Who is your celeb style icon? Pick an outfit from your favorite celeb and show us how to recreate that look for less. Usually, your style icon reflects your personal style and also your body type. In this challenge, your style icon doesn’t have to be a petite.
My inspiration came from Charlize Theron. I loved her ease and elegance in this look and decided to try to recreate it. The picture I initially found of her cut off her legs so I improvised on the footwear. It wasn't until later (after I took all the pics) that I found out she was wearing Gray Cardi Boots (which I also have - excuse the dated expression, but DOH!). Oh well! :P
Black Blazer: Banana Republic, Sz 2
Top: Old Navy Striped Boat Neck Tee, XS
Jeans: Gap Always Skinny Cropped Jeans, Dark Wash, Sz 4 Tall (explanation below)
Black Leather Boots: Born
Bag: Balenciaga Twiggy, Anthracite
I wanted to keep the outfit pretty close so I even have a scarf peeping out of my Bal bag like Charlize's - yes, I'm THAT anal LOL. Her bag is Balenciaga Weekender in Black with covered hardware whereas mine is a Balenciaga Twiggy in Anthracite with regular hardware. So I wouldn't necessarily say the bag is part of the "look for less" portion unless you count that the smaller Twiggy is less expensive than her large Weekender, but everything else is! :) This is my first posting with accessories and I have to say that it lent a certain feeling of completeness to the photo.
So why did I get jeans in Tall? These jeans were actual crops (mid-calf, rather than ankle - see stock photo below) and I really wanted them to be regular jeans rather than short ones. So I took a gamble and ordered Tall - they are the perfect length. And they were on sale for $29.99 with 30% off! The only bad thing about them is that they seem much darker than pictured, but that's not a huge deal because I love the fit so much. Thanks PAG and Curls-and-Pearls for re-introducing me to Gap denim!! :)