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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Petite Fashion Challenge #3: The Look For Less

Petite Fashion Challenge #3 is hosted this month by Petite Little Girl!  Please be sure to visit her blog to see all the entries by fellow petites.

The Challenge: 
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 style icon:  Alexa Chung 
I love Alexa's casual yet sophisticated style.  She has a creative fashion sense and has the ability to mix and match different pieces to create a truly unique look.  

The look that I'm recreating:

Ann Taylor Knit Blouse - XSP (similar here)
Express Patent Black Skinny Belt - XS (similar here)
Express Grey Skirt - 0 (similar here)
Forever 21 Long Chain Bead necklace (similar here)

Sorry, I had to throw on heels instead of flats.  A petite girl's gotta do what she can to be tall!  I actually really liked this look, and it was definitely something that I wouldn't throw together normally.  As I was putting all the pieces together, a part of me was thinking, "this is such a weird combination.  let's hope it works..."  In the end, I actually surprised myself by how much the outfit would be something I could actually wear to work!  I love me some Alexa Chung even more now!  ^_^

And, if this previous look didn't quench your thirst for "The Look For Less", I have a few more bonus looks that I put together as I was struggling to figure out the final outfit that I wanted to use for the challenge.  

Second style icon:  Carrie Underwood
Urban Outfitters Silence and Noise Boyfriend Blazer - XS 
The Limited White Ruffle Blouse - XS (similar here, here, and here)
Forever 21 Tweed Shorts - XS (similar here, here)
L.A.M.B. Glance Booties - 5.5 
This is definitely not an outfit I would wear outside of the house!  I already ditched the tie that Carrie is sporting and switched it out for a long black necklace instead, but even with these changes, I feel uncomfortable in this outfit.  It was definitely a fun look to try out, but I certainly don't have the guts to wear this out.  Maybe some of you ladies are bolder than me...  ^_^

Final style icon:  Rachel Weisz

Urban Outfitters Silence and Noise Boyfriend Blazer - XS  
Wet Seal Leopard (Snakeskin?) Print Dress - XS (similar here and here)

I saw this look and decided that my leopard/snakeskin print dress should come out of hiding.  I seriously bought this dress years ago in college and have probably only worn it a couple times.  I think this is a look I could possibly pull off if I were going out with friends to a fancy club, but otherwise, it'll probably go back into hibernation.  

Here's a quick video of the looks:

Out of all these styles, which look do you guys prefer? 

Hope you guys enjoy these looks as much as I enjoyed putting them together!  


  1. You look terrific! I especially like the Rachel Weisz look. I wish I knew how to wear snakeskin because it looks amazing on you. I am so impressed by you, THREE LOOK, I had trouble coming up with one. :)

  2. my fave is the first look! cute cute!

  3. cute, love the tights in the second look!

  4. It's awesome that you found three looks to recreate! Like Elle, I had trouble with one! It seems like that black blazer is getting a lot of mileage with your looks and my favorite look is the last one because it looks so classic. A close second is the second outfit since it's so different but I'd switch out the button up shirt for a tee. =)

  5. Whoa girl you did THREE looks?!? I could barely get one!!!! I really like the last look, but you rocked them all!

  6. THREE looks and a video? I'm with curls I could barely do one : ) My fave is the second. The inspiration looks almost trashy but your outfit looks chic. I also liked seeing those tights on little dust princess...I want!

  7. Whoa! You went all out! Impressive! I struggled just to get one. =P

    I love your tweed shorts! Jealous! That look is definitely my favorite.

  8. I loveee Alexa Chung's style. Her outfits always inspire me. While her outfit looks a bit more laidback (perhaps it's her slouched shoulders and pose?), yours looks a bit more formal and classy. Still a very good interpretation though!!! I love your version better than hers!

    I like your version of Carrie Underwood's outfit better than her own!! I saw those heart suspender tights on ASOS and wanted to get them so badly!! They look great on you :D I really need to purchase them for my next order.

    xx The Little Dust Princess

  9. I love the first look!! :) You look GREAT! Love the skirt! :)

  10. I can't believe you did 3 looks! And not only that, they all look great!! I love Carrie Underwood's recreation the best. I'm glad you went with the necklace instead of a tie.

  11. I especially like your first and third look. Boy I wish I could wear heels the way you do.

  12. The Alexa look! Nothing is like a good pair of heels but sometimes us small girls need to revel in our smallness :) Great job with all the looks.

  13. you did such a great job creating these looks! my fav would have to be first one - alexa chung is an amazing fashion icon :) great blog!!


  14. Wow, you did three!!? Great job on recreating each of these looks. I think my favorite is the first, adorable!

  15. Wow I admire you for doing three! I had to barely scrape even one together! Lol. You look great in all of them, but I think my fave is the first one! Cute!

  16. I can't believe you did so many looks! I actually kinda like the 2nd look, even though hubby probably wouldn't let me wear it out :P

  17. Thank you for taking the time to do 3 looks. You did such a great job on recreating them. My favorite is the first one just because I would see myself wearing this outfit.

  18. Nice work with the three looks! I think I may 'borrow' look #1 for work next week! :)

  19. Wow I can't believe you were able to do 3 looks! I love them all, but I think I like Rachel's best.

  20. I really love your tweed shorts! You mentioned you would feel weird going out like that...I think you would feel more comfortable in them if you wore plain black tights and heels without too much detail (your L.A.M.B. shoes are amazing, though!). Both Elle of Fast Food & Fast Fashion and The Little Dust Princess wore shorts wih tights nicely!

    I love seeing what you did with the blazer look!

    Thanks for taking the time to show us three looks! :)

  21. OooOO!! Three looks, such a treat!! I think my favorite is Rachel's recreation; the overall look of it is gorgeous. LOl, I also love those heels!

    Carrie's outfit looks great on you with the change in the neck wear, I think the necklace is definitely a better choice.

  22. I like how you showed 3 different look with the blazer! I definitely feel like getting myself a black blazer now. haha! Also really cool that you made a video!

  23. i LOVE the leopard dress paired with blazer outfit! i actually have a similar outfit that i should be posting soon! great minds think alike :)

  24. I'm so impressed that you did 3 outfits and that you look so great in each one! :) That leopard dress is hot!


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