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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Blog POP! @Barefoot_Tess Summer Shoe Fashion + $75 Giveaway~ 8/23

*** I received the following shoes complimentary, in exchange for my original photography and opinions. No further compensation was provided. All photos contained below are copyright Momma Told Me 2013.
Momma Told Me: Beauty comes in all sizes, even feet.

I am not a fashion blogger. I get a lot of great opportunities with some wonderful beauty and fashion brands, to feature here on Momma Told Me, and oftentimes turn them down. Don't get me wrong, I love putting on makeup and dressing up as much as the next girly girl, but I have a few confidence problems when it comes to turning the lens onto myself. Sure I've had my typical struggles with image, including weight. But, nearly 50lbs lighter than I was this time last year, that's quickly fading into an issue of the past. No, what haunts me most now is an issue I've had since I was a child; generously portioned feet. Every woman with a size 10+ foot knows the peril of shoe shopping. In high school I had to buy my prom shoes at Sketchers (comfy, yes, but hardly designer heels). Finding a size 12 shoe on a store shelf is nearly impossible, let alone one that actually fits my personal style or tastes.
Cozumel wedges
Three years back, by a pure stroke of luck, I discovered the answer to every girl, with 'generous' feet like me's, shoe shopping prayers. Through my adulthood I'd been shopping for shoes at Torrid or Lane Bryant; where larger shoe sizes were readily stocked, but such apparel was designed for larger shaped women. While the shoes fit in length, nearly all of my heels from these brands have ample sway room in width and heel. I have long, slender, feet. These two factors don't make for the most graceful swagger, if you catch my drift. Created by a similar endowed woman, Barefoot Tess is the answer to the rising demand for extended size footwear (that is shoes that exceed the typical 2-9 sizing model). Not only does this online webstore contain some of the hottest shoe brands (Blowfish, 9 West, Sorel), but they design their own in house brand of Barefoot Tess shoes. Barefoot Tess label shoes are like a reverse exclusive club of fashionable flats to heels for size 9+ only!
Valencia Wedges
Valencia Wedges
Over the past few years I've had the honor of owning over 10 pairs of Barefoot Tess shoes in size 12. I've ordered leather pumps, cowboy boots, stylish sneakers, leopard print booties, killer wedges, and colorful sandals. I've had a few sizing slipups over the years; in which I promptly returned the chosen style for a half or alternate size due to fit. The customer service with this company is truly wonderful; no questions are asked, they simply work to get the perfect pair of shoes on their customers' feet. In recent orders I've noticed the website has undergone some serious improvements, including the addition of real customer feedback and reviews, and 'fit notes' that give prospective buyers and idea of what to look out for. IE: These run a little narrow in the ankle, the fabric stretches over time, order a half size up.
Cozumel Wedges
Just in time for Summer this year I hit the latest additions to the Barefoot Tess range in search of some new kicks to show off my (see through) ivory legs. I decided to try B.F.T. Cozumel wedges and Valencia Black Clogs for two dramatic day to night styles. I fell in love with the beautiful neon orange, teal, pink, and yellow hues on the Cozumel wedges instantly, they reminded me of Miami, or Mardis Gras, and begged a light and flowy sundress. This also fit me perfectly, with a little extra room in the toe; so as to create a platform for my feet, rather than a precarious ledge. (If you've ever had your toes 'hug' the edge of a shoe, you know what I'm talking about.) The strap fit a little snug on my ankles, but proved to stretch in time, and were much lighter to wear than my other similar style wedges.
Barefoot Tess Shoes for 9+ Sizes
The Valencia Black Clogs are not my typical pair of shoes; thus they make a great addition to my 'collection.' While some of my friends have classified them as 'mules' (indicating they are to be worn by a much older woman), I think they look pretty cute with some dark denim and accents of animal print. I love the stud detail and the man made upper is very gentle with long-term wear. The wooden base does make a little bit of noise when walking on certain surfaces, but are not at all as severe in comfort as one might expect a clog to be. This particular pair fit me a little snug upon first wear, but the material does seem to give as they are broken in. I am happy to report both of these pairs were a huge success in my eyes, and I can't wait to see what the brand has in store for the Fall!

What Daughter Says: Don't let a number tell you you don't deserve gorgeous shoes, shop Barefoot Tess.





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75 comments:

  1. I LOVE the Jeffrey Campbell 'Daisy' Bootie (Silver Clear). So cool!

    Amanda Tempel on RC

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  2. I like the Me Too 'Halle' Flat in black!

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  3. I'm a boot loving type of girl and I need a pair of black books so I love B.F.T. by Barefoot Tess 'Juneau' Boot (Black)

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  4. I like the Klub Nico 'Raleigh' Bootie !

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  5. love the B.F.T. by Barefoot Tess 'Veneta' Sandal (Teal)

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  6. I like the Corso Como 'Beach Ball' Flip Flop Sandal (Nude).

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  7. I like the Blowfish 'Priscilla' Flat (Natural).
    Thanks!

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  8. I like B.F.T. by Barefoot Tess 'Rio' Sandal.

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  9. I love the Corso Como 'Naan' Wedge Sandal in Coffee/Caramel

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  10. Ooh! I love how colorful those sandals are! Your pedicure looks great with them, too!

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  11. I really love the Blowfish Wedge Sandal in Natural.

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  12. Wow, those shoes are absolutely adorable! And they really don't make your feet look big at all. I love that. They are quite fashionable. So stinking cute!

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  13. I like the Corso Como 'Naan' Wedge Sandal (Coffee/Caramel)

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  14. I love your colorful sandals! Perfect for the summer.

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  15. I like the Aspiga 'Masai Disc' Sandal (Pink).

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  16. i love both of the shoes you modeled they look great!

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  17. My 16 year old niece has really big feet. I will tell her about this site. How great that they offer such cool styles for larger sizes.

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  18. I like the Blowfish 'Ryanna' Bootie (Grey). Thank you! Laurie Adams, AdamsFmReviews at comcast.net

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  19. I like the Nine West 'Graphifoto' Heel in black
    adrianecoros at gmail dot com

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  20. love the B.F.T. by Barefoot Tess 'Seattle' Rain Boot (Leopard)!!!

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  21. love the B.F.T. by Barefoot Tess 'Seattle' Rain Boot (Leopard)!!!

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  22. I like the 'Ella' Booties in black.

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  23. I like the Avalon Sandal in Black

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  24. I absolutely love the Jeffrey Campbell 'Adams' Sneakers (Natural).

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  25. I am digging the Dolce Vita 'Sargeant' Boots!

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  26. I like the Rocket Dog 'Whirl' Flat in the Tan Speckled. But I think the Mad Love by Steve Madden 'Flume' Flat in Houndstooth are adorable too! I could go on and on of styles I liked. Thanks for this AWESOME giveaway! Kathleen on the RC

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  27. I like the Boutique 9 'Zanny' Boot (Black).
    Kitty Iecvan

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  28. I love the B.F.T. by Barefoot Tess 'Raleigh' Sandal in coral

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  29. The DV by Dolce Vita 'Malika' Bootie IS SUPER CUTE!

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  30. I love the Brooklyn wedge sneaker. All of them! and thank you for introducing this website, I LOVE shoes and wear a size 11. It is so hard to find anything I like in my size, now I have a place to drool over!

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  31. I love the B.F.T. by Barefoot Tess 'Raleigh' Sandal (Gold)

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  32. Just got shoes in their summer sale but I can always use more!

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  33. I like the Matisse boot and the FS/NY Gale flat.

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  34. I like the Superga Classic sneaker

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  35. I like the Gola "Spirit" Sneaker. I love red, and I haven't worn a woman's sneaker in over 20 years.

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  36. I like the DV by Dolce Vita 'Lujan 2' Boot

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  37. http://www.barefoottess.com/new-arrivals/new-arrivals-boots/dv-malika-bk.html

    I love these!!!

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  38. B.F.T. by Barefoot Tess 'Brooklyn' Wedge Sneaker (Tan/White)I like these

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  39. Wow! I like the Malika by Dolche D V bottie in smog. I could spend hours on this website.

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  40. I like the superga classic sneakers. thanks

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  41. I love the Steven by Steve Madden 'Intyce' Boot in black.

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  42. I'm loving the J. Renee 'Estee' Heel (Silver)

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  43. We love Barefoot Tess, my daughter is 14 years old and a size 12 as well. They have been a total life saver for her as she enters her teen years and wants cute shoes!

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  44. I like the Nine West 'Graphifoto' Heels!

    CrystalW07 (at) aol.com

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  45. I have been jonesing for a pair of wellies!
    http://www.barefoottess.com/new-arrivals/hunt-wellie-green.html
    hef117 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Xo,

    Heather
    spunky real deals

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  46. I am in LOVE with Nine West's Graphifoto boots in black leather. Pair those with some tights and a cute skirt and you'd be all set for fall! :D

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  47. The Dolce Vita 'Sargeant' Boot (Black) would be PERFECT for the fall!
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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  48. I love the Jeffrey Campbell Edna Wedge green

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  49. I adore the Dolce Vita 'Sargeant' Boot (Brown)

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  50. I love the Ed Hardy 'Lowrise Tiger' Sneaker

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  51. Those Leopard print rain boots are amazing!

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  52. I like the Corso Como 'Naan' Wedge Sandal (Coral/Dark Nude)

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  53. I like the B.F.T. by Barefoot Tess 'Logan' Bootie (Black)

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  54. Blowfish 'Razmitten' Bootie (Black Fawn)

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  55. my daughter would love the Ed Hardy 'Highrise Buddha' Sneaker (Black)

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  56. http://www.barefoottess.com/shop-all/shop-all-flats/bft-warren-bk.html

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  57. Love this! http://www.barefoottess.com/new-arrivals/wedges/bft-elizabeth-bk.html

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  58. I like the Ed Hardy 'Lowrise Bangkok' Sneaker (Black). Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. Love these - DV by Dolce Vita 'Langley' Flat

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  60. these caught my eye
    http://www.barefoottess.com/shop-all/wedges/bft-brooklyn-tan.html

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  61. the Dolce Vita 'Dollie' Heel (Black Suede) are pretty sleek!

    rafflecopteR: daniel

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  62. I like the B.F.T. by Barefoot Tess 'Edina' Sandal (White).

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  63. Oh wow! I love this site! I wear a size 12 or 12.5 (wide) and it IS so hard to find!
    Two that caught my eye are the 'Juneau' Boot (Black), and the 'Murano' Flat (Black)!!

    (Graceful Homemaker)
    momhighcallinghome(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. Klub Nico 'Raleigh' Bootie (Black)

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  65. This shoe catches my eye
    Dolce Vita 'Ayden' Sandal (Black)

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  66. You know i think these shoes are the cutest!! Thanks for linking this up last week on the Verizon Voices Fashionista Style Hop. Head on over this week and link up here: http://www.modlychic.com/2013/08/verizon-voices-fashionista-style-hop-august-20.html We'd love have more of your style. And sign up for our weekly reminders too!

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  67. B.F.T. by Barefoot Tess 'Wales' Bootie (Stone)

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  68. B.F.T. by Barefoot Tess 'Carson' Sneaker (Black)

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  69. I love the Mad Love by Steve Madden 'Flume' Flat (Houndstooth)!

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  70. I really like the B.F.T. by Barefoot Tess 'Rio' Sandal (Turquoise/White).
    Michelle tucker

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  71. one shoe I like is the Dolce Vita 'Sargeant' Boot (Brown)

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