Posts tagged ‘Clementine’

WWMW (What Would Michelle Wear?)

Seeing the celebs’ sartorial choices during awards season is always fun, but I am much more excited for the inauguration.  Why, fair reader?  It is not for the bland colors and Hilary pantsuits to be sure. The answer lies in one word: MICHELLE.  I just love seeing what she comes up with – she experiments with colors, shapes, and styles, and it is a joy to watch.  I also appreciate how she works with her height and size — no easy task, as many readers know.  I am wondering what kind of footwear she will be wearing on Tuesday.  If my every wish were granted, she would wear Barefoot Tess shoes of course.  But what pair?  Help me decide!

A. A stylish black peeptoe with unique detailing – elegant and edgy, just like her.

B. A kickass boot to show she’s a woman to be reckoned with.

C. A demure kitten heel to complement her classic pearls and shifts.


January 19, 2009 at 12:30 AM 5 comments

Shoe-per Bowl Update: Semifinals here we come!!



Hi gang –

Thanks for all the ladies who sent picks for the Week 1 BFT Shoe-Per Bowl Playoffs!!  The winners are, drumroll please… 

Dolce Vita, Barefoot Tess, Corso Como and Blowfish (by a single vote in a nailbiter v Matt Bernson!!).  This means that the semifinal matchups will be :


Dolce Vita v Barefoot Tess

Corso Como v Blowfish

Remember, for each correct answer last week, we gave 1 pt. For each correct answer this week, we will give 3 points. So even if you didn’t play last round, get involved this week to win $500 dollars worth of shoes from the winning designer!!  Email guesses to!

January 12, 2009 at 4:53 PM Leave a comment

BFT and the Stars

After scouring the internet for Golden Globes coverage, I decided it was high-time to have a celeb fashion run-down for BFT.  It looks like our shoes have been spotted on everyone from Kinsgston Rossdale (Australia Loves!) to Ashley Tisdale.  If any of you have seen other sightings, let me know! I love keeping track of growing roster.

wenn5231599   Amanda Seyfried in Matt Bernson’s Love Sandalmail1





Jessica Alba in Australia Love

January 12, 2009 at 4:29 PM Leave a comment

Winter Weather Blues

As the snow and slush and ice and sleet continue to fall, I find myself longingly looking at my cute array of summer sandals and the like. Ah Matt Bernson gladiators, if only  it were warm enough for me to pull you out today…. Don’t get me wrong, boots are one of the absolute best parts about cold weather. But, sometimes a girl needs variety! I was wondering what all of you wear on nights out in the cold weather.  Do you sacrifice warmth in the name of fashion? Or is practicality our guiding style?

A. I’m a cold weather warrior…stiletto booties, here I come!

B. I do what I can. Flat, but cute, boots it is.

C. The fairyshoemother invented snowboots for a reason.

December 13, 2008 at 11:25 AM 1 comment

Lucky Lady


Hope everyone is recovering from the holiday food-family-travel hangover alright… Yesterday was the end of our mega shopping spree drawing for $500 DOLLARS (!), and the winner will be announced anon. A big big thanks to everyone who signed up for the newsletter and bought shoes! Here’s hoping it will be you…

*********************************BREAKING UPDATE********************************

A big congratulations to LEAH W!! She is the lucky winner of BFT’s mega, $500 shopping spree! Here’s to dreams of wedges, sugarplums, mary-janes…

December 1, 2008 at 9:44 AM 1 comment

Panic at the Disco: What to be for Halloween?

As it appears to be late September out of nowhere, I have begun actively brainstorming what to be for everyone’s favorite fall holiday – Halloween.  Something cute but not too promiscuous, timely but not overly complicated, easily recognizable but clever… a tough assignment! Favorite costumes throughout the years have included Carmen Miranda (try a pair of espadrilles) or His Girl Friday (sheer black tights, 40s pumps – try these, a black suit and netted pillbox hat, and, of course, witty repartee all night). But I am at a loss this year… what to be?  I need your help!! Any ideas/favorite past costumes/funny stories??

September 24, 2008 at 8:28 AM 1 comment

Meet Clementine, Tess’ Bloggette BFF

Hello women of BFT. As Tess has been whisked back to collegiate life,  I will be helping out with the blog from time to time.  I, like our faithful leader Tess, am devoted to the sartorial excellence of tall women, long-footed women, and, in fact, of all women in general. 
Today I have the pleasure of announcing the winner of our latest contest – The Favorite Shoe Photo Contest. We unanimously loved her entry, and congratulate this lucky BFT customer on winning a $100 Barefoot Tess shopping spree. As always, all contestants who sent in entries will be rewarded — a code for 5% off the website will be emailed to you.
An exciting new contest will be announced shortly, so keep checking back.
Until next time,




“”Your portfolio is lovely, but there are so many qualified candidates and I am afraid we cannot use you for the part today.  However, accommodations will be supplied for you, as always, and we would love to have you try out again tomorrow!”

September 9, 2008 at 7:12 AM Leave a comment

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  • 35% OFF — Back by Popular Demand February 25, 2009
    Sometimes when you scream loud enough, companies and people actually hear you…well, we’re listening and we’re happy to oblige.  The big sale is BACK UP and you can again save 35 percent on your order. Just go to check out and use FEB35 as your secret savings code. Make sure to let us know […]
  • 1-2-3 Savings — Today Only! February 24, 2009 is offering a fun little incentive for all you size 10+ shoe lovers — it’s all based around ‘the more you spend, the more you save’ idea.  So, let’s just say you might spend as much as $500 on all the shoes on sale right now, you’ll save an additional 30 percent.  But seriously, […]
  • Oscar Wrap-Up February 23, 2009
    With Fashion Week over, we turn our attention to the red carpet of the Oscars and last night was a feast for the senses. Some of the dresses were in a word, spectacular. We expect that you have your favorites and we’d love to hear from you. If you submit the best description of your […]
  • SALE EXTENDED! — SAVE 35% TODAY ONLY! February 22, 2009
    Okay, so I know I told you yesterday that Saturday was it for the sale…well, you all responded so heartily that we extended it through today…yep, you love a deal, apparently. The Web site was packed yesterday with folks shopping for steals and boy, did they find ’em. So in case you got in […]
  • Shoe Sale — 35% off entire site of already reduced merchandise February 21, 2009
    It’s insane, I tell ya…just crazy…so the big boss is in Florida. No joke. So we’ve put the whole site on sale! You won’t find this many large, gorgeous, stylish and fun BIG GIRLS shoes anywhere but Sizes 10 to 15 — no lie — and cute, totally cute. Go…check it out…and once […]
  • Big Savings on Big Shoes February 21, 2009
    Time is just about up for the 35% off sale…you have until midnight to save on everything on the site…honestly, some of the cutest shoes for spring…go to, shop and then get to check out and type in FEB35 for your extra savings. Please understand there’s already a sale going on right now, […]
  • 35% Off ALREADY REDUCED Shoes Continues! February 20, 2009
    As Fashion Week continues, we are like to celebrate in the usual way…with a BLOW OUT sale, of course. So, if you also delight in saving ridiculous amounts of money on high-end designer shoes, please celebrate with us! And speaking of Fashion Week, we were looking through the runway samplings and you’ve got to […]
  • SAVE additional 35% NOW at February 19, 2009
    It’s just crazy…we are discounting the entire site…NOW. Please go to and shop for your spring shoes right now and take advantage of this HUGE discount now through Sunday at midnight (PST). When you get to check out, enter FEB35 to get the savings.
  • 30% OFF Entire Shoe Stock — February 19, 2009
    This just in!!! Beginning at midnight tonight (PST) and ending at midnight on Sunday (PST) you can save an unheard of 30 percent on almost every shoe you can find at  Shop ’til you drop and when you go to checkout, use FEB30 in the Coupon Code block.  That’s it!  No catch…just tremendous savings […]