Monday

Impersonating Dr. Martens

INC International marled cable-knit sweater, thrifted (similar) // Jimmy'Z angel wings thermal (old) //
Old Navy floral jeans (smaller print) // Soda combat boots (via Amazon) // Coach Outlet quilted nylon bag
(eBay listings) (similar, leather [mucho $$$]) // J. Crew necklace (similar motif) (similar colors)

I tried white patent Dr Martens boots at the mall and was enthralled but unable to justify spending $120 on wild shoes. Because I am an Internet fairy, I found this almost identical pair on Amazon, and with expedited shipping still saved $86.

The obvious difference is the Soda boots have a zipper. This is a great addition and makes it so I never have to cram my ankle and pants in and re-lace when I'm certainly already running late.

With the exception of my J. Crew necklace (which I got on sale a year or two ago but was still pricey), this whole outfit is a bargain. The Coach bag is from an outlet, the sweater is secondhand, the jeans are from Old Navy, the earrings were DIY and the black thermal is something I've had since high school or early college. It's from Jimmy'Z, a defunct offshoot of Aeropostale, and has angel wings on the back in sequins. I miss that store.



Combat boots are not good for yoga poses, nor is balancing heavy bags
Love the marled yarn in this sweater. Beautiful texture.

What was the last item you bought that was a lookalike of a more expensive piece?

11 comments :

  1. air walks for converse. who has time to pay $50 FOR CASUAL, NO SUPPORT KICKS?! airwalks were $25 cheaper :) great find!

    kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  2. Those are a pretty awesome alternative to Doc Martens!! I do have a pair of Docs, they were my 22nd birthday present, and I'm working hard at getting a good cost-per-wear out of them! They're one of my favorites!

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  3. I didn't wear the Docs in the store long enough to get a sense of how comfortable they are. Since I've never worn combat boots, I didn't want to risk hating the style over time, but if I end up loving them, maybe I'd invest in the future. Do you have pictures on your site?

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  4. In high school when I got into Converses, my Dominican mother said that in her country, they called Converses "zapatos pisa mierda." Literally, "shit-stepping shoes." She didn't understand why it was so hip to spend so much on them.

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  5. I am a pretty big fan of the combat boot style in general, I have a pair of really cheap black combat boots that I wear a lot, too. I have found the Docs to be quite comfortable--I was actually wearing them on Vacation when we were walking all over the place! Here's a couple times I've worn them on the blog: http://www.therandomwritings.com/2013/11/lace-up-your-boots.html and http://www.therandomwritings.com/2014/01/wonder-woman-socks.html

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  6. Those are awesome one you! I love the color and the laces you made.

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  7. Thank you! I've always loved fun laces...

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  8. I can't stand when boots don't have a zipper so in my opinion these are better than the real thing anyway. Your yoga pose pic is SO damn cute! :D

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  9. so funny, i just posted about my own recent footwear acquisition, right before i read this!

    http://sweetbabychild.blogspot.com/2014/02/omgshoes.html

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  10. Ooh, mama like. You're a masochist about buying shoes you can't wear this season! I need instant gratification.

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  11. Aww shucks! I had to try a size up of the Docs because I couldn't get my foot in. Zippers are ideal.

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