Frugal Feathers

Louis Vuitton, Fall 2013.

Louis Vuitton, Fall 2013.

Obsessed does not begin to describe how I feel about the Louis Vuitton Fall 2013 looks. The drama, the glamour, the retro feel . . . all of it blew me away. Except for one part – the prices. What’s a fabulous poor girl to do? We all just want to channel our inner Hitchcock-retro girls at least once, don’t we?

Styled with Polyvore.

Styled with Polyvore.

Lo and behold, feathery visions that meet your sartorial needs and stay within your wallet’s limits exist! Hopped up on the grunge ’90s revival coming this fall? Take a feathery skirt and pair it with a slouchy sweater, then complete the look with low, menswear-inspired boots. Want a more girly approach to the fine animal texture? Try a dark and glamorous dress with tights and low-heeled booties and a richly colored feather ear cuff. The best part? Everything here is under $50. Now, that’s fabulous.

 

 

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Fabulous Friday: Check Mate

Slapping an oversized checkboard print on a shift dress with no waist sounds like a recipe for pure fashion disaster – but Louis Vuitton proved that theory wrong with his new collection.

Jessica Alba in Louis Vuitton.

Jessica Alba in Louis Vuitton.

On paper, it really shouldn’t work. But it just so, so, so does. This is completely chic and I’d bet money it will become a new classic. So, I’m just sitting here, desperately waiting for H&M or anywhere with clothes under $100 to adapt this look so that I can play with it. Maybe I’ll just have to wait until I’m rich and famous.

Styled with Polyvore.

Styled with Polyvore.

Here are the very few looks that go along with Vuitton’s genius design. The bustier top paired with the long skirt to create the same effect as the dress? Risky, but it might work. A big, black belt is probably necessary though (it would have a waist and wouldn’t fall like the Vuitton dress anyways, so a necessary sacrifice).

Shoes: $50, solestruck.com

Skirts: both from asos.com (Pencil: $32, Mini: $25)

Pants: $32, asos.com

Top: $28, gojane.com