Today's Everyday Fashion: My Shoe Secret

Click to view larger. Blazer is navy; shoes are black.

Colin Stuart shoes are quickly becoming my favorite. They are sold exclusively at Victoria's, and my little shoe secret -- lately I've been picking them up at MJR Sales for a steal! I think this is my fourth pair, and I'm pretty much hooked. They generally retail for around $100, are super-comfy and you can find them for $20-30 at MJR. My strategy with shoes is always to buy higher quality name-brand shoes for a discount at stores like DSW, Ross, or Marshalls, because higher quality shoes are really important to both comfort and durability (see more on my shoe buying tips/strategies in this post). This black pair is my most recent score, and I'm loving the unique, angular platforms as a fun spin on your basic black pump. What are some of your favorite stores to shop for shoes? 

Inspiration photo: Neiman Marcus
Navy blazer: Gap, $75
Shirt: Banana Republic, $30
Skirt: H&M, $18 (similar, similar)
Black shoes: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, $24
Earrings: c/o INPINK, $34 (last day for my giveaway! enter here)
Rings: LOFT pink ring $11, My Stella & Dot website $49
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Banana Republic $10, My Stella & Dot website $49

1. DV Dolce Vita black pumps, $49.50
2. Michael Antonio black pumps, $31.80
3. Fahrenheit black pumps, $47.99