Olivia Palermo

I love looking at pictures of Olivia Palermo because seeing what she wears on a day-to-day basis has become a sheer inexhaustible source of style inspiration for myself! I really thought I’d get bored with Olivia’s style after a while, but she somehow manages to keep me interested by constantly wearing effortless seeming outfits that look both interesting and unexpected, but yet elegant and chic as well. Last September, for example, Olivia stepped out in a fab colorblock sheath which she accessorized with a black clutch and striped heels. And surprisingly, this dress did not come out of some expensive designer boutique, but it was a very accessible dress from a limited edition collection which Narciso Rodriguez designed for DesigNation for Kohl’s. And this very same dress is currently on sale for the amazingly low price of $25.60!

Olivia Palermo’s Chic Colorblock Dress Look 4 Less

Olivia Palermo Narciso Rodriguez Colorblock Sheath Dress Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who? Olivia Palermo
Where? N/A
When? September 30, 2012
What? Narciso Rodriguez for DesigNation Colorblock Ponte Sheath Dress, REISS Arleta Clutchls, Giuseppe Zanotti Sandalscj


Olivia Palermo always looks fabulous and this look is no exception. I just love the way she paired two bold jewel tones (emerald and citrine) and made them look fantastic together. If I had to guess, I’d say the secret is the neutral basics she wore with them. The soft charcoal grey sweater softens the overall look and her handbag and accessories all compliment her skin and hair color. And then instead of the usual jewelry (like earrings or a necklace) she went for the unexpected brooches worn on her blazer’s collar. Vintage pieces like these are actually not very hard to find these days, with flea markets and antiques turning up many fun sparklers for just a few dollars. Of course, you can always get creative and repurpose some 1950’s shoe clips or clip-on earrings into a whole new look! The only thing left to finish off the outfit is some sassy red nail polish and a gold bracelet and watch. Ready to try it for yourself? Have fun shopping our awesome steals below!

Olivia Palermo’s Green Blazer & Yellow Jeans Look 4 Less

Olivia Palermo's Emerald Green REISS Blazer & Yellow Jeans Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who? Olivia Palermo
Where? Anya Hindmarch Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Show in London, England
When? September 18, 2012
What? REISS Rosalie Double Breasted Blazer ($425)


Update: This post has been updated on September 25, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

Can you imagine a more beautiful pair of classic platform pumps than these by Charlotte Olympia? They are elegant, feminine, and unmistakably special. A pair like this could go with almost everything in our closets, but buying them would leave us with little left over in our wardrobe budget. Want to get a pair just like them for about 14% of the originals’ price? Check out the amazing steal below.

Charlotte Olympia Paloma Fan-Pleat Satin Pumps in red

Charlotte Olympia Paloma Fan-pleat Satin Pumps
($895, Forward by Elyse Walker)

Celebrities Love Charlotte Olympia

Reese Witherspoon, Emma Watson, Mandy Moore, Alexis Bledel, Rachel McAdams and Olivia Palermo wearing Charlotte Olympia Paloma Fan-pleat Satin Pumps

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Glint “Janessa” Satin Platform Pumps

Update (09/25/2012): I’m so happy to have found a lovely Charlotte Olympia Paloma alternative in red satin by Glint. And if you’re looking for a pretty bridal shoe, these are also available in ivory satin.

Glint "Janessa" Satin Platform Pumps in red (Charlotte Olympia Paloma knockoffs)

Glint “Janessa” Satin Platform Pumpsls
($109.95, Nordstrom)

Tony Bianco “Saratogo” Suede Platform Pumps

Update (09/11/2012): Australian footwear brand, Tony Bianco, has also a super fabulous suede Charlotte Olympia Paloma look-a-like available in purple, black and blue suede.

Tony Bianco "Saratogo" Suede Platform Pumps (Charlotte Olympia Paloma knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Saratogo” Suede Platform Pumpsls
($132.90 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at Tony Bianco & The Iconic.

ZiGiny “Kerry” Satin Platform Pumps

Just as gorgeous and classic as their muse, these ZiGiny pumps are the signature shoes of a confident, stylish, and very intelligent girl, especially considering the price. Of course they are an investment, but when buying timeless pieces it’s OK to spend a little more than you would on trendier items. Just imagine how often you’d wear them, I certainly have.

ZiGiny "Kerry" Satin Platform Pumps in black (Charlotte Olympia Paloma knockoffs)

ZiGiny “Kerry” Satin Platform Pumpsamazon
($122.95, Amazon)


Christian Louboutin, you’ve done it again! Never have I ever seen a shoe as unique as this look so good on this many celebrities! While I’m partial to the yellow dress/black coat ensemble worn by Irina Shayk and Brandy’s crisp white pants and jacket duo, it looks absolutely stunning on every figure pictured below; and what is better than a platform that is incredibly stylish, eye-catching, and versatile? Not much! So what does this all mean? These will look amazing on you as well! Granted, this pair is sold out and priced well above most of our shoe budgets, but you can definitely get the same look with our help. Check out our fabulous steal further down the page and tell us what you think.

Christian Louboutin No. 299 Suede and Python Pumps in black and burgundy

Christian Louboutin No. 299 Suede and Python Pumps
($1.195, SOLD OUT)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Alani "LaLa" Vasquez, Irina Shayk, Amber Rose, Jennifer Hudson, Olivia Palermo and Brandy Nordwood wearing Christian Louboutin No. 299 Suede and Python Pumps

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Boutique 9 “Nerissa” Suede Platform Sandals

Aren’t they sensational? This style by Boutique 9 is a mix of old Hollywood and a steamy Argentine tango. The peep-toe is a bit larger, and the color more red than plum when compared to the original version, but they would still look beautiful with any silhouette and match a variety of darker palettes. I’m thinking perhaps a dark grey suit would be just the thing. To channel an undoubtedly glamorous look, try pairing them with a beautiful shawl-collar jacket with a fabulous matching trumpet skirt. Then simply add a classic matte red lip and glossy hair and you’re all set. (For even more versatility, be sure to check them out in purple and blue suede as well!)

Boutique 9 "Nerissa" Suede Platform Sandals in red and black suede (Christian Louboutin No. 299 knockoffs)

Boutique 9 “Nerissa” Suede Platform Sandalscj
($160, Nine West)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls & Macy’sls.


Update: This post has been updated on August 29, 2012. Scroll down to see the new adds.

This delightfully whimsical pair of earrings by Prada remind me of a time when glitter and sparkle were the two best ways to describe my wardrobe and jewelry collection. I remember my treasure trove was filled with pieces I borrowed from my grandmother, as well as the vintage finds I gathered along the way. It’s really quite remarkable to witness fashion making a full circle at last. While reinvention doesn’t quite mean we should recreate your entire wardrobe from the 80’s and 90’s, it does give us the opportunity to have fun with nostalgic looks without looking like we stepped out of a time machine. Considering the instant popularity of this pair, it seems it isn’t just me who wants to play dress up. Of course the fact they are sold out shouldn’t stop you from reliving the memories. You can still buy a very similar pair thanks to one of our readers! Check out what she found below…

Prada Resin Rose Crystal Earrings

Prada Resin Rose Crystal Earrings
($540, Vestiaire Collective)

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Liv Tyler, Olivia Palermo and Jessica Chastain wearing Prada Resin Rose Crystal Earrings

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BaubleBar “Iced Rose Drops” Earrings

Update (08/29/2012): These BaubleBar drop earrings are no perfect match, but I still feel a lot of Prada inspiration going on here. Great offer: take $10 OFF your first order by signing up to BaubleBar. Registration is free!

BaubleBar "Iced Rose Drops" Earrings in coral (Prada knockoffs)

BaubleBar “Iced Rose Drops” Earrings
($28, BaubleBar)

Express Pavé Flower Post Drop Earrings

Update (08/29/2012): And here’s another Prada inspired alternative by Express.

Express Pavé Flower Post Drop Earrings (Prada knockoffs)

Express Pavé Flower Post Drop Earrings
($29.90, Express)

Forever 21 Prada-Inspired Jewelry

Update (07/25/2012): Just stumbled upon a bunch of super affordable, Prada-inspired rosette jewelry at Forever 21.

Forever 21 Prada-Inspired Jewelry

Forever 21 Prada-Inspired Jewelry

ASOS Limited Edition Rose Drop Earrings

Update (07/16/2012): Found another lovely Prada alternative on ASOS which is currently on sale for $12.77 only! I love the pastel colored roses here!

ASOS Limited Edition Rose Drop Earrings in peach and mint (Prada knockoffs)

ASOS Limited Edition Rose Drop Earrings
($12.77, ASOS)

Express Flower Post Stone Drop Earrings

Thanks again to ITC reader Paola for sharing this wonderful find with us. This lovely set by Express is very similar to the designer look, but available at a much more affordable price. Wear them with your favorite jeans or a sleek cocktail dress, and instantly add some feminine glamour to your outfit. But if you love crafts, and want to make a pair for yourself or a friend… then channel your creativity with this great DIY tutorial and repurpose some of your older costume pieces into fabulous, one-of-a-kind, new additions to your collection! When it’s finally time to don your new sparklers, consider wearing more tailored and classic clothing to really let them take center stage.

Express Flower Post Stone Drop Earrings in mint pistachio (Prada knockoffs)

Express Flower Post Stone Drop Earrings
($26.90, Express)


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