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Update: This post has been updated on July 14, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Stripes. I’m still ridiculously obsessed with them and probably will never grow tired of them. That’s why I probably don’t have to tell you how I feel about this striped silk midi skirt by Tibi. And after seeing this skirt on some of my most favorite fashion bloggers, it made my obsession with it ten times worse. Not that I could give in to the temptation of buying it – that skirt costs a whopping $349 and that’s already the sale price (retail is $698)! But still… if I was rich girl (na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na nah)

Tibi Escalante Striped Silk Full Skirt in black and cream

Tibi Escalante Striped Silk Full Skirtls
($698, Net-A-Porter)

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

Style Bloggers Love Tibi

Personal style bloggers such as Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Amber (Forever Amber), Wendy Nguyen (Wendy’s Lookbook) and Ania Boniecka (Ania B.) have all been spotted wearing a Tibi Escalante Striped Silk Full Skirt.

Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Amber (Forever Amber), Wendy Nguyen (Wendy's Lookbook) and Ania Boniecka (Ania B.) wearing a Tibi Striped Midi Skirt

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Stradivarius Striped A-Line Midi Skirt

Update (07/14/2016): Just stumbled upon this striped a-line midi skirt at Stradivarius and thought it’d be a great, budget-friendly alternative to the pricey Tibi skirt above.

Stradivarius Striped A-Line Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante dupe)

Stradivarius Striped A-Line Midi Skirt
(€19.95, Stradivarius)

Eliza J Pleated Stripe Midi Skirt

Update (03/28/2016): OMG! Now look at this beauty of a skirt by Eliza J! Isn’t it just gorgeous? I love how spot-on it is to the Tibi skirt, especially since the materials look exactly the same even though Tibi’s skirt is 100% silk and this one is 100% polyester. Anyway, the material at least looks just as luxurious as the pricey real deal, so that might be close enough. Also, did I mention this skirt is on sale? But the best part? If you use promo code “JULY” at checkout, you will get 15% off regular-priced and sale items at Lord & Taylor which will lower the price of this skirt down to an affordable $135.15 (retail price is $159, offer valid through July 18th, 2016).

Eliza J Pleated Stripe Midi Skirt in ivory/black (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Eliza J Pleated Stripe Midi Skirtls
($135.15, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

ASOS Midi Prom Skirt in Stripe

Update (01/12/2016): Discovered this awesome striped midi skirt at ASOS a few days ago, ordered it straight away and love it to death! It’s a great and budget-friendly alternative to the pretty Tibi skirt above, don’t you think? Sizes are selling out by the hour, so I wouldn’t wait too long with this one.

ASOS Midi Prom Skirt in Stripe (Tibi Escalante dupe)

ASOS Midi Prom Skirt in Stripe
($57, ASOS)

Chicwish Striped Full A-line Midi Skirt

Update (11/09/2015): Another fab and budget-friendly Tibi skirt alternative can be found at Chicwish. What do you think? Yay or nay?

Chicwish Striped Full A-line Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Chicwish Striped Full A-line Midi Skirt
($42.42, Chicwish)

Forever 21 Contemporary Sheeny Stripe A-Line Skirt

Update (10/29/2015): Spotted another great Tibi skirt alternative today! The stripes on this a-line skirt by Forever 21 are slightly smaller, but the overall look is still very Tibi and the price is so affordable, too. Available in either ivory/black or wine/black for $27.90.

Forever 21 Contemporary Sheeny Stripe A-Line Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Forever 21 Contemporary Sheeny Stripe A-Line Skirt
($27.90, Forever 21)

Topshop Stripe Midi Skirt

Luckily, Topshop caters to the needs of us stripe-lovin’, budget-conscious fashionistas, so they came up with a fantastic Tibi look for less option that will cost you just 1/7 of what the real deal would set you back. It’s not the cheapest skirt in town, I admit, but from what I read in reviews, the quality seems to be good and the fabric to be heavy and crease-free. And who doesn’t love to save time on ironing? Get this beauty while it’s still available, it’s almost sold out at Topshop and Nordstrom will probably follow soon as well.

Topshop Stripe Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Topshop Stripe Midi Skirtls
($105, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop.

Choies Striped Midi Skirt

If you love striped skirts, but don’t want to spend $100 on one, then you might want to take a look at this Tibi-inspired midi skirt I discovered at Choies. It looks very similar to the real deal, but costs only $16.90! You shouldn’t expect too much quality-wise, but if you want a cheap fashion fix for your stripes obession, this is probably the best way to go.

Choies Striped Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Choies Striped Midi Skirt
($16.90, Choies)

Image source(s): Tibi, Atlantic-Pacific, Forever Amber, Wendy’s Lookbook, Ania B., Stradivarius, Lord & Taylor, ASOS, Chicwish, Forever 21, Nordstrom, Choies

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Update: This post has been updated on July 2, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Reinventing denim is not an easy task, but somehow the fashion industry manages to come up with new trends and variations season after season. A few trends from the last couple years have been: distressed/destroyed, ombré, floral print and pastels for example. Star print has been quite popular lately as well (we have written about Current/Elliott‘s star printed denim shorts here). Last year they also released a super chic semi-sheer star-print skinny jean which I loved! The print instantly adds interest to the outfit and takes this jeans from plain ordinary to fashionably chic. But $220? Designer denim sure isn’t for everyone’s wallet.

Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeans

Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeansls
($220, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopls & Current/Elliott.

Celebrities Love Current/Elliott

Dakota Fanning, Rachel Bilson, Khloe Kardashian, Sophia Bush, Jessica Alba and Rochelle Wiseman wearing Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeans

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bebe Star Print Skinny Jeans

Update (07/02/2016): Spotted this cute star-print jeans at bebe and it instantly reminded me of the Current/Elliott designer denim version above. Available for only $69!

bebe Star Print Skinny Jeans in medium wash (Current Elliott Stiletto inspired)

bebe Star Print Skinny Jeans
($69, bebe)

Dollhouse Mid Rise Star Print Skinny Crop Jeans

Update (07/02/2016): And here’s a great alternative Dollhouse in black which has ripped knees and costs a steal-worthy $34.99 instead of $220. Yay!

Dollhouse Mid Rise Star Print Skinny Crop Jeans in grey black (Current Elliott Boyfriend inspired)

Dollhouse Mid Rise Star Print Skinny Crop Jeans
($34.99, Target)

Daisy Street Mom Jeans With Applique Stars

Update (07/02/2016): This jeans by Daisy Street isn’t really a Current/Elliott dupe, but the star appliques do give them a similar look, so I decided to add them as a budget-friendly alternative.

Daisy Street Mom Jeans With Applique Stars in light wash (Current Elliott Boyfriend inspired)

Daisy Street Mom Jeans With Applique Stars
($57, ASOS)

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Rolled Cropped Denim in Star Print

Update (07/19/2013): Check out these fab and budget-friendly star-print skinnies by Mossimo which are a great alternative to the sold out Current/Elliott jeans.

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Rolled Cropped Denim in Star Print (Current Elliott Stiletto knockoff)

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Rolled Cropped Denim in Star Print
($22.99, Target)

Rock & Republic Hamburg Star Skinny Ankle Jeans

Update (04/25/2013): Found yet another great and budget-friendly star-printed jeans alternative by Rock & Republic which is currently on sale for $21.60 and which has been sported by both Ashley Tisdale and Kristin Chenoweth.

Rock & Republic Hamburg Star Skinny Ankle Jeans (Current Elliott Stiletto look-a-like)

Rock & Republic Hamburg Star Skinny Ankle Jeansls
($21.60, Kohl’s)

Only Star Print Skinny Jean

Luckily, we have a few brands from more affordable sectors that have also incorporated the star print trend. These skinny jeans by Only are a great alternative if you’re craving the designer look but don’t want to splurge on the original. The print is more opaque on these, but everythings else seems virtually identical.

Only Star Print Skinny Jean (Current/Elliot Stiletto Star look-a-like)

Only Star Print Skinny Jean
($64.49, ASOS)

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeans

If you’re looking for something even more budget-friendly, these skinny jeans by Forever 21 are super affodable at only $24.80! The star print on these is even more opaque, but the look of the Current/Elliot jeans is still very visible.

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeans (Current/Elliott Stiletto Star look-a-like)

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeans
($24.80, Forever 21)

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Update: This post has been updated on July 2, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

InStyle’s July issue features some of the best shorts of the season, but they must not have seen this patriotic pair by Current/Elliott! The classic wash and length makes them incredibly versatile, not to mention how cute the subtle sandblasted star pattern is when paired with a simple t-shirt and flat sandals. But if wearing denim shorts all summer long isn’t the most practical for your lifestyle, perhaps you could invest in a less expensive pair to wear during all your 4th of July festivities. Scroll down to see our best find yet!

Current Elliott The Boyfriend Star-Print Denim Shorts

Current/Elliott The Boyfriend Star-Print Denim Shortsls
($185, Net-A-Porter)

bebe Star Print Denim Shorts

Update (07/02/2016): Three years after the last steal find, I happened to find another great Current/Elliott star-print denim short alternative at bebe for $54.

bebe Star Print Denim Shorts in blue (Current Elliott inspired)

bebe Star Print Denim Shorts
($54, bebe)

Forever 21 Starstruck Denim Cut Offs

Update (06/24/2013): Just in time for your July 4th outfit: a budget-friendly star-print short from Forever 21! Yay!

Forever 21 Starstruck Denim Cut Offs (Current Elliott Star knockoffs)

Forever 21 Starstruck Denim Cut Offs
($9.90, Forever 21)

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

Rock & Republic “Lolita” Star Denim Shorts

Update (04/25/2013): Rock & Republic have also a great star-print denim shorts in a dark hue which look a lot like the Current/Elliott version. Love the price, too!

Rock & Republic "Lolita" Star Denim Shorts (Current Elliott look-a-like)

Rock & Republic “Lolita” Star Denim Shortsls
($17.40, Kohl’s)

Dollhouse Star Print Short

Update (01/04/2013): This denim short by Dollhouse might not be an identical match, but it’s quite clear where they got the inspiration from.

Dollhouse Star Print Denim Short (Current Elliott They Boyfriend knockoff)

Dollhouse Star Print Shortls
($14.99, Alloy)

Lucky Brand “Riley” Star-Print Frayed Shorts

Now that you’ve seen this pair by Lucky Brand, and have stars in your eyes, what will the rest of your outfit look like? You’ve got so many great options! I’d suggest starting with a knit top or blouse in a personally flattering shade of red, dark blue or gray and add accessories in your favorite metallic shade. Maybe it’s an armful of silver bangles or perhaps some thin gold hoops? Either way, it’s best to select more understated pieces to keep the look elegant and not costumey. Lastly, finish the outfit with some nautical-inspired wedges, boat shoes or your favorite causal footwear… and most importantly, relax and have fun!

Lucky Brand "Riley" Star-Print Frayed Shorts (Current Elliott knockoff)

Lucky Brand “Riley” Star-Print Frayed Shortsamazon
($34.08, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos & Nordstromls.

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Summer has officially started, so let’s talk summer dresses for a moment. Thanks to Self-Portrait, delicate guipure lace dresses have officially taken over this season’s must-have dress trends. And while the Azaelea dress by Self-Portrait is by far the most popular style from the brand, there are so many more beautiful dresses worth taking a look at. Take this lilac mini dress for example, it’s the perfect combination of feminine and sexy. Plus, how gorgeous is the pastel lavender color? Such a sweet summer dress. Unfortunately, it’s also very expensive. And sold out. Bummer!

Self-Portrait Guipure Lace Peplum Mini Dress in pale powder blue

Self-Portrait Guipure Lace Mini Dress
($495, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, ASOS & Forward by Elyse Walker.

Style Bloggers Love Self-Portrait

Personal style bloggers such as Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Mayo Wo (Mellow Mayo) have been spotted wearing Self-Portrait Guipure Lace Mini Dress.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Mayo Wo (Mellow Mayo) wearing a pale powder blue Self-Portrait Guipure Lace Peplum Mini Dress

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Aqua Lace Illusion Mini Dress

Luckily, we’ve come across this just as lovely lace mini dress by Aqua which serves as a great look for less Self-Portrait alternative. The design is spot-on, but the Aqua dress costs about 1/5 of the real deal. Available in black or lilac blue.

Aqua Lace Illusion Mini Dress in light blue (Self-Portrait Guipure knockoff)

Aqua Lace Illusion Mini Dress
($102.40, Bloomingdale’s)

SheIn Side Cut-Out Lace Dress

Don’t feel like spending more than $100 on a dress? Gotcha! Then how about this Self-Portrait look-alike dress by SheIn which will give you the same coveted designer look but costs less than $40? Sounds convincing? Yeah, we thought so, too.

SheIn Side Cut-Out Lace Dress in lavende blue (Self-Portrait Guipure knockoff)

SheIn Side Cut-Out Lace Dress
($39.99, SheIn)

P.S.: Also available at Romwe.

bebe Lace Bandeau Dress

And lastly, if you don’t care for the pastel lavender color, here’s another great Self-Portrait dress dupe which we’ve found at bebe. Similar design, but very different price tags.

bebe Lace Bandeau Dress in black (Self-Portrait Guipure knockoff)

bebe Lace Bandeau Dress
($149, bebe)

Image source(s): Forward by Elyse Walker, The Blonde Salad, Mellow Mayo, Bloomingdale’s, SheIn, bebe

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Update: This post has been updated on May 31, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Copycat Math - Dolce & Gabbana + Dolce & Gabbana = Paper Dolls

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Fashion Union Floral Print Skater Dress & Playsuit

Update (05/31/2016): Discovered these Dolce & Gabbana inspired rose print pieces by Fashion Union and wanted to sharem them with you. What do you think? Yay or nay?

Fashion Union Floral Print Cut Out Skater Dress & Playsuit (Dolce & Gabbana inspired)

Fashion Union Floral Print Cut Out Skater Dressls & Playsuitls
(£28, Lipsy)

P.S.: Also available at ASOS & Next.

Image source(s): Barneys, The Corner, ASOS, Lipsy

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