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!

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.

And The Sexiest Shoe of 2011 Goes To…

Drum roll please…

This lace-embroidered pump by Valentino!

This contest was run by Saks and Footwear News, with nearly 35,000 online votes!

Want the look but not the price tag? Here’s some similar options you can take home without having to skip out on your rent!

Hondo 3 Platform Pump

Guess

$98.95

Mix No. 6 Allure Pump

DSW

$49.95

Madden Girl Mellony Pump

DSW

$44.95

Red Kiss – Women’s Lace AO

Shiekh Shoes

$59.97

Jennifer Lopez Peep-Toe Platform High Heels

Kohls

ON SALE FOR $34.99

Poppy Lace

Bakers

ON SALE FOR $79.99

Satin and Lace Bow Pump

Newport News

ON SALE FOR $39.00

Satin & Lace Pump

Colin Stuart at Victoria’s Secret

$88.00

And if you like the look but not the heel, try this great little flat:

Lace Ballerina Flats

New York & Company

$29.95

New Shoes at Victoria’s Secret!

It’s that time again…time to get your feet all pretty so you can wear those cute strappy sandals in the back of your closet. But for those of you who, like me, feel you need new ones (or just really really want them), Victoria’s Secret is definitely ready for spring to get here.

Let me just add that, while I do love all of these styles below, some of them are definitely more than what I would spend. Either way, they are still great styles to see for inspiration. You will definitely be seeing similar styles from less expensive brands.

Steven by Steve Madden

Embellished Satin Pump

$129

Carlos Santana

Cross-strap Sandal

$79

Colin Stuart

Studded Platform Sandal

$75

Nine West

Criss-cross Anklestrap Sandal

$89

Miss Sixty

Caged Sandal

$175

Colin Stuart

Raffia Peep-toe Sandal

$65

Colin Stuart

Patent Platform Sandal

$58

Guess

T-strap Sandal

$90

And for something a little different…

Two Lips

Sculpted Wedge Sandal

$89

20% OFF Shoes at Victoria’s Secret!

I hope everyone had a good weekend, I know I did! Sorry I haven’t posted much in the last few days, but I got a really good PROMOTION a few days ago and I start my new position tomorrow!!! yay! Soooo I did a little celebrating, and now I can add some more shoes to that ever-growing list of mine!!

Anyway, back to the point. I need to keep you guys updated on all these amazine spring sales, now that the weather is starting to warm up!!

And to get things going, Victoria’s Secret is having an even better sale than before:

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Yes, that’s right. Now it’s TWENTY PERCENT OFF!

Just make sure to use the offer code 20SHOE

But it ends March 10th which is this Tuesday so make sure you get them soon!!

Here are a few of my faves:

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Colin Stuart, Patent Platform Sandal, $75

The model in the above picture is wearing these in the oh-so-lovely pink color.

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Colin Stuart, Satin Multi-strap Sandal, $75

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Colin Stuart, D-ring Multi-strap Sandal, $85

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Colin Stuart, Peep-toe Woven Leather Pump, $89

God I love Colin Stuart shoes!

Shoe for Thought

Here’s today’s shoe for thought, Nicholas Kirkwood for Pollini with this awesome laser-cut suede bootie with the cage look that is ever so popular right now.

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You can have this wonderful shoe for a mere $765

But if I might add, you can find a similar look for MUCH cheaper over at Victoria’s Secret right now! As some of you who have followed my blog may remember, I have a previous posting a few days back with a shoe by Colin Stuart which also uses the laser cutout effect as well as the taupe color, seen here:

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This Colin Stuart shoe is much more affordable at $89!!!

Fun Finds at Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret has some really great shoes on their website right now, as well as some good deals. I will admit most of my favorite shoes are a bit pricey, but it’s always fun to look, right?!?

Enjoy…

Zig-zag wedge sandal, Two Lips, $89.00

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Zig-zag wedge sandal, Two Lips, $89.00

I had to put these up first because of how insane they are!!! I would definitely give these a whirl!

Dare to dazzle in high-drama heels. Rhinestone embellishment. Imported leather. 4″ wooden heel with mini platform front.

Ankle bootie, Jessica Simpson, $64.00

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Ankle bootie, Jessica Simpson, ON SALE FOR $64.00 (originally $110)

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOTIE. LOVE THE DETAILING AND THE BUCKLE!!

Buckled-down sass. Imported leather. 4″ heel with mini hidden platform.

Satin lace-up oxford pump

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Satin lace-up oxford pump, Colin Stuart, ON SALE FOR $49.99 (originally $88.)

Oh the satin meets ribbon with cutouts and a peep toe. I am in love. The red is of course my favorite.

A ribbon winner hits regal heights. Imported polyester/elastane. 4 1/4″ covered heel with platform.

Stiletto pump

Stiletto pump

Stiletto pump, Colin Stuart, ON SALE FOR $29.99!!!!! (originally $70)

This is a great deal, and every woman needs a basic pump. Not to mention the amazing heel height on these!

Shines on in an eye-catching finish. Imported leather. 4 1/2″ heel.

Satin t-strap pump

Satin t-strap pump

Satin t-strap pump, Chinese Laundry, $69

I’m not a big fan of the piping on the pink/purple/green pair, but the metallic one is pretty nice!

Dresses up with a hint of sheen. Imported polyester satin. 4 1/4″ heel.

Almond-toe pump

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Almond-toe pump, Jessica Simpson, $75

The floral pump is to die for in this line up. I really love the rounded toes (and so do my feet!)

Pursues a hot tip. Imported leather or polyester. 4″ heel.

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Ankle-cuff sandal, Report Signature, $180

I wasn’t sure how I felt about these at first, but then I saw a picture of them actually on a model, and they are awesome. Bold and bad ass.

Bold cut-outs and buckles outline the shape of things to come. Imported leather. 4 3/4″ heel with platform.

Eyelet peep-toe pump

Eyelet peep-toe pump

Eyelet peep-toe pump, Colin Stuart, $89

I really love the tan. These are simply adorable, and leave little to the imagination!

Flourishes with a sweet design. Imported nubuck. Supple leather lining and insole. 4 1/4″ heel.

Check all of these out at http://www.victoriassecret.com