Sophia Webster X J.Crew: Holiday 2014

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TGIF! In celebration of the weekend, let’s take a quick look at one of the first and most anticipated holiday collections to emerge this year: Sophia Webster X J.Crew.

Sophia Webster teamed up with J.Crew earlier this year to collaborate on a shoe collection that was a perfect fusion of the two brands. Edgy with classic undertones, current but not overtly trendy, exactly what one would expect from a collaboration of the two. The shoe line was in high demand all summer and spotted on numerous fashion blogs.

Sophia Webster J.CrewThis being said, can we say that it really is no surprise that certain pieces of this holiday collection are already sold out? Webster’s contributions are once again the perfect meshing of everything that she and J.Crew stand for in their design.

Sophia Webster J.CrewBeing only two months today until Christmas Eve (personally my favourite day of the season) it is only appropriate to share one of the first holiday collections for 2014. I always seem to go nuts around Christmas, and I get more and more excited earlier each year. Yes, I am that girl that is game for listening to Christmas carols in October and decorating in November. I start counting the days sometime around mid July.

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So my question for you: will you be putting any of these on your list? Have you been naughty or nice this year? What is your favourite fashion trend you look forward to the most during the holiday season?

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On a last note, I’m thrilled to say that the “city” of Moose Jaw is indeed ready for Christmas. Who cares if the Americans haven’t had their Thanksgiving? I kid you not there are bows, bells and garlands all down the streets of the city.

Sophia Webster J.Crew

Thanks for coming by Talk to My Shoes! I hope everyone has a great weekend. If you are interested in seeing the full collection, check out the J.Crew website!

Sophia Webster J.Crew

What are we calling this print? Dalmatian?

Ankle Boots Mango

Today I wore some great printed ankle boots as I was a little inspired by these “fur” leather ankle boots at Mango. I really like this pair, I think they are quite cute. E is always saying how he wants a dalmatian and this print, which is everywhere this season, reminds me of one. Perhaps I can just stock up on a bunch of great black and white pairs of shoes and he can call a pair Pongo? That might make things even.

PS How great would these be for a Cruella De Ville costume?

Outfit of the Day: Autumn Bundling

I wasn’t feeling great today but forced myself to make it to my meeting this afternoon. I figured if I was going to brave the trip I might was well do it while feeling cosy.

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I really like this southwest inspired sweater from Forever 21, it is definitely a snuggly piece. To make things even better, my cute fingerless fox mittens ended up matching perfectly. Paired with my Burberry crossbody from the Fall ’13 collection and my photo ready J.Brand jeans. Grabbed a pair of dusty cowboy boots and I was good to go.

Custom Shoes: Do You Think It’s Worth It?

Custom Prada Shoes

With the accessibility of custom shoes growing to the masses over the past year or so, I am looking for your feedback. Influential designers including Prada, Manolo Blahnik and Stuart Weitzman to name a few, have come forward either on their own (or by collaborating with retailers like Neiman Marcus) to offer their customers the option of having their shoes specially made. Now of course this isn’t an opportunity to fully design your own shoe, but rather, to call the shots on your favourite and most loved shoes in your closet.

Ever wish you had a pair of Manolo BB pumps that were in a certain colour and just a bit higher? Or perhaps you’d love a pair of your Prada kitten heels in a popping colour instead of black. This is the type of customization we are talking about, which at the end of the day, still offers nearly endless options to suit our needs.

Has anyone taken the plunge and ordered a pair of custom shoes? I’m looking to hear from you! What is your opinion on this? Would you like more control or would you rather just leave design to the experts and happily pick up what is already available? I know that there are a few more custom opportunities to be offered by some of my favourite shoe designers in the near future. I know I am more excited than ever!