Category Archives: shoes

ahoy sailor!

Nautical is back ladies!

Don’t you love it when a style comes roaring back into fashion and not only is it really cute, it’s ultra comfortable as well? You can’t really get more comfortable than boat shoes. And you don’t even need to own a boat!

I fell in love with them after seeing them on one of my favourite style blogs and hunted around for a month to find them. That was a week ago and they’ve made several appearances since! I paired them with my vintage MARCS drill pants, and thrift store retro t-shirt what I like to call my ‘professor’ jacket. Simply roll your cuffs and sleeves and you’ve got what my BFF described as ’80’s lesbian chic’. LOVE IT!

boat shoes in the city

boat shoes in the city

brown boat shoes

brown boat shoes

Available from traditional places like boating stores, pick up a more stylish pair from Topman and select from a range of colours:

Starboard Wash boat shoes $84

Starboard Wash boat shoes $84

Brown leather boat shoes - $90

Brown leather boat shoes - $90

Anchor Canvas Boat Shoes $50

Anchor Canvas Boat Shoes $50

 Happy boat-shoeing!

White and vintage, just how I like them

I love white shoes. I buy a lot of white shoes. I know they get dirty easily but I don’t care! I also love all things vintage, which is why I’m more than a little bit excited about these brand new white Nike Blazer Hi sneakers that have just been release as part of the Nike Vintage collection.

They’re a high-cut design and all-white leather upper, midsole and shoe laces, and the only color on the shoe is the Nike swoosh. They come in vintage black and vintage red and in an attempt to annoy every masculine basketball player in the world I’m going finish by saying I think they’re really, really pretty!!

Nike Blazer Hi Vintage in black and red

Nike Blazer Hi Vintage in black and red

Get your Nike Blazer Hi from Superkix.

Steal this: Samantha Ronson’s shoes

She’s got the look… and now you can too! If you love Samantha Ronson’s style, she recently revealed where she bought the boots she’s rockin’ in the pic below. I couldn’t find a website for them but the boots are from a store called BES on Lafayette St in NYC. If you know the one, let me know their web address or phone number so I can share it!

Samantha Ronson in bots bought at BES, NYC

Samantha Ronson in bots bought at BES, NYC

Jeffrey Campbell Berry Oxford Bootie

My heart actually sped up a little when I saw these shoes – they’re gorgeous! They’re the Jeffrey Campbell Berry Oxford Booties currently available through Urban Outfitters online store. The leather, the perforations, the two-tone – it all works together to make the most delicious shoe I’ve seen… this week. Available in women’s sizes 6-10 for $158.

Jeffrey Campbell Berry Oxford Bootie

Jeffrey Campbell Berry Oxford Bootie

Check out the Urban Outfitters online store to order yours.

square-toed dress shoes

About 6 months ago, one of my good friends arrived at my apartment ready for a night out wearing tight-ish jeans, a black shirt and white squared-toed dress shoes. It looked HOT. I’d never seen a girl wearing men’s square-toed dress shoes and she was totally pulling them off. As a shoe lover (heels, sneakers, gumboots – anything!) I felt like a whole new world of shoe options had just opened up and I just had to find a pair of my own!

Now these shoes have been everywhere for a couple of years now, so I thought it would be as simple as going to my favorite outlet shopping center and taking my pick of the bunch. If only it were that simple! I found the shoes no problem, but ran into a huge hurdle when I discovered men’s shoes only go as small as a size 6. I’m a size 7 in women’s, which is a size 5 in men’s and apparently most shoe manufacturers just don’t go that small. I tried the 6, but they looked like clown shoes and so, after searching through every store in town, I went home and moped.

For the next 6 months, it became an obsession. I couldn’t go past a shoe shop without going in “just to see” if they had my shoes. I tried department stores, boutiques, leather stores, and even online – ebay became a daily hunting ground. I even tried to find them in a kid’s size, but found they became more functional than fashionable. I’d all but given up and decided that I’d have to have a pair made if I ever made it to Thailand or India. Would the trip be worth it?? They’d want to be awesome shoes!

Fortunately, a trip to India wasn’t required as all my shoe-dreams came true while shopping in Vancouver. And it wasn’t at a boutique or department store – it was at Payless For Shoes! They actually had a small section for size 5 shoes and had one single pair of black square-toed dress shoes. Of course I bought them immediately and asked about additional styles and colors. They only carry black so the hunt for white, cream, red and brown size 5 square-toed men’s shoes continues so if you know of anywhere, please let me know!

The shoes were CAD$55+tax and are a perfect fit for my size 7 feet. I wore them with my skinny black stonewash jeans (no belt) and white tank top, silver necklace and my new black watch. I think the minimal accessories really put the focus on the shoes. You can check out the Payless website for more styles in size 5 and above.

Men's dress shoes small size

Men's dress shoes small size 2