Bargain Runway: That Look for Less

09Dec11

Alice + Olivia for the Budget Chic Gal

I am a firm believer that great fashion should not cost a small fortune.  What’s the fun in looking great but having nowhere to go because you spent all your hard earned money on that pricey, albeit great outfit?! There you are looking fabulously chic…in your kitchen…with your cat.  Not exactly what you pictured when you were shopping, right?

Believe it or not, you can have your cake and eat it too.  Fashion, even the ready-to-wear, right off the runway kind, is absolutely accessible!  Don’t be intimidated by the designer name or matching price tag.  With a little patience and willingness to hunt, you can find a runway look at a bargain chic price.  Don’t believe me?  Check out my Bargain Runway look inspired by Alice + Olivia’s fall 11’ collection.  I’ll share all you need to know about where to go and the price you’ll pay to create the same look for less.

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Alice  + Olivia fall 11′ look – estimated price $1118, excluding jacket

Inspired Look for Less – $141.57

- 7th Avenue ankle pant, $20.00 – New York Company

- White cotton/stretch button-down with accordion pleated detailing, $39.95 – New York and Company

- Jessica Simpson black patent, pee-toe platform heels, $40 – Marshalls

- Striped acrylic/wool blend sweater, $10.42 (clearance) – Ann Taylor Loft

- Croft & Barrow long strand pearls (2), $15.60 ea – Kohl’s

Are you inspired yet? Grab your purse and let the hunt begin!

* All photos by MomentsInTheSeam

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2 Responses to “Bargain Runway: That Look for Less”

  1. 1 Christina Peters

    Fantastic! I love the sweater, and the HEELS!!!! I miss wearing high heels daily…… I am really enjoying the blog! P.S. can I higher you to take me shopping?

  2. The heels are definitely a nice switch if your day consists mostly of flats. But, with the right pair of black patent flats you can do the same look! Try to find a flat with some fun detailing on top….it can dress up that look and work great with jeans and a simple t-shirt. Hire away!


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