Shoesday Tuesday – Summer Sale

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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 ideeli.com 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.

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You’re welcome. Happy shopping!
<33Mal

Shoesday Tuesday – The Countdown

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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 solesociety.com, Orange Cork Ankle Strap Wedge Sandal – $50 solesociety.com, Color Block Gold Heeled Wedge – $24 2020ave.com, Patterned Platform Cut Out Wedge – $50 solesociety.com, Side Bow Peach Wedge – $25 charlotterusse.com, Ankle Strap Coral Peep Toe Wedge – $36 asos.com, Patent Leather Color Block Wedge – $47 next.co.uk, Metallic T-Strap Wedge – $25 charlotterusse.com

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 oldnavy.gap.com, Studded Teal T-Strap Sandal – $13 charlotterusse.com, White T-Strap Flat Sandal – $20 asos.com, Black Ankle Strap Sandal – $23 hm.com, Metallic Neon Sandal – $15 modnique.com, Studded Gladiator Mini Wedge – $23 charlotterusse.com, Blue and Silver Wrap Sandal – $10.50 look.co.uk, Leopard T-Strap Sandal – $19 amazon.com, Peach and Metallic Sandal – $20 hm.com

24 days and counting!

<33Mal

Shoesday Tuesday – Wait For It

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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 nastygal.com (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 unifclothing.com.

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.

<33Mal

Shoesday Tuesday – How to Beat the System

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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 karenmillen.com, Double Ankle T-Strap – $725 christianlouboutin.com, Gold Heel Ankle Boot – $689 bergdorfgoodman.com, Studded T-Strap Flat – $670 mulberry.com, Studded Loafer – $990 barneys.com, Ankle Strap Sandal – $735 modaoperandi.com

Low End Bargain Staples ($50 and below)

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Get it: (upper left hand corner, heading clockwise) Double Buckle Wedge Boot – $43 charlotterusse.com, Double Ankle T-Strap – $50 piperlime.gap.com, Glitter Heel Ankle Boot – $50 modcloth.com, Studded T-Strap Flat – $47 shopruche.com, Studded Loafer – $45 bakersshoes.com, Ankle Strap Sandal – $32 debenhams.com

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!

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<33Mal