You Don’t Have to Live in the City to Look Like Erin Lucas

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Erin Lucas

Erin Lucas

For those who do not spend hours and hours glued to the latest and greatest of the never ending reality tv shows like yours truly, Erin Lucas is one of Whitney Port’s pals on MTV’s The City.

I wasn’t too crazy about some of her boho chic-ish outfit choices on the show, but her stunning take on the LBD in this photo immediately caught my attention.

Nude or tan colored shoes can be tricky, so better to wear them with contrasting colors such as black in order to avoid that bland, washed out effect. It looks like Erin is wearing the Very Prive Patent Tan Peep Toe shoe from none other than Mr. Christian Louboutin. I have to admit finding a lookalike pump in that exact hue is difficult. But with so many shoes available in various shades of tan right now, you can get pretty close.

Erin keeps the accessories to a minimum, sticking with one statement ring. We approve.

Ruched Front Knit Dress ($27.80, Forever21)

Ruched Front Knit Dress ($27.80, Forever21)

Mandy Burst Ring ($4.80, Forever21)

Mandy Burst Ring ($4.80, Forever21)

Enzo Angiolini Murray ($98.85, Zappos)

Enzo Angiolini Murray ($98.85, Zappos)

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StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4


Stealing the Look: Bagdley Mischka Spring 2009

Bagdley Mischka Sring 2009 Ready-To-Wear Collection

Bagdley Mischka Sring 2009 Ready-To-Wear Collection

There is something undeniably sexy about Victorian-inspired items, which often tend to mix together all sorts of opulent textures. Such is the rich look created by Bagdley Mischka as part of their Spring 2009 ready-to-wear collection, where opposing elements such as delicate lace and metallic jewelry play a prominent role.

There is no question that a white dress is perfect for summer–especially this year, when neutrals are all the rage. Bagdley Mischka uses a sleeveless dress and a short sleeved cardigan on top, cinching the two at the waist with a belt. However, you can easily recreate the look with a lacy short-sleeved frock.

When it comes to accessorizing the dress, don’t be shy! Over-the-top opulence is an important part of this look. A shiny gold multi-strand necklace, as used by Bagdley Mischka, creates a beautiful contrast against the white fabric. The gold element is also reflected by the hardware on the white hand bag. You can be at your best look with Tahitian Pearls complimenting the dress.

Don’t forget to thrown on a pair of brown wedges or platform sandals that have either dark jewel accents or even more gold hardware. You may think combining so many textures together is a faux-pas, but if Bagdley Mischka did it, then you know its ok!

Qian Pearl Strands Classic White Lace Mini Dress ($36, www.angiehearts.net)

Qian Pearl Strands Classic White Lace Mini Dress ($36, www.angiehearts.net)

Multi Strand Metallic Bead Necklace ($9.80, Forever 21)

Multi Strand Metallic Bead Necklace ($9.80, Forever 21)

Enzo Angiolini 'Waters' Shoe ($89, Zappos)

Enzo Angiolini ‘Waters’ Shoe ($89, Zappos)

Lola Marie Bag ($47.96, www.bagbaus.com)

Lola Marie Bag ($47.96, www.bagbaus.com)

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

Ahead of the trends: Ashley Olsen

Ashley Olsen

Ashley Olsen

Ashley Olsen appears to always a step ahead of the trends. This photo was taken in 2006, while the dress and leather jacket combo that she’s wearing in the photo didn’t go big until late last year.

Motorcycle Jacket ($249, Bebe)

Motorcycle Jacket ($249, Bebe)

Leather is a great way to dress down and add some edge to more formal, feminine pieces . It’s certainly practical for spring and early summer, when nighttime is still a bit chilly and you need to wear a little something over a dress. The jacket I’ve chosen mimics the length Ashley’s cropped jacket, which is what I think keeps the look from crossing over to the grunge side. I, personally, wouldn’t pay much less for a leather jacket. This is an investment piece that will last you through several seasons, without showing wear and tear like cheaper alternatives would.

Babydoll Dress ($14.50, Forever 21)

Babydoll Dress ($14.50, Forever 21)

At only $14.50, this babydoll dress is a pretty fab find. Its simplicity makes it a blank canvas that screams to be accessorized. A gold bangle and ring, like Ashley is wearing, go really well with white. I’ve picked two pretty ornate rings, but, again, the simplicity of the dress leaves room for endless possibilities.

Pearl Center Flower Ring ($3.80, Forever 21)

Pearl Center Flower Ring ($3.80, Forever 21)

Rosette Rings Set ($3.80, Forever 21)

Rosette Rings Set ($3.80, Forever 21)

Gold and Wood Bangle Set ($9, Claire's)

Gold and Wood Bangle Set ($9, Claire's)

The bangle set ($9, Claire’s) I chose includes a couple of wood ones, which I think work really well with this color palette. The variety of textures in the jewelry provide a nice contrast against the white linen of the dress. With the bracelets and rings, I’d say the necklace is not a necessity. But if it is for you, necklaces made of white shells–perfect for a summer look–are really easy to find, often for under $5. Be sure to pick one up from a boardwalk gift shop next time you find yourself at the beach!

Black Peeptoe Pumps ($79, Nordstrom)

Black Peeptoe Pumps ($79, Nordstrom)

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4