Update: This post has been updated on May 21, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

Up until recently British designer J.W. Anderson hasn’t been on my fashion radar, but now that I’ve seen his latest womenswear collections, especially the bags and the shoes, I immediately subscribed to his various social media channels in order to never miss out on his future creations again. But let me give you an example of J.W. Anderson’s unique aesthetic first: look at these gorgeous asymmetrical pointy ruffle booties below! I love the boldness of the ruffles and the fact that the asymmetric arrangement forms a forward-facing arrow when both feet are standing next to each other. What I’m not loving though is the price: $840 in retail and even the sale price of $570.99 is still pretty hefty!

J.W. Anderson Ruffle Ankle Booties in black

J.W. Anderson Ruffle Booties
($570.99, Need Supply Co.)

Also available at Net-A-Porterls, Matches Fashionls, Farfetchls, Moda Operandi, Selfridges, MyTheresa, S|Sense, Barneysls, Italistls, Yoox, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love J.W. Anderson

Various personal style bloggers such as Mary Seng (Happily Grey) and Zina Charkoplia (Fashionvibe) as well as fashion insiders like Pernille Teisbaek have been spotted wearing J.W. Anderson Ruffle Ankle Boots.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insider wearing J.W. Anderson Ruffle Ankle Boots

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Jessica Buurman “Adye” Ruffled Booties

Update (05/21/2017): Came across these spot-on J.W. Anderson ruffle boot dupes at Jessica Buurman today. Prices vary from $145 (synthetic suede) to $159 (genuine suede). Make sure to use promo code “XOXOJESS” to get 10% off your order at Jessica Buurman.

Jessica Buurman "Adye" Ruffled Booties in black and tan suede (J.W. Anderson dupes)

Jessica Buurman “Adye” Ruffled Booties
($145-$159, Jessica Buurman)

Office “Luscious” Ruffle Ankle Boots

If you’re searching for a similar look, check out these ruffle booties by Office. They are heeled and the ruffle arrangement is not quite as extreme and bold as on the J.W. Anderson original, but for £50 (sale price!) these are a pretty fab alternative to the pricey real deal! Also available in black suede.

Office "Luscious" Ruffle Ankle Boots in black (J.W. Anderson inspired)

Office “Luscious” Ruffle Ankle Boots
(£50, Office)

P.S.: Also available at Offlice London (DE), & Amazon.deamazon.

Image source(s): Need Supply Co., @happilygrey/Instagram, Look de Pernille, Fashionvibe, Jessica Buurman, Office Shoes


Budget Look – Vacay Mode

by Irina on April 29, 2016

It’s almost May which means it’s time to start thinking summer wardrobe. The weather here has been so depressing lately that I needed some sort of fashionable pick-me-up to lighten my mood, so I started dreaming about a summer vacation in Greece or Italy and all the stylish summer outfits I could wear there. And just like that a new budget look was born! This outfit has a strong focus on fringes and ruffles, a cute and casual summer look. Do you approve?

Budget Look - Vacay Mode

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Image source(s): Express, Lori’s, Steve Madden, Ulta, Shopbop, Sole Society


Update: This post has been updated on July 25, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

I remember falling in love with this Bill Blass ruffle blouse sometime last year. The soft silk, the flattering color and the perfectly shaped ruffles were simply to die for! Most things on my wish list are either shoes or dresses, but this blouse made me swoon and shooted straight up on no. 1. However, I quickly learned that everything comes at a price… and this one was as high as $1.990.

Bill Blass Flamenco Backless Ruffle Blouse in ivory

Bill Blass Flamenco Backless Blousels
($1.990, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Bill Blass

Leighton Meester wore the Bill Blass blouse (though I think hers was a modified version because it had more and smaller ruffles) in an episode of Gossip Girl while Rihanna wore it on the InStyle cover of the August 2008 issue.

Leighton Meester and Rihanna wearing an ivory Bill Blass Flamenco Backless Ruffled Blouse

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Blaque Label “Kali” Open Back Top

Update (07/25/2010): Here’s another great Bill Blass ruffle blouse alternative in cobalt blue by Blaque Label.

Blaque Label "Kali" Open Back Top in royal blue (Bill Blass knockoff)

Blaque Label “Kali” Open Back Top
($55, Revolve)

bebe Ruffle & Rosette Bloom Halter Top

I think it’s beyond debate that bebe‘s interpretation of the Bill Blass blouse doesn’t even come close to the superb quality of the original, but if you are all about frills and ruffles this ruffled top might fit your bill as the overall look resembles the Bill Blass original. Also available in black, white and tea rose.

bebe Ruffle Rosette Bloom Halter Top in ivory (Bill Blass knockoff)

bebe Ruffle & Rosette Bloom Halter Top
($79, bebe)