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Tuesday Shoesday: Boots for the Confident

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Whenever I shop, especially for shoes, I make sure to browse each isle twice in case I missed something the first time. I was doing my last rounds at DSW one night when out of the corner of my eye I spotted these stunners. It’s quite clear why they caught my interest: the unique studded pattern across the shoe, especially because it’s gold on black, is quite striking. Even though they’re not quite my style, I think they’d be quite the statement piece in any wardrobe! Available in burgundy or black, you can also find them on Zappos, Amazon, Piperlime, Lord & Taylor, and Nordstrom.

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Double-Take: Stuart Weitzman 5050

These 5050 boots by Stuart Weitzman have everything: comfort, glamour, and even a little sex appeal thrown in. The mixed material makes them easy to wear with anything, from dresses and skirts to jeans and leggings. You can get them on Zappos, Bergdorf Goodman, Piperlime, and Bloomingdale’s.

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Double-Take: Brian Atwood Hester

 
If you’re looking for whimsical and glamorous shoes with sex appeal, look no further than Brian Atwood. He was the first American ever hired by Versace, and he fine-tuned his skills for 9 years before conceiving his own label. Atwood’s shoes are regularly worn by celebrities on the red carpet, and he also has a slightly (but just barely) more affordable diffusion line, B by Brian Atwood, that us budget shoe-lovers can have access to. It’s usually easier to get your hands on his shoes if they’re on sale, which I’ve seen at Nordstrom Rack, Off Fifth, and Last Call. Or you can keep an eye out for double-takes. The Helice sandal from Ivanka Trump looks very similar to Hester by Brian Atwood. Both pairs have an ankle strap, a straight heel, and crossed straps at the toe. The major difference is the heel shape and the fact that the center straps on the Helice cross while the center straps on the Hester join together. Either way, both are very nice, but one is much more affordable. Plus, Ivanka Trump shoes are high quality and usually quite comfortable, so you’re still getting a great pair of shoes!

 
Ivanka Trump Helice (Amazon, Piperlime, 6pm)

Shoe of the Day: Cool Croc

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This gorgeous ankle boot is selling quite quickly, and it’s easy to see why! The detail and styling is classic and sophisticated, yet so very cool; every aspect of the design works well together, making it the perfect little bootie for fall. The design of Piper reflects everything about the Tibi brand: luxury with ease, simple but utterly modern. I’m not at all surprised that I recognized the styling as soon as a caught sight of the shoe because Tibi shoes have such a specific look to them. I’ve only featured a pair once so far, but you will definitely be seeing more in the future!

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Double-Take: Chloé Ankle Strap Sandal

Chloe Banded Ankle Strap Sandal (Farfetch, Ssense, Barney’s)
I know it’s getting close to fall, but I’m still completely enamoured with simple and sleek ankle strap sandals. I’ve been lusting after this color blocked pair from Chloe all season; it’s understated and modern, and perfect for neutral outfits. Of course, the price isn’t so perfect for my budget, and I can’t believe I came across a double-take so close to the end of the summer season: 
Chinese Laundry Balance (Zappos, Amazon, Piperlime)
Chinese Laundry is pretty good at offering the latest trends at lower prices. These sandals have the exact same shape as the pair by Chloe, and are even crafted in neutral colors. But if you don’t like the monochrome look, there are fun colors options as well!
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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)
Want to see more fantastic styles?

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.

Stunning Shoes on Sale: Splurge 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 even though I can’t get all the shoes I want, a girl can dream! Here’s a list of my picks of shoes to splurge on:

Tibi Amber (Piperlime)
 
Pura Lopez Studded Sandal (Piperlime)
 
Balmain Rhinestone Sandals (Yoox)

Emilio Pucci Ankle Strap Pump (DSW)

Want to see more fantastic styles? 

Herve Leger Wilet Bootie (DSW)
 
Sigerson Morrison Gillian (Piperlime)
 
Kurt Geiger Black Pumps (Shoescribe
 
Emilio Pucci Strappy Pumps (Yoox)
 
KG Kurt Geiger Studded Slingbacks (Shoescribe)
 
Casadei Studded Pumps (Yoox)
 
Elizabeth and James Ankle Boots (Shoescribe)
 
Alexander Wang Ankle Strap Sandals (Shoescribe)
 
Giuseppe Zanotti Leopard Sandal (DSW)
 
Giuseppe Zanotti Metal Heel Sandal (Shoescribe)
 
Gianvito Rossi Sandals (Yoox)

Sergio Rossi Cap Toe Pump (Shoe Box)
Theory Toscana White and Grey Sandal
 Plomo Katerina (ShopBop)
Aquazzura Cheeta Bombe (ShopBop)
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: Valentino Rockstud T-Strap

The most trending style you couldn’t help but notice this spring was studded shoes, and the most popular came from Valentino. The Rockstud (Saks, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom) has been spotted on celebrities and bloggers, which quickly made them very popular. I think it’s because Valentino took an element reserved for hardcore punk styles and pared it down to something that is sophisticated, sleek, sexy, and edgy all at the same time. It’s not surprising that many other brands took inspiration from the original Valentino designs.

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Black & White: 10 pairs of spring shoes under $100.

Calvin Klein Collection Vera (Amazon)

Neons, pastels, and florals are fun for spring, but you can never go wrong with a black and white palette. After several seasons of bold colors and busy patterns, simplifying your outfit to a monochrome palette is like a breath of fresh air. There’s something very reassuring about structured and clean black-and-white designs; they’re modern, simple, and bold all at the same time. This season, the black-and-white trend has been applied to both clothing and accessories in traditional ways as well as graphic interpretations using prints, patterns, and color blocking. 

The above pair by Calvin Klein is a bit of a tease because they’re not under $100, but I just had to put them up because I think they’re stunning. Below, you’ll find my 10 picks (all under $100) that are a great buy for this season:

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1. Julianne Hough for Sole Society – Danette $64.95 (SoleSociety)
2. ShoeMint – Ciella $79.98 (ShoeMint)
3. Kelsi Dagger – Camryn $90.99 (6pm)
4. New Look Striped Court Shoes $33.92 (Asos)
5. Michael Antonio – July $39.99 (6pm, Piperlime)
6. Zara Flat Sandal $89.90 (Zara)
7. Aldo – Eila on sale for $79.98 (Aldo)
8. Shoecult by Nasty Gal – Faye $68.00 (NastyGal)
9. Zara Black and White Heels $79.90 (Zara)
10. Nine West – Goulding $62.99 (Zappos, 6pm, Amazon)




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