Saturday, 26 June 2010

You learn something new everyday...

Whooga ugg boots

I do not like UGGS I think they are ugly and they don't look nice with any outfit that I can think of. However... I do own a pair. They are my slippers/running to the shops to get milk shoes. I also wear them if I have an incredibly early start when I'm filming (I also wear my p.j's then but that's for another time).

I always thought that 'UGGs' were the real deal and all other boots that looked like them were fakes... I was wrong. It turns out that 'ugg' literally means a sheepskin boot. The UGG Australia ones that have become so popular are just another brand of sheepskin boot. Confused? It is explained better here.

I was sent these Whooga uggs and I have to say they are better then my "real" uggs. They are so bloody cosy. As most of you know I've been sick recently so these have been practically glued to my feet whilst I lay on the couch. The lining is lush and thick- which is exactly what you want from slippers that are socially acceptable to wear on the street.

Whooga are offering 100 Ring My Bell readers a $30 gift card to use on their site. Yep that's right I said 100 of you. The code is 515RINGMY. It will work for the first 100 people to use it.  Copy and paste the code.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow. those are expensive shoes to just buy for "running to get milk".

Ring My Bell said...

Anonymous-Um... did you only read that one sentence? You missed the whole part about filming?

Elena S. said...

i love uggs and i totally agree they are soo soo fugly but living in ny there is absolutely nothing my feet prefer more :)
thats such a great deal! i would totally buy them right now but it may be a bit early =\

great blog btw ! lovely pics
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*Alberta* said...

I wish I could buy it but there's soo many things on my wish list and I dont go back to University until august so I feel like I wont wear it now so it would be of no use.. :( but Im gonna have to get it for full price in september which sucks

stilettolover91 said...

Ugss are FUGLY!!! I hate them!!

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emlouise said...

Haha ugg boots aren't meant to be a fashion statement they are simply slippers that people thought looked cool with mini-skirts for some reason
:P

Lansky said...

I've Ugg boots and they're really comfy and keep my feet warm :D !!!! Espcially when u live in Canada you need it.

L.xoxo

pink powder said...

I never quite understood the idea of designer ugg boots. It's incredibly cheap to buy good quality ones here in Australia...





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xx

Ring My Bell said...

pink powder- I agree! I was shocked at how cheap these whooga ones were! UGGs are around £140 here in London and she has those ones up for $80 which is around £40.

Lansky- I once filmed in Canada. It was the coldest I've ever been in my life and my uggs never left my feet!

emlouise- lol! yeah why on earth people do that, I will never know!

xoxo

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Barbarella said...

Woow, it seems the 100 codes are already used :(

Tae Hee said...

always thought uggs were ugly as well, but I am sure u can pull them off instantly! Besides this post I wanted to say you have such a divine style and I am loving all your outfits!

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xxx

The CultureCynic said...

LOL nope nope No ugg for me!!!that's one route i am unwilling to take no matter how cozy they look....lol. but i do hope you get well soon. feel better!!
xx

Ring My Bell said...

Barbarella- I'm sure they cant all be used already! I'll check with the company and post a comment back here...

Fashion Chalet said...

I wear them when it's cold out and I have to walk the dog, or run a quick errand. I can't argue enough the comfort level, just wish they were less clunky and akin to oversized marshmallows.. haha. ;)







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xx

Melissa said...

I love how you refer to them as "slippers that are socially acceptable to wear on the street."
That's so true, Hehe (:

xx, Melissa
http://dearellaxolily.blogspot.com

RITA said...

thanx for this tip... I might try Whooga ugg boots because my Australian Uggs are worn out after a year:(
I like Uggs because they keep my feet warm...

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Allegra said...

but aren't they way too long? I prefer the short uggs..

Karolina K. said...

I have emu. They're made of shepskin too, ugss just aren't available in Poland. xo

violetdarko said...

Hi Ash! I've always loved your blog, and now I'm leaving a comment for the first time!
I'll defenetly buy a pair, I don't think they're pretty but at the same time here (Italy) it's so cold in winter that I NEED them. Have you any idea where should I put the code on the website?
:)

Ring My Bell said...

violetdarko & Barbarella- whooga are having a 7 day 60% off sale at the moment so the code won't work until that sale is over.... The sale they are having makes them cheaper then if you used the gift card anyway!

*The code is entered at checkout*

Barbarella said...

Ok, thank you very much! :D

caughtcouture said...

haha I'm sooo glad you posted this! When I went to the UK so many girls were like 'it must be so great living in Australia, you can get cheap UGG boots!'

I didn't know how to tell them that in Oz, uggs are what you wear with PJs when you want to be comfy...not a fashion statement with your Jack Wills outfit!

K xx

violetdarko said...

Thank you Ash :D
I've just made my order thanks to you!

RaindropsofSapphire said...

Sorry you have been ill :( The heat that we are having at the moment can't help either! It's way too hot! I have never liked Uggs either, I actually don't own a pair but that's really cool to know it just means sheepskin! I never knew that! The reason I don't like them is I take a size UK 7 and my legs are quite small so I actually look ridiculous wearing giant boots like that, it's really quite funny lol!

Mat said...

you learn something new everyday!

Barbara Frankie said...

BAM - ugg debate
http://bfrmag.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday.html xx