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

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31 Comments

  1. says: 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!!!

  2. says: 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.

  3. says: 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.

  4. says: 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!

  5. says: Gracie

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

  6. says: 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!

  7. says: 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

  8. says: 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

  9. says: 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!

  10. says: 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.

  11. says: Curvy Petite

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

  12. says: Gracie

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

  13. says: 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.

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