Blush Pink

Long before Miu Miu revived the classic but slightly forgotten ballet flat for mainstream fashion and started a major lace-up ballerina trend hype, Chloé came out with a feminine ballerina flat with beautiful blush nude crisscross satin bands which became an instant hit and hence sold out in no time. I guess Jessica Simpson was taking notes as they’ve came up with a lovely Miu Miu and Chloé ballet flat hybrid design that has the overall style of the Chloé flat but is made of blush nude satin and has faux pearl embellishments on the front just like the pricey Miu Miu version. Only the Jessica Simpson flats retail for just $79 whereas you’d have to spend several hundreds of dollars if you’d want to opt for the designer real deals. Your money, your choice.

Copycat Math - Chloé + Miu Miu = Jessica Simpson Mineah Crisscross Pearl Satin Ballet Flats

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Image source(s): Saks Fifth Avenue, Matches Fashion, Nordstrom


Satin and mules and especially satin mules have been a major shoe trend this year, so it’s no wonder we’re still seeing many brands picking up on this trend for their fall collecions. For me, the first noticeable attention to satin mules was brought by No. 21‘s satin high heel mules which looked so cool and avantgarde with their oversized front bow pleats. A few seasons later Miu Miu came out with a similar, more playful satin shoe style that had a thick round block heel and an added jewel brooch on the vamp. And while browsing the world wide web for new designer dupes today, I discovered what seems to be a hybrid of both the Miu Miu and the No. 21 shoe. “Fallyn” by Enzo Angiolini combines the best of both worlds for less than $80! It’s a gorgeous blush pink satin high heel mule with bow pleating and a cute jewel embellishment on the side, a fabulous and affordable love child of Miu Miu and No. 21 so to speak. And did I mention it also comes in blue and black satin? Such a stylish steal find!

Copycat Math - Miu Miu + No. 21 "Ronny" = Enzo Angiolini "Fallyn" Satin Mules

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Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Level Shoes, DSW


Update: This post has been updated on September 12, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

After writing this blog for more than 9 years and scouring the internet for designer dupes even longer, I hardly raise an eyebrow anymore whenever I come across a budget brand or fast-fashion chain copying a high fashion designer. But when designers – with very similar price points – copy amongst each other? Baffling! Which is exactly how I felt when I recently stumbled upon a pair of frayed satin slides by Stuart Weitzman. I knew I had seen that same style somewhere before, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on where. So after a few days I have almost already forgotten about it when I accidentally saw the Gianvito Rossi‘s “Barth” Sandal which looks so much alike, they’re basically designer shoe twins. Both have the same design, the same details, the same fabric and the same color! The prices, however, are somewhat different, but still close enough together to be both considered luxury shoes with Rossi’s sandals costing $645 (now on sale for $258) and Weitzman’s version being priced at $375 (now on sale for $150). I can’t tell who is copying whom though since I don’t know who came out first with their shoe style. Anyway, both sandals are absolutely fabulous and right on trend with the soft pink tone and the silky satin upper, so you can either go with your personal preference or your bank account because style-wise it’s a close tie between these two.

Gianvito Rossi Barth & Stuart Weitzman Edgeout Frayed Satin Crisscross Slide Sandals in blush pink

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A New Day “Lola” Cross Band Slide Sandals

Update (09/12/2017): Spotted the most beautiful Gianvito Rossi Barth dupe sandals today! They’re by A New Day, Target’s newly launched fashion line, are super affordable at $22.99 and look exactly like the pricey designer version! By the way, I know the label says “Mossimo Supply Co.”, so I guess Target hasn’t said goodbye to Mossimo just yet and probably only had the line rebranded for marketing purposes.

A New Day "Lola" Cross Band Slide Sandals in pink, black and denim blue (Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes)

A New Day “Lola” Cross Band Slide Sandals
($22.99, Target)

The Fix “Brystal” Frayed Cross Strap Slide Dress Sandals

Update (07/22/2017): I’ve just discovered Amazon’s newly launched in-house fashion brand called The Fix which offers a selection of affordable bags and shoes including these super cute Gianvito Rossi Barth sandal dupes for $69. In order to be able to buy these though, you have to be an Amazon Prime member, but luckily you can start a free 30-day trial if you’re not signed up to this annual subscription service yet.

The Fix "Brystal" Frayed Cross Strap Slide Dress Sandals (Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes)

The Fix “Brystal” Frayed Cross Strap Slide Dress Sandalsamazon
($69, Amazon)

LFL by Lust for Life “Frill” Frayed Slide Sandals

Update (05/16/2017): Just stumbled upon these amazingly spot-on Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes by LFL by Lust for Life which come in either blush, black or silver and are on sale for $36.99. Love them!

LFL by Lust for Life "Frill" Frayed Slide Sandals in blush pink, silver and black satin (Gianvito Rossi Barth dupes)

LFL by Lust for Life “Frill” Frayed Slide Sandalsamazon
($36.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm & Last Call by Neiman Marcusls.

Forever 21 Frayed Ribbed Satin Slides

If you find yourself drooling over the blush satin slides above, but none of the price tags finds your liking, how about these frayed crisscross sandals by Forever 21 then? They look basically just like the designer versions above, but cost a mere $19.90 instead! Love, love, love!

Forever 21 Frayed Ribbed Satin Slides in blush pink (Gianvito Rossi Barth & Stuart Weitzman Edgeout inspired dupes)

Forever 21 Frayed Ribbed Satin Slides
($19.90, Forever 21)

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Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Jildor, Target, Amazon, Zappos, Forever 21


Seems like we can’t catch a break from satin slides at the moment and to be honest with you: I don’t really mind! There’s just something so effortlessly chic about slipping into a pair of delicate satin mules, don’t you agree? A few days ago, I was looking through the newest arrivals at my favorite online shops when I saw a picture of Dolce Vita’s “Henry” Cross-Strap Satin Mules. The design seemed instantly familiar to me, but I couldn’t put my finger on the designer inspiration right away. So I kept on browsing while my brain was doing its usual shoe memory scanning process in the background. And suddenly it just hit me that the Dolce Vita design was a lovely hybrid of Gucci’s “Webby” High Heel Mule from last year and Gianvito Rossi’s “Barth” Sandal Slides which we have already featured here in a previous blog post. Copycat math has striked once again! And I must admit: $595 + $645 = $130 is exactly the kind of shopping math that I like!

Copycat Math - Gucci "Webby" + Gianvito Rossi "Barth" = Dolce Vita "Henry" Crisscross Satin Mule Sandals

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Dolce Vita “Henry” is also available at Amazonamazon, Urban Outfitters, Dolce Vita, Zappos, Nordstromls & eBayeBay.

Image source(s): Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Dolce Vita


Budget Look – Californian Winter Wonderland

by Irina on December 23, 2016

Christmas is right around the corner and today I was in such a festive mood that I decided to create a wintery budget look to honor the coldest of seasons. But it wasn’t until I was finished and very proud of my creation that I noticed this black-white-blush winter outfit might not be exactly weatherproof for colder climates (hello, backless loafers and sheer mesh body!). So instead of ditching the whole look and starting all over again, I simply decided to rename the outfit theme from “Winter Wonderland” to “Californian Winter Wonderland”. Pure genius, I know. But anyways: Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you will be able to enjoy a relaxed and joyful Christmas with all your loved ones! And now step away from your computer and treat yourself to a Christmas cookie or two.

Budget Look - Californian Winter Wonderland in black, white and rose pink

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Image source(s): Mango, Topshop, Amazon, Minusey, Humble Chic, BagInc, BaubleBar


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