my balmain versions

by Nikki Desuasido in , ,

(Vintage Knit Sweater, Nameless Acid Wash Denim Shorts, "Balmain" Flat Sandals, Mango Satchel, Therapy Sunglasses)

I've been dying to wear these Balmain look-a-like gladiator sandals for the longest. I was literally drooling when I saw these shopping on the streets in Hong Kong. And although they were more expensive than the average shoe I was buying, I thought this sure beats the ludicrous price tag the original version carries. I've heard ZARA has an inspired pair and ALDO's has some cute ones that are almost dead on, minus the swarovski crystals of course.. but these flat ones will definitely suffice. And my trip to Santa Rosa came with getting my toes done again and I knew these shoes would look great with a darker shade.. and a teal rhinestone.. sigh* :) 

Here's what they looked like off the runway for Balmain's Spring 2009 RTW collection. I believe Jennifer Connelly wore the green ensemble to the "He's Just Not That Into You" premiere. Anyway, these sandals are amazing and I'm so happy I have a similar version even though they're flat, they make me smile.

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