Welcome to day 4 of 5 in our weeklong HandbagHeaven.com Steal the Real series. So in yesterday’s post, I pointed out that almost every celebrity has been spotted carrying the Hermes Birkin Bag. In this Steal the Real, I’m pretty sure ALL celebs carry the Balenciaga Giant City tote including Vanessa Hudgens (on several occasions), Nicole Richie, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian, Ashley Tisdale, Amanda Bynes, Lauren Conrad, Stephanie Pratt, Dakota Fanning, Mary-Kate Olsen, Christina Aguilera, Fergie and many many more! This handbag comes in a variety of colors for both the material and hardware.

I honestly can’t find a difference at all between the Steal and the Real, with the exception of a drastic difference in price! The Real is from Barneys New York and has a price tag of $1,795. The Steal is the Broad Ripple Satchel and retails for only $53.95, for a difference of $1,741 from the Real. This satchel has gold hardware and is available in pewter, black, navy, brown, or white. If you prefer silver hardware, check out the Perforated Broad Ripple Satchel for $49.95, available in pewter, black, or blue. You have to view the side profile on these handbags – the shape and size of the hardware is unreal!

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I would like one of everything from this online boutique please!!! I’m not even joking!!! I just discovered this site called Álainn Bella and I love!!! It’s as though I was the buyer for this site because everything they offer is EXACTLY my style!!!

I contacted the owner of the site (couldn’t help myself) and Megan offered up a 25% discount on all full priced items to myself and my fabulous readers using code “looks for less”. You know I’m all over that deal. Álainn Bella is a fairly new site, so keep checking back as they are adding new items weekly! On my wishlist (besides everything): Burnout French Terry Ruffle Vest, Ivory Striped Tank Dress, and the Slouchy Pullover.

Welcome to day 3 in our weeklong HandbagHeaven.com Steal the Real series. It seems as though the style of handbags is moving from the hobo – with a pile of pockets, buckles, and snaps, to a more simple and structured style, as evidenced by the Hermes Birkin. This is another one of those, the list of celebrities that “don’t” have this bag would be a lot shorter than the list of celebrities that “do” have this bag. Celebs that love this bag include Rachel Zoe, Olivia Palermo, Hillary Duff, Ashley Olsen, Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, Janet Jackson, and the list literally goes on and on and on.

The Hermes Birkin comes in a variety of colors and materials and range anywhere from $7,000 – $10,000! Can you believe that? You can get the same look at HandbagHeaven.com, also available in brown, for only $56.95, for a difference of $6,943 – $9,943 from the Real!

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So fun!!! Lovn this yellow on yellow look for less from Aisa. I also love that she is playing with the socks and booties trend and pulling it off oh-so-well. If you ever need a dose of fashion inspiration, you have to check out her blog, Drowning Equilibriums. Aisa has quite the variety of looks and I love how she plays with layers and accessories. No two looks are ever the same… not even close!

About her look Aisa wrote, “Vintage + Modern remix :) Sometimes I throw on outfits that are just under $20! I’m a big thrifter so that explains it. :)”. Thanks so much Aisa. I love your look for less!!!

This may be one of my favorite looks for less from HandbagHeaven.com. I’m not girly at all, but there is something about this rose tote that is so tough, yet feminine all at the same time! The Real is the Valentino Rose Vertigo Hobo in taupe leather and sells at Neiman Marcus for $2,395! The Steal, also available in teal and blue snake, is the Valencia Blush Hobo in ivory and comes with a price tag of only $71.95, for a difference of $2,323 from the Real!

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Miu Miu Studded Handbag Look For Less

I always keep a running list of “Steal the Real” items as I stumble across them, and I realized I have so many look for less purses from HandbagHeaven.com that I thought I’d do a “HandbagHeaven.com Steal the Real” themed week. So check back everyday this week for another amazing handbag look for a whole lot less :)

This Steal the Real was so obvious, I can’t even stand it – obvious because I own the steal and had no idea it was a look for less of the Miu Miu Studded Bag. I was looking through old posts on Rachel Zoe’s website and saw her Tell Me About It, Stud feature on this handbag and was like, how did I miss this – I own the Steal AND subscribe to her blog.

The Real is the Miu Miu Studded Bag and retails for $1,950 at MiuMiu.com. The Steal is the Ramsay Rock Tote and has a price tag of $77.95 at HandbagHeaven.com, for a difference of $1,872! Check out my review of the Ramsay Rock Tote in my HandbagHeaven.com Haul video.

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Ok, so here’s my thing. I keep buying heels lately and I just don’t wear them. In fact, I’m actually nervous because I’ve been hooked on flats for so long that when I wear heels, I stumble around like a drunk girl. It’s crazy for me to admit that because not so long ago, my everyday (going to Home Depot and the grocery store) shoes were heels. So, I’m thinking, I need training wheel heels – you know a thick chunky heel as my gateway to all the amazing heels I’ve bought over the past couple of years.

Besides all of the above excuses to get these heels, luckily for me, chunky heels are way in style right now. In fact, I found these Chinese Laundry Sassyfras Mary Janes (Zappos $88.95) while looking for a Rachel Bilson look for less as she is seen in a pair of Chloe Mary Jane chunky heels all the time. This shoe is like a heel and a clog, both of which are very popular right now, had a cute little mary jane baby. It’s just adorable and because of the color, it can be worn with anything. Rachel was seen wearing her Chloe Mary Janes in a variety of outfits from a bow blouse and cigarette jeans to long denim shorts and a cardigan. So what do you think, should I go for it?

 

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Thanks so much to guest blogger Trina, from xoxo, Trina for bringing us this rockstar look for less of Kimberly Caldwell. I’m pretty sure she found her exact studded romper on sale now for under $50! I love it! Trina wrote, “I love Kim Caldwell’s style. Her hair cut is to die for and I love the edgy looks she sports.” Thanks so much Trina, for sharing this look for less! I want the entire outfit!

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