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Update: This post has been updated on September 20, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Christian Louboutin‘s “Bibi” pump is one of my favorite Loubies from the classic shoe styles department. I looooove the high arch and also that it has this straight column-like chunky heel; I just dig that on shoes, not sure why, but I love this (plus, it makes a high heel that much more stable/comfortable because the weight doesn’t pressure on a pinpoint-sized stiletto heel). That makes yet another addition to my never ending list of shoe obsessions.

Christian Louboutin Bibi Platform Pumps in black and teal

Christian Louboutin Bibi Platform Pumpsls
($795, Saks)

P.S.: Also available in tartan print at NET-A-PORTERls.

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Katy Perry, Lauren Conrad, Brooklyn Decker, Blake Lively, Isla Fisher and Khloe Kardashian wearing Christian Louboutin Bibi Platform Pumps

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ALDO “Passarello” Suede Platform Pumps

UPDATE (09/20/2014): Stumbled upon these suede platform pumps at ALDO today and the instantly reminded me of Louboutin’s “Bibi” heels above. Also available in other colors and uppers.

ALDO "Passarello" Suede Platform Pumps in red (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

ALDO “Passarello” Suede Platform Pumpsls
($100, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at ALDO (Canada)ls & ALDO (UK).

Topshop “SWAGGER” Platform Court Shoes

UPDATE (10/15/2011): Just stumbled upon another great Louboutin alternative by Topshop. Available in those both suede colors as well as an array of other different colors and finishes.

Topshop "SWAGGER" Platform Court Shoes in purple and teal suede (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

Topshop “SWAGGER” Platform Court Shoesls
($124, Topshop)

Madden Girl “Mellony” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (10/15/2011): And here’s another very budget-friendly Bibi look-a-like coming from Madden Girl. Faux suede but the price point is also kept under $30.

Madden Girl "Mellony" Platform Pumps in black faux suede (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

Madden Girl “Mellony” Platform Pumpsamazon
($26.99, Amazon)

BCBGeneration “Jodie” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (08/19/2011): Look at this fantastic CL Bibi alternative by BCBGeneration. So close to the originals!

BCBGeneration "Jodie" Platform Pumps in black and nude suede (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Jodie” Platform Pumpsamazon
($79.99, Amazon)

ALDO “Lewi” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (08/19/2011): And here’s another budget-friendly Bibi look-a-like by ALDO. Love the red suede version!

ALDO "Lewi" Platform Pumps in black & red suede (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

ALDO “Lewi” Platform Pumpsls
($44.98, ALDO)

Luichiny “Lights Out” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (08/19/2011): Came across another fabulous yet budget-friendly Bibi look-a-like by Luichiny. Available in an array of colors.

Luichiny "Lights Out" Platform Pumps in purple and blue suede (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

Luichiny “Lights Out” Platform Pumpsls
($48.97, Shoebuy)

Steve Madden “BEASST” Suede Platform Pumps

UPDATE (05/24/2011): Now this is more like it! Check out Steve Madden‘s interpretation of CL’s “Bibi”; more on point and way cheaper, too. Yay!

Steve Madden "BEASST" Suede Platform Pumps in black and teal (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

Steve Madden “BEASST” Suede Platform Pumpscj
($89.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Shoes.comls.

Rough Justice “Kara” Platform Pumps

Rough Justice is a pretty new footwear brand and for their first collection they have decided to take some inspiration from the master of the red soled heels because these “Kara” platforms are obvious “Bibi” wannabes. Tood bad they’ve messed up the arch, otherwise it would’ve been a super great Louboutin alternative. The pumps are available in black, turquoise, fuchsia, rust & stone suede.

Rough Justice "Kara" Platform Pumps in black and turquoise suede (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

Rough Justice “Kara” Platform Pumpsamazon
($52.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj.

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Update: This post has been updated on July 12, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’ve heard a lot of good things about the newly re-launched brand Equipment. Their blouses and shirts are supposed to be top notch quality and they quickly gained a loyal celebrity following since their re-launch in 2010. Fashion insiders like Carine Roitfeld and Giovanna Battaglia are fans as well. While I can’t comment on the quality of Equipment clothing myself (yet!) and hence can’t say whether it’s worth the splurge, I sure can say that I absolutely love the look of this semi-sheer striped silk-chiffon shirt in cream and black! I mean it has stripes on it, and as you might already know that’s all it takes to get me swooning over something!

Equipment Sophie Striped Silk-Chiffon Shirt in fawn and black

Equipment Sophie Striped Silk-Chiffon Shirtls
($190, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities, Fashion Insiders & Style Bloggers Love Equipment

Rachel Bilson, Lauren Conrad, Giovanna Battaglia and Alicia Lund (Cheetah is the New Black) wearing a fawn and black Equipment Sophie Striped Silk-Chiffon Shirt

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ASOS PETITE Shirt In Mono Stripe

Update (07/12/2013): Stumbled upon another great stripe blouse alternative at ASOS!

ASOS PETITE Shirt In Mono Stripe in black and white (Equipment Sophie knockoff)

ASOS PETITE Shirt In Mono Stripe
($61.09, ASOS)

Forever 21 Sheer Striped Shirt

Update (05/22/2013): Found a great dupe to Equipment’s Sophie blouse at Forever 21 which is currently on sale for a steal-worthy price of $13.99! Yay! Also available in a lovely cream/mint version.

Forever 21 Sheer Striped Shirt in cream and black (Equipment Sophie look-a-like)

Forever 21 Sheer Striped Shirt
($13.99, Forever 21)

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

LC Lauren Conrad Striped Chiffon Blouse

Now look which celebrity socialite is taking inspiration from her own designer wardrobe for her budget-priced fashion line! When I saw this LC Lauren Conrad chiffon blouse I was instantly reminded of the Equipment striped shirt. And besides the slight variation in color and the crochet collar, I can’t really see any visual differences between these two (not talking about quality here!). Snap up this blouse for only $13.20 and get yourself the coral/white version, too, while you’re at it.

LC Lauren Conrad Striped Chiffon Blouse in black and white (Equipment Sophie knockoff)

LC Lauren Conrad Striped Chiffon Blousels
($13.20, Kohl’s)

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If there was ever a shoe to rival Louboutin‘s iconic Pigalle pumps, for me, it would be the Décolleté 554 – an insanely classic yet sexy pointed stiletto pump in a showstopping red patent upper! This heel is shoe perfection and to me it’s just as beautiful and lustworthy as Louboutin’s much more famous Pigalle heels. And even though this Louboutin style is moderately priced at $625 (for a Louboutin shoe, that is), unfortunately it is still way out of reach for me!

Christian Louboutin Décolleté 554 Pointed-Toe Pumps in red patent

Christian Louboutin Décolleté 554 Pointed-Toe Pumpsls
($625, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, NET-A-PORTER (US)ls, NET-A-PORTER (International)ls & Barneysls.

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Sienna Miller, Lauren Conrad, Olivia Wilde, Rita Ora, Reese Witherspoon & Emma Roberts wearing Christian Louboutin Décolleté 554 Pointed-Toe Pumps

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Ivanka Trump “Kayden” Pointed-Toe Pumps

Well, hello there, Ivanka Trump! Now isn’t their “Kayden” pump an absolutely adequate budget alternative to the red Louboutins above? Almost twins, don’t you agree? Really love this one in red! Also available in an array of different colors such as black, nude, blush, coral and oxblood.

Ivanka Trump "Kayden" Pointed-Toe Pumps in red patent (Christian Louboutin Décolleté 554 knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Kayden” Pointed-Toe Pumpscj
($90.99, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at 6pmcj, Amazonamazon, Lori’s Shoespjx, Heels.comcj, Bloomingdale’sls & Macy’sls.

GUESS Neodan 3 Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps

Another great Louboutin alternative would be this black patent stiletto pump by GUESS. I wish the heel was a bit more delicate like the original Louboutin one, but it’s still a very close match. Also available in various other colors including turquoise patent.

GUESS Neodan 3 Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Décolleté 554 knockoffs)

GUESS Neodan 3 Pointed-Toe Stiletto Pumpscj
($94.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, NORDSTROMls & Amazonamazon.

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Lauren Conrad is to Los Angeles what Olivia Palermo is to New York; namely the best dressed socialite/reality tv personality in town! I was seriously starting to forget about LC and her impeccable style, but then I saw her in this white crisp button down shirt and forest green skinny jeans and I remembered how much I used to love Lauren’s classic style of dressing. Of course, I instantly had to recreate LC’s sharp look on a budget-friendly level. Check it out below!

Lauren Conrad’s White & Green Look 4 Less

Lauren Conrad's Crisp White Shirt & Forest Green Skinny Jeans Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who?Lauren Conrad
Where?Shopping in Westwood, California
When?January 15, 2013
What?Rag & Bone Skinny Jeansls ($109), Balenciaga Arena Giant Bagls ($1.895), LC Lauren Conrad Bootiesls ($26.97)

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Real vs. Steal – Chloé Myrte Sunglasses

by Irina on October 26, 2012

Update: This post has been updated on October 26, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

I recently noticed that I am pretty ill equipped in terms of sunglasses. In fact, I own exactly ONE (UPDATE: make that 15 now) pair of sunglasses which I bought about 2 years ago on eBay. However, those sunglasses I absolutely adore and treasure. It’s a pair of chocolate brown oversized Miu Miu sunnies which had cost me ca. $120. I haven’t been tempted to buy any new sunglasses ever since, but that might be about to change because I fell in love with Chloé‘s gorgeous “Myrte” sunnies. I really like the shape and the metal inlays add detail! Too bad they retail for $297 which is not a price I’m willing to pay since I’m not that big on sunglasses in the first place.

Chloé Myrte CL 2119 Sunglasses in black

Chloé Myrte CL 2119 Sunglassesamazon
($172.99, Amazon)

Celebrities Love Chloé

Lauren Conrad, Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz wearing Chloé Myrte Sunglasses

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ASOS Metal Corner Detail Sunglasses

UPDATE (10/26/2012): 2 years later I have come across another pair of ASOS sunglasses that look a lot like Chloé’s Myrte shades.

ASOS Metal Corner Detail Sunglasses in black (Chloé Myrte knockoffs)

ASOS Metal Corner Detail Sunglassesls
($20.25, ASOS)

LC Lauren Conrad Round Sunglasses

UPDATE (10/14/2010): Lauren Conrad’s upscale fashion line may have tanked, but it looks like her line for Kohl’s, LC Lauren Conrad, is going pretty strong. The success might stem from the fact that she takes inspiration from her own fashion basics. Clearly, these sunglasses are spot-on Chloé’s Myrte knockoffs which she owns herself. Want the same style for a whole lot less? Get these sunnies at Kohl’s on sale for $16.99 in black, champagne or tortoise.

LC Lauren Conrad Round Sunglasses in black (Chloé Myrte knockoffs)

LC Lauren Conrad Round Sunglassesls
($16.99, Kohl’s)

ASOS Corner Detail Sunglasses

I happened to browse ASOS for the newest arrivals today and was absolutely delighted to see an almost identical version of the Chloé Myrte sunnies for a much, much lower price. The inlays on the black version are gold instead of gunmetal, but I think I even prefer that. The sunglasses come also in brown tortoisels.

ASOS Corner Detail Sunglasses in black (Chloè Myrte CL 2119 knockoff)

ASOS Corner Detail Sunglassesls
($20.40, ASOS)

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