I heart these Valentine’s Day shoes in pink & red

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Valentine’s Day is coming up and I, for one, am already feeling the love – the shoe love, that is.  When it comes to what you wear on the day, anything goes, but it’s one of those holidays that tends to bring out our romantic side.  For shoes, that can translate into anything from sweet and girly to fiercely seductive – depending on the desired effect – but with plenty of feminine details.  And if you really want to get into the V-day spirit, you wear the classic team colors of pink and red.  That’s why I’ve gathered up a selection of shoes that I think are perfect for the day.  But, before I get into that, you’re probably wondering about the shoes pictured above, right?  An image of these dramatic platforms popped up in the shopping results while I was doing a search on Google and I had to post the pic because they are just so…heart-tastic.  Then I found out they are sold by a site that specializes in selling shoes for dancers (ok, strippers).  But if you want to know where to get them, they are sold for $199.95 at a site appropriately called Booty Cocktails (lol) and they are actually hand-carved and custom made with each order.  Admittedly, I think they are pretty cool, but obviously very extreme.  If you want to express your Valentine’s Day cheer in a much more subtle way, here are some more options:

The Paris Hilton Senorita in red with rhinestone bow for $89 at Macy’s.  Or, get the red patent version without rhinestones for $95 at  Coupon code VISA takes 20% off to drop the total to $76 with free shipping (exp. 6/30, may require Visa payment).  A soft pink version is for sale at 6pm for $53.37.

The Chinese Laundry Hot Hot glitter heels in a whisper-soft shade of blush for $69.95 with free shipping at Zappos.

Poetic Licence Dance All Night in red for $104.27 with free shipping at Zappos.

Jessica Simpson Ely in powder for $98 with free shipping at Piperlime.

Steve Madden Propperr in red for $99.95 at Steve Madden.  Coupon code rmn15f takes another 15% off and adds free shipping, making them $84.96.

The Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Melissa Lady Dragon IV in pink on sale for $126 at 6pm.

Sam Edelman Jewel for $99 with free shipping at  Coupon code VISA drops the price to $79.20 (exp. 6/30, may require Visa payment).

Charles by Charles David Froth for $125.95 with free shipping at Zappos.

For something more casual, there’s the Comme Des Garcons Play Converse with heart, available for $105 at Tobi.

Finally, you have to check these out just for fun: The Minimy Lipstick Bootie features a heart buckle and a heel that looks like a tube of lipstick.  Alberto Guardiani did something similar that retailed for around $400, but these are just $19.98 at Amazon, marked down from $59.99.  Few sizes are left.

Update: Here’s another pretty pair, Qupid Gaze chiffon heels for $36 at LuLu’s.

Here’s to plenty of shoe love for Valentine’s Day!

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Cheap-A-Thon: Casual cute shoes under $25

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Cheap Chick is back in business today, this time searching for shoes that are perfect for both the active summer lifestyle and the good ol’ wallet.  She scoured her favorite bargain shoe store, 6pm, for the latest in good-looking casual shoes that are priced under $25 for those who need to satisfy their shoe shopping cravings for less.  We’ll see flip flops and flats, but there’s a couple heels thrown in for good measure – because that’s how Cheap Chick rolls.  Here’s what she found:

These Simple Glider shoes have an MSRP of $100 and they feature a leather upper and full grain leather lining and topsole, plus environmentally-friendly recycled materials used in the midsole and outsole.  They look pretty comfy too.  Get this pair for just $19.95 in black or brown.

Here’s another pair of eco-friendly shoes from Simple, the Simple Undertoe.  These shoes are made of natural materials like organic cotton, bamboo, jute and recycled tires.  They have a MSRP of $75, but are marked down to $19.95 in brown multi or pastel multi stripes or in solid black, natural and brown color options.

Lose the heels, keep the style with the Franco Sarto Journal strappy flat thong sandals, which feature a leather upper.  Choose from black, pink, blue or brown for $20.70 (MSRP $69).


Add some bling-bling to your casual look with the Volatile Partay, which comes in silver, blue, black or brown for $24 (MSRP $59.99).  There’s also a red version for $30.

Here’s another sparkly option, the Skechers Grace Kelly sequined wedge flip flop.  Get it in brown with bronze sequins for $22.20 (MSRP $37).

Get a flip flop from the folks famous for their sheepskin boots.  Ugg may be a love it or hate it kind of brand, but you have to admit these look super-comfy.  The Ugg Tasmina flip flop in mango is offered for $25 (MSRP $50).

If you practically live in the water all summer long, you might like the Terrasoles Beyond flip flop, which has a anti-microbial footbed suited for going from wet to dry and back again.  These come in pink, black or green with black sole for $22.43 (MSRP $39.95) or get a pink pair with white sole for $17.55.

Keep your casual look super-classic with the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Ox for $22 (MSRP $44).  I love the sky blue color, but it also comes in dark pink for the same price.  There’s also a light orange version or a white pair with neon pink laces and trim, each for $26.40.

Now for a couple of heels under $25:

Nine West Jai black leather peep toe pump for $23.60 (MSRP $59).

RSVP Hana in red or black satin for $23.46 (MSRP $65).

Shipping adds a flat-rate $6.95 to any size order at 6pm and prices can change at any time.

Have a happy Saturday!

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Cheap-A-Thon: Cute name brand shoes for spring under $25

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Cheap Chick hopes everyone had a fantastic Easter weekend because she sure did!  Easter is a particularly special time for this bargain-hunting chick because it’s the anniversary of when she broke out of her shell, literally.  And though she’s been a perpetual spring chicken ever since, it still holds a special place in her heart.  That’s why her mission to find cute spring shoes under $25 becomes even stronger around this time of year.  For this go around, she found plenty of brand name casual shoes that work well for all of those warm weather outdoor activities you may have up your sleeve, but there’s a few heels thrown in for good measure.  Here’s what Cheap Chick has for today:

80%20 Audrey ballet sneaker for $21 (MSRP $68) in silver or gold at 6pm.

CL by Laundry Actress for $24 (MSRP $39.99) in floral and several other prints, including Missoni-like patterns, at 6pm.

From Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s line, the Olsenboye Hailey ruffled flat for $16.99 (originally $50) in red, blue, silver or black at JCPenney.

Naturalizer Walford for $21 (MSRP $69) in black/white or black/red at 6pm.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Double Details for $22.05 (MSRP $40) in rasberry and 2 other colors at 6pm.  There’s also the high-top Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Hi for $20.53 (MSRP $44) in pink and a variety of other color options.

Etnies Coco W for $20.63 (MSRP $55) at 6pm.

Skechers Endorphin Sugar Rush for $24.44 (MSRP $59.95) in pink/silver or white/blue at 6pm.

Madden Girl Funnel frayed fabric flat for $23.99 (originally $39.99) in natural or pink at Shoesteal.  Apply coupon code STEAL20 for an additional 20% off, making them $19.19, until 4/18/10.

MIA Kyra for $23.58 (MSRP $62) in black, brown or white at 6pm.

Fitzwell Aysha t-strap wedge sandal for $19.88 (MSRP $65) in pewter, navy, brown, bone and black at 6pm.

Nine West Rocha for $23.70 (MSRP $79) in pink or blue at 6pm.

Franco Sarto Amenity for $23.39 (MSRP $99) in sand or black at 6pm.

Rocket Dog Ice Tea multicolored sneaker for $24.50 (MSRP $49) at 6pm.  It also comes in 3 other color options.

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

Message from Princess: Lucky green shoes for St. Patrick’s Day

Monday, March 8th, 2010

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up on March 17, I’ve definitely had green shoes on my mind.  While some people don’t necessarily do anything to celebrate the holiday, I think it’s fun to get in the spirit by wearing something green (plus, you’ll avoid a good pinch by St. Patty’s Day revelers on the prowl for anyone not donning the hue).  There are lots of ways to incorporate green into your wardrobe for the Irish holiday, but let’s face it – it’s a great excuse to wear some fabulous green shoes.  Of course, as an added benefit, you can get plenty of wear from a freshly-picked green pair during spring as well.  Here are some of my favorite green shoes that are sure to bring plenty of luck:

So. cute.  The Harajuku Lovers Avallon for $99.95 with free 2-day shipping at Endless.

Fergie Empower in spinach for $99 at with free shipping.  Apply coupon code MSAVE for 20% off, making them $79.20.  They also come in a lighter shade of green called wheatgrass.

Carlos Santana Glamorous for $55.20 (MSRP $110) at 6pm.

Get a little funky with the Naughty Monkey Knot Sure in green.  The best price is at Amazon for $20-$28 depending on selection, but few sizes are left.  Zappos has them in plenty of sizes for $68.95.

Get even funkier with the Irregular Choice Shimmmy, which will obviously stand out in a major way.  Get these for $120.95 with free 2-day shipping at Endless.

Go for simple and sweet with the Miss Me Monet-5 ankle boot for $39.95 with free shipping from Amazon.

Nine West Beaulah for $83.97 (MSRP $119.95) at 6pm.

The elegant Calvin Klein Daliah for $71 (MSRP $118) at 6pm.

This one strikes me as having a true St. Patty’s Day vibe.  The Carlos Santana Rome for $89 with free shipping at  Coupon code MSAVE takes them down to $71.20.

Spring-ready: The SM Ven Rosette Wedge in green for $39.95 at DSW.  Take $10 off orders $10 or more with coupon code MARCH10 at checkout (must sign in to use codes), making them $29.95.

Michael Antonio Hagen for $64.95 with free overnight shipping at Endless.

Seychelles Yin for $46 (MSRP $80) at 6pm.


Now, here’s a few of Cheap Chick’s picks for green shoes under $25.  These are all from 6pm:


Steven by Steve Madden Tummble for $22.35 (MSRP $149).

Converse Chuck Taylor Seasonal Hi in green for $23.29 (MSRP $45).

Zigi NY Gemma for $17.98 (MSRP $44.95).

Schutz 31601002 for $17.40 (MSRP $116).

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone and may the luck o’ the cute green shoes be with you.

Hot Shoe Trends Fall 2009: Sequin Shoes

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

If there’s one thing I learned from season 2 of The Rachel Zoe Project, it’s that sequins are super-hot.  Rachel wore sequins several times on the show and says on her website, “virtually every designer sent sequins flying down the runways” for fall.  It’s an ideal time for a sequin trend given how perfect they are for holiday party wear, but sequins are no longer relegated to just evening looks. They can add instant glam to just about anything, even simple jeans and a tee.  In particular, I like sequins on shoes because it’s a great way to apply the trend without the risk of overdoing it.   Plus, when you have shiny, happy feet, the rest of you tends to feel that way too.  So, go ahead, add a little sparkle to your life in one of these pretty pairs:

Betsey Johnson Kanata in blue or magenta for $200 with free shipping at Zappos.  I so need these in my life.  Like immediately.  Update: The blue version of the Kanata is now $204 at Zappos, but the magenta pair is now marked down to $160.



The gorgeous Nina Erna pump in burgundy or black for $99.95 at Shoemall.  Get 15% off with code 15AMAZON, which makes them $84.96 with free shipping.




Sparkle and save in the Forever 21 Sequin Holiday Pump.  It’s just $22.80 and comes in black or gold.





Or, get another low-priced pair in pink, the Wet Seal Sequin Pump for $24.50 at Wet Seal.  It also comes in gold or silver.





Go for a gold pair with this Lumiani Jeanna for $105 with free shipping at Zappos.





Lose the heel, not the shine, in the Free People Eclipse Sequin Flat.  It comes in blue, pink or black and is on sale for $49.95 (originally $88).





Spend even less on a sequin flat at American Eagle.  The AE Sequin Flat in black or silver is $34.50.




Or, get a dolled-up pair of sequin sneakers, like the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sequins shoe for $85 at  Spend less with the Gotta Flurt Sparkle Sequin Sneaker for $29.95 at DSW or the high-top Sequin High shoe for $28.99 at LoveMyShoes (coupon S15FALL takes 15% off until 10/23).

Message from Princess: Luck O’ the Cute Green Shoes

Friday, March 6th, 2009

St. Patricks Day is coming up March 17 and I have to say I love it.  I mean, it’s the only holiday where your only expectation is to avoid getting pinched by simply wearing green – and then you go out for some serious fun.  So, why not wear that crisp hue on those lucky feet?  I’ve gathered up some stand-out green stunners, which look unique and fresh on St. Patricks Day and well beyond.  Let’s check them out:

Go strappy and studded and make them all green with envy in this Apple Bottoms Camille heel.  This is definitely the sexy pair perfect for making a fashion statement on St. Patricks Day.  It’s available in limited sizes at for $65, but only $52 with free shipping after applying 20% off coupon code MSAVE at checkout.  If they don’t have your size, Apple Bottoms also sells them for $65.

Ok, I’m kind of smitten with this Miz Mooz Burnette sandal.  I love the glossy color, thick platform and rounded heel of this sassy slingback, which is sure to elevate the style of any St. Patty’s Day reveler.  Endless has this pair for $94.95 with free overnight shipping.  Other color options include black, brown, bronze, yellow and red.


Luck will certainly be on your side when you don these Naughty Monkey Fairy Tale pumps.  The interesting curvature around the peep toe looks like the natural shape of a leaf or petal, plus it has a cool striped buckle and thick heel.  Get it for $84.94 at Zappos with free shipping.


Here’s a gorgeous woven sandal in green from Frye.  The Frye Rose is a t-strap style with an open toe and sturdy wood heel.  Select sizes at Amazon are $62.42 with free shipping, which is a nice reduction from their $188.95 retail price.  If your size is $75 at Amazon, head over to Shoemall instead.  They have them for $75.99, but get them for $64.59 after applying 15% off coupon code NEXJUMP at checkout.

The color of this Luichiny Ripple wedge is a delicate shade of mint green, but it has a bold pot o’ gold style heel to set it off.  However, the extra-low price for this pair at Amazon is the real treasure.  Get them for $22.02, reduced from their retail price of $69.95.  Free shipping is included if your order is over $25.


The Miss Me Getty-3 Shadow heel is definitely unique, with its light and dark shades of green contrasted with a thick black ankle strap and accented with a bow.  The price for this style won’t set you back much at all.  Amazon has it for $14.90 and shipping is free if your order is over $25.


The Naughty Monkey Basket Weave pump is certainly an appropriate choice for St. Patrick’s Day.  The green and white woven print, green trim and large green buckle will put you right into the spirit of the holiday.  The stud detail and wood heel amp up the appeal.  This style is available at Amazon for $26.98 with free shipping.


Of course, you can always go for the classically cool and casual look of these Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Tops in green.  Amazon has this pair for $44.99 with free shipping.


I couldn’t resist including this one in the mix.  Nothing quite says “Happy St. Patricks Day” like a super-statuesque, glitter-covered, shamrock-adorned costume heel.  If you really want to stand out, and you can tolerate the 5-inch heel, get this Ellie Shoes 557-LUCKY heel at Amazon for $35.84.

Message from Princess: I heart these Valentines Day shoes

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Valentines Day is officially upon us and no matter what you have planned – whether it be going on a date with your sweetie, hitting the town with pals or chilling at home – you can always feel the shoe love with the perfect pair of shoes on your feet.  So, why not go ALL out in one of these Valentines-inspired pairs, which can be sexy, romantic, sweet or just plain cute.  Slip them on and you’re sure to be bursting with amore all day long…

 Show Cupid you’re on his team with these sexy red leather Gabriella Rocha Harmony heels, which are adorned with a pretty heart on the vamp and sweet cutouts on the side.  These attention-grabbers are $33.71 at Overstock.  Shipping adds $2.95. 


 If you want a more neutral color that still invokes the same fiery passion, get this gold satin Betsey Johnson Sailor sandal.  It’s decorated with a cute, bowed heart on the vamp and a heart buckle on the ankle strap, plus it has a clear wedge heel.  Get this pair in gold or black at 6pm for $105.30 with $6.95 for shipping.


 Lingerie-inspired clothing can be hard to pull off, but you can always wear lingerie-inspired shoes with confidence, knowing you won’t look like you’re wearing your undies in public.  This CL by Laundry Garbo Corset Pump will add romance to your look, with its satin and lace upper and corset-style lace-up back.  Get them in red, black or beige/white at DSW for $29.95 if you login to your Rewards Member account and apply coupon codes 772 (exp. unknown) for $10 off and BFRSHIP (exp. 3/4/09) for free shipping on $25 or more. 

 Show your Valentine’s Day spirit in these heart print shoes, the MIA Heart Break Wedge.  This peep-toe sandal has tiny heart cutouts all over, along with two larger hearts decorating the vamp.  This pair comes in classic V-day red, a really cute gray/pink version, black and yellow at Amazon.  Select size/color combinations are only $14.89, while others are $49.99.  If your selection is $49.99 at Amazon, go to Overstock instead, where they have all colors available for $29.76 each. 

Update: Amazon is now out of stock on all colors except the gray/pink style, which is $49.99, but Overstock is still in stock.

Go for passionate purple in these ankle strap Schutz 38902001 Wedge Heels, which have a gemstone studded heart decoration on top and rhinestones adorning the wedge heel.  They are offered by 6pm for $68.45 with $6.95 for shipping.  They also come in tan or navy.


 This black leather Love Moschino Pump is quite a splurge, but they also make quite a statement.  Everyone will know exactly what’s on your mind when you wear them – LOVE.  Get this unique pair at Endless for $374.95 with free overnight shipping. 


 Going casual for Valentine’s Day?  Get this super-cool Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Top with a cute red heart on the side.  It comes in your choice of six colors at Amazon for $49.99 – $59.99 depending on the size/color combination you select.  Shipping adds $7.99.  


 Another casual option is this Not Rated Broken Heart flat.  These lovable heart shoes are made of crackled leather and feature a bow with a metal heart tassel.  Get them at Overstock for $23.94 with $2.95 shipping.  Sizes are limited.


 Just not feeling Valentine’s Day this year?  Let everyone know with this Love Kills heel, which is perfect for anyone feeling a bit of V-day rebellion.  This pair has the word “Love” on the right heel and “Kills” on the left.  Get them at Hot Topic for $29.99.  If you have a Hot Topic account, login and use coupon code PHTBD11W (exp. unknown) for an extra $10 off, bringing your total to $19.99.  If you don’t have an account, it’s free to join.  Shipping adds $5.95.  


Have a Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!

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