Monday, January 6, 2014

Splurge v. Steal: Peep-Toe Bootie for only $35!!

Less than 24 hours after I posted Target's new peep-toe booties on Instagram, I spotted a Nordstrom ad on their webpage spotlighting a very similar pair of booties from Steven Madden for $100. I love Steve Madden's bags and booties, but I also know that this brand does it's fair share of copy-cat chic versions of high end designers, translation: there is a more expensive pair of booties floating around in the fashion universe that may be hundreds of dollars that look identical to Target's affordable version (leave me a comment if you have seen these boots for way more!).

The Steve Madden pair is so similar to Mossimo's booties, they are even available in the same colors with the same style snap back strap, the graining on the heel and height, and of course the peep-toe opening, which is slated to be a huge trend for Spring. The best news is that more than likely we will be able to pick the affordable version for even less when they go on sale down the line, I have my eye on the cognac color.

Will you be picking up a pair - what do you think?

Steve Madden Bootie $99.95 // Mossimo Bootie $34.99
                                                    Image from via Nordstrom 's webpage
 Yet another similar pair from from Piperlime
(ironically these are next to the Steve Madden pair on their website, who would pay an extra $50?)
As you can see from the picture, the sides are open slightly because only one snap was buckled. 

 Both of the snaps are buttoned and you can see the the buckle is still not flush with the bootie, which could be a problem if you are wearing jeans...but, that being said, I'm still going to buy a pair, LOL.

 These are part of a new collection of shorter boots with gold hardware and will definatley be going in my shopping cart. They are also available in cool green, unfortunately they have a strange 
ombre-type coloring on the tip of the boot, but it is barely noticeable on the tan ones
 (although, you can see the coating in this picture).

Thanks for reading!!


  1. These are hot! I want the blue ones, I actually like the cheaper AND expensive pair! LOL. I'll be hunting down Target soon. Thanks for sharing.


    1. I love this style and fingers crossed they fit our oddly shaped feet, LOL.

  2. Ahhh those little booties are going to haunt me until I get to a Target. I definitely need those babies in my life!

    xoxo Jackie
    Something About That

    1. Now, the only question is what color are you craving? :)

  3. I see that you found these in store...can't find them. Anyone else seeing these in store and where?

  4. I would totally buy the Target ones :)

  5. I tried these on the other day thinking that they would be uncomfortable to walk in. Surprisingly, they are really easy to walk in! I don't wear heels at all. I only have one pair that the heel is almost 2 inches. However, I did not buy them. Maybe they will end up in my closet one day if there is a sale on these booties!

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