These mules are made for walking

According to Wikipedia “the French word, Mule, is a style of shoe that is backless and often closed-toed. Mules can be any heel height – from flat to high.”

My main goal this spring, was to get my hands on the perfect neutral pair. Something that would go with any outfit, something comfortable that I can actually wear all day and not regret it as soon as I am in the car! Before we dig in further, let’s start with a little fashion history lesson. These are always my favourite.

OK, this description seems a little bit dramatic, although what history lesson isn’t. I can’t imagine a woman wearing these heels be considered a prostitute. Let me guess… I bet a man was involved in either writing that description and coming up with that garbage.

Anyway, before I get on my feminist horse, I wanted to show you what I’ll be wearing soon (but first, please cross your fingers for this April snow to melt away). So here they are folks my new Emu Australia mules, this is the “Burleigh” style in Mushroom colour.

I purposely went for something neutral in tone to not only elongate the leg, but to offer versatility. With the popularity of the boho style making a comeback this summer, I’m sure I’ll get lots of wear out of them!

At a cool $159, you can’t go wrong.

I won’t even even tell you the workout I got from taking this photo.. squats and all! 

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Holiday Gifts for the Girl who has Everything 

 

On Friday I presented “Holiday  Gifts for the Girl who has Everything” on CTV Morning Live (Ottawa).
Basically, I put together my entire Christmas wish list and shared it on national television (Ha!). 

Themes included:

  1. Luxury traveling
  2. Apres Ski
  3. Mademoiselle
  4. Edgy

I pulled everything from Fashion United, Ottawa’s premier fashion boutique! I love going there! They have an amazing selection of shoes, bags, clothes and accessories. They carry high-end brands like Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade, Longchamp, Marccain and Michael Kors. This is quite rare in Ottawa, which is why this boutique really excites me.

Check out the segment and let me know what you think! I’m happy to give you any ideas. Don’t be shy and ask me your questions in the comments below!

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Head to toe in Fashion United! I need all of this!
 

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Fashion talk: Stylish vs Trendy

Fran Lebowitz Quote Elle

“People care more about trends now than they do about style. They get so wrapped up in what’s happening that they forget how to dress, and they never learn who they are because they never learn how to take care of anything. So much of what my generation was taught regarding clothes was how to make them last. How to wash and care for them.” Fran Lebowitz

I saw this quote in Elle, it’s from an interview with Fran Lebowitz called:‘Yoga Pants are Ruining Women’ and Other Style Advice From Fran Lebowitz.

Fran Lebowitz is an American author and public speaker, known for her “sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York City sensibilities.” Basically, she is a hilarious New Yorker and knows how to make fun of people!

This interview truly inspired me to hash out a few self doubting issues I have been facing with my own personal style lately. It’s like, the closer I get to the representing the fashion industry, the more I question my own style. Is this trendy? Am I trendy? Will my followers relate? What do my readers like to see? What is my style? Do I have style? What is style?

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Time and time again, the fashion icons of the world like Diane Von Furstenberg and Jenna Lyons, confirm the statement “be stylish, not trendy”. And most important of all “be yourself”.

In my article “The Woes of a Fashion Chameleon” I confess about wanting to wear it all and learning to juggle different looks. I can’t help it, I hate being predictable and I love so many different styles: simplistic lines, feminine and flirty, preppy and sometimes edgy. I think true talent is getting inspired by all your favourite looks and making it work as your own style. Maybe that’s what finding your style is all about. Style, what I am learning, is an individual thing, and trends are for the masses. Don’t get me wrong, I love updating my wardrobe with a few new trendy pieces every season. I think my problem is that I can get out of hand though, as-in, I can never seem to complete my “wish list” of clothing items for my closet.

Trend is fashion today, while style is timeless.

Presently, the cycle of fashion is growing at an exponential rate. New clothes are coming out so quickly, that the life expectancy of a trend is so short. Not just that, our society is craving for new content everyday that we don’t take the time to relish what is new. Fashion A.D.D. We want more, and we want it now.

I think this is why it’s even more important to stay true to who you are and not to get distracted by all the shiny objects. Stick with classic pieces and invest in accessories that are timeless (like Chanel maybe? haha). There is a reason why these top fashion houses have managed to stay relevent. They have earned their place in fashion history and have contributed to what we call style today.

In the article, Fran also talks about how beautiful people can pull off any look, but those looks are not for everyone. I couldn’t agree more. That’s why I always focus on wearing clothes that suits your body. And when your clothes fit you, you feel good, you look good and exude confidence!

I love how the article ends… “Not all of us are beautiful. But we can appear fine looking. So we should. Feeling good about an outfit is the point at which that outfit finally becomes good.”

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