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.
December is the season to be jolly and to buy shoes, lots of shoes. However, with so many things happening this time of year and shoes to select where do you start and what do you buy? I got the hook-up and selected four fantastic shoes from SHOEme.ca that will cover all of your holiday needs and make you do a little dance in your heels. Take a look and get ready to shop. Continue reading
This week I did something I haven’t done in a very long time, I went for a run for the first time in years. Those of you who follow me on Twitter and Instagram know I’m very much into my yoga and have recently taken up ballet. Being healthy and in shape is important to me; however, the one physical activity I haven’t been very good at keeping up with is going to the gym. I haven’t been in months and feel like my membership (and the money to pay for it) is wasting away. Continue reading
Within the past year my shoe obsession has expanded to include sneakers; it started with the proliferation of the slip-on sneakers and from then on it was all downhill. So naturally, when I heard that Solange Knowles, one of my favourite artists, was dropping her second collection for German brand PUMA I had to take a look. Continue reading
Club Monaco carries shoes! Yes ladies, I was surprised as you were when I happened to click over to their website in the attempts to find a sweater on sale and saw the category listed in their dropdown menu; how did I not know this before is an enigma. When I clicked on “Shoes” I was pleasantly surprised at the selection of Italian leather footwear laid out on my computer screen, but one heeled wonder caught my eye and that is the Jamie Bow Pump.
The design is classic, a standard pump with a gently sloping arch and a manageable four inch heel; that is until you hit 5:00 p.m. after wearing them for eight hours. What makes this beauty stand out is the subtle, yet edgy, lizard effect texture on the outer combined with the lady-like grosgrain bow. It can be worn with anything from jeans to dresses and, if you dare, jogging pants for the comfy chic look. Buy online.
There’s an elephant in the room and it’s not what you think. TOMS has launched its second TOMS Animal Initiative, where the American do good brand partners with non-profit animal conservation organizations to create and increase awareness, as well as fund animal protection around the world. Continue reading
Oh snow! Yes, I said it and if you live in the Great White North (aka: Canada) or are one of those poor souls digging out from the Everest size snowfall in Buffalo, NY, having a pair of boots on your feet is akin to Carrie Bradshaw wearing a pair of Manolo Blahnik heels on her wedding day to Mr. Big; they go hand in hand or should I say foot in shoe.
Now, depending on where you live slipping into a pair of knee-high or over-the-knee boots may be a bit premature. And being on the cusp of the holiday shopping season you, I and every other shoeaholic are looking for an affordable, stylish and, most importantly, comfortable ankle bootie that can go with everything, from a pair of skinny jeans to a slick midi-skirt. Therefore, I have for you this über chic Chelsea boot by Zara. Made from leather, in a rich burgundy colour, it’s the perfect alternative to buying your umpteenth black shoe. Plus, it costs less than $100! How can you ever think of resisting it? Buy online.
The holidays are here and as you get your hair and nails did, throw on your most fashionable frock you need – and I can’t stress this enough – the dopest shoes to go with it. Yes, you can get the glittery, sequin stuff that everyone has, which screams boring, or you can pony up part of your pay cheque for these must-have shoes by Sophia Webster for J.Crew. Continue reading
I’ve taken a few weeks vacation from the blog but now I’m back and raring to go. And I can’t think of a better way to start things off by discussing the spring 2015 collections shown at World MasterCard Fashion Week (aka: Toronto Fashion Week) this past October.
During fashion week, I was having a conversation with blogger BFF Sharon (The Backseat Stylers) and as we discussed the latest collections hot off the runway we both realized 2014 marks the fifth year we’ve been attending WMCFW. Where the time has gone we couldn’t tell you and how the fashion scene has changed in the city over the years is mind boggling when we reminisced. Continue reading
As soon as fall or winter rolls around in the calendar year my mind turns to two things: 1) stay indoors at all costs, because Canadian cold weather is not very kind and 2) give me flats, as in flat shoes, because during times like these the need for practical footwear kicks in like a bad habit.
One such shoe that fits the bill is the Gertrude flat by French designer Laurence Dacade. She combines the silhouette of a men’s oxford shoe with women’s pointy flat to make footwear goodness and, not to mention, that elegant faille bow detail on the front will have anyone say “Oh la la” as they hit the add to cart button. Buy online.