Monday, February 21, 2011

Dolce Vita for Target - Cork Wedge Sandals

My Target order arrived this past Friday at work via my bf who was lucky enough to have a half-day - he decided to bring my package along with the new Radiohead album which was a surprise since they had originally announced it would be officially dropping Saturday! :)

After reading Jean's post on petite friendly shoes and viewing the collection of Dolce Vita's collaboration with Target, I knew they were a must-try!

To preface this review, my feet are a small size 5 - I can barely fit a 5.5 if I'm lucky and that's usually in tennis shoes where a little wiggle-room is expected. I also am a klutz and thus have been confined to wearing tennis shoes, flip-flops, flats, and UGGs 99% of the year, so it's just now that I'm dabbling in more height-propelling footwear.

Since not everything was in stock at time of purchase, my order was split and I only received the Cork wedge sandals in Brown

Dolce Vita Brown

The site has a few styles of various sandals including wedges in rope and cork in a plethora of colors. Another style is available with a smaller 'faux stacked wedge' and various metallic finishes.

I purchased the cork wedges in brown and in gold. They are also available in White, Pewter, Cognac, and Black.

Cork Wedge Sandals in Gold

Dolce vita gold

I also opted for the Rope Wedge Sandals in Nude, though I was also tempted by the ones in Brown.

Dolce vita nude

...A few pictures...


DV for Target


DV for Target back

*Closeup of the cork - love the traces of gold - a nice touch!*

DV for Target cork

*Aerial view*

DV for Target aerial

*Side view on*

DV for Target profile

Shoe specs for the Dolce Vita Cork Wedges in Brown
  • Comes in whole and half sizes 5.5 - 11
  • Open toe wedges
  • Approximately 4" heel height/1" sole
  • Non-skid tread on heel
  • Faux leather, thermoplastic rubber outsole and cushioned insole
The shoes are delightfully lightweight and the cushioned insole really makes me forget that I'm walking 4 inches above the ground. Seriously, the most comfortable wedges I've ever walked in! The fact that I'm 'strapped' (or zipped?) in helps.

The design is unique and I love the strap detail - beautiful!

Some ladies have said the shoes run a little big, but the fact that my feet were more tightly confined within the zippered body of this particular sandal style helped. I've decided to keep this pair!

The shoes retail for $29.99 USD but watch Ebates in the TARGET section for tips on extra sales as I received an extra 20% off during a shoe and accessory online sale. If you have the Target card, that's an additional 5% off not to mention 3% cash back from Ebates!

Not bad for the chic gal on a budget, considering a similarly styled Dolce Vita sandal is priced at around $173 on

Dolce Vita sandals


I have officially put myself on an online shopping ban for the month of March!


Finally getting some shut-eye, I can't keep staying up this late my skin is rebelling!

Goodnight & Sweet Dreams!


lisa said...

ohh the dolce vita's for target are sooo cute on you!!

Shop N' Chomp said...

Love, love, love these on you Irene! :D Those gold flecks show an awesome attention to detail. DV shoes are hot and so is that price. *makes point to visit Tarjay*

(Girl, you flatter me. Thank you for your kind comment! The best steak I've had is still at CUT (at the Palazzo). Oh yes, a bag *can* make an outfit! I think that's why I get away with looking like a bum most of the time. Shhhh... ;)

Serenie S. said...

^__^ CUUUUTEE!!!
I bought the black ones! I'm a small 5 too and the 5.5 is a bit loose so I have to wear leggings to prevent rubbing.
Their comfy though.
I couldn't find the nude rope ones and target doesn't do free shipping to Hawaii. :[

Moniek said...

Love those wedges, they're great for the summer!

Sarah said...

The dolce vita wedges look amazing!

Locke said...

really cute but way cuter when you wear it :)

αвву M. said...

uuu nice choice ;D looks good on u!

Gillion said...

My mum has good skin. So I just briefly took one of her SKII to use, which I assume is a moisturizer. It's good man I tell you! She gave me a small bottle of eye cream before but the effects weren't that great and I stopped using. But my mum's eye cream is good! I can feel it reacting once I applied it

kileen said...

these shoes look great on you and are definitely a more affordable version of the designer shoe. love them!

cute and little
come join the Color Brigade!

Starlux Jewelry said...

I really love these, and I'm going to pick up a pair myself! Great find! :)

PetiteAsianGirl said...

Oh wow...from the photos they look like they fit your small foot PERFECTLY! I ended up cancelling my order for the corks and got a style called "Tawny" instead. I like how light all the Target wedges are despite the height. I keep on going back to Target for fun summer shoes because I don't want to spend too much on things like this. $20ish is perfect!

Liana said...

love them, they look like they'll be perfect for spring :)

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Anonymous said...

great picks!! I really liked the pair you picked and the last pair in the picture is perfect for spring and summer!!

BABI said...

pretty wedges! i love them all!


Becky said...

I've just found your blog & I'm your new follower (^_^)

Love the sandals (^_^)

Anonymous said...

very nice! boooo no target where i live:(

missyprincesse said...

how i wish there's TARGET in my country :S

i love wedgessss!


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