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

OOTD: feat. One Teaspoon

I love weekends. Who doesn’t? Time off work to (attempt to) relax, check things off my to-do list, spend time with friends, and perhaps most importantly, wear all the things I love that I could never get away with at work. Like these ripped jeans for example.

Last weekend I went out for an afternoon of shopping, lunching and of course, Starbucks with a friend. It was abnormally beautiful out for this time of year- 14 degrees is practically Summer weather here. So, embracing the gorgeous day, I opted for a few favourites.

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So what was I wearing? My One Teaspoon Freebird II denim in blue blonde. One Teaspoon is quickly turning into a favourite of mine as far as distressed denim goes. These have a bit of a slouchy fit to them and are quite relaxed. I love the “make you look twice” type of distressing, it is not quite as heavily done as some of their other denim. Also there are zippers in the legs, something which I never thought I’d go for. This pair of jeans has an absolutely stunning wash and is so completely unique to my wardrobe I am loving every second I get to slip them on. Though they are a little big, I’d suggest to anyone to stay true to their own size.

I also took my Ferragamo Vara ballerina sneakers out for a stroll. I treated myself to these in a sale just after Christmas. The Vara ballerina sneakers are some of my absolute favourites design wise. I have a few pairs of them in different colours and am already thinking of more to collect. They are COMFORTABLE as heck, and still give off a polished-casual type look. In my opinion, one of Salvatore Ferragamo’s best styles, but just as a heads up, they run a tad small compared to other SF shoes, I have taken all of mine in half a size up.

I also brought out one of my favourite Louis Vuitton’s, embracing the sunny weather.

Not pictured: a sweater and silk tank both by Wilfred. Chanel aviator sunnies and my blue and silver Marc by Marc Jacobs watch.

Thanks to all my readers for stopping by! Don’t forget to follow the adventure via Instagram @talktomyshoes !!!

Is it Spring Yet?

Oh hey! It turns out, I DO exist! Now, I don’t know about you, but ever since say, January 5th or so, I have been itching for Spring and Summer to come along. I know it is crazy because we literally are in the dead of Winter, and for some areas, the worst is yet to come. But, for some reason I alway find myself becoming exhausted of burgundy and camel, and other fall shades (what is wrong with me? They are my favourite!)

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I scored these Ferragamos Varina flats in Arizona just after Christmas- the first pair of shoes from the Spring collection to be sold in the Scottsdale location! Oh, the things I am proud of…! Anyway, could you blame me? Look at that blue! Look at how¬†GORGEOUS they are! I have been saving them for a special day but I am thinking that tomorrow might be special enough. What do you think?

So, what do you think? Anyone else excited for warm weather and bright colours? Let me know in the comments section below!

Shoe Review: Salvatore Ferragamo Morgan Lux Sneaker

When you think of the name Salvatore Ferragamo, what comes to mind? Italian style? Buttery leather? Varina flats? Or is it perfect gold hardware, silk scarves and evening bags? You probably aren’t thinking of a pair of sneakers, but that is all I could think of last week when I was in dire need of a pair of comfortable walking shoes that had a thicker sole between myself and the hard pavement.

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I was quite certain that I could not take another step further on my trip without a pair of comfortable shoes. Funny as this is coming from the girl who spends an entire work day, on her feet in heels, and can walk miles and miles in shoes that are barely there and offer less than zero support. But I had apparently walked a mile too far and came to the point that I needed to change the situation. Luckily that point came about a block or two from a Salvatore Ferragamo store.

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I know that SF makes it on to Talk to My Shoes quite regularly, I’ve raved about the Varina flats and many different styles, but now it is time to share the fact that the sneakers the designer offers live up to and beyond all expectations. This shoe offers comfort all round, is light and rather perfect. I’m still not a huge sneaker person- though I have slowly expanded my collection, but these I see myself turning to again and again. For years and years you’d only catch me in a pair if I was working out but sometimes it is fun to wear a pair of eye-catching kicks. I like to joke that they are my understated Ferragamo sneakers- a bit of blush, a bit of canvas, a spot of snakeskin and a dash of gold hardware and… there you have it, a neutral yet eye grabbing shoe.

So what do you think? Are you on the sneaker wagon or do they belong in the gym? I had never been so thankful for sneakers to be on trend and in style at that moment, I never thought I’d cave but I’m quite certain the moment I put these on, my whole being rejoiced and started belting out Handel’s Messiah.