T-Straps are an All Times Shoe

Carolina Herrera FW 14

Once again, a somewhat forgotten shoe from my desktop. I honestly forgot that the shoe features a nice berry shade and had convinced myself that it is in fact a lot more nautical themed. Nope. That is what happens when I neglect a shoe that I had strategically selected months and months ago. Regardless, I feel right about sharing this shoe now. Yes, the cut and physical design of the shoe is very summery- like a t-strap design on steroids, however, the colours remind me of all those articles on “transitioning your makeup from summer to autumn” that have been popping up over the last couple weeks. Did anyone ever say a rich berry colour doesn’t work for this season? Sure, it isn’t very orange-y or burnt as it the preference now, but, I think I’m more likely to wear a dark berry lip than some burnt mustard colour. Right? right. And as for the navy? Well didn’t a bunch of you try and convince us that it is the new black? So there. Carolina Herrera: she created another all-the-time shoe. Ta-da!

Top Ten: Currently at Zara

Oh Zara. Sometimes you are such a hit, sometimes you are such a miss, but there is no denying that it is an easy spot to pick up and try out some ultra-trending pieces without breaking the bank. I have some great items, shoes included from the store, as do I am guessing many of my readers. A while ago I found myself combing through the Zara website and saving some pairs that caught my eye. Before I knew it, I had picked out about ten pairs. So, lets check out, my current top ten at Zara:

Flat leather ankle boots

I’ve written a couple posts lately that focus on chelsea boots. These don’t come up quite as high and are in a beautiful, season appropriate burgundy. A perfect example of a autumn ankle boot.

flat leather platform shoes

Every once in a while I catch myself romanticizing Prada’s creeper shoes. These certainly are not them but I love the idea of a good oxford inspired flatform.

flat shoes with ankle strap

I probably don’t need to say much about these other than if you aren’t aware that strappy and pointy toe shoes are in right now, you probably live under a rock and are a hermit crab. Shout out to all my hermit crab readers.

flats with metal detail mustard

A good loafer is often a shoe of choice for me. I don’t know if it is because I secretly am inspired by 90 year old mens fashion (umm, argyle? Chunky sweaters? Bolo ties?) or because of some other more obvious reason. Regardless, the style is classic and not going anywhere.

high heel court shoes python

I actually picked up this pair recently as I am currently trying to address the issue of the amount of python print in my closet. I have some but just feel I need to do some revamping in that area. These are really sleek for fall and have that kind of taupe-y tone that goes with all the colours that come with the season.

leather high heel shoes

OK, we all are aware that these are definitely a Louboutin knock-off, BUT, if you don’t want to dish out hundreds of bucks and don’t care about needing a red sole under your feel, then why the heck not?

leather platform sandals whisky

I am currently on the hunt for something directly like, or similar to these. Chunky, with a black form. Suede. Brown. Ankle straps. All this and not over done. Who wants to help me find a pair?

metallic loafers charcoal grey

Another loafer in a metallic shade (metals are neutral still, right?) with a rather interesting cut and some detail. Yup yup yup!

tie up leather ballerinas

Another one for my hermit-crab readers. These are pretty much just an affordable (but not quite as beautiful feeling) alternative to those Stuart Weitzman lace up flats that everyone seems to be wearing right now. I like how neutral this pair is, it changes things up from the predictable black everyone has.

over the knee high heel boots boiler red

And finally, I’ve mentioned a couple times before I am on the hunt for some new over the knee boots (hello SW lowland boots!?!) I like this pair because of how on trend they are right now. Beautiful rust colour, block heel, suede like material. It is all a job well done.

OK. I am off to visit my folks this weekend as we are all celebrating thanksgiving up here in Canada. Stay tuned via my social media to follow the adventure. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

OOTD: Match Made in Heaven

I am trying my best not to get too carried away with living in boots and cosy knits too early because I know it will turn into my go-to uniform soon enough, but, part of me just can’t resist. It is like comfort food for me, but in the form of clothes. Comfort clothes? Not necessarily comfortable clothes (I’m the only girl I know that thinks walking in 5 inch platform boots is just as good as wearing flats) but something I am completely comfortable in. Make sense?

talk to my shoes

I’m not sure why I found it so absolutely necessary to snap a selfie before work one morning. I know I was excited about my new sweater and cosy accessories, oh, and the fact that I managed to tie my hair back in the perfectly chic yet completely undone manner. Anyway, I figured there is no better time for a selfie than seven a.m.

PS1 and Chelsea Boot

I also want to take a quick moment to state how pleased I am as to how perfectly perfect my chelsea boots from J.Crew match my trusty Proenza Schouler. Don’t you think it is a match made in heaven?