Shoe of the Moment: Slip-on Sneaker by Joe Fresh

At one point during your day today you looked up the temperature outside, whether if it was before you left for work in the morning or to run a quick errand at lunch. If you happen to live in a part of the world where the weather is minus anything – Toronto is currently -13°C with the wind chill making it feel like -19°C – the words, “Get me out of this crazy cold climate!” came out of your mouth. As a result, I and many people I know, have found themselves visiting travel websites, such as Expedia, in the hopes of discovering a crazy all-inclusive deal to the Caribbean so we can make our great escape south.

With March Break quickly approaching, it’s just a matter of time before the perfect vacation deal pops up on your computer screen and you hit the ‘Buy now’ button. When you do you’ll have to start packing a suitcase and, of course, buy a new pair of shoes to celebrate your soon-to-be sunny getaway. One such pair I came across you (and your wallet) will love is this slip-on sneaker by Joe Fresh. Made from canvas and rubber, this floral printed number has all the characteristics of a great vacation shoe; it’s packable, comfortable to wear when you’re exploring the local sites or going to the beach, and will match anything in your summer wardrobe. Oh, and did I mention that it only costs $24? Yes, you need to buy it online now.

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Footwear in the News: Disney Collaborates with 9 Luxury Shoe Designers to Recreate Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

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Out of all the animated movies Disney has put out in its 92 years of existence Cinderella is my favourite one. Yes, the rags to riches story of the mistreated stepdaughter dazzled me as a young girl. However, it was the song and dance routines of Cinderella’s four-legged companions and, most importantly, the one-of-a-king glass slipper that caught me hook, line and sinker.

On March 13, 2015, Disney is releasing the first live-action film inspired by the iconic fairy tale story which stars Lily James, Game of Thrones star Richard Madden, Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett and Oscar-nominee Helena Bonham Carter.  Continue reading

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Footwear in the News: To Boost or Bust, About Kanye West’s YEEZY Boost

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When it comes to Kanye West, let’s face it, there is a lot to say about the rapper/song writer/producer/director/entrepreneur. Did I miss anything out? However, when you add the title of fashion designer to his many endeavours things get extra heated and an unending flurry of thoughts come into mind.  Continue reading

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Shoe of the Moment: Embellished Sandal by Giuseppe Zanotti

The words of Ebenezer Scrooge sum up my feelings towards Valentine’s Day and they are “Bah humbug!” Why you ask? It’s partly because the occasion has never treated me kind; I can count on one hand the amount of times the most romantic day of the year has lived up to its reputation. Plus, without a lot of help, most guys aren’t really good at giving heart-stopping presents.

If your theme song is Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” or your man happens to give you a lacklustre gift this Valentine’s Day, then the best way to remedy the situation and do you is to engage in a little retail therapy. How about a new pair of shoes? Yes please! Because no know can take better care of you than you.

Ladies, check out this god-like creation by Giuseppe Zanotti. At first glance the leaf embellishment on the front appears to have been carved from actual sterling silver, but it’s handcrafted from high-shine patent leather allowing it to mould comfortably to the foot. Forget flowers, chocolates or having a romantic dinner with the opposite sex, this stunning shoe will make any female swoon and fall instantly in love. Buy online.

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Footwear in the News: Renowned Footwear Executive Vince Caumto Has Died

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I get a lot of my news from scrolling through my Facebook timeline; the great one stop shop for all new and interesting things to know online. Besides hard news articles which appear most things I read are time wasters that distract from completing my to-do list. However, there are the moments when instead of mindlessly scrolling down the page you encounter news that takes you by surprise and prompts you to click on an article to find out more details. That happened to me a few days ago when I found out that renowned footwear executive Vince Camuto had passed away.  Continue reading

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Footwear in the News: 12 Shoes to Buy Based on Your Zodiac Sign

My current daytime gig, which you may not already know about, is that I’m a freelance writer for several of the country’s top fashion and lifestyle websites. I often get the chance to pen fun and creative pieces on fashion, fitness, travel and, of course, shoes.

I recently wrote an article for StyleList Canada which I’m sure you and your feet will love; it’s called 12 Gorgeous Shoes Based Your Zodiac Signbecause if you’re not sure what your first pair of shoes should be for 2015 then the stars will know. Enjoy!

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Shoe of the Moment: Legia Sandal by Jimmy Choo

It’s a new year and therefore we need new shoes. And ladies, if you’re going to start 2015 with a bang it better be with a show stopping shoe right? Right! May I present to you the Legia sandal by Jimmy Choo.

This high heel beauty will stop traffic in all directions, during rush hour, in a heartbeat with its strappy design which criss-crosses up and around the foot. The generous hand-knotted metallic leather straps in silver and gold at the toe adds major glamour and makes the perfect colour contrast to the beige suede composition of this shoe. Can you resist this heart-stopping creation by Choo? Nope, neither can I. Buy online.

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6 Best Shoe Picks of 2014

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Hello shoe lovers! It’s been a few weeks since you’ve heard from me – bad, I know – but once the holidays arrived I needed a blog detox. I turned into Betty Crocker and baked enough cookies to feed an army (see my Instagram pics); took up running in the dead of winter – crazy, I know; binged watched Mind of a Chef on Netflix and spent time with my family. Yes, it was a good holiday and I hope yours was as equally satisfying.  Continue reading

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Must-Have Shoe for 2015 + Win a $200 SHOEme.ca Gift Card

2014-12-22-SHOEmeGiveawayImage01There are a few days left in 2014 and it amazes me how the year has flown by. Naturally, it’s a time for reflection, giving thanks and, of course, creating New Year’s resolutions. For some, that means hitting the gym like a ton of bricks, others will commit themselves to eating healthy, take up a new hobby or make smarter financial decisions like refrain from shopping – yah, sure.  Continue reading

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Shoe of the Moment: Metallic Oxford by Reed Krakoff

There are shoes and then, there are SHOES. How can you tell the difference between footwear that elicits a “Meh” from a “Holy cow I need you in my life” reaction? It has to do with design and creativity. You can find a pair of black pumps any and everywhere, but it’s when a swathe of colour or chain details are added to said pumps that will take it from ordinary to extraordinary.

For example, oxfords are one of the most popular flat shoe styles being worn these days. The ones I usually see are pretty plain and basic, but not anymore. I recently discovered this bad boy creation by Reed Krakoff on The September and the ground beneath my feet shifted. Just look at them!

From the front they look like sensible and practical shoes; however, from the back it’s a whole other story. The American designer combines nude patent leather with metallic rose gold creating the “Holy cow I need you in my life” reaction, as well as thoughts of “My credit card take a big hit this close to the holidays. Right? Yes, of course it can!” Buy online.

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