to share--from Nicco at A Different Face.
  • We were featured on Style Bistro, Elliven Studio, Lark & Linen, and The Sparkle. If only you could see what a blog post does for office morale (high-fives, heel clicks are involved)! Thank you!
  • We got a hard copy of Vancouver Magazine and their 2014 Gift Guide featuring our Cognac and Black Foxhunt Boots! Damn, they look good.
  • We shipped out copies of Kelsey Nixon's cookbook to the winners of our #PoppyBarleyFeast contest.
  • We shot the lookbook and measurement videos for our upcoming Men's Collection at IZM Design. We will be launching in beta the first week of December, but it's invite-only for access! Sign up here to get on the list.
  • We celebrated our 2nd birthday on November 15th in Toronto! We're putting together another timeline for you capturing the highs and lows of the last year, but first, read our timeline from our first year in business.
  • We had a mini-makeover of our website with a more streamlined measurement process. We hope you like it!
  • We welcomed two new staff members to Poppy Barley - Yvonne and Erika. You'll be hearing from them, and more about them, in the coming weeks.
Poppy Barley in Toronto Here's what's coming up:
  • We are hosting TWO popup shops in Edmonton this weekend! The first is at Cory Christopher's studio for the CC Christmas Market. The second is at the Royal Glenora Club's Christmas Gift Show. We'll be measuring you for custom shoes and selling Gift Card Packages. Don't miss!
  • We are hosting another popup shop at Vine Styles in Calgary, but this time, we're adding some sweet treats from Crave Cupcakes to the wine pairings and measuring appointments. Book here.
  • We have an exciting collaboration with Berg & Betts coming! If you click through, we bet you can guess what it is...
  • Our Limited Edition Bordeaux Everyday City Boot launched last Monday - and there's only 12 of 25 pairs left!
  • Our cofounder, Kendall, was nominated for an Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Celebration of Achievement Award!
  • We can't stop listening to Serial and watching new episodes of Homeland.
  • We had some serious laughs at the latest Mean Tweets sketch from Jimmy Kimmel.
  • We attended the official opening party of Kit and Ace on Whyte Avenue last night, and are getting ready for Saturday night's PARKSHOW at the Go Centre/Saville Centre in Edmonton. There's only about 40 tickets left, and it's going to be an outstanding night in fashion. See you there.
  • Ken Bautista of Startup Edmonton announced the re-vamp of Vacancy Hall in the Mercer Building. Expect pop-up retail and studios that are short-term, flexible, and customizable.
*As always, you can follow the happenings at Poppy Barley LIVE via Instagram. Thanks to @AnyaGeo and @Chiutips for your photos this week!

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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.