|photo courtesy of Sea of Shoes|
I've been seeing these Alaia suede lace-up hiking booties everywhere lately. While I believe that they are gorgeous (and should at the very least be tried on), there is no way I can spend $1,710 on a pair of boots. There are so many other things I can do with that money (paying for food and shelter come to mind :). Which is why I couldn't help but notice these Nine West booties, from the Vintage America Collection by Joss Stone. Which is very similar to the original. The platform isn't as high, but then again neither is the price tag ;) At $149 I can by shoes and the outfit to go with it and still be able to pay for my monthly necessities. Enjoy!