Celebrity Inspired Look-for-Less

Dress – BCF  |  Bag – Fiorelli  |  Platform Sandals – Aldo Shoes
This is one of the photos I have on my inspirational style board above my desk. I like Kerry Washington’s style for the most part and especially this particular look. She’s wearing a Jason Wu resort dress and carrying a JP TODs tote, her look retails for $2,500 (even though she probably didn’t buy one piece, you know how they get that public appearance promo stuff for free). I did an inspirational look with a $25 dress from Burlington Coat Factory. I didn’t want to wear black shoes like she did, so I opted instead for my tan platforms by Aldos.



I love that this dress,has the three F’s (flowly, flirty and feminine). I adore a dress that just moves with me and cascades around my body when the wind blows. The ruffle neck is very pretty and it works well with a wrap-around obi style belt.  Hopefully I captured the essence of her look.

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18 Responses to Celebrity Inspired Look-for-Less

  1. Toria says:

    You pulled it off great! I kinda like your look better though! lol :)

  2. Claudette says:

    Wow! What a gorgeous dress, you look phenomenal. You nailed it, girl!

  3. Prissy says:

    Very pretty dress..so feminine & girly! It looks great on you! Of course, I’m loving the heels!!


  4. Sing says:

    For some reason the Kerri look didn’t load on your page for me. But I love the dress and the belt, gorg and very fem.

  5. lynda johnson says:

    so pretty!

  6. Kim Brown says:

    I actually like yours better!

  7. Cheryl P says:

    Love your belt! In my opinion, you captured the look very well.

  8. CherylP says:

    Love the belt! In my opinion, you captured the essence of the look very well. Very flattering dress!

  9. Tonia says:

    I love the WHOLE look.

  10. Emma Yamada says:

    WOW!! This is my Favorite look yet! That dress is Amazing!

  11. Gosh, I actually like yours even better! Great job! I think we might have a BCF around here, and now you are making me think I should go check it out. :) Also, great tips below about taking care of your clothes. Button re-enforcing is a great idea, and something I need to start doing…

  12. Anusha says:

    That is just the coolest dress e-v-a-h!!! I adore leopard print dresses, especially when the shape is retro and feminine like this. And the belt is absolutely right on!

    I too think your dress and whole look is better than Kerry’s!

  13. I just stumbled upon your blog and I love your style! You make 40 look good! I also like to look great without spending a fortune!

  14. Profile photo of Budget Chic Budget Chic says:

    @ lindsey – Thank you. They say 40 is the new 30 but I believe forty is being redefined by a lot of women today, especially women in the media. Women want to look better, they don’t want to surrender style, fitness and taking care of one’s self after 40. I think that’s the big difference between yesterday’s fortysomething and today’s forty plus woman.

  15. Staci says:

    Awesome dress!

  16. Tyesha says:

    Hello I just found you on Rush Our Fashion’s Blogroll and I love this look. So feminine and you nailed it to the T. Loving the whole look..GORGeous

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