I often find it difficult to find pieces that have the same quality and feel as designer pieces. Designer clothing is generally out of my budget, but other options may not be as appealing to me.
For a while [aka my middle school days], i figured ugg boots were an acceptable substitution for riding boots [just like i thought that using ribbons as belts was crafty and cute...it really made me look like a martha-stewart-in-training]. Thankfully, i have had a change of heart.
The only problem is that boots are generally a more expensive addition to one's closet. After browsing through the designer sites, i figured a pair like those tory burch beauties up there would do the trick. Then i saw the price...that wasn't going to do the trick.
After a little more searching i found those Etienne Aigner boots at DSW for a much more reasonable price [especially as a birthday gift] and it had a logo on the side like the tory boots. Just as preppy, but for much less. I just thought i'd show anyone reading that you can always buy the designer boots if you can afford them, or you can save and buy a similar pair along with, say, another set of shoes. I personally am all for saving and getting more bang for your buck. My philosophy is that there is a similar, much more budget-friendly pair just waiting to be found, bought, and complimented on. Have you ever gotten a look for less?