Friday, December 23, 2011

Celeb Looks for Less with @FrugalFrocks

STILL trying to finish your Christmas shopping?  I get the best coupon codes and online sale info from my friend Caroline via Twitter.  In fact, she had SO much info to share, she created a special Twitter feed just for great deals on the most amazing fashion finds!  She's a modern mama who is in tune to style, but also a bargain hunter... You'd be instantly jealous of her closet, but once you learn her tips and tricks, you'll realize she does it all on a budget!  Caroline proves you can mix designer pieces with bargain buys and no one will ever know the difference.

One of the things we both love to do is check out celebrity style and find a more affordable way to achieve the same look.  Here are a few that Caroline has come up with... if you like what you see, make sure to follow @FrugalFrocks on Twitter to find the same amazing deals!

Trend:  Shades of Green

Celebrity: Pippa Middleton
Pippa is wearing a Fay green coat ($1349), Maje shirt (approx $200), unknown denim, booties, and scarf.

Look for Less:
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita "pilar" booties in cognac, originally $95, sale $58.52 + 25% off code at
Shirt: Forever 21 plaid shirt $19.90
Jeans: Old Navy Diva Skinny Jeans, Authentic Wash, $29.50 + 20% code ONHURRY20 (they run 1 length short)
Coat: M60 by Miss Sixty Hooded Elbow Patch Coat at (Neiman Marcus Outlet), originally $260, sale $179 + extra 50% off = $89.50.  Free shipping code FSANN30 til 12/31/11.
Scarf: Electromagnetic Scarf at, $19.99

Pippa's Total: approx: $1600+
Frugal Frocks Total: $188.08 for 5 items worth $415.59

Celebrity: Charlize Theron
Charlize is wearing a $875 Stella McCartney chunky textured sweater and carrying a YSL bag.

Look for Less:
Coat: Hive and Honey Green Sweater Coat on sale now at for $47.99 plus 15% off code GIFT w/ free shipping
Top:  Vintage Havana Animal Print Dolman Top,, $49 + 15% off
Jeans: (Same as Pippa outfit!)  Old Navy Diva Skinny Jeans in Cuperno, $29.50 plus 20% off.  The authentic wash from Pippa's LFL will also work here if you want to get both looks.
Shoes:  (Same as Pippa outfit!)  The same DV pilar boots can work here as well.

Charlize's Total: $1800+
Frugal Frocks Total: less than $190

Celebrity:  Olivia Palermo

Look For Less:
Jeans:  Old Navy Rock Star Black Jeggings, $34.94 + 20% off
Top:  Gap Contrast Stripe Tunic in Gray, $24.99 on sale + 30% off code GAPCHEER
Jacket:  (Same as Pippa outfit!) Miss Sixty Jacket
Shoes:  Lands End Emma Classic Black Flats, $23.99 (msrp $49.50)
Earrings:  Hammered disc drop earrings, Kohl's, $7.20 (msrp $12)

Frugal Frocks Total: less than $190

Caroline also suggests this black tote for $40 from Target to tie it all together.

The best part about all of this?  Since Caroline reused pieces in the outfits, you can purchase these individual pieces at incredibly reasonable prices to mix-and-match a dozen outfits (like the one Pippa is wearing below!).  Buy investment pieces that you can incorporate into multiple looks, and your dollar will go a lot further.

Want more great fashion deals?  Follow @FrugalFrocks on Twitter today!

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