Splurge or Save: Newbury Booties

I’ve been obsessed with Rag & Bone’s Newbury booties forever–the styling is amazing and the sturdy heel makes them surprisingly easy to walk in despite the height, a crucial deciding factor for any shoe purchase.  However, the $495 price tag isn’t easy to swallow no matter how cute they are.  But just the other day, I stumbled across these look-a-likes by Vince Camuto for less than (gulp) one-third the cost.

Available at Nordstrom for $158!  Compare to Rag & Bone’s version:

While I haven’t tried them on (yet), they certainly give you the style of the Newbury at a fraction of the cost.  How cute would they look  paired with ankle length skinnies and a blazer like Rosie Huntington Whitley below?

Or with leather leggings, shorts, skirts or a dress and trench like model Jaquelyn Jablonski (love that PS1 bag too).

Oh the possibilities….

Look of the Day: Hanneli

Hanneli Mustaparta always looks freaking amazing.  Here, she elevates a basic shorts-top combo with lace, a bright pop of color, and her Rag & Bone Newbury boots— my absolute favorite.  If you don’t want to splurge on the Rag & Bone version, Dolce Vita makes a similar option, which is now on sale here.