Blair from Atlantic-Pacific is hands down one of my absolute favorite personal style bloggers and I think she has such an impeccable sense of style. Whenever I visit her blog, I always find an abundance of outfit inspiration and rarely see a look that I do not love. While browsing for some new outfit ideas yesterday, I happened to discover this beautiful summer outfit where Blair wore a striped off-the-shoulder top with white short overalls by Madewell, tan Chloé espadrille wedges, a cute straw boater and cool Ray-Ban Clubmaster shades. I was so in love with Blair’s French Chic summer ensemble that I decided to recreate her look on a more budget-friendly level. What do you think of my alternative picks? Close enough? Let me know.
Blair’s Striped Top & White Overalls Look 4 Less
Outfit Picture via @blaireadiebee
Image source(s): @blaireadiebee Instagram, Nordstrom, Sole Society, Target H&M, Lori’s
I have a new favorite trend for the remainder of fall and coming winter: emerald green velvet as seen at Cushnie Et Ochs‘ F/W 2015 runway show (I simply adore the matchy-matchy head-to-toe velvet look here!). There’s just something so hypnotic about this deeply rich color and sensual material mix that makes it absolutely irresistible to me! Emerald green velvet looks so luxurious, so mysterious, so noble. Luckily, a couple of fashion chains picked up on this bold trend and incorporated it into their fall/winter collections, most notably Topshop and H&M which both have an extensive selection of (emerald) velvet pieces available at the moment (check out Topshop here and H&M here). Below I’ve selected my favorite emerald velvet picks which are both fashionable and affordable. Set off your green velvet look with bold gold jewelry, a black faux fur vest or, if you really want to make a statement with your outfit, just add some glitter.
Image source(s): Cushnie Et Ochs, H&M, Topshop
When scouring the big interwebs for designer dupes I automatically stumble upon many great budget finds that aren’t designer-inspired (or at least not that I would notice) and hence don’t get the same attention and love on this blog as the steal finds which, of course, is a shame. That’s why I like to occasionally highlight my favorite budget finds from time to time. ‘Nuff said, enjoy my list and let me know if you have any must-have adds of your own.
- HIGH HEELS: Express Rope Lace Up Strappy Runway Sandals, $98
- SUNGLASSES: ALDO “Kalian” Mirrored Sunglasses, $12
- NECKLACE: BaubleBar Gold Kocoum Bib Necklace, $48
- JEANS: Forever 21 Distressed Boyfriend Ankle Jeans, $24.90
- BAG: Forever 21 Studded Faux Leather Crossbody Bag, $24.90
- SKIRT: GoJane Tutu Good To Be True Tulle Maxi Skirt, $56
- FLATS: Accessorize “Hoxton” Statement Gem Sandals, $68
- RING: Accessorize Evil Eye Ring, $23
- BAG: Street Level Vegan Leather Bucket Bag, $48
- CUFF: BaubleBar Gold Ladder Cuff, $32
- BOOTS: GoJane Off The Fringes Faux Suede Booties, $33.70
Image source(s): Aldo, Express, Forever 21, BaubleBar, GoJane, Accessorize, Nordstrom
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?
Image source(s): Nordstrom
Who could not love Nikki Reed‘s outfit here? A cool leather jacket, red lips and matching heels, a striped shirt paired with skinny jeans and big black shades – isn’t that a look pretty much every woman would approve (and one that would make almost every woman look good in)? It’s equally cool and casual, but also dressed up thanks to the heels and red lips and a little badass, too. Below is our budget-friendly take on Nikki Reed’s fabulous outfit. Do you like it?
Nikki Reed’s Cool Leather Jacket & Red Suede Heels Look 4 Less