7.26.2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Brian Atwood Maniac Platform Pumps for Pennies

Les chats de chaton, in the left corner plant your pretty kohl-rimmed peepers upon Brian Atwood’s marvelous Maniac Hidden Platform Pumps – the very same ones seen upon the fashionably fabulous feet of Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria, Kristin Cavallari, Kim Kardashian, Rosario Dawson, and Jessica Stroup; in the right corner prepare to swoon over ALDO’s blissful Bremseth.

Though the Bremseth beauties are slightly lighter in hue than their haute couture counterparts; for a mere $90.00, in comparison to the $650.00 needed to get crazy with the Maniac, they are le perfect compromise for the frugal fashionista looking for big-time style on a barely-there budget. Even better, they come in four charming colors (Bone, Patent Black, Bronze, and Medium Silver) – so you can splurge and get them all, should you feel so compelled!

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


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40 comments

ellie said...

These are beautiful. Wow...90 bucks. Still, not sure my poor feet could handle them. I'll just have to worship them from afar.

ivy's closet said...

Awesome find! Love the color of the cheaper version.

Natasha said...

I am in love with Aldo shoes, so choosing these wouldn't be that much of a surprise to me.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I prefer the Aldos, I'm not a fan of shiny shoes.

Maddy said...

I actually prefer the Aldo shoes for this one. Love everything at Aldo's, especially their cute accessories!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Brian Atwood maniac pumps are too awesome but if the Aldos are comfy, I'd go for them instead!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Style Eyes said...

I much prefer the colour of the first ones but at that price, I think I would have to compromise

Couture Carrie said...

Oooooh lovely find, darling!
No need to splurge here :)

xoxox,
CC

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

hehe - i always have a craving to splurge. ;) love the aldo shoes! i love aldo so i'd always go with them.

AH said...

great find! i'd go for aldo, definitely!

Radiant Make Up said...

I like the shades of both of these, the aldo becuase they'd be such a good nude but the brian atwood because of the slightly plum hughe... definately a difficult one!! x

Alexa said...

They are both so stunning. Can have them both???
Xo
alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

Twenty's Girl said...

I would still go for the Brian Atwood ones.. love that shade!! :) XOXO great post as always!!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Ah, if only I could wear such high shoes! I think in this case the Brian Atwood's do look much nicer--there's something about the slightly darker hue that looks more expensive in my mind--but maybe that's just me.
Hope all is well with you Erika--I just moved to LA and I'm going to email you today!

xo Mary Jo

Tights Lover said...

This is by far my favorite style of shoe! Can I take them both or is that against the rules? ;-)

Dancing Branflake said...

I am envisioning three dresses I have right now that would go perfectly with both these shoes. Love love love them!

Jamie said...

Ok here's the thing...I am a pump addict. I love pumps. I could wear them 7 days a week 365 days a year. Now Brian Atwood, has mastered the art of making the perfect pump. In this case, if I had $650 in my pocket I would definitely no questions asked make the splurge. And with this nude color, they'd go with everything!!

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Sherin said...

Nude pumps are my favourite. Every girl needs a pair. I love the Aldo ones.

Grace said...

Love the look of these pumps! I think I'd go with Aldo; I like the lighter shade.

Kathryn said...

I think overall I like the color of the Aldo shoes better, although both are amazing.

molly said...

So gorgeous. I'd just have to keep the style in mind.

StyleIDnet said...

I love them both and really like Aldo Shoes in general but wouldn't mind getting the Brian Atwood ones ...... Any Brian Atwood giveaway coming soon?? :)
.... ok, I'll settle in for the Aldo ones.
adorable shoes.

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Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I actually like the Aldo pair better. And I do need nude pumps...

FASHION ICE said...

gorg ! i need a pair of those!!

The Blonde Duck said...

How cute!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I think I have to go with Aldo on this one because they are much closer to my pasty whiteness :)

mazzy may said...

It would be amazing to have the expensive version.

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Josie said...

Aldo makes the greatest nude heels, honestly!
xo Josie
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meg said...

Such a great find!

Marusya V said...

Timeless chic! Love these pumps and the Aldo's price tag is quite friendly too;)
Thanks for sharing!
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Jessica said...

I actually like the ALDO's better. I like the lighter color, more of a nude....whereas the darker beige color of the Brian Atwood's would be harder to pair with outfits.

Jessica.

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Mimi said...

aaaahhh, i love aldo! :D

<3, Mimi
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Vasu said...

Amazing, love the glossy ones



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B a la Moda said...

Love the Aldo ones. They are so elegant.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

janettaylor said...

Perfection! Love them both!

Schnappy said...

I like first shoes!:)

Style, via TIa said...

love the aldo shoes!!

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Anonymous said...

Aldo's version are phenomenal. I bought the black patent and then followed up with the blue patent. The blue is adorably sexy, I love them. Wonderful stilleto heel, but only for those well practiced in walking in very high heel. I am puzzled that Aldo's shoes consistently run a size small.

Gretchen K.

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