There are a few key rules that every fashion girl must learn early on in her career/life.  One of the most important rules being when to splurge on something and when to save or hold out for a sale, or a “steal”, as some like to call it.  As I was perusing the net-a-porter website (as I often do) I stumbled upon a lovely little shoe by Jimmy Choo that looked strikingly similar to the Steve Madden pair that I recently purchased.  Sure these two shoes have their differences; an obvious one would be the thickness of their heels and height of the platforms.  But the biggest differences of all are the prices.  I always say I only splurge on classics so this is why I purchased the pretty Steve Madden’s for a cool $44.99 and I absolutely love them  (to see how I styled these shoes with the cropped top trend check out this post).

What do you think? Is this style really timeless enough to pay the price?

What items do you find splurge worthy?
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Until next time,
Xo – Elizabeth
Jimmy Choo “Linda” Suede Sandals $695
Steve Madden “Dynemite” Platform Sandals $99.95 $44.99

About The Author

A fashion stylist, blogger, and a lover of all things beautiful. I strive to bring beauty to every part of my life and I encourage others to do the same. I started writing A Keene Sense of Style blog, so that I could inspire those who look into their closets and don't see any possibilities. I want to help people look and feel as beautiful as they are. Follow along on my fashion filled journey where you will encounter many silk blouses, pencil skirts, and pink bows. But it wouldn't be complete without the occasional stop at travel, food, nutrition and interior design. Visit on Twitter:@EKeeneStyle

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