There's a new addition to my clog family, but it's on probation. I may have to return them, because I am a logical, rational, reasonable person, fully capable of self-awareness and recognizing shoe redundancy. On the other hand, they sure are cute.
For a few years now, I, along with every other clog lover in the world, have been drooling over Swedish Hasbeens, as evidenced way back when. (side note: have you seen the new loafers? I think they're so fun(ny) and wonderful). So you can imagine my excitement when I heard about the Hasbeen/H&M collaboration. For me this was bigger than Lanvin, bigger than Comme des Garçons, bigger even than Lagerfeld. So when the clogs hit the stores I literally ran to H&M on Gran Via and like a maniac tried them all on. I thought I was going to go home with the nude multi-strap pair, but for larger-calved ladies let me tell you, it is not a flattering design.
In the end I came home with these cherry red babies. I can't wait to wear them with rolled up loose jeans and trousers and long flowing dresses. They're super comfortable, the soles are incredibly light weight, and they feel like they'll hardly need any break-in time at all. There's only one problem... I'm having trouble justifying them.
Why? Cause I already have this little collection of clogs here:
left to right: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Zara, Hakei
The new ones are like the love child of the mules and the sandals, and really how many pairs of clogs can a girl have (especially considering I'm still lusting after the bootie versions and now those damn loafers too)? But then the thought of returning them makes me want to raise my voice and shout out the battle cry of the chronic shopper: "But these are totally different!" What do you think? To keep or not to keep? Was this purchase unwarrented? Or do they make for the perfect addition to the family?
clog family portrait