Monday, March 3, 2014

Splurge or Save: Isabel Marant vs. Charlotte Russe

I may have gone a little shoe-crazy on Thursday night, adding a different pair to my "shopping cart" every two seconds on Charlotte Russe's website. What can I say? BOGO, $15 off order, plus free shipping gets me every time... or perhaps homework stresses me out and makes me want to spend money. Anywho-- last year when I saw Shea Marie wearing these Isabel Marant heels, I was obsessed, but I knew I couldn't afford the price tag. Whomp, whomppp.

 With much excitement, I saw these on Charlotte's site and think they're a great alternative at a much more affordable price! The heel is a little bit taller than the Isabel Marant pair but whatevs, still totally adorable. Not a fan of the heel? There's also this option which is pretty similar. This option appears to have the closest heel height as the Isabel Marant's but has a few differences.

Isabel Marant
1 | 2

Charlotte Russe
1 | 2 | 3 | 4

All of these make for a perfect summer sandal, it's just hard to decide which color and which heel height! I bought the taller heel in "tan" and the medium heel in "taupe" [which I immediately regretted and wanted to switch to "black" but it was too late]. At the time, the flat sandals weren't on the website but now I want them, too...in both colors... eyeyeye... by the way, Charlotte Russe is offering buy one get one for $15 today!

What would you do? 
Splurge or save?

18 comments:

  1. I seriously love saving money--especially when they look so similar!! Thanks for sharing--I will be hitting up my local Charlotte Russe this week :)
    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  2. Whoh! I cannot believe how less expensive they are and to me almost cuter!
    
Emma | With A City Dream


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  3. sigh those splurge ones are so lust worthy but i love ur style stealer's as well! can't wait for spring!

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

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    1. Meeee either! Btw, the heels just showed up in the mail yesterday --OBSESSED. Can't wait for open toe weather!

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  4. I'd say saving $700 is definitely a much better alternative. ;) Great find!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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    1. Haha! Me and my wallet would have to agree!
      Thanks, Jen!

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  5. Wow they do look pretty similar. I would go for the cheaper option and use the rest to buy heaps of other stuff.
    Great blog

    xx Cissy
    www.idreamofbunnies.com

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    1. Exactly, Cissy! Give. Me. More!
      The heels recently showed up in the mail and I LOVE them.

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  6. cool shoes! I wish it was sandal weather now!

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  7. Can't beat the Isabel Marant sandals but if they are out of your price range these have a very similar look.

    www.highheelsandtutus.com

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    1. Poor college student problems...
      Thanks for stopping by, Jodi! :D

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    1. Of course! I'm glad to hear she's doing better!

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