Friday, February 25, 2011

Splurge or Save: Summer Style

While out shopping last weekend the Hubs and I were browsing the shoes at Neiman Marcus. Shocker I know!!! LOL, what can I say I love me some shoes!!!! Well, every time we pass a Valentino display he always points out the Patent Bow Pumps - he loves them (If I've told you once, I've told you a million times he is amazing and has great taste!)! He always says how I need them, which of course what girl doesn't???! None!

So while I was agreeing (duh!!!) I noticed the new Summer shoes were on display too! And these caught my eye!!!

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Maybe it's my extreme desire to not wear any shoes/boots for a long time, or my California roots - I've been smitten ever since!!! I can't get them outta my head!!! But I can't get over the price, I just can't stomach the price for a pair of flip flops.

Enter my daily/regular Blog Reading and WHAM! (Seen on Veronika's Blushing) A Steve Madden version!!!!


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So I ask: Splurge or Save???? I'm saving on this one!!!


Please Note - I don't support the obvious copying of a designers creativity and product but I can't pass this one up!!! I am whole heartedly against this notion of stealing someones design for your own benefit...oh shoot am now I talking myself outta this....Is it ok this once???? HELP!

24 comments:

  1. Ohhhh people do it all the time! I say go for it! By the way do you read Cafe Fashionista? She does a weekly feature on this very same thing! She showcases one designer item and a cheaper lookalike! Here's an example: http://cafefashionista.blogspot.com/2011/02/thrifty-thursday-j-crew-maritime-stripe.html

    happy weekend!

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  2. I think its ok. I think its even MORE ok that you husband says you need the Valentino Patent Bow Pumps. He's definitely a keeper!

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  3. Great find! I wish they were up on the website - I will be keeping an eye out.

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  4. Oh my weird how cute are these! I definitely need a pair!

    xo

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  5. Definitely save! They are so cute.

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  6. whoa, save for sure! they are exact replicas!

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  7. on my way out the door to chef's bday and just wanted to stop by and say DO IT!! was reading your blog on my bb and HAD to roll through and give my 2 cents. YOU NEED. and now you can get more accessories for your bike. which is btw freaking cool.

    xo,
    C

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  8. Seriously Steven Madden does this all the time. It is not only OK but encouraged to buy what you can afford. Now if your buying a fake Louie of the streets of New York, that is cheesie.

    http://blog.imagebylauren.com

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  9. my sister texted me a pic of these tonight! she found them at the steve madden store in georgetown and bought them. made me think of you! did you end up finding them?

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  10. Definitely the Steve Maddens - they are just too similar to pass up! But sometimes that material rubs at your feet and totally hurts - walk around the SM store before you buy!

    xox Lexi
    Glitter & Pearls

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  11. Personally, I think its more galling that Valentino charges $245 for rubber shoes. In this case, I wholeheartedly support the copying of designer stuff. Without copy-cats, 99% of the public would not be able to wear cute stuff (plus, nothing is *really* original, anyway)

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