Yves Saint Laurent Strapless Dress

This dress was part of Yves Saint Laurent's Spring 2008 collection. Photo from Style.com. Retail price is unknown.

If you love the look, try this version by Chace. It comes in black and plum (pictured). No gray, sorry. It retails for $89 and you can click here to purchase.


J Crew Twinkle Clutch

This clutch is no longer available from J Crew (although it occasionally pops up in the sale section) but originally retailed for $65 and also came in gold and black.

This version from Old Navy is super similar, although the size of the glitter is smaller than the J Crew one. It retails for a much more budget friendly $12.50, and also comes in gold. Click here to purchase.


Chloe Leather Shoe Boots

These boots by Chloe originally retailed for $645 at Net-A-Porter, but now are on sale for $387. They also come in white with a pink heel.

If these shoes are out of your budget even on sale, try these from Forever21. They also come in cream with a pink heel, and retail for $27.80. Click here to purchase.

Product Code: 2050066458


Karlie Wooden Halter Dress

This halter dress by Karlie is available only in purple, and retails for $86 at Shop Hemline.

Alloy has a very similar style (although not the same color) for only $39.50. It is available in turquoise and orange. Click here to purchase.


Dolce Vita Addison Sandal

I love these simple sandals by Dolce Vita. They retail for $86 at Zappos, and also come in black or silver.

If you want a similar look, try these Metallic T-strap sandals from Old Navy. They come in gold, bronze, or black and retail for $19.50. Click here to purchase.


Tom Ford Whitney Sunglasses *Updated*

**Update: 6/24/08: See bottom of post for update.

These sunglasses by Tom Ford retail for $360 at Nordstrom. These sunglasses have been spotted on a million celebs including Angelina Jolie, Jessica Simpson, and Christina Aguilera just to name a few. (Photo of sunglasses on model is from Shopbop)

Want to have a similar pair but don't want to spend the $$? Try these from Old Navy for $9.50. Click here to purchase (available online only).

**Update 6/24/08: Forever21 has a version of these Tom Ford sunglasses on their site. They retail for $8.90 and come in brown and black (pictured below). Click here to purchase.

Product Code: 1051204625

Milly Ruffle Wrap Dress

This dress originally retailed for $455 and is currently on sale for $319 (limited sizes) at Neiman Marcus. (Photo of yellow version from Intermix where the dress is sold out)

If you don't want to shell out the big bucks (even on sale), try this version by Eliza J. Admittedly, it's not exactly a huge steal...but at $158, you're still saving $161 from the Milly sale price (and $297 from the original price!). It comes in black, purple, blue, and red online and you can click on the photo below to purchase.

Eliza J at ShopStyle


Marni Balloon Bag

This balloon bag by Marni retails for $1320.

Out of your budget? Try this Steve Madden version (only comes in white/black combo) for $48. Click here to purchase.


Loeffler Randall Delia Flats

These flats by Loeffler Randall originally retailed for $420, but are currently on sale for $210 at Jildor.

Loeffler Randall at ShopStyle

Don't have that much money to spare? Try this version from Steve Madden (also available in silver and blush) for $89.95. Click here to purchase.


Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses

These classic sunglasses by Ray Ban retail for $140, but are currently on sale for $110 at Ray Ban's Amazon site.

If you don't want to splurge, try Forever21's version for only $6.80. Click here to purchase.

Product Code: 1051043633


Dogeared Wishbone Necklace *Update: 6/20*

***Update 6/20: See bottom of post. Please note: Original post is from December of 2007, some links may no longer work.

This necklace is super cute, and retails for $102. (It's currently sold out on Dogeared for the holidays).

Forever21 has a similar version for $3.80. You can purchase it here.

Product code is 1044165869.

*Update 6/20: The original Forever21 necklace I posted sold out awhile ago, but there is a new version that just popped up. It retails for $5.80 and you can click here to purchase (also comes in silver)

Chloe Loafer Pump

These pumps by Chloe are no longer available online, but they originally retailed for $700 at Barney's.

If you want a similar look, try the Medillin pumps from Zappos. The heel is shorter, and the hardware is silver instead of gold - but they are a great alternative for those on a tighter budget. They retail for $83 and come in a variety of colors including black (pictured), brown, and cream. Click here to purchase. **They also have limited sizes on sale for $39.99-$49.99 (depending on the color you choose) at Nine West right now.**


Anthropologie Djallaba Tank

This tank from Anthropologie retails for $78 and comes in gray only.

If you want a similar look for only $19.80, try this version from Forever21. It only comes in purple right now, and the back is slightly different (the ruffle does not extend around the back of the neckline like the Anthro version)...but it is a great alternative! Click here to purchase.

Product Code: 2048215824


Marc by Marc Jacobs Maddy Plaid Sundress *Update: 6/18*

**Update: 6/18. This dress just popped back up on the F21 website. Click link in the post below to purchase.

This adorable little sundress by Marc Jacobs originally retailed for $198 and is now on sale for $118.80 from Net-A-Porter.

Guess what? Forever21 to the rescue for those of the limited budget. They just put this cute little dress up on their website for only $22.80. Click here to purchase.

Product Code: 2040117075

Dolce Vita Athens-40 Sandals

I think these sandals would be great with a little dress this summer. They retail for $92 at Zappos. They also come in silver.

Don't want to spend so much on a little pair of sandals? Try these from Old Navy. They also come in gold or silver, and retail for a much less $19.50. Click here to purchase.


Juicy Couture Shirred Terry Tube Dress

This dress has been a summer staple for awhile now, comes in a variety of colors, and retails for $110 at Nordstrom.

If you want a similar look for a lot less, try this version from Victoria's Secret. It retails for $35, and you can click the photo below to purchase.

Victoria's Secret at ShopStyle


Dolce Vita Abigail Sandal

Another great summer sandal from Dolce Vita. This one retails for $105 at Shopbop. (I have also seen this sandal in black or silver)

If you're on a budget, try these Toe Loop sandals from Old Navy. They come in silver, gold (pictured), and bronze and retail for only $19.50. At that price, you could get all three! Click here to purchase.


Please keep Eastern Iowa in your thoughts...

Please keep the flood victims of Eastern Iowa in your thoughts today as they go though this difficult time. (Photos credit: Iowa City Press Citizen)


Rebecca Taylor Ruffled Hem Chiffon Dress

This dress originally retailed for $340 and is now on sale (in turquoise only) for $238 at Neiman Marcus. (Or if you are a size 10, you can get it for $86 *final sale* at Lisa Kline - quantities may be limited!!) Image of purple version from Shopbop, where it is currently out of stock.

Don't have the dough for the original? Try this Mama Mia Ruffle dress from Lulu's. It retails for $42 and comes in plum only. Click here to purchase.