It’s time for another PFC! The challenge entries have gotten better every time, I can’t wait to see what everyone has come up with this time around…the third challenge asked us to recreate a look by our favorite celebrity and do it on a budget.
I spent a lot of time looking for inspiration for this challenge because oftentimes when I see something I liked a lot on a starlet or in a magazine I eventually track it down and buy it BUT we are supposed to find a budget item so I had to rule out a lot of my pieces.
My inspiration is Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl (I know…overdone), I really like her style (or rather, the stylists who work hard to dress her) – it’s simple yet elegant, preppy but mature and colorful without being too busy.
The look I am emulating is a pretty simple one: solid-colored peplum dress, lots of pearls, and Blair’s signature headband.
Shoes: Modern Vintage Elettra Slingback Pumps in 7
Headband: Forever 21 (sorry about my hair, it’s a total mess that can’t be tamed)
Bracelet: TJMaxx for under $50 (similar here)
Necklace: forgot the source, but definitely under $100 (similar here)
Blair (Leighton Meester) is wearing Victoria Beckham’s Carmontelle dress – a cashmere-blend dress that sold out in nearly every size at $3,145. There is no doubt that this a really flattering dress, VB knows dresses like the back of her hand but I personally wouldn’t pay this much for a dress when I can invest it in another Chanel. I am wearing a BB Dakota dress that I got for under $20 (the red version of this dress..which looks like a shorter version of the VB original…retails for $80 and can be found here and here).
I can’t wait to read everyone else’s entry. I have a feeling this is going to be a well participated challenge.