Update (07/26/2010): Finally, the regular price for the Zoe boots has dropped to an almost reasonable $175. But this price ain’t good enough for us. We found a way to get these darlings for the awesome price of $148.75 including free shipping! Just head over to Shoes.com, put the “Zoes” in your cart, enter promo code “SHOES15” which takes off 15% and voliá, you get the “Zoes” for under $150 which is less than half the price of the regular, re-introduction price. Yay! But hurry, I am not sure how long the promo will stay active!
If you’re acquainted with the style blogger blogosphere you’ll already know that Sam Edelman’s “Zoe” Harness Boots have made quite a glorious comeback last year and have landed on dozens of wishlists from fellow shoe addicts ever since. Unfortunately these Balenciaga-esque booties were reintroduced with a price tag that’s pretty hard to swallow: $350! Ugh! And up until now, more than half a year later, these are far from going on sale. People just keep buying them full-price. And even if you’re lucky enough to find these booties on sale somewhere there’s either only size 10 left or the shop is out of your size before you can complete your order. But, finally, you have a chance to get these booties for a whole lot less ($280 instead of $350; you’re saving $70!). Lord & Taylor is currently running a promotion where you can take 20% OFF regular and sale price items and they happen to have the Zoe boots in all sizes available right now. Just enter coupon code “SIMPLE” at checkout and save a big chunk of cash! But hurry, the offer is set to expire tomorrow (03/15/2010). Oh, and did I mention you’ll get FREE SHIPPING as well? Score!
Sam Edelman Zoe Boots
P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Amazon & Heels.com.
So it was only recently that I bought my first pair of 5 inchers. OK, it were 3 first pairs. All of them were pumps and they all had a double platform to support the towering stiletto heel. And boy do I love my new 5 inch heels! I mean they look just breathtaking on. They make my legs go on for like a mile and I instantly feel soooo much sexier when I’m wearing them.
Surprisingly, they’re not as painful as I pictured them to be. In fact, during the first hour I feel next to no heel pain due to the double platform which takes away a lot of the heel height and doesn’t make the arch quite as hurtful. Now don’t be fooled, they’ll still pain the hell out of you eventually after 2-3 hours, but judging by the looks of the boyfriend and other male bystanders, I’d say it’s totally worth it. It does take some time getting used to the fact that you’re hovering on a big ass platform above the ground, but after some practice around the house you should be able to rock 5 inch babies like a pro. Wanna start your first love affair with a super fabulous 5 incher? Take a look at the ones below by Miss Me. Absolutely adorable, aren’t they? Also, super sexy and relatively light on the wallet at $55.95 per pair. Alright, I might just have found my 4th pair now!
Miss Me Jocelyn-12A Bow Platform Pumps
Image source(s): Amazon
I couldn’t help myself. After a very shoe shopping heavy June, I promised not to buy any new shoes in July because 7 pairs in 4 weeks are quite enough for a while – even for a shoe fanatic like me. And I’ve been good for one full week. But then I discovered that the Chinese Laundry chiffon booties which I’ve been secretly admiring and stalking for the last few months have been restocked again, so I took the plunge and ordered them. Yup, I have a serious (shoe) shopping problem. 😉
Chinese Laundry “Hide and Seek” Chiffon Booties
While I love my bow pumps and frilly, ruffle-adorned satin shoes sometimes I want something with an edge. Something dangerous, aggressive, mysterious. Something that says “This lady is not to be fooled around with.” Sam Edelman‘s Lorissa pumps certainly fit into the latter category. Their spikes and gem encrusted heels will make for a spectacular backview and double as weapons in case you need to kick a pushy, drunk dude trying to hit on you. For $199.95 you’ll get a lot of sartorial edge à la Kirkwood for Rodarte, too.
Sam Edelman Lorissa Spiked Pumps
P.S.: Also available at Amazon, Shoes.com & Zappos.
Image source(s): Solestruck
Isn’t it amazing how a brand called Joe’s Jeans whose main focus lies on denim makes such remarkable and outstanding footwear? We first wrote about a pair of their shoes just recently in a Givenchy Real vs. Steal post and now they’ve managed to astonish me yet once again with the fabulousness of their shoes. This sky-high “Diva” platform has something Fendi about it, but I think I actually prefer it over its designer pendant. Everyone knows I love a platform because they make a really high heel so much more comfortable and this specific one here reminds me of Charlotte Olympia who is a great shoe designer. Another bonus: the nude color. I’m officially in love (I often am I know)!
Joe’s Jeans Diva Platform Sandals
Also available at Shopbop, Nordstrom & 6pm.
Image source(s): Amazon