Tuesday Shoesday

Tuesday Shoesday: Red Soles


Can anyone guess who these red soled shoes are by? I actually ended up returning these beauties (wah!) because it just so happened that I ruined my only running sneakers a couple days later and had to get new ones. So these went back, and a pair of bright purple running shoes came home with me instead. I did go back to the store a week later to see if the pumps were still there but it turns out they were gone. And I wasn’t too surprised, they really are a standout pair! I guess a shoe-rendipity moment didn’t happen with this pair, but I’m sure there will be others!

Tuesday Shoesday: Candy Red


Every girl needs a pair of candy-red pumps in her closet! Even though these Giuseppe Zanotti pumps make me think of pin-up girls, red is a surprisingly versatile color. It’s great for a color-blocked outfit, or to add a pop of color to monochrome and neutral outfits. I think wearing red pumps with blue jeans and a white button up top is a great way to bring a little extra oomph to a casual outfit!

Tuesday Shoesday: Good mood sneakers!


Say hello to my fabulous new sneakers! Isn’t the color grand? I get excited for my workout every time I put them on. These are ASICS GT 2000 running shoes. I actually spent more on these than most of the other shoes in my closet, but it wasn’t an upsetting revelation because good sneakers are very important for a runner. I’ve been running in ASICS for a very long time, they’ve been my favorites since track in high school. The GT 2000 is amazing because it’s very light on the foot, but great on impact because of the excellent cushioning. It also has memory foam padding around the ankle for a better, more customized fit. And I’m super excited that I found them in purple!

Tuesday Shoesday: Nine West Ambre


I’m really happy about the black and white trend for this spring. Patterned or color-blocked shoes in black and white are extremely versatile because they’re neutrals that go with any outfit. I saw these shoes at DSW for $69.95, and I’m mad at myself for not getting them the moment I saw them because they’re now sold out in my size thanks to recent DSW adds which featured this shoe.

The Ambre has super cushioning in the ball-of-foot area, and the straps keep your ankle stable. If you’re lucky, you can still snag them on the clearance racks for even less. They also come in gold. Funnily enough, the shoe is still available online at DSW under Bandolino Alelia for $69.95, however, it’s made of different materials. In stores, the Ambre is labeled as having a leather upper, while the Alelia is labeled as faux leather online. So what’s this phenomenon all about? I did a little research.


Tuesday Shoesday: Peep-toes for Spring.


I bought these in February and have been waiting impatiently for spring to wear them. I’m not sure what the retail price is, but I found them at Nordstrom Rack for an unbelievable price! I literally did a little dance in the aisle.

It’s not very common to find luxury designer shoes at my local Rack (the designer collection usually consists of Coach, Via Spiga, Kors, and Stuart Weitzman), but occasionally a few stunners will find their way onto the shelves. I’ve seen Jimmy Choo, B Brian Atwood, and a lone pair of Manolos. They’re usually past season, but it doesn’t bother me since I don’t believe in wearing something for just one season. Some Rack stores have a much better selection, so call the ones closest to you to find out! So far, the best one I’ve been to is the Rack on State St. in Chicago. I saw many high-end shoes there, some were priced pretty normally while others were marked down far below retail. You’re most likely to find a good deal if you have super small feet or super large feet because the average sizes sell out very quickly. And if the stars are aligned just right, I’ve heard it’s possible to score a pair of Louboutins!

Tuesday Shoesday: Slouchy Suede


There’s a fabulous story that comes with these gorgeous Sergio Rossi boots, and I’ve pretty much told everyone who asks about them.

I found them at a DSW in Chicago (on clearance for a jaw-dropping price) while shopping with my boyfriend. Because I was traveling at the time, I wouldn’t have been able to fit them in my suitcase. Plus, my boyfriend felt I didn’t need any more shoes. So I flew home and a few days later, I was still thinking about them.


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