Chic or Cheap?

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.

 

 

Chic or Cheap

 

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!

Would You Rather Have…

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?

Valentino RockstudValentino Pump

Photos from the Valentino site.

Left:  Valentino Rockstud Slingback  ($1,075)

Right:  Valentino Pump ($745)