Show Me The Shoes: One Stop Shoe Shop For Day, Work, & Cocktail @Payless!


It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the styles @Payless, which is why I continue to share the best finds from the store for all seasons. Not to mention, while celebrating the holidays, you can hone your style a little better without breaking any budget with a special 20% off coupon code (82028) to ease any shopping stress & it expires on 12/19. 

I’ve selected styles that vary for occasions, including day, work, & evening. I believe in a versatile shoe, while getting the most for your money, which is why I’m starting off with the dexflex by Dexter Kappy toe pump ($16.49) in bronze, the most inexpensive of my quintet here.  I’ve been getting into the less popular metallics like copper, rose gold, & bronze, loving the way they offset some of this season’s trendiest colors.  Not only are they perfect for a pencil skirt & blouse for work, but will also contrast any powersuit. 

For some menswear inspiration, I love the Dexter Kylie wedge pump ($22.99) in grey-black plaid, which changes up a traditional wedge to a work-ready investment. Of course the pattern is specific, but you won’t do wrong with a lace-detail sweater with jeans for day or an embellished top & trumpet skirt for the office. 

Payless shoes

For the vintage lover out there, I love the latest from Project Runway winner Christian Siriano‘s Hadley t-strap pump ($34.99) in burgundy, which is the go-to color for fall & winter! This screams for some corduroy, tweed, or textured tights- always cute for a sophisticated night out with the girls or if you’re headed to the board room. 

We can’t talk about the holidays without bringing up any upcoming parties. If you’re not afraid of heights, I recommend the Silvia Tcherassi Lyon platform pump ($29.99) in tan, but it’s also sold in a very regal navy with the same luxe gold details.  Lastly, for the party girl & flirt, the Fioni Kipsie stitch peep toe heel ($29.99) is the perfect touch for a polka dot frock on a date.  There’s a special bow detail right at the toe, which is always a favorite of mine!

Which shoes are your favorite? Have you set aside a spending budget for footwear this season? Do you like bargain shopping when it comes to shoes? Happy Styling!

Quickie Darling Deal & Steal: Flat Fever For Spring!


I’ve made it no secret that I’ve been super busy these last few weeks b/c of my full-time job for Ladies Outfitters.  I’ve had to change the whole way I get ready for work in the morning since I’m a commuter on the train & have to do plenty of walking to the subways & then to the office.  In turn, my relationship with my feet has changed.  I’ll never relinquish my love for high heels, but I have to be reasonable in considering footwear since so much of my getting to & from work is by foot.  Therefore, I’m yet again featuring flats!

Easter is just around the corner, which means that all sorts of flats are currently out & about in stores! This includes flirty floral patterns, brights in patent, & neutral textures that can be worn with several different looks.  I’m mad for these Dexter Claire scrunch flats ($19.99) in ivory & black from Payless since the colors are right up my alley & they offer plenty of comforting support in the insole, which is perfect for a writer-on-the-go like myself.

I’m currently in possession of a 20% off coupon (code: 66284, expires 4/8/12), which gives me a whole week to try & find these shoes.  They’re out of stock on the website in my size, but perhaps one of these nights, I can find them at one of the many store locations in my area!

For more posts about ballet flats, check out my favorite animal print flats, Italian-inspired romantic bejeweled flats, affordable neutrals from Nine West! Happy Styling!