Splurge vs Steal: Chanel Espadrilles

Chanel Espadrilles $395 +
Yesterday I found my very affordable version of the very sought after Chanel espadrille. I love the espadrille trend this spring, and Chanel, of course, nailed it. But I can't afford the $395 price tag (and that's what they were retailing for, since they sold out, they are reselling for double that online!) so I have been searching for something similar.

Bamboo Two Tone Canvas Sandal  $21.40
 Exactly the same, right? I haven't received these yet in the mail, but I have my fingers crossed that I got the right size before I spread the good news and all the sizes run out! The only downside of sharing good deals... :)

Has Fashion Week Lost It's Edge?

I, like the rest of the fashion-obsessed, have been oogling over NYFW collections online. My social media feeds are flooded with pictures from models, magazines, designers and of course, fashion bloggers. The latter which, have become an ever growing population (or infestation as some see it) at Fashion Week. This begs the question: because of the surge of bloggers in the front row at every show, has Fashion Week lost it's edge?

I understand that some bloggers have a huge influence in pop culture (The Man Repeller, Cupcakes and Cashmere, etc) but it seems to me that anyone who has a .com is given access to these shows. Designers like Oscar de la Renta have expressed his dislike of this growing trend, and vowed to cut his guest list in half, and only invite true fashion professionals.

What are your thoughts? Is this just the way Fashion Week is evolving, or should designers take an approach similar to Mr. de la Renta?

xoxo, Courtney