New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. It’s a time to gather with friends to celebrate old memories and new beginnings. A lot has happened this past year and you may be ready for a fresh start. Here are 5 tips to make sure you ring in the New Year with a bang.
5. Hostess with the Mostest
If you’re hosting this year, put a twist on favourite celebratory staples. Spice up the traditional Champagne toast by adding a scoop of sorbet and fresh fruit to each glass. Combine Champagne, Sparkling Wine, or Prosecco with raspberry sorbet and fresh raspberries for a beverage that looks as great as it tastes. Follow this recipe here. Your guests will appreciate sipping on something special and it’ll look great in selfies, too.
4. Foot Care
Wear shoes that are practical, sturdy, and fashionable – yes, they exist! Whether you’re at a work party, out at the club, or running for a cab, you’ll want your footwear to last the night. We recommend a shootie like DALE, with its sturdy heel, enough coverage to fend off the winter chills, and beautiful, intricate detailing in the straps and buckles. Grab it in black to pair well with tights and a dress or your best pair of skinny jeans.
3. Say Cheese!
Buy a modern instant camera (at a craft supply store or on Amazon) and some funky film options. Encourage your guests to snap some shots together and sign them with colourful markers and stickers. Provide a photo album for guests to add to in lieu of a traditional Guest Book. This DIY version of the photo booth will be fun for guests and you’ll end the night with a book full of great memories!
2. Blast from the Past
If you have control of the tunes for the night, feature playlists with the top hits from the last few decades. Start with the oldest songs and slowly work up to the best of the past year. This way, no one is jostling for the AUX cord and there will inevitably be something for everyone. Party guests can bond over music nostalgia: dancing to disco, grooving to glam rock, and bopping along to their favourite boybands.
1. Plan Ahead
Phone lines for cabs will be bogged down and even Uber may have a holiday surcharge, so you’ll need to know your plan before you head out for the evening. If you want to use a cab or ride sharing service, call an hour or more before you’re ready to go. Or: consider choosing a designated driver, asking a family member, or even hiring a private car company (split the cost with a group)! No matter what you do, plan early—and get home safe.
New Year’s Eve can be a ton of fun – or a ton of chaos. Make sure your night is planned out so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the countdown. May your New Year’s Eve be full of celebration and cheer!
In preparation for the most talked about sale season we’ve added 5 new tips to “How to Black Friday”. Missed last year’s tips? See them here
Try before you buy. Whether shopping online or in-store it’s always best to know your size in a particular brand. Head to the stores ahead of time to give things a test – you don’t want to be wasting time in fitting room line-ups for hours on the big weekend!
Rain Check! It may seem like an outdated feature but a lot of stores still honour the rain check system. For those of you that don’t know:
It's always worth checking!
- rain check
- a coupon issued to a customer by a store, guaranteeing that a sale item that is out of stock may be purchased by that customer at a later date at the same reduced price.
Bloggers. Check in with your favourite bloggers to see if they have any exclusive offers or discount codes for followers, before or during Black Friday. Being in the know is always helpful this time of year.
Honey Honey. Heard of Honey? It’s a browser extension that searches the web when you’re about to make a purchase, and then applies any discount codes or coupons that are out there directly to your shopping cart! There are other sites like this out there, but this is our favourite all year round.
There’s no crying in BFCM. Didn’t get what you wanted? Some things just aren’t meant to be. Money can’t buy happiness – remember how fortunate you are! And, Boxing Day is just around the corner.
As Always. Go forth. Get deals.
Finding the perfect costume can be the most terrifying thing about Halloween. But who’s says Halloween costumes need to be all about cat ears and witch’s brooms? Step up your Halloween game (and footwear game) with these quick and easy Miz Mooz approved looks.
Going biker chic has never been so easy! What’s easier than throwing on some edgy black separates, letting your hair down and adding some sassy red accessories to turn up the heat? Also, don’t be afraid to mix textures and metals!
Fashionistas will never tire of channeling their inner goddesses and neither should you. Grab your favorite white dress (or a sheet) and some statement gold accessories keeping things unique to your style. The most important part of this costume is your signature gold headpiece.
This cute and quirky look has not only been a major Halloween staple but also a long-standing fashion trend. Style your geek chic approved look with a pair of cropped jeans, a white button-down shirt, your favorite thick rimmed glasses (real or fake), suspenders, bowtie and finally, oxfords to complete the look. Bring your inner geek out for the night and embrace it!
If you were too busy getting your kids (or pets) ready for the big night, finding a last minute costume can be tricky. Have no fear! We have the perfect solution. Put together a few black and orange pieces from your closet and let your kids (or pets) do all the work
New year, new you, new shoes. Or new year, old you, new shoes. Whatever the case, NEW SHOES! This month we’ll be featuring the newbies for 2017! Let’s leave 2016 in the dust and start with a clean slate. Each and every day, at this time of year, we get 2 more minutes of daylight so clearly it's time to start thinking about Spring! Thinking about warmer days and brighter times can only help us to get through the winter blahs.
Sandals, Shooties and Booties are the name of the game this season. Here’s your sneak peek of a few new styles to get you in the mood for Spring!
This style is so great we asked for seconds! Back for a second season the Cassidy sandal is part bootie, part sandal and all hot stuff. Straps, buckles and perforated leather are the highlights and a mold-able wire cuff lets you make this style your own.
Available in Black, Currant, Mauve and Stone
Soft narrow panels of leather that hug the foot and an adjustable sling-back make Kenmare a great simple wedge.
Available in Black, Mauve and Sage
Tamsyn is this year's favourite flat sandal. Soft leather two-toned straps and a super comfortable flatform sole will make these your everyday sandals.
Available in Black, Sage and Stone
The summer bootie. Pairing these with your girliest dress will give you that edgy look you've always wanted. These buttery leathers and soft hues go best with floral prints or denim!
Available in Stone and Whiskey
New Spring styles are coming every day – keep an eye out!
Looking for a certain style? Comment below and we’ll help you find it :-)
A feature from one of our favourite bloggers!
I am excited to share this post with you because it features shoes I have been getting around town in almost daily this past week! These booties and a mustard sweater have been my uniform lately.
I partnered with Miz Mooz Canada to choose my favourite pair of shoes out this season. I opted for the Danita Bootie. Because there’s nothing like a cool pair of ankle booties. The Danita is stylish enough to wear to a cafe or lunch during the day, and then to meeting friends in the evening (red wine, anyone?). I find the sole in this particular style soft which makes them very comfortable for me since I walk to most places each day.
A great little feature I love is the braid that crosses over the bootie with the other strap details. Hell yeah!
For some people, the holiday season is something to start counting down to in mid-July and for others, it's something that creeps up on them like a bad cold that sticks around way too long! Either way, the best way to get through it is with some great plans and the right shoes!
So plans. There’s always so much to do around the holidays. Check out our Holiday Fun Guide for ways to get out of the malls and into the holiday spirit!
Every city has one and they’re the best place to get you humming along to Christmas carols and expanding your oh-so-necessary collection of handmade Christmas ornaments. Drink some mulled wine and sashay from stall to stall oooohing and ahhhhing over all of the pretty things. It’s also the best spot to get last minute gifts!
Letty is the perfect strolling shoe – a super comfortable footbed and super-soft leather.
Trust me, you don’t have to be a professional singer to take part in these things. So, brush up on all your old favourites, warm up those vocal cords and get ready to see some smiling faces! The amusement and joy you bring to random strangers will be sure to warm your heart.
Paired with skinny jeans or tights and a big wooly sweater the Charmaine boot will have people inviting you in for tea!
If it's going to be cold anyway, you might as well enjoy it. Grab your besties and your kids and head for the hills for some old fashioned good times! Once you're thoroughly rosy-cheeked and tuckered out, find the perfect little coffee shop, preferably with a fireplace, for some yummy warm beverages. Hot chocolate’s on me!
Comfort is key! Slip out of your wet winter boots and into the Lissie bootie to complete that cozy feeling
No, you don’t need a special occasion to see your girlfriends but it’s always more fun when there is one! Whether it’s your favourite old haunt or a fancy new restaurant, make a date to celebrate with your girls over some tasty food and drinks.
Fido’s no dog. This bootie is full of class and has the perfect heel – who knows?! Dancing may just be on the agenda.