8.31.2009

ADAM by Adam Lippes Romper - *Updated 8/31/09*

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This bright pink romper by ADAM seems to be completely sold out online but originally retailed for $345 at Barneys. (Photo credit: Style.com)


If you love the look of the silky romper above but it's not quite in your budget (even if you can find it in stock), Lulu's has a similar one (in limited sizes) on their site. It retails for $34 and you can click here to purchase.


If you're still lusting after the bright pink color of the ADAM version, reader Kelly just pointed out that Topshop has a great lookalike for $100. Click on the photo below to purchase.

Topshop at ShopStyle

*Update - 8/19/09* - Bebe also has a great look for less of this romper, although only available in black. It retails for $98 and you can click on the photo below to purchase.

Bebe at ShopStyle

*Update - 8/31/09* - Just another quick update! Lulu's has a pink version similar to the Adam romper in stock now! It retails for $35 and you can click here to purchase.

Giuseppe Zanotti Cut Out Sandals - *Updated 8/31/09*

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These Giuseppe Zanotti sandals originally retailed for $875 but I was unable to locate them online (photo is from Intermix, but they are sold out).


If you want a similar shoe for less, Go Jane has a version for only $24.20. They are also available in a cognac brown and you can click here to purchase.


Now for the second part of this post...a similar shoe from Giuseppe Zanotti (this pair just doesn't go as high up on the ankle/leg), currently on sale for $390 at Foot Candy.

Giuseppe Zanotti at ShopStyle

Looking to save a little cash? This version from Michael Antonio will give you the same cut out style for a lot less of your hard earned money. Click on the photo below to purchase (comes in several other colors as well).

Michael Antonio at ShopStyle

*Update - 8/31/09* - Reader Julie sent me this great lookalike by Dolce Vita. It retails for $105 at Zappos and you can click here to purchase. I also included a widget below as these shoes are available at other prices depending on the store - click any of the photos to purchase.



Inspired by...Marni

Thank you to reader siminators for sending me this find!

These chrome wedges by Marni are from a couple of seasons ago and exact retail price is unknown. (Photo credit)


If you want a great inspired by style (this version is missing the chrome heel and peep toe), these oxford wedges from Free People retail for $168 and you can click on the photo below to purchase.

Oxford at ShopStyle

Organic by John Patrick Leather Skinny Long Blazer

This leather blazer from Organic by John Patrick retails for $975 at Shopbop.

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If the original version is out of your budget (or maybe you just don't wear leather), Forever21 has a faux leather version that retails for a much more wallet friendly $34.80. Click on the photo below to purchase!

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Arden B Chiffon Swirl Ruffle Dress

Arden B's chiffon ruffle dress with halter neck retails for $68 and also comes in teal.

Arden B at ShopStyle

While the ArdenB version isn't an expensive designer piece, why not save a little cash if you can? Forever 21 has this dress in black and it retails for $29.80 and you can click on the photo below to purchase.

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Femme Necklace Giveaway from Classic Designs!

When I found the Classic Designs Etsy shop, I was amazed at all the beautiful (and affordable!!) creations designer Theresa Mink has available for purchase. Not only does this talented designer make jewelry, she also has an Etsy shop called Theresa Mink Fine Art & Photography (I just love some of her photos - particularly the ones of Venice and Greece!). I have also featured her cross necklace on the blog (click here for that post).

If you love her jewelry at first glance as much as I do, this giveaway should make your day! Theresa has generously sponsored the giveaway of this gold filled 'Femme' necklace to one lucky reader.



Wondering what you need to do in order to win? Just follow these simple directions:

1. You must be a US citizen.

2. Go to Classic Designs (click
here) and look around at the beautiful jewelry.

3. Return here and comment telling me your favorite item from Theresa's shop.


Simple, right? The giveaway will remain open until Monday September 7th at noon central time. I will use random.org to determine the winner and will post the winner's name later that day.

If you decide to purchase an item from Classic Designs, leave a message when you check out telling Theresa you heard about her on The Look 4 Less!

Gucci Iman Platform T-Strap Sandals - *Updated 8/31/09*

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This Gucci Iman platform sandal is part of Gucci's Spring 2009 shoe collection. It originally retailed for $1160 and is now on sale for $928 at Bluefly.

Gucci at ShopStyle

Gucci also made a version with three straps, retail price unknown. (Photo credit: Style.com)


These platforms by BCBGirls aren't exact, but they are a good option for a lot less cash. They are only available in the cognac color shown and are on sale for $84.84 at Endless. Click on the photo below to purchase.

BCBGirls at ShopStyle

Reader Julie also mentioned that the Guess Prepa sandal is a good alternative as well (although more of an inspired by look). Click here to purchase them at Zappos for $87.96 or click on the widget below for other colors/sizes.


Thanks to In Their Closet for sending me these finds from Tony Bianco!

If you live in Australia or New Zealand, Tony Bianco has two great options for you (sorry to all of my readers outside of Australia/New Zealand - they currently only ship to those locations). The first is called Revolution and it retails for $199.95. Click here to purchase (also available in lavender).


The second is called Reflection and retails for $189.95. Click here to purchase (also comes in tan).



*Update - 8/31/09* - Reader Julie sent in this great alternative to the Gucci Iman sandal as well. It retails for $99 at Zappos (Endless also has a version for $114). Click here to go to Zappos or on the photo below to view the one at Endless. Both come in several other colors.

NYLA at ShopStyle

Steve Madden also has a version of these platforms on sale for $129.95. Click on the photo below to purchase.

Steve Madden at ShopStyle

Go Jane also has a version of this shoe for $25.00 and you can click here to purchase.

Juicy Couture Denim Leggings with Zipper

These black denim leggings by Juicy Couture retail for $98 at Shopbop.

Juicy Couture at ShopStyle

Although they aren't the overdyed black color that the Juicy version is, these leggings by Aqua are a good alternative for a little less cash. They retail for $33.60 and you can click on the photo below to purchase.

Aqua at ShopStyle

8.30.2009

Inspired by...Myne

Myne's plaid button down shirt retails for $150 at Shopbop.

Myne at ShopStyle

While the plaid pattern is slightly different, this Rubbish shirt reminded me of the Myne version so I decided to post it as an inspired by find. It retails for $36 and you can click on the photo below to purchase.

Rubbish at ShopStyle

Alice + Olivia Draped Panel Dress

Alice + Olivia's draped panel dress (recently worn by Kourtney Kardashian) retails for $275 at Shopbop and also comes in white.

Alice + Olivia at ShopStyle

If the Alice + Olivia version is on your wishlist but not in your budget, Alloy has a great alternative for a lot less cash. It retails for $44.90 and you can click on the photo below to purchase.

Alloy at ShopStyle