Fashion Finds: Shoes

The time is quickly approaching for us to put away our summer sandals and flip flops, only to search for fashionable new styles for the fall.

Whether you’re looking for sneakers, flats, heels, boots or any combination thereof, it can not only be hard to find the style you’re looking for, it can be equally as difficult to find different places to shop. That’s why THL has compiled some of our favorite stores to shop for all of your shoe needs!

6pm.com: Having a large selection of shoes is always a plus, but having a large selection of designer shoes at discounted prices is even better. With a massive selection of designers, styles and prices for all tastes and budgets, 6pm offers one of the most comprehensive selections of shoes available. It may take a little while to comb through the pages of results, but don’t worry: you can always narrow your selection by using the filters to the left of the page. 6pm also offers clothing and accessories as well, so once you find the shoes you’re looking for, you can shop for anything else your heart desires.

Call It Spring: Selling only shoes and accessories, Call It Spring offers a selection of some of the most on-trend styles of the season. From booties to sneakers, Call It Spring has a variety of looks to try and all for moderate prices. If you find something you like, you also get free shipping on orders over $35 (and trust us, it won’t be hard to spend $35 with gorgeous styles like the Vilette pump in stock!). And if Call It Spring’s styles are calling your name, you’ll  have to pay a visit to their sister store, Aldo Shoes.

Shoes of Prey: If you want to splurge on a completely one-of-a-kind pair of shoes, Shoes of Prey is just the store for you. Allowing you to create custom heels, flats, sandals and anything in between, Shoes of Prey lets you release your inner shoe designer while making the process simple and fun; first, you select the type of shoe you want, followed by the color and material you’d like. Then, you can choose from special silhouettes, like d’orsay or open-toe. Finally, you finish it off with any extras, like trim, straps or bows. Offering sizes between a US 3 and 15, Shoes of Prey says they’ll have your custom order to you within four weeks of your initial order. But if custom shoes aren’t on your shopping list, they also have a ready-made selection that offers stylish looks that start in the $100 range.

With all of these shopping options to pick from, you’re sure to find a style that has your name on it — whether you’ve designed a custom pair or you’ve found ready-made shoes from your favorite designer!

Happy Shopping!

 

Style 101: The Minaudière

Handbags have a plethora of styles, ranging from totes and shoppers to clutches and crossbody bags. But if you’ve been hearing the word ‘minaudière’ lately, the term may leave you wondering what such a thing is.

Although it sounds quite fancy and intimidating, a minaudière, a small handbag often used without straps, is nothing but a close relative of the clutch.

Minaudières are small, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t useful. Holding only the essentials — keys, phone, money, ID and lipstick — these handbags are perfect for formal occasions and casual outings alike. Often done in a frame style, minaudières come in a variety of different shapes and finishes, giving them the ability to serve as the statement piece of your outfit. So if minaudières seem like something your handbag collection is missing, there are tons of great options out there to fit every occasion.

For your more casual outfits, the Hyatt Minaudière Clutch by Big Buddha offers a pretty blue woven pattern with a gold-tone kiss lock closure that can easily pair with all of your summer looks. The best part is that this sweet minaudière is available at Nordstrom Rack for only $29.97.

The Big Buddha Hyatt Minaudière Clutch, found on NordstromRack.com.

The Big Buddha Hyatt Minaudière Clutch, found on NordstromRack.com.

If you’re looking for the perfect utility minaudière, look no further than the Ivanka Trump Suede Box Minaudière from Nordstrom. Available in a bright poppy (below) and subtle lavender, this suede handbag will perfectly complete everything from a formal evening outfit to a more casual daytime ensemble. On sale for $97.49, this minaudiére is worth the price for how much you’ll use it.

The Ivanka Trump Suede Box Minaudière in poppy, found on Nordstrom.com.

The Ivanka Trump Suede Box Minaudière in poppy, found on Nordstrom.com.

To add a bit of subtle sheen to an evening look, try the INC Tamme Minaudière from Macy’s. Cut in a cool geometric frame style, this minaudière will be the perfect handbag to complete a sparkly, more dressy ensemble. Available for $43.99, this gem-shaped handbag comes in black, gold and silver (below).

The INC International Concepts Tamme Minaudière in silver, found on Macys.com.

The INC International Concepts Tamme Minaudière in silver, found on Macys.com.

If you’re looking for a real statement piece, be prepared to splurge for this stunner. The Levin Silver Minaudière by Kotur pairs bright orange, pink, green and yellow with a shimmery silver, making it read like a piece of statement jewelry. This showstopping minaudière is sure to add a pop of color to your outfit, but it comes at a $477 price tag — and that’s the sale price.

The Kotur Levin Silver Multi in Perspex Silver, found on Koturltd.com.

The Kotur Levin Silver Multi in Perspex Silver, found on Koturltd.com.

Although they sound intimidating, minaudières are only cute clutch handbags that come in a variety of designs, colors and styles that can be paired with everything from a formal gown to a casual sundress. And with all these great options, there’s no reason not to add [at least] one to your wardrobe!

Take Her Look [For Less]

‘Don’t Cha’ wish you looked as flawless as Nicole Scherzinger? The former Pussycat Dolls singer stunned on the red carpet at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts to attend the Special Olympics Celebrity Dance Challenge on July 31 in Beverly Hills California, wearing a black and white abstract chevron dress with black peep toe pumps. Scherzinger completed her look with a bright red lip while wearing a matching shade of red on her toes.

Scherzinger’s black and white bombshell look, while gorgeous, comes at a price, and according to The Daily Mailher sexy skater dress by Herve Leger has a whopping $1,990 price tag. But if you love her look, you’re in luck because we’ve found two similar dresses to recreate her look for a lot less.

To mimic the square neckline and abstract pattern on Scherzinger’s dress, we chose the Tracy Reese Nina Geo Pattern Knit Jacquard Fit and Flare Dress from Nordstrom Rack. This dress offers a similar banding pattern, with strips of different prints encompassing the dress. For only $44.80, this dress is a great way to recreate Scherzinger’s Herve Leger look for less.

The Tracy Reese Nina Geo Pattern Knit Jacquard Fit and Flare Dress, found on NordstromRack.com.

The Tracy Reese Nina Geo Pattern Knit Jacquard Fit and Flare Dress, found on NordstromRack.com.

We almost did a double take when we found the Topshop Zigzag Tunic Dress from Nordstrom. Done in a strikingly similar chevron pattern, this dress matches the Herve Leger dress not only in print but in its skater cut while also offering a little more coverage with the higher neckline. As if this dress could not get any better, we looked at the price and saw it was only $29.99, making it the perfect alternative to the pricey Herve Leger dress.

The Topshop Zigzag Tunic Dress, found on Nordstrom.com.

The Topshop Zigzag Tunic Dress, found on Nordstrom.com.

Our look for less isn’t complete without the perfect pair of peep toe pumps, and the Nine West First Base pump from Nordstrom is the perfect shoe for the job. For only $65.90, these pumps will not only be a great shoe to pair with one of these pretty printed frocks, they will also become the most versatile pumps in your wardrobe.

The Nine West First base Peep Toe Leather Pump, found on Nordstrom.com.

The Nine West First base Peep Toe Leather Pump, found on Nordstrom.com.

While Nicole Scherzinger impressed us with her printed Herve Leger look that was equal parts sexy and sophisticated, its $1,990 price tag just left us flabbergasted. But because we loved the look so much (and we knew you would, too!), we were able to recreate her entire look for only $140.69 — that’s for two stunning dresses and a pair of classic black peep toe pumps! Just add a bright red lipstick and matching nail polish, and you’ll look just as gorgeous as Nicole Scherzinger herself!

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

The streets of New York City have been a little more fashionable now that Jennifer Lawrence has been spending more time in the city. The Daily Mail reports that the actress, who has been house hunting in The Big Apple for the past month, was spotted yesterday in Tribeca wearing an all-black crop top ensemble. According to VogueLawrence’s bustier-style crop top and pencil skirt are from the Michael Kors Collection, which she styled with an Ana Khouri necklace, Roger Vivier clutch and Jimmy Choo gladiators.

It’s hard not to envy Lawrence’s entire outfit from head to toe, but what THL covets the most are those gorgeous Jimmy Choo heels. While these gladiators effortlessly tie in her gold clutch and necklace with their gold heels, their price tag is not effortlessly affordable — they originally retail for $950 at NET-A-PORTER, but they are on sale for lofty $570. However, if you lover Lawrence’s trendy gladiator style, there are a few other options out there that can mimic her style at a fraction of the cost.

If you love the combination of black and gold on Lawrence’s Jimmy Choo heels, Luichiny combines the two in a comparable gladiator heel. The Take A Bow heel does have more straps and more gold accents running across the top of the foot, but it is just as stylish and easy to wear as Lawrence’s similar style. These heels, however, are available at Heels.com for only $99.

Nordstrom Rack offers another alternative to Lawrence’s Jimmy Choos, and what makes this pair so great is that they are under $100. The Beatrice High Heel Sandal by Modern Rush has a similar strap pattern to Lawrence’s heels, while still offering a hint of gold in the side zipper. These heels were originally priced at $79.99, but Nordstrom Rack has them for only $34.97!

So if you love Jennifer Lawrence’s gladiators but can’t bear the thought of spending over $500 for a shoe that is supposedly “on sale,” give one of these similarly stylish options a try! And don’t forget to pair them with some gold accessories to bring your whole look together!