Save vs Splurge: lace up black flats

Lace up shoes are set to be a big thing as soon as this country defrosts, and I have been seeing them pop up all over the place.


I have seen expensive designer beauties and almost identical high street versions – and it gave me an idea to round them up into one place so we can compare and contrast and chose which ones to buy. And so Save vs Splurge was born. I can think of loads of different things I can do this with, not just shoes or fashion, so thought I would try to make it a regular feature on the blog. I mean who doesn’t love a bargain. Or on the other hand to know that when you are spending  big on something, it is worth it over the cheaper option.

So anyway, back to the shoes – here’s my strappy/lace up black flats edit. It goes from one extreme at £435 a pair to the very conservative £22.99.

The high street edit

New Look black lace up pointed pumps £22.99

Next black ghillie point ballerina shoes £45

The designer edit

Isabel Marant Leo embellished leather flats £315

Aquazzura Christy leather point toe flats £435

Which ones would you/will you buy? I think i’ll go for the Next ones, but I would really, REALLY like the Aquazzura beauties.

Here’s how to wear them…


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  1. February 19, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    I love the look of the Next pair, very elegant – a great find.

    Also, great blog, I love finding fellow Birmingham lifestyle bloggers 🙂


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