Thrifty Thursday: Nine West 60% Off Sale, ‘Jaxson’ Wedges

As a part of Shoe Smitten‘s revamp, I’m working on a new editorial calendar.  Today I’m kicking off the weekly Thrifty Thursday, because I believe we all love a good shoe deal!  Please leave a comment with any feedback about this segment, or any of the blog changes because ultimately I’m here for you!

And now…Thrifty Thursday

Nine West ‘Jaxson‘, $79.00 now $31.60

Today I’m spotlighting one of my favorite budget-friendly shoe brands, Nine West and one of my favorite summer espadrilles, the Jaxson!  I wear these comfy, cheery wedges everywhere, and I would recommend you pick up a pair (in brown, black or pink) while they’re still available and at this low price!

Nine West Sale

All sale items at Nine West have been marked up to 60% off, plus you’ll receive $20 off when you add $100 worth of shoes to your cart!  This offer ends July 4, 2011 so shop the sale now:

‘Jaxson’ Style Inspiration

Fashionistas rocking the Nine West ‘Jaxson’ wedge espadrilles:

Trop Rouge, wearing ‘Jaxson’ in black, with men’s shirt and black jeans
Chasing Davies, wearing ‘Jaxson’ in pink, with Anthro Skirt, Gap White Ruffle-Bow Blouse & Stripe Loft Blazer

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Fashion Forward Summer Wedges Under $100

Wedges, particularly espadrilles and cork wedges are the best thing about Summer. Check out the video above in which Sears Shoe Fashion Expert Francesca Mills highlights some of the season’s trendiest wedge styles. Below I’ve suggested a few of my own wedge picks that feature a few of my favorite things – bold shapes, neon and texture.  Tell me, which fits your style best?

Wood: Two Lips Ditto Slingback Sandal, $62.81 at Endless

Cork: Michael Antonio Globe Wedge Sandal, $45 at Endless

Espadrille: Rosegold Cali Raffia Wedge Sandals, $97.50 at Shopbop

Also check out my recent post about my 5 favorite espadrilles under $50!

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Birthday Wish List: Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Pumps

On July 9 I turn 25, and I am just dying to add my first pair of Christian Louboutin shoes to my collection!  I would take any pair really, but if I could have my way it would be a pair of Lady Peep patent leather platform pumps ($895 at Saks).  They have everything I look for in a high heel – sleek sex appeal, graceful stiletto heel with that trademark red sole, substantial platform…and in nude I could (and probably would) wear them with everything.

Which pair of Louboutins would you nab if you could right now?

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Unique Small Shoes for a Wedding Big On Style (Guest Post)

Today’s brides are often looking for something special; a wedding that truly reflects their personalities and interests. Distinctive theme weddings and unusual wedding locations are becoming increasingly popular. Here is a look at a few unique wedding options along with the women’s shoes size 2+ that would be most appropriate for the occasion.

Medieval or Renaissance Fairytale Wedding

There are castle venues throughout the UK and Europe that are the perfect backdrop for a fantasy wedding. Invite your guests to come in costume. As for bridal wear, a colorful silk or velvet dress with flowing bell-shaped sleeves and a dropped waist, or tight corsets and a full skirt would be ideal. A perfect compliment to the dress would be a romantic little moccasin-style open-toe sandal exquisitely fashioned from fine leather. These unique shoes are made by Renaissance Moccasins. You’ll be able to dance the night away in this comfortable footwear.

Saddle Up!

If you’ve always longed to be a cowgirl, why not have a western-style country wedding.  A barn makes the perfect venue for the wedding and reception, decked out with bales of hay, wagon wheels, old farm implements, and garlands of greenery and wildflowers. For the bride, a frilly waltz-length gown or sundress would show off a gorgeous pair of beautifully embroidered cowboy boots.

Daredevil Bungy-Jumping Wedding

If you are really ready to take the plunge, a bungy-jumping wedding will give you a major adrenalin rush. After you and your intended take your vows in front of your guests, the two of you, bound together at the ankles, will step off into a heart-stopping free fall. Many couples make the leap in full wedding regalia. Savvy Sneaks custom bridal sneakers are the perfect choice for bungy-jumping nuptials. These white sneakers are customized to order with elegant sheer ribbon, satin roses, pearl beads or crystal rhinestones.

Ice Chapel Wedding

For those who don’t mind the cold and are looking for a truly unique place to wed, the Ice Hotels in Sweden or in the French Canadian province of Quebec both have an Ice Chapel that is a popular wedding venue. The hotels are constructed completely from ice and welcome guests each year for a three month period during the winter. This is the perfect place for an all-white wedding and the ideal shoes to complement a flowing white gown are a pair of cozy, fur trimmed pumps by Bebe. The newlyweds can spend their wedding night in the crystalline wonder of the hotel, where all of the furniture, including the fur covered beds, is made of ice.

Beach Wedding

Beach weddings are a great summertime alternative. Whether you opt for a tropical isle or white sands of Scotland’s breathtaking Camusdarroch Beach, the sea breezes and the sound of the waves always create a romantic backdrop for your special day. The perfect shoes for a wedding on the beach are these Toga crystal-embellished sandals.

So have some fun and ignore tradition.  Make your wedding day a special experience that you will always treasure.

Guest Post by Nisha Sharma, editor of, an online store featuring a great selection of women’s shoes size 2+.

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k2o at 3-D Art Book Launch 4.29.11

Fashion Fatale: k2o Ankle Cuffs by Karen Ko

A friend of mine recently introduced me to these fierce spiked ankle cuffs that are designed by NYC jewelry designer Karen Ko.  Add them to any drab pair of heels you have sitting in your closet and you’ll stand out from the crowd like Lady Gaga in an old folks’ home!  I think I need to get my paws on a pair…

Get your own Avant Rock ankle cuffs for $100-275 at

About Karen Ko

Karen grew up surrounded by her parents’ fine jewelry business, but couldn’t quite find the right niche for herself in the fashion world. After studying finance and working in the industry for several years, Karen left her successful job to launch k2o by Karen Ko: a line of high-end avant-garde jewelry ranging from body jewelry to more reserved pieces. Karen’s vision for the pieces came from the void in her own wardrobe she was seeking to fill.  Thus, k2o by Karen Ko is designed for highly stylish and fiercely independent women who like a rock star edge!

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