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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 June 2, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

Some shoes take time to grow on me; others I want immediately. The studded clogs from Chanel‘s S/S 2010 runway fell into the latter category. I don’t know if it’s the 60s-70s clothes kick I’ve been on recently or maybe just the fact that I love how nude shoes of all kinds elongate the leg (that 4 inch heel helps, too), but I prayed to the fashion gods above that someone would come out with a knock-off (the Chanel shoes being out of my budget and all). Usually, my prayers of that kind get answered – by the Steve Maddens and Jeffrey Campbells of the world – and I was not disappointed…

Chanel Spring 2010 Clogs in beige and black

Chanel Spring 2010 Clogs
(Price Unknown, N/A)

Alexa Chung Loves Chanel

Alexa Chung wearing brown Chanel Spring 2010 clogs

Topshop “SWINGING” Stud Mule Clogs

UPDATE (06/02/2015): Stumbled upon yet another Chanel inspired studded clog by Topshop today. Available in black or taupe snakeskin-effect for $110.

Topshop "SWINGING" Stud Mule Clogs in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Topshop “SWINGING” Stud Mule Clogsls
($110, Topshop)

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

Forever 21 Faux Leather Platform Clogs

UPDATE (01/23/2015): Just discovered these retro-style Chanel inspired studded faux leather clogs at Forever 21. Only $34.90!

Forever 21 Faux Leather Platform Clogs in tan and black (Chanel knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Platform Clogsls
($34.90, Forever 21)

Chinese Laundry Studded Clogs

UPDATE (08/09/2013): Et voilà, another 6 months later I have found another amazingly similar Chanel clog look-a-like at Chinese Laundry! On sale for $69.99 and available in both brown and black leather.

Chinese Laundry Studded Clogs in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry Studded Clogscj
($69.99, Chinese Laundry)

bebe “Willow” Suede & Wood Sandals

UPDATE (02/02/2013): Who would’ve thought? Almost 3 years after their first outing, I have found a new Chanel clog alternative. Check out these suede studded clogs by bebe. Available in black or natural for $129!

bebe "Willow" Suede & Wood Sandal Clogs in beige and black (Chanel look-a-likes)

bebe “Willow” Suede & Wood Sandals
($129, bebe)

ASOS HOWDY Wooden Platform Clogs

UPDATE (05/09/2010): ASOS is a bit late to join the clog party, but at least they came up with a decent looking Chanel knockoff.

ASOS HOWDY Wooden Platform Clogs in brown (Chanel knockoffs)

ASOS HOWDY Wooden Platform Clogs
($143.73, ASOS)

Steve Madden “CECEILA” Wooden Clogs

UPDATE (03/26/2010): Woohoo! Another Chanel knock-off. This one’s by Steve Madden and it looks a lot like Jeffrey Campbell’s “Charlie” clog only that Madden’s version is a few bucks cheaper. Score!

Steve Madden "CECEILA" Wooden Clogs in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Steve Madden “CECEILA” Wooden Clogsls
($99.95, Steve Madden)

Topshop “SEANNA” Closed Toe Clogs

UPDATE (03/26/2010): Just stumbled upon this great Chanel alternative by Topshop. Available in black or white. Hurry, these are selling fast!

Topshop "SEANNA" Closed Toe Clogs in black (Chanel knockoffs)

Topshop “SEANNA” Closed Toe Clogsls
($135, Topshop)

Sam Edelman “Flair” Clogs

UPDATE (03/26/2010): Sam Edelman‘s “Flair” clogs are quite reminiscent of the Chanels, don’t you agree?

Sam Edelman "Flair" Clogs in brown (Chanel knockoffs)

Sam Edelman “Flair” Clogsamazon
($104.30, Amazon)

Jeffrey Campbell “Karl” Clogs

UPDATE (02/27/2010): Jeffrey Campbell has released a new version of the Charlie clog named “Karl” with a raffia fabric upper in either navy or beige. So pretty!

Jeffrey Campbell "Karl" Clogs in beige & navy raffia fabric (Chanel Spring 2010 knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Karl” Clogscj
($135, Footnotes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Charlie” Clogs

I just received these Jeffrey Campbell “Charlie” clogs (I ordered them immediately after seeing them) and I have to tell you – they’re just as fabulous as I imagine Chanel’s to be. That scary 4 inch + heel is surprisingly comfortable to walk in and I just love their retro spirit. From the chunky wooden heel to the gold studs, these are truly an excellent knock-off. And for $178 (see retailers listed below for more prices), they’re really a steal. The clogs are available in either beige, black or tan.

Jeffrey Campbell "Charlie" Clogs in natural and black (Chanel Spring 2010 knockoffs)

Jeffrey Campbell “Charli-C” Clogsls
($124.95, Nordstrom)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 28, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

I always say that the awesomeness of an article of clothing can be judged by how many talented stylists pull it for their clients to wear. If we go by my thought then the Dolce & Gabbana corset dress is something everyone should run out and buy. Was. Was something we should’ve bought. If you weren’t lucky enough to snag one last spring, it is unfortunately sold out, but read on…

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009 Corset Dress in eggshell

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009 Corset Dressls
(~$1.500, N/A)

Celebrities Love Dolce & Gabbana

Victoria Beckham, Susan Sarandon, Mischa Barton, Petra Nemcova, Taraji P. Henson and Penélope Cruz wearing a Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009 Corset Dress

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bebe Hook & Eye Detail Dress

UPDATE (05/26/2015): When I spotted this beautiful strapless pencil dress by bebe I instantly thought of the Dolce & Gabbana corset dress above and thought it would serve as a nice look 4 less alternative. Also available in petite sizes.

bebe Hook & Eye Detail Dress in white (Dolce & Gabbana knockoff)

bebe Hook & Eye Detail Dress
($169, bebe)

GUESS by Marciano Carmella Corset Dress

For those of you that are subscribing to my above style tip, or perhaps you just love the dress, GUESS by Marciano has created their own version of it. The Carmella dress is slightly more form-fitting, but still features the decorative vertical seams. This detailing is supposed to mimic boning and is extremely figure flattering. Carmella is a ton more affordable and conveniently available now in either white or gold.

GUESS by Marciano Carmella Corset Dress in white (Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2009 knockoff)

GUESS by Marciano Carmella Corset Dresscj
($188, Marciano)

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on May 21, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

When I first saw the “Bellantomod” Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties by Manolo Blahnik, I couldn’t really believe that these are supposed to be Manolos because the designer usually goes for a more elegant and timeless style direction. This high heel though screamed Tom Ford or Gucci to me. It’s a very sexy and stylish shoe; I love the lacing detail in the open back of this so-called “shootie”. As you can see from the pictures below, Vicky B. is also a fan. And who can blame her? However, not everyone of us has VB’s shopping budget, so we came up with a list of possible Manolo alternatives for you.

Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties in black

Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Bootiesls
($599, Barneys Warehouse)

Victoria Beckham Loves Manolo Blahnik

Victoria Beckham has been spotted numerous times wearing Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties.

Victoria Beckham wearing Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod Lace-Up Back Open-Toe Booties

Zigi Soho “Marisol” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties

UPDATE (05/21/2015): Found these Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod inspired booties by Zigi Soho today. What do you think? Hot or not?

Zigi Soho "Marisol" Lace-Up Peep-Toe Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Zigi Soho “Marisol” Lace-Up Peep-Toe Bootiesamazon
($119.95, Amazon)

bebe “Matison” Lace-Up Mule Heels

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Et voilà, bebe to the rescue! Being a pretty much spot-on dupe of the Manolos, the “Matison” is just as sexy as the real deal and with a price tag of $139, you won’t have to break the bank in order to afford it. But you better be fast because some sizes are beginning to sell out already.

bebe "Matison" Lace-Up Mule Heels in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

bebe “Matison” Lace-Up Mule Heels
($139, bebe)

Chinese Laundry “Jinxy” High Heel Booties

Another budget-friendly alternative and currently on sale, too, are these stylish heels from Chinese Laundry. They’re not a 1:1 dupe or anything, but they’ll still give you the same sexy look. Make sure to check out the insanely gorgeous cobalt blue suede version which is my absolute favorite!

Chinese Laundry "Jinxy" High Heel Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Chinese Laundry “Jinxy” High Heel Bootiesamazon
($64.17, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at DailyLook, Chinese Laundry & 6pmcj.

Tony Bianco “Azura” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties

And, of course, the stylish Australians strike once again! Tony Bianco‘s “Azura” heels will give you the coveted Manolo Blahnik look for less; for $149.95 AUD to be exact. And what can I say? I’m in love.

Tony Bianco "Azura" Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties in black (Manolo Blahnik Bellantomod knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Azura” Peep-Toe Lace-Up Stiletto Booties
($149.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

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

When it comes to shoes, I don’t mind mine to look a bit bondage-y because it instantly adds sex appeal and confidence to any outfit. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m quite obsessed with these buckled multi-strap high heel sandals from Italian shoemaster Giuseppe Zanotti. But I can love these heels all I want, it won’t change the fact that they’re way out of my budget at more than $700 and that’s already the sale price! This means no Zanottis for me just yet.

Giuseppe Zanotti E40186 Buckled Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals in black

Giuseppe Zanotti E40186 Buckled Multi-Strap High Heel Sandalsls
($741.16, Farfetch)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls.

Rita Ora Loves Giuseppe Zanotti

Singer Rita Ora has been spotted wearing Giuseppe Zanotti E40186 Buckled Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals back in February to her stylist’s birthday party.

Rita Ora wearing black Giuseppe Zanotti E40186 Buckled Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals

Shiekh “Stay Close” Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals

UPDATE (05/07/2015): Discovered these Giuseppe Zanotti dupes at Shiekh today. Available in black, brown and beige faux leather for $50!

Shiekh "Stay Close" Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals in brown, black and beige faux leather (Giuseppe Zanotti E40186 knockoffs)

Shiekh “Stay Close” Multi-Strap High Heel Sandals
($50, Shiekh)

bebe “Cassee” Multi-Buckle Sandals

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bebe love a sexy shoe, so I wasn’t surprised to find this Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like high heel in their virtual shoe shelves. The design isn’t quite as polished as the real deal’s, but for less than $150 we ain’t complainin’, right? Available in black or cognac brown leather.

bebe "Cassee" Multi-Buckle Sandals in black (Giuseppe Zanotti E40186 knockoffs)

bebe “Cassee” Multi-Buckle Sandals
($149, bebe)

P.S.: Also available as a rebranded version by Zigi Girl at Nordstromls.

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