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Budget Look – Spring, Sporty Florals

by Irina on March 31, 2017

Finally! Spring has officially arrived and I’ve been loving all the sunshine, the blooming flora and the soothing mild temperatures lately! The new season not only lightened up my mood but also my wardrobe; I’m super into pastel colors these days and couldn’t care less for body-con clothes and uncomfortable high heels at the moment. That’s why for this month’s budget look edition, I’ve tried to combine all of my current Spring trend obsessions into one outfit: soft pastel colors, relaxed fits and feminine florals. Let me know if you like my delicate yet sporty Spring look.

Budget Look - Spring, Sporty Florals

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

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Update: This post has been updated on April 25, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

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 $345 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
($345, 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

Who wore Gentle Monster best?

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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.

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

Express Brow Car Cat-Eye Sunglasses
($29.90, 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, Choies, Romwe, SheIn, GoJane, Front Row Shop & 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, New Look, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Express, Aldo, Amazon

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Update: This post has been updated on March 30, 2017. 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 $270 (and we’re talking sale price here) is unfortunately a little to steep for my budget. Boohoo!

Céline Audrey Oversized Sunglasses in black

Céline Audrey Sunglassesamazon
($279.59, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Bluefly, Sunglass Hut, SmartBuyGlasses, Harrodsls, Sunglasses Shop, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

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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AQS Sunglasses “Ava” Fashion Sunglasses

Update (03/30/2017): Just came across these amazing Céline inspired sunglasses by AQS Sunglasses! They miss the three little dots on the temple, but the overall design is still pretty spot-on. Price: $49.97.

AQS Sunglasses "Ava" Fashion Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey dupes)

AQS Sunglasses “Ava” Fashion Sunglasses
($49.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Forever 21 Oversized Round Sunglasses

Update (07/19/2016): Spotted these awesome and steal-worthy Céline Audrey look-alike sunglasses at Forever 21 the other day and had to share them with you. Too bad these aren’t available in black though.

Forever 21 Oversized Round Sunglasses in mauve brown and blush (Céline Audrey dupes)

Forever 21 Oversized Round Sunglasses
($5.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (EU).

Forever 21 Gradient Square Sunglasses

Update (07/19/2016): And here’s yet another set of lovely Céline Audrey dupes by Forever 21, available in black or taupe which come with a lens gradient and are very affordable at just £4.50. These shades look just like the real deal except for that one missing dot at the side.

Forever 21 Gradient Square Sunglasses in black and taupe (Céline Audrey look-alikes)

Forever 21 Gradient Square Sunglasses
(£4.50, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (CA)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

BP. Oversized Round Sunglasses

Update (03/20/2016): Stumbled upon another great Céline Audrey alternative today! By BP. and available either in black or tortoise brown for $12. Yay!

BP. Oversized Round Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

BP. Oversized Round Sunglassesls
($12, Nordstrom)

Target Large Round Sunglasses

Update (08/05/2015): Now look at this awesome Céline Audrey sunglass dupe which I have just discovered at Target. Isn’t it amazing? So spot-on to the real deal and so budget-friendly at $16.99. Love!

Target Large Round Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Target Large Round Sunglasses
($16.99, Target)

Urban Outfitters “Jezebel” Chunky Sunglasses

Update (05/22/2015): Spotted yet another Céline Audrey sunglass dupe! This time a navy one at Urban Outfitters for $16.

Urban Outfitters "Jezebel" Chunky Sunglasses in navy (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Urban Outfitters “Jezebel” Chunky Sunglasses
($16, Urban Outfitters)

Forever 21 Oversized D-Frame Sunglasses

Update (05/22/2015): How cool are these oversized Forever 21 shades à la Céline Audrey? Love ’em! Plus, they’re only $5.90!

Forever 21 Oversized D-Frame Sunglasses in black and tortoise (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Forever 21 Oversized D-Frame Sunglasses
($5.90, Forever 21)

Vince Camuto VC598 Oversized Oval Sunglasses

Update (05/02/2015): Discovered these fabulous Céline Audrey inspired sunnies by Vince Camuto which are currently on sale for under $20 (down from $75!) at Nordstrom Rack and come in either black, tortoise, nude or grey.

Vince Camuto VC598 Oversized Oval Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Vince Camuto VC598 Oversized Oval Sunglasses
($18.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Spektre “She Loves You” Sunglasses

Update (05/02/2015): I also stumbled upon these sunglasses by Spektre which are obviously an hommage to Céline’s Audrey. They’re not a steal at $175, but they might be a good alternative should the real deal ever become unavailable. Available in an array of colors and lenses.

Spektre "She Loves You" Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Spektre “She Loves You” Sunglassesls
($175, Lane Crawford)

Mango “Maria” Oversized Sunglasses

Update (04/20/2015): Discovered these fabulous and budget-friendly Céline “Audrey” look-alike sunglasses at Mango. Also available in tortoise.

Mango "Maria" Oversized Sunglasses in black (Céline Audrey knockoffs)

Mango “Maria” Oversized Sunglasses
($8.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

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)

BP. “Langham” 49mm Sunglassesls
($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)

Minkpink “Ott” Oversized Sunglasses
($35.96 AUD, SurfStitch)

zeroUV 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 zeroUV 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)

Triple Optic Oversized Fashion Sunglassesamazon
($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)

FE NY Oversized Sunglassesls
($22, Nordstrom)

Image source(s): Google Images, Fashion Squad, The Blonde Salad, Nordstrom Rack, Target, Amazon, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Express, Forever 21, Vince Camuto, Lane Crawford, Mango, The Iconic

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Update: This post has been updated on March 23, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Our (now very extensive) Real vs. Steal post on Dior’s highly coveted “Mise En Dior” Tribal Earrings is easily one of our most read and searched for blog posts to date. Dior’s Tribal Earrings became so popular and so widely copied by now that I could probably start a designer dupe blog on Mise En Dior earrings alone. After the initial success of Dior‘s double pearl earring collection, they quickly released new colors, styles and variations based on the classic Mise En Dior earrings. One of them being the “Be Dior”, a beautiful double faux pearl earring with a gold tulip cap in either matte black or white. The minute I saw them, I was in love! But as you might have heard, Dior raised Mise En Dior prices from approx. $300 to whopping $700 after they noticed the huge success of their earrings. And as much as I love Dior, $700 for faux pearls and gold-plated brass? I don’t think so.

Dior Be Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Tulip Double Pearl Earrings in white and black gold

Dior Be Dior Tribal Earrings
(~$430, Vestiaire Collective)

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

Jarin K Double Sided Pearl Lotus Earrings

Update (03/23/2017): Stumbled upon another spot-on Dior earring dupe today! This one is by Jarin K, comes in either black or white and is currently on sale for $140.

Jarin K Double Sided Pearl Lotus Earrings in white and black (Dior dupes)

Jarin K Double Sided Pearl Lotus Earrings
($140, Couture Candy)

Jardin Double Pearl Lotus Earrings

So imagine my delight when I recently discovered these lovely Be Dior dupe earrings by Jardin. I made my order the minute I saw that steeply discounted price: only $14 (down from $69)! I actually even prefer Jardin’s shinier version as I think they look more feminine this way. Too bad I haven’t seen that these were available in both ivory and black prior to making my order, so I only managed to bag the black version, but I want the ivory one so badly as well! First world problems, huh? If you like what you see here, better snap them up quickly, I don’t think MyHabit is having too many of these in stock anymore and Bluefly is selling those for more than double the price.

Jardin Double Pearl Lotus Earrings in white and black gold (Dior Be Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Jardin Double Pearl Lotus Earrings
($14, Bluefly)

DIYBeadsBrooch Double Pearl Tulip Earring Set

I also found another Dior look for less option at Etsy. You can get these Be Dior look-alikes in both black and white for $25 combined. And if you prefer other colors, they offer 10 colors and 13 variations (matte or shiny). The matte green ones are my personal fave!

DIYBeadsBrooch Double Pearl Tulip Earring Set in black and gold white (Dior Be Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

DIYBeadsBrooch Double Pearl Tulip Earring Set
($15, Etsy)

Image source(s): Dior, Couture Candy, MyHabit, Etsy

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Spring is officially around the corner and I can’t wait to ditch all of my winter clothes and finally pull out airy dresses and open-toed sandals from their winter hiatus. But since Spring isn’t in full bloom yet, we can’t probably do without a warm coat or jacket, but we can definitely welcome the new season by lightening up our wardrobe with pastel colors for example which is what I tried to do in this week’s budget look edition. Let me know if you like it!

Budget Look - Welcoming Spring in Pastel Pink

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Image source(s): H&M, Mango, Nordstrom, Amazon, Aldo, Rad., Bloomingdale’s, BagInc

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