Accessories

Update: This post has been updated on July 8, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

If you happen to spend some time on Instagram occasionally and follow one or two major fashion accounts, chances are you’re probably already familiar with “Les Bonbons” by Rebecca de Ravenel. These ball drop clip-on statement earrings which are made of lightweight silk, are handmade in India and come in a variety of lengths, materials and colors, have been designed by up-and-coming jewelry designer Rebecca de Ravenel who grew up between the Bahamas and Paris; an influence that is reflected in her aesthetic (check out her fabulous Instagram account) and her colorful designs which are both bold and playful. What Rebecca de Ravenel’s designs are NOT however: cheap! Depending on the design, you’d have to shell out between $295 and $345 for a pair of “Les Bonbons” to call yours! A price not every fashionista would be willing to pay for such a trendy accessory that might be out of fashion by next summer.

Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons Corded-Silk Drop Clip-On Earrings in yellow, fuchsia pink and blue

Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons Corded-Silk Drop Clip-On Earrings
($295-$345, Moda Operandi)

Also available at Matches Fashionls, Kirna Zabêtels, Farfetchls & The Webster.

Style Bloggers & IGers Love Rebecca de Ravenel

Various style bloggers, influencers and IGers such as Julia Engel (Gal Meets Glam), Rosie Clayton (@rclayton), Marianna Hewitt (@marianna_hewitt) and Folake Huntoon (Style Pantry) have all been spotted wearing Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons Corded-Silk Drop Earrings.

Style Bloggers wearing Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons Corded-Silk Drop Clip-On Earrings

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R.J. Graziano “Swing Time” Ball Drop Earrings

Update (07/08/2017): Spotted these amazing “Les Bonbons” look-alikes ball drops by R.J. Graziano today! They come in an array of lovely colors and retail between $32 (bottom row, Lord & Taylor) and $39.95 (top row, HSN). Make sure to use promo code “SALE” at checkout to get 20% off regular and sale priced items at Lord & Taylor (offer valid through July 9th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST, some exclusions may apply) which would lower the price of these darling to less than $25.60!

R.J. Graziano "Swing Time" Ball Drop Earrings (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons dupes)

R.J. Graziano “Swing Time” Ball Drop Earringsls
($32, Lord & Taylor)

Also available at HSN (top row).

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Plated Cord Ball Drop Earrings

Update (07/08/2017): Happened to come across these beautiful ball drop earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane which look just like Ravenel’s “Les Bonbons”, but cost less than one third of the real deal’s price. Available in nine gorgeous colors for $95.

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Plated Cord Ball Drop Earrings in red and turquoise (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons dupes)

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Plated Cord Ball Drop Earringsls
($95, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Net-A-Porterls, Barneys Warehousels & The Outnetls.

Kenneth Jay Lane Carnival Triple Tier Corded Ball Drop Earrings

Update (07/08/2017): Also stumbled upon a super cute triple tiered version by Kenneth Jay Lane which comes in 8 beautiful colors and retails for $88.

Kenneth Jay Lane Carnival Triple Tier Corded Ball Drop Earrings in yellow, green and red (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons dupes)

Kenneth Jay Lane Carnival Triple Tier Corded Ball Drop Earringsls
($88, Shopbop)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Amazonamazon, Barneys Warehousels & The Outnetls.

Humble Chic “Beehive” Woven Ball Drop Dangles

If you can’t commit to spending $300 on fashion jewelry, fret not because we’ve found these super amazing “Les Bonbons” look-alikes by Humble Chic which come in 10 colors and cost only a fraction of the real deal (prices vary between $17 to $38 depending on the chosen color). Definitely my favorite “Les Bonbons” dupes at the moment! And if you prefer different colors, materials or lengths, check out the various other “Beehive” earring designs that Humble Chic has to offer.

Humble Chic "Beehive" Woven Ball Drop Dangles (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons dupes)

Humble Chic “Beehive” Woven Ball Drop Danglesamazon
($17.81-$37.99, Amazon)

Also available at Humble Chic.

Humble Chic “Beehive” Ombré Woven Ball Drop Dangles

Another cute alternative inspired by Rebecca de Ravenel’s “Les Bonbons” earrings, also by Humble Chic, are these ombré-style ball drop earrings which come in a variety of cute gradients and color combinations and cost between $16 to $26. Steal deal alert!

Humble Chic "Beehive" Ombré Woven Ball Drop Dangles (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons inspired)

Humble Chic “Beehive” Ombré Woven Ball Drop Danglesamazon
($16.46-$25.99, Amazon)

Also available at Humble Chic.

BaubleBar “Crispin” Ball Drop Earrings

When I saw that Rebecca de Ravenel’s ball drop earrings quickly rose to fame among fashion influencers and style bloggers, I knew BaubleBar would come up with a similar design. And of course they did! Their “Crispin” ball drops come in various colors and materials, but sadly are also one of the most expensive of the “Les Bonbons” dupe bunch at $48. Still better than $295 though!

BaubleBar "Crispin" Ball Drop Earrings (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons dupes)

BaubleBar “Crispin” Ball Drop Earringsls
($48, Nordstrom)

Also available at BaubleBar.

BaubleBar “Criselda” Ball Drop Earrings

Deal: Get 15% off your first purchase at BaubleBar by signing up to their newsletter!

And if you’d like to add some extra drama to your look, how about these quadruple ball drop earrings by BaubleBar which look so much like the real deal and are available in gold, turquoise, cobalt blue, fuchsia and ravishing red for $58? Definitely one of my favorite dupes so far!

BaubleBar "Criselda" Ball Drop Earrings in turquoise and gold metallic (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons dupes)

BaubleBar “Criselda” Ball Drop Earrings
($58, BaubleBar)

Also available in a quintuple version here.

Sugarfix by BaubleBar Triad Ball Drop Earrings

Deal: Save 20% at Target.com with promo code JULY4, exclusions may apply. Offer expires 07/04/2017 at 11:59 PM PT.

Sugarfix by BaubleBar, which is BaubleBar’s lower priced jewelry line exclusively sold at Target, also has a “Les Bonbons” inspired earring style available for the budget-friendly price of $12.99.

Sugarfix by BaubleBar Triad Ball Drop Earrings (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons inspired)

Sugarfix by BaubleBar Triad Ball Drop Earrings
($12.99, Target)

LuLu*s “Dawn Days” Ball Drop Earrings

LuLu*s also has a set of cute and colorful ball drop earrings that will give you the coveted look of Ravenel’s pricey “Les Bonbons” for just $14! Steal deal alert!

LuLu*s "Dawn Days" Ball Drop Earrings (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbon dupes)

LuLu*s “Dawn Days” Ball Drop Earrings
($14, LuLu*s)

LayeredandSimple Bon Bon Style Ball Drop Earrings

If you still haven’t found a suitable “Les Bonbons” alternative for you at this point, check out Etsy because you’ll find a ton of “Les Bonbons” dupes and inspired earring styles at various price points there. One of my personal favorites are these colorful ball drops by LayeredandSimple which cost around $20. So stylish and cute, I just love these!

LayeredandSimple Bon Bon Style Thread Ball Drop Earrings (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons inspired)

LayeredandSimple Bon Bon Style Ball Drop Earrings
($18-$25, Etsy)

Similar earring designs are available here.

Image source(s): Matches Fashion, Gal Meets Glam, Instagram: @rclayton/@marianna_hewitt, Style Pantry, Lord & Taylor, HSN, Net-A-Porter, Shopbop, Humble Chic, Nordstrom, BaubleBar, Target, LuLu*s, Etsy

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Trendy Summer Essentials

by Irina on June 29, 2017

July is right around the corner and summer is in full swing! Staying on top of your fashion game in sweltering heat can be pretty tough when all you want to do is wear as less as possible. But I did a little style research and found a couple of awesome summer essentials that are so on trend right now without being too complicated or overboard (OK, minus the flamingo maybe). We mostly focussed on accessories here, so you can take them off or put them down at any time and let them shine right next to you in your pool lounger. So if you want to make your summer absolutely #instagrammable, take a look at our list below and pick your favorite three for maximal ♥ ♥ ♥! From straw bags to lemon and banana leaf prints to eye-catching ball drop earrings, this is what fashionastas all around the world are loving and wearing right now.

Trendy Summer Essentials - Straw Bags, BonBon Earrings, Lemon Banana Leaf Print, Pom Pom Sandals, Inflatable Flamingo

Go Shopping:

  1. Moon River Lemon Print Midi Dressamazon, $92
  2. Unique Vintage Mrs. Parker Watermelon Ombre One Piece Swimsuitamazon, $85.80
  3. SojoS SJ1049 Mirrored Cat-Eye Sunglassesamazon, $13.99
  4. Intex Flamingo Inflatable Ride-Onamazon, $19.99
  5. Paula’s Choice EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50, $17
  6. Miuco Handmade Bamboo Tote Bagamazon, $66.99
  7. Zealmer Harness Body Chainamazon, $7.89
  8. Steve Madden “Carly” Pom Pom Embellished Slide-On Sandalsls, $79.95
  9. Mingchen “Bonjour” Handmade Tote Straw Bagamazon, $21
  10. AprilJuly Silk Bon Bon Ball Drop Earringsamazon, $25
  11. ZTY66 Off-Shoulder Flared Top w/ Banana Leaf Printamazon, $5.69
  12. Ellen ‘n James Round Rattan Basket Bag, $65

Image source(s): Amazon, Etsy, Paula’s Choice, Steve Madden

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So how adorable are these purple/pink gradient cat eye sunnies from Quay Australia? VERY I’d say. And apparently so do a lot of you because these pastel-hued shades kept selling out in a hot minute and were constantly out of stock for weeks. The craze has finally calmed down a little, so if you find these sunglasses as cute as I do and have the shopping budget to opt for the real deal, happy shopping! However, if you’re looking for a quick and cheap sunglass fix to get your face fashionably through summer, check out the $18 sunnies I discovered at Urban Outfitters which look so much alike. The saving potential of $42 is quite convincing here, don’t you agree? What’s your opinion on this sunglass shopping matter: cheap ($60) or cheaper ($18), which one would you pick?

Cheap vs. Cheaper - Quay All My Love vs. Urban Outfitters Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses

Go Shopping:

Quay’s “All My Love” Sunglasses are also available at Amazonamazon, ASOS, Bloomingdale’s, Urban Outfitters, Zappos, Quay Australia, Zalando, SmartBuyGlasses, Amazon.deamazon & The Iconicls.

Shhhhhh: another, very similar version is available at Aldols for just $16!

Image source(s): Quay Australia, Urban Outfitters

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Update: This post has been updated on June 13, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Summer may be officially over, but it’s never too late for a good pair of sunglasses, right? Case in point: these geometric, wire-framed “Love Punch” shades. When I first saw celebrities and style bloggers flaunting these shades, I assumed they were by a big household name like Dior or Prada, but I then learned that these are actually by a South Korean eyewear brand named Gentle Monster which until then hasn’t been on my radar yet. I looked at the rest of their collection and these guys certainly know their stuff when it comes to designing beautiful sunglasses, so splurging on these razor-thin $290 shades might be a substantial but smart investment. However, if you can’t justify this kind of price tag, keep on reading to find a couple of budget-friendly alternatives that won’t break the bank.

Gentle Monster Love Punch Geometric Sunglasses in silver and gold

Gentle Monster Love Punch Geometric Sunglassesls
($290, Nordstrom)

Also available at Shopbopls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Gentle Monster

Personal style bloggers such as Aimee Song (Song of Style), Coco Bassey (Millennielle) and Sara (Style MBA) have all been spotted wearing Gentle Monster Love Punch Geometric Sunglasses.

Personal Style Bloggers wearing Gentle Monster Love Punch Geometric Sunglasses

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H&M Geometric Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Update (06/13/2017): Stumbled upon Gentle Monster inspired sunglasses at H&M which come in either grey/silver or rosegold and cost $12.99.

H&M Geometric Cat-Eye Sunglasses in grey silver and rosegold (Gentle Monster Love Punch inspired)

H&M Geometric Cat-Eye Sunglasses
($12.99, H&M)

Nectar “Villas” Polarized Geometric Sunglasses

Update (06/13/2017): Check out these fab Gentle Monster Love Punch look-alike shades I found at Nectar. They come in 3 colors and retail for $44.99. Nectar offers free shipping on all domestic orders and I love that part of the proceeds go to Bee Cause which helps repopulating honeybee hives across the United States.

Nectar "Villas" Polarized Geometric Sunglasses (Gentle Monster Love Punch dupes)

Nectar “Villas” Polarized Geometric Sunglasses
($44.99, Nectar Sunglasses)

Also available in gold/gold or gold/grey.

New Look Bar Top Sunglasses

Update (04/25/2017): And here’s another Gentle Monste Love Punch dupe to add to the list! Found at New Look. Price: £8.99. Also available in black/violet.

New Look Bar Top Sunglasses in gold (Gentle Monster Love Punch dupes)

New Look Bar Top Sunglasses
(£8.99, New Look)

Urban Outfitters Under The Sun Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Update (03/30/2017): Found another spot-on Gentle Monster sunglass dupe at Urban Outfitters. Price: $18.

Urban Outfitters Under The Sun Cat-Eye Sunglasses in pink (Gentle Monster Love Punch dupes)

Urban Outfitters Under The Sun Cat-Eye Sunglasses
($18, Urban Outfitters)

BP. 51mm Thin Brow Angular Aviator Sunglasses

Update (02/27/2017): Came across another spot-on dupe of the Gentle Monster Love Punch sunnies at BP.. They’re available in either rose gold or gold/silver and cost only $12! Total steal deal alert!

BP. 51mm Thin Brow Angular Aviator Sunglasses in rose gold and silver (Gentle Monster Love Punch dupes)

BP. 51mm Thin Brow Angular Aviator Sunglassesls
($12, Nordstrom)

Express Brow Car Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Update (02/27/2017): Also found this spot-on Gentle Monster Love Punch dupe sunnies at Express which are a little more expensive though at $29.90 (now on sale for $19.90).

Express Brow Car Cat-Eye Sunglasses in gold and grey (Gentle Monster Love Punch dupes)

Express Brow Car Cat-Eye Sunglasses
($19.90, Express)

SojoS Cat Eye Mirrored Sunglasses

So these sunglasses by SojoS are an absolute dead ringer for the “Love Punch” shades by Gentle Monster except these will cost you $12.99 instead of $345. They come in a variety of different lense and frame colors, so feel free to opt for more than one pair at that price. Don’t expect them to last a lifetime, but if you just want to wear them for a season or two, these are a good alternative.

SojoS Cat Eye Mirrored Sunglasses (Gentle Monster Love Punch dupes)

SojoS Cat Eye Mirrored Sunglassesamazon
($12.99, Amazon)

Similar versions are also available at Amazon #2amazon, Sunglass Warehouse, Choies, Romwe, SheIn, Karmalooppjx & MakeMeChic.

Aldo “Qilalla” Sunglasses

Another great and possibly more durable Gentle Monster “Love Punch” dupe would have to be these sunglasses by Aldo. They cost slightly more ($16!), but also look sturdier and less fragile than the SojoS sunnies, so if you’re a clumsy person like me and happen to accidentally sit on your sunglasses from time to time, these Aldo shades might be the smarter choice for you.

Aldo "Qilalla" Sunglasses in gold and grey (Gentle Monster Love Punch dupe)

Aldo “Qilalla” Sunglassesls
($16, Aldo)

Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK)ls.

Image source(s): Gentle Monster, @songofstyle Instagram, Song of Style, Millennielle, Style MBA, H&M, Nectar Sunglasses, New Look, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Express, Aldo, Amazon

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Update: This post has been updated on June 6, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

It’s been a while since we last featured a jewelry piece by Céline on this blog, so here you go: Céline’s knot bracelet which is available in various colors and sizes has made quite the round in the fashion blogosphere lately. The design strongly reminds me of Tiffany’s Love Knot Bangle with the biggest difference being that Céline’s version is left open in the back. I’m not sure what the retail price is for this bracelet, but pre-owned pieces start at approximately $400 which I think is quite the hefty price for a gold-plated brass bangle.

Céline Knot Open Bracelet in gold and silver

Céline Knot Open Bracelet
($400+, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal and Fashionphile.

Style Bloggers Love Céline

Various style bloggers have been spotted wearing Céline Knot Open Bracelet.

Style Bloggers wearing Céline Knot Open Bracelet

Sophie by Sophie Knot Cuff

Update (06/06/2017): Stumbled upon these fab, high-quality Céline cuff dupes by Sophie by Sophie which come in either gold- or rhodium plated silver and are currently on sale for a little over $80 at Na-kd (were $270). Love these!

Sophie by Sophie Knot Cuff in gold and silver (Céline dupes)

Sophie by Sophie Knot Cuffls
($82.16, Na-kd)

Also available at Boozt & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Sweet Deluxe “Sadira” Knot Bracelet

Update (01/09/2017): Spotted another Céline inspired knot bracelet today. It’s by Sweet Deluxe and costs €25.95.

Sweet Deluxe "Sadira" Knot Bracelet in gold (Céline dupe)

Sweet Deluxe “Sadira” Knot Bracelet
(€25.95, Zalando)

Pilgrim Knot Open Bracelet

Update (06/27/2016): Just stumbled upon this Céline knot look-alike bracelet by Pilgrim which looks very similar to the real deal and which is currently on sale for 50% off! Steal deal alert!

Pilgrim Knot Open Bracelet in gold (Céline dupe)

Pilgrim Knot Open Bracelet
(€15.95, Zalando)

BP. “Love Knot” Open Cuff Bracelet

Update (03/10/2016): Found this amazing and spot-on Céline alternative by BP. for $12 which comes in gold or silver tone. Steal deal alert, yay!

BP. "Love Knot" Open Cuff Bracelet in gold (Céline dupe)

BP. “Love Knot” Open Cuff Braceletls
($12, Nordstrom)

Sole Society Knot Open Cuff Bracelet

Update (11/15/2015): Discovered this knot bracelet at Sole Society and thought it’d be a great alternative to the Céline bracelet above.

Sole Society Knot Open Cuff Bracelet in gold (Céline knockoff)

Sole Society Knot Open Cuff Bracelet
($24.95, Sole Society)

Armitage Avenue Knot Bangle

Update (11/15/2015): Another lovely knot bangle 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 Banglepjx
($14.95, Nordstrom Rack)

Banana Republic Knot Bracelet

Update (07/30/2015): Spotted this great Céline Knot Bracelet alternative for $35 at Banana Republic today.

Banana Republic Knot Bracelet in gold (Céline knockoff)

Banana Republic Knot Bracelet
($35, Banana Republic)

Forever 21 Twisted Design Cuff

If you love Céline’s knot design and need a quick fashion fix for your arm party, then make sure to take a look at this twisted knot cuff by Forever 21. It’s very similar to Céline’s real deal, but costs a super budget-friendly $4.90 only!

Forever 21 Twisted Design Cuff in gold and silver (Céline knockoffs)

Forever 21 Twisted Design Cuff
($4.90, Forever 21)

Kate Spade New York Sailor’s Knot Bangle Bracelet

If you’re willing to invest a little in your jewelry, check out Kate Spade‘s lovely Sailor’s Knot Bangle Bracelet which retails for $78 and comes in either gold, silver or rosegold tone. This one’s my personal favorite!

Kate Spade New York Sailor's Knot Bangle Bracelet in gold, silver and rosegold (Céline knockoffs)

Kate Spade New York Sailor’s Knot Bangle Braceletls
($78, Nordstrom)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Lord & Taylorls, Dillard’s, Zappos, Macy’s, Kate Spade, Hudson’s Bay & John Lewis.

Henju Dainty Knot Bracelets

And lastly, if you love handmade yet affordable jewelry, check out these dainty knot bracelets I discovered at Etsy. Similar design and a very wallet-friendly price tag ($8.99!).

Henju Dainty Knot Bracelets in gold and silver plated (Céline knockoffs)

Henju Dainty Knot Bracelets
($8.99, Etsy)

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