Sunday, August 31, 2008

End of Summer Sale at Shopbop!

This might be your last chance to grab certain 2008 summer items at Shopbop. But don't worry, they're ridiculously marked down, so you can buy many of your favorite seasonal items, from platform sandals to denim shorts to bathing suits. And you can get them for 30-70% off! My faves? These Frye Skimmers I've been eyeing all summer, now 50% off. A brand I love, a metallic, a slight heel... what more could you ask for? Oh yeah, how about some Free Ground Shipping? No problem...

Expires: Limited Time

Saturday, August 30, 2008

*Shoes in Review* August 24th-30th

Here's a quick review of the previous week's posts, recapping what's in effect this week and what's expired.


Last Day to Save 25% Off VS Shoes - Expired August 24th, 2008


Shoe Hunt! - No Expiration


Low, Flat Rate on Brand Name Shoes - Expiring This Week - September 3rd, 2008


NY&Company - Up To 70% Off - Expiring This Week - September 1st, 2008


BOGO from Payless - Expires September 8th, 2008


*Deal of the Week* Dolce & Gabbana for Fall - While Supplies Last

Enjoy the three-day weekend! Happy Labor Day!

Friday, August 29, 2008

*Deal of the Week* Dolce & Gabbana for Fall

A fantastic find for Fall, these Dolce & Gabbana pumps are now on sale for almost $100 off their original price at Zappos! They'll help you transition through the seasons with a little peeptoe (it's not too cold just yet!), which would look cute over statement tights. And yes, the bigger statement will be that you can wear white after Labor Day!

Expires: While Supplies Last

Thursday, August 28, 2008

BOGO from Payless!

It's BOGO time again! There's still time to take advantage of Buy One, Get One 1/2 Off at Payless. You know the drill: find a pair of shoes you can't live without, then find a pair that's worth buying for the ridiculously low price it's gonna be at 50% off. Like a pair of boots for the classroom, and a pair of sandals for shuffling around the dorms or to the dining hall.

Expires: September 8th, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

NY&Company - Up To 70% Off

Through Labor Day, accessories at NY & Company are up to 70% off, including three pairs of heels in Brown, Gold and Red--each style is now under $20. I like the casual power of these Crisscross wedges in Red. They'd make an ordinary outfit pop, especially if you're not wearing red anywhere else! Let them make an impact and speak for themselves, now only $14.97.

Expires: Sept. 1, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Low, Flat Rate on Brand Name Shoes

I hope 6PM keeps having this weekly sale, because it's absolutely amazing. And this is coming from a girl who looks at shoe sales day in and day out. Three brands go on sale for one ridiculous flat rate. This week we get Two Lips and Adio for $19.95, while Skechers are $24.95--regardless of style! So even shoes like these hot 'Destiny' pumps from Two Lips, which would usually be priced $82.00, are $19.95--that's 76% off! Check out everything that's available at these remarkable rates.

Expires: September 3rd, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Shoe Hunt!

This next hunt is helping a Mother of the Bride find the perfect shoes to wear to her daughter's wedding, awww.

I'm especially pleased to help because my very first Shoe Hunt! was for a friend's wedding shoes. I sent her thirty options and she ended up liking two so much that she ordered both styles and did a costume change (shoe-wise) midway through the wedding!

Here're the details:

"My dress is dark purple with layers of chiffon. The bodice is a close to the body fit, full length evening gown. I am 48 yrs old and 5'9" size 16, I would prefer a heel that is 2in. I was thinking silver or if the perfect purple was out there that would be good too. Comfort is most important. One more important thing to know is that I am NOT a natural on high heels, so a skinny heel might not be the best choice for me. I'm willing to spend $100.00 or so, maybe more if I can't resist."

I like a woman who can admit that shoes can be irresistible enough make us push our budgets! So true, so true. But this Shoe Hunt! contains a surprise twist, which is that this MotB is a size 11. Once upon a time this would have been a challenge. Maybe not to locate size 11 shoes, but to find a selection of formal shoes from which to choose? Ouch. Nowadays though, thanks to the internet, there's plenty of accessible in plus-sized footwear. Leave it to the Style Bard.

Personally, I would find it hard to match a purple exactly without seeing the shoe and dress together in person, but that's all right because being matchy-matchy with shoes/dress/accessories isn't necessary in 2008. I think a silver heel would be beautiful with a dark purple, however, especially with some silver jewelry. Here are my suggestions (pictures denote the Style Bard's faves):

Hala by Christin Michaels ($130.00)
(How about a pointed flat?)

Cameron by Frye ($152.00)
(Worth the splurge if they're not too informal. Frye is undeniably comfortable.)

Lia #2 by Lifestride ($51.00)

Jaslene by rsvp ($79.00)
(These come with built-in foot petals cushioning!)

Lola by Annie ($51.00)

Bangle by Onex ($99.99)

Mirelys by VANELi ($93.00)

Sunshine by Me Too ($74.70)
(10% Off! Plus great reviews.)

Havana by Pelle Moda ($142.00)
(So glittery! Plus quality construction.)

Divine by Touch Ups ($53.99)

Whirl by J. Renee ($84.00)
(These should be easy to dance in.)

Giada by Special Occasions ($75.00)

Tennille by Touch Ups ($56.99)

Allison by Touch Ups ($70.99)
(Don't worry; the heel is actually shorter than it looks!)

Glamour by Bouquets ($60.00)

Alana by Touch Ups ($52.99)
(These are something a little different.)

Gemini by Touch Ups ($58.99)
(I love these! So classy.)

Antigua by Sizzle by Coloriffics ($60.00)
(A little higher than you asked, but they're just so sophisticated.)

Donna by Coloriffics ($63.00)
(A matte silver satin; gorgeous.)

Tiffany by Touch Ups ($51.99)

Missy by Bouquets ($55.00)

Allure by J. Renee ($89.00)
(This one's a wedge, easy to stay in all night.)

Sharita by Lifestride ($46.00)

Abby by Touch Ups ($51.99)

Lydia by Magdesians ($115.00)
(A t-strap makes up for height in a low heel.)

Endless by Onex ($63.99)
(If you're looking for matte, these are quite comely and appear comfortable.)

Keepsake by Annie ($51.00)
(These are very different, but I find them compelling.)

Maeve by Calvin Klein ($100.00)
(These aren't for everyone, but they're the Style Bard's faves!)

Best of all? Every one of these shoes comes with Free Shipping!

Please feel free to send me pictures of what you end up wearing on the happy occasion. Hope I've helped, and congratulations!

Last Day to Save 25% Off VS Shoes

Today's the last day to save an extra 25% on Clearance Shoes from Victoria's Secret! These shoes have already been marked down up to 70% off their original price, and now you can get sandals, wedges and boots for even less. Expiring at midnight, there's still plenty of time to save big for fall.

Code: 25MORE

Expires: Today! August 24th, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

*Shoes in Review* August 17th-24th

Here's a quick review of the previous week's posts, recapping what's in effect this week and what's expired.


Swiss Army Shoes? - No Expiration


Shoe Scavenger - No Expiration


Brand Name Shoe Sale - Over 80% Off! - Expiring This Week - August 27th, 2008


Back to School Shoes - 15% Off - Expiring This Week - August 31st, 2008


Shoe Hunt! - No Expiration


*Deal of the Week* Last Call - 30% Off Summer Sandals - While Supplies Last

Have a great weekend and keep your eyes peeled for another fun Shoe Hunt! plus some amazing Labor Day Sales this week!

Friday, August 22, 2008

*Deal of the Week* Final Call - 30% Off Summer Sandals

It's last call for summer sandals over at Aldo, where final prices are 30% off reduced prices. Save big, and if you're in a warm state like me, you'll still get months of wear. Otherwise, you've still got several weeks, before having almost-new shoes for next season. I'm a big fan of these Santateresa wedges in White, also available in Black.

Expires: While Supplies Last

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Shoe Hunt!

Shoe hunting can be a hassle. But the Style Bard is here to help. Just let me know what you're looking for as specifically as possible, and I'll come up with suggestions. Why not let someone who spends her days looking at shoes pick out a few for you?

A friend of mine is seeking some red flats for everyday wear:

"it would be mostly for work and going out, so i'll say casual, and a bit of a heel is ok. and yeah no open toe, I'll try to wear them in the winter. pointy toes usually don't fit me right, I have weird feet. And I was hoping to spend 50 bucks or less."

No problem! Here are some options that fit what you're looking for (pictures denote the Style Bard's faves):

Newlan by Anne Klein ($24.95)
(70% off the original price!)

Gill by Two Lips ($39.83)

Donna by Zigi NY ($20.93)
(59% off the original price!)

Oakley Flat by Report ($49.95)

Blush by Report ($33.75)
(47% off the original price!)

Leisa by Bandolino ($29.99)
(A typically comfortable brand, and on sale to boot!)

Knock Outs Allue by Skechers Cali ($39.99)
(Very casual but workable thanks to patent trim and silver clasp.)

Horizon by Rampage ($50.00)
(I'm a pushover for a great t-strap. It adds the illusion height you lose in a flat.)

Imperial by Rampage ($39.99)

Vaughn by Report ($39.99)

Heavyn by Rampage ($39.99)
(Simple but lovely.)

Filila by Nine West ($29.94)
(59% off the original price!)

Social Climber by Seychelles ($41.99)

Peppermintz by What's What ($49.99)

And here are a few that go a little above your budget, but they have some appeal that might be worth splurging for:

Belina by Jessica Simpson ($69.00)
(A change of pace, a different style.)

Paola by Gabriella Rocha ($69.00)
(Now these are something different!)

Elaine by Fitzwell ($70.00)

Mosaic by Hush Puppies ($73.00) (Also here for only $48.99, but in limited sizes.)
(Ergonomically designed for ultimate comfort.)

Carma by Nicole ($74.70)
(Beautiful shoes, and 10% off.)

Padua by Sofft ($95.00)
(A super-comfy brand, great for long hours of wear.)

Pudding by Indigo by Clarks ($89.99)
(A comfort brand and gorgeous shoes with just the right amount of heel.)

Pin UP by Irregular Choice ($77.62)
(The Style Bard's favorite shoe brand!)

Hope I've helped!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back To School Shoes - 15% Off

Choose your favorite shoes from the great back-to-school selection at, full of brands you'll recognize and trust at great prices. Then enter code BTS08 at checkout, and you'll get an extra 15% off your purchase! Not to mention that several of the shoes are already marked down, so you can really save your dollars this fall. I like these grown-up-but-youthful flats by Kenneth Cole Reaction, just what I used to look for to show I was a new woman after the summer break, ready to take on a new grade while keeping up with the trends.

Always Free Shipping & Free Returns

Code: BTS08

Expires: August 31st, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Brand Name Shoe Sale - Over 80% Off!

This is a seriously big deal--this week you can save big on three great brands at! All Charles by Charles David shoes are now $29.95. Clarks are all $29.95. And Easy Spirit footwear is selling for the amazing flat rate price of only $19.95. You read me right--every style (including boots!) in each of these brands is selling for the price listed above, for a short time. Some of these prices bring shoes to over 80% off their retail value. So get these deals while they last.

Free Shipping on Orders Over $100

Expires: August 27th, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Shoe Scavenger

One of the Style Bard's many talents is shoe scavenging for others, whether they're looking for a hard-to-find size or just the perfect style to compliment a certain outfit or activity. This week has randomly brought in a slew of requests, and I was tickled to find one of them at a favored read, Tomato Nation.

Check out the query here.

And here's the feedback from the Style Bard:

Oh man, finding once-spotted shoes can be like chasing the dragon. They become a thing of lore, the equivalent of men's "I once caught a fish this big..."

Thankfully, this is something people often ask me to do for them and I'm pretty good at it. In this case, since we're a few seasons off, it makes sense that I haven't found your exact pair, but there are a few in the same vein:

Glider by Penny Loves Kenny

Wimbley by Delman

Caraway by Easy Spirit

And if none of these works for you, just let me know which characteristics you loved the most (quilting, patent toe, wedge, strap) and I can find you a bevy of suggestions tailored to what you're looking for at Style Bard Shoes (

Same goes for all of my readers: always feel free to ask me for assistance locating a shoe! I'll even do my best to fit it into your budget, finding the best price, and extras like Free Shipping. If nothing else, the Style Bard looks at shoes all day, and she loves a good chase.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Swiss Army Shoes?

The Swiss Army Brand is bringing their established dedication to functionality and performance to footwear.

The collection includes two separate lines: The Alps line of high-performance outdoor shoes and the Chocolate line of lifestyle crossover shoes. The entire 31-piece collection will bear the iconic Swiss Army logo.

From the Alps collection:

From the Chocolate collection:

You'll begin to see these shoes retailing online September 2008 and in stores nationwide in February 2009, so keep your eye out. For more styles and information, visit the Wenger Footwear site.

The Style Bard anticipates a big splash being made in the active-footwear market, bringing everyone from Teva to Timberland to task.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

*Shoes in Review* August 3rd-16th

Here's a quick review of the previous (two*) week's posts, recapping what's in effect this week and what's expired.

*Because of the Style Bard's personal circumstances interrupting the normal scheduling, this week we're reviewing shoe posts for the past two weeks!

Sunday (Aug. 3rd)

One Day Shoe Sale at Bluefly! - Expired August 4th, 2008

Monday (Aug. 4th)

Take an Extra 20% Off - Expired August 7th, 2008

Tuesday (Aug. 5th)

Up to 65% Off Back-to-School Shoes - While Supplies Last

Thursday (Aug. 14th)

Last Day to Save 25% on Victoria's Secret Shoes - Expired August 14th, 2008

Friday (Aug. 15th)

*Deal of the Week* 40% Off Shoes at Sears - Expiring This Week August 16th, 2008

And don't worry; we're back to our normal routine now!

Friday, August 15, 2008

*Deal of the Week* 40% Off Shoes at Sears

Unfortunate circumstances lead to the Style Bard being unable to give you a Deal of the Week last week. So this week's needed to be extra good, and I think I found one you'll really appreciate, since the deal is a two-parter: a great price on a wide selection of shoes, PLUS a limited-time low-rate shipping offer.

Almost every shoe for Men, Women, Kids and Juniors is now on sale at Sears. You'll get up to 40% off, which is perfect for back-to-school shopping. I wish I'd had these Agua Miami shoes when I was in high school, since they seem to be the perfect balance of comfy, sporty and flirty. Best of all? This sale includes flat rate shipping of only $1.99 on Shoes. With such great discounts and a shipping rate you can't complain about, you'll want to check out the selection while the sale lasts.

Sale & Shipping Expires: August 16th, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Last Day to Save 25% on Victoria's Secret Shoes

Now take 25% off already reduced shoes from Victoria's Secret-- you can save up to 80% off original prices! From sneakers to wedges to boots to heels, and even these Classic Flats by Colin Stuart, no style is excluded. These must-haves? Now reduced to only $12.99, and that is BEFORE you take 25% off with code 25EXTRA. This is your last day to save big!

Code: 25EXTRA

Expires: Midnight, August 14th, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sorry for the current absence on both blogs; the Style Bard has unfortunately lost a loved one (who happens to have been very supportive of her writing). I will be back within the week.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Up To 65% Off Back-to-School Shoes

Actually, it's a Pre-Back-to-School sale, which I guess means that another one is on the way before September? Who knows. What's important is that there's a wide variety of school-ready shoes for all ages in the Shoebuy Sale Center, up to 65% off. Skechers is definitely a back-to-school go-to from all the way back when I was looking for school sneaks, so I have to recommend these adorable 'Bikers Love Spell' slip-ons in white and pink. Even if I don't quite understand the name.

100% Free Shipping & Free Returns

Expires: While Supplies Last

Monday, August 4, 2008

Take an Extra 20% Off

For a short time, take an additional 20% off sale merchandise. If the shoe's you're coveting are already 30-50% off, you get to take an additional 20% off of them - and then have them shipping with Free Shipping! What more could you ask for? Oh, how about some hot patent sandals in White or Black from KORS by Michael Kors? They're already 50% off before your new discount-which you get by entering code BONUS20 at checkout. And there are also flat sandals, ballet flats and other great heels available.

Free Ground Shipping on All Orders

Code: BONUS20

Expires: August 7th, 2008

Sunday, August 3, 2008

One Day Shoe Sale at Bluefly!

Take an extra 15% off shoes--today only! With some already-discounted shoes, your savings will be up to 60% off! This sale even includes brands like Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Stuart Weitzman and Taryn Rose. How about these grey Adelyn mary janes for fall? They're certain to keep you comfortable, as they're by skilled craftsman Cole Haan. And they're even affordable. And there are so many others, so check it out!

Expires: August 04, 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008

*Shoes in Review* July 27th-August 2nd

Here's a quick review of the previous week's posts, recapping what's in effect this week and what's expired.

Last Day! 15% Off at Shoemania - Expired July 27th, 2008

Instant $5 Off at Payless - Expires August 18th, 2008

Back to School Shoe Sale - 40% Off - Expires August 18th, 2008

30% Off Beach Sandals - PacSun - Expires in a Limited Time

Last Day--Free Shipping from PacSun - Expired July 31st, 2008

*Deal of the Week* Weekend Shoe Sale at Vivre - Expiring This Week Monday, August 4th, 2008

Have a great weekend (and look for a great one-day sale on Sunday, hinthint)!

Friday, August 1, 2008

*Deal of the Week* Weekend Shoe Sale at Vivre

This weekend only, take an additional 15% off already reduced summer shoes for total savings up to 65%! Just enter code SHOES15 at checkout. Vivre offers the chicest shoe styles and brands, from Michael Kors to Sergio Rossi--and more. I love these bright, gorgeous silk sandals by Etro. If you like to stand apart in a crowd of shoes, you will too. Check out all the shoes before Monday and while supplies last.

Code: SHOES15

Expires: Monday, August 4th, 2008