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Update: This post has been updated on April 20, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Don’t get me wrong: I loooooove high heels with utmost passion, but when summer is blazing its heatwaves upon us, the last thing I would think of wearing are high heeled shoes. A good flat sandal that you can easily slide in and out of and walk in for hours is absolutely essential in the summer; especially if you’re planning to go on vacation. Flip flops would be an obvious choice here, but aren’t we so over them by now? That’s why I am absolutely smitten with these backless knotted sandal leather slides by Joie. I love their minimalistic yet chic design (made in Italy, btw) and the supple cowhide leather; these would go with almost anything in my wardrobe. And while they’re not terribly expensive at $125, we understand that many of you are on a budget, so we made it our mission to find some great alternative options for much less. Just keep on reading.

Joie a la Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals in black and brown

Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandalsls
($125, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Joie, Nordstromls, DSW, Neiman Marcusls & Bloomingdale’s.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Joie

Celebs such as Reese Witherspoon and various personal style bloggers have been spotted wearing Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals.

Reese Witherspoon, Risa (Really Risa) and Jessie (Diary of Ambitions) wearing Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals

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Charlotte Russe T-Strap Slide Sandals

Update (04/20/2017): Today I browsed the Charlotte Russe website and came across these steal-worthy Joie sandal look-alikes which come in either rosegold or faux snakeskin are just $12.99! Steal deal alert!

Charlotte Russe T-Strap Slide Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Charlotte Russe T-Strap Slide Sandals
($12.99, Charotte Russe)

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandals

Update (03/28/2017): Spotted another Joie Nice inspired set of thong sandals! These here are by Massimo Matteo, they’re made of genuine leather and cost only $45! Also available in various other colors.

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandals
($45, Zappos)

Merona “Malia” Thong Sandals

Update (03/06/2017): Check out these amazing Joie Nice look-alike sandals by Merona which are super budget-friendly ($19.99!) and come in either black, tan, silver or raspberry red. Absolutely love this designer dupe steal find!

Merona "Malia" Thong Sandals in black and tan (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Merona “Malia” Thong Sandals
($19.99, Target)

Rock & Candy “Blaney” Thong Sandals

Update (12/14/2016): Discovered these spot-on Joie Nice dupe sandals by Rock & Candy today which are available in various colors and are currently on sale for less than $25! Major steal deal alert! This sandal is also available with a 1,25″ stacked heel here if you need some extra height.

Rock & Candy "Blaney" Thong Sandals in black and orange (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Rock & Candy “Blaney” Thong Sandals
($24.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Wanted “Munn” T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals

Update (12/14/2016): Also found these knotted summer sandals by Wanted which are a spot-on dupe of the Joie originals. They’re a little pricey at $129.95 AUD, but once they go on sale these might be a nice and budget-friendly alternative to the real deal. Available in tan, white, silver and leopard.

Wanted "Munn" T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals in tan and white (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Wanted “Munn” T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals
($129.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Spotted another very affordable Joie Nice alternative today! How cute are these knotted t-strap slides by Old Navy? Available in black or brown faux leather for $19.94.

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals in cognac brown and black (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals
($19.94, Old Navy)

Lucky Brand “Ari” Thong Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Here’s a fab Joie Nice look-alike by Lucky Brand which is available for less than half the price of the real deal ($42.95). Available in black, tan, blue and watermelon pink leather.

Lucky Brand "Ari" Thong Sandals in black, tan and blue (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Lucky Brand “Ari” Thong Sandals
($35.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Shoebuyls, Shoes.com & Onlineshoes.com.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Forever 21 now has a lovely non-suede Joice Nice dupe stocked! Available in black, tan, white and gold faux leather for a very budget-friendly price of $12.90! Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals in black, tan and white (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals
($12.90, Forever 21)

Steve Madden “Olivia” Knotted Thong Flat Sandals

Update (03/09/2016): Spotted these amazing and spot-on Joie Nice look-alike sandals by Steve Madden. Available for $27.99 in various colors. Made of genuine leather. Love these!

Steve Madden "Olivia" Knotted Thong Flat Sandals (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Steve Madden “Olivia” Knotted Thong Flat Sandalsamazon
($27.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Belk.

Rebels “Paitlyn” Knotted Thong Sandals

Update (03/09/2016): Also discovered these Joie dupes by Rebels which are currently on sale for $20.95. There’s also a very cute cow-hair version available for a little over $30.

Rebels "Paitlyn" Knotted Thong Sandals in tan and gold metallic (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Rebels “Paitlyn” Knotted Thong Sandalsamazon
($20.95, Amazon)

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals

Update (03/06/2016): These Alex + Alex thong sandals have an extra back strap, but the overall design is obviously inspired by the Joie sandals above.

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals
($69, Gilt)

Maiden Lane “Gia” Thong Slides

Update (03/09/2016): Also love the fun colors of these Joie inspired flat sandals by Maiden Lane. So many colorful options! Love it!

Maiden Lane "Gia" Thong Slides (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Maiden Lane “Gia” Thong Slides
($19.99, Gilt)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals

Update (12/13/2015): Spotted these lovely faux suede Joie Nice dupes at Forever 21 for a steal price of $12.90. Love every one of the colors!

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals (Joie Nice Plage dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals
($12.90, Forever 21)

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

Mossimo Supply Co. “Ainsley” Knot Thong Sandals

If you’re on a really tight budget, then these cute thong sandals by Mossimo Supply Co. are probably your best option. The design is spot-on, they come in three different colors (black, brown and white) and they can be yours for less than $15! Only downside? These are made of PU leather, so no promises regarding durability and/or sweaty feet here.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Ainsley" Knot Thong Sandals in black and cognac brown (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Ainsley” Knot Thong Sandals
($13.98, Target)

Sole Society “Sarena” Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandals

If you’re willing to invest a little more for a genuine leather option, check out these chic summer sandals by Sole Society. Again, these are pretty much a spot-on dupe compared to the Joies above (plus, I love that these are made of genuine leather). The price of $29.98 (sale!) ain’t too bad either (that’s less than half the price of the real deal).

Sole Society "Sarena" Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandals in black and platinum metallic (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Sole Society “Sarena” Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandalsls
($29.98, Sole Society)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

Naya “Crescent” Huarache Sandals

Another look-for-less option would be these huarache sandals by Naya. They have a very similar design and come in various color combinations (and are genuine leather, too), plus they’re currently on sale for a budget-friendly $44.99.

Naya "Crescent" Huarache Sandals in black and brown (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Naya “Crescent” Huarache Sandals
($44.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

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Update: This post has been updated on November 23, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Today marks the first day of summer and ergo means it’s time for airy blouses and blossoming prints! This Joie Silk Blouses below combine both of these things in the most beautiful form. I just adore the semi-sheer silky texture of the fabric (100% silk!) and the gorgeous dabs of flowers printed on them! If your budget allows for one of these $248 beauties, I’d totally suggest to invest in one of these summer staples.

Joie Devitri Floral Print Silk Blouse

Joie Devitri Floral Print Silk Blousels
($248, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopls, Joie & Bergdorf Goodmanls.

Nasty Gal Dark Virtue Blouse

Update (11/23/2013): Stumbled upon this floral print blouse at Nasty Gal today and thought it might be a great alternative to the Joie Devitri shirt above.

Nasty Gal Dark Virtue Blouse in black (Joie Devitri knockoff)

Nasty Gal Dark Virtue Blousels
($48, Nasty Gal)

Forever 21 Pyramid Studded Floral Print Shirt

If you want a similar style to the Joie Floral Blouse above without breaking the bank, here are two great alternatives from Forever 21 which should do the trick of getting you the Joie look for less. The floral print on these is bigger and bolder and the material is 100% polyester instead of 100% silk, but these are still very beautiful nonetheless and at only $15.80 a pop super affordable, too! Just get both colors and wear them all summer long!

Forever 21 Pyramid Studded Floral Print Shirt (Joie Devitri look-a-like)

Forever 21 Pyramid Studded Floral Print Shirt
($15.80, Forever 21)

Image source(s): Nordstrom, Shopbop, Nasty Gal, Forever 21

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My Shopbop Wish List for January 2012

by Irina on January 24, 2012

So this is it, my first Shopbop wish list in the new year. This time I tried to break out of my comfort zone with a few of the items I picked, i.e. the white structured blazer or the floral print jacket. Blazers, I use to think, tend to look a little boxy on me and I’m also very sensitive to anything printed and often shy away from prints on non-dress items, but this one by Rebecca Minkoff I found to be quite charming. What do you think? What’s your favorite item from the list below? Let me know.

My Shopbop Wish List for January 2012

Go Shopping:

  1. IRO Alessia Blazercj, $475
  2. ONE by Contrarian Babs Bibb Maxi Dresscj, $425
  3. Alexis Bittar Crystal Encrusted Aster Braceletcj, $275
  4. Jenna Leigh Biscayne Unlined Demi Bracj, $86
  5. Rebecca Minkoff Becky Jacketcj, $328
  6. Dolce Vita Paiva Lacquered Suede Wedgescj, $189
  7. Joie Marlo Blousecj, $218
  8. Hudson Nico Mid Rise Super Skinny Jeanscj, $154
  9. Dara Ettinger Victoria Ringcj, $71

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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

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I can’t hardly wait for the sun to come out! These shoes are adorable and I love the cutout design. Almost reminds me of a crochet pattern from the Victorian era. I would love to see this shoe on a leisurely pursuit with a pair of cute cut-off shorts and a fitted tank and let the shoes do all the talking. And since it’s a neutral color the shoe can go with almost anything. I’m sure they’re comfortable as well since Joie is known for their luxury fabrics. Priced at $255, if this doesn’t quite match your budget read on to find a second option.

Joie Leo Cut-out Flat Sandals in grey

Joie Leo Cut-out Flat Sandalscj
($255, Shopbop)

Steve Madden “PAIIGGE” Sandals

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “SMJUN1” to get 15% off orders of $80 or more at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 06/30/2013. Some exclusions apply.

This Steve Madden version is almost an exact replica of the Joie shoe! Plus it’s only $69.95 and it comes in a variety of colors (bone, blush, black, cognac, mustard & teal) just in case you weren’t fond of the elephant leather the Joie comes in! Definitely a steal! Hopefully it’s just as comfortable as the Joie version, too!

Steve Madden "PAIIGGE" Sandals in bone (Joie Leo knockoffs)

Steve Madden “PAIIGGE” Sandalsls
($69.95, Steve Madden)

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