THIS OR THAT THURSDAY {#2}

August 2, 2012

leopard brogues

Madden Girl Jacobz     ---     Dolce Vita Oxfords in Leopard

Leopard, from my experience, is an acquired taste. Much like the taste of vodka, few like it at first, but after repeated interactions with it, some will grow to love it. While I still am not a fan of vodka, I am a HUGE advocate of leopard; I like it paired with just about everything.

Menswear is the trend on everyones' lips this fall and I am the blabbermouth spreading it all over town. I love menswear, the boyfriend jeans, slouchy tees, boy blazers, pumped up kicks and button ups, I love it so much I may as well just be a boy. While that isn't happening anytime soon, I do plan on stocking up what I can for this upcoming fall, starting with brogues.

I do love my high heels, I love the swagger they give me, I always feel like such a P-I-M-P in them. Even so, there are days where "nothing but a t-shirt on" can do the trick and, for those days, flats are just enough. Being the complete sucker I am for brogues and leopard, it's natural for me to want to combine the two but it always comes down the the question, "is this just a passing trend or should I invest a little more?"

Two pairs have been tantalizing me, one from DV and one from Madden Girls. Alike conceptually but different in how they operationalized the design (my statistics lingo is starting to creep out...), I am swooning over both. The DV features smaller spots which is great to mix match with other prints as it won't overwhelm the other. The Madden Girl pair is a bit busier and louder, but it is almost half the price. Which do YOU think will be more bang for the buck?

14 comments:

pancakeSTACKER said...

Save for sure! Not bad for $40 if you ask me!

xo

Arra Abella said...

Both are really nice but the print of the DV is so much better :)

Arra
The Princess on the Brink

Gina said...

It's pricey, but I have to say Dolce Vita for sure.

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xo

Rhoda Wong said...

i think that this print will pair be paired very well with a lot of looks, definitely the DV one! great choice btw (:

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Bree said...

The DV one, because you can always tone them down.

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Jaya said...

The DV's for sure. the spots are cuter on those :) and i like the shape better since it's pointier than the Madden one's. it's definitely worth of price.

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eggtartbox said...

Although you'd 'technically' get more wear for dollar with the Steve Madden ones, I think you can't go wrong with the DV ones, if you're willing to save. Even if it's a passing trend because the print is smaller and more subtle, you could wear it with more outfits and let other details stand out :33

Emmett Katherine said...

I personally prefer the DV pair with the smaller spots, but I imagine both are equal in quality.

Nnenna said...

This is a tough call! I love the small spots on the DV pair, but much prefer the price tag on the Steve Madden ones. Can't wait to find out which ones you pick!

Jessica said...

ah love these!! the maddens are definitely a good price!

-Jessica
http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

PR_Style said...

I like the Madden Girl ones. Great price too.

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jamie said...

um. wtf. i miss you :( like, a lot!!

Teresa said...

I love leopard print, but I think the DV's are more versatile. It looks more like a dalmatian print on a tan background.

FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

this.

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