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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 24, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

There’s something about a bedazzled high heel that always gets my attention. Which is probably the desired reaction with sparkling, crystal-adorned footwear. A beautiful paramount example would have to be this beautiful crystal-encrusted ankle strap sandal by Casadei. Imagine how amazing these sparklers would look with your favorite little black dress! Total eye-catchers! Most certainly quite pricey, too.

Casadei Crystal Encrusted Ankle Strap Sandals in blush pink

Casadei Crystal Encrusted Ankle Strap Sandalsls
(Price Unknown, N/A)

Sarah Jessica Parker Loves Casadei

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing blush pink Casadei Crystal Encrusted Ankle Strap Sandals

Chinese Laundry “Jovial” Ankle Strap Sandals

UPDATE (03/24/2013): Found another Casadei look-a-like by Chinese Laundry which comes in black and costs half the price of the “Classy Bidniz” version.

Chinese Laundry "Jovial" Ankle Strap Sandals in black (Casadei look-a-likes)

Chinese Laundry “Jovial” Ankle Strap Sandalsamazon
($49.94, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMallls, LuLu*s, Heels.comcj & Very.co.uk.

Jessica Simpson “Indya” Ankle Strap Sandals

UPDATE (01/31/2013): And here’s another great and super affordable Casadei alternative by Jessica Simpson.

Jessica Simpson "Indya" Ankle Strap Sandals in blush (Casadei knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Indya” Ankle Strap Sandals
($69.95, DSW)

ALDO “Resita” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (01/31/2013): I also found another great Casadei look-a-like by ALDO. Also available in black.

ALDO "Resita" Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals in beige suede (Casadei knockoffs)

ALDO “Resita” Ankle Strap High Heel Sandalsls
($110, ALDO)

Chinese Laundry “Classy Bidniz” Rhinestone High Heels Sandals

If you want to sparkle on a budget, then Chinese Laundry has got your back. Their “Classy Bidniz” high heels are an almost identical copy of the Casadei originals in a beautiful silvery hue. Plus, you can currently save 25% on these with the promo code provided above which will bring down the price from $160 to a reasonable $120. Now that’s a pretty neat deal, right?

Chinese Laundry "Classy Bidniz" Rhinestone High Heels Sandals in silver (Casadei knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Classy Bidniz” Rhinestone High Heels Sandalscj
($160, Chinese Laundry)

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These Floral Printed Satin Peep-toe Ankle Strap Pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti have been one of my absolute favorites from his S/S 2012 collection. I loved the sleek silhouette, the dark floral print and the luxe looking satin upper. If these would ever have gone in a 50% off sale I’d totally have bought them. Too bad I didn’t have this kind of luck as people were willing to pay full-price for these beautiful high heels and I can’t really blame them!

Giuseppe Zanotti Floral Printed Satin Peep-toe Ankle Strap Pumps in black and yellow

Giuseppe Zanotti Floral Printed Satin Peep-toe Ankle Strap Pumps
($399.95, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at Farfetchls.

Jada Pinkett Smith Loves Giuseppe Zanotti

Jada Pinkett Smith in Giuseppe Zanotti Floral Printed Satin Peep-toe Ankle Strap Pumps

Heart Soul “Tito” Peep-Toe Platform High Heels

When I first spotted these floral print platforms by Heart Soul they instantly reminded me of the Zanottis above. Yes, the color palettes on these here are completely different (more fitting for spring), but the shape and overall look is obviously inspired by Signore Giuseppe Zanotti. For only $39.94, I’d take home both the turquoise and the lavender version!

Heart Soul "Tito" Peep-Toe Platform High Heels (Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-likes)

Heart Soul “Tito” Peep-Toe Platform High Heels
($39.94, DSW)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 21, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Isabel Marant sure knows how to keep things fresh collection after collection. Her footwear seems to be a paramount example for her creative mind: one season she manages to create a massive hype around a simple suede ankle boot (code word: “Dicker“), then re-shaped the footwear scene with the now everywhere sporty wedge sneakers (code word: “Bekket“). This fall Marant came up with a hodgepodge of “cowgirl meets rocker glam” hybrid shoes. The “Milwaukee” boot is a beautifully cratfed studded suede and leather Western ankle boot and probably my favorite style of Marant’s F/W 2012 footwear collection. It’s the perfect fall/winter everyday boot with enough personality to be the center of attention in an outfit.

Isabel Marant Milwaukee Studded Suede and Leather Ankle Boots in black

Isabel Marant Milwaukee Studded Suede and Leather Ankle Bootsls
($1.788, Matches Fashion)

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Isabel Marant

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Nicky Hilton and Chriselle Lim (Style Blogger at The Chriselle Factor) wearing Isabel Marant Milwaukee Studded Suede and Leather Ankle Boots

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Buffalo “Dori” Western Style Ankle Boots

UPDATE (03/21/2013): Found these Marant-like booties by Buffalo London at ShoeDazzle today. They’re made of genuine leather and come in 4 colors: black, burgundy, camel and teal. These look like a hybrid of Marant’s Milwaukee and Blackson boots.

Buffalo "Dori" Western Style Ankle Boots in black (Isabel Marant Milwaukee Blackson look-a-likes)

Buffalo “Dori” Western Style Ankle Boots
($15, ShoeDazzle)

P.S.: Also available at Buffalozx.

Nine West “Buster” Studded Booties

I have previously wrote about Nine West‘s “Buster” booties which are part of NW’s Vintage America Collectioncj. Back then I felt familiar with the design of the boot, but couldn’t quite put my finger on the inspiration behind it. Well, puzzle resolved I’d say! I like that these have key elements of the Marant Milwaukee bootie without being a direct copy. The only downside though? The $399 price tag. Ouch!

Nine West "Buster" Suede Studded Booties in black (Isabel Marant Milwaukee knockoffs)

Nine West “Buster” Studded Bootiescj
($399, Nine West)

ALDO “Jodetha” Studded Western Booties

If you don’t have a $400 shoe shopping budget or are on the lookout for a bootie that has the Milwaukee look without being an obvious rip-off, then you might find a liking in these studded western booties by ALDO. Price: $55.99 (sale price!) and available in black or cognac suede.

ALDO "Jodetha" Studded Western Booties in black (Isabel Marant Milwaukee knockoffs)

ALDO “Jodetha” Studded Western Bootiesls
($55.99, ALDO)

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

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 19, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

To brighten up your day – both literally and metaphorically – simply turn to these Lady Peep Spikes Platform Pumps by Christian Louboutin for an instant (mood) lift. They are bold, edgy and elegant in their own right. These stunning red heels master the popular spiked detailing all the while maintaining Louboutin’s signature shape. They are so captivating that staring becomes the most appropriate form of admiration. But besides that, these pumps – with their bold detailing and all – manage to be very wearable. The budget of $1.395 is not necessarily the price one has to pay for these beauties as we have several affordable look-a-likes below!

Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes Peep-toe Platform Pumps in red patent

Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes Peep-toe Platform Pumpsls
($1.395, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at NET-A-PORTERls, Barneysls & MyTheresals.

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Kelly Rowland, Anne Hathway, Kate Beckinsale, Rosamund Pike, Leighton Meester and LeToya Luckett wearing Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes Peep-toe Platform Pumps

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Luichiny “Back At Ya” Spiked Platform Pumps

UPDATE (03/19/2013): Just came across these lovely Louboutin inspired spiked heels by Luichiny. Available in red, black and white.

Luichiny "Back At Ya" Spiked Platform Pumps in red black patent (Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes look-a-likes)

Luichiny “Back At Ya” Spiked Platform Pumpscj
($79.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & ShoeMallls.

Schuh “Fox” Stud High Heels

UPDATE (02/13/2013): Here’s another great Louboutin alternative for you. These high heels by Schuh are available for £19.99 (sale price!) in black, nude and camouflage green.

Schuh "Fox" Stud High Heel Platform Pumps in black and nude patent (Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes knockoffs)

Schuh “Fox” Stud High Heelsls
(£19.99/€25.99, Schuh)

ALDO “Petrona” Spiked Peep-toe Pumps

These “Petrona” Spiked Peep-toe Pumps are one-for-one in comparison with the Louboutins above. They appear to be so strikingly similar that it is hard to believe that these ALDO pumps are priced at a mere $100 as opposed to the exuberant designer price. The detailing is quite similar and questions whether it is even worth splurging $1000+ on designer footwear, when one can purchase something so similar with a budget-conscious outlook. In addition to this bold red color, these pumps are also available in black for a superlative edgy vibe.

ALDO "Petrona" Spiked Peep-toe Pumps in red patent (Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes knockoffs)

ALDO “Petrona” Spiked Peep-toe Pumpsls
($100, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at House of Fraser.

Steve Madden “ANDIIE” Spiked Platform Pumps

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “SMAUG1” to get 15% off orders of $80 or more at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 08/31/2013. Some exclusions apply.

Not only are these Steve Madden “ANDIIE” Spiked Platform Pumps an amazing Louboutin look-a-like, they are also extremely budget-friendly, currently on sale for $47.99! I really like both the nude and black patent as they are very eye-capturing, but are more toned down which makes them easier to wear for various events and occasions. The heel is also one my favorite aspects about this shoe as it is sky-high which elongates the legs and overall gives a very flattering appearance. Although these spiked platforms are generally very fun, they also have a note of modern elegance. For example, Kate Beckinsale looks so polished and elegant.

Steve Madden "ANDIIE" Spiked Platform Pumps in black and nude patent (Christian Louboutin Lady Peep Spikes knockoffs)

Steve Madden “ANDIIE” Spiked Platform Pumpsls
($47.99, Steve Madden)

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I think I gushed quite a few times about Wendy from Wendy’s Lookbook already. Her style blog is one of my absolute favorites and I just love how she always comes up with creative new ways to pair things together and still manages too look classy and elegant. But while Wendy can afford a wardrobe full of lustworthy designer items, most of us can’t, so I decided to recreate one of her lovely outfits on a more budget-friendly level. Do you like this style blogger look 4 less? Let me know in the comments.

Wendy’s Striped Trench Look 4 Less

Style Blogger Look 4 Less - Sherlock :: Striped Trench & Rouge Details @ Wendy's Lookbook

Outfit Picture via Wendy’s Lookbook

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Image source(s): Wendy’s Lookbook, ASOS, YOOX, BagInc, NORDSTROM, Shopbop

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