Shoe Spotlight: Homecoming Shoes

25 09 2013

If you went to or currently attend a college/university that’s either all about football or is an HBCU  (Historically Black College/University), then you know that the end of September/month of October means one thing — Homecoming. And if you know that, then you also know of the importance of Homecoming. The difference between the two types of schools, though, is that for an HBCU, Homecoming can be more about fashion than about the actual game.

At a school that’s mostly concerned about the football game, you can show up wearing flip flops, sneakers, or whatever you happened to find in your closet. This is mostly because this time really isn’t about you. It’s all about the game.

But with an HBCU — honey — everyone is doing their very best to stand out from the crowd, and draw your attention away from the game. And what better way to do so than by wearing an amazing standout pair of shoes. In order to do that, you’ll typically see all kinds of looks out there — good and bad. Well, below, I’ve listed some of the good styles and looks I think we’ll probably see at this year’s festivities, but I want to hear from you all too. What shoes do you have in mind for Homecoming? And would you rock any of the ones in the slideshow?

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PS: If you have your Homecoming shoes already, snap a photo and let me know on Twitter @darbybaham. And don’t forget to hashtag it – #CVSHomecomingShoes. I can’t wait to see what you all have in mind!


Summer Sandal Showdown

11 06 2012

If your city is anything like DC, it’s 90+ degress outside today and while it’s not technically the beginning of summer yet – you can’t really argue with weather. So let’s go ahead and get ourselves ready… here are 6 sandals I’ve seen lately that make me want to go shoe shopping (not that it’s a hard task to convince me to go shoe shopping lol).

Colin Stuart Rhinestone Gladiator Sandal – Victoria’s Secret

These shimmery sandals are currently on sale for $99, but normally cost $128 from Victoria’s Secret.

Ginger Studded Sandals by Sam Edelman

These studded and strappy sandals can be purchased at Ann Taylor Loft for $100.

Steve Madden Saahti sandals

You can get these dark tan and neon pink sandals at for $70.

Cybele sandals by Dolce Vita

You can get these nude leather sandals from for $169.00.

Jack Rogers’ Harbor Sandals – Last Call (Neiman Marcus)

Save an extra 30% off the already sale price of $89 if you get these sandals today from

BX by Bronx Woven Sandal – DSW

Head to DSW to get these leather woven sandals for $54.95.

Are you excited for the summer now? Purchased any new sandals this year?

PS: Do you remember when I highlighted these sandals? Yep, still want them. Darn my shoe addiction!

Get WEDGED up!

14 05 2012

The other day, I wrote about how I recently purchased two pairs of wedges even though it’s not typically a style I gravitate to – something about how they tend to lean towards being chunky and tacky tends to turn me off – but since then, I’ve seen my fair share of really cute ones out and about.

So in honor of those shoes (and to jump start the blog back into a 3 posts a week format), here are 8 wedges I found online that I would recommend.Many of them are perfect for the new warmer weather we’ve been getting on the East Coast lately, and some are just classics that can be worn at any time of the year:

Jessica Simpson Colorblock peep toe – Victoria’s Secret

With a 5 3/4″ wedge heel and a 1 3/4″ platform, these imported suede wedges can be purchased from Victoria’s Secret’s online catalog for $110.

Marina Liege T-Strap Wedge by Christian Louboutin

These Christian Louboutin wedges can be found at Neiman Marcus for the low price (for CL’s – at least) of $675. The t-straps with button closure have a 5 1/2″ cork wedge heel and 1 1/4″ platform, and also have the signature red sole.

STREMLOW wedges by Aldo

These tribal-influenced wedges have a 4 in platform and can be purchased from Aldo for $80. The platform wedge has an almond toe and a braided rope sole.

Vail Patent Leather d’Orsay Wedges by Michael Kors

For $195, you can get these classic KORS Michael Kors wedges from Neiman Marcus. It has dipped sides and leather lining and insole.

West Coast Wardrobe Wedges from Boutique To You

Boutique To You, an online store, offers these cute West Coast Wardrobe Neon Heights Wedges for a mere $42.

L.A.M.B. Inesa from Zappos

With leather lining, upper, and sole, these tan and black wedges will cost you $345. They have a 6 in heel and 2 1/2 in platform.

Bianca Open Toe Wedges by Madewell

Madewell’s Bianca Open Toe Wedges will cost you $178 from online store, The patent leather pumps have a 3.75 in heel.

Calcagni Wedges from Aldo

Aldo offers these particular wedges in numerous colors, including fuscia (pictured), purple, beige, red, peach, yellow, and black. They have a suede/leather upper that wraps over a wedge platform. They also have a 5 in heel with a 1 1/2 platform.

Manolo Blahnik

9 11 2008

manolo-blahnik I’m not even going to give you guys the price on these… but I figure, hey look, just because you and I can’t afford them now, doesnt mean you shouldnt still look, admire, and aspire to… right? Anyway, let me tell you… sometimes I think that the real designer shoes can be ugly as hell. Like, I’ll look at some Stuart Weitzman’s or Michael Kors’ or Miu Miu’s and think…. ugh, why would someone spend a $1000 on that?!

But then there are other times that I completely understand. These MB’s right here are in the latter category. They’re simply elegant, but make such a statement. Using gold nappa leather and tonal topstitching, these 4 inch heels with a zip detail in the back will give any woman the confidence she needs to step in a room and command it. Can’t you just see your feet sliding into them???