Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Shoes on Sale!

Looking for dress shoes for your kids and self this spring? You're in luck because online shops are having some fabulous sales. Skip the mall, measure your kids at home and check these out.


White, Cream, Pink or Black Patent Leather Mary Janes with Bow for Little & Big Girls by Mootsies Tootsies
$19.95 (originally $24.95)
The perfect spring holiday and party shoe. Animal-free materials make up this Mary Jane that's the perfect match for frilly, girly dresses. I still remember the year my mom let me choose PINK patent shoes for Easter...think they come in a women's size 10?
This shoe is eligible for the $15 off a $75 order deal at - perfect if a lot of kids need spring shoes!

White, Pink or Black Slip-On Ballet Flat by Buster Brown
$19.95 + free overnight shipping
No straps, slip on and go, no one's late! This ballet flat from Buster Brown is super cute while its comfortable cushioned footbed and non-slip sole is totally practical.

Black Mary Janes for Little Kids & Big Kids by Nine West at
(originally $37.95) - clearance
Even in spring and summer, I love classic black Mary Janes because they don't show scuffs and still go nicely with light colored dresses. This classic black Mary Jane has an easy Velcro hook-and-loop strap, a thank-goodness-flat-not-high-heel and a rubber no-slip sole. The square toe equals maximum comfort and ensures your little girl won't grow out of it in one month. This shoe is eligible for the $15 off $75 deal at - perfect if a lot of kids need spring shoes!

For Baby Girls
See Kai Run Leather Adorableness at The Pajama Squid
Tiffany has stocked the best of the See Kai Runs for spring online and in-store. There's sure to be a style that matches your child's perfect little dress or spunky personality. I love these lavender Alina Mary Janes, or the green & cream Holly, for baby girls.


Perfect Penny Loafer by Kidlooks
Only $14.99!
Always a classic, works for every season, abides by some school uniform dress codes. Good boys' dress shoe, but can be hand-me-downed to both boys and girls for that preppy casual look.

"Fancy" Tennis Shoe/Lace Up sport Oxford for Little Boys & Big Boys by Buster Brown
$19.95 (originally $34.95 - 42% off) + free shipping
Might as well get your active guy a dress shoe in which he can run and play! And this lace up sporty but still fancy oxford is the perfect compromise...and it's on clearance in all sizes! The brown color and beige stripe is the perfect match with khakis. Infant sizes too.

Nubuck Oxfords for Little & Big Boys by Hush Puppies in Light, Tan and Dark Brown
$34.95 + free overnight shipping
If you know of anything cuter than a little boy all dressed up in bucks, it probably involves baby lambs eating clover on a unicorn. Just make sure you get some waterproofing spray before your kid runs through the freshly-mown grass.

For Baby and Toddler Boys
See Kai Run Leather Sandals and Fancy Spectator Sneakers at The Pajama Squid
For boys you can't get much sweeter than the Ainsely brown sandal, the Chase brown & cream spectator/sneaker or the very posh looking big boy Grayson sandal pictured here. The Spencers single-handedly make me want another baby NOW.

Does Mama need a new pair of shoes? Here are my recs for spring shoe nirvana if you're looking to treat yourself. As long as you have hot shoes, those old dresses in your closet will be reborn.

Ralph Lauren Women's Aela Sandal at Amazon
$27 - $92 at Amazon, depending on color
But if you wear a size 10 like me go here to for best price $45ish now, I got these last year for $80
The Ralph Lauren Aela is THE hottest high heeled sandal I've found in ages. Perfect height and strap placement to make your legs look super skinny. This shoe is totally flattering on even a Sasquatch-big-calved chick like me who should be paid to always wear pants. Seriously. The cushioned footbed makes them actually comfortable, allowing you to make it through that wedding or event without removing them under the table.

Black/White Open Toed Wedge by Lifestride
Yup, you can wear that good ol' black dress for spring events and all summer, just add a touch of white with these comfy spectators. The wedge heel makes these walkable for high holidays...if you don't mind showing your toes. This shoe can either go dressy or casual with capris, jeans, pants and bermuda shorts too.

Nine West Aura Pump in Natural
This expensive-looking but dirt cheap buff-colored all-leather pump MATCHES EVERYTHING. Floral prints, wrap dresses in bizarre colors, brazen color pairings all work with this neutral, comfortable shoe with a closed heel and full toe to hide how long it's been since your last pedi.

Charles Albert Black Patent Flat
The fashion mags say that flats are still cool, and there is rejoicing throughout the land. Even when it's 100 degrees I still love black, it goes with everything, but patent leather = summer so there's my seasonal nod. These are comfy comfy cute and look good with a fancy dress, leggings, capris, jeans, you name it.

That's all I've got, I don't know men's shoes. Chris is a male clothes horse, so if you need I can have him post his own recs later. He does well with Italian names and Kenneth Cole finds at the DSW in downtown Silver Spring or the Nordstrom Mens Half-Yearly sales in June and December (Women and Kids Half Yearlys are in May and November, fyi.)

But I say if the dude in your life needs dress shoes, just throw a tin of polish at him, remind him of the recession and oh CHILDBIRTH and then get some for yourself.

xoxo APISS

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