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Coach’s ‘IT’ Boot

July 27, 2006 at 9:00 am by Designer Ella

I love these new “Meredith” boots by Coach! I saw them in my catalog long before they finally got in stock, and they really must be seen as large as that full page.

Coach Meredith Boots

They have embossed C Signature on the vachetta leather shaft. It looks so great. The buckles are hot too (and a bit Chloé, but not completely, as they’re of the new Coach “Legacy” style). Add in the thicker stacked heel and they’ve hit the trend mark!

The only thing that’s keeping these from being truly IT is that they’re not a more coveted brand than Coach. If they were, that subtle signature, quality and style would be in high, high demand. Well, at $498, they’re certainly not low end.

I say, give these boots a chance to steal your heart. You know I’m in love.


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Dior Trotter Romantique Shoe

June 22, 2006 at 2:30 pm by Designer Ella

Christian Dior Trotter Romantique T-Strap SandalWhy didn’t I think of it before? I love the Trotter Romantique range (in handbags) by Dior for brides, so why didn’t I think about the possibility of shoes?

The Trotter Romantique T-Strap Sandal isn’t exactly what I would choose for my bridal shoe, but it gives me a clue as to what I might want. With logo-engraved leather woven through a chain (t-)strap, an ankle strap, beige Dior logo jacquard lined insole and of course that cute bow, this shoe is romantic and sexy.

I would like to go for something a little more demure, for that chain t-strap gives this some va-voom I don’t think is moi. I’d also need something under 2 ¼”, and this has a 3 ½” heel.

Now so what if its $500 pricetag could cost as much as a discounted dress? It’s worth it for this occasion to me!

Shop Dior at eLUXURY.


Talbot’s Clearance on Shoes

June 20, 2006 at 10:00 am by Designer Ella

Talbot’s is holding a semi-annual sale (same time as Victoria’s Secret) on clothes, but even more excitingly, on accessories and shoes with 30 - 50 % off!

With all the sandals below $60 now, I’m sure everyone can find a pair for those Summer weddings. I did for my bridesmaid role: these silver t-straps (I chose sexy t-strap over flattering non-ankle strap [and my dress is a T length]). I tried on in the store, and my pair was very comfortable for a heel.

Check out these styles and more on the website:

Talbot's Beaded SlidesTalbot's Raffia Slingbacks

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Circle-Wrapped Straw-Heel Pumps

June 16, 2006 at 1:15 pm by Designer Ella

Donald Pliner Sportique ecru suede straw-heel 'Norma' pumps

Straw, straw, straw. Yes, I give in to the seasonal craze. I love it when used differently (as well as the usual ways). On this pump by Donald Pliner Sportique, the straw is wrapped around the heel in strips. The next best detail is the tooled leather trim on the side of the heel, creating a ladylike silhouette for this round-toe pump.

This kid suede shoe has a 2 ¾ heel height and sells on Bluefly for $81. Most sizes remain.

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Victoria’s Secret Shoe Sale

June 14, 2006 at 9:00 am by Designer Ella

Victoria’s Secret is holding it’s semi-annual sale, including a shoe sale that’s its “biggest of the season.”

Victoria's Secret Espadrille legwrap sandal

Save 25 to 50 percent off trendy shoe styles, including 35% on these espadrilles pictured.

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Manolo Blahnik Funky Flat

June 13, 2006 at 4:00 pm by Designer Ella

Manolo Blahnik Lee

I love printed suede. How luxe. And I love seeing a designer flat, instead of the usual heel. And this one’s by Manolo Blahnik. It’s the Zebra-Print Ballerina Slipper, or simply, Lee. She is divine, and she is $495 at Neiman Marcus.

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Patent Leather Kitten Heels

June 12, 2006 at 3:27 pm by Designer Ella

Blay black patent leather pointed toe pump with rhinestone detailThis black patent leather kitten heel is just so pretty, yet wearable, enough to be my new dressy shoe to replace those lovelies that didn’t fit. But these are modern, trendy & grown up. On the vamp, they have a silver band, an amber rhinestone, and a matching transparent vinyl panel - very unique!

There seems to be some comfort for these pointy-toed shoes, even, based on Bluefly’s description: a sueded inner heel—sounds nice! Plus there’s only a 1 inch heel, the perfect medium.

Sadly, there’s only size 10 left, but they are selling for only $81.99.


Highlights from the Saturday Sale

June 10, 2006 at 1:00 pm by Designer Ella

Shop's Saturday SaleThe first Saturday of each month is’s Saturday Sale. Like most sales, the array seems dim, but there are always fabulous shoes with even some unbelievable prices. Check out my picks, then browse the site yourself (hint: browse the dress shoes under women’s).

The below shoes are the ultra fabulous blended with the biggest savings and lowest cost! But there are so many more fantastic shoes!

Nicole Miller
$44.99 - 82% off

Will’s Fancy
$35.99 - 83% off

Kenneth Cole
$26.99 - 82% off

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It’s Flip-Flop Time!

June 9, 2006 at 11:00 am by Designer Ella

Meredith Viera (so long in just a few!) told a delightful story on David Letterman last night about shoes — what else?

She said that when she was a child, at the end of a school year, her mother would take away her school shoes and hand her flip flops, which would be worn ’til season’s end.

So bring on the thongs!
Sandals at Zappos
A great new pair is the Kenneth Cole “Jewel Thief.” It’s oh-so fashion forward; certainly not your mom or your daughter’s flip flop! Certainly not the shoe once worn by Meredith, who detests dressing up.

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Donald Pliner Sportique Wedge Pumps

June 7, 2006 at 5:00 pm by Designer Ella

Donald Pliner Sportique black suede 'Heather' wedge pumps

The divine-ness that is the “wedge pump.” I truly love love the wedge style with a tricky look of a thin* pump heel. These Donald Pliner Sportique suede “Heather” wedge pumps are on sale at for $62.99. If one of various foot sizes, you too can own a pair of fabulousness with these super-stylish wedges. The price is right, now to make these in mid heels, please?

*Actually, the pump look is pretty much on the thin side of medium, as related to our first poll: on heel width, but the entire shoe style counts as a “sculpted wedge.” The Medium & Trendy option is slightly winning out, and I just want to make sure you are voting according to my ideas of what the words mean, because results will be discussed in an article according to them. You can also see a medium heel in the pink illustration that rotates into view on our header every few page impressions, and as pictured below … Entry continued, read more »


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