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.

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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!

Some Surprising Finds at Old Navy!

I love being happily surprised, and recently Old Navy just keeps doing that to me. After my awesome experience with that beautiful red trench, I decided to check out Old Navy’s shoes online. Once again they made me smile…

Take a look.

Women's Color-Block Pumps

Women’s Color-Block Pumps, ON SALE FOR $9.99 (originally $34.50)

What I love most about these are the art deco-like accents on the vamp of this cute little round-toed shoe.

Women's Crinkle Patent Pumps

Women’s Crinkle Patent Pumps, ON SALE FOR $9.99 (originally $34.50)

This great stainless steel silver color is what makes this shoe, though the stacked heel, faux patent leather, and round toe definitely help 😉

Women's Ankle-Strap Boots

Women’s Ankle-Strap Boots, ON SALE FOR $24.99 (originally $39.50)

This is a great stiletto boot, and who isn’t in love with all the gray we’ve been seeing this season?!?

Women's Sueded-Trim Canvas Ballet Flats

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Women’s Sueded-Trim Canvas Ballet Flats, $19.50

Everyone needs a flat with a great print on it for those days where that 4 inch heel just won’t cut it.

Women's Embellished T-Strap Sandals

Women’s Embellished T-Strap Sandals, $19.50

These cute little sandals come in a slew of other colors including: chocolate, navy, gray, yellow, pink, black, and white.

Women's Strappy Thong Sandals

Women’s Strappy Thong Sandals, $19.50

I’m not even sure if I like these, but they are definitely different, and are therefore worthy of being shown.

What do you think??

Even More Fun Finds at Shiekh!

Here’s some more awesome finds at http://www.shiekhshoes.com

Splash Motto

Splash Motto, ON SALE FOR $19.97 (originally $39.97)

There’s nothing like a great sale on a great shoe. This shoe has some great ribbon detailing, and the color will help make any outfit more fun.

Shiekh Browse

Shiekh Browse, $39.97

This is an adorable wedge with some wonderful red strappy details, as well as a great red wedge.

Shiekh Melissa

Shiekh Melissa, $39.97

This pump has a very Pucci-esque print, which is something I’ve seen a lot of lately, and am loving it!

Michael Antonio Lage

Michael Antonio Lage, $39.97

My favorite thing about this shoe is the sectioned off color blocks, which give it a very mod look.

Promise Dido

Promise Dido, $59.97

Some of you may recognize this, it is a cheaper version of the same style at Bakers shoes.

Promise Jazz

Promise Jazz, $49.97

This is a super dressy gladiator which is sure to dress up any outfit! Also sure to fit very well with elastic banding on the ankle.

Shiekh Namir

Shiekh Namir, $39.97

I love the sunburst print on this shoe, it is so alive and awake, it’s like your morning coffee!!

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. “