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Spring shoe trends 2011: Orange shoes

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for things to heat up for spring.  Although it’s still plenty cold outside and will be for quite awhile, I find that just looking at something sizzling hot can help conjure up a feeling of warmth, even if only for a brief minute.  That’s why I’m talking about a fiery new color trend for spring today: orange shoes.  I’ve been noticing a lot of orange around lately, most notably on Drew Barrymore in Jil Sander at a recent Cover Girl party and all over the runways, as seen on SheFinds and The Fashion Spot.  I’ve always loved orange because it’s such a warm hue and, in it’s brightest form, made for super-high visibility.  It also sets off a tan very well, which is always a plus (if you have a tan, that is).  But, generally speaking, it’s probably one of the more under-used colors in fashion, especially for footwear.  If you want to apply this trend to your shoes, which is is a nice way to add a pop of color in this shade without running the risk of orange overload, you might try one of these pairs:

Nine West Playtag for $79 at Nine West.

Charles David Primp for $230 at Endless.

Mojo Moxy Bollywood for $89.95 at Endless.

Seychelles Gypsy for $54.90 at Endless.

Two Lips Ignite for $99.95 at Endless.

Anne Klein Marcella for $39.99 at Shoe Woo with an extra 50% off at checkout (limited sizes, all sales are final).

Update: Here’s another cute orange pair, the Fergie Quilla for $89 with free shipping at Shoes.com.  Coupon code VISA takes 20% off regularly-priced items, making them $71.20 (exp. 6/30/11, may require Visa payment).

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Sale Spotlight: 25% off shoes at Lord & Taylor

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Lord & Taylor is having a Friends & Family sale that takes 25% off most items sitewide, including their selection of women’s shoes, when you apply coupon code FRIENDS at checkout.  There’s no shortage of cute shoes to pick from, especially since the discount applies to both regularly-priced and sale shoes, but a few brand exclusions apply.  One of my favorites is a quite a splurge, but it’s gorgeous and so spring-ready, so I can’t help but love it.  It’s the Nanette Lepore Secret Love (pictured above) and it’s $355, but it drops to $266.25 after code.  Here are a few more of my picks from this sale:

B. Makowsky Anne in black or gold for $139 before code and $104.25 after (limited sizes).

Michael Michael Kors Juniper in brown or black for $150 before code and $112.50 after.

Nina Calinda braided wedge in gold or silver for $79 before coupon and $59.25 after.

Betsey Johnson Calandra in black or black/white for $150 before coupon and $112.50 after.

Born Cornflower in yellow, black or white for $95 before coupon and $71.25 after.

Nine West Consuela in pink or black for $89 before coupon and $66.75 after.

Sam Edelman Zoe in black for $350 before coupon and $262.50 after.

AK Anne Klein Marcella zipper flat in black for $59.99 before coupon and $44.99 after.

Shipping is free if you spend $150 or more.  The coupon expires 4/25/10.

Hot Shoe Trends Spring 2010: Turquoise shoes

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Pantone, a company considered the global authority on color for the design industry, recently announced the Color of the Year for 2010.  They say turquoise is the new “it” color – specifically a shade they call Pantone 15-5519.

According to Pantone, turquoise combines “the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green” and “evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.”  I’m not sure exactly how they decide on the color of the year, but I have to say this is one shade I can really get behind.  I absolutely love turquoise and it certainly works wonders paired with neutrals like black, brown and white.  An excellent example that comes to mind is Eva Mendes at the Golden Globes in her white Dior gown and turquoise necklace, which surely inspired many to break out their own turquoise jewelry.  But, you can also get creative and mix it up with bolder colors like red (another combo I love) and Pantone says it’s “especially trend-setting with yellow-greens.”  Making a fashion statement with turquoise is particularly easy to do with shoes, which can add just the right dose of fresh color to your look.  So, if you want to get a jump-start on this trend (in various shades), check these pairs out:

Luichiny Gim Me sandal for $79.95 with free overnight shipping at Endless

Charlotte Russe Starburst Pump for $34.99 at Charlotterusse.com

Poetic Licence Holiday Delight in blue for $128.95 at Shoebuy.  Get 20% off with coupon code SHOP and free shipping.

Jeffrey Campbell Downtown Bootie for $139.95 at Nordstrom

Chinese Laundry Colette for $59 at Chineselaundry.com.  Coupon code CL-FAST gives free shipping, which saves $9.50.

Nine West Malynn in limited sizes for $29.95 at 6pm until 12/27/09

Charles by Charles David Turvy for $135 at Shoes.com.  Get 20% off with coupon code ENJOY09, making them $108 with free shipping.

Naughty Monkey Steve’s Delight 2 Boot for $39.98 with free shipping at Amazon.  They are also on clearance for $54.97 with free standard shipping at Endless.  Sizes are getting limited at both places.

Miss Me Valenti-2 for $22.68 at Amazon

Get the previously mentioned turquiose/yellow-green combo with the Anne Klein Euphony 3.  It’s $78.95 with free shipping at Shoebuy and coupon code SHOP takes another 20% off.

Update: Another option that leans more towards green than blue is the previously mentioned Seychelles Scallop heel at Urban Outfitters, also known as the Seychelles Tippy Toes at Karmaloop.  Get 30% off at Karmaloop with coupon code 30HAM (exp. unknown) and 10% off at Urban Outfitters with coupon code supersorry through 12/24/09.  Urban Outfitters only has one size left, but the price at Karmaloop is much better at $70 after coupon.

Find My Shoes: Ivory shoes for wedding rehearsal dinner

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Here’s an email from a bride-to-be who needs a bit of help finding some shoes:

I am getting married in August and am looking for ivory colored shoes for the rehearsal dinner. I have a really cute dress for dinner and am having a hard time finding the right shoes. I love the shoes from “The City”, but again having a hard time finding something in ivory. Please keep me in your thoughts if you come across something that might work for me. Thank you and I love your website!

First, let me say congratulations on the upcoming wedding!  Anyone who has been a bride knows that it’s your time to shine and be Super-Princess – for the big day and all the events surrounding it, like the rehearsal dinner.  Of course, the right shoes are totally a necessity for gorgeous bridal style and I’m honored to help out!  I don’t have too much detail to go on – other than you like The City shoes and you need the color to be ivory – so I’ve found a variety of styles at different price points for you to check out.  So, let’s take a look!

Looking for a style inspired by The City on MTV?  Try these:

Left to right: Calvin Klein Nixee for $119.95 with free shipping at Zappos, Martinez Valero Courtney for $148.95 with an extra $25 off at checkout and free overnight shipping at Endless, Matisse Ashland Pump for $124.95 with free overnight shipping at Endless, Jessica Bennett Halona for $64.34 with free shipping at Endless or in additional sizes for $72.54 with $6.95 shipping at 6pm, Sam Edelman Melanie in limited sizes at Amazon for $41.77

Update: Here’s one more from Nine West.

Going for classic bridal elegance?  Check these out:

Left to right: Nina Vasek for $89 with free shipping at Zappos, Martinez Valero Brena for $149.95 with an extra $25 off and free overnight shipping at Endless, Martinez Valero Comma for $154.95 with $25 off and free overnight shipping at Endless, Charles by Charles David Soiree for $50 with free shipping at Endless, Nina Vitoria for $71.95 at Shoebuy with free shipping and 20% off with coupon code SPRING until 3/14/09 or 15% off with coupon code ENTERTAINBAG06 until 3/18/09

Want an ultra-feminine pair?  Take a look at these:

Left to right: Nina Electra for $79.95 at Shoebuy with free shipping and 20% off with coupon code SPRING until 3/14/09 or 15% off with coupon code ENTERTAINBAG06 until 3/18/09, Martinez Valero Pinkie for $154.95 at Endless with free overnight shipping and an extra $25 off at checkout, L.A.M.B. Fabienne for $355.95 at Endless with free overnight shipping, Jessica Bennett Henley at Amazon for $37.76 or $96.95 with free shipping depending on size or at Endless in limited sizes for $65.97 with free shipping, Chinese Laundry Baldwin in limited sizes at Amazon for $48.99 with free shipping or at Zappos for $68.95 with free shipping

Other pretty pairs:

Left to right: Rampage Neptune for $14.98 at Amazon, Vince Camuto Fiona for $41.27 with free shipping at Amazon, Pelle Moda Enjoy for $142.95 with free overnight shipping at Endless, Anne Klein Happy for $84.95 with free shipping at Shoebuy (see coupon codes above), BCBGirls Wish for $57.95 with free shipping at Shoebuy (see coupon codes above)

I hope this helps the bride-to-be and anyone else looking for ivory shoes.  Do you have a shoe quandry you need help with?  Contact Fairy Shoe Princess and your question might be featured in the next Find My Shoes.

AK Anne Klein Bridget Pump for $44.50 at Macy’s

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Show them who’s boss in this uber-sophisticated Anne Klein Bridget Pump from Macys.com.  They have them on sale for $44.50, down from $89.  The d’orsay pump has buckle detail and comes in black, brown or cognac.  Use coupon code 99CENTS at checkout to get $0.99 shipping on your order.  Coupon expires 1/14/09.

Anne Klein Ultima Suede Flats for $41.41 at Overstock

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Look casual and stylish at once in these Anne Klein Ultima Flats in black, bronze or pewter.  They are listed for $41.41 at Overstock.com with about $2.95 for shipping.  They feature contrast stitching and a zip-up front.

This same pair is available at 6PM for $36.80, but shipping adds $6.95, making them about $5 higher.  If you like this black suede version, get them for $47.99 with $7.95 shipping at Lord & Taylor after applying coupon code TAKE2 at checkout (click “Black Suede” to see available sizes).  Coupon expires 1/13/09.

 
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