For Shoesday this week I’m shopping the Nordstrom Winter Sale to find you all the best deals!  I’ve broken my picks down into a few categories (Staples, Leopard, Snake, Statement, Sandal, Flats and Under 60).  I kept my picks for each category to six (which was really hard to do).  I also mostly only picked shoes that were at least 3/4 stocked in sizes (and noted exceptions) but don’t wait too long to shop or that may not be the case.  Many of my picks come in multiple colors and I tried to note this wherever possible. Lastly, for my favorite shoe from each category I am showing you how I would style them (with more picks from the sale of course)!! #SaleShoesAreTheBestShoes

A reminder, if you did not see yesterday’s GIVEAWAY announcement and you want a full year of styled looks to help you get dressed each morning you should check it out!!  GIVEAWAY ends Friday!  Now on with shoes!!

The Staples

These are the shoes you can wear everyday.  Whether an investment shoe or just a really good shoe these are all perfectly neutral to pair with almost any outfit.

Black Suede Pump  – Classic and perfect (but also comes in three other colors if you don’t agree).

Olive Wedge – The color of this Eileen Fisher wedge is simply perfect.  Olive is great alternate neutral to carry you through Spring into Summer.

AGL Block Heel  – These are an investment, but a worthy one (and currently 40% off).  Four color choices and they are all good (plum, navy, nude and black).  I would have a hard time choosing.

Navy Kitten – Navy, white or taupe for this cute little kitten heel that is almost under $60.  This is a reader favorite!!

Cole Haan Block Bow Pump – An investment shoe for under $100 is an absolute win in my book.  While you won’t get tons more wear from this before Spring – this is a Fall/Winter must have in your wardrobe! #SuchAGoodPrice

Eileen Fisher – I have these exact shoes (color too) and they are so comfortable!!  They are great shoes for travel days!!  There is five color choices.

Rather than show you the staple styled … I will just show you it on.  Staples should go with about any look you put together … just saying!  But if you really need a staple idea .., here is the perfect under $60 skirt and the perfect investment skirt to pair with a classic pump.  #YourWelcome

Leopard Print

Because I consider leopard a staple I opted to list these picks second.  A good leopard will make any outfit pop and since it is really a neutral – it will go with any outfit!!  If you don’t already own a good leopard shoe this would be the first on my list (I have at least three pairs).

Block HeelAlmost under $60 and also comes in bronze.  This is the shoe for you if you don’t want tall heels!

Sandal – Under $60 and a great way to wear your leopard in a slightly different style.

Crossstrap Pump – This one was just too inters testing to ignore.  It was almost under $60.

Calvin Klein Pump – As classic as a pump gets (also comes in red).  Another shoe with 132 greater than 4+ positive reviews!

Bow Pump – An investment pump at a great sale price ($113).  I love the little bow detail!

Kate Spade Pump – Consider these investment pumps (even with 40% off).  But you can literally wear them with everything so …. there is that.

How I Wear Leopard

I styled something similar to my casual Friday look above using pieces from the Nordstrom sale.

Mural Coat (under $60) | Rails Button Down | Cole Haan Pumps (or the under $60 block heels shown further down) | Paige Denim


My love for snake is almost as big as love my leopard.  Read this post for more snake love.  This is also considered a neutral and you can wear these with any outfit.  #YesAny

Jeffrey Campbell Pump – I cannot resist Jeffrey Campbell.  These are simply too fun!!  I word wear this with anything … no really.  All day, every day.  #JustWearThem

Sam Edelman Pump – This shoe actually comes in three snakeskin prints.  I like this pinkish one the best though.   I would pair this with camel pants and an ivory blouse right now and a pastel pink suit for Spring.  #BringOnSpring

Block Heel Pump – These are under $60 and also come in pink.   These say black and white with a pop of red to me!  Look at yesterday’s Instagram post for inspiration.

Pump – Similar to the above with a stiletto heel instead of a block heel and almost under $60.

Mesh Strap Pump – More love for Jeffrey Campbell.  Maybe if I buy these then the Fendi ones that look very similar will stop calling to me?  #PrettyPlease

Black & White – Technically croc but they were too lovely to not include.  If you don’t have a white pump this is a good option as the croc material will wear so nicely!

You knew that I just had to style the Jeffrey Campbell Pumps (actually this look works with both Jeffrey Campbell pairs).  Classic look with a pop of red and a not so classic shoe!!

Nadri Necklace | Houndstooth Skirt | Red Blouse | Jeffrey Campbell Pumps


Because sometimes you just want to make a statement with your shoes.  I gravitated toward metallic with these picks but the tweed trend isn’t going away, nor are bows.  Read this post to see all the shoe trends for Spring.

Blue Metallic – When you are ready to make a statement opt for blue metallic.  These also came in snake and a silver/gold color.  I purchased these and I am going to style them similar to how I did the velvet booties.  #AllWhiteWin

Bow Pump – This under $100 pump has some designer look-a-likes that it reminds me of.  I love everything about this shoe!!

Camo Metallic – This shoe also comes in brown and pink (both trending colors for Spring).

Tweed – Actually comes in six statement colors/patterns and is under $60 but the tweed trend isn’t going anywhere!!

Gold Pump – This $100 beauty also comes in violet but I was loving the gold more!  Wear it like I do my silver ones.

Jacquard Pump – For those that love my floral jacquard blazer but don’t want to make that big of statement – this is a perfect alternative.  Did I mention under $60!  #Yes

I chose to style the jacquard pump even though I purchased the blue metallic.  Look for the blues one to be styled on my socials soon!!  I think they arrive tomorrow! #HintHint For this look keep everything else simple and let the shoes shine!!

Trench | Statement Shoe | Dress | Clutch (Under $60)


I know not everyone can wear open toe shoes in the workplace but for those that can here are some great Spring picks.  Last summer I saw a coworker in a green suit with lovely taupe heels similar to the first pick.  She looked perfectly professional and given our ninety degree temps at the time … smart!!   With the exception of the pink pair all of these are great neutrals that will go with almost any look!

Rose Gold Toms – These are adorable and I’m sure super comfortable.  They come in four colors but they also had these cute corduroy ones in fun Spring colors.

Nude – The sandal that I wear nearly every day in the summer.  This is a closet staple for me.  As seen here and here and here.

Vince Camuto Spot – This shoe is under $60 and also comes in bronze.  It’s a great alternative to a true leopard and I wear it exactly the same.   Red and blue are always great color choices for pairings

Taupe – Such a cute neutral sandal perfect for Spring!! (under $60).

Sam Edelman Pink – This shoe is under $60.  I would use this to provide a pop of color to any outfit rather than trying to be matchy-matchy.

Pastel – These J.Crew cuties are currently being price matched.  But how adorable are these for Spring and Summer?  Such on-trend colors!!

I love the rose gold sandal but any of the neutral sandals could be styled this way!  So many choices.  Perfect for a casual Friday.

Blouse (under $60) | Sandals | Tote | Pants 

Under $60

There were a few under $60 picks that snuck in above but for anyone really bargain hunting here is a under $60 pick for each of the categories from statement to staple!  #YourWelcome

Double strap – Buckles are big for Spring and this pair gives you two!  I’ve been loving the TopShop brand lately (in fact there is a whole #Shoesday post coming soon on this brand)!!

Navy Pump – If you only buy one shoe, I might recommend it be this one.  131 greater than 4+ positive reviews and under $60.  It’s a reader favorite and at this price you should scoop it up if you are missing a navy staple shoe!!

Ankle Strap – This is such a unique look and I love this!  It also comes in a camel black mix that is equally stunning!

Leopard – This Louise et Cie is a reader favorite and the fact it now comes in leopard is AMAZING!!  See style ideas in the Leopard picks.

Calvin Klein Black Pump – This shoe is a reader favorite and actually comes in TWENTY different colors!  Only the black was 40% off but some of the other colors were still under $100.  Do I really need to provide style notes for a black pump?  #WearWithAnything

Pink Kitten – Simply adorable.  Also comes in navy.

For this I went all in on the pink and paired them with purple and magenta for all over color.  Bonus – every piece in this look is under $50!!

Scarf | Skirt | Shirt | Purse | Shoes 

Staple Flats

J.Crew Points – I’m pretty sure these are the very definition of wardrobe staple and under $90!  These will go quick!!

Black Bow – When the J.Crew ones sell out then opt for these Cole Haan ones.

Merlot – Four color choices but I was partial to the red.  Almost under $60.

Vionic Cap Toe – No better time to snag these cute and comfortable Vionics than at 40% off.

Navy Bow – There was limited sizing but at 60% off and a perfect navy staple I had to include them.

Navy Point – When the Cole Haan navy ones sell out, opt for these instead.  Beautiful!! Also comes in black.

Classic everything to style the staple flats.  Structured bag, tweed skirt, silky blouse.  Perfection.

Purse | Skirt (under $60) | Blouse (under $60) | Flats

Fun Flats

Blue Flats – These were too cute to not include (and bargain priced) but sizing was limited!  #SorryNotSorry

Rainbow Loafers – Who doesn’t want to wear rainbows on their feet?  #NoSeriously

VINCE Darlington – One of my favorite purchases from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.   I will be wearing mine on repeat come Spring!  For styling ideas see mine here or here or here.

Jeweled Slides  – These under $60 cuties come in three color options (black, white and silver).

Pink Studs – These under $60 edgy D’Ordsay style flats come in two other color choices (white and taupe).  #PickPink

Red Cheetah – I am pretty sure I need these in my life.  Okay, maybe the correct word is want.  I’m pretty sure I want these in my life!

You just knew I was going to choose the red cheetah to style, right?  These are somewhere on a UPS truck coming my way so look for some social posts next week with these cuties!!

Pants | Blouse | Ballet Flats 

Happy Sale Shopping and Happy Shoesday!!

The featured shoe in the first graphic is from Nordstrom but not included in the current sale.  It is from the Something Navy collection released last week.