So how HUGE was Balmain x H&M, huh? The highly anticipated designer collaboration went live online on November 5th at 8 am EST and it was only a matter of an hour until almost every item of the collection was sold out; all despite the hefty price tags (with prices set around $500-$700 for key pieces, the most expensive item peaking at $699), thus making Balmain x H&M’s collection the company’s most successful designer collaboration yet. The website continued to crash over the visitor overload all morning while eager shoppers in Seoul queued up in front of H&M stores over a week before the official collection launch. The hype surrounding this collaboration has certainly caught on to the masses and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the collection is now selling for vastly inflated prices on eBay where some pieces are priced at twice their retail value. No word from H&M yet whether they are going to restock the highly successful collection. One of my favorite pieces from the Balmain x H&M collaboration is this gold and white embroidered black velvet mini dress. I love that it doesn’t look watered down and could easily be mistaken for a design from Balmain’s mainline collection. Now would I spend $549 on such a statement dress? Maybe. But due to the hype, I don’t even have to ask myself this question because just like all the other pieces, this beautiful frock is sold out.

Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Dress in black, gold and white

Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Dress
($549, H&M)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective & eBayeBay.

Celebrities and Style Bloggers Love Balmain x H&M

Celeb sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner and style blogger Sandra Hagelstam (5 inch and up) have all been spotted wearing the black and gold Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Dress.

Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Sandra Hagelstam (5 inch and up) wearing a black Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Velvet Dress

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bebe Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress

If you don’t want to pay the ridiculously inflated eBay prices and can’t wait a few more months for other fast fashion companies to catch on to this hype to come up with their own inspired Balmain x H&M; look-alikes (c’mon, Forever 21!), I suggest you take a look at this beautiful beaded mini dress by bebe. I know this isn’t a spot-on dupe for the dress above and it certainly isn’t a steal at $299, but the Balmain x H&M inspiration is clearly visible on this frock in my opinion. Plus, unlike the real deal, this dress is readily available for you to buy with all sizes still in stock and all. So you can either keep on stalking eBay waiting for a miracle to happen or you can snap up this dress instead and get your own kind of Balmain party going.

bebe Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress in black and white (Balmain x H&M knockoff)

bebe Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress
($299, bebe)

Image source(s): H&M, 5 inch and up, bebe


Budget Look – Cozy Meets Elegant by BP.

by Irina on November 5, 2015

Today I felt like doing a new budget look after seeing so many gorgeous (and budget-friendly) fall staple pieces by BP. at Nordstrom. I didn’t follow a predetermined concept on this one, but simply put together what I thought would look great together. And if you’re an avid reader of this blog, you will easily recognize a lot of designer inspiration in many of the pieces shown below. We have some Burberry, Chanel, Isabel Marant and Michael Kors inspirations going on in this look. So what do you think? Did I do a good job on this one? Can you see yourself wearing this outfit?

Budget Look - Cozy Meets Elegant by BP.

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Image source(s): Nordstrom


Summer is in full swing and breezy summer dresses are the way to dress in this heat. And just how breezy is this lovely, delicate little white dress by Chloé? Sure, you’d have to tape it to your breasts if you want to avoid “wardrobe malfunctions”, but once everything is safely kept in its place, I think this dress would look fantastic on vacations, beach days and summer garden parties. Just look at how gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks wearing this beautiful dress (OK, Rosie would look good in anything, but still). Too bad it costs almost $2.800 which makes it absolutely unattainable for most of us fashion lovers!

Chloé Peacock-Embroidered Open-Front Shift Dress in ivory milk white

Chloé Peacock-Embroidered Open-Front Shift Dressls
($2.796, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Loves Chloé

The adorable Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been spotted wearing her Chloé Peacock-Embroidered Open-Front Shift Dress during Coachella 2015.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing an ivory white Chloé Peacock-Embroidered Open-Front Shift Dress

ONE by Honey Punch Lace Mini Dress

Update (09/04/2015): Awesome steal deal alert, everyone! Just spotted this lovely, almost spot-on Chloé Peacock dress dupe by ONE by Honey Punch which is only $88 compared to $2.796 for the real deal. Sizes are starting to sell out, so you better be fast if you’re in love with this dress and want the Chloé look for less.

ONE by Honey Punch Lace Mini Dress in white (Chloé Peacock knockoff)

ONE by Honey Punch Lace Mini Dress
($88, Shopbop)

Le Salty Label x REVOLVE Mini Dress

Luckily, there’s a fantastic look for less alternative available by Le Salty Label for a much lower price of $128. Their LWD (which is also available in black) is shorter and has slightly less intricate detailing than the Chloé original, but the resemblance between both dresses is still very visible. And just in case you’re not a fan of the short length, this dress also comes in a lovely maxi dress version. Make sure to check out Le Salty Label’s whole collection, because it’s absolutely fabulous and just perfect for summer!

Le Salty Label x REVOLVE Mini Dress in white and black (Chloé knockoffs)

Le Salty Label x REVOLVE Mini Dress
($128, RevolveClothing)

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Instagram Profile, RevolveClothing


I think I must have already mentioned at least a thousand times how much I adore the feminine creations of Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana. And it seems Poppy Delevingne is also a fan because she took to the red carpet last week looking like straight out of a fairy tale wearing a gorgeous floral Dolce & Gabbana brocade mini dress, red Aquazzura pumps and a Jennifer Behr floral headband. I loved Poppy’s romantic look so much, I simply had to recreate her premiere outfit on a more budget-friendly level. How do you like it?

Poppy Delevingne’s Dolce & Gabbana Rose-Print Dress Look 4 Less

Poppy Delevingne's Romantic Dolce & Gabbana Rose-Print Dress Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★★

Who?Poppy Delevingne
Where?Paper Towns” Premiere, New York
When?July 21, 2015
What?Dolce & Gabbana Rose Print Brocade Dressls ($3.495), Aquazzura Matilde Crisscross Tie-Back Point-Toe Pumpsls ($695), Jennifer Behr Contessa Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Headbandls ($630)

P.S.: The Closet rose-print dress is also available at Closet London & Zalando.deaffilinet.


Update: This post has been updated on July 28, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

It’s no wonder why all the celebs are donning this Victoria Beckham Stretch-Crepe Dress. After winning Designer Brand of the Year in 2011 during the British Fashion Awards, Victoria Beckham has not only been praised by her designer counterparts but also with the support of many fellow celebrities. Her clothing designs have been iconic and this dress proves that sentiment. In fact, this particular dress has been so popular, that it was not only priced at $2.750 but is already sold out! The unique design and color contrast is simple yet so elegant and girly. For an affordable take on this dress, take a look at the steal below!

Victoria Beckham Halterneck Stretch-Crepe Pencil Dress in tangerine orange

Victoria Beckham Stretch-Crepe Dressls
($2.750, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Victoria Beckham

Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham and Abbey Clancy wearing an orange Victoria Beckham Stretch-Crepe Dress

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Choies Zip Back Body-Con Dress

UPDATE (07/28/2015): Didn’t expect to find a new dupe for this Victoria Beckham dress, but when I browsed Choies today, this lovely frock suddenly popped up.

Choies Zip Back Body-Con Dress in orange (Victoria Beckham knockoff)

Choies Zip Back Body-Con Dress
($29.99, Choies)

McBerry Strappy Dress

With the minor differences between this McBerry and the Victoria Beckham dress, it is safe to say that this is a great steal. The only aspect really missing is the zipper appliqué going down the back of the dress. Otherwise, the colors are amazingly accurate as well as the length and silhouette. Plus, this dress doesn’t require a major investment as it’s priced at £79! With a delivery charge it can shipped anywhere in the world, that is, with an extra shipping fee depending upon which country you select.

McBerry Strappy Dress in orange (Victoria Beckham knockoff)

McBerry Strappy Dress
(£79, McBerry)


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