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Update: This post has been updated on May 13, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

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)

Also available at Nordstromls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, Selfridges, MyTheresa, Farfetchls, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

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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Pink Inc “Sphinx” Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Pumps

Update (05/13/2017): Came across these lovely 3″ Valentino Rockstud dupes by Pink Inc today. The strap arrangement is a little different, but the Valentino influence is obviously undeniable! They’re not cheap at $199.95 AUD (approx. $150 USD), but they’re made of genuine leather and look like high-quality designer dupes, so might be worth the investment. Also available in nude or all-black patent leather and in a 4″ high heel version.

Pink Inc "Sphinx" Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Pink Inc “Sphinx” Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Pumps
($199.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Jessica Simpson “Dameera” Studded T-Strap Pumps

Update (05/13/2017): Also discovered these Valentino inspired mid-heel pumps by Jessica Simpson which look like they could be a rebranded version of the BCBGeneration/Sole Society pumps. They also cost $69.95 and come in the cutest colors! Total steal deal alert!

Jessica Simpson "Dameera" Studded T-Strap Pumps in nude and pink patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Jessica Simpson “Dameera” Studded T-Strap Pumps
($69.95, DSW)

J. Renee “OlyviaToo” Studded Heel Sandals

Update (01/13/2017): Just spotted these fab Valentino Rockstud kitten heel pump look-alikes by J. Renee and had to share them with you as they are currently on sale for a steal-worthy $31.99 (down from $129.95, this is a saving of more than 75%). Super steal deal alert!

J. Renee "OlyviaToo" Studded Heel Sandals in black patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

J. Renee “OlyviaToo” Studded Heel Sandalsamazon
($31.99, Amazon)

Also available at 6pm & Nordstrom Rack.

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Slingback Pumps

Update (08/01/2016): Stumbled upon these gorgeous and spot-on Valentino Rockstud kitten heel dupes by Royou Yiuoer which are quite affordable at $59.99 and come in a variety of 14 different colors and uppers. Love, love, love!

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Slingback Pumps in black and nude patent (Valentino Rockstud dupes)

Royou Yiuoer Studded T-Strap Kitten Heel Slingback Pumpsamazon
($59.99, Amazon)

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)

Also available at Nordstromls & QVC.

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 $113.99.

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

Kaitlyn Pan Slingback Kitten Heel Leather Pumpsamazon
($113.99, Amazon)

Also available at Etsy for non-US based customers.

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, DSW)

Also available at eBay.

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, DSW)

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 $40.

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

JY Shoes Studded Strappy Pointy Pumps
($31.90, 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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Update: This post has been updated on February 7, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

For many years, I’ve been anti-flats, especially the closed ones. I can’t really recall why I disliked them so much, I guess they just never really spoke to me. However, now that I’ve been dipping my toes in the fashion world for a few years, I grew to like flats. As long as they look so cute like this one from Carven. Isn’t it adorable? I love the slingback bow, it’s such a cute detail. Would I spend $540 on a pair of cute flats though? Well, that’s a complete different story.

Carven Bow Suede Slingback Flats in navy blue

Carven Bow Suede Slingback Flats
($540, NET-A-PORTER)

Kate Bosworth Loves Carven

Actress Kate Bosworth has been spotted wearing Carven Bow Suede Slingback Flats.

Kate Bosworth wearing nude Carven Bow Suede Slingback Flats

Lucky Brand “Alixis” Slingback Bow Flats

UPDATE (02/07/2014): Came across these lovely Lucky Brand bow back flats today and they instantly reminded me of the Carven flats above. Available in various colors for $69!

Lucky Brand "Alixis" Slingback Bow Flats in nude and blue (Carven knockoffs)

Lucky Brand “Alixis” Slingback Bow Flats
($69, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Lucky Brandpjx.

Julianne Hough for Sole Society “Morganne” Suede Slingback Flats

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OK, so you’ve fallen in love with those darn cute Carven flats, what now? Well, if you haven’t the funds to go for the original, here’s a wonderful alternative which we’ve discovered at Sole Society that’ll get you the same look. Great, huh? And did we mention they’re on sale, too?

Julianne Hough for Sole Society "Morganne" Suede Slingback Flats in purple suede (Carven knockoffs)

Julianne Hough for Sole Society “Morganne” Suede Slingback Flats
($32.48, Sole Society)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROM.

J. Reneé “Blanche” Bow Slingback Pointy Toe Flats

Another fabulous Carven inspired alternative is this bow slingback flat by J. Reneé which comes in various colors and uppers such as black and nude. Plus, they’re currently on sale for under $50!

J. Reneé "Blanche" Bow Slingback Pointy Toe Flats in black patent (Carven knockoffs)

J. Reneé “Blanche” Bow Slingback Pointy Toe Flatscj
($46.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuy, Amazonamazon, Onlineshoes.com, Shoes.com & NORDSTROM.

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Update: This post has been updated on May 30, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Which girl doesn’t dream of having a pair of Manolo Blahniks to call her own? Unfortunately, price tags of $500 and upwards keep this dream from ever coming true. But fear not there are fab yet budget-friendly Manolo look-a-likes out there. And we have found a few great alternatives for those trying to save money. If I had a multimillionaire’s budget, I would gladly spend $755 on the Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby d’Orsay pumps. They look terrific, are super feminine and would make the perfect bridal shoe. Manolo high heels are also considered to be pretty comfy, so if I could I would already have these in my closet.

Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby D'Orsay Pumps in silver

Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby d’Orsay Pumpsls
($755, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, The RealReal, Vestiaire Collective & Bluefly.

Oscar de la Renta “Miss Bling” d’Orsay Pumps

Update (05/30/2013): Found this super lovely silver d’Orsay pump by Oscar de la Renta which instantly reminded me of Manolo Blahnik’s Sedaraby heels. Certainly not a steal $447 (sale price!), but they are still 40% cheaper than the Manolos.

Oscar de la Renta "Miss Bling" d'Orsay Pumps (Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby look-a-likes)

Oscar de la Renta “Miss Bling” d’Orsay Pumpsls
($447, Neiman Marcus)

Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk “Ivanna” d’Orsay Pumps

Update (09/22/2012): And here’s yet another Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby alternative. These Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk d’Orsay kitten heels are available in either silver faux leather or black and white satin.

Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk "Ivanna" d'Orsay Pumps in silver (Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby knockoffs)

Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk “Ivanna” d’Orsay Pumpsls
($74.95, Shoebuy)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

RSVP “Pretty” d’Orsay Pumps

Update (06/14/2012): Good news! Found another amazingly similar Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby look-a-like by RSVP. It has a satin upper and is available in an array of beautiful colors like fuchsia, blue, silver, gold and red.

RSVP "Pretty" d'Orsay Pumps in silver satin (Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby knockoffs)

RSVP “Pretty” d’Orsay Pumpsamazon
($79, Amazon)

J. Renee “Debut” Pumps

Update (08/18/2011): And almost a year after my last Sedaraby steal find, here’s another great under $50 Manolo look-a-like by J.Renee. Available in silver, gold, pewter, bronze leather as well as in black satin.

J. Renee "Debut" Pumps in silver (Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby knockoffs)

J. Renee “Debut” Pumpsls
($43, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, 6pm & Zappos.

Steve Madden “WARE” Pumps

Update (09/14/2010): I really didn’t think I would stumble upon another knockoff of the Sedaraby, but Steve Madden apparently wanted to prove me wrong. His Sedaraby inspired pumps come in silver and gold leather as well as black satin.

Steve Madden WARE Pumps in silver (Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby knockoffs)

Steve Madden “WARE” Pumps
($44.99, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Steve Maddenls.

RSVP “Taran” D’Orsay Pumps

If you want a shoe in the identical style as shown above for a fraction of the price, RSVP has a great and budget-friendly alternative. Except for the heel, they look pretty much the same to me. And being priced at under $30 (sale price!) they are quite a steal, too. Also available in 5 other colors.

RSVP "Taran" Silver D'orsay Pumps

RSVP “Taran” D’Orsay Pumps
($26.70, 6pm)

Dyeables “Onyx” D’Orsay Pumps

These Manolo Blahnik look-a-likes by Dyeables are my personal favorites. They are a little more expensive than RSVP’s “Taran”, but overall I’d say you’ll get better quality. The upper material is a beautiful silk satin and the heel is 3″ only. Score!

Dyeables Onyx White D'orsay Peep-toe Pumps (Manolo Blahnik knockoffs)

Dyeables “Onyx” D’Orsay Pumps
($59.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Pelle Moda “Nemo” Pumps

These d’Orsay pumps by Pelle Moda are also great Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby knockoffs. The heel on there is again slightly different, but otherwise the shoes look practically identical. They also happen to be the more expensive knockoffs costing $70 (sale price!). Available in silver, black, bronze, platinum and pewter.

Pelle Moda "Nemo" Silver D'orsay Pumps

Pelle Moda “Nemo” D’Orsay Pumpscj
($70, Jildor)

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This look of Kristin Cavallari maybe not one of her most recent ones, but I still remember it quite well because I really liked how she mixed the feminine nude lace tank with a sharp black leather pencil skirt, a few key jewelry pieces in gold and neutral accessories (bag + clutch). Check out my budget-friendly take on Kristin’s look below.

Kristin Cavallari’s Lace & Leather Look 4 Less

Kristin Cavallari's Lace & Leather Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who?Kristin Cavallari
Where?“Unite Unveiled: Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion” Event in West Hollywood, California
When?September 29, 2010
What?The Reformation “Turner” Lace Top, Topshop Leather Pencil Skirt & Brian Atwood Maniac Platform Pumps

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