Friday, October 31, 2008

*Deal of the Week* 20% Off Everything - Including Clearance!

Solestruck earns the prestigious position of Deal of the Week two weeks in a row! Last week, I just thought their sale selection was worthy of note, but this week you can actually get 20% off all of their shoes including clearance shoes! That's even better than before. How 'bout these cute, bright 'Hampton' heels by Charles by Charles David? They come in Gold and Silver (with a wooden heel providing contrast and just the right amount of levity) and they're already 45% off before your additional discount. This is all for the very noble cause of celebrating Election Day! All you've gotta do? Enter code VOTENOV4 when you're about to check out and see your savings instantly. It's as easy as checking your ballot. Go do it!


Expires: November 4th, 2008 (Election Day! Be sure to vote!)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Weekly Deals from 6PM

Well, it seems this week's deal are a little late! But the good news is, they don't expire this week. They're going to run for awhile; I'll keep you posted when I know the expiration. All Easy Spirit footwear is $19.95 or less, Kenneth Cole Reaction are all $29.95 or less, and Donald J. Pliner shoes are all $69.95 or less, such as these 'Halo3' flats, making them 65% off their original price. Available in Lead or Navy.

Expires: Limited Time Only [Update: Good through November 30th]

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

One Day Only - Up To $100 Off Your Next Shoe Purchase

Today only, if you finally cave in and buy those new boots or comfort flats you've been yearning for at Piperlime, you'll instantly receive a credit worth $20 toward your next shoe purchase. Even better? One out of every 100 customers receives $100 off their next purchase. Those are some pretty good odds, as far as I'm concerned. Either way, you get some new shoes and save some dough. It's understandable why this great offer is only good for one day, so you'd better act fast. Style Bard's choice? These everyday-wearable, yet funky, witchy and very Halloween-looking 'Corduroy' by Indigo by Clarks (a quality comfort shoe brand, now just slightly more affordable).

Expires: Midnight, October 29th, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Boot Sale at Macy's! Free Shipping

That's the one downside to buying boots online: the shipping costs. About twice a year I buy myself new knee-high boots in the $100-$200 range, and they're big and clunky and heavy, and shipping can be absolutely killer. On my last pair, Bandolino riding-style boots (circa last winter, when I actually lived in a place with cold and snow), I finagled free shipping from Macy's through a very friendly customer service agent, due in part to loyal use of my Macy's credit card. But generally, it can tack on as much as another 15% to your order. Well, in Macy's Boot Sale, you'll receive free shipping on top of reduced prices and buy one, get one 50% off. Just spend $100 (piece of cake, especially with two pairs of boots!), use code WARMUP when checking out, and enjoy your new shoes! I favor these AK Anne Klein 'Gleama' boots, because they're completely elegant with their sloped toe and the equestrian-style ankle-bracelet embellishment, but they're also no-nonsense with a practical, low heel and iflex rubber non-slip soles. Available in Black or Brown, and for BOGO 50% off, why not get both?


Expires: October 29th, 2008

[ETA: whoops, maybe it would help to include a picture? no more late-night posting, Bard!]

Monday, October 27, 2008

50% Off Halloween Accessories at Hot Topic

At last, the time of year when there's an excuse to browse the gothic, music-influenced, cultural hodgepodge that is Hot Topic: Halloween. And if you're still looking for that last minute outfit, whether it's 5" heels for your Sexy Nurse outfit or bondage boots for your True-Blood-inspired "fangbanger" costume, it's up to 50% off through the end of the month. Looking for some 'Tripp Lace-Up Hidden Platform' boots? I thought you might be. Well, they're now on sale along with some sandals, flats and heels. Plus wigs, capes and miscellaneous accessories for the holiday. Check it out. You have an excuse.

Expires: Limited Time Only

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween Boots on Sale

Here's one for the men: Fall boots for outdoors living, for crunching multi-colored leaves underfoot, for wearing out to shovel the snow. And they're now only $49.99 instead of $69.99 through the end of the month. These Lugz 'Mateo' come in Wheat, Black and Whiskey. Built to last, they come with supportive insoles, rubber soles for traction and a durable leather outer shell. These will get the boys through the winter and beyond, for less, for a limited time. Other boots are also on sale for men, women and kids.

Expires: October 31st, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

*Shoes in Review* October 19th-25th

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


Style Bard Writes for a Month - No Expiration

Giveaways at Style Bard - Expiring This Week- November 1st, 2008

Wide and Large Shoes on Sale at Designer Shoes - Expires December 15th / December 31st, 2008


This Week's Deals from 6PM - Expired October 24th, 2008


One Day Halloween Sale - 20% Off EVERYTHING - Expired October 21st, 2008


End of Season Sale at Old Navy - Expires While Supplies Last


Two Sales from NY & Company - Expires November 3rd, November 23rd, 2008


*Deal of the Week* Solestruck Sale Shoes - Expires While Supplies Last

Last weekend before Halloween! Mine was pretty nice, very friend-filled. What are -you- going as? Do you have your costume yet, or will you whip something together at the last minute?

Friday, October 24, 2008

*Deal of the Week* Solestruck Sale Shoes

Remember those great shoes I picked up at Solestruck a short while back? Well I was back browsing the sale section (it's organized by size) and I found another pair I reeeeally want on sale for about 50% off. And that's not atypical, there are plenty of shoes from about 10-60% off, on every brand and style. But I'm not going to tell you which shoes are my absolute favorites, since I still want to buy them and I don't want you to steal them from me! And sales stock only stays around while supplies last in your size. So. Instead, I'm going to point you to these absolutely adorable 80's-inspired studded slouch boots. My friend wore a pair of them over tights when we went out recently, and she looked sooo cute. I wanted them even though I knew I could never pull them off like she can. But if you can, these are 52% off, 'Felda' by Nina. And they have really cute pink soles to boot!

Free Shipping on All Orders

Expires: While Supplies Last

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Two Sales from NY & Company

There are two ways to save on shoes from New York and Company. First, you can select from the four colors of multi-strand sandals in the buy one, get one 50% off BOGO sale going on through November third (if it's freezing where you are, don't laugh; there's always resort-wear coming up (if you're so lucky), winter break vacations and those trips up and down to the laundry room). Or, you can pick any pair of shoes you favor and receive $20 off when you spend $80 (now that's a decent discount). I love the vampiness of these City Style Croc Wedges, which, believe it or not, cost less than those sandals I mentioned do. It's easy to build an outfit around these with patterned tights, a chic blazer and pencil skirt, all of which you can find at NY & Company. Elegant office looks that translate fluidly to nighttime are their specialty.

Expires: November 3rd, 2008 / November 23rd, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

End of Season Sale at Old Navy

Women: Women's Patent Ribbon-Trim Mary Janes - Plum

Save up to 60% on fall favorites in Old Navy's End of Season Sale. In a way I'm a little upset that they're declaring one of my favorites times of year over already; but on the other hand, I'm in Florida so it's not exactly an onslaught of frigidity I have to worry about. I'm eyeing these Plum 'Patent Ribbon-Trim' pumps, just the sort of thing I wouldn't think to buy until they're suddenly very on sale and I'm feeling playful. The website calls them "coquettish Mary Janes" but I see in them more of my dance school recital shoes from the 80's, probably tap. And yet, I still kind of want to slap 'em on over some dark tights, so I guess five years of dance school didn't scar me as deeply as I'd thought. Now only $34.50. Also available in Black and Pewter.

Expires: While Supplies Last

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

One Day Halloween Sale - 20% Off EVERYTHING

There are tricks, there are treats, and then there are treats. And by treats, I'm talkin' about designer shoes being reduced by an extra 20% at one of my favorite websites, Shopbop. So go check out everything they have to offer, because any item that makes you swoon is yours on sale--for one day only. I'd say if this sale is dressing up for Halloween, it's dressing up as Cinderella, because at midnight everything returns to usual prices. Go ahead, carpe diem. And find some cute little mice to whip up a dress to go with the fabulous new shoes you buy today. Style Bard wishlist? Tri-color 'Tokya' slingbacks by Ash. Swoon.

Code: TREATS2008

Expires: Midnight, October 21st, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

This Week's Deals from 6PM

What's going on from this week, you ask? Well it's Monday, so as per recent tradition, I'll tell you. Thankfully there's only one expiration group this week, which makes it easier on all of us. Here goes: All Skechers and Aerosoles footwear is $24.95 or less, while all Rockport shoes are $39.95 or less. That's right--flat rates, easy shopping, and steep, deep discounts. How about some men's footwear this week? Like easy, casual, elegant 'Averse' from Skechers, now over 50% off at a price to which I am not averse at all.

Free Shipping on Orders of $100 or More

Expires: October 24th, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wide and Large Shoes on Sale at Designer Shoes

Here are some reeeeally early sales that might help you out during the holiday season (I'd wait, but it never hurts to be prepared early--and besides, knowing me, I'd forget). Designer Shoes, leading retailer of ladies' wide and large size shoes, is offering two ways to save 5% off your order. 1) Just enter code AF9SALE when you're about to checkout with a shopping cart of $150 or more. 2) Buy TouchUps or Special Occasions brand shoes--ideal for weddings and formal events. Wear a size AA? WWW? Don't worry; just shop Designer Shoes and save. My faves? 'Havana' by Samanta is an understated, high-quality leather shoe which should go with all of your LBDs and cocktail numbers through the holiday party rotation.

Codes: AF9SALE / PARTY12

Expires: December 15th, 2008 / December 31st, 2008

Giveaways at Style Bard

Wanna win some cool free stuff really, really easily? Visit the original post at Style Bard to see how. Entering is effortless; I promise!

Expires: November 1st, 2008

And here's a little hint: the Nov. 1st giveaways following this one is prized with... FREE SHOES. So keep an eye on these great promotions.

Style Bard Writes For a Month

That's right, for the first time ever I am participating in the National Novel Writing Month. With two blogs and a part-time writing job, this should be a blast! (No, but seriously... I think I must be insane. But here goes...)

If you're a NaNoWriMo-er too, let me know and we can suffer through it together!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

*Shoes in Review* October 12th-19th

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


Shopping at Solestruck - No Expiration


This Week From 6PM - Expiring This Week - October 21st, 2008


Last Day to Save 25% on Boots from Victoria's Secret - Expired October 14th, 2008


New Shoes on Sale at Shopbop! - While Supplies Last

Style Bard on Facebook - No Expiration


20% Off from Piperlime - Expires October 26th, 2008


*Deal of the Week* Macy's One Day Sale - Expiring This Week - October 19th, 2008

Have a great weekend! Remember to visit me on Facebook at StyleBard Host!

Friday, October 17, 2008

*Deal of the Week* Macy's One Day Sale

Today's the preview day for tomorrow's big One Day Sale at Macy's. All day Saturday, prices are down 30-85% off throughout the store. Take a peek now and save time in tomorrow's stampede, or shop online for a no-hassle win-win sales experience. I'm not privy to insider discounts, but I really hope some cute boots go on sale. Would you believe I haven't bought a pair since last winter? I want something like these 'Fulton' boots by MICHAEL by Michael Kors. We all know how I feel about a zipper embellishment, but did you know boots were the Bard's favorite type of shoe? Now you know.

Expires: Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

20% Off Shoes from Piperlime

Women's shoes: Etienne Aigner Uma - Black quilted

It's called the 'Sweet Deal Event' from Piperlime, and it means you can save 20% on their purported faves for a limited time. Whatever they want to call it is fine with me, 20% off already reasonable prices always puts me in a sweet mood. Out of their faves, my faves are these cute-as-a-button Etienne Aigner 'Uma' Mary Janes, now only $62.50 and also available in Barley Brown (which I don't like very much at all). Boots, booties, flats and dressy high heels are also up for grabs.

Always Free Shipping & Free Returns

Expires: October 26th, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Style Bard on Facebook

Will wonders never cease? Well, now I'm on Facebook like everyone else.

Friend me at "StyleBard Host" or join my group "Style Bard's Fashionable Friends" (it's open to all members).

And while we're moving forward, look to your right and discover my new newsletter services. Sign up for contests and stuff; I have some cool giveaways coming up. And don't worry, I'm way too busy and lazy to harass you. The newsletter is just for a heads up on irregular surprises.

...I feel so grown up and in touch. What's next?

New Shoes on Sale at Shopbop!

Yay! I love how thoughtful Shopbop is, letting customers know when new stuff's been added to their amazing sale sections. So allow me to pass the news on to you: you can find new shoe additions, such as these 'Brooke' denim pumps by Pedro Garcia (I love how the fraying and denim suggests a casual look, but is then juxtaposed with the pearls and the sharp high heel), newly marked down by 30%, 50% or even 70%. The downside to these thoughtful annoucement is that some sizes in certain styles are going to disappear fast, so you'll want to check out the offerings before they sell out. Enjoy!

Free Ground Shipping on All Orders

Expires: While Supplies Last

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Last Day to Save 25% on Boots from Victoria's Secret

If you've been waiting to buy your fall or winter boots, today's the day. It's the last day you can save 25% on boots from Victoria's Secret. There's a great selection available for this discount, and getting a fourth of the price lopped off is a good deal. My faves are the grey version of these Colin Stuart scrunch boots, currently on sale for $95. Check it out while the sale lasts--tick tock, people, tick tock!

Code: 25BOOTS

Expires: Midnight, October 14th, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

This Week from 6PM

It must be Monday! Here are this week's deals from the infallible, once again in two groupings. All Via Spiga shoes $79.95 or less, Vaneli shoes are only $39.95 or less, and Clarks shoes $34.95 or less--including these demure 'Lakeville' flats, which would be 58% off in this sale. I think the Clarks sales are always a great steal, since the shoes are so comfortable and last so very long. Trust me; this is a great price! And just to be different, all Oakleys footwear is $24.95 or less, and expires a few days later.

Always Free Shipping on Orders of $100 or More

Expires: October 17th, 2008 / October 21st, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Shopping at Solestruck

A few weeks ago I visited Solestruck on a quest to find some new flashy shoes. I'm always looking for new selections, new places to shop. My goal was to purchase a pair of shoes I could wear to work and out, that were sparkly or special in some way--a visual pick-me-up to invigorate my collection. Viola:

Joannah, from Betseyville by Betsey Johnson. $94.95

My shopping experience on the site was effortless and rewarding, as I clearly found exactly what I was looking for, at a great price. I discovered user-friendly pages with great photo quality and descriptions of the shoes, plus easy navigation that made browsing and checkout a breeze. But of course, range is one of my favorite must-have features, and I was pleased by the variety of brands Solestruck offers, including Clarks, Jessica Simpson, Franco Sarto and Steve Madden. And I love that they carry three of my fave brands, Irregular Choice, Bronx, and Betseyville. (Check them out, they really exemplify the kind of quirky shoe I favor. Not every online store carries any of these, much less all three.) Everything at Solestruck is about mid-price-point, and easily affordable for the average shoe shopper. The Sale section is well-stocked, and Free Shipping is available on every order.

I wore my new beauties out on Saturday night and got loads of compliments from my envious friends, and I felt feminine and flirty while wearing them. Definitely a confidence boost. After being out for several hours and bar-hopping, I had no complaints about the comfort--which is almost unbelievable for new shoes! (In case you're wondering, I wore them with dark jeans and a black ballerina-style bateau-neck top. The shoes are such show-stoppers that I was a little puzzled how to wear them, and ended up wearing basics so that the shoes could really shine. But I promise to get brave and creative for next time! Any suggestions?)

In sum, I will definitely be keeping an eye on this site, and you can expect to see some of the great deals featured on Style Bard Shoes from now on. I will be shopping at Solestruck again, and I recommend that you should too.

You can also check out the Solevoice blog for hot picks, news and even free giveaways.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

*Shoes in Review* October 5th-11th

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


Fall Preview Sale - $10 Off + Free Shipping - Expired October 5th, 2008

Last Day - Free Shipping on Saks Shoes - Expired October 5th, 2008


Style Bard Splurges - No Expiration

This Week's Deals from 6PM - Expired October 6th, 2008 / October 10th, 2008


Last Day to Save $100 on Men's Shoes - Expired October 7th, 2008


$15 Off $75 on Macy's INC Women's Shoes - Expired October 11th, 2008


Free Shipping Update from Victoria's Secret - Expiring This Week - October 15th, 2008

$5 Back and Free Shipping from Target - Expired October 11th, 2008


*Deal of the Week - Part One* 10-15% Off Macy's Shoes - Expiring This Week - October 13th, 2008

*Deal of the Week - Part Two* Macy's Shoe and Boot Sale - Expiring This Week - October 16th, 2008

Well, that was a busy week! Enjoy the Columbus Day sales, and remember to get some rest this weekend.

Friday, October 10, 2008

*Deal of the Week - Part Two* Macy's Shoe and Boot Sale

This has been a week full of two-sales-a-day, how exciting (more for you than for me, putting in the extra time to cover the onslaught; you're welcome!). The second part of this Friday's *Deal of the Week* is the second part of the Macy's Columbus Day Sale, and it's a Shoe and Boot Sale! Buy two pairs of your favorite shoes or boots, save 20%; buy three pairs of your favorite shoes or boots and save 25%. Great, just what we need, an excuse to buy more shoes! For something a little kooky, a little cutesy, a little Winter Wonderland, how about these Betseyville 'Lenore' sweater boots, also available in Blue? Hey, if you're going to buy three pairs of shoes, at least one should be something extra special (whatever you define that as)! Be sure to check out the first half of this sale to see how you can overlap discounts for maximum savings.

Expires: October 16th, 2008

*Deal of the Week - Part One* 10-15% Off Macy's Shoes

This Columbus Day, you'll save big on shoes. Start by using your Macy's card to save an additional 10-15% off men's and women's footwear, which may already be marked down 20-50% this weekend. Then use code FREE99 on $99 of goodies to have it all sent for no additional cost! If this is anything like that shoe deal that sucked me in a few weeks ago, there's no way you're not going to walk away with a fabulous new pair of kicks (like these BCBGirls 'Chloe' Mary Jane Platform Pumps). And if you do, be sure to show me what you got and how much you saved!

(PS: this is a two-part deal, so check back for the other half! Someone save me from the mall this weekend!)

Code: FREE99

Expires: October 13th, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

$5 Back and Free Shipping from Target

It's a Thursday two-fer! Boy, what a busy week for shoe sales! But of course I have to tell you how you can save $5 on shoes from Target, and have them shipped to you for free. Actually, that's about all there is to it. Grab your favorite fall styles from Target, starting with these Ariel Patent Oxford Booties by Isaac Mizrahi (already 30% off on clearance), and when your order totals $50, an automatic $5 will be deducted from your order. Spending $50 will also qualify you for Free Shipping. So enjoy this two-part deal while it lasts.

Expires: October 11th, 2008

Free Shipping Update from Victoria's Secret

Hmmm, well back in September I notified you that you'd get Free Shipping from Victoria's Secret on orders of $125 or more, but now it seems that the same deal has been lowered to a minimum purchase of $100. Otherwise, it seems like the deal is identical--but hey, all the better for us poor girls, isn't it? The code has also been updated. Now when you've hit your $100 mark, just enter code SHIP100 at check out to have your new shoes send to you at no cost. How about these Colin Stuart 'Suede Slouch Boots'? I like the rust color best; I think it'd add a creative pop to any outfit this winter.

Code: SHIP100

Expires: October 15th, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

$15 Off $75 on Macy's INC Women's Shoes

Macy's high-end brand INC has been impressing me for years; I'm always a fan of the cohesive and stylish lines that come from this in-store label. In 2008, INC (International Concepts) debuted their new line of shoes, which I have high hopes for. (Hoping that they at least meet the standards I've come to expect from the clothing lines, if not compliment them; is that too much to ask?) My favorites right now are these two-tone suede 'Margaret' boots, with a patent cap toe and riding-style buckle which puts them amonst the latest trends (also available in black). In what I'm assuming is an effort to promote their new line of footwear, Macy's is now allowing you to save $15 on your order of $75 INC shoes. Just use code INCWEEK when you go to check out. And to add fuel to these flames? You'll also receive Free Shipping on your INC order (code INCWEEKFS). Take a look and be sure to let me know what you think of the selection.


Expires: October 11th, 2008

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Last Day to Save $100 on Men's Shoes!

Until midnight tonight, you can save $100 off your order of $499 or more, including men's shoes! This is a big deal if not only because the high-quality, designer men's shoes from Jos. A. Bank hardly ever go on sale. They're usually excluded from these offers; but not this time! Compliment your new Joseph A. Bank suit with a new pair of casual or dressy men's footwear from the likes of Johnston & Murphy, Cole Haan or Allen-Edmonds. Check out this is a deal that will help you save big when you spend. The Bard is admiring the textural interest created by the weave on these handcrafted Italian leather 'Dennehy Woven Penny Shoes' from Cole Haan.

Free Shipping on Orders of $175 or More

Expires: Midnight, October 7th, 2008