December 30, 2009

New Years Eve 2009

I think I'm keeping it pretty low key for New Years but that doesn't mean a girl can't pretend to need NYE shoes, right?

I put together a little spread of gorgeous New Years Eve Shoe Candidates:


Obviously you can tell I'm loving bright colors and metallics! There is no better way to ring in the New Year {Decade} than with an incredible pair of heels that make you feel glamorous.

Hope everyone has a safe and fantastic New Years Eve Celebration! See you in 2010 :)


December 29, 2009

OMG OMELLE!

Back in November I did a brand spotlight on Omelle Shoes and guess what?! They are having an OUT OF THIS WORLD sale right now +  you can get an extra 25% off with the Daily Candy promo code! (Told you Daily Candy was awesome!)

You must look at these incredible deals to understand why I'm so excited:

Cecilia on sale for $280 from $795
With Daily Candy 25% off only $210
(oohh Cecilia you are BREAKING MY HEART, because I NEED you)
I would be saving $585 right? Someone please help me justify this!



Fancy on sale for $473 from $945
With Daily Candy 25% off only $354
They are quite fancy!

Happy Shopping Everyone! Decisions Decisions!


December 28, 2009

Brand Spotlight: I Heart L.A.M.B.

I'm always very skeptical about celebrities turned designers, but I must say that Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. shoes have blown me away season after season! L.A.M.B. which stands for Love, Angel, Music, Baby was launched by Gwen Stefani in 2003 and includes apparel, shoes, watches, bags, and fragrance.


The reason I heart  L.A.M.B shoes is because they are the perfect mix of edginess and glamour. Every shoe has incredible detail that just makes it POP! I put together a little spread of one of her recent lines- The Z's:


Aren't they fabulous? Funky and fun! I'm always keeping an eye out for good L.A.M.B. sales, so make sure to check back often to get the inside scoop.

In Pursuit of more brand favorites,

Ash

Gilt Fuse Final Accessories Sale

Gilt Fuse is having a Final Accessories Sale...Everything is under $50!



Shoe Brands Include:

* Daniblack
* DKNY Active
* Kathryn Amberleigh
* 80%20
* Hunter
* Kelsi Dagger

There are some pretty awesome boots, flats, pumps and sandals all starting at $19!! HELLO SALE! Click here to shop.

In Pursuit of some more amazing sales,

Ash

December 26, 2009

For the Guys: Nordstrom Men's Half Yearly Sale

It's finally your turn! Nordstrom just started their Men's Half Yearly Sale and there are some pretty good shoe deals online and in stores.

Here are my favorite dress shoes:

* The Allen Edmonds are an absolute steal! You need these shoes in your wardrobe if you have a business casual/professional job.

* I think the Transcript slip-ons are very simple and an awesome price for those of you looking for a basic dress shoe.


My favorite sneakers and boat shoes:

* Every guy should own a pair of boat shoes and Sperry Topsider is the Original!

* Creative Recreations on sale... SIGN ME UP! If you've been waiting, now is the time to use those Nordis gift cards or extra Christmas cash and get yourself some Creative Recs.

* What guy (or girl) doesn't love converse? They are a casual wardrobe MUST HAVE!  Might as well get some  fancy John Varvatos for Converse shoes while your at it.

Happy Shopping!

December 24, 2009

Dear Santa...

In case you forgot, here is what I want for Christmas:




I've been a very good girl this year- I promise!

Merry Christmas everyone and Happy Holidays! 

December 23, 2009

Fantastic Flats!

If you don't subscribe to Daily Candy, I would definitely suggest signing up! They send great e-mails about local food & drinks hot spots, interesting fashion and beauty brands, cultural events in your area, and lots of great deals! A couple of days ago Daily Candy sent an email about Yosi Samra flats. 

At $50 a pair, these flats are an everyday essential! They look extremely comfortable and according to Daily Candy there's no "cutting into your heels, rubbing blisters, or breaking in."  I really like that they come in a lot of different colors and fun materials too:







I've been running around in heels a lot lately and I think these are exactly what I need to throw on at the end of my long days or during my lunch break!  You can definitely toss them in your purse or overnight bag for a quick change or comfy daytime look.

In Pursuit of new favorites,

Ash


December 21, 2009

Piperlime Sale

Piperlime is having their Lime Tag Sale right now! Up to 40% off a lot of incredible shoes + free shipping.

Take a look at these awesome deals!

Lime Tag Designer Shoes:


Lime Tag Sale Favorites:

Click on the pic(s) to check out the shoe and sale!

In Pursuit of some great  shoe sales to bring us into the New Year,

Ash

Bootie Sale

These awesome Report Signature Booties have been marked down once again:



Report at ShopStyle

Report Signature Britt Bootie on sale for $69 from $124 @ Endless.com

I just heart them so! They are still available in a lot of sizes too.

Happy Shopping!

December 16, 2009

Women more Attached to Shoes than Lovers

Yes, you read that right! According to a new study, "women are more likely to remember the first pair of shoes they bought than who they shared their first kiss with."




Other fun shoe facts:

* The average woman has 19 pairs of shoes. {Someone needs to do another study because I do NOT believe this!}

* One in six women has more than 30 pairs of shoes in their closets, while a third have trouble finding the room to store them all. {Build your own shoe closet from IKEA!}

* On average, women purchase four pairs of shoes per year. 


* While the majority of women say their shoe buying habits have not created money problems, one in seven have hidden a new pair of shoes from their partner. {This is my favorite one!}


*Six in ten women have regretted at least one shoe purchase. {Keep the receipts and RETURN!}


Tell me what you think about these facts? 


December 14, 2009

Disneyland....

I'm off to Disneyland today {Yay}! Last time I went to Disneyland I was inspired to buy these amazing Viktor & Rolf Shoes, remember?



Although Yoox.com sold out of these, they do still have some very fun art deco heeled Viktor & Rolf Shoes. I put together a little spread for you:
 

All of these pumps retail for $490 but are on sale for $295. Yoox also offers free shipping! Get 'em before they sell out {click on the pics}.


 In Pursuit of an amazing time at the happiest place on earth,
Ash



My favorite Holiday Shoes...

Last weekend was a Holiday Party Extravaganza! Of course I changed up my shoes for every party, but these are my absolute favorite go-to Holiday shoes:





*Christian Louboutin Bow Pump*


I bought these from Bergdorf Goodman a couple of years ago. Bergdorfs was having an amazing sale on shoes and the second I saw these I knew it was meant to be! The bow detail is perfect + I am a HUGE fan of d'Orsay style pumps.

Here are some great Black Bow d'Orsay Pumps in case you might want a pair of your own:




In Pursuit of the perfect Christmas gifts,

Ash

December 11, 2009

Keds Collective

I'm not the biggest sneaker fan (except for men's) but as I was perusing the internet yesterday, I found Keds Collective. Keds Collective allows YOU to design your own Keds sneakers, buy them, and then sell your creation on Zazzle. It's a pretty awesome concept, sort of like Nike ID, but with the opportunity to sell your own design!

As of now they are only available for Women ($60) and Children ($50) but Men's shoes will be available soon. I'm guestimating the men's will be around $70.

They are available in two styles:

Keds Champion Lace Up


Keds Champion Slip on

You can design every part of the shoe from the insole to the eyelets. Keds Collective gives you color and print options but you can also upload your own images to place on the shoes. So fun!


Why Keds Collective is perfect for YOU:
1. If you are interested in creating your own sneaker line one day, this is a great way to start and get your name out there!

2. If you have kids, how amazing would a unique pair of lace ups (designed by you) look on your little ones? Best shoes on the playground + maybe the other moms would want a pair for their kids too!

3. I know there are a lot of sneaker collectors out there -having a pair of your own design in your shoe collection is priceless!

Happy Designing!

December 10, 2009

Updates...

I just added a new calendar feature (right side bar) so you can keep track of all the fabulous shoe sales and events that happen every week! If you click on the details it will give you a link to each site and any other additional info that you might want to know. There is also an option to add the event (s) to your own calendar. YAY!  Let me know what you think!

Steve Madden Family & Friends Event

 Take 25% off with code FF25 at SteveMadden.com:



Happy Shopping!

December 8, 2009

My new boots...

Although I should be saving, there is just something about the outlets that always gets me. I found these great brown boots at the Nine West outlet and couldn't resist:


Today was the perfect day to wear them because it was freezing in Los Angeles!


 The v-cut in the back is a lot more flattering than your basic riding boot.

I've been searching for a pair of brown riding boots FOREVER! Because I'm petite, it's hard to find tall boots that don't overpower my legs or have too much empty space around the calf area. I put these on and they fit perfectly so naturally I had to buy them!

Here are some similar styles under $100:

Steve Madden at ShopStyle
Steve Madden 'Cybul' for $99 @ Piperlime


Aldo at ShopStyle
Cassella for $69 @ Aldo

In Pursuit of more warm shoes,

Ash

Loving these...

I went to a Holiday Party on Sunday evening and spotted these amazing booties on one of the hosts:


How great are the distressed leather and big cuffs?


I heart the tie detail on the back too!

Unfortunately she bought these a couple years ago in Argentina.  I found a similar bootie on shopstyle, but for some reason I'm just not satisfied. Take a look:


Faryl Robin at ShopStyle
Farylrobin Fabeinne 'Foldover Ankle Bootie' for $214 @ CoutureCandy

These definitely satisfy the flat bootie with foldover cuff criteria, however I really want the cuff to meet at the back and have fun tie or bow detail! Oh well, they are pretty to look at.


In Pursuit of a foldover flat bootie with tie back detail,
Ash

December 7, 2009

Present Ideas...

A few years ago my roomate and I stumbled upon Charmed and Dangerous, a website that sells vintage style charm necklaces and earrings. (How cute is the name?) I received the shoe charm for Christmas that year and have been getting compliments ever since. Each charm is handmade and they start at $18-thoughtful and budget friendly! Here are some of my favorites:


High Heeled Shoe Charm Necklace for $18



Initial Charm Necklace for $18



Ballet Slipper Charm Necklace for $18



Chihuahua Charm Necklace for $18

You can also pick the length of your charm chain and gold/silver for no extra cost. They have very unique charms that make perfect gifts. Check them out!

In Pursuit of more perfect presents,

Ash

December 4, 2009

Break

Taking a couple days off to recharge! Get excited for some changes and fun updates to Pursuit of Shoes in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, check out one of my favorite online shoe magazines: Miss Mean Shoe Magazine. Happy Weekend Everyone!

December 2, 2009

For the Guys: PF Flyers @ Gilt Man

Gilt Man is having a sale on PF Flyers today. PF Flyers, made most famous by Boby Cousy of the Boston Celtics in the 1950s, have been around since the 1930s. They are great everyday sneakers and I'm loving the new re-vamped look!

Almost all the shoes are half off. If you aren't a member of the Gilt Family, click here for an invite!


Glide 70's Leather High Top Sneakers on sale for $88 from $180



Albin Sneakers on sale for $48 from $100



Astor High Top Sneaker on sale for $54 from $120

You also might remember PF Flyers from the movie The Sandlot! How could anyone forget Benny?

Happy Shopping!