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Spot the Real: Steve Madden 'Daisey' Bow Sandal

Can you guess which sandals cost more?
Thanks to a tip from alert reader and fellow blogger Niki at Cheapalicious, I discovered a great Steve Madden look for less - the two pairs are nearly identical! Except, that is, for the price. The "real" is $45 at (or $25 at Marshalls, see this post for an in-store photo) while the look for less is $19.99 (plus 30% off with code MEM30). And it comes in black, tan or white (see my in-store pic here). I love this style for hot summer days because you don't have to sacrifice style for comfort. Now let's see if you can guess which sandal costs more - click a link below to find out!


10 Memorial Day Sales to Shop Now (And What to Buy)

10 Best Memorial Day Sales to Shop Now
The long holiday weekend ahead calls for some serious shopping, and luckily all your favorite fashion sites are kicking off their sales early. Now's the perfect time to get ready for summer with deals on the best sandals, shorts, swimsuits, sunglasses and more. My suggestion? Prep your wardrobe for all the summer weddings you will inevitably be attending this season. Here are three of my top sale picks that would be perfect for a summer wedding - from casual cocktails to a more formal event - and how to style them!