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Real vs. Steal – Gucci Cat Eye Sunglasses

by Irina on April 24, 2012

Update: This post has been updated on April 24, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

Lately, I’ve been craving a pair of cat eye sunglasses like ca-ha-razy and I had very specific expectations about how they should look like. I knew I wanted them in brown tortoise with oversized degradé lenses and the cat eye form shouldn’t be too extreme either. So after checking out the latest sunglass fashion offerings, I’ve decided that this pair of Gucci sunnies was the most perfect pair of sunglasses I have ever seen in my life! Well, perfect in every way except for one thing, of course. The price. $270? Whoa, big bummer here!

Gucci GG 3162/S 0M3/02 Cat Eye Sunglasses in havana brown

Gucci 3162/S Cat Eye Sunglassesamazon
($269.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at FramesDirectcj, Bloomingdale’s & Sunglasses Shop.

Alloy “Ivy” Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Update (04/24/2012): Came across another budget-friendly steal alternative which is available at Alloy. Not too thrilled about the rhinestones, but luckily they’re barely noticeable.

Alloy "Ivy" Cat-Eye Sunglasses in tortoise (Gucci 3162 knockoffs)

Alloy “Ivy” Cat-Eye Sunglassesls
($10.90, Alloy)

Kate Spade “Shawna” Cat Eye Sunglasses

If you’re looking for a great pair of sunnies in the style of the Gucci version above, but don’t want to spend more than $150+, how about these lovely shades by Kate Spade instead? They’re very similar to the Gucci sunglasses, but cost only $123.75.

Kate Spade "Shawna" Cat Eye Sunglasses in brown tortoise (Gucci knockoffs)

Kate Spade “Shawna” Cat Eye Sunglassescj
($123.75, FramesDirect)

Sunglass Warehouse SW Cat Eye Style #1363

I know these cat eye sunnies by Sunglass Warehouse are no perfect match, but they’ll give you the same look as all the key elements are there (Cat Eye? Check! Tortoise? Check. Brown Gradient Lenses? Check!). Only these cost less than 10% than their big original Gucci sister. Can’t argue that price! Available in 4 colors.

Sunglass Warehouse SW Cat Eye Style #1363 in brown tortoise (Gucci knockoffs)

Sunglass Warehouse SW Cat Eye Style #1363
($13.56, Sunglass Warehouse)


S/S 2012 Trend – Neon Accents

by Irina on February 27, 2012

S/S 2012 Trend - Neon Accents

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Budget Look – Nautical by Nature

by Irina on January 22, 2012

Fine, I’ll just come out and say it: I’m totally addicted to all things nautical! Stripes, anchors, the combination of red, white and blue – I’m naturally attracted to all these things. So while doing my daily new arrivals research I had this idea of creating a Budget Look with a nautical theme. Do you like it?

Budget Look - Nautical by Nature

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Dare To Wear – Neon Pink Shoes

by Irina on April 9, 2011

This spring we are celebrating the return of color! Well, Spring fashion is always pretty colorful, but this year I feel like designers have come to really appreciate all those beautiful vibrant colors like acid pink, lime green or cobalt blue. Especially in the footwear department. I’ve seen so many new colorful spring styles lately, it’s amazing. Neon pink seems to be one of the most used, trending colors for shoes now. Below you can see some of my top picks. Which leads me to my question: would you wear hot pink shoes? I admit it’s not for the faint of heart, but if worn with black/white/neutrals and accessorized with other neon accessories (in moderation, of course, e.g. a pink watch or matching pink lip maybe), I think it would make a really great statement look. But what do you think?

Neon Pink Shoes

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  1. daniblack “Cradle” Wedge Pumpsamazon, $150
  2. Nina “Rilora” Sandals, $45
  3. Two Lips “Intrigue” Platform Sandalsamazon, $73.47
  4. Topshop “SCRIPT” Hi Vamp Wedges, $140
  5. Promise “Odom” Strappy Sandals, $29.98
  6. Kate Spade “Clarice” Satin Pumpscj, $298
  7. Superga 2750 Classic Sneakersamazon, $31.97


Most of us embrace the whole nude trend this year, but WHOA! Leighton Meester seems to be especially smitten with it. The actress was papped a few days ago arriving at the Gossip Girl set in a nude Céline shirt dress with matching nude ankle boots. To set off her neutral outfit Leighton added red Balenciaga shades and a cute vintage-y box bag, also by Céline. Casual, trendy and chic. I am starting to warm up to Leighton’s off-duty style.

Leighton Meester’s Nude Look 4 Less

Leighton Meester's Nude Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★☆☆

Who? Leighton Meester
Where? “Gossip Girl” set, New York
When? August 31, 2010
What? Céline dress and bag, Balenciaga sunglasses


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