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Yellow shoes Haley wore on American Idol results show + Lea Michele at Coachella

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

I thought Haley Reinhart did an amazing job this week on American Idol with her rendition of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and, although she did briefly end up in the bottom three on the 4/21/11 results show, she definitely looked cheerful and bright in her trendy colorblock look.  Haley wore an eclectic color combination consisting of a green skirt, an orange top and bright yellow heels (not to mention a gorgeous necklace).  I found these shoes, which look like a match for the style she wore:

I originally saw the Velvet Angels La Loco in “Sun” at Endless, where they are $294.95 with free 2-day shipping, but the tan/black version is priced lower at $162.22.  Then I found out that 6pm has the yellow pair on supersale for only $112.50 and shipping is also free!  Sweet!  The free shipping offer requires an order of $100 or more and ends 4/24/11.

Speaking of yellow shoes, we saw another notable pair in action on Glee’s Lea Michele.  She attended Coachella recently and E! Online reports that she may have been a bit of a mean girl at the event.  I don’t know what happened there, but I do know she had some cute shoes on.  Like Haley, she incorporated plenty of color with her playful orange and pink jumper paired with yellow wedge shoes.

I recognized her shoes as the Aldo Dyle (mentioned before here) and they are available for $100 at Aldo.  Coupon code 342725694 takes another 10% off for a limited time, making them $90.

Have a great weekend and a wonderful Easter!

AI photo from EW.com.  Lea Michele photo from eonline.com.

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Find My Shoes: Christian Louboutin Balota lookalikes + wedding shoes

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

I recently received a request for help finding shoes similar to the Christian Louboutin Balota (the gorgeous shoe you see pictured above) as well as a few requests for wedding shoe ideas, so I figured today would be a good day for a nice little diversion into the land of fancy footwear.  I don’t personally have an occasion that would call for wearing these kind of dressy shoes in the near future, but I have to admit I love looking at them anyway (eye candy!).  So, whether you need some extra-special shoes for a wedding or another event, or if you just want to window shop like me, here are some pretty little things for your feet:

First we have some sparkly and/or glittery strappy sandals that have a similar look to the $1,095 Louboutin Balota, but are far less expensive:

 

Steve Madden Aillie glitter sandal in champagne for $79.95 at Steve Madden.  Coupon code rmn15f takes 15% off and applies free shipping, making them $67.96 (expiration unknown).

Nine West Elaine in gold for $79 at Nine West.  Shipping is also free for a limited time.  Note that this shoe is currently on preorder and expected to ship by 5/24/11.

Zigi Soho Gala in beige for $79.95 at DSW.  Members get free shipping on $35 with coupon code SHIPR through 8/15/11.

Michael Antonio Thandie in gold for $44.88 with free 2-day shipping from Endless.

Now, let’s talk bridal shoes.  There are so many styles for brides to choose from and so many color options to consider (not just white these days), so today I’m going to hone in on one particular brand that has really caught my eye lately – Menbur

I love so many of their latest shoes and they are tailor-made for gorgeous bridal style, but you certainly don’t have to be getting married to appreciate this brand.  One standout is the Menbur Casanova (above), a total princess shoe with its sparkling, rhinestone-encrusted ankle wrap.  You can find this style for $220 with free overnight shipping from Endless.  Here are some more options from the same brand, each from Endless:

Menbur Ballesio in nude or black for $234 with free overnight shipping.

Menbur Ceylan in grey, black, stone or champagne for $190 with free overnight shipping.

Menbur Bicci in nude, blue, fuchsia or black for $145.90 with free overnight shipping.

Menbur Curran in fuchsia, red, stone or black for $147.90 with free overnight shipping.

Menbur Carmichael in midnight blue (something blue!), black, nude, turquoise and fuchsia for $164 with free overnight shipping.

Check out all of the Menbur styles at Endless for even more options.  Note that prices and shipping information are subject to change at any time.

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Red Hot: Boutique 9 Chichi red espadrille wedge sandals

Monday, April 18th, 2011

It may be Monday and it may be tax deadline day, but we can dance if we want to.  And today, we’re doing the Chi Chi — the Boutique 9 Chichi, that is.  I saw this spicy little number over at Bloomingdales and, although it’s a bit hard to tell from the picture (you have to envision it wrapped around the foot), it appears it would be totally red hot when worn.  And, unbeknownst to me, there’s actually a definition for the word chi chi — at least, according to this free dictionary, which tells me it means “ostentatiously stylish” or “deliberately chic”.  Yeah, I’m down with that.

You can find these shoes in red, grey or black suede at Bloomingdales for $150.


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Fun Shoes for Friday: Jeffrey Campbell Benched

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Whaa…seriously?

That’s what went through my head when I first saw these Jeffrey Campbell Benched shoes and, if you haven’t seen them yet, you might be thinking the same thing.  I mean, how is this possible?  Don’t you need to have that middle section of your shoes for, you know, arch support?  Then I realized there must be some law of physics that allows these shoes to happen and, when you think about the fact that the balls of your feet bear most of the weight when you wear heels, it starts to make more sense.  Plus, if you check out the picture of the shoes being worn over at Need Supply, you can see the potential for wearability even more.  Leave it to Jeffrey Campbell to place a cutout where cutouts have rarely gone before — although I did see these similarly archless shoes by Dolce and Gabbana (worn by Frieda Pinto) over at High Heel Confidential.  Word on the street says the Jeffrey Campbells are actually comfortable and, although they aren’t pulling on the ol’ wallet strings for me personally like some other styles from the brand do, I can definitely appreciate the innovative design.  You can find them at Solestruck in four color versions for $189.95 with free shipping.  Need Supply is currently taking preorders on the tan version for $187 with an expected ship date of 7/15/11.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Bling for Spring: Naughty Monkey Shinner & Hollywood

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

I was just talking about red gingham heels from Naughty Monkey in one of my recent posts, but I had to bring up the brand again today because I’m just loving some of their cute new shoes for spring.  I find that Naughty Monkey always offers fun, playful shoes at affordable price points and, in particular, I’m crushing on the shoes that have the sparkle factor built right in, like the Naughty Monkey Shinner.  The teal and yellow versions give that bright burst of color we crave this time of year, plus they have a mesh, mirrored ankle wrap to add an extra dose of shine.  But, if you’d rather stick with a more neutral color palette for increased versatility, you can also find them in black and grey:

You can find the Naughty Monkey Shinner in grey or black on discount at Shoes.com.  Both are priced at $89 with free shipping, but 20% off coupon code BFF takes your total down to $71.20 (exp 4/30/11).  You can find the teal and yellow pairs, along with grey and black, at Endless or Zappos for $85 with free shipping.

Want more sparkle?  Be sure to check out the Naughty Monkey Hollywood, which has a wedge heel covered in sequins.  I like the silver pair pictured above, which is available at Zappos for $74.99 with free shipping, along with gold, black or navy.  Shoes.com has the navy version for $79 and the coupon listed above drops them to $63.20.  Note that all prices are subject to change.

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Britney Spears loves these shoes from I Am The Femme Fatale MTV special

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Britney Spears is back on the music scene in a big way with the release of her new album Femme Fatale, which is currently #1 on the Billboard 200.  The MTV special I Am The Femme Fatale, which aired April 3, gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at Britney getting ready for the release of her latest album and her surprise concert at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Vegas.  I didn’t catch the special, but I did see a clip for it on one of my fave shows, The Soup, that showed Britney admiring a certain pair of shoes her assistant Brett was wearing during their trip to Starbucks.

Her stud heels are the Sam Edelman Lorissa (which I’ve mentioned here quite a few times) in nude and, according to the clip, Britney also owns them in black.  Britney declares her love for these shoes in the special and it certainly makes sense: The phrase femme fatale means “deadly woman” in French and these spike studded shoes are certainly  fit for anyone in a dangerously sexy state of mind.

 

The popular style has been released in several color options.  You can find them in nude, black leather, black suede, denim or off white at Shoes.com for $199 with free shipping.  Coupon code VISA takes 20% off and makes them $159.20 (may require Visa payment, expires 6/30/11).  Endless has several of the same color versions along with the “truffle” color for $200 with free 2-day shipping.  Solestruck has the Lorissa in bronze snake, grey python, pewter tan snake and rosegold, plus more color options, for $189.95 with free shipping.  I’m loving them all, but I find myself seriously coveting this pair:

This is the pink Sam Edelman Lorissa, which Bloomingdales offers for $225 along with a leopard option for the same price.  Update: The Sam Edelman Lorissa in pink is also available at Piperlime for $200.

Britney photos from MTV.com

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Fun Shoes for Friday: Naughty Monkey Dreamy gingham heels

Friday, April 8th, 2011

I’m sooo loving this cheerful new style, the Naughty Monkey Dreamy.  With the crisp red and white checked pattern on the upper and basket weave heel, these shoes are like a perfect little picnic for your feet.  The crystal and bead detail on the top manages to up the cute factor even more.  Christian Louboutin also released a shoe in gingham recently with the $875 Gressimo, but the Naughty Monkey pair is a far more affordable way to get a similar look.  You can find them at Endless for $60 with free overnight shipping and they’re also available in black, navy or brown gingham.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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