Posts Tagged ‘shoes’

Chic Steal: Shoe Cult by NastyGal

shoecultbynastygalShoe Cult, NastyGal‘s very own shoe line, has just launched – featuring fashion-forward footwear with cut-outs, clear detailing, and rugged soles. The perfect mix of that edgy cool-girl bootie, that mellow tomboy-ish brogue, and that refined chic heel, the collection ranges in price from an amazingly affordable $20 – $158.

The collection is available exclusively at NastyGal.

You can also see a number of ways to wear some of the styles from the collection in street style photos, submitted by fashion bloggers, here, and you can tag any photo of you wearing a pair with the hashtag #SHOECULT to be featured on their blog.

See Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal



Prada for Sale: Size 7 Taupe Suede Studded Ankle Booties

I’ve spent the last month or so cleaning out my closet and streamlining my favorite pieces, though I haven’t had any time to post most of my superfluous pieces for sale yet.  What I was able to photograph and post to Ebay were my studded Prada booties – received for the StyleList America’s Most Stylish Blogger Competition back…wow, like 3 years ago now.  I wore them once in the photo below – on a carpeted photography stage – and that’s it.

I’m really a 7.5 in shoe size and these are 7 – so I find them a little snug.  They have a little wear on the soles from that single evening photoshoot above.  However, they were apparently $870 new, and are already heading towards the $200 mark in bids…so they would be more of an investment piece for whomever snatches them up.

If you’re interested in them, they’re currently up on Ebay and the auction is closing on Sunday Oct 7 at 12 noon PST.  I’m offering FREE SHIPPING to any address in the U.S. and a flat $30 shipping to any country worldwide, and they come in their original box, with original wrappings, stuffing, and card insert.

Prada Studded Taupe Suede Booties on Ebay (Size 7)


Object of Desire: Pretty Scalloped Flats for Work

Sure, they may be a bit conservative overall, but these Mazi Skimmers from Alloy are also so pretty and sweet.  I think the blue dotted print may just become my new favorite for work – and Fall 2012!They also come in a wine, black, and standard leopard-print, and I love how the girly edge looks peeking out from some long dark jeans or punctuating a flared skirt.

Mazi Skimmer, $24.90

I’ve been overwhelmed with re-designing Chic Steals…and am thinking about abandoning the dev site and just making everything live as-is, and tweak as the days go by.  Not an ideal experience for all of you guys, but doing it this way may prevent conflicts and bugs in the long run…  I apologize in advance! Plus work has been long hours, school will be starting next week, and I still have another project to finish up soon…

I love being busy but right now I have had too many days in a row being woken up at 4 AM when my husband gets up to go to work…it’s beginning to take its toll.  And New York Fashion Week is just wrapping up and I haven’t even started to check out the Collections yet!  I think the first 2 weeks of September are the busiest of the entire year…who’s with me on that??!  At least I don’t have to worry about what shoes to wear to work!;-)


Object of Desire: Metallic Cap-toe Ballet Flat

I’ve been after a slightly-chic-er-than-plain, comfy ballet flat that will pair well with jeans, skirts, and take me through airports and long flights with no foot pain whatsoever.  I’ve found it in this sweet little ballet flat from Sole Society.  Love the warm color palette and gold detail!

Here a couple ways to style it:

And of course, you could always DIY the metallic toe with a bit of spray paint like in my DIY Miu Miu Rhinestone-Embellished Flats tutorial.  For some reason that gold toe just ups the fashion factor.

Dale Metallic Toe Ballet Flat


I *Need* This Shoe. Or Do I…?

Alloy Pallai Bootie, $46.90…now $39.90 with code APA15A

I’m feeling patterns for Spring, and this print wedge open-toe bootie is bizarrely attractive, no?  I realized I have almost no shoes that are in a print…but this one is a toughie for me.

Pros: Ikat-patterned (trending for Spring!!), super-high wedge heel, orange, brown, and turquoise mixed together so they could go with anything.

Cons: Suede faux-lacing at the front and Frankenstein stitching at the seams.  The print does the heavy lifting here; it’s kind of too much of a “tribal” stereotype.

I’m so torn.


…But they’re still yummy.



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Inspired Alert! Penny Loves Kenny

Remember those embellished Miu Miu flats from last Fall?  This morning, I checked the sales at and was surprised to see an eerily similar Penny Loves Kenny ballet flat in their “Flawless Flats” sale.

I shared a DIY of those gorgeous Miu Miu rhinestone-embellished A/W 2010 ballet flats back in March of this year.  The rhinestones, the bow, the beading, the contrast metallic toe – it’s spectacular!!  Apparently, Penny Loves Kenny thought so too…and these flats are a pretty good lookalike, and a great bargain at only 10% of the price of the originals.

Detail shot of the Penny Loves Kenny version.

If you don’t feel like DIY’ing, you can always just buy this version – and if you get it at Ideeli, they’re on sale for $39.

And if you’re not a member of Ideeli already, you can get on in the sale action with my invite here.

What do you guys think about this?  I think it’s pretty obvious that the lower-priced version is…well, let’s just say it…a blatant knockoff of the Miu Miu design.  Sure there are some dissimilarities, but it’s more similar than dissimilar, if that makes any sense.

Is this okay?  Would you buy it?  Should Miu Miu slap Penny Loves Kenny with a lawsuit?  Discuss!


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Like a Hedgehog…

Are you kidding me???!

The Sam Edelman Lorissa pump, exclusively for Solestruck, available here.

First person to DIY this gets crowned spike DIY Queen for the millenium.

What do we think? Coveting badly?  Or soooooo over the spike trend it’s not even funny?



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