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Update: This post has been updated on March 7, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Can we please have a moment of OMG!-silence for this AH!-mazing Balmain blazer? Consider me obsessed big time. If there ever existed something such as the perfect blazer, this gold-buttoned double-breasted navy wool-twill blazer which comes with Balmain’s signature razor-sharp silhouette would definitely be one of them. Just take a look at how gorgeous and effortlessly elegant all the beautiful ladies below look in their Balmain-adorned outfit ensembles. Perfection! I’d even be willing to splurge on a classic fashion staple such as this blazer, but its price of $2.385 is just beyond any common sense. My credit card does not approve.

Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer in navy

Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazerls
($2.385, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, S|Sense, Luisaviaroma, Selfridges, Stylebop, Harrodsicon, Farfetchls & MyTheresa.

Celebrities, Fashion Insiders & Style Bloggers Love Balmain

Celebs, fashion insiders, IGers, personal style bloggers; they all have been spotted wearing a Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer.

Celebrities, IGers and Personal Style Bloggers wearing Balmain Double-Breasted Wool-Twill Blazer

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New Look Military Blazer

Update (03/07/2017): Spotted this super fab navy Balmain blazer look-alike at New Look today. Not too shabby for £34.99, don’t you agree?

New Look Military Blazer in navy (Balmain dupe)

New Look Military Blazer
(£34.99, New Look)

Also available at New Look (EU) & New Look (AU).

Miss Selfridge Military Blazer

Update (03/07/2017): And here’s another set of Balmain inspired military-style blazers! These ones were found at Miss Selfridge. Available in either black or orange for £39.

Miss Selfridge Double-Breasted Military Blazer in black and orange (Balmain dupes)

Miss Selfridge Military Blazer
(£39, Miss Selfridge)

Also available at Miss Selfridge (US)ls, Miss Selfridge (EU + AU), Zalando, John Lewis & Debenhams.

Bardot Tailored Blazer

Update (02/23/2017): Discovered yet another lovely Balmain inspired tailored blazer today! It’s by Bardot and retails for $139.99 AUD.

Bardot Tailored Blazer in black (Balmain dupe)

Bardot Tailored Blazer
($139.99 AUD, The Iconic)

Hunkydory “Cora” Double Breasted Blazer

Update (01/24/2017): Stumbled upon this admittedly pretty pricey, but pretty awesome Balmain dupe by Swedish brand Hunkydory. You like this one?

Hunkydory "Cora" Double Breasted Blazer in navy (Balmain dupe)

Hunkydory “Cora” Double Breasted Blazer
(€439.95, Zalando)

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacket

Update (01/24/2017): This double-breasted blazer by Tahari ASL is also a great budget-friendly alternative to the expensive Balmain jacket. It’s currently on sale for $63.95 and comes in an array of beautiful colors including navy, black, white, wine red and rose pink. Absolutely looooove this budget find! Another very similar option in navy is available herels ($139).

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacket (Balmain dupes)

Tahari ASL Double-Breasted Ponte Knit Jacketls
($63.95, Tahari ASL)

Also available at Dillard’s & Macy’s.

Loft Double Breasted Blazer

Update (01/24/2017): Also found this navy double breasted blazer at Loft and it instantly reminded me of the Balmain one. It misses a few buttons to qualify as a designer dupe, but if you’re fine with a Balmain “inspired” design, this $128 blazer would be probably a good buy.

Loft Double Breasted Blazer in navy (Balmain inspired)

Loft Double Breasted Blazer
($128, Loft)

Mango “Boton” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (12/06/2016): OK, so I spotted this beautiful Balmain dupe at Mango and just had to share this gorgeous nautical inspired navy blazer with you! Actually, I liked this one so much I ordered it for myself a couple days ago and I’m so happy I did because it’s the best Balmain dupe I’ve found and owned yet! Definitely worth the $79.99 price tag (sale price)! If you like this blazer, you better don’t wait too long as I’m pretty sure this beauty of a blazer will sell out in no time!

Mango "Boton" Double-Breasted Blazer in navy with gold buttons (Balmain dupe)

Mango “Boton” Double-Breasted Blazer
($79.99, Mango)

Also available at Mango (UK)ls, Mango (EU) & Zalando.

White House Black Market “Trophy” Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket

Update (12/06/2016): At White House Black Market you can also find a pretty neat Balmain inspired blazer aptly called the “Trophy Jacket”. The double-breasted blazer comes in petite sizing and various colors (including white and blush) and costs between $81.99-$150.

White House Black Market "Trophy" Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket in navy and blush pink (Balmain dupes)

White House Black Market “Trophy” Double-Breasted Blazer Jacket
($81.99-$150, White House Black Market)

Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer

Update (12/06/2016): I’ve also stumbled upon a third set of Balmain inspired military-style blazers at Missguided which look so much like the real deal but cost only $63 and come in various lovely colors such as nude, white and blush. Love these affordable blazers! Pssssst, US students get a 30% (!) student discount (offer may end soon though)!

Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer in nude, white, black and blush (Balmain dupes)

Missguided Double-Breasted Military Style Blazer
($63, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (EU + International).

Stylekeepers “You Set Me Free” Double-Breasted Blazer

Update (08/01/2016): Just discovered this spot-on Balmain dupe by Stylekeepers in a beautiful khaki green for $145 AUD. If you prefer a more classic color, check out the “Sweet Success” blazer which looks similar to this one and comes in black.

Stylekeepers "You Set Me Free" Double-Breasted Blazer in khaki green (Balmain dupe)

Stylekeepers “You Set Me Free” Double-Breasted Blazer
($145 AUD, The Iconic)

Banana Republic Nautical-Style Basketweave Blazer

My personal favorite Balmain look for less alternative is this nautical basketweave blazer I discovered at Banana Republic recently. All the important Balmain details are there: a fitted silhouette, double-breasted front, gold buttons and a beautiful deep navy color. BR’s version has a couple differences such as a different material, but they’re rather minor and overall it’s still a gorgeous and budget-friendly alternative for the pricey Balmain blazer. Especially so if you take advantage of the 50% off sale promotion which is currently running at Banana Republic because it cuts down the price of this blazer down from $169.99 to $84.99 (that’s a saving of $2.300,01 compared to the real deal). Super steal deal alert!

Banana Republic Nautical-Style Basketweave Blazer in navy and gold buttons (Balmain knockoff)

Banana Republic Nautical-Style Basketweave Blazer
($84.99, Banana Republic)

Veronica Beard Seaside Double Breasted Blazer

Now this nautical blazer by Veronica Beard is probably the closest match to the real deal Balmain in terms of overall design, but it does cost almost $600, so it ranks as my current second favorite Balmain dupe. You would save a whopping $1.790 by opting for the Veronica Beard version though, so I still consider this blazer to be a pretty good bargain nonetheless!

Veronica Beard Seaside Double Breasted Blazer in navy w/ gold buttons (Balmain dupe)

Veronica Beard Seaside Double Breasted Blazer
($595, Forward by Elyse Walker)

A similar version is also available at Veronica Beard.

Brooks Brothers Wool Double-Breasted Blazer

Another gorgeous blazer and pretty awsome Balmain alternative is this lovely navy blazer by Brooks Brothers. The key details are spot-on Balmain, Brooks Brothers is known for their high-quality tailoring and did I mention this beauty of a blazer is currently on sale for $274 (was $548). Sure, it’s not a steal at that price, but it might be worth the investment because a navy blazer is so versatile.

Brooks Brothers Wool Double-Breasted Blazer in navy with gold buttons (Balmain inspired)

Brooks Brothers Wool Double-Breasted Blazer
($274, Brooks Brothers)

Vero Moda Military Blazer

And here’s a little little something for all you European Balmain lovers out there! These military-inspired double-breasted blazers by Vero Moda are a pretty spot-on Balmain dupe for less than €50 (sale price!). You’re welcome.

Vero Moda Military Blazer in navy blue and black (Balmain knockoffs)

Vero Moda Military Blazer
(€44.95, Zalando)

Also available at Otto & About You.

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer

Not available in navy, but these blazers by J.Crew also reminded me of the Balmain one above because the design and silhouette are so similar. If you’re all about the navy color, check out this other J.Crew blazer which I found at J.Crew Factory for $79 (sale price!).

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer in white and light blue (Balmain knockoffs)

J.Crew Double-Breasted Blazer
($198, J.Crew)

Missguided Military Style Blazer

Deal: 40% student discount for US students! Excludes sale items. Offer ends soon!

If you really want to snatch a steal deal here, these Balmain inspired blazers by Missguided which cost $56 might be a considerable look for less option. It’s just too bad these don’t come in navy.

Missguided Military Style Blazer in khaki and black (Balmain knockoffs)

Missguided Military Style Blazer
($56, Missguided)

Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (EU + International).

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Zimbio, Style Pantry, Pinterest, Peony Lim, Harper & Harley, @yasmin_dxb Instagram, New Look, Miss Selfridge, Zalando, Tahari ASL, Loft, Mango, White House Black Market, The Iconic, Banana Republic, Forward by Elyse Walker, Vero Moda, J.Crew, Missguided

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Update: This post has been updated on February 27, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Dior‘s “Mise En Dior” Earrings have become quite the new “It“-piece in the fashion world. They are pretty much sold out everywhere, despite their heavy price tag of $290 now around $700 due to the high demand (and we’re talking costume jewelry here). I must say I am still a little undecided whether I love or hate these because while they do look great on the promo pics and on the celebs below, I’ve also seen pictures where they looked rather big and clumpy and made their wearer’s ears look huge and padded. But still, I am slightly leaning towards loving them for some reason. Maybe because they’re Dior.

Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings in cream

Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings
($200+, Vestiaire Collective)

Pre-owned versions are also available at The RealReal & Fashionphile.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna as well as personal style bloggers like Kristina Bazan (Kayture), Annabelle Fleur (ViVaLuxury), Hanneli Mustaparta and Julia Engel (Gal Meets Glam) have all been spotted wearing Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings.

Jennifer Lawrence, Kristina Bazan (Kayture), Annabelle Fleur (ViVaLuxury), Hanneli Mustaparta and Julia Engel (Gal Meets Glam) wearing Dior Mise En Dior Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings

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Cristabelle Imitation Pearl Double Stud Earrings

Update (02/27/2017): Spotted yet another Mise En Dior dupe today! These faux pearl earrings are by Cristabelle and cost $28.

Cristabelle Imitation Pearl Double Stud Earrings in ivory cream (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal dupes)

Cristabelle Imitation Pearl Double Stud Earringsls
($28, Nordstrom)

Adornia Double Ball Stud Earrings

Update (02/27/2017): I also stumbled upon these lovely and budget-friendly double stud earrings by Adornia which come in either grey, cream or pink and are currently on sale for $19.95.

Adornia Double Ball Stud Earrings in grey, ivory and pink (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal dupes)

Adornia Double Ball Stud Earringsamazon
($19.95, Amazon)

Also available at Bluefly.

Eve’s Addiction Double Pearl 360 Studs

Update (08/23/2015): Came across these beautiful Mise En Dior dupes at Eve’s Addiction today and just had to share them with you. These come in 10 variations and retail for a budget-friendly $28! Make sure to use promo code “30EVES” to get 30% off your order including free shipping! Yay!

Eve's Addiction Double Pearl 360 Studs (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Eve’s Addiction Double Pearl 360 Studs
($28, Eve’s Addiction)

Jules Smith Double Pearl Stud Earrings

Update (08/09/2015): Just spotted these lovely Mise En Dior dupes by Jules Smith which are currently on sale for $37.50. Love these!

Jules Smith Double Pearl Stud Earrings in ivory and gold (Dior Mise En Dior knockoffs)

Jules Smith Double Pearl Stud Earringsls
($37.50, Neiman Marcus)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack & Bluefly.

Forever 21 Faux Pearl Dual Studs

Update (08/09/2015): Forever 21 have officially joined the Mise En Dior dupe game with these faux pearl studs which in either cream or grey metallic and retail for a very affordable $3.90! What do you think? Yay or nay?

Forever 21 Faux Pearl Dual Studs in cream and grey (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Pearl Dual Studs
($3.90, Forever 21)

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

Jardin Double Ball Stud Earrings

Update (08/09/2015): Also spotted these bi-colored Dior dupes by Jardin which are currently on sale for $39.97 (down from $125).

Jardin Double Ball Stud Earrings in ivory and gold (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Jardin Double Ball Stud Earrings
($39.97, Bluefly)

Overstock Sterling Silver Double Ball Front-Back Stud Earrings

Update (08/09/2015): Just how cool do these metallic Mise En Dior dupe earrings look? Found them at Overstock for $14.99. What’s your favorite color? I can’t decide.

Overstock Sterling Silver Double Ball Front-Back Stud Earrings in silver, gold, rosegold and pewter metallic (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Overstock Sterling Silver Double Ball Front-Back Stud Earrings
($14.99, Overstock)

Fragments Double Pearl Studs

Update (08/09/2015): Also came across these Dior look-alikes by Fragments while browsing through MyHabit the other day. On sale for a very budget-friendly $11!

>Fragments Double Pearl Studs in silver and ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribale knockoffs)

Fragments Double Pearl StudsAmazon
($11, Amazon)

Aldo “Jeraessa” Double Ball Stud Earrings

Update (06/27/2015): Found this silver metallic Dior dupe for $9.98 at Aldo today. So chic and so wallet-friendly, right?

Aldo "Nassi" Double Ball Stud Earrings in silver (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Aldo “Jeraessa” Double Ball Stud Earringsls
($9.98, Aldo)

Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls, Aldo (UK)ls, Zalando & ASOS.

Betsey Johnson “Memoirs of Betsey” Double Ball Stud Earrings

Update (06/27/2015): Also spotted these two-tone Dior inspired double ball stud earrings at Betsey Johnson which retail for $25.

Steve Madden Double Ball Stud Earrings in black and gold (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Betsey Johnson “Memoirs of Betsey” Double Ball Stud Earringsls
($25, Betsey Johnson)

Ann Taylor Pearlized Front-To-Back Earrings

Update (06/11/2015): Finally! They’re back in stock again! Now look at these perfect looking Dior dupes which I have spotted at Ann Taylor today. Don’t they look absolutely amazing? And so high-quality, too! I think they might have stolen the spot as my favorite Mise En Dior dupes. They’re not the cheapest at $39.50, but still soooo much cheaper than the overpriced Dior originals.

Ann Taylor Pearlized Front-To-Back Earrings in ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Ann Taylor Pearlized Front-To-Back Earrings
($39.50, Ann Taylor)

Mudd Reversible Ball Stud Earring Set

Update (06/11/2015): Also happened to find another set of Mise En Dior dupes along the way. These here are by Mudd and they’re currently on sale for $10.80 per 2 pairs.

Mudd Reversible Ball Stud Earring Set in silver and black (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Mudd Reversible Ball Stud Earring Set
($10.80, Kohl’s)

Loft Pearlized Front Back Earrings

Update (04/28/2015): Came across these cute Dior dupes at Loft today. Only $24.50!

Loft Pearlized Front Back Earrings in ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Loft Pearlized Front Back Earrings
($24.50, Loft)

Beaute Fashion Double Sided Front Back Pearl Stud Earrings

Update (03/21/2015): Spotted another pair of Mise En Dior dupes! By Beaute Fashion.

Beaute Fashion Double Sided Front Back Pearl Stud Earrings in ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Beaute Fashion Double Sided Front Back Pearl Stud Earringsamazon
($17.25, Amazon)

Bar III Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings

Update (03/21/2015): Stumbled upon these metallic Mise En Dior dupes by Bar III in a lovely silver- or gold-tone. Only $19.50!

Bar III Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings in silver and gold (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Bar III Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings
($19.50, Macy’s)

Humble Chic Double Ball 360 Stud Earrings

Update (02/05/2015): Thanks to our reader Kim for the heads-up on these cute Dior dupes by Humble Chic.

Humble Chic Double Ball 360 Stud Earrings in ivory and grey (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Humble Chic NY
($9.90, Humble Chic NY)

Kenneth Jay Lane Double Faux Pearl Earrings

Update (02/05/2015): And another designer joined the Mise En Dior bandwagon! Check out these Dior dupes by Kenneth Jay Lane. They’re not exactly budget-friendly at $19.99 (sale price!), but the quality seems decent, plus they’re still way cheaper than the marked up Dior real deal (new price is said to be around $400). Also available in silver.

Kenneth Jay Lane Double Faux Pearl Earrings in ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Kenneth Jay Lane Double Faux Pearl Earrings
($19.99, Saks Off 5th)

Style by Stories Double Pearl Earrings

Update (02/05/2015): European Mise En Dior fans rejoice! You can now get the coveted Dior look for €10 at Style by Stories.

Style by Stories Double Pearl Earrings in cream ivory (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Style by Stories Double Pearl Earrings
(€9.90, Style by Stories)

Bling Jewelry Double Stud Earrings

Update (02/05/2015): Also happened to stumble upon these lovely and budget-friendly Dior-style double stud earrings at Bling Jewelry. They’re selling them in various colors such as red, blue, pink, green, white, black, silver and more. Plus, you can get 10% off everything with promo code “BLINGCOM“. You’re welcome!

Bling Jewelry Double Stud Earrings (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Bling Jewelry Double Stud Earringspjx
($9.99, Bling Jewelry)

Also available at Bluefly.

Zenzii Classic Bubble Earrings

Update (02/05/2015): Here’s another lovely and budget-friendly Mise En Dior alternative by Zenzii. Available in a variety of differents colors and uppers (shiny or matte).

Zenzii Classic Bubble Earrings in pearl and matte pink (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Zenzii Classic Bubble Earrings
($16.95, Amazon)

Express Pearl Front and Back Stud Earrings

Update (01/22/2015): The Mise En Dior dupes just won’t stop coming in! This Dior look-a-likes have been disovered at Express.

Express Pearl Front and Back Stud Earrings in ivory silver (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Express Pearl Front and Back Stud Earrings
($13.93, Express)

Shashi Double Ball Stud Earrings

Update (01/22/2015): We also spotted these gorgeous metallic Dior dupes by Shashi. Available in ivory, silver or gold for $36!

Shashi Double Ball Stud Earrings in ivory, silver and gold (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Shashi Double Ball Stud Earringsls
($36, Shopbop)

Mango Double Pearl Earrings

Update (12/29/2014): And here we go with yet another Dior dupe! Stumbled upon this metallic set at Mango today. Super budget-friendly at $9.99, too!

Mango Double Pearl Earrings in gold and silver (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

Mango Double Pearl Earrings
($9.99, Mango)

Target Stud Front to Back Earrings

Update (11/22/2014): Found another great Mise En Dior dupe at Target today. Spot-on and under $10, too! Steal deal alert! Another set of Dior dupes is also available here.

Target Stud Earrings with Front and Back Acrylic Imitation Pearls in ivory and gold (Dior Mise En Dior knockoffs)

Target Stud Front to Back Earrings
($7.99, Target)

Blu Bijoux Double Pearl Studs

Update (10/27/2014): Since many of the previously mentioned Mise En Dior dupes have sold out meanwhile, I was super happy to discover this great looking, wallet-friendly Dior alternative by Blue Bijoux today! Get these lovely Dior-like earrings for a steal price of $18!

Blu Bijoux Double Pearl Studs (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Blu Bijoux Double Pearl Studs
($18, Bluefly)

Armitage Avenue Double Pearl Earrings

Update (10/11/2014): Mise En Dior dupes are now starting to flock in! Here’s one by Armitage Avenue for a very wallet-friendly $12.95. These also come in a super cool looking grey, black and pink matte color.

Armitage Avenue Double Pearl Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Armitage Avenue Double Pearl Earringsls
($12.95, Nordstrom Rack)

GoJane Double Faux Pearl Faux Plug Earrings

Update (10/11/2014): Here we have the cheapest Dior dupes of the Mise En Dior look-a-like bunch yet. Found at GoJane for a steal-worthy $5.

Double Faux Pearl Faux Plug Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

GoJane Double Faux Pearl Faux Plug Earrings
($5, GoJane)

Apt. 9 Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings

Update (10/11/2014): And here we go with yet another Mise en Dior steal find! What do you think of these super budget-friendly double pearl earrings by Apt. 9? They’re currently on sale for under $8 and you can also get them in orange or cobalt blue (loveeee!).

Apt. 9 Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings in pearl white (Dior Mise En Dior knockoffs)

Apt. 9 Front-Back Ball Stud Earrings
($7.80, Kohl’s)

Jarin K Double Side Earrings

Update (10/11/2014): As you might know, the introductory price of Dior’s Mise En Dior earrings used to be $290, but due to their popularity and high demand Dior raised the price to over $400 this year which I think is absolutely outrageous. If you’re not willing to pay Dior’s new, inflated price (we’re talking costume jewelry after all) yet want to invest in a high-quality dupe that is going to last you a while, you might want to consider these double side earrings by Jarin K. While I think it’s a little shameless to sell someone else’s design for such a high price, I also think this is karma’s retaliation for Dior’s unjust markup.

Jarin K Double Side Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Jarin K Double Side Earrings
($120, Couture Candy)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopls.

Daisy Fuentes Front to Back Asymmetrical Earrings

Update (09/20/2014): Found another Mise En Dior dupe today! And this one by Daisy Fuentes is under $10! Steal deal alert! Available online only at Target.

Daisy Fuentes Front to Back Asymmetrical Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Daisy Fuentes Front to Back Asymmetrical Earrings
($6.40, Target)

Aqua “Avery” Front & Back Stud Earrings

Update (08/29/2014): One of our readers tipped us off about yet another great Mise En Dior dupe (thanks!). Check out these double pearl earrings by Aqua which sell for $20!

Aqua "Avery" Front & Back Stud Earrings (Dior Mise en Dior knockoffs)

Aqua “Avery” Front & Back Stud Earrings
($20, Bloomingdale’s)

Nasty Gal “Marie” Double-Pearl Earrings

Update (08/28/2014): Woot, woot! Found a new Dior dupe today! Check out these double pearl earrings I found at Nasty Gal.

Nasty Gal "Marie" Double-Pearl Earrings in cream (Dior Mise En Dior knockoffs)

Nasty Gal “Marie” Double-Pearl Earringsls
($18, Nasty Gal)

BaubleBar Pearl 360 Studs

If you’re just as undecided or simply can’t afford to spend almost $300 for a pair of faux pearl earrings, here’s a wonderful alternative from BaubleBar which will give you the coveted “Mise en Dior” look for under $30! These double-pearl earrings are available in various versions and colors and cost $28. Get them soon because I’ve already seen them sell out once!

BaubleBar Pearl 360 Studs (Dior Mise En Dior Tribal knockoffs)

BaubleBar Pearl 360 Studs
($28, BaubleBar)

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Update: This post has been updated on March 10, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I really like Karen Walker‘s eyewear line. Sure, a few of the styles might look a little crazyls, but the “Super Duper Strength” sunnies below are absolutely fabulous, don’t you agree? I especially like them in tortoise, but there’s no way I could justify spending a whopping $250 on a pair of sunglasses. Luckily for me (and possibly you as well) I found a couple of great and wallet-friendly alternatives that look just as stylish as the designer original!

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses in brown tortoise

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglassesls
($250, Shopbop)

Also available at Nordstromls, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Barneysls, Gilt, Revolve, Sunglass Hut & Matches Fashionls.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Karen Walker

Celebs and style bloggers such as Rihanna, Khloe Kardashian and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) have all been spotted wearing Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses.

Blair (Atlantic-Pacific), Rihanna and Khloe Kardashian wearing Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses

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Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): Spotted a fab and spot-on Karen Walker sunglass dupe for less than $15 at Target today. Love this steal deal find!

Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Target Unisex True Round Sunglasses
($14.99, Target)

Loft Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Here’s yet another Karen Walker Super Duper dupe! Found this one at Loft and it costs $24.50.

Loft Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses (Karen Walker Super Duper dupe)

Loft Modern Tortoiseshell Print Round Sunglasses
($24.50, Loft)

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses

Update (10/05/2015): Stumbled upon yet another great and super affordable Karen Walker Super Duper sunglass dupe at Forever 21. Available in black or tortoise for $5.90! Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses in black and tortoiseshell (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Forever 21 Round Sunglasses
($5.90, Forever 21)

BP. “Abbey Road” Round Sunglasses

Update (08/03/2015): Another spot-on Karen Walker Super Duper sunglass dupe has been spotted! This time it’s by BP., costs $12 and comes in either black or tortoise.

BP. "Abbey Road" Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

BP. “Abbey Road” Round Sunglassesls
($12, Nordstrom)

Also available in various colors at Free People here & here.

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses

Update (06/12/2015): Look what I just discovered at Choies: a super cool set of Karen Walker Super Duper Strength dupe sunglasses for under $5. Yay!

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength knockoffs)

Choies Arrow Frame Wayfarer Round Sunglasses
($4.90, Choies)

Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses

Update (02/10/2015): Stumbled upon this Karen Walker Super Duper dupe at Chicwish. Available in black and tortoise for under $20.

Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses in black and tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Chicwish Hollywood Style Sunglasses
($16.92, Chicwish)

Aldo “Oliarien” Round Sunglasses

Update (05/09/2014): Discovered another chic Karen Walker Super Duper look-a-like at Aldo today. $12 only!

Aldo "Oliarien" Round Sunglasses in tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Aldo “Oliarien” Round Sunglasses
($12, Aldo)

Urban Outfitters “Emma” Sunglasses

Update (06/24/2013): Urban Outfitters have also a great Karen Walker Super Duper dupe available in 5 different colors for $12 (sale price!).

Urban Outfitters "Emma" Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Urban Outfitters “Emma” Sunglasses
($18, Urban Outfitters)

Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses

Update (06/16/2013): Found another Karen Walker Super Duper look-a-like version in these black oversized sunnies from Forever 21 and they cost only $5.80!

Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper knockoffs)

Forever 21 F0393 Oversized Round Sunglasses
($5.80, Forever 21)

FE NY “Abbey Road” Sunglasses

Update (05/08/2013): Just stumbled upon another great Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-like. Check out these tortoise round sunglasses by FE NY!

FE NY "Abbey Road" Sunglasses in tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

FE NY “Abbey Road” Sunglasses
($22, Nordstrom)

Aldo “Bev” Round Sunglasses

If you’re a sucker for tortoise sunglasses like me, check out these sunglasses by Aldo. The tortoise gradient is different, but the shape and overall look are virtually identical. Also, these are a budget-friendly $12 only!

Aldo "Bev" Round Sunglasses in brown tortoise (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

Aldo “Bev” Round Sunglasses
($12, Aldo)

grinderPUNCH Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglasses

If you prefer these sunglasses in black like Blair Eadie from style blog Atlantic-Pacific, then these shades are a great look-a-like for Karen Walker’s Super Duper Strength sunnies which cost less than $10. Now that’s a steal deal, right?

FRAMEWORK Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

grinderPUNCH Mod Fashion Oversized Round Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

A similar version is available in various colors at Overstock.

zeroUV Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglasses

Another great alternative would be these sunglasses which look just like the steal sunnies above but have a purple lens gradient instead.

106Shades Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

zeroUV Fashion Vintage Round Thick Sunglassesamazon
($9.99, Amazon)

Pieces “Galina” Sunglasses

And lastly, these Pieces sunglasses will also give you the same coveted Karen Walker look without having to spend a fortune (only $26.60 to be exact!).

Pieces Galina Sunglasses in black (Karen Walker Super Duper Strength look-a-likes)

Pieces “Galina” Sunglasses
($27.15, ASOS)

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Hello September! You kinda snuck up on us, didn’t you? Now it’s time to slowly kiss summer goodbye and start stocking up on fall fashion. Tartan print is inseparably linked with the colder seasons and I loved McQ‘s tartan print collection from last year which has also found fans in high profile celebs such as The Duchess of Cambridge and actress Marion Cotillard. But $515? No can dosville, baby doll!

McQ Alexander McQueen Tartan Wool Straight-Leg Pants in navy and green

McQ Alexander McQueen Tartan Wool Straight-Leg Pantsls
($515, NET-A-PORTER)

LOFT “Marisa” Plaid Ankle Pants

If you’re, too, a fan of the McQ tartan trousers, but don’t want to spend more than $500 on a pair of pants, here is a great and similar looking alternative by LOFT for under $80. What do you think of these pants? Cool or ageing?

LOFT "Marisa" Plaid Ankle Pants in navy and green (McQ Alexander McQueen knockoff)

LOFT “Marisa” Plaid Ankle Pantscj
($79.50, LOFT)

Image source(s): NET-A-PORTER, LOFT

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Aaaand we’re back to stripes! My only excuse to show you this rather old revived (S/S 2012) runway inspired trench coat trend is a) my love for Burberry trench coats and b) my love for anything striped! Also, since we’re more than halfway through winter and slowly transitioning into trench coat weather, I wanted to give you an idea on how to update your outerwear for the upcoming springtime. Trend approved by fashion connoisseurs Miroslava Duma and Wendy from Wendy’s Lookbook.

Runway to Blogger to Street Style - The Striped Trench Coat

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