New Arrivals at Spiegel

I always go through the sale shoes first, but after that I check out the new arrivals, and I was quite pleased with some of the styles I saw here today.

Suede Peep-Toe Wedge Pump

Suede Peep-Toe Wedge Pump, ON SALE FOR $69.00 (Orig. $99.00)

Suede-covered, sculpted 3 1/2″ wedge heel and 1/2″ platform. Rounded peep toe. Imported.

Look at these. Just look at them. First off, the color is FABULOUS. Second, I am loving the wedge/heel of this SUPER CUTE shoe!!! I just put this shoe up to the top of my ‘most wanted’ list!

Patent T-Strap Wedge

Patent T-Strap Wedge, $49.00

Glossy oval-toe shoe with covered 2¾” heel. Patent-look. Imported.

I don’t know how I feel about these. I honestly don’t know if I love them or hate them…I think I need to see them on.

Cut-Out Leather Pump

Cut-Out Leather Pump, $69.00

Open-toe leather pump with intricate cutout detailing. 4″ covered, boulevard heel. Imported.

I really love unique detailing on shoes, and I think these cutouts give the shoe a nice effect. These would look great with some dark skinny jeans.

Suede Ruffle Pump

Suede Ruffle Pump, $59.00

Suede covered 2½” kitten heel. Imported.

I normally steer clear from anything that’s bubblegum pink, but I have to say I really like these shoes. I’m pretty sure the ruffle is what does it for me…but with a nice little kitten heel, these would be the cutest accent to a nice biz cas work outfit.

Leather Tie-Back Pump

Leather Tie-Back Pump, $59.00

Peep-toe with cut-outs and tie-back at the heel. Stacked 3 1/2″ lacquered wood heel. Imported.

I really love shoes with cutouts, and this one has plenty. The tie in the back is also a really nice detail.

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Spiegel Shoe Clearance

I just came across these shoes in Spiegel’s clearance online, and I found quite a few pairs to add to my ever-growing list of shoes I want! Take a look!

Grosgrain-Trim Slingback

Grosgrain-Trim Slingback, ON SALE FOR $21.00 (Orig. $49.00)

Suede pump with grosgrain bow and trim on crisscross straps. Open toe, slingback strap, covered 3½” stiletto heel. Imported.

These ultra-cute slingbacks are so sassy, I just love them! They almost remind me of the old fashioned ribbon candy you see around Christmas time.

Suede Mary Jane Pump

Suede Mary Jane Pump, ON SALE FOR $35.00 (Orig. $64.00)

Chic Mary Jane platform pump in ultra-soft suede. 3/4″ platform; 4″ heel. Imported.

I thought these Mary Janes were interesting because of the detail around the strap and its closure. Also the suede and the color give it a nice touch and make it stand out.

Brushed Leather Boot

Brushed Leather Boot, ON SALE FOR $99.00 (Orig. $129.00)

Knee-high style with oval toe, decorated with an oversized buckle. ½” platform; wood-look 4″ heel with brass embellishment. Leather. Imported.

I really love rounded toes on boots because it gives it a more approachable look, and these boots are so great in my opinion. The tiny bit of bronze detailing at the bottom of the heel, which we’ve seen on some designer boots lately, is a great subtle detail along with the buckle. The color on these is just right, and overall this is one of my favorite pairs of boots.

Mary Jane Pump

Mary Jane Pump, ON SALE FOR $39.00 (Orig. $59.00)

Wide Mary Jane strap with velco close and oversized button. 1/2″ covered platform; 4 1/2″ stiletto heel. Ombré pattern. Leather-look. Imported.

I will admit I got a little freaked out when I read that it had a velcro closure, but I guess as long as you can’t actually see that it’s velcro on the shoe then we’ll be alright. Other than that, these shoes are quite the eye-catcher. Love the V shape that will show just a hint of toe cleavage, and the color is fantastic!

Plaid and Patent Oxford

Plaid and Patent Oxford, ON SALE FOR $49.00 (Orig. $69.00)

Distinctive lace-up with wool plaid and patent leather details. Round toe; 3″ covered stiletto heel. Imported.

I have to say that I am getting a little tired of seeing oxfords everywhere, but at the same time, I really do love them and am glad that they did come back around. Needless to say, I thought this was an interesting combination. of the patent and the plaid fabric.

Platform Oxford Pump

Platform Oxford Pump, ON SALE FOR $69.00 (Orig. $89.00)

Striking peep-toe oxford with decorative side lacing, covered 1″ platform and 4″ stiletto heel. Leather-look. Imported.

These make me take back any negative thing I may have previously said about all these oxford styles. This is such a modernized version of it, and I just absolutely love it.

Platform Suede Pump

Platform Suede Pump, ON SALE FOR $39.00 (Orig. $49.00)

Classic peep-toe suede pump with Mary Jane ankle strap. 4 1/2″ patent-covered stiletto heel; 1″ platform. Imported.

This is a basic Mary Jane shoe, but it has some very cute accents, and would be great for your everday outfit.

Perforated-Trim Platform Pump

Perforated-Trim Platform Pump, ON SALE FOR $39.00 (Orig. $49.00)

Fabulous patent pump with perforated trim detailing; wraparound buckled ankle strap. 4½” covered, set-back heel with ½” platform. Leather-look. Imported.

This is a style we have seen a lot of, but I am definitely not tired of it yet! I love the wraparound ankle strap, and I always love a bit of a platform as well!!

My Target.com Order!!

As some of you may know, last week I ordered two pairs of shoes from Target’s INSANELY cheap sale. These are the two I ordered:

Mossimo Verla Mary Jane Pumps, $7.49

Mossimo Verla Mary Jane Pumps, $7.49

Sigerson Morrison Divya Crystal Pumps

Sigerson Morrison Divya Crystal Pumps

Well yesterday I finally got the package I had been waiting for all week and, as you can imagine, I was SOOOOO EXCITED when I saw that little Target box! SO I opened it up, and ripped open the first box, which was the Sigerson Morrison shoes (the ones I was REALLY anticipating) and I almost cried when I did…they gave me the wrong size by THREE SIZES! I even checked my order and receipt again, where it clearly said size 7 for both….but somehow they sent me a size 10. TEN. Meaning the actual box size was bigger too. It’s not like a half size accident or anything that could go unnoticed. This was a major difference, I mean the size 10 box is like 3 inches longer than the 7!!! So I seriously almost cried…but went ahead and checked out the Mossimo Verla pumps, which fortunately WERE the right size, and to my happy surprise, way cuter than the picture. Unfortunately though, at the time I was so upset about the Sigerson Morrison shoes that I couldn’t pay the other ones much mind. So I printed out the ticket to take it to the local Target store and return the shoes…and when I got there they told me they couldn’t put the order in for me there, and that in order to have them sent to me without me having to pay the price+shipping all over again that I would have to call their Target.com customer service number. I groaned a little on the inside, but went ahead and made the call…

I want to start off by saying that the Target.com reps are soooo nice, and the guy I talked to was really helpful and made me feel a lot better. Fortunately they still have some size 7’s left in stock (I was so worried they wouldn’t seeing that these shoes were on sale for $9.24) and so he put the order through for me. I tried to get the shipping expedited seeing that it was their error, but he told me if I did that I would have to pay $16.00, even after a $9.00 credit. So then he told me that he would still be able to give me the $9.00 credit to put towards a 3-5 day shipping, which made the amount come to $5.23 after tax. Which means I got these shoes half off the sale price because of their error. So…even though $9.24 was insanely cheap, I still managed to get them even cheaper! So hopefully I’ll have those sometime next week, and then I can give a review about them. After all of that, I was able to go back home and enjoy the gray Mossimo Verla’s…

And I have been enjoying them. The Verla is soooo nice. The picture above (from Target.com) is really washed out, but in real life it’s like a taupe color and the canvas part is a light beige, not white. I will add some pictures later, but right now I’ll just give my review. After trying them on I was so pleased with the fit, and once I walked around I was amazed at how comfortable they are. So I wore them to work today (I work Tuesday through Saturday) and I got SO MANY compliments. I’m known as the ‘shoe girl’ at work so the girls are always looking to see what shoes I’m wearing, and today I did not dissapoint! Everyone loved them, and no one could believe I bought these for $7.49 from TARGET! So I gave them the ultimate test while at work, mostly sitting, but I did walk around quite a bit as well (and I walk fast, which can sometimes be painful if the shoe doesn’t fit right.) The 8 hours went by and my feet are STILL comfortable, and as a matter of fact I’m still wearing them…I don’t even want to take them off!! The hidden platform really helps to make them super comfortable, and the adjustable strap keeps my foot from sliding at all. I could seriously wear these all day, and I think I just might!!!

Spring 2009 Paris Fashion Show

Here’s some of my favorite shoes for the couture show in Paris. Not too many that I loved, but these few are pretty interesting!

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Jean Paul Gaultier

Nothing too original, but the metallics really do give it a nice feel.

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John Galliano

Not a huge fan of the front of the shoe, but that heel is freakin awesome!

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Armani Privé

This shoe on its own I’m a little unsure of, but paired with that dress, it’s a killer combination.

More to come, but in the mean time…

What did you think about the show?

Rachel Zoe’s Top Piperlime Picks

Thanks to http://www.whowhatwear.com I found this great article about Rachel Zoe’s top recommendations for Piperlime.

check em out!!

Rachel Zoe Shoe Picks

Rachel Zoe Shoe Picks

Chinese Laundry Platform Sandal ($130)

Francesco Biasia Tote ($548.)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Sandal ($475)

Emilio Pucci Slingback ($445)

Via Spiga Wedge ($215)

Vince Camuto Flat ($115)

Giuseppe Zanotti D’Orsay Sandal ($650)

Matt Bernson Thong ($170)

Which one is your top pick?

Shoe for Thought

This shoe for thought is a beauty by Lanvin. It can be yours for $925 big ones.

Lanvin Sandal

Lanvin Sandal

This beauty is more money than I think I could or WOULD ever spend on a pair of shoes, but still–who says I can’t look!? What I think I love most about this is the color. It’s almost like a blood orange, or a red tangerine, and with the patent texture, it just makes it look even more delicious!

What do you think?

SALE AT KOHLS

I was just shopping in Kohls yesterday and was surprised by some of the shoes I saw, and so I decided to see what else they had online. ELLE Magazine has a line through Kohls, and their shoe line is amazingly priced and very trendy! After the sale prices I saw, I figured this couldn’t go without being shared!
apt. 9 Roselie Satin Swirl Dress Heels

apt. 9 Roselie Satin Swirl Dress Heels

apt. 9 Roselie Satin Swirl Dress Heels, ON SALE FOR $22.00 (originally $54.99)

These pink/multi satin pumps have equal parts cute and sexy to make this a killer shoe. The swirl pattern and rosette give it a nice flair which is accented nicely with the peep toe. Online Exclusive. 3 3/4-in. heel.

Daisy Fuentes Lala Dress Heels

Daisy Fuentes Lala Dress Heels

Daisy Fuentes Lala Dress Heels, ON SALE FOR $26.00 (originally $64.99)

Anyone who has been keeping up with my posts will immediately notice that this shoe is very familiar. Awhile back I did a comparison of this style of shoe (starting with the high end designers and showing some more inexpensive styles. This one, however, is the best looking for its price in my opinion. The two-tone design is so modern and sleek, at this price I think I’m going to have to pick these up! 3 3/4-in. heel.

ELLE Lagoon Dress Heels

ELLE Lagoon Dress Heels

ELLE Lagoon Dress Heels, ON SALE FOR $24.00 (original $59.99)

Out of all the sale shoes, these are my least favorite, but they are still cute and sleek. These are faux-snakeskin and the color is gunmetal gray. Peep toe swith adjustable slingback and adjustable toe straps for better fit. 4 in. heel.

ELLE Journey Oxford Dress Heels

ELLE Journey Oxford Dress Heels

ELLE Journey Oxford Dress Heels ON SALE FOR $24.00 (original $59.99)

These Oxford heels have been all the rage this past season, and for $24, you really can’t complain about these! Pebbled faux leather, peep toe and faux lace up to modernize the oldstyle oxford classic. Adjustable slingback strap for better fit. 4 in. heel.

ELLE Ultra Dress Heels

ELLE Ultra Dress Heels

ELLE Ultra Dress Heels ON SALE FOR $24.00 (original $59.99)

These shoes are awesome. Very modern, very sheek, very tough. When I see these I think of the Guggenheim in NY meets a nightclub downtown. Crinkled faux-leather upper and peep-toe design. 4 in. heel

ELLE Viva Dress Heels

ELLE Viva Dress Heels

ELLE Viva Dress Heels ON SALE FOR $38.99 (original $64.99)

These are my absolute favorite of the bunch. Hands down. These look so much like the much more expensive versions out there right now, and these are such a great deal! I could get A LOT of wear out of these babies!!!

Faux leather, peep toe, 3 1/2 in. heel.

ELLE Necole Flats

ELLE Necole Flats

ELLE Necole Flats ON SALE FOR $19.99 (original $49.99)

I normally pass right by flats without ever giving them a second thought. But every once in awhile a pair comes along that makes me stop in my trachs, and this pair is no exception. These purple faux suede flats are incredibly sheek, and with the added detail of the pleating and the jeweled satin strap, no one would ever believe you picked these babies up for 20 bucks!!! These are now officially on my list (yes this list is extraordinarily long) of shoes I need to buy ASAP!!!!

Interesting and Unknown Facts

Here are some more interesting footwear facts I cam across thanks to http://www.factmonster.com:

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* Sandals originated in warm climates where the soles of the feet needed protection but the top of the foot needed to be cool.

* 4,000 years ago the first shoes were made of a single piece of rawhide that enveloped the foot for both warmth and protection.

* In Europe pointed toes on shoes were fashionable from the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries.

* In the Middle East heels were added to shoes to lift the foot from the burning sand.

* In Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries heels on shoes were always colored red.

* Shoes all over the world were identical until the nineteenth century, when left- and right-footed shoes were first made in Philadelphia.

* In Europe it wasn’t until the eighteenth century that women’s shoes were different from men’s.

* Six-inch-high heels were worn by the upper classes in seventeenth-century Europe. Two servants, one on either side, were needed to hold up the person wearing the high heels.

* Sneakers were first made in America in 1916. They were originally called keds.

* Boots were first worn in cold, mountainous regions and hot, sandy deserts where horse-riding communities lived. Heels on boots kept feet secure in the stirrups.

* The first lady’s boot was designed for Queen Victoria in 1840.

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Shoes as symbols

* In Biblical times a sandal was given as a sign of an oath.

* In the Middle Ages a father passed his authority over his daughter to her husband in a shoe ceremony. At the wedding, the groom handed the bride a shoe, which she put on to show she was then his subject.

* Today in the U.S. shoes are tied to the bumper of the bridal couple’s car. This is a reminder of the days when a father gave the groom one of his daughter’s shoes as a symbol of a changing caretaker.

* In China one of the bride’s red shoes is tossed from the roof to ensure happiness for the bridal couple.

* In Hungary the groom drinks a toast to his bride out of her wedding slipper.

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I love coming across these facts because some of them are just so unusual! If anyone has any other interesting facts, feel free to send them along!!!

New Poll…

Alright guys, I’m going to try to add polls frequently now that I finally got them up and running!

Thanks!

What’s New at Bakers

There are some interesting new shoes on the Bakers website, some of which very closely resemble much more expensive designer brands, so I thought they were definitely worth mentioning! As you know this website is all about being on a fashion budget!!

PAXTON A, Bakers

PAXTON A, Bakers

PAXTON A, Bakers,$39.99

I love the heel height on this with the hidden platform, and that print is great–it doesn’t scream animal print, it just smoothly states it. I’m also enjoying the round toe as it makes it a more approachable shoe.

4 1/2″ heel. Material/Fur.

CAYLEE, Bakers

CAYLEE, Bakers

CAYLEE, Bakers, $79.95

As you may know I’m still not at all tired of the gladiator-inspired platform sandals, and the blues on this shoe make it really intriguing. Also loving the zipper.

4 1/4″ heel. Material/Snake Leather.

RUFFLES, Bakers

RUFFLES, Bakers

RUFFLES, Bakers, ON SALE FOR $69.99 (originally $79.95)

This looks oddly familiar!! With the exception of the color, this shoe is pretty much the same as the one by L.A.M.B. (which is known for its yellow color.) This is a much cheaper option, and who can complain about that!! The ruffles have a nice, almost aquatic flair, and it also has a back zip closure.

4 1/2″ heel. Material/Faux Leather.

MOROCCO, Bakers

MOROCCO, Bakers

MOROCCO, Bakers, $59.95

The title is Oh So Appropriate!! This gladiator sandal has so much detailing and embellishments, what’s not to love!?

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CHLEO, Bakers

CHLEO, Bakers

CHLEO, Bakers, $79.95

Another very similar style to one of L.A.M.B.’s shoes, this peep toe bootie has enough straps to keep your foot quite secure, and make you look like a total bad ass in the mean time!

4 1/4″ heel. Material/Faux Leather.

CORI, Bakers

CORI, Bakers

CORI, Bakers, $89.95

For some reason the side of the vamp reminds me of sun rays and makes me think of a Mayan temple. Not quite sure, but I love it just the same! This woven gladiator sandal has a lot of unique detailing which makes it a great buy!

4 1/4″ heel. Material/Faux Leather.

LENNA, Bakers

LENNA, Bakers

LENNA, Bakers, $79.95

In my opinion I saved the best for last. I do tend to have a thing for black and white, but these gladiators are very unexpected and for that I love them.

4 1/2″ heel. Material/Leather.