6eBlazer | Tee: Current/Elliot | Denim: Rag & Bone | Sandals: Steve Madden Christey | Choker: HRH Collection | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Handbag: Louis Vuitton

I’m the first to admit that I love a beautifully made designer shoe, but in some cases, I’d rather not spend the money if I’m able to find a less expensive alternative.

For example, if I don’t think they’re going to last me season after season, year after year, I think twice about shelling out big bucks. Another factor, suede versus leather. I know I’ve said this in the past, but I think it’s 10x easier to pull off an inexpensive suede pair versus a leather pair.

I’ve been eyeing these Jimmy Choos for awhile now, but then I found these, that perfectly satisfied that summer sandal craving. Along with that pair, I added these to my shopping cart. I’m positive they’re both pairs I’ll wear all spring and summer long and while I know some people question the quality and comfort of some Steve Madden shoes, I promise, they’re both pretty comfortable as far as heels are concerned.