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 ¬†numerous 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.

Current Trend: Patchwork

I don’t know about you, but I seem to be finding patchwork designs absolutely everywhere as of late. When I first heard about the trend months ago, I honestly have to say I was a little skeptical. When you hear the word patchwork, what do you think of right away? A quilt, some strange nod to colour blocking, or grandma trying to revive a pair of ripped up denim back in the 90’s are all things that come to mind for me. Luckily, my imagination is generally much more far fetched than the average person, so I have witnessed none of these in the world of shoe design this season in regards to the trend.

In fact, I have been mildly surprised at multiple pairs of patchwork footwear and the designers take on one of the seasons biggest trends. When I found these beauts at one of my all-time favourite designer’s boutiques- Salvatore Ferragamo, I was absolutely smitten. Patchwork done right, at last. A picture speaks a thousand words so I better show you before I ramble on:

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Everything about this design is perfect. The chunky heel- a huge nod to the 70’s revival that is absolutely everywhere in fashion right now. But even better, a thin, gold outline making the colour blocking crisp and clean. Buttery leather, and a platform with contrasting woven texture to the smooth, sleek design. A heavy bottom complimented with a weightless and thin ankle strap. This shoe is everything. Seriously. It is my definition of shoe design genius.

It feels great to be back. I can’t believe that I was away as long as I was, but honestly, I don’t really know where the weeks have gone. Being busy, is just, well, busy. I’m hoping to be making more appearances. I have really missed writing and saying hello to my readers. If you have any suggestions of what you would like to see on the blog don’t hesitate to let me know, I would love to take a few requests if there are any out there! Happy long weekend to my Canadian readers. Xo

Saturday Accessories

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I plan on doing a little catch-up blogging over the next while. I have tons to share with you from my trip to Arizona over Easter break, and a lot of excitement coming up through the Spring. A couple weekends ago I went out with some girlfriends for dinner and had fun picking out some accessories before the night began.

I got those Manolo Blahnik BB pumps a couple years ago and I still love them just as much as I did when I first grabbed them. The colour is everything, don’t you think? Unfortunately they are a bit more stiff than some of my other pairs of Manolos so they don’t make it out quite as often as I’d like them to. I think at this point I own more BB style pumps than any other type of stiletto- and if you know my shoe closet you’d understand that that is quite the statement. Really they are just a great shoe. I know I compare them to Jimmy Choo’s Abel quite often but I have to say that MB is currently outnumbering JC. I can’t wait to share with you the latest addition from my trip on here. Don’t forget to stay tuned for that!

You may also remember that kissy face clutch by Kate Spade. It has made it onto Talk to My Shoes a few times now. I picked it up about a year ago while in Arizona when I was putting together an outfit for a special celebratory evening for E’s work. I love that it is a great size and super versatile- it holds everything, and more than what you would want to carry with you in a clutch and works just as well in the day time with a pair of jeans as it does in the evening with a cute dress. Definitely one of my better purchases. My favourite part? The “Hello Stranger” stamp on the backside.

I hope that everyone had a great Easter and that the Spring is treating you well. Today is very windy yet it is sunny so at least it is motivating to get up and get at ‘er. Thanks again for stopping by! Hugs.

Pink Pumps: Part 1

Tomorrow is Valentines Day. Whether you choose to celebrate the hallmark holiday or not, this is the time of year where chocolate consumption is highly encouraged- undoing whatever resolution you set for the new year, roses are in abundance and candy hearts are unavoidable. But for me, I just like seeing the colour pink everywhere. Who are we kidding, I eat chocolate all the time (except I gave up all treats for Lent this year) and I celebrate my relationships daily, so I don’t need a special day set aside for any of that.

Anyway, I thought that this long weekend I would share with you a short series of pink pumps that I’ve selected, perfect for the season.

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These Louboutins certainly say more about themselves than I ever could. They are just so¬†perfect; I mean, look at them. If you don’t know why I picked this pair then you don’t know me at all. The perfect mix of red, magenta and white, a spray painted texture with a glossy, patent finish, designed by the red-sole king himself. What is there not to love?

Do you have plans for the long weekend? I am looking forward to a bit of pampering and a pedicure later today and making an attempt at relaxing.