Shop These 5 Fashionable Black Friday Sales Early!

Who says you have to wait for Black Friday to score stylish deals on shoes, clothing and accessories? Shop these five sales now to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping. Amazon Take 25% off select shoes and clothing on This Kate Spade New York Cedar Street crossbody is a needful thing. $198.00 Now $148.50 American Eagle Score 40% off your purchase on now thru 11/30 with code GOBBLEUP. Fancy a pair of short plaid Woolrich boots? $225.00 Now $135   Express Take 50% off everything in-store and online, plus get free shipping at Express! I’m eyeing the Stacked (read more)

Kirna Zabete Nine West Spring Shoelaboration

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. (read more)

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 (read more)

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, (read more)

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, (read more)

Fall Must-Have: Nine West Military-Inspired ‘Donley’ Bootie

I know you already know I have a thing for Nine West shoes.  Nine West shoes are affordable, well-made and extremely stylish.  I just ordered two more pairs for the holiday season, so you’ll be seeing a LOT of Nine West on Shoe Smitten! About a month ago I made a visit to the flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York for a press event (Fred was there!).  These DONLEY booties drew me in from the moment I saw them perched on a shelf.  Even so, I decided to pass them by for the moment and take a look (read more)

Talking Beauty and Shoes with Nigel Barker

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Nigel Barker, renowned fashion photographer and judge of America’s Next Top Model.  His new book, Nigel Barker’s Beauty Equation, offers beauty and fashion tips for every woman so she can be her best and most beautiful, from the inside out. But the book is much more than just an informative read – it prompts readers to get interactive online at and share their photos and feelings!  So what does this post have to do with shoes?  Read on to find out (Nigel has a thing for shoes!), and (read more)

Nine West Runway Relief Photoshoot + Special Edition ‘Modelinia’ Boots Now Available

Yesterday was a HOT and SWEATY one here in NYC, but even so, forty top models including Coco Rocha, Jessica White, Hannah Holman, and Lyndsey Scott stormed the Meatpacking District for a photoshoot with fashion photographer Nigel Barker to kick off Nine West’s Runway Relief program.  Dressed in adorable t-shirts created and styled just for this event, jean shorts, and Nine West boots equipped with pedometers, the girls put aside their discomfort to take part this fashionable cause.  A few even wore leather jackets, and it was over 90 degrees outside!  But you’ve got to admit – they looked fantastic.  Thanks to the (read more)

Best Fashionable Women’s Shoes in Sizes 10 and Up

I hear time and time again from my larger-footed friends that it’s nearly impossible to find fashionable shoes in their sizes.  While I’m no size 6, I can generally find shoes in my size 8.5 (which Yahoo’s Shine reports is now the average size) without much trouble.  But every woman should be able to find high heels and sandals that fit just right.  So I did a little research and found a few brands and websites specializing in larger sizes.  If you have any resources or tips to share, please do so in the comments section below. Barefoot Tess specializes (read more)