When I first laid my eyes on Tibi‘s crystal-embellished “Britt” wedge mules, I was instantly obsessed! And that’s coming from someone who really isn’t a fan of mules. But this one was different! And while the Tibis aren’t terribly expensive at $495, they are however pretty much sold out everywhere and hence hard to get ahold of. So when I spotted these non-embellished Zara mules below, I thought maybe this could be a DIY project? I’m not much of a DIYer, but the idea sounds doable. What do you think? Are these shoes worth the effort?

DIY Idea - Tibi Britt Crystal Mule Wedges

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Image source(s): Tibi, Zara, Amazon, Google Images

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 15, 2014. Scroll down to see the new adds.

After running this blog for more than 6 months, I don’t get as excited as I used to when spotting a new knockoff. Today, however, was one of these rare days. A few months back when it was announced that Chloë Sevigny would design a second collection for Opening Ceremony (Fall/Winter 2009), I spotted a pair of to-die-for black buckle boots on Chloë’s feet and I instantly fell in love.

Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Autumn/Winter 2009 Buckle Boots in black leather

Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Wedge Bootiescj
($625, Shopbop)

It was one of these shoe obsessions where I was even willing to take the plunge and go for the real deal, but my enthusiasm came to an abrupt end when I learned that a) the buckle boots wouldn’t be available until late August/September and b) were priced at $625 which is twice the price I expected/hoped them to be.

Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Fall 2009 Buckle Boots in black leather

Penny Loves Kenny “Clay” Gladiator Sandals

UPDATE (05/15/2014): Almost four years after the last find, I happened to come across this strappy wedge by Penny Loves Kenny which instantly reminded me of the Opening Ceremony booties above.

Penny Loves Kenny "Clay" Gladiator Sandals in black (Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

Penny Loves Kenny “Clay” Gladiator Sandalscj
($92.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, 6pmcj & DSW.

Wild Diva Madison-93 Strappy Gladiator Wedges

UPDATE (05/15/2014): Also found these strappy wedges by Wild Diva which come in either black, white or beige faux leather.

Wild Diva Madison-93 Strappy Gladiator Wedges in black (Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

Wild Diva Madison-93 Strappy Gladiator Wedgesamazon
($25.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon #2amazon & UrbanOGpjx.

Dollhouse “Alley” Ankle Boots

UPDATE (06/03/2010): Excitement! I just stumbled upon these super fabulous & very reasonably priced O.C. knockoffs by Dollhouse. L.O.V.E.

Dollhouse "Alley" Ankle Boots in black (Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

Dollhouse “Alley” Ankle Bootsamazon
($56.95, Amazon)

Steve Madden “REANA” Wedges

UPDATE (04/21/2010): Steve Madden is a little late with his designer inspired “REANA” wedges, but I quite like his take on the O.C. wedge booties.

Steve Madden "REANA" Wedges

Steve Madden “REANA” Wedgesls
($129.95, Steve Madden)

Jeffrey Campbell “Genius” Buckle Wedges

UPDATE (02/12/2010): Jeffrey Campbell just can’t get over Chloë’s wedges for O.C. Here’s his newest interpretation called “Genius” – Pretty darn close to the originals, don’t you think? Available in grey or khaki.

Jeffrey Campbell "Genius" Buckle Wedges in grey canvas (Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Genius” Buckle Wedgespjx
($169.95, Solestruck)

ALDO “Daskal” Wedge Ankle Boots

UPDATE (02/04/2010): Found these ALDO wedges today which instantly reminded me of the Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Buckle Boots.

Aldo "DASKAL" Wedge Ankle Boots in black (Chloe Sevigny Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

ALDO “Daskal” Wedge Ankle Bootsls
($79.98, ALDO)

Michael Antonio “Karina” Open Toe Pumps

UPDATE (12/17/2009): Michael Antonio has come up with a heeled version of Chloë Sevigny’s buckled wedge booties. Available in black, brown and red.

Michael Antonio "Karina" Open-toe Pumps in black (Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

Michael Antonio “Karina” Open Toe Pumpsamazon
($84.95, Amazon)

bebe “Karen” Multi-Strap Wedges

UPDATE (10/22/2009): Just stumbled upon yet another budget-friendly alternative. These wedges by bebe might not be an identical match, but I think they still come pretty close.

bebe "Karen" Multi-Strap Wedges in black (Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

bebe “Karen” Multi-Strap Wedgespjx
($159, bebe)

Jeffrey Campbell “Belgium” Buckled Wedge Booties

UPDATE (10/22/2009): Here’s JC’s second take on the buckled wedge as seen above which I kind of prefer to the first one.

Jeffrey Campbell "Belgium" Buckled Wedge Booties in black (Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Belgium” Buckled Wedge Booties
($155, LuLu*s)

Jeffrey Campbell “Potion” Ankle Boots

I tried to find reasonably priced knockoffs for weeks, but never found anything noteworthy. Until today when I accidentally stumbled upon these buckled boots by Jeffrey Campbell. Just look at them, they look almost the same except the original O.C. boots have those additional buckle caps which is a minor bummer, but otherwise they are identical and cost only 1/6 of the originals’ price. Big YAY!

Jeffrey Campbell Potion Ankle Boots in black leather (Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony Buckle Boots knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Potion” Ankle Bootspjx
($119.95, Solestruck)

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Budget Finds

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Image source(s): Charlotte Russe, GoJane, Target, Forever 21, Max and Chloe, DSW

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Soooooo, Chanel espadrilles, anyone? Let me tell you: last year they were EVERYWHERE! I feel like I’ve seen them on pretty much every famous style blogger’s feet. Chanel released a couple different variations, one of which are these black cap-toe mesh espadrille flats. I must admit I have grown quite fondly of this particular version, but I don’t see myself spending $450 on a pair of espadrille shoes anytime soon.

Chanel Mesh Espadrille Cap-Toe Flats in black

Chanel Mesh Espadrille Flats
($450, N/A)

Celebrities Love Chanel

Celebs such as Brooklyn Decker and style bloggers like Julie from Sincerely Jules and Kate from Twomorrow have been spotted wearing Chanel Mesh Espadrille Flats.

Brooklyn Decker, Julie (Sincerely Jules) and Kate (Twomorrow) wearing black Chanel Mesh Espadrille Flats

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Ssongbyssong Two-Tone Mesh Espadrilles

UPDATE (05/14/2014): Found these Chanel dupes at this eBay seller Ssongbyssong. Available for $52 in either black/white or white/black. How do you like these?

Ssongbyssong Two-Tone Mesh Espadrilles in black and white (Chanel knockoffs)

Ssongbyssong Two-Tone Mesh EspadrilleseBay
($52, eBay)

Circus by Sam Edelman “Lena” Mesh Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats

And why should I when there are virtually perfect look-a-likes available for a steal price such as $40 which is less than 1/10 the price of the Chanels. If you’re not obsessed with designer logos and don’t care much for the CC emblem on the vamp, these Circus by Sam Edelman mesh espadrilles are the way to go! Available for $40 in either black, white, coral and silver mesh fabric.

Circus by Sam Edelman "Lena" Mesh Cap-Toe Espadrille Flats in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Circus by Sam Edelman “Lena” Mesh Cap-Toe Espadrille Flatscj
($49.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at DailyLookcj, Amazonamazon, 6pmcj, REVOLVEClothingcj, Urban Outfitterscj, Dillard’sls & Macy’sls.

Schutz “Fossa” Mesh Espadrilles

If you’re looking for a high quality dupe instead, these espadrille flats by Schutz are just as nice looking and have real leather trimming but in return also retail for a much higher $130. Available in black and white.

Schutz "Fossa" Mesh Espadrilles in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Schutz “Fossa” Mesh Espadrillescj
($130, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at REVOLVEClothingcj, Free Peoplecj & Bloomingdale’sls.

Steve Madden “DESTINEY” Mesh Espadrille Flats

I also came across this lovely and budget-friendly faux suede Chanel inspired mesh espadrille by Steve Madden. Available in black and blue mesh fabric.

Steve Madden "DESTINEY" Mesh Espadrille Flats in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DESTINEY” Mesh Espadrille Flatsamazon
($59.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pmcj, Steve Maddenls, Dillard’sls, House of Fraser & Dunels.

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It’s only March, but I already have started looking for new summer shoes. These nude-colored slingback espadrille wedges by Balenciaga would be a perfect candidate! They look so deliciously summery, don’t they?! I love the leg-lenghtening beige color, the open-toe that can be utilized to show off a fresh pedicure (see celeb picture below) and the wedge which makes wearing 5″ heels more bearable. If only these weren’t $695!

Balenciaga Glove Espadrille Wedge Sandals in beige

Balenciaga Glove Espadrille Wedge Sandalscj
($695, Bluefly)

Celebrities Loves Balenciaga

Celebs such as Hilary Duff, LeAnn Rimes, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey all have been spotted wearing the Balenciaga Glove Espadrille Wedge Sandals.

Hilary Duff and LeAnn Rimes wearing nude Balenciaga Glove Espadrille Wedge Sandals

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Steve Madden “DRAPEY” Slingback Wedge Sandals

UPDATE (05/14/2014): Found another Balenciaga-inspired wedge by Steve Madden.

Steve Madden "DRAPEY" Slingback Wedge Sandals in black (Balenciaga Glove knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DRAPEY” Slingback Wedge Sandalscj
($129.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls, ShoeMallls, ShopAKIRAls & Dillard’sls.

Steven by Steve Madden “JOYRIDE” Slingback Espadrille Wedges

If your wallet can’t handle the price tag of the original Balenciagas, you might find a liking in these Steven by Steve Madden espadrille wedges which are an almost perfect dupe of the Balenciaga shoes. The heel on these is one inch shorter, but that’s probably a good thing since walking around a full day in 5″ heels can be quite the painful affair, even if it’s a wedge heel. $129.95 and you can call them yours! Also available in black leather.

Steven by Steve Madden "JOYRIDE" Slingback Espadrille Wedges in beige

Steven by Steve Madden “JOYRIDE” Slingback Espadrille Wedgesls
($129.95, Steve Madden)

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