Budget Look – Cozy Meets Elegant by BP.

by Irina on November 5, 2015

Today I felt like doing a new budget look after seeing so many gorgeous (and budget-friendly) fall staple pieces by BP. at Nordstrom. I didn’t follow a predetermined concept on this one, but simply put together what I thought would look great together. And if you’re an avid reader of this blog, you will easily recognize a lot of designer inspiration in many of the pieces shown below. We have some Burberry, Chanel, Isabel Marant and Michael Kors inspirations going on in this look. So what do you think? Did I do a good job on this one? Can you see yourself wearing this outfit?

Budget Look - Cozy Meets Elegant by BP.

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Image source(s): Nordstrom


I know many of you are already preparing for the fall season (fashion-wise and mentally), but I’m not quite done with summer yet. Especially not with summer’s soft and fun side: light, pastel color palettes, armless tops, short shorts and naked toes. Oh how I’m gonna miss all that in the next 6-9 months! So before I can dive in to fall fashion, I had to farewell summer with one last imaginary outfit. What do you think? Do you like it?

Budget Look - Pastel Pink Summer Outfit

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Image source(s): Banana Republic, Nordstrom, Ulta, BaubleBar, RevolveClothing, MyHabit

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Update: This post has been updated on May 2, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

In the last few years, I always felt attracted to these oversized, men’s like Michael Kors-type of watches, but lately I’ve been more and more finding myself flirting with the idea to purchase one of these tiny, feminine, classic women’s watches such as the “Tank Anglaise” by Cartier. It’s such a timeless design and I have no doubt I could still wear it in either 5 or 50 years from now on and still look great. But $33.900? We don’t even need to begin the discussion of possibly purchasing or saving up for it because it’s way, way out of my price league…or universe even.

Cartier Tank Anglaise Watch in gold and white gold

Cartier Tank Anglaise Watch (Medium Model)
($33.900, Cartier)

Vince Camuto Rectangle Bracelet Watch

UPDATE (05/02/2015): Found another great Cartier Tank Anglaise steal alternative by Vince Camuto. Available for $125 in either gold-, silver- or rosegold-tone.

Vince Camuto Rectangle Bracelet Watch in gold, silver and rose gold (Cartier Tank Anglaise knockoffs)

Vince Camuto Rectangle Bracelet Watchls
($125, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Lord & Taylor, Vince Camutols & Dillard’s.

Juicy Couture “Darby” Watch

However, a few days ago I happened to stumble upon this set of watches by Juicy Couture and the design instantly reminded me of Cartier’s Tank Anglaise timepiece. There are a couple differences, but considering the huge price difference (the JC version cost either $195 (silver) or $250 (gold) compared to the $33.000 for the Cartier watch) I don’t think it’s much of a big deal.

Juicy Couture Darby 1901057 Watch in gold and silver (Cartier Tank Anglaise knockoff)

Juicy Couture “Darby” Watch
($195-$250, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Overstock & Nordstromls.

Image source(s): Cartier, Macy’s


Budget Look – Blue Crush by Halogen

by Irina on April 28, 2015

Alright, I’ll admit it: I will officially love cobalt blue and stripes until the day I die! There’s just no way I could ever let go of these two personal faves of mine. When I recently browsed through Nordstrom’s newest arrivals the cobalt blue hobo bag and pants by Halogen instantly caught my eye and before I knew it I was already imagining an outfit around those items with stripes being a major part of this look, of course. Well, you know what they say: “If you can’t beat them, join them.” – which is exactly what I did. What do you think of my blue crush outfit?

Budget Look - Blue Crush by Halogen

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Image source(s): Nordstrom


We’ve featured quite a few Michael Kors watches on this blog already and I must admit that I still kind of crave one even though I haven’t bitten the bullet yet and invested in one. But seeing how lovely Wendy’s watch looks on her wrist with a little bit of arm candy, makes me want to buy one even more. But $250? That’s quite a commitment and I’m usually not the type who spends much on accessories like watches or jewelry.

Michael Kors Midsized Chronograph Runway Sport Watch in gold and silver

Michael Kors Midsized Chronograph Runway Sport Watchcj
($225-$250, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Dillard’sls, Michael Korsls & Saksls.

Wendy’s Lookbook Loves Michael Kors

Style blogger Wendy Nguyen from Wendy’s Lookbook has been spotted numerous times wearing a golden Michael Kors Midsized Chronograph Runway Sport Watch in various outfits on her blog.

Wendy from Wendy's Lookbook wearing a gold Michael Kors Midsized Chronograph Runway Sport Watch

Outfit Pictures via Wendy’s Lookbook.

Topshop Chunky Strap Watch

If you’re like me and like the look of the Michael Kors watch but don’t want to spend so much money on it, here’s a great alternative I found at Topshop. Their chunky strap watches – available in gold or silver tone – have a very similar look yet retail for only a fifth of the original’s price.

Topshop Chunky Strap Watch in gold and silver (Michael Kors Sport knockoffs)

Topshop Chunky Strap Watchls
($50, Topshop)

P.S.: Also available at Topshop (DE)zx.

Image source(s): Dillard’s, Wendy’s Lookbook, Topshop


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