03 October 2012

The Kate Effect: Singapore

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It's been way too long since I've done a Kate Look for Less post.  This Prabal Gurung dress she wore to meet Singapore's president was my favorite look from their tour of SE Asia.  The dress retails for $1995, so sadly, not an option for most of it.  Plus she wore her trusty black suede Prada pumps, which clock in at just under $550.  A bit more reasonable, considering how much wear you can get from classics like these, but still a far cry from budget-friendly.

You've got two options:

First, you can go the "I just destroyed my car engine" route and spend FAR fewer pennies on this gorgeous H&M confection {only $34.95} and these very similar-looking Vince Camuto leather pumps {on sale for $69.99}.  Not quite the same, but an equally gorgeous look for a fraction of the cost.

Or you can have a real Kate moment and rent this EXACT same dress from Rent the Runway.  Invest in the black Prada pumps from which you are sure to get a lot of bang-for-your-buck.  Voila! You're a duchess.


Emily Anne said...

I love the h&m dress better! Looks great either way!

Portuguese Prepster said...

the dress is gorgeous! Love the h&m find!

Melissa @ I Pick Pretty said...

Well played as always, dear. That Prabal Gurung was also my runaway favorite of that tour, so I'm thrilled there's an affordable alternative.

Perfectly Imperfect said...

h & m all the way lady.