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Gimme Some Height!

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For a short gal, nothin' gets by me! I'm constantly on the lookout for fabulous heels, wedges & pumps that are generous in height and chintzy in cost! So my eyes were wide, wide open when I found these four pretty finds online today. I hope that the more leg-gifted gals reading this won't feel too left out (or that they'll embrace the Heidi Klum inside 'em and sport some 4-inchers!). It's time for the rest of us to test the air up there!
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Fresh off the design boat, I've found these brand spankin' new Jessica Simpson 'Cawder' wedges. Isn't that Dark Chocolate leather color to-die?! Careful, that ropey wedge is 5-inches in heel, but these are perfect vacation shoes for your sunny summer days. Lucky you--FREE SHIPPING at Zappos.com on these too! Score.
For the less brave when it comes to heels, Hive and Honey 'Pelka' shows off this perfect stacked heel--a Piperlime.com exclusive! Three cute colors to choose from, I'm mostly fe…

Rebel Ravens

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There's honestly something magical about Urban Outfitters to me. I seem to get lost in that place every time I step foot in it! Not only do I manage to watch my 60-minute lunch break fly by like the wind, but I can also easily find vintage-y, unique tops & skirts, funky jewelry, amazing shoes aaaand funny prank gifts all in one spot! Seems no matter what city I find an 'Urban' in or if I'm shopping at the online store, I'm able to find gobs of pretty pretty things for my ever-growing wish list.

Among these items I found today were the strappy & rebellious Miss Sixty Raven Platforms (discounted by $80!). Of course, the Miss Sixty brand is known for their daring designs and risky footwear, but these are well within my range o' risk! That charmingly chunky, semi-wedge wooden heel makes these kicks extremely versatile and wearable with white skinny jeans or a pencil skirt & wispy top. Just lace these leather lovelies up, and you're ready-set-go-ing t…

An Endless Sale

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Sunny day newsflash, my shoe-sportin' friends: Endless.com is having a fabulouso sale TODAY ONLY on all Miz Mooz shooz. Check it out here first! This is the perfect pretty way to kick off your spring 2010 with style & flair.

I, personally, am excited about the fabulously stylish and versatile Miz Mooz Sandi Spring Boot in particular. This short, scrunchy boot is chocked full of detail and an antique feeling that's certain to make any outfit of yours interesting!

I must admit that I'm especially jumping up and down, though, because these sale boots are dashingly similar to the Sam Edelman 'Portia' boot I've been eying all month! Ever since it was featured on some major fashion sites, I've had my own sights on these yum yums.
C'mon, take a step into my fashionista brain real quick...humor me. Here's my full package vision for these good spring, weathered boots:
Wanna hit that "add to bag" button yet? I DO! You deserve a Friday treat...espe…

Out on the Town

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Soooo, I got a ton of great feedback on my recent post: The Nighttime Wedge! All of those classically funky dark-hued wedges really spoke volumes to the social butterfly readers I have (so proud of you, fun peeps!). I really owe it all to sassy Rachel Zoe who was my true evening inspiration. Also, after my recent visit to the famous city of Las Vegas, I've had statement "out on the town" heels on my brain. It could be the bright Vegas lights still spinning in my head, or just the simple fact that Nordstrom just has SO many fun, chic choices right now. Either way, Holly in Heels is here to show you the best heels to strap on those feetsies for a night out with the girls or that special dinner date with your handsome beau.
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First up on this short list, I'm feelin' like these might be my spring/summer wedding go-er sandals--perfect for any elegant occasion! I quickly spotted the MAXSTUDIO Beaded Satin Sandal on Nordstrom.com. This shiny t-strap satin sandal has a…

Don't get pinched.

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It's St. Paddy's Day, and clearly that means that it's time for green beer and fried bar food (yay!). Whether you're party is staying in or heading out to paint the town green, I'll bet that you're gonna need some cute kicks to keep those Irish pinchers far far away. My party's about to get started itself, so I'll make this quick...but I just had to share with you some of my clover-colored shoe friends:

Ted Baker boasts this deliciously classic & true green 'Aponi' Open Toe Pump. With bubblegum pink insoles, you're sure to turn heads your way (and maybe get a free green beer outta the deal too!).
If you're tryin' for a little more of a casual look to honor great Saint Patrick, you might take a look at Piperlime.com for the modest 3" Miz Mooz 'Sachi' pump! The antique-y textured green leather is bound to take you thru more colorful days, even after March 17th passes. These would surely pair nicely with cute, white skinn…

The Nighttime Wedge

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I don't know about you all, but I'm a huge fan of Rachel Zoe. She's adorably funky and genuinely inspires me with her daring style and pretty red lipstick. Ms. Zoe just released her fabulous Excessorize list: 20 Essential Accessories, and of course the first thing out of those top 20 to catch my eye were the shoes! Rachel says (and I quote),
“For the upcoming warmer months, every girl should have a pair of standout wedges. They will comfortably and stylishly take you from the office to out.”Genius. This is what we need, girls! Think about it--this Saturday marks the first day of Spring, and what better way to kick off that sunshine than to treat yourself to some standout, nighttime wedges to walk you from cubicle to happy hour, without a hitch. Here you go!
Makin' it's way easily into Rachel Zoe's top 20 Excessorize list is this startlingly studded suede & leather wedge: Pour La Victoire 'Tula'. Wow, so much detail wrapped up in one 4" heel--th…

Splurge of Spade

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Let's all admit it now, just to get it out in the open: all girls need to splurge every now and again. You know it--whether you lost your job or your boyfriend, a little retail therapy never hurt anyone, and sometimes is the quick cure. I got to thinking this (not because I'm having a bad day, thank goodness!) but because I've been browsing Kate Spade shoes, and I feel like the only way I could ever justify a KS purchase is by using my "splurge" excuse! I don't pull it out very often, but once in a while it's very necessary.

Ms. Spade is adorably classic, with her tidy lines and popping color. I think a good rule to hold onto is: you must, at all times, have that "go to" heel that you can throw on with just about anything and look polished! Here are just a few of my favs...

First up, this conservatively funky kellie too pump, which comes in 3 amazing colors--I'd buy all 3 if I were you! It gives off that modern-Audrey Hepburn aura, in a bold b…

Pretty Patterns

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Well, m'ladies, today I'm here to remind you all that this spring, not only is there love in the air...but there are also buckets of shoes, in pretty patterns, in all styles and shades! Whether paired with a simple solid skirt or some sweet skinny jeans, these sandals are sure to turn heads and keep your wallet full. I undoubtedly feel that a striking, patterned shoe is a must in these upcoming months, and I'm here to calm your shoe-obsessed mind with some pretty ideas of what could be joining the party in your stylish closet (free shipping too!).

At the top of my own wish list this week, I have the Seychelles 'Joan' wedge sandal. These flowery delights are sure to put a smile on anyone's face, and get that brand new pedi noticed too. Sure sure, it's a 4" heel, but the beauty is that it's a wedge--tons of support for an all-day wear.

The cork-heeled Star Ling 'Gigi' sandal has me falling in love with patterned satiny shoes all over again. The…

The Anti-Stiletto Crew

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So, I've had a few recent reader requests for low/mid heel shoe features, as to accommodate those blessed with Heidi Klum legs (which I am not included in, I'll have you know). While I'm no runway star (yet), I do know how challenging it can be to scour through the shoe racks & online stores to find the shoe that compliments your height and leg-look best. And to be quite frank, I thought this might be a challenge for me--but I'm either just way too good at this shoe blog OR there are just so many good designers out there with so much fabulous variety that I was able to find a good selection of fun tall-girl picks! Happy to share, once again:

The Italian brand, Butter, offers a huge selection of colorful and comfy gems on Amazon.com--including the 'Cancun' Kitten Heel pump (at a great sale price now!), the 'Popsicle' Peep Toe wedge, as well as their 'Apricot' Peep Toe wedge, shown below. All 3 of these have Spring 2010 color that'll pop an…

Sandalicious

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Let's be honest, there are a million and one cute sandals out this Spring 2010! I'm loving it! It's making me want the clouds to clear and the sun to shine brighter. I think Mr. Kenneth Cole is up to the same thing--there are so many fabulous strappy, high sandals on their site at this very moment, I just had to feature 2 of my favs:

Kenneth Cole New York brings us the must-have 'Dance Mix' sandal (unce unce unce - those are my dance mix sounds)! Now, I know that outrageous silver stiletto might frighten you at first, but I really think the muted grey leather straps downplay that shinyness right off the bat. Plus, that shine makes this heel a daytime or evening shoe! They pair perfectly with classic white pants, skinny jeans or some sassy leggings. Good investment for a sandal you'll have forever...and surely make a statement with in the meantime!

KCNY also shows off a strappy but more au naturale sandalia: 'Leader Chip' (is anyone else asking themselves …

SPECIAL FEATURE: shoe giveaway!

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I'm a complete and utter fan of this great site, The Shoe Dish, and thought I'd give my friends over there a little shout-out to promote their cute shoe giveaway contest! It's fun, and bound to bring out that creative bug in you.

You basically design your own shoes using Atelier Shoes' Online Design Studio and submit your entry to The Shoe Dish--it's that simple! Check it out: Design Your Pedestal contest

xoxo,
holly in heels

Sale spotting

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There is a seriously sweet shoe clearance going on right now, as we speak, at Nordstrom.com. I think you owe it to yourself (and your ever-growing shoe closet) to check it out. And if you don't have time to comb all 500 of the shoes found on there, you can always turn to your trusty shoe guide, in yours truly. Check out these gorgeous finds, of various styles & shades, at some dangerously low prices.. . .

Lucky Brand gives us this organically good 'Rory' slingback that has a great stitched platform, bound to add style to any casual outfit. Paired with some dark skinny jeans you'll show off that hippie-chic you've been dying to bust out.

There's something about these Calvin Klein 'Dana' slingbacks that grabbed my eye--probably those striking stripes that cover the top of this more polished, yet still funky slingback. They come in different colors online, but I'm voting for the Cream/Brown snakeskin--which can pass as a fall/winter or spring/summer …