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

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Shoesday Tuesday – Throw Back Thursday

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Back from vacation and finally re-adjusting to the real world on a Thursday – I figured I would kill two birds with one stone: make up for missing Shoesday Tuesday and jump on the #ThrowBackThursday bandwagon the only way I know how – via shoes.

My obsession with clothes and accessories started early. My mom often tells people that I loved to wear bowls on my head as hats – maybe I was trying to get the look for less from the start. I’ve been walking in some form of a heeled shoe pretty much all of my life. And throughout my childhood and adolescence – I can remember three standout pairs of shoes that graced my feet time and time again.

In elementary school, it was the Patent Leather Mary Jane. The heels made noise in the halls as I walked (which I loved) and they were shiny! Bonus. A bit of a teacher’s pet – when I left my 4th grade class to pick up my teacher’s mail – kids running in the halls in front of me would immediately stop – thinking an adult was following them. What a great trick I had learned.

In junior high – I remember a very specific outfit consisting of a red leopard pencil skirt, black short sleeved sweater, and Wooden Heeled Platform Mules. They must have been at least 3 inches in height. I sprinted down hallways with ease, towering over boys, instructing them to put my miniature best lady friends down and “away from that garbage can.”

My high school was anything but small. Comprised of “old” and “new” sections of the building, the third floor sections didn’t even connect! Having 4 minutes between my classes did not hinder me – or change my shoe choice. I suppose it was practice for NYC. One of my favorite pairs of completely impractical shoes were baby blue Patent Leather Peep Toe Sling Back Stilettos – that I scored at a discount store for ten dollars.

So what would these Throwbacks look like if I wore them now? Let’s shop the internet.

Mary Janes.
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Get it (from the top, headed clockwise): Black Rounded Toe Mary Jane – $30 target.com, Teal Buckled Mary Jane – $59 zappos.com, Gray and Yellow Marc Jacobs Mary Jane – $625 net-a-porter.com, Studded Two Tone Mary Jane – $310 theoutnet.com

Wooden Heel Mules.
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Get it (top, right, left): Studded Mule – $162 shoescribe.com, Studded Slingback – $115 yoox.com, Clean Platform Mule – $440 theoutnet.com

Patent Peep Toe Sling Backs.
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Get it (top to bottom, left to right): Red Slingback – $625 profilefashion.com, Black Bow Sling Back – $98 lordandtaylor.com, Striped Multi Color Sling Back T-Strap – $293 net-a-porter.com, Robin’s Egg Blue Sling Back – $404 giuseppezanottidesign.com

<33Mal

Shoesday Tuesday: Sneaking Around

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It’d be difficult to find a type of shoe more popular than the sneaker – especially in our country. From kids to grandparents, men and women – everyone has a pair of sneakers (at least) in their shoe collection.

You’d be hard pressed, however, to see me wearing a pair. In my estimated 80+ pairs of shoes – 2 are of the sneaker variety. (And they are both leopard printed.. see IRL shoe down below.) But thank goodness this blog isn’t just about me.

Let’s see what’s happening in the world of sneakers. It’ll be a learning experience for us both.

The Classics: You can never go wrong with a classic -this rule applies to much more than sneakers.

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Get it: (upper left hand corner going clockwise) Blue High Top Chucks – $72 republic.co.uk, Red Low Top Lace Ups – $26 vanmildert.com, Gray Low Top Trainers – $64 julesb.co.uk, Pink and White Pumas – $42 puma.com, Gray and Blue Neutral Sneakers – $70 piperlime.gap.com, Red and White Pumas – $44 puma.com, White Keds – $64 newlook.com, Vintage Nike High Tops – $114 asos.com

The Studded: One of the biggest trends for Fall 2012 has edged it’s way into the land of sneakers as well.

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Get it: (upper left hand corner going clockwise) Studded Side Zip High Tops – $775 giuseppezaonttidesign.com, White Studded High Tops – $190 kurtgeiger.com, Studded Toe Cap High Tops – $70 asos.com, Studded Heel Black Lace Ups – $600 mulberry.com, Worn in Studded Velcro High Tops – $225 stanwells.com, Silver To Cap Low Tops – $495 miumiu.com, Studded Velcro Wedge – $130 jildorshoes.com, Gold MiuMiu Toe Cap Low Tops – $495 miumiu.com, Studded High Top Converses – $245 superette.co.nz, Black Studded Platforms – $30 topshop.com

The Prints: Prints aren’t just for dresses and blouses -how about throwing a floral onto your Low Tops?

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Get it: (upper left hand corner going clockwise) Printed Kenzo Low Tops – $125 openingceremony.com, Comic Book High Tops – $59.99 journeys.com, Yves Saint Laurent Leopard High Tops – $785 ssense.com, Yellow Flower Printed Low Tops – $125 openingceremony.com, Coral Printed Keds – $55 keds.com, Superman Converses – $27 very.co.uk, Red Leopard Low Tops – $50 edgeofurge.com, Striped Kenzo Flats – $125 openingceremony.com, DayGlo Low Top Converses -$45 dsw.com, Vintage Star High Tops – $340 ekseption.es, Tan Star Keds – $26 macys.com, Platform Zebra High Tops – $40 riverisland.com

The Wedge: Taking a cue from Isabel Marant – now everyone’s doing it!

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Get it: (upper left hand corner going clockwise) Leopard Wedge Sneakers – $295 rebeccataylor.com, Multi Color Giuseppe Zanotti Wedges – $567 tessabit.com, Yellow and Blue Velcro Wedges – $45 debenhams.com, Spiked Heel Tan Wedges – $43 charlotterusse.com, Shades of Blue Laceup Wedge – $250 intermixonline.com, Extra High Top Red Chloe Wedges – $740 ssense.com, Denim Lace Up Embellished Sneaker Wedges – $120 bloomingdales.com, Brown and Red Suede Wedges -$280 stanwells.com, Gray Studded Bakers – $69 bakersshoes.com, Pink Spiked Velcro Wedges – $48.95 gojane.com

Today’s IRL shoe comes from yours truly yet again. As I said earlier – I own two pairs of sneakers, both of which happen to be leopard. Converse helped a sister out and designed Low Tops in leopard. But I’m more of a High Top kind of girl (often pairing them with skirts, to the disgust of my best friend) – and after searching high and low for them about four years ago and striking out; I decided to take matters into my own hands.

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Now that you know what’s out there – Which style is your cup of tea?