Accessories

Update: This post has been updated on September 18, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

After a quick summer hiatus, we are reporting back with another Real vs. Steal post! And this one’s featuring the very famous Love Knot Bangle by Tiffany & Co.. Personally, I absolutely adore the minimalistic design of this bangle and its symbolic meaning. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that this piece of jewelry is a particularly popular wedding gift. And while I couldn’t find an exact price for this online sold-out item, I would bet, even though this is “only” sterling silver, it still is everything but a cheap buy.

Tiffany & Co. Love Knot Bangle in silver and gold

Tiffany & Co. Love Knot Bangle
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal & Fashionphile.

BP. Love Knot Textured Cuff

Update (09/18/2016): Stumbled upon this textured cuff by BP. and it instantly reminded me of the Tiffany Love Knot bangle above. Available in gold- or silvertone for a budget-friendly $12!

BP. Love Knot Textured Cuff in gold and silver (Tiffany inspired)

BP. Love Knot Textured Cuffls
($12, Nordstrom)

LuLu*s Let’s Tie the Knot Bracelet

Update (04/05/2016): Just discovered this cute Tiffany bracelet look-alike at LuLu*s which is available in gold, rosegold or silver for a budget-friendly price of $14.

LuLu*s Let's Tie the Knot Bracelet in goldtone (Tiffany & Co. Love Knot knockoff)

LuLu*s Let’s Tie the Knot Bracelet
($14, LuLu*s)

Armitage Avenue Knot Bangle

Update (11/15/2015): Another lovely knot bangle which would be a great Tiffany look for less alternative comes from Armitage Avenue and it’s available in gold for $14.95.

Armitage Avenue Knot Bangle in gold (Céline and Tiffany inspired)

Armitage Avenue Knot Bangle
($14.95, Nordstrom Rack)

Amazon Collection Sterling Silver Open Knot Bangle Bracelet

Luckily, you don’t need to put an *expensive* price tag on love because these knot bracelets by Amazon Collection will give you the coveted Tiffany’s lovebird look for a total steal price of $36.10. Yay!

Amazon Collection Sterling Silver Open Knot Bangle Bracelet in gold and silver (Tiffany & Co. Love Knot knockoffs)

Amazon Collection Sterling Silver Open Knot Bangle Braceletamazon
($36.10, Amazon)

P.S.: A similar version is also available hereamazon.

Brinley Co Handmade Sterling Silver Love Knot Bangle Bracelet

I also spotted these Tiffany’s inspired knotted bangles by Brinley Co and thought they’d make a great alternative if you’re searching for a Tiffany’s look for less.

Brinley Co Handmade Sterling Silver Love Knot Bangle Bracelet in silver and gold (Tiffany & Co. knockoffs)

Brinley Co Handmade Sterling Silver Love Knot Bangle Braceletamazon
($36.99, Amazon)

Eve’s Addiction Sterling Silver Love Knot Bangle Bracelet

The most spot-on Tiffany & Co. dupe comes from Eve’s Addiction. Unfortunately, it’s also the most expensive one at $68 (now on sale for $34). But then again, this one’s also made of Sterling Silver just like the real deal, so at least it shouldn’t be a downgrade quality-wise. Make sure to use promo code “SAVE20” to get another 20% off!

Eve's Addiction Sterling Silver Love Knot Bangle Bracelet in silver and gold (Tiffany & Co. knockoff)

Eve’s Addiction Sterling Silver Love Knot Bangle Bracelet
($34, Eve’s Addiction)

P.S.: A similar version is also available hereamazon & herepjx.

Image source(s): Tiffany & Co., Nordstrom, LuLu*s, Lori’s, Amazon, Eve’s Addiction

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Real vs. Steal – Vita Fede Titan Bracelet

by Irina on September 18, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on September 18, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you’re on Instagram and are only remotely interested in fashion, chances are you’re well aware of the Vita Fede jewelry craze that has been going on over the last year. Just take a look around there: no arm party is really complete without one of Vita Fede’s creations dangling from the photographer’s arm. But while I really, really love the spikey Titan bracelets that have become so uber-popular lately and would be over the moon to own one myself, they’re simply not in my price range. Especially since we’re talking $300 for costume jewelry here. Thanks, but I’ll pass, I think.

Vita Fede Titan Bracelet in gold

Vita Fede Titan Bracelet
($290, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Vita Fede, Saks Fifth Avenue & Revolve.

Instagrammers Love Vita Fede

Vita Fede Titan Bracelet on Instagram

Pictures via carpus_diem, chiweih, keepingupwithang.

Eye Candy Los Angeles Titanium Spike Cuff Bangle

Update (09/18/2016): This spikey goldtone cuff bangle by Eye Candy Los Angeles is yet another fab Vita Fede Titan inspired piece of jewelry. Currently on sale for $24.97.

Eye Candy Los Angeles Titanium Spike Cuff Bangle in gold (Vita Fede Titan dupe)

Eye Candy Los Angeles Titanium Spike Cuff Bangle
($24.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Jules Smith Bullet Hinge Cuff Bracelet

Update (08/06/2015): Just discovered these lovely and spot-on Vita Fede Titan dupe bracelets by Jules Smith. They’re available in gold or silver and are currently on sale for just $11.30! Yay for affordable arm parties!

Jules Smith Bullet Hinge Cuff Bracelet in gold and silver (Vita Fede Titan knockoffs)

Jules Smith Bullet Hinge Cuff Braceletamazon
($11.30, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack & Neiman Marcusls.

Passiana Arrowhead Bangle

Update (08/06/2015): Also spotted these Vita Fede Titan look-alikes by Passiana which are also currently on sale for $27.19 (down from $79) and come in either gold or rosegold.

Passiana Arrowhead Bangle in gold and rosegold (Vita Fede Titan knockoffs)

Passiana Arrowhead Bangle
($27.19, Overstock)

BaubleBar Gold Cone Cuff

Update (05/07/2015): Found another cute Vita Fede Titan alternative option at BaubleBar for roughly 10% of the real deal’s price!

BaubleBar Gold Cone Cuff (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

BaubleBar Gold Cone Cuff
($32, BaubleBar)

ASOS Open Pyramid Cuff Bracelet

Update (02/08/2015): Stumbled upon this cute Vita Fede Titan inspired cuff braclet at ASOS today.

ASOS Open Pyramid Cuff Bracelet in gold (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

ASOS Open Pyramid Cuff Bracelet
($14.95, ASOS)

GoJane Spiked Ends Hinged Cuff

Update (05/14/2014): Discovered another Vita Fede Titan bracelet dupe at GoJane.

GoJane Spiked Ends Hinged Cuff in gold (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

GoJane Spiked Ends Hinged Cuff
($12.40, GoJane)

Forever 21 Secret Rebel Hinge Cuff

Good thing is you don’t have to rob a bank to take your arm party to the next level because Forever 21 are now offering a fabulous Vita Fede Titan bracelet dupe for under $10! Same look but a major price difference of $266.20! Ka-ching! Of course, you can’t expect the same quality here, but for one or two seasons this is a good and wallet-friendly alternative if you can’t afford the real deal.

Forever 21 Secret Rebel Hinge Cuff in gold (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

Forever 21 Secret Rebel Hinge Cuff
($8.80, Forever 21)

Image source(s): Shopbop, Instagram, Nordstrom Rack, Amazon, BaubleBar, ASOS, GoJane, Forever 21

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Real vs. Steal – Cartier Love Bracelet

by Irina on September 14, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on September 14, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you have an Instagram account, follow fashion bloggers or just love jewelry in general, then I’m sure you’re well aware of Cartier‘s famous “Love” bracelet. Designed by Aldo Cipullo in 1969, the bracelet quickly became popular for its intentional resemblance in function to medieval chastity belts because of its extraordinary locking mechanism. Unlike traditional bracelets, the “Love” bracelet is designed to be opened only by using a special screwdriver that is supplied with every bracelet. The screwdriver is also available in the form of a necklace, allowing the bracelet to be “locked” onto one person, while the “key” is kept around the neck of another, as a symbol for their commitment to their relationship. Luckily, the “Love” bracelet can be opened with any standard slotted screwdriver (just in case things don’t work out with your better half, I guess ūüėČ). Although slightly confining, I think it’s a romantic gesture and a very beautiful sign of love, but most of all is it a very expensive one at $6.600 for the 18K yellow gold version. There’s definitely a lot of commitment neccessary for such a splurge purchase.

Cartier Love Bracelet in gold and silver

Cartier Love Bracelet
($6.600, Cartier)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective, The RealReal & Fashionphile.

Style Bloggers Love Cartier

Celebs such as Aimee from Song of Style and Annabelle from VivaLuxury have been spotted wearing a Cartier Love Bracelet.

Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Annabelle (VivaLuxury) wearing a Cartier Love Bracelet

Who wore Cartier better?

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Minusey Love Screw Motif Bracelet

Update (09/14/2016): Just discovered this online shop Minusey and found a ton of awesome designer dupe items including this set of gold-plated Cartier Love bracelet dupes made of titanium. They sure are not a cheap steal at $89, but they are 18k gold-plated and made of titanium, so you’ll probably have a very durable and high-quality Cartier dupe by opting for one of these bracelets. Make sure to use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off purchase at Minusey!

Minusey Love Screw Motif Bracelet in yellow gold, rosegold and silver (Cartier dupes)

Minusey Love Screw Motif Bracelet
($89, Minusey)

Armitage Avenue Cuff Bracelet

All you commitment phobics with tight budgets rejoice! Because Armitage Avenue are bringing you the beauty of Cartier’s “Love” bracelet without the price or screwdriver. Now you can get the coveted Cartier look for a budget-friendly $24.95 (in either gold- or silvertone) and open it easily with a built-in clasp. No screwdrivers or credit card debt neccessary! Score!

Armitage Avenue Cuff Bracelet in gold and silver (Cartier Love knockoffs)

Armitage Avenue Cuff Braceletamazon
($24.95, Amazon)

Image source(s): Cartier, Song of Style, VivaLuxury, Minusey, Lori’s Shoes

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Update: This post has been updated on August 28, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Are you familiar with these futuristic-looking sunglasses by Dior? The “So Real” shades have admittedly stolen the thunder from Dior’s “Technologic” sunglasses last year because both models were released around the same time, but now that I actually had the chance to try the “So Real” sunnies on myself, I’m kind of over them because they didn’t suit my face as much as I hoped they would. I did like the architectural concept of the “So Real” however and that’s where the “Technologic” sunglasses come in because they’re like the grown-up and sophisticated sister of the “So Real”, a modern and updated spin on the classic aviator silhouette. But “Made in Italy” or not, there’s no way I’d spend more than $500 on a pair of sunglasses. Sorry, Dior!

Dior Technologic Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses

Dior Technologic Brow Bar Aviator Sunglassesls
($560, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Barneysls, Solstice Sunglasses, Amazonamazon, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, Farfetchls & Vestiaire Collective.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Kendall and Kylie Jenner and personal style bloggers like Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Aimee Song (Song of Style) have been spotted wearing Dior Technologic Sunglasses.

Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Aimee Song (Song of Style) wearing Dior Technologic Sunglasses

Who wore Dior best?

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Express Jackie Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses

Update (08/28/2016): Express came out with a second variation of their Dior Technologic sunglass dupe which now comes with a rosegold frame and sapphire blue lenses. Price: $29.90! I looooove these!

Express Jackie Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses in rosegold and blue (Dior Technologic look-alike)

Express Jackie Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

Nasty Gal Set the Bar High Shades

Update (08/28/2016): And if you’re a fan of warm-toned lenses, check out these shades I discovered at Nasty Gal which look spot-on Dior but will cost you only $20.

Nasty Gal Set the Bar High Shades in rosegold (Dior Technologic dupe)

Nasty Gal Set the Bar High Shadesls
($20, Nasty Gal)

Free People “Top Down” Aviator Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Here’s another great and budget-friendly alternative to Dior’s pricey Technologic sunnies which I have discovered at Free People for $25. A rounded lens version is available here.

Free People "Top Down" Aviator Sunglasses in blue and grey (Dior Technologic dupes)

Free People “Top Down” Aviator Sunglasses
($25, Free People)

Aldo “McCooey” Aviator Sunglasses

Update (02/29/2016): Spotted another Dior inspired pair of fab aviator sunglasses at Aldo and they’re $16 only, yay!

Aldo "McCooey" Aviator Sunglasses in blue (Dior Technologic dupes)

Aldo “McCooey” Aviator Sunglassesls
($16, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK).

GMAT Retro Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

Luckily, there’s no need to spend half a grand to get the coveted Dior look because you can get a spot-on dupe for less than $20. These sunglasses by GMAT are probably the closest you can get to the real deal for such a steal price at the moment.

GMAT Retro Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses (Dior Technologic dupes)

GMAT Retro Mirrored Aviator Sunglassesamazon
($18.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available at Romwe, SheIn, Amazon #2amazon & Oasap.

Forever 21 Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

If you’re looking for something cheaper, you might want to check out these silver/grey shades I discovered at Forever 21. Total Dior dupe for less than $10! Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses in silver grey (Dior Technologic dupe)

Forever 21 Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses
($9.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (US) (similar), Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

BP. Geo Bar Aviator Sunglasses

These BP. sunglasses are missing a couple details to be considered a spot-on knockoff, but the front is almost identical to the Dior “Technologic” shades. $12 only. Plus, I love the blue mirrored lenses on these!

BP. Geo Bar Aviator Sunglasses in blue mirrored (Dior Technologic dupes)

BP. Geo Bar Aviator Sunglassesls
($12, Nordstrom)

GoJane In Shades Flat Brow Bridge Sunglasses

Another great steal alternative for under $10 are these sunnies from GoJane.

GoJane In Shades Flat Brow Bridge Sunglasses in grey (Dior Technologic dupe)

GoJane In Shades Flat Brow Bridge Sunglasses
($8.50, GoJane)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at MakeMeChic & Windsorpjx.

ZooShoo Fine Line Sunglasses

ZooShoo has also a few fabulous and spot-on Dior dupes for a little over $20. I’m totally digging the gold mirrored pair!

ZooShoo Fine Line Sunglasses (Dior Technologic dupes)

ZooShoo Fine Line Sunglassespjx
($22, ZooShoo)

Express Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses

Last but not least, I had to include these gorgeous shades from Express. At $29.90, they’re the most expensive “Technologic” dupe in this list, but I simply looooove their rose-tinted lenses.

Express Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses in pink rosegold (Dior Technologic dupe)

Express Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

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Update: This post has been updated on August 27, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Dior has done it again! Once again they created THE hottest pair of sunglasses to have this season and I think the Split sunnies are my absolute Dior sunglass favorite yet! I just adore the horizontal lens band on the classic aviator shape (so unique!) and the luxe-looking color combos. AH-mazing! But also extremely expensive as these shades will set you back $555.

Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglasses in gold, silver and pink

Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglassesls
($555, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Solstice Sunglasses, Barneysls & Amazon.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Rihanna and Kendall Jenner and personal style bloggers like Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Michelle Koesnadi (Glisters and Blisters) have all been spotted wearing Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglasses.

Aimee Song (Song of Style), Rihanna, Kendall Jenner & Michelle Koesnadi (Glisters and Blisters) wearing Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglasses

Who wore Dior best?

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Jessica Buurman “Matte” Bi-Color Aviator Sunglasses

Update (08/27/2016): Spotted another set of Dior Split sunglass dupes today! They can be found at Jessica Buurman, cost $39 and come in 11 variations. Make sure to use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order!

Jessica Buurman "Matte" Bi-Color Aviator Sunglasses (Dior Split dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Matte” Bi-Color Aviator Sunglasses
($39, Jessica Buurman)

GoJane Colorblock Party Aviator Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): Stumbled upon another Dior Split alternative at GoJane today. Available in various colors for less than $10. Steal deal alert!

GoJane Colorblock Party Aviator Sunglasses in pink, blue and grey (Dior Split knockoffs)

GoJane Colorblock Party Aviator Sunglasses
($7.90, GoJane)

Juli Eyewear Mirrored Round Aviator Sunglasses

If you can’t afford the real deal and/or don’t want to spend your rent money on a pair of sunglasses (smart choice!), check out these Dior Split dupe shades by Juli Eyewear which will give you the coveted designer look for a fraction of the cost. These budget-friendly sunglasses come in a variety of 8 different color combinations and cost $15.90, so you can shop these by the dozen and still be able to pay your rent.

Juli Eyewear Mirrored Round Aviator Sunglasses in gold, silver and pink (Christian Dior Split knockoffs)

Juli Eyewear Mirrored Round Aviator Sunglassesamazon
($15.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Similar versions for men are also available hereamazon and hereamazon at Amazon.

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