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Message from Princess: January shoe sales to check out

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

My site was down for most of yesterday due to hosting technical issues – always a fun thing, let me tell you.  Luckily, all seems to be corrected and I, for one, am ready to talk shoe sales.  It’s January, a month that never experiences a shortage of discounts, so let’s take a look at some of the sales we’re seeing so far:

Buy more and save more at Macy’s during their Add It Up sale.  Their selection of women’s shoes are already reduced by up to 65% off and you get an additional $5 off $25, $10 off $50, $15 off $75 or $20 off $100 at checkout.  The moto-inspired Rebels Bell Boot is on sale for $31.60 (originally $79), but drops to $26.60 at checkout.  Sale expires 1/7/10.

Today only at 6pm, get Faryl Robin shoes on sale for 75% off with prices from $23.75.  The Faryl Robin Tall Boy boot in blu violet or bronze is marked down from a retail price of $228 to $57.  Also at 6pm, get Miss Sixty shoes on sale for 60% off and Cole Haan shoes for 60% off until 1/10/10.

At Guess.com, get an extra 50% off sale shoes at checkout until 1/7/09.  Sizes are limited for many styles, but there are still several options left for the Guess Pettis, which is $51.50 after discount.

Shoemall is having an End of Season Blowout shoe sale, which takes up to 65% off, and coupon code 15AMAZON takes another 15% off.  One good deal is for the Naughty Monkey Risky Business pump, which is on sale for $41.99 (regularly $84.95). After coupon, you can get them for $35.69 with free shipping.

Shoes.com still takes an additional 20% off sale shoes with coupon code WINTER.  I’m not sure when that code expires, but you can use it on the $73.60 Betseyville Larina in black or pink.  After coupon, get them for $58.88 with free shipping.  Or, head over to Shoesteal, the clearance site for Shoes.com, to get up to 75% off and an extra 20% discount with coupon code BUBBLY20 until 1/10/10.

Happy shoe shopping!

Shoe Buzz: Shoes from the closets of Kim, Gretchen & Teresa of The Real Housewives on Bravo

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

I’ve definitely developed a serious addiction to The Real Housewives series on Bravo.  It started out innocently enough – I didn’t even watch the first OC season when it originally aired, but started catching up on re-runs and subsequent seasons, then started watching the Atlanta, New York and New Jersey seasons – and now it’s full-blown, can’t miss TV complete with in-between-season withdrawal.  Sure, there are plenty of situations on the show designed for maximum drama – like those frequent get-togethers with the cast, even those that don’t get along, just to see what happens (wig-pulling, table-toppling, that kind of thing) – and the ladies certainly play things up for the camera, but you get the sense that they are being pretty real and they definitely entertain.  Plus, they all love their fashion.  That’s why it was fun to see a recent In Touch article called In Their Closets, which gives a peek into the personal wardrobes of Teresa from New Jersey, Gretchen from Orange County and Kim from Atlanta.  They each have their own unique sense of style, so who do you identify the most with fashion-wise?

I think I’d have to say Gretchen Rossi, whose bubbly, effusive personality has really grown on me this season (lay off already Tamra!).  She describes her look to In Touch as “very girlie-girl, very bedazzled, very glamorous” and she proves her point by wearing a super-sparkly sequined mini dress in magenta, which she calls “fantabulous”.  She wisely pairs it with nude Christian Louboutin heels that are super-sexy, but allow the dress to shine.  They look similar to this pair:

Christian Louboutin Lady Claude in nude for $745 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Here are some lower-priced nude heels: 

Nine West Bonfire pump for $88.95 with free overnight shipping at Endless

BCBGirls Ariel for up to $89.95 depending on size selected at Amazon.

Gretchen also holds two of her shoes in the mag and I definitely recognized one of them right away.  It’s this pretty pair:

The Bebe Bella Lace Sandal, which is $149 at Bebe.com.  Buy 1 full-priced item, get 50% off a second item using coupon code GET50OFF until 12/20/09.  Or, get 15% off $100 or more with code 15OFF100 until 12/24/09.

The other pair is a black satin heel with a decorative rhinestone ornament on top.  I’m not sure of the exact pair, but these shoes have a similar look:

Badgley Mischka Elia for $200 with free overnight shipping at Endless.com.

Nine West Fancywork for $89 at Ninewest.com.  Get $20 off $75 with coupon code NWHOLD9 (exp. unknown) and shipping is free.

This pair looks like the shoe version of Gretchen’s sequin dress:

Betsey Johnson Kanata on sale for $152 (reduced from $200) at Zappos with free shipping.

Update: See the pair that looks like Gretchen’s ALDO boots from Watch What Happens Live.

Let’s move on to Teresa Giudice, who shows off a wide array of shoes in her closet.  Teresa has a sophisticated style, but she likes to keep up with the very latest in fashion.  She tells In Touch, “Lots of people buy classic items, and they keep them forever.  But I’m more trendy, so my stuff sometimes goes out of style.”  She also likes to keep things spicy – we see plenty of zebra, leopard and other animal prints in her wardrobe, along with plenty of bold colors and prints.  Here are a few shoes seen in Teresa’s closet:

Christian Louboutin Lace Bootie for $1,785 at Neiman Marcus.  I couldn’t see the back of the shoe, so it could be the leopard Christian Louboutin Bridget for $1,795 at Barney’s (only 1 size 10 left right now).  This is definitely the “it” shoe of the moment.  Update: Check out the Christian Louboutin Bridget lookalike shoe that I found for much less.

Pelle Moda Vino for $180 with $5 shipping at Jildor. 

Miss Sixty Callista for $75.60 at 6pm. 

Here are some shoes inspired by Teresa’s style:

Sergio Zelcer Covos Peek Toe Pump for $182.95 at Endless

Naughty Monkey Chiller in zebra for $74.90 with free overnight shipping at Endless.

Wet Seal Metallic Pink Heel for $24.50 at Wet Seal.

Two Lips Gypsy Lace Platform Bootie for $69.95 at DSW.  Members use code SNOWMAN at checkout for free shipping on $35.

Last, but certainly not least, is Kim Zolciak, who always goes all out with fashion and prefers a luxe look with plenty of bling and sex appeal.  She tells In Touch that she owns a whopping 1,000 pairs of shoes and that her favorite brand is, not surprisingly, Christian Louboutin.  She says, “They are so uncomfortable, but they’re so hot, so I love them.”  She likes to mix it up with other high-end names too – I spotted the same Louis Vuitton heel that Leighton Meister wore to the Met Ball, another Louis Vuitton tribal-look heel that may be this shoe from Spring 2009 Ready-to-Wear, her red and gold feather shoes (I think these are Louboutin, but not sure), the Louboutin glitter heels, and the YSL Tribute Platform Mary Jane, which is not available for sale online, but you can see a pic over at FabSugar.  Clearly, these are amazing shoes, but not readily available at prices most people can afford, so here’s a few “inspired-by” pairs:

Miss Sixty Jessica for $99 with free shipping at Zappos.

Martinez Valero Brit for $148.95 with free overnight shipping at Endless.

Stuart Weitzman Avalon silver glitter heel for $355 at Zappos.

Pleaser Dolly for $39 at Amazon.

I’m looking forward to tonight’s episode, are you?

Show photos from Bravotv.com

Sale Spotlight: 30% off select shoes at Bloomingdales

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Bloomingdales is having a Fall Markdowns Sale that takes 30% off select items, including a selection of designer shoes.  There’s over 40 pairs from names like Elizabeth and James, L.A.M.B., Pollini, Corso Como, Marc by Marc Jacobs and more.  A 30% discount takes a pretty hefty chunk off the price tag for shoes in this price range, so I thought I’d turn my handy spotlight on and highlight a few of the deals:

 

L.A.M.B. Rae Floret Pump for $227.50, discounted $97.50 from the original $325 price

 

 

 

 

L.A.M.B. Randi Ruffle Peeptoe Pump for $241.50 , discounted $103.50 from the original $345 price

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth and James Jazz Pump for $227.50, discounted $97.50 from the original $325 price

 

 

 

 

Miss Sixty Jessica Platform Leather Pump for $104.30, discounted $44.70 from the original $149 price

 

 

 

Elizabeth and James Send D’Orsay Wedge for $252, discounted $108 from the original $360 price

 

 

 

 

See all other eligible shoes.  Sale expiration is unknown.

SOS: Extra 40% off 1 clearance item at Victorias Secret

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Victorias Secret again offers a sweet 40% off any clearance item when you use coupon code SAVE40 at checkout.  You can apply the coupon to any of their clearance shoes, which include boots, pumps and flats from brands like Colin Stuart, Frye, Ugg, Steve Madden and more.  Choose your size to see what shoes are available.  Some extra good deals?  The Naughty Monkey Short Boot for $35.99 (originally $130), Miss Sixty Lilly Satin Cut-Out Pump for $32.99 (originally $149),  Guess by Marciano Tonal Spectator Pump for $29.99 (originally $125) and the Ugg Australia Felicity Wedge Boot for $107.99 (originally $300).  All prices are after coupon and sizes may be limited.  Expiration: 3/29/09

Miss Sixty Lilly Pump for $32.99 at Victorias Secret

Friday, March 20th, 2009

If you want this Miss Sixty Lilly satin cut-out pump, you could pay $114 at Zappos or $135 at Shoe Bungalow, or you might just head over to Victorias Secret and pay a lot less.  This shoe is on clearance for $54.99, but when you apply 40% off one item coupon SAVE40 at checkout, the price drops to just $32.99.  That’s almost 80% off and sizes 6-10 are still available, but not all colors for each size.  Expiration: 3/22/09

 
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