Top on my shopping list for Italy was bordeau creepers. I really wanted a pair of these 80s throwbacks. I found them at Geox. I really didn’t want such a pedantic brand but this was the only pair I could find that met all the criteria.
  • Ridged, uniform sole
  • Patent leather
  • Bordeau
  • Loafer detailing
With a list like that I’m surprised I found them at all 😉
These creepers are super comfortable and give me some height which is great. The colour and black sole are giving me some challenges when putting looks together but they are too unique not to wear!

Flat Lay Spring – Part 2

This flat lay image represents the shoes I can not wait to wear this Spring.

Clockwise from 12 o’clock

Michael Kors ballet flats in tan and black. I love the quilting on the body of this shoe and the black patent trim. These are classic and perfect for commuting into city center. I’ll be  wearing them with skirts and narrow pants. Tres chic!

These black laser cut boots add a bit of edge to skirts and cropped trousers. I love wearing them with dresses and jeans. The stacked heel is super comfortable and the open toe plus the cut outs keep my feet cool.

Believe it or not these taupe patterned, perforated shoes are comfort sandals -with style. I can wear these all day, walk 10,000 steps and still have energy left to go out for dinner.

No these are not Valentino Rock Studs but pretty close. They are the BCBG knock-offs and I can not wait to wear these. I purchased them in late fall and didn’t get a chance to show them off before the weather turned cold. As spring approaches I will be wearing these kittens heels with everything from jeans to cropped trousers, skirts and dresses. Studs forever!

My final installment of Flay Lay will be some great wardrobe pieces I’m looking forward to wearing. Don’t miss it!


Shoe Collector

Vintage shoes are always great to have in your footwear wardrobe. They add interest to simple or classic outfits in a unique way – without even trying. Toronto used to have a fantastic vintage store called Strange by the Grange and I bought several pairs of vintage shoes there.

In the lead image, I am showing a vintage, black patent shoe with a modern, burgandy Kate Spade version to show the similarity in style but also the unique point on the shoe.  The curve of the heel identifies them as 1950s.

A great place to look at vintage shoes is the Bata Shoe Museum. It presents the history of the shoe and all the modern favourites. Recently, Toronto showed the Christian Louboutin Exhibition. It provided a window into his creativity and no one walked away without picking a favourite red soled shoe from the collection. Too bad we couldn’t take home a souvenir.

Here’s 2 views of how I wear my vintage and modern pumps.

LEFT: I like to wear my black patent leather vintage pumps with black slim trousers. The add some shine to my evening looks. I pair them with Michael Kors patent bag with gold accents.

RIGHT: My Kate Spade burgandy pumps really dress up dark denim. Navy and burgandy are such a great combination. I have this great burgandy Longchamp tote that I picked up in New York.

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Future post – my BCBG/Valentino inspo pumps are on their way to me! Can’t wait to rock them this fall.