Update: This post has been updated on May 7, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Over the years I have fallen in love with so many Louboutins that I always thought: “Well, now he has outdone himself! I couldn’t love a shoe more!” – But then this shoe came along. The “Impera” – a truly imperial lasercut lace-up stiletto pump. So how divine could a shoe be? And even though it’s usually very hard for me to love a white heel, this one I absolutely ADORE! In both white and black leather. Just look how gorgeous these shoes look on the celebs! I’m especially in love with how Alessandra Ambrosio has worn her Loubies. Too bad they are a) sold out and b) totally out of my budget.

Christian Louboutin Impera Lace-Up Lasercut Stiletto Pumps in white and black

Christian Louboutin Impera Lace-Up Lasercut Stiletto Pumpsls
($1.295, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Net-A-Porterls & Barneysls.

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Celebs such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Nina Dobrev and Rihanna have all been spotted wearing Christian Louboutin Impera Lace-Up Lasercut Stiletto Pumps.

Alessandra Ambrosio, Nina Dobrev and Rihanna wearing Christian Louboutin Impera Lace-Up Lasercut Stiletto Pumps

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River Island Laser Cut Lace-Up Heels

Update (05/07/2016): Discovered another great CL Impera look-alike at River Island. Available in either black or white faux leather for $110.

River Island Laser Cut Lace-Up Heels in white and black faux leather (Christian Louboutin Impera knockoffs)

River Island Laser Cut Lace-Up Heels
($110, River Island)

Also available at River Island (UK)ls & River Island (EU).

LFL “Essence” Laser-Cut Lace-Up Stiletto Pumps

Update (06/28/2015): Stumbled upon these beautiful Christian Louboutin Impera dupes by LFL. So gorgeous, right?

LFL "Essence" Laser-Cut Lace-Up Stiletto Pumps in nude and black patent (Christian Louboutin Impera knockoffs)

LFL “Essence” Laser-Cut Lace-Up Stiletto Pumps
($35.98, Nordstrom Rack)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Zappos.

Bolaro SH1646 Laser-Cut Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Pumps

Update (05/09/2015): Spotted these budget-friendly Christian Louboutin Impera look-alikes by Bolaro today. Available in either black, red and nude faux leather for a steal price of $33.99!

Bolaro SH1646 Laser-Cut Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Impera knockoffs)

Bolaro SH1646 Laser-Cut Lace-Up Pointed-Toe Pumpsamazon
($33.99, Amazon)

Also available at Zulily & eBayeBay.

Choies Cut Out Tie Up High Heels

Update (01/15/2015): Stumbled upon another fab Christian Louboutin Impera dupe at Choies. Available in black and cream faux leather for a steal price of $34.99.

Choies Cut Out Tie Up High Heels in black (Christian Louboutin Impera knockoffs)

Choies Cut Out Tie Up High Heels
($34.99, Choies)

A similar version is also available at Rosegal.

Jessica Buurman “Lover” Floral Cutout Lace-up High Heel Pumps

Deal: Free worldwide shipping on all orders! Use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off!

These heels by Jessica Buurman don’t quite live up to the quality of the Louboutins above, but for 1/10 of the price they do come pretty close, don’t you agree? They come in various colors and I am now contemplating which one to get them in. Any advice from our fabulous readers?

Jessica Buurman "Lover" Floral Cutout Lace-up High Heel Pumps in white and black (Christian Louboutin Impera knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Lover” Floral Cutout Lace-up High Heel Pumps
($105-$153, Jessica Buurman)

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So it’s been a while since we last had Monsieur Christian Louboutin starring in one of our Real vs. Steal posts and we also haven’t covered flats in a while, so why not kill two birds with one stone by showing you a pretty neat dupe for these gorgeous spikey Louboutins? Now aren’t they beautiful? The pointy ballerina shape is all elegance and femininity while the silver spikes clearly say: “You better not be messin’ with me, b***!” Too bad their $995 price tag says: “Girl, you better have some money on ya ’cause we ain’t cheap!”

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spiked Ballerina Flats in black and silver

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spiked Ballerina Flatsls
($995, Net-A-Porter)

ASOS “Lightning” Studded Ballet Flats

Luckily, we managed to come across these wonderful Louboutin look-alikes at ASOS which are a spot-on Pigalle flat dupe when compared to the real deal, but cost a mere $48 (this is less than 5% of the Louboutin’s price!). A few sizes are already out of stock, so you better grab these quick if you find yourself lusting after some spikey Louboutin on a budget.

ASOS "Lightning" Studded Ballet Flats in black and silver (Christian Louboutin Pigalle knockoffs)

ASOS “Lightning” Studded Ballet Flats
($48, ASOS)

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, ASOS

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I might not be the biggest Kardashian fan in general, but for some reason I always find myself interested in their fashion and what they wear on- and off the screen. Fact is, the Kardashian sisters have really stepped up their style game in the last couple of years (which is probably mainly due to them having hired highly skilled personal stylists and MUAs) and if I had to pick my favorite Kardashian fashion-wise, it would have to be Khloè Kardashian. I love that she wears all her clothes with so much confidence and it never looks as if she is trying too hard which I think is sometimes the case with Kim and Kylie’s fashion choices. A few weeks ago Khloé wore a super sexy strapless button-front sheath dress by Cushnie et Ochs for her TV show “Kocktails with Khloé” which instantly reminded me of Liz Hurley’s infamous safety pin dress from Versace that she wore to a film premiere in 1994. I love Khloé’s look head-to-toe here and really hope that ASOS, Topshop or Missguided will come out with a budget-friendly steal option in a couple of weeks for this sexy (and sadly, very pricey) dress. What do you think of Khloé’s revealing look? Hot or not?

Khloè Kardashian wearing a black Cushnie et Ochs Strapless Button-Front Sheath Dress

Our Rating: ★★★★★

Who? Khloè Kardashian
Where? Kocktails with Khloé (Gigi Hadid episode)
When? March 17, 2016
What? Cushnie et Ochs Strapless Button-Front Sheath Dress ($1.625)

Cushnie et Ochs Strapless Button-Front Sheath Dress

Cushnie et Ochs Strapless Button-Front Sheath Dress in black and gold

Cushnie et Ochs Strapless Button-Front Sheath Dressicon
($1.625, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker, Bergdorf Goodmanls & Net-A-Porterls.

Image source(s): @khloekardashian Instagram, Neiman Marcus

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Budget Look – Vacay Mode

by Irina on April 29, 2016

It’s almost May which means it’s time to start thinking summer wardrobe. The weather here has been so depressing lately that I needed some sort of fashionable pick-me-up to lighten my mood, so I started dreaming about a summer vacation in Greece or Italy and all the stylish summer outfits I could wear there. And just like that a new budget look was born! This outfit has a strong focus on fringes and ruffles, a cute and casual summer look. Do you approve?

Budget Look - Vacay Mode

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Image source(s): Express, Lori’s, Steve Madden, Ulta, Shopbop, Sole Society

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Update: This post has been updated on April 29, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

A simple summertime wedge is sometimes all a girl needs to be happy. Now what’s shocking is that this simple wedge is by Christian Louboutin – the Liberace of shoemakers! No crazy 7 inch wedge. No crazy accouterments. Just a nice pinkish/mauve patent leather shoe. If only one could “simply” find $595 to pay for this much simplicity. But oh well, how do the French say – c’est la vie!

Christian Louboutin Une Plume Sling Cork Wedges in nude patent

Christian Louboutin Une Plume Sling Cork Wedgesls
($595, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Minka Kelly, Elizabeth Hurley & Coleen Rooney wearing patent Christian Louboutin Une Plume Sling Cork Wedges

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Jessica Simpson “Jeniri” Platform Slingback Peep-Toe Wedge Sandals

Update (04/29/2016): Spotted this beautiful patent slingback wedge sandal by Jessica Simpson and thought it would be a great alternative if you’re looking for the pricey CL Une Plumes above. “Jeniri” is available in either nude, black or red patent and costs $79.

Jessica Simpson "Jeniri" Platform Slingback Peep-Toe Wedge Sandals in nude patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Jessica Simpson “Jeniri” Platform Slingback Peep-Toe Wedge Sandals
($79, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Nordstromls, Shoebuyls & Macy’s.

Chinese Laundry “Madlin” Slingback Cork Wedge Sandals

Update (04/01/2012): Also stumbled upon this budget-friendly nude patent slingback wedge by Chinese Laundry which reminded me of the Louboutins above as well.

Chinese Laundry "Madlin" Slingback Cork Wedge Sandals in nude patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Madlin” Slingback Cork Wedge Sandalsls
($58, Francesca’s)

Gianni Bini “Heather” Slingback Platform Wedges

Update (04/01/2012): And here’s another Une Plume look-a-like just in time for summer: “Heather” by Gianni Bini. Not only available in nude, black and neon pink but also turquoise and white patent.

Gianni Bini "Heather" Slingback Platform Wedges in black, nude and neon pink patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Gianni Bini “Heather” Slingback Platform Wedgesls
($69.99, Dillard’s)

New Look Patent Platform Cork Wedges

Update (01/28/2012): Found yet another CL Une Plume alernative. This one’s coming from UK-based retailer New Look and it is available in either nude or black faux patent.

New Look Patent Platform Cork Wedges in nude and black (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

New Look Patent Platform Cork Wedges
(£24.99, New Look)

Nine West “Leggy” Slingback Cork Wedges

Update (12/16/2011): Just came across another great Louboutin alternative by Nine West. Available in an array of different colors, these here will give you the coveted Louboutin look 4 less!

Nine West "Leggy" Slingback Cork Wedges in nude (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Nine West “Leggy” Slingback Cork Wedges
($24.99, Nine West)

Aldo “Demarse” Slingback Wedge Sandals

Update (07/13/2011): Found another great Louboutin alternative for under $60 by Aldo. These cork wedges come in either black, red or nude patent.

Aldo "Demarse" Slingback Wedge Sandals in black, nude and red patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume knockoffs)

Aldo “Demarse” Slingback Wedge Sandalsls
($54.98, Aldo)

Steve Madden “WISSPER” Slingback Wedge Sandals

Now let me introduce you to the Robin Hood of the shoe world, Mr. Steve Madden. Bringing (and copying) designer heels for less and giving them to the poor (yet oh-so-fab) people! Once again, he doesn’t disappoint with his “WISSPER” slingback wedge. The only truly detectable difference is the thicker slingback strap and buckle. Other than that, for $68.07 (sale price!) this is a great steal. Available in black, teal, fuchsia and white patent as well as black suede, natural linen, navy fabric and leopard.

Steve Madden "WISSPER" Slingback Wedge Sandals in blush patent (Christian Louboutin Une Plume Sling knockoffs)

Steve Madden “WISSPER” Slingback Wedge Sandalsamazon
($68.07, Amazon)

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