Top 10 Must-Have Shoes

Here is a list of ten shoes that all women (according to Glamour Magazine) should own:

Nude Peep-Toe Pumps

Finding a great pump that matches your skin-tone helps to elongate your legs.

Try these great heels from Target:

Women’s Side Knot Peep-Toe Stilettos

$34.99

Black City Boots

Knee-High or Over-the-Knee Boots are all the rage, helping to keep you’re precious toes warm while also looking sleek and stylish.

How about these beauties from DSW:

Michael Antonio McKenzie Boot

$49.95

Ballet Flats

These really go with almost any outfit, and can be dressed up for office attire or dressed down for a more casual outing.

Check out these super cute flats from New York & Company:

Flower-Embellished Ballerina Flat

$24.95

Wooden Platform Sandals

These are a great daytime shoe when you want a fun and flirty style.

Loving these platforms from Nine West:

Merckie

$69.30

Canvas Sneakers

When you just have one of those days, full of not-so-glamorous errands, these are the shoes for you.

Throw on a pair of these sneaks from Mod Cloth:

Zooming Away Sneaker

$54.99

Black Pumps

In my opinion, these should be at the top of the list! Black pumps are essential for any woman, anywhere. No question about it!

Fall in love with these amazingly comfortable and stylish pumps from Bakers:

Karen WP

$49.99

Metallic Sandals

There’s nothing better than a great cocktail dress and some shimmering metallic heels.

These great metallic sandals from Aldo pump up any outfit:

Sieracki

$59.98

Suede Booties

These eye-catching shoes give personality to any boring outfit, and are one of my favorites things about Fall.

I’m so in love with these blue booties from Payless:

Women’s Gerlinde Chop-Out Shootie

$49.99

Flat Leather Sandals

A must-have for the summer, these can be worn with a great dress or jeans and a cute t-shirt.

Grab a pair of these great sandals from Dillards:

Alex Marie “Tyra” Sandals

$24.49

Gorgeous Work of Art Shoes that Make You Feel Good

This, of course, is the show-stopper guilty pleasure shoe that every woman should have in her closet.

Here’s a more wearable option from Victoria’s Secret:

Colin Stuart Rhinestone Sandal

$108

So, what are your must-have shoes?

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Designer Looks at Payless

I know I keep talking about Payless, but have you seen their designer shoe lines?!?!

Take a look at these designer lines for Payless that are available now, and at a price point that will make you smile.

Alexandra Exotic Strappy Sandal

Christian Siriano for Payless

$44.99 ON SALE FOR $29.99

FAV!

I absolutely LOVE this shoe. The color and construction are great, and the faux leather is beautifully accented by the gold. Love the zipper! Christian Siriano never disappoints!

 

Mena Dress Boot

Christian Siriano for Payless

$59.99

This is a fantastic boot. So modern, complete with faux leather and gold. Great hardware, great accents. Love, love, love.

 

Bow Dress Shoe

Isabel Toledo for Payless

$44.99 ON SALE FOR $29.99

Cute little peep-toe in a wonderful crinkle metallic. Bow detail is my favorite part!

 

Pom Pom Flat

Isabel Toledo for Payless

$34.99 ON SALE FOR $24.99

Great metallic flat to wear around town, complete with a pom pom to lighten up your outfit.

 

Perlita Bow Quarter Strap Sandal

Lela Rose for Payless

$44.99 ON SALE FOR $29.99

FAV!

These strappy sandals are gorgeous!!! Nothing says hot date night like these little numbers. I think I need to buy these. Also available in black!

 

Tweed Lafayette Pleated Pump

Lela Rose for Payless

$44.99 ON SALE FOR $29.99

FAV!

These pumps are to.die.for. The tweed mixed with the satin is a terrific combination. Yet another shoe to add to my wish list.

 

 

Lafayette Pleated Pump

Lela Rose for Payless

$44.99 ON SALE FOR $29.99

FAV!

A more romantic and feminine version of the above pump. Still adorable. Still in love. Valentine’s Day shoe? I think so.

Last Day of $20.11 Off at DSW!

Just saw this in my inbox and figured I should share. Be sure to get to DSW’s website to get $20.11 off your purchase of $99 or more. Remember, it’s online only and you have to enter in NEWYR as your offer code once you check out!

Happy shopping!

 

Payless on the Runway

This is always my favorite part. Shoes on the runway! Time to see the 2011 collections of the designers for Payless…

Starting with Christian Siriano

On to Isabel Toledo…

And finally, Lela Rose

What are your thoughts?

This Weekend’s Purchases

This was a great weekend for me. I bought 5 pairs of shoes!! Some of these will be familiar to you from recent posts…

Saturday I went to DSW to help a friend pick out some shoes. Naturally I left with 3 pairs.

Rampage Nicki Fashion Pump

$29.99

Steve Madden Alisha Pump

$59.99

Madden Girl Baallet Zippered Ruffle Pump

$39.99

I’ve already worn the Rampage flowered pumps today while shopping for 3 hours with no problems. They are super comfortable!

While at the mall today I picked up 2 pairs of shoes I’ve had my eye on from Payless, finally!

Lela Rose for Payless

Bow Fashion Pump

$34.99

Christian Siriano for Payless

Coast Printed Satin Pump

$34.99

I’m so excited about all of these that I don’t know which ones to wear tomorrow!!

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

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…

A History of Thigh High Boots

I found this great little slideshow on a history of thigh high boots on The Cut: New York Magazine’s Fashion Blog, and I just had to share it. It’s really great!

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The Three Musketeers in 1905 with the folded down thigh high boot

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Pierre Cardin’s designs in 1968

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Julia Roberts as a prostitute in Pretty Woman, 1990

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Madonna on tour in 2004

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Anne Hathaway in her full length Chanel boots in The Devil Wears Prada, 2006

–Can I just interject by saying how much I love this movie!?!! I have watched The Devil Wears Prada a countless amount of times and it really never gets old. I guess I can relate to it a bit too, the whole transformation into the world of fashion, wanting to work for a magazine bit…sigh…and this movie really made me love Anne Hathaway too. Shes really a fantastic actress…anyway, back to the list!

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Rihanna in a series of thigh high boots, the last of the bunch making her look like an umpire, 2007-2009

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Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Gucci all showed thigh high boots on the runway for fall 2009

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Lady Gaga in her monstrosity of an outfit in 2009…good thing her tunes are catchy…

Do you like the thigh high boot trend? Which are your favorite? I really love Anne Hathaway’s full length Chanel boots. What about you?