Crave or Save


It's no surprise that I'm embracing the gladiator sandal trend with enormous fervor. Though I already own two pairs, they're both flat, so I'm currently searching for a high-heel version. Lanvin's

Platform Gladiators

, in a marine blue, are ridiculously sleek and I love the straps that definitely make an impact, yet don't overpower the shoe. Sadly, they cost nearly a month's rent, so I can only hope that Barney's will decide to cut the price by about 80%. Luckily, Steve Madden makes a very similar alternative with their


. The stacked heel and the colored patent leather straps that wrap around the ankle are far too alike to merit spending the money on the Lanvin's.