Gift Idea: Ballasox Flats

Every now and then we all need a little break from sky-high heels and pointed toes. That’s why having a comfy pair of flats on hand is important. I’ve just discovered some that would make a great gift for any shoe lover on your shopping list this Christmas! Ballasox look a lot like any other ballet flats, however these innovative flats feature a soft lining made of spandex that functions as a cushy, built-in sock. Each pair is foldable and comes with an exclusive carry pouch, making Ballasox perfect for driving, traveling, or swapping out high heels after a night out. (read more)

Shoe Holiday Gift Guides From Around The Blogosphere

I was making my usual morning rounds in the blogosphere, and wouldn’t you know many of my fashion friends have created wonderful gift guides.  It’s not too late to finish up your holiday shopping!  If you have gift guide links to add, please do so below in the comments. Gifts Under $40 For The Fashionista (FashionGrail) Shoe Holiday Gifts 2010: Chocolate Shoes (ShoeBlog) Manolo’s Super Fantastic Gifts For The Ladies (Manolo’s Shoe Blog) Manolo’s Super Fantastic Gifts FOr The Men (Manolo’s Shoe Blog) Holiday Gift Ideas (Running With Heels) Have Yourself a Very Techy Holiday (Fashion Pulse Daily) Luxurious Giveaway: (read more)

Packing For Holiday Travel

When I woke up this morning, I had to take a second and remind myself that Christmas is a mere two weeks away.  While I’m fully in the Christmas spirit, I have much to prepare before the festivities ensue, including planning my party outfits, what to pack for my visit home, and what shoes to start the New Year off on the right foot.  One week from tomorrow I’m flying home for a few weeks to visit family and friends I haven’t seen in months.  I’m so looking forward to it, but I hadn’t even begun to think about what (read more)

Stocking Stuffers For Shoe Lovers Under $100

Yep, that’s right.  My Christmas stocking is this cute clog-bottom fur-trim boot (thanks Mom!).  Fill your shoe lover’s stocking with any (or all) of these fun and affordable items this holiday season. BOOTIGHTS Tights made specifically for wearing with boots!  Bootights now come in fun patterns and colors, so you can show your personality while remaining cozy and comfy.  See my review ($30-32 at DIVA DIAMONDZ Diva Diamondz keep your shoes smelling as nice as they look.  Diva Diamondz contain a powerful volcanic mineral that draws odor and moisture out of shoes. The mineral is also antimicrobial, which means (read more)

Design and Create Your Own Milk & Honey Shoes (Gift Idea)

The ultimate treat for any shoe lover would be to get to design a gorgeous pair of shoes, from heel to upper.  Well now that is possible, thanks to  Keep reading for a fun Q&A with co-founders and sisters Ilissa and Dorian Howard, and take a peek at my very own Milk & Honey™ creation.  SHOE SMITTEN EXCLUSIVE!  Get free shipping with promo code “shoesmitten” for one week starting today! How did you come up with the idea of creating Milk & Honey™ Shoes? M&H: We’re girls! And we’re high-maintenance! We got so tired of walking through the department (read more)

Piperlime’s Holiday Gift Guide

Good morning readers!  Thanksgiving is this week, and then comes Black Friday craziness (stay tuned for my guide) and then…CHRISTMAS!  Have you done your shopping yet?  I’m working on my gift guide for shoe lovers, but until then, one of my favorite online retailers, Piperlime, has put together this great gift guide. Here are a few of my favorite things: Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier, $398 Hunter Original Wellies, $125 Kate Spade “This Year I Will” Bracelet, $48

Holiday Gift Idea: Bissinger’s Confectionista Collection of Chocolate-Filled Shoes

There are so many wonderful gifts out there for shoe lovers, but this one tops my list!  A special thanks to Wayne “shuz muse” for sharing this gift idea with me.  To a woman, there’s nothing better than a brand new pair of shoes…especially if they are filled with chocolate!  Bissinger’s Confectionista Collection features an origami shoe box filled with chocolates, and I love that the shoe box is so playful and unique.  I’d keep it long after the chocolates had mysteriously disappeared!  The Red Shoe (8 pieces) and Leopard Shoe (8 pieces) are each $22.00.  Order Now Now if (read more) Shoe Wearer’s Handbook Giveaway!

**11/16 Update: The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Pink Stilettos for winning the giveaway!  I’ll email you and if I don’t hear back within 48 hours I’ll have to choose another winner.  Thanks to everyone for participating!  More giveaways coming soon. Here is a book all about buying and caring for shoes that you will keep as a source of reference for years to come.  It would make a good gift for the shoe lover on your holiday shopping list.  The owner of co-authored “The Shoe Wearer’s Handbook,” which covers subjects such as how to get a (read more)

Holiday Gift Idea: Bergdorf Goodman’s Sole Mates Gift Card

The holiday season is upon us, and this is just the first of many gift guide features you’ll see appearing on Shoe Smitten.  And what better way to begin than with a gift card that comes loaded with perks specifically designed to reward shoeaholics?!  Seriously, Santa, if you’re reading this, all I want for Christmas is the Sole Mates Gift Card from Bergdorf Goodman!  No matter what value is added to the gift card (starting at $1,500), it includes the following: A complimentary pedicure at John Barrett Salon A bottle of BG Lavande Nail Polish by Le Métier de Beauté (read more)