Valentino

Update: This post has been updated on January 29, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

During the summer season, flip-flops aren’t usually my type of go-to shoes unless I am going to the beach. However, these Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandals redefine the mundane flip-flop, making them an elegant semi-casual yet semi-formal summer shoe. And, of course, the stylish fashion blogger and footwear designer, Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad, proves all of the statements above. As she pairs them with various outfits, these Valentinos exhibit their endless potential as a versatile summer sandal.

Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandals in black

Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandalsls
($295, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Italistls, Lane Crawfordls & Farfetchls.

Chiara Ferragni Loves Valentino

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Outfit Pictures via The Blonde Salad.

Wild Diva Lounge Joanie-43a Studded Thong Bow Flat Sandals

Update (01/29/2015): Spotted another fabulous and super budget-friendly set of Valentino sandal dupes! Check out these lovely jelly sandals from Wild Diva Lounge. So close to the real deal and under $30! Steal deal alert!

Wild Diva Lounge Joanie-43a Studded Thong Bow Flat Sandals in nude, black and white (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wild Diva Lounge Joanie-43a Studded Thong Bow Flat Sandalsamazon
($26.29, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at CiCi Hot & Amazon #2amazon.

Bakers “Caged” Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandals

Update (01/25/2014): Found another Valentino-inspired studded bow jelly sandal! By Bakers. Available in white, black and nude for $29.95!

Bakers "Caged" Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandals in white, black and nude (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Bakers “Caged” Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandalsamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

Guess “Lolany” Studded Jelly Sandals

Update (07/13/2013): And here we go wit yet another fabulous and very affordable Valentino Rockstud Jelly Sandal look-a-like. I really love these super similar studded bow jelly sandals by Guess which are available in either black or white PVC.

Guess "Lolany" Studded Jelly Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Guess “Lolany” Studded Jelly Sandals
($19.50, Zappos)

Not Rated “Pool Party” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals

Update (04/06/2013): Not Rated has also a super fabulous Valentino look-a-like sandal available! I especially love the hot pink version and the price of $26.99 ain’t too bad either!

Not Rated "Pool Party" Studded Jelly Thong Sandals in black and fuchsia pink (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Not Rated “Pool Party” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals
($26.99, DSW)

Chinese Laundry “Lucky One” Studded Bow Thong Sandals

Update (04/06/2013): Look at these studded bow thong sandals by Chinese Laundry! Yet another wonderful Valentino for less alternative. Available in black, white and nude!

Chinese Laundry "Lucky One" Studded Bow Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Chinese Laundry “Lucky One” Studded Bow Thong Sandalsamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flops

Update (02/21/2013): Came across an even more affordable Valentino look-a-like today! Check out these studded jelly flip flops by Wet Seal! Only $12.90 and also available in nude. Love these!

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flops in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC look-a-likes)

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flopsamazon
($12.90, Amazon)

Dizzy “Fusion” Studded Rubber Thong Sandals

Update (02/12/2013): Found another amazing and almost identical Valentino Rockstud sandal look-a-like! Check out the “Fusion” by Dizzy for $19! I’m in love! Available in black, mint, nude and red.

Dizzy "Fusion" Studded Rubber Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Dizzy “Fusion” Studded Rubber Thong Sandals
($19, Forever 21)

Ivanka Trump “Natty” Studded Rubber Thong Sandals

Update (02/12/2013): Ivanka Trump also has a very Valentino inspired studded rubber thong sandal which comes in various beautiful colors and costs $21.99 (sale price)!

Ivanka Trump "Natty" Studded Rubber Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Natty” Studded Rubber Thong Sandalsamazon
($21.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals

Splurging $295 on PVC footwear that can only be worn only during one part of the year is quite the extravagant price to pay. Thanks to Steve Madden, the “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals are the perfect budget-friendly alternative to the Valentinos above. Priced at $29.98, they are almost identical to its designer counterpart with only minor differences that are hardly even noticeable.

Steve Madden "JIFFFY" Studded Jelly Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Steve Madden “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandalsls
($29.98, Steve Madden)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, The Blonde Salad, UrbanOG, Zappos, Amazon, Wet Seal, Lori’s, Piperlime, Steve Madden

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I’m not very aware of who Bella Thorne is (apparently she’s an actress, dancer, singer and model who rose to fame through the Disney Channel), but she certainly caught my attention when she wore a beautiful emerald green satin romper by Valentino to the Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards recently which radiated against her soft flowy flame-red hair. Bella completed her look with gold accessories and matching pumps by Christian Louboutin. What an outfit, huh? I love every detail about it! Now I tried to find anything remotely similar to the emerald green satin romper, but unfortunately wasn’t successful in my quest. However, I then accidentally came across this super gorgeous bow wrap mini dress by Katie Ermilio and instantly had to think of Bella’s green Valentino romper. It certainly is a far cry from being affordable at $2.250, but I liked the dress so much I had to include it here anyway. What do you think? Hot or what?

Bella Thorne’s Emerald Green Valentino Look

Get the Look - Bella Thorne's Emerald Green Valentino Satin Romper

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Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who?Bella Thorne
Where?Nickelodeon’s 27th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, Los Angeles
When?March 29, 2014
What?Valentino satin romper, Christian Louboutin pumps

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I am currently totally crushing on everything black and white. I also happen to have a total crush on the beautiful Annabelle from the fabulous personal style blog VIVALUXURY. And one of her recent monochrome outfits. I mean, how amazing does she look here? So seductive yet still very classy and elegant. Absolutely love the look! That’s why I decided to recreate it for you on a budget-friendly level. What do you think of my style blogger look for less? Did I nail it?

Annabelle’s Elegant Monochrome Look 4 Less

Style Blogger Look 4 Less - Crochet Crush @ VIVALUXURY

Outfit Picture via VIVALUXURY

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Image source(s): VIVALUXURY, DailyLook, MANGO, Chicwish, Zappos, ASOS, ULTA, Jessica Buurman

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Ahhhh, Valentino, my love! One can always count on the French design house to come up with some really beautiful shoes – season after season. This black peep-toe platform pump with a metallic stiletto heel is a total staple buy. You simply can’t go wrong with a classic black peep-toe pump and/or Valentino. So, if you have the funds, go ahead and just “buy the damn shoes“.

Valentino Metallic Heel Peep Toe Pumps in black

Valentino Metallic Heel Peep Toe Pumpsls
($775, farfetch)

Chinese Laundry “Columbus Circle” Metallic Heel Stiletto Peep Toe Pumps

I know we all love the beauty of Valentino creations, but we surely don’t love their price tags, right? So may I present to you one of the best designer dupes I’ve seen lately: the “Columbus Circle” pump by Chinese Laundry! So close to the original that even I (the year-long knockoff expert) have difficulties telling those two apart. $775 vs. $128? I think I we have a winner!

Chinese Laundry "Columbus Circle" Metallic Heel Stiletto Peep Toe Pumps in nude and black (Valentino knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Columbus Circle” Metallic Heel Stiletto Peep Toe Pumpscj
($128, Chinese Laundry)

Image source(s): farfetch, Chinese Laundry

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Update: This post has been updated on July 9, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Over the last few years Valentino has built quite the extensive “Rockstud” collection. From bags to shoes, everything gets adorned with the famed pyramid studs these days. These cork wedge sandals are the 10th “Rockstud” item we’re covering on this blog. Unsurprisingly, I like these studded caged cork wedges just as much as the rest of the “Rockstud” collection. They’re casual yet sexy and summery but also glamorous and a little wild. If I had $975 to spare, I totally would get these for the upcoming spring and summer season.

Valentino Rockstud Cage Cork-Wedge Sandals in black

Valentino Rockstud Cage Cork-Wedge Sandalsls
($975, Neiman Marcus)

Coconuts by Matisse “Morrissey” Wedge Sandals

Update (09/15/2013): Just came across these almost spot-on Valentino wedge dupes from Coconuts by Matisse. So pretty and not too expensive at $83.99!

Coconuts by Matisse "Morrissey" Wedge Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

Coconuts by Matisse “Morrissey” Wedge Sandalsamazon
($83.99, Amazon)

Diavolina “Sabrina” Studded Caged Platform Wedges

Update (07/09/2013): Stumbled upon an almost identical Valentino twin by Diavolina at StyleTread. Currently on sale for $65.90 AUD and also available in tan leather!

Diavolina "Sabrina" Studded Caged Platform Wedges in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Diavolina “Sabrina” Studded Caged Platform Wedges
($65.90 AUD, StyleTread)

JustFab “Antibes” Studded Cage Wedge Sandals

Update (03/11/2013): Just found this budget-friendly Valentino look-a-like by JustFab. Lovely, isn’t it? Available in black or white.

JustFab "Antibes" Studded Cage Wedge Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

JustFab “Antibes” Studded Cage Wedge Sandals
($54.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at JustFabcj.

Fergie “Valencia” Studded Wedges

If you’re looking for a caged wedge à la Valentino, you might want to consider investing in these studded wedge sandals by Fergie. There’s clearly some heavy Valentino inspiration involved here even though these Fergie wedges have also a few differences that makes them stand out on their own.

Fergie "Valencia" Studded Wedges in black and camel (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Fergie “Valencia” Studded Wedgesamazon
($62.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMallls & Famous Footwearls.

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, StyleTread, Heels.com, Zappos

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