Update: This post has been updated on June 28, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Clutches. I love them, but they sure aren’t the most practical form of bags. Especially those of the evening kind. Clutches usually make me feel like Captain Hook because I always feel tied up with a clutch in my hand. That’s why I totally love Valentino‘s “Va Va Voom” clutch bag with its ingenious studded front handle. Why don’t all clutches have this fingers-free thingy? Total game-changer! Too bad I don’t have $2.145 to afford this beauty of a bag.

Valentino Va Va Voom Studded Flap Clutch Bag in black

Valentino Va Va Voom Flap Bag
($2.145, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Intermix, farfetchls & Harrodsls.

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Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Alessandra Ambrosio, Clémence Poésy, Stacy Keibler and Felicity Jones carrying a Valentino Va Va Voom Flap Bag

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Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Crossbody Bag

Update (06/28/2015): Came across this lovely Valentino Va Va Voom bag dupes at Forever 21 today. Aren’t they just fab? And so budget-friendly, too.

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Crossbody Bag in taupe and burgundy (Valentino Va Va Voom knockoffs)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Crossbody Bag
($22.90, Forever 21)

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

7Chi 4274 Pyramid Studded Clutch

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to get the Va Va Voom effect of Valentino, look no further because Street Level has your back. Their clutch may not be an identical copy, but all the key elements are still there. And did I mention it’s $34.90 only and also available in red as well?

Street Level Pyramid Studded Clutch in black (Valentino Va Va Voom knockoff)

7Chi 4274 Pyramid Studded Clutchpjx
($34.90, Lori’s)


Copycat Math - Chanel Cap-Toe Espadrilles + Valentino Lace Espadrille Flats = Mossimo Rita Crochet Espadrilles

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Image source(s): Bragmybag, MyTheresa, Target


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


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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