Friday, April 9, 2010

Making My Marc

Shirt: Marc by Marc Jacobs via Gilt Final Sale, purchased with credit // Jeans: Tilt via Plato's Closet, $18 // Shoes: alice + olivia for Payless, $20 // Earrings: Target, $5 // Rings: Forever 21 and courtesy of Accessorize

I know I've reiterated it again and again, but I don't really care much about designer clothes. The main reason for this apathy is that I'm all about shopping on a budget. That doesn't mean I don't admire or draw inspiration from designer garments. And, if given the chance to snag a designer piece within my means, I'll jump on it! There is a certain level of quality and artfulness that comes with designer clothes.

So, when Gilt had a super sale on Marc by Marc Jacobs, I knew I had to get something! This quirky yellow top with basket-weave details was one of the items left in my size, so I grabbed it on a whim. It's pretty big on me, but I figure the A-line, trapeze-y shape kind of masks that. I'm still glad I got it. Do you own designer pieces? Which is your favorite? Or what is your dream purchase?

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35 comments:

♥Lola said...

Love this top, yellow looks really pretty on you :)

Tamicka said...

You look cute. Love the hair! yellow is great for the spring/summer! It really suits your skin tone. I buy designer when i can afford it. I'm from Dallas and we have great consignment stores where I've found DVF, fendi, etc. for cheap. But, we have last call stores too (Neiman's and Saks) my recent purchase Rebecca Taylor romper, my favorite purchase strappy prada shoes from Ebay $99 and thrifted Ralph Lauren leather moto jacket for $30.

Eleanor said...

Your hair looks amazing!

My dream purhase would be an Hermes Kelly bag.

I keep trying to convince my husband that it would be an "investment" but so far he's not buying it.

Eleanor-Shopping The Closet
http://shoppingthecloset.blogspot.com

Marie said...

Great outfit! I do enjoy buying designer shoes and bags. When it comes to bags I'm a sucker for LV and my recent shoes have been Via Spiga ( bloomingdales sales rack was so good to me) Oh, I almost forgot coach bangles.. At the outlet of course.. Haven't spent more than $30 on those though.

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Lexie said...

i love yellow! that top looks lovely on you!

i have not joined gilt because it's all about making an impulse purchase on a final sale item ... i feel like i'd get myself in trouble! but posts like these definitely tempt me!

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

Oh I love that top it looks great on you and loving your hair!!!! hope you have a nice weekend! xoxo

caroline duke said...

your dog. i can't stand it. he's so cute.

love this look. and don't you love gilt credit?

MELISSA Z. said...

Cute dog! This yellow top suits you very well! Good choice!

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Nadia Kamballa said...

Great top! You're so lucky to get it..

My dream purchase would be a Chanel 2.55 bag in red. I'd love to buy it someday..:p

Celeen said...

Oh my goodness, I love this outfit! You look gorgeous and I love your hair! I say you can't go wrong with Marc Jacobs :) Yellow is definately a great color for you, you look absolutely lovely

vintagewithatwist said...

seriously, this top is too cute

Senorita Fashionista said...

Love, love the bright yellow Marc top, fits you wonderfully. I adore your hair Katie!
My dream purchase would be a simple but never-trendy Chanel purse.

Clare said...

I love how you rocker-chic-ed up your hair to go with that rad shirt. Looks great!

Astroman said...

Really cute top and I REALLY like how your hair looks in this pic. I wasn't sure I liked the new cut, but today I really do.

Igby looks like he's still growing! He really is so cute.

Clare said...

Love this photo, it looks perfect for summer!

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gina said...

That top is a great look on you. Love it with your new hair.

I don't have much in the way of designer wear. My favorites are my Marc Jacobs leather bag ($12), my Theory black silk blouse ($30), and my Ralph Lauren oversized professor blazer ($5), all thrifted.

Laura said...

So pretty the details and the color are so amazing!!! As for my designer doodads I have a couple DVF pieces. And I wish I had some designer shoes; especially this pair of miu miu teal espadrilles.

Refined Chic said...

your outfit is adorable! i buy what i like...unfortunately, i do NOT own designer pieces, except for a few pair of shoes (purchased at outlets) and scarves.

My dream designer purchase would a black 2.55 Chanel bag. I do not buy purses very often (i use them til i literally break the handle) and i know it would be a great investment piece. :)

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veronicaa said...

Great top and shoes!
XO Veronica
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Shirin said...

that top looks fantastic on you! I love the color and the detailing.

I agree - sometimes the quality of designer clothes can't be beat - you really see that when you compare with the collections designers to do the big, budget chains like H&M. Often still lovely designs, but the fabric and construction are nowhere near comparable.


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megan.tme said...

Love the beautiful blouse, it is fantastic, and I agree that the size too big is not an issue. The pieces you pick out are so bold, I love them!! And I hope you don't mind me asking... I'm working on getting appropriate items to wear under clothing, slips and such, and am wondering what you wore under this? Looks like the cut out came down pretty far.. I really need some help with getting my summer clothes to look polished! Thanks Katie!!

~ megan
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p.s. I only know designers from seeing runway shows style.com. I wouldn't even know where to buy anything designer. I'm like you, thrifted items comprise 90% of my wardrobe so designer doesn't translate except inspiration.

shannonbree said...

loved catching up at replay last night, katie!

Aimee C said...

Girl, you are owning this look!

Kimberellie said...

Love this yellow on you. Still so in love with your hair. My dream purchase is probably a designer bag. Probably Burberry or Chanel. I figure a bag would be a good designer purchase because I could wear it all the time!!

I, too, shop on a budget. So I know exactly what you mean.

Jennifer said...

This photo is amazing!! I love everything about it. Your oufit is just perfect- great buy on the Marc shirt!! Seriously, this whole photo is great!!
-jenloveskev

Delightfully Tacky said...

I just bought a pair of Michael Kors trousers and it's the first thing I've ever got that's designer. They were on sale and perfect! I agree with you totally about being too frugal to splurge on designer items.

leassuitcase said...

i'm have GILT too but haven't been as successful finding anything... usually just random shopping i can come up with cute things. Great find tho :)

Meredith said...

I LOVE your new hairstyle. You look so rockstar!

closet365 said...

That top is a perfect score. I love Marc Jacobs and it's wildly springy. Hooray!

patricia said...

It looks great on you!

MissKellie said...

I love the top! :D

My budget doesn't allow for any designer splurging, but I love getting inspiration from designer pieces! If I could, I think I'd buy a Chanel purse and dress! :)

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alya said...

You hair looks KILLER in this picture. Love it.

Lauren Moyer said...

I have yet to buy something from GILT I'd love to have some designer items!

Orchid Grey said...

one of my all time favorites on you, and with your new hair, even better! love your yellow shirt with the white shoes

jazmyncherie said...

Your hair looks AMAZING like that!

super cute outfit as well. yellow has suddenly become my favorite color :)