Rachel Zoe Over-The-Knee Boots Chanel - The Look For Less

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I love it when I make new buds! Somhrita left a comment a couple of weeks ago about that amazing Nine West sale, and it didn’t take long before we were going back and forth on Twitter exchanging fashion ideas and recipes (my two loves). Somrhita picked up those kick ass over-the-knee boots at the sale and requested that I do an outfit post on how to wear them. I immediately thought of Rachel Zoe, queen of the over-the-knee boot, and figured I’d do a celebrity look for less.

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This Cartier Panther ring is “wildly” popular amongst celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Olivia Wilde, Kristen Stewart, Rachel Zoe, Leighton Meester, and more. Most celebs that own this ring have been caught wearing their Panthere De Cartier on several occasions because it is so versatile, as seen on the red carpet and more casual looks above. I love how the open mouth of the panther wraps around the finger and the jeweled eyes are amazing!

This ring is so pricey that it is “unlisted” (call for more info) at the Cartier website; however, I did find elsewhere that it retails for $20,300 at Cartier boutiques. If this is indeed the price tag for the panther ring, then you can get the Steal for $20,270 less than the Real – for only $30.00 at ShockBoutique.com. I don’t think we’ve ever had a Steal the Real with a savings this huge; however, I’m not sure that I can consider this “savings” when I don’t actually have $20,300 to spare, haha. At least I can look like I do :) Also, The Looks For Less readers can save 25% off their entire Shock Boutique order with promo code SHOCKTWEET.

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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Update: This contest is closed to further entries. Thank you all so much for entering!!! Our commenter Ying was selected at random and chose the Cropped Leather Moto Jacket, which I LOVE. I want one for myself! Check back for another contest coming soon!

I’m so excited to bring you a fun giveaway from my newest sponsor, Shock Boutique. In addition to specializing in on-trend apparel at affordable prices, Shock Boutique’s stylists will also show you how to put together an entire head-to-toe look, based on what’s hot right now. Last week it was music festival style, and this week, Rachel Zoe inspired looks for less.

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you know I am BAH-NA-NAS over Rachel Zoe’s style (check out The Zoe Effect). Shock Boutique is celebrating Rachel’s most iconic trend-setting looks with 7 days of Rachel Zoe Looks for Less. They even have a model dress up in the entire outfit so you can get an idea of how all the pieces come together. If you’re also a fan of Rachel’s style, Shock Boutique is giving away an item from their Rachel Zoe lookbook to one lucky reader.

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As you all know from my Zoe Effect, I love anything and everything Rachel Zoe delivers to my inbox in her Zoe Report (and her Zoe Project on Bravo, and her affordable fashion line on QVC, and… the list goes on).

Rachel recently posted a special edition of the Zoe Report, “The Not-So Basic Guide” to 20 wardrobe essentials. Some of her basics were affordable, some… not so much. Instead of picking up the essentials she suggested, I decided to select my own, using her guide as just that, a “guide”, and I did it all for under $100. Lucky us to get advice from “the” pro. I hope to add each piece to my wardrobe over time. I got a head start by picking up the black lace blouse last week and a biker jacket for my Zoe Effect.

  1. Dark Denim Skinny Jeans – ASOS.com $39.32
  2. Gold Menswear Inspired Watch – Amazon.com $38.00
  3. Abstract Printed Floral Scarf – AffordableScarves.com $14.49
  4. Black Sheer Detail Tee – ASOS.com $23.93
  5. Oversized Off-Shoulder Sweater – Victoria’s Secret $49.00
  6. Abstract Pleated Party Skirt – Forever 21 $19.80
  7. Black Wool Fedora Timeless Hat – Forever 21 $11.80
  8. Go-To Sunnies – Forever 21 $5.80
  9. Sorrelli Floral Cocktail Ring – MaxAndChloe.com $40.00
  10. Black Body Con Dress – ASOS.com $34.19
  11. OPI The Thrill of Brazil Red Nail Polish – Amazon.com $4.75
  12. Black Faux Leather Biker Jacket – Forever 21 $30.24
  13. Gold Standout Clutch – Baghaus.com $20.00
  14. Ruffled Military Denim Jacket – Charlotte Russe $36.99
  15. Statement Making Leopard Flats – AmiClubWear.com $16.99
  16. Dark Denim Trouser Jeans – Target.com $29.99
  17. Black Wide Leg Jersey Knit Pant – ASOS.com $34.19
  18. Black Lace Feminine Blouse – LuLus.com $40.00
  19. Open Toe Nude Platform Pumps – DSW.com $59.95
  20. Black or Brown Oversized Satchel – HandbagHeaven.com $59.95
Rachel Zoe Project Premier

Did you catch the season premier of the Rachel Zoe Project? I’ve watched it 3 times since it premiered on Monday! I know I’m a bit obsessed, but she is Bananas. The premier featured Rachel dressing Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway, and Demi Moore for the Golden Globes. Because of the economy, designers aren’t willing to ship dresses as a “maybe” option for a celebrity. With only one option per celeb, it has to work.

Of course, it can’t be that easy! Bring on the fashion emergencies. One day before the awards show, Eva’s Dior dress was shipped to Chanel and Cameron’s Chanel dress, that Rachel so bravely had modified, didn’t arrive until the day of the awards show! Here’s a look at the final result on the style stars. Catch the drama Mondays at 10pm on Bravo.

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