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Toronto Street Style Fashion- Gap Blue Flower Bomber, Pink Pointed PumpsToronto Street Style Fashion- Silver Clutch, Gap Tuxedo Stripe Skinny Jeans, Pink Pointed pumpsI saw these fabulous high-rise skinny jeans from the Gap a couple weeks ago & knew I had to have them. The dark tuxedo stripe on the lighter denim wash was ultimately what sold me, but I was also curious to try a higher waisted jean. I don’t think I’ve worn a pair since the 90s! So I took them out for spin with my blue floral print bomber (my favourite Spring jacket at the moment from the Gap, also worn here), a Joe Fresh cobalt-on-white t-shirt & bright Banana Republic pink suede pumps.

The verdict? I love how they really “tuck in all in” so to speak. They are comfortable, although feel a little odd, due to my inexperience with higher-waisted jeans. It’s been almost 2 decades, after all! All the while, I have to admit that they do flatten my bum, killing any sort of “JLo” effect. Not sure whether this is due to my lack of squats or the style itself, but I’m willing to overlook this somewhat minor (matter of opinion!) con. Either way, not your typical mom jeans. At least I don’t think.

What is your take on high-waisted jeans: Yay or Nay?

Toronto Street Style Fashion- Blue Flower Bomber, Pink Pointed PumpsToronto Street Style Fashion- Silver Clutch, Tuxedo Stripe Skinny JeansToronto Street Style Fashion- Pink Pumps, Tuxedo Stripe Skinny JeansToronto Street Style Fashion- Blue Floral Bomber, Pink Pointed PumpsToronto Street Style Fashion- Silver Clutch, Tuxedo Stripe Skinny Jeans, Pink Pointed pumpsToronto Street Style Fashion- Gap Flower Bomber, Natical Stripe T-shirtToronto Street Style Fashion- Gap Blue Flower Bomber, Pink Pointed Pumps, Silver Chain Statement NecklaceFloral Bomber: GAP, on sale! Stripe Tee: Joe Fresh. Statement Necklace: Winners, old. Silver Bracelet: Banana Republicon sale. Rubber Bracelet: similar. Crystal Stone Bracelet: Banana Republic, on sale! Silver Clutch: Milly, old (similar). Side Stripe Jeans: Gap. Pink Pumps: Banana Republic (similar + high end)). Earrings: similar

xo ShoeTease

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Celebrity Style Steal - Get Taylor Swift's 2014 Country Music Awards Look for Less

Black & Gold Metal Sandals – Aldo – $90

Maxi Skirt with Side Slit: H&M – $18

Cut-Out Cropped T-Shirt: Forever 21 – $12

Black Clutch with Gold Metal Panther – Sasha Handbags - $50

I was seriously blow away the other night by Taylor Swift‘s red carped appearance at the 2014 Country Music Awards! She definitely broke free from her usual vintage style & more recent bodycon fashion choices, towards a bold, sexy siren look composed of a cut-out crop top, high-slit maxi skirt with subtle train (both by J.Mendel) & some fierce strappy & gold metal “Trikini” sandals by Casadei. Finishing off her look with minimal, gold-accented accessories & perfectly side-swept bed-head hair, I was completely smitten!! And wanted to copy her look. But as her high-end shoes & clothing aren’t within my reach at the moment, I started looking around at what I could possibly wear to copy this ultra-feminine outfit & was surprised to find some viable alternatives to suit my budget. My favourite part of the lesser expensive finds is this panther-clad (or is it a puma?) clutch from Sasha Handbags. Sooo irresistible & will definitely make a statement no matter what you wear it with! You can get it here, from Macy’s.

What do you think of Taylor’s look? Inspired?

xo ShoeTease
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Jimmy Choo Booster Strappy Stiletto Sandals Heels Metallic Yellow Rose GoldThese Jimmy Choo “Booster” with metallic rose gold, coral, yellow & black traps with square buckles are sensational high heels from the Cruise 2014 collection. I’ve been eyeing them for a while & are definitely deserving of a shoe blog mention! And don’t worry, the buckles are just there for show, so you can get easily in & out of these almost 5″ stiletto heels. Such an amazing, original & chic looking sandal. Pure shoe joy, Jimmy Choo style!  You can find these lovelies for approximately $925 US at Farfetch, Luisa Via Roma & Jimmy Choo.

If you love this design, you’ll surely love these Rupert Sanderson for Antonio Berardi pink stilettos as well.

xo ShoeTease
Photo Credit: jimmychoo.com

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Toronto Street Style - Heather Gray, Baseball Cap, Black Pumps & Joe Mimran

Toronto Street Style - Heather Gray, Baseball Cap, Black Pumps & Joe MimranLast week I was hanging out on College St. in Toronto, reading about Joe Mimran in NOW magazine. Which is a little ironic, since, for once, I wasn’t wearing a single article from Joe Fresh. That being said, I did pretty much steal these heather grey stretchy pants on super-sale from Anthropologie in Yorkville, for the low low price of $9.99 (before tax, for course!). They are seriously comfortable, almost comparable to sweatpants. But not, actually, sweatpants. Thankfully, as we all know what Uncle Karl would have to say about that one! They’re the perfect bottoms to wear with my Peter Pilotto for Target mesh-sleeve cardigan. Love the colour-blocking of it & I’m so happy to have finally found a light sweater for Spring/Summer that I can throw onto pretty much any casual outfit.

The two-tone, also heather grey baseball cap is thanks to Zara. I had old & quite ratty looking caps at home that I decided to get rid of. I just wasn’t using them to hide bad hair days anymore. Not due to the lack thereof, but the wooly winter hats were handling the job quite nicely! Yet with the shifting of the weather towards somewhat more Spring-like temperatures (yes, that can be debated around here!) my go-to winter hats were far too warm for me (still don’t understand those who wear toques indoors & manage not to sweat buckets, but I digress…). I love this hat, because unlike most staple, unfeminine baseball caps out there, it has a nice curvature to the bill & the black faux leather piping adds a touch of edgy chic. A subtle amount, anyhow. The black suede pumps, worn in a bejewelled fashion earlier this week, (my favourite at the moment) are from Nine West.Toronto Street Style - Heather Gray, Baseball Cap, Black Pumps & Joe MimranToronto Street Style - Heather Gray, Baseball Cap, Peter Pilotto for Target Colour Block Cardigan Joe MimranToronto Street Style - Heather Gray, Baseball Cap, Peter Pilotto for Target Colour Block Cardigan Joe MimranBaseball Cap: Zara. Mesh Cardigan: Peter Pilotto for Target. LightGrey T-shirt: Gap. Heather Grey Pants: Anthropologie. Pumps: c/o Nine West (similar here + here). Silver Bracelet: Banana Republic, on sale.

xo ShoeTease

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Ugly Designer Birkenstock style sandals for Spring 2014Top to Botton: MSGM python sandals, Marni cobalt-blue mirror sandals, Isabel Marant “Holden” slides

Designer Birkenstock & Teva-like sandals: I wouldn’t categorize them as ridiculous shoes. I wouldn’t really categorize them as ugly, either. Ridiculously ugly, however? Uhm, yep, that sounds about right. I mean, I’d get it if Jeffrey Campbell or someone of the calibre was creating & enabling a freak show footwear trend for Spring 2014. Or rather, creating another. It’s been done many a time. Like here. Here. And here.

But for the likes of Givenchy, Balenciaga & MARNI (in my mind, being the worst, repeat offender of the season), to join in on the fun? No. No. And Just. No. But the most insulting thing about these weird-looking shoes (I’m gonna stop you right there – I don’t CARE how comfortable they are!), is the cost. Up to $1000 for a frumpy looking slip-on. Are you freaking kidding me? Some “stylish” fashionistas are even wearing them all over Paris, New  York in Milan with socks. And not just any socks. The tube variety (proof: here).

I mean, seriously, if you need to get onto the geriatric trend, just get yourself a real pair of Birkenstocks, which are non only cheaper, but actually designed for comfort above all else & then tack on some glitter. Rhinestones. Lacquer. Heck, even rocks. Whatever floats your boat. Just like Heidi Klum did a few years back. Actually, this sounds like an interesting DIY project. Keep an eye out for a post?! I may or may not be kidding.

But then again, people are still swooning over UGG Boots. So, really, what the heck do I know?!

That is all.

PS: Feel free to browse the wall of shame featuring the current offenders, below:

xo ShoeTease
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