Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Clobba Review- Navy Tea Parties (positive)

So, I ordered some tea party shoes from Clobba-  http://clobbaonline.com/ and today I will be doing a review. These actually arrived a week ago, but this is the first chance i have had to sit down and actually review them! I know there are probably a lot of Clobba reviews out there but I figured one more wouldn't hurt.

Please note the item I ordered was already in stock and not a pre-order.

Ordering Process

On Clobba's home page, you scroll to the bottom to find out how to order from them. It was easy enough to find, but maybe it would be useful to have such important information at the top of the page. You have to fill in a contact form and later on, an order form. Both the forms were laid out very simply and I had no issues filling in all the information.

Communication

As promised, Clobba responded within 24 hours to my emails. I was kept up to date with how my order was going. The information was clear and easy to understand. I felt very reassured.

Tracking and Shipping

My order was placed on February the 21st and shipped with tracking on the 23rd. Excluding the 23rd, it took 6 working days to get here. The EMS delivery time was predicted to take 5-10 days, so as you can see 6 days was very quick. However, I did have issues with the site I had to use for tracking. They were really slow to update the tracking. For the majority of those 6 days, I had no idea where exactly my parcel was and had to assume it was just between countries. I didn't know where my parcel was until all of a sudden, it said my parcel was loaded to the vehicle for delivery. It was a good job I checked at the right time, otherwise I might not have been in to sign for the parcel! 


My shoes arrived in a shoe box, which was covered in that strong plastic stuff. The red and white polka dots were so bright, that even Parcel force would struggle to lose this parcel!


The cardboard box was a little battered in places, but it kept the shoes safe. Hmm... that logo on the box looks awfully familiar! My only suggestion would be some more tissue paper inside to stop the shoes moving about so much.

And now I present my new shoes!


The colour was a bit lighter than I was expecting. I swear it looks a bit darker on the website. I think the best way to compare the colour would be to that used on Angelic Pretty's Blueberry Tea Parties. That being said, there are still lots of dresses I like which are a similar colour to these shoes. Although I now wont be wearing these with the items I planned, I think these shoes could be a good addition to my wardrobe later on. Therefore, I will be hanging on to these for a while.


The stitching is very neat. Maybe the stitches could have been the same colour as the main part of the shoe or the darker part of the sole, but that is just a minor issue. Overall, the shoes do look like a very good replica of the AP shoes. The bows could have been a tinier bit more neater, but I think they are pretty convincing!


It took me a while to figure out the ankle straps because I missed the popper at first!


The bow on the back.

The shoes were very comfortable and true to size. I had a bit of toe wiggle room but I always go a size up because of my wide feet, so this is understandable. They are really easy to walk in too.

So this has been a very positive experience with just a few tiny niggles. I am going to have to re-think what to wear these with, but I already have a few ideas. If you have any suggestions then feel free to share them with me! I would definitely recommend Clobba and I would use them again. I have no idea what their pre-orders are like but Clobba were very efficient when it came to sending out these already in-stock shoes.

12 comments:

  1. Wow those are seriously bright!

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    1. Yeah, that is exactly what I thought when I first saw them! It would be great if they did some really deep navy tea parties as well.

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  2. this color reminds me so of APs French Cafe! :) very pretty!

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    1. I thought of French Cafe too! There are a couple of AP dresses I think I can use these with. Or maybe I could get a matching bolero!

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  3. aw, that blue is a gorgeous shade honey, so pretty!
    X<3

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    1. I hope I can co-ordinate it well! XD

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  4. Gosh, I love this colour so much! I really want some but they would match with nothing I own...oh well!

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    1. I think this could be a bit of a problem for me because I don't think they match my current wardrobe! But they do match items I am hoping to buy. I just love them so much, even if they were a bit of an impulse buy! XD

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  5. Sounds like a great site! And the shoes are gorgeous! I will definitely give them a try! Thanks so much for the awesome review :3

    ~ Kieli ~

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    1. I strongly recommend them! You are welcome!

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  6. Hello~

    I was wondering I have wide feet and am not sure if I should order a size up or not :/ What would you recommend?

    Thanks!

    Katie

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    1. I am actually a 24-24.5cm but I always order a 25cm because my feet are wide too. I found these shoes fit quite well and I ordered a 25.

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