Wedding Wednesday: Save on Designer Wedding Shoes at the Shopbop Sale

Back when I was planning my own wedding I spent quite a bit of time thinking about what shoes I would wear. This was actually one of the most important details, in my opinion. I love shoes and wanted to have a pair that was really special on my wedding day.

Butter Glitter Wedding Shoes

Surprisingly, I’ve never shared my wedding shoes here before but that’s them above! Though I started off with a pair of Kate Spade Evie wedding shoes, I ultimately ended up wearing the Butter Glitter Cassidy Sandal because they came as close to a princess shoe as I could find! Though I purchased two pairs of designer wedding shoes in my quest to find THE pair, I managed to get both of them at steep discounts. (I think the Butter shoes only cost me $100 or so at a Rue La La Final Sale!)

Wedding WednesdayWhen I saw the Shopbop Friends and Family Sale yesterday, I couldn’t help but think that it would be an excellent time to pick up a pair of designer wedding shoes for less! There are not many brand exclusions in the Shopbop sale, so if there is a pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing this is definitely the time to get them! I still cringe when I think about what we spent on our wedding, and highly recommend taking advantage of any opportunity to save a buck or two!

Shopbop Coupon: Use code “INTHEFAMILY14″ at checkout to receive the 25% discount. This coupon is only valid through the end of the day tomorrow, April 17, 2014.

Wedding Shoes


1. Kate Spade Lisa Lace Pumps – available in size 10 – $328 normally, get them now for $246

2. Joie Jade Ankle Strap Sandals – available in sizes 36-41 – $275 normally, get them now for $206.25

3. Badgley Mischka Kerrington Sandals – available in sizes 7.5, 8, 9 – $215 normally, get them now for $161.25

4. Loeffler Randall Lillit Scalloped Kitten Heel Sandals – available in sizes 7.5, 8, 8.5, 10 – $295 normally, get them now for $221.25

5. Badgley Mischka Nikki Metallic Pumps – available in size 6 – $255 normally, get them now for $191.25

If the Shopbop Friends and Family Sale doesn’t have what you are looking for, don’t despair! There are plenty of other ways to get the wedding shoes of your dreams for less! For tips, be sure to check out our post on 8 ways to get designer shoes for less.

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Spring’s Biggest Trends: Metallic Sandals

True story: A few weeks ago I put on my newest pair of metallic gold Sperry Top-Siders for the first time and made a weird personal decision. “I’m going to be the person that always wears metallic shoes in the summer,” I thought to myself, feeling kind of proud that I would have a “thing.” For the past five years or so I’ve been a weird devotee of metallic footwear in the summer, so it’s kind of bizarre that I had this epiphany, but it was what it was.

Shortly thereafter – probably that same day – I was browsing a celebrity gossip website when I noticed that everyone was wearing metallic sandals and metallic shoes. Even though I wasn’t trying to start a trend or be at the forefront of any trends, I patted myself on the back a bit for actually being trendy for once and then began searching for a new pair of metallic sandals. (It just goes to show: If you wear the same styles long enough they’ll eventually come back into fashion!)

Which leads us here. Metallic shoes are everywhere this spring and I obviously couldn’t be happier. If you’re looking to add a pair or two or three to your shoe collection (it’s my personal opinion you can never have too much!), here are a few of my favorite pairs:

Spring 2014 Trends: Metallic Sandals

1. Tory Burch Savannah Wedge – $265 at Nordstrom

I don’t think ankle straps are particularly flattering on me, otherwise these beauties would already have a place in my closet! They’re amazingly dainty, and you’ll be able to wear them with everything from shorts to dresses!

2. Birkenstock Papillio Gizeh – $120 at

Raise your hand if you’re a little (or more than a little) surprised to see that Birkenstocks are making a come back? Honestly, I never thought I’d see the day. I still have my trusty pair that I wore throughout high school (believe it or not they still look brand new), but if I was going to get a new pair they would definitely be these metallic hot pink ones!

3. Glimmer is Served Sandal in Gold – $44.99 at ModCloth

As I was browsing shoes and writing this post I noticed that not only are metallic sandals huge, but metallic gladiator sandals and metallic Greek sandals (see #7) are everywhere.

4. TKEES Duos Flip Flops – $50 at Shopbop (save 25% at the Shopbop Friends and Family Sale through April 17 with code “INTHEFAMILY14″ and bring the price down to $37.50)

As I mentioned yesterday, I recently picked up a pair of TKEES and I know I’m going to be wearing them non-stop this summer. You may be surprised that I opted for the non-metallic version but these were a close contender!

5. Callie Metallic Sandals – $98 at J.Crew

This pair of metallic sandals is practically perfect.

6. Matisse Marco Metallic Sandal – $98 at Urban Outfitters

I liked this combination of black and silver. It’s a little unexpected!

7. Metallic Wing Sandals – $168.52 at

As I mentioned above, I was surprised by the number of gladiator sandals and Greek sandals I found. I actually found quite a few pairs of winged sandals and I’ve got to admit – I kind of love them!

8. McKim Leather Sandal – $88 at Lilly Pulitzer

I don’t have this specific pair, but I have a sandal that’s very similar to this one that I’ve worn probably the past five summers. Gold flip flops go with everything but I think the gold gives them an added glam factor.

9. Metallic Chevron Flip Flop – $17.50 at Charlotte Russe

This is what you get when you combine all of the trends into one shoe. Not that I’m complaining!

10. BCBGeneration Demee Sandal – $49 at

This metallic sandal can be worn by anyone, but I thought it would make a really pretty option for brides that are looking for a fun party sandal.

11. Voyager Metallic Sandals – $12.80 at Forever 21

This sandal is black and gold, and I like it just as much as the black and silver version above. This one costs approximately 85% less though, which puts it a step ahead in my book.

12. Sergio Rossi Flora Crystal-Encrusted Wrap Sandals – MEGA SPLURGE at SAKS

I’ve been seeing these sandals on all of the celebrities so I had to include it here. Isn’t it beautiful?

Check out another of spring’s biggest trends: Slip On Sneakers.

I have some fun news to share: I’m the new Budget Style Expert at!! My first post went up today and it features 10 pairs of metallic shoes under $50. (I told you I had metallic footwear on the brain!) While I haven’t had time to personalize the home page yet, you can find the Budget Style page here.


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Want: Mondo Guerra for Crocs

Mondo Guerra for Crocs


I can’t say I have ever wanted a pair of Crocs before, but suddenly I wish I could book myself on the next flight to New York City to see if they still have a pair of the Mondo Guerra for Crocs in-stock! I just found out about this collaboration, which launched last month, and I am completely smitten. I’ll take any and all pairs, please!

Unfortunately for most of us, the Mondo Guerra for Crocs collection is currently only available at the Crocs Store located at 34th Street in New York City. I just searched and there don’t even appear to be any pairs available on eBay.

I searched the Crocs website for “Mondo Crocs” and did get a message that they are “coming soon,” so perhaps there’s a chance that they’ll eventually make their way onto the website.

Mondo Guerra, if you’re not a Project Runway fan, was a fan favorite during season 8. Though he lost his season he came back and won an all-star version.

Wedding Wednesday: Black and White Maxi Dress

black and white maxi dress piperlimeI am head over heels in love with maxi dresses, especially during the summer. Most of the maxi dresses I own are pretty casual, so to find one that is dressier and that I could totally wear to a wedding sounds like the perfect dress for me! If you want to wear a maxi dress as your wedding guest dress for less, I’ve found just the thing!

Wedding WednesdayThe Ark & Co Tie Neck Maxi Dress would have been perfect to wear to a wedding I attended last summer. It was the middle of July in Maryland and hotter than Hades outside. I would have loved to wear a lightweight maxi! The open back would have been a great addition too, as the heat was unbearable! I also really like that the neckline ties, so that you can adjust it for your comfort. The only downside would be the length, as the reviews do say it runs a tad bit long. So if you are going to a wedding where they do not recommend wearing heels (the one we attended was on a farm, so flats were recommended) then you may want to get it hemmed.

The $98 price tag actually doesn’t scare me, as I’d wear this plenty of times to get my monies worth. I told you I’m obsessed with maxis. :)

Would you wear a maxi dress to a wedding?


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Here’s How to Get a Clarisonic Pedi for $155 + Get $100 Worth of Products for FREE

Skincare RX Rebate

If you are ready to replenish your entire beauty supply you will definitely want to check out this amazing offer that was just released from Skincare RX. While it takes a little bit of work to get your full savings, it is seriously awesome!

Skincare RX just released a mail-in rebate and you can save up to 50% on your entire purchase, with no brand exclusions! If you spend $300, you’ll get $150 back! Likewise, if you spend $250 you’ll get $100, $150 will get you $45, and $80 will get you $20! The refund will be based on your purchase total AFTER any and all coupons have been applied to your order.

Skincare RX has two sister sites that are also included in this offer. The refund will actually apply to any purchase you make at Skincare RX, Apothica or Skinbotanica!  To take advantage of this rebate, all purchases must be made by April 20, 2014 and requests must be postmarked by May 5, 2014. Checks will be mailed out within 8-10 weeks.

PLUS, as an added bonus, you can use code “BMSM23” to take 23% off nearly your entire purchase at any three of these sites! Click here for the list of excluded brands. (Note that while some brands may be excluded from the 23% discount, NO brands are excluded from the mail-in rebate!)

Here is just one scenario for how you can spend approximately $300 to earn that big fat $150 rebate check:

Beauty products from Skincare RX

Clarisonic Pedi – $199 (excluded from 23% discount)

Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Makeup – $20.79 after 23% discount

Juice Beauty Green Apple Cleansing Gel – $20.02 after 23% discount (check out Megan’s review)

Bliss Blood Orange White Pepper Body Butter – $22.33 after 23% discount

Blinc Mascara – $20.02 after 23% discount

La Roche-Posay 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid – $23.09 after 23% discount

Total Retail Value: $336.99 // Out of pocket: $305.25 // Refund: $150

Total paid after refund: $155.25… a 54% discount!

Basically in this scenario you’re paying less than full price for the Clarisonic Pedi AND getting all of those other fab products for free!

If you’re willing to wait a bit to get your rebate this is an EXCELLENT way to pick up a few of your favorite beauty products for way below retail price!

Click here to print out the Skincare RX rebate form. 

Click here to check out Skincare RX!


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Wedding Wednesday: Crystal Mesopotamia Drops

Crystal Mesopotamia Drops BaubleBar

Are you planning on making a statement with your jewelry on your wedding day? If so, these Crystal Mesopotamia Drops are perfect! Swoon.

Wedding Wednesday“Half-moon shapes molded in brushed gold evoke futuristic artifacts with crystal triangular embellishment. Teardrop posts surrounded in pavé crystals lend sophistication to these statement earrings.” And, for $38 you have plenty of money left over to spend on your dress and shoes! :)

They are actually bigger than I thought they would be, so they definitely would make a statement! I think they definitely draw some interest and can even be worn again with a little black dress or a basic t shirt and jeans. I still wear my wedding jewelry to this day and I’ve been married almost four years!

And, to save an additional 15% just sign up for a (free) BaubleBar account! So they’d definitely be wedding jewelry for less. You can’t beat that! If you’re feeling really feisty, you can add the statement necklace as well! The whole look is under $100! LOVE!

What are you wearing as your wedding jewelry? Do you plan on making a statement?

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Treat Yourself: Vince Camuto V-Neck Dress

Vince Camuto V-Neck Dress

This Vince Camuto V-Neck Dress is absolutely lovely, don’t you think? Since it’s Wedding Wednesday around these parts I thought it would make a great option for a bridal shower or rehearsal dress (or maybe even a wedding dress depending on your style and vibe)! Alternatively, it would be cute for non-brides to wear to showers or formal gatherings, or perhaps even a wedding if you don’t think the champagne color would distract too much with the bride!

Originally $148, Shoebox New York is currently selling this lovely Vince Camuto dress for just $32.49! It is available in sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12.

Shoebox New York Coupon: Use code “CLOTHING50″ at checkout to take 50% off the sale price of this dress and drop the price to $32.49. This coupon will actually work on ALL sale clothing at Shoebox and you can take 50% off everything!

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