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 Arrivals at NewportNews.com

Just browsing through NewportNews.com’s new arrivals for Spring, and I’m pretty impressed with what I’m seeing. I’m loving the cut-outs and ruffles and buckles!

Buckle Sandal

$29

FAV!

Patent Sandal

$34

Crisscross-front Sandal

$29

Ruffle Pump

$39

FAV!

Cutout Bow Pump

$34

FAV!

Peep-toe Ankle Boot

$39

FAV!

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…

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!!!

New Arrivals at Spiegel

I always go through the sale shoes first, but after that I check out the new arrivals, and I was quite pleased with some of the styles I saw here today.

Suede Peep-Toe Wedge Pump

Suede Peep-Toe Wedge Pump, ON SALE FOR $69.00 (Orig. $99.00)

Suede-covered, sculpted 3 1/2″ wedge heel and 1/2″ platform. Rounded peep toe. Imported.

Look at these. Just look at them. First off, the color is FABULOUS. Second, I am loving the wedge/heel of this SUPER CUTE shoe!!! I just put this shoe up to the top of my ‘most wanted’ list!

Patent T-Strap Wedge

Patent T-Strap Wedge, $49.00

Glossy oval-toe shoe with covered 2¾” heel. Patent-look. Imported.

I don’t know how I feel about these. I honestly don’t know if I love them or hate them…I think I need to see them on.

Cut-Out Leather Pump

Cut-Out Leather Pump, $69.00

Open-toe leather pump with intricate cutout detailing. 4″ covered, boulevard heel. Imported.

I really love unique detailing on shoes, and I think these cutouts give the shoe a nice effect. These would look great with some dark skinny jeans.

Suede Ruffle Pump

Suede Ruffle Pump, $59.00

Suede covered 2½” kitten heel. Imported.

I normally steer clear from anything that’s bubblegum pink, but I have to say I really like these shoes. I’m pretty sure the ruffle is what does it for me…but with a nice little kitten heel, these would be the cutest accent to a nice biz cas work outfit.

Leather Tie-Back Pump

Leather Tie-Back Pump, $59.00

Peep-toe with cut-outs and tie-back at the heel. Stacked 3 1/2″ lacquered wood heel. Imported.

I really love shoes with cutouts, and this one has plenty. The tie in the back is also a really nice detail.

FOOTWEAR CLEARANCE AT TARGET!!

So I found some awesome deals and steals while browsing through target.com, and even though they are so cheap, I might just break the bank because I want to buy them ALL!!!! I have put up a bunch of my favorites that I think shouldn’t be passed up. And believe me, at these prices, they won’t be available much longer!!

Sigerson Morrison Divya Crystal Pumps

Sigerson Morrison Divya Crystal Pumps

Sigerson Morrison for Target Divya Crystal Pumps, $9.24

I’ve been keeping my eye on these Sigerson Morrison shoes for some time now. I love these shoes, they’re so glam and bad ass,  and to top it off, they’re purple (my favorite color, even before it became the IT color-which has become very useful for me now that you can find everything in purple). Sooo once I saw that price I went ahead and ordered them IMMEDIATELY!! I’ll be sure to let you know how these babies are when I get them!

Designers Kari Sigerson and Miranda Morrison balance edgy and classic, modern and retro, creating funky footwear that totally rocks. Add a Touch of Feminine Flair with these Stylish Pumps. Featured in Rich Black Embellished with Studs. Suede Upper with Synthetic Outsoles. 3″ Wrapped Heel. Features Slip On Styling with Flirty Peep Toe. Cushioned Insole for Long-Term Comfort, Tagless Footbed, Non-Skid Tread on Toe and Heel.

Women's Mossimo Veronica Ruffle Pumps

Women's Mossimo Veronica Ruffle Pumps

Mossimo Veronica Ruffle Pumps, $13.49

These shoes have a great feminine feel to them with the ruffle and the little bow. The heel is small enough to where they are perfect for work or just one of those days where the 4 1/2 inch heel is out of the question!

Add a Touch of Feminine Flair with these Chic Pumps. Featured in Light Beige Embellished with Bow, Ruffled Trim. Faux Patent Leather, Faux Suede Upper with PVC Outsoles. 3″ Wrapped Heel. Features Slip On Styling with Almond Toe. Tagless Footbed, Cushioned Insole for Long-Term Comfort, Non-Skid Tread on Toe and Heel.

Mossimo Vester Mary Jane Pumps

Mossimo Vester Mary Jane Pumps

Mossimo Vester Mary Jane Pumps, $13.49

Who doesn’t love a cute Mary Jane Pump?!?!?

Finish Off Your Outfit with these Mary Jane Pumps. Beige, Black. Leather, Faux Patent Leather Upper with Thermoplastic Rubber Outsoles. 3.25″ Wrapped Heel. Features Buckle with Fashionable Pointed Toe. Cushioned Insole for Long-Term Comfort, Tagless Footbed, Non-Skid Tread on Toe and Heel.

Mossimo Darby Ombre Peep-Toe Pumps, $17.49

Mossimo Darby Ombre Peep-Toe Pumps, $17.49

Mossimo Darby Ombre Peep-Toe Pumps, $17.49

Patent leather. Purple. Low heel for work. Enough said!

Deliciously Stylish Pumps. Purple. Faux Patent Leather Upper with Thermoplastic Rubber Outsoles. 2.5″ Wrapped Heel. Features Slip On Styling with Flirty Peep Toe. Cushioned Insole for Long-Term Comfort, Tagless Footbed, Non-Skid Tread on Toe and Heel.

Mossimo Darby Floral Peep-Toe Pumps, $17.49

Mossimo Darby Floral Peep-Toe Pumps, $17.49

Mossimo Darby Floral Peep-Toe Pumps, $17.49

This is flirty and floral, and maybe a bit over the top for me, but it’s still a great shoe. It has color and personality and who doesn’t love that?

Add a Touch of Feminine Flair with these Trendy Pumps. Multi-Colored; with a Floral Pattern. Satin Upper with Thermoplastic Rubber Outsoles. 2.5″ Faux-Stacked. Features Slip On Styling with Flirty Peep Toe. Cushioned Insole for Long-Term Comfort, Non-Skid Tread on Toe and Heel.

Xhilaration Sharon Peep-Toe Pumps, $11.49

Xhilaration Sharon Peep-Toe Pumps, $11.49

Xhilaration Sharon Peep-Toe Pumps, $11.49

The inner linings a bit distracting, but I think these shoes have some potential. Love the straps.

There’s No Way to be a Wallflower in these Mary Jane Pumps. Brown. Faux Patent Leather Upper with Thermoplastic Rubber Outsoles. 3.5″ Wrapped Heel. Features Button Closure with Flirty Peep Toe. Cushioned Insole for Long-Term Comfort, Non-Skid Tread on Toe and Heel.

Isaac Mizrahi Audrey Oxford Pumps, $8.24

Isaac Mizrahi Audrey Oxford Pumps, $8.24

Isaac Mizrahi Audrey Oxford Pumps, $8.24

These are another good pair of shoes to wear to the office. They’re sophisticated with a low heel to keep your feet nice and comfy!

Dress Up Those Work Clothes with these Oxford-Style Pumps. Black. Leather Upper with Thermoplastic Rubber Outsoles. 2.5″ Wrapped Heel. Features Slip On Styling with Almond Toe. Tagless Footbed, Cushioned Insole for Long-Term Comfort, Non-Skid Tread on Toe and Heel.

Mossimo Verla Mary Jane Pumps, $7.49

Mossimo Verla Mary Jane Pumps, $7.49

Mossimo Verla Mary Jane Pumps, $7.49

This is another shoe I had to order as soon as I saw the price. It got great reviews, and let’s face it, It’s ADORABLE! I love the heel height and the Mary Jane style, and I have a weak spot for peep toes. This shoe was sold as soon as I clicked on the page! I’ll let you know how these shoes pan out!

Build Your Outfit from the Ground Up with these Mary Jane Pumps. Gray. Faux Suede, Textile Upper with Thermoplastic Rubber Outsoles. 3.5″ Faux-Stacked Heel. Features Buckle with Flirty Peep Toe. Perforated Design. Tagless Footbed, Cushioned Insole for Long-Term Comfort, Non-Skid Tread on Toe and Heel.

How to look chic for cheap

Being a recent college graduate, I have always been very aware of how much money I should spend. And while I do own a lot of shoes and am always buying more, I haven’t spent nearly as much as most women. I say, if you can find the same look for less, then why not? Amazingly, most women just don’t realize the quality of some of the shoes out there today.

One of my favorite places to look for surprisingly trendy AND comfortable shoes is Target. Just see for yourself!

Glam Crystal Booties

Glam Crystal Booties

Sigerson Morrison for Target Glam Crystal Booties, $27.99

My favorite Target shoe right now. Trendy, glam, what more could you want!?

Ruffle Wedge Sandal

Ruffle Wedge Sandal

Mossimo Panya Ruffle Wedge Sandal, Pewter, $29.99

Has the trendy ruffles, and keeps comfort with a wedge. Also a nice metallic, but pewter is a less obvious color.

Valonia Pump

Valonia Pump

Mossimo Valonia Pump, Navy, $29.99

A navy shoe that isn’t frumpy!!

On to Charlotte Russe, another company that makes surprisngly cute and comfortable shoes for an insansely cheap price!

Braided Platform Pumps

Braided Platform Pumps

Charlotte Russe Braided Platform Pumps, $29.99

These pumps feature a distressed matte faux leather, braided strap details at the peep toe, 4 1/2″ stacked faux wood cone heel with platform, and a lightly padded insole. Faux leather upper and rubber sole.

Patent Velvet Booties

Patent Velvet Booties

Charlotte Russe Patent Velvet Booties, $34.99

This shoe features a velvet fabric, patent faux leather trim, almond toe, button details, 4″ covered heel with platform, metallic contrast interior, and a lightly padded insole. Faux leather upper and rubber sole.

Wing Tip Patent Booties

Wing Tip Patent Booties

Charlotte Russe Wing Tip Patent Booties, $26.99

These menswear inspired shoes feature a patent faux leather, perforated “wing tip” trim throughout, split tongue, peep toe, 4″ covered heel with platform, and a metallic contrast lightly padded insole. Faux leather upper and rubber sole.

And one shoe that I absolutely LOVE at Forever 21.

Premiere Platform Pumps

Premiere Platform Pumps

Forever 21 Premier Platform Pumps, $32.80

These edgy platform pumps feature a unique rubber suede construction, a zipper closure, and a sexy high heel great for unforgettable evenings out on the town.