Today I realized I really shouldn’t be drinking coffee (or any beverage for that matter) when I’m in shoe stalking mode. Because, as I learned first-hand, this can end in a pretty ugly scenario. For my clothes, my hardware and everyone standing around me. But let me explain. Like every morning I got myself a cup of coffee and sat down to read my emails and check out the newest arrivals at It was going as usual, nothing overly exciting that caught my eye right until I spied these amazing nude snakeskin-print Carlos by Carlos Santana ankle strap wedges. I was so stunned by them, I took a deep inhale, but failed to realize I still had a large sip of coffee in my mouth. So I swallowed up on my coffee, freaked out, started panicking and spilled the coffee all over me, my table and my monitor. Like big time! As you can probably imagine it wasn’t one of my best moments. So listen up, ladies, falling in love with a shoe can end pretty messy these days. Not to mention be life-threating. Oh well, the lessons you learn in life. Available in nude or black.

Carlos by Carlos Santana "Whirl" Wedge Booties in nude

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Whirl” Wedge Bootiescj

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls & Shoes.comls.

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Update: This post has been updated on January 04, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

After the massive display of PGH (= pretty, girly heels) lately here, today’s Real vs. Steal is focussing on practical yet stylish footwear. These wedge booties by Chloé are not neccesarily my style, but I know some of our readers are die-hard Chloé fans who will love what I have found, just keep on reading…

Chloé Suede Knit-Trim Wedge Boots in taupe

Chloé Suede Knit-Trim Wedge Bootsls
($850, Net-A-Porter)

Gianni Bini “McKinely” Wedge Boots

UPDATE (01/04/2011): I’m not quite sure I’ve ever seen a knockoff as spot-on as these wedge booties by Gianni Bini. Stunningly identical! If you see a noticeable difference between both, let us know!

Gianni Bini "McKinely" Wedge Boots in olive suede (Chloé knockoffs)

Gianni Bini “McKinely” Wedge Bootsls
($99.99, Dillard’s)

Wild Diva Motiz-01 Sweater Cuff Bootie Wedges

UPDATE (01/03/2011): Found another great yet budget-friendly Chloé knockoff by Wild Diva. Available in black, brown and tan. Be fast, these will sell out fast.

Wild Diva Motiz-01 Sweater Cuff Bootie Wedges in brown (Chloé knockoffs)

Wild Diva Motiz-01 Sweater Cuff Bootie Wedgescj
($33.80, GoJane)

Steve Madden “DELANOW” Wedge Booties

If you’re craving yourself some Chloé style, but lack the funds to support the real deal, how about going for this great Chloé look-a-like by Steve Madden instead? Available in grey or brown suede.

Steve Madden "DELANOW" Wedge Booties in grey suede (Chloé knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DELANOW” Wedge Bootiesamazon
($150, Amazon)


I always hoped that part of Olivia Palermo‘s impeccable style would be the fact that she has access to the finest designer clothes and that these account for half the magic of her outfits. But now that I’ve seen her looking just as fabulous in head-to-toe Mango as if she was wearing some premium designer I think we all have to accept that this girl has style in spades; no matter the brand of her clothes. Sigh! Check out our take on Olivia’s bow blouse and camel pants look below and let us know what you think of it.

Olivia Palermo’s Mango Look 4 Less

Olivia Palermo's Mango Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who?Olivia Palermo
Where?Mango Spring/Summer 2011 Collection Presentation in Madrid, Spain
When?November 16, 2010
What?Head-to-toe Mango


Happy New Year!

by Irina on January 1, 2011

The team of wishes you a joyful & happy new year. May this year be the best it can be and may all your wishes come true in 2011! Cheers!

Happy New Year!


Whoa, Steve Madden can read minds. Because I was just thinking the other day that I so want to rock a pair of nude peep-toe booties. Don’t get me wrong, I love ankle boots in all kinds of colors, but black ones in particular I cannot make them work on me without wearing matching black tights. Because when I look into the mirror and see them cutting off at the ankle, it leaves my legs looking horribly stumpy. That’s why nude booties are perfect to wear with a bare leg. The flesh color will elongate your legs visually while the 5.5″ heel will elevate you to a giants eye level. Also available in your standard black if that’s the color of your choice.

Steve Madden ZURICK Platform Peep-toe Booties in nude

Steve Madden “ZURICK” Platform Peep-toe Bootiesamazon
($129.95, Amazon)

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