Photography by Kenneth Chou
If you follow @ShoeTease on Instagram, you know that I’m an overly enthusiastic Winners shopper. I love the scour the racks of discounted brand & designer merch for that special find, sans pesky sales folk hovering around. That being said, there are many people who absolutely abhor this type of store & would prefer a curated little shop where they can whisk in & out of in the span of 15 minutes. I presume these are the people who dislike perusing vintage stores & shopping at Joe Fresh. They just don’t understand the fun! Not to toot my own horn, but not only am I a pretty great bargain hunter (out of necessity, mostly!) but I’m a bit of a treasure finder over at Winners. I found this incredible necklace (not to mention this one too!), scored amazing Ralph Lauren pumps, graphic sneakers, my favourite earrings & found cross-body bag upon purse of gorgeous little gems (some even on clearance!). You know, just to name a few. Seriously though, if there were a Winners challenge, I would win. Not to gloat, but having a visual knack is kind of my superpower (seriously, I was tested. But rest assured that I scored impressively low on everything else!).
To get to my point, the bulk of this outfit is from Winners: the Coach canvas printed peep-toes, the two-tone Bella Luxx romper & Emma Fox handbag. The utility jacket is an old favourite from Gap, chain necklace from Joe Fresh & baubles aside from the Aldo rings, were a gift from an unknown store. Although I’m not a fan of Coach bags, I do love their shoes. I already own this great pair of black leather booties & this relatively new pair of peep-toes are just as comfortable. As I’ve recently babbled about, I’m a huge fan of comfortable high heel shoes and my experience with Coach footwear so far is a lovely fit with a comfortable feel. Essentially, I’m able to walk like a lady rather than like a newborn calf. Which, to be honest, is what I like to strive for when I slip on a pair of heels!
xo Cristina M.