if the shoe fits...

When it comes to shoes I have a weakness and most of the time no price-point is too high. I'd rather have a kick-ass pair of shoes than a new outfit and apparently I'm not alone. The Globe reported this morning that despite the crappy economy footwear sales are up and women are updating their looks with new shoes rather than new duds.

Last week I had a minor shopping accident at C Squared, but after reading that, I'm not feeling so guilty. I'm on trend!

The accident? A pair of grey clog sandals (aren't they cute?) I spotted in the window en route home from work. The next day I couldn't stop thinking about them, so I popped out at lunch to just try them on (mistake number one). They looked amazing, were SO comfortable and of course the sales clerk had to tell me they were his last pair in my size (mad skillz).  I left within 10 minutes with my new favourite shoes and just a little bit of buyers remorse.

To make it all okay I bought a pair of Superman Havaianas for L'il E.

Happy shoe shopping!


For the passed couple of years I've been envious of The Hubs' Camper Slippers, so today I finally broke down and bought myself a pair! They're a slightly girlier design and I'm totally digging them. Now my feet won't freeze on these brisk Fall mornings.

I bought them at the NEW C Squared location on Queen Street West. Yep they have opened a new store on the west side of Spadina. So now us west-enders have everything we need in our little western bubble! Even Camper!



ankle socks with heels

I'm sorry but I'm just not down with this trend. Sure it looks great on the stick thin models we see gracing the fashion mags and runways, but when us regular Betty's start sporting the look with our short legs, big calves, you name it, it's really a bad look!

All you fashionistas can scoff at me all you want, but trust (I'm just trying to help), this trend is going to come back to bite you in the ass. I say stick with ankle boots but if you must follow suit here are some tips to do it right (that's right, I'm giving fashion advice):

  • stick with sock colours that contrasts with your shoes
  • make sure the socks hit just above the ankle this gives the illusion of long, lean legs (but really only if you have the gangly legs)
  • tone it down with straight forward pieces (crazy feet means simple/clean look on top)

Good luck!

August 19, 2010 — Alanna Banks