What’s In Store: Payless Summer Styles

Posted On Monday, July 14th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Designer on a Dime, Fab Under $50, shopping

What's in Store at Payless, summer accessories

I haven’t been to Payless in what seems like forever. And why would I, I’m still going strong with Thrifty Threads 365. However, I was out with my cousin and she wanted to pop into the affordable shoe chain to find some sandals. While she was browsing, I was focused on the prices because in the past I remember being amazed at a $60 price tag for one of the designer collaboration shoes. I mean, it’s Payless, is anyone really going to pay that much?!
Luckily on this visit, I wasn’t dumbfounded by the prices and I saw a few cute shoes and accessories for summer.

Get the Fashion Week Trends for Less with Loehmann’s

Posted On Monday, February 18th, 2013
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Designer on a Dime, shopping

Loehmann's, department store, discount department store Fashion Week is officially over in New York City and that means we know what to items will be hot for fall. We’ve seen a ton of the trends already {leather, fur, velvet, etc.} but the upcoming season has a few hot pieces that will inject serious style in to your wardrobe.

But if you don’t want to wait for fall to rock these styles and if you don’t have a designer budget, that’s not a problem. Loehmann’s is known for their discount designer prices {up to 65 percent off retail!} and you can actually shop right now for spring and summer items that incorporate fall’s upcoming trends.
Last year, the it color was oxblood. Though the name is absolutely horrible, the color is gorgeous. And it looks like we’ll see more oxblood and deep berry hues. It was on every runway from Narciso Rodriguez to Anna Sui to Diane von Furstenburg.
And it’s easy to incorporate this look with some picks from Loehmann’s.

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Posted On Friday, February 18th, 2011
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, Designer on a Dime

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Payless Spring Designer Collection

Posted On Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Filed Under: Designer on a Dime, Looking FLY on a Dime

Spring is near and Payless is pulling out all stops with their designer collections from Christian Siriano, Lela Rose and Isabel Toledo. Whether your style is more glam or edged out, there’s something for every taste and the prices won’t break the bank. Siriano’s is ierce and glam. Rose’s is more ladylike and classic. Toledo’s is funky and fun.

Christian Siriano:

Exotic strappy sandal: $29.99. Caged strappy shootie: $54.99. Mena dress boot: $59.99.

The Project Runway winner’s collection features strappy sandals, caged booties with platform heels and boots with goldtone details. I wish the line featured bolder colors but I love what I see so far. The heel on the boots are too fierce!


Lela Rose:

Perlita Bow Quarter Strap Sandal: $29.99. Tweed Lafayette Pleated Pump: $29.99. Olivos satin t-strap pump: $44.99.

This is definitely the more subdued, ladylike collection with all of the neutral tones and feminine details. The heels are perfect with an LBD or skinny jeans.

Isabel Toledo:

Mesh lace shootie: $54.99. Bow dress shoe: $29.99. Pointed kitten: $44.99.

Fun and funky sum up Toledo’s offerings for Payless. From a lace up mesh bootie to a metallic peep-toe to a striped kitten heel, you’ll definitely turn heads in these.

And luckily the BOGO {buy one, get on 1/2 off} sale is underway.

Are you guys excited for the spring offerings from Payless? Would you pay up to $50 or $60 for shoes from Payless?

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Posted On Friday, November 5th, 2010
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, Deals & Steals, Designer on a Dime

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