Winter Clearance at Victoria’s Secret

The holidays are over and now there’s nothing left about winter to be excited about. Until now! Winter sales are starting to pop up, and these are deals worth taking a look at.

Here are some of my personal favorite shoes on sale at Victoria’s Secret right now:

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Colin Stuart: Riding Boot

$79 (was $99)

Riding boot with 3/4″ heel. Available in Brandywine, Caramel, Fog, and Black.

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Colin Stuart: Suede Bootie

$49.99 (was $98)

Sueded platform bootie with a tiered stiletto heel. Available in black suede only.

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Colin Stuart: Metallic Trim Ankle Boot

$49.99 (was $108)

Peep-toe bootie with metallic trim. Available in purple and tobacco only.

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Colin Stuart: The Sexy Sandal

$39.99 (was $68)

T-strap platform heel with adjustable buckle. Available in cognac, nude, black, and gold lace only.

CitySandal

Colin Stuart: The City Sandal

$29.99 (was $68)

Strappy sandal with ankle strap and adjustable buckle. Available in nude patent, liquid gold, black/white snake print, and satin colorblock only.

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

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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…

Super Comfy Flats from Target

Yesterday, while shopping in Target, I of course had to make a pit stop in the shoe section. I came across these flats and was immediately drawn to the purple ones. I’m typically pretty skeptical about flats because they’re not normally as comfortable as one would hope, but these fit surprisingly well. I liked them so much that I bought a pair in purple (or berry) and black. I wore the purple ones ALL day today and I didn’t have any comfort issues. No pain, no blisters, just happy, comfy feet 🙂

Merona Madalena Suede Ballet Flats

Berry-$19.99

Merona Madalena Suede Ballet Flats

Black-$19.99

These flats also come in yellow, teal, red, gray, brown, and taupe.

As a sidenote, I would like to once again recommend that if you don’t already have some, INVEST IN BAND AID BRAND BLISTER BLOCK!

I don’t always remember to put it on, but I ALWAYS make sure to wear it when I have new shoes on. You always have to break them in, and the Blister Block helps to take away the friction from the shoe to your foot.

I’ve only seen Blister Block at drug stores like Walgreens and CVS, so make sure to pick some up!

Highlights from Spring 2010 Couture

The 2010 Couture Show has come and gone, and once again there are quite a few looks that have caused some excitement (and not just for me!) Here are some really fantastic (and some not so great) trends to look out for in the next few months from the 2010 Couture Show!!

First up…

ARMANI PRIVE

These are pretty nice. Nothing that really wows me, but I do like them all.

Next on the list:

CHANEL

When I look at the first photo, I immediately think 1950’s Barbie meets Lady Gaga. It’s an interesting combination. As for the shoes, I really love the heel detail but I can’t help but think that overall the shoes look kind of cheap. I am really hoping that one of these days the super ornate heel trend will catch on in the affordable shoe market!

Onto one of my favorites:

CHRISTIAN DIOR

I absolutely love the equestrian influences here! And I always love a good ballgown. This was the showstopper in my book.

GIVENCHY

I am loving the t-strap bootie and desperately want a pair for myself!

JOHN PAUL GAULTIER

I’m surprised to say that I actually really enjoy the Avatar inspired collection here.

Those shoes with that purse on the top are definitely on my outfit wish list 🙂

And lastly…

VALENTINO

The first shoe is a little too mummy-ish to me, but the other two are pretty awesome. The cut-out and pieced together look is a lot of fun.

What are your thoughts?

Sale at DSW

Just browsing through DSW’s website and I found some really great deals.

Rampage Nicki Patent Pump

Originally $50.00, ON SALE FOR $29.95!
Other colors below:

And a great Valentine’s Day shoe below:

Unlisted Super Natural Ruffle Pump

Originially $59.00, ON SALE FOR $9.94!!!

Do You ShoeDazzle?

So I just found out about ShoeDazzle at work yesterday. Basically, you subscribe through their website and describe your style to them. It costs $40 a month and they send you a pair of shoes each month TO KEEP according to your specifications. If you don’t see any shoes you like, you can skip a month and get two for the following month. I’m just now about to try it out, so I’ll be sure to update when I get my first pair!

Here’s the website:

http://www.shoedazzle.com/

These are some of the shoes you can get. All for $40!

What are your thoughts?

More Interesting Shoes from Fashion Week

I always like to see something different, even if it is weird, because regardless of whether I like it or not it is always a great discussion piece! So here are some more intriguing shoes that are walking the runway:

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These crazy numbers are from Nina Ricci’s new line, and say what you will, but I would probably give them a shot. If I could afford them. Buuuut anyway…

These babies make you eleven inches taller. And that little heel on the last two shoes–yeah it doesn’t even touch the floor! But fortunately for those of you who can afford these, the toe platform is heavily weighted to keep you from flying backward. But I would recommend practicing first….you never know….

Moving on…

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For those of you who feel a little horsey, I present to you A.F. Vandevorst’s pony-inspired footwear.

I gotta admit…not a big fan…

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Here’s a sample from Anne Valerie Hash’s new line which is all about woven materials.

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And lastly we have Christian Dior’s new line for your viewing pleasure. Very nice detailing, very ornate!

Let me know what you think of the shoes on the runway so far!!

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!

Exciting Times at Payless

So Payless is having a great sale right now, and I just had to share it with you. The reason why I’m so excited is because of their surprising improvement of shoe quality and appearance. They seriously have some awesome shoes there, and I would know, seeing that I just bought 2 for $25, thanks to this wonderful sale!!

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And just in case you were interested, here are the two lovely pairs I just bought yesterday!

Abaeté for Payless Devon Ribbon Wedge

Abaeté for Payless Devon Ribbon Wedge, ON SALE FOR $19.99 (originally $38.00)

These shoes are so great. I wore them today and got TONS of compliments. And on top of the fact that they are extremely unique, colorful, and trendy, they are also VERY comfortable. I didn’t want to take them off!

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Fioni Kardin, ON SALE FOR $10.00

I love the gold trim and the great cut-out detailing on the sides! Unfortunately I couldn’t find them on the website, so this is the best picture I could find for now (thanks to ebay) but I will try to take my own picture when I’m not so lazy!!

They were on sale for $10.00, but with this awesome sale, I got them for $5.00!!!