I haven't always loved shoes. I've always had difficulty finding ones that fit. I have a high arch, wide feet and super sensitive skin that likes to blister. As a kid, my sister couldn't gift me baby Nikes because my feet (at the tender age of 3) were like those of a sasquatch.
When I moved to Toronto to study hairstyling in Yorkville and I discovered designer shoes... designed to fit, priced to bankrupt and a love affair began.
I wasn't able to include all of my shoes in this video but I've wanted to share a sneak peek for months. Since we are all in quarantine this might be a great distraction. Many of you (on Instagram) have said you would be interested in seeing my faves, and here they are
I am passionate about fashion and street style. I saved for these shoes for months (sometimes years) and a few styles were gifted to me by the brand themselves. I'm also an avid Pinterest user. I research what my favourite models, singers and actresses love then I do my best to find what they're wearing in consignment and vintage shops. There is no reason to pay full price, it can be incredibly rewarding to find what was once $600 for $60. My favourite consignment stores in Toronto are House of Vintage and I Miss You Vintage
From there, I take my treasures to my local cobbler, who cleans, repairs and stretches them for me if/ when needed. It's super important to make sure you have them sanitized and properly fitted. One day I'll write a post about how important your feet are... until then check out these kicks and let me know your thoughts in the comments.
A list of brand names and styles in order of which they appear:
Harlow Booties | Boathouse
Isabel Marant | Black Cluster Boots
Pour La Victoire | Grey Suede Heels
UGGS | Short Cosmo Sequin Boots
Rag & Bone | Green Orginal Newbury Booties
Aldo | Military Heels (Designed by Jenn Allison)
Rag & Bone | Merlot Margot Booties
Rag & Bone | Tan Leather Newbury 2.0 Booties
Chloe | Suzanna Red Leather Ankle Boots
Pour La Victoire | Black Faux Cro Embossed Heel
Crime/ London | Laminated Pink Leather Sneakers (Yoka)
Pour La Victoire | Green + Black Zip Up Pumps
Bamboo | Black Leather Peep Toe Slingbacks
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Take a sneak peak into my #shoe collection! Some are new and others I've loved for years. Their style and brand names will be listed in my latest blog post, which goes up tonight the link is in my bio. Tell me which are you favourite and what brands you reccomend in the comments below! I love discovering new designers.