Girls love shoes, that’s a fact, girls also love Christian Louboutin, who doesn’t, but girls can’t always afford the heels of their dreams, so what do you do when that happens ? You try to compromise, search for similar type of shoes, from more affordable brands. The main idea here, is to look fabulous, without spending little fortunes that we don’t own anyway, just for proving a point.
To give you a specific example, I always liked the Maggie 140 Pumps, a celebrity favorite pair of shoes, but not the most affordable one :
You can invest around $550/$650 in one of these pairs, or any of the other versions available, or you can settle for these ones :
They’re not exactly the same, of course, but you do get what inspired ShoeDazzle this time.
The Amour sells for only $39.95 a pair, so that means about $500/$600 saved, pretty cool for a budget, huh ?
Too bad they currently ship only in U.S. territories and Canada. I really liked the nude+brown Amour version.
Decisions, decisions … but at least, we are offered the opportunity to choose what’s important for us.
“There’s a place I know, If you’re looking for a show, where they go hardcore and there’s glitter on the floor” … sounds familiar ? Of course it does, for mainly two reasons : 1. it’s Kesha – Take It Off (great party anthem) and 2. it could be the place everyone’s talking about these days, or haven’t you been already asked ” Where are you going to celebrate the New Year’s Eve ? “. Sure you have, it’s the top question of the month.
So, all throughout the year I’m IN for the comfort, the flats before the heels kind of comfort, always (almost), and that of course has got to change. It’s just got to. And I’m going to end 2011 and start 2012 with a fresh approach, like a lady and instead of wearing super duper comfy shoes, I’m gonna go for heels, black ones. That’s just because I don’t own anything glittery, I would have loved to add some sparkles to the fresh start. Maybe next year.
But that didn’t stopped me from virtually “shopping” or better yet “researching” for the perfect matching heels. What I found were 16 beautiful pairs of shoes, perfect for New Year’s Eve celebration, or any other celebration that is, so I thought I’d share my findings with you, for a little bit of inspiration.
I liked : 1. Aldo – MCINTYDE High Heels ;
2. ASOS – River Island Gold Glitter Platform Heels ;
3. Steve Madden – Palmer Pumps ;
4. Steve Madden – XTRA Platform Wedges.
I liked : 1. ShoeDazzle – Sawyer Heels ;
2. ALDO – Plan High Heels;
3. Fergalicious – Women’s Ines Pump;
4. Betsey Johnson – Women’s Popppie T-Strap Pump.
I liked : 1. Topshop – SHOWCASE2 Double Platforms ;
2. Jessica Simpson – Women’s Ely Mary Jane Pump ;
3. ASOS – BITTEN Leather Platform T Bar High Sandal;
4. Luichiny – Women’s Luv Lee Platform Pump.
I liked : 1. Carvela – Altitude Patent Platform Bow Heeled Shoes;
2. ALDO – Urtado Platform Pumps ;
3. ASOS – TORNADO Lace Detail Shoe Boot;
4. BCBGeneration – Women’s Theo Open-Toe Pump.
Watching Ashley Tisdale Out and About in the big city you can get pretty inspired by her everyday looks. The young actress/singer enjoys a youthful yet edgy style, that could perfectly fit any of us. Not having access to all the designer pieces in Ashely’s wardrobe (sadly), I searched for more affordable items that matched her sense of fashion.
Miss Tisdale was spotted last week wearing a complete Alice + Olivia look consisting of a Black Leather Pleated Skirt ($649.00), a pair of Java Wedge Boots in Wine color ($237.00 ) plus a Presley Cropped Sweater ($165.00 ). She accessorized with a black Chanel Quilted Bag and Chanel sunglasses.
For this look I came across with the following quasi similar items : TopShop – Knitted Stripe Bird Jumper ($84.00) ; Kocaniy Mode – Leather Pleats Skirt (only $32.00) ; ShoeDazzle – Aubrey Angle Boots In Red ($39.95) ; ASOS – ASOS Nude Quilted Lock Across Body Bag ($27.27) – unfortunately I couldn’t find one in black, that would have matched the Chanel Ashley is carrying perfectly.
So it’s pretty obvious that we don’t need to spend all the money in the world for a modern and edgy look.
With a little inspiration from our favorite stars, some twists and our own interpretation of fashion, we can be and look pretty cool.
Have a great week everybody! Five more days until Christmas (yay!) !