Splurge vs. Save: Spring Shoes.

best shoes for spring 2017 - splurge vs. save joie banji sandals

I’m so excited to announce a new splurge/save series here on the blog. I know it isn’t anything groundbreaking but I love finding affordable versions of my favorite designer splurges… oftentimes the more affordable version is cuter! Today we are tackling my personal favorite… Spring shoes! If I had to edit down the five key styles for Spring, these would be them: an ankle wrap sandal, something feathery/fluffy (I know this is polarizing, not everyone loved these in Monday’s post!!) , a cute sneaker (love this Vince pair – I got mine this Fall and still wear them almost every day), criss-cross mules (I was a hold out with mules for so long but love their leg-lengthening super powers), and red flats. I’ve found the “splurge” along with equally cute “save” options for each one.

That being said, I am curious to hear your feedback… if you could only buy one shoe for Spring, what would it be!?

PS – this is a new feature, but you can now click the image to shop! Happy shopping!

Joie Sandals vs. Splendid Sandals

Manolo Blahnik Feather Sandals vs. TopShop Feather Sandals

Vince Sneakers vs. Steve Madden Sneakers

Sigerson Morrison Mules vs. Sole Society Mules

Repetto Flats vs. Sam Edelman Flats

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  1. So many great picks!
    Xo, Elizabeth

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  2. Thank you for providing options more fit to my budget. I haven’t seen string shoes lately. Hope they’re comfortable!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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    • The Joie pair is VERY comfy. I haven’t tried the Splendid pair but given the lower heel they look very comfy!

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  3. Excuse me whilst I go to Top Shop to buy those heels. I think I am in love!

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  4. Wow! Love this new series! I had not thought about red flats for Spring, but looks absolutely adorable, inspired to splurge on the Repettos 🙂 Also love the Sigerson Morrison mules!
    Em http://www.organicallyemily.com

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    • thanks Emily! Red flats are my favorites… they are so cute with jeans, pants, mini dresses, etc. I may be biased though as red is my favorite “pop” of color!

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  5. I LOOVE your Joie sandals! This series is a wonderful idea! I’m really digging anything platform right now, and I’m so happy sneakers like the Vince pair are in. It makes looking cute while schlepping around the city so much easier.

    CONGRATS on your apartment! You and Tyrion puff will be so happy with all that space!


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    • You and me both!!! I wear those sneakers all day every day.

      And thank you! So excited about this move!!!

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  6. What a great idea, lady! PS – How could anyone not love those feathered Blahniks?! They are amazing!!!

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  7. I love the lace up heels. They’re adorable.


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  8. Heading to Charleston in a few weeks. It seems to be bloggers go to right now!-Laurel Bledsoe

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  9. laurel:

    wow beautiful

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