You can find more than a crisp white tee and an affordable pair of blue jeans at the Gap. Gurrl… you can also pick up a decent shoe that won’t break your bank. Check out my Shoe of the Moment pick below!
- Outer, suede
- Colour, blue
- Heel height, N/A
Why I chose this shoe: the boyfriend dress trend is here to stay; well, until the next big fashion trend pops up. For now I’m enjoying wearing looser fitting jeans and footwear that doesn’t require me to teeter four inches on my tippy toes above ground level. How about you? If you said yes then feast your eyes on this classic blue suede shoe from the Gap – cue Elvis Presley song. This loafer screams comfort and for $59.95 you can’t go wrong. Buy online.
Tired of your old black shoes? Do ballet flats bore you? Shellys London has given the classic oxford design a twist – take a look below!
- Outer, pony hair (aka: calf hair) and suede
- Colour, black
- Heel height, 3.81 cm / 1.5 inches
Why I chose this shoe: I’ve seldom been attracted to footwear that incorporates pony hair, but when I received the Vikova oxfords from Shellys London I was delighted to see the company combined the material with a suede basket weave turning this preppy design into edgy shoes with an attitude. Buy online.
Every where I turn people are talking about the new Hunger Games movie Catching Fire. Before the very first movie came out in 2012 I read the books and liked it so much that I breezed through the entire trilogy in a weekend. In honour of the second Hunger Games movie, which I’ll be seeing this weekend, I chose a shoe that is too hot to resist.
- Outer, suede
- Colour, burgundy
- Heel height, 12 cm / 4.73 inches
Why I chose this shoe: the wide burgundy straps is what first caught my eye. The thickness of the straps gives off a masculine feel, but the spacing between each one is strategically placed to allow hints of skin to show through and entice the eye. Buy online.
When people refer to themselves as ‘feeling blue’ they’re usually in a state of sadness, but in my case it means I’m obsessed with blue shoes and this heel from Zara can cure any shoeaholics’ feelings of woe.
- Outer, polyester
- Colour, blue
- Heel height, 8 cm / 3.15 inches
Why I chose this shoe: when I first saw this shoe I said to myself “This heel looks familiar. Did Zara create a Pierre Hardy knock-off?” After a few Google searches my suspicions were confirmed (via Refinery 29) and while I’d rather buy the real thing not every one can afford designer shoes. Zara makes it especially difficult to resist this mid-heel goodie by pricing it at $59.90 CAD – resistance is futile. Buy online.
It’s Friday! I always get excited when the weekend arrives and putting on a chic pair of comfortable flats is what a girl needs to kick off two days of rest on the right foot.
- Outer, leather and suede
- Colour, blue
- Heel height, 1.2 cm / 0.47 inch
Why I chose this shoe: American designer Jenni Kayne has taken the silhouette of a classic flat shoe and made it edgier and chic. What once was a boring black flat has been updated with a few simple modifications; cut out sides, use of leather and cobalt blue suede, as well as adding a chain link across the front. Who says a flat shoe has to be boring? Buy online.
In case you need help coming off of yesterday’s Halloween candy high I have the perfect solution to prevent your body from experiencing a sugar overdose, all you have to do is trade in one addiction for another – shoes!
- Outer, leather
- Colour, orange
- Heel height, 11. 5 cm/4.2 inches
Why I chose this shoe: when I saw this Carven heel I thought it would make the perfect Halloween shoe. With its orange ankle strap and foot bed, and mismatched snakeskin print you could wear this heel to the annual costume party you happen to avoid and make it part of a fashionable outfit that will make all the ladies jealous with envy. But really, this Carven heel will take you beyond the yearly event where you can rock it in the winter, spring summer or fall. Buy online.
Who needs an eye-popping shoe to start the weekend off on the right foot? If you answered “Me!” then I have the perfect pump by J.Crew to satisfy your shoeaholic craving.
- Outer, fabric
- Colour, purple
- Heel height, 9.5 cm / 3.74 inches
Why I chose this shoe: this bejewelled pump with its metallic floral print is a show stopper. It’s best to keep your outfit simple when donning a shoe like this, such as wearing an all-black ensemble, keep the accessories to a minimum and then let your tootsie shine. Buy online.
Before over-the-knee boots became a wardrobe staple for women designer Stuart Weitzman introduced the 5050 boot in the early 90s to shoe-lovers. Fast forward decades later, this boot can be found in closets world-wide and Weitzman is now celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 5050 boot by offering customers the opportunity to purchase it in 20 styles over a period of 20 days online. The most extravagant boot in this anniversary arsenal is the Safari 5050 and when you see it you’ll be ready to ROAR.
- Outer, Swarovski pavé crystals and suede
- Colour, multi
- Heel height 2.54 cm / 1 inch
Why I chose this shoe: who doesn’t want 25,000 Swarovski pave crystals adorning your foot! Each crystal on the Safari 5050 boot is individually hand-set in an intricate leopard pattern and when worn would perfectly blend into any jungle setting, but it comes with a hefty price tag… $11,770.47 CAD. Ay caramba!
However, should you find that the Safari 5050 is over-the-top for your wallet and tastes check out the remaining 19 styles such as blank, purple and zebra print on Gilt.com.
STOP! Step away from the black shoe… Yes, that’s it. I know they go with everything in your closet especially with the fabulous ensemble you put together today, but it’s time to change things up and resist the temptation to buy another pair to add to your overflowing collection of black footwear.
- Outer, polyurethane
- Colour, navy
- Heel height, 1.7 cm / 0.67 inches
Why I chose this shoe: my favourite alternative for this fall is navy and this pointed court flat from Zara is sure to cure your penchant for black, especially when they cost just $49.90 CAD. You cannot resist this price! Buy online.
My obsession for Sophia Webster shoes continues to grow exponentially and these pumps do nothing to curb my footwear addiction. Someone get me a credit card stat!
- Outer, metallic leather and vinyl
- Colour, multi
- Heel height, 10 cm / 4 inches
Why I chose these shoes: who can resist metallic leather, polka dots and vinyl when combined? Not me! These jaw-dropping pumps will put stylish pep in your step no matter the occasion or season. Plus, Webster’s shoes are pretty comfortable, one can’t ask for anything more in a footwear designer. It’s safe to say that these Jessica pumps will be the added to my burgeoning Sophia Webster shoe collection very soon. Buy online… now!