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.

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!

This is Why I Love ModCloth.com!

I always find the most unique and unusual shoes at ModCloth.com, and I love them!!! And they have a $5 flat rate for shipping! Here’s some of my faves:

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Banana Split Heels, $39.99

This peep toe has some great detailing and one hell of a pop of color.

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It’s A Mod World Oxfords, $39.99

What a jazzy spin on the classic Oxford! Sexy and cute, all wrapped in one.

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Wall Street Heels, $39.99

This shoe is so full of personality, how could you not want it!?!?

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Heavy Metal Sandals in Black Sunday, $27.99

A nice bit of hardware on the ever-popular Gladiator sandal.

And last but most certainly not least…

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Unicorn Princess Heels, $119.99 (SOLD OUT)

These are definitely above my price range, but aren’t they AWESOME!? Yes, a little weird, and a bit quirky, but I would wear the hell out of these!!!

Love these picks? Hate them? Let me know!!

What do you think?

Great New Shoes at Modcloth!

I just love Modcloth.com. They always have really eclectic styles and all kinds of unique shoes as well as really cool jewelry and accessories. Here are some of the newest pairs on their website right now, which I love!

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Blue Sapphire Peep Toes, $34.99

I LOVE these and plan to buy them soon. The blue is nice and vibrant, and the beading really gives it that extra something special.

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Leslie Hall Flats in Slate, $34.99

This flat is nice because of all the detailing on the vamp which makes it very glam!

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White Angle Slingbacks, $29.99

The cutouts on this shoe are great, and definitely help to break up the stark white color.

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Star Bright Wedges, $34.99

A very cute wedge. Who can live without that?

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Meringue Peep Toe in Lemon, $37.99

These have a really nice pop of yellow which gives it a very modern edge.

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Magna Cum Laude Oxfords, $39.99

A great oxford with some modern flare.

Check out http://www.modcloth.com to find these!!

New from Mod Cloth!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day, I know I did! So, now that we’ve eaten all of those chocolates and need some killer heels to walk off all that sugar, let’s get some inspiration!!!

I received an email from ModCloth.com about their new stuff on their website, and this was the cute picture that came with it:

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These are some of my faves from their new shoes!

Grosgrain Ribbon HeelsGrosgrain Ribbon Heels, $49.99

These have a great vintage appeal to them, and I love the ribbon trim.

First Lady Peep ToesFirst Lady Peep Toes, $94.99

Now I have to say I think these are a bit overpriced, but they are cute nonetheless!

The Plump Pump In VenetianThe Plump Pump In Venetian, $89.99

I LOVE THE RIBBON BOW!!!!!!

Stone Cold Mary Janes in CobaltStone Cold Mary Janes in Cobalt, $34.99

This shoe is a bit frumpy, but there’s something adorable about this shoe.

Some Fun Finds at ModCloth.com

I always forget about modcloth.com, but every time I check out that website I find some really cool stuff. Here are some really good deals I found:

Frequency Flats

Frequency Flats, $29.99

This awesome pattern was inspired by sound waves, although when I see it I think of Pucci prints. These shoes are multicolor knit and could easily dress up or down an outfit.

Awards Ceremony Heels

Awards Ceremony Heels, $39.99

First of all I want to say that I love that name. It makes it feel like such a fancy affair. This dainty little number combines a vast array of metallics onto a lovely woven lattice design, and is guaranteed to sexy up any outfit!! Just don’t forget the red lipstick 😉

Red Velvet Heels

Red Velvet Heels, $79.99

Seriously guys, how cool is this shoe!? I’ve immediately fallen in love with the rich red velvet and that ridiculously cute patent bow, but then I see that heel. That heel just puts this shoe over the edge. I just love to see one-of-a-kind shoes like this…they really make my day! If these drop a little in price, or if I happen to have an extra 80 bucks lying around, these babies are mine!!!

Plum Brandy Pumps

Plum Brandy Pumps, $29.99

I always love purple shoes, even if they are simple. That being said, I just had to add these. You really do need to have at least one purple shoe in your wardrobe!!! (I have three :D)

Tell me what you think!

~Which is your favorite???