Save or Splurge: Ruffle detail shoes

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Once again, the "splurge" option here isn’t too much of a splurge – we think £60 is actually pretty reasonable for a pair of shoes, but there’s no denying that £15 is something of a bargain, so you may just decide to save your pennies on them, instead of going for the more expensive shoes at four times the price.

The shoes on the left are from Priceless, and are £15, while the ones on the right are £60 from Faith. We think the Faith shoes definitely look more expensive, but would they be worth the extra cash, do you think? Would you choose to save or splurge?   

7 Comments

  • December 1, 2008

    gokarm

    Actually, every time I see these, I don’t like them. I think i’m just over the t-strap thing. I think the difference is not in the look but in the feel of them. I find better quality shoes to be MUCH more comfortable, whether they look better or not is really secondary.

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  • December 1, 2008

    Laura

    Both are Christian Louboutin ripoffs!
    http://www.hbo.com/city/img/look/carrie/season04/ep66_carrie_lacedress_floraljacket.jpg

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  • December 1, 2008

    Carol

    I’d probably go with the “save” option. Can’t think that I’d wear them more than twice in a season, so no need to spend the extra cash.

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  • December 1, 2008

    Mousy

    I prefer the smaller ruffles of the ‘save’ option but the outer material of the ‘splurge’.
    I think I shall not buy either of them! I do my best not to buy something unless I’m 100% enamored.

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  • December 1, 2008

    Kelly

    I prefer the savers. So, them!

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  • December 1, 2008

    anamika

    oh splurge for sure. i think the three big ruffles are more of a statement, a little chic-er.

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  • December 1, 2008

    Arielle

    Neither. I actually like the splurge and think they’re pretty cute – but I never spend even $60 on shoes!

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Save or Splurge: Strapless Jumpsuits

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With winter drawing in, strapless anything is probably the last thing you want to be buying, but let’s say you were in the market for a black, strapless jumpsuit at the moment: would you be saving or splurging on it, we wonder?

The two jumpsuits show above aren’t identical: the one on the left is by Black Halo, and is wide-legged and floor length, as well as being $390, while the one on the right is by good ol’ Topshop, and has capri-length trousers with a sweetheart necked top. At £45, it’s not exactly "cheap", but it is significantly cheaper than the Black Halo suit, and while the difference in price can be seen in the fabric,  we much prefer the narrower legs and shaped tops of the Topshop version, which we think would look great with a pair of black ballet flats, a waist belt and a pair of black sunglasses, worn on a chic summer holiday.

Which do you prefer, though? Assuming that you’d buy either of these, would you save or splurge, and why?

7 Comments

  • September 1, 2008

    Veronika

    The Topshop one, much much nicer..althou not too keen on jumpsuits either way.

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  • September 1, 2008

    Ros

    why not just get a boob tube, a pair of pants, and a waist belt?
    I don’t see the point of all-in-ones.

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  • September 1, 2008

    emmao414

    I’d splurge, the wider legs are much nicer, more flattering. I have one and love my jumpsuit, always get compliments when I wear it, I really cant see what the whole fuss is about!

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  • September 1, 2008

    Sarah

    I agree with Ros. You could just buy the pants, a tube top, and a belt and have three multi-use pieces instead of a huge one piece outfit.

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  • September 2, 2008

    helen

    the wide leg one looks much nicer, but honestly, I probably, wouldn’t buy either

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  • September 2, 2008

    Alex D

    What is with the new jumpsuit trend anyway? Are people trying to look like extras from Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ video?

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  • September 2, 2008

    edith

    The wide legged one is really nice, I would get one if I had the figure for it.
    I don’t like the Topshop one at all, probably because tapered legs never suited me.

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