It seems that a lot of my spring/summer shoes fall into the neutral category. While I love that color palette, I wondered why my black items seem to be restricted to winter clothes and accessories only. I really do love black for any season and decided some darker sandals were right up my alley for the impending summer. After some perusing for black espadrilles for my upcoming trip I came across a pair that I loved. What I didn't love was the price tag, so I sought out a more affordable version:
I found the Stuart Weitzman "Alex" espadrille (loved by many celebrities--just google the shoe and you'll see) on Nordstrom first then wandered over to Zappos/Endless/Piperlime to see what else I could find. Lo and behold, I stumbled upon the Steve Madden "Fantastik"--similar material, shape and less than a quarter of the price. I bought Steve Madden version at a local shoe store around the corner from my apartment and can't wait to wear them.
Which do you prefer?