Photoshoots

Update: This post has been updated on December 29, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

So how HUGE was Balmain x H&M, huh? The highly anticipated designer collaboration went live online on November 5th at 8 am EST and it was only a matter of an hour until almost every item of the collection was sold out; all despite the hefty price tags (with prices set around $500-$700 for key pieces, the most expensive item peaking at $699), thus making Balmain x H&M’s collection the company’s most successful designer collaboration yet. The website continued to crash over the visitor overload all morning while eager shoppers in Seoul queued up in front of H&M stores over a week before the official collection launch. The hype surrounding this collaboration has certainly caught on to the masses and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the collection is now selling for vastly inflated prices on eBay where some pieces are priced at twice their retail value. No word from H&M yet whether they are going to restock the highly successful collection. One of my favorite pieces from the Balmain x H&M collaboration is this gold and white embroidered black velvet mini dress. I love that it doesn’t look watered down and could easily be mistaken for a design from Balmain’s mainline collection. Now would I spend $549 on such a statement dress? Maybe. But due to the hype, I don’t even have to ask myself this question because just like all the other pieces, this beautiful frock is sold out.

Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Dress in black, gold and white

Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Dress
($549, H&M)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective & eBayeBay.

Celebrities and Style Bloggers Love Balmain x H&M

Celeb sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner and style blogger Sandra Hagelstam (5 inch and up) have all been spotted wearing the black and gold Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Dress.

Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Sandra Hagelstam (5 inch and up) wearing a black Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Velvet Dress

Who wore Balmain x H&M best?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Missord Embellished Mini Dress

Update (12/29/2016): Stumbled upon another Balmain inspired embellished mini dress by Missord which can be yours for under $30. The customer reviews don’t look too bad either.

Missord Embellished Mini Dress in black (Balmain x H&M inspired)

Missord Embellished Mini Dressamazon
($29.33, Amazon)

bebe Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress

If you don’t want to pay the ridiculously inflated eBay prices and can’t wait a few more months for other fast fashion companies to catch on to this hype to come up with their own inspired Balmain x H&M; look-alikes (c’mon, Forever 21!), I suggest you take a look at this beautiful beaded mini dress by bebe. I know this isn’t a spot-on dupe for the dress above and it certainly isn’t a steal at $299, but the Balmain x H&M inspiration is clearly visible on this frock in my opinion. Plus, unlike the real deal, this dress is readily available for you to buy with all sizes still in stock and all. So you can either keep on stalking eBay waiting for a miracle to happen or you can snap up this dress instead and get your own kind of Balmain party going.

bebe Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress in black and white (Balmain x H&M knockoff)

bebe Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress
($299, bebe)

P.S.: Similar bebe dresses are also available here & here.

Image source(s): H&M, 5 inch and up, Amazon, bebe

{ 0 comments }

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

If you think of Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, the first one to spring to mind is probably the iconic “Varacj” pump – a one-inch heeled patent ballet-style bow-adorned shoe. This shoe was first introduced in 1978 by Fiamma Ferragamo, the daughter of Salvatore, and has gained a lot of recognition among celebrities like Princess Diana for example. “Varina” is a spin-off of Vara, a more casual and modern designed ballerina flat with a lovely grosgrain bow on the vamp, which has been around since 2007. I’m usually not a fan of ballet flats, but these are so gorgeous and the quality looks absolutely superb, don’t you agree? I’d so love to own these ($550 isn’t that expensive for a pair of made in Italy designer shoes nowadays). If only I had that kind of shopping budget.

Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Classic Bow Flats in red patent leather

Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Classic Bow Flatsls
($550, Shopbop)

Also available at Zapposcj, Nordstromls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Bloomingdale’s, Farfetchls, MyTheresa, Breuninger, Monnier Frères, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Salvatore Ferragamo

Celebs and style bloggers such as Emma Roberts, Alexa Chung, Susie Lau (Style Bubble) and AnnaSophia Robb have all been spotted wearing Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Classic Bow Flats.

Emma Roberts, Alexa Chung, AnnaSophia Robb and Susie Lau (Style Bubble) wearing Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Classic Bow Flats

Who wore Salvatore Ferragamo best?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Leather Patent Ballet Flats w/ Bow

Update (10/21/2016): Just discovered that Kaitlyn Pan are also offering an awesome set of Salvatore Ferragamo Varina ballet flat dupes for under $90.

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Leather Patent Ballet Flats w/ Bow in black, nude and red (Salvatore Ferragamo dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Soft Leather Patent Ballet Flats w/ Bow
(84.99, Etsy)

Journee Collection “Kim” Glossy Ballet Flats

Update (04/16/2016): Spotted these super cute Salvatore Ferragamo Varina look-alikes by Journee Collection today. They’re available in red, black, nude and grey faux patent leather for $39.99.

Journee Collection "Kim" Glossy Ballet Flats in red, black and nude faux patent (Salvatore Ferragamo Varina knockoffs)

Journee Collection “Kim” Glossy Ballet Flats
(39.99, JCPenney)

Also available at Kohl’sls & Overstock.

Aldo “Juricek” Ballerina Bow Flats

If you can’t afford Italian luxury, but still want Italian style, here’s a fantastic alternative I found at Aldo which looks so similar to Ferragamo’s “Varina” flats. Price point: $70 and the “Juricek” flats come also in bone and black leather.

Aldo "Juricek" Ballerina Bow Flats in red (Salvatore Ferragamo Varina knockoffs)

Aldo “Juricek” Ballerina Bow Flatsamazon
($70, Amazon)

Also available at Aldo (US)ls & Aldo (Canada)ls.

{ 0 comments }

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

So I’ve already gushed in detail about the gorgeousness that is Dolce & Gabbana‘s S/S 2015 collection, but what I haven’t gushed about yet is this gorgeous floral embroidered body-con dress by House of CB which I discovered about an hour ago. I immediately had to drop everything, so I could write this blog post and share my beautiful (and budget-friendly) find with you, that’s just how excited I was about having come across this dress. House of CB has done quite the heavy copycat math on this one; somehow they managed to turn a $14.500 dress and a $7.500 skirt into a smokin’ hot $214 dress. Now that’s what I call a serious steal deal! Get this beauty of a dress before it sells out (and if you dare to wear such a racy look). Rock this frock with a bold red lip, sleek ponytail and dramatic eyeliner (hi there, Kendall!) and you’ll be the perfect Dolce & Gabbana femme fatale on a budget!

Copycat Math - Dolce & Gabbana Sacred Heart Floral Embroidered Net Dress + Dolce & Gabbana Mesh Midi Skirt = House of CB Carmen Mesh Dress with Rose Appliqué

Go Shopping:

River Island Rose-Embroidered Mesh Dress & Top

Update (09/19/2016): Spotted these floral embroidered mesh dress and crop top at River Island today and both pieces instantly reminded me of Dolce & Gabbana’s S/S 2015 collection.

River Island Rose-Embroidered Mesh Dress & Top in black and red (Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2015 dupes)

Go Shopping:

Image source(s): Moda Operandi, @kyliejenner Instagram, InStyle, Net-A-Porter, River Island, House of CB

{ 1 comment }

Update: This post has been updated on May 7, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Over the years I have fallen in love with so many Louboutins that I always thought: “Well, now he has outdone himself! I couldn’t love a shoe more!” – But then this shoe came along. The “Impera” – a truly imperial lasercut lace-up stiletto pump. So how divine could a shoe be? And even though it’s usually very hard for me to love a white heel, this one I absolutely ADORE! In both white and black leather. Just look how gorgeous these shoes look on the celebs! I’m especially in love with how Alessandra Ambrosio has worn her Loubies. Too bad they are a) sold out and b) totally out of my budget.

Christian Louboutin Impera Lace-Up Lasercut Stiletto Pumps in white and black

Christian Louboutin Impera Lace-Up Lasercut Stiletto Pumpsls
($1.295, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Net-A-Porterls & Barneysls.

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Celebs such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Nina Dobrev and Rihanna have all been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin Impera Lace-Up Lasercut Stiletto Pumps.

Alessandra Ambrosio, Nina Dobrev and Rihanna wearing Christian Louboutin Impera Lace-Up Lasercut Stiletto Pumps

Who wore Christian Louboutin best?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

River Island Laser Cut Lace-Up Heels

Update (05/07/2016): Discovered another great CL Impera look-alike at River Island. Available in either black or white faux leather for $110.

River Island Laser Cut Lace-Up Heels in white and black faux leather (Christian Louboutin Impera knockoffs)

River Island Laser Cut Lace-Up Heels
($110, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls & River Island (EU).

LFL “Essence” Laser-Cut Lace-Up Stiletto Pumps

Update (06/28/2015): Stumbled upon these beautiful Christian Louboutin Impera dupes by LFL. So gorgeous, right?

LFL "Essence" Laser-Cut Lace-Up Stiletto Pumps in nude and black patent (Christian Louboutin Impera knockoffs)

LFL “Essence” Laser-Cut Lace-Up Stiletto Pumps
($35.98, Nordstrom Rack)

Also available at Amazonamazon & 6pm.

Bolaro SH1646 Laser-Cut Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Pumps

Update (05/09/2015): Spotted these budget-friendly Christian Louboutin Impera look-alikes by Bolaro today. Available in either black, red and nude faux leather for a steal price of $33.99!

Bolaro SH1646 Laser-Cut Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Impera knockoffs)

Bolaro SH1646 Laser-Cut Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Pumpsamazon
($33.99, Amazon)

Also available at Zulily & eBayeBay.

Choies Cut Out Tie Up High Heels

Update (01/15/2015): Stumbled upon another fab Christian Louboutin Impera dupe at Choies. Available in black and cream faux leather for a steal price of $34.99.

Choies Cut Out Tie Up High Heels in black (Christian Louboutin Impera knockoffs)

Choies Cut Out Tie Up High Heels
($34.99, Choies)

A similar version is also available at Rosegal.

Jessica Buurman “Lover” Floral Cutout Lace-up High Heel Pumps

Deal: Free worldwide shipping! Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off!

These heels by Jessica Buurman don’t quite live up to the quality of the Louboutins above, but for 1/10 of the price they do come pretty close, don’t you agree? They come in various colors and I am now contemplating which one to get them in. Any advice from our fabulous readers?

Jessica Buurman "Lover" Floral Cutout Lace-up High Heel Pumps in white and black (Christian Louboutin Impera knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Lover” Floral Cutout Lace-up High Heel Pumps
($105-$153, Jessica Buurman)

{ 0 comments }

Update: This post has been updated on April 22, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Christian Louboutin is the mastermind behind the designer footwear aesthetic. Often considered to be one of the most well known designers, his designs are truly never lackluster and always exude luxury. Capturing our attention a few months ago were the Pigalle Plato Pumps, and now these Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumps do just the same. This papaya-pink color featured below is simply amazing with the addition of a pointed toe. Before, I never really appreciated any pointy toe shoes, however these pumps have sincerely changed my perspective. Priced at $625, I, for one will not be purchasing these any time soon. Conversely, take a look at more affordable versions of these pumps below!

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumps in neon watermelon pink

Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumpsls
($625, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Nicole Richie and Gisele Bündchen wearing Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 Patent-Leather Pumps

Who wore Christian Louboutin better?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Aldo “Stessy” Neon Stiletto Pumps

Update (04/22/2016): Spotted these neon pink Aldo pumps and thought they’d be a great alternative if you’re looking for a budget-friendly alternative to the neon colored Louboutin Pigalles above. The silhouette of these stiletto pumps is more spot-on to Louboutin’s “So Kate“, but I think it also serves well as a dupe for the Pigalle. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Aldo "Stessy" Neon Stiletto Pumps in fuchsia neon pink (Christian Louboutin So Kate knockoffs)

Aldo “Stessy” Neon Stiletto Pumpsls
($90, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Amazonamazon, Zappos, Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK)ls, ASOS, Selfridges & Zalando.

KG Kurt Geiger “Carey” Neon Pumps

Update (07/24/2012): And here’s another version of neon pink & yellow Pigalle look-a-likes. This one’s by KG Kurt Geiger and also available in white leather.

KG Kurt Geiger "Carey" Neon Pumps in neon pink and neon yellow (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

KG Kurt Geiger “Carey” Neon Pumpsls
(£120, Kurt Geiger)

ShoeMint “Kaylen” Neon Pumps

Update (07/20/2012): Found the almost perfect neon Doppelgänger Louboutin Pigalles (minus the red sole) over at ShoeMint today.

ShoeMint "Kaylen" Neon Pumps in neon pink and yellow (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

ShoeMint “Kaylen” Neon Pumpsamazon
($79.99, Amazon)

Alloy “Molly” Heels

Our most affordable steal, priced at $14.99 (sale price!), are these Alloy “Molly” heels. Simply put, I love this color! With summer shortly approaching, I have been craving bright colors in my wardrobe and this shoe is the perfect way to incorporate them. These also come in neon yellow for even more vividness. Truly an eye capturing shoe, one can make quite a statement in these heels.

Alloy "Molly" Heels in neon pink patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Alloy “Molly” Heels
($14.99, Nordstrom Rack)

Devious Sexy-20 Stiletto Pumps

Out of all the featured look-a-likes, this one by Devious appears to be the most significant because it very closely resembles the Louboutins. The patent shine, color, and super elongated heel are perfectly intact and maintain that Louboutin-esque look. With this type of shoe, it’s very difficult to go wrong especially when it radiates such a bold energy. Ultimately, these can be worn as a transition to summer and even in the winter for a nice pop of color.

Devious Sexy-20 Stiletto Pumps in fuchsia patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Devious Sexy-20 Stiletto Pumpsls
($48.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Shiekh.

Topshop “GAME” Pointed Court Shoes

Topshop is definitely one of my favorite stores due to their eclectic wardrobe varieties. Not to mention, these “Game” Pointed Court Shoes are absolutely beautiful. Though these are a bit pricier than the other alternatives above, I believe that they will become a permanent staple in one’s closet. They complement any outfit, and provide that extra vitality to spice up a dull look. I would love to pair them with perfectly tailored pants, but the wardrobe possibilities are simply superfluous.

Topshop "GAME" Pointed Court Shoes in neon pink (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

Topshop “GAME” Pointed Court Shoes
($96, Topshop)

{ 1 comment }

Page 3 of 1912345...10...Last »