However, there are some items that I highly approve of. And lately my approval has been stuck to these shoes:
Silver hightops make any outfit 95% more sensationelle! to use a French vocabulary word. (Little sidenote here: French has got to be the most useless class I have ever taken. We are now learning about describing food in words such as spectacular! baked to perfection! and drizzled with four kinds of cheese! As if I ever need to know. Honestly.) Ratty tshirts and jeans are suddenly 'best dressed list' worthy. LBDs and tights are make effortlessly low-key. And sneakers are much more comfortable than any pair of flats you can throw at me.
Good old moccasins. There were moccasin booties at the Museum of Civilation's giftshop in Ottawa, and I'm seriously regretting not getting any. Especially since they were $50 and these ones are $80+. There was also a pair of knitted boots at the Byward Market, that I also didn't get. Heaven frown on whatever being that prevented me from these footwear!
Hightops from Urban Outfitters, Moccasins from Aldo.