Ashley Tisdale

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With this colder climate it’s safe to say that scarves are becoming an essential part of my wardrobe. Scarves can really add definition to any ensemble and are a staple piece on one of those “nothing to wear” days. This Burberry Icon Check Cashmere Scarf maintains a signature style with super soft cashmere, check print, and delicate fringe. It is the ultimate exemplar of how to liven a monochromatic outfit, or just a brilliant way to stay warm this season.

Burberry Classic Cashmere Scarf in Heritage Check in camel

Burberry Classic Cashmere Scarf in Heritage Check
($435, Burberry)

Also available at Nordstromls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Farfetchls, Selfridges, Stylebop, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Burberry

Ashley Tisdale, Jennifer Hudson, Claudia Schiffer & Nick Jonas wearing a beige Burberry Icon Check Cashmere Scarf

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Vincenzo Boretti 1123 Classic Fringed Check Scarf

Update (11/14/2017): Look what I’ve discovered just in time for christmas gift shopping! How gorgeous, spot-on AND affordable are these Burberry look-alike fringe scarves by Vincenzo Boretti? These look just like the real and while they are unfortunately made of acrylic, they allegedly are supposed to feel cashmere like which is a product claim that may hold true as these scarves received great five star customer reviews. And did I mention they come in 12 different (but all of them lovely) colors? Which makes it almost impossible for me to settle on just one favorite! I might have to bag two, three (possibly even four) of these darlings now that christmas is approaching and these would make lovely gifts.

Vincenzo Boretti 1123 Classic Fringed Check Scarf in red, camel, black, blue, grey and pink (Burberry dupes)

Vincenzo Boretti 1123 Classic Fringed Check Scarfamazon
(£19.90, Amazon.co.uk)

Also available at Amazon.comamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon, Amazon.itamazon, Amazon.esamazon, Otto & eBay.

Vincenzo Boretti 1120 Classic Fringed Check Wool & Cashmere Scarf

Update (11/10/2017): Can’t stand acrylic or just want a good old fashioned fuzzy wool scarf? Vincenzo Boretti has got you covered here, too. If you’re willing to spend £13 more, you can get this premium quality Burberry scarf dupe made of 90% virgin wool and 10% cashmere instead! It’s available in 5 lustworthy colors: beige, navy, grey, off-white and red. Absolutely adore these!

Vincenzo Boretti 1120 Classic Fringed Check Wool & Cashmere Scarf in camel beige, grey and ivory (Burberry dupes)

Vincenzo Boretti 1120 Classic Fringed Check Wool & Cashmere Scarfamazon
(£32.90, Amazon.co.uk)

Also available at Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon, Amazon.itamazon, Amazon.esamazon, Otto & eBay.

Humble Chic London Plaid Scarf

Update (11/10/2015): Discovered these amazing and super spot-on Burberry scarf dupes at Humble Chic today! They come in 4 lovely colors (black, camel, red and navy) and cost just $17.98. Wouldn’t these make fantastic christmas gifts? I love!

Humble Chic London Plaid Scarf in black, camel and red (Burberry Icon knockoffs)

Humble Chic London Plaid Scarfamazon
($17.98, Amazon)

Also available at Humble Chic NY.

Scarves.com “Daphne” Plaid Scarf

Update (12/18/2011): Found another great Burberry scarf look-a-like which can be bought at Scarves.com. It’s currently 15% OFF, so if you’re on a tight budget and still need a classic last minute gift, this scarf might be it!

Scarves.com "Daphne" Plaid Scarf in tan (Burberry knockoff)

Scarves.com “Daphne” Plaid Scarf
($15, Scarves.com)

Melrose Glam “So Scottish” Scarf

Deal: Use promo code SPRINGBAG to get 15% off your order at BagInc!

The Melrose Glam “So Scottish” Scarf will give you the identical Burberry look, and for just $10. It evenly parallels with the classical Burberry plaid print and coincides with the latest trends this season. This is idyllic for a touch of vibrancy and a flawless finish.

Melrose Glam So Scottish Scarf in beige (Burberry knockoff)

Melrose Glam “So Scottish” Scarf
($9.99, BagInc)

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Real vs. Steal – Céline Mini Luggage Tote

by Irina on August 26, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on August 26, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Phoebe Philo sure knows the secret sauce to creating “It“-bags. Back when she was at Chloé we had the Paddington craze and years later when she returned to the fashion stage and started to design for Céline she did it all over again and made the “Luggage” tote the most sought-after bag in the whole wide fashion world. And as you can see below Hollywood loves their Mini Luggages, too! That’s why it’s practically impossible to get your hands on this bag. It consequently sells out, one bag at a time.

Céline Mini Luggage Tote in black

Céline Mini Luggage Tote
(~$1.700, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Céline

Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Szohr, Kate Walsh, Oprah Winfrey and Mary-Kate Olsen carrying a Céline Mini Luggage Tote

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Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Bag

Update (08/26/2017): If you still find yourself lusting after Céline’s Luggage tote, I just discovered these fabulous bag dupes by Ainifeel which look so much like the real deal but cost only a fraction. Available in 6 lovely colors: black, red, burgundy, dove blue, grey and beige. Absolutely adore these!

Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Bag in red, black and burgundy (Céline Luggage dupes)

Ainifeel Genuine Leather Smile Top Handle Bagamazon
($119, Amazon)

10 Bells Structured All Day Shopper

Update (06/17/2013): Found another set of lovely Céline Luggage bag look-a-likes. Check out these faux leather bags by 10 Bells!

10 Bells Structured All Day Shopper in black and white (Céline Luggage knockoffs)

10 Bells Structured All Day Shopperls
($49.95 AUD, The Iconic)

BagInc “Lana” Leather Shoulder Bag

Deal: Use promo code SPRINGBAG for 15% off your order at BagInc!

I have waited almost half a year to write about the Céline Luggage tote simply because I wanted to find the perfect steal for you. Finally, I have found it! And here it is, waiting for you at BagInc. Practically twins, the only noticeable difference to me is the missing logo in the front. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Céline look-a-like! It’s made of authentic leather, is well-crafted and you get all that for a little over $100 (less if you use the discount code above). You better grab this bag asap, it’s probably the next best thing if you can’t afford the original. If you’re looking for the just as coveted black-and-white version, check out BagInc’s “Vanessa” colorblock bag ($109).

BagInc "Lana" Leather Shoulder Bag in black and beige (Céline Mini Luggage dupe)

BagInc “Lana” Leather Shoulder Bag
($109, BagInc)

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Update: This post has been updated on May 3, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Valentino‘s shoe line from the “Rockstud” collection is probably the most popular here on this blog. And even though the Rockstud shoes have been going strong in the fashion community for a couple of years, there seems no sign of declining popularity with these pyramid studded, strappy Valentino shoes. We’ve written about quite a few shoe styles from the “Rockstud” family already and today we’re finally featuring the caged t-strap ballet flats. For a flat, this shoe is about as dressy as it gets; the luxe patent leather juxtaposed the shiny studded straps = perfection! But before you fall hopelessly in love, take a deep breath and look at the price tag: $975! And that’s the lower price limit for this type of Rockstud style. Other variations of the caged flat go as far up as $1.095! Now that’s a lot of money.

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats in nude and black patent

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flatsls
($975, Nordstrom)

Also available at Forward by Elyse Walker, Neiman Marcusicon, Saks Fifh Avenuels, Barneysls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, S|Sense, Lane Crawfordls, Selfridges, Harrodsls, MyTheresa, Stylebop, David Jonesls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Valentino

Celebs such as Ashley Tisdale and Alexa Chung as well as personal style bloggers like Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Arielle Nachmani (Something Navy), Rachel Parcell (Pink Peonies) and Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage) have all been spotted wearing Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats.

Ashley Tisdale, Alexa Chung, Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Arielle Nachmani (Something Navy), Rach Parcell (Pink Peonies) and Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage) wearing Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats

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Katypeny Studded T-Strap Flats

Update (05/03/2017): Still looking for a pair of Valentino Rockstud dupes? How about these spot-on and budget-friendly look-alikes by Katypeny? They come in a bunch of colors (14!) and at $46.99 you don’t have to settle on just one color. Customer ratings average on 4/5 stars which I think is decent for a shoe under $50.

Katypeny Studded T-Strap Flats (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Katypeny Studded T-Strap Flatsamazon
($46.99, Amazon)

Topshop “Kate” Studded Pointy Toe Flats

Update (03/25/2016): Spotted these cute Valentino inspired slingback flats by Topshop today. Available for $50 (sale price!) in either nude patent leather or black leather.

Topshop "Kate" Studded Pointy Toe Flats in nude patent (Valentino Rockstud inspired)

Topshop “Kate” Studded Pointy Toe Flatsls
($50, Nordstrom)

Also available at Topshop & Zalando.

Mivida Studded T-Strap Flats

Update (03/15/2016): And one more Valentino Rockstud alternative to add to the list! These studded flats by Mivida have cone studs instead of pyramid studs, but the rest of the design is pretty much spot-on Valentino. Available for $148.95 in black and white patent leather and bronze metallic.

Mivida Studded T-Strap Flats in black and white patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Mivida Studded T-Strap Flats
($148.95, YOOX)

Kaitlyn Pan Strappy Ballerina Leather Flats

Update (10/21/2015): Spotted these amazing genuine leather Valentino Rockstud dupes by Kaitlyn Pan today. They’re not the cheapest pair of Valentino look-alikes, but the quality looks quite great here.

Kaitlyn Pan Strappy Ballerina Leather Flats in rose pink and taupe nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Kaitlyn Pan Strappy Ballerina Leather Flatsamazon
($113.99, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.caamazon & Etsy.

SheIn Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats

Update (10/21/2015): Also discovered a set of budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud knockoffs at SheIn. They’re on sale for around $35 and come also in black faux leather here.

SheIn Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

SheIn Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats
($33.23, SheIn)

A similar version is also available at Oasap & Romwe.

Billini “Azalea” Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats

Update (05/22/2015): OMG! Look at these perfect, spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes by Billini! Aren’t they just gorgeous? So close to the original and not too expensive at $39.98 AUD (sale price!). Just wish these were widely available.

Billini "Azalea" Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Billini “Azalea” Pointy Studded T-Strap Flatsls
($39.98 AUD, The Iconic)

Also available at StyleTreadls & Billini

Diavolina “Delight” Studded T-Strap Flats

Luckily, there are some fantastic and affordable alternatives out there for all of us Valentino-loving fashionistas on a budget. Let’s start with my current favorite Valentino steal find which is the “Delight” by Diavolina, a spot-on Rockstud flat dupe which comes in either black or nude patent. Unfortunately, at $94.98 AUD (sale price!), it’s a pricey Valentino look-alike and also rather hard to get hold of outside of Australia, but nonetheless, it’s about 90% cheaper than the real deal, so I’d still consider this to be a great steal find if you’re willing to invest in a high-quality Valentino alternative.

Diavolina "Delight" Studded T-Strap Flats in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Diavolina “Delight” Studded T-Strap Flatsls
($94.98 AUD, StyleTread)

Also available at The Iconicls & Wanted Shoes.

Wild Diva Pippa-35 Pyramid Studded Ankle T-Strap Ballet Flats

If you’re looking for a quick and budget-friendly Valentino look for less fix however, then you’re probably best off with these pretty Rockstud flat dupes by Wild Diva. They’re spot-on with the design, come in various lovely colors and cost under $30! Total steal deal alert here!

Wild Diva Pippa-35 Pyramid Studded Ankle T-Strap Ballet Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wild Diva Pippa-35 Pyramid Studded Ankle T-Strap Ballet Flatsamazon
($23.99, Amazon)

Also available at Century 21, eBayeBay, CiCi Hot, Kmart & Sears.

Betseyville “Epic” Studded Ballet Flats

Another cute Valentino alternative are these studded ballet flats by Betseyville. They’re very similar to the Valentinos, come in either black, blush or leopard print and cost only $12.48!

Betseyville "Epic" Studded Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Betseyville “Epic” Studded Ballet Flats
($12.48, Target)

Milanoo Studded Pointed Toe Flats

And lastly, may I present you these budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud dupes I found at Milanoo. Same design but a veeery different price tag (only $19.99!). Available in black, warm and cool pink as well as white faux patent leather. Happy shopping!

Milanoo Studded Pointed Toe Flats in black and pink patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Milanoo Studded Pointed Toe Flatsls
($19.99, Milanoo)

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Update: This post has been updated on March 27, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

And we’re back to Chanel. Back to the now uber-famous and highly popular Chanel espadrilles, to be exact. We have already written about the black mesh pair and this time we’re showing you the just as lovely canvas version. And while I do think that they are really beautiful and would make a great pair of summer shoes, there’s absolutely no way I’d pay more than $500 for a pair of espadrilles! Not gonna happen, not even if they’re Chanel.

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles

Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles
($525, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Chanel

Celebs such as Emma Roberts and Ashley Tisdale and style bloggers such as Brenda Song (Song of Style) and Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) have all been spotted wearing Chanel Canvas Slip-On Espadrilles.

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Roberto Festa “Ibiza” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (03/27/2017): Just spotted these lovely Chanel look-alike espadrilles by Roberto Festa which have a cool peace sign sewn onto the front instead of the interlocking CC logo. What a cute idea!

Roberto Festa "Ibiza" Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in natural and taupe (Chanel dupes)

Roberto Festa “Ibiza” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($165, Jildor)

P.S.: Also available at Footnotescj.

Merona “Eden” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (05/10/2016): Stumbled upon these cute and super affordable $25 cap-toe espadrille flats by Merona which instantly reminded me of the Chanels above.

Merona "Eden" Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in beige/black and denim/black (Chanel knockoffs)

Merona “Eden” Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($24.99, Target)

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles

Update (11/08/2014): Nice try, Tory Burch, but we all know where you got your inspiration for these Chanel-esque canvas espadrilles.

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles in beige and black and blue and denim (Chanel knockoffs)

Tory Burch Two-Tone Cap-Toe Canvas Espadrilles
($150, Tory Burch)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls & Neiman Marcusls.

China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats

Update (05/27/2014): OMG! Look at these fabulous Chanel espadrille dupes by China Girl! So lovely, right? And pretty budget-friendly as well. Just wish I had discovered these earlier because a lot of sizes are already out of stock. 🙁

China Girl "Espa" Canvas Espadrille Flats (Chanel knockoffs)

China Girl “Espa” Canvas Espadrille Flats
(£9.50, ASOS)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles

Luckily, there’s no need to lay down the big bucks because these Bamboo espadrilles are a cute and very budget-friendly Chanel alternative. Available in various color combinations including ivory/black, red/denim and denim/denim.

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrilles in beige/black and red/denim (Chanel knockoffs)

Bamboo Saturday-08 Two Tone Canvas Espadrillesamazon
($27.95, Amazon)

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats

Another possible alternative are these fab and wallet-friendly two-tone espadrille flats by Dollhouse. Also available in other color combinations.

Dollhouse "Preserve" Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Preserve” Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats
($34, LuLu*s)

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrilles

You can also find a very lovely Chanel-inspired espadrille at Alloy. Better get these while your size is still in stock!

Alloy "Penny" Two-Tone Espadrilles in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Alloy “Penny” Two-Tone Espadrilles
($7.99, Nordstrom Rack)

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrilles

And for all of you who are willing to invest in their Chanel espadrille look-a-likes, here’s a very stylish Chanel alternative by KG Kurt Geiger.

KG Kurt Geiger "Madison" Canvas Summer Espadrilles in bone and black (Chanel knockoffs)

KG Kurt Geiger “Madison” Canvas Summer Espadrilles
($142.91, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at Kurt Geigerls & Nordstromls.

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Real vs. Steal – Anine Bing Studded Boots

by Irina on February 24, 2015

I feel like Anine Bing‘s microstud ankle boots are the official successors of Chloé’s highly popular Susan boots. The distinctive stud styling and the long pointed-toe make them instantly stand out and these boots quickly gained momentum in the fashion world and were a regular shoe staple among all the biggest fashion bloggers. I’m not quite sure where the brand came from all of a sudden, but I’ll definitely keep Anine Bing on my fashion radar.

Anine Bing Studded Ankle Boots in black and gold

Anine Bing Studded Ankle Bootsls
($699, Shoptiques)

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Anine Bing

Celebs such as Emma Roberts and Ashley Tisdale as well as fashion and style bloggers such as Gala Gonzalez from AMLUL, Aimee from Song of Style, Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad and Julie from Sincerely Jules have all been spotted wearing Anine Bing Studded Boots.

Emma Roberts, Ashley Tisdale, Gala Gonzalez (AMLUL), Aimee Song (Song of Style), Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Julie Sarinana (Sincerely, Jules) wearing Anine Bing Studded Boots

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Choies Stud Punk Boots w/ Contrast Suede Panel

If you love the design of the Aning Bing boots above, but can’t afford to spend almost $700 on a pair of shoes, well here’s your budget-friendly alternative which I spotted over at Choies. An almost spot-on dupe of the real deal made of genuine leather and selling for only $84.99 instead of $699. Total steal deal alert!

Choies Stud Punk Boots w/ Contrast Suede Panel in black and gold (Anine Bing knockoffs)

Choies Stud Punk Boots w/ Contrast Suede Panel
($84.99, Choies)

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