Copycat Math

I’m absolutely loving our newest edition of Copycat Math because it combines two of my favorite things in fashion: espadrilles and Dolce & Gabbana. Espadrilles have seriously become my new go-to shoes to wear in the summer months; they’re super comfortable (also breathable) and there’s something so effortless chic about the jute sole, the rough side stitches and the canvas fabric. And do I really still have to explain why I’m such a Dolce & Gabbana fangirl? The designer duo’s creations are the epitome of Italian elegance and opulence! I’ve been loving every single one of their collections in the last few years and feel like this isn’t going to end anytime soon. So the first time I saw that Dolce & Gabbana came out with a range of gorgeously embellished espadrilles in their iconic summer prints, I was instantly obsessed! Until I saw the price tags on these and my fashion heart crumbled! Luckily, a few days ago I discovered a set of espadrilles by Chinese Laundry which look so much like the Italian real deal, but cost only a fraction of the originals: $79.95! How awesome is that? Total steal deal alert! Now the only question is: which print should I get? Nah, just kidding, I’ll take them all!

Copycat Math - Dolce & Gabbana + Dolce & Gabbana = Chinese Laundry "Hayden" Embellished Summer Print Espadrilles

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Image source(s): Farfetch, Yoox, The Outnet, Chinese Laundry


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


Today we’ll show you what happens when you get inspired by both Acne Studios, Sweden’s hottest fashion powerhouse, and the epitome of Italian luxury fashion, Valentino. The result is a pretty awesome ankle boot; cool like Acne and detail-oriented like Valentino! Marc Fisher LTD did just that. The basic shape of their designer-inspired shoe looks like a spitting image of Acne’s Jensen boot. The minimalistic boot design didn’t seem to be enough for Marc Fisher though and so they went on to add star-shaped stud-details on the back of their Chelsea boot which bear an uncanny resemblance to Valentino’s stud detailing from the “Starstudded” collection. Coincidence? We don’t think so, and to be honest, we don’t really care because their Acne-Valentino shoe hybrid is a beautiful and classic ankle boot that’s both versatile and eye-catching at the same time. But the best thing is, you don’t have to shell out a whopping $1.495 or even $560 to get all of this shoe goodness, no, these beauties come at a fraction of the real deals’ price: $199 now: $139.30. Admittedly, that’s still quite a price, but the quality of these imported boots looks superb aaaaaand, now listen up frugal fashionistas, Lord & Taylor is currently running a promotion where you can save 20% off most items with promo code “MEMORIAL” (offer valid through May 25th, 2017 at 11:59PM EST). This would lower the price of the Marc Fisher LTD booties down to a little over $111 and they’re definitely worth that, don’t you agree?

Copycat Math - Acne Studios Jensen + Valentino Starstudded = Marc Fisher Yalyn Studded Chelsea Ankle Boots

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Marc Fisher LTD “Yalyn” is also available at Amazonamazon, 6pm & Marc Fisherls.

Image source(s): Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor

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Copycat Math - Stuart Weitzman Gilligan + Aquazzura Wild Thing = Steven by Steve Madden Valo

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P.S.: “Valo” by Steven by Steve Madden is also available at Amazonamazon and Lord & Taylorls.

Image source(s): Stuart Weitzman, Neiman Marcus, Zappos


Update: This post has been updated on September 19, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

So I’ve already gushed in detail about the gorgeousness that is Dolce & Gabbana‘s S/S 2015 collection, but what I haven’t gushed about yet is this gorgeous floral embroidered body-con dress by House of CB which I discovered about an hour ago. I immediately had to drop everything, so I could write this blog post and share my beautiful (and budget-friendly) find with you, that’s just how excited I was about having come across this dress. House of CB has done quite the heavy copycat math on this one; somehow they managed to turn a $14.500 dress and a $7.500 skirt into a smokin’ hot $214 dress. Now that’s what I call a serious steal deal! Get this beauty of a dress before it sells out (and if you dare to wear such a racy look). Rock this frock with a bold red lip, sleek ponytail and dramatic eyeliner (hi there, Kendall!) and you’ll be the perfect Dolce & Gabbana femme fatale on a budget!

Copycat Math - Dolce & Gabbana Sacred Heart Floral Embroidered Net Dress + Dolce & Gabbana Mesh Midi Skirt = House of CB Carmen Mesh Dress with Rose Appliqué

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River Island Rose-Embroidered Mesh Dress & Top

Update (09/19/2016): Spotted these floral embroidered mesh dress and crop top at River Island today and both pieces instantly reminded me of Dolce & Gabbana’s S/S 2015 collection.

River Island Rose-Embroidered Mesh Dress & Top in black and red (Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2015 dupes)

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Image source(s): Moda Operandi, @kyliejenner Instagram, InStyle, Net-A-Porter, River Island, House of CB

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