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There has been a downright flood of sexy tops in the blogosphere lately and while I admittedly love the concept of super deep v-neck lace-up shirts or really tiny lace-trimmed bustiers, I don’t see many of those tops working out in the real world. Especially not during daytime. This crochet lace crop top by Asilio however has what I call sophisticated sexiness and it’s a perfect example for the symbiosis of style and sexiness. The “White Walls” top is sexy without being flashy and it shows and hides skin in just the right amount . I’m also absolutely in love with the intricate crochet pattern. So pretty, right? Too bad this beauty of a top costs $165 (now $116)!

Asilio White Walls Lace Crop Top in white and black

Asilio White Walls Lace Crop Top
($116, Revolve)

P.S.: Also available at Nasty Galls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Asilio

Celebs such as Kourtney Kardashian and style bloggers like Sheryl Luke (Walk in Wonderland), Hallie Swanson (HallieDaily) and Annette Tang (The Versastyle) have all been spotted wearing an Asilio White Walls Lace Crop Top.

Kourtney Kardashian, Sheryl Luke (Walk in Wonderland), Hallie Swanson (HallieDaily) and  Annette Tang (The Versastyle) wearing a  white Asilio White Walls Lace Crop Top

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Charlotte Russe Medallion Crochet Top

Update (08/01/2016): Here’s yet another Asilio White Walls top alternative! Found this budget-friendly steal find at Charlotte Russe for less than $15.

Charlotte Russe Medallion Crochet Top in white (Asilio White Walls inspired)

Charlotte Russe Medallion Crochet Top
($12.99, Charlotte Russe)

Stylekeepers Deep Shadow Laced Blouse

Update (08/01/2016): Also stumbled upon this Asilio inspired teal crochet top by Aussie brand Stylekeepers which is currently on sale for under $70 AUD.

Stylekeepers Deep Shadow Laced Blouse in teal green (Asilio White Walls knockoff)

Stylekeepers Deep Shadow Laced Blouse
($69 AUD, The Iconic)

Akira Long Sleeve Crochet Top

Update (06/02/2016): Found these spot-on and budget-friendly Asilio White Walls dupes at Akira today. The longsleeved crochet crop top is available in either ivory white or rose pink and costs $34.90!

Akira Long Sleeve Crochet Crop Top in white and rose pink (Asilio White Walls dupes)

Akira Long Sleeve Crochet Topls
($34.90, ShopAkira)

Fashion Union Crochet Mini Dress

Update (06/02/2016): Also spotted this Asilio inspired white crochet mini dress by Fashion Union which retails for £32. So cute and summery, right?

Fashion Union Crochet Mini Dress in white (Asilio White Walls inspired)

Fashion Union Crochet Mini Dressls
(£32, Lipsy)

Glamorous Crochet High Neck Crop Top

Update (04/26/2016): And here’s another great Asilio White Walls alternative! This one’s by Glamorous and it costs £26. The matching skirt is available here.

Glamorous Crochet High Neck Crop Top in white (Asilio White Walls knockoff)

Glamorous Crochet High Neck Crop Top
(£26, Glamorous)

SheIn White Long Sleeve Hollow Lace Blouse

Update (11/29/2015): While browsing SheIn, I came across this Asilio dupe top and wanted to share it with you.

SheIn White Long Sleeve Hollow Lace Blouse in white (Asilio White Walls dupe)

SheIn White Long Sleeve Hollow Lace Blouse
($17.59, SheIn)

Living Doll “Frida” Lace Top

Update (11/29/2015): Spotted these Asilio White Walls look-alik tops by Living Doll as well. This top is currently on sale for less than $15 AUD and comes in either ivory, black or light pink.

Living Doll "Frida" Lace Top in ivory and black (Asilio White Walls dupes)

Living Doll “Frida” Lace Top
($14.99 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: A longsleeve version of this top is available here.

Rise of Dawn “Jovan” Lace Top

Update (11/02/2015): Discovered a short-sleeved crewneck Asilio dupe today! By Rise of Dawn. Price: $78. How do you like this one?

Rise of Dawn "Jovan" Lace Top in white (Asilio White Walls knockoff)

Rise of Dawn “Jovan” Lace Topls
($78, Nasty Gal)

Forever 21 Ornate Crochet Boxy Top

Luckily, there’s no need to break the bank on this one, because Forever 21 has a just as gorgeous Asilio look for less dupe available right at your fingertips! The pattern of the F21 version is offset by a few inches as you can see, but that really doesn’t take away from the beauty of this lovely top. And did I mention it costs only $29.90 instead of $165? Steal deal alert! But you better hurry, I’m sure these Asilio dupes will be sold out in no time!

Forever 21 Ornate Crochet Boxy Top in white and black (Asilio White Walls knockoffs)

Forever 21 Ornate Crochet Boxy Top
($29.90, Forever 21)

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Update: This post has been updated on July 20, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Oh, Valentino! How much do I adore your bags, shoes and clothes! As you can see from the many, many Real vs. Steal “Rockstud” posts, Valentino’s “Rockstud” collection is still going strong and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Not only have Valentino kitten heels in their collection, kitten boots have followed now, too. And aren’t they just lovely? I could see myself wearing these fabulous booties day in, day out. If only it weren’t for the $1.375 price tag!

Valentino Rockstud Mid-Heel Studded-Harness Booties in black

Valentino Rockstud Mid-Heel Studded-Harness Bootiesls
($1.375, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, MyTheresa, Stylebop, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls & Selfridges.

Vaneli for Jildor “Korey” Suede Booties

Update (07/20/2016): Spotted Valentino Rockstud look-alike booties by Vaneli in a suede version at Jildor. Again, not the most affordable of dupes ($275!), but possibly worth the splurge (or you might try to sit it out and wait for them to go on sale).

Vaneli for Jildor "Korey" Suede Booties in black and grey (Valentino Rockstud look-alikes)

Vaneli for Jildor “Korey” Suede Booties
($275, Jildor)

Wanted “Blondie” Studded Heeled Booties

Update (05/08/2016): OMG! Check out these gorgeous, spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes by Wanted. Aren’t they just everything? Obsessed!

Wanted "Blondie" Studded Heeled Booties in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wanted “Blondie” Studded Heeled Booties
($229.95 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Wanted Shoes.

Carolinna Espinosa “Enid” Leather Point Toe Booties

Update (11/28/2015): Spotted these Valentino inspired ankle booties by Carolinna Espinosa today and thought they’d be a great look for less alternative. They’re not exactly budget-friendly at $195, but might be worth the investment if you’re really looking for a high quality Valentino dupe.

Carolinna Espinosa "Enid" Leather Point Toe Booties in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Carolinna Espinosa “Enid” Leather Point Toe Bootiesls
($195, Lord & Taylor)

GoJane Find Ur Edgy Studded Booties

Update (02/11/2015): Came across these Valentino-inspired faux suede booties at GoJane today. Love the cheerful colors here!

GoJane Find Ur Edgy Studded Booties in burgundy, black and blue faux suede (Valentino Rockstud knockoff)

GoJane Find Ur Edgy Studded Booties
($9.95, GoJane)

Gumzzi Studded Ankle Boots

Good thing I stumbled upon these cute and almost identical looking studded kitten heel booties by Gumzzi. No need to go broke over a pair of booties, get the Valentino Rockstud designer look for 5% of the real deal’s price instead!

Gumzzi Studded Ankle Boots in black (Valentino Rockstud Harness knockoffs)

Gumzzi Studded Ankle Boots
($74.32, YesStyle)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, Jildor, The Iconic, Lord & Taylor, GoJane, YesStyle

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Update: This post has been updated on July 19, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

So, lace-up flats again today. Are you already sick of seeing them everywhere yet? Stuart Weitzman has been really killing it in the boot department lately (Highland OTK boot, anyone?), so of course they had to join the lace-up flat trend bandwagon as well. May I introduce you to “Gilligan”, a beautiful suede lace-up d’Orsay flat with a 0.5″ stacked heel and absolute style blogger favorite. I love every single detail about this flat except for the price which is $398. If you love the look but not the price, keep on reading to find some fantastic Weitzman alternatives for much, much less.

Stuart Weitzman Gilligan Lace-Up d'Orsay Flats in black suede

Stuart Weitzman Gilligan Lace-Up d’Orsay Flatsls
($398, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Stuart Weitzman, Zappos, Amazonamazon, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Shopbop, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Footnotes, Farfetchls, Jildor & Lane Crawfordls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Stuart Weitzman

Actress Emmy Rossum and various personal style bloggers such as Wendy Nguyen (Wendy’s Lookbook), Julia Engel (Gal Meets Glam), Sara Donaldson (Harper & Harley), Jane Aldridge (Sea of Shoes) and Alicia T. Chew (Alicia Tenise) have all been spotted wearing Stuart Weitzman Gilligan Lace-Up d’Orsay Suede Flats.

Emmy Rossum, Wendy Nguyen (Wendy's Lookbook), Julia Engel (Gal Meets Glam), Sara Donaldson (Harper & Harley), Jane Aldridge (Sea of Shoes) and Alicia T. Chew (Alicia Tenise) wearing Stuart Weitzman Gilligan Lace-Up d'Orsay Suede Flats

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Kaitlyn Pan Suede Pointed Toe Lace-up Ballet Flats

Update (07/19/2016): And one more add to add to the list of gorgeous Kaitlyn Pan designer shoe dupes! Check out these ahhhh-mazing and spot-on Stuart Weitzman look-alikes which come in either black, nude or red genuine suede and cost $99.99. Love these so much!

Kaitlyn Pan Suede Pointed Toe Lace-up Ballet Flats in black, nude and red (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Suede Pointed Toe Lace-up Ballet Flatsamazon
($99.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Etsy (alternative buying platform for non-US based buyers).

AK Anne Klein “Ottillia” Lace-Up d’Orsay Flats

Now look at these spot-on Stuart Weitzman Gilligan dupes by AK Anne Klein! Aren’t they absolutely lovely? So close to the real, made of genuine suede and super budget-friendly at $41.96 (sale price!) as well. Available in black and natural suede and black leather. Big, big shoe love here!

AK Anne Klein "Ottillia" Lace-Up d'Orsay Flats in black and nude suede (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan dupes)

AK Anne Klein “Ottillia” Lace-Up d’Orsay Flats
($41.96, SteinMart)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Taylorls & Amazonamazon.

Louise et Cie “Abbatha” Lace-Up d’Orsay Flats

Another personal favorite of mine are these lovely lace-up flats by Louise et Cie. They don’t come in suede unfortunately, but the rest of the design is pretty much identical. Plus, these are currently on sale for $79.99 (down from $139).

Louise et Cie "Abbatha" Lace-Up d'Orsay Flats in black (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan dupes)

Louise et Cie “Abbatha” Lace-Up d’Orsay Flatsls
($79.99, Vince Camuto)

P.S.: Also available at Dillard’sls & Nordstromls.

Mango “Cristina” Pointed Toe Flat Shoes

Also a great alternative for half the price of the Vince Camuto version is this faux leather lace-up flat by Mango which looks just like the Stuart Weitzman real deal, but costs only $49.99 and comes in either black or ivory.

Mango "Cristina" Pointed Toe Flat Shoes in black (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan dupes)

Mango “Cristina” Pointed Toe Flat Shoes
($49.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Qupid Pika-03 Faux Suede Pointy Lace-Up Flats

If you’re all about the suede look of the Gilligan, here’s a budget-friendly faux suede version by Qupid which comes in either black or taupe and costs just $20. Steal deal alert!

Qupid Pika-03 Faux Suede Pointy Lace-Up Flats in black and nude faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan knockoffs)

Qupid Pika-03 Faux Suede Pointy Lace-Up Flats
($20.90, Charlotte Russe)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & ZooShoopjx.

Steve Madden “Sunshine” d’Orsay Lace-Up Flats

I also adore these lace-up flats from Steve Madden which aren’t an identical dupe, but similar enough to double as a budget-friendly Weitzman alternative. This flat looks actually like the perfect symbiosis of Aquazzura’s “Christy” and Stuart Weitzman’s “Gilligan”, don’t you agree? These beauties come in various beautiful colors (sand, light pink, gold, snakeskin and black) and at $69.95 they’re quite budget-friendly as well. By the way, a taupe version with a non-gold heel named “Blondie” is available at Steve Madden (Canada)ls.

Steve Madden "Sunshine" d'Orsay Lace-Up Flats in black suede (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan inspired)

Steve Madden “Sunshine” d’Orsay Lace-Up Flatsls
($69.95, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Macy’s, Dillard’sls, Steve Maddenls & Steve Madden (CA)ls.

Ava & Aiden “Alexandra” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats

While these Ava & Aiden lace-up flats are the least likely of a “Gilligan” dupe in this list, I still wanted to include them here because I think they’re absolutely fabulous and have a very similar look to the Weitzman flats above. These come in black, grey, blush and tan and are currently on sale for under $70.

Ava & Aiden "Alexandra" Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats in black and grey suede (Stuart Weitzman Gilligan knockoffs)

Ava & Aiden “Alexandra” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats
($69, Gilt)

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Update: This post has been updated on July 19, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Summer is in full swing and breezy summer dresses are the way to dress in this heat. And just how breezy is this lovely, delicate little white dress by Chloé? Sure, you’d have to tape it to your breasts if you want to avoid “wardrobe malfunctions”, but once everything is safely kept in its place, I think this dress would look fantastic on vacations, beach days and summer garden parties. Just look at how gorgeous Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks wearing this beautiful dress (OK, Rosie would look good in anything, but still). Too bad it costs almost $2.800 which makes it absolutely unattainable for most of us fashion lovers!

Chloé Peacock-Embroidered Open-Front Shift Dress in ivory milk white

Chloé Peacock-Embroidered Open-Front Shift Dressls
($2.796, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Loves Chloé

The adorable Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has been spotted wearing her Chloé Peacock-Embroidered Open-Front Shift Dress during Coachella 2015.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing an ivory white Chloé Peacock-Embroidered Open-Front Shift Dress

Selfie Leslie “Dreamer” Skater Dress

Update (07/19/2016): Found another lovely Chloé inspired dress alternative today which is by Selfie Leslie and is less risqué than the designer original and less calling for a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen. Check out the “Dreamer” dress, it’s such a cute summer dress, don’t you agree? The Selfie Leslie dress has roughly the same overall design but can be yours for $55.

Selfie Leslie "Dreamer" Skater Dress in white (Chloé Peacock inspired)

Selfie Leslie “Dreamer” Skater Dress
($55, Forever 21)

GoJane Serious Citrus Cut-Out Halter Maxi Dress

Update (06/21/2016): Stumbled upon this airy Chloé inspired white maxi dress at GoJane today and wanted to share my find with you. Price: $52! What do you think? Yay or nay?

GoJane Serious Citrus Cut-Out Halter Maxi Dress in white (Chloé Peacock inspired)

GoJane Serious Citrus Cut-Out Halter Maxi Dress
($52, GoJane)

Nasty Gal Sweet Success Crochet Lace Dress

Update (05/31/2016): Just spotted this amazing Chloé dress dupe at Nasty Gal in black for $78. Wish it came in white as well.

Nasty Gal Sweet Success Crochet Lace Dress in black (Chloé Peacock dupe)

Nasty Gal Sweet Success Crochet Lace Dressicon
($78, Nasty Gal)

Lucy Paris Cutout Lace Dress

Update (05/31/2016): And here’s another beautiful and summery Chloé inspired LWD! It’s by Lucy Paris and costs a budget-friendly $61.60 (sale price!).

Lucy Paris Cutout Lace Dress in white (Chloé Peacock inspired)

Lucy Paris Cutout Lace Dress
($61.60, Bloomingdale’s)

Glamorous Cami Sundress with Lace Trim

Update (04/26/2016): One of our fabulous readers, Lieke, gave us a heads-up on this fab and super budget-friendly Chloé dress look-alike by Glamorous (thank you!). Isn’t it gorgeous? I love it and am so tempted to buy this cute summer dress myself!

Glamorous Cami Sundress with Lace Trim in white (Chloé Peacock knockoff)

Glamorous Cami Sundress with Lace Trim
($23, ASOS)

ONE by Honey Punch Lace Mini Dress

Update (09/04/2015): Finally restocked at Shopbop! Yay! Awesome steal deal alert, everyone! Just spotted this lovely, almost spot-on Chloé Peacock dress dupe by ONE by Honey Punch which is only $61.60 compared to $2.796 for the real deal. Sizes are starting to sell out, so you better be fast if you’re in love with this dress and want the Chloé look for less.

ONE by Honey Punch Lace Mini Dress in white (Chloé Peacock knockoff)

ONE by Honey Punch Lace Mini Dressls
($61.60, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available herels & herels at Shoptiques.

Le Salty Label x REVOLVE Mini Dress

Luckily, there’s a fantastic look for less alternative available by Le Salty Label for a much lower price of $128. Their LWD (which is also available in black) is shorter and has slightly less intricate detailing than the Chloé original, but the resemblance between both dresses is still very visible. And just in case you’re not a fan of the short length, this dress also comes in a lovely maxi dress version. Make sure to check out Le Salty Label’s whole collection because it’s absolutely fabulous and just perfect for summer!

Le Salty Label x REVOLVE Mini Dress in white and black (Chloé knockoffs)

Le Salty Label x REVOLVE Mini Dress
($128, Revolve)

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Instagram, Forever 21, GoJane, Nasty Gal, Bloomingdale’s, Glamorous, Shopbop, Revolve

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Update: This post has been updated on July 14, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Stripes. I’m still ridiculously obsessed with them and probably will never grow tired of them. That’s why I probably don’t have to tell you how I feel about this striped silk midi skirt by Tibi. And after seeing this skirt on some of my most favorite fashion bloggers, it made my obsession with it ten times worse. Not that I could give in to the temptation of buying it – that skirt costs a whopping $349 and that’s already the sale price (retail is $698)! But still… if I was rich girl (na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na nah)

Tibi Escalante Striped Silk Full Skirt in black and cream

Tibi Escalante Striped Silk Full Skirtls
($698, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls & Tibi.

Style Bloggers Love Tibi

Personal style bloggers such as Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Amber (Forever Amber), Wendy Nguyen (Wendy’s Lookbook) and Ania Boniecka (Ania B.) have all been spotted wearing a Tibi Escalante Striped Silk Full Skirt.

Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Amber (Forever Amber), Wendy Nguyen (Wendy's Lookbook) and Ania Boniecka (Ania B.) wearing a Tibi Striped Midi Skirt

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Stradivarius Striped A-Line Midi Skirt

Update (07/14/2016): Just stumbled upon this striped a-line midi skirt at Stradivarius and thought it’d be a great, budget-friendly alternative to the pricey Tibi skirt above.

Stradivarius Striped A-Line Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante dupe)

Stradivarius Striped A-Line Midi Skirt
(€19.95, Stradivarius)

Eliza J Pleated Stripe Midi Skirt

Update (03/28/2016): OMG! Now look at this beauty of a skirt by Eliza J! Isn’t it just gorgeous? I love how spot-on it is to the Tibi skirt, especially since the materials look exactly the same even though Tibi’s skirt is 100% silk and this one is 100% polyester. Anyway, the material at least looks just as luxurious as the pricey real deal, so that might be close enough. Also, did I mention this skirt is on sale? But the best part? If you use promo code “JULY” at checkout, you will get 15% off regular-priced and sale items at Lord & Taylor which will lower the price of this skirt down to an affordable $135.15 (retail price is $159, offer valid through July 18th, 2016).

Eliza J Pleated Stripe Midi Skirt in ivory/black (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Eliza J Pleated Stripe Midi Skirtls
($135.15, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

ASOS Midi Prom Skirt in Stripe

Update (01/12/2016): Discovered this awesome striped midi skirt at ASOS a few days ago, ordered it straight away and love it to death! It’s a great and budget-friendly alternative to the pretty Tibi skirt above, don’t you think? Sizes are selling out by the hour, so I wouldn’t wait too long with this one.

ASOS Midi Prom Skirt in Stripe (Tibi Escalante dupe)

ASOS Midi Prom Skirt in Stripe
($57, ASOS)

Chicwish Striped Full A-line Midi Skirt

Update (11/09/2015): Another fab and budget-friendly Tibi skirt alternative can be found at Chicwish. What do you think? Yay or nay?

Chicwish Striped Full A-line Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Chicwish Striped Full A-line Midi Skirt
($42.42, Chicwish)

Forever 21 Contemporary Sheeny Stripe A-Line Skirt

Update (10/29/2015): Spotted another great Tibi skirt alternative today! The stripes on this a-line skirt by Forever 21 are slightly smaller, but the overall look is still very Tibi and the price is so affordable, too. Available in either ivory/black or wine/black for $27.90.

Forever 21 Contemporary Sheeny Stripe A-Line Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Forever 21 Contemporary Sheeny Stripe A-Line Skirt
($27.90, Forever 21)

Topshop Stripe Midi Skirt

Luckily, Topshop caters to the needs of us stripe-lovin’, budget-conscious fashionistas, so they came up with a fantastic Tibi look for less option that will cost you just 1/7 of what the real deal would set you back. It’s not the cheapest skirt in town, I admit, but from what I read in reviews, the quality seems to be good and the fabric to be heavy and crease-free. And who doesn’t love to save time on ironing? Get this beauty while it’s still available, it’s almost sold out at Topshop and Nordstrom will probably follow soon as well.

Topshop Stripe Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Topshop Stripe Midi Skirtls
($105, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop.

Choies Striped Midi Skirt

If you love striped skirts, but don’t want to spend $100 on one, then you might want to take a look at this Tibi-inspired midi skirt I discovered at Choies. It looks very similar to the real deal, but costs only $16.90! You shouldn’t expect too much quality-wise, but if you want a cheap fashion fix for your stripes obession, this is probably the best way to go.

Choies Striped Midi Skirt in black and white (Tibi Escalante knockoff)

Choies Striped Midi Skirt
($16.90, Choies)

Image source(s): Tibi, Atlantic-Pacific, Forever Amber, Wendy’s Lookbook, Ania B., Stradivarius, Lord & Taylor, ASOS, Chicwish, Forever 21, Nordstrom, Choies

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