Friday, March 14, 2014

Shoe Sleuth: Gold Pumps for Girls Night Out

New York resident, Devon, recently contacted us with a fairly urgent request for help finding gold shoes to wear with a fitted black sheath dress and gold statement necklace for an upcoming night out with the girls. The catch: she needed something within two days and wanted to spend around $60. Also, since Jack Frost hasn't decided to leave the East Coast for the season yet, she preferred closed toes. The Shoes N Booze Shoe Sleuth scoured the sale sections of some of her favorite sites (paying special attention to those that also have brick-and-mortar locations), and here are the resulting suggestions:

 Enzo Angiolini Persist Pump
Enzo Angiolini Persist Pump

This dazzling sequined Persist pump by Enzo Angiolini (59.95 via has a great ombre effect. After girls' night out, they'll be a go-to for wedding season.

 Nina Edrica Pump
Nina Edrica Pump
Encrusted in tiny rhinestones, this Edrica pump by Nina ($54.99 via adds quite a bit of sparkle to your step. Bonus: the hidded platform means you can dance all night.

 Report Signature Murphy Pump
Report Signature Murphy Pump
The block heel and single sole on this metallic Murphy pump by Report Signature ($48.30 via make it totally trend right. Plus, this is one you can wear to the office with a pencil skirt or out to brunch with a pair of distressed jeans.

 London Trash Domina Pump

The high collar on this Domina pump by London Trash ($69.99 via adds an extra dose of fierce to its look, and the pebbled metallic suede makes it glamorous. This one has a 5" heel and no platform, though, so a pair of cushioned inserts is highly recommended. They're a little over the requested price, but I'd say they're worth it.

 Joan & David Amandie pump
Joan & David Amandie Pump

Even if it wasn't for girls' night out, this animal print Joan & David Amandie pump ($59.97 via would be a must-have. Leopard print is the new neutral, so it goes anywhere with almost anything. Further, the glold dots add a subtle metallic sheen that seriously ups its style ante.

Devon, hopefully one of these pairs will carry you through an amazing night out with your friends. Feel free to let us know which, if any, you picked. Ladies, if you need to put the Shoe Sleuth on a case, please feel free to send a note here or via the Shoes N Booze Facebook page.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Shoe Sleuth: 5 Cool Sneaker Suggestions for a Hot Mom

A woman named Elise recently sent a request via the Shoes N Booze Facebook page asking for help finding cool, colorful sneakers to wear causally. She prefers the look of a certain brand but has found the quality of the actual sneakers to be sub-par. Consequently, she's on the hunt for a pair that will not only hold up to her daily commute, but also to chasing her young son around. Slip-on sneakers might be the 'IT' style of spring '14, but she prefers a lace-up running sneaker with a retro vibe, and her max price is $125. Here's what we found:

Nike Air Pegasus 83 Sneaker
Nike Air Pegasus '83*
The Nike Air Pegasus '83 ($75 via is easy to pair with almost anything, thanks to its gray color, and pops of bright orange and fuchsia keep it fun and season-right. Plus, the darker coloration is great for a mom because it'a a little tougher for stains to show. 

New Balance 501 

This New Balance 501 Retro sneaker ($59.45 via keeps you in step with Pantone's color of 2014- Radiant Orchid. Granted, that's not the color listed for this shoe, but it looks close enough, no?

 Le Coq Sportif Eclat Sneaker
Le Coq Sportif Eclat
The light color of this Le Coq Sportif Eclat sneaker ($122.32 via means you'll have to keep a Tide stick or wipes on hand at all times (you do that anyway, don't you?). But c'mon... they're Le Coq Sportif! The ultimate in 80s cool and totally worth the trouble.

Saucony Shadow Original

Berry blue and bright pink are a vivid combination on this Saucony Shadow Original ($48.00 via With it's thicker sole, it may not be the most versatile sneaker, but it's a great bet for a day spent running errands. 

Gola Running Sneaker

This Gola running sneaker ($69.00 via makes the perfect wear-with-all because of its sleeker look. Turquoise, gray and white with a dash of pink keep the sneaker feminine without being over-the-top girly.

Elise, hopefully one of these suggestions is a step in the right direction.

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