I’ve always liked Michael Kors watches and have been wanting one for years, but they became so overly popular in the last two years that I didn’t really feel like being one of the many trend sheep following this hype. However, Kors has recently created a fabulous new charity capsule collection called “Watch Hunger Stop” where every sold watch equals 100 meals delivered to children in need. Apart from being absolutely in love with the gold-turquoise color combo and the world map face, I love the idea that by gifting this watch (e.g. for the upcoming christmas), you are also doing good to the world. Perfect gift idea, don’t you agree?

Michael Kors has joined forces with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to fight global hunger. For every sale of the 100 Series watch, WFP will deliver 100 meals to children in need. The support so far has been overwhelming. Thanks to you, we have already delivered over 1 million meals around the world.

Michael Kors MK5815 Watch Hunger Stop Mid-Size 100 Series Watch in gold and turquoise

Michael Kors MK5815 Watch Hunger Stop Mid-Size 100 Series Watchls
($295, Michael Kors)

Image source(s): Michael Kors

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I’ve always loved the classic watch designs of Michael Kors and heavy chain link bracelets have been my weak spot lately. So imagine my delight when I discovered this gold MK watch with a chain-link bracelet. Such a pretty accessory and not too painfully expensive at $225!

Michael Kors Runway Twist Chain-Link Watch in gold

Michael Kors Chain-Link Watchls
($225, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopcj, Macy’sls & Saksls.

Arden B. Rhinestone Link Watch

UPDATE (12/05/2013):

Arden B. Rhinestone Link Watch in gold and rosegold (Michael Kors knockoff)

Arden B. Rhinestone Link Watchls
($44, Arden B.)

GoJane Chain-ge Your Boyfriend Watch

UPDATE (11/15/2013): Stumbled upon these chain watches at GoJane which instantly reminded me of the Michael Kors watch above!

GoJane Chain-ge Your Boyfriend Watch in gold and silver (Michael Kors knockoff)

GoJane Chain-ge Your Boyfriend Watchcj
($43.20, GoJane)

EXPRESS Multi-Function Chain Link Bracelet Watch

If you have to stay within a budget that doesn’t allow for a MK splurge, check out these watch alternatives by EXPRESS which will give you the desired Michael Kors look for half the price! And if you use the promo code posted above, you can at least save another $30. Yay! Also available in rose goldcj.

EXPRESS Multi-Function Chain Link Bracelet Watch in gold and rosegold (Michael Kors Runway Twist knockoff)

EXPRESS Multi-Function Chain Link Bracelet Watchcj
($148, EXPRESS)

Image source(s): Michael Kors, EXPRESS

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on November 13, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

I haven’t written about Barbara Bui shoes for a long time, but these shiny black python print platform high heels definitely deserve a mention. At first they looked Alexander Wang-ish to me due to their sexy yet sporty vibe which is a signature style of Wang. I was quite surprised to learn that these are actually one of Bui’s creations. What didn’t surprise me though? The steep price tag of $1.375! Because Barbara Bui + that kind of “Made in Italy“-craftmanship comes at a price.

Barbara Bui Python Biker Heels in black

Barbara Bui Python Biker Heelscj
($1.375, S|SENSE)

Kristen Stewart Loves Barbara Bui

Actress Kristen Stewart has been spotted wearing Barbara Bui Python Biker Heels with an all-black ensemble back in November 2012.

Kristen Stewart wearing black Barbara Bui Python Biker Heels

Shoe Republic “Movado” Stiletto Platform Heels

UPDATE (11/13/2013): Just discovered these designer-inspired platform sandals by Shoe Republic. Also available in pink and camel.

Shoe Republic "Movado" Stiletto Platform Heels in black (Barbara Bui knockoffs)

Shoe Republic “Movado” Stiletto Platform Heelspjx
($42.20, UrbanOG)

P.S.: Also available at LuLu*s.

Qupid Pinch-05 Ankle Cuff Stiletto Platform Heels

UPDATE (10/05/2013): Just stumbled upon these Barbara Bui inspired platform heels by Qupid. Available in black, yellow and white faux leather.

Qupid Pinch-05 Ankle Cuff Stiletto Platform Heels in black (Barbara Bui knockoffs)

Qupid Pinch-05 Ankle Cuff Stiletto Platform Heelspjx
($33.90, UrbanOG)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, GoJanecj & ZooShoopjx.

Privileged “Drama” Extreme Platform Heels

UPDATE (07/13/2013): Here’s another Barbara Bui inspired heel by Privileged. Available in black or white faux leather.

Privileged "Drama" Extreme Platform Heels in black (Barbara Bui knockoffs)

Privileged “Drama” Extreme Platform Heelscj
($89.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at UrbanOGpjx, Amazonamazon & Karmaloopls.

Jennifer Chou “Carmelo” Mega Platform Heels

UPDATE (07/13/2013): Also discovered this mega platform heels by Jennifer Chou which are also quite inspired by Barbara Bui. Also available in neon yellow, pink, hologram silver and petrol patent.

Jennifer Chou "Carmelo" Mega Platform Heels in black (Barbara Bui knockoffs)

Jennifer Chou “Carmelo” Mega Platform Heelspjx
($134.95, Solestruck)

Steve Madden “DUBSTEP” Platform Sandals

UPDATE (05/22/2013): Just stumbled upon another Barbara Bui inspired platform by Steve Madden. Available in black, yellow and silver. Use promo code “SMNOV1” to get 15% off orders of $100+ or “SMNOV8” for 20% off orders of $150+ at Steve Madden including free shipping! Offer valid through 11/30/2013. Some exclusions apply.

Steve Madden "DUBSTEP" Platform Sandals in black (Barbara Bui look-a-likes)

Steve Madden “DUBSTEP” Platform Sandalsls
($129.95, Steve Madden)

MIA Limited Edition “Rocco” Platform Sandals

Most of us won’t be able to afford the Barbara Bui heels, but with a little saving we might get the second best thing to the real deal which are these fabulous Bui look-a-likes by MIA Limited Edition. They’re not exactly what I’d consider a steal at $229 and I really wish they’d kept the pale pink insole, but the overall look is so staggeringly similar that I really don’t care too much. And since white heels are going to be huge this year, these are also available in white.

MIA Limited Edition "Rocco" Platform Sandals in black (Barbara Bui look-a-likes)

MIA Limited Edition “Rocco” Platform Sandalscj
($229.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, NORDSTROMls & Zapposcj.

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Chloé has created quite a few “It“-bags in the last 10 years, but it’s been rather quiet on their bag front lately. Well, that’s not entirely sure because there’s one bag that is currently making the rounds and getting a lot of hype and exposure – the “Alice” tote, a large two-tone bag that has the shape of a classic doctor’s bag. I’m usually not a big fan of colorblocking on bags, but this one I find very pretty. I really like its classic elegance and clean lines and the gold hardware gives this bag that extra oomph. But this beauty comes at a price. At $2.295, to be exact.

Chloé Alice Large Leather Tote in black and white

Chloé Alice Large Leather Totels
($2.295, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, NET-A-PORTERls, NORDSTROMls, Barneysls, Forward by Elyse Walkercj, LUISAVIAROMAcj, Farfetchls, Saksls & Harrodsls.

Celebrities Love Chloé

Celebs such as Jessica Alba, Diane Kruger, Maria Sharapova, Olivia Palermo, Naomi Watts and Emma Stone have been spotted carrying the Chloé Alice Tote.

Jessica Alba, Diane Kruger, Maria Sharapova and Olivia Palermo carrying a Chloé Alice Large Leather Tote

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Jessica Buurman “LETAN” Button And Metal Bag

UPDATE (11/13/2013): Here’s yet another fab Chloé Alice dupe I found. What do you think about this two-tone bag by Jessica Buurman? Also available in black/black, black/red, black/blue and black/beige.

Jessica Buurman "LETAN" Button And Metal Bag in black and white (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “LETAN” Button And Metal Bag
($95, Jessica Buurman)

Bridge Road Colorblock Pocket Tech Satchel

UPDATE (10/05/2013): Discovered yet another Chloé Alice inspired bag. Check out this colorblock satchel by Bridge Road for under $40!

Bridge Road Colorblock Pocket Tech Satchel in black and white (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Bridge Road Colorblock Pocket Tech Satchells
($37.80, Kohl’s)

Mondani “Hayden” Two-Tone Satchel

UPDATE (09/16/2013): Came across this two-tone satchel by Mondani which looks a lot like Chloé’s Alice bag. Available in other color combinations such as black/black, black/brown and black/olive.

Mondani "Hayden" Two-Tone Satchel in beige and black (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Mondani “Hayden” Two-Tone Satchells
($42, Kohl’s)

Charles Jourdan “Bobbie” Colorblock Satchel Bag

UPDATE (07/10/2013): Found another amazing Chloé Alice look-a-like in this colorblock satchel bag by Charles Jourdan. So lovely, isn’t it?

Charles Jourdan "Bobbie" Colorblock Satchel Bag in beige and black (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Charles Jourdan “Bobbie” Colorblock Satchel Bagcj
($209.95, DSW)

Street Level “Sidney” Colorblock Satchel Bag

UPDATE (06/29/2013): Just stumbled upon this good-looking Chloé Alice doppelgänger satchel by Street Level. Also available in mint/black and yellow/black faux leather.

Street Level "Sidney" Colorblock Satchel Bag in off-white and black (Chloé Alice knockoff)

Street Level “Sidney” Colorblock Satchel Bag
($46.71, Handbag Heaven)

Urban Expressions “Varsity” Handbag

UPDATE (04/03/2013): Here’s another colorblocked bag inspired by Chloé’s Alice Tote. This Urban Expressions bag is also available in a lovely taupe/mint two-tone version.

Urban Expressions "Varsity" Handbag in grey and black (Chloé Alice look-a-like)

Urban Expressions “Deborah” Varsity Handbagamazon
($56.90, Amazon)

BagInc “Audrey” Satchel Leather Bag

HOT DEAL: Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your order!

If you can’t afford to splurge on the Chloé original, check out this virtually identical Alice look-a-like by BagInc. It’s spot-on, isn’t it? I just wish the white panels would be more of an eggshell color like on Chloé’s Alice, but at $129 (for a genuine leather bag) I’m not one to complain. Also, don’t forget to use our exclusive reader discount code to save 10% on your order and have a look at the other colorblock versions as well (e.g. black/burgundy, black/blue, black/pink and black/black). Such a pretty bag!

BagInc "Audrey" Satchel Leather Bag in black and white (Chloé Alice look-a-like)

BagInc “Audrey” Satchel Leather Bag
($129, BagInc)

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So you might’ve already heard that “leather is the new denim” this fall. Which is true, but leather is on trend pretty much every fall season. We’re used to seeing leather jackets, leather shoes and leather pants by now, but what about leather dresses? Is it possible to pull off a full-on leather frock without looking some fetish S&M freak? Well, I think it can be done. With this leather dress by Marc by Marc Jacobs for example. It doesn’t show too much skin with its high neck and the 3/4 sleeves yet is short enough to still look sexy, cool and edgy.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Lena Leather Dress in black

Marc by Marc Jacobs Lena Leather Dresscj
($1.298, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at REVOLVEClothingcj, Saksls, MyTheresacj & Stylebopls.

Jennifer Lopez Faux-Leather Ponte Sheath Dress

If you’re on the fence regarding the wearability of leather dresses and/or don’t want to spend a fortune on such a special item of clothing, check out this faux-leather frock by Jennifer Lopez which is a great alternative to the Marc by Marc Jacobs dress. The sleeves on this one are slightly longer and the faux-leather fabric looks a little dull compared to the real leather MJ dress, but otherwise the design is almost identical. Plus, this dress will cost you only $42 (sale price)!

Jennifer Lopez Faux-Leather Ponte Sheath Dress in black (Marc by Marc Jacobs Lena knockoff)

Jennifer Lopez Faux-Leather Ponte Sheath Dressls
($42, Kohl’s)

Image source(s): Shopbop, Kohl’s

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