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Spot the Real: Stuart Weitzman 'Gilligan' Flats

Can you spot the real Stuart Weitzman lace up flats?
Lace up flats are so chic for summer when you want a sandal alternative that still feels airy and interesting. Enter Stuart Weitzman's 'Gilligan' flats, in red, black or haze ($385, See how Jane Aldrige of Sea of Shoes, the ultimate authority on all things shoes (and fashion in general), is wearing her pair here. Oh, yes, you'll be taking loads of Instagram shoe shots with these beauties on your feet! But if you want to stay on budget, we've found a fabulous alternative that's a more reasonable $95. Act fast, these flats are already sold out at (you might have luck in stores - plus you'll want to check out the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, pre-sale going on now for cardholders, regular sale starts Friday!) Now, on to the guessing game - see if you can spot the real pair by clicking a link below!

So funny to see this because I was looking forever for a cheaper version of the original lace up flats from aquazzura but then found the Topshop pair for $95 which are still more expensive than I wanted (I would've liked more in the $50-$60) range but I loved them so much I splurged! Because I wasn't crzy over the cheapy ones. I put on insta actually last night!
#1 Shira (Homepage) on 2015-07-14 19:55 (Reply)
I got it right!! It's all in the heel construction.

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#2 Erin @ Her Heartland Soul (Homepage) on 2015-07-14 20:42 (Reply)
Love this look. The lace up flat is so versitile and can be worn with so many different looks this summer and into the fall. The red gives just enough pop of color and is a must have staple piece to any wardrobe.

I found my pair here:,30/2099160033?referer=carousel
#3 Maureen on 2015-07-15 04:35 (Reply)
Great find, thanks for sharing!
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2015-07-15 16:08 (Reply)
Got it right! The heel was the tell.
#4 debbie on 2015-07-15 06:29 (Reply)
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