Shoesday Tuesday – Summer Sale


Shoesday Tuesday was on summer vacation last week. But we’re back with excellent news.

As summer dwindles down and fall creeps in and pokes his head around the corner – there’s one amazing thing going on. Sales. If you aren’t on yet – get on it quick.

You might think that summer shoe sales consist of a whole lot of flip flops – and you’d be right – but they also hold wedges and heeled sandals that are perfect for that transition weather.

I’ve picked out my favorite 5 below. Check out these markdowns! Amazing.






You’re welcome. Happy shopping!

Shoesday Tuesday – The Countdown


Well – it is officially, officially Spring (including the weather) and I officially need new shoes to accommodate the temperatures. Keeping up with my daily countdown to vacation (a trip to Nashville with my lovely boyfriend) – I am on the hunt for the perfect wedge and the perfect flat sandal.

Being a thrifty shopper – I’m doing a ton of online scouring before I hit the stores.

Check out what I’ve found so far below:

The Wedge ($50 and under)

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Get it: (left to right, top to bottom) Striped Navy Platform Peep Toe Wedge – $50, Orange Cork Ankle Strap Wedge Sandal – $50, Color Block Gold Heeled Wedge – $24, Patterned Platform Cut Out Wedge – $50, Side Bow Peach Wedge – $25, Ankle Strap Coral Peep Toe Wedge – $36, Patent Leather Color Block Wedge – $47, Metallic T-Strap Wedge – $25

The Flat Sandal ($25 and under)

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Get it: (left to right, top to bottom) Tan and Coral Criss Cross Flat – $23, Studded Teal T-Strap Sandal – $13, White T-Strap Flat Sandal – $20, Black Ankle Strap Sandal – $23, Metallic Neon Sandal – $15, Studded Gladiator Mini Wedge – $23, Blue and Silver Wrap Sandal – $10.50, Leopard T-Strap Sandal – $19, Peach and Metallic Sandal – $20

24 days and counting!


Shoesday Tuesday – Wait For It


So while online window shopping at Forever21 the other day – I saw something familiar..

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Ombre Heels. Interesting. At the beginning of January, I posted about new styles I was seeing pop up – and posted these beauties from (see below.)

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Also interesting that they are almost 4 times the price.

So then I decided to do some research – where did this trend start and when. Let’s watch as the fashion machine boils products down to mass market level.

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Here they are at the end of January for $235 bucks at

But they still must have started higher than that.. which leads me to – McQueen.

November 2012. About $1,200.

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And October 2012.

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With this math – the NYFW eye candy I posted last week should be at Forever21 by June. (and for a measly 3% of the original price) I like those odds.


Shoesday Tuesday – How to Beat the System


Everything in fashion is a looped chain. Since almost no ideas are brand new ideas – designers look to the past for inspiration. New trends start at the very top – runway, couture, etc. Then season by season, things get repurposed, stream lined, and brought down a level on the money chain.

Everyone steals from everyone. It’s the law of the land. As long as you change 30% – you can’t get sued. That’s an actual rule.

Can’t afford that Zara dress? Wait a season – it’ll be at Urban Outfitters. Don’t want to pay Urban’s prices? Wait a season for Forever 21 to turn out their version. You’re going to lose some quality along the way – but in our country’s high shopping turn over rate it only makes sense to sacrifice quality for quantity.

In this vain – today I bring you some on trend shoe staples sitting comfortably at two notches on the fashion food chain. High end and low end. The designer versions might be a season old while the low end knock offs are most likely hot off the presses. Either way – this is how you beat the system, ladies.

High End On Trend Beauties ($500 and up)

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Get it: (upper left hand corner, heading clockwise) Wedge Boot – $550, Double Ankle T-Strap – $725, Gold Heel Ankle Boot – $689, Studded T-Strap Flat – $670, Studded Loafer – $990, Ankle Strap Sandal – $735

Low End Bargain Staples ($50 and below)

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Get it: (upper left hand corner, heading clockwise) Double Buckle Wedge Boot – $43, Double Ankle T-Strap – $50, Glitter Heel Ankle Boot – $50, Studded T-Strap Flat – $47, Studded Loafer – $45, Ankle Strap Sandal – $32

Today’s IRL shoes come from one of my discount victories. $20 shoes are always right up my ally. Studded Oxford trend – check! And these babies are super comfortable – double check!