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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 26, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

I wouldn’t resist a bright blue heel even if I could (which I couldn’t, by the way, because I’m too much of a fangirl for anything cobalt blue). And especially not if this bright blue heel is one by Jimmy Choo. So naturally, I was instantly obsessed with Choo’s “Gladys” heel – a beautiful suede lace-up high heel sandal in a striking electric blue hue! The only thing I couldn’t get myself to like though? Yup, you guessed it – the price of $995!

Jimmy Choo Gladys Lace-Up Suede Sandals in electric blue

Jimmy Choo Gladys Lace-Up Suede Sandalsls
($995, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Jimmy Choo

Celebs such as Olivia Palermo and Kim Kardashian have been spotted wearing Jimmy Choo Gladys Lace-Up Suede Sandals.

Olivia Palermo and Kim Kardashian wearing  electric blue Jimmy Choo Gladys Lace-Up Suede Sandals

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Steve Madden “Sandalia” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (05/26/2015): Discovered these lovely Jimmy Choo Gladys alternatives by Steve Madden today. Love the open back and how gorgeous is the nude version?

Steve Madden "Sandalia" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in nude and blue suede (Jimmy Choo Gladys knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Sandalia” Lace-Up High Heel Sandalsls
($129.95, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Steve Maddenls.

Michael Antonio “Jacqueline” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

Luckily, there’s no need to spend anywhere near like that because you can have a very similar shoe for as low as $34! Check out this lovely lace-up heel by Michael Antonio. Available in cobalt blue, black, grey, blush and red faux suede.

Michael Antonio "Jacqueline" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in cobalt blue faux suede (Jimmy Choo Gladys knockoffs)

Michael Antonio “Jacqueline” Lace-Up High Heel Sandalsamazon
($33.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pmcj, Shoebuyls, Heels.comcj & Overstockcj.

Madden Girl “Raceyyy” Lace-Up Sandals

My personal Jimmy Choo Gladys dupe favorite would have to be these lace-up heels by Madden Girl. The blue is almost as vibrant as on the real deal and the (sale) price of $29.98 ain’t too bad either! Available in various colors such as blue, black, blush, coral and others.

Madden Girl "Raceyyy" Lace-Up Sandals in cobalt blue faux suede (Jimmy Choo Gladys knockoffs)

Madden Girl “Raceyyy” Lace-Up Sandalsamazon
($29.98, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, ShoeMallls, ZooShoopjx, Century 21, Necessary Clothing, Bon-Tonls & Searscj.

VS Collection Suede Lace-Up Sandals

Another alternative would have to be these VS Collection lace-up high heels which may not be quite as popping in color, but which are just as lovely in design. Available in navy, black and grey suede.

VS Collection Suede Lace-Up Sandals in black and navy (Jimmy Choo Gladys knockoffs)

VS Collection Suede Lace-Up Sandals
($64, Victoria’s Secret)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 24, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

OMG! I’m out of words. If I had to describe these gold strass stiletto pumps by Christian Louboutin with 3 words, mine would be SEX – DIVA & DANGER. No need for a foreplay if you’re wearing these heels. I probably could walk (or rather stand) in these a mere 5 minutes at most, but it’d be sooo worth it. Too bad they’re out of my budget. Even though I don’t know the exact retail price I’m pretty sure it’s somewhere around $2.000-$3.000. Bummer!

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Crystal Encrusted Stiletto Pumps in gold

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Crystal Encrusted Stiletto Pumpsls
(Price Unknown, N/A)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Sarah Jessica Parker and Fergie wearing Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass Stiletto Pumps

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Wanted “Heaven” Crystal-Studded Pointed-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (05/24/2015): Found these gorgeous sparkling stiletto pumps by Wanted which look so much like the crystal-studded Pigalle Louboutins above. LOVE!

Wanted "Heaven" Crystal-Studded Pointed-Toe Pumps in champagne (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass knockoffs)

Wanted “Heaven” Crystal-Studded Pointed-Toe Pumps
($199.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Karen Millen Limited Edition Crystal Pumps

UPDATE (11/23/2013): Discovered these awesome-looking crystal pumps by Karen Millen which instantly reminded me of the Pigalle Strass heels. At $425 they surely aren’t a steal, but compared to the super pricey Louboutins these are definitely a budget-saver.

Karen Millen Limited Edition Crystal Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass knockoffs)

Karen Millen Limited Edition Crystal Pumpsls
($425, Karen Millen)

Steve Madden “LENONA” Strass Pumps

UPDATE (07/30/2013): If you’re still on the lookout for a budget-friendly alternative for the CL Pigalle Strass Pumps, check out “LENONA” by Steve Madden! Available in champagne and black.

Steve Madden "LENONA" Strass Pumps in champagne (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Strass knockoffs)

Steve Madden “LENONA” Strass Pumpsls
($99.95, Steve Madden)

Lauren Jones “Zinger” Glitter Pumps

UPDATE (12/08/2010): Just stumbled upon these Louboutin alternatives by Lauren Jones. Available in gold, black, blue and fuchsia glitter as well as black and white satin.

Lauren Jones "Zinger" Glitter Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Lauren Jones “Zinger” Glitter Pumpsamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

Betsey Johnson “Ice” Glitter Pumps

UPDATE (11/02/2010): Here’s another great Louboutin alternative courtesy of Betsey Johnson. Available in gold, silver & black glitter.

Betsey Johnson "Ice" Glitter Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Betsey Johnson “Ice” Glitter Pumpsamazon
($38.99, Amazon)

Martinez Valero “Zeta” Pumps

UPDATE (07/05/2010): Just found this sequined Pigalle look-a-like by Martinez Valero. Available in gold, black and bronze.

Martinez Valero Zeta Pumps in gold sequin (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Martinez Valero “Zeta” Pumpsamazon
($149.95, Amazon)

Michael Antonio “Lloyd” Glitter Pumps

UPDATE (05/29/2010): Here’s another Louboutin inspired glitter pump by Michael Antonio. Also available in black, red & silver glitter.

Michael Antonio "Lloyd" Glitter Pumps in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Michael Antonio “Lloyd” Glitter Pumpsamazon
($64.95, Amazon)

ASOS SARA Pointed Glitter Shoes

UPDATE (05/13/2010): Still lusting after a pair of glitter pumps à la Christian Louboutin? Try these pointy pumps by ASOS.

ASOS SARA Pointed Glitter Shoes in gold (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

ASOS SARA Pointed Glitter Shoes
($59.18, ASOS)

Liliana “Gland” Glitter Pumps

UPDATE (05/13/2010): And here’s another fabulous Louboutin alternative for under $25. They are either available in a luscious red or silver glitter. LOVE!

Liliana "Gland" Glitter Pumps in red & silver (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Liliana “Gland” Glitter Pumpsamazon
($20, Amazon)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 22, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

We’re slowly approaching the month of May, so I think it’s time we start putting our thoughts to what we’re going to wear on our feet during summer. One of my personal summer shoe favorites: wedges, of course! They can be chic, comfortable and they add height without killing your feet. These studded wedge sandals by famed French shoemaster, Monsieur Christian Louboutin, is absolute wedge perfection! And the nude color will elongate your legs even further. Too bad there’s a $795 price tag between me and my new perfect summer shoe match though!

Christian Louboutin Cataclou Studded Espadrille Wedge Sandals in nude

Christian Louboutin Cataclou Studded Espadrille Wedge Sandalsls
($795, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls & Nordstrom.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Christian Louboutin

Celebs such as Megan Fox, Jennifer Lopez and Lupita Nyong’o as well as style blogger Folake from StylePantry have all been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin Cataclou Studded Espadrille Wedge Sandals.

Megan Fox, Jennifer Lopez, Folake (StylePantry) and Lupita Nyong'o wearing Christian Louboutin Cataclou Studded Espadrille Wedge Sandals

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Dabagirl Espadrille Wedge Studded Sandals

UPDATE (05/22/2015): Just stumbled upon this lovely Louboutin Cataclou look-alike by South Korean brand Dabagirl and wanted to share it with you.

Dabagirl Espadrille Wedge Studded Sandals in blue and white (Christian Louboutin Cataclou knockoffs)

Dabagirl Espadrille Wedge Studded Sandals
($86.32, YesStyle)

GoJane Stud Status Faux Leather Wedges

However, there’s no need for summertime (shoe) sadness because GoJane‘s here to save the day! Their “Stud Status” faux leather wedges, which come in a variety of colors, have the same coveted Louboutin look which can be yours for a discount price of just $37.41! You’re welcome.

GoJane Stud Status Faux Leather Wedges (Christian Louboutin Cataclou knockoffs)

GoJane Stud Status Faux Leather Wedges
($37.41, GoJane)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 22, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m such a fan of Saint Laurent‘s classic shoe line, but why does it have to be so darn expensive? Spending $685 on a pair of simple black pumps? Not in my budget, unfortunately.

Saint Laurent Thorn Pointed-Toe Pumps in black

Saint Laurent Thorn Pointed-Toe Pumpsls
($685, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Net-A-Porterls & Barneys Warehousels.

Celebrities Love Saint Laurent

Celebs such as Eva Mendes, Ciara and Kourtney Kardashian have all been spotted wearing Saint Laurent Thorn Pointed-Toe Pumps.

Eva Mendes, Ciara and Kourtney Kardashian wearing Saint Laurent Thorn Pointed-Toe Pumps

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RMK “Lover” Pointed-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (05/22/2015): Came across another lovely Australian Saint Laurent Thorn look-alike. This one’s by RMK and comes in various colors such as black, nude, red and yellow leather.

RMK "Lover" Pointed-Toe Pumps in nude and black (Saint Laurent Thorn knockoffs)

RMK “Lover” Pointed-Toe Pumps
($90.82 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at StyleTread, RMK & Wanted Shoes.

Tony Bianco “Flurry” Pointed Stiletto Pumps

UPDATE (05/01/2014): Stumbled upon this fabulous and spot-on Saint Laurent dupe by Tony Bianco today. Absolutely in love with these stilettos! Available in various colors.

Tony Bianco "Flurry" Pointed Stiletto Pumps in black (Saint Laurent Thorn knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Flurry” Pointed Stiletto Pumps
($169.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

P.S.: Also available at StyleTread & The Iconic.

Steven by Steve Madden “BLADEE” Pointed-Toe Pumps

Luckily, we have Steve Madden keeping an eye out for the hottest designer shoe trends. These Steven by Steve Madden pointed-toe pumps are a fab alternative if you’re looking for a budget-friendly version of the Saint Laurent Thorn heels above. The only noticeable difference? Madden’s heels have a zipper in the back.

Steven by Steve Madden "BLADEE" Pointed-Toe Pumps in black (Saint Laurent Thorn knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “BLADEE” Pointed-Toe Pumpsls
($149.95, Steve Madden)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 22, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Valentino‘s shoe line from the “Rockstud” collection is probably the most popular here on this blog. And even though the Rockstud shoes have been going strong in the fashion community for a couple of years, there seems no sign of declining popularity with these pyramid studded, strappy Valentino shoes. We’ve written about quite a few shoe styles from the “Rockstud” family already and today we’re finally featuring the caged t-strap ballet flats. For a flat, this shoe is about as dressy as it gets; the luxe patent leather juxtaposed the shiny studded straps = perfection! But before you fall hopelessly in love, take a deep breath and look at the price tag: $975! And that’s the lower price limit for this type of Rockstud style. Other variations of the caged flat go as far up as $1.095! Now that’s a lot of money.

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats in nude and black patent

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats
($975, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusicon, Barneysls, Nordstromls, S|SENSE, Intermix, Lane Crawfordls, Saks Fifh Avenuels, Selfridges, MyTheresa & Stylebop.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Valentino

Celebs such as Ashley Tisdale and Alexa Chung as well as personal style bloggers like Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Arielle Nachmani (Something Navy), Rachel Parcell (Pink Peonies) and Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage) have all been spotted wearing Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats.

Ashley Tisdale, Alexa Chung, Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Arielle Nachmani (Something Navy), Rach Parcell (Pink Peonies) and Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage) wearing Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats

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Billini “Azalea” Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats

UPDATE (05/22/2015): OMG! Look at these perfect, spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes by Billini! Aren’t they just gorgeous? So close to the original and not too expensive at $79.95 AUD. Just wish these were widely available.

Billini "Azalea" Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Billini “Azalea” Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats
($79.95 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Wanted Shoes.

Diavolina “Delight” Studded T-Strap Flats

Luckily, there are some fantastic and affordable alternatives out there for all of us Valentino-loving fashionistas on a budget. Let’s start with my current favorite Valentino steal find which is the “Delight” by Diavolina, a spot-on Rockstud flat dupe which comes in either black or nude patent. Unfortunately, at $189.95 AUD, it’s a pricey Valentino look-alike and also rather hard to get hold of outside of Australia, but nonetheless, it’s about 80% cheaper than the real deal, so I’d still consider this to be a great steal find if you’re willing to invest in a high-quality Valentino alternative.

Diavolina "Delight" Studded T-Strap Flats in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Diavolina “Delight” Studded T-Strap Flats
($189.95 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic & Wanted Shoes.

Wild Diva Pippa-35 Pyramid Studded Ankle T-Strap Ballet Flats

If you’re looking for a quick and budget-friendly Valentino look for less fix however, then you’re probably best off with these pretty Rockstud flat dupes by Wild Diva. They’re spot-on with the design, come in various lovely colors and cost under $30! Total steal deal alert here!

Wild Diva Pippa-35 Pyramid Studded Ankle T-Strap Ballet Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wild Diva Pippa-35 Pyramid Studded Ankle T-Strap Ballet Flatsamazon
($23.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Meritline, CiCi Hot, Charlotte Russe & eBayeBay.

Betseyville “Epic” Studded Ballet Flats

Another cute Valentino alternative are these studded ballet flats by Betseyville. They’re very similar to the Valentinos, come in either black, blush or leopard print and cost only 34.99!

Betseyville "Epic" Studded Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Betseyville “Epic” Studded Ballet Flats
($34.99, Target)

Milanoo Studded Pointed Toe Flats

And lastly, may I present you these budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud dupes I found at Milanoo. Same design but a veeery different price tag (only $19.99!). Available in black, warm and cool pink as well as white faux patent leather. Happy shopping!

Milanoo Studded Pointed Toe Flats in black and pink patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Milanoo Studded Pointed Toe Flatsls
($19.99, Milanoo)

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