UPDATE: This post has been updated on September 21, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

So who would’ve thought polka dots could be that sexy? Apparently, Stella McCartney did, that’s why she gave us plenty of beautiful fitted dresses with sheer polka dot sleeves for Fall 2011. I love the risqué character of the sheer inlays combined with the playfulness of the polka dots. How friggin’ hot does Kate Winslet look in that dress? But whoah, more than $2k for that bit of dress? Sorry hun, I’m afraid that ain’t quite my price league.

Stella McCartney Lucia Polka-Dot Sheer Knit Dress in black

Stella McCartney Lucia Polka-Dot Sheer Knit Dress
($2.155, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Stella McCartney

Kate Winslet, Gisele Bundchen, Jane Fonda & Susason Sarandon wearing a black Stella McCartney Lucia Polka-Dot Sheer Knit Dress in black

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SheInside Polka Dot Longsleeve Bodycon Dress

UPDATE (09/21/2014): Discovered this Stella McCartney Lucia look-a-like dress at SheInside today which is currently on sale for a steal price of $15.17!

SheInside Polka Dot Longsleeve Bodycon Dress in black (Stella McCartney Lucia knockoff)

SheInside Polka Dot Longsleeve Bodycon Dressls
($15.17, SheInside)

Rare Spot Mesh Bodycon Dress

I would’ve have loved if this Stella McCartney look-a-like by Rare would be a bit longer, but at $80 I won’t complain. Same look but huge price difference!

Rare Spot Mesh Bodycon Dress in black (Stella McCartney Lucia knockoff)

Rare Spot Mesh Bodycon Dressls
($80.86, ASOS)

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Great flats are hard to find. Especially ones that will look chic even with work attire. These ballerinas by Valentino are perfect to wear with chic cigarette pants to the office and look just as fantastic with leggings and a tunic on the weekend. The studs give them a little bit of a vampy edge while the color makes fair-skinned legs look longer. There is even a tiny hint of a heel to balance them out and provide an extra bit of polish. But even though they are quite gorgeous, they are also a little too expensive for everyday flats. The concept is not completely lost though; there are at least a couple inspired-by versions out there for way less. Keep scrolling down for more tips and info on where to find them!

Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flats in nude patent

Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flatsls
($745, NORDSTROM)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, NET-A-PORTERls, Saksls, Barneysls & MyTheresals.

Whitney Port Loves Valentino

Whitney Port wearing black Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flats

GoJane Studying Pyramids Faux Leather Flats

UPDATE (09/21/2014): Stumbled upon these cute and super budget-friendly Valentino Rockstud ballet flat dupes at GoJane today. Available in various colors for under $20! Yay!

GoJane Studying Pyramids Faux Leather Flats in nude and black (Valetino Rockstud knockoffs)

GoJane Studying Pyramids Faux Leather Flats
($14.91, GoJane)

P.S.: Also available at UrbanOGpjx.

G-Small Studded Pointed-Toe Flats

UPDATE (09/21/2014): Also discovered these G-Small studded flats at Amazon which are available in an array of different colors.

G-Small Studded Pointed-Toe Flats in red and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

G-Small Studded Pointed-Toe Flatsamazon
($55.99, Amazon)

Jessica Buurman “CARRIE” Studded Ballet Flat Sandals

UPDATE (01/25/2014): Found another great Valentino ballet flat dupe at Jessica Buurman! They’re currently on sale for $109 and come in a variety of colors including lavender (my personal fave!), white, pink, green, yellow and more.

Jessica Buurman "CARRIE" Studded Ballet Flat Sandals in black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “CARRIE” Studded Ballet Flat Sandals
($109, Jessica Buurman)

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats

UPDATE (08/15/2013): Check out these Valentino Rockstud dupes by Ken up which are currently on sale for $38.17 and come in either nude or light blue PU leather.

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats in nude and baby blue patent (Valentino knockoffs)

Ken up Rockstud Ballerina Flats
($38.17, Chicwish)

Sole Society “Martine” Stud Detail Flats

UPDATE (04/13/2013): Just stumbled upon these cute and budget-friendly Valentino look-a-likes by Sole Society! Aren’t they lovely? Also available in snakeskin.

Sole Society "Martine" Stud Detail Flats in black and burgundy patent (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Sole Society “Martine” Stud Detail Flatsls
($49.95, Sole Society)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats

UPDATE (03/27/2013): Forever 21 have also great Valentino Rockstud flat alternatives which come in 3 different colors. Only $24.80!

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flats in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud look-a-likes)

Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Flatsls
($24.80, Forever 21)

Nine West “Surrender” Studded Flats

UPDATE (12/27/2012): Just came across these fab Valentino inspired flats by Nine West.

Nine West "Surrender" Studded Flats in red and black (Valentino knockoffs)

Nine West “Surrender” Studded Flatscj
($39.99, Nine West)

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flats

This first version by C Label has the same studs as the original as well as the beautiful overall shape and construction. The small difference is their slightly higher heel which I love because even though flats are phenomenal for long days on your feet, that extra half inch goes a long way. But that definitely wouldn’t change how you’d wear them; they would still be perfect with skinny or tailored boot cut trousers and a feminine blouse for work. Just throw on a colorful cardigan and instantly feel inspired by a fresh new take on a little 1950′s glamour.

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

C Label Hudson 10 Studded Ballerina Flatsamazon
($11.99, Amazon)

GoJane Studded Flats

HOT DEAL: Use promo code “GJSHIP60” to get free shipping on your $60+ order!

The second option we found is from GoJane, and at under $25 for the pair, you can be sure you’re getting a steal. This style works especially well when worn with jeans and a tee for running errands or grabbing brunch or coffee over the weekend with friends. The cut of the shoe is the exactly same as the designer version, the only difference is the hardware and studs, which are more modest in design. But while the other styles might be dressier, these still look sharp and classic; plus your feet will thank you for giving them a day of rest once in a while.

GoJane Studded Flats (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

GoJane Studded Flats
($23.40, GoJane)

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I really don’t want to kiss summer goodbye, but fall is officially around the corner. And a seasonal change often means what? Of course: color shifts and a new wardrob! Below I’ve put together a fall outfit with some of my favorite fall essentials in the usual autumny, earthy tones. You like it? What are your favorite items to wear in the fall?

Camel, Suede, Denim & Camouflage

Go Shopping:

Image source(s): Dillard’s, Sole Society, Zappos, ASOS, NORDSTROM

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on September 20, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

Christian Louboutin‘s “Bibi” pump is one of my favorite Loubies from the classic shoe styles department. I looooove the high arch and also that it has this straight column-like chunky heel; I just dig that on shoes, not sure why, but I love this (plus, it makes a high heel that much more stable/comfortable because the weight doesn’t pressure on a pinpoint-sized stiletto heel). That makes yet another addition to my never ending list of shoe obsessions.

Christian Louboutin Bibi Platform Pumps in black and teal

Christian Louboutin Bibi Platform Pumpsls
($795, Saks)

P.S.: Also available in tartan print at NET-A-PORTERls.

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Katy Perry, Lauren Conrad, Brooklyn Decker, Blake Lively, Isla Fisher and Khloe Kardashian wearing Christian Louboutin Bibi Platform Pumps

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ALDO “Passarello” Suede Platform Pumps

UPDATE (09/20/2014): Stumbled upon these suede platform pumps at ALDO today and the instantly reminded me of Louboutin’s “Bibi” heels above. Also available in other colors and uppers.

ALDO "Passarello" Suede Platform Pumps in red (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

ALDO “Passarello” Suede Platform Pumpsls
($100, ALDO)

P.S.: Also available at ALDO (Canada)ls & ALDO (UK).

Topshop “SWAGGER” Platform Court Shoes

UPDATE (10/15/2011): Just stumbled upon another great Louboutin alternative by Topshop. Available in those both suede colors as well as an array of other different colors and finishes.

Topshop "SWAGGER" Platform Court Shoes in purple and teal suede (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

Topshop “SWAGGER” Platform Court Shoesls
($124, Topshop)

Madden Girl “Mellony” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (10/15/2011): And here’s another very budget-friendly Bibi look-a-like coming from Madden Girl. Faux suede but the price point is also kept under $30.

Madden Girl "Mellony" Platform Pumps in black faux suede (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

Madden Girl “Mellony” Platform Pumpsamazon
($26.99, Amazon)

BCBGeneration “Jodie” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (08/19/2011): Look at this fantastic CL Bibi alternative by BCBGeneration. So close to the originals!

BCBGeneration "Jodie" Platform Pumps in black and nude suede (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Jodie” Platform Pumpsamazon
($79.99, Amazon)

ALDO “Lewi” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (08/19/2011): And here’s another budget-friendly Bibi look-a-like by ALDO. Love the red suede version!

ALDO "Lewi" Platform Pumps in black & red suede (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

ALDO “Lewi” Platform Pumpsls
($44.98, ALDO)

Luichiny “Lights Out” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (08/19/2011): Came across another fabulous yet budget-friendly Bibi look-a-like by Luichiny. Available in an array of colors.

Luichiny "Lights Out" Platform Pumps in purple and blue suede (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

Luichiny “Lights Out” Platform Pumpsls
($48.97, Shoebuy)

Steve Madden “BEASST” Suede Platform Pumps

UPDATE (05/24/2011): Now this is more like it! Check out Steve Madden‘s interpretation of CL’s “Bibi”; more on point and way cheaper, too. Yay!

Steve Madden "BEASST" Suede Platform Pumps in black and teal (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

Steve Madden “BEASST” Suede Platform Pumpscj
($89.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Shoes.comls.

Rough Justice “Kara” Platform Pumps

Rough Justice is a pretty new footwear brand and for their first collection they have decided to take some inspiration from the master of the red soled heels because these “Kara” platforms are obvious “Bibi” wannabes. Tood bad they’ve messed up the arch, otherwise it would’ve been a super great Louboutin alternative. The pumps are available in black, turquoise, fuchsia, rust & stone suede.

Rough Justice "Kara" Platform Pumps in black and turquoise suede (Christian Louboutin Bibi knockoffs)

Rough Justice “Kara” Platform Pumpsamazon
($52.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj.

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We’ve already written multiple times about the items of Valentino‘s famed “Rockstud“-family and as you might remember, up until now I loved every single bag or shoe that came out with the unmistakably studded silhouette. However, when Valentino brought out a “kitten heel” version of their iconic Rockstud high heels, I wasn’t too impressed at first. Sure, I did love them from the front, but the side view? Not so much. Kitten heels just aren’t my cup of tea and probably will never be, but seeing them on the gorgeous bloggers and celebs below, at least I realized that there are women who can get away with wearing kitten heels (skinny girls with beautiful long legs specifically). What still kept me cringing about these kitten heels though is the hefty price tag of $995!

Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heels in nude and black patent

Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heelsls
($995, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walkercj, Saksls, NET-A-PORTERls, Selfridges, MyTheresals & Farfetchls.

Style Bloggers, Celebrities Love Valentino

Style bloggers such as Julie from Sincerely Jules, Blair from Atlantic-Pacific, Magdalena from Hoard of Trends and celebs such as AnnaSophia Robb and Giovanna Battaglia have all been spotted wearing Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heels.

Style Bloggers and Celebrities in Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heels

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BCBG Paris “Darron” Studded Pointy Pumps

I’m so happy I stumbled upon this Valentino look-a-like heel by BCBG Paris the other day. Not only is it more than $900 cheaper, it also adds an extra 1 1/2 inches without being an overwhelmingly high heel at 3¾ inches. Obsessed³! Get this lovely designer dupe shoe before it sells out (and believe me, this one will go fast!).

BCBG Paris "Darron" Studded Pointy Pumps in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

BCBG Paris “Darron” Studded Pointy Pumps
($69.95, DSW)

G-small Studded Kitten Heels

If you’re really into the kitten heels of the Valentinos above though and are explicitly looking for kitten heels, these here by G-small are pretty much identical but don’t have the designer shoe price tag. Steal deal alert!

G-small Studded Kitten Heels in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten knockoffs)

G-small Studded Kitten Heelsamazon
($56.99, Amazon)

Oasap Studded T-Strap Pumps

Another great Valentino Rockstud alternative are these super fabulous kitten heels from Oasap. Available in various color combinations with price points from $50 to $90.

Oasap Studded T-Strap Pumps (Valentin Rockstudd Kitten knockoffs)

Oasap Studded T-Strap Pumps
($51.52-$90, Oasap)

Gumzzi T-Strap Studded High Heel Pumps

I also stumbled upon this super cute calf hair Valentino dupe by Gumzzi. Not a steal at almost $100, but the Valentino Rockstud look is spot-on.

Gumzzi T-Strap Studded High Heel Pumps in black calf hair (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Gumzzi T-Strap Studded High Heel Pumps
($97.90, YesStyle)

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