Accessories

Fall Trend – Velvet Crush

by Irina on September 30, 2017

Fall has officially arrived and so have my cravings for a wardrobe style update and anything pumpkin spiced. Velvet continues to be one of the major trends for the colder sweater weather season this year, especially in autumnal jewel tones like mustard, petrol blue, wine or purple. Dare to stand out in a statement velvet piece or wear multiple velvet items in one look. Here I’ve come up with an up-to-date Fall look based on two of my favorite velvet picks and included accessories that I think would work well with either one of the dresses. So what you do think? Is velvet still hot or are you totally over it by now? Let us know in the comments!

Fall Trend - Velvet Crush

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Image source(s): Amazon, Nordstrom, Aldo, BaubleBar

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Real vs. Steal – Céline Knot Open Bracelet

by Irina on September 18, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on September 18, 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

Stella & Dot Knot Cuff

Update (09/18/2017): Found these knot cuffs at Stella & Dot in gold and silver which would be an awesome, affordable alternative to the pricey Céline designer version above. Price: $34.

Stella & Dot Knot Cuff in gold and silver (Céline dupes)

Stella & Dot Knot Cuff
($34, Stella & Dot)

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
($82.14, 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 €18.15.

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

Sweet Deluxe “Sadira” Knot Bracelet
(€18.15, 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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Real vs. Steal – Dior So Real Sunglasses

by Irina on August 20, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on August 20, 2017 and it contains affiliate links. Scroll down to see the new add.

When it comes to setting fashion trends, Dior seems to be on quite a roll at the moment. First, we had the Mise En Dior craze and now we have everybody lusting after their uber-cool “So Real” sunglasses. Karen Walker and Céline, move over! If we could crown one pair of shades the official sunglasses of 2015, it would definitely be Dior’s “So Real” frames. And even though these sunglasses are everything but affordable at $595, virtually every fashion influencer – from bloggers to fashion editors to supermodels to celebs (and let’s not forget about all the countless Instagram sightings) – has been spotted wearing these sunnies. They come in a wide range of great styles, but if I had to pick a “So Real” favorite it would probably be the crystal (clear)/silver version with the blue mirrored lenses (last one pictured below). But no matter how much hype is still to follow on these lovely shades, there’s no way I would lay down almost $600 on a pair of trendy sunglasses that’ll probably be so passé 6 months from now.

Dior So Real Sunglasses

Dior So Real Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($545-$595, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale’s, Amazonamazon, Solstice Sunglasses, Sunglasses Shop, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Rihanna and Olivia Palermo as well as personal style bloggers like Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Kristina Bazan (Kayture) have all been spotted wearing Dior So Real Sunglasses.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Rihanna, Olivia Palermo and Kristina Bazan (Kayture) wearing Dior So Real Sunglasses

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Dasein Retro Round Unisex Polarized Sunglasses

Update (08/20/2017): Spotted these cute Dior sunglass dupes by Dasein today which come in a variety of different colors and variations and cost $19.99.

Dasein Retro Round Unisex Polarized Sunglasses in black (Dior So Real dupes)

Dasein Retro Round Unisex Polarized Sunglassesamazon
($19.99, Amazon)

Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses

Update (02/01/2017): Came across these cute and almost spot-on Dior So Real dupes at Forever 21 today and they cost only $7.90! Total steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses in clear and blue (Dior So Real dupes)

Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses
($7.90, Forever 21)

Mango “Sarah” Tortoise Arm Sunglasses

Update (02/01/2017): Also spotted this Dior inspired black/tortoise version at Mango which costs $29.99. So pretty, isn’t it?

Mango "Sarah" Tortoise Arm Sunglasses in black (Dior So Real dupes)

Mango “Sarah” Tortoise Arm Sunglasses
($29.99, Mango)

Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): And the Dior So Real dupe list grows bigger once again! Check out these Dior inspired sunglasses I discovered at Steve Madden, currently on sale for $26.98.

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglasses in black and tortoise (Dior So Real dupes)

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($26.98, Steve Madden)

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar

Update (06/21/2016): Also stumbled upon this lovely and spot-on Dior So Real sunglass dupe at Target. Price: $16.99. More colors and variations available in Target stores.

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar in black (Dior So Real dupe)

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar
($16.99, Target)

Free People “Mystic River” Metal Frame Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Here are more Dior So Real look-alikes which I have discovered at Free People for $25 a pop. Really like these!

Free People "Mystic River" Metal Frame Sunglasses (Dior So Real dupes)

Free People “Mystic River” Metal Frame Sunglasses
($25, Free People)

Aldo “Bonadomane” Brow Bar Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Also stumbled upon these lovely Dior inspired brow bar sunnies by Aldo which are available in either transparent or black and are on sale for $7.98.

Aldo "Bonadomane" Brow Bar Sunglasses in clear transparent and gold black (Dior So Real dupes)

Aldo “Bonadomane” Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($7.98, Aldo)

Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK)ls & Sunglass Warehouse (similar).

GoJane Style Blogger Vintage Sunglasses

Update (10/12/2015): Spotted these fantastic Dior So Real dupes at GoJane which are currently on sale for less than $10! Available in various colors and lens finishes.

GoJane Cool Kid Reflection Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

GoJane Style Blogger Vintage Sunglasses
($7.50, GoJane)

Similar versions are also available at Sunglass Warehouse & MakeMeChic.

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses

Update (10/12/2015): And here’s a great Dior So Real alternative for all of our European readers which we’ve discovered at Missguided. Only $13.60!

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses
($13.60, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (International).

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglasses

Update (09/27/2015): Spotted another dupe-worthy Dior So Real sunglass look for less option! This time at ZooShoo. Price point: 22. code Use our exclusive promo code INTHEIRCLOSET to save 15% on orders of $45.

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglasses in black and gold (Dior So Real knockoffs)

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglassespjx
($22, ZooShoo)

Gant Brow Bar Sunglasses

Luckily, there are quite a few great Dior So Real dupe options available like this one by Gant, so you don’t have to break the bank to try the trend. Like the real deal, these sunnies also come in a broad range of styles (I counted 17!), so there’s a huge selection to choose from. And at $11.90 per pair, why not pick two?

Gant Brow Bar Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Gant Brow Bar Sunglassesamazon
($11.90, Amazon)

Similar versions are also available at Amazon #2amazon, Romwe & SheIn.

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses

I also discovered these lovely Dior So Real dupes at Choies which I just had to include in this post because I’m absolutely obsessed with the rosegold version. They’re currently on sale for a little under $8, so I suggest to stock up on them while they’re still available.

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses
($7.90, Choies)

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses

If you’re a fan of the tortoise Dior So Reals, then check out this fab steal version by Express which looks just like the real, but costs only $29.90 instead of $595.

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses in tortoise (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

Image source(s): Barneys, The Blonde Salad, Pinterest, Olivia Palermo, Forever 21, Mango, Steve Madden, Target, Free People, Aldo, GoJane, Missguided, ZooShoo, Choies, Amazon, Express

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Update: This post has been updated on September 21, 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 & The RealReal.

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 (09/21/2017): Discovered these fab corded ball drop earrings by R.J. Graziano and thought they’d make a great alternative to the Les BonBons above. Available in various colors and currently on sale for under $30.

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

R.J. Graziano “Swing Time” Ball Drop Earrings
($29.95, HSN)

Kenneth Jay Lane Carnival Triple Tier Drop Earrings

Update (09/21/2017): Also love these corded ball drops by Kenneth Jay Lane which are yet another fab Les BonBons dupe and come in many gorgeous colors. Too bad they’re a tad pricey though.

Kenneth Jay Lane Carnival Triple Tier Drop Earrings (Rebecca de Ravenel Les BonBons dupes)

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

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

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 $19 to $35 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
($19.89-$37.99, Amazon)

Also available at Humble Chic
(use promo code SALEONSALE for an extra 30% off sale items 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 $18 to $25. 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
($18.20-$24.99, Amazon)

Also available at Humble Chic
(use promo code SALEONSALE for an extra 30% off sale items 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 (now on sale for $23.98). Still better than $295 though!

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

BaubleBar “Crispin” Ball Drop Earringsls
($23.98, Nordstrom)

Also available at BaubleBar.

BaubleBar “Criselda” Ball Drop Earrings

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 $48? 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 Earringsls
($48, Nordstrom)

Also available at BaubleBar.

Sugarfix by BaubleBar Triad Ball Drop Earrings

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 $15! Steal deal alert!

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

LuLu*s “Dawn Days” Ball Drop Earrings
($15, 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, HSN, Lord & Taylor, 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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