Shoes

You can always count on Sergio Rossi to pump out what I call “Cinderella” shoes: breathtaking, but totally over the top yet one-of-a-kind and “be the belle of the ball”-shoes that make the inner 8-year old girl in us scream out in excitement. Case in point: Rossi’s “Flora” slingback sandals; a delicate pair of Swarovski crystal-studded leaf-shaped slingback high heels. The black version would be a great choice for any special occasion like a red carpet event or a glamourous cocktail party and the ivory pair would make the perfect bridal shoes! Only downside? The astronomical price tag! Even the 50% off sale price is still way over €700.

Sergio Rossi Flora Swarovski Crystal Embellished Slingback Sandals in black and ivory white

Sergio Rossi Flora Swarovski Crystal Embellished Slingback Sandalsls
(€795, Farfetch)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels.

Nina “Fauna” Crystal-Studded Satin Slingback Sandals

No need to worry though because Nina is here to save the day! Their “Fauna” sandal (how obvious can the naming be though? Flora. Fauna. D’uh!) has a very similar design compared to Sergio Rossi’s “Flora” heels. The price however is much easier on the wallet, although I wouldn’t exactly call them a steal at $139.99 (sale price!) either. Plus, these come in additional colors such as gold and pewter as well. So if you want Sergio Rossi for less, these heels here are probably your best bet right now.

Nina "Fauna" Crystal-Studded Satin Slingback Sandals in black and ivory white (Sergio Rossi Flora knockoffs)

Nina “Fauna” Crystal-Studded Satin Slingback Sandals
($139.99, Nina)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Taylorls, Amazonamazon, Macy’s, Dillard’sls, Shoes.comls, Onlineshoes.comls, Shoebuyls, ShoeMallls, 6pm & Nordstromls.

Image source(s): Saks Fifth Avenue, Nina

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Update: This post has been updated on June 4, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Alright, I’ll just come out and say it: I like big bows and I cannot lie! And I’m not going to deny! OK, OK, enough with the rhymes and musical references, let’s cut straight to the chase: this suede d’orsay pump by newcomer Aminah Abdul Jillil with the oversized bow on the ankle is a picture-perfect example why I can’t resist anything with a big, fat bow on it. Take a moment and let the beauty of this shoe unfold before your eyes. Don’t you just love how bold and feminine this pump is? Especially in red suede? AH-MAZING! And the best thing is that it ain’t too expensive either: $215 is a solid price for a shoe this pretty if you ask me, but if you can’t justify spending that much on such a statement shoe, we’ve come up with a few budget-friendly alternatives that will give you the same look a little down below.

Aminah Abdul Jillil Oversized Bow Pumps in red suede

Aminah Abdul Jillil Oversized Bow Pumps
(£285, Harvey Nichols)

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Style Bloggers such as Laura from Laura Lily, Blair from Atlantic-Pacific, Stella from Jadore-Fashion, Annabelle from VivaLuxury, Aimee from Song of Style and Helena from Brooklyn Blonde have all been spotted wearing Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Pumps.

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NerissaDOS Bow-Embellished High Heel Pumps

Update (06/04/2015): Look at these fabulous Aminah Abdul Jillil bow pump dupes by Choies! Aren’t they just gorgeous. They’re available in 5 different colors (black, red, pink, green and blue) and sell for budget-friendly $26.90! Steal deal alert!

NerissaDOS Bow-Embellished High Heel Pumps in red, black, pink and green faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

NerissaDOS Bow-Embellished High Heel Pumps
($26.90, Choies)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Akira Black Label “Bravo” Pointed Toe Bow Ankle Strap Sandals

Update (06/04/2015): Discovered these lovely Aminah Abdul Jillil dupes by Akira Black Label which are also available in an open-toe version named “Happyls“.

Akira Black Label "Bravo" Pointed Toe Bow Ankle Strap Sandals in red and black faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Akira Black Label “Bravo” Pointed Toe Bow Ankle Strap Sandalsls
($79.90, ShopAkira)

Betsey Johnson “Malissa” Bow-Detail Ankle Strap Pumps

Update (01/11/2015): Stumbled upon another Aminah Abdul Jillil inspired bow pump: “Malissa” by Betsey Johnson. Available in black and floral print.

Betsey Johnson "Malissa" Bow-Detail Ankle Strap Pumps in black (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Betsey Johnson “Malissa” Bow-Detail Ankle Strap Pumps
($119.98, Betsey Johnson)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack, Amazonamazon & 6pm.

Oasap Big Bowknot Black Stilettos

Another great option are these bow-accented d’orsay pumps which I have come across at Oasap. They only come in two colors, but those colors offered are very lovely, aren’t they? Plus, they’re moderately priced at a little over $70.

Oasap Big Bowknot Black Stilettos in rose pink and black faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Oasap Big Bowknot Black Stilettos
($72.99, Oasap)

JustFab “Hadley” Oversized Ankle Bow d’Orsay Pumps

Alright, here we have the star of the Aminah Abdul Jillil look-a-likes: the “Hadley” by JustFab. Now isn’t she perfect? And surprisingly budget-friendly, too! Love, love, love this one.

JustFab "Hadley" Oversized Ankle Bow d'Orsay Pumps in red and black faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

JustFab “Hadley” Oversized Ankle Bow d’Orsay Pumpscj
($31.96, JustFab)

Mojo Moxy “Bowie” Oversized Pump d’Orsay Pumps

If you like it a little more girly, then this bow-adorned pump by Mojo Moxy might be the right fit instead. The bow on these is more feminine and less abstract than on the Aminah Abdul Jillil pumps, but the overall look is still the same. Also, I’m totally obsessed with the green color (♥)!

Mojo Moxy "Billie" Oversized Pump d'Orsay Pumps (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Mojo Moxy “Bowie” Oversized Pump d’Orsay Pumpsamazon
($62.06, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMall & ModCloth.

Privileged “Panarama” Side Bow d’Orsay Platform Pumps

If you love the look of the Aminah Abdul Jillil Bow Pumps, but need a bit more height (e.g. because you’re petite), you might want to take a look at these platform-supported mega high heels by Privileged. Available in black, pink and blue faux suede. Same look, but with 6 inch heels!

Privileged "Panarama" Side Bow d'Orsay Platform Pumps in black faux suede (Aminah Abdul Jillil knockoffs)

Privileged “Panarama” Side Bow d’Orsay Platform Pumps
($74.99, Shiekh)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ShopAkira & eBayeBay.

Image source(s): Aminah Abdul Jillil, Laura Lily, Atlantic-Pacific, Jadore-Fashion, VivaLuxury, Song of Style, Brooklyn Blonde, Target, Choies, JustFab, Oasap, DSW, Shiekh

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Can you believe half of the year has almost already gone by? Time flies, my friends, and summer has officially arrived – at least in our calendars! In order to celebrate the seasonal change, I created my first 2015 summer budget look to properly welcome the season of pool parties, BBQs, tan lines and cool drinks. For this look I took to the summer sky as my source of inspiration: baby blue with a little bit of cloudy white here and there and splashes of summery yellow everywhere in between.

Budget Look - Cloudy with a Chance of Yellow

Go Shopping:

Image source(s): Zappos, Nordstrom, Ulta, BaubleBar, Macy’s, Lulu’s

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When scouring the big interwebs for designer dupes I automatically stumble upon many great budget finds that aren’t designer-inspired (or at least not that I would notice) and hence don’t get the same attention and love on this blog as the steal finds which, of course, is a shame. That’s why I like to occasionally highlight my favorite budget finds from time to time. ‘Nuff said, enjoy my list and let me know if you have any must-have adds of your own.

Shopping Tips - Favorite Budget Finds May 2015

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Image source(s): Aldo, Express, Forever 21, BaubleBar, GoJane, Accessorize, Nordstrom

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Copycat Math - Christian Louboutin Pivichic + Christian Louboutin Pigalle Plato = Siren Jett PVC Striped Platform Pumps

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Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Christian Louboutin, StyleTread

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