Aldo

Update: This post has been updated on February 23, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I must say: Hats off to Chanel for being able to reinvent the classic ol’ granny shoe and reliven the outdated shoe while casually turning a blast from the past into a massive and worldwide shoe hype that is now gracing the feet of fashion lovers, editors and pretty much every fashion influencer under the sun. I really can’t remember how often I’ve seen Chanel’s infamous two-tone cap-toe slingbacks (or their look-alikes, respectively) lately. They are everywhere; in magazines, on blogs, social media, the streets and on the red carpet. There’s no escaping the Chanel granny shoe and I really don’t mind. While sceptical at first, I definitely have warmed up to the trend now and am loving the enormous influx of grandma inspired cap-toe shoes we’re currently seeing popping up everywhere. And while I do love the laissez-faire style of the highly popular slingback version, for Fall, I do prefer a shoe with a closed back, so these block heel pumps below would be a perfect addition to my Fall wardrobe. But whom are we kidding? This is Chanel we’re talking about and even though I don’t know what the retail price is on these beauties here, I’m quite certain my shopping budget isn’t nowhere near as opulent as it would have to be in order for me to be able to afford the real deal.

Chanel Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps in beige and black

Chanel Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

Aldo “Bellone” Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps

Update (02/23/2017): Found another great Chanel cap-toe block heel pump alternative at Aldo today. Available in bone or denim for $80.

Aldo "Bellone" Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps in nude and black (Chanel inspired)

Aldo “Bellone” Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumpsls
($80, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls.

Kaitlyn Pan Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps

Update (09/15/2016): Spotted these awesome and spot-on Chanel dupes by Kaitlyn Pan made of genuine lambskin leather which retail for $84.99.

Kaitlyn Pan Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps in beige and black (Chanel dupes)

Kaitlyn Pan Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps
($84.99, Etsy)

J.Crew “Lena” Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps

Update (09/15/2016): Also stumbled upon these lovely Chanel inspired block-heel pumps by J.Crew which are currently on sale for $189.99 (retail price was $258).

J.Crew "Lena" Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps in nude and black patent (Chanel inspired)

J.Crew “Lena” Cap-Toe Block Heel Pumps
($189.99, J.Crew)

Ivanka Trump “Lindi” Two-Tone Block Heel Pumps

Deal: Use promo code “SALE” to get 20% off regular and sale items and 25% off clearance items at Lord & Taylor! Offer valid through February 27th at 11:59 PM EST.

After having so much success with their Chanel slingback dupe “Liah”, I guess Ivanka Trump decided they weren’t quite done with riding that Chanel granny shoe trend train yet and so they came out with “Lindi”, a very Chanel-esque cap-toe pump which is basically the identical sister of “Liah” but in a non-slingback version. “Lindi” comes in either beige/black leather or suede and is also available in other colors such as burgundy, black and navy (suede). Like “Liah”, “Lindi” retails for $124.95 (now on sale for $93.75); which seems like a reasonable price for such a spot-on Chanel dupe made of genuine leather. Don’t wait too long with your purchase though as I’m pretty sure these will be similarly popular as Trump’s “Liah” slingbacks, so make your order before your size goes out of stock and while you’re at it, make sure to check out “Jocelynamazon” as well, it’s the ballerina flat version of “Liah” and “Lindi”.

Ivanka Trump "Lindi" Two-Tone Block Heel Pumps in beige and black suede (Chanel dupes)

Ivanka Trump “Lindi” Two-Tone Block Heel Pumpsls
($93.75, Lord & Taylor)

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

Image source(s): @shesalyssarenee Instagram, Aldo, J.Crew, Etsy, Nordstrom

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Update: This post has been updated on February 8, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I only have one word for this choker necklace by Céline: OBSESSED! One of the most amazing statement necklaces I’ve seen in the last few years. I just love the chunky gold chain links with the massive ID tag, they make the necklace look uber-luxurious (and also quite heavy), don’t you agree? And just like every other piece coming from the French design house, this necklace has become quite the “It“-thing to have. I’m not sure how much it costs, but even if one had the funds to splurge on this highly coveted necklace, it’d probably be very hard to come by now that it has become so popular.

Céline ID Chain Choker Necklace in gold

Céline ID Choker Necklace
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Céline

Kim Kardashian and Rihanna wearing Céline ID Choker Necklace

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Aldo “Delmoral” Curb Chain Link Choker Necklace

Update (02/08/2017): Found this cool and budget-friendly chain link choker at Aldo today and it instantly reminded me of the Céline necklace above. Price: $18.

Aldo "Delmoral" Curb Chain Link Choker Necklace in gold (Céline ID dupe)

Aldo “Delmoral” Curb Chain Link Choker Necklacels
($18, Aldo)

Forever 21 Curb Chain Collar Necklace

Update (08/24/2015): Spotted these budget-friendly chain necklaces at Forever 21 today and thought they’d be a great alternative to the Céline ID choker above.

Forever 21 Curb Chain Collar Necklace in gold and silver (Céline ID knockoffs)

Forever 21 Curb Chain Collar Necklace
($7.90, Forever 21)

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

Banana Republic Link ID Necklace

Update (07/30/2015): Came across a silver-tone Céline link id necklace at Banana Republic today. What do you think?

Banana Republic Link ID Necklace in silver (Céline knockoff)

Banana Republic Link ID Necklacecj
($69.50, Banana Republic)

P.S.: Also available at Banana Republic (Canada) & Banana Republic (EU).

Nasty Gal “Eliza” Chain Choker Necklace

Update (12/29/2013): Another awesome Céline chain necklace dupe find! Check out this killer statement choker from Nasty Gal! Pretty cool, huh?

Nasty Gal "Eliza" Chain Choker Necklace in gold (Céline ID knockoff)

Nasty Gal “Eliza” Chain Choker Necklacels
($45, Nasty Gal)

LuLu*s Identify My Love Gold ID Necklace

Update (07/13/2013): LuLu*s has also a very similar Céline ID necklace alternative available for $41!

LuLu*s Identify My Love Gold ID Necklace (Céline ID knockoff)

LuLu*s Identify My Love Gold ID Necklace
($41, LuLu*s)

ASOS Jumbo ID Necklace

Update (04/15/2013): And here’s another great and budget-friendly Céline ID necklace alternative by ASOS. Love these necklaces and at only $20 a pop, they’re a total steal!

ASOS Jumbo ID Necklace in gold and silver (Céline ID look-a-likes)

ASOS Jumbo ID Necklace
($20.01, ASOS)

BagInc Celebrity Style ID Chain Choker Necklace

Update (03/25/2013): Just found this lovely and budget-friendly Céline ID Choker look-a-like by BagInc. Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your entire order! Available in gold, rose gold and silver.

BagInc Celebrity Style ID Chain Choker Necklace in gold and silver (Céline look-a-like)

BagInc Celebrity Style ID Chain Choker Necklace
($19, BagInc)

Mango ID Choker

Update (03/25/2013): Mango also has a Céline inspired choker necklace for $29.99!

Mango ID Choker Necklace in gold (Céline look-a-like)

Mango ID Choker
($29.99, Mango)

GoJane Thick Plate Chain Necklace

Update (02/16/2013): And here’s yet another fabulous but affordable Céline ID necklace look-a-like! I’m really loving this $45 gold chain necklace from GoJane! Also available in silver.

GoJane Thick Plate Chain Necklace in gold (Céline ID knockoff)

GoJane Thick Plate Chain Necklace
($45, GoJane)

Nasty Gal New Identity Necklace

Update (02/16/2013): Thanks again to reader Amira for finding another Céline ID bracelet look-a-like. Check out this lovely rose gold chain link choker from Nasty Gal! Only $35! Matching chain link bracelet available.

Nasty Gal New Identity Necklace in rosegold (Céline ID knockoff)

Nasty Gal New Identity Necklacels
($35, Nasty Gal)

Nicholas ID Necklace

Update (02/06/2013): Found another great and even budget-friendlier Céline ID necklace alternative by Nicholas. Available in gold, silver and rosegold. Matching id bracelets available as well.

Nicholas ID Necklace in gold (Céline knockoff)

Nicholas ID Necklace
($120, Shopbop)

Melody Ehsani “Love Me or Leave Me” Chain Link Necklace

Update (02/06/2013): Thanks to our reader Amira who told us about this Céline necklace look-a-like by Melody Ehsani.

Melody Ehsani "Love Me or Leave Me" Chain Link Necklace in gold (Céline ID knockoff)

Melody Ehsani “Love Me or Leave Me” Chain Link Necklace
($32.95, Nordstrom Rack)

nOir Jewelry “Afonso” ID Necklace

If you’re just as crazy about the Céline ID choker necklace as me and are on the lookout for a look-4-less option, I have found this super similar chain link necklace by nOir Jewelry which would be a great alternative. It’s not quite as chunky and massive as the real deal and also longer, but it still mimics the overall look. A matching id braceletcj available as well.

nOir Jewelry Afonso ID Necklace in gold (Céline knockoff)

nOir Jewelry “Afonso” ID Necklacecj
($150, Urban Outfitters)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopcj.

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Real vs. Steal – Dior So Real Sunglasses

by Irina on February 1, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on February 1, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

When it comes to setting fashion trends, Dior seems to be on quite a roll at the moment. First, we had the Mise En Dior craze and now we have everybody lusting after their uber-cool “So Real” sunglasses. Karen Walker and Céline, move over! If we could crown one pair of shades the official sunglasses of 2015, it would definitely be Dior’s “So Real” frames. And even though these sunglasses are everything but affordable at $595, virtually every fashion influencer – from bloggers to fashion editors to supermodels to celebs (and let’s not forget about all the countless Instagram sightings) – has been spotted wearing these sunnies. They come in a wide range of great styles, but if I had to pick a “So Real” favorite it would probably be the crystal (clear)/silver version with the blue mirrored lenses (last one pictured below). But no matter how much hype is still to follow on these lovely shades, there’s no way I would lay down almost $600 on a pair of trendy sunglasses that’ll probably be so passé 6 months from now.

Dior So Real Sunglasses

Dior So Real Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($545-$595, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale’s, Amazonamazon, Solstice Sunglasses, Sunglasses Shop, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Rihanna and Olivia Palermo as well as personal style bloggers like Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Kristina Bazan (Kayture) have all been spotted wearing Dior So Real Sunglasses.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Rihanna, Olivia Palermo and Kristina Bazan (Kayture) wearing Dior So Real Sunglasses

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Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses

Update (02/01/2017): Came across these cute and almost spot-on Dior So Real dupes at Forever 21 today and they cost only $7.90! Total steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses in clear and blue (Dior So Real dupes)

Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses
($7.90, Forever 21)

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

Mango “Sarah” Tortoise Arm Sunglasses

Update (02/01/2017): Also spotted this Dior inspired black/tortoise version at Mango which costs $29.99. So pretty, isn’t it?

Mango "Sarah" Tortoise Arm Sunglasses in black (Dior So Real dupes)

Mango “Sarah” Tortoise Arm Sunglasses
($29.99, Mango)

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

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): And the Dior So Real dupe list grows bigger once again! Check out these Dior inspired sunglasses I discovered at Steve Madden, currently on sale for $26.98. Another great Dior So Real dupe are Steve Madden’s SM465123ls sunnies which come in gold and all-black and cost $28.98.

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglasses in black and tortoise (Dior So Real dupes)

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($26.98, Steve Madden)

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar

Update (06/21/2016): Also stumbled upon this lovely and spot-on Dior So Real sunglass dupe at Target. Price: $16.99. More colors and variations available in Target stores.

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar in black (Dior So Real dupe)

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar
($16.99, Target)

P.S.: Also available at Target in silver/black or black/grey.

Free People “Mystic River” Metal Frame Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Here are more Dior So Real look-alikes which I have discovered at Free People for $25 a pop. Really like these!

Free People "Mystic River" Metal Frame Sunglasses (Dior So Real dupes)

Free People “Mystic River” Metal Frame Sunglasses
($25, Free People)

Aldo “Bonadomane” Brow Bar Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Also stumbled upon these lovely Dior inspired brow bar sunnies by Aldo which are available in either transparent or black and are on sale for $7.98.

Aldo "Bonadomane" Brow Bar Sunglasses in clear transparent and gold black (Dior So Real dupes)

Aldo “Bonadomane” Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($7.98, Aldo)

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

GoJane Style Blogger Vintage Sunglasses

Update (10/12/2015): Spotted these fantastic Dior So Real dupes at GoJane which are currently on sale for less than $10! Available in various colors and lens finishes.

GoJane Cool Kid Reflection Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

GoJane Style Blogger Vintage Sunglasses
($7.50, GoJane)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at MakeMeChic.

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses

Update (10/12/2015): And here’s a great Dior So Real alternative for all of our European readers which we’ve discovered at Missguided. Only $13.60!

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses
($13.60, Missguided)

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

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglasses

Update (09/27/2015): Spotted another dupe-worthy Dior So Real sunglass look for less option! This time at ZooShoo. Price point: 22.

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglasses in black and gold (Dior So Real knockoffs)

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglassespjx
($22, ZooShoo)

Gant Brow Bar Sunglasses

Luckily, there are quite a few great Dior So Real dupe options available like this one by Gant, so you don’t have to break the bank to try the trend. Like the real deal, these sunnies also come in a broad range of styles (I counted 17!), so there’s a huge selection to choose from. And at $11.90 per pair, why not pick two?

Gant Brow Bar Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Gant Brow Bar Sunglassesamazon
($11.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available at Amazon #2amazon, Romwe & SheIn.

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses

I also discovered these lovely Dior So Real dupes at Choies which I just had to include in this post because I’m absolutely obsessed with the rosegold version. They’re currently on sale for a little under $8, so I suggest to stock up on them while they’re still available.

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses
($7.90, Choies)

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses

If you’re a fan of the tortoise Dior So Reals, then check out this fab steal version by Express which looks just like the real, but costs only $29.90 instead of $595.

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses in tortoise (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

Image source(s): Barneys, The Blonde Salad, Pinterest, Olivia Palermo, Forever 21, Mango, Steve Madden, Target, Free People, Aldo, GoJane, Missguided, ZooShoo, Choies, Amazon, Express

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Two more weeks until Valentine’s Day and while I’m not particularly excited about V-Day itself (all the single ladies!), I do like any opportunity that allows me to dress up and act all flirty about it. When dressing up, my personal motto is: “Drama, drama, drama!”, that’s why this black off-the-shoulder midi dress by Bardot with its body-con silhouette and the dramatic bell sleeves instantly caught my attention. I immediately started styling this LBD in my head and style-wise it felt like my mind ran in 100 different directions. There are a lot of ways to style this versatile dress and I decided to pick three for you to show: bold, romantic and just plain cute. So if you need some outfit inspiration for your own Valentine’s Day attire, feel free to check out my V-Day look suggestions and let me know whether you like them or not.

Look #1 – Femme Fatale in Black & Gold

Valentine's Day Outfit Inspo - 1 LBD, 3 Ways To Wear It: Femme Fatale in Black & Gold

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Look #2 – Romantic in Lace & Burgundy

Valentine's Day Outfit Inspo - 1 LBD, 3 Ways To Style It: Romantic Lace & Burgundy Red

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Look #3 – Cheeky Cute

Valentine's Day Outfit Inspo - 1 LBD, 3 Ways To Style It: Cheeky Cute

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Image source(s): Revolve, Amazon, Aldo, BaubleBar, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Eve’s Addiction, Steve Madden, Zappos, Etsy, Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s, Aldo

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Update: This post has been updated on January 31, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Dior has done it again! Once again they created THE hottest pair of sunglasses to have this season and I think the Split sunnies are my absolute Dior sunglass favorite yet! I just adore the horizontal lens band on the classic aviator shape (so unique!) and the luxe-looking color combos. AH-mazing! But also extremely expensive as these shades will set you back $555.

Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglasses in gold, silver and pink

Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglassesls
($555, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Solstice Sunglasses, Barneysls & Amazon.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Rihanna and Kendall Jenner and personal style bloggers like Aimee Song (Song of Style) and Michelle Koesnadi (Glisters and Blisters) have all been spotted wearing Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglasses.

Aimee Song (Song of Style), Rihanna, Kendall Jenner & Michelle Koesnadi (Glisters and Blisters) wearing Dior Split 59mm Aviator Sunglasses

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Aldo “Crossetto” Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

Update (01/31/2017): Spotted this amazing and spot-on Dior Split sunglass dupe at Aldo for just $16. Steal deal alert, so grab a pair while you can!

Aldo "Crossetto" Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses in gold (Dior Split dupes)

Aldo “Crossetto” Mirrored Aviator Sunglassesls
($16, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls.

GoJane Colorblock Party Aviator Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): Stumbled upon another Dior Split alternative at GoJane today. Available in various colors for less than $10. Steal deal alert!

GoJane Colorblock Party Aviator Sunglasses in pink, blue and grey (Dior Split knockoffs)

GoJane Colorblock Party Aviator Sunglasses
($7.90, GoJane)

Juli Eyewear Mirrored Round Aviator Sunglasses

If you can’t afford the real deal and/or don’t want to spend your rent money on a pair of sunglasses (smart choice!), check out these Dior Split dupe shades by Juli Eyewear which will give you the coveted designer look for a fraction of the cost. These budget-friendly sunglasses come in a variety of 8 different color combinations and cost $16.90, so you can shop these by the dozen and still be able to pay your rent.

Juli Eyewear Mirrored Round Aviator Sunglasses in gold, silver and pink (Christian Dior Split knockoffs)

Juli Eyewear Mirrored Round Aviator Sunglassesamazon
($16.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Similar versions for men are also available hereamazon and hereamazon at Amazon.

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