Affordable Lace-Up Shoes for Summer


For the past year, I’ve been lusting over a pair of $400 shoes. Every few months, I’ll look them up online and consider add them to my shopping cart; however, I can never click the order button. They’re absolutely beautiful shoes, but I always think about the long list of things that I could do with $400. While I could use the money to buy a gorgeous pair of heels, I could also plan a trip to New York City or head to the beach for the weekend with my husband! At this stage of my life, I’d rather skip the overpriced shoes and stick to investing my money in experiences with my loved ones.




Thankfully, Payless has my back. Their new releases are fabulous and completely on-trend. They even have an entire section of their website devoted to one of my favorite trends of the season, lace-up shoes. I picked up the Juliette Ghillie Pointed Pumps a few weeks ago, and they earn compliments every single time I wear them out on the town. In addition to their darling aesthetic, I think this pair of heels is extremely comfortable and great quality for the price.




I paired my new shoes with a flowy leopard print skirt and off-the-shoulder top for a recent date night with my husband, and I loved how the look came together. I don’t normally wear bold animal prints, but the classic cut of the skirt and my fabulous new heels helped to bring out my inner Carrie Bradshaw. I had so much fun twirling around town in this feminine outfit!

These lace-up shoes are so cute, and they're all available at Payless for under $40!

Clockwise from top left: Fiona Pointed Toe Ghillie (also available in black) | Zoey Ghillie Low Wedge (also available in nude) c/o (also available in nude) c/o | Mystique Gladiator Sandal (also available in black) (also available in black) | Juliette Ghillie Pointed Pump (also available in red)

After wearing my black heels a few times, I headed to Payless to pick up a few pairs of affordable lace-up shoes for summer. I’ve been looking for a pair of lace-up ballet flats, so I’m thrilled to have found this style for under $20. I also found two pairs of gladiator sandals that will be perfect for summer vacation!

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Off-The-Shoulder Top | Leopard Print Skirt (unfortunately not online at the moment) | Payless Juliette Ghillie Pointed Pump  (also available in red) | Payless Cat Eye Sunglasses (available in-store) | Quilted Crossbody Bag c/o | Lion Cuff Bracelet | Engraved Gold Bracelet c/o | Fifth Avenue Ruby Lipstick c/o

At the end of the day, I’m happy that I didn’t splurge on the expensive shoes I mentioned earlier. For less than 1/4 of the price, I was able to buy four adorable pairs of shoes from Payless, and I still had enough left over to book a weekend trip to NYC! I mean, shoes this cute deserve to be shown off in the Big Apple, right?

What’s your favorite shoe trend for summer?

Thanks to Payless Shoesource for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all stated opinions are my honest thoughts. I only work with companies that I truly love!


    • April 25, 2016 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks, Stephanie! Love finding cute shoes for a great deal!

    • April 25, 2016 / 10:07 pm

      Thank you for the kind words, and I feel the same way about a good bargain! I’ve been so impressed with these heels!

  1. April 25, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    I love love love this outfit so much! The shoes and top are perfect and the skirt looks so fun! I wish I had a place I could wear an outfit like this!

    Kayla |

    • April 25, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      Thanks, Kayla! I’ve just started making up reasons to wear cute outfits haha. I may have (definitely did) arranged an outing with friends and a date night with my husband just so I could wear this look on multiple occasions 🙂

  2. Michelle
    April 25, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    This look is THE BEST! I CANNOT believe those shoes are from Payless. Picking up a pair in both colors, k bye.


    • April 25, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      Thanks girl! I love them so much! I might end up buying them in red too 🙂

    • April 26, 2016 / 3:37 pm

      Thanks, Kayleigh! Both were under $40!

  3. April 26, 2016 / 11:35 am

    Such a cute outfit. I especially love the the flats and the gladiator sandals!

    • April 26, 2016 / 11:58 am

      Thanks Lindsey! Those are two of my favorite pairs as well!

  4. Shane
    April 26, 2016 / 4:11 pm

    Leopard print is my absolute favorite, so fierce!

  5. April 26, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    I’m obsessed with this look, every part is perfect! I can’t believe you got those at Payless!!!

  6. April 27, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    Love this whole outfit!! I haven’t tried the lace up trend yet .. but you’re rocking it girl!

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  7. April 29, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    Those shoes are too too cute and the price is unbelievable! I’m obsessed with this trend.

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  8. May 1, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    Love this outfit! Perfect for a night out and the shoes are gorgeous.

  9. May 1, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    You look so beautiful and these photos turned out great! Loving both your top and your shoes.

  10. May 1, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    This is an adorable outfit & I love the Rebecca Minkoff crossbody as I have the same one and it’s my favorite 😉 Those lace heels look incredible! The cheetah print skirt is really cute xx

  11. May 2, 2016 / 9:47 am

    Lace up sandals/shoes are some of my favorite styles for the season– especially at THIS price! They make any outfit look so good!

    XO, Stella

  12. May 4, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    Such a gorgeous look on you! I could not agree more on putting my money towards experiences with those I love. Sometimes hard with all the cute clothes and accessories, but totally worth it! xoxo