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UPDATE: This post has been updated on October 27, 2014. 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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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 matte blackpjx color.

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

Armitage Avenue Double Pearl Earrings
($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.

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 Earringsls
($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)

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($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 Earringsls
($20, Bloomingdale’s)

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

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 Earringscj
($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 colorspjx and cost $28. 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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UPDATE: This post has been updated on October 27, 2014. Scroll down to see the new adds.

When I first saw these studded combat boots and read that they are Saint Laurent, I had to double check it because I wasn’t expecting this drastic change of style from Hedi Slimane. His first womenswear collection for (Y)SL was very classic and feminine and so were the shoes (e.g. “Jane” high heel and “Paris” ankle boot) that it seemed unlikely to me that Slimane would swing in such a different direction within just one season. But obviously I was wrong and Slimane’s second collection for Saint Laurent (F/W 13/14) was screaming nineties grunge all over! And while I prefer Slimane’s first collection over the second one (including the footwear), I must admit that these spike-encrusted boots have a strange appeal that I can’t quite put in words.

Saint Laurent Studded Rangers Boots in black

Saint Laurent Studded Rangers Bootscj
($2.395, S|SENSE)

P.S.: Also available at Selfridges, Matches Fashionls, NET-A-PORTER (US)ls, NET-A-PORTER (International)ls & Barneysls.

Jessica Buurman “KENAT” Studded & Spiked Biker Boots

UPDATE (10/27/2014): A second, almost identical looking Saint Laurent Rangers boot look-a-like popped up on Jessica Buurman. If you sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter, you get a 10% discount promo code. Shipping is free, by the way. Worldwide.

Jessica Buurman "KENAT" Studded & Spiked Biker Boots in black (Saint Laurent Rangers knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “KENAT” Studded & Spiked Biker Boots
($165, Jessica Buurman)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cruzados” Biker Boots

UPDATE (10/27/2014): Jeffrey Campbell have also come up with a second Saint Laurent spiked biker boot dupe: “Cruzados”. How do you like it?

Jeffrey Campbell "Cruzados" Biker Boots in black (Saint Laurent Rangers knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Cruzados” Biker Bootscj
($288, Nasty Gal)

P.S.: Also available at REVOLVEClothingcj.

DV by Dolce Vita “Stirling” Stud Moto Boots

UPDATE (12/24/2013): Check out these fab Saint Laurent inspired moto booties by DV by Dolce Vita! So hot, right?

DV by Dolce Vita "Stirling" Stud Moto Boots in black (Saint Laurent Rangers knockoffs)

DV by Dolce Vita “Stirling” Stud Moto Bootsls
($158.95, NORDSTROM)

P.S.: Also available at Dolce Vitapjx & REVOLVEClothingcj.

Jessica Buurman “KERMT” Studded & Spiked Ankle Boots

UPDATE (10/15/2013): Stumbled upon another super fabulous and almost identical Saint Laurent boot look-a-like at Jessica Buurman. Not a steal at $195, but so close to the original! Plus, if you sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter, you get a 10% discount promo code. Shipping is free, by the way. Worldwide.

Jessica Buurman "KERMT" Studded & Spiked Ankle Boots in black (Saint Laurent Rangers knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “KERMT” Studded & Spiked Ankle Boots
($195, Jessica Buurman)

Jeffrey Campbell “Draco” Strapped Stud Boots

One look at the price tag of the (Y)SL boots and it was clear that there’s no way I could afford them. So what’s the next best thing? Yeah, Jeffrey Campbell and their “Draco” boot. Not a 1:1 dupe but obviously very, very Saint Laurent inspired. At $329.95 this ain’t a steal, but it’s still way cheaper than the Saint Laurent original.

Jeffrey Campbell "Draco" Strapped Stud Boots in black (Saint Laurent Rangers knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Draco” Strapped Stud Bootspjx
($329.95, Solestruck)

Image source(s): Barneys, NORDSTROM, Jessica Buurman, Jildor

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on October 27, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

You might remember these Jimmy Choo booties from our Copycat Math post from a few months ago. At that time, there was only a loosely inspired version by Steve Madden around, but now we’ve discovered a few more budget-friendly Jimmy Choo look-a-likes and decided these sexy cutout booties deserve a post of their own.

Jimmy Choo Drift Cutout Peep-Toe Suede Booties in burgundy

Jimmy Choo Drift Cutout Peep-Toe Suede Bootiesls
($995, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Farfetchls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Jimmy Choo

Celebs and personal style bloggers such as Nicole Kidman and Allegra from Very Allegra have been spotted wearing Jimmy Choo Drift Cutout Peep-Toe Suede Booties.

Nicole Kidman and Allegra (Very Allegra) wearing Jimmy Choo Drift Cutout Peep-Toe Suede Booties

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Attention “Ava” Black Cage Stiletto Heels

UPDATE (10/27/2014): Found a new Jimmy Choo Drift look-a-like! Check out this faux suede caged bootie by Attention for under $30!

Attention "Ava" Black Cage Stiletto Heels in black faux suede (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Attention “Ava” Black Cage Stiletto Heelscj
($29.99, KMART)

Sachi “Marlene Singing” Caged Suede Peep-toe Booties

UPDATE (05/01/2014): These suede peep-toe booties by Sachi are yet another excellent alternative to the real deal Jimmy Choos.

Sachi "Marlene Singing" Caged Suede Peep-toe Booties in black and burgundy (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Sachi “Marlene Singing” Caged Suede Peep-toe Booties
($101.97 AUD, StyleTread)

Shoe Republic LA “Umika” Cutout Booties

UPDATE (03/10/2014): Discovered yet another Jimmy Choo Drift dupe. I really like these faux suede booties by Shoe Republic LA. And they’re budget-friendly, too!

Shoe Republic LA "Umika" Cutout Booties in black and nude faux suede (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Shoe Republic LA “Umika” Cutout Bootiescj
($59.95, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Therapy “La Trobe” Lattice-Detail Peep-Toe Booties

UPDATE (02/27/2014): And here’s another Jimmy Choo dupe I found! Check out these budget-friendly faux suede booties by Therapy. Only $41.96 AUD!

Therapy "La Trobe" Lattice-Detail Peep-Toe Booties in blue, black and taupe faux suede (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Therapy “La Trobe” Lattice-Detail Peep-Toe Booties
($41.96 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at StyleTread.

GoJane No Pane No Gain Cut-Out Booties

UPDATE (02/21/2014): Just stumbled upon these Jimmy Choo bootie look-a-likes at GoJane. What do you think? Hot or not?

GoJane No Pane No Gain Cut-Out Booties (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

GoJane No Pane No Gain Cut-Out Booties
($32.10, GoJane)

Heart Soul “Patricia” Lattice Booties

The best dupe currently around would have to be these cutout peep-toe booties by Heart Soul. They’re pretty much an almost identical Jimmy Choo Drift look-a-like minus the designer price tag. I also really love the colors they come in: black, burgundy, blue and grey (faux suede).

Heart Soul "Patricia" Lattice Booties in black, burgundy and blue faux suede (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Heart Soul “Patricia” Lattice Booties
($44.94, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at 6pmcj, DailyLookcj & NORDSTROMls.

Steven by Steve Madden “FRANCES” Lattice Booties

We’ve shown you these Steven by Steve Madden booties before. If you like the general shoe design of the Choos but aren’t a fan of peep-toe in ankle boots, these here are a fab alternative. Available in wine, black and grey suede leather.

Steven by Steve Madden "FRANCES" Lattice Booties (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “FRANCES” Lattice Bootiesls
($169.95, Steve Madden)

Qupid Interest-28 Cut-Out Peep-toe Ankle Booties

And if you’re not a fan of suede and like your shoes cheap, here’s another Jimmy Choo look-a-like we’ve found: Qupid Interest-28 Cut-Out Peep-toe Ankle Booties. Available in black and pale gold metallic.

Qupid Interest-28 Cut-Out Peep-toe Ankle Booties in black (Jimmy Choo Drift knockoffs)

Qupid Interest-28 Cut-Out Peep-toe Ankle Bootiescj
($24.99, KMART)

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

Image source(s): MyTheresa, WWD, Very Allegra, KMART, StyleTread, GoJane, DSW, Steve Madden, UrbanOG

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on October 26, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Oh, Tom Ford! Ever since watching this documentary about him, I kind of have developed a soft spot for the well-spoken Texas-born designer. While I was a little too young to appreciate his creativity and talent when he was doing his magic for Gucci and YSL back in the 1990s, I have been following his own brand with a lot of interest over the last few years. It’s not often we feature Tom Ford on this blog which is mainly due to the fact that the mainstream fashion chains rarely pick up on his collections, but this bootie is an exception. It’s sexy and extravagant (check out the screw-studded backls!) but also works for the mainstream fashion taste. What doesn’t work for the masses though? The hefty price tag of $1.490!

Tom Ford Screw-Studded Open-Toe Booties in black

Tom Ford Screw-Studded Open-Toe Bootiesls
($1.490, Bergdorf Goodman)

Call It Spring “Diver” High Heel Booties

UPDATE (10/26/2014): Just stumbled upon these Call It Spring peep-toe booties and they instantly reminded me of the Tom Ford heeled ankle booties above.

Call It Spring "Diver" High Heel Booties in black (Tom Ford knockoffs)

Call It Spring “Diver” High Heel Bootiesls
($59.99, JCPenney)

Steve Madden “DIANNA” Peep-toe High Heel Booties

If you want Tom Ford for less, Steve Madden is your dealer! Madden’s “DIANNA” peep-toe bootie sure has Tom Ford written all over it, no? While it does miss the cool screw-studded detail in the back, it does have the higher heel of the two and – if you ask me – the nicer arch as well. Plus, splurging on these booties won’t leave your credit card crying for mercy.

Steve Madden "DIANNA" Peep-toe High Heel Booties in black (Tom Ford knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DIANNA” Peep-toe High Heel Bootiesamazon
($104.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls, ShoeMallls, Steve Maddenls, Dunels & Heels.comcj.

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, Call It Spring, Steve Madden

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So who doesn’t love a good lasercut high heel sandal? I know I do and it seems like fashion bloggers love ‘em just as much. These B Brian Atwood black suede beauties are absolutely gorgeous, don’t you agree? I love them in both the black and the bright purple hue. However the $425 price tag is a little too steep for me.

B Brian Atwood  Laplata Lasercut High Heel Sandals in black suede

B Brian Atwood Laplata Lasercut High Heel Sandalscj
($425, Shopbop)

Style Bloggers Love B Brian Atwood

Style bloggers such as Helena from Brooklyn Blonde or Caroline from Caroline in the City have been spotted wearing B Brian Atwood Laplata Lasercut High Heel Sandals.

Style Bloggers wearing B Brian Atwood  Laplata Lasercut High Heel Sandals

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a.n.a “Helena” Lasercut High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (10/26/2014): Discovered these pretty much identical B Brian Atwood Laplata dupes by a.n.a today.

a.n.a "Helena" Lasercut High Heel Sandals in black faux suede (B Brian Atwood Laplata knockoffs)

a.n.a “Helena” Lasercut High Heel Sandalsls
($49.99, JCPenney)

Mix No. 6 “Honey” Laser-Cut High Heel Sandals

Et voilà, no need to break the bank if you can have the same designer look for a fraction of the originals’ price. These Mix No. 6 high heel sandals are a great alternative which will cost you less than $60. Also available in silver.

Mix No. 6 "Honey" Laser-Cut High Heel Sandals in black faux suede (B Brian Atwood Laplata knockoffs)

Mix No. 6 “Honey” Laser-Cut High Heel Sandals
($59.95, DSW)

Jessica Simpson “Charlote” Lasercut Sandals

Another B Brian Atwood Laplata inspired style is this lasercut sandal from Jessica Simpson. It has a few differences, but the overall look is pretty much the same. Available in black, luggage or natural leather.

Jessica Simpson "Charlote" Lasercut Sandals in black (B Brian Atwood Laplata knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Charlote” Lasercut Sandalsamazon
($45, Amazon)

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

Image source(s): Shopbop, Brooklyn Blonde, Caroline in the City, DSW, Macy’s

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