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Look for Less: Steve Madden 'Antics' Sneaker

Look for Less: Steve Madden Antics Sneakers
The Steve Madden 'Antics' sneaker might just be the most photograph-worthy workout shoe I've seen in a long time, with its mix of millenial pink, rose gold and edgy black accents.

The Look for Less: Patagonia Fleece Sherpa Vest

Patagonia fleece vest look for less
Patagonia's off-white fleece vest is the perfect casual layering piece to wear as the days get shorter and cooler.

Spot the Real: Jeffrey Campbell 'Taggart' Cutout Bootie

Can you guess which boots cost $140 more than the other?
My ankle bootie collection seems to grow each season, and I seem to have multiples of many styles at this point...but each time I see a variation in heel height, toe shape and color, I find it hard to resist adding to my stash. One bootie I definitely don't have is something like Jeffrey Campbell's gorgeous 'Taggart' cutout bootie which features unique diamond cutouts that add texture and interest, not to mention air flow for the spring and summer months. Wear these with your favorite jeans, your favorite skirts and dresses, you name it! As irresistible as this ankle boot may be, there's a look for less that'll save you $140 to get in on the trend. Either is a can't-go-wrong option in my book. See if you can spot the real from the steal by clicking on a link below!

Can You Guess Which Pom Pom Sneakers Cost More?

Can you guess which are the real Steve Madden pom pom sneakers?
Here's a fun little slip on sneaker I came across that you can find at multiple pricepoints, from the budget dupe that's just $29.99, to the mid-range Steve Madden pair for $89.95 (comes in three colors). There's also a pair by Sam Edelman for $99.95 with five colors to choose from! I'm sure my kids would make short work of the pom poms on these sneaks, but otherwise I think these are a sporty-chic option for spring that adds something extra to an easy-to-wear everyday shoe and takes it up a notch.

So can you guess which is which? Click a link below to find out!

Spot the Real: Steve Madden 'Slithur' Sandals

Can you spot the real Steve Madden 'Slithur' sandals?
Over the weekend, we paid a visit to Westfield Old Orchard, one of my favorite places to shop when I'm back home in Chicago. I had lunch with my blogger friend/kindred spirit Heidi Doud (Wishes & Reality) at Epic Burger - seriously, so lovely to finally meet IRL. Then it was time to ride the mini train with my sister and nephew, followed by a nursing break, more playtime (this time by the lifesize chess set), followed by more nursing, ice cream at Godiva and naps. By that point I was tired and ready to head home, so I did not actually engage in any actual shopping. But I did spot a pair of sandals while passing through Nordstrom that caught my eye...the Steve Madden 'Slithur' ($89.90, down from $109.95). The moment I saw it, I realized it looked identical to the Mossimo 'Kylea' sandals ($34.99) I had just blogged about in Saturday's post. So, all was not lost. See if you can spot the real from the steal by clicking a link below!


Update: After posting this, I noticed while browsing Pinterest that the Steve Madden shoe is actually a copy of the Schutz 'Juliana' caged sandal, which is $190 at!

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