Designer Look for Less: Valentino Slingback Dupe

Valentino slingbacks

Sole Society is quickly becoming one of my favorite online shoe stores! I’ve been seeing the Valentino Slingback for a while now in the fashion blogosphere and Style Pantry, one of my favorite fashion bloggers, wore them recently in a featured outfit. The story: I was checking my e-mail last week and I get a  ton of e-mails from various stores persuading me to spend my last dime on whatever it is they’re selling. Anyway, I was browsing Sole Society’s selection and came across the “Margie Stud Pump” (photo above: bottom), which as you can see, resembles the Valentino Slingbacks (photo above: top).

As a semi-broke college student, I’m all for designer looks for less and good God, I love a well-crafted dupe! A lot of times, companies remake designer shoes, and a lot of times, they look cheap. No bueno. These shoes, which come in black, red, and citron, and go for $49.95, a far cry away from the Valentino’s which range from $895.00 to $1,295.00. Yikes!

If you happen to want to see/purchase the Valentino’s they come in variety of colours and styles.

1. All black with rhinestones from Neiman Marcus

2. All black patent from Saks Fifth Avenue

3. All Nude from Saks Fifth Avenue

4. Black and nude from Saks Fifth Avenue

5. Red and nude from Valentino.com

6. Black patent and nude from Valentino.com

7. Pink patent and nude from net-a-porter.com

Okay I’ll stop there 🙂 because I could go on and on.

Enjoy the day!

❤ Brittany

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There’s Someone I’d Like You to Meet…

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Her name is Leena, and she is the latest addition to my shoe collection. Altogether now “Hi Leena!”. The story: I was on Facebook minding my own business when I saw an advertisement for Sole Society, an online shoe store. The shoe featured was a leopard print and pink sandal that resembled the Zara sandal, and I lost it. After exploring the shoes on the website, I settled on these boots because they were more practical, appropriate for the weather, and thought they were just so damn classy. I had to have them. I’m also really into this leather trend as of late because as I”m graduating next year, I’m trying incorporate more mature pieces into my wardrobe. They’re called the “Aster Ankle Bootie” and they come in taupe, black, and charcoal (which features blue suede that I’m just now seeing as I bought these shoes a few weeks ago). The black is sold out, except for size 8 and most of the sizes in the other colors are still available.

I’m really proud of this purchase because they are my first shoes that are genuine leather and genuine suede. These are also my first pair of booties! I feel like a fashion grown-up and I’m content.

❤ Brittany

p.s. When I buy something, I immediately pin it to my “what’s in my closet” board on Pinterest. Check it out!

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