Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Chloe T-Strap Wedge on the Cheap

Darlings it was not so long ago that I divulged the fact that I associated summer with sky-high wedge sandals; but there was one thing I failed to mention in addition to this summation, and that, my loves, is the sheer fact that it is not just wedge sandals in general which are so perfectly representative of the sultry summer months – rather, it is those crafted by the imagination of…Chloe.

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, wedge sandals are a quintessential addition to a glamorous gal’s shoe collection. They embody sophistication and style; whilst retaining the effortless bohemian elegance that takes one’s wardrobe back to basics, allowing the individual in question to effuse a carefree chicness – quite in tune with not only the Chloe ad campaign shedding light upon wild-haired beauties romping through overgrown fields of golden foliage, but the simplicity of the oh-so covetable Chloe T-Strap Wedge.

Equal parts modernistic and vintage, the T-Strap Wedge steals inspiration from a multitude of eras, beginning with the T-Strap, so reminiscent of 1920s flappers dancing the Charleston in fringe-encrusted frocks; moving along to the cork wedge seen upon the tootsies of bellbottom-donning boho belles as they swayed to and fro to the music heard at Woodstock, their long locks floating in the breeze; and ending with the nude hue seen upon the Spring and Summer runways. It is a collection of elements which make the T-Strap Wedge, in the words of the magical Mary Poppins, “practically perfect in every way.” If only the price tag were as perfect as the aesthetic.

Kitty cats, I am well aware of the fact that the T-Strap Wedge is a source of swooning. A fabulous form of footwear capable of hypnotizing the eye of the beholder; but at $595.00 a pair, the sassy sandal is quite a bit out of the budget of the frugal fashionista. Rosegold’s Cara Wedge, on the other hand, is a bit more accessible for one’s allowance and attire.

No, they are not dirt cheap by any means, but at $168.00, the classy Cara allows for you to indulge in Chloe style without the chichi prices that typically accompany such a look. And nothing is more irresistible than that!

Is today the day for you to please the big spender within; or will you play it cool and be thrifty?

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to Barneys and Amazon for the pictures.

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