Jimmy Choo

The other weekend I had some fun and was able to take perhaps what is my favourite pair of shoes out for a spin (I said perhaps, I’m not sure if I have a favourite pair, but these are so special and absolutely killer that they, in this moment, deserve that title). I originally bought these accessories for my brothers wedding back in 2015 and love them so much.

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Jimmy Choo’s Collar design, though it looks absolutely deadly to some, is one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I own. I love how my feet feel securely caged in and that the shoe zips instead of laces up. I put them on and my feet are ready for a night of dancing without worrying about them coming undone. The platform adds that extra cushy comfort that I feel is completely necessary to a sandal like this, and the champagne colour… well need I say more?

You may remember my clutch from some of my posts last summer while in NYC. I particularly love the versatility of this little bag. It has a detachable shoulder-length chain that turns the clutch into a little crossbody number if needed- or double the chain to make a chic shoulder piece. The texture is durable, and the colour is the most perfect champagne gold that goes with absolutely everything. I’ve brought this out for ┬ánumerous occasions, and worn it with everything from bridesmaid dresses to jeans and a blazer. It is a serious winner and I only wish that I owned it in black and other colours as well.

Anyway, I am headed down to Calgary for a little Stampede action later this week and am looking forward to putting together some great outfits and coaxing people into taking a few pictures. I hope everyone is having an amazing summer this far. Happy Fourth of July to my beloved Yankee readers! Love.

Superstar

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I happily caved into these, well, quite a while ago now. Adidas Superstars are like wearing a throwback to the ninth grade on your feet, only now, you look totally chic matching them with your favourite blush Prada bag on your elbow. I know that they have been back for quite a while (err, I actually know for a fact that they never left), and I couldn’t be happier. This sneaker trend is great, my collection has grown tenfold, my feet feel like they are walking on marshmallows and I have constantly been prepared for impromptu baseball games, runs, and whatever else my silly self tends to get up to. The other perk? These are the only shoes E really likes to wear, so at last, he is kinda fashionable too! Hehehe!

I’m off to Italy in a couple of weeks and I am 99.9% certain that these are coming with me. I think that they are going to travel really well. I can’t wait to pair them with a sleek midi dress and a baseball hat.

Anyway, now I want to hear from you. Are you on board with the Superstar trend? Or is it sooooo ninth grade? Thoughts on athleisure chic? Good travel shoe recommendations? Anything, anyone?

Summer Alternative

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One of my favourite pieces to wear in the summer -when sandals just won’t work, is a good pair of espadrilles. They’re casual cool, comfy and if you find the right pair can be the focus of an outfit. I love this pair I picked up (sometime last winter, because funnily enough, that is how I function) from Tory Burch. They’re made of buttery soft leather that seem to dress up the overall aesthetic of the shoe. I think it is a great alternative to regular canvas that shows wear and tear much more noticeably. In a way, they remind me of those Chanel espadrilles that everyone seems to be obsessed with lately. Simple colour blocking, similar material, shape, cut, but a quarter of the price. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Chanel as well but as for now, I’m letting these Tory’s steal my heart.

What do you love to wear during the summer when sandals aren’t an option?