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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 Sunglassescj, $350
  2. DKNY Button Thru Blouse With Pocketcj, $225
  3. La Mer Collections Silver Watch with Interchangeable Strapscj, $150
  4. Giuseppe Zanotti Satin High Heel Sandalscj, $750
  5. Joie Marru Topcj, $198
  6. 7 For All Mankind Gwenevere Gummy Jeanscj, $169
  7. ADAM Cropped Tuxedo Jacketcj, $395
  8. Black Halo Off the Shoulder Jackie O Dresscj, $390
  9. House of Harlow 1960 Five Station Blackened Arrowhead Necklacecj, $185


Update: This post has been updated on October 03, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

I love Black Halo dresses but who doesn’t? They are so elegant, so chic and timeless – great investment pieces! Unfortunately not everyone can invest $349 in a dress because they have silly stuff to pay like rent and food and mortgages. However, even at these prices Black Halo creations sell like hot cakes.

Black Halo keyhole ruffle sleeve sheath dress in blue and black

Black Halo Keyhole Ruffle Sleeve Sheath Dressls
($349, Shopbop)

Celebrities Love Black Halo

Black Halo has always been very popular among celebrities, but this ruffled pencil dress was a must-have. I seriously lost count on how many celebrities have already been spotted in this dress. Taraji P. Henson was the first to sport one in black, then came Debra Messing and from then on the rest followed.

Debra Messing, Lisa Rinna, Aubrey O'Day, Taraji P. Henson and Britney Spears wearing the same Black Halo ruffle sleeved pencil dress

Who wore Black Halo better?

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Hybrid Dress with Deep V Neck and Frill Sleeves

Update (10/03/2011): Woohoo, look at these amazing Black Halo look-a-like dresses by Hybrid. You’ll get the same look for less than half the price. Love the rich plum version!

Hybrid Dress with Deep V Neck and Frill Sleeves in plum & copper (Black Halo knockoff)

Hybrid Dress with Deep V Neck and Frill Sleeves
($148.41, ASOS)

ChicStar Ruffle Sleeves Cotton Pencil Dress

If you like Black Halo’s sheath dress, but can’t spend $300+ on a dress, try this knockoff version by ChicStar. It might not be as delicate as the original, but you can’t beat the price of $34.95 (1/10!). The Black Halo knockoff dress comes in either blue or black and would make a great wear-to-work dress, don’t you think?

ChicStar Ruffle Sleeves Cotton Pencil Dress (Black Halo knockoff dress)

ChicStar Ruffle Sleeves Cotton Pencil Dress
($34.95, Nordstrom Rack)


Black Halo, famous for their Jackie O sheath dresses worn by dozens of celebs, is having a private sale! Starting Friday, 4/8/11 at 5pm PST through Monday, 4/11/11 at 5pm PST, save up to 70% off on select items. This sale is not public. The only way that you can get to this sale is by using the link below.

Black Halo Private Sale Up To 70% OFF!

Black Halo Private Sale Up To 70% OFF!


Black Halo is not the most creative brand when it comes to innovative design. All they seem to do every season is to either change the hemline, color or fabric on their best selling dresses and voilà a new collection is born. Their formula works however! Good thing their collection consists of classic, timeless designs, so lack of creativity is subsidiary and hence can be forgiven.

Black Halo Keyhole Ruffle Sleeve Mini Dress in grey

Black Halo Keyhole Ruffle Sleeve Mini Dress
($345, RevolveClothing)

LuLu*s Jane Siegel Dress

Try this Black Halo look-a-like dress by LuLu*s if you are looking for a similar frock. As you can see it’s almost a 1:1 copy and the price is just awesome at $33 (this is less than 1/10 of the original’s price). Not too shabby for a knockoff, right? This dress could be one of your key items this fall and you can either dress it up or tone it down with a few simple accessories.

LuLu*s Jane Siegel Ruffle Sleeve Dress in grey (Black Halo knockoff)

LuLu*s Jane Siegel Dress
($33, LuLu*s)

Image source(s): RevolveClothing, LuLu*s


I’m sort of in love with the Black Halo dress below. Isn’t it beautiful? It’s so versatile, so elegant and so fabulous. It would make a great cocktail dress with a pair of funky statement heels or a chic wear-to-work frock with a cardigan or a cropped jacket to cover the bare shoulders. The problem is: it’s sold out everywhere. Even if you could afford spending more than $300 on a dress, you’d probably have a hard time tracking this exact dress down.

Black Halo One Shoulder Jackie Mini Dress

Black Halo One Shoulder Mini Jackie Dressls
($345, Shopbop)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Black Halopjx.

Celebrities Love Black Halo

Brooke Shields, Paris Hilton, Daisy Fuentes, Vanessa Minnillo, Kristin Cavallari and Vanessa Hudgens wearing a Black Halo One Shoulder Jackie Dress

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ChicStar One Shoulder Pencil Dress

You may remember that I already wrote about Chic Star doing Black Halo inspired dresses a while back. Seems like they do well with imitating Black Halo dresses. This one-shouldered dress is longer than the original Black Halo, but you won’t hear me complaining. The dress retails for affordable $39.95 and comes in 2 colors (black and navy).

ChicStar One Shoulder Pencil Dress (Black Halo Jackie Dress knockoff)

ChicStar One-Shoulder Pencil Dress
($39.95, Nordstrom Rack)


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