Petite Fashion Challenge #3 – The Look For Less

Wow, this Petite Fashion Challenge was hard! Hosted by the wonderful blog Petite Little Girl, this month’s challenge was “The Look For Less”. We had to pick a celeb style icon, and recreate one of her looks “for less”. So, here we go…

My celeb style icon is not a huge celebrity, but she is kinda a celebrity in the fashion world. Her name is Miroslava Duma, and she is a petite powerhouse in the Russian fashion scene. A former editor for Russian Harper’s Bazaar, and now free lance fashion writer, she is a fixture at fashion shows, and her styling prowess gets photographed by The Sartorialist fairly often. Swoon!

Needless to say, this chick wears designer, and she wears it well. I could die happy with just one day to roll around in her wardrobe.

I’m pretty sure she’s wearing Prada Fall 2008

The look I choose was photographed by The Sartorialist, and I just so happened to save this photo in my “Fashion Inspiration” file on my computer a long time ago. After studying the look, I dove into my closet to see what I could come up with.

Petite Fashion Challenge Look For Less
Coat: Burberry Harbourne, size 2 (torso slimmed)
Sweater: Line lace panel cardigan, size xs
Top: LOFT corsage button down (torso and sleeves slimmed)
Skirt: H&M lace skirt, size 2
Knee High’s: Banana Republic
Handbag: Helen Kaminski
Shoes: Cinderella of Boston, size 5

Ick. Bad camera angle. Where’s Scott Schuman when you need him?

The only item that’s not quite “for less” is my Burberry coat, but considering it’s probably way cheaper than what Miroslava is wearing (my guess is some kind of cashmere), I guess it kinda is. =P

I’m not sure if this look works for me. It needs some tweaks for sure, like better shoes and handbag, so maybe I’ll be feeling it more after a few more wardrobe additions. But, I’m glad I did tinker with another way to wear my new petite-friendly H&M lace skirt.

Be sure to see the rest of the Petite Fashion Challenge #3 entries at Petite Little Girl:

See the rest of my Petite Fashion Challenge posts.

More posts with the Burberry Trenchcoats:
Henrietta Pertuz Petites Morning to Moonlight Dress
Petite-Friendly H&M Lace Skirt – I Wasn’t Sure If I Was a Lace Girl
Petite Outfit: Who Needs Sunshine When You’ve Got Burberry?
Review: The Elusive Burberry Petite
Petite-Friendly Coats: Burberry

More posts with the LOFT corsage button down:
You Had Me At J.Crew – Petite Size Wool Skirt
Petite Outfit: Feeling Lofty
Adventures in Alterations: Tailoring a Button Down Shirt

More posts with the H&M lace skirt:
Petite-Friendly H&M Lace Skirt – I Wasn’t Sure If I Was a Lace Girl

31 Comments

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    I am Khatu

    ahhhh LOVE!

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    Callandra

    Great job on re-creating the look! Very similar indeed.

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    PetiteAsianGirl

    Omg, as soon as I saw the inspiration photo I already envisioned your version. That inspiration outfit was calling your name. Great find and great rendition!!!

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    Elle

    I love Miroslava Duma's style too, I read through an entire thread on her on the purseblog forum once and was thoroughly impressed. I actually saved your inspiration picture too though I could never bring myself to pay for Prada RTW. You did a great job replicating the look, everything looks just as expensive as MD's outfit.

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    The Little Dust Princess

    (Your link for "Miroslava Duma" leads to the Google page!!)

    Wow, your outfit is almost identical to hers!! Great job :D

    xx The Little Dust Princess

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    CynthiaC

    Great to see that lace skirt again! LOOOOVEEEEE it! :)

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    kileen

    Amazing job recreating Miroslava Duma's look! I'm kicking myself now for not getting that H&M skirt now when you put it up for sale on the forum. It looks too cute!!

    kileen
    cuteandlittle.com

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    Nelah

    Wow I thought I saw a reflection of her outfit on yours! Amazing job on finding each piece. The lace skirt is so unique and beautiful.

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    Stylepint

    What a great look and you did a fabulous job recreating it! =)

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    PetiteXXS

    You did such an amazing job! Definitely came close to the inspiration and I love the mimic pose too! :)

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    SewPetiteGal

    She definitely has impeccable style as do you so this is a perfect challenge for you! Love the look and the pose!

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    curls-and-pearls

    Wow that's awesome you had all the elements to make it work!!! I love Miroslava's style, she's so fashion foward yet she doesn't look like she's trying hard!

    Great job Kelly!

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    Em

    love the lace! and the phone pose. awesome job :)

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    jlovesBal

    Great interpretation! I love Miro's style!

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    Gracie

    Really interesting pick for the recreation and your rendition is just as fabulous! I did a double look because of the pose.

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    Cee

    Miroslava Duma is so adorably cute and girly. I look forward to seeing her in the style pages =) You totally nailed this look from top to bottom. I love it!

  • Reply October 28, 2010

    TinyInTexas

    Wow you did an amazing job!! You really did recreate this look fabulously. Love the pose too, lol.

  • Reply October 29, 2010

    PetiteLittleGirl

    You did such a fabulous job. This outfit is so you. I also love the pose. Thank you so much for participating. I fixed the link on my blog. Please let me know if you have any other problems

  • Reply October 29, 2010

    HM63

    Nice job! :)

  • Reply October 29, 2010

    Curvy Petite

    perfect!! Goodness, as I am going through all of the challenges, no particular one seems to fail me!

  • Reply October 29, 2010

    Kiki

    What a wonderful replication! You have quite an eye for style, my dear!

  • Reply October 29, 2010

    Michelle

    I love that you re-created her pose! :)

    That lace skirt looks so great on you! I am also in love with your trench coat! Why must you tempt me? :p

  • Reply October 29, 2010

    Leena

    wowie, great replica!

    http://leena1021.blogspot.com/

  • Reply October 29, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    Thanks everyone!!!!!

    Elle – I know! I spent an entire day going through the Purse Forum thread. Her style is amazing.

    The Little Dust Princess – Thanks for catching that broken link! Blogger has been quirky for me lately. Grrr.

    PetiteLittleGirl – Thanks for hosting PFC #3!

    Michelle – LOL. Don't get the Burberry bug…once you're bitten, you can't stop!

  • Reply October 31, 2010

    deborah

    Wow. Love the look of the lacy cardigan with the button up. i didn't notice how awesome your cardigan from the review post was until I saw it here. Great job! I have a lacy tank that I might try to wear with a colored button up. Thanks for the idea.

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Leena

    wowie, great replica!

    http://leena1021.blogspot.com/

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    I am Khatu

    ahhhh LOVE!

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Curvy Petite

    perfect!! Goodness, as I am going through all of the challenges, no particular one seems to fail me!

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Gracie

    Really interesting pick for the recreation and your rendition is just as fabulous! I did a double look because of the pose.

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Nelah

    Wow I thought I saw a reflection of her outfit on yours! Amazing job on finding each piece. The lace skirt is so unique and beautiful.

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    kileen

    Amazing job recreating Miroslava Duma's look! I'm kicking myself now for not getting that H&M skirt now when you put it up for sale on the forum. It looks too cute!!

    kileen
    cuteandlittle.com

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