Disney X Vans

Everybody’s favourite skate/shoe company Vans recently came out with one of my favourite collaborations ever: Disney X Vans. Immediately upon hearing about this particular collab, I became excited and thought it was nothing short of awesome. Really, I can’t think of any reason as to not want own a pair of Winnie the Pooh shoes in the famous slip-on style, or to parade around town in sneakers that sport images of our favourite Disney princesses.

disney princess vans

The collection of course extents much farther than a couple pairs of womens shoes- we’re talking clothing and other accessories (Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse backpacks anyone?) for both women AND men. I’ve poked my head into a few places to see what I can from the collab and I admit I was quite impressed. In all honesty, I haven’t worn Vans in something short of a lightyear, we’re talking back in my skate days, but, I still have mad respect for the company and totally admire this move. The shoes are comfortable, oddly versatile and cost next to nothing. Who knows, maybe I will end up with some princess sneakers, like I said, I can’t think of a reason as to why I shouldn’t.

If you get a chance, love shoes, love Vans, or just love Disney (me!) then you really need to check things out. Head to the website, poke your head in your local skate shop, keep your eyes peeled. It really is adorable.

On the Prowl: 6 Leopard Print Boots for Fall

I’ve long felt that leopard print is a neutral. I mean, it makes sense, right? It pairs well with the majority of the colour wheel and believe it or not, can be styled in a way to¬†not be the focal point of an outfit. A little animal print goes a long way and what better approach to incorporate it into your wardrobe than with a great pair of booties? I’ve always loved the idea of having a pop of print in my outfit, but love the idea even more of someone doing a double take at an outfit and thinking “Holy crap, there’s leopard in there too!” or “The animal (leopard) print is what is pulling the look together”. I also like the idea of looking down at a great pair of shoes that seem to have snuck themselves into an outfit without much thought. Anyway, you get it, I like playing with prints.

So, without further ado, I would like to share six pairs of leopard print booties that have caught my eye. Style them as the focal point of an outfit or sneak them in as the neutral that pulls an outfit together; whatever it may be, prints like these are a staple and should never be avoided.

So what pair is your favourite? How do you rock your leopard print? Let me know below in the comments section! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Balmain Toomai Boot

Balmain Toomai Boot

DVF Fatima Leopard Detail

Diane von Furstenberg Leopard Detail Bootie

Kate Spade Terri Boot

Kate Spade Terri Boot

Lanvin Leopard Bootie

Lanvin Leopard Bootie

puss in boots charlotte olympia

Charlotte Olympia “Puss in Boots”

Sam Edelman Petty Boot

Same Edelman Petty Boot

Another Perfect Summer Wedge: Michael Kors Carina

I think that it is rather safe to state that it is common knowledge Michael Kors makes great shoes for a great price. I long have been a fan- far before his name took the fashion world by storm and the idea of casual American sportswear was something that was not a common staple in ones closet. The pieces look great, feel great and last a long time. At $138 for a simple pair of shoes, I think it is a stellar deal.

I blame much of my wedge obsession for Michael as he has found ways to reinvent and redesign the style in ways that consistently catch my eye. Thus, it was only natural that when I stopped by a MK boutique a couple weeks ago, I fell in love with his latest wedge design.

Michael Kors Carina Wedge

The Carina wedge sandal has that “of the moment” look to it; the whole I’m-a-sandal-that-is-inspired-by-a-mule-but-I’m-actually-just-a-wedge-but-I-look-so-perfect-you-can-take-me-anywhere type thing goin’ on. So, I tried them on knowing they’d soon be mine and went for it.

This is a COMFY shoe. More comfortable than many of my wedges to be honest. The platform is just thick enough and with the heel I hardly noticed that I was a couple inches taller. The shoe is light, the suede perfectly soft and neutral, the sole is thick yet very light and the hardware pulls the entire aesthetic of the shoe together and keeps it current.

I wore these shoes recently on a road trip and yesterday at the airport and once again, my choice of shoe passed the test. I was able to take a steep flight of stairs into my plane without a hitch, walked a terminal coffee and bags in hand and didn’t beep walking through the metal detector. This shoe won the airport game. This shoe is winning the Summer game.

What do you think? Do you have a go-to designer or store that is just a no-brainer place to shop at? I think I have a list myself.