Foxy Flats

Fox Flats

There is absolutely no denying that ever since that ridiculous “What does the fox say?” video came out, foxes themselves have been trending non-stop. It is totally ridiculous in a sense, yet totally amazing what pop culture can do- think about it. This really is just a little animal that funnily enough, steals any shoes left on the porch at my family’s cabin. I think it was more this background story from my childhood- rather than the need to know what kind of sound the animal makes, that made me feel even more inclined to get my hands (or feet) on these cute flats. Now hopefully nobody (or sly and furry creature) steals these shoes.

Kate Spade, I have to say, you did it again. Comfortable shoes with a perfect shape. Appropriate colour scheme for the season and adorned with the most ridiculous (and oddly chic and adorable) fox face. I love this style. I love these flats. Animal flats for adults again, for the win.

Cozying Up with Alexander McQueen

McQueen folded detail ankle boot

There is something about wearing the perfect shearling bootie during this time of year that takes the idea of comfort and coziness over the top. I’ve always been a big fan of shearling, ever since I was a little kid. Growing up my parents had a shearling rug at the side of their bed that I’d sneak ¬†onto and wrap myself up in more often than not. Now, I find myself wrapping up in shearling in other ways- wearing snuggly boots and warm vests or trimmed sweaters.

When I saw these boots by Alexander McQueen I immediately was sold on them. They are that perfect type of impractical practical bootie for the autumn months; a stiletto so high you need super powers to walk in them, balanced by a brilliant sole with a great tread. Add on a buckle across the arch of the foot and some durable leather and this boot is really no less than ideal for this time of year.

What is your take on shearling? Every once in a while it emerges (with the exception of a good pair of Uggs) from the shadows of its good friend faux fur (or real fur!) and makes a perfect statement. Personally, I can’t resist.

My Designs: Brought to Life (Again, Hooray!)

A while back I shared with you a sneek preview of a new style of shoe I had tried designing. Block heels have been popular quite recently and I knew I definitely wanted to join in the action. The only problem was I wasn’t finding exactly what I was looking for. I knew I loved the style and the comfort as I did have a couple pairs laying around but I wanted something quite particular and particularly unique. My wardrobe was requiring certain colours and materials so soon enough I got to work. This is how it turned out:

A stunning, yet comfortable pair in a rich shade. The calf hair textured like alligator skin is about as unique as things get, don’t you think? The heel is high enough to add a few inches to my height but low enough that I know that I will be wearing these decades from now- a not so classic, classic shoe if you will. I cannot wait to wear these shoes again and again and again. 

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week. It was a much needed break to have today off, it was great to spend some time reflecting followed by a bit of relaxing.

I’d also like to ask you, what would you like to see more of on talktomyshoes? My own creations? Shoe reviews? OOTD posts? 

Words of Wisdom

fashion fearsAlright, so I don’t know if this is so much wisdom I’m throwing out into the void of the internet on this rainy Sunday as it is just a very important question. Does anyone else ever feel this way? I think it is about 80% of the reason why I have trouble getting dressed in the morning. While no day is ever insignificant, maybe my outfits out-do the amount of excitement from day to day? Keep in mind, my life is pretty damn exciting. Am I really that good? Bamn.