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Spot the Real: Dolce Vita 'Pela' Crisscross Wedge Sandal

Can you guess which of the sandals below costs $168 and which one costs just $29.99? Click either image to find out!

Dolce Vita at ShopStyle

Mossimo at ShopStyle

Special thanks is owed to reader Samantha K. for turning us on to these fabulous wedges! Samantha owns the cheap-chic version and says they are "so cute, so comfy, and so affordable." I'm going to look for these on my next trip to (blank)!!

I guessed right! I love them though... definitely a good buy.

#1 twenty something (Homepage) on 2011-02-01 08:48 (Reply)
Speaking of Dolce Vita, check out their new budget line for Spring at They have sandals very similar to these, only with cork and rope wedge heels (at just $29.99!).
#2 Target-Addict (Homepage) on 2011-02-01 09:36 (Reply)
Thanks for the tip, I saw your post on them earlier! Can't wait to check them out in person (even if I won't be able to wear them for another 4 months...)
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-02-01 16:23 (Reply)
I have had great luck with Target shoes. I'll have to check these out next time I'm there. They look like they cost way more than $29.99.
#3 Sara (Homepage) on 2011-02-01 11:19 (Reply)
I sure hope Target's giving you some credit for the great marketing you do for them...saw this before work today and fell in love! Checked Target's website and they said they had my size in the store by my house, but only in “limited quantities”…yes, it was snowing like crazy and the roads were awful here in Upstate NY, but nothing makes me feel better on a crappy winter day than a little retail therapy…especially strappy sandals to remind me that spring IS coming!! Definitely risked being late to work to stop and grab a pair on my way! ;-) I didn’t have time to try them on but I can’t wait see how they look with a dress when I get home tonight! The Dolce Vita pair looked so cute paired with the dresses on the models on the Cusp website and on the signage in the Target store….just hoping they won’t look like clown shoes on MY size 10 feet! Thanks again for your great posts!
#4 Nikki on 2011-02-01 12:02 (Reply)
Haha I wish. Target is tough to get/keep in touch with. I always find out about press previews and stuff after the fact. I wish they would include me! (although I hope they're not reading this, I'm sure I sound like a jilted
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-02-01 14:22 (Reply)
I would hope they'd see you as an adoring fan, begging for recognition!!
#4.1.1 Nikki on 2011-02-01 17:35 (Reply)
Yay- I just bought these Target ones a couple weeks ago, and I love them too!
#5 Jen on 2011-02-01 12:39 (Reply)
hah! This post amuses me because I just received my pink pair yesterday. I've been coveting the Dolce Vita version for a while so i was definitely elated when I saw them appear on the target site. They look fantastic in person. I was afraid they'd look like unicorn hooves but they aren't overwhelming at all.
#6 sobriquet on 2011-02-01 16:34 (Reply)
ugh they don't have my size! boooo lol
#7 Ayanna on 2011-02-01 20:55 (Reply)
Oooh I love these! Also similar to a pair I was looking at on DSW recently.
#8 Brandi on 2011-02-01 21:06 (Reply)
Saw these tonight at Kohls, for anyone looking for another option...

On sale for $43 down from $64...looks like it's only available in brown.
#9 Nikki on 2011-02-04 20:36 (Reply)
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