Sale Alert: Piperlime

Hive & Honey ‘Lorna’ Pump
(source:  Piperlime)

Today through January 9th, take an extra 20% off all ‘Lime Tag Sale’ items with coupon code, SMILE.  Piperlime always offers free shipping and free returns, which is one of the reasons why I just LOVE shopping with them.  Please note, however, that if an item is listed as ‘Final Sale’ it cannot be returned.

I saw this navy suede pump a little while ago and thought it was very pretty so I’ve casually kept my eye on it ever since.  When I got my email about the extra % off promotion and saw that they still had it in my size I decided to order.  This will be my first experience with the Hive & Honey brand but this pump has gotten several 4 and 5-star reviews so I’m looking forward to receiving my order shortly.  Since I also had a $10 rewards card to use, I only paid a total of $19.56 for these shoes (originally $89).  Who could resist that?  Seriously..I really want to know who would be able to walk away from such an awesome deal.  Not me!  Hi, my name is Meg and I’m a shoe-a-holic.  : )

Review: Steven by Steve Madden ‘Intyce’ Boot

Steven by Steve Madden ‘Intyce’ Boot @Piperlime
Original Retail Price = $129
Purchase Price = $96.75

Boots are the hardest type of footwear for me to shop for.  I have very muscular calves and the circumference of most boot shafts is generally not accommodating to those of us with athletic (or perhaps just bigger) legs.  I took a chance on these boots when I saw that the circumference was approx. 15″ and that many of the reviewers said they are too loose for those with skinny legs.

I’ve worn these boots twice now and I have a feeling they are going to become my go-to boots for the winter season.  They’re easy to get on and off, not too narrow for my wide feet, and the quality of the leather is pretty decent in my opinion (some reviewers disagreed).  I love the slight wedge and have been looking for a boot like this ever since I first saw this boot a year or two ago.  A pretty decent look for less, right?  The only downside is that I can’t wear my skinny jeans under the boots.  There just isn’t enough room for that but they look great with tights and leggings.  A pair of jeggings might work but I don’t think that’s a purchase I’ll be making anytime soon.  I tried on a pair just for fun a couple of months ago and, well, let’s just say they were not at all flattering on my body type.

I ordered the boots from one of my favorite shoe websites, Piperlime.  You just can’t beat the websites that offer free shipping AND free returns.  I actually ended up ordering this same pair twice.  For the first order, I used a coupon code for 10% Tuesdays since I am a GAP cardholder but a couple of weeks later there was a new promotion for 25% off boots which would have saved me another $20 or so.  Since I hadn’t yet worn the first pair (and I couldn’t get a simple price adjustment), I sent them back and reordered the same pair a second time.  Luckily, they still had my size in stock!

What are some of your favorite boot styles for this fall/winter??  Post your comments below!  : )