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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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I almost get the sensation that I’m looking at a Magic Eye poster when I look at this Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacket. It’s definitely different and very appealing to the eye. I love how Keri Hilson sports it with a pair of black skinnies and a peep-toe boot. Such elegance when it’s worn so simplified. I’m very curious to see how this jacket would look with a pair of jeans as opposed to the all-black ensemble. So, if you want to get the look and not be on the waiting list and spend $1557 on this striking jacket, here are a few more choices!

Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacket

Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacketls
($1.557, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Givenchy

Keri Hilson, Liv Tyler & Courtney Love wearing a black and white Givenchy Ottoman Stitch Stripe Jacket

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White House Black Market Striped Ponte Blazer

Update (01/30/2017): Didn’t really expect to find any more dupes of this striped Givenchy jacket after four years, but White House Black Market onbviously beg to differ.

White House Black Market Striped Ponte Blazer in black and white (Givenchy dupe)

White House Black Market Striped Ponte Blazer
($140, White House Black Market)

Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Striped Blazer

Update (01/30/2017): Also came across this super budget-friendly striped blazer at Old Navy which would be a great designer real deal alternative for under $40.

Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Striped Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy inspired)

Old Navy Single-Button Jersey-Knit Striped Blazer
($39.94, Old Navy)

Wallis Black Stripe Jacket

Update (05/18/2013): Just discovered this striped blazer at Wallis which would be a great alternative to the pricey Givenchy jacket. On sale for $70!

Wallis Black Stripe Jacket in black and white (Givenchy Ottoman look-a-like)

Wallis Black Stripe Jacket
($70, Wallis)

Anthropologie Striped Spinnaker Blazer

Update (07/25/2012): Found another lovely striped blazer option over at Anthropologie for under $100.

Anthropologie Striped Spinnaker Blazer in black and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Anthropologie Striped Spinnaker Blazer
($98, Anthropologie)

Smythe Piped One Button Blazer

Update (02/25/2012): If you’re looking for a high quality alternative, look no further because this striped Smythe blazer is a great Givenchy look-a-like. It does retail for a very hefty $486.50, but it’s still less than 50% of the original’s price.

Smythe Piped One Button Blazer in black and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Smythe Piped One Button Blazercj
($486.50, Shopbop)

Mango Cotton Sailor Blazer

Update (02/25/2012): And here’s another great inspired-by option by MANGO.

Mango Cotton Sailor Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Mango Cotton Sailor Blazer
($79.99, Mango)

Canna Striped Blazer

Update (07/15/2011): Just came across another fabulous and budget-friendly Givenchy alternative by Canna.

Canna Striped Blazer in black and white (Givenchy knockoff)

Canna Striped Blazerls
($99, Nordstrom)

Alice + Olivia “Sage” Striped Blazer

I love this Alice + Olivia “Sage” Striped Blazer! I love the shoulders and the pockets! Very similar to the Givenchy and you won’t be out $1557 either. Priced at $368 this jacket is definitely a steal. But, if it still doesn’t fit your budget we have some more for ya!

Alice + Olivia Sage Striped Peak Lapel Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

Alice + Olivia “Sage” Striped Blazercj
($368, Shopbop)

Aryn K. Stripe Blazer

This Aryn K. blazer has slightly bigger stripes than the Givenchy and the Alice + Olivia, but I’m really enjoying the collar detail around the neckline on this one. And priced at $94, I’d say it’s pretty budget-friendly!

Aryn K. Stripe Blazer in black and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

Aryn K. Stripe Blazer
($94, 6pm)

Tart “Camryn” Jacket

Now this Tart jacket looks the most like the Givenchy with the striping. However, it looks more of “going to the office” than a jacket that you can wear more casually. Nonetheless, if you like the look and you’re really loving the stripes of the Givenchy and want something a little more affordable, I’d go for this one!

Tart "Camryn" Jacket in black and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

Tart “Camryn” Jacket
($69.99, Last Call)

525 America Striped Blazer

OK, so I’m not sure how I feel about this jacket by 525 America. I like the buttons, but I feel like it should’ve been a full-length sleeve rather than a 3/4 sleeve. Especially since you have the button style of a pea-coat! It does look cute with jeans and priced at $95.99, it might suit your taste for the warmer weather that’s soon ahead.

525 America Striped Blazer in navy and white (Givenchy Ottoman knockoff)

525 America Striped Blazer
(95.99, Macy’s)

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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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Oh Balmain, how I love your sharp-tailored blazers! And apparently Kim Kardashian does just the same as she’s been spotted wearing this gorgeous military-inspired double-breasted leather blazer on at least 12 different outings. And if you follow Kim K.’s style, you’ll know how rare it is to see her wear something as bold as this blazer more than once, so she must be really in love with this particular piece. I so wish I could afford me some Balmain real deal goodness, but at $3.710 this isn’t going to happen anytime soon.

Balmain Double-Breasted Leather Blazer in black and gold

Balmain Double-Breasted Leather Blazerls
($3.710, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Matches Fashionls, S|Sense, MyTheresa, Stylebop & Vestiaire Collective.

Kim Kardashian Loves Balmain

Balmain’s no. 1 fangirl, Kim Kardashian, has been spotted wearing Balmain Double-Breasted Leather Blazer at least a dozen times.

Kim Kardashian wearing a black Balmain Double-Breasted Leather Blazer

Missguided Faux Leather Military Blazer

Update (01/25/2017): Just spotted this lovely Balmain faux leather blazer dupe at Missguided which has a cool weathered look to it. Price: $81. Bonus: US students get a generous 30% student discount on their orders at Missguided!

Missguided Faux Leather Military Blazer in black (Balmain dupe)

Missguided Faux Leather Military Blazer
($81, Missguided)

P.S.: Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (EU + International).

Vakko for INC International Concepts Faux-Leather Blazer

While randomly browsing the big ol’ Internet today, I stumbled upon this chic faux leather blazer by INC International Concepts and it stopped me right in my tracks. Everything about it looked so familiar – the design, the colors, the silhouette – and after about five seconds it dawned on me: Balmain on a budget for sure! The original price for this piece used to be $169.50 which I find to be quite heavy for a *faux* leather blazer, but luckily it got marked down to a little over $100 as of now. So if you’re a passionate Balmain lover and are willing to invest a bit to get the coveted designer look, this is a great alternative.

Vakko for INC International Concepts Faux-Leather Blazer in black and gold (Balmain dupe)

Vakko for INC International Concepts Faux-Leather Blazer
($105.99, Macy’s)

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We do see a whole lot of lace-up bodysuits or tops in stores nowadays, but back in 2015 Givenchy were among the first designers to rediscover this super sexy trend in their badass Fall/Winter collection 2015. Shortly after the collection debut, mega socialite Kim Kardashian wore the runway look head-to-toe, going braless in this deep plunging v-neck bodysuit and – if I might add – absolutely killing it while doing so! Sure, the outfit was risqué, revealing and overtly sexual, but Kim had the poise and attitude to pull it off. The lace-up bodysuit then continued to garner further fame and attraction as more celebrities and fashion insiders have been seen wearing this super sexy, bondage-inspired $2.600 Givenchy number. Yes, you read that right: this bodysuit costs $2.600!

Givenchy V-Seamed Lace-Up Bodysuit in black

Givenchy V-Seamed Lace-Up Bodysuitls
($2.600, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Givenchy

Celebs such as Miranda Kerr and Kim Kardashian as well as style blogger Negin Mirsalehi have been spotted wearing a Givenchy V-Seamed Lace-Up Bodysuit.

Miranda Kerr, Kim Kardashian and Negin Mirsalehi wearing a black Givenchy V-Seamed Lace-Up Bodysuit

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Nasty Gal Bad to the Bone Lace-Up Bodysuit

If you want to try the lace-up bodysuit trend without having to go bankrupt, I suggest you take a long good look at this Givenchy inspired number by Nasty Gal. It’s super close to the real deal, but costs a fraction of the designer price: $78 instead of $2.600! This one’s my personal dupe favorite!

Nasty Gal Bad to the Bone Lace-Up Bodysuit in black (Givenchy dupe)

Nasty Gal Bad to the Bone Lace-Up Bodysuitls
($78, Nasty Gal)

Charlotte Russe Ribbed Lattice Lace-Up Bodysuit

Not ready to go that low with the plunging neckline yet? Or you’re simply looking for a cheaper alternative? No problem, Charlotte Russe has got you covered. Their ribbed lattice lace-up bodysuit has all the important key details of the Givenchy real deal without the neckline plunging down to the belly button aaaaaand it’s super budget-friendly, too, because it’s only $21.99! Major steal deal alert!

Charlotte Russe Ribbed Lattice Lace-Up Bodysuit in black (Givenchy inspired)

Charlotte Russe Ribbed Lattice Lace-Up Bodysuit
($21.99, Charlotte Russe)

Bardot “Tavia” Lace-up Bodysuit

Another fab steal deal option is this lace-up bodysuit by Bardot. Like the Nasty Gal version, this one, too, is very similar to the pricey Givenchy bodysuit. It’s currently on sale for $51, but you have to hurry as it’s pretty much sold out everywhere.

Bardot Tavia Lace-up Bodysuit in black (Givenchy dupe)

Bardot “Tavia” Lace-up Bodysuit
($51, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Taylorls, Bloomingdale’s & Revolve.

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