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 – Rainy Day Wishes

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It’s set to rain all this week here in NYC.

Unfortunately for us – we all have to walk in it. And unfortunately for me – I own no rain shoes. I typically throw on something patent leather (most likely of the 4 inch heel variety) and call it a day. But – someday – I’d like to invest in one of these beauties by Melissa.

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Get it: (Top to Bottom) Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Tan and Pink Pumps – $150 allsole.com, Two Tone Wedge – $110 vanmildert.com, Red Sling Backs – $92 vanmildert.com, Grey Closed Toe Ankle Straps – $65 yoox.com, Leopard Loafers – $61 nonnon.co.uk

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 – New York Fashion Week of Shoes

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Before I get into discussing the shoe beauty of NYFW Fall 2013, I’d like to extend my apology for missing last week’s Shoesday Tuesday due to a killer sore throat and a memory lapse!

Onto the shoes.

NYFW has come and gone (now it’s London’s turn) and having only attended one show (Costello Tagliapietra – who had some pretty fabulous floral pumps stomping the runway) – I turned to the interwebs to educate myself.

Thanks to shoerazzi.com for giving me everything I needed in one place!

I have immediately fallen in love with the following:


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And my personal favorite:

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Also bringing me eye candy was fabsugar.com. Bows and Shoes – my two favorite things:

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And to wrap it up neatly with a designer I showcased in my last entry – fashionpulsedaily.com shone the spot light on Alejandro Ingelmo.

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All of which I will wait patiently for until Forever 21 knocks them off next year and I can buy ’em for $24.80!

<33Mal

Shoesday Tuesday – Shoes In Your Pocket

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As someone who often finds herself looking at shoes simply for pleasure and not for purchasing – I was pretty amped to have StyleCaster.com’s list of the top 50 fashion apps include a couple seemingly great ones purely geared towards shoes.

As if we didn’t have enough distractions on our smart phones – check out ShopStyle or Bergdorf’s app, Today’s Shoe.

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Unfortunately for me – these apps are of the iPhone persuasion and I, myself, am a Droid user. If you are as well, don’t worry – I did my own investigation and found a great, free app chock full of shoes.

Enter Simply Shoes. Search by season or by designer. You can star selections to favorite them, save pics to your phone, or (of course) share them on a number of social media platforms.

There aren’t direct links to buy these beauties (although I’m sure a quick Google search can solve that for you) – but this isn’t an issue for me – as a designer shoe is 100% out of my budget.

Check out a couple of my favorites below:

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Phillip Lim – Fall 2012.

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Alejandro Ingelmo – Fall 2012.

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Phillip Lim – Fall 2012.

Happy app’ing!

<33Mal

Shoesday Tuesday – Sock Out

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In late August and September while everyone is preparing to mourn the loss of summer; I am getting excited about one very specific thing. Knee High Socks and Thigh Highs. A definite staple in my fall/winter wardrobe, my mother even felt the need to explain the presence of Betsey Johnson ankle socks in the Christmas gift bag containing my two requested pairs of knee highs. (As if I’d shun them – I’m wearing them right now!)

A lot of ladies feel like they can’t “pull off” the knee sock/thigh high look. On the contrary. First of all, 75% of pulling off a look is confidence. The other 25% is a combination of knowing your proportions and appropriate styles.

Be it with a mini or skater skirt, shorts, or dress – you can’t just wear any pair of shoes with this look. Fear not – just check below and rock your socks proudly.

Mary Janes.

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Get it: (upper left corner heading clockwise) Patent Leather Tied Mary Janes – $44 debenhams.com, Purple Suede Platform Mary Janes – $375 mytheresa.com, Two Tone Stiletto Mary Jane – $36 asos.com, Thick Cream Heeled Mary Jane – $410 theoutnet.com, Silver Toe Cap Mary Jane – $110 macys.com, Criss Cross Strap Mary Jane – $349 barneys.com, Red Patent Leather Mary Jane – $685 marni.com

Brogues.

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Get it: (top to bottom by column, left to right) Green Trimmed Leopard Brogue – $95 zalando.co.uk, Tri Color Neutral Brogue – $595 net-a-porter.com, Gray Oxford Brogues – $285 theoutnet.com, Tri Color Heeled Brogue – $120 nordstrom.com, White Cut Out Brogue – $335 shopbop.com, Silver Two Piece Brogue – $295 dearfieldbinder.com, Floral Brogue – $29 charlotterusse.com, Glitter Brogue – $940 net-a-porter.com, Two Tone Purple Brogue – $98 splendid.com, Oxford Brogue with Transparent Sides – $36 charlotterusse.com

Flats.

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Get it: (left middle side heading clockwise) Gold Toe Cap Pointed Flat – $32 bardot.com, Studded Wrapped Flat – $157 modcloth.com, White and Gold Bow Flat – $79 simplysoles.com, Studded Bow Flat – $41 pret-a-beaute.com, Blue Suede Mary Jane Flat – $33 modcloth.com, Black Patent Leather Penny Loafer – $35 republic.co.uk

This weeks IRL shoe comes to us from the NYC Subway system. Not exactly a sock per say, but this lady’s pairing of gem tone tights and t-strap flats is a look I might need to steal.

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<33Mal

Shoesday Tuesday – Let’s Hear it for the Gentlemen

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Being a fashion designer – I am frequently asked by the gentlemen in my life to make them clothes. Being a womenswear designer – I always say no. Menswear is a whole different land – one to which I do not subscribe (unless it’s menswear inspired womenswear typically hanging in my own closet). Don’t get me wrong – I’ll hem a pair of pants or patch a hole in jeans like the best of them – but I am no tailor nor do I pretend to be. The closest I ever got to that was switching out the lining in my prom date’s suit jacket to match my dress.

That being said – I certainly appreciate a well dressed man. Who doesn’t? And I’m sure no one will be surprised that one of the first things I notice on a potential life mate is his shoes. I would never rule out a guy based solely on his shoe style (or lack there of). But I do believe you can tell a lot about a man based on his choice of footwear – be it penny loafer, converse, biker boot, or dress shoe.

In that vein – let’s be equal opportunity on this blog for once and check out Mallorie approved footwear for the fellas.

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Get it: (row by row, left to right) Black High Tops – $120 suprafootwear.com, Two Toned Brogues – $178 neimanmarcus.com, Side Buckle Boots – $160 zappos.com, Neutral Sneakers – $495 lagarconne.com, Black Wing Tip Brogues – $130 stevemadden.com, Gray Doc Martens – $175 zappos.com, Burgundy High Tops – $55 zappos.com, Toe Capped Lace Ups – $58 macys.com

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Grey Seude Brogues – $62 asos.com

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Leather and Mesh Black Low Tops – $97 asos.com

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Wine High Tops – $62 asos.com

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Brown Leather Side Zip Boots – $145 urbanoutfitters.com

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Tweed Low Top Sneakers – $85 urbanoutfitters.com

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Color Black Hi Top Vans – $85 urbanoutfitters.com

And just as a sidebar –

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<33Mal