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It’s been ages since we last showed you a “Shoe of the Day” here on this blog and we thought it was time to revive that feature. That’s why today I present to you: “Andrina” by Calvin Klein, a classic yet playful, almost architectural black ankle boot with a gold rounded heel and a gold oversized buckle at the ankle. “Andrina” is an absolute design classic and will get you a ton of mileage due to its timeless elegance while the gold accents and the intricate placing of the heel will avoid looking it is yet another boring black boot and make any outfit with these boots an instant eyecatcher! $245 isn’t a steal, I hear you, but when I originally first saw the boot, I didn’t look at the price tag right away and immediately assumed this had to be a $700+ designer shoe because of the superb craftmanship and all the clever little details. That’s why I was extra pleased to learn that this is a boot that costs less than $250! So if you’re still on the hunt for the perfect black standout boot that’ll still go with all of your outfits, why not take this one into closer consideration?

Calvin Klein Andrina Buckle Booties in black and gold

Calvin Klein “Andrina” Buckle Bootiesls
($244.95, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Macy’s & eBayeBay.

Image source(s): Nordstrom

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Update: This post has been updated on January 9, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

It’s been a while since we last featured a jewelry piece by Céline on this blog, so here you go: Céline’s knot bracelet which is available in various colors and sizes has made quite the round in the fashion blogosphere lately. The design strongly reminds me of Tiffany’s Love Knot Bangle with the biggest difference being that Céline’s version is left open in the back. I’m not sure what the retail price is for this bracelet, but pre-owned pieces start at approximately $400 which I think is quite the hefty price for a gold-plated brass bangle.

Céline Knot Open Bracelet in gold and silver

Céline Knot Open Bracelet
($400+, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal and Fashionphile.

Style Bloggers Love Céline

Various style bloggers have been spotted wearing Céline Knot Open Bracelet.

Style Bloggers wearing Céline Knot Open Bracelet

Sweet Deluxe “Sadira” Knot Bracelet

Update (01/09/2017): Spotted another Céline inspired knot bracelet today. It’s by Sweet Deluxe and costs €25.95.

Sweet Deluxe "Sadira" Knot Bracelet in gold (Céline dupe)

Sweet Deluxe “Sadira” Knot Bracelet
(€25.95, Zalando)

Pilgrim Knot Open Bracelet

Update (06/27/2016): Just stumbled upon this Céline knot look-alike bracelet by Pilgrim which looks very similar to the real deal and which is currently on sale for 50% off! Steal deal alert!

Pilgrim Knot Open Bracelet in gold (Céline dupe)

Pilgrim Knot Open Bracelet
(€15.95, Zalando)

BP. “Love Knot” Open Cuff Bracelet

Update (03/10/2016): Found this amazing and spot-on Céline alternative by BP. for $12 which comes in gold or silver tone. Steal deal alert, yay!

BP. "Love Knot" Open Cuff Bracelet in gold (Céline dupe)

BP. “Love Knot” Open Cuff Braceletls
($12, Nordstrom)

Sole Society Knot Open Cuff Bracelet

Update (11/15/2015): Discovered this knot bracelet at Sole Society and thought it’d be a great alternative to the Céline bracelet above.

Sole Society Knot Open Cuff Bracelet in gold (Céline knockoff)

Sole Society Knot Open Cuff Bracelet
($24.95, Sole Society)

Armitage Avenue Knot Bangle

Update (11/15/2015): Another lovely knot bangle comes from Armitage Avenue and it’s available in gold for $14.95.

Armitage Avenue Knot Bangle in gold (Céline and Tiffany inspired)

Armitage Avenue Knot Banglepjx
($14.95, Nordstrom Rack)

Banana Republic Knot Bracelet

Update (07/30/2015): Spotted this great Céline Knot Bracelet alternative for $35 at Banana Republic today.

Banana Republic Knot Bracelet in gold (Céline knockoff)

Banana Republic Knot Bracelet
($35, Banana Republic)

Forever 21 Twisted Design Cuff

If you love Céline’s knot design and need a quick fashion fix for your arm party, then make sure to take a look at this twisted knot cuff by Forever 21. It’s very similar to Céline’s real deal, but costs a super budget-friendly $4.90 only!

Forever 21 Twisted Design Cuff in gold and silver (Céline knockoffs)

Forever 21 Twisted Design Cuff
($4.90, Forever 21)

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

Kate Spade New York Sailor’s Knot Bangle Bracelet

If you’re willing to invest a little in your jewelry, check out Kate Spade‘s lovely Sailor’s Knot Bangle Bracelet which retails for $78 and comes in either gold, silver or rosegold tone. This one’s my personal favorite!

Kate Spade New York Sailor's Knot Bangle Bracelet in gold, silver and rosegold (Céline knockoffs)

Kate Spade New York Sailor’s Knot Bangle Braceletls
($78, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Tayloricon, Dillard’s, Zappos, Macy’s & Kate Spade.

Henju Dainty Knot Bracelets

And lastly, if you love handmade yet affordable jewelry, check out these dainty knot bracelets I discovered at Etsy. Similar design and a very wallet-friendly price tag ($9.99!).

Henju Dainty Knot Bracelets in gold and silver plated (Céline knockoffs)

Henju Dainty Knot Bracelets
($9.99, Etsy)

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

So how HUGE was Balmain x H&M, huh? The highly anticipated designer collaboration went live online on November 5th at 8 am EST and it was only a matter of an hour until almost every item of the collection was sold out; all despite the hefty price tags (with prices set around $500-$700 for key pieces, the most expensive item peaking at $699), thus making Balmain x H&M’s collection the company’s most successful designer collaboration yet. The website continued to crash over the visitor overload all morning while eager shoppers in Seoul queued up in front of H&M stores over a week before the official collection launch. The hype surrounding this collaboration has certainly caught on to the masses and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the collection is now selling for vastly inflated prices on eBay where some pieces are priced at twice their retail value. No word from H&M yet whether they are going to restock the highly successful collection. One of my favorite pieces from the Balmain x H&M collaboration is this gold and white embroidered black velvet mini dress. I love that it doesn’t look watered down and could easily be mistaken for a design from Balmain’s mainline collection. Now would I spend $549 on such a statement dress? Maybe. But due to the hype, I don’t even have to ask myself this question because just like all the other pieces, this beautiful frock is sold out.

Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Dress in black, gold and white

Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Dress
($549, H&M)

P.S.: Also available at Vestiaire Collective & eBayeBay.

Celebrities and Style Bloggers Love Balmain x H&M

Celeb sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner and style blogger Sandra Hagelstam (5 inch and up) have all been spotted wearing the black and gold Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Dress.

Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Sandra Hagelstam (5 inch and up) wearing a black Balmain x H&M Embroidered Mini Velvet Dress

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Missord Embellished Mini Dress

Update (12/29/2016): Stumbled upon another Balmain inspired embellished mini dress by Missord which can be yours for under $30. The customer reviews don’t look too bad either.

Missord Embellished Mini Dress in black (Balmain x H&M inspired)

Missord Embellished Mini Dressamazon
($29.33, Amazon)

bebe Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress

If you don’t want to pay the ridiculously inflated eBay prices and can’t wait a few more months for other fast fashion companies to catch on to this hype to come up with their own inspired Balmain x H&M; look-alikes (c’mon, Forever 21!), I suggest you take a look at this beautiful beaded mini dress by bebe. I know this isn’t a spot-on dupe for the dress above and it certainly isn’t a steal at $299, but the Balmain x H&M inspiration is clearly visible on this frock in my opinion. Plus, unlike the real deal, this dress is readily available for you to buy with all sizes still in stock and all. So you can either keep on stalking eBay waiting for a miracle to happen or you can snap up this dress instead and get your own kind of Balmain party going.

bebe Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress in black and white (Balmain x H&M knockoff)

bebe Bead & Sequin Crepe Dress
($299, bebe)

P.S.: Similar bebe dresses are also available here & here.

Image source(s): H&M, 5 inch and up, Amazon, bebe

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Update: This post has been updated on October 4, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m currently trying to build/extend my jewelry collection which is a rather tough task since I just can’t get my mind used to spending hundreds of dollars on costume jewelry. For example, I really adore this pavé link bracelet by J.Crew, but $125 seems like a lot for a bit of shiny base metal, don’t you agree? That’s why I’ve been on the hunt for something more budget-friendly with a similar design…

J.Crew Classic Pavé Link Bracelet in gold

J.Crew Classic Pavé Link Braceletls
($125, J.Crew)

P.S.: Also available at J.Crew (UK)ls.

Style Bloggers Love J.Crew

Style Bloggers wearing a gold J.Crew Classic Pavé Link Bracelet

Pink Peonies (#1) & Atlantic-Pacific (#2+3)

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Fornash “Ritz” Pavé Chain Link Bracelet

Update (10/04/2016): Spotted this sparkly chain link bracelet by Fornash today and thought it might be a great J.Crew bracelet alternative. It’s a little pricey at $82, but you can save 20% by using promo code “SAVE20” at checkout which will lower the price down to $65.60 for this pretty dupe.

Fornash "Ritz" Pavé Chain Link Bracelet in gold (J.Crew dupe)

Fornash “Ritz” Pavé Chain Link Bracelet
($82, Eve’s Addiction)

Bling Jewelry Chain Gang Bracelet

Update (01/12/2016): Found a really lovely silver alternative to the J.Crew bracelet at Bling Jewelry which is currently 80% off. Use promo code “BLINGCOM” at checkout to get an extra 10% off which will cut the price of this beauty down to a super steal-worthy $18.89. Free shipping on all purchases of $20+.

Bling Jewelry Chain Gang Bracelet in silver (J.Crew Pavé dupe)

Bling Jewelry Chain Gang Braceletpjx
($20.99, Bling Jewelry)

Jules Smith Textured Nautical Chain Bracelet

Update (08/06/2015): Found another suitable and budget-friendly alternative to J.Crew! Check out this chain link bracelet by Jules Smith! It doesn’t have the rhinestones but rather a textured surface, but it’s still so similar to the real deal, isn’t it? Plus, it’s currently on sale for $27!

Jules Smith Textured Nautical Chain Bracelet in gold (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

Jules Smith Textured Nautical Chain Bracelet
($27, Shopbop)

bebe Chainlink Crystal Bracelet

Update (02/24/2015): Stumbled upon these great and budget-friendly J.Crew dupes at bebe. Available in gold- and silvertone for only $10! Steal deal alert!

bebe Chainlink Crystal Bracelet in gold or silver (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

bebe Chainlink Crystal Bracelet
($10, bebe)

GoJane So Oval It Jeweled Chain Bracelet

Update (02/24/2015): Also found this J.Crew inspired chain bracelet at GoJane.

GoJane So Oval It Jeweled Chain Bracelet in gold (J.Crew Pavé Link knockoff)

GoJane So Oval It Jeweled Chain Bracelet
($25, GoJane)

Nordstrom Pavé Link Bracelet

Update (02/18/2014): Discovered yet another pavé link bracelet at Nordstrom. Available for $68 in either gold, rose gold, hematite or silver.

Nordstrom Pavé Link Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Nordstrom Pavé Link Braceletls
($68, Nordstrom)

Blu Bijoux Crystal Link Chain Bracelet

Update (01/11/2014): Came across another pavé link bracelet! Check out this lovely J.Crew inspired version by Blu Bijoux! Only $39!

Blu Bijoux Crystal Link Chain Bracelet in gold (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

Blu Bijoux Crystal Link Chain Bracelet
($39, Nordstrom Rack)

DailyLook Sparkling Pavé Link Bracelet

Update (12/27/2013): Accidentally stumbled upon this J.Crew bracelet dupe at DailyLook today! So close to the original, right? Not a total steal at almost $70, but still ~50% less than the original.

DailyLook Sparkling Pavé Link Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

DailyLook Sparkling Pavé Link BraceletAmazon
($69.99, Amazon)

Target Pave Stone Link Bracelet

Update (12/14/2013): Thanks to our reader MissDevourer, we can now add yet another J.Crew bracelet dupe to the list. Available at Target for $15.99!

Target Pave Stone Link Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Target Pave Stone Link Bracelet
($15.99, Target)

Ann Taylor Estate Shimmer Bracelet

Update (12/05/2013): Found another very lovely pavé chain link bracelet alternative at Ann Taylor today. It’s only halfe the price of the J.Crew original!.

Ann Taylor Estate Shimmer Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Ann Taylor Estate Shimmer Bracelet
($69.50, Ann Taylor)

Armitage Avenue Pave Chain Bracelet

Update (12/05/2013): While this Armitage Avenue pavé chain bracelet is admittedly not a steal because it’s only slightly cheaper than the original, it might become a sensible alternative once it goes on sale.

Armitage Avenue Pave Chain Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Armitage Avenue Pave Chain Bracelet
($112.95, JCPenney)

Sole Society Crystal Link Bracelet

Update (06/29/2013): For all of you who’ve always wanted an affordable pavé link bracelet in silver, Sole Society has got a pretty neat one in stock for $34.95!

Sole Society Crystal Link Bracelet in silver (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

Sole Society Crystal Link Bracelet
($34.95, Sole Society)

Love Rocks Pave Link Chain Bracelet

Update (06/14/2013): Here’s another great link chain bracelet by Love Rocks which looks very similar to the J.Crew version.

Love Rocks Pave Link Chain Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Love Rocks Pave Link Chain Bracelet
($59.40, ASOS)

Stella & Dot “Christina” Pave Crystal & Gold Link Bracelet

Update (02/10/2013): Stumbled upon this lovely pavé link bracelet by Stella & Dot which would be a great alternative if you’re looking for a subtle look.

Stella & Dot "Christina" Pave Crystal & Gold Link Bracelet (J.Crew knockoff)

Stella & Dot “Christina” Pave Crystal & Gold Link Bracelet
($49, Stella & Dot)

Miao Miao Pave Link Rhinestone Bracelet

Update (01/25/2013): Found another great J.Crew bracelet alternative by Miao Miao for a little under $60! It looks a lot like the BaubleBar version but costs almost $20 less. You can buy this bracelet at Amazon and shipping is free, too!

Miao Miao Pave Link Rhinestone Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

Miao Miao Pave Link Rhinestone Braceletamazon
($59.15, Amazon)

BaubleBar Pavé Links Bracelet

Update (01/19/2013): So how amazing is this almost identical J.Crew bracelet look-a-like by BaubleBar? Absolutely love this one! It is a bit pricey at $58, but you can take 15% off your first order at BaubleBar and shipping is free as well which makes a total saving of $77 in comparison to the real deal!

BaubleBar Pave Links Bracelet in gold (J.Crew knockoff)

BaubleBar Pavé Links Bracelet
($58, BaubleBar)

Forever 21 Sparkling Link Bracelet

Update (10/20/2012): Here’s another great and affordable J.Crew braclet alternative which you can buy at Forever 21. The gold tone is different, but the overall design is pretty much the same.

Forever 21 Sparkling Link Bracelet in gold (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

Forever 21 Sparkling Link Bracelet
($19.80, Forever 21)

Jennifer Lopez Simulated Crystal Oval Link Bracelet

Update (10/20/2012): Also found a gunmetal grey chain bracelet version by Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s which has partial pavé detailing. Really like this one!

Jennifer Lopez Simulated Crystal Oval Link Bracelet in gunmetal grey (J.Crew Pavé knockoff)

Jennifer Lopez Simulated Crystal Oval Link Braceletls
($26.60, Kohl’s)

bebe Chainlink & Crystal Bracelet

… And I made a great find at bebe. Their Chainlink & Crystal Bracelet isn’t a 100% match because it has only a few pavé’d links but for a 1/4 of the J.Crew price you’ll get the same look without breaking the bank.

bebe Chainlink & Crystal Bracelet in gold (J.Crew Pavé Chain knockoff)

bebe Chainlink & Crystal Bracelet
($34, bebe)

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Real vs. Steal – Vita Fede Titan Bracelet

by Irina on September 18, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on September 18, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

If you’re on Instagram and are only remotely interested in fashion, chances are you’re well aware of the Vita Fede jewelry craze that has been going on over the last year. Just take a look around there: no arm party is really complete without one of Vita Fede’s creations dangling from the photographer’s arm. But while I really, really love the spikey Titan bracelets that have become so uber-popular lately and would be over the moon to own one myself, they’re simply not in my price range. Especially since we’re talking $300 for costume jewelry here. Thanks, but I’ll pass, I think.

Vita Fede Titan Bracelet in gold

Vita Fede Titan Bracelet
($290, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Vita Fede, Saks Fifth Avenue & Revolve.

Instagrammers Love Vita Fede

Vita Fede Titan Bracelet on Instagram

Pictures via carpus_diem, chiweih, keepingupwithang.

Eye Candy Los Angeles Titanium Spike Cuff Bangle

Update (09/18/2016): This spikey goldtone cuff bangle by Eye Candy Los Angeles is yet another fab Vita Fede Titan inspired piece of jewelry. Currently on sale for $24.97.

Eye Candy Los Angeles Titanium Spike Cuff Bangle in gold (Vita Fede Titan dupe)

Eye Candy Los Angeles Titanium Spike Cuff Bangle
($24.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Jules Smith Bullet Hinge Cuff Bracelet

Update (08/06/2015): Just discovered these lovely and spot-on Vita Fede Titan dupe bracelets by Jules Smith. They’re available in gold or silver and are currently on sale for just $11.30! Yay for affordable arm parties!

Jules Smith Bullet Hinge Cuff Bracelet in gold and silver (Vita Fede Titan knockoffs)

Jules Smith Bullet Hinge Cuff Braceletamazon
($11.30, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstrom Rack & Neiman Marcusls.

Passiana Arrowhead Bangle

Update (08/06/2015): Also spotted these Vita Fede Titan look-alikes by Passiana which are also currently on sale for $27.19 (down from $79) and come in either gold or rosegold.

Passiana Arrowhead Bangle in gold and rosegold (Vita Fede Titan knockoffs)

Passiana Arrowhead Bangle
($27.19, Overstock)

BaubleBar Gold Cone Cuff

Update (05/07/2015): Found another cute Vita Fede Titan alternative option at BaubleBar for roughly 10% of the real deal’s price!

BaubleBar Gold Cone Cuff (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

BaubleBar Gold Cone Cuff
($32, BaubleBar)

ASOS Open Pyramid Cuff Bracelet

Update (02/08/2015): Stumbled upon this cute Vita Fede Titan inspired cuff braclet at ASOS today.

ASOS Open Pyramid Cuff Bracelet in gold (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

ASOS Open Pyramid Cuff Bracelet
($14.95, ASOS)

GoJane Spiked Ends Hinged Cuff

Update (05/14/2014): Discovered another Vita Fede Titan bracelet dupe at GoJane.

GoJane Spiked Ends Hinged Cuff in gold (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

GoJane Spiked Ends Hinged Cuff
($12.40, GoJane)

Forever 21 Secret Rebel Hinge Cuff

Good thing is you don’t have to rob a bank to take your arm party to the next level because Forever 21 are now offering a fabulous Vita Fede Titan bracelet dupe for under $10! Same look but a major price difference of $266.20! Ka-ching! Of course, you can’t expect the same quality here, but for one or two seasons this is a good and wallet-friendly alternative if you can’t afford the real deal.

Forever 21 Secret Rebel Hinge Cuff in gold (Vita Fede Titan knockoff)

Forever 21 Secret Rebel Hinge Cuff
($8.80, Forever 21)

Image source(s): Shopbop, Instagram, Nordstrom Rack, Amazon, BaubleBar, ASOS, GoJane, Forever 21

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