Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Celebrity Look For Less: Olivia Palermo

My Outfit Details: Jacket- H&M (old, similar here), Sweater- Gap (sold out, similar), Skirt- Nasty Gal, Scarf- J.Crew Factory (check in stores, similar), 
Tights- Merona, Boots- Calvin Klein (on sale plus extra 30% off at checkout), Clutch- Nasty Gal, Earrings- Fossil (gift), 
Gemstone Rings- c/o Waffles and Honey (15% off with code STYLE15), Love Ring- Boutique to You (20% off with code XMASRACE)

I fell in love with this Olivia Palermo look as soon as I saw it. And I can't even remember where I first saw it because it was EVERYWHERE- in multiple fashion magazines and all over the internet. I pinned it on Pinterest and it got a whopping 280 repins. I think its safe to say that is the most repins I have ever gotten, and I know it's because her outfit is amazing.

Over the past few months, I've made it my mission to get Olivia's look for less. The most important pieces of the look are the skirt, boots, and bag. Seeing that I had nothing remotely similar to the ones she's wearing, I went on the hunt for the best affordable dupes I could find. First came the skirt. It was the first purchase I made after my September shopping ban. I was so paranoid it was going to go out of stock, and now I'm kicking myself for not waiting for a promo code seeing that it's still in stock months later.

I found the boots next, but at $150, I decided to wait for a sale. As soon as they were 30% off, I put them in my cart and clicked purchase with no questions asked. They were more than I would normally spend on boots, but I have been wearing these things nonstop so I don't feel bad about it. They are now an extra 30% off- making them only $70! These boots are oh-so-comfy and probably one of the items I own that gets the most compliments.

Lastly, the bag. This was the hardest to find. I searched every online site I could think of for orange clutches. I actually bought one before I found this one, but when it came in the mail it just didn't have the same effect as Olivia's boxy clutch. I sent it back and continued my search. Finally, lo and behold, I found this baby at Nasty Gal as well! I did wait for a coupon code for this one, and completed my look with this Cyber Monday purchase.

So let's compare. My Nasty Gal skirt was $48.00, while Olivia's Zara skirt was $60. Not too much of a difference there. I can't quite find the price of her Altuzarra boots, but similar styles from the brand go for around $1195! Mine were $104.99. On to the clutch. My Nasty Gal clutch was $47; Olivia's was $78 from Olivia & Joy. I'm sure if I included the rest of our outfit details, the total difference in price would be huge.

It took some digging to find Olivia's look for less, but overall I'm really happy with my outfit recreation!

What do you think of this Look for Less post? Would you like to see more of these? Let me know!


  1. Great post idea and I love the outfit!


  2. I love the look!!!

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  3. oh my gosh i LOVE THIS!!!! you styled it sooo well! i LOVE OP!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  4. Thank you Sandy! I love almost everything she wears! :)

  5. Thank you Tiana! I am working on my interview questions so expect a reply from me by tonight :)

  6. I can see why you wanted to recreate this outfit, it's lovely!

    Corinne x

  7. Cool! I can't wait.

  8. so fabulous!! That skirt is too cute! What a great look for less!!

    <3 Shannon

  9. this is one of my favorite looks of Olivias, and you nailed it!

  10. Thank you Shannon! Happy Holidays :)

  11. wow, you nailed this look! it's fabulous on you!

  12. Well done Katie. Love your version!!!!!!!!! It's amazing how you don't have to spend celebrity prices to look like one :)



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