March 15, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: A Shoe Miracle








































Friends, I experienced a shoe miracle this weekend. I have been obsessing over finding the *perfect* pair of cognac wedge sandals for spring/summer. I wanted to spend less than $40, and I wanted the heel to be around 3 inches so that I could wear them all day long and still be comfortable. I scoured the internet but couldn't find the right pair, so I decided to make a trip to DSW on Sunday. And there they were... with a halo around them (j/k), a pair of Guess wedges in my size, and get this, with coupons they were only $20!!! I have enormous feet so between the fact that I found a wedge that actually makes my feet look smaller, and the fact that they were only $20, can only mean one thing. A shoe miracle!! Have you ever experienced a shoe miracle? What's your must-have shoe this spring?

Occasion: Work
Inspiration photo: Refinery29.com
Cardigan: Banana Republic, $14
Shirt: H&M, $15
Pants: Banana Republic, $14
Necklace: Banana Republic, $15
Belt: Gap, $10
Shoes: Guess/DSW, $20 (The DSW price before coupons was $50. The style name is WGCYDNEY, but a Google search didn't bring up anything.)

57 comments:

  1. I found them here at a much higher price and only in black... http://www.endless.com/dp/B002SW8ITS/ref=asc_df_B002SW8ITS1384281?tag=endlesscj-20&creative=395033&linkCode=asn&creativeASIN=B002SW8ITS

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  2. Love the shoes! I have to check them out. BTW, I found the Gap cardigan that you have posted a few days ago :)

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  3. I saw you in the April edition of InStyle Magazine! Congrats!!! Love your blog!

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  4. so beautiful and springy, makes me happy :)

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  5. Have you seen the Dolce Vita line for Target? They have some great summer shoes!

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  6. jseverydayfashionMarch 15, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Thank you!!

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  7. jseverydayfashionMarch 15, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Very similar, but those are a different style (straps and wedge are different).

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  8. I did, they have really cute stuff! My personal preference is to shop for real-leather brand-name shoes and see if I can get them for a lower price like I did with these. They are much more comfy on your feet than man-made materials!

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  9. I so want to those pants!!!

    Did you get them recently?

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  10. No, sorry, I've had them for more than a year!:-(

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  11. LOVE them!! And, stop calling your feet enormous and huge...I wear an 11 so how does that make me feel??? lol

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  12. It's not about the size of the foot, it's about the ratio to your height. I'm 5'7" and wear a size 10 = way out of proportion. I also have super-skinny ankles which makes my feet look even more gruesome. If I could have foot reduction surgery, I would in a heartbeat. Not kidding!! :-)

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  13. I so knew your shoe were from DSW. You got to love being a DSW rewards remember

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  14. love this look....kind of nautical :-) looks amazing

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  15. Well, if it's any cosolation to you, your feet never look "too big" in your photos...you look PERFECT in every way! I am 6' tall so I suppose my feet fit my body but shoe shopping is THE MOST frustrating part of shopping. I don't like wearing anything with a heel over 2.5 inches (I love being tall but I draw the line at 6'2.5"! lol) so finding stylish shoes is sooooo hard and then the store having them in an 11 is another feat in itself!

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  16. Well thank you, but I assure you I am in no way perfect, haha. :-) I have a couple friends who wear a size 11 and it baffles my mind that no one makes that size. How could they just not make that size when people need that size? So weird.

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  17. I love them! I've been looking for the perfect wedges too.Mybe i will go look at DSW this weekend! And yes, i have experienced a shoe miracle when i found at DSW the perfect silver sandals to wear at a wedding when i was a bridesmaid. They were super stylish, comfy (very impo for an outside garden wedding with lots of dancing and standing) and only $19!
    PS: Your blog is awesome :)

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  18. Love htis look I wore a very similar look this weekend with some chino pants I purchased at H&M, You got a great deal with those cute shoes where do you find your coupons?

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  19. Aggie, sign up to become a DSW rewards club member - it's totally free and you will get tons of coupons in the mail! I had one for $20, plus I had a reward I earned that was $10, so the shoes were $30 off.

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  20. Love the outfit! and what a great deal on the exact shoes you were looking for! I love it when DSW comes through for me!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  21. I LOVE these! I haven't had a shoe miracle, but I did have a top miracle once. I bought a cute flowy top at NY & Co, but the first time I wore it, I got a little snag in it. I was so bummed because I loved the top & had found it on the clearance rack. I happened to be near a mall on a business trip & decided to run in to NY & Co just to see if they might have it (this was 2 weeks later). Lo & behold, there it was! :D

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  22. I've been trying to find the perfect pair too!! And when I wasn't even looking I found a pair that look identical to the one's your wearing from Target. I love Target for summer shoes because they tend to do cheaper versions of designer looks. I'm so excited to wear them!!

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  23. Oh how I long for discount shoe stores in Canada.. Alas.. They don't really exist..

    I FINALLY.. after hunting for a while... found some cognac heels. It was really tough because everything out there is open toed or strappy. BUt they came with a price!! 120 bones!!

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  24. I also found mine at DSW, can't wait for the weather to warm up to start wearing mine:
    http://www.dsw.com/shoe/coconuts+pauly+wedge+sandal?prodId=215189&category=dsw11cat260004

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  25. MylovelysurroundingsMarch 15, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    I've been looking for pretty much the same pair! Lucky!

    http://mylovelysurroundings.blogspot.com

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  26. Such a fresh and light look, I love the colors together :-)

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  27. I suffer from bigfoot syndrome too. So much so that I have NO pretty winter shoes to wear. Sandals are fine because my feet can spill over the sides but anything that is enclosed that isn't a sneaker hurts :-(

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  28. omg urs look even better than the picture on the left!! exaclty wat i've been looking for too!!!!!! gonna go hit my local dsw and see if i get lucky this weekend ;P

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  29. Love it! Just picked my up at DSW!!! Can't wait to wear them!

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  30. i had a shoe miracle last month! i'd been look for the perfect pair of wedges for summer that could go with anything and were inexpensive. I found them at kohls but they didn't have my size and I was sulking for a few days. Then one day i decided to check back in case there were new shoes that were similar and they had gotten a new shipment of the shoe I loved! They're Lauren Conrad wedges. I had a gift card and kohls cash...my shoes came out to $3.49...now there are 2 other pairs of her shoes I'm lusting after just waiting for more discounts!

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  31. I bought these same shoes at Steinmart a few weeks back and LOVE them! Although you got a better deal!!!

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  32. Just saw you in InStyle too, awesome! Great wedges; I have some very similar I picked up in 2009 that are Steve Maddens that I will SERIOUSLY throw myself off a cliff when they wear out. (Well, maybe not.)

    My best most amazing shoe find ever - a pair of cherry red patent d'orsay peep-toe Nine West stilettos off a clearance additional % off rack at Belk last summer for $20 (including tax). They were still online for $79!

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  33. I love wedges because they're so much easier for me to walk in than regular heels :)

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  34. J-just saw you in InStyle! You look great!! Love the shoes too. Totally agree that Shoe Miracles can (and do) happen! P.S. Sometimes after I get a pair of shoes love, I'll leave them out so I can look at them.:) a good pair of shoes can make my day!

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  35. i am SO jealous! i am looking for cognac wedges too and i can't seem to find any i like for less than $50! hmmm, maybe i will have to make the trip to DSW to see if i can be so lucky!

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  36. I love the way you tie your belt! And the wedges look great :)

    Samantha
    http://museuminternmusings.blogspot.com

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  37. I just received my April edition of InStyle... where are you? I couldn't find you...

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  38. page 72!!

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  39. Hi,

    i have seen a very excellent post. i really like this post. This post gives us very good knowledge about women fashion stylish clothe.

    Thank you,

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  40. The color of the cardigan is just so beautiful against your tan skin! I've been reading your blog since the beginning of the year (found your "old" pictures on Chictopia) and I must say, you have, by far, the best fashion blog out there! Sure, there are beautiful pictures in the "normal" fashion blogs, but you always have the best WEARABLE outfits, helpful tips and awesome style. Keep up he good work with realistic fashion for us!

    Live, Norway

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  41. Love the outfit! I need to find pants like the ones you are wearing!

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  42. So sweet, thank you!!

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  43. Totally wearing this today! Love it. Thanks J!

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  44. Those shoes are EXACTLY what I've been on the hunt for, too! if they are found online, please post a link!

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  45. :O $14 Banana Republic cardigan & pants!!

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  46. jseverydayfashionMarch 16, 2011 at 8:21 PM

    I know, two of my best deals ever from there - worn together I look like quite the bargain hunter! :-)

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  47. I rushed out to buy these shoes as soon as I saw this post! I snagged the last pair and absolutely adore them!

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  48. jseverydayfashionMarch 18, 2011 at 9:04 PM

    Love it! No cliff throwing please, haha!

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  49. Have you ever tried out any of the shoe clubs? They are an amazing way to expand your shoe collection with great (designer inspired) styles and awesome prices. Check out my post on how they work (here: http://shoesnjules.onsugar.com/shoe-club-14786873) before heading over to their site (I sum it up for you and think I make it easy to understand how they work).

    http://shoesnjules.onsugar.com/

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  50. jseverydayfashionMarch 19, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Juliette, I've looked into shoe clubs but I think they charge too much! I can usually find Steve Maddens or Guess shoes (like these) for less than $30, and some months I don't want to buy shoes at all. I think for someone who doesn't have time to shop, they are a great idea though.

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  51. HI

    NICE COMMENTS

    http://womens-fashiontrends.com

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  52. Thank you for posting this! I've been looking for the EXACT same type of Spring sandal and have had no luck. After reading this I rushed over to my local DSW and they had a pair in my size. I'm in love and they are so comfortable!

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  53. I hardly ever make it to DSW but I've been wanting to find a pair of wedges (I'm mainly a flip-flop and boot girl) for $50 or less so I stopped in there tonight. I came home with these same wedges, then looked up the style online and found your blog! I agree they are cute! I paid the full $50 though, but I think it's worth it. I signed up for the coupons for the future! :)

    Yay for cute summer shoes!

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  54. I agree! They are totally worth $50! (I would have paid that, shhh don't tell DSW!) ;-)

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  55. Cute blog too! I'm going to follow. :)

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  56. I love the fact that you ARE for the everyday woman who is concerned with fashion on a tight budget.  Putting the designer look together and telling us how we can get it cheaper is priceless! I am an avid shoe collector and absolutely love shoes, but my budget doesn't always allow for what, so I wanted to let you know about a site that I stumbled upon that will really help women on a budget by simply adding an inexpensive, never seen before shoe accessory.  Check them out at www.shoevogue.com., I think you will agree!

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  57. Thank you, so glad you like the blog! Very cool idea for shoes, thank you for sharing!

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