Saturday, October 31, 2009

*Shoes in Review* October 25th-31st

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


Last Day! Up To 70% Off Shoes at Bluefly - Expired


Just My Size 9.5 - While Supplies Last


55% Off Frye Boots at 6PM - Expired

$25 Credit for Piperlime's 3rd Birthday - Expired


$20 Off Stuart Weitzman Shoes - Expiring This Week - November 6th, 2009


40% Off Daily Specials at Desginer Shoes - No Expiration


*Deal of the Week* Marc by Marc Jacobs Fuscia Patent Loafers - While Supplies Last

Saturday Note from Style Bard
Happy Halloween! ~ SB

Friday, October 30, 2009

*Deal of the Week* Marc by Marc Jacobs Fuschia Patent Loafers

I know many of my good friends would gasp in horror if I told them that I was daydreamining outfits to wear with a bright pink patent penny loafer, but I cannot help it. I want to punk up some preppy outfits so badly right now I can hardly stand it. How about some ripped up Seven for All Mankind jeans, a white blouse and a blue cardigan? With the right shade of lipstick and some hot accessories (nothing like pearls or too literal a translation), I'd be good to go. And these Marc by Marc Jacob shoes are now 50% off in the sale section at Jildor Shoes. I just know I would wear these shoes to pieces if I were given the chance! It's unbearably tempting...thank goodness I'm going shopping for Halloween costume pieces today to take my mind of splurging on some one-of-a-kind designer shoes. They're also available in Grey, Navy and Black for those of you who are, I mean traditional! Regardless of color, you can see why these had to be this week's *Deal of the Week*.

Always $5 Flat Rate Shipping

Expires: While Supplies Last

Thursday, October 29, 2009

40% Off Daily Specials at Designer Shoes (known for an assortment of wide and plus-size shoes) offers a daily sales page where the shoes shown are 40% off their asking price--but just for 24 hours. You can find great steals, like these fun and cute 'Halia' pumps by Faryl Robin. Normally I wouldn't love a brown and gold clunky shoe, but there's something youthful and yet retro about the design here that's speaking to me--even more so than the same shoe in black! There's also an assortment of multi-colored suede flats on sale. But who knows what shoes will be there tomorrow? It's fun to check it out and see, and the link below will take you straight to the daily sales page, so you can bookmark it and check back every day.

Expires: Ongoing Promotion, Deals Expire Daily

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

$20 Off Stuart Weitzman Shoes

All styles of Stuart Weitzman shoes that are already on sale are being marked down by an additional $20, regardless of their asking price at Shoebuy. Choosing a Style Bard fave was very tricky for this one! I really wanted to throw one of Weitzman's famous special occasion shoes up here, but I just couldn't take my eyes off these 'Tipclara' heels. So fiery! So shiny! Patent leather upper. And hell, they're actually affordable at more than 40% off their original price. No codes are necessary, but discounts are not reflected until you go to check out.

Always Free Shipping and Free Returns

Expires: November 6th, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

$25 Credit for Piperlime's 3rd Birthday

On your birthday, aren't you supposed to receive the gifts? Apparently Piperlime is switching things up today, because in honor of the shoe retailer's third birthday, they are giving shoppers a $25 gift certificate. All you have to do is complete a purchase before midnight tonight to qualify! And that's not all; one in every 100 shoppers will actually receive a $100 credit toward their next purchase! Style Bard cannot resist this offer, you guys, I am weak. That's why I'm eyeing these 'Mirtos' wedges in the color 'Passion' by BCBGirls. Purple shoes that I can actually walk around in! Won't that be fun? I'll be sure to let you know if I get the $100 credit! How exciting would that be??

Free Shipping with $50 Orders

Expires: Midnight, October 27th, 2009

55% Off Frye Boots at 6PM

Wow! What a great week-long sale from 6PM. All Frye shoes (from summery sandals to cowboy boots) are 55% off their original price--that's a BIG savings! Style Bard faves are these 'Ava' tall boots in snakeprint leather. So supple and sophisticated, I'd feel like a million bucks in these whether wearing them with jeans or a dress. Unfortunately, they might as well cost one million dollars, since I can't exactly splurge right now on gorgeous shoes of this caliber--even at 55% off! One day I will own an amazing pair of Frye boots... One day... In the meantime, won't someone please take these and give them a loving home?

$6.95 Flat-Rate Shipping On All Orders

Expires: October 3oth, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Just My Size 9.5

Are you the lucky Cinderella who can swoop in and grab this fantastic steal at Bluefly? Dolce and Gabbana pumps for more than 70% off--you don't see that everyday! Especially not on the perfect holiday shoe, just weeks before the holidays. So good luck, 9.5ers!

Bone Floral Jacquard Tassel Pumps by Dolce and Gabbana

Expires: While Supplies Last

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Last Day! Up To 70% Off Shoes at Bluefly

This weekend, Bluefly hosted a surprise 2-day sale on shoes! That means today is the last day you can save up to 70% on designer brands like Gucci, Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Christian Louboutin and Fendi. Appropriately deemed "basics with a twist" on the website, 'Martha' by Matiko spices up an otherwise ordinary black t-strap pump with interesting stylistic elements. The points at the top remind me of cathedral spires and romantic gothic towers. They're now 46% off, bringing the final sale tag to less than $100. A great price for such an evocative, unique shoe!

Expires: 6:30am, October 26th, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

*Shoes in Review* October 18th-24th

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


20% Off Victoria's Secret Shoes - Expired


Shoes on Sale at Target - Expiring This Week - October 31st, 2009


20% Off Macy's Shoes + Free Shipping - Expired


Designer Shoes vs. Imposters - No Expiration


All AK Anne Klein Shoes $24.95 - Expired


*Deal of the Week* Modern Vintage Shoes - While Supplies Last

Saturday Note from Style Bard
Well, I apparently suck at projecting schedules. But the giveaways and reviews are a-comin' in due time. Halloween in one week! Plans? Costumes? Spill 'em here! ~ SB

Friday, October 23, 2009

*Deal of the Week* Modern Vintage Shoes

Remember that time Rami draped everything on Project Runway? And how, in general, as a last-ditch effort to make things look more interesting or architectural, designers just resort to braiding or pleating fabric? (Or putting fluerchons on everything, but that's another story?) Well these shoes remind me of all of those things, but in an excellent way, and I extremely want them. The look of fabric is conveyed, but that's actually leather on the upper. They're called 'Elisha' by Modern Vintage, and they're now more than 55% off at Bluefly. That's why they're this week's *Deal of the Week*.

Expires: While Supplies Last

Thursday, October 22, 2009

All AK Anne Klein Shoes $24.95

Today only, all styles of AK Anne Klein footwear at 6PM have been reduced to the flat rate of $24.95. No codes or minimum spending limits are involved; all deductions are automatic and displayed when you shop on the website. AK Anne Klein styles range from summery sandals to dress boots, with work shoes and high heels scattered in between. These tri-colored oxford heels were originally $95.00, and are now over 70% off! They come in three color combinations--and is it so wrong that with this coloring and a name like 'Aroma' I suddenly have a strong craving for coffee and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies?

Expires: Midnight, October 22nd, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Designer Shoes vs. Imposters

I was reading Manolo's Shoe Blog (as per usual) and I came across this and this article on the familiar topic of shoddy knock-offs of stolen shoe designs, which reminded me that I had the most bizarre encounter a few weeks ago. To kill time before I needed to drop my visiting mother off at LaGuardia, we wandered into one of those many nameless discount shoe stores in NYC and I came upon these $15 shoes:

A treacherous knock-off of my beloved shoes by Michael Kors, which I originally wrote about here:

It's just a damn shame, and wrong on so many levels.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

20% Off Macy's Shoes + Free Shipping!

Macy's is having an out-of-nowhere amazing sale on accessories and shoes. You can save 20% off your order by using code PL8KM912J3X when it's time to check out. You can also receive instant Free Shipping if your order totals over $99 (and really, it would practically be foolish not to aim for that mark if you're already shopping this fantastic sale). Style Bard faves are hard to choose; I'm having a bit of an identity crisis. I've been digging a lot of ankle boots with chunky features and buckles, but there's a load of difference between the 'Courtney' boots shown (they're so girlified they're actually by Paris Hilton!) and my other choice, these 'Astrid' biker boots by Lucky. What is going on with my shoe-finding taste buds today? Must be time for that second pot of coffee (err, 'cup'--let's just pretend I mean 'cup'). Either way, both boots easily qualify you for Free Shipping.

Code: PL8KM912J3X

Expires: October 22nd, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Shoes on Sale at Target

Target is having a site-wide clearance now through the end of the month. Great items in all categories have been marked down, including shoes. Style Bard faves are these 'Merona' canvas demi-wedges in Black, which seem like a perfect shoe for on-the-go lifestyles. Originally $24.99, these shoes are now on sale for a scant $8.74--a savings of over 65%! They can be combined with the concurrent, ongoing Free Shipping promotion that is also running at Target. Plus, they've received great reviews, which you should be sure to check out before buying (buyers recommend ordering up by at least half a size). Just ignore the commentor who said she loved the shoes but is waiting to buy them because she already has too many shoes. Too many shoes. Clearly this woman is loony, and her opinions should be considered moot.

Expires: October 31st, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

20% Off Victoria's Secret Shoes

It's not too late to take advantage of this great online deal from Victoria's Secret! Select your favorite pair of shoes and add them to the shopping cart, then insert code SAVE20 to see 20% off immediately taken from the total. Any pair of shoes; immediate savings. But only if you act before midnight tonight! Are you loving the over-the-knee trend cropping up this Winter? Check out a variety of styles at Victoria's Secret, including these innovative convertible boots by Colin Stuart which can flip down for a knee-high boot look or even unzip at the ankle to become booties! Available in Grey Fox, Ivory, Brandywine or Black.

Code: SAVE20

Expires: Midnight, October 18th, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

*Shoes in Review* October 11th-17th

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


Two Days to Save 70% Off at Vivre - Expired


Last Day to Save 25% Off Aldo Boots - Expired


Free Shipping on Victoria's Secret Shoes - Expiring This Week - October 20th, 2009


Up to 40% Off Steve Madden Boots - Expiring This Week - October 19th, 2009


New Flat Rate Shipping on Jildor Shoes - No Expiration


*Deal of the Week* Fall Shoes at Zappos - While Supplies Last

Saturday Note from Style Bard
Guess what! I'm negotiating a cool giveaway for you guys. I'm not sure it'll go up this week, but if not, be sure to check back next week! I'll also be posting some reviews of a few cool shoe brands/designers you may not have heard of yet, but they're definitely worth telling about! ~ SB

Friday, October 16, 2009

*Deal of the Week* Fall Shoes at Zappos

Zappos has an amazing assortment of Fall shoes on sale right now. To see hundreds of 'it' shoes at a discounted rate, simply visit the clearance section and narrow your search to the Fall category. Style Bard faves are these 'Jude' loafer pumps by Jessica Bennett. They epitomize the work shoe that can take you out for cocktails afterward; they hit all the marks for corporate-wear, but add little quirks and traits to sustain visual interest. Plus, that Burgundy color is quintessential autumn (they also come in classic Black and Brown). They're now on sale for only $100, making them this week's *Deal of the Week*.

Always Free Shipping and Free Returns

Expires: While Supplies Last

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Flat Rate Shipping on Jildor Shoes

Now, any purchase from Jildor Shoes will be shipped to you for the same low flat rate, regardless of the weight of your package or the number of items inside. For $5, your whole order will be shipped--if that's not a great reason to inspire you to shop more on the same spree, I don't know what is. Especially now that Jildor also introduced a new set of motorcycle boots to satisfy the overwhelming demand for this hot, hot look this fall (which we all know I'm a total sucker for, btw). Style Bard faves are these 'Mack' boots in black leather by Modern Vintage--they just seem so effortless and authentic, without all the gadgetry and bedazzle of trendier biker boot styles. But if you feel differently, there are plenty of variations of every style and height and color of boot at Jildor Shoes.

Expires: No Expiration

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Up to 40% Off Steve Madden Boots

For a limited time, you can save up to 40% on Steve Madden boots. There's no minimum purchase to qualify for savings, and no code necessary. Just look for reduced prices on the Steve Madden website on your favorite styles, and hope your size doesn't sell out before this spontaneous sale ends! Style Bard faves are these 'CRISTALL' heeled oxfords. I know, I know, they are not my style AT ALL. You were thinking I'd go for some thick, chunky motorcycle boots laden with grommets and buckles and zipper teeth. But there's something quite attractive about the simplicity and elegance and masculinity of these that just speaks to me right now. Hey, maybe I'm all biker-booted out. It could happen!

Expires: October 19th, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Free Shipping on Victoria's Secret Shoes

For a limited time, when you spend $100 on Victoria's Secret shoes and merchandise, you'll automatically receive Free Shipping on your entire order. Just use code FREE100 when you're about to checkout, and you'll see the discount applied. Style Bard's current VS faves are these 'Almond-Toe Pumps' by BCBGeneration, which are $98 and nearly satisfy the limit to qualify you for Free Shipping. My favorites are the version in dusted bronze.

Code: FREE100

Expires: October 20th, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Last Day to Save 25% Off Aldo Boots

As part of a Columbus Day Sale, Aldo is offering 25% off all clearance boots. It's not too late to take advantage of this great deal! You have until midnight to choose from every variety and style of fashion boots or winter boots, and save an automatic 25% when you check out. That makes these delicious 3-zip, 4-buckle 'Hendsbee' boots just $89.99! Plus, this offer can be combined with Free Shipping--but only if you shop before midnight tonight.

Expires: Midnight, October 12th, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Two Days to Save 70% Off at Vivre

As Columbus Day weekend winds to a close, you have two days left to take advantage of great shoe sales across the internet, such as the sale at Vivre, which allows you to save 50%-70% off shoes, plus receive Free Shipping on your orders of $250 or more. Style Bard faves are these MICHAEL by Michael Kors 'Suede and Faux Croc' pumps, which were originally $139.00 and are now on sale for $34.75! That's more than one hundred dollars less than the original price, and I just love the depth and texture added by the patent croc print trim in contrast to the chocolate suede upper.

Expires: Midnight, October 12th, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

*Shoes in Review* October 4th-10th

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 on Macy's Shoes - Expired


Limited Edition Ugg Boots - While Supplies Last


Save $30 on $150 at Bluefly - Expires October 31st, 2009


Skechers Shoe Sale - $10 Off $50 - October 31st, 2009


One Day Sale - Aerosoles Shoes - Expired


*Deal of the Week* Free Shipping on Aldo Shoes - Expiring This Week - October 12th, 2009

Saturday Note from Style Bard
Okay guys, this week's message is really important. I require your very valued opinion: What should I be for Halloween? A) Southern Belle or B) Huntress. Thanks in advance for the help! ~ SB

Friday, October 9, 2009

*Deal of the Week* Free Shipping on Aldo Shoes

This weekend only, get your new Aldo shoes shipped to you for free! Simply use code FSOCT09 when you're about to check out to see this deal go into affect. Style Bard is a big fan of Aldo's styles, and frequently checks out the sale section for great steals. Favorites right now include these 'Cadlett' boots, which appropriately convey the motorcycle chic vibe without trying too hard. They're now on sale for $30 less than the original asking price! And you know me, I just adore anything with a pronounced zipper. Remember to shop by Columbus Day to get Free Shipping!

Code: FSOCT09

Expires: October 12th, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

One Day Sale - Aersoles Shoes is hosting a fantastic sale on Aerosoles shoes today. Take your pick from a selection of dozens of shoes and sandals for only $19.95. Originally $59.00, these smart loafer wedges will be over 60% off! I love, love, love this dark red color; it will be especially uplifting and toasty when you're trudging to work beneath a frigid and overcast gray sky this Winter. This sale is sure to clear out fast, so be sure to grab your size before it sells out.

Flat Rate $6.95 Shipping on All Orders

Expires: Midnight, October 8th, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Skechers Shoe Sale - $10 Off $50

Through the end of the month, you can take $10 off any pair of shoes from the Skechers website instantly. Well, technically you need to spend $50, but it's practically impossible not to do that. You also have to use code FBONC (does that sound vaguely suggestive to anyone else?) for this sale to go into effect. Style Bard faves are these cute button-up 'Intoxicate' boots by Skechers Sweets, which just put you over the limit for your rebate at $58.

Always Free Shipping for VIP Club Members


Expires: October 31st, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Save $30 on $150 at Bluefly

First-time Bluefly shoppers are in for a special treat. When you spend $150 in one go (which is stunningly easy to do, even for thrifty shoppers like myself), you'll see $30 taken off the shopping cart total with code AFF30. I might have to be sneaky and open up a new Bluefly account for my evil twin sister in order to get these insanely beautiful 'Ava' boots by Frye, which are encased with a cool Grey snakeskin. Don't look at me like that! They're already 44% off before this sale! And truth be told, I haven't bought new boots in a really, really long time (which is clearly a good enough reason to blow $250 bucks on a pair of boots on a writer's salary...right? No? Damn). They also come in Black, which hides a little of the textural depth, but makes a dramatic statement all its own.

Code: AFF30

Expires: October 31st, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Limited Edition Ugg Boots

Once again, The Walking Company is privy to special, limited-edition styles of Ugg Australia boots that no other company is selling. Despite my eyebrow-lifting attitude toward Ugg boots, I'm such a magpie for something that's even moderately shiny that I kind of find these Ugg Sunset boots...cute? Well, more cute than the plain ankle-high brown fare that's for sure, ugh. Fear not, SBS fans--I haven't gone loopy on you and I don't plan to drop $200 on snow boots anytime soon--not even the Ugg Sunset with gold embroidery, thankyouverymuch. But in case y'all are more interested (or more cold, or more wealthy) than I, I thought I'd make you aware of this offer. All Ugg boots from The Walking Company are shipped for free.

Expires: While Supplies Last

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Last Day to Save on Macy's Shoes

Today is your last chance to save either $5, $10, $15 or $25 on shoes at Macy's! During the weekend-long Red Hot Sale, you're able to save these amounts with respective purchases totaling at least $25, $50, $75 or $100. All you have to do is add merchandise totaling this amount to your shopping cart; price reductions will occur at checkout--no codes necessary! With a sale like this, you'll want to go big or go--well, you're probably already at home, since you're shopping online, so: Go Big or Go Back to Your Homepage. (And if your homepage is Macy's then you win, okay, you just win.) Style Bard suggests these delicious, dramatic 'Burke' pumps by Paris Hilton for the soul who is brave enough to sport this sole. They come in Hot Pink or Black, and you'll save $15 right off the bat when you buy these before midnight tonight. Spendthrifty meets sexy right here.

Expires: Midnight, October 4th, 2009