2.25.2010

Thrifty Thursday: Christian Louboutin Fred Flat Glitter for Less

Though, as the princess of pizzazz, the sovereign of sparkle, the flirt of flash, I am obviously loathe to admit it; the time has come to do precisely that. As much as I would love to live out the remainder of my days garbed in anything that gleams, glitters, or glows, even I know when I have been defeated.

There is no question about it my loves, the holidays are officially over; therefore, the use of sequins that gleefully wink at the world from their placement about my sweaters or location upon my derriere in the form of shorts reminiscent of a disco ball hanging amidst a barrage of ravers in a nightclub is no longer acceptable. No one, however, said anything about shoes.

Christian Louboutin’s Fred Flat Glitter give new meaning to the term “twinkle toes.” Darlings, as if the lace-up oxford aesthetic weren’t covetable enough this season, my beloved Louboutin has gone and upped the ante by allocating the use of dazzling anthracite-hued glitter to make your tiny tootsies feel like seductive showgirls with every step you take.

Spiffed up and given a dapper quality courtesy of leather piping; and sporting Louboutin’s signature red leather sole synonymous with the savory decadence of sugar Sweet sunshine’s Sassy Red Velvet Cupcake, Fred has become the new apple of my sparkle adoring eye.

But I digress; while a snarky, tongue in cheek way to allow glitter to live on in your wardrobe year-round, the fabulous Fred harbors a spiteful price tag boasting the digits $595.00 which makes his love completely unattainable. At least for the time being. Hence the reason why I am giving Forever 21’s more wallet-friendly Jal-Jacko Glittered Oxfords my undivided attention.

It’s true, they lack the Louboutin label, and the scrummy crimson base; but for a mere $20.80 a pair, the Jal-Jacko allows for any girl to add a little glimmer to her shoe collection. And really, there’s nothing as satisfying as that!

Who are you channeling today, darlings…the thrifty temptress or the sassy big spender?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Christian Louboutin Saks and Forever 21 for the pictures.


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79 comments

The Style Revolution said...

Very cool shoes..... Brings me back to my jazz dancing days :)

Leah said...

Seriously, F21 has that? I didn't know that or else I have bought one for myself. I fell in love with the Fred Flat Glitter when I saw it in Rumi's feet but I know that I won't be spending that much for a shoes. On a bag, YES!

Happy Thursday Erika! xoxo

City Girl Chicago said...

these are crazy cool - seriously!

P.S. ~ I’ve left you a little award over on my blog ~ please check it out! :)

janettaylor said...

Oh what a great alternative for the luxury effect. :-) I'm crazy for the oxfords but especially love the high heels version. :-)

Hope said...

Those shoes are so adorable! I have similar sneakers from Bebe that are COVERED in sequins and surprisingly, I wear them almost everyday!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i need these now!

Maddy said...

That's a whole lotta sparkle! It's like Dorothy's shoes with a twist!

Jacqueline said...

I have to go with the Louboutins! Cheap shoes kill my feet even though I wish they didn't. No amount of blister block is going to help =) xo

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Diane said...

these shoes are so trendy, they will probably be out of style as fast as they came in...so i'd hit up F21 for a pair. no use spending big $$$ on such trendy items.

Diya said...

these are amazing... I don't think they're just a trend. I mean, I think paired with a striped top, a fur coat and a pair of jeans they're PERFECT.

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Couture Carrie said...

Amazing find, darling E! I actually like the f21 pair better ~ they seem to have more sparkle!

xoxox,
CC

Kristin said...

Have you tried them on by chance? I was going to invest in a way more expensive metallic pair, but if the F21 are even slightly comfy I'll go for those!

Jaime said...

Love this shoe- they look exactly the same...F21 it is! :)

Rachel said...

What fabulous shoes! I cannot resist something glittery. :) While having the Christian Louboutin pair would be amazing, I'll have to save my cash and go with Forever 21.

Alice said...

Lovely shoes! Great find Erica! Of course, as always, I would go for the cheaper version...ah, maybe one day..

tinypaperheart said...

love these. :)

English Rose ♥ said...

My babies!! I have wanted these for sooo long - I am in awe of F21 - I love them even more now than I thought was possible!

Im going to scout them out right away =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
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Sara Lynn said...

omg Erica! I just saw someone on chictopia wearing a pair of these and they are soo cute! I am not sure what I would wear them with yet, but I really like them. I would go for the F21 ones because they look so similar and they are wayyyy more in my budget.

xoxo
~Sara

bananas. said...

I would never think to buy the louboutin version...they're fab and all but i want heel with my loubs.

The fred flare are a sweet match too. Nice job!

Joanne said...

While all the legging styles I'm seeing seem straight out of the 1980s, these glitter shoes seem right out of the 70s glam rock era! Wow!

The Blonde Duck said...

They remind me of these dance shoes I wanted when I was little!

london-dreamer said...

thanks for the comment on my blog!
i love these shoes...! gorgeous x

nookie said...

I would get the forever21 version but I'm not sure I could wear them:)

nookie said...

I would get the forever21 version but I'm not sure I could wear them:)

tess said...

those are amazing

CL, said...

oh my, they're gorgeous!
x

CL, said...

oh my, they're gorgeous!
x

Alicia said...

Wow, I am so impressed. How do you find these great finds?! I have to say I love anything that sparkles and glitters but I think I like the Christian Louboutin's over F21 on this one.

Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

WHAT?! F21 has THAT? Omgoshhh I need to find me a pair of those!!!

sara said...

great find, as usual!! i would have to say F21 in this case since they are so trendy.

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S.Elisabeth said...

Ooh this find is absolutely perfect!!

Sherin said...

I love the glittery Louboutins! They are spectacular. I have to be a big spender this week and go for the Louboutins.

Dancing Branflake said...

I have so many outfits running through my head because of those shoes! I love me a good sparkle!

ellie said...

I seriously love those shoes..now those are true dancing shoes to me. All that sparkle! How cool!

emily said...

Awesome finds! Love me some sparkle in my step. I enjoy your blog!

Pop Champagne said...

ya I agree that glitter is a holiday time thing... which kind of sucks because I like sequin and glitter! lol

Bored and Crafty said...

Sparkly dancing shoes!Haha I say shoes with glitter all over are perfect for dancing ;) I so wish we have F21 in my country. Oh well.

Elizabeth said...

I love these shoes! And your blog- such great posts.
Thanks so much for visiting mine! Glad you liked it :)

Mimi said...

Awesome find darling! These shoes would spice up any casual outfit or dress!

Josie said...

Ohhhh, sparkly shoes! No one quite does it like Louboutin, but Forever 21 is such a fab option.
xxoo Josie
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B a la Moda said...

Great find, girl. It is the kind of shoe that I would wear non-stop. I love glitter.
xoxo
B* a la Moda

J. said...

I'm a thrifty temptress for sure! But the originals would be to die for...

bryna said...

amazing!

Devon said...

I NEED those shoes in my life x

Spicy Candy said...

I love them, I bought them online last weekend! and I got them TODAY!!! ;) & yes I can tell you they are even prettier live and super comfortable! cant wait to wear them out this weekend! yay for glitter!!!;)

-Carlis

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a great find at Forever 21. Your posts are always inspiring, so I've tagged you in Happy 101 blogger award.

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Clare said...

Oh cute cute cute! I love a little glitter on my feet :) It's like walking on sunshine :)

Tasha said...

I am in love! I would normally never go for something so bold but I can't help it in this case! I showed my husband and asked him if he liked them and he said "NO WAY!" lol he thinks they r funny looking but I might get brave enough to buy them anyway! : )

Sandy said...

Love the shoes! and your blog for that matter. So I've left you an award on my blog.
Have an awesome day Erika!

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

Ummm what a great find! I loved the Loubies but couldn't justify the price. Thank YOU for the cheaper alternative.

Terence Sambo said...

wow they certainly look alike, r u sure LV shld not be suing F21? :o] they are def gr8 substitutes

chandra h said...

hehe, very cute glitter-twist on the oxfords! i love oxfords :]

thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! <3

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Emily said...

I have just fallen in love, these are perrrrfect! :)

Fashion Court said...

honestly, i'm not sure how they'd look on ME..but i LOVE LOVE LOVE that style!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Both are fun!! Let us know what you decide!

sexylegsandbody said...

Erika, that was so well written, you should actually get paid for promoting those shoes! I do not think that any advert can be compared to your promotion.
The shoes are not really something my wife would care to buy, so no matter who makes them or sells them, I will give it a pass.

Thanks for leaving a thought on my last post, always love to hear from you.

Have a stunning weekend.
Colin.

MizzJ said...

What unique shoes! I would say go with F21 because these are just so trendy you might wear them endlessly for awhile and then tire of it.

Elaine said...

LOOOOOVe them!!!!

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Leah said...

PS... I was wrong, Rumi of Fashion Toast was wearing a Jimmy Choo for H&M which is kinda similar to the Fred Flat Glitter. xoxo

Bonnibella said...

WOW! that forever21 pair are well worth the value especially for a CL look a like. It's perfectly named for "Fred"

michelle_ said...

thanks for sharing . i really thought loub's glittery oxford were a waste of money.. thank god forever21 is alive.. ahhaa

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nicole said...

wow, the shoes look so similar, might as well get the F21 version and save $$!! I know I would haha as much as I'd love to be a sassy big spender (one can dream right?), I certainly can't afford to drop so much money on a pair of oxford flats even if they are Louboutin's and shiny.

Erika, I honestly don't know how you manage to write blog after blog on a daily basis, I can barely manage to keep up on a weekly basis! I really admire your work ethic haha aside from your style ;)
xo

Lucie said...

Wow - these remind me of jazz shoes - so cool!

Lucie
tasteslikevogue.blogspot.com
x

Inspiration in Italy said...

What a great bargain!! Amazing! I really love the shape and style of this shoe.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend darling! :)

xxxx
Rachel

Karoline said...

They are totally gorgeous!

Schnappy said...

OH, very good design! I like this very much! :)

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Why did i have to see these!?? I love the Louboutins and he does glitter pretty great. That said, I know you'll rock your pair just fine :) I'm actually coveting a pair of baby blue lizard Tods at the moment...

xo

ROBINE said...

Lovely shoes, love that glitter on it! xx

Haute World said...

Oh, I fell in love with those Louboutins the first time I saw them in the boutique, but I can't believe how similar the F21s look! Definitely a great bargain and I'd opt for the cheaper version as well. Another great find!

kumar said...

very cool

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Marit said...

I would without a doubt go for the ones from f21, no way I can afford the originals, hehe..
Have a happy weekend:)

Fashion Nicotine said...

Nice find!

Dee (a.k.a. joleystar) said...

I'm very impressed with F21 lately. Very nice!

Audrey Allure said...

Those are really cute!

AbbieBabble said...

Man, those are some fantastic shoes. I'd probably have to go with the cheaper ones- the budget just doesn't have any room for Louboutins these days!

Katie said...

AMAZING SHOES! x

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