Payless on the Runway

This is always my favorite part. Shoes on the runway! Time to see the 2011 collections of the designers for Payless…

Starting with Christian Siriano

On to Isabel Toledo…

And finally, Lela Rose

What are your thoughts?

Shoe for Thought

I just realized I haven’t done one of these in quite awhile, and when I cam across this shoe I knew I had to post it immediately as a shoe for thought.

Take a look!

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Patricia Field, Brass Knuckle Heel, $74.00

Yeah, the heel is a brass knuckle. How awesome is that!?!? It completely takes the stiffness out of the Oxford pump and adds all kinds of edge!

Check ’em out here:

http://www.patriciafield.com/brassknuckleheel.aspx

Some Trends to Keep an Eye Out For…

Here’s some trends that are starting to show up more and more, so keep that in mind when you start going shopping!!!

And here are the trends…

Glitter Rocks

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Nuts and Bolts

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Tie-dyed

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Paper Dolls

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Tuxedo/Penguin

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Which is your favorite???


New from Mod Cloth!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day, I know I did! So, now that we’ve eaten all of those chocolates and need some killer heels to walk off all that sugar, let’s get some inspiration!!!

I received an email from ModCloth.com about their new stuff on their website, and this was the cute picture that came with it:

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These are some of my faves from their new shoes!

Grosgrain Ribbon HeelsGrosgrain Ribbon Heels, $49.99

These have a great vintage appeal to them, and I love the ribbon trim.

First Lady Peep ToesFirst Lady Peep Toes, $94.99

Now I have to say I think these are a bit overpriced, but they are cute nonetheless!

The Plump Pump In VenetianThe Plump Pump In Venetian, $89.99

I LOVE THE RIBBON BOW!!!!!!

Stone Cold Mary Janes in CobaltStone Cold Mary Janes in Cobalt, $34.99

This shoe is a bit frumpy, but there’s something adorable about this shoe.

A Recent Discovery!!

Somehow, until just a few days ago, I had never heard of http://www.shiekhshoes.com. And I am so glad I found out about this site, because IT IS AWESOME! The prices are amazing and they have all the popular styles. I have already found about 15 pairs that I want and I’ve only been through the first few pages….So I decided to share some of my favorites, and will probably add more later.

Enjoy!

Shiekh Elken

Shiekh Elken, $39.97

I am loving these….who needs a checkered flag when you have these babies!?!?

Shiekh Sasha-2

Shiekh Sasha, $44.97

These remind me of the Jimmy Choos, although I don’t yet know how I feel about that squared toe…

Shiekh Kyra

Shiekh Kyra , $39.97

The contrast stitching and that cute little bow make this shoe so flirty and fun!

Michael Antonio Muna

Michael Antonio Muna, $59.97

These booties have a definite rocker edge to them with the cutouts and studs, as well as that 5 inch heel!!

Shiekh Banana

Shiekh Banana, $39.97

This is a great pump with a nice accent on the vamp. It kind of makes you think of subtle fireworks, no?

Shiekh Seduce

Shiekh Seduce, $49.97

What I love about this shoe is the bold pattern and the in your face colors. This is definitely the way to make an entrance…

Michael Antonio Chai

Michael Antonio Chai, $41.97

I love these shoes. I actually saw them in blue in People Magazine, which is what directed me to the site. The banded straps and the bold colors make for quite a head turning change to the gladiator sandal!

Shiekh Flare10X

Shiekh Flare10X, $44.97

So this style also comes in black and white as well as a multicolored, and it took me awhile to decide that this color theme was my favorite. This cute little satin peep toe looks great with that bold pattern, which is a nice change.

Shiekh Fortune

Shiekh Fortune, $44.97

The metal studs in this make this such a rebellious shoe…I just love it. It’s like rocker meets biker meets sophisticated hottie 🙂

~Share your thoughts!

Which one is your favorite??

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.

Comparison

Aldo VS. Amiclubwear VS. Charlotte Russe

Navy/Purple Pumps with Gray Belt

Froyare

Froyare

Aldo Froyare, Navy, $110.00

Amiclubwear Navy Patent Colorblock Platform Buckle Heel Pump

Amiclubwear Navy Patent Colorblock Platform Buckle Heel Pump

Amiclubwear Navy Patent Colorblock Platform Buckle Heel Pump, $42.99 (ON SALE FOR $14.99, click link below)

http://www.amiclubwear.com/shoes-heels-system-25navypat.html

Colorblock Platform

Colorblock Platform

Charlotte Russe Colorblock Platform, Navy, $29.99

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN VERSUS: Jessica Simpson VS. Aldo VS. Charlotte Russe

Alexander McQueen Black and White

Alexander McQueen Black and White

Alexander McQueen, Black and White, $805.00

The one that started it all. And now for the cheaper versions:

Delsi

Delsi

Jessica Simpson Delsi, Black and Gold (also available in two-toned gray), $88.95

Rabenhorst

Rabenhorst

Aldo Rabenhorst, Black and White, $80.00

Two-Tone Pumps

Two-Tone Pumps

Charlotte Russe Two-Tone Pumps, $24.99

JIMMY CHOO VERSUS: L.A.M.B. VS. Aldo VS. Forever 21

Jimmy Choo Snakeskin Sandals

Jimmy Choo Snakeskin Sandals

Jimmy Choo Snakeskin Sandals, $1295

LAMB Nayuta

LAMB Nayuta

LAMB Nayuta, $370

Tavira

Tavira

Aldo Tavira, $90.00

Premiere Platform Pumps

Premiere Platform Pumps

Forever 21 Premiere Platform Pumps, $32.80