Before we end this month with the Elina Wedges, let's take a look at the alternatives. It was a bit difficult for me to find something similar. I felt like the wedges stood out because of it's beautiful burnt sienna color. However, you can find something pretty close to it and here are my top picks.
$198 Ann Taylor Buckle Leather Wedge Bootie
$62.99 Chinese Laundry Very Best Bootie @ Zappos
Liz & Co.® Basil Wedge Booties $47 @ JcPenny
On Sale $40.00 Jennifer Lopez Platform Wedge Booties @ Kohl's
On Sale $13.65 Faux Leather Wedge Booties @ Forever21
I went ahead and bought a pair of the Forever21 booties. They were on sale and looked like they would be pretty similar in coloring. Turns out the picture was quite false. The boots ended up being more of a taupe color. The fit is a bit too opened around the ankles, of course I have a very small ankle so it might just be my fault.
The comfort on these are incredible. They walk nicely and feel extremely light in comparison to the Elina Wedges. There is a couple of reasons why these are a tad bit more comfortable. These wedges are not made out of a heavy cork/wood like the Torys. Also, it's made out of faux leather vs. genuine leather. But comfort is comfort.
If you compare the two side by side, the Elina wedges are a bit higher in the heel. This is another reason why the forever21 wedges are a bit more comfortable. Also, the leather on the Tory wedges is a bit thicker and stiffer. This gives forever21 the edge on comfort. It also make the fit on the the Torys a bit smaller.
Aside from the logo and a couple of seams, the shoes are quite similar in shape, fit, and style. There is no way, a couple of seams and even a logo can be the difference between a $13.00 shoe and almost a $300.00 shoe. Yes, quality and maybe materials might factor in a difference of $100 bucks or so, but still, the Torys are drastically much more expensive. I have this theory that a good pair of shoe, with comfort, great materials, and style should cost around $80-$100. If you are paying more than $100 on a pair of shoes, you are JUST paying for the logo/brand. For example, Steve Madden, Nine West, Rock Ports makes GREAT quality shoes hitting the $80-$100 price range. Why not buy those shoes? Simple, the brand is what make a mark on us. The notion that the more something costs does not always mean the better the quality. Quality plateau's at a certain price point. After that price mark, you are just paying for a brand. A little bit of food for thought!Anyways! I'm hosting a give away for the Forever21 wedges. This is in celebration of the first month of shoe blogging and not giving up on it yet. The shoes are a size 6, each month I'll try to host a giveaway for the alternative pair. I'll keep in mind with buying them in different sizes.
Rules:1) You must follow me either on instagram/twitter
and a subscriber on my YouTube channel
. 2) You must leave a comment down below answering the question "What would you wear with these boots?" 3) In the comment you must leave me your twitter/instagram user name so I can later contact you if you win the shoes.4) Must me older than 18 yo or have guardian permission.5) Opened internationally. Best of Luck! I will announce the winner on this blog two weeks from now. ~°K.L°~
"Keep on lovin' what is true and the world will come to you, you can find it in yourself." --Michael Bublé
*H&M (Vegas) Sweater Dress-Bought it last year on my birthday.
One of the most shapeless and almost non-flattering dresses ever. It's a little long on me, but I had a thing for burnt orange last fall.*Cowboy Hat- Bought 3 years ago in a souvenir shop in Galveston.*Tory Burch Elina Wedges-More pictures of them Here. Seen Here and Here*Jewel Mint Necklace-One of my favorite Jewel Mint pieces*Combination of skinny belts. American Eagle Brown Leather, Forever21 Chain&Leather, Charlotte Russe Gold Horse Belt also seen Here
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"There really is no difference between the bully and the victim."--Lady Gaga
Today I went to Macy's to pick up a few things for a New Years Eve OOTD video. Christmas is not even over and here I am thinking about NYE. I really dislike going to the mall. A few things happens; 1) I get extremely irritated by the horrible parking, 2) I cringe when I have to spend money and 3) I am easily enabled. I was extremely good today. I went in. Grabbed what I needed. I conquered and got the hell out! After Black Friday, I don't want to hand over my notes for clothes ever again! I also decided to bust out the new Tory Burch Elina Wedges just to break them in. Boy were they EXTREMELY comfortable. I was in them for 3 hours, including taking twenty something jumping shots and coming out without blisters.*Tory Burch Elina Wedge Bootie here. Read about how I picked out these shoes here.
*Forever 21 Basic T-shirt*Forever 21 Anorak Vest*Forever 21 Cigarette Denim*Express Belt that came for free with a pair of shorts I bought.*I have no idea where I got this hat. I want to say Kohl's but it has been in my closet for over 6 years! I couldn't give it up because I knew one day it will be suitable for me to wear it without looking too stupid. -I didn't mean for this outfit to be completely Forever21. It makes my heart happy to know that the whole outfit was less than $50.
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"We're rapidly approaching a world comprised entirely of jail and shopping."--Doug Coupland