7 For All Mankind

Update: This post has been updated on March 12, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Stripes are this season’s biggest trend – can you imagine how happy I am about this since I’ve always loved all things striped? And even though I’m not the biggest fan of vertical stripes, I must say I really like these Balmain stripe skinnies. But – OMG! – $2.040? For a pair of jeans? To me this seems unjustifiable and downright overpriced. But fret not, we have found so many great stripe jeans alternatives, there’s one available for every kind of budget!

Balmain Striped Low-Rise Skinny Jeans in black and white

Balmain Striped Low-Rise Skinny Jeansls
($2.040, Net-A-Porter)

Dollhouse Black and White Striped Skinny Jeans

Update (03/12/2014): Stumbled upon these black and white striped skinnies by Dollhouse which are yet another wallet-friendly dupe of the Balmain jeans above.

Dollhouse Black and White Striped Skinny Jeans (Balmain knockoff)

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($38, Dollhouse)

7 For All Mankind Coated Striped Cigarette Jeans

If you’d like to try the striped jeans trend, but aren’t willing to spend a fortune on a seasonal trend, check out these amazingly similar cropped skinny jeans by 7 For All Mankind which will give you the same trendy look for a fraction of the Balmain price.

7 For All Mankind Coated Striped Cigarette Jeans in black and white (Balmain look-a-like)

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($69.99, Boutique To You)

bebe Striped Multi Zip Skinny Jean

If you want to save some more bucks, bebe has another great option that will give you the designer look for less. Their striped skinny jeans retail for $129 and they even have the front zip pockets just like the Balmain original.

bebe Striped Multi Zip Skinny Jean in black and white (Balmain look-a-like)

bebe Striped Multi Zip Skinny Jean
($129, bebe)

Motel Skinny Jordan Jean

Next up is Motel and their “Jordan” Jean in black and white stripe as seen on Miley Cyrus. Price point? $24.99 (sale price!). Also available in other colors.

Motel Skinny Jordan Jean in black and white stripe (Balmain look-a-like)

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($24.99, Boutique To You)

Warehouse Bold Stripe Skinny Pant

And here’s yet another great Balmain look-a-like with smaller stripes by Warehouse. These also have the zip front pockets like the real deal.

Warehouse Bold Stripe Skinny Pant in black and white (Balmain look-a-like)

Warehouse Bold Stripe Skinny Pant
($81.38, ASOS)

Topshop MOTO Stripe Leigh Jeans

Of course Topshop couldn’t leave out such a huge trend. I really like their Balmain inspired skinny jean version. Just wish they also had the zip pockets. But for $80 these are a great and affordable alternative.

Topshop MOTO Stripe Leigh Jeans in black and white (Balmain look-a-like)

Topshop MOTO Stripe Leigh Jeans
($80, Topshop)

ASOS Elgin Skinny Jean in Mono Stripe

ASOS‘ striped skinny jeans also looks nice and it costs $20 less than the Topshop version above.

ASOS Elgin Skinny Jean in Mono Stripe (Balmain look-a-like)

ASOS Elgin Skinny Jean in Mono Stripe
($23.76, ASOS)

Romwe Black And White Stripe Pants

Another vertical striped pants alternative by Romwe. I especially like the wallet-friendly price of $37.99!

Romwe Black And White Stripe Pants (Balmain look-a-like)

Romwe Black And White Stripe Pants
($37.99, Romwe)

Forever 21 Vertical Stripe Skinny Jeans

And here’s a final Balmain alternative for all of you who want to save some serious cash here. These striped skinnies by Forever 21 are very similar to the designer original but cost only $16.99! Also available in mint and light blue.

Forever 21 Vertical Stripe Skinny Jeans in black and white (Balmain look-a-like)

Forever 21 Vertical Stripe Skinny Jeans
($16.99, Forever 21)

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Shopbop, bebe, Boutique To You, ASOS, Topshop, Romwe, Forever 21

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April was such a busy month I completely forgot to show my monthly Shopbop wish list. Boohoo me! This month however I found so many gorgeous new things at Shopbopls – and all of them are white! I’m absolutely obsessed with this color right now! It’s the perfect color to show off a vacay tan. There’s something so hot and sexy about a crisp white shirt or skirt. Take a look at my picks below and let me know what you think.

My Shopbop Wish List for May 2013

Go Shopping:

  1. Theory Amena L Sweaterls, $335
  2. Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Mini Affair Bagls, $195
  3. 7 For All Mankind The Skinny Jeansls, $158
  4. BCBGMAXAZRIA Valeria Ruffle Hem Skirtls, $188
  5. Sigerson Morrison Keiko High Heels with Studsls, $332.50
  6. Alice + Olivia Kidman Box Jacketils, $495
  7. Adia Kibur Link Braceletls, $30
  8. Michael Kors Sport Watchls, $275
  9. Adia Kibur Cluster Necklacels, $65
  10. Torn by Ronny Kobo Luciana Lasso Stripes Dressls, $238
  11. Super Sunglasses Basic Sunglassesls, $130

Image source(s): Shopbop

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My Shopbop Wish List for November 2011

by Irina on November 9, 2011

It’s November which means I finally get to create a new monthly Shopbop wish list. Yay! Didn’t go too crazy on dresses this time and rather opted for timeless accessories as well as classic basics. I really, really want a white silk shirt like the one in the middle. Do you like my picks for this month?

My Shopbop Wish List for November 2011

Go Shopping:

  1. Yves Saint Laurent Gradient Sunglassesls, $350
  2. DKNY Button Thru Blouse With Pocketls, $225
  3. La Mer Collections Silver Watch with Interchangeable Strapsls, $150
  4. Giuseppe Zanotti Satin High Heel Sandalsls, $750
  5. Joie Marru Topls, $198
  6. 7 For All Mankind Gwenevere Gummy Jeansls, $169
  7. ADAM Cropped Tuxedo Jacketls, $395
  8. Black Halo Off the Shoulder Jackie O Dressls, $390
  9. House of Harlow 1960 Five Station Blackened Arrowhead Necklacels, $185

Image source(s): Shopbop

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Update: This post has been updated on September 21, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

Every year I allow myself to splurge on one pair of boots. Because while I can totally handle super cheap summer shoes, having at least one pair of high quality winter boots is super important to me. These wedge boots by 7 For All Mankind sure meet the criteria of being high quality footwear. I love the mix of leather and suede and the wedge makes the heel height more mangageable. But $375? That indeed is a splurge!

7 For All Mankind Ora Wedge Boots in black leather and suede

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($375, Shopbop)

Enzo Angiolini “Baki” Mid-Calf Wedge Boots

UPDATE (09/21/2011): Found a mid-calf boot version of the 7FAM Ora with a slightly less pointed toe coming from Enzo Angiolini. Available in black, brown and taupe leather/suede.

Enzo Angiolini "Baki" Mid-Calf Wedge Boots in black leather and suede (7 For All Mankind Ora knockoffs)

Enzo Angiolini “Baki” Mid-Calf Wedge Bootscj
($127.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & ShoeMetrocj.

Nine West “Daley” Wedge Boots

So how about these boots by Nine West instead? Now $199 is still an investment, but I’d say it’s a reasonable price for a high quality boot. And you get the absolute same look for almost half the price! Available in black, brown and grey.

Nine West "Daley" Wedge Boots in black leather and suede (7 For All Mankind Ora knockoffs)

Nine West “Daley” Wedge Bootscj
($199, Nine West)

Image source(s): Shopbop, Heels.com, Nine West

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You know when bad style happens? Usually when celebs—or mere mortals—are trudging through everyday life: to the gym, to the gas station, to pick up the kids, to the salon. Unlike some celebs who think sloppy is permissible (or synonymous) with casual wear, Kim Kardashian knows that casual can still be chic. Her latest wardrobe trick is to throw a blazer over a long-ish top, add skinny jeans and a perilously high bootie, and POOF! It’s the perfect, practical, photo-appropriate, running-errands outfit.

Kim Kardashian wearing 7 For All Mankind leggings, striped LnA top, Madison Marcus blazer and L.A.M.B. Zea sandals

Our Rating: ★★★½☆

Who?Kim Kardashian
Where?Beverly Hills Nail Salon, Los Angeles
When?January 8, 2010
What?Dita Wonderlust sunglasses, Madison Marcus blazer, LnA striped top, 7 For All Mankind leggings, Givenchy Elschia bag, L.A.M.B. Zea sandals

LnA Striped Mesh Tee

LnA Striped Mesh Tee in black & nude

LnA Striped Mesh Tee
($88, Free People)

Madison Marcus Flash Blazer

Madison Marcus Flash Blazer in black

Madison Marcus Flash Blazercj
($328, Shopbop)

7 For All Mankind Gummy Denim Motorcycle Leggings

7 For All Mankind Gummy Denim Motorcycle Leggings in black

7 For All Mankind Gummy Denim Motorcycle Leggings
($179, 7 For All Mankind)

L.A.M.B. “Zea” Open-toe Booties

L.A.M.B. "Zea" Open-toe Booties in black

L.A.M.B. “Zea” Open-toe Bootiescj
($355, Shopbop)

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