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Shoes to Love: Heels & Flats with Hearts

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

It’s Valentine’s Day and I hope love is in the air for everyone, but perhaps a little shoe love is in order.  Something I’m always sweet on is the use of heart detail on shoes.  It doesn’t matter the style of shoe – whether classic or edgy or eclectic or casual – a heart always adds a nice dose of girly romance to the look.  That’s why I’ve rounded up a variety of styles (a little something for everyone, you might say) that all display the ultimate symbol of love in some form or fashion.  One that I’m particularly loving is the Betsey Johnson Glitzeee, a sparkly peep toe pump with heart that’s available for $132.95 with free shipping at Endless.  You also get an extra 20% off at checkout through 2/14/12.  Or, you get them for $132.05 with free shipping at with 20% off via coupon code SECRET20 through 2/15/12.  You can also get it in black with red lips – very appros for Valentine’s Day – as well as star and lightning bolt versions.

If you prefer a flat, you can find the adorable Betsey Johnson Smoooch for $77.99 with free shipping at Zappos.

Another cute flat with heart detail: The Miss Me Mooz-16 in black/red or grey/pink for $15.99 with free shipping at 6pm.

To get a a red sequin heart on the back of a pretty bow pump, try the Iron Fist Jen’s Heart for $54.99 with free shipping at

More from Iron Fist: The Iron Fist Loose Lips (pictured) or the very similar Iron Fist Love Bites, both in leopard prints with heart charm detail.  These shoes are both available at Amazon with prices that vary by size and color.

For a super-sexy vibe, go for the Betsey Johnson Baamm in leopard for $139.99 at Dillards.

Or, the Betsey Johnson Boomm with heart detail on the platform for $84.99 with free shipping at 6pm.

It looks like Cupid’s been paying a visit to Irregular Choice – just check out that heel.  The Irregular Choice Oh Ello, which is $199 at Irregular Choice, has a cutout wedge heel with hearts and an arrow going through the center, plus it’s topped off with a dramatic flower bouquet.  Other styles with this heel include the Irregular Choice Iris Blue and the Irregular Choice Miss Twiss.

Another cute and quirky choice with heart detail from the same brand: The Irregular Choice I’m From Bury for $115 at Irregular Choice (almost sold out) or $139 at Must Have Shoes.

For a platform with an edgy vibe and sweet heart cutout in the heel, check out the T.U.K. A8047L for $114 with free shipping at Endless.  Similar styles include the T.U.K. A8046L in red and black for $114 and the T.U.K. A7877L in leopard for $110.  A 20% discount applies to each of these automatically at checkout through 2/14/12.

Also from the same brand, the T.U.K. A8052L in gold/black or the T.U.K. A8051L in blue/black with heart cutout in the heel, but a lower platform than the styles above.  These are both $104.50 with free shipping and eligible for an automatic 20% off at checkout through 2/14/12.

Finally, if you’re a cowgirl at heart, you’ll love these Durango Crush Heart Boots with heart-shaped cutouts.  They come in red, taupe or black at Amazon with prices from $113 depending on size and color selection.

I hope everyone has a wonderful V-day!

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Reunion Shoes – Red heels on Brandi, Gold glitter heels on Adrienne & more

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

We’re right in the midst of an extra juicy reunion for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 2, having finished two parts of the three part special.  The drama on the show was on a rolling boil all season long and, I must say, it was pretty riveting.  After all is said and done, the ladies have plenty of serious issues to hash out on the reunion but I, for one, am here to talk about the shoes.  Yes, there’s never a shortage of hot designer heels on a Housewives reunion, that’s for sure.  That’s why we’re going to check out what they wore and, if your feeling inspired by something you see, but not by an out-of-range price tag, I also found some similar, but much more affordable styles as options for getting the look for less.  Let’s check it out:

On one side of the room at the reunion, we have (from left) Brandi Glanville, Camille Grammar, and Lisa Vanderpump.  They all really brought it in the shoe department, but I have to give props to Brandi for her royal blue strapless dress with bright red pumps – I love the color combination.  I mean, Eddie Cibrian, who?  Looking gorgeous on a hot TV show is the best revenge, I must say.

It’s hard to go wrong with a spicy red heel and it looks like she is wearing this YSL Trib Too in red patent, which can be found at for $795.

For a less expensive alternative, try the Audrey Brooke Samantha for $89.95 at DSW.

If you like the combo of red and blue, you’ll appreciate the blue sole on these.

Another option is the Chinese Laundry Whistle in red patent for $69 with free shipping at Endless.  Spend over $100 on eligible styles, including this one, and get 20% off your order in-cart through 2/14/12.

Camille Grammar is going through a situation similar to Brandi’s after ex Kelsey Grammar left her for another woman, but she seems to be doing just fine.  It was said at the reunion that her show got higher ratings than Kelsey’s show (ooh, burn), she has a younger new man in her life, and she looks fab in her red dress and sparkly Christian Louboutin Lady Peep pumps.  The shoes pictured above are the $4,195 crystal version offered at the official Christian Louboutin site.

For something similar, try the Enzo Angiolini Show You for $160 at Bloomingdales.

On to Lisa Vanderpump, who said she was wearing Giuseppe Zanotti when asked about her shoes at the reunion.  She is wearing the Giuseppe Zanotti Crystallized Suede Platform Slingback, available for $1,370 at Neiman Marcus.  These are AH-mazing, but for something less expensive with a similar look, see the Enzos above or this slingback style:

Perugia 12643 for $69.30 with free shipping at Endless.  Spend over $100 on qualifying styles, including this pair, and save 20% at checkout through 2/14/12.

If you love the ultra happy multi-color version of the Zanottis (pictured left) as much as I do, I came across a closer look-alike for that particular style.  The Sole Obsession Berne (pictured right) isn’t dripping in Swarovski and doesn’t have the coveted Giuseppe Zanotti name, but it does have a similar mix of colors with added sparkle via rhinestones and it’s much more affordably priced at $89.95 at DSW.  There is a black/turquoise/purple version available as well.

On to the other side of the room with (from right) Adrienne Maloof, Taylor Armstrong, and Kyle Richards.

Adrienne Maloof is wearing a style from her Adrienne Maloof by Charles Jourdan shoe line.  Adrienne’s shoes were once available only at, but they are also now available at Belk, where this particular style is exclusively sold.   It’s the Adrienne Maloof Shaun Pump and you can get it for $235 in gold or black.


Of course, you may also be wondering about the Vander Pump, a style Lisa Vanderpump created with shoe designer Ryan Haber and the pink heels her daughter Pandora wore on her wedding day.  They were available for pre-order back when the season premiered, as discussed here, but I don’t see them available for sale online right now.  However, those interested in this shoe can see the Ryan Haber site for more info.

There was a little controversy at the reunion over Adrienne and Lisa’s respective shoes when it was brought up that Lisa had previously referred to Adrienne’s shoes as “Maloof Hoof” and then she went on to say it meant “fat little shoe”.  Now, perhaps she was trying to be funny and there are certainly bigger issues going on with the cast than this, but I can see why Adrienne would be a bit miffed about it.

Now, if it were these shoes, I’d totally get it.

Ok, moving on to Taylor Armstrong, who is wearing lovely nude mary jane platform pumps that definitely look YSL, but I couldn’t find a pic of the exact pair.  I do, however, have some look-alikes:

Patent Mary Jane Platform Pump at Charlotte Russe for $30, but on sale for $25 for a limited time.

Sergio Zelcer Wood Platform Pump in tan with red sole for $121.88 with free shipping at Endless.  Spend over $100 on qualifying styles, including this pair, and save 20% at checkout through 2/14/12.

Promise Goodness tan mary jane with blue sole for $37 at LuLus.

Finally, we have Kyle Richards wearing those signature studs on the Valentino Rockmance, which is available at Neiman Marcus for $895.  I couldn’t find anything that looks all that close to this pair, but these more affordable shoes have some similar features:

Jeffrey Campbell Midler for $112.95 at Loris Shoes.

Betsey Johnson Majestee for $110.99 with free shipping at Endless.  Spend over $100 on eligible styles, including this one, and get 20% off your order in-cart through 2/14/12.

That’s all I have for now, but looking forward to part 3: Andy’s big talk with Kim.

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Frederick’s of Hollywood Shoe Clearance: Betsey Johnson Bree on sale + more shoes

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

The sale’s on sale over at Frederick’s of Hollywood, where already-reduced clearance items get an extra 40% discount automatically at checkout.  This includes a selection of clearance shoes from the Frederick’s of Hollywood brand and a few additional brands that they carry.  Actually, it can be hard to tell the exact brand of some of the shoes, but I couldn’t help but notice one particularly hot bargain on a pair clearly noted as being Betsey Johnson.  They have it listed as a glitter t-strap sandal and it appears to be the Betsey Johnson Bree.  Normally this shoe retails for up to $165 – the price Endless currently offers – but Frederick’s has it marked down to $69.99 and the price falls even further at checkout to just $41.99.  For comparison’s sake, the next best price I’m seeing at the moment is $64.90 at Nordstrom.  The shoe comes in your choice of black, silver/black, or gold/silver.  If you spend $95 or more, use coupon code 1WVFREE for free shipping through 10/1/11.

Another shoe style of note in this sale: The spiky Louboutin lookalike in genuine black leather that I’ve mentioned before, here and here.  It’s marked down from $94 to $79.99 and is further reduced to $47.99 at checkout.

The clearance sale expires 7/10/11 and exclusions may apply.

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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  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  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  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  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 (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.

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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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Find My Shoes: Purple wedding shoes

Monday, January 31st, 2011

When I heard that Heather, a friend of Fairy Shoe Princess on Facebook, was looking for the perfect purple wedding shoes, it didn’t take long for me to start checking out what was available.  To be honest, I’m always down for looking at pretty purple pairs, but particularly so when it comes to a special event like a wedding.  I don’t know too many specifics of what Heather is looking for in terms of exact style or shade, but I set out to find a selection of dressy shoes in various purple color options that I think would work well for the big day.  Here’s what I found:

I mentioned a pair of shoes very similar to these before – the tutu-inspired Steve Madden Fifi in blush or black – but I’m definitely loving this bright purple version.  The SM Lace Platform is available at DSW for $99.95.

You can add some serious sparkle with the Night Moves by Allure Star purple sequin heel, which is sold at for $90 with free shipping.

There’s also plenty of shine on these stunning floral heels, the Betsey Johnson Iris.  You can find these at 6pm for $122.50 with $6.95 for shipping.

The Betsey Johnson Izzy is quite similar to the Iris color-wise, but it has a little something blue mixed in, which is a nice plus.  Get these for $122.50 with $6.95 for shipping at 6pm.

It’s kind of hard to tell when seeing it off the foot, but I think the large rose detail on the Nina Galiza could be really gorgeous, particularly in this shade.  Get these at for $99 with free shipping.  Update: Here’s another Nina shoe with large floral detail in a darker shade of purple, the Nina Critia for $40.50 at 6pm.

These don’t appear to be the most comfortable of options, but I do love the soft shade of lavender and the cluster of petal-like detail on the vamp.  The Miss Me Dazzle-32 sandals in lilac are available at Endless for $45.95 with free 2-day shipping.

The RSVP Rain looks like it offers more comfort with the built-in Foot Petals and the higher platform to help offset the height of the heel.   Plus, they are simply elegant and pretty.  Get these at Zappos for $89 with free shipping.

Finally, we have the gorgeous violet satin Martinez Valero Zoie heels.  These are available at for $141.55 with free shipping.

Note: For any of the regularly-priced styles listed above, get 20% off your order with coupon code VISA at checkout.  It may require payment by Visa and expires 6/30/11.

Hopefully this helps Heather and anyone else who loves purple shoes like I do!

Update: I’m adding a few more shoes for Facebook friend, Melody, who is looking for purple heels with a rhinestone ankle cuff.  These are the closest options I could find:

Bourne Tiffany in lilac for $181.97 at Amazon or $200.16 at Endless.

The sparkle isn’t on the ankle for this one, but it’s a gorgeous shoe and such a steal: the Express Jeweled T-Strap Heel for $39.99 at Express with an extra 40% off at checkout to drop it to $23.99 (limited time offer).

The Mitzy Hachi-190 is also available for a great price: $19.95 at Endless, but almost sold out.  It’s available at ShiekhShoes for $54.97.

I’m loving the disco ball effect on these Martinez Valero Chase sandals in purple, which are available for $156.95 at Amazon.

Update 2:  I’m finding the purple Steve Madden Luvly quite lovely, so I had to add it!  Find it at Steve Madden for $129.95.

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Shoes inspired by Lisa’s pink crystal Louboutins on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

I wasn’t really planning on talking about Christian Louboutin crystal heels again today, as I did in my last post, but after catching up on the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on DVR over the weekend, I was inspired by Lisa VanderPump, aka “Pinky”, and her pink Christian Louboutin shoes, which she was lucky enough to get signed by Mr. Louboutin himself (the shoes are pictured above in a screen shot from the episode).  Even though it’s only the first season for the Beverly Hills cast, we already know that Lisa is a Louboutin darling – we’ve seen her wear Louboutins in previous episodes and she even had some pink Louboutins made out of chocolate – and we also know that she has a strong affinity for the color pink (I can relate).  I couldn’t find these particular shoes, which are fuschia satin with a crystal-encrusted heel, anywhere online.  However, as I pointed out in my last post, the crystal Louboutins are typically much more expensive (even for Louboutin) and I’m guessing this pair is likely in the $2,000-$3,000 range.  If you have the funds, you may want to inquire about this shoe at a Louboutin boutique, but if you want something pink and sparkly in your life for much less, you might try one of these shoes:

These shoes are still quite a splurge and much lighter in color, but I have to admit that I melted a bit when I first saw them – total princess shoes.  This is the Giuseppe Zanotti E16130 “Barbie” pink glitter pump and you can get them at Endless for $550 with free overnight shipping.  Update: This is a less expensive style to check out: the Chinese Laundry Hot Hot in blush for $69.95 with free shipping at Zappos.

Here’s a similar pair for a bit less, the Butter Cleo pump in pink glitter.  It’s $286 with free shipping at Amazon (in most sizes).

Go for a bolder shade of pink with the Betsey Johnson Iridescence, which is $150 with free shipping at Zappos.

Keep the shine contained to the heel like Lisa’s pair with the Martinez Valero Ozzie, which have a look-alike pattern on the heel from another Louboutin pair, the Christian Louboutin Eugenie.  Get these for $129 at

The Bordello by Pleaser Violette-14 is pink, covered in rhinestones and available for $123.95 with free 2-day shipping from Endless.

A final option that I found is the Lauren Jones Zinger pump, which has a more exaggerated texture that almost looks like confetti.  Endless has this pair for $109 with free overnight shipping.



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