Friday, July 9, 2010

Buy This, Not That

Mossimo (Target) Oscarina Striped Canvas Loafer $16.99
Madewell
Ropey Soles Simple Espadrilles $48.99

I first saw these flat espadrilles on Marissa and was pleasantly surprised to hear she bought hers at Target! A few weeks later I saw them in Madewell and fell in love all over again. Blue and white stripes have become a favorite of mine this summer and I can picture myself wearing these with bermuda shorts and racerback tanks on lazy weekend days. Normally $48 wouldn't seem too pricey for a pair of shoes, but after knowing the Target pair cost $16.99 I couldn't help being partial to the cheaper pair. What do you think of flat espadrilles? Which pair would you prefer?

55 comments:

Kim Neill said...

I love the Mossimo ones :-D I dont think I'd have the courage to wear these though aha xx

kirstyb said...

wow massive price difference xx

Café Bellini said...

These are so cute! I think I even prefer the look of the Mossimo ones!

Lisa Griffin said...

These almost look like Toms, very Nautical chic!
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Cara said...

I like the Madewell ones :)

Naina said...

I love the Madewell ones! Have a great weekend.

Audrey Allure said...

They look so alike! What a great deal :)

Krystal said...

nice catch!

Tara said...

i think the target ones are cuter!

Jess said...

What a great find! Oh how I love Target ;)

Nikki said...

Definitely!
They are both so cute! I love target sandals!

Have a great weekend hunnie!


xx
Nikki

Alison said...

pretty sure i like the target pair better, anyway :D

oh! and i love your floral fever post! you look gorgeous!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Wow- nearly identical!! Nice find :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

I actually like the Target ones better; the colors are darker and stand out more. Great find, my love!! :)

Fifth Sparrow said...

These are adorable! I prefer the Madewell ones... I think it's their distressed quality. It just seems more authentic! Love both of them though, anything nautical!

Siri said...

I will be buying them. Thank you personal shopper.

minnja said...

I would buy the cheaper one, they are identical :))
Great find!
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House of Design & Style said...

So funny, I was looking at the $16.99 pair withoout seeing the price, and preferred those, then I looked down and saw they were the cheaper pair. Score!

PS- I added you to my blog roll today1 XO

Anna Walker said...

That's sooo awesome! I love them
the stripes are cleaner, and just nicer looking overall

Lindsay said...

I saw these at target and almost bought them! Love the target brand! Can't beat the price!!!!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

This is why I love Target!

Jammer said...

I would go for the target pair only if they were just as comfortable! I've learned that some shoes have hidden costs like massive amounts of bandaids! lol

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Katie said...

They look almost identical! Hard not to go with the Target ones :)

Marcie said...

I really like these shoes. They are perfect for Hawaii, and since I am heading to Target today anyway . . . I hope I can get a pair before they sell out!

Thanks for the suggestion!

xo Marcie

Shannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip. said...

I love espadrilles, flats or wedges. I'm going to have to convince my mom to run to Target and pick me up a pair!

Tasha said...

The Mossimo is a better deal! They aren't too different from each other. I would definitely go with the Mossimo! I love the nautical look to these shoes!

naomemandeflores said...

OMG, they're so similar! I also had a post about Espadrilles yesterday! :)

Anna Jane said...

Wow, cute shoes! I like the distressed look of the Madewell ones but that's nothing a little dirt couldn't fix on the Target version.

Have a great weekend!

xx.
http://seejaneworkplaylive.blogspot.com

Josie said...

These are DARLING. The Target ones are a little TOO white for me but I bet wearing them for a bit would fix that!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Gabriel said...

Who doesn't love Target? And just think of all the other stuff you could pick up while you are there buying espadrilles!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh yes I almost bought those Mossimos as Target right before I left for vacation. They're adorable!

Hope you had a fabulous week. I'm just getting back into the swing of things after vacation and I'm so happy to finally get to catch up with you :)

Happy weekend, sweetie!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I just bought those from Target... so comfy!

xo

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

what a great find! both pairs are super cute. have a lovely weekend, valerie!

Kiki said...

These are really cute and they look so comfortable....what a difference in price!!!

XOXO
Kiki

Diana Mieczan said...

I like them both...So Nautical chic!I love it:) Kisses sweetie and have a wonderful weekend:)

Charleston Girl said...

Love!!

Indie.Tea said...

Wow, the Target version is a great deal, especially since it looks SO similar to the Madewell version.

this free bird said...

Why not? Seeing as Target is going to get $100 out of me anyway...it's a trap, but a fun one! And they look just as good and only need a few scuffs to look like the Madewell version. Good find once again Valerie!!

xoxo - have a great weekend! left you a little award on the blog :) - Carrie

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I ALMOST bought this last week at Target!!! I LOVE them!

Kirsten said...

Target all the way!

Jen said...

What in the world did we ever do before Target?? I always find the BEST deals there... especially in the shoe dept ;-)

Happy Friday Sweetie! xo

Pretty Pleased said...

Great Find!! I wore espadrilles to death in 8th grade~so happy to see them again! Thanks for the tip!
MaryChris
www.prettypleasedblog.com

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little c said...

Those are too cute. Been thinking about getting a pair of Toms to run around campus in on days I'm too lazy for heels, but this are so fun for summer!

Really enjoy your blog (and seeing your outfits pop up on fabsugar - congrats).

carly @ http://www.considermeaddicted.blogspot.com

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

These are sooooo cute! I've never been much of a heels girl and I think these are just perfect for me. =)

Erica said...

Target (in a fake French accent) all the way! ; )
have a great weekend!

Nadine2point0 said...

Her are some stripes I might actually wear!!

The Zhush said...

Even if I didn't see the prices, I would have picked the cheaper ones! Great find!

vintagewithatwist said...

what a bargain! I need to make a trip to Target

Kari said...

hey valerie! thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the sweet words of encouragement! it's always nice to hear from other md wives. your blog is adorable (as are you!) and i'm a new follower :)

Becca said...

Love these! I might have to stalk my area targets and see if I can find these.

Taj Acosta said...

I have the target pair!! I got them for half off too! Score!!xoxo

{jami @ i m a g i n e} said...

Love it! Great find!
xo - jami
i m a g i n e

Annie said...

Wow, nice find! I don't even see THAT much of a difference..gotta love Target.

Ms. Pink said...

ooooooh great heads up! <3

mp
http://www.thepinkandblueblog.com/