SAFETY OVER FASHION (also, you look like an idiot)

18 Feb

Sure, many of us are not fans of that white stuff (me however, I wish for heaps of it every day :)) The summer months are a breeze… shorts, t-shirts, flip flops and most importantly, sipping ice cold drinks and spending your days outside with friends. You know these days are coming to an end, time to put away those open-toed sandals, those flip flops and especially THOSE HIGH HEELS.

Many countries and cities experience this, we all know it’s coming. Aside from LA, summer attire is not a 365-day thing. I live in Toronto, I know once October hits, it’s time to polish my winter boots… snow is not far ahead. If I know this, surely others know this as well. When faced with 5, 10, 15+ CM of snow, wearing flip flops is not the best idea. So why is it, women feel the need to wear high heels 365 days a year? We know high heels are fashionable, they go with that dress, they make you feel sexy, they match that purse, they give you height, or maybe you paid $500 for them and feel the need to wear your $500 shoes – but in the end, you end up wrecking them. Salt, wet and dirty snow is not your friend.

Boots were made for a reason. They keep your feet warm, they’re waterproof, most can handle -30 degrees weather, AND they’re getting more stylish every day!

But why, why with the thousands and thousands of fashionable boots, do women feel the need to look like idiots? And all that ice and slushy snow, aren’t you afraid of falling and snapping something? Is fashion *really* that necessary over your safety? Don’t you want 10 toes?

This is not hot. You don’t look sexy, nobody can see your dress, nobody realizes that your boots match that purse, and most importantly, in a blizzard, nobody cares that your boots cost a month’s pay. So why I ask, WHY?

I’m here to save you!

“But I’m a fashionable, successful business woman! I need heels to wear in the office”

And you can! Nobody is stopping you from wearing heels in the office. Why not purchase a pair of classic black pumps? They go with everything. Why not try Aldo Shoes:
PRICE: $70.00
*also comes in black-multi, and multi-colour


Feeling splurgy? Go no further than
Christian Louboutin
PRICE: $800


“But my purse isn’t big enough to carry the shoes!”

We’re women. No bag is ever big enough 😉 But why not invest in something stylish? A classic tote is stylish and can carry all your belongings.

PRICE: $41

Feeling Splurgy?
PRICE: $2,500


“But I don’t know what boots to buy!”

Chestnut Nightfall UGGS
PRICE: $395
(They’re warm, fashionable, and you don’t even have to wear socks!)


Joan Of Arctic Sorel’s
PRICE: $130
*also comes in black and brown
SIZES: 5-12


Now look at this lady. She is styling. And you can too!


8 Responses to “SAFETY OVER FASHION (also, you look like an idiot)”

  1. Jen February 19, 2010 at 7:28 am #

    I SEE THIS ALL THE TIME. THANK YOU. You said exactly what I’m thinking!!! Even my boyfriends thinks they’re idiots trying to walk in the snow.

    • Fit For A Shopaholic February 23, 2010 at 7:54 am #

      LOL And they wonder why they fall and slide. I especially am not a fan of the people who wear heels when they know they’re doing a ton of walking – well sure if you can walk in them, but if you’re holding up everyone else but you CAN’T walk in them, then something is obviously wrong!

  2. alana February 20, 2010 at 4:34 am #

    I love Louboutin shoes! Some of them are actually comfy! I also love Chanel 🙂 Those 2 designers are my weaknesses 🙂
    Aldo has some really cute shoes also and Sorel’s are really warm and they are great for Canadian winters! They are much more practical and affordable for the winter instead of Uggs although I love Uggs also! But my feet usually come out wet with Uggs and sometimes cold. Great post though! Lots of great options 🙂

    • Fit For A Shopaholic February 22, 2010 at 5:12 am #

      Uggs are for fashion! But if you purchase the more winter-type Uggs, then you’re fine!

  3. Emma Cunningham February 20, 2010 at 4:50 am #

    YES. I agree wholeheartedly. If you fall on me when the bus moves because you are wearing stupid shoes then I will just be annoyed rather than sympathetic. And when you fall down the escalator or stairs that the TTC workers haven’t managed to get to because there are too many idiots in high heels running through the barricades blocking their way… well… ugh.

    • Fit For A Shopaholic February 22, 2010 at 5:15 am #

      I just don’t understand it. I was shopping yesterday and I cannot tell you how many women I saw in heels. YOU ARE SHOPPING. AND! Two of them could not walk in their heels, their feet were basically coming out of the side of their shoes and they were wobbly. If only I could record it without them knowing.

      I just don’t understand it.. sure women love heels (well not me, no no no, I avoid them at ALL cost). But yes, you have a hot date, you want to look your best.. so why must you trek through the slush and look like an idiot? Surely the guy isn’t going to hate you because you’re wearing stylish winter boots rather than heels!~

  4. Emma Cunningham February 20, 2010 at 4:51 am #

    Also – that Sorel picture. That is not a good idea. Her thighs are exposed! It’s cold out!

    • Fit For A Shopaholic February 22, 2010 at 5:13 am #

      LOL For the sake of this post – we’ll say she’s in her room “breaking them in.” 😛

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