splurge vs. steal... valentine's day date

i love fashion and putting together outfits, so i decided to try out a new feature i'm calling splurge vs. steal.  i will put together two outfits for a certain occassion... one that features super expensive designer pieces, and another that emulates the look using affordable but stylish pieces.  this week's theme... a hot valentine's day date, of course!

splurge outfit

dress: temperley london, $1,295 from net-a-porter
tights: $12, from urban outfitters
shoes: bcbgirls, $109.95 from nordstrom
cardigan: whim, $144.99 from bluefly
clutch: felix rey, $210.99 from bluefly
necklace: $86, from sonja margit

total = $1,858.93

steal outfit

dress: destination style ny by pat field, $49.95 from hsn
tights: $12, from urban outfitters
shoes: $16.99 from payless
cardigan: $14.80 from forever 21
clutch: $15.80 from forever 21
brooch: $3.80 from forever 21
necklace: $19.99 from urban outfitters

total = $133.33

i hope you enjoyed my new feature... please leave a comment and let me know what you think!



Rachel said...

Great feature idea! I love it!! I'll keep an eye out for the next one. I'm impressed that you found outfits that look so alike!!

315thomas said...

thanks rachel... glad you like it!

Ashley said...

What a great outfit for Valentines Day... I just love this!!