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
My latest Pin-spiration is this killer monochromatic look paired with silver pumps. Pretty sure the reals are Jimmy Choo’s [or maybe old school Loubs] but we can get the silver look for just $40 thanks to Victoria’s Secret.
splurge: Jimmy Choo Anouk Pumps | $650
save: Pointed Toe Stiletto | $40
[GUESS Ashmere in Dark Pink Suede, buy them here]
You know those days when you find some horrendously overpriced designer item in T.J. Maxx you have been coveting for months, check the tag and find out it costs only $10?! Well today is one of those days. I danced, I laughed, I [almost] cried because I found the perfect match to the SOLD OUT Zara colorblock sandal you see on every fashion blogger who is any blogger. Annnnd they are only $60, available in two colors. I am literally dancing around my apartment right now…get them before these ones sell out too.
Gomax Calantha 01 Camel and Black High Rise Heel | $59
Dress your feet up in lingerie-inspired heels? Why not. Let’s get racy and lacy with these lace bootie options on a budget. Happy Monday! xx, tb
ASOS TWINKLE Shoe Boots with Lace Detail | $37
Women’s Schutz Lace Bootie | $215
Victoria’s Secret Contrast-trim Bootie | $80
These Givenchy boots keep popping up on blogs, Pinterest and Refinery29 so I figured they deserved a look for less post. I even broadened my criteria up to $200 and could only find two pairs of boots I believe make the cut as a substitution to the pricey Givenchy’s. I personally love the Michael Antonio steals because they have a stiletto heel but the Steve Madden’s are closer to the reals since they are leather. Either pair will save you over $1,000 so you really can’t go wrong. If you spot a great sub for these boots make sure to comment and share. xx, tb
Givenchy Black Leather Shark Tooth Boots | $1,695
STEVEN BY STEVE MADDEN Tall Wedge Boots | $239
Michael Antonio Okal Suede Cuff Boots | $60