Jewelry

UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 7, 2015. 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

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($290, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenue & REVOLVEClothing.

Instagrammers Love Vita Fede

Vita Fede Titan Bracelet on Instagram

Pictures via carpus_diem, chiweih, keepingupwithang.

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)

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($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, Forever 21

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I was never a huge fan of jewelry up until a few years ago because I would always feel bothered and constrained in movement when there were earrings dangling from my ears or bracelets clattering on the table. Ever since becoming a fashion blogger however, I have made my peace with the inconveniences of jewelry and even grew very fond of it. My jewelry collection nowadays is not to be scoffed at, but I’m still missing Tiffany & Co. in my jewelry drawers. This bracelet from Tiffany’s “T”-Collection would be a great starter piece for example because it’s both versatile and modern and can be either worn alone or as part of an arm party. Too bad the price tag of $5.000 is killing all my jewelry dreams though.

Tiffany & Co. T Square Bracelet in 18k gold

Tiffany T Square Bracelet
($5.000, Tiffany & Co.)

Style Bloggers Love Tiffany & Co.

Style bloggers such as Aimee from Song of Style, Kiara from ToBruckAve, Shea Marie from Peace Love Shea and Helena from Brooklyn Blonde have all been spotted wearing a Tiffany T Square Bracelet.

Style Bloggers wearing a Tiffany T Square Bracelet

Who wore Tiffany & Co. best?

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Sole Society Open Bar Cuff Bracelet

HOT DEAL: Get 20% off your first order at Sole Society!

Luckily for us who can’t afford the real deal, nowadays there are so many great options for budget-friendly jewelry and Sole Society is one of them. With their open bar cuff bracelet you will get the coveted Tiffany’s look without having to sell your kidney.

Sole Society Open Bar Cuff Bracelet in gold (Tiffany & Co T knockoff)

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($29.95, Sole Society)

Image source(s): Tiffany & Co., Sole Society

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Budget Look – Blue Crush by Halogen

by Irina on April 28, 2015

Alright, I’ll admit it: I will officially love cobalt blue and stripes until the day I die! There’s just no way I could ever let go of these two personal faves of mine. When I recently browsed through Nordstrom’s newest arrivals the cobalt blue hobo bag and pants by Halogen instantly caught my eye and before I knew it I was already imagining an outfit around those items with stripes being a major part of this look, of course. Well, you know what they say: “If you can’t beat them, join them.” – which is exactly what I did. What do you think of my blue crush outfit?

Budget Look - Blue Crush by Halogen

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Image source(s): Nordstrom

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 28, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

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 now around $700 due to the high demand (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
($200+, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Pre-owned versions are also available at The RealReal and Fashionphile.

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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LOFT Pearlized Front Back Earrings

UPDATE (04/28/2015): Came across these cute Dior dupes at LOFT today. Only $24.50!

LOFT Pearlized Front Back Earrings in ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

LOFT Pearlized Front Back Earrings
($24.50, LOFT)

Beaute Fashion Double Sided Front Back Pearl Stud Earrings

UPDATE (03/21/2015): Spotted another pair of Mise En Dior dupes! By Beaute Fashion.

Beaute Fashion Double Sided Front Back Pearl Stud Earrings in ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

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($19.99, Amazon)

Bar III Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings

UPDATE (03/21/2015): Stumbled upon these metallic Mise En Dior dupes by Bar III in a lovely silver- or gold-tone. Only $19.50!

Bar III Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings in silver and gold (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Bar III Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings
($19.50, Macy’s)

Ann Taylor Pearlized Front-To-Back Earrings

UPDATE (02/24/2015): Now look at these perfect looking Dior dupes which I have spotted at Ann Taylor today. Don’t they look absolutely amazing? And so high-quality, too! I think they might have stolen the spot as my favorite Mise En Dior dupes. They’re not the cheapest at $39.50, but still soooo much cheaper than the overpriced Dior originals.

Ann Taylor Pearlized Front-To-Back Earrings in ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Ann Taylor Pearlized Front-To-Back Earrings
($39.50, Ann Taylor)

Humble Chic Double Ball 360 Stud Earrings

UPDATE (02/05/2015): Thanks to our reader Kim for the heads-up on these cute Dior dupes by Humble Chic.

Humble Chic Double Ball 360 Stud Earrings in ivory and grey (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

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($23.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Humble Chic NYpjx.

Kenneth Jay Lane Double Faux Pearl Earrings

UPDATE (02/05/2015): And another designer joined the Mise En Dior bandwagon! Check out these Dior dupes by Kenneth Jay Lane. They’re not exactly budget-friendly at $100, but the quality seems decent, plus they’re still way cheaper than the marked up Dior real deal (new price is said to be around $400). Also available in black and grey.

Kenneth Jay Lane Double Faux Pearl Earrings in ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Kenneth Jay Lane Double Faux Pearl Earrings
($98, Intermix)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack & Amazonamazon (similar).

Style by Stories Double Pearl Earrings

UPDATE (02/05/2015): European Mise En Dior fans rejoice! You can now get the coveted Dior look for €10 at Style by Stories.

Style by Stories Double Pearl Earrings in cream ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Style by Stories Double Pearl Earrings
(€9.90, Style by Stories)

Bling Jewelry Double Stud Earrings

UPDATE (02/05/2015): Also happened to stumble upon these lovely and budget-friendly Dior-style double stud earrings at Bling Jewelry. They’re selling them in various colors such as red, blue, pink, green, white, black, silver and more. Plus, you can get 10% off everything with promo code “BLINGCOM“. You’re welcome!

Bling Jewelry Double Stud Earrings (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

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($11.99, Bling Jewelry)

Zenzii Classic Bubble Earrings

UPDATE (02/05/2015): Here’s another lovely and budget-friendly Mise En Dior alternative by Zenzii. Available in a variety of differents colors and uppers (shiny or matte).

Zenzii Classic Bubble Earrings in pearl and matte pink (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Zenzii Classic Bubble Earrings
($16.95, Lori’s)

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
($13.93, 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)

P.S.: Also available at Birchbox.

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), Mango (DE) & Mango (FR).

Target Stud Front to Back Earrings

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 Front to Back Earrings
($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 pink mattepjx color.

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

Armitage Avenue Double Pearl Earrings
($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 $8 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)

Apt. 9 Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings
($7.80, 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)

AQUA “Avery” Front & Back Stud Earrings
($20, Bloomingdale’s)

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

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)

Nasty Gal “Marie” Double-Pearl Earrings
($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. Make sure to check out the value sets herepjx and herepjx, too. Get them soon because I’ve already seen them sell out once!

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

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($28, BaubleBar)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 23, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

When it comes to costume jewelry, I’m still undecided whether or not it’s worth taking the splurge. While I do love my beloved YSL Arty Ring, I must admit I haven’t gone all out on other custome jewelry yet simply because I prefer to either buy cheap jewelry or invest in classic gold or silver jewelry from the likes of Tiffany & Co. and others. But all the middle-priced stuff in between? Not so sure about that. This beautiful crystal-studded ring by Vita Fede however just might change my mind. I love how subtle and delicate it is, plus being 24k gold plated it’s not terribly expensive at $150. Decisions, decisions. What’s your opinion on that matter? Would you rather splurge or save?

Vita Fede Mini Crystal V Ring in gold

Vita Fede Mini Crystal V Ring
($150, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Saks, Neiman Marcus & Manhattanite.

LC Lauren Conrad Chevron Midi Ring

UPDATE (03/23/2015): Stumbled upon this budget-friendly Vita Fede alternative by LC Lauren Conrad. Currently on sale for $10.50!

LC Lauren Conrad Chevron Midi Ring in gold (Vita Fede V knockoff)

LC Lauren Conrad Chevron Midi Ringls
($10.50, Kohl’s)

BaubleBar Ice Peak Pavé Ring

If you can’t make up your mind either or simply don’t want to splurge, here’s a great alternative from BaubleBar that won’t break the bank. The design is very similar to Vita Fede’s V Ring, but the price difference is huge since the BaubleBar version is currently on sale for a very wallet-friendly $20.

BaubleBar Ice Peak Pavé Ring in gold and hematite (Vita Fede Mini Crystal V knockoffs)

BaubleBar Ice Peak Pavé Ring
($20, BaubleBar)

Express Stackable Pavé Chevron Ring Set

If you like a little bit more variety in your jewelry and want to save even further, then this ring set from Express might be your best choice. Again a similar design, but way cheaper than the real deal. $22.90 for two rings!

Express Stackable Pavé Chevron Ring Set in gold and rosegold (Vita Fede V knockoff)

Express Stackable Pavé Chevron Ring Set
($22.90, Express)

Image source(s): Shopbop, BaubleBar, Express

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