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Update: This post has been updated on May 2, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Don’t get me wrong: I loooooove high heels with utmost passion, but when summer is blazing its heatwaves upon us, the last thing I would think of wearing are high heeled shoes. A good flat sandal that you can easily slide in and out of and walk in for hours is absolutely essential in the summer; especially if you’re planning to go on vacation. Flip flops would be an obvious choice here, but aren’t we so over them by now? That’s why I am absolutely smitten with these backless knotted sandal leather slides by Joie. I love their minimalistic yet chic design (made in Italy, btw) and the supple cowhide leather; these would go with almost anything in my wardrobe. And while they’re not terribly expensive at $125, we understand that many of you are on a budget, so we made it our mission to find some great alternative options for much less. Just keep on reading.

Joie a la Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals in black and brown

Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandalsls
($125, Shopbop)

Also available at Zappos, Amazonamazon, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Joie, Nordstromls, DSW, Neiman Marcusls & Bloomingdale’s.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Joie

Celebs such as Reese Witherspoon and various personal style bloggers have been spotted wearing Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals.

Reese Witherspoon, Risa (Really Risa) and Jessie (Diary of Ambitions) wearing Joie A La Plage Nice Knot Thong Sandals

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Dorothy Perkins “Frazer” Knotted Thong Sandals

Update (05/02/2017): Here’s another absolutely fabulous and spot-on Joie Nice dupe to add to the list. It’s by Dorothy Perkins, comes in either black or white faux leather and costs $25. Love these!

Dorothy Perkins "Frazer" Knotted Thong Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Dorothy Perkins “Frazer” Knotted Thong Sandals
($25, Dorothy Perkins)

Also available at Debenhams, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Pieces Knotted Thong Leather Sandals

Update (05/02/2017): Also found these fabulous leather sandals by Pieces which are obviously inspired by Joie as well. Made of genuine leather, price: £32.

Pieces Knotted Thong Leather Sandals in black and nude (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Pieces Knotted Thong Leather Sandals
(£32, Pieces)

Also available at Bestseller.

Charlotte Russe T-Strap Slide Sandals

Update (04/20/2017): Today I browsed the Charlotte Russe website and came across these steal-worthy Joie sandal look-alikes which come in either rosegold or faux snakeskin are just $9.09! Steal deal alert!

Charlotte Russe T-Strap Slide Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Charlotte Russe T-Strap Slide Sandals
($9.09, Charotte Russe)

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandals

Update (03/28/2017): Spotted another Joie Nice inspired set of thong sandals! These here are by Massimo Matteo, they’re made of genuine leather and cost only $45! Also available in various other colors.

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandals (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Massimo Matteo Thong 17 Sandals
($45, Zappos)

Merona “Malia” Thong Sandals

Update (03/06/2017): Check out these amazing Joie Nice look-alike sandals by Merona which are super budget-friendly ($19.99!) and come in either black, tan, silver or raspberry red. Absolutely love this designer dupe steal find!

Merona "Malia" Thong Sandals in black and tan (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Merona “Malia” Thong Sandals
($19.99, Target)

Rock & Candy “Blaney” Thong Sandals

Update (12/14/2016): Discovered these spot-on Joie Nice dupe sandals by Rock & Candy today which are available in various colors and are currently on sale for less than $25! Major steal deal alert! This sandal is also available with a 1,25″ stacked heel here if you need some extra height.

Rock & Candy "Blaney" Thong Sandals in black and orange (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Rock & Candy “Blaney” Thong Sandals
($24.97, Nordstrom Rack)

Wanted “Munn” T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals

Update (12/14/2016): Also found these knotted summer sandals by Wanted which are a spot-on dupe of the Joie originals. They’re a little pricey at $129.95 AUD, but once they go on sale these might be a nice and budget-friendly alternative to the real deal. Available in tan, white, silver and leopard.

Wanted "Munn" T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals in tan and white (Joie Nice A La Plage dupes)

Wanted “Munn” T-Bar Knotted Flat Sandals
($129.95 AUD, Wanted Shoes)

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Spotted another very affordable Joie Nice alternative today! How cute are these knotted t-strap slides by Old Navy? Available in black, cognax or white faux leather for $24.94.

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals in cognac brown and black (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Old Navy T-Strap Slide Sandals
($24.94, Old Navy)

Lucky Brand “Ari” Thong Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Here’s a fab Joie Nice look-alike by Lucky Brand which is available for less than 1/3 of the price of the real deal. Available in black, tan, blue and watermelon pink leather.

Lucky Brand "Ari" Thong Sandals in black, tan and blue (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Lucky Brand “Ari” Thong Sandals
($35.99, 6pm)

Also available at Amazonamazon & Shoes.comls.

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals

Update (03/22/2016): Forever 21 now has a lovely non-suede Joice Nice dupe stocked! Available in black, tan, white and gold faux leather for a very budget-friendly price of $12.90! Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals in black, tan and white (Joie Nice A La Plage knockoffs)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Thong Sandals
($12.90, Forever 21)

Steve Madden “Olivia” Knotted Thong Flat Sandals

Update (03/09/2016): Spotted these amazing and spot-on Joie Nice look-alike sandals by Steve Madden. Available for $19.80 in various colors. Made of genuine leather. Love these!

Steve Madden "Olivia" Knotted Thong Flat Sandals (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Steve Madden “Olivia” Knotted Thong Flat Sandalsamazon
($19.80, Amazon)

Rebels “Paitlyn” Knotted Thong Sandals

Update (03/09/2016): Also discovered these Joie dupes by Rebels which are currently on sale for $20.95. There’s also a very cute cow-hair version available for a little over $30.

Rebels "Paitlyn" Knotted Thong Sandals in tan and gold metallic (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Rebels “Paitlyn” Knotted Thong Sandalsamazon
($20.95, Amazon)

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals

Update (03/06/2016): These Alex + Alex thong sandals have an extra back strap, but the overall design is obviously inspired by the Joie sandals above.

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Alex + Alex Leather Thong Sandals
($69, Gilt)

Maiden Lane “Gia” Thong Slides

Update (03/09/2016): Also love the fun colors of these Joie inspired flat sandals by Maiden Lane. So many colorful options! Love it!

Maiden Lane "Gia" Thong Slides (Joie A La Plage Nice dupes)

Maiden Lane “Gia” Thong Slides
($19.99, Gilt)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals

Update (12/13/2015): Spotted these lovely faux suede Joie Nice dupes at Forever 21 for a steal price of $12.90. Love every one of the colors!

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals (Joie Nice Plage dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Suede Sandals
($12.90, Forever 21)

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

Mossimo Supply Co. “Ainsley” Knot Thong Sandals

If you’re on a really tight budget, then these cute thong sandals by Mossimo Supply Co. are probably your best option. The design is spot-on, they come in three different colors (black, brown and white) and they can be yours for less than $15! Only downside? These are made of PU leather, so no promises regarding durability and/or sweaty feet here.

Mossimo Supply Co. "Ainsley" Knot Thong Sandals in black and cognac brown (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Mossimo Supply Co. “Ainsley” Knot Thong Sandals
($13.98, Target)

Sole Society “Sarena” Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandals

If you’re willing to invest a little more for a genuine leather option, check out these chic summer sandals by Sole Society. Again, these are pretty much a spot-on dupe compared to the Joies above (plus, I love that these are made of genuine leather). The price of $29.98 (sale!) ain’t too bad either (that’s less than half the price of the real deal).

Sole Society "Sarena" Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandals in black and platinum metallic (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Sole Society “Sarena” Knotted Slip-On Thong Sandalsls
($29.98, Sole Society)

Also available at Nordstromls.

Naya “Crescent” Huarache Sandals

Another look-for-less option would be these huarache sandals by Naya. They have a very similar design and come in various color combinations (and are genuine leather, too), plus they’re currently on sale for a budget-friendly $44.99.

Naya "Crescent" Huarache Sandals in black and brown (Joie A La Plage Nice knockoffs)

Naya “Crescent” Huarache Sandals
($44.99, 6pm)

Also available at Amazonamazon.

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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 crazycj, 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 $280 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 Sunglasses
($280-$300, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Barneysls, Revolve, Ditto & 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)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls.

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)

P.S.: Also available in various colors at Free People here, 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)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Chicnova.

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 $18!

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)

P.S.: 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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Update: This post has been updated on July 12, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

$25.700 – I mean, WOW! Debating the price of this 18k yellow gold panther ring by Cartier is somehow absolutely pointless, isn’t it? There’s no way I could ever afford it or talk myself into splurging on it; not even in my wildest dreams! And I think it’s safe to say that none of you who read this blog accidentally happen to belong to the upper 10.000 and thus are one the lucky few who could actually afford this beautiful jewelry piece without having to worry about the hefty price. It certainly is an amazing statement ring though, isn’t it? I’m totally in love with it!

Cartier Panthère Panther Ring in gold

Cartier Panthère Ring
($25.700, Cartier)

Pieces “Imukka” Tiger Ring

UPDATE (07/12/2013): Just found this amazing and budget-friendly Cartier Panther Ring look-a-like by Pieces which retails for a little over $15 and comes also in gunmetal! Yay!

Pieces Imukka Tiger Ring in gold (Cartier Panthère knockoff)

Pieces Imukka Tiger Ringls
($15.27, ASOS)

P.S.: Also available at ASOS (DE)zx & ASOS (FR).

ALDO “Vilanculos” Panther Ring

With this steal by ALDO we’re going from $25.700 down to $10 (sale price!)! Now that’s a major price cut, isn’t it? Of course, at this price there’s no way you could expect anything similar to the quality and craftmanship of a real Cartier piece, but if you’re just looking for a quick and budget-friendly way to get the same look, this ALDO ring should do the trick. Also available in silver. Raaaawr!

ALDO "Vilanculos" Panther Ring in gold (Cartier Panthère knockoff)

ALDO “Vilanculos” Panther Ringls
($9.98, ALDO)

Image source(s): Cartier, ASOS, ALDO

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HOT DEAL: 2 days only! 20% off full-priced items at ASOS! Use code “HAPPYFOURTH” at checkout. Valid for US orders only. Can’t be used with any other offer codes. Offer expires July 4th, 2013 until 7pm EST.

Deal of the Day - Up to 70% Off Sale @ ASOS! Plus, 20% Off for July 4th!

Up to 70% Off Sale @ ASOS! Use code HAPPYFOURTH for 20% off full-priced items!ls

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I jumped on the skinny cargo movement a couple months back, so you know I just adore Leighton Meester in this utilitarian look. I didn’t think skinny cargos could be flattering, but the more I see them on, the more I am proved wrong. Leighton’s look may be neutral, but it’s anything but boring. And the best part is it is so easy to recreate, as you can see below.

Leighton Meester’s Laid-Back Look 4 Less

Leighton Meester's Laid-Back Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★☆

Who?Leighton Meester
Where?On set of Gossip Girl, New York
When?July 26, 2010
What?Dolan Miss Sally Blouse, Derek Lam Star Quilted Blanche bagcj, Derek Lam Odesa Lace-up Sandals

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