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!

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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?

Crazy Clearance at Payless

What’s the best thing about the holidays? The after holiday sales, of course! Here’s some super savings from Payless:

Juniper Peep-Toe Bow Pump

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Originally $29.99, ON SALE FOR $12.00

Available in blue and black

FAV alert!

Jane T-Strap Dress Sandal

Fioni Night

Originally $24.99, ON SALE FOR $8.00!

Quantities are limited

Auburn Patent Pump

Dexter

Originally $22.99, ON SALE FOR $9.00!

Shortie Perforated Bow Boot

American Eagle

Originally $29.99, ON SALE FOR $15.00

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!

Posh Pastels at Newport News

NewportNews.com has some really great pastel shoes and accessories out right now, and the prices are awesome!

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I’m loving all the accessories!!!

Here are some of my favorites:

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Peep-toe pump, ON SALE FOR $29.00 (originally $44.00)

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T-strap leather sandal with buckles, ON SALE FOR $49.00 (originally $64.00)

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T-strap metallic sandal, ON SALE FOR $34.00 (originally $44.00)

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Strappy patent sandal, ON SALE FOR $29.99 (originally $39.00)

I LOVE THESE BLUE SANDALS!!

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!

Shoe Sale at Victoria’s Secret!!!

So I recently got an e-mail from Victoria’s Secret with a great discount shown here:

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$15 off your order when you spend $100–Use offer code GETVS

And then when I went to their site to see what kind of deals they had, I saw that they have a bunch of pumps on sale for 2 for $100!!! So as long as you buy any two pairs of shoes in this category, you’ll only have to pay $100 for both which is fantastic because some of these shoes are originally $100 and up for ONE pair!!

Here are some of my favorites from this sale:

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Guess, Bow-front Pump, regular price $110

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Dolce Vita, Peek-a-boo Pump, regular price $189

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Dolce Vita, Hidden Platform Pump, regular price $139

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Oh Deer!, Crisscross Pump, regular price $210

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Report Signature, Cut-out Pump, regular price $199

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Oh Deer!, Strappy Pump, regular price $225

Highlights from Fashion Week

Here’s some of the more interesting shoes I’ve seen lately coming down the runway. Now keep in mind that when I say interesting I don’t always mean that as a compliment….Just saying…

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Derek Lam

I don’t ever get tired of strappy details.

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Marc Jacobs

I do, however, get tired of Marc Jacobs’ outlandish designs.

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Christian Louboutin

I really do believe that Louboutin can do no wrong. Now if only I could get my hands on a pair!

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Moschino Cheap and Chic line

Now these are quite strange…I like the way it looks from the strappy side….but looking at it from the front I’m not so sure about.

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Moschino Cheap and Chic line

I like the heel detail, but it just looks cheap.

What are your thoughts?