posted by: brianka in Boots, Designer Shoe Déja Vu, Fall 2008 Shoes, High heels, Hot Shoe Deals and Steals, Oxfords, Piperlime, Pour La Victoire, Pumps, Sandals, Spot the Shoe on Sale, Spring 2009 Shoes, Zappos on June 5th, 2009
For those of you who have been Shoeblog readers for awhile, you may recall how I nearly swooned over last year’s Valentino line.
In particular, I would still love to own a pair of these delicious (and sold out) booties:
(Originally $945 at Saks)
But, budgets being what they are, I instead find myself turning to the Pour La Victoire brand to satisfy my lacey-shoe urges.
How are these for a lower-cost alternative?
I think I actually prefer the lower ‘shootie’ height of these inspired-by copies. Plus, if you are looking for a lighter spring color, the tan nubuck is a great spring neutral.
I also love the allover lacework on both the original Valentino and the PLV version. This open design provides plenty of ventilation to keep your tootsies cool on hot summer days. In addition, I think this is a great interpretation of the recent open-toe bootie mini-trend; one that is lovely enough on it’s own that it will last through many years without looking dated as is likely happen with many of the more
Yummy. I could use a blue summer shoe. Maybe I’ll get lucky and this will go on sale in my size, making it an ever better deal…a girl can dream. Decisions, decisions…too bad I can’t get one in each color.