Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lamp Fail. Boot Win.

I recently moved into a new office at work and inherited a small beige lamp left by the previous occupant
Beige. Yawn.
I'm not a beige kind of gal, so I added the lamp to my spray paint fest last weekend and turned it into a nice satin nickel (with plans for a black fringed shade). Alas, my fail streak continued and the lamp promptly broke. :(
lamp fail

However, this lamp fail is greatly overshadowed by a major boot win!  Last week, I saw TUK's purple Brogue boots on Coffin Kitsch.
purple TUK boots :)
I immediately placed an order with Sourpuss Clothing, who shipped it the very next day (nice!). The boots arrived today... and they fit! This is just short of miraculous for me, as I rarely find footwear that fits properly. The boots are roomy enough for my wide feet; I just need to punch holes in the straps to accommodate my super skinny ankles. The leather is pretty soft, so the boots won't need much breaking in. Boot win! :D
happy feet wear purple boots

22 comments:

  1. It's a shame about the lamp. Cute shoes though! I know how hard it is to find nice ones.

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    1. It really is hard to find cute shoes when you have big and/or wide feet. I guess that makes success all the sweeter when it finally happens. ;)

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  2. At least it was a free lamp. Too bad it didn't have the courtesy to break before you spent the time painting it. :)

    New office at work - does that mean no more crazy heat issues like last summer?

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    1. I had a similar thought - "Oh, great, NOW it breaks!" :P But not a big loss as it was free (and not especially stylish anyway).

      No more crazy heat issues. The new office is more like a glorified closet - cramped and windowless - but so far the temperature has been comfortable. With my magma-for-blood constitution, I'd rather have a cool closet than a roasting hot palace. :)

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  3. The boots look great. I normally don´t wear boot myself but I start thinking I need a good pair of them, specially for the rainny days.

    In relation with the lamp, so bad it broke down. But ey, at least you didn´t pay for it.

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    1. Thanks! Boots are great for cold or rainy weather... though I wear them year-round. :)

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  4. Man, that sucks about the lamp!!!!! Awesome about a new office, yay new decor!

    Boots=amazing! ;)

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    1. Yeah, it's fun to create some new office decor. I might actually hang something on the walls! I never seem to get around to doing that before I'm moved to a new office. :P

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  5. If you still have the lamp, if the electrical components still work, try fixing it with some rubber cement. You'll have to sand the areas you going to glue together, but from what I see it should work.

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    1. It's actually just a loose nut/bolt connection, but I don't have the right tool to reach inside the lamp base to tighten the nut. I can definitely repair it with glue.

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  6. The boots are lovely! And it's nice to know TUK boots fit wide feet for future reference. I need quite wide shoes in the toe area, probably due to the fact I broke both my little toes as a kid and they are now crooked. If I ever get money to buy boots first hand we can share recommendations :)

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    1. Thanks! Over the years, I've had several pairs of TUK shoes and boots that fit my wide feet. These purple ones are even a bit roomier in the toe box than my last TUKs. :)

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  7. That sucks about the lamp. At least you're only out time rather than time and money.

    Awesome boots. The color is so much fun!

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    1. Thank you! I am definitely having fun wearing the boots. :)

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  8. Love your boots. And the socks you are wearing with the boots! Purple and stripes go well together.

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    1. Thanks! The socks aren't the right shade of purple, but they're what I happened to be wearing at the time. Luckily I have more striped socks which will match better. :D I love striped socks.

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  9. Sorry to read about the lamp, but those boots kick major butt!

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  10. Sorry about the lamp. :(

    I love the boots though! I'm starting to like purple a lot more.

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    1. Thanks! Come on over and visit the purple side! ;)

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