Lust v. Must: Rag and Bone, Stuart Weitzman, and Louboutin boots

The other day a blog reader emailed me to ask for advice on a pair of boots to buy. I didn’t want to tell her to buy an expensive pair, so I did a bit of hunting online and found boots that look like boots I’d describe as “lust purchases” because of their hefty price tags.

The lust purchases are: Stuart Weizman’s 5050 Boot in black napa ($598), Rag and Bone’s Kinsey Boot in black ($595), and Christian Louboutin’s Cate Chain-Trim Red-Sole Knee Boot ($1,295).

Christian Louboutin, Stuart Weizman, Rag and BoneThe must purchases are: Aldo’s Bahr in black ($69.99), Aldo’s Salazie in black ($140), and Aldo’s Delana in black ($89.99).

Aldo

P.S. Here are some celebrities that have been spotted in the lust shoes:

P.P.S. I was looking through old photos and found my dad’s fraternity composite. Stuart Weizman was a brother when my dad was the president (unfortunately, I don’t think that this means I can get free shoes…).

Lust v. Must: Olivia Pope From Scandal!

I am obsessed with the television show Scandal. On Thursdays, I countdown the minutes until it airs. I love watching Olivia Pope and the associates at her crisis management firm, Olivia Pope & Associates, handle crises. I do not want to divulge any secrets but if you aren’t watching already I recommend that you start ASAP. One thing that I can give away is that Olivia Pope’s style is incredible. I especially love her coats and blazers. Olivia favors Burberry, Prada, and Dior but here is how you can get a few of my favorite looks for less.

Olivia Pope:

Olivia Pope Fashion

You:

Topshop's oversize snap-button coat, $116

Topshop’s oversize snap-button coat, $116

Olivia Pope:

Olivia Pope Fashion

You:

Tahari 'Marla' Cutaway Wrap Coat with Oversized Collar

Tahari ‘Marla’ Cutaway Wrap Coat with Oversized Collar $229.90

Olivia Pope:

Olivia Pope Fashion

You:

Melton Cape 75 Pounds

Melton Cape $174

Olivia Pope:

Olivia Pope Fashion

You:

McGinn Women's Kitty Short Sleeve Tweed Jacket

McGinn Women’s Kitty Short Sleeve Tweed Jacket $126

Oliva Pope:

Olivia Pope Fashion

You:

Coach Classic Short Trench

Coach Classic Short Trench $348

Olivia Pope:

Olivia Pope Fashion

You:

Sanity Tweed Jacket

Sanity Tweed Jacket $108

Oliva Pope:

Olivia Pope Fashion

You: I am  cheating a bit on this one but this Burberry coat is just too perfect to attempt to replicate.

Burberry Coat Olivia Pope

Olivia Pope:

Scandal Kerry Washington Olivia Pope Style

 

You:

Zara Checked Blazer With Elbow Patches $

 

Zara Checked Blazer With Elbow Patches $99.90

I can’t wait for tonight’s episode!