Toovia Roundup: Transition to Fall & Find Shoe Deals Online

Last week I was inspired by the coming of fall, and also the need to find shoe deals online. Read on for a summary of what I wrote for Toovia. If you have a topic request or a question you need answered, please let me know by writing a comment below! You can also follow my profile on Toovia so you don’t miss a thing.

My Favorite Summer-To-Fall Shoes

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Like a kid afraid to go to that first day of kindergarten, I’m holding onto my summer sandals like there’s no tomorrow. If you’re as resistant to the end of summer as I am, you might be happy to see that you can wear summer shoes into the fall. Wear these five summer shoes now with sun dresses or shorts, and later with jeans, leggings and fall knits. Read: 5 Summer Shoes That Will Carry You Through Fall

Where I Find The Best Shoe Deals Online

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If there’s anything I’ve learned over the past six years blogging about shoes, it’s that designer shoes don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Okay, maybe just an arm, but if you’ve gotta have them like I do, you should shop online. Read: The Best Places To Find Designer Shoe Deals Online

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What’s On My List: Comfy Shoes For Spring

There comes a time every few months when a girl needs to revamp her shoe wardrobe, and my favorite season for this is spring.  As the days get longer and the temperatures climb, it’s time to bring out those sun-loving wedges, strappy heels and flat sandals.  I have a few go-to warm weather shoes, notably my piping-hot pink Fendi strappy heels and my Michael Kors platform wedges.  And while I have countless peep toe pumps and high heels that are great for work and nights out, I’m currently searching to add a few good pairs of everyday comfy shoes to my collection.

And when I say comfy, I’m not talking granny shoes.  I need these shoes to look hot and feel amazing, whether I’m at the office, out on the town or walking the dog.  I’m always on the lookout for shoes that are kind to my feet, especially in the warmer months when I’m more active and need my cute shoes to keep up with me.  There are a few brands I know I can trust for comfort and style, including Naturalizer, Clarks (they have some great wedges), and of course comfortable born shoes.  These Born wedges are really starting to call my name…you can’t beat the combination of natural cork and metallic leather!

In the next few weeks I’ll be highlighting some top shoe picks for the warmer months.  But now I want to hear from you – what are your go-to comfy spring shoes?  Which brands do you trust, and which do you steer clear of?

 

 

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Shop Designer Shoe Warehouse Like A Pro

There are few more exhilarating feelings for a shoe shopper than walking into DSW and staring down aisles upon aisles of discounted designer footwear. But I’ll be the first to admit that it can be an overwhelming experience.  Luckily, an ex-DSW employee provided 4 Insider Tips to Shoe Shopping at DSW so you can get even more out of your next DSW trip by finding the best fit for your feet, as well as your budget.

My favorite tip is to “just ask for a discount”!  DSW wants customers to leave happy, and if something is wrong with a shoe, like a stitch or gemstone is missing, you may receive a defect discount.

What experiences have you had shopping at DSW?  What deals have you scored?

 

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Best Websites To Shop For Designer Shoe Deals

When it comes to buying designer shoes, I absolutely refuse to pay full-price. Part of it is the principle of the thing, and the other is that I simply cannot afford the price tags. I don’t see any justification for buying anything full-price when fashions are changing so fast.  Why buy those new Manolo Blahnik shoes hot off the shelf when you know that in a few months the price will be cut in half?  Does anyone really care if you’re wearing shoes from last summer?  If they still look amazing and you know how to work them, I think not.  Of course we all like to be on top of the latest trends, and this is when shopping designer deals really gets fun…retailers are now so ahead of the current season that things we need now or in the next month are already going on sale.  More and more fashionistas are realizing this, and jumping at the chance to snag those summer sandals at the beginning of July, or finding deals on their favorite brand-name boots for fall in September.  In light of this, I’d like to share with you my favorite websites to find authentic designer shoes for less.  In addition to these, I would like to remind you to keep an eye on/signup for the e-newsletters at department store websites such as Saks.com, Net-a-porter.com and NeimanMarcus.com, as they have seasonal sales that you won’t want to miss.
  1. 6pm.com – My favorite.  Not only does the site have the same intuitive navigation of Zappos, but the deals are simply unbeatable!  I snagged these of Giuseppe Zanotti platform heels for only $185 (originally $995)
  2. Giuseppe Zanotti heels for $185!

  3. Gilt.com – This and the next link (#3) are both invitation-only sale sites, but you can get in now by clicking thru my links! Gilt Groupe provides access to Men’s and Women’s coveted fashion and luxury brands at prices up to 70% off retail.  Each sale lasts 36 hours and features hand-selected styles from a single designer.
  4. Ideeli.com – Another invite-only sale site with well-known brands at prices up to 80% off!  Each day sales begin at 12PM EST and last for 40 hours, or until items are sold out.  I scored this pair of Melissa shoes for just $3 (I had a $75 credit from inviting friends, so I only had to pay shipping)!
  5. Yoox.com – You can find tons of rare, last-season and current pieces at rock-bottom prices here. For example,  get these Giuseppe Zanotti open toe pumps for just $195 if you wear a size 9.5:
  6. ShoeHunting.com – Of course I have to mention ShoeHunting! It’s a fun community of shoe lovers where you can find the best prices on hard-to-find shoes, and discuss your most recent purchases and shoe lusts.  See my ShoeHunting profile here.

Do you have any suggestions to add?  Do so in the comments below!

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Shoe Shopping Vlog: BCBG Flip Flops, Michael Shannon Platforms, & Guess Heels

Another day of shoe shopping!  I’m going to have to call it quits for a while…lol yeah, right.  So today, many of my Twitterfolk weighed in on my selections as I was at the shoe store.  Here are the shoes I ended up buying.  What do you think of them?


BCBGirls – Sid (Fume) thong sandals
, $38.90 – These are the perfect sandal for girls like me who want a little sparkle everywhere they go.


GUESS – Addee (Black Satin) high heels
, $96.95 – A sexy number for a dress or dark jeans – show off your pedicure!

My apologies! The platform pumps are not Michael Kors – they are Michael Shannon. I’m not familiar with the brand, but I love these pumps.  Nude and bone-colored shoes have the magic ability to make your legs appear to go on for miles.   The upward boost from the hidden platform helps, too!

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