Friday, August 31, 2012

Fall Shoe Dilemma Solved in Two Simple Steps

Since fall is just around the corner & every pair of boots (ok ALL shoes in general) I see feels like they have to belong to me, I decided to prepare a few simple steps that I use for buying the perfect pair of shoes. While some people could continue to buy shoes until the cows come home, others regard the process as a chore and put it off until it’s really necessary (clearly, you know which category I fall under). Either way, buying and wearing shoes, like clothes, is a compulsory part of human existence. We all like to feel we are getting ‘value for money’, so buying a decent pair of shoes that will last as long as possible tends to be high on everybody’s agenda.

With that being said, buying a quality pair of shoes is about much more than bagging a bargain. The shoes we wear can affect the health of our feet, knees, back and posture – making it very important that we invest our money wisely. If you are looking for some advice on what to look for when choosing a pair of shoes, you may want to take a look at the following simple tips:

1.  Pick Shoes That Breath
      It may sound obvious, but choosing shoes that are made from breathable materials or are  
     designed with perforations that don’t trap in moisture is preferable to choosing shoes made
      from more suffocating materials that don’t possess any perforations. 
      Leather is generally employed by most footwear manufacturers as the main material for shoes
      and is a good choice for high quality.

**Side Note: Leather isn’t the only material to provide a sweat-free environment for wearers. In fact, while many FredPerry shoes at for men are made out of quality leather, many are made out of canvas – a more modern option for those looking for a moisture free material.

2.  Ensure Shoes Have a Good Fit
     There is nothing quite as bad for your feet as wearing ill-fitting shoes, so you should always
     ensure that there is ample room at the front and back of the shoe when trying them on. 
     Make sure you walk up and down the shop in your new footwear before deciding whether or  
     not to get the credit card out. Check to see whether they rub at the heel and test how tight they
     are around the toe and ball of your foot. The best shoes will offer support and comfort, so 
     always look for these qualities. 

**Side Note: It may also be worth having your feet professionally measured in order to ensure you get the right size. Remember to consider whether you need your shoes to offer wider fittings or not and shop accordingly. 

*Image from tumblr*

Happy Shoe Shopping!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mirror, Mirror...

Wearing some of my new favorites all together in the same outfit.  These sunglasses are such a fun addition to my collection & they go so well with everything blue that I own (that's a lot just in case you haven't noticed). 

Jacket (A&F)/ Dress (TopShop)/ Sandals & Sunnies (Asos)/ 
Clutch (MBMJ)/ Jewelry (Asos, H&M, MK, Random)

Thanks for Reading :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Inspiration: Mirrored Lenses

I've had my heart set on a pair of revo lens sunglasses for months now, but it was too tough to decide which pair & style I really wanted.  I finally caved so if you're curious to see how I styled them, check back here tomorrow.  Until then, here are some of the images that persuaded me to buy a pair...

*Images from: tumblr, AfterDrk, & tumblr*

Thanks so much for reading :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dinner Wear

Got the chance to wear my new blazer out to dinner while my family was up visiting. If you ever find yourself hungry in Cambridge, Ontario, then Beer Town is definitely the place to go...

Blazer & Heels (Zara)/ Peplum Top (TopShop)/ Denim (F21)
Jewelry (Asos, Casio)

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Monday, August 27, 2012


In the spirit of all the kids going back to school, I threw together my best preppy/uniform/school girl outfit for just the occasion.  While returning to school doesn't effect me directly, it does unofficially activate the onset of fall.  I look forward to: football Sundays, sweatshirts & jeans, sitting fireside, new seasons of tv shows, comfort food, & changing leaves...

Blazer (Vintage)/ Oxford & Boots (F21)/ Skirt (J.Crew) Jewelry (MK, YSL)

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

New Critters

Happy last weekend of August! Thought I'd share the new critters that decided to grace me with their presence last week (you'll be seeing them all sooner than later).  I'm off to pack & get ready for the Jason Aldean concert tonight in New York....

Asos sandals, sunglasses, & bracelets
Zara sweater cardigan snagged on major sale

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Photo Friday

A few photos from my family's visit last weekend.  We planned nothing & just went with the flow, which happened to be an excellent change of pace for us this summer...

Pedicures last Friday afternoon...
Wearing my new sandals for the first time (from Asos).
Celebrating a few missed birthday's with ice cream cake & a bbq
Family Game Night!
Saturday morning trip to IKEA (loved these sheets but they were sold out)
Sampler Paddles Saturday night at Beertown
Pad Thai & Mac n Cheese entrees
Having a round of drinks at The Cambridge Mill
Last round of drinks on the patio at The Black Badger
Mini bags tourney on Sunday
Trying out my new sunnies (from Asos) :)

Happy Weekend :)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Sea of Concrete

When I find a spot to shoot outfit photos at, I have a tendency to revisit over & over again.  I know it feels like 'been there, done that', but my blog is not about location photography as much as it is about what I wear/how I wear it. Since I'm wearing my shark sweatshirt again, I thought a 'sea' of concrete seemed like an appropriate place to go...

Sweatshirt (Givenchy Men)/ Denim (F21)/ Heels (New Look)
Jewelry (Asos, H&M)

Thanks for Reading :)