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Last Call: Spiked Jeffrey Campbell Heels!


Ooh-la-la! A spiked pair of ankle strap heels? Yes please!

True confession: I just bought these and knew I had to share it with you! I'm a huge fan of Jeffrey Campbell shoes, even though they're typically always out of my price range. So when I saw this pair for under 70 bucks I knew I had to get it. It was a bit of an impulsive purchase, but hey, I actually put it on a Visa gift card I've been saving for a rainy day. So there. Justified. 

Shop the Look: Jeffrey Campbell Burke City Heel.

Posted on August 07, 2013 at 9:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments


The Most Comfortable Shoes in the World (and they're Affordable)


As a visual merchandiser at Forever 21, I'm on the feet all day. It isn't a job where you just stand around and dress mannequinns. We actually do a lot of physical labor--lifting heaving boxes, sorting through tons of merchandise, rearringing fixtures, redesigining walls, etc. Sometimes, work is a bit of a workout. But I still love it! However, my feet are usually burning in pain at the end of the day, and when I started working there again, I knew I needed to invest in some extremely comfortable flats.

I decided to invest in a $165 pair of Tieks--the supposed "comfortable" reinvented ballet flat. Seeing as they were $165 and on Oprah's Favorites list, I totally thought they would be a good investment. It turns out, they're the most uncomfortable shoes in the world, and I couldn't even stand in them after two hours. The website claims that there's a "thick padding of space foam cushion" on the shoes, which I can only attest is comparable to concrete. And the whole foldable elastic lining thing? Not a good idea, unless you just loooove blisters. Overall, I felt like I had been decieved because so many "fashionistas" rave about them. I'm assuming people must consider them a comfortable alternative to, say, a five inch spike heel, but I'm comparing these shoes to other flats.

But I digress. I'd like to shed the light on the brand that spared my feet from pain for the rest of the day--Gianni Bini--and you can get them from Dillard's for under $100. Plus, it feels like you're walking on clouds! I mean, seriously ladies, the cushion on these shoes is so thick, and they don't look like grandma shoes either. The smoking slippers above are the pair I bought for around $60, and below you'll find a few more savvy styles from this brand.

What do you consider to be the most comfortable shoes? Let me know in the comments below. 


GB Gianni Bini Tom-Boy Sparkle Mesh Oxfords

$49.99 by Gianni Bini at Dillard's


Gianni Bini Danna Leopard-Print Pumps

$69.99 by Gianni Bini at Dillard's


Gianni Bini Madalynn Suede Boots

$69.99 by Gianni Bini at Dillard's

Posted on August 31, 2012 at 9:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments
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The Must Have Summer Wedges


Summer is in full swing, and you need a great pair of wedges to show off your fantastic pedicure! Above are five summer shoes you'll want to add to your shopping list, and here's why:

Sofie women's strappy wedges ($69.00 at TOMS Shoes). For one, they're TOMS, so they're going to be comfortable. Additionally, they work great for those who are still shy of pairing denim on denim. You can mix these wedges with a denim top and a floral skirt to break it up!

HAWAII Espadrille Wedge with Slingback ($24.86 at Asos). Not only are these a comfortable, low-heeled option, but they're also polka dots! These espadrilles add in the extra flirtiness to your already cute summer attire.

SKYE Mid Height Wedges ($41.42 at Asos). These wedges will still add a bit of height, but the closed toe also makes them appropriate for most work environments... at least on casual Fridays!

I See the Pattern Wedge ($39.99 at ModCloth). I love these wedges because of their pastel tribal print pattern! It involves a lot of pastel colors, so it softens up an otherwise loud tribal pattern. Plus, they have a bit of a retro flair.

Timeless Louise Mary Jane Wedge Shoe ($49.71 by Timeless at Asos, marked down from $66). I can't resist a pretty Mary-Jane style shoe, and since it's a wedge heel, it will make the perfect addition to your summer LWD. 

Have you started shopping for a new pair of wedge heels yet? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on June 18, 2012 at 9:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments


10 Pretty Summer Shoes under $50

It's time to get a pedi and step into this season's most fabulous (and affordable) summer shoes! From the perfect flats to the best stilettos for a hot summer night, these pretty summer shoes offer a fresh and glamorous addition to your wardrobe staples. Shop the prettiest summer shoes under $50 now, and step into summer in style!

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 9:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments


What Your Shoes Say About You

A great pair of shoes say a lot about your personal style. What do your shoes say about you? Look at the guide below, and click on images for more information.

Climing the Corporate Ladder


A great pair of black shoes are no doubt a wardrobe staple. Whether you shell out the big bucks for the perfect pair or keep it frugal with a fantastic find, you wear your black pumps to the office and for those much-needed after five cocktails. (Way to take it from day to night, sister!)

Calvin Klein Natalie

$99.00 by Calvin Klein at Piperlime

 

The Practical Yet Chic Beauty


You love a great heel, but you also appreciate comfort. Your go-to shoe is most likely the kitten heel. While you still emulate that lady-like vibe, you also know that you don't want to be bothered with blistered feet.

ASOS SUGAR PIE Peep Toe Mid Heel Shoes

$45.45 at Asos

 

The Dancing Queen


Even though you know your feet will be killing you at the end of the night, you can't resist dancing the night away in your favorite pair of stilettos. Make them sky high and loud--you want to be a total showstopper whether you pair them with an LBD or a with dress that's just as bold.

X-Front Velvet Platform Pump

$38.50 at Charlotte Russe

 

 

The Shoe Connoisseur


Unfortunately, you've spent your last dime on shoes, but OMG are they great! Yeah, you know they were a little pricey and very much over budget, but you've been eyeing them for weeks. And besides, everybody has them! The Shoe Connoisseur has most likely been saving up for the latest must-have shoe.

CORLEONE by Jeffrey Campbell

$164.95 by Jeffrey Campbell at Lori's Shoes

 

Laid Back Yet Stylish


You don't sacrifice comfort for style, nor vice versa. In your perfect world, all shoes would be comfortable, affordable, and chic. Thankfully, you've found common ground with flats, and you are particularly smitten with smoker flats which add a bit of edge to any look. (COLOR OF THE MONTH FIND!)

Qupid Strip-27 Flat - Green

$29.95 by Qupid at DSW

 

Posted on May 02, 2012 at 9:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments


Shop 'til You Drop: 25 Spring Pieces under $25


Spring 2012 brings with it a myriad of new trends, styles, and lust-worthy pieces, but don't fret about going on a big shopping spree to update your style. Luckily, there are affordable alternatives from some of my favorite stores, like Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, Delias, and Asos! When you're ready to embrace spring's new styles, check out this list of the top 25 spring pieces under $25!

Take a look at the gallery below, and click on styles for more information.

Which deal is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Posted on April 02, 2012 at 9:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments


Do You Have Expensive Taste?

Sometimes, cheap chic can fool you--it might actually look like an expensive purchase! When the price tag isn't visible, find out if you really have expensive taste! There is no right or wrong answer. Just click your favorite item to view the price. If you chose the most expensive of the two, then you've got expensive taste!




Posted on March 23, 2012 at 11:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments


The Perfect Heel: Meet the Comfortable Alternative to the Stiletto


The comfort and wearability of thick heeled shoes are back in a big way--pun intended--and I'm absolutely smitten with the styles!

Remniscent of a vintage shoe, it's on-point with the love affair style is having with the 1960s, and, not to mention, this style is actually quite comfortable. Offering a lot more foundation than a stiletto, they're approriate for those long 9 to 5 days at the office. With so many affordable styles, you'll find that this shoe might just be the game changer when it comes to the perfect "career" pumps.

Give your pretty feet a break from balancing on a stiletto and step into the world of the thick-heeled, vintage inspired pumps!

Fabulous at every price point, shop the look below.

Bow Front Patent Cone Heel $28.00 at Charlotte Russe.

Posted on September 01, 2011 at 7:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments


Why Every Outfit Looks Better with High Heels


Partially due to the fact that I'm confined to wearing flats on a daily basis because of work, I'm always looking for an excuse to wear sky high pumps. Why? Because I'm convinced that everything looks better with high heels!

Of course I understand the practicality of flats (helloooo comfort!), but nothing compares to the look of a five inch pump with a pair of black skinnies and an oversized blouse. Or how about with a pencil skirt and a sequined tank? It really doesn't matter to me. A pair of pumps always elevates your look--no pun intended. So in an effort to satisfy my lust for sky high heels, I've rounded up some of fashion's hottest and most affordable pumps under $50. But beauties be ware, these shoes are not safe for work.

Shop the look below.

Faux Suede Yellow Pump (top, third from left) $30 at Charlotte Russe

Turquoise Bow Front Patent Cone Heel $28 at Charlotte Russe (top, far right)

Faux Suede Color Block Heel $35.50 at Charlotte Russe (bottom, far left)

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 7:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments


What You Can Look Forward to at Forever 21

I have to make this short and sweet because I have to work crazy late hours at Forever 21 for the next two nights. We are doing floor setups, which basically means we're redesigning the store layout to showcase our spring merchandise. Of course, in order to get anything done, we have to do this during closing hours, even if it keeps us there past midnight.

I wonder how the bigger stores get it done...

Anyway, I am wishing and hoping and thinking and praying that I can move up into a visual merchandising position there within the next few months--despite discouraging naysayers who want me to find a different career path other than fashion. (As if I would ever do that.) Ahem. Moving on...

During this floor set up, I am hoping to have a semiactive part in helping our visual team create displays. So I've been doing a lot of research on our new store items and what will be in stores for spring. Although I can't give you a list of every single fabulous and budget friendly item right now, I can tell you a few themes you can look forward to inside your nearest Forever 21.

Enjoy!


Feminine, floral, and fabulous! This is my favorite area of the Forever 21 store. For Spring 2011, it will be full of floral, lace, and crochet items in feminine silhouettes.


Floral Canvas Sneakers

$10.80 at Forever 21

 


Nautical is HUGE for Spring 2011, so naturally a fast fashion retailer would want anything sailor inspired in stores. This isn't my favorite trend, but the visual merchandisers in our store always do a great job creating really fabulous outfits perfect for an island getaway!


Seaside Matelot Shorts

$14.80 at Forever 21

Posted on March 07, 2011 at 7:00AM | Permalink | 0 Comments