Category: Trends on a Budget

Recreating Viral Outfits

Long Sleeve Crew T-Shirt | Midi Pencil Skirt | Flat Fold Over Clutch | Dress Pump | Colorful Buckle Bracelet Bangle | Cat Eye Mirrored Flat Lenses

So there is a highly viral pin going around featuring a woman in a floral pencil skirt, white tee and an adorable bag and the full source is a site in China where the actual skirt appears to have no shape and be incredibly low quality.  (Amazon link to the one I’m talking about) So I decided to find something in my favorite pattern of all time and my favorite color and recreate the look in items that will actually show up looking the way they are pictured.

I think this look has gone very viral because its super simple but super flattering.  Pencil skirts are so incredibly universally flattering for so many body types.  They are just an amazing classic piece everyone should own in 200 colors and patterns. Gorgeous fitted pencil skirts will make you feel like a million bucks!  Keeping it simple with a fitted long sleeve tee really makes this skirt shine.

I love all the fun details in the skirt and this bracelet is a great dupe for the far more expensive Clic bracelet (You can read more about my review of this bracelet over here).

Some of these viral photos are purely smoke and mirrors so I hope I created a look that you still find inspiring.

Kate Spade Tweed Dress Dupe

This was one of my very favorite purchases last year from Kate Spade and I continue to get so many compliments on it.  I have found an amazing dupe for this adorable dress.  The original retailed for over $400 the dupe is under $30!!  Despite the price difference the fit is still amazing and the look is still feminine and wonderful.  Tweed this year is so hot and these two dresses check off every box ever!

Bow Tie Neck Frayed Trim Tweed Dress

The way this dress cinches in the waist and flares away from the hip is going to be so incredibly flattering on most body types.  The length is fun and flirty.  Overall this is a great flattering alternative to a much more expensive dress.

How to Wear Gorgeous Tweed for Fall

Contrast Ruffle Cuff Curved Tweed BlazerEnvelope ClutchBody Enhancing Denim ShortsDress PumpWomen’s Any Day Tank

Blazer Polish

One of my favorite looks when we are still in transition is throwing a great blazer over a pair of shorts and when its cooler they are such a great way to add polish to a great pair of jeans (a distressed pair like these would be incredible).  Blazers give such a great nipped in shape for the body giving a great hour glass shape.

Blazers give a great polish to any outfit and give it a great finished look.  They can be thrown over a cute simple dress with boots and just give it a great together look with no effort.

Tweed Love

Lets talk about tweed for winter however.  Tweed is one of the hottest trends currently for fall and winter, when Kate Spade came out with it in droves last year I was so excited and couldn’t get enough of it and I’m excited to be pulling it out again this year!  There is something so incredibly classic about tweed that just excites me.

This blazer specifically with the cuffs is such a great upscale Chanel feeling look for under $25 that I am seriously obsessed with!   Every last detail is perfect and will automatically elevate any look.

I am so excited about tweed this fall, especially if its as fabulous and Chanel inspired as this look is.

Minolo Inspired Heels For a Fraction of the Price

Full Sole Diamonds Pumps

So not all of us can justify almost $1000 for a (incredible gorgeous) pair of shoes but these may not fool the sales girl at the department store but they certainly will fool your friends and make you feel like you stepped right out of Sex and the City with out sacrificing your mortgage or rent payment.

When I wore them they were surprisingly incredibly comfortable.  They stood the test of a wedding and a party.  The compliments were endless and my feet were incredibly happy.  I am trilled with these shoes and they will be a staple in my wardrobe (and they will be ordered in pink too!).