Happy Monday! Did anyone else spend their weekend glued to Twitter and Instagram trying to stay in touch with the latest updates of NYFW? What’s been your favorite show so far? And on a totally serious note, have you seen the newest look from Aila Wang?! I die.
It’s been a couple months since my last Frugal Fashion post, so without further ado, let’s get into another one! The d’Orsay style shoe trend has been everywhere lately, and I can totally understand why. This style is a fresh take on the typical ballet flat, while adding clean, sophisticated cuts. In this case, less really is more. Now, if you’re planning on splurging (and I mean splurging) for a pair of flats for the fall, you could go with Jenni Kayne‘s take on the d’Orsay flat, which starts at $425 and goes up to $595. However, if you’re a recent college grad with student loans like me (or the thought of spending that much on a pair of flats makes you go o_O), you could go with Chinese Laundry‘s ‘Easy Does It’ d’Orsay flats for a mere $59.95.
At first sight, the only difference I can spot is that the Jenni Kayne version comes up slightly higher on the foot. While I can’t vouch for the quality and comfort of the pricier pair, I own two pairs of the Chinese Laundry version (one suede and of a smoother texture), and both have suited me very well. I also have rather wide feet, but with some stretching, the Chinese Laundry pairs have fit me perfectly. Both brands also come in a huge variety of colors and textures.
Which pair do you prefer?