purse :: old navy
shoes :: jeffrey campbell lita
One thing I love about fashion is that you can re-create almost any look without selling a kidney to do it. All it takes is some brain movement. To be honest, I hate buying clothes and shoes at full price. Trends & seasons come and go, everything goes on sale. Now that's not to say that I don't enjoy my occasional splurge on Vince or Equipment, I'm just particularly picky on when to indulge and when to save. A smart fashionista always knows when, where, & what to buy (if it sounds like day-trading to you, then we're on the right track).
To make a point, I decided to re-create a look I saw on the cover of Madewell's recent catalogue, at a 10th of the cost (fyi if you wanted to purchase this outfit at Madewell, all items are currently available) to show you that it's not necessary to invest in every item you own. Brace yourselves now because I'm going to look like a real copycat.
So what's the verdict, who wore it better? We look like twins, well minus the fact that Solange is wearing a cardigan and I'm wearing a sweater, and she has curly hair, and longer legs...but you get my point. Now although it's true that the quality at Forever 21 or H&M isn't always there, if you pick and choose what you buy, you'll walk out with a steal of an outfit!