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Lucky green shoes for St. Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up on the 17th of this month, so I thought I would round up some green shoe options in honor of the day.  This is serious business, after all, because you definitely want some of that Irish luck on your side and you most definitely want to avoid getting pinched.  When it comes to checking out a bunch of cute green shoes, it’s a tough job, but someone must do it, right?  Right.  Ok, all jokes aside, here are some shoes that are in the perfect shade for some St. Patty’s Day revelry, but also for well beyond – applying a fresh, crisp pop of this color to your look is always nice for spring.  That being said, let’s get into the groove of green:

Frye Kara Trapunto for $228 with free shipping from Zappos.

Mojo Moxy Sassy for $79.95 at DSW.  Members get free shipping on $35 with coupon code SHIPR through 3/21/11.

Michael Antonio Gillespie for $64.99 with free 2-day shipping at

Irregular Choice Power Struggle for $106.98 with free 2-day shipping at Endless (limited sizes left).

Miz Mooz Silva for $99.95 with free overnight shipping at Endless.

Miss Me Rachel-2 for $46.39 with free 2-day shipping at Endless.

Two Lips Too Fling for $49.95 at DSW.  See the code listed above for free shipping.

Aldo Carknard for $34.98 at Amazon, plus free shipping for a limited time.

Corso Como Fabulous for $49 at 6pm.

Here’s to the luck o’ the cute green shoes!

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4th of July Shoe Sales

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

*Update: This post is from 2010.  Check out 2011 4th of July shoe sales*

It’s 4th of July weekend and time for plenty of fun, but it’s also a great opportunity to save some dough all-American style, especially right now while we’re starting to see big markdowns on summer merchandise.  Independence Day sales are literally everywhere and there are definitely some great shoe sales that have already started, so I thought I would round them up into one big list for anyone who might be shoe shopping this weekend.  I’ll also be updating this list over the next few days anytime I come across more sales and coupons.  So, without further adieu, here’s the rundown of what I’ve seen so far:

American Eagle is having one of their awesome clearance sales right now that also applies to their selection of clearance shoes.  You get an extra 30% off automatically at checkout for a limited time, but then you can also apply coupon code 32944527 to get another 20% off (expiration unknown).  That makes for some super-low prices on their selection of flats, flat sandals and sneakers, like the AE Grommet Sandal (pictured above) that’s on sale for $19.95 and drops to just $11.17 after the code.  Availability can be limited for some styles, so it’s best to shop by size in the top right to narrow it down.  Shipping adds $7, but it’s free if you buy 3 or more items until 7/5/10. is also having a sale on a sale and it takes an additional 50% off already-reduced items.  Browse their women’s sale shoes and, if you see something you like, you’ll see the price slashed in half at checkout.  I like the femininity exuding from the Guess Journ, which features eyelet cutouts and a corset-like lace-up detail on the back.  It’s available for $89.99 in black or white, but the price is reduced to $45 after the discount.  If you spend $100, get free shipping with coupon code FREESHIP100 for a limited time.  The sale expiration is unknown, but it’s likely for the upcoming holiday weekend only.

If you’ve got your mind set on a pair of Chinese Laundry shoes for less, shop and get 30% off any sale shoes when you apply coupon code CL30SALE at checkout.  Make a dramatic statement in the Chinese Laundry Slippery Slope, which has a mix of exotic patterns.  They’re marked down to $69.99 (regularly $119) in black or brown and, after the code, they’ll be yours for $48.99.  The code expires 7/12/10.

80’s Purple offers cutting edge shoe brands like 80%20, Dolce Vita, Industry, Report and more and you can get an additional 25% off your purchase with coupon code fireworks during their Red, White & Purple Sale.  The Dolce Vita Niko wedge in black or brown is priced at $172, but it falls to $129 after the code.  The sale expires 7/5/10.

Shoemall is having a Fourth of July shoe sale and it takes 20% off your purchase via code JULY4.  It applies to regularly-priced items only and shipping is also free.  If you’ve had a gold glitter pump on the brain since Sex and the City 2, you might like the Steve Madden Caryssa platform pump.  It’s $129.95 before the code and $103.96 after.  The coupon expires 7/6/10.

Steve Madden is taking 40% off clearance shoes when you apply coupon code 40CLEARANCE at checkout.  Get a nice price on a clog with plenty of edge, the Steven by Steve Madden Durann, which is so on-trend and marked down from $149.95 to $99.99.  After the coupon, get them for $59.99 in black, brown or red.  The coupon expires 7/11/10.

Koh’s has a new coupon that takes 20% off any purchase, including shoes.  Enter TOPSECRET during checkout to get the discount, which you can even apply to Skechers Shape-Ups (just tested it and it worked).  The Skechers Shape-Ups Action Packed High-Performance Shoes are on sale for $99.99 (originally $109.95), but they are $79.99 after the code, which expires 7/4/10.  Update: This code is now expired, but use code JULYSAVE for 15% off until 7/11/10.

Bloomingdales is having a sale that takes 25% to 40% off select items, including women’s shoes.  On top of that, get another 15% off when you use coupon code SAVE15 in the shopping cart.  I checked it the sale and there’s definitely plenty of low prices going on, but one in particular is the Corso Como Notable studded wedge.  It’s already marked down from $159 to $59.62, but it goes even lower to $50.68 after the coupon, which expires 7/5/10.

More sales & coupons for shoes:

Lord & Taylor: Buy more and save more on select sandals: 30% off one pair, 35% off two and 40% off three.  If the shoes you want don’t qualify for this discount, get 20% off regular, sale and clearance items instead with coupon code JULY4 until 7/5/10.  Some exclusions apply.

Shoebuy: 20% off with coupon code JULY4 and free shipping.

Macy’s: Extra 25% off clearance shoes (prices reflect discount) and free shipping on $99 or more with coupon code FIREWORKS until 7/5/10.

Shoesteal: Extra 20% off with coupon code JULY4 until 7/5/10.

6pm: Select Gabriella Rocha shoes for $19.95 or less and more brand sales.

Nine West: 50% off select styles, plus an additional 20% off if you buy any 2 pairs.  Discounts show at checkout.

Kenneth Cole: Select shoes get an additional 40-50% off at checkout.  Eligible items are marked with the discount amount.  The sale expires 7/8 at 3 am ET.

Aldo: Extra 20% off women’s sale pumps, shoes and boots (excludes sandals).  The discount is already applied to the product price.

That’s all for now, but be sure to check back for more shoes sales for the 4th!

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Shoe Buzz: Shoes worn by Erin and Olivia in The City on MTV (plus Whitney)

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

I’ve covered Whitney Port’s shoe style on MTV’s The City but, of course, we have to discuss the footwear fashion choices of Olivia and Erin, her stylish co-stars on the show.  I’ve been studiously doing my The City analysis every week, examining and scrutinizing each episode for cute shoes (this is serious research, after all) and I’ve seen some notable ones, even in blink-an-eye-and-miss-it moments.  Let’s get things started with Olivia:

Perpetually pouty Olivia may go a tad overboard with the snobbery, but you have to admit she has fashion down pat (and perfectly coifed hair, I must say).  Like Whitney, she has a penchant for wearing black shoes with a bit of high drama in the design.  Here we see her in a promo photo looking fab and wearing some stylish black peep toe booties.

There are plenty of black peep toe booties out there, but the Steve Madden Roarr is probably the most similar I’ve seen.  It’s also listed on MTV’s SeenOn! as being inspired by Olivia’s black shoes on the show.  You can get them at Steve Madden in black, gray or purple for $109.95.  Need more options?

Left to Right: Madden Girl Aliza for $49.95 at (use code BFRSHIP for free shipping when logged-in to Rewards account), Arden B Suede Peep Toe Bootie for $68 at Arden B and an extra 20% off with coupon code ABBDAY0209 until 3/6/09, Type Z Superstar for $62.10 at Zappos

In another episode, Olivia is shown walking on a sidewalk in New York City wearing a style with swinging fringe at the ankle.  It’s a nice effect, but she’s wearing black tights and the shot is quick, so it’s hard to see what exactly she’s wearing.  However, I suspect luxury designer-loving Olivia would approve of this Christian Louboutin Suede Fringe Pump, which is $1,095 at Neiman Marcus.  If you like the swinging fringe effect, without the Louboutin price tag, try these:

Left to right: Max Studio Fringed Suede Platform Stilettos for $123 + free shipping at, Steve Madden Molleyy for $39.99 at Steve Madden, Go Jane Fringed Suede Peep Toe Bootie for $21.50 at Go Jane

Let’s move on to Erin.  Erin definitely loves juggling men, but she also clearly loves fashion and has great style.  In episode 8, Whitney and Erin go out to see Whit’s boyfriend Jay play with his band and a reluctant Olivia goes along.  Beforehand, Erin and Whitney swing by Olivia’s apartment and check out her closet (which is unusually located right by the front door) and we catch a peek of Erin’s super-cute white ankle strap wedge heels that she donned with black tights.  I’m quite certain they are Corso Como, but it appears the exact pair is no longer available.  However, I found this style:    

The Corso Como Dodi Wedge is very similar to what Erin wore, although Erin’s pair only had a white ankle strap at the top.  This is a gorgeous shoe and I really love the effect of the black bow at the ankle.  This pair is available at for $139.99 with free shipping. Amazon also has it in sizes 9-13 for $149.99.  While it’s hard to find look-alikes for this unique shoe, I think these pairs convey a similar look:

Left to right: Kenzo 293921 Espadrille for $319.95 with free overnight shipping at Endless, Jump Mond Shoe for $112 with free shipping at Zapppos, Miss Me Suri Heel for $32 at LuLus and an extra 15% off with LOVELULUS coupon code

We also spy Erin in an early episode looking smitten and making sweet music with then-beau Duncan.  The relationship may have fizzled for now, but fashion always remains.  Erin looks effortlessly chic in these perfect mid-calf camel-colored boots, which I suspect are also from Corso Como because they look a lot like this pair:

The Corso Como Benita Boot in cognac leather is fabulous and available at for $287.  It has ruching along the shaft and just enough heel to be comfortable, yet flattering.  You can also get 20% off using coupon code ENTSHOES09 during checkout, which drops the price to $229.60 with free shipping.  Here are some other options:

Left to right: Frye Carson Boot for $352 at Zappos, Steve Madden Lasoo Boot for $99.95 at Steve Madden and free shipping until 2/26/09, Steve Madden Gimbal Boot for $159.50 at Delias with free shipping after applying coupon code DXCW25 until 3/2/09 (Update: Get this boot for less at Steve Madden, where it’s listed for $109.99 with an extra 30% off until 3/5/09), Slouch Cowboy Boot for $39.50 at Wet Seal and free shipping with ENT0809 coupon code

Finally, we’re going to revisit Whitney’s ever-coveted black ankle strap heel, which I covered in my last shoes from The City post.  Fashion Kitty says on her blog that she’s received a lot of email about this pair and she’s sure it’s the Steven by Steve Madden Bryant.  MTV’s SeenOn also lists the Bryant as a pair inspired by “The L Word” episode, although some of the pairs they list are not the exact style worn on the series.  I think this shoe mystery may never fully be solved (unless Whitney herself clears it up), but I found a few additional options, like this Hale Bob Mum Pump, available at for $112 and an extra 20% off with coupon code ENTSHOES09 at checkout.  Although it isn’t exact, I love this shoe and I think it conveys the same look, which is what matters most.  Other similar styles:

Left to right: Cindy Says Pyramid Sandal for $179.95 and free overnight shipping at Endless, Steve Madden Triumphh for $111 at and an extra 20% off with ENTSHOES09 coupon code, Nine West Jay for $79 at Nine West and an additional $10 off with NWFALLV8 coupon code until 2/28/09, ALDO Streiff for $100 at with 10% off via coupon code STUDADV817002 and free shipping.

Update 3/2/09: I found another black ankle strap shoe option.  See my post on it here.

The City photos from

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