TOMS ballet shoes

Santa-Monica brand TOMS has decided to expand their shoe empire this upcoming Spring 2012 with their collection of ballet shoes.

The brand promises that this collection will continue with their One for One program (for those who are unaware, TOMS donates a pair of shoes to a child in need for every purchase). The ballet flats will be sold at retailers for about $75 but for those who are willing to spend an extra $50, a series of upscale versions (think of TOMS and The Row collaboration) will be available at U.S. store, Neiman Marcus.

The TOMS ballet shoes will be available in fabrics such as suede and linen as well as leather.

And if you’re super excited for these flats, the TOMS website has an e-mail sign-up that will notify customers when the collection is available.


adhere this – Dior Backstage Eyeliners

Further feeding my online shopping addiction, I was looking through the Dior section of Sephora when I stumbled upon Dior’s newest cosmetic, Dior Backstage Eyeliners-To-Wear Multi-Wear Adhesive Eyeliner Patches

These patches come in a set of four: Effeft Velours, Effeft Brilliant (which has black Swarovski micro-crystals) and Effet Haute Couture (which shines with white Swarovski micro-crystals).

To be honest, the idea of stick-on eyeliner is an iffy idea to me. Have you ever gone to the bar and seen that girl with the false eyelashes and they’re half off and she doesn’t realize because she’s too drunk? I foresee this as a major possibility with these eyeliner patches. Imagine them falling off halfway throughout your night.

My suggestion is just to buy a gel liner and practice until you get your perfect look (because despite being multi-use, they are a $60 investment).

But for all those fanatics who love the idea, these will be available in Dior stores starting tomorrow (September 8th) and are currently available exclusively on Sephora.com.

Sources:  Refinery29 and Sephora


etsy obsession: Miss Annie May

Craving for a few more statement pieces to add to my wardrobe this fall, I decided to scour the pages of Etsy to find unique pieces that would be perfect to don with a tee and a pair of skinny jeans (the only pants I will ever wear willingly).

So when I stumbled upon Miss Annie May‘s Etsy boutique while perusing through the jewelry pages, I was impressed. Her designs use vintage costume jewelry and an abundance of chains. Miss Annie May heavily uses of brassy colours that adds just the right amount of perfection to create her vintage aesthetic.

With pieces like the “Queen Rebel” (above, left, $70.89 CAD) and my current favourite, “Desert” (below, $80.74 CAD), Miss Annie May’s designs are the perfect piece to be donning as the weather cools down and wardrobes change from summer fun to chilly fall.