Archive for September, 2009

Shoe Buzz: Whitney Port black ankle strap shoes from The City revisited

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

You may still be looking for this sexy black heel worn by Whitney Port on The City, which was first spotted in the season 1 show opener.  As you can tell from my previous posts, I’ve been a little obsessed with finding it too.  However, this pair appeared in segment that was likely filmed at least a year ago, so it’s probably a sold-out style by now.  But, the good news is there are plenty of look-alike pairs, even more so than when season 1 aired.  In celebration of the season 2 of The City, which once again showed this coveted pair, we’re going to take a look at black ankle strap heels that are available now and capture this look:

ALDO Applin for $79.98 at ALDO.  Get free shipping with their VIPOFFER coupon code.



ALDO Streiff for $69.98 at ALDO.  Get free shipping with their VIPOFFER coupon code.



Steve Madden Tayla for $95.96 at Steve Madden.  Get free shipping with their SMFREESHIP coupon code.  You can also get 20% off if your order is over $100 or 25% off $125 or more.


Steven by Steve Madden Bryant on sale for $100 at Zappos with free shipping.



Elizabeth and James Jasmin on sale for $239.20 with free shipping at Zappos.



Dolce Vita Charlotte for $160 at Martin + Osa.  Get 20% off with coupon code 12244016 until 9/30/09.


SM Luxe Kiss (available in black) for $79.95 at DSW.  Members get free shipping by applying FALLSHP at checkout.


Matiko Winnie for $148 at Polished Sense.  Get 10% off orders $125 or more at checkout.



If you are still looking for Whitney’s cage shoe, also shown in the show opener, try the Dolce Vita Cher in limited sizes for $152 at 80s Purple or in dark silver at ShoeSteal for $129.60 (also limited sizes).  The similar Dolce Vita Celtic at Zappos is $178 with free shipping.  Update: I found this $22.80 Lattice Platform Bootie at Forever 21, a similar pair that costs much, much less.  There’s also the Colin Stuart Cut-Out Lace Up Bootie at Victoria’s Secret for $65.

Dolce Vita Trinity Studded Pump for $168 at Bloomingdales

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

When I saw this Dolce Vita Trinity studded pump, I immediately fell in love.  It’s the perfect shoe for incorporating that trendy rock-n-roll style to your look, but the extra-small studs make it more subtle and glam.  At $210, I’d consider this a bit of a splurge and I always try to get things on sale, so I’m glad current Bloomingdales coupon code BLMFRIEND takes an additional 20% off.  That reduces it by $42 to $168.  The best thing?  These shoes can add the perfect amount of edge to so many looks – dresses, leggings, jeans, you name it – so they are sure to get plenty of wear.   Coupon expires 10/4/09.

Update: Bloomingdales is sold out, but get this pair on sale for $146.99 at Saks Fifth Avenue.  Availability is limited for the black pair.

Shoe Buzz: Shoes Whitney Port wears in new The City Season 2 promo

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

I don’t know about you, but I’m totally gearing up for Season 2 of The City on MTV September 29.  I can’t wait to see more of Whitney’s love and work escapades, those icy Olivia stares, the always-entertaining (and cutthroat) Kelly Cutrone and all the fashion, especially shoes.  Season 1 The City shoes brought plenty of eye candy, most notably the black ankle strap heel Whitney wore in the show opening – a shoe apparently no one could ID with absolute certainty (Including me, though I did try.  See all posts here).  Whitney also wore the gold Gucci Babouska studded sandal, a black cage shoe thought to be the black Dolce Vita Cher and more.  Now MTV has a The City Season 2 promo video that contains three new pairs, which can certainly be described as dramatic statement shoes. 

I managed to locate the pair Whitney is wearing, which is the Givenchy Patent Metal Lace Sandal.  This shoe doesn’t appear to be on sale anywhere right now, but it is priced at over $1,700, so I think some lower-priced alternatives are in order (let’s keep in mind that they won’t be exactly like the Givenchy pair, but should convey a similar look):


Report Signature Randolph for $187 at  Apply coupon code BML2009 to get 20% off, which drops them to $149.60 with free shipping.



Luichiny Sneak By on sale for $66.83 with free shipping at Zappos.




Rocawear Haydin Pump for $79.99 at  Apply coupon code RAY20 to get 20% off no minimum, making your total $63.99 with free shipping.



N.Y.L.A. Via Leather Platform Sandal for $79.95 at DSW.  Rewards members get free shipping on $35 or more using coupon code FALLSHP at checkout.



Dollhouse Tosha for $55 at  Get $10 off with coupon code 17SEPTEMBER until 9/30/09.



There are two other pairs in the promo that I haven’t been able to locate:











Anyone recognize these?  If so, let me know in the comments.

More The City Season 2 updates to come!

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Christian Louboutin Dillian Look-Alike: The Dollhouse Soleil

Friday, September 25th, 2009

You can’t deny that the Christian Louboutin Dillian is a gorgeous pair of shoes, but the hefty $1,695 price tag places them squarely in “look, but don’t touch” territory (this snakeskin version at Neiman Marcus is even higher at $2,875).  Enter the Dollhouse Soliel, which has a very similar look for a fraction of the cost.  I mentioned this pair was available at DSW in my Rachel Zoe shoes post, but unfortunately they are completely sold out.  If you are still pining for this pair, try these stores (color options and sizes may be limited):

Endless for $65.95 in black or purple

Shoe Bungalow for $54.98 in black or orange for $48 in black or blue (only 1 size left in each). Get them for $38.40 after applying their BML2009 coupon code.  Update: They’ve restocked and they have this pair available in black, blue, purple or pewter.  Use code ENJOY09 to get 20% off.

Love My Shoes for $54.98 in black or orange.

Torrid for $64 in purple or black.  Get $10 off with coupon code 17SEPTEMBER until 9/30/09.

Update 9/26: Amazon also has this pair starting at $48 (depending on size/color selection) with free shipping.

Shoe Buzz: Jimmy Choo H&M Shoe Collection Preview

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

You may have heard the announcement retailer H&M made earlier this year about their upcoming collaboration with luxe designer Jimmy Choo.  If you didn’t hear the news, surprise!  It’s time to get excited, especially for those of us who normally can’t squeeze a drool-worthy pair of Choos into the budget, no matter how hard we try.  The collection of shoes, clothes and accessories (said to be in the $60-$200 range for most styles) won’t be available for purchase in stores until November 14, but there are plenty of sneak-peek photos circulating around the internet now, whetting our appetites for what’s to come.  You can check out a slide show at The Cut

I noticed the black and blue heel (pictured above) totally looks like the Jimmy Choo Loop pair worn by Fergie several months ago (get a closer look at CoolSpotters) – although I don’t know if a neon orange option will be available.   There’s also major similarities with this blue H&M pair (pictured left) and another previous Jimmy Choo style, the Pixie (seen here at ThisNext).  Although they will be far less costly, at least the H&M shoes look like the real deal.

Unfortunately, H&M doesn’t sell online in the U.S., but you can find a store near you here.

Betsey Johnson Caimile or Carlos leopard shoes for $99.90

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

I just happened to notice an especially good price on the sexy Betsey Johnson Caimile leopard sandal at Nordstrom today.  It is marked down 50% to $99.90, normally $199.95.  Also available for $99.90 is another leopard style, the Betsey Johnson Carlos, which is a bootie with cut-out detail.  Most other stores are charging around $150-$200 for these styles, so this is a great deal.  A wide selection of sizes are still available.  Sale price expiration is unknown.

New Piperlime coupon code for 20% off shoes

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Piperlime doesn’t offer coupon codes all that often, so it’s a treat when they do…which must be why their current coupon code is TREAT and takes 20% off your order.  The code applies to shoes and handbags and even sale items (not Final Sale), but it’s for three days only.  As always, shipping is free.  Speaking of plaid shoes, the exquisite Betsey Johnson Karatta plaid boot is reduced from $235 to $188 after coupon.  Expiration: 9/23/09

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