Black and Gold

A few date night goodies from a couple weeks ago. When I bought my Valentino Rockstud sandals last Winter (because as soon as the Spring lines hint at coming out in February, I am on it!) I knew they’d be versatile and that I’d be wearing them everywhere, but as I’ve taken them out again and again, I am beginning to realize to what extent I can mix, match, and wear them on my daily adventures.

Of course, black leather with any metallic hardware is an easy go-to and I am quite the sucker for gold detailing. The block heel is comfortable, the studs are edgy yet stunning and feminine and the over all structure of the shoe and the straps is very no-fuss and easy to style. I . Love. These. Sandals.

I picked out a little YSL treat shopping in Rome last July that has turned into my new staple black chain purse. In black pebbled leather it is soft to hold yet extremely durable and I don’t have to worry so much about any foolishness I may have while throwing it over my shoulder. I’ve removed the chain a fair few times as well, serving just as a clutch and I couldn’t be more happy with my purchase. This is the smaller size than what you have probably been ogling on other fashion and street style blogs, but I purposely wanted something very small and elegant that I could even take out for any formal events I might have.

Anyway, I had been meaning to share this one for a while. If you are following me on Instagram you are probably far more up to date on my adventures and the general insanity of my life. What do you think of the black accessories? What is your go-to date night look?

Hope everyone is having a relaxing Saturday morning and that life is good in general. I am contemplating bundling up to run errands in the snow (no sandals required this time…) Thanks for stopping by!


OOTD: September 12, 2015

griffy and me

I meant to post this last weekend but like usual, life has been so insanely crazy I am barely squeezing in time now to share this with you. This picture was taken last weekend at Family Day at E’s work. We spent the morning going on my first helicopter ride and looking at the different vehicles used in the Canadian Armed Forces. I was able to get upclose to some pretty heavy duty machinery so I obviously thought I needed to bring in some of my own heavy duty shoes.

What am I wearing? Valentino rockstud flats, Citizens of Humanity Avedon skinny jeans, a BCBG sweater (mega old but I still love it), a Chanel necklace, my favourite Gucci crossbody bag and some glitzy Jimmy Choo sunnies. My favourite accessory of all? The Griffon that matched my outfit on the tarmac.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend

Valentino Rockstud Prefall 2015

Good morning! I came across these beauts from Valentino’s upcoming collection of Rockstuds for preFall 2015. I haven’t included the entire collection but thought I’d choose a few to share with you today. Of course, the collection includes all the heights and typical designs that you could expect to come with this style of shoe, the only real difference once again is a change in colours and a few more options in regards to materials (hello suede!)

Anyway, let me know what you think. Do any of them stand out to you? I think the metallic pair (there are also some more styles and shades of metallics that I didn’t include) are my particular favourites!

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Valentino Rockstud 2015 Valentino-Lacquered-Rockstud-Leather-Pump Valentino-Metallic-Rockstud-Leather-Pump_2 Valentino-Rockstud-Calf-Hair-Sandal Valentino-Rockstud-Patent-Leather-Pump Valentino-Rockstud-Patent-Mid-Heel-Sandal Valentino-Rockstud-Suede-Naked-Sandal


shoe mess

Whoopsies! I made a shoe mess! Clockwise from top left: Manolo Blahnik in lavender (limited edition!) One of my own designs, Jimmy Choo Vamp in patent nude, Valentino Rockstud in sky blue, Jimmy Choo Abel in Kline Blue, Manolo Blahnik SS15, Manolo Blahnik BB in magenta.