ShoeDazzle Subscription Review + First Look for $10 Offer – October 2017
ShoeDazzle is a monthly shoe, clothing, and accessories subscription service. You can shop their merchandise like normal retail, but they have a VIP subscription that gives you better prices – almost everything is only $39.95 (or less) for VIPs. When you sign up for a membership, you complete a style profile. On the 1st of every month, they release new styles and you can pick any item you want – either from your personal ‘Showroom’ or across the site. You can also skip the month. However, if you don’t pick or skip, you get charged $39.95 store credit to spend any time.
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The Subscription Box: ShoeDazzle
The Cost: $39.95 a month
COUPON: Get your first style for $10! No code need, just use this link!
The Products: ShoeDazzle offers lots of exclusive shoes in addition to clothing, accessories, and jewelry
Ships to: U.S. and Canada (Shipping is free to the U.S., $9 to Canada)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
This month’s order includes a basic invoice with ShoeDazzle’s return and exchange policy on the back.
This is my first ShoeDazzle order, but from what I can tell, the brand frequently holds promotions and sales for its members. And when I signed up… let’s just say I hit the jackpot. I actually made my account the last week of September, when the “first pair for $10.00” deal was going on. I didn’t buy right away, but despite the timer saying I had just a day to nab my deal, I kept getting emails reminding me to get my $10.00 pair. When I finally sat down to shop on the first of October, I used the $10.00 pair link and nabbed that discount.
At the same time, ShoeDazzle had a lot of styles on sale, plus a BOGO deal for boots. Boots were what I came to shop for, so I ended up nabbing that discount, too. Here’s what my final invoice looked like.
Math is in no way my strong suit, but I’ll say I did pretty darn well. I’m not entirely sure why the credit is $15.00 and not $10.00 like the offer suggested (maybe it was meant to cover shipping as well?), but when I nab two pairs of boots for $30.00, I don’t question too much…
There’s also a coupon for $100.00 at Naked Wines! Not bad.
Kyhien Over-the-Knee Boot in Black, Size 8, Wide Calf – VIP Price $46.95, Retail Price $84.95, Price After Discounts $14.95?
I’ve been on a mission to find some solid over the knee boots for when the weather gets cold. I had a relatively inexpensive pair several years ago that I basically shredded from wearing so much. I love the ease of throwing on a t-shirt dress and heading out the door, but in the colder seasons, that usually means pairing them with tights, which are the opposite of easygoing for me. (I always feel so suffocated in them.) Over-the-knee boots tend to do the job of keeping my legs nice and toasty while staying comfy. Plus, I don’t have to worry about them gripping into my tummy or slumping down in an annoying way like tights do.
Here’s what I liked about these black faux-suede boots when I saw them online. First, they seemed like they were made of a stiffer material. So many of the boots on ShoeDazzle right now are structured through the feet but have shafts made of stretch fabric. The idea is that they’re more forgiving for more shapes and sizes, but they lack that crisp, almost equestrian-inspired look that I like in fall boots. Also, my thighs are on the pudgy side, so I worry that those fabric-shaft boots would just roll right down them.
I also liked the block heel. I’m only 5′ 3″, so a little extra height is good for me. Plus, it makes these boots something I could wear day-to-day or to something fancier.
I liked how easy the boots were to put on. They have an inner zipper and a lace-up detail at the top of each shaft, which is easy to adjust. My first thought on putting them on is that they do slump a little bit—I opted for a wide-calf size since that’s something I usually look for in boots and especially since I worried they’d be too narrow up at the top (which would just look weird). They’re a little imperfect in that way by themselves, which is a bummer since that was my original goal for them.
But! I did notice later that they fit really comfortably and neatly when I wore them over skinny jeans. As I mentioned, I usually just wear these kinds of boots by themselves in lieu of tights, but I might hang onto them as they are to wear with jeans or even thicker leggings. I like that my legs didn’t feel crammed in there—there was just enough room for them to look and feel like they weren’t suctioned to my legs, but they also stayed up and were much straighter than they look in this picture where they’re on their own.
They’re pretty comfortable otherwise, though I might invest in some insole pads for the balls of my feet since these soles were noticeably thin and hard when I went walking down the sidewalk in them. The fabric quality isn’t anything extraordinary, and I am a little worried about them wearing out relatively quickly. But they’re a good staple to have in my shoe wardrobe (which is mostly sneakers and mildly beat-up vintage boots right now, to be honest). If I take good care of them and am selective about when I wear them, I think they could be quite an asset.
Julita Bootie in Black, Size 8 – VIP Price $29.95, Retail Price $49.95, Price After Discounts $14.95?
Since my first pair was so inexpensive, I decided to go for a second look—and something a little more adventurous. These booties were screaming my name when I saw them on the site. I love the rock-and-roll vibe of these pointy stiletto booties. The fringe is awesome, as are the metallic gold studs and buckles. I’m not usually a stiletto gal, but I made an exception for this incredible pair. How cool will these look with a crisp pencil skirt or even skinny jeans and a tee?
My only gripe about these shoes is that they’re, well, not that comfortable to walk in. I know you’re thinking, “Duh, that heel!”, but hear me out. It’s not so much the heel as the fact that these shoes, like the previous boots, have a really hard, thin sole. My feet have a pretty big arch to them, which means all of my weight is on the balls of my feet in these boots. And because there’s so little between my feet and the hard ground, there’s really no respite for them. I’m so in love with these shoes, though, that I’m going to experiment a bit to see if I can get them to work. I’ll probably let out the buckle closest to the toe a bit (it’s functional) and then stick a heavy-duty insole in there to pad the front half of my foot. These are definitely wear-to-dinner shoes, rather than wear-to-a-night-of-dancing shoes, which is a shame, because wouldn’t they look amazing on the dance floor?!
Verdict: I came to ShoeDazzle for boots, and they delivered! I liked that there was so much to choose from, though I do think the quality is just a tiny bit lacking. Are they worth their $39.95-a-month price point? Oh definitely! And what I’m learning is that many of their looks are priced below that mark, too. I think their looks are true-to-size—I’ve had such bad luck finding boots that fit my not-narrow, but not-quite-wide calves, but after this first go ’round, I think I’ll lean on the regular calf size.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? It looks like both of these styles are still around as of writing this review, but act fast, as certain sizes and colors are selling out!
Coupon – Get your first style for $10.00! No code need, just use this link!
Value Breakdown: The retail value of these two pairs of boots was $134.90. The ShoeDazzle VIP value was $76.90. That’s a savings of about 43%. That said, given all the promotional discounts I hit as a new customer, the order total was only $29.90, including shipping. (If your order exceeds $39.95, your shipping is free.) That means I paid only about $14.95 per pair this month. I doubt that deep a discount will come about again, but it sure is a nice welcome to the service!
What was your ShoeDazzle pick or picks this month?