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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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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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Update: This post has been updated on July 2, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I simply call these cat-eye sunnies by Pradathe blogger shades” because I’ve already spotted them numerous times on a bunch of fab personal style bloggers and a few celebrities such as model at large, Miranda Kerr, too. And I can totally see why these sunglasses are so highly coveted: they are the perfect symbiosis between cat-eye and oversized, bold in shape, but minimalistic in design. I feel like they’re an updated version of those retro cat eye sunglasses from the 50s. And like so many before me, I, too, fell hopelessly in love with these sunnies. So, after a few months of contemplation, I finally gave in and bought them (with prescription lenses, a first for me). And what can I say? They’ve been my favorite pair of sunglasses ever since! Totally worth the money (of course, I made sure to get a good deal on them and bypassed paying retail). No buyer’s remorse whatsoever.

Prada PR 17OS 1AB0A7 Round Cat-Eye Sunglasses in black

Prada 17OS Round Cat-Eye Sunglassesamazon
($99.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at FramesDirect, Bloomingdale’s, Zalando, Mister Spex, Sunglass Hut, Sunglasses Shop, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Prada

Celebs such as Olivia Munn and Miranda Kerr and personal style bloggers like Anni (FashionHippieLoves), Sydney (Sydney’s Fashion Diary), Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) and Veronica (With or Without Shoes) have all been spotted wearing Prada 17OS Round Cat-Eye Sunglasses.

Olivia Munn, Miranda Kerr, Anni (FashionHippieLoves), Sydney (Sydney's Fashion Diary), Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) & Veronica (With or Without Shoes) wearing Prada 17OS Round Cat-Eye Sunglasses

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Forever 21 Glossy Round Sunglasses

Update (07/02/2016): Stumbled upon a great and super cheap (under $4!) Prada sunglass dupe at Forever 21 today. These round cat-eye sunnies may not be available in black (at the moment), but the frame design is spot-on and I think the blush version would be a nice color update for summer.

Forever 21 Glossy Round Sunglasses in blush (Prada Heritage 17OS dupe)

Forever 21 Glossy Round Sunglasses
($3.99, Forever 21)

Liz Claiborne Starry Round Cat Eye Sunglasses

If you can’t commit to a pair of designer sunglasses (or rather their price), there’s no need to worry! You can testdrive the oversized cat-eye look by purchasing these lovely-looking Prada dupes by Liz Claiborne. The design is spot-on with only a few minor differences here and there.

Liz Claiborne Starry Round Cat Eye Sunglasses in black (Prada 17OS knockoffs)

Liz Claiborne Starry Round Cat Eye Sunglasses
($32, JCPenney)

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With the recent sunglass craze, how can one possibly resist these Old Hollywood glamour inspired sunglasses by House of Harlow 1960? They carry all of the vintage-esque characteristics, and that’s enough for Nicole Richie. Sporting these sunglasses on numerous occasions, she looks so chic all the while maintaining her signature style. If you’re not able to purchase these, check out the identical option below!

House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea Cat Eye Sunglasses in black

House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea Cat Eye Sunglassespjx
($138, Designs by Stephene)

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

Nicole Richie Loves House of Harlow 1960

Nicole Richie wearing black House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea Cat Eye Sunglasses

Forever 21 Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses

Update (07/02/2016): Discovered another cheap HoH Chelsea sunglass dupe today! It comes in tortoise, is by Forever 21 and costs only $5.90. Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses (House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea knockoff)

Forever 21 Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses
($5.90, Forever 21)

GoJane Thick Cat Eye Sunglassess

Update (07/30/2012): Just stumbled upon these fab shades at GoJane which are a dead ringer for the House of Harlow Chelsea sunnies. And you know what? They cost only $5!

GoJane Thick Cat Eye Sunglassess in black, tortoise and red (House of Harlow Chelsea knockoffs)

GoJane Thick Cat Eye Sunglassess
($5, GoJane)

Triple Optic Designer Inspired Bold Chic Cat Eye Sunglasses

Triple Optic strikes once again! These sunglasses are the latest designer shade look-a-likes Irina discovered in their shop. As always, these are very budget-friendly at $9.99 and come also in tortoise. The best part is the more you buy, the more you save! These would make a great gift for a friend and they look practically identical to the real deal.

Triple Optic Designer Inspired Bold Chic Cat Eye Sunglasses in black (House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea knockoffs)

Triple Optic Designer Inspired Bold Chic Cat Eye Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

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Reinventing denim is not an easy task, but somehow the fashion industry manages to come up with new trends and variations season after season. A few trends from the last couple years have been: distressed/destroyed, ombré, floral print and pastels for example. Star print has been quite popular lately as well (we have written about Current/Elliott‘s star printed denim shorts here). Last year they also released a super chic semi-sheer star-print skinny jean which I loved! The print instantly adds interest to the outfit and takes this jeans from plain ordinary to fashionably chic. But $220? Designer denim sure isn’t for everyone’s wallet.

Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeans

Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeansls
($220, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopls & Current/Elliott.

Celebrities Love Current/Elliott

Dakota Fanning, Rachel Bilson, Khloe Kardashian, Sophia Bush, Jessica Alba and Rochelle Wiseman wearing Current/Elliott The Stiletto Star-Print Skinny Jeans

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bebe Star Print Skinny Jeans

Update (07/02/2016): Spotted this cute star-print jeans at bebe and it instantly reminded me of the Current/Elliott designer denim version above. Available for only $69!

bebe Star Print Skinny Jeans in medium wash (Current Elliott Stiletto inspired)

bebe Star Print Skinny Jeans
($69, bebe)

Dollhouse Mid Rise Star Print Skinny Crop Jeans

Update (07/02/2016): And here’s a great alternative Dollhouse in black which has ripped knees and costs a steal-worthy $34.99 instead of $220. Yay!

Dollhouse Mid Rise Star Print Skinny Crop Jeans in grey black (Current Elliott Boyfriend inspired)

Dollhouse Mid Rise Star Print Skinny Crop Jeans
($34.99, Target)

Daisy Street Mom Jeans With Applique Stars

Update (07/02/2016): This jeans by Daisy Street isn’t really a Current/Elliott dupe, but the star appliques do give them a similar look, so I decided to add them as a budget-friendly alternative.

Daisy Street Mom Jeans With Applique Stars in light wash (Current Elliott Boyfriend inspired)

Daisy Street Mom Jeans With Applique Stars
($57, ASOS)

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Rolled Cropped Denim in Star Print

Update (07/19/2013): Check out these fab and budget-friendly star-print skinnies by Mossimo which are a great alternative to the sold out Current/Elliott jeans.

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Rolled Cropped Denim in Star Print (Current Elliott Stiletto knockoff)

Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors Rolled Cropped Denim in Star Print
($22.99, Target)

Rock & Republic Hamburg Star Skinny Ankle Jeans

Update (04/25/2013): Found yet another great and budget-friendly star-printed jeans alternative by Rock & Republic which is currently on sale for $21.60 and which has been sported by both Ashley Tisdale and Kristin Chenoweth.

Rock & Republic Hamburg Star Skinny Ankle Jeans (Current Elliott Stiletto look-a-like)

Rock & Republic Hamburg Star Skinny Ankle Jeansls
($21.60, Kohl’s)

Only Star Print Skinny Jean

Luckily, we have a few brands from more affordable sectors that have also incorporated the star print trend. These skinny jeans by Only are a great alternative if you’re craving the designer look but don’t want to splurge on the original. The print is more opaque on these, but everythings else seems virtually identical.

Only Star Print Skinny Jean (Current/Elliot Stiletto Star look-a-like)

Only Star Print Skinny Jean
($64.49, ASOS)

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeans

If you’re looking for something even more budget-friendly, these skinny jeans by Forever 21 are super affodable at only $24.80! The star print on these is even more opaque, but the look of the Current/Elliot jeans is still very visible.

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeans (Current/Elliott Stiletto Star look-a-like)

Forever 21 Star Print Skinny Jeans
($24.80, Forever 21)

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