You Are Invited: Meet Designer Sam Edelman at The Bay!

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Shoeaholics, rejoice! You are invited to meet designer Sam Edelman at the Hudson’s Bay store on Queen St this Thursday, October 3rd! The fab event will be held at Canada’s largest shoe department, and if you haven’t yet had a chance to stop by, this is a really good excuse to finally experience The Bay’s jaw-droppingly beautiful (and stocked to the brim) shoe floor.

But that’s not all! Attendees will also be entered to win a Sam Edelman shoe wardrobe valued at $750! Is there a better way to get your wardrobe ready for fall? I think not. Refreshments will be served, Mr. Edelman will be there to sign shoes, and my girl Sharon of the Backseat Stylers and I will be trying on shoes and probably dancing up a storm! It’s always a pleasure to meet Style Blog readers, so if you decide to stop by, please be sure to say hello. And if you need any help with your shoe choices…well, Sharon and I would be more than happy to oblige. Shopaholism enabling is what we do. Hope to see you there!

WHERE: Hudson’s Bay, Queen Street, Main Floor
WHEN: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 5-7pm

Wishlist: Converse x Hudson’s Bay Company Jack Purcell Fall 2013 Collection

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The cat is finally out of the bag! Hudson’s Bay Company joined forces with Converse to create one of the coolest pieces of Canadiana I’ve ever seen…actually, three of them! Ever since I laid my eyes on these beauties during The Bay’s Holiday 2013 preview, I have been dying to share the news with you, and now I finally can!

“Available in the Converse unisex Jack Purcell, Duck Boot and women’s Helen silhouettes, each style embodies the Hudson’s Bay Company wool point blanket stripes, features threaded stitching and antique brass eyelets, and includes the Jack Purcell and Hudson’s Bay logos on the foot bed. These silhouettes also carry an official “Seal of Quality” maintaining the authenticity of Hudson’s Bay Company. Additionally, the Jack Purcell Duck features a leather collar and heel stay, as well as embroidery on the tongue of the shoe, generating an elevated style that merges these two iconic worlds.”

The Converse Hudson’s Bay Company Jack Purcell collection will be available for purchase exclusively at Hudson’s Bay Stores, with prices ranging from $120 to $140 starting September 1, 2013. I don’t know about you, but I’ll be getting up extra early that day to snag a pair for myself and for le bf too!

What do you think of this collection? Share in the comments!

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Photo Credits: The Bay

What I Wore: Leather Weather

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If you didn’t know already, The Room at The Bay is on major sale right now! Shoes, clothes, you name it – all 60-70% off! It’s during this semi-annual event I snagged this beautiful jacket from Mikhael Kale, and my new fave pair of shoes from 3.1 Phillip Lim. These shoes look like a mix of medieval knight’s shoes and gladiator sandals, and for some reason I just can’t get enough. And while this summer has been a crappy one so far, the silver lining is me wearing my beloved leather jackets in July. Blue leather and knight shoes is what my summer’s going to look like. Hope you’re ready for it.

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Ask Nelia: Accessorizing a Floral Dress

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“Hi Nelia, I’ve recently discovered your blog and I LOVE your style. I’m having a style dilemma, maybe you can help.What type of accessories would you wear with this dress, and is it ok to wear flats? I’m a mother of 5 so I never wear heels.Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.” – S

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Aldo Shoes Spring 2013 Collection Lookbook

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ALDO’s ad campaigns never disappoint, and this one’s no exception. The fun and colourful images make me forget about  this rainy week, and transport me to balmy summer days, when we can fire up the BBQ, lounge by the pool, and wear shorts and sandals!

And speaking of sandals…I’m obsessed with more than one pair of ALDO shoes right now. From their gorgeous ALDO Rise x Preen collab, to the cut-out ankle booties, to some plexiglass heels, I want them all! Oh…and let’s not forget about accessories! How cute are those pixelated sunglasses? I want one of each, please!

What do you think about ALDO’s Spring 2013 ad campaign? Any shoes that caught your eye? Share in the comments.

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Wishlist: Balenciaga Fall 2013 Shoes by Alexander Wang

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We’ve all been waiting for it – Alexander Wang’s first-ever collection designed for Balenciaga! Presented during Paris Fashion Week last night, Balenciaga Fall 2013 was full of chic covet-worthy pieces. “I’m going back to the roots, identifying the codes of the house, and translating them into a functioning, full wardrobe,” said Wang, and while I truly loved the entire collection, I fell IN LOVE with the shoes.

I mean…just look at them! These shoes are classic, and yet they are not. Chic, but edgy. Comfortable? Probably not, but I want them all nonetheless. These shoes are what dreams are made of. And today, I am going to enjoy dreaming.

What did you think of Wang’s first effort designing for Balenciaga? You can see the entire collection HERE.

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Photo Credits: Style.com

Tommy Ton for Saks Fifth Avenue Spring 2013 Shoes!

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Speaking of gorgeous spring shoes…check out this amazing spread shot by the Canadian street style photog Tommy Ton for Saks Fifth Avenue! Featuring some drool-worthy styles by Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Valentino, Altuzarra, Jil Sander, Derek Lam, and more, these photos are making me drool all over my laptop!

Right now, I am straight up OBSESSED with these lace-up Ferragamos. They are insanely hot, and I need them in my life ASAP. The heel looks super high, but the design also looks sturdy and secure, so I probably wouldn’t break my ankle. Just in case, I’d like these flat snakeskin Valentinos as well…you know, to mix it up!

What do you think about this photo spread? Are you getting excited for spring? Do tell!

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Wishlist: Isa Tapia Eloise Pumps

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Happy Monday, lovelies! It’s cold outside, but in my dreams it’s already spring, and I am wearing these beautiful Isa Tapia pumps on my feet. As a lover of all things whimsical, these bird-embellished Eloise pumps are right up my alley – colourful and fun.

Have you ever heard of Isa Tapia before? Do you like these shoes? Share in the comments!

Aldo Shoes Spring 2013 Collection Preview

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What could be better than a fun ALDO Shoes Spring 2013 preview on a frigid snowy day? In my books, it’s as good as it gets! Yesterday, I battled the elements to get to the preview, and was rewarded with a room full of drool-worthy boots and shoes, fun accessories, and a whole lotta items to add to my spring wishlist.

There was footwear from Madonna’s Truth or Dare collection (pastels, neons, and spikes, oh my!), spring offerings from Little Burgundy, Call It Spring, and GLOBO, and of course, some breathtaking stunners from ALDO. Some of my favourites included the entire ALDO Rise Spring 2013 line-up (Preen lace-ups are to die for!), ankle booties with buckles and cut-outs, sea-inspired bags, and fun sunglasses with floral accents. But really, I just want it all!

Some of the pieces will be hitting the stores as early as this month, with the majority of spring goodies arriving in April 2013…and I honestly can’t wait ’til we are back to cute-shoes-weather.

What do you think of ALDO Shoes Spring 2013 preview? Any pairs that you can’t wait to get your hands on? Share in the comments.

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Alexander Wang Spring 2013 Ad Campaign

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I’ve been daydreaming about these amazing Alexander Wang Spring 2013 shoes for months now, and seeing them in this ad campaign shot by Steven Klein and starring Polish model Malgosia Bela has definitely reinvigorated by shoe-crush. These shoes/boots are (for the lack of a better word) HOT, and I hope I can get my hands on a pair this season.

What do you think about Alexander Wang’s Spring 2013 ad campaign? Do you like it? Share in the comments!

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