I fell in love with these K. Jacques fringe sandals as soon as I laid my eyes upon them, but then I saw the price tag. Ooooph. Ouch. The price is a bit steep at $370. I love the fringe look, but know that it is not going to be a time lasting trend. Spending $370 on something that I know I won’t be able to wear for many seasons just doesn’t make much sense to me. So, I sighed a heavy sigh and resigned myself to the fact that they would not be a part of my life. Then when I was doing a bit of online browsing I ran across these almost identical ones at Mango for $70.
Sure, the cheap ones have a rubber sole compared to leather. But, they are $300 less. I can do a lot of stuff with $300. These just might come live with me. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a great weekend and Happy Easter to those who celebrate!
I’ve noticed many of the “elite” fashion bloggers have the Valentino Rockstud heels and while I think they are incredibly lovely for sure, I can’t help but think that is a lot of money to spend on a shoe that may go out of style soon. They range in price from $945.00 to $1,075.00, although, I saw some at T.J. Maxx back in October for $399.99. Hand to God. They didn’t have my size. I looked. Although, even if they did I’m sure the woman next to me would have jumped me for them. She was tiny but ferocious as she grabbed three pairs. She was like a squirrel gathering nuts for the winter. I’m not cut out for competitive shopping.
I guess if I had a cool grand to drop on a pair of shoes, which I don’t (because I have to feed my kids and pay my mortgage), I’d go for more of a classic style that I know I’d get many years use from. I’m too practical (i.e. boring). How about you? Would you rather have the Valentino Rockstud or a more classic style?
Photos from the Valentino site.
Left: Valentino Rockstud Slingback ($1,075)
Right: Valentino Pump ($745)