Real vs. Steal

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

Let’s talk about wedges for a moment. Just how good are they? I mean, you can either eat or wear them. Pure genius! ;-) All (stale) jokes aside though, wedges are definitely a girl’s best friend. They are the best compromise between extra height and comfort. These slingback espadrille wedges by Céline are admittedly cute, but they don’t really make me want to spend almost $500 on them.

Céline Espadrille Slingback Wedge Sandals in black

Céline Espadrille Slingback Wedge Sandalscj
($490, Bluefly)

Topshop “WEEKDAY” Espadrille Wedges

UPDATE (02/28/2015): Discovered another Céline wedge alternative at Topshop today. Available in black or nude.

Topshop "WEEKDAY" Espadrille Wedges in black (Céline knockoffs)

Topshop “WEEKDAY” Espadrille Wedges
($85, Topshop)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop (UK).

Steven by Steve Madden “STARRYY” Slingback Espadrille Wedges

Luckily, there’s no need to spend that much money because you can get an almost perfect look-a-like with these Steven by Steve Madden wedge espadrilles which cost less than $60. Steal deal alert!

Steven by Steve Madden "STARRYY" Slingback Espadrille Wedges in black (Céline knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “STARRYY” Slingback Espadrille Wedges
($59.94, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at 6pmcj, Amazonamazon, Onlineshoes.comls, Lori’s Shoescj, Steve Maddenls, Shoes.comls & eBayeBay.

Image source(s): Bluefly, Lori’s Shoes

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

Even though I’m still missing the “Yves” in Saint Laurent, I must admit that Hedi Slimane is doing a remarkable job on revamping the (Y)SL brand. I’m a great fan of the new shoes and bags line in particular. There are so many elegant and timeless pieces to choose from! I first have seen these minimalistic ankle strap heels shown below on Karla’s blog and immediately fell in love with them as they match my vision of “the” perfect ankle strap high heel sandal! If only they’d match my shopping budget as well…

Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandals in black

Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandalsls
($795, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Net-A-Porter (International)ls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls.

Style Bloggers Love Saint Laurent

Style bloggers such as Karla from Karla’s Closet or Ashley from Ring My Bell have all been spotted wearing the Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandals.

Karla's Closet and Ring My Bell wearing Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandals

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Jeffrey Campbell “Strides” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (02/28/2015): Stumbled upon this great Saint Laurent Jane alternative by Jeffrey Campbell. JC’s version has a slightly higher platform, but otherwise the design is almost the same. Also available in nude/ivory leatherls

Jeffrey Campbell "Strides" Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals in nude ivory and black (Saint Laurent Jane knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Strides” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandalsls
($160, Nasty Gal)

Topshop UNIQUE Hi Strappy Sandals

While browsing through Topshop‘s newest arrivals today, I spotted this little fella here and was instantly reminded of the Saint Laurent Jane heels. Although the ankle strap is significantly wider than on the SL original and the price tag at $230 not exactly steal-worthy, I still think these’d be a great buy if you’re looking for a budget-friendl(y)ier Saint Laurent alternative because the overall look of these Topshop heels is still very, very similar to the designer version. Also in available in whitels, by the way.

Topshop UNIQUE Hi Strappy Sandals in black (Saint Laurent Jane look-a-likes)

Topshop UNIQUE Hi Strappy Sandalsls
($230, Topshop)

Image source(s): YSL, Karla’s Closet, Ring My Bell, Nasty Gal, Topshop

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on February 27, 2015. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Stellaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!” – must be screamed with as much passion as Marlon Brando does in the classic movie, A Streetcar Named Desire. Stella McCartney please, unchain my heart and wallet from this gorgeous bag you’ve designed! But, my dear and fellow vegan, more than a thousand dollars for a bag that’s not even real leather? Ummm, on what planet does this happen? Oh yeah… how could I forget, the planet named Hollywood!

Stella McCartney Falabella Chain-trimmed Bag in black

Stella McCartney Falabella Chain-Trimmed Tote Bagls
($1.295, Bergdorf Goodman)

P.S.: Also available at Saksls, Neiman Marcusls, Nordstrom, Barneys & farfetchls .

Celebrities Love Stella McCartney

Kate Walsh, Diane Kruger, Kim Kardashian, Stella McCartney, Jennifer Lopez and Kate Hudson carrying a black Stella McCartney Falabella Chain-trimmed Bag

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MG Collection “IRYNA” Fold-Over Chain-Trim Tote

UPDATE (02/27/2015): Spotted this fab Stella McCartney Falabella dupe by MG Collection which is currently on sale for $65.99 and comes in either black, taupe or beige.

MG Collection "IRYNA" Fold-Over Chain-Trim Tote in black and taupe faux leather (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

MG Collection “IRYNA” Fold-Over Chain-Trim Toteamazon
($65.99, Amazon)

Beauté Bags Chain Border Tote

UPDATE (02/27/2015): Also came across this Falabella knockoff tote by Beauté Bags. It’s quite pricey at almost $170, but the customer reviews are downright positive for this bag, so it might be worth the investment.

Beauté Bags Chain Border Tote in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Beauté Bags Chain Border Toteamazon
($169.99, Amazon)

Jessica Simpson “Lulu” Chain-Trimmed Tote

UPDATE (12/29/2014): Check out this chain-trimmed tote bag by Jessica Simpson which I have come across today. Not a spot-on Falabella dupe, but certainly of the inspired-by kind. Available in black, cherry, red, grey and brown faux leather.

Jessica Simpson "Lulu" Chain-Trimmed Tote in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Jessica Simpson “Lulu” Chain-Trimmed Toteamazon
($108, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Overstockcj, Onlineshoes.comls, eBagscj, 6pmcj & Bon-Tonls.

Steve Madden “BTOTALLY” Chain-Trimmed Tote Bag

UPDATE (10/05/2014): OMG! OMG! OMG! I think I might have found the most perfect Stella McCartney Falabella dupe! Check out the super fabulous “BTOTALLY” chain-trimmed faux leather tote by Steve Madden which comes in an array of lovely colors, prints and uppers and retails for $108. I’m beyond obsessed with the cobalt blue version! So hot!

Steve Madden "BTOTALLY" Chain-Trimmed Tote Bag in black, blue, blush and grey (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Steve Madden “BTOTALLY” Chain-Trimmed Tote Bagls
($108, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Dillard’s, Macy’s & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Jennifer Lopez “Gloria” Curb-Chain Laced Tote

UPDATE (07/30/2014): Now look who’s turned to Stella McCartney for some inspiration for her own celebrity line? It’s Jennifer Lopez, everyone!

Stella McCartney Falabella Chain-Trimmed Tote Bag in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Jennifer Lopez “Gloria” Curb-Chain Laced Totels
($65.40, Kohl’s)

EXPRESS Chain Wrapped Hobo Bag

UPDATE (10/02/2013): At EXPRESS you’ll also find a great Stella McCartney Falabella bag alternative for under $80! And it’s also made out of faux leather!

EXPRESS Chain Wrapped Hobo Bag in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

EXPRESS Chain Wrapped Hobo Bag
($79.90, EXPRESS)

Inzi Chain Border Tote

UPDATE (04/15/2013): And here’s another great Falabella alternative available in either black, blush, silver or pewter by Inzi. Price point: $88.95! Yay!

Inzi Chain Border Tote in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Inzi Chain Border Totepjx
($88.95, Lori’s)

ShoeDazzle “Picton” Chain Tote Bag

UPDATE (02/08/2013): Just stumbled upon these fabulous Falabella look-a-likes by ShoeDazzle. I love all the beautiful colors (btw, did you know emerald is Pantone’s Color of the Year 2013? *hinthint*)!

ShoeDazzle "Picton" Chain Tote Bag in emerald green, black and purple (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

ShoeDazzle “Picton” Chain Tote Bag
($35.16, ShoeDazzle)

ModCloth On the Brink of Something Bag

Now this is more like it! ModCloth‘s version is only $89.99. Finally, a faux leather bag without the price tag of fine Italian leather. So when you ask yourself, “Where’s the beef?” – It’ll be located inside your wallet from all the money you saved!

ModCloth On the Brink of Something Bag in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

ModCloth On the Brink of Something Bag
($89.99, ModCloth)

Spiegel Foldover Bag with Chains

OK girls, forget foldover, I’m bowled over by Spiegel‘s version of Stella’s bag! Honestly, I wasn’t really feelin’ this look. But… it’s official; I’m now part of the “chain gang” because of this very creative and economical 2-for-1 design. A shoulder bag and a clutch? SOLD!

Spiegel Foldover Bag with Chains in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Spiegel Foldover Bag with Chains
($49, Spiegel)

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Real vs. Steal – Anine Bing Studded Boots

by Irina on February 24, 2015

I feel like Anine Bing‘s microstud ankle boots are the official successors of Chloé’s highly popular Susan boots. The distinctive stud styling and the long pointed-toe make them instantly stand out and these boots quickly gained momentum in the fashion world and were a regular shoe staple among all the biggest fashion bloggers. I’m not quite sure where the brand came from all of a sudden, but I’ll definitely keep Anine Bing on my fashion radar.

Anine Bing Studded Ankle Boots in black and gold

Anine Bing Studded Ankle Bootsls
($699, Shoptiques)

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Anine Bing

Celebs such as Emma Roberts and Ashley Tisdale as well as fashion and style bloggers such as Gala Gonzalez from AMLUL, Aimee from Song of Style, Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad and Julie from Sincerely Jules have all been spotted wearing Anine Bing Studded Boots.

Emma Roberts, Ashley Tisdale, Gala Gonzalez (AMLUL), Aimee Song (Song of Style), Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Julie Sarinana (Sincerely, Jules) wearing Anine Bing Studded Boots

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Choies Stud Punk Boots w/ Contrast Suede Panel

If you love the design of the Aning Bing boots above, but can’t afford to spend almost $700 on a pair of shoes, well here’s your budget-friendly alternative which I spotted over at Choies. An almost spot-on dupe of the real deal made of genuine leather and selling for only $84.99 instead of $699. Total steal deal alert!

Choies Stud Punk Boots w/ Contrast Suede Panel in black and gold (Anine Bing knockoffs)

Choies Stud Punk Boots w/ Contrast Suede Panel
($84.99, Choies)

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

Dior‘s “Mise En Dior” Earrings have become quite the new “It“-piece in the fashion world. They are pretty much sold out everywhere, despite their heavy price tag of $290 (and we’re talking costume jewelry here). I must say I am still a little undecided whether I love or hate these because while they do look great on the promo pics and on the celebs below, I’ve also seen pictures where they looked rather big and clumpy and made their wearer’s ears look huge and padded. But still, I am slightly leaning towards loving them for some reason. Maybe because they’re Dior.

Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings in cream

Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings
($290, Dior)

Celebrities Love Dior

Celebs such as Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna have all been spotted wearing Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings.

Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna wearing Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings

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Ann Taylor Pearlized Front-To-Back Earrings

UPDATE (02/24/2015): Now look at these perfect looking Dior dupes which I have spotted at Ann Taylor today. Don’t they look absolutely amazing? And so high-quality, too! I think they might have stolen the spot as my favorite Mise En Dior dupes. They’re not the cheapest at $39.50, but Ann Taylor is currently having a short-lived, awesome promotion going on where you can get a whopping 40% off your entire purchase with promo code “POWER40” which brings down the price of these beauties to a wallet-friendly $23.70! Hurry up though, the promo is ending today already!

Ann Taylor Pearlized Front-To-Back Earrings in ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Ann Taylor Pearlized Front-To-Back Earrings
($39.50, Ann Taylor)

Humble Chic Double Ball 360 Stud Earrings

UPDATE (02/05/2015): Thanks to our reader Kim for the heads-up on these cute Dior dupes by Humble Chic.

Humble Chic Double Ball 360 Stud Earrings in ivory and grey (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Humble Chic Double Ball 360 Stud Earringsamazon
($23.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Humble Chic NYpjx.

Kenneth Jay Lane Double Faux Pearl Earrings

UPDATE (02/05/2015): And another designer joined the Mise En Dior bandwagon! Check out these Dior dupes by Kenneth Jay Lane. They’re not exactly budget-friendly at $100, but the quality seems decent, plus they’re still way cheaper than the marked up Dior real deal (new price is said to be around $400). Also available in black and grey.

Kenneth Jay Lane Double Faux Pearl Earrings in ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Kenneth Jay Lane Double Faux Pearl Earrings
($98, Intermix)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Amazonamazon.

Bling Jewelry Double Stud Earrings

UPDATE (02/05/2015): Also happened to stumble upon these lovely and budget-friendly Dior-style double stud earrings at Bling Jewelry. They’re selling them in various colors such as red, blue, pink, green, white, black, silver and more. Plus, you can get 10% off everything with promo code “BLINGCOM“. You’re welcome!

Bling Jewelry Double Stud Earrings (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Bling Jewelry Double Stud Earringspjx
($11.99, Bling Jewelry)

Zenzii Classic Bubble Earrings

UPDATE (02/05/2015): Here’s another lovely and budget-friendly Mise En Dior alternative by Zenzii. Available in a variety of differents colors and uppers (shiny or matte).

Zenzii Classic Bubble Earrings in pearl and matte pink (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Zenzii Classic Bubble Earrings
($16.95, Lori’s)

Otte Double Sided Faux Pearl Earrings

UPDATE (02/05/2015): Another set of Dior alternatives can be found at Otte.

Otte Double Sided Faux Pearl Earrings (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Otte Double Sided Faux Pearl Earringspjx
($35, Otte)

Express Pearl Front and Back Stud Earrings

UPDATE (01/22/2015): The Mise En Dior dupes just won’t stop coming in! This Dior look-a-likes have been disovered at Express.

Express Pearl Front and Back Stud Earrings in ivory silver (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Express Pearl Front and Back Stud Earrings
($13.93, Express)

Shashi Double Ball Stud Earrings

UPDATE (01/22/2015): We also spotted these gorgeous metallic Dior dupes by Shashi. Available in silver or gold for $36!

Shashi Double Ball Stud Earrings in silver and gold (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Shashi Double Ball Stud Earringscj
($36, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Birchbox.

Wet Seal Femme Faux Pearl Double-Sided Earrings

UPDATE (01/08/2015): And yet another Mise En Dior look-a-like popped up! This time at Wet Seal for a steal price of $4.90.

Wet Seal Femme Faux Pearl Double-Sided Earrings (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Wet Seal Femme Faux Pearl Double-Sided Earrings
($4.90, Wet Seal)

MANGO Double Pearl Earrings

UPDATE (12/29/2014): And here we go with yet another Dior dupe! Stumbled upon this metallic set at MANGO today. Super budget-friendly at $9.99, too!

MANGO Double Pearl Earrings in gold and silver (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

MANGO Double Pearl Earrings
($9.99, MANGO)

P.S.: Also available at MANGO (UK), MANGO (DE) & MANGO (FR).

Target Stud Earrings with Front and Back Acrylic Imitation Pearls

UPDATE (11/22/2014): Found another great Mise En Dior dupe at Target today. Spot-on and under $10, too! Steal deal alert!

Target Stud Earrings with Front and Back Acrylic Imitation Pearls in ivory and gold (Dior Mise En Dior knockoffs)

Target Stud Earrings with Front and Back Acrylic Imitation Pearls
($7.99, Target)

Blu Bijoux Double Pearl Studs

UPDATE (10/27/2014): Since many of the previously mentioned Mise En Dior dupes have sold out meanwhile, I was super happy to discover this great looking, wallet-friendly Dior alternative by Blue Bijoux today! Get these lovely Dior-like earrings for a steal price of $18!

Blu Bijoux Double Pearl Studs (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Blu Bijoux Double Pearl Studscj
($18, Max and Chloe)

Armitage Avenue Double Pearl Earrings

UPDATE (10/11/2014): Mise En Dior dupes are now starting to flock in! Here’s one by Armitage Avenue for a very wallet-friendly $12.95. These also come in a super cool looking grey and pink mattepjx color.

Armitage Avenue Double Pearl Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Armitage Avenue Double Pearl Earringspjx
($12.95, Lori’s Shoes)

GoJane Double Faux Pearl Faux Plug Earrings

UPDATE (10/11/2014): Here we have the cheapest Dior dupes of the Mise En Dior look-a-like bunch yet. Found at GoJane for a steal-worthy $5. Also make sure to check out the 4-piece metallic set of double pearl earrings and this 3-piece set.

Double Faux Pearl Faux Plug Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

GoJane Double Faux Pearl Faux Plug Earrings
($5, GoJane)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Apt. 9 Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings

UPDATE (10/11/2014): And here we go with yet another Mise en Dior steal find! What do you think of these super budget-friendly double pearl earrings by Apt. 9? They’re currently on sale for under $9 and you can also get them in orange or cobalt blue (loveeee!).

Apt. 9 Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings in pearl white (Dior Mise En Dior knockoffs)

Apt. 9 Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings
($8.40, Kohl’s)

Jarin K Double Side Earrings

UPDATE (10/11/2014): As you might know, the introductory price of Dior’s Mise En Dior earrings used to be $290, but due to their popularity and high demand Dior raised the price to over $400 this year which I think is absolutely outrageous. If you’re not willing to pay Dior’s new, inflated price (we’re talking costume jewelry after all) yet want to invest in a high-quality dupe that is going to last you a while, you might want to consider these double side earrings by Jarin K. While I think it’s a little shameless to sell someone else’s design for such a high price, I also think this is karma’s retaliation for Dior’s unjust markup.

Jarin K Double Side Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Jarin K Double Side Earringscj
($150, Shopbop)

Daisy Fuentes Front to Back Asymmetrical Earrings

UPDATE (09/20/2014): Found another Mise En Dior dupe today! And this one by Daisy Fuentes is under $10! Steal deal alert! Available online only at Target.

Daisy Fuentes Front to Back Asymmetrical Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Daisy Fuentes Front to Back Asymmetrical Earrings
($5.59, Target)

AQUA “Avery” Front & Back Stud Earrings

UPDATE (08/29/2014): One of our readers tipped us off about yet another great Mise En Dior dupe (thanks!). Check out these double pearl earrings by AQUA which sell for $20!

AQUA "Avery" Front & Back Stud Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

AQUA “Avery” Front & Back Stud Earrings
($20, Bloomingdale’s)

P.S.: Also available at Bloomingdale’s (UK).

Nasty Gal “Marie” Double-Pearl Earrings

UPDATE (08/28/2014): Woot, woot! Found a new Dior dupe today! Check out these double pearl earrings I found at Nasty Gal.

Nasty Gal "Marie" Double-Pearl Earrings in cream (Dior Mise En Dior knockoffs)

Nasty Gal “Marie” Double-Pearl Earrings
($18, Nasty Gal)

BaubleBar Pearl 360 Studs

If you’re just as undecided or simply can’t afford to spend almost $300 for a pair of faux pearl earrings, here’s a wonderful alternative from BaubleBar which will give you the coveted “Mise en Dior” look for under $30! These double-pearl earrings are available in various versions and colors and cost $28. Make sure to check out the value sets herepjx and herepjx, too. Get them soon because I’ve already seen them sell out once!

BaubleBar Pearl 360 Studs (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

BaubleBar Pearl 360 Studspjx
($28, BaubleBar)

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