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Frugal Friday: Sam Edelman Shoes

There just aren’t many frugal shoe brands that make the grade. Something about these accessories requires an expert hand, and luckily for us, Sam Edelman has just that.

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Frugal Friday: Paolo Bentini

An Italian shoe line just launched at Nordstrom, and believe me, this is a name you’re going to want to remember – Paolo Bentini. He’s a fifth generation shoemaker who ensures that every last sandal is handmade by skilled craftsman using the finest soft leathers. Sounds like they must be pretty expensive, right? Surprisingly, no! All of the sandals are under $100.

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Rollasole

Rollasole: Dream Machine

You know those tech vending machines that sell iPods and cameras? They just got seriously one-upped because as nice as it is to get those luxuries on the go, comfort is a more of a necessity and Brit shoe brand Rollasole is providing just that by selling their conveniently packable flats in vending machines.

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Summer Essentials: Shoes for Every Occasion

Whether you’re going on a trip to the tropics this summer or just taking a walk through your neighborhood, you’re going to need a set of comfy shoes for the journey. The key word here is casual. One of the most important styles to have is a travel-friendly flat. Maiyet’s two-tone leather sandals (on NET-A-PORTER … Continue reading “Summer Essentials: Shoes for Every Occasion”

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Olivia Palermo: Relaxed in Report Jude Ankle Boots

Olivia Palermo is chic as usual while out and about with her main squeeze Johannes Huebl recently in NYC. Even while dressed down, Olivia nails the laid-back luxe look in a Zadig & Voltaire vest, skinny jeans and a pair of Report ankle boots. These buckled beauties are a great option at a great price … Continue reading “Olivia Palermo: Relaxed in Report Jude Ankle Boots”

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Frugal Friday: Pelle Moda Ider Tweed Espadrilles Have Layers of Allure

If there’s one breed of shoe that shouldn’t require you to spend a fortune, it’s without a doubt the espadrille. It’s summer, it’s relaxation…it’s rope! I’m all for a great investment wedge every now and again, but when it comes to the breeziest of warm-weather peep-toes, you can happily score a price that’s breezy, too. … Continue reading “Frugal Friday: Pelle Moda Ider Tweed Espadrilles Have Layers of Allure”

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Kate Spade Lindsey Striped Espadrille: Earn Your Stripes

I love Pierre Hardy’s extravagant canvas wedges, with all their curvy, layered, stripy goodness, let’s be real: they are more for looks than they are for real life. When it comes to comfort and price, Kate Spade wins the battle of the rainbow stripe. Leave it to her (that’s right, you heard me!) to present us … Continue reading “Kate Spade Lindsey Striped Espadrille: Earn Your Stripes”

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Jean-Michel Cazabat Tabia Cork Wedge Pumps vs. Yves Saint Laurent Maryna Pumps: A Run for Your Money

Whether you’re going Frugal or Snob, you can’t go wrong with either of these pumps. There are times when a shoe can’t compete with the expensive original, and others when all the elements – and possibly more – are in the more cost-effective edition. Suede upper with a cork wedge: these Jean-Michel Cazabat pumps ($295) … Continue reading “Jean-Michel Cazabat Tabia Cork Wedge Pumps vs. Yves Saint Laurent Maryna Pumps: A Run for Your Money”

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Topshop Amber Glitter Heel Boots: A Little Spring in Your Step

You already know as well as Tina and I do along with any shoe snob worth her salt, that Miu Miu has full-fledged glitter fever. It’s only logical that Topshop (as famous for their highly…shall we say?…designer-inspired pieces as they are for surprising originals) would hop on the sparkle train and throw some glimmering confetti … Continue reading “Topshop Amber Glitter Heel Boots: A Little Spring in Your Step”

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