8.17.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Steve Madden Roady Knee-High Boot on a Budget

My loves, to the left we have Steve Madden’s irresistible ROADY Knee-High Boot; to the right we have Mossimo Supply Co.’s covetable Kaden Tall Buckle Boots.

Though the Mossimo marvels, while magnificent, lack the true leather construction of the Madden’s; for just $34.99, in comparison to the $199.95 price tag of the originals, they possess all of the same embellishments as their high-priced partner in crime – from the zipper up the back to the decorative buckle along the shaft and ankle – making you feel rebellious, rugged, and ravishing with each and every wear!

Are you having a tightwad moment darlings, or are you plagued with a craving to splurge?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Steve Madden and Target for the pictures.


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The Anthology said...

Ooooooh. For these I'd have to splurge. I love the colour of that leather. Such a beautiful way to soften a look while still being a bit rugged.

LOVE THEM!

*Kelsey

Maddy said...

Nothing beats a beautiful pair of leather riding boots, so I'm going to have to go with Steve Madden on this one!

Couture Carrie said...

Fab find, darling E!


xoxox,
CC

vicky h. said...

I'm a sucker for steve madden...spluge on this one! Plus, a pair of timeless leather boots will last forever, well worth a small investment :)

xox Vicky

Savvy Gal said...

I have to try them in person.

Paislea Elyse said...

cuuuuuuuute! i actually love the mossimo ones best! they're so cute! and they look similar to the ones in your picture on the right.

i hope you're having a good day erika!!

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Jamie said...

Well when it comes to shoes and bags my motto is ALWAYS splurge! Yes the Steve Madden boots are $200, however you will have them forever since they are leather. In the end I think of it as an investment ;)

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Valerie said...

Okay, Target seriously gets better every day. How do they do it? I love both boots and I guess it would depend on whether the cheaper ones are comfy or not. Great picks, Erika!

xo
Valerie

Melanie's Randomness said...

I have to say I like the Mossimo ones better!!

style'n said...

I love the Steve Madden boots. I am looking for a flat gray pair of boots for the fall/winter and these might be the ones. Bookmarking and will check them out if they have them at the store! What a bargain they are!
naina

L'Amour et la Paix said...

Love them both but I'd definitely pick Steve Madden. For a good pair of boots, it's worth it! xo

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Jeesh- since when do Steve Madden's cost $200!? lol

Sherin said...

I am so happy that knee high boots are in fashion this winter as well. I absolutely love the Steve Madden ones.

Dancing Branflake said...

I will happily take the Mossimos! Love it! And when do you start school again?

janettaylor said...

I have a pair of patent Mossimo sandal and I really love them. :D Great cheaper label.

sharonlei said...

Great find Erika! I remember last fall Steve Madden made the Incca boot for $130 and then Target released the Kady boot for $30. I wanted the Incca's so bad.. and I waited a month and I scored them for only $25. Boots always go on sale quite quickly here in Hawaii.. ha ha, it's probably because we don't "need" them. ;)

Hope you're well darling!

xx Love & Aloha

FASHION SNAG said...

Splurging again!

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Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Tightwad!

Rachel said...

I love Steve Madden so I'm gonna have to splurge! Definitely some great boots for fall.

Anna Gray said...

I ♥ those boots! =D

P.S. I LOVE your new picture on your sidebar! Very stylish outfit. The purple looks great with the black!

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

I had vintage boots like those and I wore them out!

P.S. I'm giving away a Shabby Apple dress too :) xo

Maria at Bachman's Sparrow said...

Cute! I've been on the lookout for flat, tall boots!

xoxo Maria

The Owl's Closet said...

ooo, love these boots!! oh wow, i haven't seen these at target. definitely checking them out on my next trip! what a steal!!

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Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

Actually kind of prefer the Steve M version!

Pop Champagne said...

I cheap out when it comes to shoes cuz I scruff them all the time. so I'm loving the alternate!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so tired of sweating. I'm ready for fall.

Melissa said...

Yay, these boots make me excited for fall!

Grace said...

Haha, I've always noticed that Target has a ton of Steve Madden knock-offs. But I love my current Steve Madden boots so much I'd have to splurge.

this free bird said...

erika i think i can madden it out on this one lady! those boots are SI-ICK! love it!!

xoxo,
carrie

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

I'm ALWAYS for the cheap ones. But I have to say that I REALLY love these Steve Madden ones - the colour is simply FABULOUS.

And hey, boots are supposed to be like an investment... right? RIGHT?!

*hmmm*

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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The Favour Shoppe said...

Love them both!! What a great find!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I'm such a sucker for real leather boots, and these are amazing. I'd have to go with the Steve Maddens. They would last and last.

Joanne Faith said...

The Madden's do look way more high quality!

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Chelsea Talks Smack said...

totally must get myself a pair.

Mimi said...

wow, those boots for $35?! great buy! and if i'm not mistaken those kinds of boots are the trend this fall. :D

<3, Mimi
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Sara Lynn said...

I would go for Mossimo! I have brown boots just like them, well they are dying and need to be replaced, but they are faux leather and suuppper comfy with that heel. Great find Erika :) :)

hélène said...

OMG are you kidding?! I ALWAYS get plagued with a craving to splurge! lol the hardest for me to not do is spend money... sigh

Lee Oliveira said...

Love those riding leather boots!
I'm obsessed with Mossimo
LOx

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Ummm Mossimo. Yes, I;m a graduate student!

E said...

How do you always find these wonderfully inexpensive things that I like??! I usually always pick the most expensive pieces, lol!

ellie said...

I'm a Target Girl..so I know where I'm going!

molly said...

I've liked my other boots I've gotten there too..and with the leather..you have to wonder how you'll have to treat them and take care of them. While in the cheaper ones, well, I just might do anything in them.

Jen said...

I'd have to splurge. I always love these tightwad tuesday posts! :)

Pixie Drive-In said...

I love the Steve Maddens. Those are beautiful!

Josie said...

I don't know if anyone could take the place of Steve Madden in my heart! Love the gray shade as well.
xo Josie
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DiamondsandTulle said...

The tightwad choice would be a great replacement pair for traveling! I ruin all my boots traveling.

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

DiamondsandTulle said...

The tightwad choice would be a great replacement pair for traveling! I ruin all my boots traveling.

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Dana said...

Although the Mossimo boots look similar, the distressed and faded leather, makes the $200 price tag of The Steve Madden boots worth it. They will last longer being that they are leather, so you will also get more for your money with the Steve Madden choice. Thanks for sharing.
Dana

Audrey Allure said...

Really cute, love both!

Stephanie said...

great fall look!

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Krystal said...

i kind of like the blacker color of the Mossimo's better!

joannapple said...

the urge to splurge is always there :) love the style of boots you chose, could make an edgy look added to a delicate dress.

meg said...

I love this Target treasure.

briannelee said...

This time I def like the less expensive option better.

ori said...

These are so great for fall. I will have to get to target. I got their old-fashioned black ankle boots last year and have loved them.

Keith said...

They are both ultra cool. I actually prefer the Mossimo ones. Hope you've had a great week.

KIRAFASHION said...

Both boots are very cool, for walk a mile!

Nayantara Sam said...

I really like the Steve Madden's! I used to blog at FabBlab, but this is my new blog: http://www.seren-dip-a-tea.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Nothing makes me more happy than a pair of knee high leather boots. I like the Mossimo boots but love the Steve Madden ones. I know that since they are made with a real leather not a fake one they will last me for a long time.

OneCraftyFox said...

I am all for Steve Madden!!

Leia said...

Great boots! It looks like you're wearing them in your new picture! :D

Leia

v [ hobovogue ] said...

cool find! only concern is that quality of the faux-looking leather...


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