Getting ready for Fashion Week- My guide to “Getting The Look For Less”

c600x447 Getting ready for Fashion Week  My guide to Getting The Look For Less
With Fashion Week fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to showcase some of my favorite looks, that I seem to see every year.   Lately, every magazine, newspaper and blog is filled with images of stylish fashionistas, celebs, and designers, all decked out in high end couture head to toe.  It can be daunting to think the average girl needs to spends hundreds, even thousands of dollars to look chic and “current”.  Well, that is where the idea for this guide came from.  I picked 6 of this season’s hottest trends, and also looks I often see on and off the runway, and I paired the high end choice, with the more affordable alternative.  (Trust me, I am all for the investment piece now and then, as evidenced by my Balenciaga jackets and Celine handbags, but if I shopped “high end” all the time, I would be on the street, unable to pay my overpriced NYC rent! LOL)  So, mixing high and low end items is the only way to go! And with the things I picked out here, you could be looking like a fashionista in no time…..sans heavy credit card debt!
Top Row:
The Stuart Weitzmans are $329, (down from $650) -VS- $104.99 for the Sam Edelmans.

 

2) Celine Trapeze bag-VS –Asos Leather Bar Detail Bag
The Celine bag retails for $2800 -VS-$129.31 for the Asos bag with the same look!!

 

$2309 for the Balenciaga -VS- $116 for the Topshop jacket
(HUGE price difference! Both are leather, and the Topshop one looks amazing!)

 

Second Row:
$1409 for the Nina Ricci coat -VS- $119.99 for the J Crew coat!
Neon wool coats are great to brighten up your Winter days, but you don’t need to spend over $1000 to get the look!

 

$225 for the Robert Rodriguez -VS- $19.80 for the Forever 21 skirt
I admit, I buy tons of stuff at Forever 21! And a frilly black skirt is a staple for every fashionista! Pair it with booties, and a leather jacket to toughen the look!

 

$1,195 for the Phillip Lim -VS-$89.95 for the Free People jacket
(Honestly, they look almost the SAME! And I just picked up the Free People jacket for myself! Gorgeous! Stay tuned for photos in future blog posts)

 

Which are your favorite? Are you looking forward to Fashion Week? Tell me the comments section below!
xoxoxo
Julie

Currently Craving

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Here are some drool worthy items that have recently caught my eye. I am especially loving the Jeffrey Campbell Skulltini loafers, and the super cute Kate Spade Comic Lacey wallet.

Which are your favorite?  Happy Weekend!
xoxoxoxo
Julie

1) Sam Edelman Leopard Salina Booties.  (Pony hair and on sale!!!)
2) Bauble Bar Bubblegum Bauble Bib necklace.  (There is a tongue twister! LOL Love this!)
3) Balenciaga studded leather bracelet.  (Perfect pop of color!)
4) Eugenia Kim leopard beret (Of course I love leopard…and this is on sale!)
5) Gypsies and Debutantes Sapphire Freund Bracelet from Bauble Bar
6) Marc by Marc Jacobs Intergalocktic Ozzie Sia Bag (Great crossbody bag!)
7) Jeffrey Campbell Skulltini loafers
8) Madewell Dip Dye boyshirt (I love the ombre effect, and it’s great for now, and Spring)
9) Kate Spade Comic Lacey wallet
10) Wildfox Verona Cat Baggy Beach Sweatshirt

 

Leopard Love

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xoxoxoxo
Julie

Jacket: Balenciaga, Fur vest: Ebay find (Similar HERE), Jeans: Forever 21, Booties: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: J Crew (Similar HERE and HERE), Fur headband: Adrienne Landau (Similar HERE) T shirt: J Crew, Rings: YSL and House of Harlow, Bracelet: House of Harlow, Necklace: Fallon Jewelry, Sunglasses: Karen Walker Number One

Similar items to create this look below! 😉

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Theory jacket
1,550 – harrods.com

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J Brand skinny fit jeans
$388 – my-wardrobe.com

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Echo metal jewelry
$30 – tobi.com

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Valentino embroidered glove
€295 – montaignemarket.com

I don’t know about you, but the cold weather makes me want to go shopping!  Here is what I am lusting after RIGHT NOW.  Those Valentino gloves are simply amazing…..drool worthy really.  I am loving the idea of coated jeans for winter, and J brand makes the best!  That Theory coat is super stylish and chic.  I haven’t yet jumped on the leopard shoe bandwagon yet, but these House of Harlow booties may make me take the plunge!  And last, I am dying for a knuckle ring! This Echo one is perfect, and totally affordable!!!
Thoughts?  What are YOU lusting after this Winter???