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Olivia Palermo's Long Vest and Striped Sweater Look for Less

Olivia Palermo Long Vest and Striped Sweater Look for Less
Like a true style icon, Olivia Palermo's entire outfits make us swoon almost every time! The mix of textures and materials with the black in her outfit gives a lot of visual interest, from the patent leather boots to the wool vest and her distressed denim. And she might even be convincing me that I need to try the short hair look...



Alexa Chung's Plaid Coat and Metallic Heels for Less

Alexa Chung Look for Less
Spring is here, but don’t brush aside your outerwear just yet! Alexa Chung sports this stunning plaid coat (her own design), paired with a Dior foldover clutch, and a surprisingly adorable twist – silver Mary Janes and socks!



Karlie Kloss' Field Jacket and Tulle Maxi Skirt Look for Less

Karlie Kloss arrives at the Dior Paris fashion week show in a tulle skirt and zipper jacket.
If your style requires more than simple jeans and a t-shirt, maybe model Karlie Kloss can be your muse. She gave fans major fashion inspo when she arrived at the Dior Show during Paris fashion week in a black tulle maxi skirt, white bandeau top and zippered utility blazer.



Review: Dior Pearl 'Look for Less' Earrings from Ash & Willow


Dior pearl earring look for less review

Back in October, The Budget Babe shared a Look For Less of the Dior Tribal Double Pearl Earrings. Much to my pleasant surprise, our beloved online jewelry boutique Ash&Willow sent me another look-alike of the designer earrings! Simple but special is the perfect description for their Double Take Stud Earrings, priced at only $12. They hold super well to my ears without too tight of a pinch. As someone with sensitive lobes, this was a huge plus!

The Look for Less: Dior 'Mise En Dior' Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings

Dior's "Mise En Dior" Tribal Double-Pearl Earrings retail for approximately $400. I'm a bit late to the knock-off game on these because apparently they've been so popular that Dior raised the initial price of $290 to $400 since everyone's been scooping them up. I'd been admiring them on Jennifer Lawrence in the fall 2014 Dior ad campaigns:


Jennifer Lawrence Fall 2014 Dior Ad Campaign


And on Rihanna who wore them with an all-pink Dior ensemble - girly with an edge:


Rihanna in Dior


The moment I spied these Pearl 360 earrings on BAUBLEBAR.COM, I scooped them up! I will post a pic to Instagram soon. Available in a variety of colors for $28:

Dior pearl earring lookalikes!


Shame on me, because I later stumbled upon these Apt. 9 pear-back earrings for just $7.90 at KOHLS.COM. Hopefully the Baublebar pair will be better quality although I can't say they feel super solid. I wore them for half a day so far and no skin irritation, so that's a plus!