Wednesday, September 18, 2013 • 9:00 AM •
When I was in NYC with fellow Montreal fashion bloggers Sarah of I Bleed Fashion and Will of auxjourslejour for New York Fashion Week S/S 2014, it was without a question that shopping was on our list of priorities. Here in good ole Canada, we just don’t have as much fashion at our disposable. Sure, we’ve got our fair share when it comes to designer goods, but the selection doesn’t even come close to what New York City has to offer its consumers. The abundance of fashionable goods in New York is overwhelming in that sense – wherever you go, there are just piles and piles and more piles of stuff to be sold, most of which is cheap crap which you must work to filter out. There is however an almost equally large volume of high-end goods, which can be very dangerous when a fashionista like yours truly roams the streets of the big city. I’ve done my best to save money, and have only purchased a few items. Although they were quite pricey (at half the retail price, may I add!), I will wear and cherish these items for years to come.
Balenciaga Spring 2013 Block Heels
I am so ecstatic about this find! I purchased these block heel Balenciaga booties at the Barneys outlet in Woodbury. The block heel is just so dramatic, and there’s nothing I like more than a loud statement. I can see myself wearing these with a sporty minimalist outfit, or dressing them up with clashing patterns for a more editorial look. You can bet that you’ll see these in future fashion photography shoots of mine.
If you’ve purchases a pair of designer shoes, you’ll know that they’re not low maintenance. The soles of these were quite slippery when I bought them, so I customized them by adding a grippy leather piece to the upper section of the soles, as well as switched up the heel tips. I’ve also stretched out the upper leather for more comfort.
MARC by MARC JACOBS White Leather Strap Watch with Blue Detailing
Speaking of sporty-chic, I just had to have this super crisp white leather watch by Marc Jacobs. The rose gold hardware and cobalt blue detailing is so on trend, and the “By Marc Jacobs” system is super cute and clever! Will and I both bought this watch.
Michael by Michael Kors ‘Slim Runway’ Leather Strap Watch, 42mm
This one is for the boyfriend! My boyfriend was due for a new watch, and I liked this Michael Kors one because it goes well with his classic and comfortable style. The leather is comfortable and the thin band and face keeps things young.