It’s funny how as you age your taste in fashion changes and you find yourself looking back at things you once wore and cringing. Like those bulky platforms I thought went with everything but just added bulk. Also, I used to HATE pointed toe pumps (peep toe girl all the way) and now they are the first thing on my lust list. I am loving these double ankle strap pointed pumps from ASOS for just $75. How do you guys feel about the pointed pump look?
Nude Pointed High Heels | $75
Metallic Pointed High Heels | $75
I am not a flats girl, but for those of you who are there is nothing chicer than the popular Valentino ‘Rockstud’ ballerina flat. If I were to wear flats these would be it, but us budgetistas would never pay a month’s rent for a shoe with no heel. Talk to me when it’s a designer 5″ cut out lace up sandal. Rock out in comfort with the Forever21 steals that will only set you back $25. Don’t forget the Shopbop 20% off sale going on, ends Thursday!
Valentino | $595 vs. Forever21 | $25
I’ve had the Rachel Zoe ‘Kayne’ Suede Platform Wedge pinned to my lust list for months now but since I waited so long to make my move [have you seen the price tag?] the wedge is no longer available. Luckily Jennifer Lopez has her finger on the pulse of what’s hot as shown by her ridiculously similar suede wedge designed for Kohl’s. If they don’t have your size in stock online make sure to check out your local Kohl’s sale rack!
Rachel Zoe Kayne Suede Platform Wedge | $375 [Sold Out]
Jennifer Lopez Peep-toe Platform Wedge Heels | $56
For those of you who DIE for the Louboutin look but want the sky-high patent pump without the extreme price tag, let me introduce you to the oh-so similar, oh-so chic Boutique 9 patent leather pump option. The Boutique 9 Justine pump gives you the same look and lifts you up 5 inches for just $120, compared to the $625 price tag of the luxurious Louboutin. Get the look without the regret in both black and nude, here.
Christian Louboutin Patent Leather Pumps | $625 [Sold Out]
Boutique 9 Justine Patent Leather Pumps| $120
[also available in Nude, here]
Valentino and studs; what’s not to like? Other than the price tag, nothing, but since the reals are sold out anyway I found us the next best thing for a fraction of the Valentino cost. Get strappy, studded and sexy with the Steve Madden sandals for only $66. Then you can save your hard-earned money for things like rent and eyelash extensions [have you done those yet? Tell me if you have!]
Valentino Studded Sandal – SOLD OUT
Steve Madden Raelynn Blush – $109
[use code LOVEIT for 25% off + free shipping]
I am on the hunt for the perfect black pump [5-6 inch heel] with some edge, maybe some spikes or studs. The spiked Louboutins would be the ultimate splurge but then I would be afraid to wear them outside in fear of scuffing and would only wear them inside my house while drinking champagne and getting ready, which would be a waste of my hard earned money [but sounds pretty fun]. Anyway, my fave flash sale site Hautelook is selling a similar black spiked pump for $40 with a 4 inch heel, available in four other colors and on sale until Monday. Have a great weekend!
Bucco Finola Spike Pump | $40 on Hautelook
[also available in Red/Pink/Blue/Nude]
The day after Prabal Gurung launched its collection at Target the bestie and I stopped by our local Target on our lunch break to search for the ankle strap pumps we were lusting after. No luck. They had either sold out in one day or were never stocked so we left empty-handed. One week later, I ran into Target for some last minute items for my Hawaii trip and thought I would recheck the shoes. They had the exact style shoe, only in the neon color I wanted and in my size. Now if that isn’t fate I don’t know what is. Check back at your local store or try to order them online at my link below. They also come in red, black and blue. xoxo, tb
Prabal Gurung for Target Ankle Strap Pump [Sulfur Spring] – $40
Note: Make sure to buy a half size down from your normal size. I normally wear 7.5/8 and bought 7.
What is strappy, studded and chic all over? The YSL strappy studded leather sandals, but for $1,300 I can pay rent for three months. Instead of splurging I will rock the similar Steve Madden strappy studded sandals on a budget so I can keep the roof over my head and sexy shoes on my feet.
YSL Strappy Studded Leather Sandal| $1,295
Steve Madden RAELYNN BLACK | $109
Lately I have really been loving ankle strap heeled sandals, they make your leg look so sexy and go with every outfit. I wish I had been open minded enough to wear these when I was rocking chunky platforms back in the day! My inspiration today comes from the expensive Nicholas Jasmina Snake Sandals, but a great budget option is the ASOS Hong Kong Heeled Sandal with Metal Trim [I wrote about these in black here]. I am OBSESSED with these sandals. However, instead of spending $80 I might hold out for the Prabal Gurung for Target sandals for only $40. I can wait patiently until they arrive at Target February 10th…can you?
Nicholas Jasmina Snake Sandals | $259
ASOS HONG KONG Heeled Sandals with Metal Trim | $79
Prabal Gurung for Target Sandals | $40
While most people spent their Sunday prepping for the Superbowl, I searched for a look for less to the sold out Giuseppe Zanotti gold ankle strap sandal. Of course my beloved site ASOS has a similar sandal for less than a quarter of the cost and they are still running their Superbowl coupon so you can take 20% off these sandals, or anything else in the store, with code SUPERBOWL20 at checkout. Happy Monday! xx, tb
ASOS HONG KONG Heeled Sandals with Metal Trim | $80
Take 20% off with code SUPERBOWL20