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.

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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!

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.

And The Sexiest Shoe of 2011 Goes To…

Drum roll please…

This lace-embroidered pump by Valentino!

This contest was run by Saks and Footwear News, with nearly 35,000 online votes!

Want the look but not the price tag? Here’s some similar options you can take home without having to skip out on your rent!

Hondo 3 Platform Pump

Guess

$98.95

Mix No. 6 Allure Pump

DSW

$49.95

Madden Girl Mellony Pump

DSW

$44.95

Red Kiss – Women’s Lace AO

Shiekh Shoes

$59.97

Jennifer Lopez Peep-Toe Platform High Heels

Kohls

ON SALE FOR $34.99

Poppy Lace

Bakers

ON SALE FOR $79.99

Satin and Lace Bow Pump

Newport News

ON SALE FOR $39.00

Satin & Lace Pump

Colin Stuart at Victoria’s Secret

$88.00

And if you like the look but not the heel, try this great little flat:

Lace Ballerina Flats

New York & Company

$29.95

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.

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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…

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Sculpted Wedge Sandal

$89

20% OFF Shoes at Victoria’s Secret!

I hope everyone had a good weekend, I know I did! Sorry I haven’t posted much in the last few days, but I got a really good PROMOTION a few days ago and I start my new position tomorrow!!! yay! Soooo I did a little celebrating, and now I can add some more shoes to that ever-growing list of mine!!

Anyway, back to the point. I need to keep you guys updated on all these amazine spring sales, now that the weather is starting to warm up!!

And to get things going, Victoria’s Secret is having an even better sale than before:

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Yes, that’s right. Now it’s TWENTY PERCENT OFF!

Just make sure to use the offer code 20SHOE

But it ends March 10th which is this Tuesday so make sure you get them soon!!

Here are a few of my faves:

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Colin Stuart, Patent Platform Sandal, $75

The model in the above picture is wearing these in the oh-so-lovely pink color.

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Colin Stuart, Satin Multi-strap Sandal, $75

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Colin Stuart, D-ring Multi-strap Sandal, $85

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Colin Stuart, Peep-toe Woven Leather Pump, $89

God I love Colin Stuart shoes!

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

Some Fun Finds at SmartBargains.com!

I decided to check out the sale shoes over at smartbargains.com, and I found some awesome deals on some super cute Jessica Simpson shoes I thought I would share, as well as the excerpts about the shoes…

Take a look…

Jessica Simpson Brenda Printed Pumps

Jessica Simpson Brenda Printed Pumps, ON SALE FOR $39.99 (originally $79.00)

These same shoes are currently being sold for $75 at Victoria’s Secret!!!

These high-heeled “Brenda” pumps from Jessica Simpson are an explosion of chic feminine style. Each colorful print stands out with color and stylish allure- perfect for complementing an otherwise solid ensemble.”

Jessica Simpson Josette Floral Open Toe Pumps

Jessica Simpson Josette Floral Open Toe Pumps, ON SALE FOR $39.99 (originally $79.00)

Feminine and floral, with a curvy cut-out on the side and pretty florals throughout. These silky satin “Josette” pumps from Jessica Simpson add a healthy dose of feminine charm to any ensemble.”

Jessica Simpson Lonna Black Platform Peep Toe Pump

Jessica Simpson Lonna Black Platform Peep Toe Pump, ON SALE FOR $49.99 (originally $89.00)

Craving a svelte, seductive silhouette? We’ve got just the thing. Step out in high style with these very glamorous “Lonna” black patent pumps from Jessica Simpson, featuring a double platform heel, white stitch detailing, and red trim. Fierce!”

Jessica Simpson Layla Bronze Snake Embossed Pump

Jessica Simpson Layla Bronze Snake Embossed Pump, ON SALE FOR $39.99 (originally $79.00)

You radiate with chic bronze appeal as you make your debut in these “Layla” metallic faux-leather pumps from Jessica Simpson, featuring a snakesin-embossed pattern and high shiny heel.”

What do you think??

Shoe for Thought

Here’s today’s shoe for thought, Nicholas Kirkwood for Pollini with this awesome laser-cut suede bootie with the cage look that is ever so popular right now.

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You can have this wonderful shoe for a mere $765

But if I might add, you can find a similar look for MUCH cheaper over at Victoria’s Secret right now! As some of you who have followed my blog may remember, I have a previous posting a few days back with a shoe by Colin Stuart which also uses the laser cutout effect as well as the taupe color, seen here:

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This Colin Stuart shoe is much more affordable at $89!!!