Always inspired by Gaby of The Vault File's series, I was really excited when I read the latest GOOP newsletter on spring fashion and found a savings opportunity of my own. The grand total of all Gwenyth's looks was over $20,000, a similar total to her fall fashion looks. Quick rant: I have to say, I don't think Gwenyth really knows her GOOP audience; at least, these posts make me question if she does. Who but a movie star, who gets most of their clothes free anyways, can afford a $20,000 spring wardrobe? Not many.
Anyways, rant complete, let's get back to the point of this post. When I was reading the newsletter, I quickly realized the Isabel Marant sandals featured (same ones as above) were a close cousin to the Salt Water Sandals I sported as a kid. My mother and I both loved those sandals; I loved them because they were comfy and fuss-free while my mother loved that they weren't Jelly Sandals and were cheap. Side note: the smell of Jelly Sandals make my mother gag to this day - makes me smile knowing she allowed me a pair of Jelly Sandals when I was younger but then quickly made them disappear.
So what do you think? Splurge for the quality and brand name associated with the Isabel Marant pair or go with a childhood classic with its ties to summer's past?