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Update: This post has been updated on March 26, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti is a well-known man on this blog because a) his shoes are absolutely loved by celebrities and b) because his shoes are often copied. And while it’s not cool to copy, I really can’t blame the copycats because shoes as fabulous as these scalloped suede lace-up sandals need to be brought at more affordable price points. At least that’s how I think. My obsession for these Zanotti heels started when I first saw Aimee Song from Song of Style rocking these high-heeled beauties in various of her outfits. I just love the delicate nature of these! They’re incredibly sexy yet still elude a sense of romance. But here’s the deal-breaker: they cost a whopping $1.095 and are pretty much sold out everywhere.

Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandals in black suede

Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandalsls
($1.195, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Giuseppe Zanotti

Celebs such as Elle MacPherson, Aimee Song from Song of Style, Khloe Kardashian and Naomie Harris have all been spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandals.

Elle MacPherson, Aimee Song (Song of Style), Khloe Kardashian and Naomie Harris wearing Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 Lace-Up Scalloped Sandals

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New Look Suedette Laser Cut Out Ghillie Heels

Update (03/26/2016): Came across these fab Giuseppe Zanotti inspired ghillie heels by New Look today. Available in black or blue faux suede for £29.99! I looooove the vibrant blue version here!

New Look Suedette Laser Cut Out Ghillie Heels in black and blue (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

New Look Suedette Laser Cut Out Ghillie Heels
(£29.99, New Look)

P.S.: Also available at New Look (EU).

Public Desire “Anais” Cut Out Lace Up Heels

Update (10/13/2015): Spotted another Giuseppe Zanotti dupe today! Check out these lovely cut-out heels by Public Desire which are currently on sale for a budget-friendly £16.99 and come in either black, white or aqua blue faux suede.

Public Desire "Anais" Cut Out Lace Up Heels in black and aqua blue faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Public Desire “Anais” Cut Out Lace Up Heels
(£16.99, Public Desire)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Lace-Up Cutout Pumps

Update (07/22/2015): Aaaaaand here’s another budget-friendly Giuseppe Zanotti inspired lace-up high heel! Found at Forever 21 for $34.90 and available in either black or chestnut faux suede!

Forever 21 Faux Suede Lace-Up Cutout Pumps in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Lace-Up Cutout Pumps
($34.90, Forever 21)

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

Boohoo “Amber” Lazer Cut Out Suedette Lace Up Gladiator Heels

Update (06/26/2015): Stumbled upon these budget-friendly and spot-on Giuseppe Zanotti dupes at Boohoo today. Aren’t they just fabulous?

boohoo "Amber" Lazer Cut Out Suedette Lace Up Gladiator Heels in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Boohoo “Amber” Lazer Cut Out Suedette Lace Up Gladiator Heels
($60, Boohoo)

P.S.: Also available at Boohoo (UK).

BCBGeneration “Carnival” Scalloped Suede Lace-Up Sandals

Update (06/12/2015): Discovered this spot-on Giuseppe Zanotti dupe by BCBGeneration today. So close to the original, but with a much nicer price tag, right? Available in black, nude or dove grey suede leather.

BCBGeneration "Carnival" Scalloped Suede Lace-Up Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Carnival” Scalloped Suede Lace-Up Sandalsamazon
($106.40, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Dillard’sls, Nordstrom Rack & Revolve.

Fashionchick Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

Update (06/12/2015): Also spotted these Zanotti inspired suede lace up heels by German shoe brand Fashionchick. They’re available in black, blue and nude suede.

Fashionchick Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black and blue (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Fashionchick Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandalsaffilinet
(€104.95, Mirapodo)

P.S.: Also available at Omoda.

Delicious Kaleen-S Cage Lace-Up Sandals

Update (01/24/2015): So how about these lace-up heels by Delicious? Quite a spot-on alternative to the Giuseppe Zanotti sandals above, no? Very budget-friendly, too.

Delicious Kaleen-S Cage Lace-Up Sandals in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Delicious Kaleen-S Cage Lace-Up Sandals
($30.90, GoJane)

P.S.: Also available at LuLu*s & Amazonamazon.

JustFab “Vernon” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

Update (05/16/2014): And here we go again with yet another Giuseppe Zanotti dupe. By JustFab. I’m really loving the red version!

JustFab "Vernon" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in red, black and nude faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

JustFab “Vernon” Lace-Up High Heel Sandalscj
($54.99, Heels.com)

Milanoo Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

Update (05/04/2014): Stumbled upon this beautiful Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like at Milanoo today.

Milanoo Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Milanoo Suede Lace-Up High Heel Sandals
($54.99, Milanoo)

Olsenboye “Rachel” High Heel Booties

Update (05/04/2014): Also discovered these lovely spot-on Giuseppe Zanotti dupes by Olsenboye at JCPenney.

Olsenboye "Rachel" High Heel Booties in faux black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Olsenboye “Rachel” High Heel Bootiesls
($39.99, JCPenney)

Choies Suede Peep Toe Tie Up Sandals

Update (04/17/2014): Came across another mighty fine Giuseppe Zanotti dupe at Choies. Available in either black or nude suede for under $80! Score!

Choies Suede Peep Toe Tie Up Sandals in black and nude (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Choies Suede Peep Toe Tie Up Sandals
($78.90, Choies)

P.S.: Also available at SheIn.

Steve Madden “TROME” Lace-Up Scalloped High Heel Sandals

Update (02/02/2014): I knew it was just a matter of time until Steve Madden would come up with their own Giuseppe Zanotti scalloped heel dupe! And here you go, a pretty identical Zanotti look-a-like which comes in either black or nude suede. This style is part of Chiara Ferragni‘s capsule collection for Steve Madden.

Steve Madden "TROME" Lace-Up Scalloped High Heel Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Steve Madden “TROME” Lace-Up Scalloped High Heel Sandalsamazon
($139.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nasty Gal & Steve Madden.

Therapy “Monroe” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

Update (02/02/2014): These lace-up heels from Therapy are yet another wonderful and very wallet-friendly dupe of the pricey Zanotti heels above. Totally in love with these here!

Therapy "Monroe" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Therapy “Monroe” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals
($59.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Aldo “Cezarine” Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

Update (02/02/2014): Also discovered this super fab Zanotti-inspired “minimalistic” lace-up high heel at Aldo today.

Aldo "Cezarine" Lace-Up High Heel Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Aldo “Cezarine” Lace-Up High Heel Sandalsls
($50, Aldo)

Anne Michelle Rapture-62 Lasercut Lace-Up Heels

Update (01/24/2014): Finally found a budget-friendly Zanotti alternative! Check out these fab heels from Anne Michelle. Only $34.80 and also available in nude faux suede!

Anne Michelle Rapture-62 Lasercut Lace-Up Heels in black faux suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Anne Michelle Rapture-62 Lasercut Lace-Up Heels
($34.80, CiCi Hot)

Sofia Z “Eliana” Lace-Up Open-Toe Sandals

Update (01/24/2014): And if you prefer a mid-heel version, check out these heels by Sofia Z. They are currently on sale for $131.25!

Sofia Z "Eliana" Lace-Up Open-Toe Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I12068 knockoffs)

Sofia Z “Eliana” Lace-Up Open-Toe Sandals
($131.25, Bluefly)

Jessica Buurman “AYOKA” Cut-Out Lace Up Sandals

Update (01/16/2014): Found another Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like at Jessica Buurman today. So fab, right?

Jessica Buurman "AYOKA" Cut-Out Lace Up Sandals in black suede (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “AYOKA” Cut-Out Lace Up Sandals
($129, Jessica Buurman)

Modern Vice “Ghillie” Suede Laser-Cut Pumps

Thanks to Modern Vice we don’t have to spend a fortune to get the coveted Zanotti lace-up heel look. The “Ghillie” peep-toe sandal is a perfect substitute that sells for 10% compared to the designer original. Available in either black or red suede. But you better be fast and order quickly because these shoes are selling like hot cakes!

Modern Vice "Ghillie" Suede Laser-Cut Pumps in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Modern Vice “Ghillie” Suede Laser-Cut Pumps
($67.95, DailyLook)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetrocj & LuLu*s.

Windsor Smith “Gillie” Suede Lace-Up Heels

Our fellow Australian shoe lovers don’t have to be disappointed though because the “Gillie” lace-up heel by Windsor Smith is the perfect Zanotti dupe just like the one by Modern Vice (I think this might even be just a rebranded version of the Modern Vice or vice versa).

Windsor Smith "Gillie" Suede Lace-Up Heels in black (Giuseppe Zanotti I20168 knockoffs)

Windsor Smith “Gillie” Suede Lace-Up Heels
($48, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at StyleTread, The Iconic, Lane Crawfordls & Wanted Shoes.

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Update: This post has been updated on January 29, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

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, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, Selfridges, MyTheresa & 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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Billini “Jacinda” Studded T-Strap Kitten Pumps

Update (01/29/2016): Spotted these lovely Valentino Rockstud dupes by Billini today. Available in black or nude for $99.95 AUD.

Billini "Jacinda" Studded T-Strap Kitten Pumps in nude and black (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Billini “Jacinda” Studded T-Strap Kitten Pumps
($99.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Sole Society “Tiia” Studded T-Strap Heels

Update (12/17/2015): Now look at this pretty Valentino inspired kitten heel by Sole Society which has just been restocked and is now also available in nude patent! Isn’t it gorgeous? And at $69.95, it’s budget-friendly, too!

Sole Society "Tiia" Studded T-Strap Heels in nude and black patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heel knockoffs)

Sole Society “Tiia” Studded T-Strap Heels
($69.95, Sole Society)

Kaitlyn Pan Slingback Kitten Heel Leather Pumps

Update (11/06/2015): If you’re willing to invest more in a more exact Valentino Rockstud dupe, then check out these virtually identical kitten heel pumps by Kaitlyn Pan. They’re made of genuine leather and are available in various colors for $109.

Kaitlyn Pan Slingback Kitten Heel Leather Pumps (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

Kaitlyn Pan Slingback Kitten Heel Leather Pumpsamazon
($109, Amazon)

BCBGeneration “Darron” Studded Strappy Slingback Pumps

Update (11/06/2015): “Darron” by BCBGeneration is yet another fabulous Valentino Rockstud alternative which costs $69.95 and comes in various colors and uppers including a gorgeous leopard version. Get this one while it’s still available!

BCBGeneration "Darron" Studded Strappy Slingback Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Darron” Studded Strappy Slingback Pumps
($69.95, Stein Mart)

BCBGeneration “Niro” Studded Strappy Kitten Heel Pumps

Update (08/11/2015): Well, hello there, darlings! Just stumbled upon these lovely Valentino kitten heel dupes by BCBGeneration.

BCBGeneration "Niro" Studded Strappy Kitten Heel Pumps in black and red (Valentino Rockstud knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Niro” Studded Strappy Kitten Heel Pumps
($69.95, Stein Mart)

Loslandifen T-Strap Studded Mid-Heel Pumps

Update (07/19/2015): I also spotted these low-heel Valentino dupes by Loslandifen. They come in an amazing array of 14 (!) colors and are currently on sale for $39.99! A high heel version (4,5 inches) can be found hereamazon.

Loslandifen T-Strap Studded Mid-Heel Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heel knockoffs)

Loslandifen T-Strap Studded Mid-Heel Pumpsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

JY Shoes Studded Strappy Pointy Pumps

Update (07/19/2015): Also discovered these cute kitten heel Valentino look-alikes by JY Shoes which are available in either black, nude or blue faux patent leather for under $20.

JY Shoes Studded Strappy Pointy Pumps in black, nude and blue patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten Heel knockoffs)

JY Shoes Studded Strappy Pointy Pumps
($19.15, YesStyle)

Jessica Buurman “CARA” Studded High Heel Pumps

Update (01/04/2015): Just happened to stumble upon this set of lovely Valentino Rockstud kitten heel look-a-likes at Jessica Buurman. So similar to the real deal, aren’t they? Available for $129 in 15 (!) different colors and uppers. I loooove!

Jessica Buurman "CARA" Studded High Heel Pumps in red, black and pink patent (Valentino Rockstud Kitten knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “CARA” Studded High Heel Pumps
($129, Jessica Buurman)

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 $70.

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

Oasap Studded T-Strap Pumps
($49.99-$72.99, 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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Selena Gomez may currently be on everyone’s radar due to her opening up about her chemotherapy to fight lupus, but she’s on mine because her sense of style, more than often than not, is absolutely top notch! One of my favorite Selena off-duty looks included a grey head-to-toe knitwear ensemble which she posted on her Instagram last year. Her getup was probably by Zara and it instantly reminded me of Marc Jacobs head-to-toe cashmere lookls from F/W 2014. I really loved Selena’s cozy meets casual knitwear look, but went to forget about it until very recently when I stumbled upon this awesome look-alike two-piece ensemble by BCBGeneration which looks just like Selena’s version. A few days later, I discovered another great look for less option at Stradivarius and took it as a sign to recreate Selena’s outfit here on this blog. What do you think, did I nail her look or what?

Selena Gomez’ Head-to-Toe Grey Knitwear Look 4 Less

Selena Gomez' Head-to-Toe Grey Knitwear Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who?Selena Gomez
Where?N/A
When?November 10, 2014
What?Zara (probably)

Image source(s): @selenagomez Instagram, BCBGeneration, Stradivarius, Sephora, Ulta

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I know many of you are already preparing for the fall season (fashion-wise and mentally), but I’m not quite done with summer yet. Especially not with summer’s soft and fun side: light, pastel color palettes, sleeveless tops, short shorts and naked toes. Oh how I’m gonna miss all that in the next 6-9 months! So before I can dive into fall fashion, I had to kiss summer goodbye with one last imaginary outfit. What do you think? Do you like it?

Budget Look - Pastel Pink Summer Outfit

Go Shopping:

Image source(s): Banana Republic, Nordstrom, Ulta, BaubleBar, RevolveClothing, MyHabit

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Update: This post has been updated on May 7, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

‘Tis the season to get your spike on! From spiked heels to spiked drinks – I am so down! Which is why this Pigalle “Loubie” should totally be in my stocking. But at over $1.000 and the fact that it’s sold out – ol’ St. Nick won’t be dropping these babies off anytime soon! No worries though, all my naughty girls; we found a nice lil’ knockoff below.

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes Studded Pumps in black with black spikes

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes Studded Pumpsls
($1.095, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Bergdorf Goodmanls & Neiman Marcusls.

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Carey Mulligan, Jennifer Lopez, Emma Watson, Dita von Teese, Fergie and Kim Kardashian wearing black Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes Studded Pumps

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Loslandifen Spike-Studded Pointed-Toe Pumps

UPDATE (05/07/2015): Spotted these Louboutin dupes by Loslandifen at Amazon today. They come in an array of lovely colors such as red, pink, yellow, neon green and many more. Make sure to check them out, they’re currently on sale for a budget-friendly $47.99!

Loslandifen Spike-Studded Pointed-Toe Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes knockoffs)

Loslandifen Spike-Studded Pointed-Toe Pumpsamazon
($47.99, Amazon)

BCBGeneration “Oahu” Spike-Stud Pointed Pumps

UPDATE (08/03/2013): BCBGeneration have come up with a Louboutin-inspired spiked pump called “Oahu”. Available in black or tan snakeskin.

BCBGeneration "Oahu" Spike-Stud Pointed Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes knockoffs)

BCBGeneration “Oahu” Spike-Stud Pointed Pumpsls
($115.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Heels.comcj, BCBGeneration & Dillard’s.

Alias Mae “Winnie” Spiked High Heel Pumps

UPDATE (08/03/2013): Also found these spike-stud high heel pumps by Alias Mae which are a great CL Pigalle Spikes dupe. Currently on sale for $44.99 AUD!

Alias Mae "Winnie" Spiked High Heel Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes knockoffs)

Alias Mae “Winnie” Spiked High Heel Pumps
($44.99 AUD, The Iconic)

Windsor Smith “Pixie” Spiked Pumps

UPDATE (01/26/2013): Came across these fabulous Pigalle Spikes twins by Windsor Smith. I especially love the red version! Also available in black and nude.

Windsor Smith "Pixie" Spiked Pumps in black and red (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes knockoffs)

Windsor Smith “Pixie” Spiked Pumps
($31.99 AUD, StyleTread)

Diavolina “Beamer” Spiked Pumps

UPDATE (01/26/2013): These spiked pointy pumps by Diavolina also make for a great Christian Louboutin alternative.

Diavolina "Beamer" Spiked Pumps in black patent (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes knockoffs)

Diavolina “Beamer” Spiked Pumps
($56.99 AUD, StyleTread)

NLY Shoes “Sonya” Spiked Pumps

UPDATE (01/04/2013): Our reader, Lorraine, gave us a heads-up about another Loubie look-a-like. Check out these spiked pumps by Nelly. Also available in nude/cream.

NLY Shoes "Sonya" Spiked Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes knockoffs)

NLY Shoes “Sonya” Spiked Pumps
(£15.95, Nelly)

Truth or Dare by Madonna “Panu” Spiked Stiletto Pumps

UPDATE (08/13/2012): Now look at these fine Louboutin Pigalle look-a-likes courtesy of Truth or Dare by Madonna. They’re a little bit pricey at $119.99 (sale price!), but the quality of these shoes looks like they’re worth it.

Truth or Dare by Madonna "Panu" Spiked Stiletto Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spike knockoffs)

Truth or Dare by Madonna “Panu” Spiked Stiletto Pumpscj
($109.99, 6pm)

Alloy “Giselle” Spiked Stiletto Pumps

UPDATE (07/14/2012): Just stumbled upon this budget-friendly and faux leather Louboutin Pigalle Spikes look-a-like by Alloy.

Alloy "Giselle" Spiked Stiletto Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes knockoffs)

Alloy “Giselle” Spiked Stiletto Pumpsls
($24.99, Alloy)

STUDIO TMLS “Bahia” Studded Pumps

See… naughty girls need love, too. And these pretty pumps as well! “Bahia” by STUDIO TMLS is not as spiked or as high as the Pigalle, but for about roughly 10% of the original cost, I think we can deal with these few exceptions. But not spiking my drink with enough of the good stuff is a whole other story. 😉

STUDIO TMLS "Bahia" Studded Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes knockoffs)

STUDIO TMLS “Bahia” Studded Pumps
(£159, Sarenza.co.uk)

P.S.: Also available at Sarenza.de.

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