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Clunky ’90s Mary Janes Make a Comeback: Back to Schoolgirl

Though it’s been the ‘70s show in fashion lately, definite shades of ‘90s cool have infiltrated – and no trend from that decade appeals to my sartorial sensibilities more than the chunky Mary Jane. Courtney Love’s baby doll look may not be hot right now, but these shoes most certainly are. Today’s version is sleeker than its predecessor, suggesting a higher sense of sophistication (grunge, these are not).

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Burberry Prorsum Painted Textured-Leather Ankle Boots

Burberry Prorsum Painted Textured-Leather Ankle Boots: In Full Bloomsbury

Seasons seem to meld together these days. Florals in fall? Why not? Burberry blooms in delicate shades of violet and blue along these off-white booties with the hand painting creating an almost watercolor effect.

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The Transition Shoe You’ve Been Waiting for: Open Toe Booties

Itching for summer when it barely feels like spring? Pick up a pair of these hybrid shoe-booties to get you through the transition months in in-between style.

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Nicholas Kirkwood Fall/Winter 2014

Nicholas Kirkwood Fall/Winter 2014: Getting to the Point

The Nicholas Kirkwood Fall/Winter 2014 collection gets straight to the point. A sleek pointed toe defines almost every shoe in the collection from snakeskin heels to flat boots.

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Trend Alert

Trend Alert: Lace, Lace, Lace Shoes

You can’t rationalize indulging in every trend that pops up, but considering lace-making has been around since ancient times, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a lot of wear out of the style. And it doesn’t hurt that we saw it grace the Fall and Spring catwalks. So what’ll it be? Pumps? Booties? Flats? I’ll take them all! Lace up your shoes with these romantic picks…

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Fall into Gucci

Fall into Gucci: Shoes for Every Occasion

Gucci’s fall shoes are gorgeous, so much so that this could be one-stop shopping for the season’s essentials. They’re very well made, and while not Frugal Snob friendly, the shoes are priced better than those from other established brands (except for the python booties – they also come in leathericon for only $895, though!).

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Essential Winter Boots

Essential Winter Boots: Fun and Function

It’s always disappointing when the time comes to store your chic summer sandals away for another year. Fill that void by indulging in a slew of stylish winter boots! Just don’t let yourself get carried away with buying ones that are all for the same purpose or occasion.

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Emily VanCamp Gets a Boost in B Brian Atwood Pumps

Emily VanCamp attended the Dramatically Different Party By Clinque New York City recently wearing a Preen By Thornton Bregazzi poppy print jersey dress and B Brian Atwood Leida pumps. Emily looked prim and proper with her hair slicked into a ballerina bun with sweet pink lips and simple eyes…

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Taylor Swift Towers in Toronto: Get it Girl

Taylor Swift proved she is not afraid of heights recently when she sported Christian Louboutin Karina booties, which stand at  4.5” high, to the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. These intricate booties have a strappy suede cage with parent leather pickstitching down the center and bring the heat when it comes to sex appeal. … Continue reading “Taylor Swift Towers in Toronto: Get it Girl”

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