Monthly Archives: July 2011

review: JustFabulous Iron Fist Ingrid shoes

JustFabulous Ingrid
JustFabulous Ingrid

I recently broke down and made my first purchase from Just Fabulous (aka JustFab or ShoeFab). I opted for the Ingrid heels from the Iron Fist line. Even I was surprised at how much I liked the Ingrid as I am not usually into skulls, heavy metal, or punk rock-type fashion. But the lace print along with the ankle strap and bow spoke to me.

I’m glad I made the plunge and joined millions of JustFab customers. You would not believe how many complements I got when I wore Ingrid to work. Not exactly the most practical shoe here (the heel is about 4″ high and I usually wear 3″ heels or less). But I was tall (yay) and cute. The shoe outer is made of faux leather that’s printed to look like skull lace. Add a striped fabric bow and a small, pink scull charm and you’ve got a recipe for sexy.

JustFabulous Ingrid
JustFabulous Ingrid | Jacket from Forever21 | Tank from Victoria's Secret | David Kahn Crop Jeans

Half sizes not being available in the Iron First line, I opted to buy the size 10 since I thought his closed-toed beauty would require me to buy it in size 9.5. While shoe is slightly large, I am fairly certain a size 9 would have been too tight in the toe box for me (I do wear size 9 a lot but I have wide feet and do not enjoy having my toes smushed either so I would rather go slightly large than slightly small).

JustFabulous Ingrid and Laffy, Sandpaper Kisses Blog's mascot
JustFabulous Ingrid and Laffy, Sandpaper Kisses Blog's mascot

Over all, I love the Ingrid. It’s not the most practical work shoe and it’s made of faux materials but I was able to wear her all day to work with only minimal foot fatigue and maximum complements from co-workers. I felt really sexy wearing these high heels, and I liked it. I plan on buying a couple of foam inserts to fix the looseness issue and then me and Ingrid will skip happily into the sunset. Not bad for a shoe that I would normally shy away from and that costs under $40 (shipping was free!).

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review: lela rose for payless isidro ankle strap wedge

Isidro Ankle Strap Wedge
Isidro Ankle Strap Wedge

I had been lusting over the Isidro Ankle Strap Wedge from Payless Shoes for some time when a few weeks ago I finally took the plunge and ordered them. I had been watching these gorgeous shoes on the dainty feet of one Ms. Kendi Everyday [check out her awesome blog] as part of many different and beautiful outfits and couldn’t contain myself any longer.

Well I am happy to report that I LOVE these Lela Rose wedges. They are so versatile, sexy, and actually comfortable. Now I wouldn’t go on a walk in them but I wore them all day at work with no aching or suffering.

Lela Rose Isidro Ankle Strap Wedge
Lela Rose Isidro Ankle Strap Wedge

And considering they are made of faux leather which is not as forgiving as cow leather, they don’t do much pinching or squeezing of my fat feet (I have wide feet and the size 9-my regular size-fits perfectly). I would like to comment that the ankle strap is tight, however. But it fits on the loosest setting, which suits me just fine.

At $65, these Payless shoes are more expensive than what you would expect from the discount retailer. But they are worth it. The classic and versatile cream color and burlap-like fabric covered wedge is perfect for any spring or summer outfit, add comfort factor and the classic, sexy style and you’ve got a winner.

I love my new peep toe wedges and look forward to wearing them many times with many outfits! What do you think, ladies?

deal of the day: 30% off melinda maria jewelry

I love Melinda Maria Jewelry and she’s having another fantastic sale just in time for the July 4th holiday ! Get 30% off you order with coupon code STARS30 (valid now through 7/10/11)!

You may or may not know that I own a piece of Melinda Maria Jewelry, the beautiful Moon and Star necklace, but lately I’ve had my eye on its little sister, the Baby Moon and Start necklace. I love celestial jewelry and don’t think you can have too much of it!

What do you think of this cute necklace?

Baby Moon and Star Necklace
Baby Moon and Star Necklace

40% off everything at the Limited – 2 days only

The Limited Seamed Sweetheart Strapless Dress
The Limited Seamed Sweetheart Strapless Dress

It’s sale time!

I’ve been waiting for a while for this sale! Get 40% off everything at The Limited for 2 days only – July 1st and 2nd. Also, get free shipping with orders of $100 or more. Please click on the image above so I can get affiliate points and use coupon code FIREWORKS.

Personally, I am pining over this super sexy lipstick red Seamed Sweetheart Strapless Dress! work with a cute black or polka-dot shrug or cardigan, this sexy dress transforms into a work-appropriate piece. Worn with a wide belt, some nice jewelry and a pair of plain peep toe heels, this dress would look fantastic!  I just love it and I’m really digging the red/black/white color combinations I’ve been seeing pop up at various retailers.

Thanks and happy shopping!

Nout