Monday, January 10, 2011

{ review & giveaway } ShoeClips.biz

Shoe clips may have reached the height of popularity in the 1950s and '60s, but I'm pushing for a resurgence. Last month, I added a glimmer to a pair of simple pumps with vintage clip-on earrings. Since then, I've been introduced to the Web's shoe clip emporium: ShoeClips.biz. Lynn generously sent two pairs of clips for review (and added a gift certificate to give away!) - and I've been having an absolute blast. It feels like I've tripled my shoe collection.

Each clip's embellishment is attached to a felt backing and a sturdy clip. You'll notice that part of the clip is smooth, ensuring that your shoes don't get scratched when it's clipped on.

One of the pairs Lynn sent were the black rabbit fur clips. The little puffs of fluff easily transform a pair of simple black flats into something more luxurious. And for only $25, you can get the look of the Jeffrey Campbell Francis ballet flats for a fraction of the price.

The other pair I tried were the feather clips - an absolutely stunning enhancement to an evening shoe.

Trying the clips on different shoes - and in different places - yields unexpectedly gorgeous results. I'm quite fond of the feather pair clipped to the back of simple black pumps. It's reminiscent of the Yves Saint Laurent fur trim pumps, but much more wearable.

{ win it! }

Loving shoe clips as much as I am? Enter to win a $25 gift certificate to ShoeClips.biz!

The Details
Open to everyone - even international readers! The entry period runs through Wednesday, January 19. The winner will be announced the following day.

Mandatory Entry
Browse ShoeClips.biz and tell me which pair you love! You must leave your e-mail address or blog URL so I can get in touch with you if you win.

For Additional Entries
Leave a separate comment for each of the following:
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  • Blog about this giveaway (please provide link in a separate comment)
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102 comments:

  1. How fun! Yes, count me in... would love to be included. (Sur la table giveaway on my blog if you want to enter)! xo

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  2. Oooh the clips are so fun!!! :D :D
    The safari buttons are very fun, as well as the little black velvet bow :)
    http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love the Pearls of Wisdom in the sparkly collection! I have several pairs of shoes those would go so well with!

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  4. Also, I'm a follower via Google Friend Connect.

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  6. I followed you on twitter and tweeted your giveaway. http://twitter.com/#!/mweddle10285

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  7. I have always thought these were adorable and tried to make my own but they didn't come out nearly as cute as these!
    xo Lynzy
    http://sparklingfootsteps.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh my goodness! They are fantastic, I love the way the feathered clips look on the heels. I am a google friend!

    ~ thealyway.blogspot.com ~

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  9. Great post with fabulous photos. We love what you've done with our clips!

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  10. my mom is OBSESSED w/ shoe clips! lol. I love the 2 you chose. This white flower pair is cute: http://shoeclips.biz/chiffon_flower_ivory_shoe_clips.aspx

    www.laviejaime.com

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  11. i love shoe clips! i have a pair that is jeweled, but love how these have so much texture. they really do make all the shoes you showed look totally different! ~joelle

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  12. Gosh, It is a toss up between the black rabbit and the mink! They look so luxurious!!

    <3 Ashley
    http://www.ahastylife.com
    ashley.hasty@gmail.com

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  13. I follow Style Obsession through GFC.

    <3 Ashley
    http://www.ahastylife.com
    ashley.hasty@gmail.com

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  14. This are adorable!!! And can really spice up a pair of typical workplace appropriate pumps.
    I'm a follower, of course!

    llschriver@gmail.com

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  15. Oh and I forgot, my favorite is the vintage mini patent bow!

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  16. i think i really like the light pheasant! very fun idea!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

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  17. and i follow you!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

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  18. I love the Vintage Scroll and the Vintage Filigree Cameo clips!

    jessicamfindley (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. I love the black rabbit and the green pheasant. I'm a follower!
    http://spryonthewall.blogspot.com

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  20. Guess I should say I'm a follower here and on Google reader!
    http://spryonthewall.blogspot.com

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  21. I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted (and RT'ed your tweet)! @SpryOnTheWall
    http://spryonthewall.blogspot.com

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  22. I love the Pinwheel Bow in Black shoe clip :)

    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I follow you via Bloglovin :)

    -Kendall
    kendallcrowgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I received a pair of these for my birthday. They're really clever!

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  25. Such a great business idea!! Genius, really. I adore how you put the feathers on the back of the shoe! Creates such a fun, wearable look. I would love to add the Pearls of Wisdom to a pair of ballet flats.

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  26. I tweeted :) http://twitter.com/laurachanning

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  27. I love the Chiffon Flower - Black with White Dots

    jessicahills22 at gmail dot com

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  28. I am a follower

    jessicahills22 at gmail dot com

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  29. I'm currently obsessed with all things mustard colored, so the chiffon flower in gold (and all colors really) is perfect! I have some plain brown and black suede pumps (and some flats too!)I would dress up perfectly!

    What a great site! Thanks!

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  30. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/jessicahills22

    jessicahills22 at gmail dot com

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  31. I love the Pinwheel Bows in Hot Pink. They are so much fun! Most of my shoes are black or brown, so I think the pink could be a fun change for me!

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  32. I really like the ultrasuede cheetah ones! how cool!

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  33. Ooooh I want them!

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  34. Well I love the black mink. I have a pair of leopard kitty heels and they would really dress them up nicely!lebl9077@bellsouth.net

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  35. I follow you on Google friend! lebl9077@bellsouth.net

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  36. These are adorable...
    I would love to win these...

    xxx
    CEO

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  37. Obsessed... doest even begin to explain how I feel about those feathered clips!

    moosetteoriginals@gmail.com

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  38. Love the Black Full Feather!! Fingers crossed!
    ~Giselle
    chicgiselle@yahoo.com
    http://www.machinewashwarm.blogspot.com

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  39. Following on Google Friend Connect!
    ~Giselle
    chicgiselle@yahoo.com
    www.machinewashwarm.blogspot.com

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  40. Following on Twitter: @ChicGiselle and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChicGiselle/status/24626837460090880

    ~Giselle
    chicgiselle@yahoo.com
    www.machinewashwarm.blogspot.com

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  41. I completely need some shoe clips in my life!!! I'm torn between rhinestones and brown pheasant feathers and fluffy mink poms. They are all so cute!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  42. Tweeted:
    Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/Lyddiegal/statuses/24666632773173248

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  43. And of course i'm a GFC follower!

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  44. Lovely! I am adoring the 'pearl swirls' and the green pheasant feathers (that's a mouthful). So fun!

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  45. I love the black full feather clips...great giveaway!!

    SeeMJTeach@gmail.com

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  46. Jess I freaking love it!! I just spent 10 minutes perusing clips and am back at my high school graduation. I think I have to have the rabbit puffs. And the silky torn pom in orange. And the bees!! Did you see the bees??

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  47. And I follow you...and here's my email again: carrieonnn@gmail.com

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  48. How fun...I really adore the bow one:) That is such a fantastic giveaway,sweetie
    Kisses

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  49. i love the bees! so cute!
    boon1211 at gmail dot com

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  50. I love so many but I think my very favorite are any of the feathers...especially the ones you have. And I do love the rabbit poufs and the silky torn pom poms! <3

    jen@Peetzi.com

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  51. I am a follower via Google Reader!

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  52. I love the black with white dots....great giveaway!

    Ashley J
    Http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

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  53. these are awesome!! and i have the same shoes as you, i think? the black suede nine west pumps? haha anyway...

    great giveaway!

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  54. Whoa those are fantastic!I love the sequin bows!

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  55. I love the Vintage Gingham - Black

    Elena
    queen-of-pain /AT/ yandex /DOT/ com

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  56. I am your follower via GFC /Elena/

    Elena
    queen-of-pain /AT/ yandex /DOT/ com

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  57. Follow you on Twitter @elenarudaya

    Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/elenarudaya/status/25845528008855552

    Elena
    queen-of-pain /AT/ yandex /DOT/ com

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  58. awe! what a great giveaway! and i'm so glad this is open internationally!
    i absolutely love the abby bows! so cute and chic!
    tiffanyscorner@gmail.com
    http://stylishchatterboxing.blogspot.com/

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  59. My favorites are either: Black Silky Torn Poms or the Black Full Feather. I could and would wear those with SO many of my shoes.

    anwenning(at)gmail(dot)com
    Amber

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  60. love the Vintage Ring of Pearls, would look perfect on my pumps. Thank you for the chance.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  61. I would LOVE the Compass ones! They're so steampunk!

    libgirl9(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  62. I definitely want the butterfly stones, they could add some serious sparkle to a drab pair of shoes-love it!
    autumnfharris(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. I love the color in the "red satin scalloped edge flower"
    http://shoeclips.biz/satin_scalloped_edge_flower_shoe_clips_red.aspx
    valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com

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  64. I follow you on GFC (valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com)

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  65. I follow you on Twitter (@mamavalveeta03)
    valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com

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  66. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/mamavalveeta03/status/26508969983873024
    valhoff 3 at yahoo dot com

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  67. These are awesome! Thanks for introducing them to me! I love the Red Pheasant! mgrunander@gmail.com

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  68. OK, I am LOVING both pairs of clips you tried out. They look amazing and totally changed up the look of those shoes! I also really like the Vintage Acrylic Bloom clips!
    fashionfrugality at gmail.com

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  69. I follow via bloglovin!
    fashionfrugality at gmail.com

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  70. Tweet! http://twitter.com/fashfrugality/status/26664184397692928
    fashionfrugality at gmail.com

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  71. I'm a follower! I love these!!

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  72. I love the Black Feather with Gem!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  73. I'm a follower.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  74. Follow @aikchien and tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/26922001620803584

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  75. Great clips! My personal fave is the Ultrasuede Bow - Cheetah!
    Magali
    funkyblogger (at) gmail (dot) com

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  76. Following you via Google Friend Connect!

    Magali
    funkyblogger (at) gmail (dot) com

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  77. I have checked them all out, & I have to say I like the black rabbit ones best!
    Thanks for giving us a chance to win
    Sheila Vaz
    sheilalvaz [at] gmail.com

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  78. I am also following on GFC
    sheilalvaz [at] gmail.com

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  79. i am loving the navy chiffon flower clips and the black feather with gem

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  80. I love the pinwheel bows for the back of the shoe.

    http://shoeclips.biz/pinwheel_bow_black_shoe_clips.aspx

    amy@amyshopstheweb.com

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  81. Mandatory Entry: i like the compass clips


    Anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  82. I follow google connect "anash"
    email anashct [at] gmail [dot] com

    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  83. i follow on blogluvin

    anashct at yahoo dot com

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  84. I follow you on twitter @ anashct

    email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  85. I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/27689182340059137

    email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  86. I blogged about your giveaway here http://blogcontests365.blogspot.com/

    anashct at yahoo dot com

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  87. Blogged about it today! http://www.fashionfrugality.com/2011/01/winning-wednesday-great-fashion_19.html

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  88. Gosh, lot of things i adore, but this one is the faviest Faceted Gem with Czech Stones

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. I follow you on twitter bird name doki doki co :)
    and twit here http://twitter.com/#!/dokidokico/status/28083682115850240

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  90. I love the sequin bows and the peacock feather clips. I would wear them all the time!
    http://one-girl-vs-world.blogspot.com
    laurelah90@gmail.com

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  91. I'm a follower & I LOVE Style Obsession!
    laurelah90@gmail.com

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  92. Love it! Yup, it's amazing how a pair of shoe clips can totally transform a pair of shoes, and shoe clips are back in a BIG way this summer! I hope you'll check out my handcrafted shoe clips and heel chains at: http://shoeclips.weebly.com/ - with designs like sushi, popsicles and 6" silver bead tassels, these are DEFINITELY not your mother's shoe clips!

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