EMU ‘Jolie‘ Slippers
I’m ill again, or still ill I suppose. It is frustrating not being able to share outfit photos – believe me it’s not pretty right now, so I have been getting creative over the last week. It has actually been nice to get to write some different types of posts, but don’t worry I will bring out some extra special outfits to make up for it. After the hacking cough I’ve now lost my voice so I’m feeling sorry for myself.
I guess it must be winter then and with it the fun games you get to play on the commute to work… wrestling with people over who want the window open, using your scarf as a gas-mask as yet another person sneezes without a tissue, blerg. On the plus side I really do like winter fashion, I like coats, scarves, gloves and jumpers. But for the most part I prefer winter viewed from my window, whilst I’m wrapped up warm inside. Last year I got myself a pair of EMU sheepskin slippers and wore them pretty much every day since, they even survived two rounds in the washer. After doing the decorating in them, they started to look a bit sorry for themselves so I treated myself to a new pair. I have to say they are such high quality, I’d usually get through about six pairs of regular slippers over a year so they are good cost-per-wear too. I don’t just wear my slipper in the house either I end up running around the garden in them after the dogs and putting washing out and stuff so having a really sturdy pair has become essential. The sheepskin makes them so snug and warm, I don’t know what I would do if I had to go back to plain old slippers now. The only warning I need to give – make sure you don’t get too comfortable and go out without your shoes on, oh yeah I got half way down the path before realising I still had my slippers on once!
The snow is still firmly on the ground here, it is bitterly cold, icy and wet. Not the ingredients for an inspirational outfit. I am wrapped up like a sausage when I do leave the house, any exposed extremity is likely to freeze right off. I secretly wish balaclavas would come back in fashion, wearing one in Manchester is likely to get you arrested for suspicion of something though you aren’t even allowed to wear a hood up in certain places. One thing I am so enormously grateful for right now are these EMU sheepskin ugg boots. So soft and warm they feel like little clouds, but with their gripped soles and water resistant uppers they are practical too. What I really love about this pair called ‘Maloo‘ is the studded buckle design, the don’t really look like your traditional ugg boot, more of a biker boot. In fact I never realised quite how many different boot designs they do, they even do shoes and sandals. I especially like the new candy coloured mini boots which are right on trend for spring. My dad made me laugh, I caught him intently inspecting my boots, he was really impressed with how warm and soft they are. I think I will have to get him a pair of the men’s boots. They have a thicker looking tread so look more like specific men’s boots than the pair Joey Essex was seen sporting! Thank you EMU for looking after my feet!
As I mostly work from home I wear slippers a lot of the time, in fact I used to keep a pair under my desk when I worked in the city. Having dogs trail mud all over my carpets and chasing them up and down the garden, my slippers take a lot of abuse. Regular £10 a pair slippers last me about three weeks, I feel like I am constantly buying them. So I decided it would be worth investing in a really good quality pair. I toyed with going for the UGG Australia ones as I do favour their boots, but at half the price I thought I would give these EMU ones from Spartoo a go.
EMU Jolie slippers
The sheepskin is very thick and they are very warm and cosy. They have a good grip – useful for when your dog empties his water bowl all over the laminate floor. I like the grey suede and they fit true to size. The only thing that I was surprised about was that the sole is not as soft as I was expecting. I thought for slippers they would have used a softer, more cushioned sole but it is rather firm just like you would expect for out door boots. I have only had them for two days so I will have to report back about how well they wear, but I am pleased with them.
Have you tried any sheepskin slippers?