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QVC Sale For Charity: December 3-5, 2010

Get a great deal while giving back at the QVC Sale for Charity!

Net proceeds benefit breast and ovarian cancer research and education through The Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation (FFCF) and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).

Choose from shoes, apparel, handbags, accessories and beauty from your favorite brands such as BCBGeneration, Cole Haan, Jessica Simpson, Kenneth Cole, Laura Geller, Michael Kors, Nine West, Theory and many more!

Sale prices will be $5-$50 on items with Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices of $15-$598+. Buy 5 pairs of shoes, get the 6th pair free! All sales are final. Quantities are limited. Payment by cash, check or credit card. This sale is open to the public with new items added every day.

Here’s a sneak peek of the merchandise:

MICHAEL Michael Kors Leather High Heel Ankle Boots
Cole Haan Leather High Heel Sandals w/Nike Air
Coach Suede with Snake Embossed Detail Platform Booties
Lucky Brand Leather Convertible Crossbody Bag
B. Makowsky Embossed Leather Double Handle Shopper


Friday, December 3, 10am-6pm
Saturday, December 4, 10am-4pm
Sunday, December 5, 12 Noon -4pm


QVC Studio Park
1200 Wilson Drive
West Chester, PA 19380

Bare Traps Trystine Boot: Stylish Answer to the Wide Calf Conundrum

If you have wide calves like me, you know how physically and emotionally exhausting it can be to shop for tall boots. The funny thing is that my calves aren’t even that fat. It’s as if shoe designers are making boots for anorexic appendages…or trying to embarrass all of us thick-legged sistas so that we struggle, in vain, zipping up a cute boot while all these other heffas simply just slip them on.

Anyway, I lucked out a few weeks ago when I purchased these super cute boots at I first spied the Trystine Wide Calf Boots by Bare Traps at my local DSW store, but they didn’t have my size in stock. So when I returned home, I logged onto and ordered a pair.

The store’s limited size offerings actually worked out in my favor because I used three coupon codes (920 for 10% off, SHIPR for free standard shipping, and 919 for 500 bonus points added to my DSW Rewards account). So the $59.99 boots ended up only costing me $53.96 – and I’m closer to my next rewards certificate.

The Trystine boot, while synthetic, look like the real thing. The heel is high enough to elongate and visually slim the leg, yet low enough that they’re comfortable all day long. The boot shaft circumference is roomy enough that I can wear them over leggings and skinny jeans. I can also pair them with skirts and dresses.

And for those of you lucky enough to have average sized calves, the Trystine Boot comes in a regular width too.

Chinese Laundry Lucky Strike Sandals Giveaway Winner

Congrats to Rachel Henner, winner of the Chinese Laundry Lucky Strike Sandals Giveaway!!!

Rachel has won a pair of these show-stopping and dramatic, widely braided sandals that are sure to add some spice to hot summer nights. The edgy trimmed straps are seductively laced together and uncover just enough skin. This just might be the perfect summer sandal!

Many thanks to Chinese Laundry for sponsoring this contest. And stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway!

Chinese Laundry Lucky Strike Sandals Giveaway!!!

Feeling lucky? Get lucky! Enter to win these Lucky Strike heels by Chinese Laundry and go effortlessly from night to day.

A pair of these show-stopping and dramatic, widely braided sandals are sure to add some spice to those hot summer nights. The edgy trimmed straps are seductively laced together and uncover just enough skin. This just might be the perfect summer sandal.

Enter to win a pair of the Lucky Strike heels (in black) by leaving a message in the comments section. Make sure to leave your email or another way for me to get in touch, just in case you get lucky.

Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents! The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Friday, May 28, 2010. Good luck!

If The Boot Fits: Tall Boots For Big Calves

You know the song “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from the movie The Little Mermaid (don’t pretend you didn’t sing every one of Ariel’s songs in grade/high school)? Well, I’ve decided it’s the theme song for the plight of thick calved girls searching for tall boots.

For months, I’ve had a serious case of tall boot envy every time I see a chick on the street rocking a knee high boot. I, myself, am short with extra girthy Gastrocnemius muscles. So the thickest part of my lower leg falls in the spot that is usually the thinnest part of the boot.

Since September, I’ve been trolling shoe stores to find my Cinderella boot that will effortlessly slip over my monstrous calves – only to be dejected and embarrassed when even the roomiest boot won’t work its way past my ankle. I even contemplated buying from online retailers like and But I’m the kind of girl who can’t purchase clothes and shoes from the web; I’m hard to fit and need to try before buying.

So I lucked out two weeks ago during a last ditch mission to Nordstrom’s shoe department. I found these Steve Madden Intyce boots on sale ($129 down from $199) and they managed to slip on without the need for elbow grease.

Problem is that the only thing that would fit between my leg and the leather would be a pair of tights or leggings…certainly not a pair of pants or skinny jeans. So I took my new boots to Villa’s Shoe Repair (266 S 19th Street in Philadelphia), a fab shoe repair shop a few blocks from my office. They stretched the boots and waterproofed them for less than $30. Plus, the helpful owner punched extra holes in the buckle – free of charge – to further accommodate my zaftig calves.

Thanks to Steve Madden and Villa’s Shoe Repair, I can finally stop sipping the tall boot haterade.

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