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These Suede Knot Detail Platform Sandals by Miu Miu are very pretty shoes! And they are very flattering on the foot as you can see on the celeb picture below. I really like the subtle elegance of these black high heels and everyone knows I’m a huge sucker for suede shoes. The only thing I don’t like about these sexy black darlings? The price, obviously. $695 is just not my kind of shoe shopping budget.

Miu Miu Suede Knot Detail Platform Sandals in black

Miu Miu Suede Knot Detail Platform Sandalscj
($695, Bluefly)

Celebrities Love Miu Miu

Celebs such as Emma Roberts, Chloë Sevigny, Bonnie Wright, Rooney Mara and Lily Allen have all been spotted wearing Miu Miu Suede Knot Detail Platform Sandals

Emma Roberts, Chloë Sevigny, Bonnie Wright and Rooney Mara wearing Miu Miu Suede Knot Detail Platform Sandals

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Wild Diva Jelena-160 Strappy Sandals

If you’re just as smitten with the Miu Miu heels above but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars, check out these almost identical faux suede heels by Wild Diva which totally look like the real deal but cost only $26.90! What a great steal, right?!

Wild Diva Jelena-160 Strappy Sandals in black faux suede (Miu Miu look-a-likes)

Wild Diva Jelena-160 Strappy Sandalsamazon
($26.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available in black or grey hereamazon.

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Update: This post has been updated on February 28, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Giuseppe Zanotti is the man broadening my horizon in terms of shoe design. Why? Because in my mind I’ve never put crystals together with the colorblocking trend until I’ve seen the fabulous Zanotti heel below and now I feel like it might be the only way to wear crystals or colorblocking on your shoes. But oh hey, have you seen that enormous price tag of 1.495? Well, Signore Zanotti, sorry, but that’s not my kind of shopping budget…

Giuseppe Zanotti I10202 Crystallized Colorblock Platform Slingbacks in purple, yellow and red

Giuseppe Zanotti I10202 Crystallized Colorblock Platform Slingbacksls
($1.495, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Gwen Stefani and Angela Simmons wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I10202 Crystallized Colorblock Platform Slingbacks

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Sole Obsession “Berne” Slingback Platform Pumps

Update (02/28/2013): Sole Obsession‘s “Berne” is also a good Giuseppe Zanotti alternative. Available in a black version and currently on sale for under $60.

Sole Obsession "Berne" Slingback Platform Pumps in purple, yellow and red (Giuseppe Zanotti I10202 look-a-likes)

Sole Obsession “Berne” Slingback Platform Pumps
($59.94, Nordstrom Rack)

Heart Soul “Tazio” Colorblock Slingback Pumps

Update (01/27/2012): Came across a great non-sparkling Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like by Heart Soul. Available in 2 colors.

eart Soul "Tazio" Colorblock Slingback Pumps (Giuseppe Zanotti I10202 knockoffs)

Heart Soul “Tazio” Colorblock Slingback Pumpsamazon
($31.57, Amazon)

Steve Madden “MASQRAID” Rhinestone Slingback Pumps

Now this is more like it! The colorblocking is different here, but the “inspiration” behind these rhinestoned Steve Madden slingbacks is pretty obvious, isn’t it? Need a fun party heel for the upcoming holidays? Might as well go for Madden’s budget version. Curious to see if more color options pop up during the next days.

Steve Madden "MASQRAID" Rhinestone Slingback Pumps in black, purple and teal (Giuseppe Zanotti I10202 knockoffs)

Steve Madden “MASQRAID” Rhinestone Slingback Pumpsamazon
($89.75, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj.

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The iconic “Tribtoo” Pumps are still my all-time favorite shoe style from Yves Saint Laurent. Last year YSL (still refusing to cut out the Y from the SL) have updated this ever so coveted sky-high heel with a patent toe cap to be on par with the cap-toe trend which I absolutely loved! I wish I had the $795 to splurge on these beautiful pumps, but reality is against me!

Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Cap Toe Platform Pumps in black

Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Cap Toe Platform Pumpsls
($795, Nordstrom)

Celebrities Love YSL

Selita Ebanks, Megan Fox, Jennifer Hudson, Kate Mara, Mylene Klass and Rochelle Wiseman wearing Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Cap Toe Platform Pumps

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bebe “Makaela” Patent Toe Cap Pumps

bebe had quite the success with their YSL Tribtoo inspired look-a-like “Liza”, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re trying to repeat this success again with their new Tribtoo cap-toe inspired version “Makaela”. I love this budget-friendly YSL alternative, so close to the original but so much cheaper than the designer version!

bebe "Makaela" Patent Toe Cap Pumps in nude and black (Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo look-a-likes)

bebe “Makaela” Patent Toe Cap Pumps
($149, bebe)

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Update: This post has been updated on February 20, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

If perfection could be wrapped up in a shoe, these Summerissima Crisscross Platform Sandals by Christian Louboutin would be a paramount example. I love any shoe with an ankle strap as they are always minimalistic and have such a chic look. The red suede heel gives such a youthful and modern appearance, but doesn’t take away from the classical aspect either. Although these are already sold out at $995, take a look at the beautiful and budget-friendly options we found below.

Christian Louboutin Summerissima Crisscross Platform Sandals in red, black and white

Christian Louboutin Summerissima Crisscross Platform Sandalsls
($995, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Minka Kelly, Rachel Bilson, Eva Longoria, Gabrielle Union, Alani LaLa Vasquez and Lori Loughlin wearing Christian Louboutin Summerissima Crisscross Platform Sandals

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Kelsi Dagger “Mackenna” Ankle Strap Sandals

Update (02/20/2013): Came across another Louboutin Summerissima inspired alternative. By Kelsi Dagger.

Kelsi Dagger "Mackenna" Ankle Strap Sandals in red, black and white (Christian Louboutin Summerissima look-a-likes)

Kelsi Dagger “Mackenna” Ankle Strap Sandalscj
($139.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMetrocj & Neiman Marcusls.

Guess “Sileno” Crisscross Ankle Strap Sandals

Update (01/01/2013): Just found this more exact Christian Louboutin Summerissima look-a-like by Guess. The shape is slightly different, but the colorblocking is absolutely identical. Also available in a beautiful white and a blue heel version.

Guess "Sileno" Crisscross Ankle Strap Sandals in red, black and white (Christian Louboutin Summerissima look-a-likes)

Guess “Sileno” Crisscross Ankle Strap Sandals
($47.99, Zappos)

Steve Madden “UNLEASH” Crisscross Platform Sandals

As a very wearable platform, the “UNLEASH” Sandals by Steve Madden have a certain charisma that I cannot quite pinpoint. They have such an elegant exterior, but are also adorned with an edgy flair. They can be worn with really anything in one’s closet without deducting attention from an entire outfit. Although they are noticeably beautiful, they are yet not flashy, which is what I personally like about them the most. My favorite would have to be the black version, but they are also available in the tan multi color as pictured below.

Steve Madden "Unleash" Crisscross Platform Sandals (Christian Louboutin Summerissima knockoffs)

Steve Madden “UNLEASH” Crisscross Platform Sandalsls
($44.99, Steve Madden)

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Designer capsule collections never really bothered me, mostly because I found most items to be way too overpriced and . Maison Martin Margiela x H&M was no different for me. I know many consider Margiela to be a fashion visionary, but I finnd most of his clothes simply unwearable. It’s just not my style. However, I always used to have a soft spot for his shoe line and the shoes from Margiela’s capsule collection for H&M really resonated with me. My absolute favorite style were the wedge booties with the lucite wedge heel which shouldn’t come as a surprise since I have made a very similar shoe style my “Heel of the Day“-pick back in September 2010. But $350 for a pair of H&M shoes? Uh, thank you, but no, thank you!

Maison Martin Margiela x H&M Plexi Wedge Booties in black and transparent

Maison Martin Margiela x H&M Plexi Wedge Booties
($350, SOLD OUT)

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Maison Martin Margiela x H&M

Helena Christensen, Brenda Song (Song of Style), Natalia Ast (Natalia Style) & With or Without Shoes wearing black Maison Martin Margiela x H&M Plexi Wedge Booties

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Choies Wedge Heel Boots with Transparent Heels

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “20LUCKYAPR” to get 20% OFF your order! Ends 04/30/13.

While I think $171.99 is still quite a lot of money for an H&M-quality item, these lucite heel wedge booties by Choies which look almost identical to the Margiela x H&M wedges are still about 50% cheaper and made of real leather, too, just like the real Margielas. Plus, you can save another 20% with the promo code above which cuts down the price to a reasonable $137.59 (the store offers free worldwide shipping, too). Now that’s a deal, right?

Choies Wedge Heel Boots with Transparent Heels in black and transparent (Maison Martin Margiela x H&M knockoffs)

Wedge Heel Boots with Transparent Heels
($171.99, Choies)

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