Keep an eye out for these at Payless

I love how often I am happily surprised now by Payless. These designer collaborations are really bringing their name back, and let’s face it, their new shoes are great. I remember when I was in middle school I had a pair of shoes from Payless, and I was so embarrassed about it that I wouldn’t admit it to anyone. Now I can’t wait to tell people that the stylish shoes I’m rockin’ are from Payless. The looks on their faces are always so great!

I think now more than ever we should all be proud of keeping a budget and choosing to spend less money. It’s responsible, it’s smart, and it’s really a rewarding feeling to know that you were able to put together a super trendy outfit on a super small budget. These notions were the only thing that got me through college, and even my first-job-straight-out-of-college-not-making-nearly-enough-money rough patch.

My theory is, no matter how much or how little money you make, you need to reward yourself. Learning how to do that without going overboard is what makes you a smarter shopper. Sure, you spend a little extra time doing more research and finding those great deals, but you are MUCH less likely to have buyer’s remorse from a $30 pair of shoes as opposed to a $300 pair. And you’ll make all your friends jealous when they find out how LITTLE you spent.

And here’s a few options for your personal reward to yourself…if you so choose 🙂

Lela Rose for Payless

Ashland Mary Jane Wedge

$34.99

Available in solid blue as well

Lela Rose for Payless

Satin Platform Dress Sandal

$34.99

Also available in black

Lela Rose for Payless

Dimmick Large Satchel

$39.99

This goes along with the Lela Rose for Payless pumps I posted a couple weeks ago!

Lower East Side

Denim Lizzy Bow Pump

$22.99

American Eagle

Diana Jewel Flat

$22.99

Also available in black

American Eagle

Kendal Canvas Knot Wedge

$24.99

ON SALE FOR $19.99

Also available in white

And I saved the best for last…

Fioni

Lavish Ruffle Pump

$24.99

Also available in black

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT

And just think…for the same price as one night’s dinner (for 2) you could be purchasing a pair of shoes to wear all season, if not more! Something to think about…

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Highlights from Fashion Week

Here’s some of the more interesting shoes I’ve seen lately coming down the runway. Now keep in mind that when I say interesting I don’t always mean that as a compliment….Just saying…

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Derek Lam

I don’t ever get tired of strappy details.

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Marc Jacobs

I do, however, get tired of Marc Jacobs’ outlandish designs.

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Christian Louboutin

I really do believe that Louboutin can do no wrong. Now if only I could get my hands on a pair!

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Moschino Cheap and Chic line

Now these are quite strange…I like the way it looks from the strappy side….but looking at it from the front I’m not so sure about.

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Moschino Cheap and Chic line

I like the heel detail, but it just looks cheap.

What are your thoughts?

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.