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As promised – I am back with a full report on winter footwear.
This post was inspired by my part Aussie, part Cali girl best friend who is on the cusp of experiencing her first real Canadian winter! At the beginning of November she texted me frantically from the shoe store, she was buying her first pair of winter boots and had not a clue what to do.
As for me – I am a full blown Canadian. I have experienced 26 full winters here and I am well versed when it comes to winter wear – most importantly – fashionable WARM winter wear.
In my opinion – every woman should have at least one pair of warm, water proof boots that you can wear on a daily basis. You know the ones you would wear to do your everyday stuff in – groceries – coffee run – daily commute…etc. The question is – what should these boots look like? Well if you live in the city – I can tell you what the SHOULD NOT look like.
These knee high furry leather stilettos are not winter boots. In fact – these are not boots that should be worn out of the house – ever. For one, you want to stay away from leather – it is from a cow and cow’s are not clothes. Secondly pointy heels and ice don’t mix. You will fall down. Another thing you want to stay away from on a boot is fur. Unless it is faux. Fur is not cool to wear. It’s cruel.
Ugg boots are NOT winter boots. They are glorified slippers and although they may keep your feet warm – once you leave the house there is a 90% chance your feet will get wet. Ugg’s use lots of animal fur on there new winter line and the boots I have shown here have fox fur on them…shame on Ugg.
Ok enough of that. When it comes to winter footwear I recommend owning at least 2 pairs. A mid calf boot and then my fave – an ankle boot.
Why 2? Well like I said earlier every woman should have at least one pair of warm, water proof boots that you can wear on a daily basis. What would that be – there is only one answer: Sorels! This is exactly what I told my best friend to get. They are the best bet because push come to snow shovel – you will be warm – you will be dry and you will look authentically Canadian – which is cool (enough)!
Sorels have come a long way and they are actually decent looking:
Now – for your second pair of winter footwear – you gotta think about “going out” – not to the grocery store, but to a party, art opening, concert, club etc. You simply can not show up in huge as Sorels. Last Saturday my friend and I were out and she had on her Sorels (as she was unprepared for where the night took us) – we ended up at a club – dancing the night away. After an hour of dancing she was hot, sweaty and bleeding. Yes – bleeding. Sorels are not made for dancing!
Enter in the fashionable ankle boot! Get a pair with a decent liner inside and in a colour that matches 90% of your wardrobe.
Here are a few cute examples:
Don’t try to get by with your sneakers or a pair of Doc Martins. Trust me. Your feet will freeze. Doc’s look hot – yes – but the leather will freeze up and get cold. I have a vintage purple pair from the 70′s and at the end of this week they will go into a box and get tucked under my bed.
I hope this helps!
Just remember – 2 pairs – one for day to day use and one for party time!
I let fall literally fall by the wayside around here and look – now it’s winter!
So what does winter mean for fashion? The major threat is foot wear. Fashionable – functionable – WARM footwear…
Stay tuned for a detailed report this evening.
Well Summer has officially left us and Fall is sweeping its way in – and I must say – HELLO!!! I live for Fall! The multiple layers, the longer lengths, scarves as accessories and of course – THE COLOURS!!!
The colours for this season and super fun to play around with and I’ve already got tube scarf in rhapsody purple!!!
Shop smart and please note – it’s not hip to wear summer colours out of season – your neon pink top just screams “I don’t know fashion if it hit me in the face!”
Happy fall fashion shopping!!!
This season and for several seasons past, I have been rockin the tube scarf and as of late – I have noticed that several people have caught on to this trend.
What exactly is a tube scarf? Well it is one continuous loop, which means no pesky loose ends that flap every which way!
This is a Snoog tube scarf from Komodo. Available in light and dark gray, the neck-hugger offers the toasty embrace of pure wool. You can purchase this scarf from Fashion Conscience.
I like to wear a tube scarf when it’s cold out with a jacket, but I also rock my tube scarfs in spot of a necklace. Depending on the outfit, the tube scarf can add a bit of casual yet funky pizazz!
Try one on for yourself!
It’s most definitely sweater weather and in my opinion there is no better sweater than one that is old and bold! I love the look of pairing patterns and this old lady sweater pairs perfectly with these black and white checkered pants!
NOTE: I do not approve of the hat – the hat is BAD and throws this whole outfit out the window – however, the sweater is so mindblowingly awesome – I had to post.
In my closet I own 5 old lady sweaters – one for almost every day of the week!
How may old lady sweaters are in your closet? If you don’t have any check out the ugly sweater shop.com and get one today!
Here is a GREAT look for the cooler weather – funky fun socks with open toe platform sandals!
Socks with sandals, 9 times out of 10, is a BAD idea.
However this right here is an example of an exception. The key to successful sock and sandal paring is this -> funky socks, legit sandals, rock the heel if you so desire!
Happy dressing this weekend!
Happy LONG Weekend everyone…
Its HOTTER than hot here in the T.Dot so this stunning red lace high waisted skirt (worn SO right) simply isn’t appropriate attire for this long weekend unless you read this post!
However – I felt the need to post it anyways because it has to be one of the most beautiful skirts I have ever seen. For those of you who know me personally know I do not wear red, unless it is a stand out piece such as this, I am on ebay as we speak searching for this skirt!
As you can see in this picture, the skirt is being worn just below her bust line, like how I wore mine on Wednesday.
This skirt looks great with the blouse she has on but I have a few funky suggestions.
plain tight tank top in white, purple, blue or pink (taking tips from St. Valentine). I would consider doing a patterend tank to with this skirt too but it would have to be the right pattern. The lace has a unique oversized pattern of its own and you really want to let that uniqueness shine though. If you live in Tokyo though – pattern it up!
plain coloured bat winged tee shirt
rock this with strappy wedges or some flat sneakers like Vans or Converse
OMG – I found the skirt on Ebay!!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend lovelies ~ xo
I never wear white socks – in fact, I don’t even own a pair and here is a good example why white socks are BAD!!!
Ok so it’s mid August when I took this shot – downtown Vancouver on Robson Street. The weather was warm and the sun was shining – yes a perfect day for little brown flats…WITHOUT socks!
Here is my rule of thumb on socks – stripes or polkadots – and if they are showing – make sure the colours match your top!
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