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.

4 Shoes Under $40 at Nine West

It’s that time again. Time for Nine West’s End of Season Sale!

Now, with any shoe sale, you have to make your way through tons of uglies before you find the good ones. Here are the top 4, in my opinion. And even better, they’re all under $40!

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Heartbeat

$29.99 (was $99.00)

We have to start with this, because I am in love. I need this shoe now. Look at that heel detail! Insane. These beauties are genuine suede with corset-style stitching on the heel (gasp). It also comes in black, purple, and red. I personally think the blue is fantastic.

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Cinnie

$29.99 (was $109.00)

Who doesn’t need a neutral sling-back peep toe? I know I do. This baby is also available in red, purple, and dark grey, but snatch it up quick, because they are running out!

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Feelngood

$39.99 (was $109.00)

Cheetah print (or as they call it Camel Mutli… I have no clue why) scalloped edge peep toe. This is a cute pump, but the actual hair texture does freak me out a bit. So, I guess I’m undecided on this one. It’s a great deal though!

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Sheryl

$39.99 (was $80.00)

Everyone should have a basic Mary Jane in their closet. I actually need a new pair, so I might grab a pair while I still can! They also come in black leather, red patent leather, floral fabric, camel multi (cheetah print, who are you fooling Nine West!?), nude, chateau rose, and gold glitter.

There’s tons more, so check the rest of them out here.

Happy shopping!

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

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Satin Platform Dress Sandal

$34.99

Also available in black

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Dimmick Large Satchel

$39.99

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

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Denim Lizzy Bow Pump

$22.99

American Eagle

Diana Jewel Flat

$22.99

Also available in black

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Kendal Canvas Knot Wedge

$24.99

ON SALE FOR $19.99

Also available in white

And I saved the best for last…

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Lavish Ruffle Pump

$24.99

Also available in black

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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…

Elle Mag’s Shoe Picks for March

Elle Magazine just posted some new shoe trends that will be big this month, and I took the liberty of picking some of my favorites.

Take a look!

Mixed Metallics

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Leather peeptoe pump, Miu Miu, $585, call 888-977-1900

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Leather slingback sandal, Nine West, $79.00

Neon Python

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Embossed leather sandal, BCBGirls, $98.00

Tribal

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Printed canvas sandal, Jimmy Choo, price upon request, visit jimmychoo.com

Fringe

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Suede anklestrap sandal, BCBGirls, $110.00

Sporty

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Patent leather and mesh slingback, Bebe, $139.00

Wedge

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Calf leather wooden wedge, Le Sila by Enio Silla, $948.00

Spectator

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Patent leather platform Maryjane, Barbara Bui, $715.00

Python Wedge

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Lizard-skin wedge, Miu Miu, $755.00

Cowboy

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Leather cutout sandal, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, $1,760

Gold

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Jeweled-bow-detail leather sandal, Valentino, $995, exclusively at neimanmarcus.com

Moto Bootie

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Leather bootie, Proenza Schouler, $1,195, collection at saks.com

Pointy Toe

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Suede pump, Guess by Marciano, $90

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Crystal-embellished satin pump, Lanvin, $1,165, at Bergdorf Goodman, NYC

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Suede pump, Manolo Blahnik, $575, at Bergdorf Goodman, NYC

Check out the full post here:

http://www.elle.com/index.php/Shopping/Elle-Shops/March-Shops-Shoes/(imageIndex)/0/(play)/true

Which one were your favorites? Which ones you do love/hate?


Nordstrom Shoe Clearance!

I just received an email from Nordstrom today with an ad for a huge shoe clearance they are having right now. I’m actually still looking at it right now because they have pages and pages of shoes on sale so be sure to check it out! Some of the prices are still too high, but there are still plenty of deals to be found if you’re willing to dig a little!

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To view this clearance, go to this link:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/C/6008488/0~2376788~6002242~6007715~6008488?mediumthumbnail=Y&viewAll=1&tuid=00000418-006c-085e-6361-745f6d656469&catID=6008488&Category=6008488

Also if you spend $200 or more on an online order, get free shipping!

Sale at Shiekh Shoes

I was just browsing through the sale shoes at shiekhshoes.com, and here are a few of my favorites:

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Michael Antonio, Meagy, ON SALE FOR $29.97 (originally $39.97)

Seeing these shoes reminded me that I really don’t have a great pair of green shoes. The detailing on these is just fantastic, and I might just be added them to my list…

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Michael Antonio, Joann, ON SALE FOR $25.00 (originally $39.97)

Once again I immediately fell in love with the color. This is a great teal blue, and I love that it is a Mary Jane.

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Shiekh, DS SW7214, ON SALE FOR $27.00 (originally $39.97)

We’re seeing that purple will also be carrying over to next season (which I am very happy about!), and this is really just a great wedge for all the seasons!

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??

My Shoes From Target

Alright so I FINALLY got my Sigerson Morrison for Target shoes yesterday and I LOVE them! I got sooooo many compliments about them today and they really are super hot! For those of you who remember my older post, I received both the Mossimo Verla and the Sigerson Morrison shoes last week, but they sent me a size 10 instead of a size 7…Don’t get me started. So after sending it back I was able to get a refund and purchase the right size for a few dollars cheaper ($5 and change!) because of the mishap.

So I was extremely excited when I received the CORRECT size of the Sigerson Morrison shoes and was fairly happy with the shape of them. I will say that a couple of the purple studs had fallen off and I had to superglue them back on (that kinda bummed me out, but I got them at the end of the sale (due to their error) so I think I got one of the pairs that kept getting pushed back because of the loose pieces). But I fixed those up and they still looked super cute, so I’m happy. How could I complain for that price!!?!?

So, like I promised before, here are the pictures:

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Sigerson Morrison Divya, $5.23

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Mossimo Verla, $7.49

I do apologize about the picture quality, but I haven’t quite found a good set up to photograph my shoes yet, but I want to!!

These babies have gotten me SO MANY COMPLIMENTS, and no one can believe the price I paid!!! I highly reccomend Target shoes, they have never dissapointed me!

Spiegel Shoe Clearance

I just came across these shoes in Spiegel’s clearance online, and I found quite a few pairs to add to my ever-growing list of shoes I want! Take a look!

Grosgrain-Trim Slingback

Grosgrain-Trim Slingback, ON SALE FOR $21.00 (Orig. $49.00)

Suede pump with grosgrain bow and trim on crisscross straps. Open toe, slingback strap, covered 3½” stiletto heel. Imported.

These ultra-cute slingbacks are so sassy, I just love them! They almost remind me of the old fashioned ribbon candy you see around Christmas time.

Suede Mary Jane Pump

Suede Mary Jane Pump, ON SALE FOR $35.00 (Orig. $64.00)

Chic Mary Jane platform pump in ultra-soft suede. 3/4″ platform; 4″ heel. Imported.

I thought these Mary Janes were interesting because of the detail around the strap and its closure. Also the suede and the color give it a nice touch and make it stand out.

Brushed Leather Boot

Brushed Leather Boot, ON SALE FOR $99.00 (Orig. $129.00)

Knee-high style with oval toe, decorated with an oversized buckle. ½” platform; wood-look 4″ heel with brass embellishment. Leather. Imported.

I really love rounded toes on boots because it gives it a more approachable look, and these boots are so great in my opinion. The tiny bit of bronze detailing at the bottom of the heel, which we’ve seen on some designer boots lately, is a great subtle detail along with the buckle. The color on these is just right, and overall this is one of my favorite pairs of boots.

Mary Jane Pump

Mary Jane Pump, ON SALE FOR $39.00 (Orig. $59.00)

Wide Mary Jane strap with velco close and oversized button. 1/2″ covered platform; 4 1/2″ stiletto heel. Ombré pattern. Leather-look. Imported.

I will admit I got a little freaked out when I read that it had a velcro closure, but I guess as long as you can’t actually see that it’s velcro on the shoe then we’ll be alright. Other than that, these shoes are quite the eye-catcher. Love the V shape that will show just a hint of toe cleavage, and the color is fantastic!

Plaid and Patent Oxford

Plaid and Patent Oxford, ON SALE FOR $49.00 (Orig. $69.00)

Distinctive lace-up with wool plaid and patent leather details. Round toe; 3″ covered stiletto heel. Imported.

I have to say that I am getting a little tired of seeing oxfords everywhere, but at the same time, I really do love them and am glad that they did come back around. Needless to say, I thought this was an interesting combination. of the patent and the plaid fabric.

Platform Oxford Pump

Platform Oxford Pump, ON SALE FOR $69.00 (Orig. $89.00)

Striking peep-toe oxford with decorative side lacing, covered 1″ platform and 4″ stiletto heel. Leather-look. Imported.

These make me take back any negative thing I may have previously said about all these oxford styles. This is such a modernized version of it, and I just absolutely love it.

Platform Suede Pump

Platform Suede Pump, ON SALE FOR $39.00 (Orig. $49.00)

Classic peep-toe suede pump with Mary Jane ankle strap. 4 1/2″ patent-covered stiletto heel; 1″ platform. Imported.

This is a basic Mary Jane shoe, but it has some very cute accents, and would be great for your everday outfit.

Perforated-Trim Platform Pump

Perforated-Trim Platform Pump, ON SALE FOR $39.00 (Orig. $49.00)

Fabulous patent pump with perforated trim detailing; wraparound buckled ankle strap. 4½” covered, set-back heel with ½” platform. Leather-look. Imported.

This is a style we have seen a lot of, but I am definitely not tired of it yet! I love the wraparound ankle strap, and I always love a bit of a platform as well!!

Steve Madden Pre-Order

Continuing my browsing on Steve Madden’s website, I was looking through the pre-order shoes and found some pretty cool stuff. Here are some of the best ones in my opinion…

Revenu, Steve Madden

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Revenu, Steve Madden, $129.95

These are ridiculous. In a good way. I would LOVE to have these in my collection!

Act like a celebrity in the city that never sleeps in these studded heels. You will stop traffic when wearing these at any event. 4.5 inch heel. 1 inch hidden platform. Suede upper. Leather sole. Studded top. Tie in the back.

Rockerr, Steve Madden

Rockerr, Steve Madden

Rockerr, Steve Madden, $179.95

The name says it all…these are definite rocker shoes.

Strap up and rock out with your socks off in these criss crossed eye catchers. 4.5 inch heel. Leather Upper. Leather sole. Back Zipper

Shakey, Steve Madden

Shakey, Steve Madden

Shakey, Steve Madden, $89.95

A great sandal for this coming summer.

The question to ask is….what can you NOT wear these sandals with? They are so adorable! Pair them up with anything and you will be very happy with that outfit! Leather upper. Leather sole. Studded dangly accessories on top.

Slamerr, Steve Madden

Slamerr, Steve Madden

Slamerr, Steve Madden, $179.95

I’m loving the buckles and the pewter on this shoe.

Be pretty in punk in NYC’s Alphabet city! You will look stylish and tall in these 4.5 inch heels. Leather upper. Leather sole. 4.5 in heel. 1 inch hidden platform

Tayla, Steve Madden

Tayla, Steve Madden

Tayla, Steve Madden, $119.95

These have great structure, which is what I love about them.

A modern Mary Jane platform puts a twist on the innocent iconic heel. A must for any fashion darling! Suede upper. Leather sole. 4.5 in Heel. 0.5 in covered platform. Side zipper.

Tessaa, Steve Madden

Tessaa, Steve Madden

Tessaa, Steve Madden, $189.95

These have an interesting twist to them and also have great structure.

These fantastic platforms will keep you looking hot hot hot in these cold winter months. 4 inch heel. 1 inch platform. Leather upper. Adjustable ankle strap. Leather sole