This Look for Less actually stemmed from my weekend shopping endeavor. I went into ALDO to browse for some cute beach flip-flops when I saw these ALDO Miriviel Jelly Flats. I bought them immediately because one, they are adorable, and two, they came at the right price, and they instantly made me forget that I was eyeing and even saving my money for a pair of Salvatore Ferragamo Preita Lace-Bow Jelly Flats. Read More…

When browsing the Internet (for anything really), it’s so easy to get distracted – it happens to me all the time. In fact, I was suppose to be writing a Latest Obsessions post (shh, don’t tell my editor), when I saw these Lauren Ralph Lauren Pointed Toe Pumps at Bloomingdale’s and thought they were the Valentino Noir Rockstud Leather Slingbacks. Read More…

The holidays are upon us and it’s time to start thinking about what shoes to wear for upcoming festivities. (Be sure to stay tuned for a roundup of the best shoes to wear to holiday parties!) Coming from a woman on a budget, my tastes tend to reach beyond my means, and browsing the web for some booties is what gave rise to this Look for Less, holiday edition. Read More…

I love fall, I really do, but if there’s one thing I hate about it it’s the fact that cold-weather shoes tend to cost more, which usually results in less shoe shopping. While I have fallen in love with plenty of beautiful leather boots and printed flats, I can’t afford to splurge on all of them at once, so I am constantly perusing the internet for similar styles. Read More…

The second September hits, I usually begin my binge shopping on smoking slippers, which by now you know I love. They make for the perfect fall transition shoe when your feet just aren’t quite ready to squeeze into boots. These Jimmy Choo Wheel Studded Suede Smoking Slippers are perfect for everyday wear in the fall – not only are they basic black, but they’ve got that tiny bit of flair you’re always looking to add to your outfit. Read More…

When I first saw the Givenchy Floral Lace Slip-On Sneakers, I wanted them immediately. Givenchy has a particularly skillful way of mixing streetwear with high fashion, and these shoes are a perfect combination of the Vans slip-ons of my youth and the delicately gothic aesthetic that creative director Riccardo Tisci is known for. The only problem, of course, is that they cost in excess of $600, which feels like a lot of money. Read More…

Sometimes, a Look for Less makes you wonder why you spend so much on premiere designer shoes. Other times, it’s a clear indication of exactly why we shell out what we do for the best kicks around. In the case of these Rene Caovilla and VC Signature by Vince Camuto sandals, though, the effect is somewhere in the middle. The looks are so close that the price difference is painful, but the details on the more expensive option are so exquisite! Read More…

In a situation where one shoe didn’t clearly “inspire” a lower-priced alternative, the Giuseppe Zanotti T-Strap Flat Sandals and the Tory Burch Pacey Flat Sandals are about as close as you’re going to get. Both are from Spring 2013, so they were designed around the same time, and I doubt that Burch is looking to Zanotti for inspiration – the two brands have very separate aesthetics and target customers. Read More…

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