Boots with Fringe: Luichiny High Life in red or black

Monday, September 19th, 2011

After being a bit MIA around here the past week, I had to get back in the swing of things, literally, with this swinging little boot.  The Luichiny High Life stood out to me when I saw it at Endless and it’s not just because of the fringe detail — let’s face it, we’ve seen many fringe boots before — but it’s the longer fringe that hangs around the ankle, which adds an interesting element of movement.  I don’t know if you’ve ever seen someone walking down the street in this type of fringed shoe before, but I’ve found that I really like the the look of swaying fringe in motion: it’s what you might call dynamic.  I also like that this pair is quite moderately priced for a new fall boot — $134.95 with free shipping in red or black (plus a discount, see below).  Since bold colors, particularly red, are on-trend for fall, it would certainly be easy to get tempted by the fiery hue of the pair pictured above, but I’m personally gravitating towards black in this case:

The reason?  I imagine pairing these with black tights or leggings for the streamlined, flattering look that solid black on the bottom tends to provide, particularly when working with oft tricky mid-calf styles, but you still have the added visual interest of the fringe detail.  Oh, and the cute little heart on the bottom (of either pair) doesn’t hurt either:

Find the Luichiny High Life at Endless for $134.95 and get an extra 20% off your total for a limited time while Endless takes 20% off $100 or more in eligible fall styles.  The expiration date for this offer is not provided; however, if it is still valid, you will see it listed on the product page and the discount will apply automatically during checkout.

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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.

Note that prices and promotions are subject to change.

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More or Less: Ash Lovely and Luichiny Pass Ive

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

The Ash Lovely is the kind of shoe with the edge factor built right in.  This dramatic studded wedge can be slipped on with with even the most basic of outfits – black leggings, skinny jeans or anything else you can come up with – to add a nice dose of fierce to the look.  But, while they aren’t over-the-top expensive, these bad babies will still set you back $239.95 if you get them at Nordstrom, where there’s still a pretty good selection of sizes left (other online stores that have them for less are practically sold out).  That’s quite a splurge in my world, but there is a similar option for less:

The Luichiny Pass Ive is like a fraternal twin of the Ash pair: not identical, but definitely related.  It essentially comes down to a preference for the brand and details – like the color of the heel and studs – and, of course, the cash flow.  You can get the Luichiny pair in black at Endless for $68.36 with free 2-day shipping or at Bakers for $59.99 with $4.95 shipping.  Endless also offers the camel or grey versions for $54.29 and Bakers offers purple, cognac, grey and camel for the same price as black.  But, the lowest price for the camel and grey is from Amazon, where they are each $49.20 with free shipping.

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Shoe Buzz: Shoes inspired by Whitney Port from MTV The City promos

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

The cast of The City has returned for Season 2 of the MTV show (technically Season 3, but whatevs) and, as always, I’ve got an eye on these ladies’ style, particularly their cute shoes.  We haven’t seen any of those shoe close-up shots they’re known to do on the show so far (after the first two episodes anyway), but I do know that some people are interested in the shoes worn in the promo pics for the show.  They definitely have some standout pairs going on in these photos and I’ve attempted to find out which shoes they are and lookalike versions that are also hot, but cost a fraction of the price.  Here’s what I found for Whitney:

Whit looks really amazing in this shot.  She’s got legs for miles and they end with one of the hottest designer shoes of the moment, the Fendi Cinderella:

Fendi somehow manages to make a huge clear platform heel look, well, classy and  Whitney is donning a gorgeous light blue version of this frothy concoction.  There were many colors featured in the Fendi Spring 2010 show, but the only one I’ve seen for sale is the blush version at Net-A-Porter.  It’s $1,195 and nearly sold out.  There’s also an alternate version of the Fendi Cinderella at Saks Fifth Avenue for $1,140, but it’s almost sold out as well.

Now, it’s not an easy thing to find anything that remotely resembles this shoe.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see a knockoff at some point, as we usually do, but I haven’t seen anything so far.  However, I did find some shoes that incorporate some of the elements of this pair resulting in a similar look:

The Bebe Scarlett Scarf Sandal reminds me of the Fendi sandal more than anything else I’ve seen, even though the colors are bold and bright rather than subtle and soft (it would still rock with a white outfit like Whitney’s though).  It comes in black or pink at Bebe for $179, but unfortunately they are almost sold out.  However, they do re-stock styles from time to time, so hopefully we’ll see it available in more sizes again.

The Touch Ups Celine Heel is available in black or silver for the base and it comes with four different multicolored scarves so you can change up your look.  You can get these for $69.99 at Shoebuy and coupon code MOM takes 20% off for a limited time, making them $55.96 with free shipping.

The Colin Stuart Canvas Lace-Up Sandal is sold at Victoria’s Secret for $68.

The pretty Zigi Soho Fabulous in black is dramatic and airy, making it a viable alternative for the Fendi pair.  Get it at Journey’s for $49.99.  You can also check out the somewhat similar and even less expensive Patent Ruffle Lace Heel at GoJane for just $21.80.  It comes in a wider variety of color options.


Update: I ran across the Aldo Nelton and it also reminds me somewhat of the black Fendi Cinderella in wedge form, minus the super-high clear platform of course.  It’s $80 at

Update 2: Check out these shoes from Bakers for more options: The Scarfy WP (pictured above) for $59.99 in ivory or black, the Star for $49.99 in black or the Tonya for $49.99 in orange, turquoise, white or multi.

Whitney also rocks a good-girl-gone-bad look in another promo photo, which features the Giuseppe Zanotti Zip Cuffed Jewel Sandal, available at Neiman Marcus for $1,360 or Zappos for the same price.  Here are some similarly sexy looks for less:

ZiGiny Erratic for $199.95 with free 2-day shipping at Endless.  Update:  Here are a couple more lookalikes for this pair that are much more affordable, the Black Strappy Stud Ankle Heel at Americlubwear for $25.99 and the Celeste Yama-10 Jeweled Open Toe Sandal at Urban Originals for $28.90.

Nine West Inquisat for $129 at  Get 20% off at checkout until 5/9/10, which drops them to $103.20.  They ship 5/18/10.

ALDO Tinder in black for $69.98 at, reduced from $90.  It also comes in beige for $59.98.  Use coupon code FSNEWMAY10 for free shipping.

ZiGiny Gaga for $53.95 at Karmaloop.  Apply coupon code CLINTON to take 20% off, making them $43.16 (list price $180) plus shipping.  That’s the best price I see, but sizes are limited.  Amazon also has them for $77 with free shipping.

Of course, we also have the cage heel Whitney wears in the intro of The City, during the opening credits where she’s stepping out of a taxi cab.  This promo was shot quite some time ago and the shoe may have been the Dolce Vita Cher, which basically isn’t available any longer, but luckily this kind of caged, ghillie tie style is still popular and available from other brands. Here are a few I’ve seen:

Chinese Laundry Lucky Strike for $80 at  Apply coupon code MOMSAVE20 for 20% off, making them $64 with free shipping.  The coupon expires 5/9/10.

Nine West Jemmia for $89 at  They qualify for an extra 30% off and an extra 20% off at checkout until 5/9/10, which reduces them to $49.84 with $5 extra for shipping.

 GoJane Laced-Up Cage Heel for $22.60.



Finally, we have the shoes Whitney wore for her Whitney Eve fashion show in Bryant Park.  According to Whitney’s blog, her outfit is Whitney Eve and the shoes are from Lanvin. It looks like this Lanvin high-heeled sandal for $430 at YOOX, but this one is in black and only one size is left.  Here are some alternatives:

Betsey Johnson Gemma in gold leather for $86.25 at 6pm.

Luichiny Gal Lop in champagne for $45.87 at Amazon.

Nina Clova in gold satin for $79 at  Coupon code MOMSAVE20 takes 20% off until 5/9/10, making them $63.20 with free shipping.

Next time, I’ll talk about more shoes from Erin, Olivia and Roxy from The City, plus shoes from MTV’s The Hills.

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Luichiny shoes on sale up to 70% off at 6pm

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

6pm is taking big discounts on Luichiny shoes this week during one of their latest brand-specific clearance sales.  You can get up to 70% off a selection of over 150 trendy styles, including sandals, heels and boots that start at $20.  Go for the glam-rock look in the Balmain inspired Luichiny Shock Me (pictured above), which is on sale for $47.98 (MSRP $119.95) and comes in black or bronze.  The sale ends 5/7/10.

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.

New and discounted spring shoes revisited

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

In my spring shoes sale post yesterday, I talked about getting new arrivals in shoes for a discounted price and today we have even more great shoe sales to talk about.  If you have your eye on a fresh style, you might want to check out one of these:

First we have a set of coupon codes from Steve Madden that were just issued.  Coupon code SF25 takes 25% off $75 and code SF30 takes 30% off $125 or more.  You can get in on the clog trend in a modern way with the Steve Madden Daynty (pictured at top) in black, cognac or taupe for $109.95.  The SF25 code reduces them to $82.46. 

I’m also liking this dramatic studded wedge:

This is the Steve Madden Feaver, which comes in black, white, blush or cognac – each with a mix of gold and silver studs in various sizes – for $99.95.  The SF25 coupon drops the price to $74.96.  Both coupon codes expire 4/5/10.

DSW is also offering a new coupon code for April.  You can get 15% off any regularly-priced shoes by applying TAKE15 at checkout.  You must be logged in to your DSW account to apply the code, which expires on 4/5/10. 

I’m scoping out this super-cute floral flat:

The Chinese Laundry Gisenna is covered in flowers, which is so perfect for spring, and it comes in ivory, pink, black or blue.  Get it for $49.95 before coupon and $42.46 after. 

There’s also this wedge covered in cool-looking discs and studs:

It’s the Two Lips Monte Carlo for $59.95.  After coupon code, the price is reduced to $50.96.

Endless is offering an additional $20 off select sandal orders $100 or more.  Of course, you also get free overnight shipping on new styles, which is always a plus. 

I’m loving the rocker vibe of this pair:

The N.Y.L.A. Dina has grommets galore and various straps that extend down to the wedge heel.  It’s priced at $119.95, but you can get it for $99.95 after the automatic discount at checkout.  Other color options include white and tan.  

Then there’s this quirky pair, which I find myself strangely drawn to:

The eclectic Luichiny Release Me flip flop wedge has an fun mix of colors and patterns and it gets all glammed up with the addition of rhinestones.  They normally cost $109.95, but fall to $89.95 with free overnight shipping after discount.  The expiration for the sale is unknown.

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