Shoes

Update: This post has been updated on May 1, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I don’t know how they do it, but Yves Saint Laurent makes some of the most iconic shoes I’ve ever seen. Especially their “Tribute” collection is a hit among celebrities, fashion connoisseurs and us totally obsessed shoe freaks. I’ve loved the Tribute sandals from the first moment I saw them, but never got the chance to go for the real deal or snap up one of the various knockoffs (check!) back then when they were considered the “It” shoe of the year. My favorite Tribute sandal was the purple suede version with gold trimming, but the black patent version is of course more versatile.

YSL Tribute Platform T-Strap Sandals in black patent (Yves Saint Laurent)

Yves Saint Laurent Tribute Platform Sandalsls
($895, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Nordstromls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Forward by Elyse Walker, Farfetchls, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, Harrodsls, Selfridges, Matches Fashionls & Luisaviaroma.

Celebrities Love YSL

Lucy Liu, Demi Lovato, Olivia Palermo, Hayden Panettiere and Kate Beckinsale wearing black patent YSL Tribute Platform Sandals

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Fersengold “Paris” T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (05/01/2016): Just stumbled upon these spot-on YSL Tribute look-alike heels by German shoe brand Fersengold which come in either nude or blue patent leather. I also like the Fendi influencels here with the gold f-letter plate on the platform. They’re not the budget-friendliest steal find at £175, but might be worth the investment if you’re looking for a high-quality YSL dupe.

Fersengold "Paris" T-Strap Platform Sandals in nude and blue patent (Saint Laurent YSL Tribute knockoffs)

Fersengold “Paris” T-Strap Platform Sandalsamazon
(£175, Amazon.co.uk)

P.S.: Also available at Zalando, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Steve Madden “Kananda” T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (01/20/2016): And here we are, almost 6 years after the last find, here we have yet another YSL Tribute look-alike by Steve Madden (minus the t-strap). And I think this one’s the best one yet! “Kananda” is available in various colors and uppers for $109.95.

Steve Madden "Kananda" T-Strap Platform Sandals in black and nude patent (Saint Laurent YSL Tribute dupes)

Steve Madden “Kananda” T-Strap Platform Sandals
($109.95, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Steve Maddenls, Amazonamazon, Shoes.com, OnlineShoes.com & Steve Madden (Canada).

Formentini T-Strap Platform Sandals

Update (01/20/2016): Also happened to come across these YSL Tribute inspired 4 inch heels by Formentini. The suede version is available herepjx.

Formentini T-Strap Platform Sandals in black and nude patent (Saint Laurent YSL Tribute dupes)

Formentini T-Strap Platform Sandalspjx
($129.95, Lori’s)

JustFab “Lianca” T-Strap Sandals

Update (09/06/2012): After more than a year I was able to find yet another YSL Tribute sandal look-a-like. Check out these fabulous heels by JustFab for under $60!

JustFab "Lianca" T-Strap Sandals (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute knockoffs)

JustFab “Lianca” T-Strap Sandalscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

rsvp “Evelyn” T-Strap Sandals

Update (05/02/2011): Here’s another great and almost identical YSL Tribute look-a-like coming from rsvp. The only noticeable difference is the lower heel. These come in black, fuchsia, red, nude, gold and silver patent. Apart from the black patent version all the other colors have been marked down to a super affordable $55.

rsvp "Evelyn" T-Strap Sandals in black patent (YSL Tribute knockoffs)

rsvp “Evelyn” T-Strap Sandals
($99, Zappos)

Steve Madden “DAARLING” T-Strap Sandals

Update (03/28/2010): Check out Steve Madden‘s second take on the Tribute sandal. Available in black, nude & natural patent, denim and leopard.

I still prefer the first one, but this heel has some major advantages. It is a) not sold out, b) cheaper and c) way easier to walk in because of the lower heel (the platform helps, too).

Steve Madden "DAARLING" T-Strap Sandals in black patent (Yves Saint Laurent Tribute knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DAARLING” T-Strap Sandalsls
($69.95, Steve Madden)

Steve Madden T-Bar Platform Sandals

Update (12/04/2009): Woohoo! You lucky gals. ASOS is now selling the Steve Madden sandals at the amazing price of £32 at their online outlet store. That is 60% OFF the original retail price! I bought these babies full price six months ago there and they look absolutely fantastic in person. So worth the price.

YSL lovers, today’s your lucky day! These Steve Madden platform sandals have completely sold out everywhere else, but ASOS has still a few of these fabtastic heels in limited sizes available. Be quick to order because this is the final sale and probably also your last chance for a great YSL Tribute knockoff of such great quality. I love mine so much! They are absolutely amazing looking for knockoffs and while £80 were certainly not cheap, I haven’t put a second thought whether or not to buy them and ordered straight away after they added my size. My tip: if your feet are slightly wider than average I suggest you go at least half a size up so your toes won’t get squished.

Steve Madden Black Patent T-Bar Platforms (YSL Tribute Platform Sandal knockoffs)

Steve Madden Patent T-Bar Platforms
(£32, ASOS)

Guess Trivan T-Strap Platform Sandals

There have been countless YSL Tribute sandal knockoffs, but only a handful of them were actually decent looking. These YSL look-a-likes by Guess are one of the best knockoffs which are still being sold. So if you haven’t got the chance to grab a knockoff back then, you can now catch up on this!

Guess Trivan T-Strap Platform Sandals in black patent (YSL Tribute Sandal knockoffs)

Guess Trivan T-Strap Platform Sandals
($79.19, Heels.com)

Gianni Bini Uptown Platform Sandals

If you’re looking for something more budget-friendly, you’ll probably be happy with these Gianni Bini platforms. They are currently on sale for half the price being marked down from $98 to $49.99 and come in black or tan (my favorite!). But hurry, sizes are limited.

Gianni Bini Uptown black patent platform sandals (YSL Tribute Sandal knockoffs)

Gianni Bini Uptown Platform Sandalsls
($49.99, Dillard’s)

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Update: This post has been updated on April 30, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

If Schutz hasn’t been on your radar yet, I think these sultry-looking caged heels named “Juliana” are about to change that in a second. But let’s get the facts first: Schutz is a Brasil based footwear brand which has been around for 20 years now, but has only gained significant momentum in the last 3-4 years. Schutz’ success partly stems from the influx of fashion bloggers and famous Instagrammers wearing their shoes and “Juliana” seems to have been an especially popular shoe style of theirs (see picture collage below). You can often find designer-inspired styles in Schutz’ collections, but they always manage to infuse those inspired styles with the brand’s own unique aesthetic. I’m not sure whether “Juliana” is a designer-inspired style (if so, I couldn’t tell), but I absolutely adore it anyway! It’s such a sexy and flattering high heel and I just love the spider web-like, diamond-shaped cut-out design. Total shoe hotness! And while $190 isn’t a terribly expensive price for shoes (if you compare it to those of designer shoes, of course), there’s still room to save here, I think!

Schutz "Juliana" Caged Sandals in pink and black suede

Schutz “Juliana” Caged Sandals
($190, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Zappos, The Shoe Boxpjx, Nordstromls, Revolve, Heels.com, Nasty Galls, Singer22, Footnotescj, Madison Los Angelespjx, Ottepjx, Designs by Stephenepjx, Farfetchls, Wanted Shoes & Zalando.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Schuzu

Celebs such as Olivia Palermo and Rocky Barnes and personal style bloggers like Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Monica Awe-Etuk (Awed by Monica), Pam Hetlinger (The Girl from Panama) and Soraya C. Pena (Chic Flavours) have all been spotted wearing Schutz Juliana Caged Sandals.

Olivia Palermo, Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Rocky Barnes, Monica Awe-Etuk (Awed by Monica), Pam Hetlinger (The Girl from Panama) and Soraya C. Pena (Chic Flavours) wearing Schutz Juliana Caged Sandals

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Express Caged Heeled Sandals

Update (04/30/2016): Found a white Schutz Juliana dupe today at Express for a super steal price of just $59.90. But hurry up, some sizes are already out of stock!

Express Caged Heeled Sandals in white (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Express Caged Heeled Sandals
($59.90, Amazon)

Breckelle’s Sylvia-11 Caged Stiletto Sandals

Update (04/30/2016): Also spotted these colorful Schutz Juliana look-alikes by Breckelle’s which are a total steal with a price tag of just $24.95. Available in turquoise, blue, nude, pink, yellow and more colors.

Breckelle's Sylvia-11 Caged Stiletto Sandals in turquoise and blue faux suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Breckelle’s Sylvia-11 Caged Stiletto Sandals
($24.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShopAkirals & eBayeBay.

Vince Camuto “Kristana” Cage Cutout High Heel Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): Found these beautiful Schutz Juliana look-alike heels by Vince Camuto today! The cutout pattern is slightly different on these, but the rest is pretty much spot-on identical to the real deal. And I’m so in love with the bright colors! Vince has also a kitten heel dupe available named “Paxtonamazon” for $98.

Vince Camuto "Kristana" Cage Cutout High Heel Sandals (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Vince Camuto “Kristana” Cage Cutout High Heel Sandalsls
($118.95, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Shop The Shoe Boxpjx, Bloomingdale’s, Vince Camutols, Designs by Stephenepjx & Kurt Geiger.

Mossimo “Kylea” Caged High Heels Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): Then I spotted these lovely and super budget-friendly Schutz Juliana dupes by Mossimo. Only $34.99, steal deal alert!

Mossimo "Kylea" Caged High Heels Sandals in nude and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Mossimo “Kylea” Caged High Heels Sandals
($34.99, Target)

Qupid Ara-71 Caged High Heels Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): Also stumbled upon these spot-on Schutz look-alikes by Qupid.

Qupid Ara-71 Caged High Heels Sandals in pink and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Qupid Ara-71 Caged High Heels Sandalsamazon
($44, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.com & ZooShoopjx.

Izabella Rue “Aleen” Caged Heel Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): How lovely are these Schutz Juliana look-alikes by Izabella Rue? I looooove the vivid green color and you can’t beat the price of $9.99 (VIP offer)!

Izabella Rue "Aleen" Caged Heel Sandals in green and black (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Izabella Rue “Aleen” Caged Heel Sandals
($9.99, ShoeDazzle)

Bamboo “Princess” Cutout High Heels Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): Bamboo has also a sweet and budget-friendly Schutz Juliana inspired high heel sandal alternative. Available in pink or blue faux suede for $21.99 (sale price!).

Bamboo "Princess" Cutout High Heels Sandals in pink and blue faux suede (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Bamboo “Princess” Cutout High Heels Sandals
($22.99, Necessary Clothing)

Buffalo Caged Stiletto Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): A spot-on Schutz Juliana dupe is also available at Buffalo. Available in black and nude suede and snakeskin print leather.

Buffalo Caged Stiletto Sandals in nude and black suede (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Buffalo Caged Stiletto Sandals
(€129.90, Buffalo)

Tony Bianco “Aztec” Caged Stiletto Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): Also discovered these caged heels by Tony Bianco which are a spot-on dupe of the Schutz sandals above. Also available in black and nude suede.

Tony Bianco "Aztec" Caged Stiletto Sandals in red suede (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Tony Bianco “Aztec” Caged Stiletto Sandals
($239.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic & David Jonesls.

GoJane Latticed ‘N Laddered Strappy Heels

Update (11/11/2015): Stumbled upon these amazing and spot-on Schutz Juliana dupes at GoJane today. I loooove all the rad colors and the best part? These heels are currently on sale for a steal-worthy $20.51!

GoJane Latticed 'N Laddered Strappy Heels in yellow, pink and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

GoJane Latticed ‘N Laddered Strappy Heels
($20.51, GoJane)

P.S.: A similar version is available at GoJane #2, Amazonamazon & ZooShoopjx.

Lipstik “Kimbah” Caged Sandals

Update (11/11/2015): Had to include these spot-on Schutz Juliana dupes by Lipstik for all our Australian readers. Available in nude or black for $89.95 AUD.

Lipstik "Kimbah" Caged Sandals in nude and black (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Lipstik “Kimbah” Caged Sandals
($89.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Steve Madden “Slithur” Caged High Heel Sandals

Let’s start with my favorite “Juliana” dupe which is by Steve Madden. The style is called “Slithur” and it looks exactly like the Schutz version, but costs $100 less. These beauties come in 10 different colors, my personal faves being the yellow, aqua blue and red. Make sure to also check out the “Viperls” (kitten heel version of “Slithur”, $109.95) and “Slithr-rls” (the rhinestoned version, $129.95).

Steve Madden "Slithur" Caged High Heel Sandals in pink and black suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Slithur” Caged High Heel Sandalsls
($89.95, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, ShoeMallls, Shoebuyls, Jildor, Footnotescj, Steve Madden (Canada)ls, ShopAkirals, Lori’spjx, LuLu*s, ZooShoopjx, Lord & Taylorls Macy’s, Dillard’sls, Revolve, Heels.com, Dune Londonls, Zalando, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon & Next.

Shiekh “Wanda World” Caged Sandals

If you’re not willing to commit to such a big financial investment, please take a look at these lovely Schutz “Juliana” look-alikes which I discovered at Shiekh. They have a few minor differences if compared to the real deal, but the overall look is still very similar and so incredibly sexy, too. They come in 6 different colors and uppers and you can make them yours for an affordable $42.99.

Shiekh "Wanda World" Caged Sandals in nude and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Shiekh “Wanda World” Caged Sandals
($42.99, Shiekh)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Office “Trance” Caged Heels

Of course, I haven’t forgotten about our European readers and shoe aficionados here! Ladies (and gentlemen?), may I kindly introduce you to “Trance” by Office, a spot-on dupe to the “Juliana” heel by Schutz. “Trance” is available in black, snakeskin, gold and silver and costs only £48!

Office "Trance" Caged High Heel Sandals (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Office “Trance” Caged Heels
(£48, Office)

Public Desire “Satine” Caged Heels

And lastly, another steal-worthy Schutz alternative which I have come across at UK footwear e-shop Public Desire. Their “Juliana” inspired version “Satine” isn’t quite as detailed and delicate as the real deal, but overall it’s the same look and a great look for less option, because these heels here are currently on sale for less than £10. “Satine” comes in 4 lovely colors: black, fuchsia, aqua blue and white faux suede. Worldwide shipping is available, by the way. Total steal deal alert, everyone!

Public Desire "Satine" Caged Heels in pink fuchsia and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Public Desire “Satine” Caged Heels
(£9.99, Public Desire)

Image source(s): Shopbop, Olivia Palermo, Rocky Barnes, Atlantic-Pacific, The Girl from Panama, Chic Flavours, Awed by Monica, Macy’s, Express, ShopAkira, Shiekh, Office, Public Desire, Tony Bianco, Target, GoJane, StyleTread, Vince Camuto, Zulily, Buffalo, ShoeDazzle

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Budget Look – Vacay Mode

by Irina on April 29, 2016

It’s almost May which means it’s time to start thinking summer wardrobe. The weather here has been so depressing lately that I needed some sort of fashionable pick-me-up to lighten my mood, so I started dreaming about a summer vacation in Greece or Italy and all the stylish summer outfits I could wear there. And just like that a new budget look was born! This outfit has a strong focus on fringes and ruffles, a cute and casual summer look. Do you approve?

Budget Look - Vacay Mode

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Image source(s): Express, Lori’s, Steve Madden, Ulta, Shopbop, Sole Society

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Update: This post has been updated on April 29, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

A simple summertime wedge is sometimes all a girl needs to be happy. Now what’s shocking is that this simple wedge is by Christian Louboutin – the Liberace of shoemakers! No crazy 7 inch wedge. No crazy accouterments. Just a nice pinkish/mauve patent leather shoe. If only one could “simply” find $595 to pay for this much simplicity. But oh well, how do the French say – c’est la vie!

Christian Louboutin Une Plume Sling Cork Wedges in nude patent

Christian Louboutin Une Plume Sling Cork Wedgesls
($595, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Minka Kelly, Elizabeth Hurley & Coleen Rooney wearing patent Christian Louboutin Une Plume Sling Cork Wedges

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Jessica Simpson “Jeniri” Platform Slingback Peep-Toe Wedge Sandals

Update (04/29/2016): Spotted this beautiful patent slingback wedge sandal by Jessica Simpson and thought it would be a great alternative if you’re looking for the pricey CL Une Plumes above. “Jeniri” is available in either nude, black or red patent and costs $79.

Jessica Simpson "Jeniri" Platform Slingback Peep-Toe Wedge Sandals in nude patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Jeniri” Platform Slingback Peep-Toe Wedge Sandals
($79, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, Shoebuyls & Macy’s.

Chinese Laundry “Madlin” Slingback Cork Wedge Sandals

Update (04/01/2012): Also stumbled upon this budget-friendly nude patent slingback wedge by Chinese Laundry which reminded me of the Louboutins above as well.

Chinese Laundry "Madlin" Slingback Cork Wedge Sandals in nude patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Madlin” Slingback Cork Wedge Sandalsls
($58, Francesca’s)

Gianni Bini “Heather” Slingback Platform Wedges

Update (04/01/2012): And here’s another Une Plume look-a-like just in time for summer: “Heather” by Gianni Bini. Not only available in nude, black and neon pink but also turquoise and white patent.

Gianni Bini "Heather" Slingback Platform Wedges in black, nude and neon pink patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Gianni Bini “Heather” Slingback Platform Wedgesls
($69.99, Dillard’s)

New Look Patent Platform Cork Wedges

Update (01/28/2012): Found yet another CL Une Plume alernative. This one’s coming from UK-based retailer New Look and it is available in either nude or black faux patent.

New Look Patent Platform Cork Wedges in nude and black (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

New Look Patent Platform Cork Wedges
(£24.99, New Look)

Nine West “Leggy” Slingback Cork Wedges

Update (12/16/2011): Just came across another great Louboutin alternative by Nine West. Available in an array of different colors, these here will give you the coveted Louboutin look 4 less!

Nine West "Leggy" Slingback Cork Wedges in nude (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Nine West “Leggy” Slingback Cork Wedges
($24.99, Nine West)

Aldo “Demarse” Slingback Wedge Sandals

Update (07/13/2011): Found another great Louboutin alternative for under $60 by Aldo. These cork wedges come in either black, red or nude patent.

Aldo "Demarse" Slingback Wedge Sandals in black, nude and red patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Aldo “Demarse” Slingback Wedge Sandalsls
($54.98, Aldo)

Steve Madden “WISSPER” Slingback Wedge Sandals

Now let me introduce you to the Robin Hood of the shoe world, Mr. Steve Madden. Bringing (and copying) designer heels for less and giving them to the poor (yet oh-so-fab) people! Once again, he doesn’t disappoint with his “WISSPER” slingback wedge. The only truly detectable difference is the thicker slingback strap and buckle. Other than that, for $68.07 (sale price!) this is a great steal. Available in black, teal, fuchsia and white patent as well as black suede, natural linen, navy fabric and leopard.

Steve Madden "WISSPER" Slingback Wedge Sandals in blush patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume Sling knockoffs)

Steve Madden “WISSPER” Slingback Wedge Sandalsamazon
($68.07, Amazon)

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Update: This post has been updated on April 29, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

While I was still majorly crushing for the “Pistol” boots, somehow Acne‘s “Jensen” chelsea boot has managed to gain quite some popularity in the fashion world, especially among fashion bloggers. You really have to leave it to Acne to only have to tweak a few minimal details on a simple boot design here and there and – BOOM! – bestseller! I love all the pointy details of the Jensen boot, just not its price of $560!

Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots in black and beige

Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Bootsls
($560, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Acne Studios, Solestruck, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Foward by Elyse Walker, Shopbop, Barneysls, La Garçonne, Steven Alan, S|Sense, MyTheresa, Harvey Nichols, Monnier Frères & Matches Fashionls.

Style Bloggers Love Acne Studios

Personal style bloggers such as Helena (Brooklyn Blonde), Lee (FIGTNY), Melanie (The Tia Fox) and Julia (Gal meets Glam) have all been spotted wearing Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots.

Helena (Brooklyn Blonde), Lee (FIGTNY), Melanie (The Tia Fox) and Julia (Gal meets Glam) wearing Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots

Who wore Acne Studios best?

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Human Premium “Dena” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (04/29/2016): And here’s another stylish Acne Studios Jensen boot look-alike! By Human Premium, price: $159.95 AUD, available in black leather or tan suede.

Human Premium "Dena" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots in black and tan suede (Acne Studios Jensen knockoffs)

Human Premium “Dena” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots
($159.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Alias Mae “Dexter” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (03/16/2016): Stumbled upon another great Acne Studios Jensen dupe today! These pointy ankle boots by Alias Mae retail for $219.95 AUD and come in various colors and uppers.

Alias Mae "Dexter" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Alias Mae “Dexter” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots
($219.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yale” Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties

Luckily, I’ve pretty much found the perfect Acne Jensen dupe in these chelsea boots by Marc Fisher LTD which retail for less than one third of the real deal’s price and are available in an array of colors and uppers. Score!

Marc Fisher LTD "Yale" Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yale” Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties
($179, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Taylorls, Nordstromls, Marc Fisherls & Bloomingdale’s.

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, S|Sense, Brooklyn Blonde, FIGTNY, The Tia Fox, Gal meets Glam, StyleTread, Alias Mae, Marc Fisher

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