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!

Great Deals at Old Navy

Every girl needs some basic but stylish flip flops. Don’t get me wrong, I love my heels and wear them every day. But, there are the occasional moments where you’ll be walking a lot or you just need to run out of the house, and high heels just aren’t the best idea. For those cases, here are some fantastic deals from Old Navy. They’re super cute too!!

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Women’s Beaded Keyhole Sandals, $8.00

These come in yellow, white, brown, blue, pink, and black.

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Women’s Beaded Thong Sandals, $9.00

These come in gold/silver, cool combo, warm combo, and multi.

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Women’s Embellished Thong Sandals, $15.00

These come in blue, silver, and gold.

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Women’s Jewel-Stone T-Strap Sandals, $19.50

These come in silver, bronze, and black.

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Women’s Jeweled T-Strap Sandals, $15.00

These come in warm combo and cool combo.

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Women’s Braided Sandals, $4.99

These come in bright coral, cyclamen, and black.

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Women’s Embellished Suede Sandals, $7.99

These come in yellow, green, pink, brown, and black.

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Women’s Faux-Patent Thong Sandals, $15.00

These come in silver.

And for some wedges…

I’m not a big fan of espadrilles, but these are actually pretty cute:

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Women’s Knotted Espadrille Wedges, $13.00

These come in pink, black, and yellow.

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Women’s Braided Wedges, $11.99

These come in blue.

Do you have a favorite/least favorite?

Let me know!

Shoe Sale at Victoria’s Secret!!!

So I recently got an e-mail from Victoria’s Secret with a great discount shown here:

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$15 off your order when you spend $100–Use offer code GETVS

And then when I went to their site to see what kind of deals they had, I saw that they have a bunch of pumps on sale for 2 for $100!!! So as long as you buy any two pairs of shoes in this category, you’ll only have to pay $100 for both which is fantastic because some of these shoes are originally $100 and up for ONE pair!!

Here are some of my favorites from this sale:

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Guess, Bow-front Pump, regular price $110

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Dolce Vita, Peek-a-boo Pump, regular price $189

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Dolce Vita, Hidden Platform Pump, regular price $139

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Oh Deer!, Crisscross Pump, regular price $210

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Report Signature, Cut-out Pump, regular price $199

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Oh Deer!, Strappy Pump, regular price $225

Some Great Valentine’s Day Shoes From Target

In lieu of the upcoming holiday, I thought I’d share some of my favorite shoes from Target in just the right shades of those colors of love 😉

Mossimo Ikia Dress ShoesMossimo Ikia Dress Shoes, $22.99

A nice low heel, and a little bit of a less obvious Valentine’s Day color.

Mossimo Hailey Knotted Strap Heels Mossimo Hailey Knotted Strap Heel, $19.99

These strappy shoes are definitely a ‘look at me’ red and have a great braiding detail on the vamp.

Mossimo Veronique Platform Pump

Mossimo Veronique Platform Pump, $26.99

These are a little more simple, but a really great design that has a very slight hint of Louboutin.

Merona Elani Demi WedgesMerona Elani Demi Wedges, $22.99

For those of you who just can’t take a killer heel all day, these are some really great sandals that don’t look frumpy.

Merona Melvina Slingback FlatsMerona Melvina Slingback Flats, $24.99

Another great flat in a beautiful deep red.

Mossimo Velda Patent Oxford PumpsMossimo Velda Patent Oxford Pumps, $29.99

For those of you who want more of a cutesy shoe on your special date.

Mossimo Danae Buckle PumpsMossimo Danae Buckle Pumps, $26.99

These are definitely one of my favorites. It has a great little buckle above a nice peep toe, as well as a slight platform.

Xhilaration Sharon Peep-Toe PumpsXhilaration Sharon Peep-Toe Pumps, $22.99

Who can do without an adorable red patent pair of Mary Janes???

Mossimo Irene Peep-Toe Dress ShoesMossimo Irene Peep-Toe Dress Shoes, $22.99

For those of you who are more into the frills and ruffles, this is all kinds of girly!

Mossimo Verdi WedgesMossimo Verdi Wedges, $18.89

The wedge on this shoe is awesome, and this color is absolutely divine. Definitely another favorite!

Mossimo Verity Platform PumpMossimo Verity Platform Pump, $29.99

This is a great coral color, and the ankle strap really adds to the design.

So for anyone who needs a last minute V-Day shoe, be sure to stop by Target!!!

What are your special Valentine’s Day plans??