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Update: This post has been updated on February 9, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

While I was still majorly crushing for the “Pistol” boots, somehow Acne‘s “Jensen” chelsea boot has managed to gain quite some popularity in the fashion world, especially among fashion bloggers. You really have to leave it to Acne to only have to tweak a few minimal details on a simple boot design here and there and – BOOM! – bestseller! I love all the pointy details of the Jensen boot, just not its price of $560!

Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots in black and beige

Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Bootsls
($560, Nordstrom)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Shopbopls, Foward by Elyse Walker, Acne Studios, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, S|Sense, Bergdorf Goodmanls, MyTheresa, Monnier Frères & Matches Fashionls.

Style Bloggers Love Acne Studios

Personal style bloggers such as Helena (Brooklyn Blonde), Lee (FIGTNY), Melanie (The Tia Fox) and Julia (Gal meets Glam) have all been spotted wearing Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots.

Helena (Brooklyn Blonde), Lee (FIGTNY), Melanie (The Tia Fox) and Julia (Gal meets Glam) wearing Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots

Who wore Acne Studios best?

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Express Faux Suede Pointed Toe Booties

Update (02/09/2017): Spotted these lovely Acne Jensen inspired faux suede booties at Express today. Price: $59.90. Steal deal alert!

Express Faux Suede Pointed Toe Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Express Faux Suede Pointed Toe Booties
($59.90, Express)

Spurr “Piper” Ankle Boots

Update (02/09/2017): Also came across these Jensen look-alike chelsea booties by Spurr which come in either black, taupe or black faux suede and cost $69.95 AUD.

Spurr "Piper" Ankle Boots in taupe faux suede and black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Spurr “Piper” Ankle Boots
($69.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Ankle Boots

Update (12/29/2016): Didn’t expect Forever 21 to come up with such a spot-on and totally gorgeous Acne Jensen boot dupe, but hey I’m not complaining! Price: $32.90, so get this steal deal while it’s still available.

Forever 21 Pointed-Toe Metal Tip Chelsea Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Ankle Boots
($32.90, Forever 21)

Also at Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

And Other Stories Pointed-Toe Leather Chelsea Boots

Update (12/25/2016): Spotted these amazing Acne Jensen boot dupes at And Other Stories today. The only noticeable difference is the missing metal toe cap, otherwise they’re pretty much identical. Also, these chelsea boots are pretty reasonably priced at $155 and come in either black smooth leather or black and burgundy suede. So in love with these booties!

And Other Stories Pointed-Toe Leather Chelsea Boots in black and burgundy suede (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

And Other Stories Pointed-Toe Leather Chelsea Boots
($155, & Other Stories)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yalyn” Metal Studded Leather Chelsea Booties

Update (11/30/2016): Stumbled upon these almost identical Acne Jensen dupes by Marc Fisher LTD which have star-shaped stud-details in the back that look a lot like Valentino (see here for comparison). Plus, they’re currently on sale for $109.99 at Amazon (down from $199).

Marc Fisher LTD Yalyn Metal Studded Leather Chelsea Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yalyn” Metal Studded Leather Chelsea Bootiesamazon
($109.99, Amazon)

Also at 6pm, Lord & Taylorls & Marc Fisherls.

Bronx “Carter” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): Discovered these spot-on Jensen dupes by Bronx which look so much like the real deal, but cost so much less. Steal deal alert!

Bronx "Carter" Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Bronx “Carter” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Bootsamazon
(£103.24, Amazon.co.uk)

Also available at Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon, About You & Edited.

Buffalo Pointy Chelsea Boots

Update (11/11/2016): Also spotted these amazing Acne Jensen look-alike booties by Buffalo today and just had to share them with you.

Buffalo Pointy Chelsea Boots in taupe suede and black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Buffalo Pointy Chelsea Boots
(€40, Buffalo)

Also available at Zalando, Otto, About You & About You #2.

Bianco Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): This Bianco bootie lacks the metal cap to be a perfect Acne dupe, but otherwise the design is pretty much spot-on!.

Bianco Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Bianco Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots
(€127.95, Zalando)

Sixtyseven “Emilia” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): I also like these suede ankle booties by Sixtyseven which also remind me of the Acne Jensen chelsea boots heavily. Available in black or brown suede for under €80.

Sixtyseven "Emilia" Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in brown and black suede (Acne Studios Jensen inspired)

Sixtyseven “Emilia” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots
(€79.95, Zalando)

Also available in black smooth leather at Görtz.

Guess “Safarri” Pointy Ankle Booties

Update (11/11/2016): And here’s another Acne inspired ankle boot! It’s by Guess, comes in various colors and uppers and is currently on sale for $44.99 at Amazon (was $139).

Guess "Safarri" Pointy Ankle Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen inspired)

Guess “Safarri” Pointy Ankle Bootiesamazon
($44.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm, Guessls, Guess (Canada)ls, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon, Omoda.

Old Navy Faux-Leather Pointy Ankle Boots

Update (08/29/2016): Here’s another lovely and budget-friendly Acne Jensen alternative I discovered today at Old Navy. Looks so much like the real deal, but costs only $26 (sale price)!

Old Navy Faux-Leather Pointy Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupe)

Old Navy Faux-Leather Pointy Ankle Boots
($26, Old Navy)

Steve Madden “Anella” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (08/24/2016): Came across these lovely suede chelsea boots by Steve Madden which are a great alternative to the Acne Jensen booties above. Available in black or taupe suede for $49.98 (sale price!).

Steve Madden "Anella" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots in taupe and black suede (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Steve Madden “Anella” Pointed-Toe Ankle Bootsls
($49.98, Steve Madden)

NA-KD Pointy Chelsea Boots

Update (07/14/2016): Just spotted these fab and budget-friendly faux leather Acne Jensen boot dupes at NA-KD. Price: $19.32.

NA-KD Pointy Chelsea Boots in black and faux suede (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

NA-KD Pointy Chelsea Bootsls
($19.32, NA-KD)

Human Premium “Dena” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (04/29/2016): And here’s another stylish Acne Studios Jensen boot look-alike! By Human Premium, price: $119.97 AUD (sale price!), available in black leather or tan suede.

Human Premium "Dena" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots in black and tan suede (Acne Studios Jensen knockoffs)

Human Premium “Dena” Pointed-Toe Ankle Bootsls
($111.97 AUD, StyleTread)

Alias Mae “Dexter” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (03/16/2016): Stumbled upon another great Acne Studios Jensen dupe today! These pointy ankle boots by Alias Mae retail for $219.95 AUD and come in various colors and uppers.

Alias Mae "Dexter" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Alias Mae “Dexter” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots
($153.97 AUD, The Iconic)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yale” Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties

Luckily, I’ve pretty much found the perfect Acne Jensen dupe in these chelsea boots by Marc Fisher LTD which retail for less than one third of the real deal’s price and are available in an array of colors and uppers. Score!

Marc Fisher LTD "Yale" Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yale” Pointy Toe Chelsea Bootiesamazon
($179, Amazon)

Also available at Lord & Taylorls, Zappos, 6pm, Nordstromls, Marc Fisherls, Bloomingdale’s & Belk.

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, S|Sense, Brooklyn Blonde, FIGTNY, The Tia Fox, Gal meets Glam, Express, The Iconic, Forever 21, & Other Stories, Lord & Taylor, Buffalo, About You, Old Navy, Zalando, Steve Madden, NA-KD, StyleTread, Alias Mae, Marc Fisher

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Update: This post has been updated on February 1, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I feel like lately ankle boots have become the new high heels. Heeled booties? Yes, please! But favorably with a block heel, so the boots stay wearable and the heel height stays manageable. We know by now that French fashion house, Céline, can get away with pretty much anything and everything and still easily maintain that understated coolness vibe. Case in point: their latest “It“-shoe of the moment, the Rodeo High Ankle Boot; a very loooong and very pointy Western-style ankle boot with a wooden block heel and heavy, brass-colored studs along the sole. At first, I wasn’t much of a fan of the boot when I saw it on its own, but once the blogger and street style outfits started rolling in featuring these Cowboy-style infused booties, I was instantly won over: these boots have some serious iconic shoe potential. And if you can afford them, by all means, invest in them! If you can’t, however, just keep on reading to find more budget-conscious options that will give you a similar Céline Rodeo boot look.

Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots in black

Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots
(£1.200, Vestiaire Collective)

Also available at The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love Céline

Personal style bloggers and fashion insiders such as Pernille Teisbaek, Amanda Shadforth (Oracle Fox), Sara Escudero (Collage Vintage) and Jennifer Grace (Native Fox) have all been spotted wearing a pair of Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots.

Personal style bloggers & fashion insiders wearing black Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots

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Jeffrey Campbell “Walton” Studded Boots

Update (02/01/2017): Discovered these amazing Céline Rodeo dupe boots by Jeffrey Campbell! They’re available in various colors and retail for $168.

Jeffrey Campbell "Walton" Studded Boots in black (Céline Rodeo dupes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Walton” Studded Boots
($168, Urban Outfitters)

Also available at Free People, Karmalooppjx, Nordstromls, Revolve & Zalando.

BCBGeneration “Jonnie” Stud Detail Block Heel Booties

Update (12/14/2016): Spotted another Céline Rodeo inspired ankle bootie by BCBGeneration. It’s not quite as extreme in its features as the real deal, but close enough to give you a similar look. Available in black leather as well as mink and wheat suede. Currently on sale for $35.99 at Amazon.

BCBGeneration "Jonnie" Stud Detail Block Heel Booties in black (Céline Rodeo dupes)

BCBGeneration “Jonnie” Stud Detail Block Heel Bootiesamazon
($35.99, Amazon)

Also available at ShoeMetrocj, Nordstromls, BCBGenerationls, HSN, Sole Society, Revolve, Bluefly, Amazon.co.ukamazon & Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Office “Levi” Studded Western Boots

I love Office‘s shoes! There I said it. I own several pairs of Office shoes and love them all to death! The quality is pretty decent, the prices are fair and the collections are all very up-to-date and with a lot of designer inspired, budget-friendly options in between. “Levi” is quite obviously inspired by Céline’s Rodeo boots without being a blatant knock-off, plus it’s quite affordable at £64. And it’s also available in a non-studded version if studs aren’t exactly your thing.

Office "Levi" Studded Western Boots in black (Céline Rodeo dupes)

Office “Levi” Studded Western Boots
(£64, Office)

P.S.: Also available at Office London (DE) & Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Jessica Buurman “Casse” Studded Wooden Heel Ankle Boots

Deal: Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order!

However, if you want to get as close to the real deal as you can while being on a budget, you might want to consider these spot-on Céline Rodeo boot dupes by Jessica Buurman. They’re a total dead-ringer for the Céline boots and cost “only” $139 instead of £1.200. Consider us sold!

Jessica Buurman "Casse" Studded Wooden Heel Ankle Boots in black (Céline Rodeo knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Casse” Studded Wooden Heel Ankle Boots
($139, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Céline, @pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Oracle Fox, Collage Vintage, Native Fox, Dillard’s, Office, Jessica Buurman

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Two more weeks until Valentine’s Day and while I’m not particularly excited about V-Day itself (all the single ladies!), I do like any opportunity that allows me to dress up and act all flirty about it. When dressing up, my personal motto is: “Drama, drama, drama!”, that’s why this black off-the-shoulder midi dress by Bardot with its body-con silhouette and the dramatic bell sleeves instantly caught my attention. I immediately started styling this LBD in my head and style-wise it felt like my mind ran in 100 different directions. There are a lot of ways to style this versatile dress and I decided to pick three for you to show: bold, romantic and just plain cute. So if you need some outfit inspiration for your own Valentine’s Day attire, feel free to check out my V-Day look suggestions and let me know whether you like them or not.

Look #1 – Femme Fatale in Black & Gold

Valentine's Day Outfit Inspo - 1 LBD, 3 Ways To Wear It: Femme Fatale in Black & Gold

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Look #2 – Romantic in Lace & Burgundy

Valentine's Day Outfit Inspo - 1 LBD, 3 Ways To Style It: Romantic Lace & Burgundy Red

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Look #3 – Cheeky Cute

Valentine's Day Outfit Inspo - 1 LBD, 3 Ways To Style It: Cheeky Cute

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Image source(s): Revolve, Amazon, Aldo, BaubleBar, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Eve’s Addiction, Steve Madden, Zappos, Etsy, Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s, Aldo

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Update: This post has been updated on January 31, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Before you start wondering whether these oversized bow sandals somehow look familiar: yes, they are obviously inspired by the highly popular Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Pumps which we have featured in the past except these here are open-toed which I personally find equally charming. The rest is pretty much spot-on identical; including design, color and material. And while $130 for such a beautiful shoe is not what I’d call exactly expensive, we did manage to find an even more budget-friendly alternative which looks just like the Betsey Johnson version but is $90 cheaper. The only noticeable difference is that the heel on the Betseyvilles is straight while the Betsey Johnsons have more of a flared heel. Anyway, which bow sandal would you choose and why? Cheap or cheaper? Let us know in the comments.

Cheap vs. Cheaper - Betsey Johnson Friskyy vs. Betseyville Beaux Bow Ankle Strap Sandals

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Charlotte Russe Bow Two-Piece Sandals

Update (01/31/2017): Spotted another super budget-friendly ankle bow high heel sandal today! You can buy these fab heels for just $25 at Charlotte Russe.

Charlotte Russe Bow Two-Piece Sandals in red and blush pink faux suede

Charlotte Russe Bow Two-Piece Sandals
($25, Charlotte Russe)

Image source(s): DSW, Dillard’s, Target, Charlotte Russe

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Update: This post has been updated on January 28, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

So, lace-up flats. You probably won’t get around them this summer. First, we started with Aquazzura’s pointy “Christy” flats and today we present you yet another gorgeously delicate example: “Leo” by Isabel Marant, an eyelet-embellished ballet flat with intricate lace-up design and scalloped edges for a soft and feminine look. It seems like high heels may have to take a summer vacation this summer because the fashion blogosphere has gone cuckoo for sophisticated flats this season.

Isabel Marant Leo Embellished Lace-Up Ballet Flats in black

Isabel Marant Leo Embellished Lace-Up Ballet Flatsls
($200, Net-A-Porter)

Also available at Barneysls, MyTheresa, Luisaviaroma, Farfetchls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Pretty Girl Studded Lace-Up Flats

Update (01/28/2017): Spotted these lovely and super budget-friendly “Leo” dupes today. By Pretty Girl and available in either black or tan faux suede for just $14.80.

Pretty Girl Studded Lace-Up Flats in black and tan faux suede (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

Pretty Girl Studded Lace-Up Flatsamazon
($14.80, Amazon)

Spurr “Sephorai” Studded Lace-Up Flats

Update (01/28/2017): Another cute Isabel Marant alternative are these studded lace-up flats by Spurr which are on clearance for less than $15 AUD. Steal deal alert!

Spurr "Sephorai" Studded Lace-Up Flats in faux suede (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

Spurr “Sephorai” Studded Lace-Up Flats
($14.99 AUD, The Iconic)

Pedder Red “Joey” Eyelet Suede Lace-Up Skimmer Flats

Update (03/10/2016): Discovered these fabulous lace-up flats by Pedder Red which instantly reminded me of the Isabel Marant Leos above. $165 and available in various colors and uppers. By the way, these would also be a great alternative for the popular Zara studded flats.

Pedder Red "Joey" Eyelet Suede Lace-Up Skimmer Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

Pedder Red “Joey” Eyelet Suede Lace-Up Skimmer Flatsls
($165, Lane Crawford)

Charlotte Russe Grommet-Embellished Lace-Up Pointed Toe Flats

Update (02/06/2016): Just stumbled upon these spot-on Isabel Marant Leo dupes at Charlotte Russe. So cute, right? And budget-friendly, too!

Charlotte Russe Grommet-Embellished Lace-Up Pointed Toe Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

Charlotte Russe Grommet-Embellished Lace-Up Pointed Toe Flats
($18, Charlotte Russe)

Choies Eyelet Detail Lace Up Ballet Flats

Update (02/06/2016): Also spotted these cute Isabel Marant inspired lace-up flats at Choies which are available in either black or white faux leather for $46.99.

Choies Eyelet Detail Lace Up Ballet Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

Choies Eyelet Detail Lace Up Ballet Flats
($46.99, Choies)

MIA “Benni” Lace-Up Flats

Update (02/06/2016): Another alternative I discovered are these Isabel Marant inspired lace-up flats by MIA which are available in black or beige snake print for under $10.

MIA "Benni" Lace-Up Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo dupes)

MIA “Benni” Lace-Up Flatsamazon
($7.99, Amazaon )

Also available at ShoeMetrocj.

Jeffrey Campbell “Prudence” Lace-Up Flats

So you love Isabel Marant, we get that. But spending almost $600 isn’t a viable option right now? Well, leave it to Jeffrey Campbell to come up with an almost identical design. JC’s “Prudence” is astonishingly similar to Isabel Marant’s “Leo” flats, but costs $400 less than the real deal. A few sizes are already sold out, so be fast if you want Isabel Marant chic 4 less!

Jeffrey Campbell "Prudence" Lace-Up Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Prudence” Lace-Up Flatsamazon
($175, Amazon)

Also available at Ashbury Skies, Shopbopls & Mirapodo.

Jessica Buurman “Asby” Lace Up Flats

If you want to save a little more, check out the “Asby” lace up flats at Jessica Buurman. Spot-on design but with a much nicer price tag!

Jessica Buurman "Asby" Lace Up Flats in black (Isabel Marant Leo knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Asby” Lace Up Flats
($109, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Selfridges, Amazon, The Iconic, Lane Crawford, Charlotte Russe, Onlineshoes.com, Shopbop, Jessica Buurman

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