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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While I was still majorly crushing for the “Pistol” boots, somehow Acne‘s “Jensen” chelsea boot has managed to gain quite some popularity in the fashion world, especially among fashion bloggers. You really have to leave it to Acne to only have to tweak a few minimal details on a simple boot design here and there and – BOOM! – bestseller! I love all the pointy details of the Jensen boot, just not its price of $560!

Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots in black and beige

Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Bootsls
($560, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Acne Studios, Solestruck, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Foward by Elyse Walker, Shopbop, Barneysls, La Garçonne, Steven Alan, S|Sense, MyTheresa, Harvey Nichols, Monnier Frères & Matches Fashionls.

Style Bloggers Love Acne Studios

Personal style bloggers such as Helena (Brooklyn Blonde), Lee (FIGTNY), Melanie (The Tia Fox) and Julia (Gal meets Glam) have all been spotted wearing Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots.

Helena (Brooklyn Blonde), Lee (FIGTNY), Melanie (The Tia Fox) and Julia (Gal meets Glam) wearing Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots

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Human Premium “Dena” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (04/29/2016): And here’s another stylish Acne Studios Jensen boot look-alike! By Human Premium, price: $159.95 AUD, available in black leather or tan suede.

Human Premium "Dena" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots in black and tan suede (Acne Studios Jensen knockoffs)

Human Premium “Dena” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots
($159.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Alias Mae “Dexter” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (03/16/2016): Stumbled upon another great Acne Studios Jensen dupe today! These pointy ankle boots by Alias Mae retail for $219.95 AUD and come in various colors and uppers.

Alias Mae "Dexter" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Alias Mae “Dexter” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots
($219.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yale” Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties

Luckily, I’ve pretty much found the perfect Acne Jensen dupe in these chelsea boots by Marc Fisher LTD which retail for less than one third of the real deal’s price and are available in an array of colors and uppers. Score!

Marc Fisher LTD "Yale" Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yale” Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties
($179, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Taylorls, Nordstromls, Lori’spjx, Marc Fisherls & Bloomingdale’s.

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, S|Sense, Brooklyn Blonde, FIGTNY, The Tia Fox, Gal meets Glam, StyleTread, Alias Mae, Marc Fisher

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Update: This post has been updated on April 28, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

For the red sole collectors with an urban sense of style, these kicks by Christian Louboutin screamed “Take me home tonight,” (before they were completely sold out)! Stars are being spotted out and about wearing more high tops than ever, and leading the pack is the beautiful, trendsetting Rihanna. If this is your favorite kind of footwear, or you just love to live in the limelight, wear them with shorts or skinny jeans to really show them off. For the red sole admirers, there is another set of shiny silver spikes waiting for you… so scroll down to see what we found!

Christian Louboutin Louis Studded Hi-Top Sneakers in black, red and white

Christian Louboutin Louis Studded Hi-Top Sneakersls
($785, Neiman Marcus)

Rihanna Loves Christian Louboutin

Rihannna wearing white Christian Louboutin Louis Studded Hi-Top Sneakers

Steve Madden “Levels” Spike-Studded Lace-Up High-Top Sneakers

Update (04/28/2016): So apparently Steve Madden decided to come up with a new, updated Christian Louboutin Louis look-alike recently. This dupe is much more spot-on than the first one which I love! Available in black, red and silver for $129.95.

Steve Madden "Levels" Spike-Studded Lace-Up High-Top Sneakers in black, red and silver (Christian Louboutin Louis knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Levels” Spike-Studded Lace-Up High-Top Sneakersls
($129.95, Steve Madden)

Xhilaration “Khalil” Low Top with Studs

Update (02/17/2013): Found this super affordable low top shoe by Xhilaration which looks a lot like Louboutin’s spiked Louis sneakers. Available in black, taupe and silver.

hilaration "Khalil" Low Top Sneaker with Studs in black (Christian Louboutin Louis look-a-like)

Xhilaration “Khalil” Low Top with Studs
($17.49, Target)

N.Y.L.A. “Catelin” Spiked Sneakers

Update (02/06/2013): Now look at these lovely Louboutin look-a-likes by N.Y.L.A.! So in love with these spikey stud sneakers! Available in black, ivory and silver.

N.Y.L.A. "Catelin" Spiked Sneakers in black (Christian Louboutin Louis knockoffs)

N.Y.L.A. “Catelin” Spiked Sneakersls
($64.99, Kohl’s)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

Blink “Akivaa” Studded Hi-Tops

Update (08/02/2012): Just came across another lovely and super similar Louboutin alternative by Blink. Love these studded kicks! Available in black, white and tan.

Blink Studded Hi-Tops in black patent and white (Christian Louboutin Louis knockoffs)

Blink “Akivaa” Studded Hi-Topsamazon
(£69.99, Amazon.co.uk)

Jeffrey Campbell “Alva” Studded High Top Sneakers

Update (07/14/2012): And here we go with another fantastic Louboutin alternative. Now that doesn’t happen too often, but I think in this case I kind of prefer Jeffrey Campbell‘s take on the spiked sneaker shoe. What do you think?

Jeffrey Campbell "Alva" Studded High Top Sneakers in black (Christian Louboutin Louis knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Alva” Studded High Top Sneakers
($149.95, Solestruck)

Steve Madden “TWYNKLE” Spiked Sneakers

If comfortable shoes are your thing, and trendsetting is your mission… don’t miss a beat and snag this pair by Steve Madden so you can begin channeling your inner Rock-‘n-Roll goddess. Especially because even at $785, the real deal is already sold out everywhere. While at $64.99 (sale price!), the pair below isn’t exactly a bargain, but they are still a steal considering the material, craftsmanship and apparent attention to detail. Not sure about how the grey pair will look for summer? They are also available in black suede, white, mint and gold!

Steve Madden "TWYNKLE" Spiked Sneakers in taupe suede and white leather (Christian Louboutin Louis knockoffs)

Steve Madden “TWYNKLE” Spiked Sneakerscj
($64.99, Heels.com)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Jildor.

Update: This post has been updated on May 31, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

There has been a downright flood of sexy tops in the blogosphere lately and while I admittedly love the concept of super deep v-neck lace-up shirts or really tiny lace-trimmed bustiers, I don’t see many of those tops working out in the real world. Especially not during daytime. This crochet lace crop top by Asilio however has what I call sophisticated sexiness and it’s a perfect example for the symbiosis of style and sexiness. The “White Walls” top is sexy without being flashy and it shows and hides skin in just the right amount . I’m also absolutely in love with the intricate crochet pattern. So pretty, right? Too bad this beauty of a top costs $165 (now $116)!

Asilio White Walls Lace Crop Top in white and black

Asilio White Walls Lace Crop Top
($116, Revolve)

P.S.: Also available at Nasty Galls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Asilio

Celebs such as Kourtney Kardashian and style bloggers like Sheryl Luke (Walk in Wonderland), Hallie Swanson (HallieDaily) and Annette Tang (The Versastyle) have all been spotted wearing an Asilio White Walls Lace Crop Top.

Kourtney Kardashian, Sheryl Luke (Walk in Wonderland), Hallie Swanson (HallieDaily) and  Annette Tang (The Versastyle) wearing a  white Asilio White Walls Lace Crop Top

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Akira Long Sleeve Crochet Top

Update (05/31/2016): Found these spot-on and budget-friendly Asilio White Walls dupes at Akira today. The longsleeved crochet crop top is available in either ivory white or rose pink and costs $34.90!

Akira Long Sleeve Crochet Crop Top in white and rose pink (Asilio White Walls dupes)

Akira Long Sleeve Crochet Topls
($34.90, ShopAkira)

Fashion Union Crochet Mini Dress

Update (05/31/2016): Fashion Union.

Fashion Union Crochet Mini Dress in white (Asilio White Walls inspired)

Fashion Union Crochet Mini Dressls
(£32, Lipsy)

Glamorous Crochet High Neck Crop Top

Update (04/26/2016): And here’s another great Asilio White Walls alternative! This one’s by Glamorous and it costs £26. The matching skirt is available here.

Glamorous Crochet High Neck Crop Top in white (Asilio White Walls knockoff)

Glamorous Crochet High Neck Crop Top
(£26, Glamorous)

P.S.: Also available at Lipsyls & Next.

SheIn White Long Sleeve Hollow Lace Blouse

Update (11/29/2015): While browsing SheIn, I came across this Asilio dupe top and wanted to share it with you. I also found a crewneck version of this top here ($17) and a gorgeous dress version here for only $24 (available in white or navy)!

SheIn White Long Sleeve Hollow Lace Blouse in white (Asilio White Walls dupe)

SheIn White Long Sleeve Hollow Lace Blouse
($17.59, SheIn)

Living Doll “Frida” Lace Top

Update (11/29/2015): Spotted these Asilio White Walls look-alik tops by Living Doll as well. This top is currently on sale for less than $15 AUD and comes in either ivory, black or light pink.

Living Doll "Frida" Lace Top in ivory and black (Asilio White Walls dupes)

Living Doll “Frida” Lace Top
($14.99 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: A longsleeve version of this top is available here.

Rise of Dawn “Jovan” Lace Top

Update (11/02/2015): Discovered a short-sleeved crewneck Asilio dupe today! By Rise of Dawn. Price: $78. How do you like this one?

Rise of Dawn "Jovan" Lace Top in white (Asilio White Walls knockoff)

Rise of Dawn “Jovan” Lace Topls
($78, Nasty Gal)

Forever 21 Ornate Crochet Boxy Top

Luckily, there’s no need to break the bank on this one, because Forever 21 has a just as gorgeous Asilio look for less dupe available right at your fingertips! The pattern of the F21 version is offset by a few inches as you can see, but that really doesn’t take away from the beauty of this lovely top. And did I mention it costs only $29.90 instead of $165? Steal deal alert! But you better hurry, I’m sure these Asilio dupes will be sold out in no time!

Forever 21 Ornate Crochet Boxy Top in white and black (Asilio White Walls knockoffs)

Forever 21 Ornate Crochet Boxy Top
($29.90, Forever 21)

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