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The Look For Less: Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is one of my favorite designers and when this black dress and plaid shirt ensemble (left) showed up in my email inbox (via Nordstrom) I fell in love. What I didn’t love, however, was the price. Together the shirt, dress, and shoes totaled over one thousand dollars! So I set out to recreate  it, I mean it wasn’t that complicated or special of a look.

dress // blouse (similar 1, 2) // shoes
My first stop for recreating this look was ASOS, because they simply have everything. A quick key word search led me to the v-neck black dress, and with some patient page scrolling, I found the sheer plaid blouse (word to the wise, it’s a British company so sometimes you have to learn their lingo to maximize your search results – it’s checked, not plaid). The shoes are one of my favorite brands, Melissa, via Shopbop. Total cost of my look – $221, that’s almost one fifth of the original price of the Marc by Marc Jacobs look! 
What do you think of my look for less?