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.


ModCloth

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.

SuedeBooties

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.

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!

Fall Boots and Shoes from Old Navy

This weekend I headed over to Old Navy to check out all of their changes and improvements, and I must say, I was definitely impressed. The store itself was much easier to navigate, and I was happy to see them add quick change stations for those of us who don’t want to wait in those long fitting room lines. While browsing, I got to catch a glimpse of their Fall shoe selection, and found some nice shoes.

Check ’em out!

Women’s Faux-Leather Riding Boots

$44.94 ON SALE FOR $38.00

Also available in gray

$32.94 ON SALE FOR $27.50
Also available in black
$24.94 ON SALE FOR $17.50
Also available in black and nude
FAV!

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?

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?

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?

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!!!

Nordstrom Sandal Sale

Here’s some great sandals under $100 at Nordstrom

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Some of these are a bit above my price range, but they are super cute all the same!

Check ’em out!

Two Lips 'Galaxy' T-Strap Sandal

Two Lips ‘Galaxy’ T-Strap Sandal, $79.95

I love the black rhinestone flower details on the straps, that detailing is what sold me on this shoe.

DV by Dolce Vita 'Olive' Sandal DV by Dolce Vita ‘Olive’ Sandal, $49.95

A wonderful metallic flat sandal with a great design to go over the foot, complete with an ankle strap to keep you comfortable.

Jessica Simpson 'Carsi' Sandal Jessica Simpson ‘Carsi’ Sandal, $78.95

The price is a bit high for a thong sandal, but the beading with the straps gives it a nice design.

Jessica Simpson 'Genaviv' Sandal

Jessica Simpson ‘Genaviv’ Sandal, $88.95

These swirly leather straps give this shoe such a great bubbly personality. It makes me think of Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

Boutique Nordstrom 'Tate' Wedge Boutique Nordstrom ‘Tate’ Wedge, $59.95

I’m really getting into all the wedges this year, and this blue is to die for.


What’s New at Nine West

Just browsing through Nine West’s site and found some pretty cool shoes; here’s some I thought I would share with everyone!

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Udell, Boutique 9, $135

Sometimes satin can look so nice on a shoe, and this is one of those looks.

Sophisticated peep toe satin pump with pleated vamp on a 4″ heel. Great with jeans and perfect for evening.

Jai, Nine West

Jai, Nine West

Jai, Nine West, $89

The print is completely adorable, and yet the shoe remains sexy. To be honest, these shoes just make me happy when I see them. And that right there is enough to make me want to buy them!

Drop dead sexy peep toe pump on covered platform front and 4″ heel.

Jamil, Nine West

Jamil, Nine West

Jamil, Nine West, $89

A nice gladiator inspired sandal for the summer.

Stud your way into a great pair of gladiator sandals. Open toe strappy sandal on 3 1/2″wood heel.

Jenicca, Nine West

Jenicca, Nine West

Jenicca, Nine West, $79

Also available in a multi-colored metallic as well as a multi-colored in brights.

Stunningly sexy gladiator sandal with ankle strap on 4″ heel.