I have been eyeing these Stuart Weitzman sandals for quite some time now. They are the perfect high-heel sandal for all year round (unless it’s freezing outside like right now) but in Savannah we have random moments of balmy weather so these shoes would be ideal anytime. See how easily I can justify things to myself?
The trouble is the price — almost $400. Ouch. Most likely not a good way to allocate my hard-earned money. I want them so badly though. But if I plan on retiring before I’m 75, I’d better kick this expensive shoe fetish because I’m on the fast track to spending absurdity.
Enter: the cheaper Steve Madden shoes. I mean really, they look almost exactly the same.
At $98, the “save version” are still not cheap by any standards, but they are much more reasonably priced than the ones by good ol’ Stuart. Stu, I’m sorry. I’m on a budget.
For shoes like this that I will most likely wear when I’ve been drinking and therefore will become increasingly more wobbly in my high heels, I think the cheaper version will do just fine in case a wobble becomes a tumble. Stu wouldn’t approve of tumbling in his shoes.