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Look for Less: Steve Madden 'Lancer' Sneaker

Steve Madden 'Lancer' dupes at Payless for half the price!
I recently came across this Steve Madden dupe thanks to my friend Heidi on Instagram (wishes_reality). I thought for sure she had posted the 'Lancer' but when I clicked for details, it took me to Payless!

Off the Rack: What to Buy at Payless This Fall

Payless 'Max' ankle boots are perfect for fall.
{Shown above: American Eagle at Payless 'Max' Bootie in Olive, $34.99}

I may be jumping the gun here in mid-August, but I'm ready to talk about what to buy at Payless for Fall - there's so much goodness! I got their back-to-school mailer and immediately headed to my store to pick up the 'Max' Bootie in Olive for $34.99 plus 20% off using the coupon from the mailer (sign up for the Payless mailing list to get your coupon). This boot will be a workhorse in my everyday wardrobe - it's cute, stylish, yet comfy enough for chasing after kids, running errands, you name it! It'll look good with dresses or jeans. I'm already contemplating going back for the brown. Runs TTS.

Spot the Real: Steve Madden 'Savine' Huarache Sandals

Can you guess which heels cost the most?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicks off this Thursday July 14 for cardholders, which has sort of come to mark the unofficial start of the fall shopping season for me. That's right, summer feels like it just started and here we are talking about fall clothes already! It's a bit much. So if you'd rather continue to enjoy the warm weather and buy more sandals, by all means. Here's a pair I'm loving from Steve Madden, the 'Savine' huarache heel ($76.98-$109.95 in three colors). I love the boho vibe and the fact that this style is so comfortable given the height. And it turns out that both Target and Payless carry the look for less - under $25! See if you can spot the real from the steals by clicking a link below...and make it an #endlesssummer to remember.


Off the Rack: What to Buy at Payless for Spring

I popped into Payless yesterday to exchange some shoes I had purchased online only to discover dozens more pairs I want for spring. It happens! As I browsed the racks, I found myself imagining different shoes on different fashion bloggers...Sydne loves yellow so I could see her rocking these 'Gianna' D'Orsay flats (or these yellow strappy heels), while Grace from The Stripe would make these block heels look like a million bucks. And I could see Alyson staying stylish on the go in these ikat print espadrilles. Am I the only one who does this...? I am? Alrighty then...

Holiday Selections at Payless (See 30+ In-Store Pics) [SPONSORED]

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Payless. All opinions are 100% mine.

Payless Holiday Finds
This week I ventured to the mall with both my children (did I just write that?!)...luckily, Mama Budget Babe is in town to help me out, which is the only way I could have survived a trip like this. But I'm so glad we went...we saw Santa, had lunch, and did a little Christmas shopping, too. The Payless  store at my mall was completely decked out for the holidays. We're talking glitter pumps, bejeweled flats, metallic clutches, and the coziest slippers and boots - basically everything you need to put that perfect finishing touch on any holiday look - and nearly everything was 50% off.