Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Shoes: Working it out in Louboutins

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The cast members of The Real Housewives franchise on Bravo are each quite different in their own way, but if there is one common denominator among the women, it’s that they all love shoes.  And, more often than not, they like to get their footwear fix from Christian Louboutin (as discussed in several of my previous posts).  So, it’s no surprise that we saw plenty of red soles flashing on the The Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion for Season 3.  After all, when you have some explainin’ to do for all of your antics during the season, you must have your best power pumps on.  What I didn’t know, however, is that host Andy Cohen also has a thing for shoes.  On Watch What Happens Live, he let us in on a little tradition where he selects his favorite pair of shoes from those worn by the Housewives during the reunion taping.  And, according to this video footage, Andy is all about sparkly and rock ‘n’ roll styles, making him a man after my own heart for sure.  You can see all of the shoes up close in the video, but here’s a rundown of what the ladies wore:

Kandi Burruss wore the Christian Louboutin Miss Fast booties with spike detail.  These were available at Saks for $1,095 at Saks, but are now sold out.

Phaedra Parks wore the Christian Louboutin Ambertina, available for $895 at Barney’s, but only a couple of sizes are left.

NeNe Leakes wore the Christian Louboutin Pigalili in gold.  The silver version is available in limited sizes for $3,545 at Christian Louboutin.

Kim Zolciak wore a nude version of the Christian Louboutin Pigalle spiked pump, like this one in denim.  I don’t see the nude pair for sale online.

Sheree Whitfield wore these $895 Christian Louboutin Maggie heels, which are also sold out.

Cynthia Bailey was the only one not in Louboutins.  She wore a YSL platform pump that appears to be this metallic silver version, available for $895 at YSL.

Andy’s favorite pair was Phaedra’s Ambertina sandal.  Of course, we can’t all splurge like the Housewives do, so I tracked down some shoes that have similar elements, but at a much lower price.  Here’s what I found:

BCBGeneration Flossy boots on sale for $51.99 at Shoemall (originally $129.95).  Act by today and use coupon code SAVE25 for 25% off $25 or more and you’ll score them for just $38.99 (expires 2/23/11).

Fever Raven for $250 at Fever Shoes.

Wild Pair Celeste for $80 at Amazon or for the same price at Bakers.

Betsey Johnson Ice in gold glitter for $85 at Zappos.

Sam Edelman Lorissa spikes heel in nude for $200 at Karmaloop.  Apply coupon code OHSNAP to get 15% off $75, making them $170 (expires 2/28/11).

Paris Hilton Patty for $59.95 at DSW.  Members get free shipping with coupon code SHIPR (expires 3/21/11)

Steve Madden Fantasha for $99.95 at Steve Madden.  Coupon code rmn15f takes 15% off and gives free shipping, making them $84.96 (expiration unknown).

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Audrina Patridge wears BCBGeneration Belboa shoes

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Audrina Patridge of MTV’s The Hills was at a recent John Frieda and BCBG event rocking a hot pair of knotted wedge shoes with her purple and white dress.  Like this look?  Her shoes are the stylish and affordable BCBGeneration Belboa and you can find them at  They are $99 in light clay (pictured above), flamingo pink or black and you get 20% off by applying coupon code VISA at checkout.  That’ll drop your total to $79.20 with free shipping.  Sizes in the light clay version are getting a bit limited, but they are also available at Zappos, Shoebuy and Shoemall, plus a few other stores.

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Get rainbow bright in multicolored shoes this spring

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

*Update: This post is from 2010.  See my latest multicolor shoes posts for more*

Spring always brings a surge of vibrant color to our lives and, naturally, those bright hues tend to show up in what we wear quite often.  Shoes, of course, are no exception.  While neutral shoes are on-trend this year and they work well with many looks, you have to admit it’s fun to forget about being sensible once in awhile and go for a pair of wildly colorful shoes, which are always in style when things heat up.  You can opt for one bright solid color at a time, which works well, or you can go all-out and get a pair that incorporates a rainbow of colors all in one.  Case in point: The Charles David Tangier (pictured above), which I absolutely adore.  It’s available at Zappos or Endless for $215 with free shipping.  In my mind (or in a figment of my imagination maybe), the classic Rainbow Brite doll would rock these like no one’s business – after getting all grown up and developing a serious love of fashion, of course. 

But, seriously, rainbow shoes can actually be quite versatile due to the range of shades you have to work with.  Cute summer tops and dresses in simple, solid colors tend to work best, but you can always be creative and mix it up, even with patterns in some cases, for an even bolder fashion statement. 

Let’s take a look at some more multicolored shoe options we have to choose from:

Faryl Robin Owen for $189.95 with free shipping at ShoeMall. Coupon code NEXJUMP takes 10% off, making them $170.95.

Jessica Bennett Myrtle for $144.95 with free shipping at Shoebuy.  Coupon code EASTER takes another 20% off until 4/9/10, which drops them to $115.96.

BCBGeneration Devona for $110 with free shipping at (limited sizes left).  Get 20% off with coupon code MSAVE at checkout, which reduces them to $88.  There’s also a few sizes available at for $112.99 and Amazon for $110.

Luichiny Many Moons for $89.95 with free shipping at Shoebuy.  Coupon code EASTER takes another 20% off until 4/9/10, making them $71.96.

Gabriella Rocha Rosalie for $109 with free shipping at Zappos.

Finally, we have the Icora Kismet wedge, which is primarily neutral, but it has pretty multicolored rhinestones along the t-strap and a funky cutout wood heel, a sure standout.  Get these for $49.99 at Journeys.  If you buy 2 pairs, get $10 off your order for a limited time.

Update: I had to add this super-affordable option, the Anne Michelle Inferno 19, which is available at Urban Originals for $21.80.

Spring shoes on sale NOW

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

As any reader of this blog knows, I love to get a great deal on a pair of shoes.  While I don’t have a “That’s so last season” mentality when it comes to my purchases and I often scour sale and clearance shoes for hidden rock-bottom gems, I do have to admit that there’s something especially gratifying about getting a new arrival at a great price.  Even more so when entering a season like spring, which always comes with a plethora of irresistibly cute and bright sandals to choose from.  So, I had to scope out the current spring shoe sales that cut the price, but not the style.  Here are a few that I found:

Famous Footwear is having their buy 1 pair of shoes, get half off the second sale, which is already quite a deal.  However, you can also apply their 15% off BUNNY15 coupon code until April 3, which takes even more off your total.  One of my current shoe crushes is sold there, the Chinese Laundry Bellevue (pictured above).  It’s a super-sexy, strappy sandal in a nice versatile shade of brown with a cork heel and front straps that extend down to the platform sole.  It’s offered for $59.99, but you can get it for $50.99 after the coupon code. 

Or, add another pretty pair like this pink ruffled Madden Girl Setra for $39.99 to your order:

Then you get half off the Madden Girl pair, making it just $20.  Apply the coupon code and get both pairs for a sweet $67.99.

Another sale on new shoes is offered by Shoemall, which takes $20 off $80 using coupon code TAKE20 until 4/3/10.  I’m all about the tad pricey, but awesome Report Signature Elinor (pictured above) for $224.95.  Get them for $204.95 after the code.  Here are a few more of my picks from Shoemall:

The Chinese Laundry Head Over Heels is somewhat reminiscent of the Betsey Johnson Alison I mentioned yesterday with its black lace and tie detail, but this pair is more affordable.  Get it for $99.95 before coupon and $79.95 after.

Or, get all ruffled up and fabulous in the Fergie Henney in red or black for $94.95 before coupon and $74.95 after. still offers coupon code MSAVE, which takes 20% off your order at checkout.  That cuts the price on the BCBGeneration Belboa, a cute flamingo pink knotted wedge, from $99 to $79.20.

Finally, there’s Payless.  We all know that Payless Shoes offers very low prices to begin with, but they also have a coupon code in the mix.  Get another 20% off your total by applying coupon code 32219 until 4/4/10.  The Stella Gladiator Sandal in black, brown or pewter is reduced from $22.99 to $18.39 after code.

Please note that all coupon codes and sale prices are subject to change at any time.  Happy shoe shopping!

Sale Spotlight: Extra 40% off sale shoes at Dillards

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Dillards is having a really good shoe sale right now.  So good, in fact, that I had to break out our trusty sale spotlight to highlight some of the best deals.  They’ve taken an additional 40% off all permanently reduced sale items, which includes a selection of almost 350 women’s shoes (the sale price reflects the extra discount).  So, let’s take a look at some of the best shoe shopping bargains they have going on:


Michael Michael Kors Camden in black for $54 (originally $150)

Dolce Vita Celtic in platinum for $50.70 (originally $169)

Calvin Klein Prive in zebra for $41.99 (originally $108).  Of note, Amazon has the same shoe for a slightly higher price of $43.18, but free shipping is included.

Steve Madden Korset in black for $59.99 (originally $149)

Steve Madden Tayla in black for $41.99 (originally $99)

Beverly Feldman Chaos in leopard for $107.64 (originally $299)

J.Renee Makensy in platinum or pewter for $34.20 (originally $95)

BCBGeneration Border in black or rasberry for $33 (originally $110)

Vince Camuto Minnie in black for $89.99 (originally $198)

As far as I can tell, these prices can’t be touched at any other store right now.  The sale ends 2/27/10.

Amazon Black Friday Shoe Sale

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Amazon released their Black Friday specials today, which include several shoe discounts.  Here are the shoes on sale as part of their Black Friday Deals Week:

MIA Masterpiece boot (pictured) for $49.90 (list price $179.95)

Steve Madden Bonanza boot for $44.90 (list price $89.95)

Rampage Ashlee and Teena boots for $29.90

50% off select fashion boots, like the BCBGeneration Cristina over-the-knee boot for $73.90 ($148.95 list price).

25% off Pajar boots

25% off Chooka rainboots

I’m not sure when these sales end, but it’s likely 11/30/09.

Update: Wait, there’s more!  See a list of all Black Friday shoe sales I’ve found.

25% off BCBGeneration Nice & more at Lord & Taylor

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Lord & Taylor came out with coupon code FRIENDS today that takes 25% off any purchase, including their selection of women’s shoes.  There are plenty of pairs you can choose from, but I had to notice this colorful and fun BCBGeneration Nice in multicolored snake.  It’s already on sale for $69.99 (originally $89), but the coupon knocks $17.50 off and brings it to $52.49.  Of note, the coupon does have exclusions and it doesn’t combine with the Buy More, Save More boot sale.  Expiration: 10/25/09

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