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Tuesday Shoesday: Ladylike

Schutz Cosima T-Strap Pump

After a summer full of whites and bright colors, I look forward to the muted tones of fall and winter. These pumps by Schutz are a perfect transition style because they retain the ladylike silhouette of a summer shoe, but are crafted with colors and textures perfect for the fall season. Around here, temperatures stay warm for a while, so this pair is perfect for those sunnier fall days when I don’t want to wear boots just yet. I actually snagged them last year during the final clearance markdowns of summer. I personally think this is the best time to look for transition pieces since the stores clear out their stock to make room for fall and winter goodies.

Serious Sale: Brian Atwood Bargains

I love clearance and final reductions, this means you can find fantastic shoes for the lowest of the low prices. But you’ve got to make decisions quickly because stuff sells in a snap! This morning I got a mouth-watering email: Brian Atwood Reductions. It pointed to some seriously reduced lust-worthy footwear, with prices so tempting that I wanted to load up my cart with fabulous footwear that I probably wouldn’t even have an occasion to wear.

Brian-Atwood-Alyssa-Snakeskin-Sandal

Seriously sexy strappy sandals! The Alyssa is definitely a statement-making shoe. I’d love to adopt a pair of these, if only the fee was a little bit lower.

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Double-Take: Giuseppe Zanotti Leopard Wedge

Giuseppe Zanotti (DSW
I love anything with spots, especially shoes with spots. I first saw these Giuseppe Zanotti pumps on Gilt during one of their amazing shoe sales but unfortunately they didn’t have my size. I ended up getting a different pair of pumps on super sale and an email code for an extra 50% off. I had some doubts at first because of the heel height, but they earned a special place in my heart when they helped me win a custom pair! I am now a proud mama of two pairs of Giuseppe Zanotti shoes (total cost for both still under $100!) and completely addicted. 

But of course, I can’t go around buying all the designer shoes I want because I have to pay for things like food. So I found a pretty good double-take of the animal print wedge at DSW one day. They were on the clearance racks and not in my size, so I’m bummed I didn’t spot them earlier, but you might still have a chance at snagging a pair online or in stores if you call the Shoephoria center.

Levity Diva (DSW
The shape of the Diva pump by Levity (a brand exclusive to DSW) is actually quite different from the Zanotti pair, but it actually looks quite stunning on the foot. The curves of the leather highlight the shape of the foot, and the pointed toe is a bit more sophisticated the rounded toe on the pair by Zanotti. They’re also comfortable because the heel isn’t as high.