I recently realized I don't have any cute brown sandals. So I set off on a search and landed upon these Stuart Weitzman Brown Apron Studded Platforms ($365). They're clunky like a clog but still totally sexy. I envision wearing them with everything from flirty floral frocks to denim shorts to skinny jeans. It's too bad my wallet envisions them digging a huge hole in it. Boo!
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These N.Y.L.A. Heather Platform Pumps ($77 or $110, depending on size) are much more agreeable for my wallet. True, there are slight differences — the main one being laces versus buckle — but overall they have the same brown hue, gold studs, cutouts, and chunky platform. Good enough for me, good enough for my wallet.