Monday, October 21, 2013

Natural Soul by Naturalizer -Kassandra, Red Pepper

Ciao a tutti!

My fellow Shoe-A-Holics, if you are looking for a little color inspiration, then look no further than Pantone's Fashion Color Report for Fall 2013.   From ways to style their color of the year, to how-to incorporate this seasons hottest hues, taking a leaf out of Patnone's report is sure to colorize your world.
One of the 'it' colors for the fall is Samba (Red).  Used as a foundation with which to pair other jewel-tones, in conjunction with lighter tones to create a dramatic statement, or used singly as a stand alone piece, Samba red is sure to give a spirited, expressive and distinguished look.

Baci a tutti!

Stella Notte

Day 356: Monday October 21st 2013
Designer: Natural Soul by Naturalizer
Name: Kassandra
Color: Red Pepper
Style: Slip-On Flats
Heel: 1.25 inches (3.18 cm)
Material: Leather Upper with contrast Moccasin stitching detail at toe and woven leather on vamp

Beautiful in any color; click here to see these beauties in Black!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Kors, Michael Kors -Newton, Black

Ciao a tutti!

My fellow Shoe-A-Holics, a fabulous dress calls for a fabulous pair of shoes, and these wedge beauties fit the bill perfectly!  With a sleek leather upper, and contrast stitching throughout the vamp, complemented with a stacked wooden heel and open-toe design, transitioning to fall has never been cooler or hotter!

Baci a tutti!

Stella Notte
Day 355: Sunday October 13th 2013
Designer: Kors by Michael Kors
Name: Newton
Color: Black Oiled Calf
Style: Open-Toe Wedge Pump
Heel: 4.5 inches (11.5 cm)
Platform: 1.0 inches (2.5 cm)
Material: Leather upper with leather lining

To see how I styled these beautiful Wedges and for other styling tips, follow the link below to:

Beautiful in any color; click here to see these beauties in Natural!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Giuseppe Zanotti -E10334

Ciao a tutti!

Well, my fellow Shoe-A-Holics, here they are, the priciest shoes in my Shoe Arsenal!
While you take a few moments and experience intense emotions of lust and envy (it's all right, I experienced those things too, when I saw them...then I saw the price), I shall give you a few tips on how you too, can own a pair of high-end designer shoes, without the sticker shock!

Tip One: Save your Money!
Designer shoes, don't come cheap, especially the ones that are made in Italy and Brazil, handcrafted or made of premium materials. If you think of them as an investment piece, you'll see the value of dropping a few extra dollars in a well made pair of shoes that will last and that feel absolutely incredible on your feet.

Tip Two: Shop around!
I love a bargain, but a bargain isn't a bargain, when you find out you over spent on something you could have gotten cheaper. Look online and in stores, because although related by name to their brick and mortar counterparts, most eCommerce businesses are run by a separate entity, with different promotions and sales and sometimes even different merchandise. If you can stand playing the waiting game, then wait until the end of season sales. Sandals at the end of summer are less expensive than in the late winter or early spring, and boots are often at rock bottom prices during the warmer months. Styles generally take several seasons to cycle in and cycle out, so sandals you buy in August or September will be just as fashionable the following April.

Tip Three:  Join retailer's membership clubs (if they're free) and sign up for e-mails!
This is a favorite of mine, because had I not been a DSW Rewards Member, there would have been no way I would have gotten these $800 shoes for more than 90% off!  Yes, you read that correctly!  Many sites, like the aforementioned, pays members to shop.  You receive points for items you buy, and when you reach a certain amount, they send you coupons for dollars off a future purchase.  Additionally, this site gives you periodic opportunities to double and even triple your points on a purchase.  You can get free shipping if you spend over $35, and you can use up to 3 coupons per shopping visit.  Wow!  How I scored these beauties for a fraction of their retail value (the sell out price on the Giuseppe Zanotti website was $398), was a Luxe810 sale had in August.  These select high-end designer shoes were priced at $99 dollars (only for the weekend).  Combined with a couple of discount coupons, free shipping, and also purchased during a tax-free weekend, these designer shoes are now mine at only a fraction of the cost!

Baci a tutti!

Stella Notte

Day 354: Sunday October 6th 2013
Designer: Giuseppe Zanotti
Name: E10334
Style: Hooded-Thong Sandal
Material: Leopard-Print, pony hair upper, leather lining and sole with ankle strap and buckle

To see how I styled these beautiful Sandals and for other styling tips, follow the link below to: