Friday, August 29, 2014

Deal or No Deal: Valentino Studs

When I go shopping, I take on one of two personalities; the incredibly stingy shopper who won't spend more than $10 on any one item or the shopaholic who buys anything and everything in sight, regardless of the cost. More often than not, I'm the former. Instead of breaking the bank on costly designer duds, I find alternatives that have what I love about [insert designer item here] with a much friendlier price tag.

If I'm being honest, I am not really a fan of the Valentino studded heels everyone was raving about for spring and summer. They had a cool vibe, but the overall design was not my cup of tea. The one thing I did like about them, though, were the studs. Studs are usually associated with rocker chic style or something along the lines of a tough-biker-girl persona, but Valentino made them look incredibly feminine. Luckily on one of my next shopping trips to Rue21 I spotted a black studded bag that was more Glamour Girl than rock star. And the best part about it? The bag was on 75% off sale for $5. So much for $1,000 Valentino stilettos. 

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