Saturday, October 16, 2010
Spending Splurge vs Savings Surge! Featuring: R&R and Forever 21
I had been eyeing the Rock & Republic Jolene for quite some time but wasn't really sure if I loved them enough to warrant the price. After a couple of days of checking them out I noticed they were sold out of my size! Although, I must admit I was secretly happy to get rid of the temptation, hehe. After perusing through Forever 21's website a couple of weeks ago I noticed a pair of shoes that looked strikingly familiar to the Jolene, and as bad as it might sound, I was ECSTATIC!
They are called the Impression Suedette Heels, not much of a name, I know, but I went ahead an ordered them and they are already in my possession and will be putting pictures up when I get a chance. I have not seen or tried on the Rock & Republic ones in person, however, the quality difference is obvious. The F21 version is polyester and PVC while the R&R is leather however they are both made in China so does the leather really run them that much more?? (scoffs)
The R&R pair is absolutely gorgeous and has an awesome dark gray color, a cool little dagger looking thing for a zipper, and an incredible arch, all things the F21 version lacks. However, for all you thrifty spenders out there and those who just don't want to put down that kind of cash, the F21 version is a great alternative at a price you just can't refuse.
The Verdict: As previously mentioned, I went with the Savings Surge :)
Links for each shoe are provided below:
Spending Splurge: Rock & Republic Jolene
Savings Surge: Forever 21 Impression Suedette Heels
(Images via heels.com, forever21.com)