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Valentino‘s shoe line from the “Rockstud” collection is probably the most popular here on this blog. And even though the Rockstud shoes have been going strong in the fashion community for a couple of years, there seems no sign of declining popularity with these pyramid studded, strappy Valentino shoes. We’ve written about quite a few shoe styles from the “Rockstud” family already and today we’re finally featuring the caged t-strap ballet flats. For a flat, this shoe is about as dressy as it gets; the luxe patent leather juxtaposed the shiny studded straps = perfection! But before you fall hopelessly in love, take a deep breath and look at the price tag: $975! And that’s the lower price limit for this type of Rockstud style. Other variations of the caged flat go as far up as $1.095! Now that’s a lot of money.

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats in nude and black patent

Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats
($975, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusicon, Barneysls, Nordstromls, S|SENSE, Intermix, Lane Crawfordls, Saks Fifh Avenuels, Selfridges, MyTheresa & Stylebop.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Valentino

Celebs such as Ashley Tisdale and Alexa Chung as well as personal style bloggers like Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Arielle Nachmani (Something Navy), Rachel Parcell (Pink Peonies) and Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage) have all been spotted wearing Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats.

Ashley Tisdale, Alexa Chung, Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Arielle Nachmani (Something Navy), Rach Parcell (Pink Peonies) and Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage) wearing Valentino Rockstud T-Strap Cage Flats

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Billini “Azalea” Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats

UPDATE (05/22/2015): OMG! Look at these perfect, spot-on Valentino Rockstud dupes by Billini! Aren’t they just gorgeous? So close to the original and not too expensive at $79.95 AUD. Just wish these were widely available.

Billini "Azalea" Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats in black and nude (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Billini “Azalea” Pointy Studded T-Strap Flats
($79.95 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Wanted Shoes.

Diavolina “Delight” Studded T-Strap Flats

Luckily, there are some fantastic and affordable alternatives out there for all of us Valentino-loving fashionistas on a budget. Let’s start with my current favorite Valentino steal find which is the “Delight” by Diavolina, a spot-on Rockstud flat dupe which comes in either black or nude patent. Unfortunately, at $189.95 AUD, it’s a pricey Valentino look-alike and also rather hard to get hold of outside of Australia, but nonetheless, it’s about 80% cheaper than the real deal, so I’d still consider this to be a great steal find if you’re willing to invest in a high-quality Valentino alternative.

Diavolina "Delight" Studded T-Strap Flats in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Diavolina “Delight” Studded T-Strap Flats
($189.95 AUD, StyleTread)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic & Wanted Shoes.

Wild Diva Pippa-35 Pyramid Studded Ankle T-Strap Ballet Flats

If you’re looking for a quick and budget-friendly Valentino look for less fix however, then you’re probably best off with these pretty Rockstud flat dupes by Wild Diva. They’re spot-on with the design, come in various lovely colors and cost under $30! Total steal deal alert here!

Wild Diva Pippa-35 Pyramid Studded Ankle T-Strap Ballet Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Wild Diva Pippa-35 Pyramid Studded Ankle T-Strap Ballet Flatsamazon
($23.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Meritline, CiCi Hot, Charlotte Russe, Sears, Overstock, eBayeBay & ShopAKIRAls.

Betseyville “Epic” Studded Ballet Flats

Another cute Valentino alternative are these studded ballet flats by Betseyville. They’re very similar to the Valentinos, come in either black, blush or leopard print and cost only 34.99!

Betseyville "Epic" Studded Ballet Flats in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Betseyville “Epic” Studded Ballet Flats
($34.99, Target)

Milanoo Studded Pointed Toe Flats

And lastly, may I present you these budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud dupes I found at Milanoo. Same design but a veeery different price tag (only $17.99!). Available in black, warm and cool pink as well as white faux patent leather. Happy shopping!

Milanoo Studded Pointed Toe Flats in black and pink patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Milanoo Studded Pointed Toe Flatsls
($17.99, Milanoo)

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When I first saw the “Bellantomod” Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties by Manolo Blahnik, I couldn’t really believe that these are supposed to be Manolos because the designer usually goes for a more elegant and timeless style direction. This high heel though screamed Tom Ford or Gucci to me. It’s a very sexy and stylish shoe; I love the lacing detail in the open back of this so-called “shootie”. As you can see from the pictures below, Vicky B. is also a fan. And who can blame her? However, not everyone of us has VB’s shopping budget, so we came up with a list of possible Manolo alternatives for you.

Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties in black

Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Bootiesls
($599, Barneys Warehouse)

Victoria Beckham Loves Manolo Blahnik

Victoria Beckham has been spotted numerous times wearing Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties.

Victoria Beckham wearing Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties

Zigi Soho “Marisol” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties

UPDATE (05/21/2015): Found these Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod inspired booties by Zigi Soho today. What do you think? Hot or not?

Zigi Soho "Marisol" Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Zigi Soho “Marisol” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Bootiesamazon
($119.95, Amazon)

bebe “Matison” Lace-Up Mule Heels

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Et voilà, bebe to the rescue! Being a pretty much spot-on dupe of the Manolos, the “Matison” is just as sexy as the real deal and with a price tag of $139, you won’t have to break the bank in order to afford it. But you better be fast because some sizes are beginning to sell out already.

bebe "Matison" Lace-Up Mule Heels in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

bebe “Matison” Lace-Up Mule Heels
($139, bebe)

Chinese Laundry “Jinxy” High Heel Booties

Another budget-friendly alternative and currently on sale, too, are these stylish heels from Chinese Laundry. They’re not a 1:1 dupe or anything, but they’ll still give you the same sexy look. Make sure to check out the insanely gorgeous cobalt blue suede version which is my absolute favorite!

Chinese Laundry "Jinxy" High Heel Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Jinxy” High Heel Bootiesamazon
($64.17, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at DailyLook, Chinese Laundry & 6pmcj.

Tony Bianco “Azura” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties

And, of course, the stylish Australians strike once again! Tony Bianco‘s “Azura” heels will give you the coveted Manolo Blahnik look for less; for $149.95 AUD to be exact. And what can I say? I’m in love.

Tony Bianco "Azura" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Azura” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties
($149.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

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And we’re back to Stella McCartney! My (and a lot of other people’s) favorite Stella style is her iconic “Falabella” faux leather bag which we have featured here on this blog in its numerous variations many times already. And today we’re showing you yet another Falabella – the fringed one! Bohemian laid-back cool mixed with metal chain-trimmed, modern-day edginess equals total bag perfection! Until you look at the price, of course. $1.995. Oh my!

Stella McCartney Falabella Large Suede Fringe Tote in black

Stella McCartney Falabella Large Suede Fringe Tote
($1.995, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls.

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Daryll” Fringe Tote

Luckily, there’s a fantastic Falabella fringed alternative option available right at your fingertips which will give you the coveted Stella McCartney chic without having to spend a fortune on a bag. Enter “Daryll” by Carlos by Carlos Santana: stunningly similar to McCartney’s Falabella, available in either black, camel or white faux leather and currently on sale for a wallet-friendly $75.60! You’re welcome, ladies!

Carlos by Carlos Santana "Daryll" Fringe Tote in black (Stella McCartney Falabella knockoff)

Carlos by Carlos Santana “Daryll” Fringe Toteamazon
($75.60, Amazon)

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

Image source(s): Forward by Elyse Walker, eBags

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Chanel espadrilles, round 3. This time we’re showing you the leather version (see the mesh and canvas version here). The top color combination is my personal favorite! Perfect shoes for summer, don’t you agree? I’ve said it before: despite the hype surrounding these shoes I still really like these cute espadrilles, but there’s no way I would spend so much money on a pair of espadrilles even though I can imagine that the leather version is the most durable of all the three variations. But still, $550? Um, no, thank you.

Chanel Leather Slip-On Espadrille Flats

Chanel Leather Slip-On Espadrille Flats
($550, Vestiaire Collective)

Office “Lucky” Espadrilles With Toe Cap

UPDATE (05/19/2015): Discovered these lovely Chanel inspired espadrilles at Office today. Available in either black or white (genuine) leather.

Office "Lucky" Espadrilles With Toe Cap in white and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Office “Lucky” Espadrilles With Toe Cap
(£40, Office)

Mint and Rose “Portofino” Cap-Toe Leather Espadrilles

UPDATE (07/03/2014): Stumbled upon another fabulous Chanel espadrille dupe today! Aren’t these flats by Mint and Rose absolutely lovely? Also available in other color combinations.

Mint and Rose "Portofino" Cap-Toe Leather Espadrilles in nude and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Mint and Rose “Portofino” Cap-Toe Leather Espadrillesls
($160, Nordstrom)

ALDO “Oleawiel” Espadrille Sandals

Thanks to ALDO you can get the coveted Chanel espadrille look without breaking the bank. Their “Oleawiel” espadrille sandals are a great and affordable alternative to the pricey Chanels. Better get them while you can!

ALDO "Oleawiel" Espadrille Sandals in bone and black (Chanel knockoffs)

ALDO “Oleawiel” Espadrille Sandalscj
($52.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj.

Jeffrey Campbell “Atha” Cap-Toe Espadrilles

If you have a bigger budget, you might want to opt for these espadrilles by Jeffrey Campbell instead which are also a great Chanel espadrille alternative.

Jeffrey Campbell "Atha" Cap-Toe Espadrilles in beige and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Atha” Cap-Toe Espadrillescj
($135, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstromls & REVOLVEClothing.

Image source(s): Google Images, Piperlime, ALDO, Lori’s

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I have a feeling this summer will be the summer of the espadrille. First we had Valentino’s lace espadrilles and Chanel’s iconic cap-toe espadrille flats and Céline have created their own version in form of this pony hair espadrille slipper which also comes in gorgeous leopard print and royal blue (my fave!). I couldn’t find a retail price for these, but I’m sure they’re totally out of my budget.

Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers in black

Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers
(Price Unknown, Céline)

Celebrities Love Céline

Celebs such as Ashley Olsen and Jennifer Garner and style blogger Bryan Boy have all been spotted wearing Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers.

Ashley Olsen, Bryan Boy and Jennifer Garner wearing black Céline Pony Hair Espadrille Slippers

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Office “Leah” Slipper Cut Espadrilles

UPDATE (05/19/2015): Found these spot-on Céline espadrille dupes at Office today. Also available in animal print.

Office "Leah" Slipper Cut Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Office “Leah” Slipper Cut Espadrilles
(£45, Office)

Forever 21 Topstitched Ponyhair Espadrilles

UPDATE (10/24/2014): Discovered yet another Céline ponyhair espadrille dupe at Forever 21 today. Only $34.90!

Forever 21 Topstitched Ponyhair Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Forever 21 Topstitched Ponyhair Espadrillesls
($34.90, Forever 21)

ALDO “Fesien” Slip-On Espadrilles

UPDATE (08/19/2014): There’s also a fabulous Céline slip-on espadrille alternative available in either black, leopard print or gold for $90 at ALDO.

ALDO "Fesien" Slip-On Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

ALDO “Fesien” Slip-On Espadrillesls
($90, ALDO)

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

Jessica Buurman “HELANA” Slip-On Espadrille Shoes

UPDATE (08/19/2014): Stumbled upon these Céline espadrille dupes at Jessica Buurman. Available in black leather or calf hair. Don’t forget to sign up to their newsletter to get a 10% off coupon!

Jessica Buurman "HELANA" Slip-On Espadrille Shoes in black (Céline knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “HELANA” Slip-On Espadrille Shoes
($169, Jessica Buurman)

Tony Bianco “Chika” Pony Hair Slip-On Espadrille Flatforms

UPDATE (08/05/2014): Here’s one more Céline designer espadrille alternative to add to the list. Found at Tony Bianco.

Tony Bianco "Chika" Pony Hair Slip-On Espadrille Flatforms in black (Céline knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Chika” Pony Hair Slip-On Espadrille Flatforms
($50.01 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Tony Bianco & StyleTread.

Steven by Steve Madden “LANII” Calf Hair Espadrilles

But imagine my happiness when I first spied this calf hair espadrille from Steven by Steve Madden. A pretty perfect Céline dupe if I may say so. And at $59.69/pair (sale price!), I might even be tempted to buy them in two colors. Available in black, blue, pink, grey, leopard and zebra.

Steven by Steve Madden "LANII" Calf Hair Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Steven by Steve Madden “LANII” Calf Hair Espadrillesamazon
($59.69, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Jildor, Shopbopcj, Onlineshoes.comls, Lord & Taylor, Shoes.comls & Steve Maddenls.

Manebi “Dakota” Calf Hair Espadrilles

Another great and stylish alternative, although slightly more expensive at $130, are these espadrille flats by Manebi which are also an almost identical Céline dupe. Available in black, leopard and blue calf hair. Love these!

Manebi "Dakota" Calf Hair Espadrilles in black (Céline knockoffs)

Manebi “Dakota” Calf Hair Espadrillesls
($130, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porter (International)ls, Les Nouvellespjx & farfetchls.

Selected Femme “Agnes” Leather Espandrillos

We also discovered a great Céline dupe for all of you European Céline lovers. These espadrilles by Selected Femme are virtually identical to the Céline designer version but cost a mere £34.95 (sale price!).

Selected Femme "Agnes" Leather Espandrillos in black fur (Céline knockoffs)

Selected Femme “Agnes” Leather Espandrillos
(£34.95, Nelly)

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