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Update: This post has been updated on January 7, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Last year it was the Rocco bag that made its way around Tinseltown and with one very good reason: it’s AMAZING! The shape was reminiscent of an 80s duffel bag that got a makeover at the fabulous factory and the stud detail made it a great choice for day or night. Though the Alexander Wang Donna bag got less attention, it certainly didn’t lack in the celebrity love department. The bag’s differences made them like distant cousins or perhaps fraternal twins. The Donna is slouchy, only suited for day wear and like its name explains, a hobo bag. But, it is still – oh so perfect!

Alexander Wang Donna Hobo Bag in black

Alexander Wang Donna Hobo Bag
($815, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Barneysls, Alexander Wangicon & Shopbopcj.

Celebrities Love Alexander Wang

Pink, Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan, Mandy Moore, Fergie and Christian Aguilera carrying a Alexander Wang Donna Hobo Bag

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Forever 21 Knotted Zip-Pocket Crossbody Bag

Update (01/07/2015): Found another great and budget-friendly Alexander Wang Donna hobo look-a-like at Forever 21 today. Available in black, white and green faux leather for $16.99 (sale price!).

Forever 21 Knotted Zip-Pocket Crossbody Bag in black (Alexander Wang Donna knockoff)

Forever 21 Knotted Zip-Pocket Crossbody Bag
($16.99, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

Jessica Buurman “ALFRED” Zip Fastening Pockets Details Shoulder Bag

Update (09/15/2013): After more than 3 years, I found this almost identical Alexander Wang Donna look-a-like bag at Jessica Buurman in real leather for $119.

Jessica Buurman "ALFRED" Zip Fastening Pockets Details Shoulder Bag in black (Alexander Wang Donna knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “ALFRED” Zip Fastening Pockets Details Shoulder Bag
($119, Jessica Buurman)

Urban Expressions Slater Knotted Messenger

If the price tag is just a little too much for you to get your Wang on, then this Urban Expressions messenger bag is your next best bet. Both versions share the same shape, silver hardware, a center zipper, knotted shoulder and front camera-style pockets. If you buy it, we might just be twins, but the identical kind.

Urban Expressions Slater Knotted Messenger Bag in black (Alexander Wang Donna knockoff)

Urban Expressions Slater Knotted Messenger
($65.95, Nordstrom Rack)

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Update: This post has been updated on October 21, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

We all know those little festive red carpet clutches are anything but practical or versatile, but they’re just so darn pretty, aren’t they? My personal favorite brand for those type of box clutches is Alexander McQueen. I just love the mix of beauty and morbidity that graces their famed skull clutches. What I don’t love though is their exorbitant price tag. $1.400 for a handful of baggie? I think I’ll have to pass, thanks.

Alexander McQueen Crystal-Encrusted Skull Clutch in red

Alexander McQueen Crystal-Encrusted Skull Clutchcj
($1.399, Zappos)

Celebrities Love Alexander McQueen

Celebs such as Noomi Rapace, Rosamund Pike and Freida Pinto have all been spotted carrying an Alexander McQueen Crystal-Encrusted Skull Clutch.

Noomi Rapace, Rosamund Pike and Freida Pinto carrying an Alexander McQueen Crystal-Encrusted Skull Clutch

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Natasha Couture “Caviar Crystal” Minaudière Box Clutch

Update (10/21/2014): Stumbled upon another great Alexander McQueen box clutch alternative (unfortunately not available in red though). By Natasha Couture. Available in bue, black and champagne.

Natasha Couture "Caviar Crystal" Minaudière Box Clutch in blue, black and ivory satin (Alexander McQueen knockoff)

Natasha Couture “Caviar Crystal” Minaudière Box Clutchls
($98, Nordstrom)

Urban Expressions “Galaxy” Rhinestone Box Clutch

A great alternative to pricey Alexander McQueen are these Urban Expressions box clutches. I really like the blue version here! Similar look, but much nicer in price. I just miss the skull clasp on these. Also available in other colors.

Urban Expressions "Galaxy" Rhinestone Box Clutch in blue and black (Alexander McQueen knockoff)

Urban Expressions “Galaxy” Rhinestone Box Clutchcj
($34.94, eBags)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

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Who could not love Nikki Reed‘s outfit here? A cool leather jacket, red lips and matching heels, a striped shirt paired with skinny jeans and big black shades – isn’t that a look pretty much every woman would approve (and one that would make almost every woman look good in)? It’s equally cool and casual, but also dressed up thanks to the heels and red lips and a little badass, too. Below is our budget-friendly take on Nikki Reed’s fabulous outfit. Do you like it?

Nikki Reed’s Cool Leather Jacket & Red Suede Heels Look 4 Less

Celebrity Look 4 Less - Nikki Reed's All Saints Leather Jacket & Red Manolos

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Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who?Nikki Reed
Where?Out & About in Los Angeles, California
When?September 10, 2014
What?All Saints Conroy Leather Biker Jacket ($650), Blank Denim Two Tone Skinny Jeanscj ($98), Manolo Blahnik BB Suede 105mm Pumpsls ($595)

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Copycat Math – Chanel + Céline = Ash

by Irina on October 14, 2014

Copycat Math - Chanel Boy Chain + Céline Trio Bag = Ash Domino

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P.S.: The Ash “Domino” Chain Cross Body Bag can also be purchased at Bloomingdale’sls.

Image source(s): Chanel, Céline, Shopbop, Ash

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Whenever I find myself getting bored with fashion (and let’s be honest: after 6 years of fashion blogging this is something that is inevitably going to happen from time to time), I either load up Pinterest or Instagram to combat the fashion blue and where I then spend countless hours browsing one image after another in order to reignite my love for all things fashion and recharge me with new ideas and fresh inspiration. Oh, the pitfalls of social media! To cut a long story short: during my last time hunting on Pinterest for new content ideas, I stumbled upon a pinned image featuring a woman wearing a gorgeous taupe tulle skirt and it was love at first sight. My research regarding obtaining said gorgeous taupe tulle skirt revealed that it was a handmade, long sold-out tulle skirt someone once had listed on Etsy. Yeah, story of my life. So I carried on with my life and had almost forgotten about that tulle skirt already when suddenly, yesterday I happened to browse Chicwish‘s newest arrivals and there it was: a fluffy, taupe tulle skirt looking almost exactly like the one shown in the pin. And it was available! For only $50! Needless to say I just *had* to recreate the whole look in the picture with that gorgeous new tulle skirt I so newly discovered. You like it?

Pinspiration - Taupe Tulle Skirt Look 4 Less

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Image source(s): Pinterest, Chicwish, H&M, ASOS, Amazon, BaubleBar, ULTA

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