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UPDATE: This post has been updated on March 11, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m still not cool with “Yves” being stripped from Saint Laurent, but I am definitely cool with the creative direction Hedi Slimane is taking the French fashion house. The shoes are especially fabulous. I really like the angular design of these black ankle boots. So chic! And expensive. Le sigh!

Saint Laurent Classic Paris Chelsea Ankle Boots in black

Saint Laurent Classic Paris Chelsea Ankle Bootsls
($950, NORDSTROM)

P.S.: Also available at Barneysls, NET-A-PORTER (International)ls, Saksls, Farfetchls & Matches Fashionls.

Celebrities Love Saint Laurent

Celebs such as Heidi Klum, Hayden Panettiere, Cheryl Cole and Demi Lovato have all been spotted wearing Saint Laurent Classic Paris Chelsea Ankle Boots.

Heidi Klum, Hayden Panettiere, Cheryl Cole and Demi Lovato wearing Saint Laurent Classic Paris Ankle Boots

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Tony Bianco “Fontana” High Heeled Ankle Boots

UPDATE (03/11/2014): Stumbled upon this nearly identical Saint Laurent dupe by Tony Bianco and had to share it with you. A little pricey, but so similar to the original. Also available in various other colors and uppers.

Tony Bianco "Fontana" High Heeled Ankle Boots in black and red (Saint Laurent Classic Paris knockoffs)

Tony Bianco “Fontana” High Heeled Ankle Bootsdgm
($219.95 AUD, Tony Bianco)

Topshop “ALL NIGHT” Chelsea Boots

UPDATE (01/20/2014): Here’s another Saint Laurent chelsea boot dupe I’ve come across! I really like these cute Topshop booties; especially in red.

Topshop "ALL NIGHT" Chelsea Boots in black and red (Saint Laurent knockoffs)

Topshop “ALL NIGHT” Chelsea Bootsls
($136, NORDSTROM)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop (US)ls & Topshop (DE)zx.

ALDO “Floivon” Pointed Heeled Chelsea Boots

UPDATE (11/25/2013): Found another set of Saint Laurent ankle boot dupes. What do you think of these booties by ALDO? Hot or not?

ALDO "Floivon" Pointed Heeled Chelsea Boots in black and gold (Saint Laurent Classic Paris knockoffs)

ALDO “Floivon” Pointed Heeled Chelsea Bootsls
($112.91, ASOS)

MANGO Elasticated Panel Leather Ankle Boots

UPDATE (09/27/2013): Just came across these fab ankle booties by MANGO which would be a great alternative to the pricey Saint Laurent originals, don’t you agree?

MANGO Elasticated Panel Leather Ankle Boots in black (Saint Laurent Paris Chelsea knockoffs)

MANGO Elasticated Panel Leather Ankle Bootsamazon
($129.99, Amazon)

Steve Madden “DEVIL” High Heel Ankle Boots

Oh, Steve Madden – you are a “DEVIL” indeed! The description of these pointed-toe booties says “So sexy it’s just plain evil!” – well, I say “So close to the original, it’s just plain copying!“. Not that I mind too much though since the price tag of these $129.95 black booties is much easier to handle than the $950 one of the original Saint Laurent heels. Pre-order these beauties now if you want your Saint Laurent fix for less and have them ready when Fall comes around the corner!

Steve Madden "DEVIL" High Heel Ankle Boots in black (Saint Laurent Paris knockoffs)

Steve Madden “DEVIL” High Heel Ankle Bootsamazon
($88.65, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Heels.comcj & Dunels.

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on January 16, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

So this ring doesn’t need an introduction I think. The highly-coveted Arty ring by Yves Saint Laurent. If you follow the fashion blogosphere I’m pretty sure you’ve come across it already. It’s either on almost every fashion blogger’s fingers or at least lingers on their wish list. And while $290 (now on sale for under $100!) is an almost OK price for such a stunning piece of jewelry, not everyone can or wants to spend that much money on costume jewelry.

Yves Saint Laurent Arty Ovale Ring in gold and turquoise

Yves Saint Laurent Arty Ovale Ringicon
(£90, NET-A-PORTER)

P.S.: Also available in various colors at Saksls & NET-A-PORTER (US)ls.

(P.P.S.: Did I mention I desperately want this ring in the lustworthy indigo version? I’m planning to get it for my birthday… yup, I’m one of those lemming fashion bloggers.) Purchased the indigo blue version in the recent NET-A-PORTER semi-annual sale for 60% off and am absolutely in love with it! No buyer’s remorse!

Celebrities Love Yves Saint Laurent

Jamie Chung, Alexa Chungand Kim Kardashian wearing Yves Saint Laurent Arty Ovale Ring

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Jessica Buurman “BELLA” Arty Oval Statement Ring

UPDATE (01/16/2014): And here we have yet another YSL Arty ring dupe. This one is from Jessica Buurman and it comes in various other lovely colors such as black, orange, blue and pink as well.

Jessica Buurman "BELLA" Arty Oval Statement Ring in turquoise (YSL knockoff)

Jessica Buurman “BELLA” Arty Oval Statement Ring
($16, Jessica Buurman)

NLY Accessories “Sibylla” Large Stone Statement Ring

UPDATE (07/15/2013): Just came across this gunmetal black YSL Arty look-a-like version by Nelly which costs only £7.95!

NLY Accessories "Sibylla" Large Stone Statement Ring in gunmetal and black (YSL Arty knockoff)

NLY Accessories “Sibylla” Large Stone Statement Ring
(£7.95, Nelly)

10 Bells Gold Foil Statement Stone Ring

UPDATE (06/18/2013): Here’s another YSL Arty ring alternative in red from 10 Bells.

10 Bells Gold Foil Statement Stone Ring in red (YSL Arty knockoff)

10 Bells Gold Foil Statement Stone Ring
(AUD$11.87, The Iconic)

Sole Society Oversized Stone Armor Ring

UPDATE (04/25/2013): Found another great YSL Arty ring look-a-like! Check out these fabulous statement rings by Sole Society! $49.95 and available in both turquoise and purple. Absolutely love these!

Sole Society Oversized Stone Armor Ring in turquoise and purple (YSL Arty look-a-likes)

Sole Society Oversized Stone Armor Ringls
($49.95, Sole Society)

Blu Bijoux Textured Cabochon Ring

UPDATE (01/10/2013): Just stumbled upon these lovely YSL Arty inspired cabochon rings by Blu Bijoux which cost only $22.

Blu Bijoux Textured Cabochon Rings (YSL Arty knockoffs)

Blu Bijoux Textured Cabochon Ringcj
($22, Max & Chloe)

Oasap Golden Tone Oversized Gem Ring

UPDATE (01/10/2013): Came across another set of YSL Arty knockoffs by Oasap for $21.

Oasap Golden Tone Oversized Gem Ring (YSL Arty ring knockoff)

Oasap Golden Tone Oversized Gem Ring
($21, Oasap)

Obey “Soho” Statement Ring

Now look at the “Soho” ring by Obey, it sure screams YSL Arty, doesn’t it? Not as delicate as the original I admit, but for $38 you’ll get the same stunning look without having to spend a fortune.

Obey "Soho" Statement Ring in gold and turquoise (YSL Arty ring knockoff)

Obey “Soho” Statement Ringls
($38, Karmaloop)

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Even though I’m still missing the “Yves” in Saint Laurent, I must admit that Hedi Slimane is doing a remarkable job on revamping the (Y)SL brand. I’m a great fan of the new shoes and bags line in particular. There are so many elegant and timeless pieces to choose from! I first have seen these minimalistic ankle strap heels shown below on Karla’s blog and immediately fell in love with them as they match my vision of “the” perfect ankle strap high heel sandal! If only they’d match my shopping budget as well…

Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandals in black

Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandalsls
($795, NET-A-PORTER)

P.S.: Also available at NET-A-PORTER (International)ls, NORDSTROMls & Farfetchls.

Style Bloggers Love Saint Laurent

Style bloggers such as Karla from Karla’s Closet or Ashley from Ring My Bell have all been spotted wearing the Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandals.

Karla's Closet and Ring My Bell wearing Saint Laurent Jane Ankle Strap Sandals

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Topshop UNIQUE Hi Strappy Sandals

HOT DEAL: Free standard shipping on orders over $50 at Topshop! Use promo code “USFREE50” at checkout!

While browsing through Topshop‘s newest arrivals today, I spotted this little fella here and was instantly reminded of the Saint Laurent Jane heels. Although the ankle strap is significantly wider than on the SL original and the price tag at $230 not exactly steal-worthy, I still think these’d be a great buy if you’re looking for a budget-friendl(y)ier Saint Laurent alternative because the overall look of these Topshop heels is still very, very similar to the designer version. Also in available in whitels, by the way.

Topshop UNIQUE Hi Strappy Sandals in black (Saint Laurent Jane look-a-likes)

Topshop UNIQUE Hi Strappy Sandalsls
($230, Topshop)

Image source(s): YSL, Karla’s Closet, Ring My Bell, Topshop

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Before I take the rest of the day off, I *had* to let you know about this amazing deal on beauty products at NORDSTROM that is going on right now. So here’s the deal: receive a free 18 piece gift with any $125 beauty or fragrance purchase – a $111 value! I repeat – free 18 piece gift set! – woohoo, freebies for beauty addicts! ;-) – Offer valid online only. See the list below for a few of our favorite beauty picks!

Deal of the Day - Free 18 Piece Gift with Beauty Purchase (a $111 Value) @ NORDSTROM!

{ Free 18 Piece Gift with Beauty Purchase (a $111 Value) @ NORDSTROM! }ls

Our Favorite Picks

NORDSTROM Beauty - Editor's Picks

  1. Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30ls, $35
  2. CLARISONIC Mia 2 Blue Sonic Skin Cleansing Systemls, $149
  3. MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinishls, $30
  4. Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brushls, $30
  5. Marc Jacobs “Dot” Eau de Parfum, 1.7 ozls, $69
  6. Nordstrom Flawless Eye Natural Palettels, $14.95
  7. MAC Lipstick in Russian Redls, $15
  8. essie 2013 Resort Collection (First Timer)ls, $8
  9. PHYTO Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Maskls, $39
  10. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Summer 2013 Glossy Stainls, $
  11. butter LONDON 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Jaffals, $15
  12. Estée Lauder ‘Double Wear’ Makeup Lesson Kit ($75 Value)ls, $42.50

Image source(s): NORDSTROM

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The iconic “Tribtoo” Pumps are still my all-time favorite shoe style from Yves Saint Laurent. Last year YSL (still refusing to cut out the Y from the SL) have updated this ever so coveted sky-high heel with a patent toe cap to be on par with the cap-toe trend which I absolutely loved! I wish I had the $795 to splurge on these beautiful pumps, but reality is against me!

Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Cap Toe Platform Pumps in black

Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Cap Toe Platform Pumpsls
($795, NORDSTROM)

Celebrities Love YSL

Selita Ebanks, Megan Fox, Jennifer Hudson, Kate Mara, Mylene Klass and Rochelle Wiseman wearing Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Cap Toe Platform Pumps

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bebe “Makaela” Patent Toe Cap Pumps

bebe had quite the success with their YSL Tribtoo inspired look-a-like “Liza”, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re trying to repeat this success again with their new Tribtoo cap-toe inspired version “Makaela”. I love this budget-friendly YSL alternative, so close to the original but so much cheaper than the designer version!

bebe "Makaela" Patent Toe Cap Pumps in nude and black (Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo look-a-likes)

bebe “Makaela” Patent Toe Cap Pumpscj
($149, bebe)

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