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Steve Madden's 'Ecentrcq' quilted slip on sneakers are $58 at BONTON.COM. The look for less is now just $19 elsewhere (and if you follow me on Instagram you've already seen this steal!) Can you spot the real from the steal? Click either image below to check your guess!
Repetto's classic 'Cendrillon' ballet flats are $300 at MADISONLOSANGELES.COM. Olivia Palermo is one of many celeb fans of this brand, which was started in 1956 by Rose Repetto in Paris. The brand is known for its longstanding tradition of quality leather shoes inspired by demi-pointe dancing shoes.
Get the look for less with Target's 'Madeline' ballet flat, available in six colors for $16.98–19.99 at Target stores and TARGET.COM. Of course the quality isn't nearly the same but the look is very similar, with an almond toe, slightly higher vamp and similar style bow. I tried the tan today in store and it was comfortable, with a hint of padding for support.
I'm not ready to pull out my fall sweaters just yet, but Rosario Dawson makes the inevitable seasonal transition look a lot more appealing by pairing a feminine lace top with skinny jeans by Jordache (we love the budget find!), and cool tall boots. Her matching fedora and leopard crossbody (mini seems to be the trend) are the perfect finishing touches.