Couture to Copy : Navy Sailor Skirt

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Couture to Copy

Alexander McQueen Navy Sailor Skirt

 

I must admit I adore Kate Middleton/Windsor AKA The Duchess of Cambridge and when I walk into my closet I like to know I have some inspirational pieces just like Kate! But Glam Girl has a mortgage and a shopping obession therefore I just can’t throw hundreds and/or thousands of dollars on just one skirt.

Being an American girl I really love the nautical look , in fact I’m wearing a red/white&blue stripped Lands End dress as I type :)  

Kate wore an Alexander McQueen salior inspired navy pencil skirt on August 19, 2011 and it is so cute but I found one for less, even though it took me almost a year to find a great copy!

Click Here: Kate Middleton in Alexander McQueen sailor skirt

Glam Girl’s couture to copy is thru the website “Shabby Apple”. Ladies you need to bookmark this site.

Click Here: Shabby Apple Co-Ed Skirt $42

XOXO- Glam Girl


Inspirations of Style: Peplum

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Inspiration of Style:

Peplum

 

 I am totally into peplum right now! Its all over the pages of magazines and in dozens of stores. Peplum is a ruffle attached to the waistline of a skirt, dress, or even a jacket.  This style is so feminine but also bold. 

When I think peplum the first name that comes to mind is Victoria Beckham. She embodies ladylikeness yet she has such a bold fashion sense.

This is how you wear peplum and my favorite picks of this fashion-do !

CLICK HERE: MINT TEXTURED SKIRT, TOPSHOP $68

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CLICK HERE: ZARA PEPLUM DRESS $99.90

CLICK HERE: ASOS PEPLUM DRESS WITH RIBBON TRIM $78.28

CLICK HERE: PEPLUM JACKET, WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET $118

CLICK HERE: PEPLUM PONTE TANK, ANTHROPOLOGY $78

CLICK HERE: PEPLUM TOP IN FRESCO FLORAL SATEEN, J.CREW $350 

XOXO- Glam Girl


bebe’s Bridal Collection

In My Opinion….

bebe’s Bridal Collection

 

Well it looks like we have another bridal salon to check out for reasonably-priced wedding gowns with bebe’s new bridal collection created by designer Rami Kashou of Project Runway and Project Runway: All Stars. You can pre-order dresses currently and either buy online or at 4 locations : Oak Street in Chicago, Soho in New York, Rodeo Drive and Aventura in L.A..

This dress is cute from the front & would be perfect for the rehearsal dinner but the back makes your tush look HUGE.

 CLICK HERE: Swirl Ruffle Asymmetrical Silk Dress, bebe $298

Oh very Vegas & Sexy !… or maybe prom?

 CLICK HERE:  Embellished Halter Charm Wedding Dress, bebe $850

hmmm… beach wedding?  This one I don’t really like.

 CLICK HERE: One Shoulder Silk Wrap Dress, bebe $278

Hello Kate Middleton-wannabe….. just saying… not sure if i love the lace-tee over skirt look. Our favorite Duchess did better.

CLICK HERE: Lace Princess Sleeve Dress, bebe $2500

Oh goodness I don’t even know how to comment on this dress …. FUGLY

 CLICK HERE:  Off Shoulder Tulip Trumpet Wedding Dress, bebe $1800

This dress is simple & classic…

 CLICK HERE: Drape Top Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress, bebe $1650

I found the dress I should have worn to prom !!! Can I go back?!?!?!

CLICK HERE:  Organza Bow Princess Wedding Dress, bebe $1400

 This dress is so simple yet is so bold I really like it!

 CLICK HERE: Silk Taffeta Wedding Dress, bebe $1650

WOW …if this dress doesn’t scream look at my boobs… hate it

CLICK HERE: Pleated Sweetheart Silk Wedding Dress, bebe $1650

I should just go try these on for the fun of it!!

XOXO-Glam Girl

 

 

 


Must Buy Item : Zara “Lace Tulip Dress”

Shopping List- Must Buy

Zara “Lace Tulip Dress”

It looks like Zara still has the beautiful Lace Tulip Dress our favorite Duchess wore in December to the Gary Barlow Charity Concert with Prince William and her in-laws the Prince of Wales & the Duchess of Cornwall.

I do love the way Kate accesorized this dress with a black shoes,tights & jacket. I think it makes the lace design stand out & the belt is a great way to show off her tiny waist we all envy. While we all may not have charity events to go to on a weekly basis , this dress with the right accessories can work well in your hum-drum life too!

CLICK HERE: Lace Tulip Dress, ZARA $99.90 

 

This dress is a classic piece for under $100 …. you MUST buy this !

 

XOXO- Glam Girl


Style Icon: Catherine,Duchess of Cambridge

Style Icon

  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

We should all admit we set our alarms early that Friday morning last April to watch Kate Middleton walk down the aslie and marry her beau Prince William, the elder son of the beloved Diana, Princess of Wales. As an American girl with no royalty of our own (OK maybe we have the Kennedy Family but still where are all the tiaras?!) I have always loved those Royal Brits.

 

Now that we have a new young princess to look to for fashion concepts it has been an exciting year! While The Duchess of Cambridge is  considered the girl-next-door who shops at High Street stores like Zara & Whistles she still manages to wow us with stunning gowns by lux designers like Alexander McQueen. Everything she wears sells out before I even open up the latest article online and it looks like I am not the only person who realized this. Since that saphire blue Issa engagement dress, trendy knock-off versions of various clothes and accessories are being sold all over the world. This section of my blog will advise on similar pieces worn by Catherine  that are available since  the actual items she owns sell out in hours!…but I’m sure these items will sell out just as quickly so check back often!

 

XOXO- GLAM GIRL

 


Inspirations of Style : Stocking Obsession

 Inspirations of Style: 

Stocking Obsessions

While we only have a few months left of the winter chill I thought I would showcase a few of my favorite stocking patterns that are now so fashionable. I find wearing patterned stocking with sweater dresses and boots to be the easiest combo without looking like you worked for hours on an outfit. Although the animal print tight is very hip I can see this trend a little harder to get away with at the office, or at least maybe my office, but it’s a great change-up to your weekend sweater dress and flats outfits! I know you might be thinking flats & footed stocking? Really? But my co-worker was wearing simple black tights, a dark sweater dress and gray flats… it really worked! In a way it is a different take on the color block craze that is very in-style for Spring/Summer 2012. Kick your style up a notch and wear your sexy stilettos with a crazy patterned stocking and party dress…. Don’t tell me you won’t go by unnoticed.

 CLICK HERE: Leopard Print Sheer Tights, ASOS $17.91

I personally love the open weave look…imagine dark brown open weave tights, knee high brown leather boots by Lucky Brand and a gorgeous amethyst purple sweater dress. Throw a belt onto that outfit and be ready for your 9AM meeting at work, shopping on the weekends of dinner at a chic Asian Fusion restaurant in the city with friends. I’ll Cheers to that!

CLICK HERE:    Traditional Open Weave Tights, Payless $7.99

Another way to wear the tights-craze, thanks to Princess Kate, is to wear a simple silhouette with stocking & stilettos! You can look very polished & posh by wearing nude sheers or opaque black stocking and classic closed toe heels.

Sometimes the best way to add a pattern to your tights to look edgy but still feminine is to do a bold lace pattern or a simple polka-dot.  Black, gray and nude have all been done…why not try a bold burgundy or refreshing navy? Just make sure you wear complementary colors and stick to solids or refined patterns …you’re stockings are making the statement …and so will you!

CLICK HERE: Floral Lace Tights, Forever 21 $10.80 

CLICK HERE:  Jukebox Tights in the Pony, $34.99 

I will let you in on a great secret… Spanx now makes various patterned tights so you stay skinny & seemless while still stylish…. An investment in 1 or 2 of these pairs can keep you going…without those rolls!

 

CLICK HERE: Patterned Tight-End Tights® Argyle Diamond, Spanx $28.00

CLICK HERE: ASSETS® Reversible Shaping Solid Tights, Spanx $18.00 

 

Reversible Tights… GENIUS!

I couldn’t leave this one out…. Maternity Shareware Tights!

 CLICK HERE: ASSETS® Marvelous Mama Opaque Stripe, Spanx $20

There are so many patterned tights, from polka dots & lace to fishnets & solids sold at almost every store that it will satisfy everyone’s taste. If you are like me and are afraid you’ll put a run in those pantyhose then I suggest 2 things:

  • get your patterned stockings at a low price from stores like Forever 21 & Payless
  •  carry clear nailpolish to prevent any runs from tearing any further!

 

Happy Stocking Shopping!

xoxo- Glam Girl