copy cat looks

Copy Cat Look: Meghan Markle

Copy Cat Look:  Meghan Markle

Copy Cat Look: Meghan Markle

The Royal Wedding is coming up next weekend, and regardless if you’re a royal watcher or not, can’t argue that Meghan has style. Because I’ll take any reason to theme out my life, I decided this week I’ll pour my best cup of Earl Grey and channel my best London Looks. Meghan’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting look had me. I had to copy this look to the best of my ability with what I had in my closet.

Meghan Markle's Look (pinterest)

Meghan Markle’s Look (pinterest)

Word on Meghan’s Look:  Keys to this look are the pinstripe trench dress, black blazer over the shoulders, black strappy pumps, striped cross body bag and delicate jewelry.

My best recreation

My best recreation

What I had in my closet:  Mad Men for Banana Republic black and white striped dress, not quite a trench dress but same overall look with a cream base, black stripes and a longer length.  I love her blazer with the nautical gold buttons, but I only have 1 black blazer these days, a WHBM blazer with micro dots, still works.  For heels I have these old mark. ones with some strappy details and worked in some dainty jewelry pieces from Avon.  I think its super cute how she has the black and white striped cross body worn a little higher up, the best I could re-create this is with the mark. Summer Crush Crossbody, which gives it a little more California feel for my everyday.

WHBM Blazer over the shoulders

WHBM Blazer over the shoulders

mark. Summer Crush Crossbody

mark. Summer Crush Crossbody

Immittion is the greatest form of flattery right?  Either way, good style isn’t hard, you just have to copy cat it.  Find what you like in a picture, on tv, from my blog maybe and just re-create with what you have.  Maybe you’ll have to pick up an item or two, but that way you’re building a wardrobe with what you love, which is always ongoing.  I’ll be sipping some afternoon tea this week as we get closer to getting some eye candy from the Royal Wedding.  Can’t wait to see her dress!

 

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Copy Cat – Express Peplum Look

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.  Express, be flattered, because I want to imitate your looks… and I did!  After seeing this look in the May mailer I had to copy cat it.  So let’s break it down… black peplum top + black slim fitting pants + black pointy toe pumps + arm party + black sunglasses = one super chic look!

Express Peplum Look

Express Peplum Look

With the KILLER Memorial Weekend sales I was able to pick up this peplum top from Express for ONLY $17!  I’ve been thinking about this look since the moment I got the mailer so I knew first time I wore the top I was recreating this outfit!  The peplum trend is one I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time and Express has had some really awesome offerings, but I knew a simple basic black top I’d get the most use out of and be able to take it past its fad.

Copy Cat Express Peplum Look

Copy Cat Express Peplum Look

Of course I had to make it my own.  With such a simple canvas you could really take this look many ways.  I started with what I already had, slim fitting black pants (also from Express), pointed toe pumps from Shoedazzle, some edgy jewelry from mark. and my new favorite bag, the High Style Convertable bag, also from mark, and of course my go-to Marc Jacobs sunglasses.

Edgy accessories from mark.

Edgy accessories from mark.

The necklace and earrings are old favorites from mark. but the Rock The Place Ring ($20) is a hot new arrival at my eboutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com.  You can also get the High Style Convertible Bag ($40) at my eboutique.  I like the dark, hematite and silver tones  with this look, they make it a great Friday night outfit!

Perfect Peplum Look with Express and mark.

Perfect Peplum Look with Express and mark.

Putting a look together doesn’t have to take all that much effort, just be inspired by something you see and immitate it!  Express is one of my favorite brands so I love getting their emails and mailers to be inspired by their looks.  What are some of your favorites to be inspired by?  Have you copy catted a favorite look?  Maybe you’ll flatter me by imitating my copy cat look!

Copy Cat – Express Peplum Look

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.  Express, be flattered, because I want to imitate your looks… and I did!  After seeing this look in the May mailer I had to copy cat it.  So let’s break it down… black peplum top + black slim fitting pants + black pointy toe pumps + arm party + black sunglasses = one super chic look!

Express Peplum Look

Express Peplum Look

With the KILLER Memorial Weekend sales I was able to pick up this peplum top from Express for ONLY $17!  I’ve been thinking about this look since the moment I got the mailer so I knew first time I wore the top I was recreating this outfit!  The peplum trend is one I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time and Express has had some really awesome offerings, but I knew a simple basic black top I’d get the most use out of and be able to take it past its fad.

Copy Cat Express Peplum Look

Copy Cat Express Peplum Look

Of course I had to make it my own.  With such a simple canvas you could really take this look many ways.  I started with what I already had, slim fitting black pants (also from Express), pointed toe pumps from Shoedazzle, some edgy jewelry from mark. and my new favorite bag, the High Style Convertable bag, also from mark, and of course my go-to Marc Jacobs sunglasses.

Edgy accessories from mark.

Edgy accessories from mark.

The necklace and earrings are old favorites from mark. but the Rock The Place Ring ($20) is a hot new arrival at my eboutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com.  You can also get the High Style Convertible Bag ($40) at my eboutique.  I like the dark, hematite and silver tones  with this look, they make it a great Friday night outfit!

Perfect Peplum Look with Express and mark.

Perfect Peplum Look with Express and mark.

Putting a look together doesn’t have to take all that much effort, just be inspired by something you see and immitate it!  Express is one of my favorite brands so I love getting their emails and mailers to be inspired by their looks.  What are some of your favorites to be inspired by?  Have you copy catted a favorite look?  Maybe you’ll flatter me by imitating my copy cat look!