Category: Shoe Reviews


  • Italic Bella Flat vs. Chanel Ballet Flats | An Italic Shoe Quality Review

    Italic Bella Flat vs. Chanel Ballet Flats | An Italic Shoe Quality Review

    If you’re here coming from Google, you know what the deal with Italic is. If you’re here because you’re a regular reader (hiya!), basically Italic creates a range of products from the same manufacturers as high-end brands like Chanel, Frette, Hermès, etc… There is one crucial thing you need to keep in mind with Italic: […]

  • I tried those French Mary Jane shoes | A Carel Kina review

    I tried those French Mary Jane shoes | A Carel Kina review

    My Converse were because of the Strokes. Manolo Blahnik BBs? Emmanuelle Alt. … and my Isabel Marant Dicker boots were 100% influenced by Lily Aldridge. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that my Carel Kina Mary Jane shoe purchase was heavily influenced by Alexa Chung. With the little heel and their Mary Jane style, these shoes […]

  • The trickiest sizing | a Repetto Cendrillon ballerinas review

    The trickiest sizing | a Repetto Cendrillon ballerinas review

    Over the last 15 years, Repetto’s Cendrillon ballet flats have been in and out of my life. There was the first black pair I bought at Rosenstein (RIP) in Montreal, full price. Other pairs followed — the turquoise suede pair whose blue rivals Caribbean seas, snappy faux-crocodile prints, shaggy fools gold… but they were all […]

  • Manolo Blahnik BB Sizing Review: How To Get Them To Fit Like a Glove

    Manolo Blahnik BB Sizing Review: How To Get Them To Fit Like a Glove

    Available in a variety of heel heights and leathers, the BBs are the quintessential pump. It doesn’t matter if you work a 9-to-5 or if you’re Rihanna (she’s a fan!), these heels work, work, work for everyone. “Manolo Blahnik…” … the name is just so iconic. It’d be possible to write a review about a […]

  • Western with a weird fit | Isabel Marant Denvee Boot Review

    Western with a weird fit | Isabel Marant Denvee Boot Review

    Do you ever feel like you’re in a rut? With your job, your hair, your style, your diet, your hobbies… … I guess I mean, in life, in general. Every couple of years those sinking feelings creep up on me. Especially around my birthday. This year, I decided to nip it in the bud and […]

  • The ugliest, yet comfiest clog | A Birkenstock Boston review

    The ugliest, yet comfiest clog | A Birkenstock Boston review

    I’m pretty sure that Gucci Princetown mules was the kindling to this. … and Isabel Marant’s Mirvin shoes was the match that must have lit it up. All I know for sure is that a slew of designers (Marni, J.W. Anderson, and by the time this goes to publication, multiple others…) are putting out their […]

  • I bought both | Arizona Love Trekky vs. Teva Sandals review

    I bought both | Arizona Love Trekky vs. Teva Sandals review

    I love pretty shoes and I love ugly shoes. I love trendy shoes and I love classic shoes. … so imagine my love for Arizona Love Trekky sandals and Teva Original Universe sandals. The look on my scowl on my sister’s face when she sees me in these — priceless.

  • Sizing, where to buy online, and more | a Celine Shoes review

    Sizing, where to buy online, and more | a Celine Shoes review

    There’s always the thing that got away. The fleeting crush, the perfect meal your favourite restaurant took off their menu, or, even worse, the shoe that got away. For me, the shoes were Chanel Cruise 2018/19 Silver Mary Janes. For whatever reason (read: I was broke), I didn’t get them. From then on, a new […]

  • Are they the best luxury heels? | A Jimmy Choo Romy Review

    Are they the best luxury heels? | A Jimmy Choo Romy Review

    For me, it means something to know who or what inspired a piece I plan to wear… Manolo Blahnik BBs were named after Brigitte Bardot — I dig her French flare and in turn can adopt un peu de son attitude in my outfits. … but who are Jimmy Choo Romy heels named after? This […]

  • A barely there statement: an Emme Parsons Sandals Review

    A barely there statement: an Emme Parsons Sandals Review

    “Once a pair of sandals has been worn they will sadly never remain in perfect condition but we have listed care recommendations below to ensure your sandals have the longest life possible…”-Emme Parsons’ product care intro Emme Parson’s product care page starts slightly dramatically. A normal person would read that and run the other way […]