Friday, October 8, 2010

Buy This, Not That


Victor & Rolf Laced Shoes $350
Alloy Oxford Shoe $32.90

As I've mentioned here and here, grandma chic has long been one of my favorite looks. These Victor & Rolf shoes epitomize the look, but at $350 I doubt my grandma would approve. Then I found the Alloy shoes that look almost identical and was sold in an instant. Are you into grandma chic? If so, which pair would you choose?

38 comments:

iloveyouvalentine said...

these are soooo cute!
actually, i like the 32.90 one better just because i like the shape of the heel and the color better than the 350 one :)

Jaime [SWHHW] said...

I like the cheaper version better too! Love the way the front comes up and the colour is much better.

Collette Osuna said...

I love this look too...and wow, what a price difference...love these !!!


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Katie said...

Love the Alloy ones - too cute!

annelise said...

Oh dear, this time I have expensive taste. I love the heel of the Victor & Rolf shoes. Sigh.

Chas said...

I like the seaming better on the expensive pair but $32 is a steal and I don't think I would pay $350 for the real deal.

Jamie said...

Oh I like the Alloy's better. It's all in the heel! I am cool with grandma chic, but the Victor & Rolf ones look a little too grandma without the chic. LOL I am going with the cheapies!

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Café Bellini said...

I couldn't walk in either of those heels, I don't think, even if I do like them!

Pop Champagne said...

I like the cheaper version better, does that mean i have cheap taste!??! ohh no lol. I do want to get a pair of oxfords sometimes this season though :D

20 York Street said...

Saw the oxfords at Zara, picked them up, placed them down. Still not sure but for 32$, I'd buy these!

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Nikki said...

Yay I love when you find these affordable alternatives!! I even prefer the platform on the cheaper pair.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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Nikki

Lisa Griffin said...

i definitely wouldn't pair the $350, but i don't love the heel on the alloy pair. it doesn't seem to go with the style as well
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Gabriel said...

This one is easy, even for me, Go with the bargain!

A.Co said...

I like the Alloy ones waaaaaay better - and I'm sure both our grandmothers would approve ;)

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Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Great steal... Loving the look of these.

Torrie said...

You're a rockstar, grandma chic and all.

(yes, I am into grandma (and grandpa) chic- very much so:)

AMAZING deal!!

Have a good weekend!!

elledee said...

I actually like the "steal" version better!

Alicia said...

i really like both of these oxford heels but actually prefer the cheaper version. i always love when you do these kind of posts!!

Marie said...

I am too!:D Of course, I'll pick the Alloy pair!:D

Great picks and have a happy Friday, Valerie!:D

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Marcie said...

I am laughing out loud at "grandma chic" but it is so true! I really do love this look, and these shoes are perfect. I can imagine wearing them with a great pair of navy tights. I love the color of the more expensive ones, but like the style of Alloy (and the price tag).

Great find, Val! Have a great weekend.
M

Josie said...

I LOVE the Alloy ones -- so cute! And I actually prefer the thinner heel on them. Genius with denim leggings or a pretty dress and tights. Have a fantastic weekend, my dear!
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Lindsay said...

This style has yet to grow on me. I hope it will soon though because Ive seen people pull it off :) HAVE a great weekend!

this free bird said...

Valerie I'm thinking your grandma might actually PAY for the Alloy pair! Those are cute and I like them even better that the others!!

(narrow escape at the ol' sb valerie...i saw that come through and immediately hit DELETE w/o a second glance. tough love is a biznatch. my inner child is having a fit right now - argh)

Have a great weekend!
Carrie

Annie said...

I don't think I can pull them off, but I love them on other people.. You look great in them! The Alloy pair are SUCH a great find.

Have a wonderful weekend! xo

Ashley said...

Lol "grandma chic!" I like the Alloy ones better anyway!

Kelly and Sara said...

I actually like the cheaper ones better!

Krystal said...

nice finds!! I'd definitely choose the ones on the left...although, I do like the more expensive ones a little better =) hope you are having a great weekend!!

Panda! said...

I love the Alloy shoes!!! x

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Anna Jane said...

great picks! the v+r pair looks a tad easier to walk in but for $32, you can't beat the alloy pair.

have a great weekend, lady!
xx
aj

Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! I prefer the Victor + Rolf - I LOVE that caramel color!! :/

gleenn said...

I understand why you love this look. Fabulous!

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Amber Blue Bird said...

Im diggin the cheaper version but I do like the color of the more expensive pair...what to do

Gina said...

how could i NOT choose the alloy ones??? ;)

im excited that these are still around , i got a really cute similiar looking pair at marshalls a little over a year ago. I need to bust em out soon. hehe

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

These are WOW. The Alloy ones are fabulous. Yes please!

MT Days & Nights said...

you can't even tell which one's are the cheaper ones! i used to shop from the alloy catalog back in the day lol

Samantha said...

Haha I love that you call it 'grandma chic'! And I kind of like the Alloy shoes better!

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style'n said...

I just bought a pair of black ones from Aldo. I had seen a pair on Nikki's blog and got a similar pair. But I must say after buying a few pairs of Aldo shoes recently, they are so uncomfortable and I need to probably stop buying shoes in there. But I love the look of these shoes especially with the heel. I like the Victor and Rolf's here!
naina