Thursday, August 19, 2010

Buy This, Not That


Lulu's Mixx Laura Blue Suede Studded Pump $39
Sam Edelman
Lorissa $200.95

There's no escaping studs right now. They're currently everywhere from jackets to shoes to watches and everything in between. As I mentioned here, they've quickly become a large part of my wardrobe and I love the edgy feel they add to an outfit. When I first saw these Sam Edelman pumps, I stopped in my tracks. I recently came across this blue suede version at Lulu's and I might like the bold color and subtle studs even better. I also envision the Lulu's pair to be less dangerous to those of us who aren't as graceful as we'd like to believe (a.k.a. me). How do you feel about studded pumps? Which pair would you prefer, given the vast price difference?

41 comments:

Katie said...

I'm loving the Lulu ones!

annelise said...

I like the blue pair better too! Always great when the less expensive pair are the better ones!

Krystal said...

hahaha seriously...the ones on the right look dangerous - that made me laugh :)

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Ooooh, I'm loving the blue ones! LOVE!!!

Inspired said...

I'm not a heel person, although I love the open toe on the brown one...knowing me, I would probably pay the money for the more expensive pair:)

PS...having a giveaway today!

Lisa Griffin said...

I love the color and subtle detail on the blue. The only problem is I find pumps to be one of those things to splurge on, other wise they can be horribly painful and slip off.
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Nikki said...

I love this look!! They are both hot, but those black ones look way heavy! I'd probably fall!
Great pick!


xx
Nikki

Cara said...

Huh? I'm torn...not sure if spikes are for me...

Annie said...

Nice find! I'm actually liking the Lulu's a lot more overall.

20 York Street said...

Oh boy, I better not check any shoe website today, I made a little compulsive shopping at Steve Madden's the other night... but these studded pumps are so Killer!

Btw, please do check today's post my dear:

http://twentyyork.blogspot.com/2010/08/park-and-fly.html

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I think I like the lulu ones better actually. I like studs, but maybe with the peep toe there is too much going on. Sam Edelman can make a good shoe though....

Anna Walker said...

I LOVE THEM!!! :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Yayay! I actually prefer the Lulu's Mixx! The color is gorg!! :)

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I'm lovin Lulu's Mixx! If they had that in red, blue, and black I think I'd have to get myself a pair of each color. They are ahhhhhmazing!

Gabriel said...

I have to say the shoes on the left look a bit intimidating, so I'm going with the blue ones. You seem to be into the studs lately, don't forget about that purse that you loved.

Chas said...

I like the blue ones. The studs on the Edelman ones look too big to me.

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Love the blue! Great color and the spikes aren't so in your face :)

Lindsay said...

I had some studded platforms from yellow box a few years ago so I LOVE this look. I am loving the lulus version. So cute Val!

Marcie said...

You are right. Studs are everywhere. I actually like the cheap ones better because the studs are more subtle. That said, sometimes cheap shoes give me the worst blisters, so it is really a predicament for me. Do you own any stud pieces?

xo M

Panda said...

ooh those look scary. The blue ones however so cute!

Melissa said...

I totally prefer the cheaper version!

Marie said...

I prefer the blue ones!:D

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Diana Mieczan said...

I really love the blue pair:) Great finds,sweetie:)

Kisses,sweetie and have a lovely afternoon:)

Alicia said...

Oh i love the blue suede pair from LuLu's. I can totally picture wearing those with boyfriend jeans to really show them off! I actually have a similar pair with studs in grey.

this free bird said...

omg Val. First chance I've had to read any blogs today and what a way to start!! I actually prefer the blue. They're pretty and edgy. I saw the Edelman's at Nordies and they were heavy and kinda gaudy. (no offense to sam e)

xoxo,
carrie
ps - want me to check down here for those mary janes?

Ms. Emily Ann said...

I would love either pair, but price considered, the blue suede pair is way better! Those are the kind of shoes you want to show off ~ the bolder, the better!

Tasha said...

I actually like the blue ones better! And the price is way better as well!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I really like the Mixx ones better too. Great find :)

Jess said...

Love them both, but I have to agree with you - the Mixx ones are probably more suited for me!
Great find!

Erica said...

LOve them both, but of course I would have to go with the Mixx option ; )

style'n said...

Valerie, I really love studs and in this case I would go with the cheaper blue shoes. They are beautiful and the studs are subtle on this pair. So are you going to buy them????
naina

Bionica said...

they are both really cute
I like the slight platform in the blue pumps =)
very cool

-Bionica

Paige said...

I think i like the blue ones better anyway! :)
the studs are so amazing, I can't imagine actually wearing them though.. i wish!

-paige
http://20somethingshopaholic.blogspot.com

georgia~gigi said...

Hey Valerie Girl! I love the Blue! I love Lulu's, just might pop on over next!
Big Smoochies
gi gi

Josie said...

I SO agree with you about not being graceful... I'd be worried about killing someone in those Edelmans!
xo Josie
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Join the Gossip said...

I totally like the cheaper pair better!

Kari said...

I think I actually would have prefered the blue ones even if they weren't the cheapest...

Fashion Meets Food said...

My life is not complete without those shoes. I think I prefer the cheaper one.

xo

S and O said...

Those are so funky, I'd get them both :D

Xoxo
Sarah

Punctuation Mark said...

the edelman's would be a bit dangerous to your tights and your ankles... the blue are definitely safer and love the color too!!

Lyndsy said...

The blue ones are super cute and I kind of prefer them over the black ones :)