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, both colors... eyeyeye... by the way, Charlotte Russe is offering buy one get one for $15 today!

What would you do? 
Splurge or save?


  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 :)

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

  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

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

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

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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