Shoes

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

During the summer season, flip-flops aren’t usually my type of go-to shoes unless I am going to the beach. However, these Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandals redefine the mundane flip-flop, making them an elegant semi-casual yet semi-formal summer shoe. And, of course, the stylish fashion blogger and footwear designer, Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad, proves all of the statements above. As she pairs them with various outfits, these Valentinos exhibit their endless potential as a versatile summer sandal.

Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandals in black

Valentino Rockstud PVC Thong Sandalsls
($295, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls & Bergdorf Goodmanls.

Chiara Ferragni Loves Valentino

chiara-ferragni-blonde-salad-valentino-rockstud-jelly-thong-sandals

Outfit Pictures via The Blonde Salad.

Wild Diva Lounge Joanie-43a Studded Thong Bow Flat Sandals

Update (01/29/2015): Spotted another fabulous and super budget-friendly set of Valentino sandal dupes! Check out these lovely jelly sandals from Wild Diva Lounge. So close to the real deal and under $15! Steal deal alert!

Wild Diva Lounge Joanie-43a Studded Thong Bow Flat Sandals in nude, black and white (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wild Diva Lounge Joanie-43a Studded Thong Bow Flat Sandalsamazon
($14.50, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at CiCi Hot, Amazon #2amazon & GoJane.

Bakers “Caged” Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandals

Update (01/25/2014): Found another Valentino-inspired studded bow jelly sandal! By Bakers. Available in white, black and nude for $29.95!

Bakers "Caged" Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandals in white, black and nude (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Bakers “Caged” Studded Bow Jelly Thong Sandalsamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

Guess “Lolany” Studded Jelly Sandals

Update (07/13/2013): And here we go wit yet another fabulous and very affordable Valentino Rockstud Jelly Sandal look-a-like. I really love these super similar studded bow jelly sandals by Guess which are available in either black or white PVC.

Guess "Lolany" Studded Jelly Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Guess “Lolany” Studded Jelly Sandals
($19.50, Zappos)

Not Rated “Pool Party” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals

Update (04/06/2013): Not Rated has also a super fabulous Valentino look-a-like sandal available! I especially love the hot pink version and the price of $26.99 ain’t too bad either!

Not Rated "Pool Party" Studded Jelly Thong Sandals in black and fuchsia pink (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Not Rated “Pool Party” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals
($26.99, Overstock)

Chinese Laundry “Lucky One” Studded Bow Thong Sandals

Update (04/06/2013): Look at these studded bow thong sandals by Chinese Laundry! Yet another wonderful Valentino for less alternative. Available in black, white and nude!

Chinese Laundry "Lucky One" Studded Bow Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Chinese Laundry “Lucky One” Studded Bow Thong Sandalsamazon
($29.95, Amazon)

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flops

Update (02/21/2013): Came across an even more affordable Valentino look-a-like today! Check out these studded jelly flip flops by Wet Seal! Only $12.90 and also available in nude. Love these!

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flops in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC look-a-likes)

Wet Seal Studded Jelly Flip Flopsamazon
($12.90, Amazon)

Dizzy “Fusion” Studded Rubber Thong Sandals

Update (02/12/2013): Found another amazing and almost identical Valentino Rockstud sandal look-a-like! Check out the “Fusion” by Dizzy for $29.95! I’m in love!

Dizzy "Fusion" Studded Rubber Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Dizzy “Fusion” Studded Rubber Thong Sandalspjx
($29.95, Lori’s)

Ivanka Trump “Natty” Studded Rubber Thong Sandals

Update (02/12/2013): Ivanka Trump also has a very Valentino inspired studded rubber thong sandal which comes in various beautiful colors and costs $21.99 (sale price)!

Ivanka Trump "Natty" Studded Rubber Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Ivanka Trump “Natty” Studded Rubber Thong Sandalsamazon
($21.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals

Splurging $295 on PVC footwear that can only be worn only during one part of the year is quite the extravagant price to pay. Thanks to Steve Madden, the “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandals are the perfect budget-friendly alternative to the Valentinos above. Priced at $29.98, they are almost identical to its designer counterpart with only minor differences that are hardly even noticeable.

Steve Madden "JIFFFY" Studded Jelly Thong Sandals in black (Valentino Rockstud PVC knockoffs)

Steve Madden “JIFFFY” Studded Jelly Thong Sandalsls
($29.98, Steve Madden)

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, The Blonde Salad, UrbanOG, Zappos, Amazon, Wet Seal, Lori’s, Piperlime, Steve Madden

{ 2 comments }

So I tell you what the deal with these Acne Studios “Colt” ankle boots is: they’re basically the “Pistol” boots but with a higher heel. And if you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know: the higher, the better. Personally, I absolutely loooove this updated version of the Acne Pistols, but seeing as I purchased the real Acne Pistol boots just last year and am still recovering from splurging on this purchase, there’s no way I could go for the real deal once again here. At least not now.

Acne Colt Zip Ankle Boots in black

Acne Colt Zip Ankle Boots
($580, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Shopbopcj, Solestruck, MyTheresa, S|Sense & Vestiaire Collective.

Selected Femme “Carol” Zip Ankle Boots

Imagine my delight when I stumbled upon these ankle boots by Selected Femme. They are an identical match to the Acne Colt boots, plus they’re on sale for almost 50% off! So before I wrote about them here on this blog, I made sure to order my own pair first just to make sure they wouldn’t sell out in the meantime (something that has happened in the past). And what can I say? I’m in love. They are just as gorgeous in real life, well made, very comfortable and I love the extra inch these boots give me.

Selected Femme "Carol" Zip Ankle Boots in cognac and black (Acne Studios Colt dupes)

Selected Femme “Carol” Zip Ankle Boots
($130.76, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon & About You.

Image source(s): Otte, Nelly

{ 0 comments }

Update: This post has been updated on January 24, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

While I never really warmed up to the wedge sneaker trend started by Isabel Marant, I must admit that I really liked Marant’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Especially the shoes! I even considered getting the studded “Caleen” booties pictured below, but since I can’t afford designer shoes full price, I had to wait until they went on sale and well, try getting size 9 Isabel Marant shoes on sale. Absolutely no luck for me this time!

Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots in black

Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Bootiesls
($890, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Isabel Marant

Celebs and style bloggers such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea), Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel have all been spotted wearing Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots.

Alessandra Ambrosio, Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea), Hilary Duff, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Alba and Jessica Biel wearing Isabel Marant Caleen Studded Pull-On Ankle Boots

Who wore Isabel Marant best?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

GoJane Studded Pointy Toe Western Booties

Update (01/24/2015): Discovered these cute Isabel Marant Caleen budget alernative booties at GoJane. Such a steal at only $12.10!

GoJane Studded Pointy Toe Western Booties in black, white and brown (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

GoJane Studded Pointy Toe Western Booties
($12.10, GoJane)

Alloy “Jerome” Studded Boots

Update (12/29/2013): Happened to stumble upon these cute Marant inspired studded cowboy booties at Alloy.

Alloy "Jerome" Studded Boots in white and chestnut (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Alloy “Jerome” Studded Bootsls
($14.99, Alloy)

Chicwish Stud Moto Boots

Update (11/29/2013): Still lusting after Marant’s fab studded booties? Well, here’s yet another dupe (found at Chicwish) and it’s selling for less than $60!

Chicwish Stud Moto Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Chicwish Stud Moto Boots
($59.42, Chicwish)

Steve Madden “AWSUM” Stud Ankle Boots

Update (11/29/2013): These studded ankle boots by Steve Madden may not be a dupe per se, but there’s definitely some Marant inspiration going on here. Available in black and taupe leather.

Steve Madden "AWSUM" Stud Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Steve Madden “AWSUM” Stud Ankle Bootsamazon
($49, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj, Steve Maddenls & Nordstromls.

Mossimo Supply Co. “Karis” Studded Ankle Boots

Update (11/29/2013): Also came across these studded boots by Mossimo Supply Co. which are more of a dupe of the Steve Madden booties above than of the original Marants, but since Madden copied Marant, you could say that therefore Mossimo Supply Co. copied Marant as well.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Karis" Studded Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Karis” Studded Ankle Boots
($34.99, Target)

ZiGi girl “Truffle” Studded Pull-On Booties

Update (10/02/2013): Just stumbled upon these Marant look-a-like booties by ZiGi girl and wanted to share them with you! They’re not an identical match, but obvioulsy are quite inspired by Isabel Marant’s Caleen boots.

ZiGi girl "Truffle" Studded Pull-On Booties in black and tan (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

ZiGi girl “Truffle” Studded Pull-On Bootiesls
($99.79, Nordstrom)

Jessica Buurman “KATHIE” Studded Concealed Wedge Heel Ankle Boots

Et voilà, check out these super fabulous Isabel Marant Caleen look-a-likes by Jessica Buurman! They are not a spot-on dupe of the Marant booties, but still close enough I think. $99 and available in either black or white.

Jessica Buurman "KATHIE" Studded Concealed Wedge Heel Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “KATHIE” Studded Concealed Wedge Heel Ankle Boots
($99, Jessica Buurman)

Choies Studded Western Boots

Another great Marant alternative are these studded boots by Choies. The shaft on these is slightly higher than on the designer originals, but overall they look pretty much alike! Available in black or white leather.

Choies Studded Western Boots in black (Isabel Marant Caleen knockoffs)

Choies Studded Western Boots
($115.99, Choies)

{ 0 comments }

Update: This post has been updated on January 24, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Signore Giuseppe Zanotti, you are killing me with your shoes! I constantly find myself craving his fabulous Italian shoes, but the accompanying price tags just don’t sit well with me. For instance, I absolutely adore this nubuck leather peep-toe front-zip bootie, but even the sale price makes me want to faint. $671.25? I don’t think that’s going to happen.

Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien Front-Zip Peep-Toe Ankle Boots in black nubuck

Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien Front-Zip Peep-Toe Ankle Bootsamazon
($671.25, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Farfetchls.

Attention “Avalyn” Zip Peep-Toe Booties

UPDATE (01/24/2015): Discovered this super budget-friendly Giuseppe Zanotti dupe by Attention today. Currently on sale for a steal price of $14.99. Steal deal alert!

Attention "Avalyn" Zip Peep-Toe Booties in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 knockoffs)

Attention “Avalyn” Zip Peep-Toe Bootiescj
($14.99, Kmart)

Billini “Becky” Peep-toe Zipper Booties

UPDATE (05/30/2014): Stumbled upon this lovely Giuseppe Zanotti dupe by Billini today.

Billini "Becky" Peep-toe Zipper Booties in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien knockoffs)

Billini “Becky” Peep-toe Zipper Booties
($89.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Atmos&Here “Murchison” Zipper Booties

UPDATE (05/01/2014): And here’s another fab Zanotti dupe by Atmos&Here. On sale for under $60 AUD and available in khaki faux suede, too.

Atmos&Here "Murchison" Zipper Booties in faux black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien knockoffs)

Atmos&Here “Murchison” Zipper Booties
($55.96 AUD, The Iconic)

Wild Diva Lounge Cecily-17 Zipper Peep-Toe Stiletto Booties

Luckily Wild Diva Lounge have come up with a pretty neat and super affordable Zanotti inspired bootie that’ll help you get the designer look for less.

Wild Diva Lounge Cecily-17 Zipper Peep-Toe Stiletto Booties in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien knockoffs)

Wild Diva Lounge Cecily-17 Zipper Peep-Toe Stiletto Bootiesamazon
($21.63, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at CiCi Hot & UrbanOGpjx.

Dollhouse Strive Zipper Peep-Toe Booties

Another cute option is this faux suede peep-toe bootie by Dollhouse. It has a very similar look and you won’t break the bank by spending only $35 on these booties.

Dollhouse Strive Zipper Peep-Toe Booties in faux black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien knockoffs)

Dollhouse Strive Zipper Peep-Toe Bootiespjx
($35, Dollhouse)

Tony Bianco “Ashlie” Peep-Toe Zip Ankle Booties

If you’re willing to spend some cash but not quite as much as the original Zanotti heels cost, here’s an almost identical Giuseppe Zanotti bootie dupe I found at Tony Bianco. Available in all sorts of colors and uppers for $132.97 AUD (sale price!).

Tony Bianco "Ashlie" Peep-Toe Zip Ankle Booties (Giuseppe Zanotti I37031 Alien knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Ashlie” Peep-Toe Zip Ankle Booties
($132.97 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Tony Bianco.

Image source(s): Jildor, The Iconic, Alloy, UrbanOG, Tony Bianco

{ 0 comments }

Today I felt like showing you a fancy shoe. And of course, you can’t go by speaking about fancy shoes and not mention Italian shoemaster Giuseppe Zanotti in this regard. So here you have one of his rather fancy shoes; sparkling in a beautiful gold hue with a bold snake-effect leather texture and a sky-high stiletto heel. Who knew mules could look so sexy, right?

Giuseppe Zanotti I40127 Andrea Metallic Snake-effect Leather Mules in gold

Giuseppe Zanotti I40127 Andrea Metallic Snake-effect Leather Mulesls
($750, NET-A-PORTER)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon #1amazon, Amazon #2amazon, Farfetchls.

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Celebs such as Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato and Taylor Schilling have all been spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I40127 Andrea Metallic Snake-effect Leather Mules.

Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato and Taylor Schilling wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I40127 Andrea Metallic Snake-effect Leather Mules

Who wore Giuseppe Zanotti best?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

bebe “Shiraa” Exotic Mules

HOT DEAL: Sign up to the bebe newsletter and get 10% off your order!

Oh, how lucky are we budget-conscious Giuseppe Zanotti shoe lovers, aren’t we? Because bebe have come up with an almost spot-on Zanotti dupe of their own, retailing for a wallet-friendly $129 instead of $750 like the real deal. Available in gold and black. What a great find, don’t you agree?

bebe "Shiraa" Exotic Mules in gold (Giuseppe Zanotti I40127 Andrea knockoffs)

bebe “Shiraa” Exotic Mules
($129, bebe)

{ 1 comment }

Page 31 of 242« First...1020...2930313233...405060...Last »