9.14.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Balmain Studded Ankle Boot on a Budget

My loves, to the left we have Balmain’s saucy Studded Ankle Boot, the very same ones seen gracing the fabulous feet of one Ms. Rihanna; to the right feast your eyes upon ZiGiny’s glamorous JEMMA Ankle Boot.

While there is no doubt that JEMMA is slightly paler in hue, and lacks the black laces of the Balmain beauties; for just $179.95, as opposed to the $1,595.00 asking price of their haute couture counterpart, they allow the budget fashionista to indulge in a little runway style at a price that is far more friendly to one’s overused AmEx!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Barneys and Endless for the pictures.


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FASHION SNAG said...

Balmain all the way!

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The Favour Shoppe said...

eeeeek !! LOVE these boots! Gonna hafta go with the Jemma one tho....$1595 is a little too much! ;)

Ebony said...

I like the spikes in the Balmain and actually prefer the black laces, but I'd probably go with the ZiGiny because the color would work better in my wardrobe than the olice green.

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caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

wow you always find the best deals! xo

Ginger said...

OOOOF. I love love love Balmain boots. And those boots are just a perfect example but considering I'd have to sell my soul, they're only possibly worth it. But $179.95 is doable... Purely aesthetically I'd say Balmain though.

nookie said...

I'm going for the ziginy ones:x

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Balmain. I like the color and laces better.

365 Fashion Rehab said...

I know I won't actually be purchasing either so I have to say Balmain. The little details of the contrasting colored laces plus that beautiful olive color of the shoe make it oh so extra special. Nice work! Love, A

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Anaiz said...

It never fails to surprise me how similar shoes of different brands are. Great find! :D

Couture Carrie said...

OMG what an amazing find, darling E!

No need to splurge today!

xoxox,
CC

fashion junkie said...

I'm going to have to go with the $179.95. They are both lovely, but since they look so similar, I'll go with the cheaper shoes.

Lovely post!! You never disappoint.

xoxo,
MelRod

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Love both the boots and really love this style. If I got one it would have to be the ZiGiny, but if I could afford it I would love to bring home those bamains!

Sootjeelina said...

The both look fabulous! But I think I like the Balmain a little bit more.

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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Kris said...

these are crazy! I like em!

Dancing Branflake said...

Super cute! I'd take a the cheaper version all the way. Such a perfect pick for Fall. Loving the lace ups!

Paislea Elyse said...

i would take the less expensive any day! it's amazing how less expensive but how much it looks alike. i love it!

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joninel said...

love them all!!! stunning boots :)

AH said...

balmain!!!!!!

fashiongrail said...

Rolled up skinny jeans (yes skinny jeans), white dolman sleeve top and Balmain all the way! :)

Valerie said...

Erika, those are FABULOUS!!! I LOVE them. Definitely go for the cheaper ones since I cannot afford the Balmain boots. Amazing find!

xo
Valerie

The Blonde Duck said...

Budget, baby!

janettaylor said...

I love 'em!

Sherin said...

Wow: they are the most beautiful boots ever. Heels, laces, zips and studs: they are perrfect.
I definitely prefer the Balmain ones.

ivy's closet said...

Oh..those cheap ones are good enough..that alone would blow my budget..but they are so inspiring! though, I'd just soon be in an army boot..if the truth be told. Can't see me going anywhere on ice in these, come winter.

meg said...

They are so pretty. I dunno about that heel though.

ori said...

Such a cool bootie. I'll just have to keep looking. Both are too expensive for me. But its great to have a picture of these to help me when I go shopping.

Shop N' Chomp said...

ZiGiny for the win!

ellie said...

So elegant. I would have to learn to walk in them. I'm a Converse girl.

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I think both are very stylish - one really has to feel how they fit on the foot, but I just adore the Balmain boots - Ah, the colour is so chic!

Tights Lover said...

I'm splurging on this one! I absolutely love the studding on the Balmain boots!

junghwa by amy stewart said...

Splurging once in a while is good fun! When I splurge, it's usually on jeans. :)

Sweet Confessions said...

I've always been in love with Balmain but I have to say that the ZiGiny are as good as the Balmain, I like both of them..



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this free bird said...

ohmahgah erika!! seriously??? i mean of course i love the balmain (how could a girl not?) but seriously? i would take the other in a heartbeat!!

woooohooooooo!!

xoxo,
carrie

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Josie said...

Oh, I actually like the cheaper pair even better! Gorgeous color.
xo Josie
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Midnight Cowgirl said...

I'm gonna have to go with the ones from ZiGiny.

Melanie said...

Yayy for Balmain. Too cute!

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Grace said...

While I kind of love the Balmain's, at that price point I'd have to for the the ZiGiny ones. Both look similiar, though.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I actually really love the Balmain version more. It looks like better quality and I like them that darker color. My wallet on the other hand...hahahaha. I'm sure she would prefer the other pair. ;)

Natasha said...

I am in LUV with the GEMMA boots. Must go with those today.

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Oh nonw actually, unless they reduce or redesign the stud part. Too much studding gives me nails on board feeling! :|

Pixie Drive-In said...

Wow, both are amazing! I love the studs!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Whoa ZiGiny did a good job, cute!

D. Marie said...

WOW $1595?! Thats crazy!! But I have to say they are both a very powerful boot...love when they take the mens work boot and style them for women!

PS...read your comment on my 9/11 post and Im glad your uncle made it out ok. ♥

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Wow these are so similar! I wish I were daring enough for a shoe like this.. I'd def go with the reasonably priced pair. If I were to go with Balmain, I'd get something more timeless. For Balmain prices, I want something I can wear day and night. Like their amazing leather jackets from last year!!!

Beadshaper said...

Equally great boots for the winter. I'd buy the less expensive pair.

Beadshaper said...

Equally great boots for the winter. I'd buy the less expensive pair.

Beadshaper said...

Equally great boots for the winter. I'd buy the less expensive pair.

Lily Johnson said...

Love them both though i will have to go for the Jemma Ankle boot, paler hue and all. It looks fabulous!
Take care.

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Purses Pastries Etc... said...

They're not exactly my style -- although either would look cute with a skinny pair of jeans! So, I think I'll go for the budget version... this time ;)

www.simplytrendyjewelry.com said...

Love the ankleboots! Thanks for keeping us updated on great style at more realistic prices!

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Imogen said...

I actually like the ZiGiny boots more. I definitely prefer the lighter shade.,

Maddy said...

The color on the Balmain pair is so much nicer! And the spikes are a nice touch!

Emily said...

the splurge on the balmain boots is worth it!

xoxo

Nancie said...

i prefer balmain but for that price, i'd buy the other one! http://www.fashionablenotebook.blogspot.com/

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