I hope you’ve all survived the weekend! Sadly, one member of my shoe family did not.
Last night (Saturday) I went out for dinner and drinks and was pumped to wear a brand new pair of Jeffrey Campbell boots for the first time, but while walking to dinner I felt a riiiiiiiiiiiip – the heel of the shoe had completely separated from the sole! The whole sole was just flapping off my foot every time I took a step. QUE DESASTRE! I could already feel the other sole was starting to rip too.
I played it off, I walked, danced, and worked it like nothing was wrong but on the inside.. I was silently mourning the death of my JC’s. How cheap. How poorly made. I mean I still love you Jeffrey but that was a major blow to the relationship. How can I trust you now?? How can I trust that this was a one-off mistake and it won’t happen again? Without trust, I don’t know if it’ll ever be like before, maybe we should just be friends.

If I weren’t wearing my (defunct) Jeffrey Campbell’s and leather jacket-skirt combo, this is what I would have liked to wear..

earrings Giles & Brother, dress Acne, shoes Boettega Veneta, ring Pamela Love, purse Antik Batik

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Cristina V. Cleveland

Cristina V. Cleveland is a senior beauty editor based in Austin, TX. She has been exploring personal style and decor on Fuji Files since 2009. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, To&From Magazine, Coco+Kelley, CamilleStyles and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.

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  1. OH NO! I hate when that happens, especially when you have paid good money {anything over $50} for a shoe, and they have never been worn, too? I hope that you take them back to the retailer you purchased them from immediately, without hesitation. I know you were disappointed to the highest point.

  2. Oh dear, I’m sorry that had to happen to you! It happened to me once (though not JCs) and I hated that it kept flapping and it was so obvious that I was trying to conceal it from the way I walked…in the end I retreated back home to change. My JCs have been fine so far…so maybe it was that one pair? Good luck with future purchases (if and when you decided to make any). xo


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Fuji Files was started by Cristina Cleveland, the Managing Editor of NaturallyCurly, the largest hair and beauty content platform. Her work as a writer and editor has appeared in publications like Refinery29, Teen Vogue, CamilleStyles, Blavity, Birchbox, TradHome Magazine, Coco+Kelley, and ads in Glamour, InStyle and Lucky.