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Shoes with a pop of color for colorblocking trend

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

 

We’ve been checking out both neutral shoes and multicolored shoes, but there’s another breed of footwear that combines elements of both.  These shoes have a primarily neutral palette, in shades like taupe, black, white or gray, but then there’s some portion of the shoe that is played up with a nice shot of color.  I love the overall effect this provides and, although there are many ways to wear these shoes, I find it particularly relevant for the colorblocking trend we’re seeing for spring (as noted on Stylelist).  If you’re experimenting with this trend by combining various contrasting color combinations in your clothing, you might opt to incorporate just a touch of one of those shades in your shoes to bring it all together.  Or, if you’re hesitant to try colorblocking with your clothes, some of these shoes have more than one hue, meaning the trend is already built-in and ready to go with any look you choose.   I’m loving the Pelle Moda Franky (above) with a pop of bright orange, which can be found for $162 with free shipping at Lori’s Shoes or for $180 with free shipping at Shopbop.  Here are some more options, in both warm and cool shades:

Aldo Dyle rubber sole wedge with a pop of yellow for $100 at Aldo.  Coupon code 310687728 takes 10% off, making them $90 (exp 4/1/11).  Note: If you’re obsessed with those Prada rubber sole wedges (like the $695 Prada Mary Jane Wedge) but can’t shell out the big bucks for them, this is a nice alternative for much less.

Aldo Heister platform sandals with a pop of orange or yellow for $100 at Aldo.com.  Coupon code 310687728 takes 10% off, making them $90 (exp 4/1/11).

Nine West Stylin colorblock sandals in dark pink and orange for $89 at Nine West (ships 4/26).  Shipping is also free for a limited time.

Fergie Bold heels with a pop of yellow for $99 with free shipping from Shoes.com.  Get 20% off your order, making these $79.20, with coupon code SECRET20 (exp 3/31/11).

Madison Harding Casey wedge with a pop of yellow for $235 with free shipping from Piperlime.

Jeffrey Campbell San Diego colorblock sandals in orange and yellow for $135 at Nasty Gal.

Topshop Luminate sandals with a pop of pink for $145 with free shipping at Topshop.

Steve Madden Bellahh heels with a pop of coral on preorder for $129.95 at Steve Madden.  Get free shipping by applying SMFREESHIP at checkout.

Nine West Braxton for $99.95 at Nordstrom with free shipping via coupon code SHOES (exp 4/14/11) or for $99 with free shipping at Nine West.  This pair is also available in a yellow/orange/red combo.

Aldo Dyle again, this time in green, for $100 at Aldo.com.  Coupon code 310687728 takes 10% off, making them $90 (exp 4/1/11).

N.Y.L.A. Daron in turquoise for $84.95 at DSW.  DSW Rewards members can apply GETFAVES at checkout for $15 off $74, $30 off $149 or $50 off $199 (exp 4/4/11).  That makes this pair $69.95.

Please note that prices and promotions are subject to change at any time.

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Spring 2011 Shoe Trends: Going nude with neutral shoes

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

I’ve been talking about shoes in bold colors a lot lately, but today I’m sticking with a much more neutral subject – literally.  I’m talking about neutral shoes, styles in shades like taupe, beige and nude, because this is a huge trend we’re seeing for spring.  We’ve actually seen this same trend every year for at least the past couple of years, but it makes perfect sense: For what these shoes lack in color, they totally make up for it in extreme versatility, giving great bang for your fashion buck.  Plus, they’re ideal for pairing with those light and airy spring frocks we love to wear this time of year because they won’t weigh down the look.  Sure, you won’t have the drama that bold color can provide, but going nude with your shoes gives plenty of leeway for playing things up with unique design details.  One example of this is the Calvin Klein Alex (above), a modern, sleek and sexy style with crisscross detail on the upper for added interest.  You can get them for $158 with free overnight shipping at Endless.  Here are some more neutral shoes that have caught my eye:

Sam Edelman Kellan wedge in nude for $224.95 at Nordstrom.  Get free shipping with coupon code SHOES through 4/14/11.

Boutique 9 Illy in light natural for $139.99 with free 2-day shipping from Heels.com.

Report Signature Calyer in almond for $264.95 with free overnight shipping at Endless.  Or, get a similar look for less with the BCBGirls Estrella pump in nude for $119.99 with free 2-day shipping at Heels.com.

Sergio Zelcer Maggie t-strap wedge sandal in tan for $129 with free overnight shipping at Endless.

Aldo Krugh for $90 at Aldo.com. Coupon code 310687728 takes 10% off (exp 4/1/11).

Chinese Laundry Talk To Me in natural for $109.95 with free shipping at Shoemall.  Coupon code SHOEMALL20 takes 20% off (expiration unknown).

Dolce Vita Scarlett in blush for $99 at Bloomingdales.  Get 20% off with coupon code MARCHFF (exp 4/3/11).

Messeca Cecilia asymmetrical wedge for $169 with free shipping at Piperlime.

Fergie Sanibel in nude for $109.95 at Shoemall.  Coupon code SHOEMALL20 takes 20% off (expiration unknown).

Note that prices and promotions are subject to change at any time.

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Fun Shoes for Friday: Senso Sahara, Senso Wilma in pink leopard & more at Karmaloop

Friday, March 25th, 2011

I normally feature one shoe on Friday that’s tailor-made for going out, but today must be a deluxe edition because I had to post more than one shoe from Senso.  If you regularly browse the selection over at Solestruck, you’ve likely already seen this brand (I’ve also mentioned them here and here).  But, as of earlier this week, you can also find them at Karmaloop, which is nice since Karmaloop seems to always have coupons available to discount your purchase.  These shoes aren’t just for going out, they’re for going ALL out – the kind that get noticed everywhere they step.  Are they practical?  Well, no.  But, making a statement can trump being sensible more than we care to admit.  So, if you’re up for something bold and edgy to hit the town in, check out these styles at Karmaloop:

Senso Sahara, my fave, in multi for $198.

Senso Wilma in hot pink leopard, pewter glitter or tan leopard for $200.  This is one of the styles we’ve also seen at Solestruck, but they are very close to being sold out right now.

Senso Sally in purple for $198.

Senso Neve in Kaleidoscope Black for $235.  We’ve seen this style before too, but this particular color is exclusive to Karmaloop.  It also comes in Black Nappa and Gun Metal.

Senso Rush glitter wedge for $175.

See all of the styles from Senso Diffusion at Karmaloop for more options.  Then, get a sweet discount via coupon code PDYAL9 which takes 15% off $80 and gives free shipping.  The coupon expires 3/27/11.

For more shoe savings, check out these sales and coupons:

Rock & Republic shoes under $50: YOOX is having a clearance sale that takes up to 85% off sale items, including clearance designer shoes.  There are tons of options, but I noticed there are quite a few Rock & Republic styles marked way down.  Normally $145-$180, these styles are now $40-$49 with free shipping.

Shoes.com: Get 20% off your order, even on sale items, with coupon code SECRET20 through 3/31/11.  Some exclusions apply.

Chinese Laundry: Get 25% off sale shoes with coupon code 25MAR11 through 3/31/11.

Have a great weekend!

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Pink sparkly shoes inspired by Jennifer Lopez on American Idol Top 11 episode

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Jennifer Lopez has provided style inspiration for many, many people throughout her career and that’s why it’s so fun to watch her on American Idol.  You never really know what kind of look she’ll be wearing, but we do know that she never shies away from the bling – and I love that about her.  She looked so feminine and pretty in her pink sequin top last night on American Idol (on 3/23/11), that I had to feature some footwear inspired by her look.  Take a cue from JLo and infuse something sparkly and pink in your own life with one of these shoes:

Bakers Victoria G pink glitter heels for $85 with free shipping at Bakers.

 

Chinese Laundry Hot Hot peep toe pumps in blush glitter for $69 with free shipping at Zappos.

Lose the heel, but not the shine, with the Bakers Glitz pink glitter flats for $42 at Bakers.

Photo from Americanidol.com

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Flower Power: Floral shoes that celebrate spring

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Spring officially sprung over the weekend and, to me, there’s no better way to usher in the season than with some freshly picked flower shoes.  After all, when things start blooming, we naturally want to put a little spring in our step too, so we wear shoes that reflect the great outdoors.  That’s why we tend to see a wide array of pretty floral print and flower embellished shoes around this time of year and, whether you want to apply a little bit of blossom detail or go all out with dramatic blooms, there’s definitely something for everyone.  Here are the shoes that have me catching a serious case of spring fever:

Jeffrey Campbell Swansong floral sandal for $112 at Lori’s Shoes.  Shipping is free on orders $150 or more.

Carlos by Carlos Santana Destiny floral pumps for $89 with free shipping at Shoes.com.  Use coupon code VISA for 20% off (exp 6/30/11, may require Visa payment) or code SAVINGS15 for 15% off (exp 3/31/11).

Seychelles Matter of Fact floral wedge for $95 with free shipping at Shoes.com.  Use coupon code VISA for 20% off (exp 6/30/11, may require Visa payment) or code SAVINGS15 for 15% off (exp 3/31/11).  I also like the black version, which is available at Zappos for $100 with free shipping.

Zigi Soho Superb floral heel for $89.95 at DSW.  Members get free shipping on $35 with coupon code SHIPR (exp 8/15/11).

Betsey Johnson Ditan floral heel with lace-up detail for $99.95 with free shipping at Amazon.  It appears this style is eligible for the current 25% off $50 or more promotion, which would make them $74.96 at checkout instead (expires 3/31/11).

Mojo Moxy Poppy flower pump for $80 with free shipping at Bakers.

B.O.C. Moniz flower flats on sale for $49.99 at Famous Footwear.  Get another 15% off with coupon code MARCH11 (exp 3/26/11).

Rampage Rhetta flower sandal for $39.95 at DSW.  Members get free shipping on $35 with coupon code SHIPR (exp 8/15/11).

Steve Madden Karmenaf floral platform pumps for $129.95 at Steve Madden.  Get free shipping with their SMFREESHIP coupon at checkout.

Irregular Choice Zohan floral wedge for $154.99 with free shipping at Heels.com.  Update: Get $50 off $150 with coupon code FLY50 (exp 3/23/11 at 6 pm ET).

Luichiny Made It flower wedge for $79.16 in blue with free shipping at Zappos.

Rampage Grayson flower peep toe heels for $49 with free shipping at Shoes.com.  Use coupon code VISA for 20% off (exp 6/30/11, may require Visa payment) or code SAVINGS15 for 15% off (exp 3/31/11).

Update: Here’s another one, the Steve Madden Wildd for $129.95 at Stevemadden.com (currently on preorder).

Update 2: Here’s another pair I had to add: the too-cute Nine West Bahia for $99 with free overnight shipping at Endless.

Note that prices and promotions are subject to change.

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Fun Shoes for Friday: Fergie Krown Sandal + update Fergie shoes on American Idol

Friday, March 18th, 2011

I saw these hot shoes featured on Endless today as examples of the 70’s inspired platform shoes trend we’re seeing this spring.  I recognized the pair on the left, the Steve Madden Turnpyke, which is a great option for applying an additional trend, the orange trend I mentioned before.  But, I hadn’t seen the shoes on the right yet and, naturally, I had to find out who makes them.

Turns out, this is a new style from Fergie Shoes, the Fergie Krown, and I am definitely loving the multiple gold bands that wrap around the foot and the super-versatile mix of taupe and metallic.  For even more contrast, there’s the black and gold version:

Black and gold make such a nice pair, don’t they?

It’s even better that Endless is having their Friends and Family Sale right now, so you can get these for less if your order is over $100.  Apply coupon code MARFFEVT (exp. 3/18/11) to knock 25% off your total, which would make them $67.46 instead of $89.95.  Free overnight shipping also currently applies.

 

 

Update: Speaking of Fergie Shoes, Fergie herself wore some hot shoes from her line during the Black Eyed Peas performance on American Idol last Thursday (3/17/11), according to Fergie Shoes on Facebook.  She’s looking gorgeous in a customized version of the Fergie Bold, which you can find in stone or black at Shoes.com for $99 or at Fergie Shoes for the same price.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Fergie image from americanidol.com

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with green shoes & shoe sales

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

I hope everyone is having a fun, fab St. Patty’s Day and wearing their lucky green!  I rounded up a bunch of cute green shoes previously, but I didn’t know about the Colin Stuart Braided Platform Sandal (above), which has a nice dose of green – a color that gets along quite nicely with black and tan, I must say – and is available at Victoria’s Secret for $78.  If I had known about these in time, I just might be rocking them today.  Even though it’s too late to order some St. Patrick’s Day shoes in green, it’s definitely not too late to save some green.  Avoid getting pinched – in the wallet, that is – with these shoe sales and coupons:

Famous Footwear: 20% off with coupon code LUCKY

Chinese Laundry: 20% off with coupon code 1DAYSALE317

PlanetShoes: 20% off with coupon code 20lucky

Endless: 25% off with coupon code MARFFEVT (exp 3/18).  Update: Minimum purchase is $100.

Nine West: 30% off automatically at checkout (exp 3/21)

Shoemall: 20% off $20 or more with coupon code LUCKY20

DSW: Free shipping for members with coupon code CLOVER (exp 3/18)

Shoebuy: 20% off with coupon code GREEN

Note that all of these sales end today, 3/17/11, unless otherwise noted.  Exclusions may apply.

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