Thursday, September 17, 2009

Shopping your closet: Kate Spade Copycat

I just love that Kate Spade finally took the step and created a RTW collection... and she did a marvellous job, too! The ad that was everywhere in fashion mags a while ago was adorable (yah, on the right if you've been under a rock lately and missed it!)

The collection, that formidably oozes mod-era/60s, features
everything from skirts, tops and leggings to jackets, hats and any accessory you could wish for - and shoes, of course! Not that this is news to anyone by any means: it's just that I stopped by at the 5th Avenue store earlier tonight after work and was so blown away now when I was finally face to face with the whole collection, that I felt like venting a little here on my blog. I had to fight so hard not to pull out my poor MasterCard (again)! In my world, you can never own too many shift minis or pairs of bright tights Blair Waldorf style -- even though I am always debating with myself whether I can really pull those off or not.



Sadly, Kate is a little out my budget right now... However, not to worry! I recently read somewhere that one of the WGSN editors had said she does not care anymore if what she wears is a little last season, as long as it looks good. Of course, this has been my philosophy for years... glad the rest of the world is finally catching up, even though it took the recession from hell for it to happen! Reminding myself how stylish it is to save, I went straight home and shopped my closet to create the look below using nothing but pieces from past seasons -- heavily inspired by Kate but not a total knockoff...!














  • Ivory crochet dress with cap sleeve and black silk sash -- Tibi, fall 2007
  • Red tights -- American Apparel, timeless
  • Black patent flats with buckle -- Delia's, fall 2007
  • Color block black/white purse -- Furla, I forget how old....
  • Necklace -- craft shop in Namibia
  • Earrings -- Pilgrim
  • Ring -- craft shop in Bergen, Norway
I would not at all mind taking this outfit out on the town paired with a Rodarte biker jacket and a pair of black suede booties (Loubotin and Zanotti immediately come to mind)! 'Cuz just because you love your out-of-season stuff, it does not in any way mean you're not craving current pieces as well... unfortunately.

xoxox!

30 comments:

  1. Oh I've been eying that Kate Spade collection too- and you've totally inspired me to go shop in my closet now ;)

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  2. Yes, isn't it lovely? Have fun "shopping"! ;)

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  3. that dress is too cute. i love it.

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  4. Yes it's true, I don't mind if I'm wearing last season's outfit, that's why I make it a point to stick to classics.

    Lovely dress... you did well in shopping your closet.

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  5. I like this post! cool blog

    www.sheisobsessed.blogspot.com

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  6. I love Kate Spade so much ! That's a marvellous style !
    http://mimietnini.canalblog.com/

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  7. I got the idea to post about the Indian girl when you blogged about shopping your closet and making do with what you have. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs!

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  8. Hugs back to you, and everyone else who pops in here and reads my blog!

    The Tibi dress is one of my favorites: I've been checking temperatures anxiously because I want to start wearing it again. I'm tired of denim cutoffs and tery sundresses now! :D

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  9. What a fantastic post! Very inspiring to make use of what we already have and make it look new again. The outfit you "shopped" is perfect :)

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  10. yaay I love kate spade! her new collection is so cute, very mary quant-ish

    and i too would so rather look good and cultivate my own style rather then follow all the trends and be a slave to fashion ;)

    sugar
    xoxo

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  11. Thanks babes! Yes, do shop your own closet - it's so much fun and kind of surprising to rediscover all the great stuff you have sitting around on your shelves.

    I'm off to work now - "see" you later! :) xoxoxo

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  12. That Kate Spade collection has had me up in arms since the first moment I laid eyes upon it. It's too adorable. I want to own every piece. Though I really wouldn't mind owning your Tibi Ivory Crochet Dress either - love! :)

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  13. I loove this dress! and the ad is so cute

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  14. oh wunderul! i love those style. very chic and 60ies.

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  15. Nice work, darling! Love that dress; lovely collage!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  16. you are the second blog i've read today that has posted that it's a positive thing to hold on to last seasons clothes if you like them.

    i couldn't agree more, i think people should create their own style and not be overly influenced by the fashion mags.

    great post! :)

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  17. Very Gossip Girl and I love it!
    XOXOX
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

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  18. Well done! Your outfit is totally Kate Spade worthy. Love the flats.

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  19. So ultra cool. I love it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Cheers!

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  20. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! I really appreciate it!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Xoxo
    Giovanna
    www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

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  21. i love that first picture! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  22. love the red tights! i need to buy them!

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  23. Red tights = must for this F/W season

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  24. I'm adoring your things! Such a gorgeous dress, classic ballerinas and a cute Furla bag you have!

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  25. immense... loving the gorgeous white dress and all that red! xxxc

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  26. the kate spade ad is so adorable!

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