Today's title says it all; this outfit was inspired by the lovely Amber Rose. I would have never in a million years thought to recreate any outfit Amber Rose had worn. Well let me say this, since she has been dating Wiz Kalifia I have noticed she has become more demure as it relates to her outfits. I guess when you are treated like a lady you carry yourself as one too. Either way I am digging the more covered up Amber and I love some of the stuff I have seen her in.
When I saw this outfit on one of the many gossip blogs I read I immediately pinned it. The entire look from head to toe is my style, classic chic! I wasted no time looking for the perfect skirt and bodysuit. I found the skirt via Etsy and the bodysuit came from MJR Sales which sells discounted famous fashions such as The Limited, Victoria Secrets, and Chadwick’s. This particular bodysuit is from Victoria Secrets. The shoes are from Bakers which I already owned and the belt came with a dress I already own.
So let's tally up the cost to recreate my inspiration look:
Skirt - $20.50 including shipping
Bodysuit - $10.55 including shipping
Pumps - $42.40
Belt - $0.00
Total - $73.45
Not bad at all. I love the challenge of recreating an outfit for a fraction of the cost. It is almost like a sport, well not really but it could be!
If you are an avid thriftier you should check out Etsy it's a great place to find vintage and handmade items. It took me about an hour to find this skirt, only be because I wanted one with pockets and something that wasn't 100% wool. MJR sales is another great site, I have purchased from them twice. They sell a lot of Victoria Secret clothing, the items are new with defects or new without defects. They do state what the defects are in the clothing descriptions i.e. snags or markings. They also cut the tags so you can’t return the items to the original vendor.
So what do you think about my inspiration outfit?