3.08.2011

Tightwad Tuesday: J. Crew Oxford Ballet Flats for Less

Darlings, in the left corner you will find J. Crew’s jazzy Oxford Ballet Flats; in the right feast your eyes upon Kimchi Blue’s tantalizing Two-Tone Wingtip Skimmer.

Though the Kimchi Blue beauties are crafted out of polyurethane, and sport a synthetic sole, as opposed to the J. Crew’s which feature a leather construction and rubber sole; for just $34.00, in comparison to the $138.00 price tag of the higher priced Oxford, they are every bit as capable of adding a splash of retro style to the budget babe’s shoe collection – at a price that leaves over enough spare change to scoop up both saucy shades (Black and Tan)!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to J. Crew and Urban Outfitters for the pictures.


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Natasha said...

I really like the Urban Outfitters skimmers. The style is alright, but I love flats because I hardly wear them. Hope you have a good Tuesday, E.

very married said...

i have been feeling the urge to spend lately. my husband has been pulling me back though - prolly best!

ps. LOVE wing tipped styled shoes!

ellie said...

I would so take the cheaper one.

Lux and Stan said...

Wow, that's great you can find a cheaper one like this. Love it.

Joanne said...

I'm not big on flats, but I do like the style of this one. It's got a nice look to it. I'd definitely take the leather on this one.

Diane said...

i love them both. but i love the UO price so much more :) i might have to go pick a pair of these up. too cute!!!

briannelee said...

Def the Urban Outfiters ones!!!!

Tierney said...

OMG these are to die for.

I totally worked at J Crew during college, and the discount was so amazing that I have a hard time shopping there now. It's like, OH THOSE SHOES ARE 125?! I used to get them for $40. Haha.

Nice find. Might have to snag them.

Rachel said...

Wow, I really love this style of shoe...the tone-on-tone is really cool. :D

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

They're so similar I'd go with the UO's!

the classic case said...

so brilliant! thank you!

Couture Carrie said...

Great find, E!
I will pick the J. Crew ones, only because they carry a size 11 for my big feet!

xoxox,
CC

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Omg these are adorable Erika! What a great price! Tightwad moment for me... :)


Rachel

StyleID said...

No, No Splurge, If I was buying them would go with Urban Outfitters, they are identical... I have tried Oxford flats before (have been trying since MJ the 1st time I saw MJ with them) and not for me, I look very funny with them.

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Miranda said...

Thanks for sharing, I'm trying to find a good pair of non-boring flats for spring. These may be just what I need.

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michelle_ said...

i love these !
i have a love hate relationship with oxford shoes.. sometimes i love them.. sometimes i dont like them..


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fashioneggpplant said...

thy look identical! great find!

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Laura said...

Can't tell the difference! Urban Outfitters all the way :)

Polo ralph lauren fashion said...

Love your find,very nice! :)

Kimberlee said...

Those are precious!

AH said...

i love the j crew ones!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I doubt they'd fit my skis!

Audrey Allure said...

Love the Urban Outfitters one - I like how it looks more lacy :)

Yvonne said...

Flats are not my thing really but I have to say this time - J Crew all the way!
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Cafe Pasadena said...

Happy Women's Day to you & your readers, CF!

theclassyturtle said...

GAH! I love these! I want to go to Urban Outfitters right now!!!

Accounting for Fabulous said...

I pretty much wore a high heeled version of this yesterday! I had gotten them on sale at Charlotte Russe years ago and never had anything to wear them with and just decided "what the heck?!" and I got so many compliments on them :)

The flat version is cute too!

a book of short stories said...

Always in need of flats! Great find.

Ruby Mines said...

Great match! even for a jcrew junkie like myself ;) Urban did a great job on this one!
xoxo
Robin
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Hazel said...

both are pretty <3 but with this one, i think i'd go for the cheaper one ;D

Sherin said...

Ooooh, I love the jazzy feel to them. They're so wearable. I love the J.Crew ones.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

UO all the way...they are identical and why not save yourself some $$?! Another great find! xx

Tights Lover said...

Call me a tightwad. As always, Urban Outfitters has got me...love them!

My Heart Blogged said...

I really like the shoes, they remind me of saddle shoes from when I was a little girl.
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Megan said...

um those look pretty freaking identical! id def take the cheapers ones!!!

ediot said...

ah these are so nice. i would very much like a pair of oxford flats asap. ;)
hope you're having a great tuesday
x

Dancing Branflake said...

Triple yes! I love oxfords but I hate how clunky they are. I love that these are sleek and streamlined.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Well, well, well. Look at you, reading my mind! ;)

I have been looking for a new pair of flats for MONTHS now and you have sold me on these Urban Outfitter ones. Thank you. xoxo

ryan said...

I think the J Crew ones look a little nicer, but I would go with the UO ones and save some money. They are both really really cute!

Kavery said...

What a smart pair. A change from my single colour flats

Sarah said...

They're so alike I have to go with the cheaper one!

Maddy said...

The Urban Outfitter pair definitely! $138 is pretty steep for flats if you ask me :o/

fashion urbia said...

My gut reaction is the Urban Outfitter ones, they look a bit softer than the J Crew ones BUT after looking them both over they are close enough in looks and the J Crew are definitely priced better so I would go with the J Crew.

stilettodiaries said...

I would soooo rock those flats in a red pleated skirt and black tights! I am definitely in the mood to splurge...like always.

That Chelsea Girl™ said...

Wow, those are so similar, I have a feeling the J.Crew pair would last longer. Shoes are an investment I do not skimp on.

tiny dancer said...

Haha! I saw these a while ago online after lusting after the J.Crew ones and posted about it last week. I love both, but if push came to shove, pretty sure the UO ones would win ;) such an adorable pair of flats (both hehe)

Tasia

Josie said...

I love the UO flats! Super cute.
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Grace said...

I actually have the Urban Outfitters ones; but they weren't very high quality and started to fall apart after a few months of wear. So I guess I'd pick the J. Crew ones if I had to try it again!

lauren said...

these are so cute!! i've been loving the oxford style, but lace-up flats just aren't very flattering on me. these are the perfect compromise!

Punctuation Mark said...

i love j crew and definitely will save some money for anything they have to sell... haha!!!

meg said...

they make me think of easter. So cool to find that cheaper price.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I am a serious sucker for Oxfords! I already own a few pairs but I may need these J. Crew's also ;)

yiqin; said...

They are really pretty.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

these are so adorable but I wouldn't wear them, just not my style! But if I did, I would go cheap, 34 is an amazing price for cute shoes!

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Giovanna&Roberta said...

They are both so lovely! I can't wait to buy a new pair of ballerinas for my spring outfit and UO is one of my favorite website.. so I have to check it out!

Giovanna&Roberta said...

They are both so lovely! I can't wait to buy a new pair of ballerinas for my spring outfit and UO is one of my favorite website.. so I have to check it out!

Glass and Splinters said...

I prefer the J. Crew's, love the look and would definitely go for leather over polyurethane, these feet have to last me a lifetime!

Leia said...

Adorable shoes! Although I do tend to splurge on shoes because the more expensive ones tend to be better quality and last longer :)

Leia

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohh those are too cute!! I would have to do the cheaper one tho!!! =)

Megan said...

I like the J. Crew shoes.

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Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, I love and need these flats! I would definitely make do with the Kimichi Blue ones. They would look terrific with skinnies or a grand assortment of dresses on a casual day! ♥

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i like both--but i might go with UO on this one.

Angelica Ng said...

Shoes have got to be leather for me, so J. Crew's get my vote. Also, I like the toe shape much more.


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karen said...

I like the UO price point, but when it comes to shoes, I have to treat my feet well and go for quality, so I suppose it's Jcrew for me.

Easiest Way to Lose Weight said...

Good one. Very beautiful and looking great. They will more comfortable for casual wear.

Sahar said...

Wow, both pairs of flats look exactly the same, but I agree with spending more when it comes to buying shoes. It's often hard for me to find a pair of shoes that don't bother my feet and that I feel comfortable in, so I would definitely purchase the leather J.Crew flats. The higher the price usually means the better the quality of the shoe! Also, I love these flats, they are so cute and you could wear with jeans, leggings, jegggings, and just about anything.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Love this post {as always}! If the UO ones fit I'm going to scoop them up! So cute!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend Erika!
xoxo Mary Jo

Jessica said...

I'm so glad I picked today to catch up on blog reading - I was contemplating the J.Crew version earlier today! But those UO ones are just as great! Nice find!

Katelyn said...

they just look the same. but quality must be different.

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