Crave or Save: Pale Pink Pumps

MIU MIU: $670.00

This is not the first pair of Miu Miu heels I have lusted after and I’m quite certain it won’t be the last. Unfortunately, I simply cannot afford (or, quite frankly, justify blowing that much of a paycheck on) nearly $700.00 shoes. However, I knew if I could find the basic elements of this adorable peep toe pump in a more affordable shoe, I’d be a happy girl. The must haves: blush pink color; sweet bow at the toe; high platform; chunky heel. Enter in this fabulous find from VERSONA Accessories in Allen, Texas… for $30.00. Once they were mine I paired them with an all-black ensemble that needed a little feminine touch. To see some of my other Crave or Save posts, check here and here.


QUPID: $30.00

*First image via Cupcakes and Cashmere

Crave or Save: Pleated Two Tier Dress

Halston Heritage: $435.00

This crave or save situation began in reverse from my previous one. Instead of pining over an insanely expensive article of clothing and desperately searching for an alternative, I immediately fell for this Forever21 frock after seeing it on one of my favorite blogs. Perfect for weddings, cocktail parties and other special occasions, it’s somewhat of a staple piece. It wasn’t until a few weeks later that I was perusing online and came across this near identical dress from the Halston Heritage collection. What do you make of this crave or save situation? Is it worth it to spend the money on a staple item or scoop up a less expensive alternative whenever possible?

 

{Dress, shoes and cardigan- Forever 21; clutch- thrifted; lace- vintage; watch- Michael Kors; sunglasses- Steve Madden}

Crave or Save: Gladiator Wedges

Boy do I love a great bargain. Shopping tends to overwhelm me at times but there’s nothing better than walking away with a purchase that you feel good about and know you bought for a great price. I had been lusting after these Cynthia Vincent Luella Wedges for some time, having seen them on the likes of Vanessa Hudgens, Amanda Bynes and some of my favorite bloggers. However, the price that easily equaled a good chunk of my rent check meant that I’d have to admire these beauties from afar.

Enter the new Dolce Vita for Target line of shoes. This pair that I picked up for a mere $30.00 had all the elements I loved from the CV creation. Gladiator straps, tobacco color with tan heels and bold buckles around the ankle. Finding this substitute has almost made me as happy as if I were to have gotten the real thing. Almost.