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Double-Take: Jimmy Choo Ivette

You can always count on gorgeous, delicate evening shoes from Jimmy Choo. The Ivette sandal (Nordstrom, Saks) particularly stands out because the straps are thoughtfully placed in a way that accentuates the curves of the foot and ankle; the shoe looks very elegant when worn! It’s available in both gold and silver leather with a 3.5″ heel. If you’re looking for something higher, the Lang sandal has the exact same strap construction except with a higher heel. You can find Lang in silver, pink, nude, and neon yellow.

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Stunning Shoes on Sale: Budget Edition

It’s that time of year again…summer sale season! Clearance stickers are popping up everywhere in stores, and online prices are dropping like crazy. There are a so many stunning styles out there, and it can be hard to sift through them all. I’ve put together a list of my favorite shoes on sale. And the best part? They’re all budget friendly at under $100!

Dolce Vita Bella (Last Call

Ash Chloe Suede Pump (Last Call)

Steve Madden Realdeal (Piperlime, Macy’s)
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Enzo Angiolini Danville (Piperlime)
Levity Diva Wedge Pump (DSW)

Again&Again Metallic Sandals (Yoox)
Audrey Brooke Sabina (DSW)

Asos Twister

Black Snakeskin Sandals (Upper Street)

Cobalt Suede and Snakeskin Sandal (Upper Street)

Asos Tatum

Aldo Matylda

Shoemint Lindsey

Danielle Colorblock Sandals (Yoox)

These are just my picks, you can find many more shoes online and in stores! And don’t forget to check my favorite sites for their fabulous end-of-summer blowout sales: Ideeli, RueLaLa, HauteLook, Gilt, and MyHabit.
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Double-Take: Christian Louboutin Love Me

When the whole PVC shoe thing happened, Christian Louboutin utilized it in several designs in a way that created illusions on the foot. The best example of this is the Un Bout pump; it was everywhere on the red carpet and style blogs. There are also many double-takes, though I haven’t come across a really nice version yet. While the idea is great, I think the execution could have been better; I wouldn’t want my feet sweating in plastic all day. Not to mention, everyone would be able to see your squished toes!
Christian Louboutin Bis un Bout

Louboutin continues to play with illusion; there are several shoes in his newer collections constructed with mesh instead of PVC, which I think look more elegant and refined. The Abbessess, A la Peche, and Lagoula all look more sophisticated with the use of mesh. But my favorite is the Love Me pump, which is sold out. I think the floating bow effect adds ladylike glamour in a new and different way.
 Christian Louboutin Love Me (sold out) 
 
Audrey Brooke Millie (DSW)
Unfortunately, it’ll be a while until I can afford Louboutins, so I always like to search for alternate options. I can across these pumps by Audrey Brooke at DSW. Although the mesh is black and not nude, which takes away from the illusion a bit, I think the pump is very ladylike and would be a great addition to anyone’s wardrobe.