. . . And footwear choices

Tonight Mr. Suz and I are going heading out for a casual supper and some community theatre. (Our neighbour is performing). 

It's cool and NOT RAINING .We'll be walking a fair bit, and the restaurant we're headed to is a bit drafty. so I'm wearing . . . lots of layers! 

Denim shirt, grey checked trousers, dark red puffer jacket, silk scarf, lilac wool coat. I'll probably bring my burgundy hat and gloves for later on. 

I tried 3 footwear options. I haven't decided between the matchy double-plaid red ones or the black heeled ones. The black don't coordinate as well, but every time I put my La Canadiennes on I don't want to take them off! Plus, they are the warmest option. 

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  • Indigoprint replied 1 year ago

    They all look good so you cannot go wrong. I would choose the most comfy. Sitting in a theatre can get ( ) I do not know the best descriptive term of when you are watching a live performance and know you cannot leave but become overwhelmingly uncomfortable and need to move.
    Just fer saying, I like your Laguna Chelsea best with that outfit.

  • Tanya replied 1 year ago

    Great outfit and all the shoe options work.  My slight favorite are the red plaid boots as they match your scarf.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    I’m with Tanya! Red plaid! KILLER fab! Love your scarf style, and the reds match. 

    White are a close second.....

    Have a lovely time :)

  • Bonnie replied 1 year ago

    Beautiful coat in a great color. All options look good but I like the red best.

  • slim cat replied 1 year ago

    Love the color combinations! Not sure what shoes - like all of them ;-) .

  • Jenni NZ replied 1 year ago

    I vote for the black. They are warmest and look the most dressy. I do like the colour co-ord of the red plaid too. And nothing wrong with the white, just not my faves.

  • LJP replied 1 year ago

    What a pretty outfit ! That coat is so fabulous you must be glad you bought it . The red boots seem to work best to my eye but all 3 are perfectly good :)

    I find it interesting that you refer to an evening meal as “ supper “ . It’s dinner always to me , and the only person I know who calls it supper lives in a rural community . I always figured it to be a regional “ thing “ ….

  • SarahD8 replied 1 year ago

    All 3 look good but honestly I like the black best! There is something so grounded and "evening" about that look. Or maybe I just have a sugar eye for lavender and black these days.

    Break a leg to your friend!

  • Column replied 1 year ago

    Is anyone’s style more fun than yours, Suz? My goodness the reds and violet look fab!

  • Bijou replied 1 year ago

    Three great looking options! I would wear the La C ones, comfort and warmth are a priority for me when walking longer distances.

  • jussie replied 1 year ago

    In order to stay impartial I have not read others responses. My gut says the white ones! The other two ain’t bad either :) hope it was a lovely evening, it’s always nice to see a live show.

  • Dee replied 1 year ago

    Oops, super late to the thread but you can’t go wrong with any of your choices, your outfit looks great,  let us know what you finally chose please.

  • kkards replied 1 year ago

    for me it was white for the win!  I love the way they play off the light color of the coat.  But I totally get dressing for warmth as I can’t stand to be cold. 

  • Runcarla replied 1 year ago

    I like the black ones and red ones equally, but for the venue and supper  think the black read as a little more ‘dressy’, so prefer them by a smidge.  Since comfortable and warm, it’s no contest, really!

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Suz, which boots did you choose? :)

  • Suz replied 1 year ago

    Thank you for all your comments and votes! I love that people disagreed! So much more fun! 

    I ended up wearing the red ones at the last minute. But promised myself that next year I'm going to buy another pair of La Canadiennes because although they cost a fortune they are just SO GOOD on my feet. Having said that, Paul Greens are not shabby, either, and they worked out perfectly. 

    The restaurant was freezing so I was glad to have my puffer! And the play was so much fun and very well done! I love a good feminist story. 

    Written in 2015, “Silent Sky” tells the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt and her fellow female researchers – or “computers” – in the Harvard University observatory who set the standard still used today for measuring distances in space while discovering thousands of stars.

    Lisa, that is so funny -- you are probably right with the "rural" comment. My mother grew up in the Maritimes and she always called it "supper." Her parents were not rural, strictly speaking, but they did live in a rural area during her teen years. 

  • LaPed replied 1 year ago

    Hmm, re: dinner vs supper... could it partly be francophone influence? In Canadian French, "dîner" = midday meal and "souper" = evening meal... (and I am constantly correcting myself around my in-laws because I learned it petit déjeuner/déjeuner/dîner, as in France).

    For the record, I would've voted for the red plaid boots, though the black pair would be a close second! All great options. :) 

    Also, Silent Sky is great! I'm a big fan of Lauren Gunderson's plays. 

  • Sal replied 1 year ago

    Sounds like a wonderful evening - love the red plaid boots but I think the black and white would also have worked - nice to have choice

  • Jaime replied 1 year ago

    Tough choice! I am leaning slightly to the white ones, but the red ones were a great pick too. (Given the walking, I very well might have ended up wearing the black ones for sheer comfort.)

  • Jenni NZ replied 1 year ago

    So the heel on the black ones would have been comfortable enough for quite a bit of walking? Not sure it would be for me.
    Maybe if they are very high quality it makes a difference? But I am still not sure. Even my mid-heeled $300 United Nude boots designed by an architect wouldn’t go a long distance I feel.

  • Jenni NZ replied 1 year ago

    Actually I take it back just having looked at the Find again, that heel is lower and more stable than my United Nude boots.

  • Minaminu replied 1 year ago

    great outfit and fab choice with the red boots! I was inclined to suggest the white boots as I really liked how they bookend with your hair!

  • replied 1 year ago

    I like the red most, to match the scarf! Pretty coat!

  • unfrumped replied 1 year ago

    I liked the black boots because I prefer a little less ALGO on the footwear to draw eye away from coat and scarf and face. But it’s great to have so many options that work.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Yay for your red shoes! :)

    Why are these restaurants so blasting cold. We had sushi last night and I used my scarf as a wrap......

  • Stagiaire Fash replied 1 year ago

    My choice was totally comfort-based, because you said you don’t want to take les Canadians off.
    I use “dinner” to denote a big meal anytime from midday to late evening. “Supper” and “lunch”, to me, are lighter /less formal meals served in the evening and at midday, respectively. Discussions about what time of day people eat Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner tell me that others also use “dinner” to indicate size & maybe a little something about formality. Have you ever heard of gathering at grandma’s house for “Thanksgiving lunch”?

  • Helena replied 1 year ago

    In love how the boots and scarf tie the outfit together in your final choice Suz... And you are lovely in lavender! Hope you had a great time out!

  • Kyle replied 1 year ago

    Gasped when I saw you in lavender, and could barely look at the boots. Wow!  I prefer the black, and I think it may be that I like the refinement of those with this overall look. 

  • Suz replied 1 year ago

    Thanks, all. 

    Jenni, those black boots have a very stable 2 inch block heel. 2 inches is actually ideal for me -- lower and I am at risk of plantar fasciitis so I do best if I add an insole.

     But it's not just the heel that makes them work. (I could -- and have -- walked MILES in them with no discomfort!). It's that the entire last of the boot, and the mid-foot reinforcements, make it supremely supportive and comfortable for me. In North American sizes I tend to choose a 7 because 6.5 can be a little small. 37 EU is usually best. But in La Canadienne I buy the 6.5 and I have never had a better fit or greater comfort in a shoe/ boot -- and I've now owned 3 pairs of them. 

    Sometimes a brand uses a last that just works for our feet -- like some fit models in clothing work better. This company makes boots that work for my particular foot. 

    Having said that -- ALL these boots are plenty comfortable for the walking I was doing, and in the end, that wasn't such a factor in my choice. 

    Stagliare Fash -- Canadian Thanksgiving doesn't carry the weight or freight of the US version, so yeah -- I have in fact heard of people going for Thanksgiving lunch -- but then it might not be the traditional meal. It's just not as big a holiday in Canada as in the US (and is much earlier in the autumn). "Supper" definitely has less formal connotations to me, though -- and our meal was not in the least formal. An Indian fish and chips place! :) 

  • lyn67 replied 1 year ago

    I do have a crush on that lillac coat-and love you paired it with a burgundy scarf and grey plaid underneath-and we've ssen so many black boots...now I love seeing others, like your whites and reds-super gorgeous& YLF, Suz!:-)

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