Asymmetrical

Update: This post has been updated on May 21, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Up until recently British designer J.W. Anderson hasn’t been on my fashion radar, but now that I’ve seen his latest womenswear collections, especially the bags and the shoes, I immediately subscribed to his various social media channels in order to never miss out on his future creations again. But let me give you an example of J.W. Anderson’s unique aesthetic first: look at these gorgeous asymmetrical pointy ruffle booties below! I love the boldness of the ruffles and the fact that the asymmetric arrangement forms a forward-facing arrow when both feet are standing next to each other. What I’m not loving though is the price: $840 in retail and even the sale price of $570.99 is still pretty hefty!

J.W. Anderson Ruffle Ankle Booties in black

J.W. Anderson Ruffle Booties
($570.99, Need Supply Co.)

Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, Moda Operandi, Selfridges, MyTheresa, S|Sense, Barneysls, Italistls, Yoox, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love J.W. Anderson

Various personal style bloggers such as Mary Seng (Happily Grey) and Zina Charkoplia (Fashionvibe) as well as fashion insiders like Pernille Teisbaek have been spotted wearing J.W. Anderson Ruffle Ankle Boots.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insider wearing J.W. Anderson Ruffle Ankle Boots

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Jessica Buurman “Adye” Ruffled Booties

Update (05/21/2017): Came across these spot-on J.W. Anderson ruffle boot dupes at Jessica Buurman today. Prices vary from $145 (synthetic suede) to $159 (genuine suede). Make sure to use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman.

Jessica Buurman "Adye" Ruffled Booties in black and tan suede (J.W. Anderson dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Adye” Ruffled Booties
($145-$159, Jessica Buurman)

Office “Luscious” Ruffle Ankle Boots

If you’re searching for a similar look, check out these ruffle booties by Office. They are heeled and the ruffle arrangement is not quite as extreme and bold as on the J.W. Anderson original, but for £50 (sale price!) these are a pretty fab alternative to the pricey real deal! Also available in black suede.

Office "Luscious" Ruffle Ankle Boots in black (J.W. Anderson inspired)

Office “Luscious” Ruffle Ankle Boots
(£50, Office)

P.S.: Also available at Offlice London (DE), Amazon.co.ukamazon & Amazon.deamazon.

Image source(s): Need Supply Co., @happilygrey/Instagram, Look de Pernille, Fashionvibe, Jessica Buurman, Office Shoes

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Obsession of the Day – Blush Beauty

by Irina on June 14, 2015

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with soft, flesh-toned colors such as blush pink. There’s something so quintessentially feminine about that color that makes me want to turn my wardrobe into an altar for everything blush. So when I happened to come across this gorgeous nude-colored draped jersey skirt by Rachel Pally, I simply had to create a blush-toned look around it. I went full on matchy-matchy with this outfit which might be a bit too much for some, but I totally love it. Do you?

Obsession of the Day - Blush Beauty

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Image source(s): Shopbop, Ulta, bebe, Macy’s, BaubleBar, BagInc

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Update: This post has been updated on January 9, 2015. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Today marks the first day of Fall which also means: it’s officially bootie time! And let me tell you: I loooooove bootie time! Why, you ask? Because I loooooove booties, silly. And how could I not with so many fab ankle boots such as these by Giuseppe Zanotti available around me? The asymmetrical zipper that runs across the boot is such a nice extra detail, don’t you agree? It’s what makes this shoe stand out without being too loud and demanding. I love when shoes have that vibe. What I don’t love though? The price of these Zanottis. And we’re already talking sale price here. Sheesh!

Giuseppe Zanotti Cross-Zip Ankle Booties in black

Giuseppe Zanotti I37092 Cross-Zip Ankle Bootiesamazon
($604.38, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at YOOXls & Stylebopls.

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Celebs such as Kylie Minogue and Blake Lively have been spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti Cross-Zip Ankle Booties.

Kylie Minogue and Blake Lively wearing black Giuseppe Zanotti Cross-Zip Ankle Booties

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Bearun Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (01/09/2015): Discovered another Giuseppe Zanotti I37092 dupe! Check out these zip ankle boots by Bearun. Hot or not?

Bearun Zip Ankle Boots in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I37092 knockoffs)

Bearun Zip Ankle Boots
($106.11, YesStyle)

Mollini “Laguna” Cross-Zip Ankle Boots

UPDATE (01/09/2015): Also came across these zip ankle boots by Mollini which instantly reminded me of the Giuseppe Zanotti booties above.

Mollini "Laguna" Cross-Zip Ankle Boots in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I37092 knockoffs)

Mollini “Laguna” Cross-Zip Ankle Boots
($199.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Trouvé “Destin” Asymmetric Zip Ankle Boots

Luckily for us, Trouvé‘s “Destin” boot is here to save our budgets. It has a couple minor differences compared to the designer original (with the most noticable being the shorter heel), but overall it is a pretty great Giuseppe Zanotti dupe. Available for $139.95 in either black leather or light grey suede.

Trouvé "Destin" Asymmetric Zip Ankle Boots in black (Giuseppe Zanotti Ester knockoffs)

Trouvé “Destin” Asymmetric Zip Ankle Bootsls
($139.95, Nordstrom)

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Update: This post has been updated on August 27, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

If there ever were an ankle boot that could elongate your legs, it wouldn’t surprise me if they were from Valentino. The design house is known for its exceptional craftsmanship and expert tailoring. While the black leather may be stark against fairer skin, the cut of this style is incredibly flattering for all women. I’ve always been a huge fan of boots in general, and these would definitely bring a lot of versatility to any wardrobe. You can wear them with any pair of pants or skirt, and instantly add a little edge to your outfit. The touch of hardware definitely doesn’t go unnoticed, adding some glamour to the overall look. You would think that as expensive as these are, they wouldn’t sell out as quickly as they have. But good news awaits, scroll down to see a fantastic look-a-like pair for about a quarter of the price!

Valentino Rockstud Asymmetric Ankle Boots in black

Valentino Rockstud Asymmetric Bootiesls
($875, SOLD OUT)

Hilary Duff Loves Valentino

Hilary Duff wearing black Valentino Rockstud Asymmetric Booties

Diavolina “Kane” Studded Platform Booties

UPDATE (08/27/2012): Just came across this phenomenal Valentino inspired studded bootie by Diavolina. Pssst, don’t tell anyone, but I think I actually prefer these!

Diavolina "Kane" Studded Platform Booties in black suede (Valentino knockoffs)

Diavolina “Kane” Studded Platform Bootiesjavari
(£70.40, Javari.co.uk)

P.S.: Also available at ASOSls, Zalando.co.uk & Zalando.deaffilinet.

Schutz “Eva” Studded Booties

These booties by Schutz are phenomenal. They look just like the high-end designer version above, but cost a lot less! Even this pair is an investment for most of us, but considering the quality and how often you’ll wear them, they are very much worth it. Hilary’s look above is very youthful and chic, but you can also try black leggings and a tunic or a high-waisted pencil skirt and sheer blouse to really make them noticeable. The other great thing about this pair is that you can wear them as a practical shoe as well, peaking out from under slim bootcut trousers for more professional occasions. Love the idea? They are also available in dark brown!

Schutz "Eva" Studded Booties in black (Valentino knockoffs)

Schutz “Eva” Studded Bootiesamazon
($225, Amazon)

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Update: This post has been updated on March 12, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

Alexander Wang presented his Pre-Fall 2010 collection a few days ago and I have to admit I’m not impressed. Ever since his glorious Spring and Pre-Fall 2009 collections he just couldn’t live up to my expectations. Maybe Fall 2010 will reignite my love for his designs. Until then I’ll have to keep on drooling over his past creations, one of which is this beautifully draped asymmetrical jersey dress from his Pre-Fall 2009 collection. So simple yet so stylish.

Alexander Wang One Shouldered Goddess Little Black Dress (LBD)

Alexander Wang Satin Jersey One-Shoulder Dress
($595, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities Love Alexander Wang

Rihanna and Nicky Hilton wearing a black draped Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2009 One Shoulder Goddess Dress

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American Apparel Interlock Asymmetrical Dress

UPDATE (03/12/2012): Another fab alternative which is available in an array of colors. By American Apparel.

American Apparel Interlock Asymmetrical Dress in black (Alexander Wang Goddess knockoff)

American Apparel Interlock Asymmetrical Dress
($42, Amazon)

LuLu*s Pandrosia Dress

UPDATE (06/25/2010): Here’s a second Alexander Wang Goddess dress look-a-like by LuLu*s.

LuLu*s Pandrosia Dress in black (Alexander Wang Goddess dress knockoff)

LuLu*s Pandrosia Dress
($34, LuLu*s)

Riller & Fount Keel One Shoulder Dress

UPDATE (06/14/2010): Riller & Fount‘s “Keel” one shoulder mini looks a lot like Alexander Wang’s Goddess dress, doesn’t it?

Riller & Fount Keel One Shoulder Dress in black (Alexander Wang Goddess knockoff)

Riller & Fount Keel One Shoulder Dress
($137, Shopbop)

ASOS Twisted Slinky One Shoulder Dress

UPDATE (04/15/2010): ASOS has a dress which is quite reminiscent of the Alexander Wang LBD. It’s more body-con and drapes to the other side, but overall is still a good match I think. Available in 7 different colors.

ASOS Twisted Slinky One Shoulder Dress in black (Alexander Wang Goddess knockoff)

ASOS Twisted Slinky One Shoulder Dress
($64.25, ASOS)

LuLu*s Good Gossip Dress

If you want a similar style without having to blow a month’s budget, this draped one shoulder LBD by LuLu*s is a great alternative if you want Alexander Wang 4 less.

LuLu*s Good Gossip One Shoulder Dress in black (Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2009 Goddess dress knockoff)

LuLu*s Good Gossip Dress
($56, LuLu*s)

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