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If there’s a shoe trend I noticed over the last couple of months, it’s sporty footwear with a feminine twist. Whether it be floral embroideries à la Gucci, shiny pearls à la Miu Miu, girly bows à la Puma or in this case a delicate blush pink velvet upper combined with wide satin ribbon laces, “sporty meets elegance” is one of Spring’s biggest trends! Luckily, you don’t need to spend a fortune on a pair of designer sneakers to indulge in this trend as there are various sneaker alternatives at almost any price point. And while the Steve Madden velvet sneakers aren’t terribly expensive to begin with (retail price is $79.95), we managed to find a just as gorgeous and super spot-on sneaker for under $30! Total steal alert!

Cheap vs. Cheaper - Steve Madden Bertie-V vs. Mossimo Supply Co. Tara Lace-Up Velvet Sneakers

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P.S.: Steve Madden “Bertie-V” Lace-Up Velvet Sneakers are also available at Dillard’s, Amazonamazon, Footnotescj, 6pm, Zappos, Steve Madden (Canada)ls Nordstromls, South Moon Under, John Lewis, House of Fraser & Zalando.

Image source(s): Footnotes, Target

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Update: This post has been updated on April 11, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

The moment I first laid eyes onto these fancy satin bow slide sandals by Puma which came out as part of the new Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection earlier this month, I knew Rihanna would have another hit on her hands for the fashion-forward, sportswear-loving ladies (…and men since these are also available in men’s sizing). The new styles are supposedly inspired by the luxurious Parisian days of the famously known decadent Queen of France, Marie-Antoinette, the bow slides are a glammed up version of the classic soccer slide with a super cute satin bow adorning the slide strap which come in either a beautiful pastel pink or edgy olive green. The bow slides retail for $90 which is obviously far from being a designer shoe price, but a) these sandals are so in demand right now that they’re almost sold out everywhere and b) not everbody wants to spend almost $100 on a pair of pool slide sandals, so we took a look around to see whether we could find some lower priced alternatives. Spoiler alert: we did!

 Fenty Puma by Rihanna Bow Slide Sandals in rose pink and olive green

Fenty Puma by Rihanna Bow Slide Sandals
($90, Bloomingdale’s)

Also available at Akirals, Forward by Elyse Walker, Amazonamazon, Urban Outfitters, ASOS, Puma, The Webster, Farfetchls, Office.co.uk, Office London (DE), Footlocker, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Intermix & Luisaviaroma.

Steve Madden “Silky” Bow Slide Sandals

Update (04/11/2017): And another Fenty Puma by Rihanna bow slide dupe entered the stage! Check out these spot-on and super fab satin bow slides by Steve Madden! Available in pink and black satin for a steal price of $39.95! These will go quickly, so you better buy them ASAP!

Steve Madden "Silky" Bow Slide Sandals in pink and black satin (Fenty Puma by Rihanna dupes)

Steve Madden “Silky” Bow Slide Sandalsamazon
($39.95, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstromls, Dillard’s, Jildor, Zappos, Steve Maddenls, Tobi, Shi by Journeys & Shoebuyls.

LFL by Lust For Life “Spice” Satin Bow Slide Sandals

Update (04/11/2017): Also found these super cute beauties by LFL by Lust For Life which are another great look for less alternative for under $30 that comes in either blush, black or grey satin. Steal deal alert!

LFL by Lust For Life "Spice" Satin Bow Slide Sandals in blush, black and grey (Fenty Puma by Rihanna dupes)

LFL by Lust For Life “Spice” Satin Bow Slide Sandals
($29.95, Zappos)

Also available at Forever 21.

Topshop “Halo” Bow Slides

My current Fenty x Puma dupe favorite are these lovely salmon pink satin bow slide sandals by Topshop which cost $30 and also come in black. Same cute design at a fraction of the real deal’s price! Add to cart, please!

Topshop "Halo" Bow Slides in nude pink (Fenty x Puma by Rihanna dupes)

Topshop “Halo” Bow Slides
($30, Topshop)

Also available at Nordstromls, Zalando, Zalora & Hudson’s Bay.

Cape Robbin Moira-19 Bow Slide Sandals

Another great Puma by Rihanna alternative are these cooler-toned pink bow slides by Cape Robbin which cost between $30 – $40 and also come in white, blue and yellow satin. Really love these girly sandals!

Cape Robbin Moira-19 Bow Slide Sandals in pink (Fenty x Puma by Rihanna dupes)

Cape Robbin Moira-19 Bow Slide Sandalsamazon
($36.98, Amazon)

Also available at Amazon #2amazon, CiCi Hot, Amazon #3amazon & eBayeBay.

Liliana Nomi-7 Satin Bow Slide Sandals

Last but not least are these spot-on Puma sandal dupes by Liliana which also happen to be the cheapest option at $21.99. Steal deal alert! Also available in various colors including black, blue, dusty and blush pink satin.

Liliana Nomi-7 Satin Bow Slide Sandals in blush pink and olive green (Fenty x Puma by Rihanna dupes)

Liliana Nomi-7 Satin Bow Slide Sandalsamazon
($21.99, Amazon)

Also available at Nordstrom Rack.

Image source(s): Puma, Steve Madden, Zappos, Topshop, Amazon, Nordstrom Rack

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Spring is officially around the corner and I can’t wait to ditch all of my winter clothes and finally pull out airy dresses and open-toed sandals from their winter hiatus. But since Spring isn’t in full bloom yet, we can’t probably do without a warm coat or jacket, but we can definitely welcome the new season by lightening up our wardrobe with pastel colors for example which is what I tried to do in this week’s budget look edition. Let me know if you like it!

Budget Look - Welcoming Spring in Pastel Pink

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Image source(s): H&M, Mango, Nordstrom, Amazon, Aldo, Rad., Bloomingdale’s, BagInc

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Update: This post has been updated on January 22, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

If Schutz hasn’t been on your radar yet, I think these sultry-looking caged heels named “Juliana” are about to change that in a second. But let’s get the facts first: Schutz is a Brasil based footwear brand which has been around for 20 years now, but has only gained significant momentum in the last 3-4 years. Schutz’ success partly stems from the influx of fashion bloggers and famous Instagrammers wearing their shoes and “Juliana” seems to have been an especially popular shoe style of theirs (see picture collage below). You can often find designer-inspired styles in Schutz’ collections, but they always manage to infuse those inspired styles with the brand’s own unique aesthetic. I’m not sure whether “Juliana” is a designer-inspired style (if so, I couldn’t tell), but I absolutely adore it anyway! It’s such a sexy and flattering high heel and I just love the spider web-like, diamond-shaped cut-out design. Total shoe hotness! And while $190 isn’t a terribly expensive price for shoes (if you compare it to those of designer shoes, of course), there’s still room to save here, I think!

Schutz "Juliana" Caged Sandals in pink and black suede

Schutz “Juliana” Caged Sandalsamazon
($190, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Zappos, 6pm, Shopbopls, Nordstromls, Revolve, Farfetchls & Belk.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Schutz

Celebs such as Olivia Palermo and Rocky Barnes and personal style bloggers like Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Monica Awe-Etuk (Awed by Monica), Pam Hetlinger (The Girl from Panama) and Soraya C. Pena (Chic Flavours) have all been spotted wearing Schutz Juliana Caged Sandals.

Olivia Palermo, Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Rocky Barnes, Monica Awe-Etuk (Awed by Monica), Pam Hetlinger (The Girl from Panama) and Soraya C. Pena (Chic Flavours) wearing Schutz Juliana Caged Sandals

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Touch Ups “Mercury” Caged High Heel Sandals

Update (01/22/2017): And yet another Schutz Juliana dupe popped up on the shoe scene! These caged heels by Touch Ups cost $55 and come in various colors and uppers.

Touch Ups "Mercury" Caged High Heel Sandals in nude patent and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Touch Ups “Mercury” Caged High Heel Sandalsamazon
($55, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls, Zappos, ShoeMallls & Overstock.

Madden Girl “Sanity” Lattice High Heel Sandals

Update (01/09/2017): Browsed the internet for new shoes today and discovered these budget-friendly Schutz Juliana dupe heels by Madden Girl which come in either black or red and cost $44.99.

Madden Girl "Sanity" Lattice High Heel Sandals in red and black (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Madden Girl “Sanity” Lattice High Heel Sandals
($44.99, Journeys)

Madden Girl “Directt” Caged Sandals

Update (01/09/2017): Seems like Madden Girl liked the “Juliana” style so much, they came up with a second pair of dupes which has a lower and less flared high heel of 3.75″. Available in red, black and nude for under $40! Steal deal alert!

Madden Girl "Directt" Caged Sandals in red, black and nude (Schutz Juliana inspired)

Madden Girl “Directt” Caged Sandalsls
($39.99, Famous Footwear)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, ShoeMallls & Macy’s.

Express Caged Heeled Sandals

Update (04/30/2016): Found a white Schutz Juliana dupe today at Express for a super steal price of just $59.90. But hurry up, some sizes are already out of stock! Also available in black, nude and red.

Express Caged Heeled Sandals in white (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Express Caged Heeled Sandals
($59.90, Express)

Breckelle’s Sylvia-11 Caged Stiletto Sandals

Update (04/30/2016): Also spotted these colorful Schutz Juliana look-alikes by Breckelle’s which are a total steal with a price tag of just $24.95. Available in turquoise, blue, nude, pink, yellow and more colors.

Breckelle's Sylvia-11 Caged Stiletto Sandals in turquoise and blue faux suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Breckelle’s Sylvia-11 Caged Stiletto Sandals
($24.95, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at eBayeBay.

Vince Camuto “Kristana” Cage Cutout High Heel Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): Found these beautiful Schutz Juliana look-alike heels by Vince Camuto today! The cutout pattern is slightly different on these, but the rest is pretty much spot-on identical to the real deal. And I’m so in love with the bright colors! Vince has also a kitten heel dupe available named “Paxtonamazon” for $70.90.

Vince Camuto "Kristana" Cage Cutout High Heel Sandals (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Vince Camuto “Kristana” Cage Cutout High Heel Sandalscj
($57.99, ShoeMetro)

P.S.: Also available at Vince Camutols, Amazonamazon & Nordstromls.

Mossimo “Kylea” Caged High Heels Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): Then I spotted these lovely and super budget-friendly Schutz Juliana dupes by Mossimo. Only $34.99, steal deal alert!

Mossimo "Kylea" Caged High Heels Sandals in nude and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Mossimo “Kylea” Caged High Heels Sandals
($34.99, Target)

Qupid Ara-71 Caged High Heels Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): Also stumbled upon these spot-on Schutz look-alikes by Qupid.

Qupid Ara-71 Caged High Heels Sandals in pink and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Qupid Ara-71 Caged High Heels Sandalsamazon
($44, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ZooShoopjx.

Izabella Rue “Aleen” Caged Heel Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): How lovely are these Schutz Juliana look-alikes by Izabella Rue? I looooove the vivid green color and you can’t beat the price of $9.99 (VIP offer)!

Izabella Rue "Aleen" Caged Heel Sandals in green and black (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Izabella Rue “Aleen” Caged Heel Sandals
($9.99, ShoeDazzle)

Bamboo “Princess” Cutout High Heels Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): Bamboo has also a sweet and budget-friendly Schutz Juliana inspired high heel sandal alternative. Available in pink or blue faux suede for $21.99 (sale price!).

Bamboo "Princess" Cutout High Heels Sandals in pink and blue faux suede (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Bamboo “Princess” Cutout High Heels Sandals
($22.99, Necessary Clothing)

Buffalo Caged Stiletto Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): A spot-on Schutz Juliana dupe is also available at Buffalo. Available in black and nude suede and snakeskin print leather.

Buffalo Caged Stiletto Sandals in nude and black suede (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Buffalo Caged Stiletto Sandals
(€129.90, Buffalo)

Tony Bianco “Aztec” Caged Stiletto Sandals

Update (02/21/2016): Also discovered these caged heels by Tony Bianco which are a spot-on dupe of the Schutz sandals above. Also available in black and nude suede.

Tony Bianco "Aztec" Caged Stiletto Sandals in red suede (Schutz Juliana dupes)

Tony Bianco “Aztec” Caged Stiletto Sandals
($239.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

P.S.: Also available at The Iconic.

GoJane Latticed ‘N Laddered Strappy Heels

Update (11/11/2015): Stumbled upon these amazing and spot-on Schutz Juliana dupes at GoJane today. I loooove all the rad colors and the best part? These heels are currently on sale for a steal-worthy $20.51!

GoJane Latticed 'N Laddered Strappy Heels in yellow, pink and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

GoJane Latticed ‘N Laddered Strappy Heels
($20.51, GoJane)

P.S.: A similar version is available at Amazonamazon & ZooShoopjx.

Lipstik “Kimbah” Caged Sandals

Update (11/11/2015): Had to include these spot-on Schutz Juliana dupes by Lipstik for all our Australian readers. Available in nude or black for $67.47 AUD (sale price!).

Lipstik "Kimbah" Caged Sandals in nude and black (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Lipstik “Kimbah” Caged Sandals
($67.47 AUD, StyleTread)

Steve Madden “Slithur” Caged High Heel Sandals

Let’s start with my favorite “Juliana” dupe which is by Steve Madden. The style is called “Slithur” and it looks exactly like the Schutz version, but costs $100 less. These beauties come in 10 different colors, my personal faves being the yellow, aqua blue and red.

Steve Madden "Slithur" Caged High Heel Sandals in pink and black suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Steve Madden “Slithur” Caged High Heel Sandals
($80.99, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, 6pm, Steve Maddenls, Nordstromls, ShoeMallls, Shoebuyls, Jildor, ZooShoopjx, Dillard’s, Dune Londonls, Zalando, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Shiekh “Wanda World” Caged Sandals

If you’re not willing to commit to such a big financial investment, please take a look at these lovely Schutz “Juliana” look-alikes which I discovered at Shiekh. They have a few minor differences if compared to the real deal, but the overall look is still very similar and so incredibly sexy, too. They come in 6 different colors and uppers and you can make them yours for an affordable $16.99.

Shiekh "Wanda World" Caged Sandals in nude and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Shiekh “Wanda World” Caged Sandals
($16.99, Shiekh)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon.

Office “Trance” Caged Heels

Of course, I haven’t forgotten about our European readers and shoe aficionados here! Ladies (and gentlemen?), may I kindly introduce you to “Trance” by Office, a spot-on dupe to the “Juliana” heel by Schutz. “Trance” is available in black, snakeskin, gold and silver and costs only £48!

Office "Trance" Caged High Heel Sandals (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Office “Trance” Caged Heels
(£48, Office)

Public Desire “Satine” Caged Heels

And lastly, another steal-worthy Schutz alternative which I have come across at UK footwear e-shop Public Desire. Their “Juliana” inspired version “Satine” isn’t quite as detailed and delicate as the real deal, but overall it’s the same look and a great look for less option, because these heels here are currently on sale for less than £10. “Satine” comes in 4 lovely colors: black, fuchsia, aqua blue and white faux suede. Worldwide shipping is available, by the way. Total steal deal alert, everyone!

Public Desire "Satine" Caged Heels in pink fuchsia and black faux suede (Schutz Juliana knockoffs)

Public Desire “Satine” Caged Heels
(£9.99, Public Desire)

Image source(s): Shopbop, Olivia Palermo, Rocky Barnes, Atlantic-Pacific, The Girl from Panama, Chic Flavours, Awed by Monica, Zappos, Journeys, eBay, Famous Footwear, Macy’s, Express, ShopAkira, Shiekh, Office, Public Desire, Tony Bianco, Target, GoJane, StyleTread, Vince Camuto, Zulily, Buffalo, ShoeDazzle

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Update: This post has been updated on October 12, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

How gorgeous are these Cat-Embroidered Suede Slippers by Charlotte Olympia? They are a combination of modern design and a classic silhouette. The mini golden heel exhibits pure luxury and the cat-face embroidery adds a fun, young, and unexpected touch. Unfortunately, the price reflects all of these qualities and makes these wonderful flats merely unattainable. However, we have very similar options below for each and every budget!

Charlotte Olympia Kitty Cat-Embroidered Suede Slippers in pink and black

Charlotte Olympia Kitty Cat-Embroidered Suede Slippers
($495, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Nordstromls, Zappos, Net-A-Porterls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Neiman Marcusls, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, Bloomingdale’s, MyTheresa, Forzieri, S|Sense & Forward by Elyse Walker.

Celebrities Love Charlotte Olympia

Alexa Chung, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kylie Minogue, Anne Hathaway, Katy Perry and Nicky Hilton wearing Charlotte Olympia Kitty Cat-Embroidered Suede Slippers

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Comfity Kitty Velvet Loafers

Update (10/12/2016): Spotted these colorful Charlotte Olympia Kitty dupes by Comfity today! They look so close to the real deal, but cost only $39.99 instead of $495. I also loooove that they come in various (8), bright colors such as pink, purple, yellow and red. Yay!

Comfity Kitty Velvet Loafers in navy, pink and purple (Charlotte Olympia Kitty dupes)

Comfity Kitty Velvet Loafersamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

Qupid Salya-637 Kitty Face Loafers

Update (05/14/2014): Stumbled upon these cute kitty cat loafers by Qupid. Available in various colors!

Qupid Salya-637 Kitty Face Loafers in black (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Qupid Salya-637 Kitty Face Loafersamazon
($24.99, Amazon)

Wet Seal Cat Flats

Update (12/29/2013): Found these cat flats at Wet Seal and wanted to share them with our readers. So cute and a total at only $16.90!

Wet Seal Cat Flats in black faux suede (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Wet Seal Cat Flats
($16.90, Wet Seal)

Vaneli “Agace” Cat-Face Loafers

Update (10/11/2013): Check out these super fab Charlotte Olympia Kitty dupes by Vaneli. You can get them for $84.99 (sale price!).

Vaneli "Agace" Cat-Face Velvet Loafers in black (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Vaneli “Agace” Cat-Face Loafers
($76.99, 6pm)

Forever 21 Cool Cat Flats

Update (10/11/2013): Also stumbled upon these cat-face loafers at Forever 21 which are a budget-friendly alternative to the pricey Charlotte Olympia originals.

Forever 21 Cool Cat Flats in black faux suede (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Forever 21 Cool Cat Flats
($22.80, Forever 21)

Union Bay Kitty Loafers

Update (07/25/2013): And here’s another budget-friendly Charlotte Olympia inspired cat face loafer! By Union Bay.

Union Bay Kitty Loafers in black (Charlotte Olympia Cat Face knockoffs)

Union Bay Kitty Loafersamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

dELiA*s “Meow” Cat-Face Loafers

Update (07/15/2013): Just stumbled upon yet another Charlotte Olympia look-a-like! Check out these cat-face loafers at dELiA*s.

dELiA*s "Meow" Cat-Face Loafers in black faux suede (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

dELiA*s “Meow” Cat-Face Loafers
($14.90, dELiA*s)

Jessica Buurman “CHARLIE” Kitty Embroidered Suede Flats

Update (06/10/2013): One of our readers pointed us to yet another Charlotte Olympia Kitty loafer alternative. Check out these fab suede cat face slippers by Jessica Buurman! They’re currently on sale for $99 and are also available in pink velvet and red suede. Thanks for the heads-up, PHB!

Jessica Buurman "CHARLIE" Kitty Embroidered Suede Flats in black (Charlotte Olympia look-a-likes)

Jessica Buurman “CHARLIE” Kitty Embroidered Suede Flats
($99, Jessica Buurman)

Buroch Cat Face Embroidery Ballet Flat Shoes

Update (05/17/2013): Found another great Charlotte Olympia Kitty alternative for under $50 by Buroch. They’re available at Chicwish and are currently on sale for $42.42.

Buroch Cat Face Embroidery Ballet Flat Shoes in black faux suede (Charlotte Olympia Kitty look-a-likes)

Buroch Cat Face Embroidery Ballet Flat Shoes
($42.42, Chicwish)

Jon Josef “Gatsby” Velvet Cat Flat Loafers

Update (02/12/2013): Just stumbled upon these fabulous cat-face velvet slippers by Jon Josef which look so much like the Charlotte Olympia originals. Aren’t they adorably cute! Available in black or blue velvet.

Jon Josef "Gatsby" Velvet Cat Flat Loafers in black (Charlotte Olympia knockoffs)

Jon Josef “Gatsby” Velvet Cat Flat Loaferscj
($155, Footnotes Online)

Boohoo “Parie” Suedette Cat Face Slippers

Update (09/11/2012): Here’s another super budget-friendly Charlotte Olympia Kitty alternative by Boohoo. $36 only and shipping to the US is free on orders above $25! Oh, and there’s a lovely $30 wedge version available, too.

Boohoo "Parie" Suedette Cat Face Slippers in black and red (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Boohoo “Parie” Suedette Cat Face Slippers
($36/£18, Boohoo)

Liliana Mulberry-1 Cat Face Loafers

For casual footwear with certain uniqueness, these Liliana loafers exemplify how a casual flat/loafer should be like. They are chic and can be very elegant; however, they are also equally fun and interesting to look at! Plus, priced at $19.40, they make a very worthy and inexpensive steal while mimicking the designer look pictured above!

Liliana Mulberry-1 Cat Face Loafers in black, pink and blue faux suede (Charlotte Olympia kitty-knockoffs)

Liliana Mulberry-1 Cat Face Loafers
($20.40, GoJane)

Blink Cat Face Slipper Shoes

I have to admit, these Blink Cat Face Slipper Shoes are probably my favorite! They are a mixture of the high-end luxury designer version yet they also maintain the casual-like feel as the steal above. Though they are a bit pricier than the Liliana loafers, they are more refined in terms of their structure. Priced at £34.99 (approx. $55), they seem to be the most similar to the Charlotte Olympia version while still being affordable! Also, for an extra shipping charge they can be shipped to almost every destination!

Blink Cat Face Slipper Shoes in black and leopard print (Charlotte Olympia Kitty knockoffs)

Blink Cat Face Slipper Shoes
(£34.99, New Look)

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