splurge versus save: white v-necks

These shoes caught my eye the other day when I was scrolling through my Instagram feed. They were paired with white, wide-leg pants, a burnt sienna, slim-ribbed t-shirt, and a little lilac bag. It was a super chic look. I was smitten and set out to create a similar look suitable to my style. 

The shoes from my feed are from Celine. It makes perfect sense. Phoebe Philo is the queen of redefining minimal chic and these shoes are exactly that. They are sleek, cool, and a high-end purchase - ringing in at $680. 

I also stumbled across these similar, yet different, Zara mules. They have the same vibe as the Celine pair, with a little lift from a low heel. They are also much more budget friendly at $119. 

Which would you choose, the splurge or the save?