OFF-DUTY STYLE Aug 2, 2017

8 of my Most-Liked Looks For Less!


As much as I love a good investment piece, there are few things more satisfying than finding a great bargain.  Today, I’m rounding up eight of my most popular looks from the past few months and sharing ways to get a similar look without breaking the bank.


You can click each image below to go back to the original post where you’ll find all of the original outfit details and links, but check out the widget beneath each image to see similar pieces for re-creating the outfit at a budget-friendly price.  Let the fun begin!



#1 // Blue Blazer + Classic Whites

New York fashion blogger walking in a blue plaid blazer with a white sling cami white tailored trousers white pointed toe flats and gold chokers


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A snappy blazer atop an all-white ensemble is a killer way to make a statement while maintaining that effortlessly-polished-to-perfection look. Whether you’re heading to the office or to drinks with friends, this outfit can take you there. This double-breasted beauty made from Italian wool is probs something you don’t want to miss, and these white wide-leg trousers will be on constant rotation all year long.



#2 // Gingham Dress + Basket Bag

New York fashion blogger at a veuve cliquot polo match wearing a rosetta getty gingham one shoulder asymmetric dress white block heel pumps white metal sunglasses and a white and wicker box handbag


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Few things scream “summer” like gingham (except for rosé maybe).  This classic one-shoulder number is the quintessential wear-everywhere summer dress, kinda like the friend you drag to spin class then to brunch then to shopping. I’m also obsessing over this gingham beauty as well…



#3 // Black Leather Jacket + Classic Denim

New York fashion blogger wearing a classic white collared button down shirt with straight leg jeans a black leather moto jacket red block heel pumps a black Gucci crossbody handbag and oversized black sunglasses


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Aaand welcome to my off-duty uniform!  I more or less wear some version of this outfit any day the temperature ranges from 40 to 70 degrees. A killer leather jacket is always the star of the show, these cool cropped boyfriend jeans are super stretchy (a.k.a. are basically pjs), and I’ve walked ALL day in these über comfy red block heel pumps.



#4 // Scalloped V-Neck One Piece + Striped Midi Skirt

New York fashion blogger wearing a navy scalloped one piece bathing suit as a bodysuit with a blue pinstripe midi skirt black block heel sandals white metal sunglasses and a straw boater hat


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There’s something super exhilarating (and kinda sneaky) about knowing you can go from dressed to perfection to nose-deep in the ocean in about t-3 seconds. This similar scalloped navy suit is one of my all-time favorites (it literally comes in seven colors), and I’m also obsessing over this tiered ruffle midi. Double-agent swoon.



#5 // White Dress With Black Piping

New York fashion blogger wearing a white sleeveless crew neck pleated midi dress with black piping and black classic pumps


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The original dress pictured above was $700, so I was doing cartwheels when I found this super similar beauty last week and had to share a sneak peek on instagram.  This perfectly tailored dress is simple but stunning, fitted but flowing in just the right places.



#6 // Redefined Blouse + Asymmetric Midi Skirt

Redefined off the shoulder long sleeve blue pinstripe blouse with ruffles and a black asymmetric midi skirt with classic black pumps and cat eye sunglasses


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This look was one of my particular favorites from the Spring Trend Memo Series, so it was really fun to re-create with more affordable pieces. Redefined shirting is not only trending (big time), but it’s also a beautiful ode to garment construction and elements of raw design.  I’m currently crushing on this effortless sweetheart off-the-shoulder top and this striped button-down with slightly more structure.  I also found this classic asymmetric midi skirt that’s almost identical to the original AND is $90. Pinky swear!



 #7 // Bow Sleeve Blouse + Red Trousers

White collared button down shirt with cut out bow statement sleeves and satin red wide leg pants with black block heel sandals and mirrored rose sunglasses


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Nothing updates a low-key look like a statement sleeve, and I can’t get enough. I’m currently obsessed with bow sleeves (in case you can’t tell), and I’m having trouble choosing between this beauty with giant bows and this one with smaller, more modestly-sized bows… somebody help me out here. Both would look perfect with these high-waisted trousers, so I’m halfway there.



 #8 // Classic Yellow Dress

New York fashion blogger wearing a yellow sleeveless midi sheath dress and brown block heel ankle strap sandals


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PSA: Yellow has officially locked in it’s status as color of the season, and has (against all odds) proven to us all that it’s here to STAY.  At first I was unsure, but with options that spanned the spectrum of butter to lemon to sunburst to mustard, it really started to grow on me. If you’re looking for a dress that basically embodies happiness on earth, check out this stunning strapless ruffle dress which comes in THE. MOST. PERFECT. buttercup shade.  It’s also worth noting that this adorable Alice + Olivia ruffle slip dress is under $150 and this lace beauty from Nanette Lepore is $170. Build me up, buttercup, don’t let me down.  (Sorry, had to.)



Any favorites?  Let me know in the comments below!


 


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6 Responses to 8 of my Most-Liked Looks For Less!

  1. Abigail says:

    Gorgeous outfits. I love the blazer and yellow dress especially!

    Abigail Alice x

  2. Kristie says:

    I was going to pick my favorite but I can’t. Love each style for different reasons!

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  3. Lynna says:

    Love your all outfits<3
    It looks super fashionable! xx

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