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Monday, 16 March 2015

Splurge or Save : Summer Sandals



So are you feeling flush? Or are the pennies are a little bit tight this month? Either way, there's something here to suit your budget :)






With all the current love out there for footwear with lace ties, I couldn't help but notice the cute pair of gold leather sandals on New Look whilst I was having a browse. Well you can imagine how delighted I was when I spotted the somewhat pricier Aquazzura ones on Net a Porter a few days later!  I think there is a bit of lookey likey going on here but I'm not complaining and I've ordered them to try. The New Look ones incase you were in any doubt #skint

And I couldn't help notice the black and gold strap ones too from New Look which I thought bore more than a passing resemblance to the Ancient Greek Clio sandals which come in every colour combination under the sun. So I looked them up and lo and behold, there was a pair there in the black and gold colour way. 

It's a small world indeed.



25 comments:

  1. New Look have done it again with the shoes Sue! After the success of the silver sliders last years and the black strappy Aquazurra's I bought more recently I have wasted no time and snapped up those New Look gold sandals before they are all gone! ;0) Brilliant splurge or save! xx

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    1. Well I saw them a little while back and I kept going back to them and eventually I just hit the button. I hope I like them. And I couldn't decide between the black or the gold for a long time - I should have just ordered them both and then picked out which I liked best on. I hope they're going to be good ... I did a shoe sort yesterday and there seems to be room for more footwear again!

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  2. WOW - ace save or splurges!!!

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    1. I love it when you can find stuff like this. Particularly the saving of oodles of pounds bit.

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  3. Gosh New Look are good aren't they (or bad if you're the original designer lol) x

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    1. I know what you mean but hey - imitation is the sincerest form of flattery - or that's what I'm telling myself!

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  4. Excellent save or splurge-post :) I looove the black/gold sandals!

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    1. They are a seriously good dupe for the Ancient Greek sandals aren't they? Tempted?

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  5. New Look have such good shoes! Saw those gold ones a while back (their images are always quite lo res though, which frustrates me!) - they're gorgeous xx

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    1. Their images are awful - you can't do a quick copy image and I have to faff around with screen shots till I get something I can use. I've not seen the shoes in real life so I hope I won't be disappointed when they arrive. I'm delighted that they are leather for that price too.

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  6. Love the black & gold New Look ones Sue.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. They're very chic aren't they in that colour way? Go a treat with all your Bet!

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  7. I'm not complaining about the looky-likey sandals! New Look have done well!

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

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    1. I have to say, I'm not complaining either!

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  8. Fab finds a Sue, off to have a close look :)

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    1. I hope I like these - I could do with a pair of flat gold coloured sandals for everyday wear.

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  9. My absolute favourite kind of blog post. And I'm sure most working Mums would agree with me. More like this please Sue!

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    1. Well if I spot anything else on my online travels, I'll keep everyone posted! I think everyone appreciates being able to save a few pennies here or there where they can.

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  10. I read this post just before I went on my lunch break and fifteen minutes later I found myself in New Look - fifteen minutes later still and I was at the tills with the black version of those laced leather sandals (no restraint)... they're brilliant! Thank you for another great recommendation, Sue. You are - as always - the ultimate sartorial detective! :-) x

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    1. Oh they had them in store! I haven't had chance to have a look so I just ordered mine. I wish I'd ordered both colours especially now that you've said you've got the black. And glad to be of assistance Fen - I like the idea of being the ultimate sartorial detective. Feel like I need to a bit of Fenlocking.

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  11. The best thing about working for New Look was without doubt the 50% discount - can you imagine how many pairs of shoes I had?? Lord knows how I'd get on there now, they seem to up their game every season! Great picks, and well spotted. Perhaps you need to replace your trapper hat with a deerstalker? ;-) xx

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    1. Well I can imagine you probably had enough pairs to stock your own store so it's a good thing you're no longer there! I just did a shoe organise and cull. It just had to be done. But that just means I made room for more ;o)

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  12. Interesting. There isn't much between them, apart from the HUGE price difference. Keep us posted. Great Save/splurge. xx

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    1. Well if I splashed mega bucks on a pair of Aquazzura gold sandals, I'd have to wear them all summer, every day to warrant their keep. But as I know I can't do that, spending significantly less makes more sense to me. And my budget.

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  13. I always forget to look in the shoe department in my local store as its upstairs & I never remember its there! Doh! I'll be popping in soon thats for sure! Great style steals there! x

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