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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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!

New Boots at Charlotte Russe

Browsing through the Charlotte Russe website and found some interesting boots. Some I like, some, I could live without.

Here’s some of the highlights:

The best thing being their deal for all shoes:

Buy One, Get One for $15.50

Sueded Thigh-High Wedge Boot

$45.50

Super cute faux suede wedge thigh-high boots.

Belted Low-Heel Riding Boot

$45.50

Faux Leather, 16″ Tall.

Cuffed Faux-Suede Heel Boot

$40.00

Very cute ruched boot, especially loving the blue!

Tall Topstitch Riding Boot

$42.50

Cute faux-leather riding boot with buckle accents.

Flat Mid-Calf Slouch Boot

$30.00

A great deal on what’s quickly becoming a staple in everyone’s boot collection.

And, last but not least, the monstrosity of the Charlotte Russe boot collection:

Belt-Wrap Sueded Heel Boot

$40.00

I have to be honest, I wouldn’t wear these if someone gave them to me for free. There’s just so many buckles and accents. Too overdone. Sadly, this is on my WORST list. Sorry Charlotte Russe, I guess you can’t win them all…

My Most Recent Shoe Purchases

I haven’t updated my most recent shoe purchases, so I will fill everyone in!

I got most of these in September for my birthday…

…It was a great month 🙂

These are my purchases from DSW Shoe Warehouse…

Ann Marino Caddy Button Bootie DSW 3494

Ann Marino Caddy Button Bootie

ON SALE FOR $13.48

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Unlisted Style Set Sequined Pump

ON SALE FOR $11.98

Diba Deanne DSW 5995

Diba Deanne High Heel Boot

$53.95

And these are my purchases from Charlotte Russe

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These were $22.99 and $24.99

BUT….

The AWESOME thing about Charlotte Russe is that they always have the Footwear sale where you buy one, get the second pair for $10!!

So in all these cost $34.99!!

Completing the Look…

This is a continuation of the Emma Stone/Zombieland post…

Of course I had to get the jacket!!!

I also wanted something reasonable. I don’t have a lot of money to spend, so I did some research. Surprisingly my search ended at Express of all places! I found this great faux leather jacket that was tough but cute at the same time:

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I actually removed the belt to make it look a little less cute. This jacket was originally $98.00, but I was lucky enough to catch a 30% Off Storewide Clearance and snatched this jacket for $60.00!!!

And, I know some of you were wondering about the boots I got from Charlotte Russe:

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Well I LOVE THEM! They are SO comfortable and jazz up any outfit. I hope Charlotte Russe gets some more in, because I highly recommend them! Let me know if you have found any other bargain boots that turned out surprisingly well!

So, to complete this look, I HAD to get some V-Neck t-shirts…

Which fortunately Forever 21 also had SUPER CHEAP!

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I got these in pretty much every color (including the heathered and solid colors) all for $3.50-$4.50!

While I was in Forever 21, I found another great jacket that I just couldn’t pass up. And fortunately I have a pair of brown leather boots with a chunky heel that go absolutely great with it.

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I got this awesome faux leather jacket for $34.80!

That’s TWO jackets for UNDER $100!!!

I am looking forward to wearing these all winter!

Emma Stone’s Boots in Zombieland

Hi everyone!! It’s been awhile but I just HAD to talk about how amazing Emma Stone’s boots are in Zombieland!! I just saw the movie yesterday and loved it, and all day today all I can think about is how much I WANT THOSE BOOTS!!!

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Sooo….here’s the hunt for an afforable pair for myself 🙂

Madden Girl Ivorry Wedge Boot 5995 DSW

Madden Girl Ivorry Wedge Boot

found at DSW for $59.95

close…but not quite…

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Merona Kallista Riding Boots

found at Target for $39.99

Now these are better…

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Crinkle Flat Boots

found at Charlotte Russe for $34.99

I think I like these the best!!

What do you think? Let me know!!

UPDATE

So I was just informed by a reader that Charlotte Russe has sold out of the Crinkle Flat Boots as of today. Fortunately I ordered my pair last night (my size was the only one left) and I am anxiously waiting their arrival at my doorstep!!! But for those of you who are still looking for that great ‘Wichita’ boot, I’ve got some more additions…

I’ll start off with the more expensive ones and work my way down to a more affordable price range…

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Unisa Riri Boot

found at Piperlime.com for $99

It’s ok…but I’m not excited.

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Aerosoles Ride Line
found at Piperlime.com for $89
I must say I’m very impressed with Aerosoles…didn’t think they had it in them to make a boot like this! It definitely has more hardware than Emma Stone’s but they’re still a very close match.
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Chaps Caleigh Tall Boots, Kohls
originally $99.99, ON SALE FOR $69.99
Now these are a good match! A litte more expensive than the ones at Charlotte Russe, but I think it’s still a pretty good deal!!
So now I start the hunt for a great jacket….
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I think my Halloween costume is covered this year 🙂

Fun Finds for the Day!

As I’m sure you know, I’ve been doing my daily shoe browsing and already found some mouth-watering shoes that I HAVE to add to my collection!!! Here’s a few…

Floral T-Strap Flats, Charlotte Russe

Floral T-Strap Flats, Charlotte Russe

Floral T-Strap Flats, Charlotte Russe, $22.99

Aren’t these amazing!?!? I normally don’t even give a glance to flats, but these IMMEDIATELY caught my eye. I am LOVING the t-strap on these babies, and don’t even get me STARTED on that print!! SO AMAZING…MUST HAVE THEM!

“Dress them up or dress them down, these Floral T-Strap Flats feature a floral canvas fabric, patent faux leather trim, keyhole T-strap with an ankle buckle, metallic contrast interior, and a lightly padded insole. Faux leather upper and rubber sole.”

Watercolor Floral Wedges, Charlotte Russe

Watercolor Floral Wedges, Charlotte Russe

Watercolor Floral Wedges, Charlotte Russe, $24.99

Wedges are another style that I don’t immediately run towards, but people, LOOK AT THIS PRINT! This shoe is FAB.

“Adorable with denim or dresses, these Watercolor Floral Wedges feature a watercolor floral fabric, bow tie with patent faux leather detail at the peep toe, 4″ faux cork wedge heel with platform, metallic contrast interior, and a lightly padded insole. Faux leather upper and rubber sole.”

Woven Slingback Wedges, Charlotte Russe

Woven Slingback Wedges, Charlotte Russe

Woven Slingback Wedges, Charlotte Russe, $24.99

My last wedge for the day, this would be great with a light, airy sundress. Such a sweet and innocent shoe!

“Adorable with dresses or denim, these Woven Slingback Wedges feature a matte faux leather, woven detail at the toe, strappy slingback strap with ankle buckle, 4″ woven wedge heel with platform, and a metallic lightly padded insole. Faux leather upper and rubber sole.”

Colorblock Cut Out Platforms, Charlotte Russe

Colorblock Cut Out Platforms, Charlotte Russe

Colorblock Cut Out Platforms, Charlotte Russe, $24.99

A cute little color block platform, always a necessary item in the closet.

“Adorable with denim or dresses, these Colorblock Cut Out Platforms feature patent and metallic faux leather, cut out details throughout, peep toe, ankle strap with buckle, 4″ stacked faux wood cone heel with platform, and a lightly padded insole. Faux leather upper and rubber sole.”

Floral Peep Toe Pumps, Charlotte Russe

Floral Peep Toe Pumps, Charlotte Russe

Floral Peep Toe Pumps, Charlotte Russe, $22.99

These remind me a lot of the Carlos shoes, which reminds me that I need to do a feature with some of those fantastic shoes after this!

“Adorable with dresses or denim, these Floral Peep Toe Pumps feature a floral canvas fabric, patent faux leather trim, ruching at the peep toe, 3 3/4″ stacked faux wood stiletto heel, metallic contrast interior, and a lightly padded insole. Faux leather upper and rubber sole.”

Patent Ruched Pumps, Charlotte Russe

Patent Ruched Pumps, Charlotte Russe

Patent Ruched Pumps, Charlotte Russe, $22.99

A great pump for work–a low enough heel to be super comfy, while still with a bit of jazziness to it.

“Perfect for a professional look, these Patent Ruched Pumps feature a patent faux leather, ruching details at the pointy toe, 2 1/2″ covered heel, and a contrast lightly padded insole. Faux leather upper and rubber sole.”

Patent Cut Out Booties, Charlotte Russe

Patent Cut Out Booties, Charlotte Russe

Patent Cut Out Booties, Charlotte Russe, $26.99

Ending it on an edgy note, a bit of patent with that hint of red makes it just a bit mischievous!

“Go for an edgy look with these Patent Cut Out Booties featuring a patent faux leather, peep toe, cut out details at the sides, back zipper closure, 3 3/4” stiletto heel, and a solid contrast lightly padded insole. Faux leather upper and rubber sole. “

Comparison

Aldo VS. Amiclubwear VS. Charlotte Russe

Navy/Purple Pumps with Gray Belt

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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)

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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

How to look chic for cheap

Being a recent college graduate, I have always been very aware of how much money I should spend. And while I do own a lot of shoes and am always buying more, I haven’t spent nearly as much as most women. I say, if you can find the same look for less, then why not? Amazingly, most women just don’t realize the quality of some of the shoes out there today.

One of my favorite places to look for surprisingly trendy AND comfortable shoes is Target. Just see for yourself!

Glam Crystal Booties

Glam Crystal Booties

Sigerson Morrison for Target Glam Crystal Booties, $27.99

My favorite Target shoe right now. Trendy, glam, what more could you want!?

Ruffle Wedge Sandal

Ruffle Wedge Sandal

Mossimo Panya Ruffle Wedge Sandal, Pewter, $29.99

Has the trendy ruffles, and keeps comfort with a wedge. Also a nice metallic, but pewter is a less obvious color.

Valonia Pump

Valonia Pump

Mossimo Valonia Pump, Navy, $29.99

A navy shoe that isn’t frumpy!!

On to Charlotte Russe, another company that makes surprisngly cute and comfortable shoes for an insansely cheap price!

Braided Platform Pumps

Braided Platform Pumps

Charlotte Russe Braided Platform Pumps, $29.99

These pumps feature a distressed matte faux leather, braided strap details at the peep toe, 4 1/2″ stacked faux wood cone heel with platform, and a lightly padded insole. Faux leather upper and rubber sole.

Patent Velvet Booties

Patent Velvet Booties

Charlotte Russe Patent Velvet Booties, $34.99

This shoe features a velvet fabric, patent faux leather trim, almond toe, button details, 4″ covered heel with platform, metallic contrast interior, and a lightly padded insole. Faux leather upper and rubber sole.

Wing Tip Patent Booties

Wing Tip Patent Booties

Charlotte Russe Wing Tip Patent Booties, $26.99

These menswear inspired shoes feature a patent faux leather, perforated “wing tip” trim throughout, split tongue, peep toe, 4″ covered heel with platform, and a metallic contrast lightly padded insole. Faux leather upper and rubber sole.

And one shoe that I absolutely LOVE at Forever 21.

Premiere Platform Pumps

Premiere Platform Pumps

Forever 21 Premier Platform Pumps, $32.80

These edgy platform pumps feature a unique rubber suede construction, a zipper closure, and a sexy high heel great for unforgettable evenings out on the town.