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Dior has done it again! Once again they created THE hottest pair of sunglasses to have this season and I think the Split sunnies are my absolute Dior sunglass favorite yet! I just adore the horizontal lens band on the classic aviator shape (so unique!) and the luxe-looking color combos. AH-mazing! But also extremely expensive as these shades will set you back $555.

Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglasses in gold, silver and pink

Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglassesls
($555, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Solstice Sunglasses, Barneysls & Amazonamazon.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Rihanna and Kendall Jenner and personal style bloggers like Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Michelle Koesnadi (Glisters and Blisters) have all been spotted wearing Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglasses.

Aimee Song (Song of Style), Rihanna, Kendall Jenner & Michelle Koesnadi (Glisters and Blisters) wearing Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglasses

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Juli Eyewear Mirrored Round Aviator Sunglasses

If you can’t afford the real deal and/or don’t want to spend your rent money on a pair of sunglasses (smart choice!), check out these Dior Split dupe shades by Juli Eyewear which will give you the coveted designer look for a fraction of the cost. These budget-friendly sunglasses come in a variety of 8 different color combinations and cost $15.90, so you can shop these by the dozen and still be able to pay your rent.

Juli Eyewear Mirrored Round Aviator Sunglasses in gold, silver and pink (Christian Dior Split knockoffs)

Juli Eyewear Mirrored Round Aviator Sunglassesamazon
($15.90, Amazon)

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A simple summertime wedge is sometimes all a girl needs to be happy. Now what’s shocking is that this simple wedge is by Christian Louboutin – the Liberace of shoemakers! No crazy 7 inch wedge. No crazy accouterments. Just a nice pinkish/mauve patent leather shoe. If only one could “simply” find $595 to pay for this much simplicity. But oh well, how do the French say – c’est la vie!

Christian Louboutin Une Plume Sling Cork Wedges in nude patent

Christian Louboutin Une Plume Sling Cork Wedgesls
($595, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Minka Kelly, Elizabeth Hurley & Coleen Rooney wearing patent Christian Louboutin Une Plume Sling Cork Wedges

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Jessica Simpson “Jeniri” Platform Slingback Peep-Toe Wedge Sandals

Update (04/29/2016): Spotted this beautiful patent slingback wedge sandal by Jessica Simpson and thought it would be a great alternative if you’re looking for the pricey CL Une Plumes above. “Jeniri” is available in either nude, black or red patent and costs $79.

Jessica Simpson "Jeniri" Platform Slingback Peep-Toe Wedge Sandals in nude patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Jeniri” Platform Slingback Peep-Toe Wedge Sandals
($79, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, Shoebuyls & Macy’s.

Chinese Laundry “Madlin” Slingback Cork Wedge Sandals

Update (04/01/2012): Also stumbled upon this budget-friendly nude patent slingback wedge by Chinese Laundry which reminded me of the Louboutins above as well.

Chinese Laundry "Madlin" Slingback Cork Wedge Sandals in nude patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Madlin” Slingback Cork Wedge Sandals
($58, Francesca’s)

Gianni Bini “Heather” Slingback Platform Wedges

Update (04/01/2012): And here’s another Une Plume look-a-like just in time for summer: “Heather” by Gianni Bini. Not only available in nude, black and neon pink but also turquoise and white patent.

Gianni Bini "Heather" Slingback Platform Wedges in black, nude and neon pink patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Gianni Bini “Heather” Slingback Platform Wedgesls
($69.99, Dillard’s)

New Look Patent Platform Cork Wedges

Update (01/28/2012): Found yet another CL Une Plume alernative. This one’s coming from UK-based retailer New Look and it is available in either nude or black faux patent.

New Look Patent Platform Cork Wedges in nude and black (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

New Look Patent Platform Cork Wedges
(£24.99, New Look)

Nine West “Leggy” Slingback Cork Wedges

Update (12/16/2011): Just came across another great Louboutin alternative by Nine West. Available in an array of different colors, these here will give you the coveted Louboutin look 4 less!

Nine West "Leggy" Slingback Cork Wedges in nude (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Nine West “Leggy” Slingback Cork Wedges
($24.99, Nine West)

Aldo “Demarse” Slingback Wedge Sandals

Update (07/13/2011): Found another great Louboutin alternative for under $60 by Aldo. These cork wedges come in either black, red or nude patent.

Aldo "Demarse" Slingback Wedge Sandals in black, nude and red patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Aldo “Demarse” Slingback Wedge Sandalsls
($54.98, Aldo)

Steve Madden “WISSPER” Slingback Wedge Sandals

Now let me introduce you to the Robin Hood of the shoe world, Mr. Steve Madden. Bringing (and copying) designer heels for less and giving them to the poor (yet oh-so-fab) people! Once again, he doesn’t disappoint with his “WISSPER” slingback wedge. The only truly detectable difference is the thicker slingback strap and buckle. Other than that, for $68.07 (sale price!) this is a great steal. Available in black, teal, fuchsia and white patent as well as black suede, natural linen, navy fabric and leopard.

Steve Madden "WISSPER" Slingback Wedge Sandals in blush patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume Sling knockoffs)

Steve Madden “WISSPER” Slingback Wedge Sandalsamazon
($68.07, Amazon)

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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 ($525 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 Flats
($525, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Zapposcj, Neiman Marcusls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Bloomingdale’s, Farfetchls, Bluefly & MyTheresa.

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

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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 $29.99.

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

Journee Collection “Kim” Glossy Ballet Flats
(29.99, Target)

P.S.: Also available at Kohl’sls, JCPenneyls & 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)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (US)ls, Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK) & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

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If there’s one thing Stuart Weitzman is exceptionally good at, it’s boots, especially the sexy kind. A few years ago, we had celebs and bloggers going crazy for the widely copied 50/50 OTK boots and now the fashion crowd is lusting after the “Highland”, a super sexy over-the-knee suede pull-on boot which has a lacing detail in the back. And even though I feel like I’ve seen this boot on pretty much every stylish celebrity and fashion blogger by now, I’m still not fed up with it in the slightest way. I also can’t seem to pick a favorite color! The taupe version is so cool and subdued while the black version really pops against bare legs and turns up the sexiness factor by quite a few notches! But as gorgeous as these suede thigh high boots are, at $798 these beauties are way too expensive for me to splurge on the real deal!

Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Suede Boots in taupe grey and black

Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Suede Boots
($798, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Stuart Weitzman, Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker, Jildor, Revolve, Amazonamazon, Bloomingdale’s, Footnotescj, Farfetchls & Selfridges.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Stuart Weitzman

Celebs such as Olivia Palermo, Kate Moss, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kate Bosworth, Selena Gomez and various personal style bloggers like Wendy Nguyen (Wendy’s Lookbook), Ashley Madekwe (Ring My Bell), Annabelle Fleur (VivaLuxury), Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) and Helena (Brooklyn Blonde) have all been spotted wearing Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Boots.

Wendy Nguyen (Wendy's Lookbook), Ashley Madekwe (Ring My Bell), Olivia Palermo, Annabelle Fleur (VivaLuxury), Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) and Helena (Brooklyn Blonde) wearing Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Boots

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Lipstik “Skarlett” Microsuede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (04/15/2016): And here’s another gorgeous Highland dupe to add to the list! Thank you, Lipstik! Available in black, dove grey and brown microsuede for $149.95 AUD.

Lipstik "Skarlett" Microsuede Over-The-Knee Boots in dove grey, black and brown (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Lipstik “Skarlett” Microsuede Over-The-Knee Boots
($149.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic.

Wanted “Clovelly” Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (04/15/2016): I also discovered this Highland alternative made of genuine suede by Wanted. Available in black or grey suede for $249.95 AUD.

Wanted "Clovelly" Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in grey and black suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Wanted “Clovelly” Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
($249.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

River Island Over-The-Knee Heeled Boots

Update (03/20/2016): Just spotted these amazing Highland boot look-alikes by River Island for $150 in black faux suede. Hurry, only a few sizes are left!

River Island Over-The-Knee Heeled Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

River Island Over-The-Knee Heeled Bootsls
($150, River Island)

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

Dune “Sibyl” Block Heel Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (03/11/2016): Stumbled upon another set of spot-on SW Highland dupes. These ones are by Dune, they’re available in three colors and cost $260.

Dune "Sibyl" Block Heel Over-The-Knee Boots (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Dune “Sibyl” Block Heel Over-The-Knee Boots
($260, Dune)

P.S.: Also available at House of Fraser, Selfridges & John Lewis.

Schuh “Misty” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (03/11/2016): Also discovered these fabulous Weitzman alternatives at Schuh which are currently on sale for under £50 (down from £75). Available in grey or black faux suede. Couldn’t pass up on this deal myself and ordered both colors immediately!

Schuh "Misty" Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in black and grey (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Schuh “Misty” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
(£49.99, Schuh)

Jean-Michel Cazabat OTK Stretch Suede Boots

Update (01/09/2016): Spotted another fabulous though super expensive dupe of this season’s most wanted boots! They’re by Jean-Michel Cazabat and currently on final sale for $599. The perfect alternative if you want a high quality SW Highland alternative, but you feel like saving $200 along the way.

Jean-Michel Cazabat OTK Stretch Suede Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Jean-Michel Cazabat OTK Stretch Suede Boots
($599, Intermix)

ASOS Key To My Heart Lace Up Over the Knee Boots

Update (01/09/2016): Discovered these awesome faux suede Weitzman Highland look-alike boots at ASOS today. Too bad I spotted them so late, because they’re out of stock in almost all sizes. Apparently however, they do come back in stock in limited quantities occasionally, so a little cyberstalking migh help here. The taupe version is available here, but it’s currently pretty much sold out as well.

ASOS Key To My Heart Lace Up Over the Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

ASOS Key To My Heart Lace Up Over the Knee Boots
($103, ASOS)

Ark “Laci” Suedette Thigh High Boots

Update (01/09/2016): And here we have another spot-on and budget-friendly faux leather boot alternative for all the European Stuart Weitzman Highland fans out there! Found these Ark dupes which retail for £45. I just added these to my shopping watch list!

Ark "Laci" Suedette Thigh High Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Ark “Laci” Suedette Thigh High Boots
(£45, ASOS)

Chinese Laundry “Bachelorette” Tie-Back Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/06/2015): Spotted another fab Weitzman Highland alternative today: “Bachelorette” by Chinese Laundry, available in either black or taupe faux suede for $89.98.

Chinese Laundry "Bachelorette" Tie-Back Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Bachelorette” Tie-Back Over-The-Knee Boots
($89.99, Chinese Laundry)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Zappos, Shoes.comls & Macy’s.

Steve Madden “Gorgeous” Over-The-Knee Heeled Pull-On Boots

Of course, where there’s a trend, Steve Madden can’t be too far behind. Their “Gorgeous” OTK boots, available in either grey or black, look just like the Stuart Weitzman Highlands but cost only $149.95 instead of $798! Score! Love this steal deal!

Steve Madden "Gorgeous" Over-The-Knee Heeled Pull-On Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Gorgeous” Over-The-Knee Heeled Pull-On Bootsls
($149.95, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, Lord & Taylorls, Shoes.comls, Onlineshoes.com, Macy’s, Lori’spjx, Nasty Galls, ZooShoopjx, Revolve, Steve Madden (Canada)ls, Dune, Dillard’sls, PacSunls, Zalando & Zalando.co.uk.

Public Desire “Janine” Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots

While browsing the Public Desire website, I happened to discover these steal-worthy, faux suede SW Highland dupes for under £40. Worldwide shipping is available. Students get a 10% discount on their order.

Public Desire "Janine" Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots in grey, black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Public Desire “Janine” Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots
(£39.99, Public Desire)

P.S.: The same boots are also available at Ego.

Kaitlyn Pan Over-The-Knee Boots

I also spotted these fabulous OTK boots by Kaitlyn Pan which are made of microsuede and have many great 5 star customer reviews. They come in a slim fit and are also available in a flat version (aka “Lowland” dupe).

Kaitlyn Pan Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Over-The-Knee Bootsamazon
($95, Amazon)

Jessica Buurman “Arabel” Lace Up Over The Knee Boots

Deal: Free worldwide shipping on all orders! Sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter and get a 10% off coupon!

Another great look for less option are these Weitzman Highland dupes by Jessica Buurman. They come in 3 colors, have a suede upper and retail for $169! Score!

Jessica Buurman "Arabel" Lace Up Over The Knee Boots in grey and black suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Arabel” Lace Up Over The Knee Boots
($169, Jessica Buurman)

Carvela “Sammy” High Heel Over The Knee Boots

These heeled OTK boots by Carvela are also quite obvious Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes. They’re available in either nude or black and retail for $280/£190.

Carvela "Sammy" High Heel Over The Knee Boots in nude and black suedette (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Carvela “Sammy” High Heel Over The Knee Bootsls
($280, Kurt Geiger)

P.S.: Also available at ASOS, Kurt Geiger (UK)ls, Selfridges & House of Fraser.

Choies Stretch Laced Back Heeled Over the Knee Boots

And if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly alternative, check out these OTK faux suede boots I found at Choies. They’re available in 4 colors and cost between $80-$100.

Choies Stretch Laced Back Heeled Over the Knee Boots in gray and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Choies Stretch Laced Back Heeled Over the Knee Boots
($91.90, Choies)

Image source(s): Zappos, Olivia Palermo, Ring My Bell, Brooklyn Blonde, Peace Love Shea, Wendy’s Lookbook, VivaLuxury, Lipstik, Wanted Shoes, River Island, Dune London, Schuh, Intermix, Ark, Amazon, Steve Madden, Jessica Buurman, Choies

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Got a little bit of a rocker-girl inside but don’t know how to express it? Try wearing these Balenciaga sandals and you’ll exude just enough edge while maintaining a polished look. Looking for the best way to pull them off? If you have long legs, try a black pencil skirt with a slightly longer hem in back and if you’re petite or curvy, wear some black leggings like Rihanna (below) with an off-the-shoulder knit dress. But the most important accessory is confidence, and to rock these – you gotta show it. While these shoes are amazing, if they don’t fit your budget, scroll down cause the steal we found is a ringer for the original.

Balenciaga Open Toe Slingback Sandals in black

Balenciaga Glove Sandalsls
($805, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at MyTheresa, The RealReal & Matches Fashionls.

Celebrities Love Balenciaga

Rihanna, Taylor Tomasi and LaLa Vasquez wearing black Balenciaga Open Toe Slingback Sandals

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Jaggar “Mania” Slingback Sandals

Update (03/29/2016) Discovered another Balenciaga inspired slingback heel today! By Jaggar and available in either black or grey leather for $229.95 AUD.

Jaggar "Mania" Slingback Sandals in black (Balenciaga Glove knockoffs)

Jaggar “Mania” Slingback Sandals
($229.95 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at BNKR.

Jessica Buurman “WELBURN” Slingback High Heel Sandals

Update (01/15/2014) Also stumbled upon these Balenciaga-inspired heels at Jessica Buurman today. So fab, right?

Jessica Buurman "WELBURN" Slingback High Heel Sandals in black (Balenciaga Glove knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “WELBURN” Slingback High Heel Sandals
($149, Jessica Buurman)

Kelsi Dagger “Cameo” Slingback Sandals

Update (08/15/2012): Just came across another Balenciaga look-a-like by Kelsi Dagger which is currently on sale for under $90. Available in various colors and textures, too (my favorites: leopard print and black/white spotted).

Kelsi Dagger "Cameo" Slingback Sandals in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Kelsi Dagger “Cameo” Slingback Sandals
($85.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Strategia “Alicia” Open Toe Slingbacks

Nope, you’re not seeing double. This pair by Strategia is actually quite a bit less than the Balenciagas above. What’s keeping you from making them yours? These architectural sandals will look artsy and modern with some red nail polish or go mysterious with a darker one. Either way, just let your shoes make the introduction and you can take over from there.

Strategia "Alicia" Open Toe Slingbacks in black (Balenciaga knockoffs)

Strategia “Alicia” Open Toe Slingbacks
($268, Yoox)

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