Saturday, December 27, 2008

*Shoes in Review* December 21st-27th

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


Win $50 to Spend at ShoeParlor - Expires January 1st, 2009


Last Minute Holiday Shoe Shopping + Free Shipping! - Expiring This Week - December 23rd, 2008


Save up to 40% at the Piperlime Lime Tag Sale - While Supplies Last


One Day Only - 6PM Rain Boots $9.95 - Expiring This Week - December 24th, 2008


Merry Christmas!


*Deal of the Week* Extra 25% Off Gap Holiday Sale - Expires December 29th, 2008

The Style Bard is taking a short break this week from Sunday through Wednesday, but I'll be back on January 1st to kick off 2009 and reveal the winner of the FREE SHOES Giveaway!

Friday, December 26, 2008

*Deal of the Week* Extra 25% Off Gap Holiday Sale

For three days only, you can take an additional 25% off the already-discounted merchandise in the Gap Holiday Sale. Just use code SALE at checkout. For example, when I posted about these Purple Patent Skimmer Flats on December 2nd, they were already on sale for the holidays. Originally $45.00, they were then only $24.99. Now they're an additional 25% off, which makes them a final sale price of $18.99 -- so if you passed up the deal before, now's the time to buy before your size sells out. And if you did get them three weeks ago, well why not a second pair? They also come in Black, Gray, Honey and Cinnabar Red.

Code: SALE

Expires: December 29th, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

One Day Only - 6PM Rain Boots $9.95

Today only, save up to 75% on certain rain boots at These Gabriella Rocha 'Flaming Skull' rain boots are only $9.95! I wish I'd known this deal was coming up a few weeks ago, because I totally spent $20 on similar rain boots in the mall, even after they went on sale (with hearts rather than skulls actually--a Christmas present for one of my sisters, but more on that after Christmas, juuuust in case they're reading). But if you haven't just made my mistake, I highly recommend checking out the cute patterns and cheap prices on rain boots and all weather boots at 6PM.

And just as a Christmas Eve bonus, I'll throw in that Clarks (one of my mother's favorite shoe brands) is up to 75% off at 6PM, so you might want to check out some of those outrageous prices before that promo expires too!

Expires: 9PM EST December 24th, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Save up to 40% at the Piperlime Lime Tag Sale

New markdowns have just arrived at Piperlime! That means some of those shoes you were craving at full price might now be up to 40% off and very affordable. You're giving so many gifts this season, why not treat yourself to something nice? As for me, I think I've earned these comfortable 'Heaven' loafers by Naturalizer after so many hours running around the mall(s) and in and out of stores. It's time to give these tootsies a rest! Besides, I am still lacking a pair of green shoes in my wardrobe... it's about time I get on that!

Always Free Standard Shipping and Free Returns!

Expires: While Supplies Last

Monday, December 22, 2008

Last Minute Holiday Shoe Shopping + Free Shipping!

Don't panic, loyal readers. I've put together the holiday shoe shopping round-up so you know where you can still shop and have your goodies in time for the holidays. And most of these shoes are on sale, too!

Free Delivery in Time for Christmas from Zappos
(Order up until 1pm December 23rd!)

Free Overnight Shipping from The Walking Company
(Purchase Two Pairs of Uggs or $250 Worth of Shoes and Get it By Christmas!)

Free Shipping on All Orders of Havaianas Footwear + 10% Off

Free 2nd Day Express Delivery on Shoes from Victoria's Secret
(Orders must be $100 or more. Code: SHIPFAST)

Express Shipping on Shoes from Macy's
(Plus an additional 10% off shoes with code: SAVEMORE)

Free 2nd Day Shipping from Pac Sun
(Orders of $75 or more. Sandals are 70% off!)

Free Shipping from New York and Company
(ALL merchandise is an astounding 50% off! This one expires as late as December 24th! Code: 2665)

These deals expire 12:00am December 23rd, 2008.

Happy Holidays from The Style Bard!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

*Shoes in Review* December 14th-20th

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


Save 20% Off Slippers with His Fave College Team! - Expiring This Week - December 22nd, 2008


Weekly Deals from 6PM - Expiring This Week - December 22nd, 2008

Your New Shoes are 30% Off at Shopbop - Expired


One Day to Save $20 from Shoebuy! - Expired


Last Day for Free Shipping from Adidas! - Expired


40% Off - Holiday Sale at Gap - Limited Time Only


*Deal of the Week* Next Day Shipping on Uggs! - Expiring This Week - December 22nd, 2008

So tell me, does it feel like the holidays for you, yet? With snow everywhere (except here in Florida, of course), with last-minute shopping and the malls open until all hours, with increased stress (and waistlines, as we all indulge in holiday goodies)...are you prepared for Hannukah, Christmas and New Year's this week?

Ready or not, here they come! Happy Holidays, everyone!

Friday, December 19, 2008

*Deal of the Week* Next Day Shipping on Uggs!

It's not too late! You can still get FREE next-day shipping when you buy two pairs of Uggs from The Walking Company--and have them in time for Christmas. Buy one for you, and buy one to give to someone else this holiday season. Cozy, warm and chic, you'll cover all of your bases to show you care when you give Uggs. You can also get next-day shipping when you spend $250 or more at The Walking Company. Or get two-day shipping for orders of at least $200. I like the look of these slim-fitting leather and sheepskin Raya boots. In case you haven't taken a look at Uggs in awhile, you'll be surprised to see the new, trendy look of Ugg as well as all of the colors and varieties available. These aren't the ugly old plain Uggs of yore; the Style Bard is a convert!

Expires: December 22nd, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

40% Off - Holiday Sale at Gap

It's Holiday Sale time from Gap! That means certain styles of your fave Gap gear is 40% off! I find these knee-high Striped Rain Boots absolutely adorable, and they'd be a cute gift for a friend or just a cheery purchase for this wet and cold season! Now they're only $39.99 while supplies last.

Get your Gap gifts in time for Christmas:
Express Shipping by December 21st
Next Day Shipping by December 23rd

Expires: Limited Time Only

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Last Day for Free Shipping from Adidas!

Today's the last day to have your Adidas sneakers and shoes shipped to you for free! So be sure to get your holiday orders in by midnight. The only qualification is an order of $49, and they'll be automatically sent free of charge (and if you want expedited shipping, it's only $5). I like these new ALT Encierro women's athletic shoes in grey, silver and pink which will qualify you for free shipping -- and help kick off those halthy New Year's resolutions!

Expires: December 17th, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

One Day to Save $20 from Shoebuy!

For one day only, save $20 on your new shoes from Shoebuy! Simply spend at least $50 (you'd have a hard time keeping me from spending $50 at Shoebuy) and then securely checkout using your PayPal account -- it's just that easy! $20 rebate on your purchase -- almost 50% off -- just for using PayPal. My favorite qualifying shoes? These BCBGirls 'Indigo Kid Suede' shoes in Purple! Now only $64.95, which is already 33% off the original price. They're also available in Grey, and they're only $44.95 at checkout when you take advantage of this deal.

Always Free Shipping & Free Returns

Expires: Midnight, December 16th, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Your New Shoes are 30% Off at Shopbop

Great news! Remember how last week you could save 20% at Shopbop? Well, if you passed up that deal and you've been kicking yourself for it, now you can redeem yourself with 30% off full price shoes for a very limited time! Just enter HOLIDAYLOVE when you're about to check out to see your discount apply; you make the sale happen on your favorite shoes. For example, I'd love to save 30% off on my faves, these Belle by Sigerson Morrison open-toe wedge booties, available in Ivory and Grey. I can't help but think how slender tights-clad legs would look rising from these booties, beneath a short dress, under a cute little coat...maybe with pearls? They make my imagination run rampant!

Free Ground Shipping on All Orders


Expires: December 17th, 2008

Weekly Deals from 6PM

We've got some great deals this week from! The first one is my favorite. It's select styles of men's and women's Cole Haan shoes for only $49.95, which is a great price for these comfortable and quality shoes. My favorites are these 'Air Gabi' boat shoes in Cranberry Satin, though they're also available in 4 other colors. The second part of the deal lasts three days longer, and includes the following components: all DC footwear is up to 55% off; all StrideRite footwear up to 50% off; and all Privo shoes are up to an exceptional 75% off! Go browse the selections for these popular brands and discover all of the great savings available for a limited time.

Expires: December 19th, 2008 / December 22nd, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Save 20% Off Slippers with His Fave College Team!

My College Footwear University of Florida Stadium Shoe (Men's) - Tan

For a limited time, you can save 20% off collegiate-themed slippers and stadium shoes which will keep the man in your life cozy while he supports his favorite team. Whether it's the Buckeyes or the 'Canes, you can shoe* him that you're paying attention with this thoughtful gift, and save money at the same time--no code necessary. My college teams are virtually unheard of if not nonexistent, so since I'm a Florida gal, I'll shoe* you these cute UF stadium shoes. Go Gators!

[*ETA: These are actually two typos that occured in the writing of this blog. Can you tell I need a vacation?]

Always Free Shipping and Free Returns

Expires: December 22nd, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

*Shoes in Review* December 7th-13th

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


Free Shipping from Victoria's Secret - Expired


Win FREE SHOES from ShoeParlor! - Ongoing! You can still enter through December 31st!


Last Day to Save 20% Off at ShopBop! - Expired


Holiday Savings on Aldo Shoes - Ongoing! Expires December 24th, 2008


Save 20% Off Banana Republic Shoes - Expiring This Week - December 15th, 2008


*Deal of the Week* 40% Off ASOS - Ongoing! Limited Time Only

Well, this week was one hell of a week; the Style Bard worked 50+ hours! But you know what? It just makes me look forward to the holidays all the more. So in this last week before Hannukah and Christmas and New Year's Eve festivities, let's just buckle down, fulfill or work obligations and look forward to some much-deserved time off in the near future!

Friday, December 12, 2008

*Deal of the Week* 40% Off ASOS

Those Brits certainly know their shoes! And ASOS is a great place to shoe shop, especially now that you can get great brands for 40% off and still have them shipped from across the pond before your New Year's party. Sure, conversion from pounds to dollars takes a little extra effort, but ASOS makes life easier by taking all major credit cards. Who needs to know the exact dollar amount anyway? All you need to know is that you're saving big. For example, these 'Bow Sandals' by Karen Million are on sale from approx. $178.50 to a much more affordable $107! They are completely gorgeous and will set the tone for any holiday ensemble. That's why they're the Style Bard faves and absolutely the deal of the week!

Expires: Limited Time Only

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Save 20% Off Banana Republic Shoes

If you're shopping for Banana Republic shoes this holiday season, enter BRHOLIDAY to receive 20% off orders of $125 or more! That means if you're looking for some jeweled flats like this bright and demure 'Wynter' style, now on sale, you can just pair it with a party dress and you'll be all set for New Year's Eve and all set to save.


Expires: December 15th, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday Savings on Aldo Shoes

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'm a big Aldo fan. I love the accessibility, and everytime I'm in a mall I have to browse Aldo's wares. My favorite knee-high boots are from Aldo's. And I am definitely looking forward to holiday prices and Free Shipping. You can save up to 50% off shoes, and $20 off boots. Now when you shop for the holidays, use code HOLSHIP08 to check out and you'll get Free Shipping immediately, and the prices right now are absolutely incredible, like $29.98 for these 'Bluehills' delicate pale pink dress sandals. A helpful tip for Aldo shoe shopping from Style Bard? Expect European sizing, and start with a half size to a size up from the size you usually wear (I wear a Eu40=US10 at Aldo, and I typically wear a US9).


Expires: December 24th, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Last Day to Save 20% Off at Shopbop!

You know how the Style Bard loves shopping at Shopbop. Well, if you do too, I suggest you click over now for 20% off all full-priced merchandise! It's like a mini-sale on anything you want, which is just what I like to hear, especially from one of my favorite online boutiques. I'm loving some of their shiny holiday shoes like these Marc Jacobs Metallic Star Pumps on Martini Heels. How outrageous and gorgeous are these? It's like a guarantee you'll be the life of the party.

Always Free Ground Shipping


Expires: December 9th, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008

Win FREE SHOES from ShoeParlor!

The Style Bard has been busting her bum to arrange some awesome giveaways the past few months, and she's not about to stop now! December is a new month, which means it's time to launch another great giveaway. This time you can win $$$ toward FREE SHOES from!

There are two ways to win two great prizes:

1) Leave a comment on this post letting me and the gals at ShoeParlor know what brand and style at are your favorites. Simple as that; you'll be entered to win $50.00 to spend at ShoeParlor as you please. Just be sure to leave or link to your e-mail address so that I can contact you regarding your prize! Best of all? Style Bard readers always get 10% off with code STYLEBARDSP when they go to checkout. So if you win, that $50 can be spent in addition to this great discount.


2) If you have your own website or blog, simply let your readers know which brand and style at is your favorite, and then leave the link to your post in the comments below. All participants receive 15% off their next purchase just for posting. Plus, they will be entered to win $100.00 to spend at -- which can be used in addition to their gift of 15% off! 15% off codes will be issued as soon as we verify your link throughout the month, so you can use yours ASAP toward holiday shopping!

All comments and links must be left on this post by midnight December 31st, 2008.

The official winner of $50.00 / $100.00 will be announced on January 1st, 2008. Good luck!

**Codes do not apply to Ugg, Fit Flop, Munro or Sale merchandise.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Free Slippers from Victoria's Secret

This one's so easy, and it's a deal I've come to look forward to every year. All you have to do is select your favorite pajama set from Victoria's Secret "most wanted gift" collection, and you'll get a free pair of matching slippers with your order! Everyone loves a cute new pair of slippers in the winter, so it will only make your gift that much better. No one has to know they were free. I'd go for something simple, like the flannel plaid set--nothing too sexy, just cozy and simple for lazy days staying in from the cold.


Expires: December 9th, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

*Shoes in Review* November 23rd-December 6th

Because we skipped last week's round-up due to the holidays, here's a quick review of the previous two weeks' posts, recapping what's still in effect this week and what's expired.


Last Day to Save 20% Off + Free Shipping at Piperlime - Expired

$20 Off Boots from Aldo - Limited Time Only


Last Week to Win FREE SHOES - Expired

Monday's Weekly Deals from 6PM - Expired


Buy One, Get One 50% Off at Macy's! - Expired


Last Day to Save Big at! - Expired


Save 20% Off Rain Boots at Piperlime - Expired


Thanksgiving Weekend Deals - Black Friday & Cyber Monday Shoe Sales - Expired


Thanksgiving Weekend Sales in Effect


Cyber Monday Sales in Effect


Free Shipping at Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Piperlime! - Limited Time Only


Updates & Lulu's Free Shoes Winner! - No Expiration

Holiday BOGO at Payless - Expires December 21st, 2008


Save Money with ShoeParlor - Expired

Shoe Hunt! - No Expiration


*Deal of the Week* December Deals on Teva Shoes - Expires December 19th, 2008

Whew! That was a doozy. Keep your eye out for even more fantastic holiday deals, and pssst here's a hint: there's a new contest for FREE SHOES starting this week! So be sure to check back soon!

Friday, December 5, 2008

*Deal of the Week* December Deals on Teva Shoes

Every Friday between Thanksgiving and December 19th, experience "Black Friday" at Teva! Why should Black Friday only last one day? Check out organic, active-lifestyle shoes and sandals from Teva on sale throughout the holiday season. Last week you could get these X-1 Control women's sneakers for only $44.90, which is half the usual price. Wanna see what's on sale this week? Follow the button below to check it out.

Expires: December 19th, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Shoe Hunt!

I received this email from a reader the other day:

I am trying to locate (online, preferably) some comfortable/cute winter boots in size 11. I know you can point me in the right direction help meee I need to buy some asap all I seem to have at the moment are Champion sneakers.

If they don't exist I wouldn't be surprised but I am hoping you know a site or two with big foot sizes. Brown or black just something I can wear a lot.......I'm flexible on prices

Pretty please
You all know what that means; it's time for another Shoe Hunt! As always, the Style Bard is happy to oblige. I know the ins and outs of shoe shopping websites, where to find the best shoe sales, free shipping and special requests. But what good is all that useful knowledge if its not helping anyone? So if you ever need help finding affordable, hard-to-find shoes, don't hesitate to shoot me an email and I'll try my very best.

Here are some cute all-weather winter boots in size 11:

Polar, Black Quilted by Soft Style @ Designer Shoes These are a great traditional choice with insulated quilting and patent bottoms, with non-slip tread at the bottom. And they're quite affordable! $65.00

Elise, Black Stretch by Soft Style @ Designer Shoes For a dressier version of a winter boot. $65.00

Nadia by Crocs @ 6PM The Style Bard suggesting Crocs? Indeed I am. If you're just trying to make it to the car and back, I see no reason why these wouldn't do the trick. Besides, they're now 37% off for only $40.25!

Cerro Trail Boot CP Cerro Trail Boot by Adidas These are my top recommendation for a heavy-duty winter boot. These are for when you're not messing around. A great value for the price, from a well-known athletic brand. $100.00

Minnetonka - New Silverthorne Boot (Black Suede Faux Fur) - FootwearNew Silverthorne Boot by Minnetonka @ 6PM Stylish, comfortable, warm. Available in Black, Sand, and Brown. What more can you ask for? Oh, what if these are a whopping 51% off, now pricing at a reasonable $48.88

Columbia - Cascadian Snowflake (Strata/Swiss) - FootwearCascadian Snowflake by Columbia @ 6PM Who says winter boots have to be boring? These ankle boots are available in powder blue and pale pink as well as traditional brown and black. These are 44% off at $41.40

Khombu - Snowbunny 12 (Pink/Black(Nylon)) - Footwear
Snowbunny by Kamik @ 6PM And while we're talking about colorful and creative, how about these?? I mean, these aren't for the wallflowers, but if you like a big kick of color to lighten up your cloudiest, snowiest of days, these are just the thing to cheer up your frigid days. They're also available in Blue, Camo, Metallic, Silver, Brown and Black. Another cheery factory? They're 49% off at a mere $28.75

Downtown by Kamik @ 6PM Another classic faux-fur lined version of the mid-calf winter boot, available in Black or Brown. Now 43% off at $57.50

Bellino 2 by Khombu @ 6PM These are a great combination of cute and practical, with a suede cover and fur trim, but also comfortable insoles with non-slip soles. Available in Black, Tan, Olive and Brown. 44% off at $71.88

Snowpeak Snowpeak by Ugg Australia @ The Walking Company If you're looking for comfort and quality, you have to try Uggs. Waterproof, insulated and renowned for their comfort and durability, Ugg also has a wide variety of styles and colors. 'Snowpeak' comes in White, Brown and Black. And they come with Free Shipping! $199.00

Upside by Ugg Austalia @ The Walking Company This more classic-looking style of Ugg Austalia, available in Suede or Leather, comes with sheepskin lining, and you can get them in five shades of Brown, Black and Gray. These also come with Free Shipping. $229.95

Brookfield Tall by Ugg Australia @ The Walking Company These are another favorite of mine. I like the trendy riding-style appearance blended with the standard Ugg durability, warmth and comfort. Unfortunately, these only come in size 10 or 12, but if you're the type who can go either way, these are definitely worth a try due to Free Shipping and easy returns. $199.95

Save Money with ShoeParlor

Shoe Parlor is rewarding shoppers who get their holiday shopping done on time (unlike the Style Bard, sadly) by providing two codes with two ways to save! You can take $15 off orders of $100 or more (with code SPGIFT), or a whopping $65 dollars off orders of $350 or more (code SPDEAL)! Style Bard faves at Shoe Parlor include these funky black Soho boots by Eric Michaels, which will qualify you for $15 off! (And are also available in Brown.) This offer doesn't include Ugg, Munro or Sale merchandise.


Expires: December 5th, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Holiday BOGO at Payless!

It's that time of year once again! BOGO at Payless--buy one pair of shoes, and get the second pair of equal or lesser value 50% off! Plus, experience Free Shipping on orders of $60 or more! No codes necessary. Style Bard faves are these 'Conga' ankle boots by designer Patricia Fields. I'm really digging the heavy-duty, chunky, biker-chick look this season, and I'm searching for a (slightly lower) pair in this style for winter.

Expires: December 21st, 2008

Updates & Lulu's Free Shoes Winner!

All right, all right, I'll get to the good stuff first:

"Jess" has won our Lulu's FREE SHOES Giveaway! Congratulations Jess, I will be in contact with you regarding your prize shortly, so check your email. I'm definitely a little bit jealous and I would love it if you'd share what you chose to purchase with your $100 and tell us what you think when they arrive! I'd also like to thank everyone who participated.

Next, I'm very proud to claim that despite road trips and fever, I managed to tie up my 50,000 words and am a NaNoWriMo 2008 winner! Congratulations again to everyone who won this month, and whether you met the deadline or not this year, I hope that everyone continues to press on with these new works they're creating, and that everyone starts again come November 1st, 2009.

Last but not least: on top of wrestling with writing demons, my siblings, Cyber Monday and giving away free shoes, I managed to finagle yet another chance to win a gift certificate for FREE SHOES from another wonderful affiliate! (Do I love my readers or what?) So check back here or Style Bard for the details, coming up soon.