Copycat Math - Kate Spade New York Purrfect Sunnies + Prada 17OS Spotted Blue = Mango Lorena4 Cat-Eye Sunglasses

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Image source(s): Kate Spade, Neiman Marcus, Mango


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


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, Kohl’s, BaubleBar, Express


Update: This post has been updated on February 24, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

A few of our readers mailed us and asked for more jewelry to be featured here on this blog. Now while jewelry is admittedly not my strongest forte when it comes to finding steals, I will do my best to keep our readers satisfied. And what better way to start than with Tiffany & Co. jewelry? Introduced in 1995, the Atlas collection is named for the mythic Greek god who holds aloft an enormous globe. Created by John Loring, Tiffany design director emeritus, the Atlas collection explores the raised Roman numerals of its archetype, the Atlas watch. The collection encompasses necklaces, pendants and earrings to bangles and rings in 18 karat yellow, rose or white gold and sterling silver with diamonds. In this post we focus on the Atlas hinged bangle. The 18k gold version comes in at a whopping $7k – ouch!

Tiffany & Co. Atlas Hinged Bangle in 18k gold

Tiffany & Co. Atlas Hinged Bangle
($7.00, Tiffany & Co.)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers Love Tiffany & Co.

Various style and fashion bloggers such as Jessica from Tuula, Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad and Aimee Song from Song of Style have all been spotted wearing the Tiffany & Co. Atlas Hinged Bangle.

Jessica (Tuula), Chiara (The Blonde Salad) and Aimee (Song of Style) wearing a Tiffany & Co. Atlas Hinged Bangle

Who wore Tiffany & Co. best?

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GoJane Roman Numeral Segmented Bracelet

Update (02/24/2015): Found another great and affordable Tiffany & Co. Atlas bracelet dupe at GoJane. Available in either gold- or silvertone for only $16.40!

GoJane Roman Numeral Segmented Bracelet in gold and silver (Tiffany & Co. Atlas knockoff)

GoJane Roman Numeral Segmented Bracelet
($16.40, GoJane)

Zenzii Roman Bangle

Luckily, you don’t have to rob a bank to get a similar look. These Roman bangles by Zenzii are a great alternative if you’re after the coveted Atlas bracelet. It’s not a total match because the Zenzii bangles feature more Roman numerals than the real deal, but it’s still a great look for less which will cost you only $28.95 instead of $7.000. Now that’s what I call a real steal!

Zenzii Roman Bangle in gold and silver (Tiffany & Co. Atlas knockoffs)

Zenzii Roman Bangleamazon
($28.95, Amazon)

Image source(s): Tiffany & Co., Tuula, The Blonde Salad, Song of Style, Lori’s


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

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  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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