Wednesday, February 15, 2012

fashion week: splurge vs. steal

Thanks for stopping by again for another installment in Fashion Week on ALOTAT. Today we're going to look at how you can replicate designer looks for a lot less.

I call these posts "Splurge vs. Steal". One of the outfits below costs around $137 and the other is a whopping $1092! Can you guess which one is the Splurge and which one is the Steal?

splurge vs. steal red pants
If you guessed that the outfit on the right is the Steal, you guessed correctly!! Items from Macy's, H&M and Wet Seal replicate the $1000 outfit with ease.

Okay, now I have another one for you. Guess which is which?!?!

splurge vs. steal
The outfit on the left is the Steal here at around $122. The Splurge outfit costs QUITE a bit more at $1,731. With many big name designers doing lines for more affordable clothing retailers (like Jason Wu for Target, Missoni for Target and many more at Macy's) you can replicate designer looks for, literally, around a thousand or so LESS!

So if you see something in a magazine, don't worry about not being able to afford that "look". With a little searching, you can surely create your own version of it and still stay within your budget!

PS: I do not condone or promote stealing. I'm just using the word in its metaphorical sense. "It's a STEAL to get a look like this so inexpensively." Just so that's out there, you know, in case the crazies try to really steal this stuff. The end.


  1. I picked the looks I liked best as the splurge - and was wrong both times! Love the P.S. :)

    1. Well, that's good news then, right? That means your fave looks are affordable! YAY!

      I didn't initially include the "PS" portion but my litigious-conscious nature prevailed. ;)

  2. Great post! I'm a total bargain shopper, so I love seeing how to get a look for a LOT less! Orangies Attic

  3. Love your blog! Glad I found it! Now following :)



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