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I know I already mentioned that Aquazzura is having quite the fashion moment with bloggers right now, but WOW!, I then went on to discover another one of their latest top sellers: Wild Thing, a delicate suede high heel sandal with intricate lace up tassels and a fringed vamp. Now I don’t know about you, but even though the shoe looks lovely on its own, I wasn’t too compelled at first. But then I started seeing all those gorgeous personal style bloggers donning their Wild Things on Instagram and all and suddenly I found myself completely obsessed with this shoe! I love how many of the bloggers used it to either add a pop of color or to compliment their already colorful outfit. I so wish I could lavishly spend $785 on a pair of shoes, but rent is not gonna pay by itself unfortunately.

Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Lace-Up Suede Sandals in red

Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Suede Sandalsls
($785, Barneys)

P.S.: Also available at Moda Operandi, Forward by Elyse Walker, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Net-A-Porterls, Shopbop & Matches Fashionls.

Style Bloggers Love Aquazzura

Various style bloggers such as Nicole from Gary Pepper Girl, Julie from Sincerely Jules, Blair from Atlantic-Pacific have all been spotted wearing Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Suede Sandals.

Personal Style & Fashion Bloggers wearing Aquazzura Wild Thing Fringed Suede Sandals

Who wore Aquazzura best?

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Jessica Buurman “Pom Pom” Tassel and Fringe Sandals

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Luckily, there’s no need to be bummed out because where there is a fashion trend, there is Jessica Buurman. And they have come up with amazing-looking, spot-on Aquazzura Wild Thing dupes for less than one fifth of the originals’ price. Their “Pom Pom” heels come in three different colors and I would love to have them all! Judging from their Instagram, I’d say it’s JB’s best selling item at the moment and their customers seem to love that style.

Jessica Buurman "Pom Pom" Tassel and Fringe Sandals in black, red and taupe faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Pom Pom” Tassel and Fringe Sandals
($139, Jessica Buurman)

Boohoo “Millie” Fringe And Ghillie Tie Heels

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “TREATS“(codes are country-specific) to get 30% off everything at Boohoo! Offer valid through July 31, 2015.

Not willing to shell out $140 for such a treny shoe? I hear ‘ya, girls! And that’s when Boohoo saves our day! Their “Millie” faux suede heels, availabl in red and black, retail for a budget-friendly $50 and look astonishingly similar to the Aquazzura real deal. But the best part? Boohoo is currently running a promotion where you get 30% off everything. But you gotta hurry, offer is only valid through midnight.

Boohoo "Millie" Fringe And Ghillie Tie Heels in red and black faux suede (Aquazzura Wild Thing knockoffs)

Boohoo “Millie” Fringe And Ghillie Tie Heels
($50, Boohoo)

P.S.: Also available at Boohoo (UK) & Boohoo (EU & Global).

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, The Cut, Sincerely Jules, Brooklyn Blonde, Atlantic-Pacific, @thedaileigh Instagram, My White T, Style Pantry, @elle_ferguson Instagram, Jessica Buurman, Boohoo

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I really wish I would be more of a DIY person because there are so many great fashion DIY tutorials out there and while I would love to try many of them, I simply have to come to terms that my crafts talent is limited. However, those Valentino “Rockstud” DIYs I think even I could handle because they really mostly just require to find a similar shoe and glueing a couple of pyramid studs on it. Doesn’t sound too hard to me. So how about this Valentino Rockstud DIY tutorial then? Banana Republic‘s “Rosella” sandal looks a lot like Valentino’s non-studded little sister and would be just perfect for a Valentino Rockstud DIY project, don’t you think?

DIY Idea - Valentino Rockstud Leather Lace-Up Sandals

Go Shopping:

Image source(s): Saks Fifth Avenue, Banana Republic, Amazon

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I think I must have already mentioned at least a thousand times how much I adore the feminine creations of Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana. And it seems Poppy Delevingne is also a fan because she took to the red carpet last week looking like straight out of a fairy tale wearing a gorgeous floral Dolce & Gabbana brocade mini dress, red Aquazzura pumps and a Jennifer Behr floral headband. I loved Poppy’s romantic look so much, I simply had to recreate her premiere outfit on a more budget-friendly level. How do you like it?

Poppy Delevingne’s Dolce & Gabbana Rose-Print Dress Look 4 Less

Poppy Delevingne's Romantic Dolce & Gabbana Rose-Print Dress Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★★★

Who?Poppy Delevingne
Where?Paper Towns” Premiere, New York
When?July 21, 2015
What?Dolce & Gabbana Rose Print Brocade Dressls ($3.495), Aquazzura Matilde Crisscross Tie-Back Point-Toe Pumpsls ($695), Jennifer Behr Contessa Swarovski Crystal-Embellished Headbandls ($630)

P.S.: The Closet rose-print dress is also available at Closet London & Zalando.deaffilinet.

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 29, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

It seems like Aquazzura is currently the blogger brand of the moment. With their lace-up shoe designs they managed to gain quite some momentum among the fashion blogosphere as you can see by how many fabulous personal style bloggers haven been flaunting Aquazzura in the picture below. The “Christy” flats seem to be especially popular (right along the just as coveted “Belgravials” flats which we’ll be featuring in a Real vs. Steal post soon as well). I think it’s the elegant pointed-toe and the delicate lace-up detailing that makes these flats so feminine and lustworthy to so many ladies. And which woman doesn’t long for a break from high heels from time to time? Luckily, we were able to come up with a few fantastic and budget-friendly alternatives, so you don’t have to spend a fortune if you don’t feel like it to achieve the Aquazzura designer look.

Aquazzura Christy Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats in black and gold

Aquazzura Christy Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats
($675, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls & Moda Operandils.

Style Bloggers Love Aquazzura

Personal style bloggers such as Julie from Sincerely Jules, Emily from The Glam Files, Lucy from Fashion Me Now and Lisa from Mind Body Swag have all been spotted wearing Aquazzura Christy Lace-Up Flats.

Personal Style Bloggers wearing Aquazzura Christy Lace-Up Flats

Who wore Aquazzura best?

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Warehouse Leather Lace Up Ballet Pumps

UPDATE (07/29/2015): Look what I discovered today! Beautiful real leather Aquazzura Christy look-alike flats by Warehouse. Aren’t they just lovely? And quite affordable, too.

Warehouse Leather Lace Up Ballet Pumps in black (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Warehouse Leather Lace Up Ballet Pumpsls
($75, Warehouse)

P.S.: Also available at Warehouse (UK)ls, Warehouse (AU)ls, Zalando.co.uk & Zalando.deaffilinet.

Steve Madden “Lecrew” Lace-Up Pointy-Toe Flats

UPDATE (06/27/2015): Stumbled upon these chic faux suede lace-up flats by Steve Madden and they instantly reminded me of the Aquazzuras above. Available in black or nude for $69.95.

Steve Madden "Lecrew" Lace-Up Pointy-Toe Flats in black faux suede (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Lecrew” Lace-Up Pointy-Toe Flatsls
($69.95, Steve Madden)

Therapy “Ezard” Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats

UPDATE (06/27/2015): Also spotted these lovely Aquazzura Christy look-alikes by Therapy today. Love the design and love the price!

Therapy "Ezard" Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats in nude and black faux suede (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Therapy “Ezard” Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Flats
($59.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Human Premium “Rasp” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats

UPDATE (06/27/2015): Another spot-on dupe are these lace-up flats by Human Premium. Available in either black or nude leather for $109.95 AUD.

Human Premium "Rasp" Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats in black and nude (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Human Premium “Rasp” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats
($109.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Mango “Douse” Faux Suede Lace-Up Flats

UPDATE (06/27/2015): An Aquazzura inspired version is also available at Mango.

Mango "Douse" Faux Suede Lace-Up Flats in black (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Mango “Douse” Faux Suede Lace-Up Flats
(£29.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (DE) & Mango (FR).

ALDO “Colyn” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats

UPDATE (06/12/2015): Just happened to stumble upon these lovely Aquazzura Christy inspired flats at ALDO. Aren’t they absolutely gorgeous? Better be fast if you like them because they’re selling like hot cakes right now and first sizes are already sold out.

ALDO "Colyn" Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flats in black and bone (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

ALDO “Colyn” Pointed-Toe Lace-Up Flatsls
($70, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at ALDO (Canada)ls.

Oxitaly “Susy” Ballet Pumps

UPDATE (06/12/2015): Also discovered this spot-on Aquazzura Christy dupe by Oxitaly. Available in black, pink and snakeskin effect.

Oxitaly "Susy" Ballet Pumps in black (Aquazzura Christy knockoff)

Oxitaly “Susy” Ballet Pumps
(£115, Zalando.co.uk)

P.S.: Also available at Zalando.deaffilinet.

Topshop “KINGDOM” Ghillie Pointed Flats

Dear Topshop, I think I’m in love with you! Just how gorgeous are these “KINGDOM” ghillie pointed-toe flats? They have a couple differences compared to Aquazzura’s Christy flats, but the inspiration behind these is quite obvious I think. Obsessed!

Topshop "KINGDOM" Ghillie Pointed Flats in black, red, snake-effect (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Topshop “KINGDOM” Ghillie Pointed Flatsls
($95, Topshop)

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

Jessica Buurman “Lauren” Lace Up Flats

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If you’re looking for a spot-on Aquazzura Christy dupe head over to Jessica Buurman and get yourself a pair of their “Lauren” flats which are vailable in either black or ivory leather for $152.

Jessica Buurman "Lauren" Lace Up Flats in black (Aquazzura knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Lauren” Lace Up Flats
($152, Jessica Buurman)

Office “Low Down” Ghillie Lace Up Flats

While these suede lace-up flats by Office are not an identical match and are more of the inspired-by kind, I think they make a beautiful alternative if you’re going for the Aquazzura look. Not a spot-on dupe, but definitely beautiful in their own way.

Office "Low Down" Ghillie Suede Lace Up Flats in black and red (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Office “Low Down” Ghillie Lace Up Flats
(£60, Office)

Parfois Lace Up Ballerinas

Our reader Edem suggested another fabulous and super budget-friendly Aquazzura Christy look-alike (thank you, Edem!). It’s by Parfois and their cute lace-up flats come in either black or coral faux leather and sell for a steal-worthy £14.99! Yay!

Parfois Lace Up Ballerinas in black (Aquazzura Christy knockoffs)

Parfois Lace Up Ballerinasamazon
(£14.99, Amazon.co.uk)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Image source(s): Forward by Elyse Walker, Sincerely Jules, The Glam Files, Fashion Me Now, Mind Body Swag, Zalando, Aldo, Steve Madden, Mango, Wanted Shoes, The Iconic, Topshop, Jessica Buurman, Office, Parfois

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on July 29, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Does the name Rene Caovilla ring a bell with you? If not, it definitely should and if you ask why, then just take a look at the darling shoes below and I’m sure you will all come to agree with me on this. Rene Caovilla is a family-run shoemaking business from Italy with a strong focus on jeweled luxury shoes. And as you can see, you don’t even have to be a high heel lover to be a fan. Their pearl- and bow-adorned thong sandal called “Venus” has been around for more than two decades now and is considered to be one of Caovilla’s most famous signature styles. Too bad you’d have to be pretty rich though because these babies are everything but cheap!

Rene Caovilla Venus Pearly & Crystal Flat Thong Sandals in white and black

Rene Caovilla Venus Pearly & Crystal Flat Thong Sandalsls
($1.150, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Farfetchls, Lane Crawfordls, Selfridges & Shoescribe.com.

Rihanna Loves Rene Caovilla

Rihanna has been spotted wearing her Rene Caovilla Venus Pearly & Crystal Flat Thong Sandals various times.

Rihanna wearing black Rene Caovilla Venus Pearly & Crystal Flat Thong Sandals

Lara’s Pearls & Rhinestones Bow Thong Sandals

UPDATE (07/29/2015): Just stumbled upon these lovely and super budget-friendly Rene Caovilla Venus dupes by Lara’s and wanted to share them with you. They’re available in either white, silver or gold faux leather and are currently on sale for less than $30! Steal deal alert!

Lara's Pearls & Rhinestones Bow Thong Sandals in white and platin gold (Rene Caovilla Venus knockoffs)

Lara’s Pearls & Rhinestones Bow Thong Sandalsamazon
($27.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon #2amazon.

Marc Fisher “Fumi” Pearly Bow Flat Thong Sandals

Luckily, there’s no need to break the bank because these pearly bow flat sandals by Marc Fisher are the next best thing to Rene Caovilla if you’re on a budget. Fisher’s “Fumi” is astonishingly similar to Caovilla’s “Venus” sandals; the only noticeable difference being the missing crystal rim on the sole. But since they’re about one thousand dollars cheaper than the real deal, I wouldn’t complain too much about missing details.

Marc Fisher "Fumi" Pearly Bow Flat Thong Sandals in ivory and rose pink (Rene Caovilla Venus knockoffs)

Marc Fisher “Fumi” Pearly Bow Flat Thong Sandalsamazon
($55.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetro & Macy’s.

ASOS “Funder” Pearly Bow Flat Thong Sandals

Another cute and slightly cheaper Rene Caovilla Venus alternative would have to be these faux-pearl bow thong sandals by ASOS. These are more of an “inspired by”-kind rather than an identical dupe, but I find them beautiful nonetheless.

ASOS "Funder" Pearly Bow Flat Thong Sandals in black and silver (Rene Caovilla Venus knockoffs)

ASOS “Funder” Pearly Bow Flat Thong Sandals
($45, ASOS)

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