Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The High/Low Project

If you're an HGTV junkie like me, you'll recognize this title as Sabrina Soto's show on the channel. On her version of the show, she creates her clients dream room (living room, office, bedroom, etc) with an unlimited budget (high), shows it to them, they fall it love with it, and then it all goes back to the store. Sabrina then needs to recreate the same look and feel with a budget decided by the clients (low). Sometimes her dream rooms cost $40K, and the clients only have a budget of $5K. Pretty big gap, yet I've never seen Sabrina fail at the task.

My version of the High/Low project will center around getting high priced designer looks, for low(er) prices. My first challenge: fall fashions!

Quilted Jacket

I'm in love with this Barbor Calvary quilted jacket. But with a price tag of $300, it is out of my budget.

This (men's) vest by Tommy Hilfiger looks pretty close, and is only $198

Polka Dots!
J.Crew neck-tie dress, $198

ASOS skater dress, $37

ASOS 3/4 sleeve dress, $112

Dark Reds and Hunter-chic

This deep red ensemble by Michael Kors has a hunter-chic vibe, and an available-upon-request price tag. 
LL Bean Maine Guide Parka, $219

J.Crew toothpick cords, $98

RL Rugby skinny cords, $90
ASOS red tie-waist dress, $141

Olive Tones

Monochromatic olive color by L'Wren Scott
Chaps cardigan, $35

J.Crew Tippi Cardigan, $85

Valentino cardigan, $182
Santorelli wool pants, $170

Lafayette 148 stretch pants, $150

J Brand jeans, $176
Lafayette 148 dress, $266

Chunky Cable Knits
Chunky cables are always in for Fall, this one is by Rodarte.

Athleta cowl neck sweater, $60

Reiss cable sweater, $165

Modern Military


Wishing this modern military look by Altuzarra could be issued to me

LL Bean Classic wool peacoat, $200

Vince Camuto boots, $170
Chinese Laundry boots, $100

And my favorite look for fall is the:
Classic Sheath Dress
Perfect for work or play, it's making a comeback thanks to the (more fabulous with Kate) young royals. Covering up the knees can be sexy, people!
Michael Kors' red lace

Lyn Devon's bright take on the modest dress

And my favorite, Tory Burch's shift dress

ASOS lace sheath, $75

Calvin Klein colorblock dress, $79

Jessica Simpson boatneck, $80

Vince Camuto peplum sheath, $85

Many of the above items are closet-worthy staples, so always go digging in your own personal store (closet) before heading out to the racks.

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