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If there’s one thing Stuart Weitzman is exceptionally good at, it’s boots, especially the sexy kind. A few years ago, we had celebs and bloggers going crazy for the widely copied 50/50 OTK boots and now the fashion crowd is lusting after the “Highland”, a super sexy over-the-knee suede pull-on boot which has a lacing detail in the back. And even though I feel like I’ve seen this boot on pretty much every stylish celebrity and fashion blogger by now, I’m still not fed up with it in the slightest way. I also can’t seem to pick a favorite color! The taupe version is so cool and subdued while the black version really pops against bare legs and turns up the sexiness factor by quite a few notches! But as gorgeous as these suede thigh high boots are, at $798 these beauties are way too expensive for me to splurge on the real deal!

Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Suede Boots in taupe grey and black

Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Suede Boots
($798, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Stuart Weitzman, Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker, Jildor, RevolveClothing, Amazonamazon, Bloomingdale’s, Footnotescj, Farfetchls & Selfridges.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Stuart Weitzman

Celebs such as Olivia Palermo, Kate Moss, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kate Bosworth, Selena Gomez and various personal style bloggers like Wendy Nguyen (Wendy’s Lookbook), Ashley Madekwe (Ring My Bell), Annabelle Fleur (VivaLuxury), Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) and Helena (Brooklyn Blonde) have all been spotted wearing Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Boots.

Wendy Nguyen (Wendy's Lookbook), Ashley Madekwe (Ring My Bell), Olivia Palermo, Annabelle Fleur (VivaLuxury), Shea Marie (Peace Love Shea) and Helena (Brooklyn Blonde) wearing Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Boots

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Jean-Michel Cazabat OTK Stretch Suede Boots

Update (01/09/2016): Spotted another fabulous though super expensive dupe of this season’s most wanted boots! They’re by Jean-Michel Cazabat and currently on final sale for $599. The perfect alternative if you want a high quality SW Highland alternative, but you feel like saving $200 along the way.

Jean-Michel Cazabat OTK Stretch Suede Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Jean-Michel Cazabat OTK Stretch Suede Boots
($599, Intermix)

ASOS Key To My Heart Lace Up Over the Knee Boots

Update (01/09/2016): Discovered these awesome faux suede Weitzman Highland look-alike boots at ASOS today. Too bad I spotted them so late, because they’re out of stock in almost all sizes. Apparently however, they do come back in stock in limited quantities occasionally, so a little cyberstalking migh help here. The taupe version is available here, but it’s currently pretty much sold out as well.

ASOS Key To My Heart Lace Up Over the Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

ASOS Key To My Heart Lace Up Over the Knee Boots
($103, ASOS)

Ark “Laci” Suedette Thigh High Boots

Update (01/09/2016): And here we have another spot-on and budget-friendly faux leather boot alternative for all the European Stuart Weitzman Highland fans out there! Found these dupes which retail for £45 at Ark (they offer a 10% student discount and also worldwide delivery, by the way). I just added these to my shopping watch list!

Ark "Laci" Suedette Thigh High Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Ark “Laci” Suedette Thigh High Boots
(£45, Ark)

Chinese Laundry “Bachelorette” Tie-Back Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (10/06/2015): Spotted another fab Weitzman Highland alternative today: “Bachelorette” by Chinese Laundry, available in either black or taupe faux suede for $89.98.

Chinese Laundry "Bachelorette" Tie-Back Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Bachelorette” Tie-Back Over-The-Knee Boots
($89.98, Chinese Laundry)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Zappos, Macy’s, Shoes.comls & Onlineshoes.comls.

Steve Madden “Gorgeous” Over-The-Knee Heeled Pull-On Boots

Deal: Use promo code “WINTER” to get 15% off $75 and 20% off $125 including free shipping (excludes Freebird, clearance, and a few select styles). Offer valid through 01/31/16!

Of course, where there’s a trend, Steve Madden can’t be too far behind. Their “Gorgeous” OTK boots, available in either grey or black, look just like the Stuart Weitzman Highlands but cost only $149.95 instead of $798! Score! Love this steal deal!

Steve Madden "Gorgeous" Over-The-Knee Heeled Pull-On Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Gorgeous” Over-The-Knee Heeled Pull-On Bootsls
($149.95, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, RevolveClothing, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylorls, LuLu*s, Macy’s, Lori’spjx, Dillard’sls, Nasty Galls, ZooShoopjx, Steve Madden (Canada)ls, Dune, Selfridges, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Zalando & Zalando.co.uk.

Public Desire “Janine” Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots

While browsing the Public Desire website, I happened to discover these steal-worthy, faux suede SW Highland dupes for under £40. Worldwide shipping is available. Students get a 10% discount on their order.

Public Desire "Janine" Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots in grey, black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Public Desire “Janine” Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots
(£39.99, Public Desire)

P.S.: The same boots are also available at Ego.

Kaitlyn Pan Over-The-Knee Boots

I also spotted these fabulous OTK boots by Kaitlyn Pan which are made of microsuede and have many great 5 star customer reviews. They come in a slim fit and are also available in a flat version (aka “Lowland” dupe).

Kaitlyn Pan Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Over-The-Knee Bootsamazon
($95, Amazon)

Jessica Buurman “Arabel” Lace Up Over The Knee Boots

Deal: Free worldwide shipping on all orders! Sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter and get a 10% off coupon!

Another great look for less option are these Weitzman Highland dupes by Jessica Buurman. They come in 3 colors, have a suede upper and retail for $169! Score!

Jessica Buurman "Arabel" Lace Up Over The Knee Boots in grey and black suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Arabel” Lace Up Over The Knee Boots
($169, Jessica Buurman)

Carvela “Sammy” High Heel Over The Knee Boots

These heeled OTK boots by Carvela are also quite obvious Stuart Weitzman Highland dupes. They’re available in either nude or black and retail for $280/£190.

Carvela "Sammy" High Heel Over The Knee Boots in nude and black suedette (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Carvela “Sammy” High Heel Over The Knee Bootsls
($280, Kurt Geiger)

P.S.: Also available at ASOS, Kurt Geiger (UK)ls, Selfridges, John Lewis, House of Fraser & Zalando.

Choies Stretch Laced Back Heeled Over the Knee Boots

And if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly alternative, check out these OTK faux suede boots I found at Choies. They’re available in 4 colors and cost between $80-$100.

Choies Stretch Laced Back Heeled Over the Knee Boots in gray and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Highland knockoffs)

Choies Stretch Laced Back Heeled Over the Knee Boots
($93.99, Choies)

Image source(s): Zappos, Olivia Palermo, Ring My Bell, Brooklyn Blonde, Peace Love Shea, Wendy’s Lookbook, VivaLuxury, Intermix, Ark, Amazon, Steve Madden, Jessica Buurman, Choies

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To this date Manolo Blahnik‘s “Hangisi” Cobalt Blue Satin Pumps are still one of the most requested shoes for a Real vs. Steal post on this blog. Our inbox is filled with emails from women who asked us to find a budget-friendly alternative to Carrie Bradshaw’s beautifully blue Manolos in the 2008 Sex and the City movie. And while there are quite a few wonderful Hangisi look-alikes out there, many of them run either on the rather expensive side or are simply not available anymore, so I was super happy when I came across these vivid blue satin heels by ASOS because they’re the perfect blank canvas for a DIY Manolo Blahnik Hangisi shoe project. All you need – besides the ASOS shoes, of course – is a pair of sparkly shoe clips and you’re good to go! I happened to find a really cute version by this brand called Absolutely Audrey for $22.95 which will give you a very similar look to the Manolo Blahniks. The total price for this super basic DIY amounts to a little over $90 which is less than 1/10 of the real deal’s price. Now that’s what I call a real steal deal!

DIY Idea - Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Satin Pumps

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Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, ASOS, Absolutely Audrey

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Fall has officially arrived now and I am slowly starting to build my winter wardrobe. Acne Studios‘ “Velocite” shearling jacket has been an obsession of mine for several years. I just love the luxe-looking, plush shearling lining, the straps and buckles, the oversized moto look. It’s the perfect winter jacket and just look how fab and cozy all the style bloggers look in their Acne Velocite below. The only thing holding me back to get my own Acne Velocite? The price tag, of course. $2.800 is a pretty steep price.

Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket in black and camel tan suede

Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket
($2.800, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Shopbop, Barneysls, Acne Studios, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstrom, Steven Alan, Lane Crawfordls, MyTheresa & Matches Fashionls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Acne Studios

Celebs such as Rihanna, Blake Lively and Rachel Weisz as well as personal style bloggers like Gala Gonzalez (Amlul Fashion Blogger) and Betty Autier (Le Blog de Betty) have all been spotted wearing an Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket.

Gala Gonzalez (Amlul Fashion Blogger), Betty Autier (Le Blog de Betty), Janni Delér & MVB by Marie von Behrens in Acne Studios Velocite Oversized Shearling Biker Jacket

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Muubaa “Darma” Shearling Biker Jacket

Update (01/05/2016): OMG! I just stumbled upon this insanely beautiful Acne Velocite look-alike in ivory by Muubaa. And the best part? This beauty is currently 50% off (even though I have to admit £562.50 is still quite a heavy price tag)!

Muubaa "Darma" Shearling Biker Jacket in ivory (Acne Velocite dupe)

Muubaa “Darma” Shearling Biker Jacket
(£562.50, Muubaa)

Missguided Faux Shearling Pilot Jacket

Update (11/09/2015): Spotted another Acne Velocite dupe today! Check out these faux shearling pilot jackets available at Missguided for $110.50 in either black or beige faux leather. What do you think of this one? Good one or not?

Missguided Faux Shearling Pilot Jacket in black and beige (Acne Velocite knockoffs)

Missguided Faux Shearling Pilot Jacketls
($110.50, Missguided)

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

Forever 21 Faux Fur-Lined Jacket

Luckily, you can get a very similar look with this cozy faux fur-lined jacket by Forever 21. It’s not exactly a Velocite dupe, but the Acne inspiration is still very visible here I think. Get this beauty for as little as $62.90!

Forever 21 Faux Fur-Lined Jacket in black (Acne Velocite knockoff)

Forever 21 Faux Fur-Lined Jacket
($62.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK)ls & Forever 21 (EU).

Stradivarius Oversize Jacket

I also spotted this fab-looking, budget-friendly Velocite alternative at Stradivarius for all of my European readers. It’s pretty close to the real deal, huh?

Stradivarius Oversize Jacket in black faux suede (Acne Velocite knockoff)

Stradivarius Oversize Jacket
(£55.99, Stradivarius)

P.S.: Also available at Stradivarius (DE) & Stradivarius (FR).

Choies Suedette Lapel Zipper Front Coat

Another set of Velocite dupes can be found at Choies. Not sure about the quality here, but I love that these look almost identical to the real deal and who wouldn’t love the price? A second (faux suede) version can be found here ($65.90).

Choies Suedette Lapel Zipper Front Coat in black and tan (Acne Velocite knockoffs)

Choies Suedette Lapel Zipper Front Coat
($77.99, Choies)

Jessica Buurman “Swode” Buckled Shearling Jacket

Deal: Free worldwide shipping on all orders! Sign up to the Jessica Buurman newsletter and get a 10% off coupon!

Of course, Jessica Buurman has an Acne Velocite dupe in stock as well. At $145, this “steal” is a bit of an investment, but I do love the black version, it looks so sturdy and warm. Also available in camel, taupe and brown.

Jessica Buurman "Swode" Buckled Shearling Jacket in black and tan (Acne Velocite knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Swode” Buckled Shearling Jacket
($145, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, MyTheresa, Amlul Fashion Blogger, Le Blog de Betty, Janni Delér, MVB by Marie von Behrens, Muubaa, Missguided, Forever 21, Stradivarius, Choies, Jessica Buurman

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An original Rick Owens classic leather jacket is one of the few designer items I would gladly splurge on if I had 2,5k to spare. I especially love this sleek biker jacket below with its elegantly draped collar and ribbed wool sleeves; the shape is timeless and flattering and the leather looks incredibly soft, doesn’t it? A cool and edgy leather jacket like this one is a closet staple and should be hanging in every woman’s wardrobe.

Rick Owens Leather Biker Jacket in black

Rick Owens Blister Leather Biker Jacketls
($2.620, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Forward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls, LuisaViaRoma & Vestiaire Collective.

Celebrities Love Rick Owens

Celebs such as Ashley Olsen, Taylor Swift, Rachel Bilson, Lindsay Lohan, Halle Berry and Rihanna have all been spotted wearing a Rick Owens Leather Biker Jacket.

Ashley Olsen, Taylor Swift and Rachel Bilson wearing a black Rick Owens Leather Biker Jacket

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H&M Biker Jacket

Update (01/05/2016): Spotted this super fab and spot-on Rick Owens biker jacket dupe for under $60 at H&M. Doesn’t it look amazing?

H&M Biker Jacket (Rick Owens Blister dupe)

H&M Biker Jacket
($59.99, H&M)

Trouvé Leather Moto Jacket

Update (08/26/2014): Came across this lovely moto jacket by Trouvé today which instantly reminded me of the Rick Owens biker jacket above. Not exactly a steal at $298, but still a whole lot cheaper than the real deal.

Trouvé Leather Moto Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

Trouvé Leather Moto Jacketls
($298, Nordstrom)

CUSP by Neiman Marcus Faux-Leather Shawl-Collar Jacket

Update (01/31/2014): Found these Rick Owens inspired CUSP by Neiman Marcus moto jackets for under $100 today!

CUSP by Neiman Marcus Faux-Leather Shawl-Collar Jacket in grey and black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

CUSP by Neiman Marcus Faux-Leather Shawl-Collar Jacketls
($98, Neiman Marcus)

6 Shore Road “Chloe” Leather Moto Jacket

Update (01/31/2014): Not exactly budget-friendly, but this biker jacket by 6 Shore Road is also a good alternative to the Rick Owens designer original above.

6 Shore Road "Chloe" Leather Moto Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

6 Shore Road “Chloe” Leather Moto Jacketcj
($428, Shopbop)

Veda “Max” Moto Jacket

Update (01/31/2014): This Veda moto jacket isn’t a steal either, but it’s a great Rick Owens dupe, the quality looks great and the jacket is currently on sale, too! Yay!

Veda "Max" Moto Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

Veda “Max” Moto Jacket
($515, RevolveClothing)

SW3 Bespoke “Queensway” Biker Jacket

Update (01/31/2014): Also discovered this leather jacket by SW3 Bespoke and it instantly reminded me of a Rick Owens.

SW3 Bespoke "Queensway" Biker Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

SW3 Bespoke “Queensway” Biker Jacket
($175, Shopbop)

Mango Maxi Flap Leather Jacket

Update (01/31/2014): So how fab is this leather jacket by Mango? It’s such a close dupe to the Rick Owens version and is also surprisingly affordable at $289.99 (we’re talking real leather here!). Really thinking about getting this beauty of a leather jacket myself.

Mango Maxi Flap Leather Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

Mango Maxi Flap Leather Jacketcj
($289.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls.

BB Dakota “Grant” Leather Jacket

Update (11/02/2013): This leather jacket by BB Dakota also reminded me of the Rick Owens biker jacket above. It’s not exactly budget-friendly at $227.50, but definitely a steal compared to the originals’ price!

BB Dakota "Grant" Leather Jacket in black (Rick Owens Blister knockoff)

BB Dakota “Grant” Leather Jacket
($227.50, Zappos)

Muubaa “Agena” Leather Jacket

Update (06/20/2013): Just discovered that these leather jackets by Muubaa would be great buys if you’re looking for a more affordable Rick Owens alternative. They’re not exactly a steal at £279-£349, but from what I have read about the brand worth the mini investment. And oooh, did I mention they offer free worldwide shipping?

Muubaa "Agena" Leather Jacket in black and sandstone (Rick Owens Blister knock-offs)

Muubaa “Agena” Leather Jacketcj
(£279-£349, Muubaa)

Jennifer Lopez Faux-Leather Motorcycle Jacket

This faux leather jacket by Jennifer Lopez surely can’t compete with an original Rick Owens jacket, but if you’re looking for a good-looking and affordable leather jacket, this one has obviously quite a few Rick Owens inspired elements and the price of $50.40 ain’t too bad as well! Also available in white and plus sizes.

Jennifer Lopez Faux-Leather Motorcycle Jacket in black (Rick Owens look-a-like)

Jennifer Lopez Faux-Leather Motorcycle Jacketls
($50.40, Kohl’s)

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New Year’s Eve Outfit – Black & Gold

by Irina on December 31, 2015

And here we are again. The last day of the year has come and once more it’s time to say our goodbyes to a year gone by so fast. Reflecting on the last 12 months: the good, the bad and the ugly makes me all melancholic, excited and thankful at the same time. I know it sounds super cliché, but I love New Year’s Eve, it always gives me that sense of new beginnings and endless possibilities laying ahead. That’s why I love to dress up on this special day and celebrate it champagne, heels and lots of glitter. This year I felt like going with a black and gold theme. Simple elegance combined with bold jewelry. Sexy and daring without being overly complicated, a mantra I also want to become my mindset in 2016. What’s yours?

New Year's Eve Outfit - Black & Gold

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A few last words: make sure to say goodbye to all the bad things that have happened to you and leave them behind in the year 2015. Concentrate on a fresh, new start, reset your body and mind and do whatever makes you happy in 2016. Happy new year, everyone!

Image source(s): RevolveClothing, Sephora, BaubleBar, Zappos

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