Alternatives: Topshop Mighty Boot

So much for soaking up the sun this weekend... Karl the Fog has made his way over into my territory and I haven't seen a glimpse of blue sky yet! It's got me in a funky cold-weather mood and I'm sat here contemplating my upcoming autumn wardrobe. I fell in love with the Topshop Mighty boot after Zoella featured it in one of her hauls as well as in several outfit photos (here and here), but I don't think I can justify $90 on a pair of shoes from Topshop, especially since A. I've never tried them on (and I usually need to try things on), and B. I'm not sure it's the greatest quality shoe for the price based on what I've seen in the Topshop sections now available at Nordstrom. *Sidenote, Topshop please open a store in NorCal so I can dig through a massive sale section instead of the two tiny markdown racks at the mall.

Now back to the boots! I'm convinced that I need a pair of black stacked-heel ankle booties in my life before autumn and I've started seriously looking for alternatives. What weirdo buys boots in the middle of July? This girl. Though they all differ slightly from the Mighty, I think this selection of finds is quite comparable in aesthetics and most are a bit more affordable than the Topshop ones. The other day I went to DSW to try on the Pink & Pepper Duster boots and they fit my foot like a... sock? Bahaha, I mean to say glove but those don't go on your feet! They were super lightweight and comfortable and the top opening was small enough that my ankle wasn't floating around in a sea of excess space (a little problem I've run into with boots in general). I decided against buying them for $49.99 in store because being the frugal little bargain hunter I am I thought I could find them online and cheaper. Lo and behold, a couple search-and-clicks later I found a coupon code online to get an extra 20% off at Shoes.com (the code is: Secret20) to bring the price down to $39... I might just snag these while I can!

Pink & Pepper Duster, $49.00 ($39.20 with code "Secret20")
New Look Calibre Zip Side Ankle Boots, $42.41 (Get 20% off your entire ASOS order by 8/5 with code "Seventeen20")

30 comments

  1. thank you SO much for this post! I've been looking for a pair much like these for fall & feel the same way about splurging over a shoe being unsure of quality!

    sundays grace beauty & more

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    1. no problem! yeah, i've been stalking black ankle boots for ages on the internet but i've realized quality is so important when buying staples for your wardrobe! meeeh, it's always hard to find the perfect shoe too ):

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  2. Yay for Californians! Just found your blog! How lucky! You're studying abroad in Italy!! I'm hoping to study abroad possibly! Also, those topshop shoes are a dreaammm. but those New Look ones look like a good alternative. also, I want everything Zoella owns. if only I had the money!

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    1. Hurrah!! Ooh, where are you looking to study abroad? Zoella has such amazing style/fashion/makeup/everything (:

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  3. oh, ankle boots! They are always in fashion every fall/winter season!
    they're like must-have items haha xx
    www.AvneeshnKaren.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yep, I'm really excited to get some!

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  4. These are so perfect! I have actually been looking for a good pair of ankle boots like these. Thanks for posting xx

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    1. No problem, I'm glad to help in the search! I've been looking on line for absolute ages since I can't find any I like in stores :P

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  5. The DV's are amazing.. Love this season!

    Charlotte

    Website | Winston & Willow

    Bloglovin'

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    1. Aren't they!? I love how edgy they look

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  6. Nice blog!

    Adriana

    cercandoilmiosogno.blogspot.com.es

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  7. Lovely alternative I like the look of the new look ones. Love you blog layout by the way I adore nautical themes.

    New followers

    Carrieanne x

    http://beautiesunlocked.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aren't they gorgeous? They look just like the Topshop ones!
      Thanks so much xx

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  8. I love the pair from New Look :) x

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    1. They look great, and are half the price of the Topshop ones!

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  9. This is actually a really handy helpful post! I definitely think us bloggers should try save money where we can. You can hardly tell the difference between them style-wise, the biggest difference is definitely in the price here ♥

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    1. Yay! I completely agree, I'm a total bargain hunter and it's kind of fun to find some gems in the rough (:

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    1. Anch'io! Grazie, andrò a vedere il tuo blog (:

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  11. I didn't realise there were so many so similar,
    I have the topshop ones though and i love them. They go with absolutely everything

    mollyrosecleaver.blogspot.com

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    1. I think a lot of places are coming out with similar ones for A/W '13. You're so lucky, I wish I could afford the Topshop ones because they are perfect xx

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  12. Great post so helpful :) love the Joust boots.
    Misha x

    mishymoo62.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! Yeh, they're really cool (:

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  13. These boots are the best! Can wear it with almost any outfits! omg i hate to be a girl sometimes, couldn't resist to buy again :p

    http://ihaveathingforunicorns.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Bahaha, seriously girls have so many options... and I feel like I need them all!

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