Archive | November, 2010

the study of pink suede and ostrich strappy sandals

30 Nov


Soft pink suede and faux-ostrich strappy sandal with 3.5-inch heel.  Is there two feet of snow in my front yard.  Why yes, yes there is.  Did I tramp through it in these delicate heels?  No I did not.  I wore a pair of boots through the snow and then changed into these once my toesies were safe from the wet and cold and ice. 

Make sure you enter to win my giveaway for a pair of boots!

**Last night I was talking to my very best friend and she told me her 6-year old daughter reads this shoe blog every single day.  I cannot tell you how much this made me smile.  To my darling Lex: these pink shoes are for you.  I know they aren’t really REALLY pink, but it’s the best I’ve got at the moment.  Love, Aunt Heidi

the study of black peep toe, t-strap, platform heels

29 Nov

Wild Diva black peep-toe, T-strap, platform heel.  In the last 24-hours my neighborhood received about a foot of snow (oh man, am I wishing I had these boots RIGHT NOW!), so I sensibly wore a pair of clunky-but-warm snow-boots to shovel out my car.  But as soon as I arrived in the office I peeled those off and slipped into these 5-inch heels.  Can you wear peep-toe shoes with tights?  Absolutely.  Extra points if your tights are a fun color like these bright red ones

Piperlime is having a 20% Off Sale today with Coupon Code LUCKY20.  I think you should hop over there and pick up something for your own Happy Monday/Early Christmas present.  Or for someone else’s Christmas present (I’m a size 10).

Cyber Monday Sale! Get 20% off all Piperlime merchandise! Enter coupon code LUCKY20.

If you’re looking for some T-strap sandals to wear, here are a few options that I love.  These both have ruffles up the front, which always makes things more fabulous.  These Betsey Johnson Walland Sandals are already on sale, but drop down to just $80 with the 20% coupon code.  And these Pierre Dumas Belinda-16 Sandals are marked down to $35 and will drop even further with your 20% coupon code!  Happy Shopping!

Piperlime Sale!

29 Nov

I am having some technical issues uploading photos, not really sure what is going on.  But I’ll make sure to have my adorable shoe-of-the-day uploaded a little later today.  In the meantime, make sure you’ve entered my giveaway for FREE boots!

There is also a 20% Off Sale at Piperlime today, go check it out for something cute!

Cyber Monday Sale! Get 20% off all Piperlime merchandise! Enter coupon code LUCKY20.

the study of black friday shopping

26 Nov

I have never been one to get up at o-dark-hundred to head to the mall and fight the crowds and the cold and the crazies–I’d much rather curl up and enjoy my turkey-induced coma.  That being said, there are all sorts of online deals today for the biggest shopping day of the year!

Make sure to enter my giveaway for FREE boots, contest is open until 12/15/2010.

Happy Shopping!

the study of giving thanks

25 Nov

I hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  I will be devouring this homemade apple pie, complete with 4-inch stiletto.  (Yes, I make pie.  And yes, I always cut something awesome in the top crust, last year was a pony, this year is a high heel pump.)

Make sure you enter my giveaway of a free pair of boots!

the study of red patent leather clogs

24 Nov

First things first: Did you know Amazon is having a sale on all their shoes today?  Specifically they are offering 30% Off Shoes on any purchase!  I highly recommend you clickity-click right on over there and get yourself something cute, or something warm, or whatever strikes your fancy. 

Oxblood red patent leather Dansko clog.  This is a departure from my regular 4-inch heel, but the requisite 20 minutes of scraping ice off my car after yesterday’s storm made stilettos too impractical for even me.  Besides, I’m treating this Thanksgiving Eve like a casual Friday (as are the 6 other people in my office who were suckered into working today).

Now, I’ve heard many people rant about how ugly and boring and dumb clogs are, I will respectfully disagree.  These particular clogs are closed around the heel, so now snow can get in (thank heavens!), and the Dansko sole and foot-bed mean they are RIDICULOUSLY comfortable.  Sure, they come in matte black or brown for anyone looking for sensible shoes–but they also come in a zebra print, a veganversion, and even purple patent leather! (I am crushing on the purple ones, they very well may be my 30% Off Shoes purchase for the day!)

Be sure to enter my giveaway for a FREE pair of boots!  Contest ends Dec. 15, 2010.

Win a Free Pair of Boots!

23 Nov

We are under a massive blizzard advisory today and tomorrow.  Massive.  Universities are closing, most businesses are shutting down early afternoon…it’s gonna be huge.  That being said, most of my footwear is not really “blizzard” appropriate.  I have spent the better part of the morning lusting after Wellie boots–these ones in particular.  SO! To celebrate thanksfulness and snow and early Black Friday, I am GIVING AWAY for FREE a pair of these Original MuckBoots in a lovely faux-croc stamped pattern.  (Brand new, shipped from the manufacturer, not picked out of my cloest.) They come in black and brown and hunter green and bright pink.  I would pick the pink, of course, because in blizzard weather (with temperatures rumored to feel like -20 degrees!) I will always choose a bright color to cheer me up.  If you are the lucky winner of these boots, however, you can choose whatever color you’d like.

Contest Details: Three Ways to Enter!

1. To enter to win please leave a comment on this post.

2. Link back to this post on your blog–please leave the URL as a separate comment. (This option will reserve you a special spot in my heart, a stiletto-shaped spot.) **Edited to add: you must include an actual hyperlink in your post, and you must mention this contest.

3. Tweet this contest, leave another comment with your tweet, be sure to include your @Twitter username. (And while you’re at it make sure to follow @theshoeologist)

Contest will close on Wednesday, December 15 at 12:00 midnight, Pacific Time.  Winner will be chosen at random (which is why you want to enter as many times as you can!) and announced on Thursday, December 16.

NOW FOR THE IMPORTANT PART!! I love having these contests and free giveaways on my blog.  That being said, the best way for me to be able to do that is for more people to know about  Please “like” me on Facebook.  Please share the link for this contest.  Tell you friends, co-workers, family, the barista at your morning coffee place, tell everybody.

If you don’t, the blizzard wins.

Calling all shoe-loving bloggers!

17 Nov

Hi.  Heidikins here, your resident Shoeologist and keeper of this blog.  I would like to get a little housekeeping out of the way today while I’m out and about and without a proper internet connection with which to upload, edit and post footwear-fotos. Do you like how I just made up the term “footwear-fotos?”  Yeah, I’m a nerd in real life, please bear with me.  I’ll be back tomorrow with your regularly scheduled programming of daily shoe postings.  BUT, in the meantime, please read the following Public Service Announcement:

Do you love shoes?  Do you have a pair you absolutely love that the world should be able to admire?  I am looking for a few guest bloggers to fill in on days (like today) when I am absent.  You can write about shoes you own, shoes you love, shoes you want, shoes you wish for but will probably never own (ahem, Manolo Blahnik), whatever you’d like, as long as it is footwear based.  If you’d like to take a stab at being the substitute Shoeologist for the day drop me a quick note at Heidi.theShoeologist [at] gmail [dot] com.  Please do me a teensy little favor and spread the word; if you have a shoe-loving friend, tell her (or him!) to email me.  If you aren’t already a fan of The Shoeologist on Facebook, please take  a second to “like” me.  I promise it will make my whole day. 

Until I return, here are a few pairs of shoes that I am drooling over right now:

Deep Teal d’Orsay pump by Jessica Simpson

Silver, glittery pump by Michael Antonio

Houndstooth peep-toe pump by Naughty Monkey

Gorgeous satin pump from Badgley Mischka

Pink strappy sandal by Betsey Johnson


the study of black patent leather pumps

16 Nov

No-brand black patent leather pointy-toe 3-inch pumps.  Nothing quite like wearing fishnets on a Tuesday to spice things up a bit (with a below-the-knee skirt, I’m not that spicy).  These heels were a gift from an aunt who worn them once or twice and then experienced the grave misfortune of having her feet grow a half-size.  Ohmygoodness, I can’t even imagine, I would cry if that happened to me.  Knock on wood.   If you’re in the market for a classic black patent pump, and I highly suggest that if you do not already own a pair that you look into it post-haste, here are a few you may enjoy.  These 3-inch black patent pumps from Steve Madden are very similar to the ones I’m wearing.  If you’re looking for a little higher heel these 4-inch heels from BCBGirls are drool-worthy.  And lastly, if you can’t say ”No” to an ankle strap (like me) you’ll love these black patent Mary-Jane’s.  (Seriously, I may have to buy those last ones.  I just can’t get over how de-lovely they are!)

the study of red leather, suede and croc peep-toe pumps

15 Nov

 Red leather, suede, and faux stamped croc peep-toe 4-inch pumps from Amanda Smith.  I particularly love the cut-outs on the toe.  I actually have these pumps in 3 different colors; the red ones here, black, and a lovely pair in brown tweed (which will be worn at some point, I promise).  These heels are incredibly comfortable and go with everything. 

Besides, there is something to be said for combating rainy Monday’s with red shoes.  Right?  (Right.)  If you aren’t wearing red shoes today here are a few more pairs to lift your spirits.  I love these red patent peep toe pumps from Guess, and the teeny little cut-outs on these red suede heels from Franco Sarto are absolutely divine, and who wouldn’t immediately fall in-love with these Bandolino peep-toe heels in red stamped croc?  Communists, that’s who.  Everyone else should be swooning by now.

Toe Polish Color: St. Petersburgundy by OPI