Friday, January 22, 2016

What Does Your Preferred Heel Height Say About You?

Sometimes, choosing a pair of shoes has nothing to do with need and everything to do with feeling taller. It's been shown that a pair of stilettos can make us feel elevated, literally and figuratively. When you're as short as me, this tends to be the case. But even the shortest among us want to lower the heel every once in a while to give our feet a break from the blistering pain. Naturally, we still have a preference. While some of us feel our best in a pair of 6 inch pumps, others are perfectly confident in pointy-toed flats. It's time to decide which one you identify with. Here is a (totally made up) quiz to help you out.

If you prefer...

Is Alexa Chung your style icon? Do you have a pinterest board featuring all of her best looks? If so, it could be because flats are your jam. Your motto? Who needs the pain of a heel when you can look just as chic in a pair of brogues? Whether you're feeling the menswear look or the classic ballet flat, you almost always opt for a comfortable shoe that allows you to move around easily. You're an easygoing person whose favourite activity is to Netflix and chill. Don't get me wrong, you love a good social gathering every now and again and your warm personality makes you a winner in a crowd. However, cuddling up with a good book suits you just fine as well.


You're a classy lady with an exuding confidence that draws people towards you. You love a chic little heel because it projects elegance and grace no matter the occasion without drawing in too much attention. When looking for the perfect shoe, you don't seek height, but rather a demure heel that breathes femininity. You enjoy brunch and tea parties with your gang of girls and love a good chick flick. Your sophistication is what makes everyone wish they were just like you because let's face it, not everyone could pull off a kitten heel.

You may be chic and elegant, but you're also someone nobody can mess with. You have an inner strength that is exhibited in the most daunting situations. You always have your friends' backs and will stop at nothing to get them justice when they are wronged. And you'll do it in your 3 inch stilettos. You love a good party, especially the cocktail kind, surrounded by all of your closest friends. On your quiet nights, you enjoy watching old movies, preferably the tearjerkers.

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Whether you're a little on the short side or you simply lust after Rachel Zoe's closet, platforms are your shoe of choice. When you walk into a room, you'd like people to know that you mean business. Some people may view you as intense, slightly dramatic, and occasionally, a loner, but none of these things bother you. You know who you are and you love to announce your presence in a room. You can be a little rebellious, but you almost always have a cause.


Which shoe is your favourite?

Ponder it,


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Golden Globes: Who Did It Better?

It's that time of year again. A time when you can no longer step out of the house without worrying your fingers might fall off. But also, awards season. It began last night with the 73rd Annual Golden Globes. The evening started awkwardly enough with Ricky Gervais claiming he won't be offensive which was, of course, a lie, or a joke (whichever you prefer to believe). From a borderline inappropriate comment about Caitlyn Jenner to a severely inappropriate comment about Jodie Foster, Gervais knew no limits. Though I may have missed the last hour of the show, I managed to catch the full red carpet and that's where all the excitement lies anyway. Am I right? Apparently, a few people had similar ideas this year and nobody consulted each other. Though in some cases, this may be an unfortunate mishap, in my book it's a chance to compare and contrast. I may have been less than impressed with the selection of dresses, but I had much more fun because of it. Here are my style awards for the evening.

BEST GOLD (half-naked) DRESS
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Atelier Versace
Brie Larson in Calvin Klein

WINNER: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. For the sexy cut.

Lady Gaga in custom Versace
Kirsten Dunst in Valentino

WINNER: Lady Gaga. For tastefulness (coming from the lady who wore a meat dress...)

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Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
Laverne Cox in Elizabeth Kennedy
Taraji P. Henson in Stella McCartney.

WINNER: Alicia Vikander. Though a close tie, Alicia Vikander chose a much more romantic look, which won her the spot above Laverne Cox.

Natalie Dormer in J. Mendel
Emmy Rossum in Armani Prive
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture

WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence. Minus the cutouts.


Uzo Aduba in Talbot Runhof
Taylor Schilling in Thakoon

WINNER: Taylor Schilling. Because pants always win.


Gina Rodriguez in Zac Posen
Amy Schumer in Prabal Gurung

WINNER: Gina Rodriguez. But Amy came close.

Jaimie Alexander in Genny
Olivia Wilde in Michael Kors
Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad

WINNER: Jaimie Alexander. Because of her eyes.

Leslie Mann in Monique Lhuillier
Amber Heard in Gucci
Kate Bosworth in Dolce and Gabbana

WINNER: Amber Heard. For those floral appliques.
Julianne Moore in Tom Ford


Though there were several other memorable dresses last night, these are my top picks. What are yours?

Ponder it...


Friday, January 8, 2016

It's 2016 And Suddenly I Like...Nail Art?

I've always hated nail art. Read post, "Apparently Nail Art Is Dead. I Never Thought It Was Alive". It has always seemed to me like a kindergarten art project gone wrong, a way to get rid of your holiday decorations, an accident with the glitter, or just plain tacky.

The other day, something strange happened. I broke my two thumb nails. It was a horrendous experience I wish to never recreate, but alas, some things cannot be avoided. This predicament led to a slew of after-effects. For one, I decided that I had to cut my other nails to even them out (they were beyond nail file repair). Once that was done, I knew that certain colours would not work on my new short nails. The long and short of it is that I decided to paint one of my nails a different colour. Don't ask me how I arrived at this conclusion. It seemed like the right thing to do at the time. I knew that my elegant long-nailed manicure was flushed down the toilet and that I needed a refresher to make my hands feel alive again.

I decided to paint my accent nail in flashy metallic silver. Though I've never been a fan of metallic nails, the New Year inspired me to try something new. After painting that single nail silver, I opted for a dark grey mani to compliment the nail. Unsatisfied with the results, I started to draw all over my nails with silver nail polish like a child left alone with a box of crayons and something magical happened. It looked a little bit like this:

Dare I say it? I may have actually tried nail art. Intentionally and partially, unintentionally.

I can't say that I'm fully committed to this trend nor can I confirm that I absolutely love it. However, I may experiment with a Pinterest tutorial or two. We'll call it my New Years resolution.

Have a great weekend lovelies!

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