One of my FAVORITE things to blog anymore is looks for less. I mean, can ya blame me? I’ve always been a bargain girl through and through, so to find the designer look for, well, LESS…that’s my cuppa joe any day. 😉 As I always say, any look for less I share will be something I own BOTH the designer + lookalike in (whenever humanly possible), so that you can see a true side-by-side comparison of the two pieces and get an honest assessment after wearing/using/handling BOTH. That’s always SO important to me in sharing more affordable options with you, because sometimes…the more expensive thing is more expensive for good reason. I know I don’t want something in my closet that’s going to disintegrate after two washes, nor do I want things that look and/or feel CHEAP. Now’s the time to be building an intentionally crafted closet that will serve me + bring me joy for years to come, so I want every single piece to be #WorthIt – whether it cost $20 or $200.
Tory Burch Miller Sandals // Leith dress (on SALE – I own 6 colors!!! As seen in Cool Sh*t I Lovelovelove!)) // Camo hat // Karen Walker Sunglass lookalikes (just over $10 on Amazon isntead of $250!!!) // Louis Vuitton Neverfull c/o Keeks // Custom name necklace (get 15% off with code ERICA15)
This sandal is near + dear to my heart for a few reasons.
1.) I never ever in a million years (like, ever) thought I’d be caught dead in “designer flip flops.” To me, they represented basically the epitome of stupid wealth, where you could afford to splurge on something as seemingly frivolous as a pair of plastic shoes. Granted, the Tory Burch Miller Sandals aren’t plastic, nor are they really flip flops (even though they’re listed as such online). But you get my point – they seemed like a silly splurge in my book at first.
A few years into blogging, I had earned enough “credit” with one specific retailer that I could afford to grab a pair. I thought TREAT YO’SELF and went for it, and honestly…I lovelovelove them.
2.) A dear reader, Allison, whom I’ve had the absolute PLEASURE of meeting in person at a closet sale (so fun!), ended up buying a pair on my recommendation and wore them TO MEET ME at the event. It was so sweet and she looked so cute and we had such fun bonding over them, and it’s just a great memory I’ll forever hold dear. 🙂
I’ve had my Tory Burch Miller sandals for a few years now. One undeniable benefit of this shoe is the fact that they STILL look brand new, to this day. They wear well, and that’s obviously something that makes them worth more in my book.
Are they worth nearly 200 bucks???
Eh. I mean, you’re paying for the name, without a doubt. There isn’t exactly anything revolutionary about a flat thong sandal for summer, so if it weren’t for having a nametag, they wouldn’t be NEARLY that price.
The Tory Burch Miller Sandal is listed as having a “foam-cushioned footbed” which is simply not the case with my own pair. Maybe they’re new-and-improved in newer styles manufactured today, but at least with mine, they’re totally flat.
In terms of sizing + coloring, it recommends online to order a 1/2 size up as they run small. This was true to my own experience; I typically wear a 7.5 and ordered an 8, and they fit great. The exact color of mine is called “Sand.”
Enter, the look for less.
This pair is not even $40 (actually, they’re currently ON SALE for $33!! Bless up!). They’ve actually got a bit more cushion on the sole, which I wholeheartedly value + appreciate as something with a super high arch. Granted, it’s not exactly arch SUPPORT, but I understand I can’t expect as much from a summer sandal as I can from an orthopaedic running shoe. HA. 😉
One of the first things I noticed about the lookalike is how cushion-y the footbed feels in comparison to my actual Tory Burch Miller sandals. Granted, since the originals are listed online as being cushioned, I’m taking that with a grain of salt and hoping that other styles do have more of a soft sole. But since I can only accurately judge from my own experience firsthand, this pair is 100% softer on the sole than the real deal.
Obviously the original Tory Burch Miller sandals have a single strap going across the top of your foot, while this specific lookalike has a double strap. So that’s obviously up for your personal preference!
I do think that my foot goes fully IN the real Tory Burch Miller sandals a BIT better than in the lookalike. It’s hard to describe, so hopefully, this does the trick – ha! BUT, I also stayed TTS with the look for less and ordered my regular shoe size 7.5 (whereas I have an 8 in the original sandal).
While I don’t own this pair (yet), here’s another look for less version of the Tory Burch Miller sandal, for around 20 bucks on Amazon. They’ve got nearly 500 4-star reviews. Lovelovelove how many colors + prints this pair comes in (like leopard!), so you can really have fun mixing and matching with your summer wardrobe! The shop recommends staying true to size, but from the looks of some of the customer reviews, folks are saying to go up a half size like in the original Tory Burch Miller Sandals. So I’d say just use your best judgment there depending on how in-between you are in shoe sizes typically
Do you have the Tory Burch Miller Sandals or either look for less yet?
Let me know if you do – would lovelovelove to hear your thoughts. AND OF COURSE, let me know any other “designer” piece you want to see the look for less!