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Friday, May 30, 2014


Its that time again! What fashionista doesn't love a great deal?! So start getting that summer wardrobe with these deals.


Shop their Serious Style Sale. Designer fashions starting at $9.99! Who can beat that?! Click the pic to shop the sale!

Old Navy

Look at this great discounts but in there quick! They end tonight at midnight. Click the pic to shop!
 20% off purchase with code CHOOSE20 - OR - 25% off $75 with code CHOOSE25 - OR - 30% off Regular-priced items with code CHOOSE30

If you know of any other deals feel free to post them in the comments!

Happy Shopping!

Your Friend
The Fabulous Shoe Maven

Upcoming - June Wedding Series

Happy Friday my fabulous fashionistas! Its almost June already! Can you believe it?! And what does June bring?


Therefore, in the beautiful month of June the tips and item spotlights will be all about Weddings! Plus I'll be featuring two items a week this month. That's right, its like getting two for the price of one!

This wedding series is especially special to me as I'm getting married this December. I already have my dress, veil, and shoes so I am well versed in all things wedding related as I am immersed in it at the moment.

So you brides to be and those ladies in waiting get ready as I feature:

  • Dress Styles
  • Veils
  • Sleeves
  • Trains
 Plus, if you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to leave comments!

Your Friend,
The Fabulous Shoe Maven

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Item That WOWed Me!

I know that we have already had our Item Spotlight for this week but this B Brian Atwood Sandal just
WOWed Me!
B Brian Atwood Sabinas Wedge Sandal 

If you like LOVE it as much as I do click the pick to purchase! It retails for $350 but Hautelook.com has it available for $118. The sale ends Saturday Morning (May 31st) so grab it while you can :)

Happy Shopping!

Your Friend
The Fabulous Shoe Maven

Item Spotlight - Alta

This week's item spotlight is this skycraper called the Alta! Featured on Heels.com. Standing at a whooping 6ins tall this shoe will have men staring as you walk down the street! I love a pop of color and this is just right. So grab that sexy dress and your Altas and hit the town! If you like this week's pick, click below to purchase.

Alta - Purple Alta - Purple
Lengthen those legs in the Alta! This tall Promise pump features a skinny t-strap in a contrasting ribbon material accented by purple fabric. A 6 inch heel is accompanied by a 2 inch platform for a confident stance.

Happy Shopping!
Your Friend, 
The Fabulous Shoe Maven

Monday, May 26, 2014

Tip of the Week - Sample Sales

Good Morning my Sassy Fashionista!

If you are a fashionista on a budget like I am, then you are always looking for designer fashions at bargain prices. There are a couple of ways to do this but this week's tip is about Sample Sales.

I love a good sample sale. Seeing as how I am a born and raised New Yorker and my office is in the Fashion District I am SURROUNDED by sample sales. And I love it! For those of us who cannot get to New York's Fashion Avenue for these sales the next best stop is....


Online sample sale sites are great and I have succumbed. Lol. Much of my closet is as a result of these sales. Below are three of my favorite sites and my recommendations. Lets Go!


Backed by Nordstroms, this sample sale site power house is Amazing! This was the first sample sale site I ever subscribed to and I have never looked back. Amazing selection, sexy prices and now there is a section of the site that is connected directly to Nordstoms Rack. I personally have bought shoes, housewares, electronics, men's wear, towels... Basically, the majority of my apartment was bought here including the stuff in my closets! Thats love I tell ya!

Gilt Groupe
This is on the higher end side of the online sample sale world. There housewares prices really can't be beat. However, we are here for the clothes and shoes right? Right! They have a phenomenonal selection of womens shoes and apparel. Plus, when you join they create personal sales for you based on your shopping history. How cool is that?

Rounding out my top 3 is ideeli. This selection is HUGE! Major designer and lesser designer sales. An insane amount of sales start each day. By far my favorite place to buy my favorite thing... SHOES! Ships incredibly fast and they give size suggestions for you based on your shopping history. Plus, the more you shop the earlier you can shop sales and gain insider access.

The Fine Print
These are subscription site, although there is no obligation to buy. Also, sales don't last forever so you gotta be quick. You snooze you lose. They have but so much inventory so items can sell out quickly. Additionally, you can sometimes be short sold. This means that you bought an item but they ran out of stock. As its a sample sale once its sold, its sold. It won't be restocked. They are good about returning your money but it can be a let down. That's why you gotta be quick!

Hautelook ships within 14 days of purchase, Gilt and Ideeli can take as long or shorter. So keep that in mind. This is not for last minute shoppers but if you can wait you will be extremely happy.

Summary Tip: Jump into the sample sale fray!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Coupons! - Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend 

my Fabulous Fashionistas!

You know my two favorite this about this weekend:

BBQs & Sales!!!!

I can't throw a bbq here but I can let you in on some sales at some of my favorite places.


If you know of any other coupons or deals this weekend post in the comments

Happy Shopping!
Your Friend
The Fabulous Fashionista

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Item Spotlight - Sam Edelman Women's Annette Dress Sandal

This weeks Item Spotlight is this fierce peep-toe by Sam Edelman! These are super gorg and Sam Edelman is one of my fav shoe designers. Slap on a wicked dress, get a sexy clutch and hit the town. Click on the pick to buy!

Product Details
Image Courtesy of Amazon.com

Happy Shopping!

Your Friend, 
The Fabulous Shoe Maven

Monday, May 19, 2014

Tip of the Week - Ditch the Corset

With the resurgence of this trend this Maven felt the need to address this with a tip of the week. There is a reason why corset went out of style. They are a health hazard! We all want our waists to look snatched but not at the expense of broken ribs and squeezed organs.

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For me personally, I like to be free! I don't like to be constricted for too long. I even get aggravated when I have to wear spanx for too long. lol! So I am definitely NOT going to be wearing a corset. Besides this look unnatural.
No one's waist should be this small!
However, if you do like the corset look there are alternatives to cinching up. Here are my top 3.

1. A Fashion Corset

Image Courtesy of Amazon.com
There is nothing wrong with wearing one from time to time as a cute top. Just don't cinch it so tight that you can't breathe! If you like the one above, click the pick to purchase!

2. Shapewear

This included control top panty hose for minimal cinching to Spanx. The materials are just spandex, lycra and nylon. They don't have those pesky bones in them, there are no strings to pull it tighter and they do the job just as well without rearranging your insides. Its little work to get one but it is super easy to get off. So you  can breathe faster. lol.

Barenecessities.com has a great selection of shapewear and I have used them personally (as with all the things I recommend). For those fashionistas who like going to actual stores my favs are MaidenForm and
L'eggs Hanes Bali Playtex. These brands have their own physical locations, outlets and are sold in retail shops. They are also sold online!

3. Bustiers
Image Courtesy of Amazon.com
Why not try a bustier instead? There are not strings to pull and its way more comfortable than a corset. Plus your insides will thank you. If you like the one above, click the pick to purchase!

Summary Tip: Ditch the corset and be free!

Friday, May 16, 2014


Welcoming a new feature to the blog!

I love coupons! Don't you? So I thought that I should share some of  the best deals I find with you guys!

Sounds good?


Today's featured coupon is to help you buy MY FAVORITE THING at a discount of course... 


It's coming to you from Heels.com

Clearance plus BOGO?! That can't be beat. Get it while its hot! Stock up that shoe closet.

Happy Shopping!

Your Friend
The Fabulous Shoe Maven

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Item Spotlight - Dolce Vita Women's Oriana Dress Sandal

Get a look at this beautiful sandal by Dolce Vita. I personally own Dolce Vita brand shoes and I love their style. This would look great with a sexy skirt or a pair of jeans rolled at the ankles. This fits great with our tip of the week. So start transitioning from those winter shoes to some sexy sandals. Click the pick to buy!

Image Courtsey of Amazon.com

Happy Shopping!
Your Friend, 
The Fabulous Shoe Maven

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tip of the Week - Transition

Happy Mother's Day to All the Wonderfully FABULOUS Moms out there.

Yesterday's weather was a thing of beauty. Beautiful weather for some of the most beautiful people in the world. But the thing with spring is

TEMPS Fluctuate!

How do we counteract this?


A funky sweater, a super chic blazer or a pop of color spring jacket at perfect when the temperatures outside are temperamental. So put on your sleeveless dress of short sleeve top just make sure that if the temps drop you have your sweater/blazer/jacket to keep you warm.

Check out this beauty of a blazer from Old Navy!

Women's Ponte-Knit Blazers
Courtesy of OldNavy.com

Plus, don't be afraid to finally take your sandals out of the closet. Winter kept them away far too long.

Check out these absolutely FABULOUS sandals at JustFab.com
The Zarah
Zarah - Courtesy of JustFab.com
The Zarah is gorgeous and is a great transition sandal from spring to summer. You can wear it with a dress or jeans. But make sure you don't hide these heels. Show them off!

Summary Tip: Remember to keep a sassy sweater/blazer/jacket on hand this spring and bust out those sandals!
JustFab Zarah
Image Courtesy of JustFab.com