Archive for the ‘Faryl Robin Shoes’ Category
This is a rather embarrassing confession being that I write for a blog about shoes, but until today I had never shopped at 6pm.com. Then, while watching the Olympics and shopping for shoes (yay multitasking!), I came upon 6pm.com and the prices blew my mind! The sales are incredible, and the selection of sizes is impressive! After a few hours of shopping, I narrowed it down to my favorite shoes with amazing prices to match. And, of course, I had to share!
These heels by Faryl Robin fulfill all my 1940′s dreams!
I can always use another pair boots, especially Frye’s. The burgundy leather is so stylish!
Recently, I’ve been loving all of Michael Kors’ shoes. These red flats are so sassy!
This week I am traveling on business and wish I was packing these Cole Haan slingbacks!
And finally, the cutest pair of kitten heels courtesy of Delman.
Okay, I admit that one of the things I occasionally miss since switching from being a reader to a writer here at Shoeblog is that I can only ‘look but not touch’ when we put on one of our self-funded (or the occasional brand-sponsored) giveaways.
All in all, it’s so much fun finding and writing new articles, that I don’t really feel the loss at the opportunity to win free stuff.
But, I am, after all, a shoe-lover at heart – and the chance to win shoes is always exciting. Who doesn’t love free shoes?
So, imagine my pleasure when, admitted shoe-obsessive that I am, I was contacted with the information that I had won the Faryl Robin giveaway at the Sweet Life in the Valley blog (Insert enthusiastic shoutout to Sweetlife here….also, the microwave fudge and beignet’s recipes on the site looks too tasty to miss.)
I got to choose a pair from among any of the styles available at the Faryl Robin site as of about 2 weeks ago. Speaking of fudge, that’s the shoe-lover’s equivalent of a being a kid in the candy store.
Hubby liked these:
Of course, Hubby rides in the summertime, so his zeroing-in on the motorcycle boot is not a huge surprise.
And, I was tempted, particularly since this boot comes in a burgundy-brown color which is simply gorgeous.
But, I instead decided on these pretties; they arrived on my doorstep yesterday evening after I had left for my metalworking class:
It’s always exciting right before you open the box, right?
Then, there’s the first teasing glimpse, nestled among all that pretty tissue wrapping.
Then, you get to see that they look even better in person than they did online.
Really, I think it was the wrap-around-the-heel strap that clinched it for me. These have a retro-vintage appeal mixed with a modern sensibility. I was officially helpless to make any other style choice.
Oh, and of course, you have to try them on to see how they look on the foot. It’s a major deal-maker or breaker in a new pair of shoes.
So adorable. Cute and sexy at the same time; these hit exactly the right note to be an everyday, wearable shoe in my closet and my lifestyle. Plus, these will work great with both jeans and skirts, yay!
Thank you again Sweetlife & Faryl Robin!
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When: October 8 -13
Where: This sale is occurring both online at Macys.com as well as in-store.
What: Applies to Regular and Sale-priced shoes (Clearance items not included).
Buy 2 Pairs of shoes, save 20%
Buy 3 or More, save 25%
An additional 10-15% discount is available if a Macy’s card is used.
Free Shipping on purchases over $99 with code: FREE99
So, here are a few of my picks. You are, of course, encouraged to browse on your own and find something to fit your own style.
How about some nice Fall boots in Grey? Grey boots are often very difficult to find in-stores when you are actually in the market for them; this is the time to buy. You might not see them again for several years.
What would your picks be?
I LOVE this criss-cross wedge, I truly, really, love-love-love it:
There’s something very fresh, chic, and sophisticated about it, probably its clean, basic lines, the yumminess of the color, or the openness of the front… I don’t know, but it’s a really good-looking shoe. Endless offers it for $189 (free overnight shipping included), but, and that’s where it gets surprising, Anthropologie, whose prices are usually higher than the norm, has it for a whopping $40 less–that’s $148, plus shipping, of course (though I can’t imagine shipping would account for the difference). Endless does have a 110% guarantee on their prices, so if you play your cards right, you might get away with a lower price AND free shipping–take note, bargain hunters!
Edition 2 of our weekly round up of interesting happenings in the shoe world around the internet.
This week, The Coveted brings us a list of tips on learning to walk in high heels , something I’ve lost the ability to do since I pretty much stopped wearing them.
Shoewawa reports on the footwear choices of the re-united Spice Girls.
Piperlime rolls out their big sale of the season. Check out the Lime tag sale for some bargains.
Here’s a suggestion from the folks at the Faryl Robin blog for a festive July 4 shoe (for those Americans) or perhaps a Bastille Day option for our French readers. Want to see that shoe a bit closer? Here it is from Onlineshoes.com, where it also happens to be on sale for $80, a savings of 50% off the original price.
But beware, oh ye with July 4 barbecue plans! There are some rank, nasty feet out there that are now being freely displayed (aka shoved in everyone’s face) since sandal season has arrived. This reporter pines for the seasons of closed shoes.
Payless, in an ongoing effort to change their image, has acquired the rights to be the exclusive USA marketer of Dexter shoes. And with this merge, Dexter’s will become less expensive to fit with Payless’ clientele. Think $25 to $45 for men’s shoes and $15 to $30 for women’s.
Watch out, shoe fans! We’ve got competition from the purse people! Well, in all fairness, shoe fans and purse people are often one and the same in my experience, but a new marketing study shows that only one in three women (32%) in the US spend more on shoes than on purses, as opposed to 37% in 2005. We’ve got some shoe buying to do!
And finally, on a more serious note, here is a link to the New York Times obituary for Liz Claiborne, fashion designer extraordinaire, who died of cancer complications last Tuesday after decades of outfitting career women in stylish, affordable clothing. Hats (or should we say shoes) off to Liz for helping many women dress with the confidence they deserved as they made their fashionable strides toward workplace equality.