Outfit of the Day: In my B-Boy Stance

A little leopard anyone?  I ran out to dinner with my fiance and decided that I was feeling my inner lioness.  I have worn this skirt 1000 times, but I think it poses a great lesson in buying a timeless piece that you can wear every year, season to season.  Anywho,  I was trotting off to get my favorite fish tacos from Rockfish.                                      


Outfit Logistics

Skirt - JIBRI similar 
ShoeDazzle - Nude Pumps $39.95
Lipstick - Mac - Girl About Town  $14.95
Necklace - Archive Vintage (here is Dallas) $25 - Its the most amazing vintage shop I have ever been too ---it's like a museum...a fashion museum.
Watch - Michael  Kors $180
Bag - Kate Spade $135



I think I am starting to get spoiled with ShoeDazzle.  I got the most perfect nude pumps from them.  I usually like to stick to certain rules when buying cheap shoes and thought I would share with you ladies, since I have apparently being riding the ShoeDazzle train frequently.  .  

If your shoes are cheap, they shouldn't look cheap.  The key to buying cheap shoes is good taste.   If I go for a shoe that is supposed to be leather, faux patent leather is the safest and looks almost identical to real patent leather.  The next in line is faux suede.  I think faux suede looks cheap, but looks like real leather from a distance and because people aren't going to have their eyeball that close to your shoes it is still "getawayable."  Faux smooth leather is just awful.  I can spot them from a mile away and so can everyone else.  

Keep it simple. The shoes that look terrible are the elaborately designed shoes made out of substandard material.  The insane shoe is usually a knock-off and for the most part those look terribly cheap.  Go for a simple design.  

Stay away from the rhinestones.  In 2011, I still see people wearing shoes with rhinestones......WHY!?!?! If you just have to have some sparkle try glitter shoes instead.  

Canvas is consistent.  Shoes made out of canvas, expensive or not, almost never looks cheap. 

Get your cheap shoes repaired.  I see it all the time...the girl in the shoes that have (GASP!) turned over. I think I am starting to get spoiled with ShoeDazzle.  It doesn't matter how much your shoes cost if you love them get them repaired.  I usually get my shoes re-heeled and re-soled.  It's actually amazing to what shoe repair guy can fix.  Your shoes should never do the gangster lean.  

Don't over wear your cheap shoes.   Just like cheap clothes....your shoes can lose their luster and can quickly look run over.    Wear them sparingly.  

Get your size!  I have seen girls in Christian Louboutin with their toes hanging over the shoe and it makes the shoes look horrible and cheap.  Get your toes off the ground by purchasing your correct size.  If they don't have your size then that means you don't purchase.   Your feet will thank you.  


Any "cheap shoes" buying tips that you would like to share?

22 comments

  1. Super adorable skirt! I also love your necklace :)
    -Jaz
    http://www.fluffyfashioncents.blogspot.com

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  2. I LLOOOOVVEE everything about this outfit!! The leopard skirt and trapeze style top are so perfect together!

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  3. Werk Chasity! You look so freaking chic and hot. That skirt is nothing short of amazing.

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  4. Very Nice Outfit! Love the skirt and really love the necklace. Great tips too!

    Roni
    www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com

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  5. Love that necklace. It's so exciting that you found a nude pump that matches your tone so well at Shoe Dazzle. Excellent tips as well, the world would be a better (or more attractive) place if girls heeded your advice.

    xo,

    Julia

    http://fashionandhistrionics.blogspot.com/

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  6. LMAO - Get your toes off the ground just made me howl!

    but i have seen the folks of which you speak.

    love this OOTD!

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  7. This goes into the Hall of Famw for both my favorite outfit and favorite post! The trapeze-style shirt and skirt are extremely slenderizing and look awesome!

    I try to avoid cheap shoes at ALL costs however if they are a must buy then: NEVER wear them with another cheap article of clothing and always have an impeccable pedicure.

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  8. One of my favorite ways to shop for shoes is on Etsy. It can be a little risky if you have weird feet like mine but a lot of times you can find reasonably priced shoes that are of the highest quality and often times really unique. People will think it's runway or vintage but only you will know the truth!

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  9. Love that outfit, you look fantastic!

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  10. I love this outfit. It looks totally relaxed, but very cool and full of personality. I've never tried shoe dazzle because I have wider feet, but I may look into it now.

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  11. I really like your blog. I gave you an award on my blog! check it out :-)

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  12. WOW! i love your style! the tank over the tube top (or tank top?) with the leopard, nude heels, that colorful necklace! PERFECT! i am definitely following. and great advice about the shoes! you are amazing!!!

    xoxo
    sarah rose
    zezaftig.blogspot.com

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  13. Thank you for following on twitter. I will keep an eye on your blog too. As far as the outfit: casual, edgy and looks comfy. Check-check-check in my book.

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  14. LOVING THAT SHIRT OMG I WANT IT NOW!!! LOL

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  15. this fit is so lovely on you! those nude pumps are bomb, its about time i scooped a pair of my own. the skirt looks simply chic on you.

    Chakayla
    http://classicrawbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  16. well hello there beautiful! I love that colorful necklace :)

    xoxo,
    daisy

    http://imjustdaisy.blogspot.com

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  17. you look STUNNING in your outfit of the day such confidence! please add me on twitter so i can follow u im a curvy blogger too :)

    http://twitter.com/cezzatronvlogs

    xxx

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  19. so true about staple styles- and you always feel confident in it because you know it looks awesome!

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  20. Hey! I love your blog and your style! Your blog is really inspiring!

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    mulheresplus.blogspot.com

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