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Update: This post has been updated on January 9, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

It’s been a while since we last featured a jewelry piece by Céline on this blog, so here you go: Céline’s knot bracelet which is available in various colors and sizes has made quite the round in the fashion blogosphere lately. The design strongly reminds me of Tiffany’s Love Knot Bangle with the biggest difference being that Céline’s version is left open in the back. I’m not sure what the retail price is for this bracelet, but pre-owned pieces start at approximately $400 which I think is quite the hefty price for a gold-plated brass bangle.

Céline Knot Open Bracelet in gold and silver

Céline Knot Open Bracelet
($400+, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal and Fashionphile.

Style Bloggers Love Céline

Various style bloggers have been spotted wearing Céline Knot Open Bracelet.

Style Bloggers wearing Céline Knot Open Bracelet

Sweet Deluxe “Sadira” Knot Bracelet

Update (01/09/2017): Spotted another Céline inspired knot bracelet today. It’s by Sweet Deluxe and costs €25.95.

Sweet Deluxe "Sadira" Knot Bracelet in gold (Céline dupe)

Sweet Deluxe “Sadira” Knot Bracelet
(€25.95, Zalando)

Pilgrim Knot Open Bracelet

Update (06/27/2016): Just stumbled upon this Céline knot look-alike bracelet by Pilgrim which looks very similar to the real deal and which is currently on sale for 50% off! Steal deal alert!

Pilgrim Knot Open Bracelet in gold (Céline dupe)

Pilgrim Knot Open Bracelet
(€15.95, Zalando)

BP. “Love Knot” Open Cuff Bracelet

Update (03/10/2016): Found this amazing and spot-on Céline alternative by BP. for $12 which comes in gold or silver tone. Steal deal alert, yay!

BP. "Love Knot" Open Cuff Bracelet in gold (Céline dupe)

BP. “Love Knot” Open Cuff Braceletls
($12, Nordstrom)

Sole Society Knot Open Cuff Bracelet

Update (11/15/2015): Discovered this knot bracelet at Sole Society and thought it’d be a great alternative to the Céline bracelet above.

Sole Society Knot Open Cuff Bracelet in gold (Céline knockoff)

Sole Society Knot Open Cuff Bracelet
($24.95, Sole Society)

Armitage Avenue Knot Bangle

Update (11/15/2015): Another lovely knot bangle comes from Armitage Avenue and it’s available in gold for $14.95.

Armitage Avenue Knot Bangle in gold (Céline and Tiffany inspired)

Armitage Avenue Knot Banglepjx
($14.95, Nordstrom Rack)

Banana Republic Knot Bracelet

Update (07/30/2015): Spotted this great Céline Knot Bracelet alternative for $35 at Banana Republic today.

Banana Republic Knot Bracelet in gold (Céline knockoff)

Banana Republic Knot Bracelet
($35, Banana Republic)

Forever 21 Twisted Design Cuff

If you love Céline’s knot design and need a quick fashion fix for your arm party, then make sure to take a look at this twisted knot cuff by Forever 21. It’s very similar to Céline’s real deal, but costs a super budget-friendly $4.90 only!

Forever 21 Twisted Design Cuff in gold and silver (Céline knockoffs)

Forever 21 Twisted Design Cuff
($4.90, Forever 21)

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

Kate Spade New York Sailor’s Knot Bangle Bracelet

If you’re willing to invest a little in your jewelry, check out Kate Spade‘s lovely Sailor’s Knot Bangle Bracelet which retails for $78 and comes in either gold, silver or rosegold tone. This one’s my personal favorite!

Kate Spade New York Sailor's Knot Bangle Bracelet in gold, silver and rosegold (Céline knockoffs)

Kate Spade New York Sailor’s Knot Bangle Braceletls
($78, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Lord & Tayloricon, Dillard’s, Zappos, Macy’s & Kate Spade.

Henju Dainty Knot Bracelets

And lastly, if you love handmade yet affordable jewelry, check out these dainty knot bracelets I discovered at Etsy. Similar design and a very wallet-friendly price tag ($9.99!).

Henju Dainty Knot Bracelets in gold and silver plated (Céline knockoffs)

Henju Dainty Knot Bracelets
($9.99, Etsy)

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Update: This post has been updated on June 04, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

Ahhh, this one’s an oldie but goodie. Christian Louboutin‘s Very Privé studded pumps were all the rage among celebs back when I started this blog (can you believe it’s been almost 3 years already?). I really wanted to do a Real vs. Steal-feature on this shoe style but just couldn’t find a suitable alternative at that time. Fast-forward to 2011 and a decent yet budget-friendly Loubie look-a-like has finally popped up…

Christian Louboutin Very Privé Studded Peep-toe Pumps in black

Christian Louboutin Very Privé Studded Peep-toe Pumps
($995, SOLD OUT)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Diane Kruger, Ashley Tisdale, Michelle Rodriguez, Olivia Wilde, Kristen Bell and Nicky Hilton wearing black Christian Louboutin Very Privé Studded Peep-toe Pumps

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Vince Camuto “Mandie” Spiked Peep-toe Pumps

UPDATE (06/04/2012): Came across a rather steep but still fabulous Louboutin alternative by Vince Camuto. Love, love, love these spikey heels!

Vince Camuto "Mandie" Spiked Peep-toe Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Very Privé knockoffs)

Vince Camuto “Mandie” Spiked Peep-toe Pumpsls
($198, Vince Camuto)

P.S.: Also available at NORDSTROMls & Designs by Stephenels.

Twisted Kam-12 Studded Peep-toe Pumps

… No red sole, the platform is significantly lower and the studs aren’t quite as spikey, but for a $40 shoe this pump by Twisted comes pretty close to the Louboutin original. What do you think? Hit or miss?

Twisted Kam-12 Studded Peep-toe Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Very Privé knockoffs)

Twisted Kam-12 Studded Peep-toe Pumps
($39.98, LoveMyShoes)

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Update: This post has been updated on May 18, 2011. Scroll down to the new adds.

One of the most requested things are that we cover more non high heel shoes. Alas, this Real vs. Steal is for all you flat-loving fashionistas out there. These twisted Loeffler Randall sandals look like the perfect day-to-day companions for a short holiday getaway on the Caribbean islands. They’ll take you from day (sightseeing tours + beach) and still look good with a breezy cocktail frock at night. But $195 (sale price!) for a pair of flat shoes? Well, that’d pay a lot of margaritas…

Loeffler Randall Carlie Mignon Twist Sandals in gold metallic

Loeffler Randall Carlie Mignon Twist Sandalscj
($195, REVOLVEClothing)

Alexis Bledel Loves Loeffler Randall

Alexis Bledel wearing gold metallic Loeffler Randall Carlie Mignon Twist Sandals

Kelsi Dagger “Kassa” Wedge Sandals

UPDATE (05/18/2011): And here’s another great Carlie alternative coming from Kelsi Dagger. Available in nude, black, pewter and gold/silver.

Kelsi Dagger "Kassa" Wedge Sandals in nude (Loeffler Randall Carlie knockoffs)

Kelsi Dagger “Kassa” Wedge Sandalsamazon
($61.50, Amazon)

Nine West “Mai” Twisted Sandals

UPDATE (01/09/2011): Just came across another great knockoff by Nine West. Available in nude, black, grey and brown multi.

Nine West "Mai" Twisted Sandals in nude (Loeffler Randall Carlie knockoffs)

Nine West “Mai” Twisted Sandalscj
($99, Nine West)

Coconuts By Matisse “Twister” Sandals

Coconuts By Matisse will get you the same look, but for a whole lot less. They’re not quite as polished as the Loeffler Randall originals, but will get the job done all the same. Available in gold or silver.

Coconuts By Matisse "Twister" Sandals in gold (Loeffler Randall Carlie knockoffs)

Coconuts By Matisse “Twister” Sandalsamazon
($41.54, Amazon)

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Real vs. Steal – Issa Plunge Front Dress

by Vahni on February 19, 2010

If you’re not familiar with silk jersey dresses by Issa, I’ll let you in on a little secret: they are not only super stylish, they are super comfy. I know, because I have one. So I’m sure Kelly Rowland’s beauteous bright blue Issa is no exception. Issa is ready-to-wear that is easy-to-wear.

Issa Plunge Front Silk Jersey Dress in blue

Issa Plunge Front Dress
($405, SOLD OUT)

P.S.: A black version of the dress is available at NET-A-PORTERls

Kelly Rowland Loves Issa

Kelly Rowland wearing a cobalt blue Issa Plunge Front Silk Dress

Mango Slinky Ruched Front Dress

While $405 for an original Issa is not crazy expensive, even if you have the cash, Kelly Rowland’s blue dress is currently sold out. Luckily, this Mango version can still be had, and for less than a hundred bucks. I told you a secret about the Issa version, and here’s some scoop on Mango’s Slinky Ruched Front Dress: you will wear the hell out of this dress. In winter with tights or boots and a cardi, in summer with a wedge, to a cocktail party with OTT jewelry and a strappy sandal, and even to the office with a hip-length jacket and closed-toe pumps. It is the perfect year-round, dress-of-all-trades. Grab one before they sell out too.

Mango Slinky Ruched Front Dress in blue (Issa knockoff)

Mango Slinky Ruched Front Dressls
($88.58, ASOS)

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I remember how much I fell in love with this vibrant blue asymmetrical dress by Laila Azhar. The dress is rather simple and doesn’t have too many distracting details and that’s exactly what I love about dresses. A defined, clean silhouette outdoes a ruffled, over-the-top dress anytime… at least in my book (doesn’t automatically mean I can’t love a complex dress from time).

Laila Azhar Spring 2009 One Shoulder Twisted Dress in indigo blue

Laila Azhar One Shoulder Twist Dresscj
($381, Shopbop)

Khloe Kardashian Loves Laila Azhar

Khloe Kardashian wearing an indigo blue Laila Azhar Spring 2009 One Shoulder Twist Dress

LuLu*s Once in a Blue Moon Dress

This one shoulder dress by LuLu*s might not be silk and the gathering on this frock might go to the right side bodice, but the color, cut and twisted details reveal the inspiration behind this dress very clearly. I think it’s a great budget-friendly alternative for fashionistas trying to save some cash.

LuLu*s Once in a Blue Moon Dress in cobalt blue (Laila Azhar Twist Dress knockoff)

LuLu*s Once in a Blue Moon Dress
($44, LuLu*s)

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