Product Type: Ugg shoes
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I Do with something sparkly and blue
Ugg Australia Classic Short Sparkles
Member Name: europe-chick
Ugg Australia Classic Short Sparkles
Advantages: quirky and unusual, warm and comfy, sparkly and glittery
Disadvantages: the cost, light colour, sequins may fall off over time
I was chief bridesmaid or maid of honour at my best friends wedding earlier this year, or 'chief brideSLAVE' as she jokingly insisted on calling me! The very generous bride-to-be bought Ugg classic short sparkle boots as pre-wedding gifts for all 3 of the brideSLAVES. The sparkle Uggs that she bought for us were from the 'I Do' Wedding Collection range of Ugg boots.
The Ugg 'I Do' Wedding Collection consists of; the Classic Short Sparkle I Do - which are the boots that we all received, the Bailey Bling I Do - which the bride-to-be bought for herself, and the Fluff Flip Flop I Do.
She had taken a trip to the US a few months prior to her wedding, and she'd purchased all of the Ugg boots over there as they are much cheaper than here in the UK. The Classic Short Sparkle I Do are $190 in the US, and £185 in the UK. The Bailey Bling I Do are $225 in the US, and £220 in the UK.
The I Do Classic Short Sparkles are basically the Ugg classic shorts with the addition of hundreds, no probably thousands, of tiny iridescent sparkly glittery sequins all over the boots. The only part of the boots not to be covered in the sparkly glittery sequins is the heel potion where the Ugg logo is attached, this is in a very dark cream suede. The boots are even edged and bound in cream satin for the piping around the top, the sole, and down the sides. Each pair is actually slightly different, as each pair also seems to have some random pink hued sequins in amongst the white sequins, the sequins create different glimmering effects depending on how they catch the light. They mainly have a white glimmer to them, however they can also have a pink hued glimmer to them, and they can even have a blue tinged glimmer to them as well. Even the sole on these Ugg boots is getting in on the I Do theme as the sole is in a glittery blue colour.
Maybe these could be somebodys 'something blue'?
As with all Ugg boots these are lined with the sheepskin which is designed to keep your feet toasty and warm in the winter, and then nice and cool in the summer. The sheepskin liner and sole are so soft, and this combined with the lightweight flexible sole on these makes these really comfortable. As with all Ugg boots these are slightly on the big side, I'm normally a size 5, and I have these in a size 4. Or in US sizing I'm normally a size 7, and a have these in a size 6. I do have quite wide feet, and I have no problems with the foot width in these. I've also got quite chunky calves, and these are a perfect fit for me.
We all wore these on her hen weekend, which was a spa weekend break, we even went down for dinner in them. We also wore these the weekend of the wedding whilst running about picking up last minute bits, making last minute preparations, going to the hairdressers etc. We also have lots of photos taken on the big day itself, in our bridesmaids dresses along with our sparkly Ugg boots. The professional wedding photographer even got in on the act and had us all swap our glitzy sandals for these, and got a few quirky shots. I actually ended up wearing these for most of the wedding day, and just wore my glitzy bridesmaid sandals for the wedding itself, the photos, the meal, and then the first part of the reception. I was much comfier in these, as I hate wearing high heels as I struggle to walk in them! We all had lots of lovely compliments on these boots, as I don't think that many people have actually seen these.
These are really not the most practical of Ugg boots at all, due to the very light colour, and all the sequins attached to them. To be honest I've not actually worn them much since the wedding as I don't want to ruin them. I have worn them occasionally though and they do look a bit funky and unusual, and different from the normal classic shorts. I've tended to wear these with skinny jeans or shorts, or with a dress - either a short dress or a maxi dress. Again I've had lovely compliments whilst wearing these, as I think that depending what you wear them with, and when you wear them then they can look really quite nice. They are not really everyday Ugg boots due to the sequins, but they work well as occasional wear Ugg boots. I think if you look after them then they should last, i.e. don't go out in the rain, and probably don't sit with your ankles crossed as I imagine that this may rub some of the sequins off.
Overall I think that these were a lovely gift, they were very expensive, however if you look after them then they should last. They are quirky and unusual, and they made a lovely addition to the wedding day. They are also something that we will all continue to be able to get a lot of use out of, not everyday use, but occasional use, and they will always remind us of the wedding day.
Summary: I Do with something sparkly and blue