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Double-Take: Christian Louboutin Lisse

I absolutely love the color of these Christian Louboutin ankle boots! As I’ve mentioned before, I’m drawn to cobalt blue shoes. I’m not entirely sure why because blue isn’t even my favorite color. It probably has something to do with how well cobalt pops against dark or neutral-colored clothing.

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Double-Take: Camilla Skovgaard Corner

If you’re looking for shoes with an emphasis on form, materials and style rather than decoration and trends, Camilla Skovgaard shoes are for you. Her footwear is gaining recognition for the stellar combination of contrasting elements. Fluidity and severity paired with edginess and sophistication result in unique and interesting shoes with a lot of wow-factor. One of her trademarks is a saw-tooth sole, which adds an interesting twist to a lot of her more classic styles.
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Double-Take: Isabel Marant Poppy

Isabel Marant Poppy (sold out) 

There’s something adorably appealing about the Isabel Marant Poppy pump. When most people thinkof pumps, they usually picture a basic wardrobe staple in versatile colors like grey, navy, and black. While simple and basic is a good thing to have, it’s also nice to add something a little more fun into the collection. The cute bow detail on the front of these pumps brings an updated look to a classic style, making it perfect for both work and play outfits. It’s no wonder these sold out quickly! But if you’d still like the look (and for a fraction of the price!) check out the Elisa from Sole Society:


Sole Society Elisa 

I actually prefer these instead of the original Poppy pump because I like the shape of the heel more. These also come in a couple colors, all perfect additions to your collection!

BCBGeneration Eleesa (DSW)

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Double-Take: Givenchy Buckled Sandal

Givenchy Buckled Sandal (Net-a-Porter, Barney’s)
There’s something very appealing about ankle-boot-sandal hybrids. They give off a very cool vibe. I think what I like most about them is that they can work across all four seasons; I’d love to pair these with some textured knit socks,tights, and a skirt on a chilly fall day. I also love the thick heel. Most people don’t find them chunky heels very flattering, but on my legs they really help balance out my small feet with my runner’s legs. And they’re much easier to walk in than pencil-thin heels! The designer price tag is quite hefty though, so I found some double-takes that are more wallet friendly:
 
Kelsi Dagger Gina (Amazon, LuLu’s, DSW, Heels.com)
Zara Ankle Boot Sandal


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Ten Classic pumps under $100.

There’s one style that absolutely every woman, shoe-lover or not, must have in her closet: a classic pump. Since a classic pump is the go-to shoe, sticking to neutrals is your best bet; the most practical color for a classic pump is black. But once you have a pair or two of those, feel free to branch into brights! 
Although it seens classic pumps would be easy to find since they’re always in style, it can get tricky to locate the perfect pair. There’s a lot to consider: material, heel height, brand, vamp and heel shape, color, and price. It took me a long time to find the perfect black pumps, so I created a handy list of some great classic styles all under $100 to help other shoe-lovers out there. I’m a suede-addict so my first instinct was to find those, but I also made sure to include pairs made of other materials.
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1. Aldo – Frited $50-90 (Aldo)

2. Sole Society – Desirae $60 (Sole Society)
3. Nine West – Flax $20-80 (Amazon, 6pm, Macy’s)
4. Boutique 9 – Orson $40 (6pm, Last Call)
5. ShoeMint – Bess $80 (ShoeMint)
6. Ivanka Trump – Kayden $80-100 (ZapposAmazon, 6pm)
7. Loft – Petra $80 (Loft)
8. Enzo Angiolini – Call Me $80 (Piperlime)
9. Carvela by Kurt Geiger – Axel $70 (DSW)
10. Boutique 9 – Justine $67 (LastCall in Red, Blue, Natural

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Double-Take: Valentino Rockstud Flats

I think the Rockstud flats are probably the most successful of the studded Valentino styles. They are easily more versatile than the other designs, and definitely amp up the cool factor of an otherwise normal pair of flats. They come in so many great colors as well (pink, yellow, red, and nude)! There are a couple nice double-takes out there of this style.

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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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