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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Look for Less: Steve Madden Haylow

Last week, I showed you how similar Steve Madden's Haylow is to Sole Society's Anouk. 
Steve Madden Haylow

The SM version of the shoe [pictured above] usually retails for around $70, but now you can get a look-a-like from JustFabulous for just $39.95 with free shipping.

The JF version of the shoe [below] is called Edna. She comes in nude and black. The heel height is 5" with a 1/2" platform.

Photo via JustFabulous
In case you haven't heard, JustFab has made it easier to purchase a shoe that is not in your boutique. When you are on you boutique page, just above the shoes or bags there will be a search box on the right hand side. Simply type in the name and you will automatically be forwarded to the item's page. What I'm trying to say is head over to JustFabulous and look up the Edna if you'd like to see more pictures and full details. There is no need to call or do a live chat anymore!

*If you are interested in these shoes (or any other JF shoes you see on my blog) and are not yet a member of JustFabulous you can sign up here. There is no commitment to make a purchase simply by signing up. If you plan on purchasing from JF and you have not yet read my post about how shoe clubs work, I suggest doing so before heading to their site.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Look for Less: Christian Louboutin Clou Noeud 150 Studded Slingbacks


Christian Louboutin's Clou Noeud Studded Slingbacks are one of my favorite pairs of CL shoes.
Photo via Net-A-Porter

This morning I learned about a great pair of shoes from my friend Amanda Haverty-Harris (Thank you girl!). Makeeda are Louboutin look-a-likes that you can purchase at JustFabulous for only $39.95! They are available in black, blue, blush, and red. 


Photos via JustFab
 

These designer-inspired platform peep-toe slingbacks have a 5" heel and a 1" platform. I love them so much that I ordered two pairs! Which color is your favorite? 

If you are interested in these shoes (or any other JF shoes you see on my blog) and are not yet a member of JustFabulous you can sign up here. There is no commitment to make a purchase simply by signing up. If you plan on purchasing from JF and you have not yet read my post about how shoe clubs work, I suggest doing so before heading to their site.

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I am giving away a pair of JustFab sunglasses! 
If you haven't entered yet, head over to the giveaway post now. Giveaway closes 7/6/77 at 11:59pm.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Receive a $10 Credit for Beyond the Rack - On sale today: Steve Madden, NYLA, Wanted, Chinese Laundry, and More!

Designer Brands At Exclusive Prices - Save Up To 70% Off Retail at BeyondtheRack.com! Invitation Code: SUMMER2011 - 225x79

Beyond the Rack has some great sales going on right now!  If you are not yet a member of BTR sign up now and use invitation code "RETAILMENOT10" upon signup to receive a $10 credit!

Below are some of the sales on BTR that caught my eye:

1. Steve Madden sunglasses are on sale for $14.99-$16.99 through 6/29/11.  
2. Elegant Footwear has sandals, flipflops, and wedges for $19.99-$29.99 through 6/29/11.
3. NYLA, Wanted, XOXO, Chinese Laundry, Vince Camuto, Penny Loves Kenny, Medici, Naughty Monkey, Paris Hilton, and many other designers have flats, pumps, sandals, etc. on sale starting at $14.99 through 6/28/11. 
There are also other sales going on such as cute dresses, beachwear, eyewear, tops, watches, and so much more!

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Steve Madden Haylow on Sale & Sole Society's Anouk

While doing a little internet shoe browsing I came across one of my favorite Steve Madden shoes on sale. Steve Madden's Haylow Platform Sandal is on sale for $49.99 at Lord & Taylor.

Lord & Taylor - $49.99
 
Lord & Taylor has them available in patent leather in the two colors shown. If you find something else you like on L&T you can save a little more with free shipping on orders over $99 (ends today 6/26/11).
 
Sole Society's Anouk shoes are identical to SM's Haylow. However, Sole Society offers them in suede and in such fun colors! 

Sole Society - $49.95

Anouk in blue was my very first SS purchase. I love them so much! They are available in sizes 8, 8.5, 9.5, and 10 so some of you can still get your hands on them! If you plan on ordering and this is your first Sole Society order you can use promo code "15FORYOU" for $15 off (through today 6/26/11) or "SHOEOBSESSED10" for $10 off through (through 6/30/11). As always, there is no charge for shipping.

Don't forget to invite friends to sign up for Sole Society for a chance to win a year of free shoes! See details here.

A Year of Free Shoes from Sole Society!

Photo via Sole Society


If you are already a member then get those invites out
If you are not yet a member then you are clearly missing out. So sign up for Sole Society to get in on the hottest new shoe club and a chance to win a year of free shoes!

Sole Society currently has a few coupons available for first time buyers. If you act quickly you can receive $15 off your purchase with the code "15FORYOU" (promotion ends 6/27 at midnight). You can also use "SHOEOBSESSED10" for $10 off (through 6/30).

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mintbox

Logo via Mintbox.com
Thanks to Bloglovin, I just found out about a great site called Mintbox. By signing up for a free account you will receive insider access to invitation-only sales, events, previews, and even cash back! Simply select your favorite stores from the list of retailers and you will receive notifications about sales and also special member perks (coupons) from the retailers you selected. By shopping through Mintbox you will receive 5% cash-back (15% through 6/24) on all members only purchases you make. Some of my favorite retailers on their list include ASOS, Barnes & Noble, Bluefly, Drugstore, Endless, Free People, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, NARS, Piperlime, Sephora, Shopbop, Sunglass Hut, and Target, but there are plenty others on the list as well!

That's it! There is no monthly fee. No skipping the month. Just sign up, select your stores, shop, and receive discounts. This is definitely my kind of site!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

JustFab's New Denim Line

Last night I attended JustFab's Style Night in Soho. We knew there was going to be a surprise revealed, but we never imaged that JustFab would launch their own denim line. That's right, their own line - JustFab's name is on the tag. These jeans come in several different cuts: Basic Boot, Super Straight, Fabulous Flare, and Slender Cigarette. There is a style out there for everyone.


PROMOTION!: Each pair of jeans from JustFab's line are regularly $39.95. If you act now you can score 3 pairs of jeans and a pair of shoes (select styles) for just $99!

I wanted to do a quick post now and let you in on the promotion, just in case you haven't heard. For the time being, here is a picture of Lisa and I, after we each tried on our first pair.

JustFab's Style Night was such a great time. Be sure to check back for details about the event and my review on the new denim line!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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LC by Lauren Conrad Top - $17 at Kohl's
(similar LC tops: here and here)
Bebe Shorts - No longer available, I've had them forever.
Massimo Blazer - $29.99 at Target
Urban Expressions Clutch - $19.99 at Marshalls stores

 Last night I had the opportunity to attend JustFab's much anticipated Style Night event. It was everything I had expected it be - and much, much more! We sipped on bellini's, were fed upscale appetizers and desserts, enjoyed an amazing fashion show, tried on denim, and took Digital PhotoBooth pictures. Everyone who attend had such a great time!

Lisa and I were lucky enough to be able to sit VIP at the show with Mia, Chanda, Sarah, and their guests. Shannon and the rest of the JustFab team are sweethearts. It was nice to see the familiar JustFab faces that I met at the W3 event and meet all the wonderful ladies I speak to on a daily basis! I wish they had a few more days in NYC, but unfortunately everyone had to get back home to their family and their jobs.

Mia, Chanda, Shannon from JustFab, myself, and Lisa
Top Row: Mia's guest Tee, Chanda's guest Octavia, Mia, Chanda, Lisa, Sarah
Bottom Row: Shannon, Myself, Stephanie

   

The fashion show was a great experience. Mia, Chanda, Sarah and the models in the show were all styled by celebrity stylist and chief stylist at JustFab, Jessica Paster. You can watch videos of the fashion show and other event highlights on JustFab's website or their Facebook page.

The new denim line was a hit! After the fashion show everyone was able to try on different styles and select a pair to take home with them. I am extremely happy with the style/color I chose and look forward to purchasing additional pairs. Thank you JustFab!

Kimmora Lee Simmons attended the show and even posed for a picture with JustFab's CEO the contest winners after the event!


For more information and photos of the event, see the following links:
If you aren't yet a JustFab member, what are you waiting for? There is no commitment to make a purchase by signing up. As a JustFab member you will receive amazing deals on shoes, handbags, and now denim. Plus a little birdie told me that there will be much more to look forward to in the near future!

Sole Society Launches Handbag Collection


Back in March when Sole Society first launched, they hinted towards the fact that in the future, they would be carrying not only shoes, but also handbags. To me this was extremely exciting news simply for the fact that I cannot afford the type of handbag I would like to carry, but do not like to purchase "cheap" handbags. There aren't many retailers that carry affordable, great quality handbags that are not only stylish but also sensible. 


Currently, Sole Society is offering three different styles of handbags in your choice of several colors. Personally, my favorite is Yulia. Hopefully, I can get to work on time every day next week because I would receive $50 towards the purchase of this beautiful bag with my job's incentive program. This bag in either yellow, lavender,  bone, or red will be my motivation!


Although these bags are faux leather they look like they are of superior quality. It seems as if the look and feel of these handbags can be compared to designer handbags. I prefer to purchase a slightly more expensive bag such as these because although it may be faux material, it is still better quality and much better craftsmanship than most of the other affordable designs/brands out there. If you didn't know you would think these bags were made with real leather.  

These three handbags are a great start to Sole Society's handbag collection. I am excited to see what other styles of handbags they have in store for us in the future!

Watch JustFab's Style Night Live!

Tonight, 06.15.11 at 7pm EST, JustFabulous will host their highly anticipated Style Night event in New York City. This event will mainly consist of a fashion show and the revealing of their new product line. The new product line is a complete surprise. What do you think the new line could be? What excites me the most about this event is the fact that I am going to finally get a chance to meet some of the ladies that I speak to on a daily basis. Not to mention the fact that it will be tons of fun to take pictures on the pink carpet!


      video via JustFab

You can watch the event live on JustFab's website or on their Facebook page. During the event you can follow Twitter hashtag #JFStyleNight to see mobile updates from myself and other Style Night attendees.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sole Society $10-OFF Coupon for First Time Buyers

Photo via Sole Society

I know many of you ladies are hesitant to try the latest and greatest shoe club, Sole Society. Please don't let the extra $10 (compared to the other shoe clubs) deter you from trying them out. I assure you this club is well worth the extra few dollars per item. Many of their shoes are made with real leather and real suede (not all, but many). All of Sole Society's shoes are designed by Marco Santi who, from what I understand, sells his designs to Jessica Simpson and BCBG. This is why you may have spotted Sole Society shoes sold elsewhere for double and triple the price. JS and BCBG buy the design and stick their own label on these shoes.

If you haven't yet tried Sole Society now is the time.. Through June 30, 2011 first time SS buyers can receive $10 off their order by using promo code SHOEOBSESSED10 at checkout.
Not sure what to order? Click here to see all of my blog posts regarding Sole Society. In these posts you will find lots of different styles they carry and information on each shoe.

If you are interested in a style you see on my blog (or anywhere else) and it is not in your closet, you can still purchase it. After logging in to their site, click trends up top, and on the right hand side towards the bottom you will see a search box where you can type the name of the shoe you are interested in.

Go ahead, take the plunge and join Sole Society - you won't be disappointed! 

Charlotte Russe Uber Platform Pumps

For quite some time now I have been lusting after YSL's Palais Pumps in blue. Andy from Style Scrapbook tortures me with posts that include these gorgeous pumps that she owns. Unfortunately these shoes are not within my reach, so for over 6 months now I have been on the hunt for a pair of affordable royal blue platform pumps.


My friend Stephanie made my day a few weeks ago when she told me that Charlotte Russe has exactly what I was looking for!


Charlotte Russe's Uber Faux Suede Platforn Pump are priced at just $30! They are currently running a buy one, get one for $10 promotion on all styles. You can't go wrong with two pairs for $40. On top of that, if you sign up for their e-mail list you will receive a 10% off promo code. You can get even more discounts with these $5 off coupons (in-store or online).

The only issue is that they do not come in half sizes. I know many ladies will purchase a half size up if their size is not available, but I am not one of those ladies. These shoes truly are exactly what I was looking for so I decided to take the chance and ordered the half size up. Since their return policy allows you to return online purchases to their retail stores, in the event that I had to return or exchange I knew I wouldn't have to pay for return shipping. 


They definitely do feel a half size too large, but I was able to make them fit properly with the help of Foot Petals. I added Heavenly Heelz in the back/heel of the shoe and also Killer Kushionz on the soles to make the shoes more snug. The final product? Success! They now fit perfectly and I do not see myself having any trouble walking in them. I am going to test them out tomorrow at work, so if I happen to have any accidents or issues I will be sure to keep you updated. 


Of course I took advantage of the buy one, get one for $10 promotion. A review of the second style I ordered coming soon!

The Look for Less: Faux Suede Platform Pumps

A few weeks ago my friend Stephanie posted some great finds on my Facebook page. I wanted to fill you in on these finds, but didn't want to do that until I had these items in hand and knew for sure they were worth purchasing. You may have already come across these items on another blog. This is because someone saw the pictures on my Facebook page and jumped at the chance to share them on her blog before I received them and had the chance to share them with you.

       Do you remember my post on the Kayla pumps from Sole Society?
Sole Society / Kayla Pump - $49.95





       You can't tell me that other than color, these pumps aren't identical.
See Review for Retailer - $30 (before discounts and other coupons)
Don't get me wrong, the Sole Society pumps are more expensive and made with better material, therefore they are better quality. On the other hand, the less expensive look-a-likes aren't too bad in the quality department - not to mention they are pretty comfortable! 

I ordered Kayla in both colors that Sole Society carried - coral and snakeskin. Had they offered more color options I would have definitely ordered several others. Both of these colors are back in stock, so if you are interested in purchasing the Sole Society version of these pumps you can check out my blog posts on them for photos and more information - Coral Kayla Pumps / Snakeskin Kayla Pumps.

To find out what retailer carries the more affordable version of these pumps and for the scoop on discounts and other coupons, please see my review post here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

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Have you heard? Just yesterday, Shoe Lovers United hit 5,000 fans on Facebook! When I received an e-mail from Joyce with the news I was so excited. It had been a long time that I looked at the likes on that page, so I had no idea how many fans we gained over the past few months.

For the occasion, JustFabulous was generous enough to provide us with 5 credits to host a celebration giveaway or contest (we decided to do both)! To enter, simply upload a photo of yourself to SLU showing yourself wearing one of your favorite fashion items (from any retailer). We are going to select three winners based off of their photo/personal style and use a random drawing to select the remaining two winners. See more information such as rules and deadlines here: Our First Giveaway - 5 Winners for 5K Fans.

To view the entries, please check out our contest album on Facebook. I encourage comments and likes on these photos, as it will greatly help us select the winners. I want this contest to be fun, fair, and exciting!

If you have any questions about the contest do not hesitate to contact me at shoesnjules[at]gmail[dot]com.

Friday, June 10, 2011

My Girls are Coming to New York City for JustFab's Style Night!

Remember when I posted Mia's entry for the JustFab Style Contest? Well guess what?! She is one of three grand prize winners who are being sent here to New York City to attend JustFab's Style Night! Thank you to all who voted for her, it was a tough competition and we are both very appreciative.

Mia decided to start a blog to document her trip to NYC! After the trip she will continue to blog about shoes and fashion. The name of her blog is ShoeDiva Treats.

Chanda is another friend of mine who won the contest. Congrats Chanda!!! The third finalist is Sarah, who I don't know so I sent her a message on Facebook to introduce myself. Both of these girls have blogs (Chanda's - 5Inches and Higher / Sarah's - Raving Fashionista) and it is always fun to connect with other bloggers! 

I am very excited to meet all three of these ladies!
Compliments of Lisa Covello - LN Designs Online

Not only do I get to meet the three lovely grand prize winners, but there will also be several other Sole Sister's attending this event. Some of them, such as Jasmine, live in the area. While Lisa, who lives in Ohio, will be staying with me. Lisa was one of the 15 finalists in this contest and although she didn't win the grand prize, she won 6 credits towards JustFab shoes and bags! YAY Lisa!

This is extremely exciting for all of us. Not only do we get to attend the fashion show, but we finally get to meet some of the people we speak to on a daily basis! I will be taking tons of pictures and video at the event so that I can report back, but in the meantime you can watch the event LIVE on Wednesday, June 15th on JustFab's Facebook page or at www.justfab.com/stylenight.

Are you in the NYC area and attending the event? If so, please contact me so that we can meet up!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Look for Less: Stuart Weitzman Crocheted Ankle-Wrap Espadrilles

One thing that I definitely want to try and post more of are "Looks for Less". These are by far some of my most popular blog posts. I love them just as much as you ladies do! So you could imagine how grateful I am that my friend Jasmine tipped me off about another current JustFabulous shoe that looks almost identical to these Stuart Weitzman Crocheted Ankle-Wrap Espadrilles.

Neiman Marcus - $365

Callie also has crochet ankle straps and a raffia platform wedge. She comes in black, natural, and stone. You can get this summer staple for just $39.95 from JustFabulous!
Just Fabulous - $39.95


What do you think? I think that JustFab did a great job finding us yet another affordable, designer inspired shoe. Thanks JF!!