Shoe Dazzle One Day Sale on Booties

This is crazy. Absolutely crazy. For Valentine’s Day, Shoe Dazzle is having all kinds of surprise sales, and they won’t last long. Right now, they have tons of booties on sale for $10 – $15.

Go buy them now!

Below are a few of my top picks:

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Available in brown and blue (but running out fast)

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(Low Stock)

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Check them out fast, because this sale won’t last long!

Comparison: Color Block Heels

It may only be February, but I’m ready for warm weather. Since I have no power over the forecast, I will instead take this time to plan all the pretty things I want to wear once it heats back up.

Nothing says palm trees and Mai Tais quite like these color block sandals from BCBG:

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Runway Hex Color-Blocked Sandal from BCBG Maxazria

These sandals are bold and have a futuristic edge about them, which I love. Plus, look at that heel! I love a metallic heel and don’t even get me started on that cutout! Sadly, they’re $325, which is just a bit out of my price range.
Okay, it’s a lot out of my price range.

Since when has that stopped me?

Below, I have compiled a few options for us girls on a budget:

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Samaria Ivory Sandals from Jessica Simpson

$88 (was $98)

These are definitely more retro/disco and not so futuristic, but they have the light base color with bright accent colors, which is what you want in a great warm weather shoe. If a metallic heel is not your thing, then this faux-wood heel is a perfect match. Not only that, but it has a T-strap, which I think can be so sexy AND comfortable!

 

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3-Strap Sueded Heel Bootie from Charlotte Russe

$20 (was $38.50) 
These are selling fast!

This is a two-tone sueded bootie with a peep toe, side zipper, and a few metallic stud accents. When you want a little more coverage but still want some color in your life, these babies are for you.

 

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Mary Jane Platform Pump from Victoria’s Secret

$98 (Additional discounts given for online orders)

These sexy Mary Jane’s have a super high heel and beautiful vibrant colors, as well as an ankle strap and peep toe. The price is a bit on the high side, but Victoria’s Secret always has deals on online orders to bring that number down.

 

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Peep-toe Sling-back Sandal from Victoria’s Secret

$68 (Additional discounts given for online orders)

These sling-backs combine vintage and modern into on great shoe. If the neon yellow scares you a bit, not to worry! They have plenty of other color combinations to choose from.

 

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Eclectic Company Heel from ModCloth

$67.99

This is definitely a quirky shoe, but I love it all the same. ModCloth has some of the greatest and most unusual shoes that almost always have a vintage flair. This has a great criss-cross strap, and the heel detail is fabulous.

 

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Aquarium Fantasy Wedge from ModCloth

$47.99

This last pair is my absolute FAVORITE. It’s to die for. First off, they couldn’t have chosen a better name for this beautifully designed wedge. These shoes are living in a dream world, and I’m on the next flight. These would look so great with super skinny jeans or a cute mini skirt. I know I say that I need to buy shoes a lot, but I really REALLY need this pair. It completely steals the show in this line-up.

Red Hot Love

It’s time for those red hot Valentine shoes! And even better, they’re all under $50!

That’s less than most Valentine’s flowers. And I don’t know about you, but I’ll take shoes over flowers any day.

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My Darling Peep Toe Pump

Bakers
$79.99 PLUS an additional 40% off for a limited time
On sale from $90

With that bow, it’s practically telling you that it’s a present for your feet.

 

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Womens Bamboo by Journee Rosette
Accent Platform Pump

Target
$36.99

For those girls that really do love flowers,
these shoes have a cute rosette on the side.

 

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Women’s Mossimo Pernella Fun Heel

Target
$29.99

These shoes are cute, comfortable, and trendy. The great thing about these is that they’re universal. You can dress them up, or simply wear them with a pair of jeans. Practical and inexpensive!

 

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X-Front Velvet Peep-Toe Pump

Charlotte Russe
$17.50 for a limited time
On sale from $32.50

The X-front MAKES this shoe. These are super sexy, and great for a red-hot date!

 

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Firolber

Aldo
$49.98
On sale from $100

I love attitude. I have plenty of it, just ask anyone who knows me. So these shoes speak to me. It brings sexy and sassy into one show-stopping shoe.

 

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Sheryl

Nine West
$39.99
On sale from $89

These are safe and simple, but in a classic way, not a frumpy one! Every girl needs a Mary Jane, and these are great in patent red with black accents.

 

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Pointed Patent Pumps

Forever 21
$24.80

No one will miss these bright red pumps, and every girl should own a pair!

 

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Perforated Peep Toe Pumps

Forever 21
$32.80

Sometimes, you just need a pump with character. And these shoes have it.

 

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Crisscross Stiletto Sandals

Forever 21
$29.80

Anyone who liked the Giuseppe Zanotti heels from my previous post will love these. They are a vibrant red with some criss-crossing and a back zipper. And not $1,000. What’s not to love?

 

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Sueded Laser-Cut Peep Toe Pump

Charlotte Russe
$40

For the girls who need pink in their lives.
These have a great laser-cut design with gold accent on the heel.

 

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Women’s La Femme Pump by Christian Siriano

Payless
$32.99

And of course, nothing says sexy like leopard print. These will be stunning with a red dress.

 

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Printed Pointy Flats

Gap
$49.95

Flats! You didn’t think I’d forget about them, did you?
These will be comfortable for a night on the town, but still trendy.

 

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Metal Heart Flats

Forever 21
$22.80

If hearts are your thing, then these are your shoes.
Metal hearts accent this simple red flat.

 

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Patent Ballet Flats

Forever 21
$16.80

Yet another universal shoe!
Great patent flat that can be worn with a dress or jeans.

 

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Women’s Perforated Ballet Flats

Old Navy
$22.94

And finally, a bright pink perforated flat that is cute and comfortable.

 

So, there you have it. 15 great Valentine’s Day shoes for less than $50.
Have a happy one 🙂

Comparison: Giuseppe Zanotti vs. My Rent

I stumbled upon this gorgeous, ridiculously sexy Giuseppe Zanotti sandal:

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It’s so beautiful, I think I might cry.

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Oh, wait, no. I’m crying because I just saw the price tag.

For those of you who like finding even more reasons to be sad on a Monday afternoon, here’s the damage:

Giuseppe Zanotti Platform Sandals – Alien High Heel

$1,095.00

Yowza.

Ok, well, let’s not freak out. As tempting as it may be to skip rent this month just so you can have your very own pair, don’t do it. Slowly back away from the credit card stash. It’s time to be creative!

I decided to spend my lunch break finding brands who made similar styles, and we are in luck! Check ’em out below:


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Phylicia from Shoe Dazzle

$47.95

Now, that’s a lot more manageable. It has the similar laser cut-outs, and you can even get it in red. The heel on this one is slightly adventurous, but come on, we’re already past that.


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Criss-Cross Sandal from Victoria’s Secret

$78

If what you’re really after is a similar heel-height and color, this sandal is perfect. It’s a more simple shape with less cut-outs, but still very sexy. It also comes in a variety of colors.

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Didina from Aldo Shoes

$79.98

This sandal brings back the laser cut-outs, slim heel, and bold color. I’m not sure how I feel about the red/fuchsia combo, but it is the most similar to the Giuseppe Zanotti. Plus, you can also get it in black!



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Caged Velvet Color Block Sandal from Charlotte Russe

$38.50 (plus an extra 20% off for a limited time)

For a much more affordable option, we’ve got this coral and turquoise combo. Although I have to say, for the same price, you can buy this style which I like a whole lot more:

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Strappy Color Block Platform Pump from Charlotte Russe

Our last two options are flats. It’s always good to have a flat option for those casual days.


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Don’t Mind Atoll Sandal from ModCloth

$39.99

This carries that same cut-out, but as a flat sandal as a more comfortable and casual option.

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Laser Cut Flat Sandal, Colin Stuart, from Victoria’s Secret

$58

Another laser-cut flat sandal. Available in pink and sand.

Hopefully you can find a pair that works for you. Be sure to send me llinks to any other similar styles you might find at michele.shoecloset@gmail.com!

Christian Siriano from the Runway

As most of you probably already know, I love Christian Siriano. Love love love him. I loved him when he was on Project Runway, and I love him even more as a shoe designer for Payless. For us girls on a budget, we don’t have the luxury of dropping hundreds of dollars on a single pair of shoes. But that doesn’t mean we can’t look like we did.

Here are some looks straight from the runway, all the way to Payless for us budget girls to snatch up.

Oh, and let’s not forget one other little piece of information:

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Yep. That’s pretty much the best thing ever. Moving on.

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Women’s Cynthia Sling

$54.99

Seriously, I can’t take it anymore. This slingback is gorgeous.

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Women’s Polina Bow Flat

$42.99

If you’re into the adorable pattern on the Cynthia sling and you wanted flats instead (or if you want both, like me!) they’ve got a super cute flat with some attitude.

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Women’s Camile Bow Flat

$26.99

For something a bit tamer, bit with a nice green pop

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Women’s Hadley T-Strap Pump

$34.99

I know, right? Only 35 bucks. Did I mention they’re all buy one get one half off? Yeah, I’m buying these now.

Winter Clearance at Victoria’s Secret

The holidays are over and now there’s nothing left about winter to be excited about. Until now! Winter sales are starting to pop up, and these are deals worth taking a look at.

Here are some of my personal favorite shoes on sale at Victoria’s Secret right now:

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Colin Stuart: Riding Boot

$79 (was $99)

Riding boot with 3/4″ heel. Available in Brandywine, Caramel, Fog, and Black.

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Colin Stuart: Suede Bootie

$49.99 (was $98)

Sueded platform bootie with a tiered stiletto heel. Available in black suede only.

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Colin Stuart: Metallic Trim Ankle Boot

$49.99 (was $108)

Peep-toe bootie with metallic trim. Available in purple and tobacco only.

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Colin Stuart: The Sexy Sandal

$39.99 (was $68)

T-strap platform heel with adjustable buckle. Available in cognac, nude, black, and gold lace only.

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Colin Stuart: The City Sandal

$29.99 (was $68)

Strappy sandal with ankle strap and adjustable buckle. Available in nude patent, liquid gold, black/white snake print, and satin colorblock only.

4 Shoes Under $40 at Nine West

It’s that time again. Time for Nine West’s End of Season Sale!

Now, with any shoe sale, you have to make your way through tons of uglies before you find the good ones. Here are the top 4, in my opinion. And even better, they’re all under $40!

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Heartbeat

$29.99 (was $99.00)

We have to start with this, because I am in love. I need this shoe now. Look at that heel detail! Insane. These beauties are genuine suede with corset-style stitching on the heel (gasp). It also comes in black, purple, and red. I personally think the blue is fantastic.

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Cinnie

$29.99 (was $109.00)

Who doesn’t need a neutral sling-back peep toe? I know I do. This baby is also available in red, purple, and dark grey, but snatch it up quick, because they are running out!

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Feelngood

$39.99 (was $109.00)

Cheetah print (or as they call it Camel Mutli… I have no clue why) scalloped edge peep toe. This is a cute pump, but the actual hair texture does freak me out a bit. So, I guess I’m undecided on this one. It’s a great deal though!

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Sheryl

$39.99 (was $80.00)

Everyone should have a basic Mary Jane in their closet. I actually need a new pair, so I might grab a pair while I still can! They also come in black leather, red patent leather, floral fabric, camel multi (cheetah print, who are you fooling Nine West!?), nude, chateau rose, and gold glitter.

There’s tons more, so check the rest of them out here.

Happy shopping!

Top 10 Must-Have Shoes

Here is a list of ten shoes that all women (according to Glamour Magazine) should own:

Nude Peep-Toe Pumps

Finding a great pump that matches your skin-tone helps to elongate your legs.

Try these great heels from Target:

Women’s Side Knot Peep-Toe Stilettos

$34.99

Black City Boots

Knee-High or Over-the-Knee Boots are all the rage, helping to keep you’re precious toes warm while also looking sleek and stylish.

How about these beauties from DSW:

Michael Antonio McKenzie Boot

$49.95

Ballet Flats

These really go with almost any outfit, and can be dressed up for office attire or dressed down for a more casual outing.

Check out these super cute flats from New York & Company:

Flower-Embellished Ballerina Flat

$24.95

Wooden Platform Sandals

These are a great daytime shoe when you want a fun and flirty style.

Loving these platforms from Nine West:

Merckie

$69.30

Canvas Sneakers

When you just have one of those days, full of not-so-glamorous errands, these are the shoes for you.

Throw on a pair of these sneaks from Mod Cloth:

Zooming Away Sneaker

$54.99

Black Pumps

In my opinion, these should be at the top of the list! Black pumps are essential for any woman, anywhere. No question about it!

Fall in love with these amazingly comfortable and stylish pumps from Bakers:

Karen WP

$49.99

Metallic Sandals

There’s nothing better than a great cocktail dress and some shimmering metallic heels.

These great metallic sandals from Aldo pump up any outfit:

Sieracki

$59.98

Suede Booties

These eye-catching shoes give personality to any boring outfit, and are one of my favorites things about Fall.

I’m so in love with these blue booties from Payless:

Women’s Gerlinde Chop-Out Shootie

$49.99

Flat Leather Sandals

A must-have for the summer, these can be worn with a great dress or jeans and a cute t-shirt.

Grab a pair of these great sandals from Dillards:

Alex Marie “Tyra” Sandals

$24.49

Gorgeous Work of Art Shoes that Make You Feel Good

This, of course, is the show-stopper guilty pleasure shoe that every woman should have in her closet.

Here’s a more wearable option from Victoria’s Secret:

Colin Stuart Rhinestone Sandal

$108

So, what are your must-have shoes?

Introducing: Project Accessory

So who watched Project Accessory last week?

Following the Project Runway finale, Lifetime premiered this new show, all about creating accessories.

Obviously, this show peaked my interest.

Hosted by Molly Sims and mentor Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti, It was definitely missing some of the Project Runway charm, mainly Tim Gunn’s quirky support and Heidi Klum’s “Al Vida Zein.” But, it’s still new and needs to gain it’s own identity a bit. If it’s given the chance, of course. Alongside Molly Sims are judges Kenneth Cole and Ariel Foxman, and last week’s guest judge was Debra Messing. I was a bit surprised at some of the judging, and I’m thinking Kenneth Cole might be the voice of reason in the group. But, only time will tell.

On the bright side, it looks like next week, there’s some shoe-making involved! Can’t wait to see what they make.

Click here for last week’s episode, and check out the next episode at 10pm EST on Lifetime.

What did you think of the Project Accessory premier?