Take Her Look [For Less]

Snow isn’t the only bright white we’ve seen this winter.

On Friday, Feb. 5, Rachel McAdams took to the red carpet of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, continuing the awards season circuit for her role in Spotlight, in which she plays journalist Sacha Pfeiffer.

Attending a screening of her film in what PopSugar says is a Jonathan Simkhai burnout midi dress, McAdams paired her stark white number with Christian Louboutin heels and some flashy diamonds.

McAdams’ film festival ensemble makes for a no-fuss look, but its price, however, is not so simple. The sleeveless burnout midi dress is available at Neiman Marcus for a lofty $1,295, and let’s not forget that she’s also wearing Louboutins, which are always pricey. While her look may cost upwards of $1,200, we’ve found all the pieces necessary to recreate her entire look for under $200. Read on for the results!

McAdams’ Jonathan Simkhai dress is certainly unique, but we were able to find its perfect replacement in the form of the Tiger Mist One Love Lace Midi Dress from Forever 21. Featuring a similar spaghetti strap construction and a lace skirt to rival her quasi-mermaid look, this dress will deliver a sweet style reminiscent of McAdams’ ensemble for only $89.90.

forever 21 tiger mist

The Tiger Mist One Love Lace Midi Dress, found on Forever21.com.

Capping off our look for less is a sleek pair of white pointed-toe heels, and our shoe of choice is the Madden Girl Ohnice pump from DSW. These heels will take your look to new heights for only $44.95.

Madden Girl Ohnice pump

The Madden Girl Ohnice Pump, found on DSW.com.

While McAdams’ film festival look costs well beyond her Jonathan Simkhai dress’s $1,295 price tag, our look-alike ensemble will only set you back $134.85 — and don’t forget to add a bright red lipstick to polish off your look!

Happy Shopping!

 

Take Her Look [For Less]

Comic-Con San Diego has officially wrapped up its four-day convention, and although the star-studded event has come to an end, we are all still in awe of the fashion from those in attendance.

In what PopSugar is reporting as one of the “sexier” Comic-Con red carpets ever, celebrities from Jennifer Lawrence to Maisie Williams to Kat Graham brought their A-game, showing little peeks of skin via cutouts, plunging necklines and thigh-high slits.

But one of the simplest, yet sexiest red carpet looks came from Glee‘s Lea Michele, who walked the red carpet in a white crop top and skater skirt by Jonathan Simkhai, which she paired with bright red and blue color-blocked heels.

Michele’s white-hot summery look seems simple, but the price tag of her top and skirt prove to be anything but simple — both pieces retail for $325, bringing her outfit total to $650 excluding the price of her shoes (to purchase Michele’s exact pieces, visit  Intermixonline.com for her top and fwrd.com for her flare skirt). But if you want to take her look for less, you are in luck! THL found the perfect pieces to recreate Michele’s crop top ensemble so it’s affordable enough to find its way into your wardrobe!

Since crop tops are all the rage these days, finding a simple white cropped tank was a cinch. The Lulu’s Make a Seam Ivory Crop Top is the perfect cropped style to mimic Michele’s Simkhai top, offering a similar neckline and seaming at the bust to provide a sleek, tailored look. This top comes in at a fraction of the Simkhai top for only $36 at Lulus.com.

The Make a Seam Ivory Crop Top, found on Lulus.com.

The Make a Seam Ivory Crop Top, found on Lulus.com.

The Drifting Away Together Skirt from Tobi completes the top and skirt set, offering a voluminous skater skirt style that pulls away from the hip, creating a narrow waistline. This skirt could easily pass for Michele’s Simkhai skater, and the best part is that it only costs $52 from Tobi.com.

The Drifting Away Together Skirt, found on Tobi.com.

The Drifting Away Together Skirt, found on Tobi.com.

Finding an equally stunning color-blocked heel to compete with Michele’s cute kicks was no easy task, but Aldo stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park with the Deserto High-Heel Sandal. These sandals are available in a fuchsia colorblock, as well as a blue colorblock, allowing you to decide which color from Michele’s heels to work into your duplicate look. These stylish heels won’t set you back much as they are on sale for $45 at AldoShoes.com — basically, this means you should get both pairs!

The Deserto High Heel Sandal, found on AldoShoes.com.

The Deserto High Heel Sandal, found on AldoShoes.com.

If Lea Michele’s Comic-Con look was on your style radar, now you can take her look for less with THL’s duplicate look; incorporating pieces from Lulu’s, Tobi and Aldo, THL’s look comes in at a reasonable $133, while Michele’s look totals $650 for only her top and skirt. Now you can look like a star and save money at the same time!

Happy Shopping!