Get Runway Shoes -- For Just $80!

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It's been a long, cold fashion week in New York City, and I'm tired of wearing big, clunky boots. I started to fixate on the shoes in the front row of the Max Azria show yesterday -- hot, high-heeled bootie pumps from Brian Atwood and YSL!

The designer pumps that the ladies on the runway were wearing average at about $775. I decided after the show that I was going to play a little hooky from work and go buy an affordable pair.

I came across these Desano heeled booties at Aldo, and they're on sale for only $80! The height and the heel -- that is actually quite slimming -- really work here.

I can see these going with everything. You can pair with florals, racy grey denim, pencil skirts, whatever. Now, here's hoping they can lead me to a better mood when i look down at my feet the rest of winter!

Hot off the fall-winter collection is the show-stopping bootie, a sure hit with any style of mini dress or slim-fit pants. This leather option is highlighted by allover snakeskin print, pointed toe and concealed platform.

- Material: Leather
- Sole: Synthetic
- 2.5-inch heel

Buy it here.

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