Beckham receives posh honor from Queen

Victoria Beckham is more than just Posh Spice; she’s a fashion designer, a humanitarian and a UN ambassador. And now, Beckham is an official honoree of the Queen of England.

According to ELLE, Beckham has been selected to the Queen’s Honours List for 2017, earning her an OBE, or an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. “She is being recognized for her work in fashion and for her humanitarian work,” says ELLE, as “Beckham not only runs her eponymous fashion line, but also serves as a UNAIDS goodwill ambassador.”

But Beckham isn’t the only member of her family to receive the prestigious honor: ELLE says husband David Beckham received an OBE 13 years ago.

Congratulations to Victoria and the Beckham family.

 

Take Her Look [For Less]

Jessica Alba has enjoyed tremendous success not only as an actress, but also as a business woman, especially with the recent prosperity of her company, The Honest Company. And her success with her ‘Honest’ products is about to grow with the Sept. 9 launch of her Honest Beauty Skincare and Makeup line.

According to The Daily MailAlba celebrated the launch of the line with a party at the Trump Soho Hotel in New York City, and she was the image of an ‘honest’ beauty. Wearing what InStyle reports was a Jonathan Saunders geometric-patterned lace overlay dress, Alba was a vision in a soft blush with a touch of bright pink at her feet, sporting suede pointed toe pumps in the eye-catching hue.

Alba’s Jonathan Saunders dress makes us blush with envy, but if you want this dress as much as we do, it may not be as accessible as it appears. The Daily Mail says that this dress is part of Jonathan Saunders’ Resort 2016 collection, making it currently unavailable to the public. However, even when this dress hits stores, its price may be a deterrent, as other Jonathan Saunders dresses start on Net-a-Porter for a lofty $1,085. But if you are neither willing to wait for the real deal nor willing to shell out upwards of $1,000 for this sweet style, we’ve found all the pieces necessary to recreate Alba’s entire look for less. Read on for the results.

Finding a lace style to rival the Jonathan Saunders frock was no easy task, but we thought the Guess Lace Illusion Sheath Dress from Lord and Taylor was a good alternative to Alba’s pricey dress. Done in a similar midi style, this dress offers both a sweet lace and see-through sleeves and hemline reminiscent of Alba’s dress. Available for $168, this dress will easily pass Alba’s Jonathan Saunders look for a fraction of the cost.

The Guess Lace Illusion Sheath Dress, found on LordandTaylor.com.

The Guess Lace Illusion Sheath Dress, found on LordandTaylor.com.

Capping off our look for less is a pretty pink pump, and there is no better style than the Jessica Simpson Sandous Platform Pump to do the job. Featuring a pretty fuchsia suede outer, these pumps will inject a much-needed shot of color to your look-alike ensemble — and the best part is their on sale for only $44.94 from DSW.

The Jessica Simpson Sandous Platform Pump, found on DSW.com.

The Jessica Simpson Sandous Platform Pump, found on DSW.com.

If you love Jessica Alba’s beautiful look but aren’t willing to wait for the Jonathan Saunders Spring 2016 collection or pay a high price for the ensemble, we’ve recreated Alba’s look from head to toe for only $212.94. Complete your look with a touch of Alba’s new Honest makeup, and you’ll be ‘honestly’ stunning!

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

There is no fabric more versatile than denim — it can be worn in the form of jeans, jackets and shirts, and on Wednesday, Elle Fanning showed us that denim can also be worn as cute summer dress.

The actress was spotted on Wednesday in Los Angeles wearing a denim A-line dress, which she paired with a red Gucci leather shoulder bag and beige espadrille flats featuring fun burger and fries embroidery.

Fanning’s sweet denim dress is perfect for those hazy, hot and humid summer days when its way too hot to wear anything form-fitting. Although the designer of her dress is unknown, The Daily Mail reports that Fanning’s Gucci crossbody comes in at a steep $2,490, so we decided to recreate Fanning’s entire look for less, a lot less than $2,490 — we set out to replicate her look for under $200. Read on for the results!

The first order of business was to find a similar dress to Fanning’s sweet A-line number, and we immediately found a cute alternative from our friends at Lulu’s. The Rhythm Birkin Blue Chambray Skater Dress offers a similar silhouette to Fanning’s frock, while the denim comes in a similar color and wash, making it the perfect dress to duplicate Fanning’s look. This dress even has a little surprise in the back: an oval-shaped back cutout that ties into a bow! This copycat style is available for $86 on Lulus.com.

No bag can ever compare to a Gucci purse, but we came across an equally vibrant crossbody to compete with Fanning’s. The Carmel Crossbody Wristlet from Charming Charlie delivers the same striking red as Fanning’s Gucci bag, but it’s much more versatile since it can be worn as a crossbody or as a wristlet/clutch. This purse is sure to add the necessary pop of color to our copycat look, and it’s available at Charming Charlie for only $19.

Espadrille flats complete our look for less, but in searching for a similar pair of flats, we actually found Fanning’s exact pair! Fanning is wearing Jason Polan Original Burger & Fries espadrilles from Soludos.com, a footwear company based in Soho, New York that specializes in espadrilles and summer footwear. Fanning’s Burger & Fries style is available in the sand color she’s sporting, as well as an appropriately named ‘mustard’ color for only $65.

Instead of shelling out $2,490 to purchase the same Gucci bag as Elle Fanning, you can recreate her whole outfit for under $200 — $170, to be exact! So if you love Fanning’s look, head over to Lulu’s, Soludos and Charming Charlie to pick up these pieces to replicate her summery look for yourself!

Happy Shopping!

Take Her Look [For Less]

The streets of New York City have been a little more fashionable now that Jennifer Lawrence has been spending more time in the city. The Daily Mail reports that the actress, who has been house hunting in The Big Apple for the past month, was spotted yesterday in Tribeca wearing an all-black crop top ensemble. According to VogueLawrence’s bustier-style crop top and pencil skirt are from the Michael Kors Collection, which she styled with an Ana Khouri necklace, Roger Vivier clutch and Jimmy Choo gladiators.

It’s hard not to envy Lawrence’s entire outfit from head to toe, but what THL covets the most are those gorgeous Jimmy Choo heels. While these gladiators effortlessly tie in her gold clutch and necklace with their gold heels, their price tag is not effortlessly affordable — they originally retail for $950 at NET-A-PORTER, but they are on sale for lofty $570. However, if you lover Lawrence’s trendy gladiator style, there are a few other options out there that can mimic her style at a fraction of the cost.

If you love the combination of black and gold on Lawrence’s Jimmy Choo heels, Luichiny combines the two in a comparable gladiator heel. The Take A Bow heel does have more straps and more gold accents running across the top of the foot, but it is just as stylish and easy to wear as Lawrence’s similar style. These heels, however, are available at Heels.com for only $99.

Nordstrom Rack offers another alternative to Lawrence’s Jimmy Choos, and what makes this pair so great is that they are under $100. The Beatrice High Heel Sandal by Modern Rush has a similar strap pattern to Lawrence’s heels, while still offering a hint of gold in the side zipper. These heels were originally priced at $79.99, but Nordstrom Rack has them for only $34.97!

So if you love Jennifer Lawrence’s gladiators but can’t bear the thought of spending over $500 for a shoe that is supposedly “on sale,” give one of these similarly stylish options a try! And don’t forget to pair them with some gold accessories to bring your whole look together!