Kirna Zabete Nine West Spring Shoelaboration

Kirna Zabete for Nine West Sophi

There is a shoe for every taste in the Nine West for Kirna Zabete collection, from flirty feathered satin stilettos to urban leather sneaker wedges.  My favorite is the Sophi peep-toe pump, pictured above.  It is the perfect transition shoe from winter to spring, and who doesn’t need a sexy pair of strappy black pumps?  Kirna Zabete is a best-friend duo who have made their NYC store a must-stop-shop for style at its best.  This six-month collaboration gave the two a chance to design shoes for the first time, creating day-to-night shoe wardrobes for each month from February to July.  Each month features a high heel, a mid heel and a flat that all convey a particular “mood”.

Nine West Kirna Zabete shoe collaboration

Keep an eye on the ladies behind Kirna Zabete, Sarah and Beth.  They collaborated with Target last fall, and they are sure to continue to contribute their wear-everywhere style aesthetic to other eager companies.

Want to see the entire collection in action?  Watch this video, in which Garance Dore styled her favorite looks along with Sarah and Beth.

The shoes range from $59 to $169, so you can justify buying a few pairs to satisfy your current mood! Shop the entire Nine West x Kirna Zabete shoe collection at

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Giles Deacon for Nine West Fall 2011 Collection

Nine West has partnered with British fashion designer Giles Deacon to create a whimsical capsule collection for fall/winter 2011-12.  A fun contrast from Nine West’s super-feminine “Shoelaboration” with Sophie Theallet, this collection includes carry-everywhere canvas and leather tote bags, a chunky suede wedge, a buckled bootie, pointy-toed flats and playful necklaces.

That mischievous little mouse-like creature on several of the pieces?  That’s Eek, the motif used by Giles in many of his signature collections.  So cute!  You will see him on the tote bag, hanging from jewelry, and included on details like zipper pulls.

The Giles Deacon for Nine West collection launches in August but is available for pre-order now. Prices start at $26 for jewelry and $99 for handbags and footwear.  Choose your Eek!

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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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Shine This Holiday Season In Dazzling Shoes

Nine West Timepiece Pumps, $89 at

These are the shoes I ended up bringing to Kansas with me for the holidays.  I would have brought more options, but I had for myself the goal of packing light, and I succeeded – fitting everything in one suitcase (under 50lbs) and my laptop bag!  These Nine West pumps are perfect, with the beaded decoration on the heels and the supple suede upper, and of course black goes with everything.  Not to mention they make my legs look AHH-MAZING and my feet don’t hurt after a few hours in them.

Of course, one pair of heels just won’t quite cut it for me…I did make a shoe purchase at TJ Maxx the other day ($69!!!) that will make me look and feel like royalty during the New Year’s Eve festivities.

Sam Edelman Queenie pewter booties, $159.20 at

What shoes are you wearing during your holiday parties?  Post a comment below and let me know, and you can always upload them to and show them off there, too!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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