Imagine: your broke. Well for some of us its easier to imagine this than others, but why should this stop you from buying this season's hottest looks. If I had to choose to buy an addition to my wardrobe it would be shoes, they can totally change an outfit, dressing it up or down. These days though designer shoes are really pricy, as a college student I know it hurts to blow $100+ dollars on footwear (but we NEED it!).
I was in Target today and walked past their shoe section, we already know they have a collaboration with Sam and Libby Edelman, but thats not what caught my eye. Yet a pair of booties that resembled the Sam Edelman Ria they had for Fall 2011. So I thought why not hunt down affordable shoes that mimic our favorites! Don't get me wrong I LOVE Sam Edelman, my favorite pair of shoes are Sam Edelman but when you have no money we shouldn't have to sacrifice not having the seasons hottest
1. Sam Edelman Ria vs Merona Molly - Oh the Ria bootie, Sam Edelman got rid of this bootie a few seasons ago, and while you can still buy it on "Ebay" or "Amazon" the legitimacy of it all is 0 to none. Target is selling this look alike which is what inspired this post. I tried them on, they are super comfortable and super chic, a must buy.
2. Sam Edelman Alvin vs Mossimo Vianca Smoking Flat - I love the classic black smoking flat, while Sam Edelman's version is made of calf hair you can still get the look with Mossimo's black smoking flat. At what price you ask? only $20 dollars (now thats a steal).
3. Sam Edelman Sophie vs. Sam & Libby Edelman Sonia - Okay I cheated "technically" Edelman makes both of them but the similarities were so close I had to include it, especially when you see the price difference. While the Sophie is gorgeous the Sonia is a good replacement.