Accessories

UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 22, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

We’ve discussed the fabulousness of Céline bags various times on this blog already, but did you know that the French design house makes some pretty great eyewear, too? Take their “Audrey” sunglasses for example. I love the simple yet chic design of these super black oversized sunnies, but the price tag of more than $200 (and we’re talking sale price here) is unfortunately a little to steep for my budget. Boohoo!

Céline Audrey Oversized Sunglasses in black

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($205.76, Amazon)

Style Bloggers Love Céline

Style bloggers such as Carolina Engman from Fashion Squad and Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad have all been spotted wearing Céline Audrey Sunglasses.

Fashion Squad and The Blonde Salad wearing black Céline Audrey Oversized Sunglasses

Who wore Céline better?

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Express Squared Cat Eye Sunglasses

UPDATE (01/22/2015): Stumbled upon these fabulous cat eye sunnies at Express today and thought they’d make a great Céline Audrey alternative. Also available in an ombré tortoise version.

Express Squared Cat Eye Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Express Squared Cat Eye Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

BP. “Langham” 49mm Sunglasses

UPDATE (08/15/2014): BP.‘s “Langham” sunglasses certainly remind me of the Céline sunnies above. Only $12 and available in either black or tortoise.

BP. "Langham" 49mm Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

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($12, NORDSTROM)

MINKPINK “Ott” Oversized Sunglasses

UPDATE (02/17/2014): Stumbled upon another almost identical Céline Audrey look-a-like! Check out these oversized sunnies by MINKPINK. A little more expensive, but still way cheaper than the real deal.

MINKPINK "Ott" Oversized Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

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($19.99, Urban Outfitters)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic.

Triple Optic Oversized Fashion Sunglasses

If you can’t afford or aren’t willing to shell out hundreds of dollars for a pair of sunglasses, then feel free to take a look at these just as fabulous Céline look-a-like sunnies by Triple Optic which are an almost spot-on dupe for the pricey Audrey sunglasses that cost only $10 which is approx. 5% of the designer originals’ sale price. Yay! Also available in burgundy, cream and tortoise.

Triple Optic Oversized Fashion Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

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($9.99, Amazon)

FE NY Oversized Sunglasses

Another great alternative are these lovely oversized sunnies by FY NE. They are very similar to the Céline Audrey shades without being a blunt knock-off.

FE NY Oversized Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

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($22, NORDSTROM)

Image source(s): Google Images, Fashion Squad, The Blonde Salad, Amazon, NORDSTROM

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 22, 2015. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Dior‘s “Mise En Dior” Earrings have become quite the new “It“-piece in the fashion world. They are pretty much sold out everywhere, despite their heavy price tag of $290 (and we’re talking costume jewelry here). I must say I am still a little undecided whether I love or hate these because while they do look great on the promo pics and on the celebs below, I’ve also seen pictures where they looked rather big and clumpy and made their wearer’s ears look huge and padded. But still, I am slightly leaning towards loving them for some reason. Maybe because they’re Dior.

Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings in cream

Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings
($290, Dior)

Celebrities Love Dior

Celebs such as Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna have all been spotted wearing Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings.

Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna wearing Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings

Who wore Dior best?

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Express Pearl Front and Back Stud Earrings

UPDATE (01/22/2015): The Mise En Dior dupes just won’t stop coming in! This Dior look-a-likes have been disovered at Express.

Express Pearl Front and Back Stud Earrings in ivory silver (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Express Pearl Front and Back Stud Earrings
($19.90, Express)

Shashi Double Ball Stud Earrings

UPDATE (01/22/2015): We also spotted these gorgeous metallic Dior dupes by Shashi. Available in silver or gold for $36!

Shashi Double Ball Stud Earrings in silver and gold (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

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($36, Shopbop)

Wet Seal Femme Faux Pearl Double-Sided Earrings

UPDATE (01/08/2015): And yet another Mise En Dior look-a-like popped up! This time at Wet Seal for a steal price of $4.90.

Wet Seal Femme Faux Pearl Double-Sided Earrings (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

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($4.90, Wet Seal)

MANGO Double Pearl Earrings

UPDATE (12/29/2014): And here we go with yet another Dior dupe! Stumbled upon this metallic set at MANGO today. Super budget-friendly at $9.99, too!

MANGO Double Pearl Earrings in gold and silver (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

MANGO Double Pearl Earrings
($9.99, MANGO)

P.S.: Also available at MANGO (UK)ls, MANGO (DE) & MANGO (FR).

Target Stud Earrings with Front and Back Acrylic Imitation Pearls

UPDATE (11/22/2014): Found another great Mise En Dior dupe at Target today. Spot-on and under $10, too! Steal deal alert!

Target Stud Earrings with Front and Back Acrylic Imitation Pearls in ivory and gold (Dior Mise En Dior knockoffs)

Target Stud Earrings with Front and Back Acrylic Imitation Pearls
($7.99, Target)

Blu Bijoux Double Pearl Studs

UPDATE (10/27/2014): Since many of the previously mentioned Mise En Dior dupes have sold out meanwhile, I was super happy to discover this great looking, wallet-friendly Dior alternative by Blue Bijoux today! Get these lovely Dior-like earrings for a steal price of $18!

Blu Bijoux Double Pearl Studs (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

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($18, Max and Chloe)

Armitage Avenue Double Pearl Earrings

UPDATE (10/11/2014): Mise En Dior dupes are now starting to flock in! Here’s one by Armitage Avenue for a very wallet-friendly $12.95. These also come in a super cool looking grey and matte blackpjx color.

Armitage Avenue Double Pearl Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Armitage Avenue Double Pearl Earringspjx
($12.95, Lori’s Shoes)

GoJane Double Faux Pearl Faux Plug Earrings

UPDATE (10/11/2014): Here we have the cheapest Dior dupes of the Mise En Dior look-a-like bunch yet. Found at GoJane for a steal-worthy $5. Also make sure to check out the 4-piece metallic set of double pearl earrings and this 3-piece set.

Double Faux Pearl Faux Plug Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

GoJane Double Faux Pearl Faux Plug Earrings
($5, GoJane)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Apt. 9 Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings

UPDATE (10/11/2014): And here we go with yet another Mise en Dior steal find! What do you think of these super budget-friendly double pearl earrings by Apt. 9? They’re currently on sale for under $9 and you can also get them in orange or cobalt blue (loveeee!).

Apt. 9 Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings in pearl white (Dior Mise En Dior knockoffs)

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($8.40, Kohl’s)

Jarin K Double Side Earrings

UPDATE (10/11/2014): As you might know, the introductory price of Dior’s Mise En Dior earrings used to be $290, but due to their popularity and high demand Dior raised the price to over $400 this year which I think is absolutely outrageous. If you’re not willing to pay Dior’s new, inflated price (we’re talking costume jewelry after all) yet want to invest in a high-quality dupe that is going to last you a while, you might want to consider these double side earrings by Jarin K. While I think it’s a little shameless to sell someone else’s design for such a high price, I also think this is karma’s retaliation for Dior’s unjust markup.

Jarin K Double Side Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

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($150, Shopbop)

Daisy Fuentes Front to Back Asymmetrical Earrings

UPDATE (09/20/2014): Found another Mise En Dior dupe today! And this one by Daisy Fuentes is under $10! Steal deal alert! Available online only at Target.

Daisy Fuentes Front to Back Asymmetrical Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Daisy Fuentes Front to Back Asymmetrical Earrings
($5.59, Target)

AQUA “Avery” Front & Back Stud Earrings

UPDATE (08/29/2014): One of our readers tipped us off about yet another great Mise En Dior dupe (thanks!). Check out these double pearl earrings by AQUA which sell for $20!

AQUA "Avery" Front & Back Stud Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

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($20, Bloomingdale’s)

P.S.: Also available at Bloomingdale’s (UK)ls.

Nasty Gal “Marie” Double-Pearl Earrings

UPDATE (08/28/2014): Woot, woot! Found a new Dior dupe today! Check out these double pearl earrings I found at Nasty Gal.

Nasty Gal "Marie" Double-Pearl Earrings in cream (Dior Mise En Dior knockoffs)

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($18, Nasty Gal)

BaubleBar Pearl 360 Studs

If you’re just as undecided or simply can’t afford to spend almost $300 for a pair of faux pearl earrings, here’s a wonderful alternative from BaubleBar which will give you the coveted “Mise en Dior” look for under $30! These double-pearl earrings are available in various versions and colors and cost $28. Get them soon because I’ve already seen them sell out once!

BaubleBar Pearl 360 Studs (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

BaubleBar Pearl 360 Studs
($28, BaubleBar)

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Real vs. Steal – Cartier Love Bracelet

by Irina on January 8, 2015

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 ;-) ). 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)

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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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 silver) 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)

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($24.95, Lori’s)

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

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I love costume jewelry, but really hate spending lots of money on it. I just don’t see the point in investing several hundreds of dollars in something that’s not even real gold (alright, YSL’s Arty ring is excluded from this testimony). Call me frugal, call me cheap, whatever! Luckily, we have BaubleBarpjx where you get the best of both worlds: trendy and up-to-date statement jewelry for affordable prices and in a decent quality on top. Most of their items are under $30 (many under $40!) like their highly popular 360 Stud Earringspjx (aka the Mise en Dior dupe). What’s great about BaubleBar is that they offer free shipping (both ways!) on all US orders. And what’s even greater is that you can get 15% off your first order if you sign up to the BaubleBar newsletter. Steal deal alert! Plus, now that gift season is upon us: all of their jewelry comes in (free!) gorgeous, giftable boxes. Perfect for any christmas present! Below are a few of our personal BaubleBar favorites.

BaubleBar Favorite Jewelry Picks

Go Shopping:

  1. BaubleBar x FRENDS Gold Layla Headphonespjx, $175
  2. BaubleBar Ribbon Letter Monogram Necklacepjx, $145
  3. BaubleBar Pavé Spike 360 Stud Earringspjx, $28
  4. BaubleBar Crystal Garland Braceletpjx, $36
  5. BaubleBar Ice Lateral Ringpjx, $28
  6. BaubleBar Khaleesi Dragon Braceletpjx, $32
  7. BaubleBar 360 Stud Gift Set (Retail Value $84)pjx, $48
  8. BaubleBar Pearl Hinge Banglepjx, $34
  9. BaubleBar Pavé Arrow Suspension Drop Earringspjx, $28

Image source(s): BaubleBar

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You can love or hate Kim Kardashian all you want, but there’s no denying that some of her outfits are absolutely superb! I’m not quite sure if this is mainly due to Kim having a really good stylist, but whatever it is, it works, so please don’t stop, Kimmy! Case in point: Kim’s body-con getup at Teyana Taylor’s VII Listening Party which consisted of a creamy white high-waist pencil skirt, a matching tight turtleneck sweater, taupe heels, soft waves and understated makeup. Doesn’t she look just perfect here? The sex appeal of this outfit lies within the curvaceous silhouette while the high-necked top and midi-length skirt bring some much needed elegance and class to Kim’s look. The minute I spotted this gorgeous outfit of Kim, I knew I would have to do a look 4 less of it. Soooo, what do you think? Is my budget-friendly take on Kim’s look on point or not so much?

Kim Kardashian’s Body-Con White High Waist Pencil Skirt Look 4 Less

Kim Kardashian's Body-Con White High Waist Pencil Skirt Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★★★

Who?Kim Kardashian
Where?Teyana Taylor’s VII Listening Party in Hollywood, California
When?October 20, 2014
What?N/A

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