9.09.2010

Thrifty Thursday: Report Bowie Boots on a Budget

Darlings, to your left you will find Report’s blissful Bowie Boot; to the right prepare to fall in love with R2’s Bauer Bootie.

Though Bauer is constructed out of synthetic letter and proffers a suede wedge, as opposed to the true leather crafting of the Bowie; for just $49.95, in comparison to the $130.00 needed to call Bowie your own, they are a fabulous alternative for the frugalista – and allow you to take home not just the black, but the beige, as well!

What’s the verdict, lovelies…will you be thrifty or spend, spend, spend?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Piperlime and DSW for the pictures.


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sylvie said...

those r2 wedge booties are marvelous! i love nothing more than a stellar fashion find :) bravo, miss erika!
xo,
sylvie of silver lining

Ginger said...

I'm a total miser this week. Black ankle bootie wedges are so versatile they're not the type of shoe you can keep for years because you'll probably wear them out anyway so I'm totally with the cheaper pair here :)

Charleston said...

amazing wedges x

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FASHION SNAG said...

I have to go with the more expensive option. Shoes not made of leather kill my feet!

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anhesty said...

totally cute! love them both

The Favour Shoppe said...

Those wedges are amazing!! splurge for sure!!

briannelee said...

I like leather so I would go w/ the more expensive ones. I don't think the price is too bad.

Dancing Branflake said...

I like the fabric of the R2. Man, I really am craving these booties now! I'd wear them with a cute dress of maybe one of the many tops I just bought at Forever.

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

When it comes to my feet I splurge! (except for sandals, don't know why that is)

$130.00 is a really great price for the boot.

Melanie's Randomness said...

$130 isn't that bad for a boot I'd probably wear all season. I'd go for the real one because it'll be better made.

Nadine2point0 said...

Love this post - who would know on the street that they were synthetic?!

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

ohhh I like this boot! R2 it is! :)

Couture Carrie said...

I actually like the R2 better!

xoxox,
CC

AH said...

i'd have to spend! the report ones look way better!

Fashionography. said...

I think I'd have to go with the thrifty version!

Valerie said...

Oooh, I really need a pair of black booties and these are fabulous. I'm all about the bargain pair because I'm trying to cut back on my shopping at the moment. ;)

xo
Valerie

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Not sure about the quality but I like the look of the cheaper ones better!

E.L. said...

I truly think when it comes to feet..best to put the shoes on before buying either of them. Especially, if you intend to wear them the distance. So it would depend on the better fit. I just bought the Sketcher's active and I wore them in the store for quite a bit before I decided on them. But even then. I found someone had put a 7 1/2 in the 7 box. Beware of all sorts of things when shoe shopping.

molly said...

I so love wedges. But I'm on the cheap. Always.

carmen said...

Thanks for stopping by, now following your lovely blog!

ballet news said...

what wonderful wedges ! thank you for the info - much appreciated as ever !!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'd have to try them on--I've learned not to cheap out on shoes!

Leia said...

Oh those booties are gorgeous!

Leia

ellie said...

I kind of like the no line up the front on the boot. I just doubt I'd wear anything with that much of a heel though. But a great thing to have for the fall. They are inspiring.

janettaylor said...

They look so cozy!

Oana Roxana said...

Did I mention i don't like synthetic lether? ;)) Rubber would be better for me.So,I choose the left side.

Anaiz said...

Another great find! They look so similar.

CC said...

I am obsessed with wedge booties and these are fab! Oddly enough though, I prefer the R2 version. Great post! :)
Xx

Rachel said...

Hmm. I think I'll go with the Report pair. They aren't too expensive, plus I think it would be best to go with the leather. Either way, they're both great booties!

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, these are practically identical! I'd go with the cheaper... no one will ever know! Except for your wallet ;-)

ori said...

Such cool to have this fall. A cheap version for me.

Cowbiscuits said...

Id go with the cheaper then you can afford to put a whole outfit together! x

Toutou Ly said...

Very similar-- I'd love to snag a pair of those R2's!

this free bird said...

I'd get the Report, but I'm on wallet restriction so I can't even do the R2.

Bless your heart Miss Erika - b/c you will be saving me money when I can get back off the wagon.

xoxo,
Carrie

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

The R2's, only because they're both so similar!

Style, via TIa said...

I am rolling with the Report! I cant do cheap shoes.

meg said...

Makes me wish real fall days were here. I normally don't go for leather. Cool thrifty pair.

Sherin said...

Very cool shoes. I need black boots like this for winer. I love the R2 ones.

Alicia said...

oh my gosh what a great find! the R2 is perfect!!

Melanie said...

Great steal! The boots are so cute.


Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Josie said...

I'm leaning toward suede booties for fall, but these are SO cute! I love the wedge.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Natasha said...

The R2 Wedges are gorgeous and I love them much more than the Report wedges. What I don't enjoy is that split down the middle. So, I will definitely go thrifty.

Punctuation Mark said...

tough choice because I like to pay for shoes that will last and sometimes they are the pricey ones and sometimes they're not... what to do?

Christina said...

looove those booties!

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Wedge boots are the best! Thanks for the great find.

Clare said...

Oh my gosh! WANT! I want the R2 ones!! I saw a pair similar to these at Forever 21. I love clunky booties like these!

tahitisweetie056 said...

I'm just not understanding these boots. I know they've been quite popular lately, but I am just not seeing it. They are coming out in Forever 21's new line this fall, so maybe that would be another inexpensive place to try. Can't say I am a fan though.

Grace said...

Hmm, I really do like Report boots, and $130's not terrible. I guess that I'll be the big spender today.

Maddy said...

As much as I like suede, I'm a leather kind of girl! So the Report wedges for me :)

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Hello my love, how are you! I love them both, so thrifty for me! I hope you are having a wonderful September Erika!

xoxo
Rachel

Melissa said...

Wow, they're identical!

Shop N' Chomp said...

I prefer real leather so I'd pick the pricier one this time!

healy said...

NICE BOOTIES. . .so simple but looks elegant

Phuong said...

great shoes!

Becky Regina said...

R2 is lovely ! :D

Sara Lynn said...

I had never heard of R2 before this, but I am smitten with those! They are the perfect ankle boots, I seem to fall down less in wedges, shhhh, don't tell :P

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i actually like the R2 boot better.

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nookie said...

ohh wow, the R2 one look way better:)

L'Amour et la Paix said...

Both are super cute! xo

Join the Gossip said...

Totally like the R2 pair more!

Fashiongrail said...

Thrifty all the way! I can see myself wearing those from now through Winter. :)

Emily said...

i'll spend, spend, spend! :)

Emily said...

i'll spend, spend, spend! :)

Bree said...

I O-M-G love these boots!!! Drro-ooo-ool!

aliciadiaz said...

I just love the color of the Charlotte Russe version. That "dark" blue shade has been included in so many fall collections this year. Christian Siriano showed a similar one shouldered, deep blue, satin dress in his 2010 fall collection as well. The shoulder detailing was a bit larger, but the two pieces are extremely alike. Price wise though, this one definitely wins my vote; the pocket detailing is the first thing that caught my attention and I just love it. Give me a cute blue dress with pockets any day and I'm SOLD!

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