Thursday, 5 June 2014
Irregular Choice: One Who Charms & Magic Pony
A picture heavy but chatter light post today, because I'm absolutely pooper-scoopered, but thought you'd want to see the wonderful new arrivals.
My One Who Charms unicorn heels arrived from Schuh on Monday. I was very impressed with the quick service and I think had I ordered them on a weekday other than Friday (ie. not to arrive on the weekend), then they'd have been here next day (they were sent Express 24). Good going for free delivery. I'm glad I sized up because they feel really snug, all over. You'll maybe recall originally I ordered two sizes in the star Eternal Friend unicorn courts (and kept the smaller pair) but took a chance just ordering the bigger size in the cream OWC. I haven't actually been well enough to wear any of them, but I tried on the cream ones again last week, just to double check they were a good fit. I haven't compared the two colours, but certainly the size up (6/39) felt like they 'just' fitted me and no more. I don't recall feeling that way about the cream, but it could just be that because I haven't worn shoes for months now, it felt weirdly restrictive. Haven't worn a bra either, so that'll be interesting when that happens (wee overshare for you there)!
Anyway I'd recommend sizing up personally. The strap again, 'just' fits. Had it been a fiddly button, I'd have been struggling I reckon. It's just secure enough on the base Velcro, but it's almost as 'wide' as it can be. Thankfully the Velcro is black, so it's not noticeable that I'm not fully covering it. I probably didn't take as many pictures as last time, you might find it helpful to look at that post if you need to see the toe shape and froggy soles etc. The unicorn heels are exactly the same. The only difference I can see other than the colour/fabric is the zig-zag design done in sequins last time, is instead a meshy pattern with gold metallic thread on a black background. You can see it best on the toes in the photo below.
Then my coordinating Magic Pony bag arrived from Irregular Choice yesterday (again using free delivery). It's so beautiful, like really lovely. The fabric is rich yet kinda muted or is subdued a better word? It's just gorgeous. It doesn't feel as stiff as my other one to open and also the actual bag itself feels a bit less rigid. It's the same inside, so check this original post if that intrigues you and I forgot to take a photo of the strap. It's turquoise metallic on the underside (the same as the base) and then the floral pattern on the other.
Despite the busy background, the unicorns are still quite clear and again the colours are just so lovely. Can you spot the mistake though? I noticed right way, but I all but spelt it out to my sister and she still sat for 10 minutes trying to find it.
Only one pony has an embroidered mouth. Collective "awwww"! I'd never send it back for fear of losing it altogether (they sold out on Friday), plus it's not something I'm particularly bothered by. I actually think I prefer it without the mouth. It just makes mine even more unique doesn't it?
What do you think? Do you prefer the originals or like the new colourway better? So much for the chatter-light approach too. It appears even on my death-bed*, my tongue (or typing fingers) never halt (* major exaggeration on the dying part). In other breaking news, I have named the unicorns on this bag "Smiley" and "Shyley", no prizes for guessing which is which. You'll maybe recall I wanted to name the animals on my other bags too, so after far too much brainstorming, the original unicorns are "Galaxie" and "Cosmo" and my Purfect Pose cat is "Dolce". It's becoming clear why I've never been blessed with children isn't it? Muahaha x
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