Point 1: Not to be a big-time shoe snob or anything, but it's not that often that I find a pair of knock-offs at a department store that I really feel is legitimate. You can get away with them sometimes, but so often, they just look cheap and poorly made. In general, I would much prefer to pay a little more for the real thing. Well, I finally found a purchase-worthy knock-off. I just wrote about Dolce Vita a couple posts back--they are one of my favorite shoe lines (you know, that normal people can afford) and they have an open-toed wedge that is just to die for. Turns out Target has the same wedge for 1/4 of the price, and you can't even tell it's synthetic. The Pilar wedge by Mossimo comes in black and burnt orange. Considering the wedge is a major must-have for the warm weather months ahead, you might think of letting yourself veer down the shoe aisle on your way past the detergent and dryer sheets on your next trip. Who knows if they're comfortable, but they sure are cute. Anybody out there buy them yet?
Thakoon one below, which is perfect with those wedges from Point 1 :-).