Thursday, August 6, 2009

Shoe Confusion

I need advice. How do you lovelies feel about shoes "designed" {I use that term loosely, as we all know these ladies simply put their name on the things} by celebrities? Case in point - I developed a crush on a pair of pretty, bow-topped pumps by Valentino awhile back. I love bows. Well, needless to say, I couldn't afford to buy them, as their retail price was higher than my monthly rent.
1. Valentino's bow-detailed d'Orsay {$695}
2. Paris Hilton's Senorita pump {$89}


Here's the dilemma. Paris Hilton {aka Satan}, has come out with a similar shoe. I actually really, really like it. Sadface. What to do? It's under $100 & super hilarious. I want them to live with me. But Miss Hilton leaves little to be desired in my book, so I am stuck between a rock & a hard place.

Thoughts?

30 comments:

Miss Anne said...

Buy Paris' version and pretend they're not hers.

Seriously!

xo

p.s. i covet them in black patent!

Mable Cakes said...

You have to get Paris' shoe, I just wouldnt flaunt the designer name around ;)!

themanhattantransfer said...

Do the Paris shoes have red soles, making them Christian Louboutin imposters? I think the shoes themselves are cute but I cringe that she is ripping off the signature feature of his shoes!

Lindsay said...

get the cheap ones! no one has to know they are "designed" by paris.

PinkSass said...

I would totally get the "cheap" ones. They really are to die for!

Southern Belle said...

They are soooo cute! I say get them. I actually wear some of Jessica Simpson's shoes.

Jennifer said...

Get the cheaper ones and then pretend they are Louboutins since they have a red sole! No one is going to get close enough to your shoes to know it isn't the real thing. I have a "coach" bag that I got on the side of the road in Atlanta that I do this with. Everytime I get a compliment and then they ask where I bought it, I say I got it a couple years back at a department store. No one knows but me :)

Rosemary said...

I say for Hilton's shoes. I used to feel the same way about Jessica Simpson's shoes until I tried them on. They're adorable, comfy and way more affordable than most shoes.

SweetPea said...

they are super cute, I'd buy the paris hilton ones.

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Those are super cute!!! Get the Hilton's and find a way to mark out her name! (hahaha, jk)

Adventures in Newlywed said...

Get them, and who cares about Paris :)

Jules said...

Fuck it. Do it. No one will know. Just never take them off at a party. The soles look pink, not red, correct? No one would dare rip that off. What a skank for trying to come close.

I wish I had your rent.

Gabby said...

Here's the thing. Paris did NOT design that shoe. No one would ever look at that shoe and be all "oh, that looks like a Paris Hilton design". Right?

Do ittttt.

Callie Grayson said...

i say by the paris hilton ones, paint over the pink on the bottom so no one will know they are hers..... they are super cute!!

i know what you mean, rock and hard place. I can't even write the word hot with out cringing!!!

The Pink Chick said...

I had the same dilemma with Jessica Simpson shoes. My love for the shoes won over my unlike of Jessica Simpson. Let the shoes win! They are so cute!!!

Shaina said...

Definitely buy them! They are gorgeous, and nobody will know they are Paris Hilton's shoes. ignore the name and love the saving money part. It's kind of like how my love of saving money overrides my hatred of Walmart. :)

candace said...

Buy, buy, buy them! ;) I know I told you I have a pair of Jessica's this morning...so I know how you feel. I still say buy them!!! =)

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In this wonderful life... said...

these are SOOOO cute! Yeah, just get Paris'..save a few bucks :)

Pink Julep said...

I can't wait to get a pair of Paris shoes! Go for it! I used to scoff at the idea of Jessica Simpson shoes - until I tried on a pair, not realizing what brand they are and I'm hooked - I have like 5 pairs of JS shoes already and they're all super cha cha!

Marissa {sparkles and fate} said...

Go for the Paris ones!

Aartee said...

Go for the cheap ones and pretend they are designer!!!!

Wearing Mascara said...

Do it dude. I know what you mean though but I would just do it anyways. I actually love Jessica Simpson shoes so I'm in the same boat. xoxo

Summer Wind said...

I say if you like them, go for it. Who cares about Paris, she probably doesn't even know she has a shoe line--haha

Life Abroad said...

interesting dilemma! who knew she would actually "design" something that would be so cute? i would buy them and pretend they're not hers haha

Andie said...

just do it!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

soo cute, def just get the paris ones! cracking up at summer wind's comment, ha!

Fifi Flowers said...

J'adore those shoes!!!
ENJOY your week-end with your best friend!!!

Kelsey Smith said...

They look SOOO similar, so buy a couple pairs of "less expensive" to-die for heels to make up for what you would have spent on the Valentino ones!

Lacey said...

I feel the same way about some of the celebrity lines, such as Jessica Simpson's. But I think if it's a cute shoe and the price is right, just go for it. Most people will just compliment you on your awesome shoes without ever knowing they aren't the Valentinos :)

Courtney said...

Haha- I always feel the same conflict about celebrity designs/fragrances... I always feel that in wearing them I'd be branding myself as a loyal devotee, so I typically avoid them. But then there is the part of me that thinks-- if I like it, why not just get it? I think I should adopt that attitude all the time, and with that, I say get the Paris ones! My checking account would certainly agree that is the better choice of the two!