Shoesday Tuesday – Quality over Quantity

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I’ve gotten to the point in my adulthood where I’d generally prefer quality over quantity. Especially when it comes to shoes. Unfortunately – I can’t always be so choosy due to budget restraints. So I’ve chosen some favorite shoes and brands that fit the bill.

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Get it: (by brand) Criss Cross Strap Black Sandal – $156 topshop.com, Leopard Cut Out Bootie – $99 ninewest.com, Purple Ankle Strap Pump – $145 ninewest.com, Patent Leather Black Bow Flat – $58 aldo.com, Thick Ankle Strap Shoe – $50 zara.com

Remember: the longer you can wear them – the cheaper they are become.

<33Mal

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Shoesday Tuesday – Halloween Eye Candy

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With Hurricane Post Tropical Storm Sandy leaving me stranded at my Brooklyn apartment – I am so very thankful for my electricity that never left me and cable/internet that only flickered for a hot minute. And also for my dog – for keeping me company.

I’m also thankful that tomorrow is Halloween – one of my all time favorite days in this glorious city. And while Sandy has taken down a majority of NYC (including the entire subway system – will I go to work tomorrow? no one knows) she will not keep me from staying in the Halloween spirit. Since staring at various screens of technology is my only available form of entertainment – join me and look at some Halloween themed shoe candy. Maybe you’ll find some inspiration for a last minute costume.

Black Cats. Skeletons. Witches. and Morticia Addams.

Get it: (upper left corner headed clockwise) Mesh Ankle Booties – Spring 2011 Viktor + Rolf, $thesebabiesbelongtotheinterwebs, Sequin Skull Loafers – $675 ultstatus.com.au, Black Strappy Matryoshka Heels – $1,565 bergdorfgoodman.com, Tuxedo Peep Toe – $52 amazon.com, Sequin Skull Pumps – $50 bakersshoes.com, Wavy Black and White Booties – $1,225 colette.fr, Marni Gold Winged Shoes – $720 mytheresa.com, Rose Heels – $50 bakersshoes.com, Gold Pilgrim Bow Platforms – $146 modcloth.com, Spiked Heel Ankle Straps – $1,490 alducadaosta.com, All Over Studded Christian Louboutins – $3,895 christianlouboutin.com

Pumpkin Parade.

Get it: (upper left corner headed clockwise) Kenzo Orange and Black Lace Ups – $595 openingceremony.com, Ombre Fur Boots – $1,960 farfetch.com, Jeffrey Campbell Platforms – $110 solestruck.com, Fringe Tiered Boots – $185 heels.com, Fire Pumps – $895 modaoperandi.com, Flamenco Lace Ups – $150 heels.com, Geometric Works of Art – $1,000 solestruck.com, Contract Cut Out Pumps – $932 matchesfashion.com, Floral Platforms – $68 misski.com, Emilio Pucci Feather Strappy Sandals – $935 stylebop.com, Sequin Heeled Boot – $149 nordstrom.com

Frankenstein’s Monster Green.

Get it: (upper left corner, headed clockwise) Green and Gold Wrap Around Booties – Guillaume Hinfray Spring 2012 – $thesebabiesalsobelongtotheinterwebs, Skull Lace Heel Pump – $50 heels.com, Green and Pink ZigZag Boots – Kandee Spring 2012 $alsobelongingtotheinterwebs, Lime Green Lace Up Wedge – $40 solestruck.com, Zombie Mules – $42 heels.com, Green Studded Combat Boots – $90 heels.com, Lime Green and Black Pumps – $56 amazon.com, Green Snake Sandals – $524 theoutnet.com, Studded Lime Heels – $215 flannelsfashion.com, Furry Monster Feet Slippers – $9.60 carters.com

Blood Red. Vampires. Sirens. and Vixens.

Get it: (upper left corner, headed clockwise) Red and White Rose Bootie – $1,525 ssense.com, Gold Zipper Boot – $42 gojane.com, Silver Mirror Heel Red Pump – $1,295 couture.zappos.com, Cut Out Knee High Boots – $100 heels.com, Red and Black Lace Peep Toes – $89.95 aliexpress.com, Satin Fan Heeled Pumps – $995 net-a-porter.com, Cut Out Red Bootie – $980 stylebop.com, Waved Booties – $1,150 guiseppezanotti.com, Classic Black Sling Back Louboutins – $1,075 christianlouboutin.com, Red Stud Pump – $1,195 net-a-porter.com, Suede Scoop Booties – $880 neimanmarcus.com

Since we are pre-Halloween – I’m coming up short for an IRL option. However – I will clue you into my costume for this year’s festivities.

Happy Halloween! <33Mal