so we’re putting it to you guys: who inspires you when you’re looking for holiday party attire?
so we’re putting it to you guys: who inspires you when you’re looking for holiday party attire?
which means it’s time for a Christmas outfit contest! send us your favorite fandom-inspired outfits (create them on Polyvore or however you like, just remember to stay close to budget [$50 for clothes and $75 for shoes]). winners will get featured on our blog, and maybe a cool prize! entries are open until December 23, so get going!
Hello, everyone! We’re so sorry we’ve been MIA lately, but Connor’s still off on her Ireland adventures and pretending to be Harry Potter and Basia is up to her eyeballs in finals work as the end of the semester rolls around. However! Tumblr user yearofthecatkyouru asked us if we could find Emma’s outfit from Episode 13, “Tweetception,” which was just the impetus we needed to kick our butts in gear.
Since Emma’s dress bills tend to run upwards of $100, we went looking for something more towards the $50 mark. We weren’t able to find an exact match (do you know how hard it is to find a black/yellow lace overlay dress?), but here’s what we did come up with for you. The first dress is from our favorite, Modcloth, and is priced a little over budget at $53. The middle dress we found at Macy’s for $48. And the last dress we found at Windsor for around $40.
Since fabulous outfits without accessories are so not Emma Approved, we also went looking for her shoes (which we’re doing now, with a budget of around $75). We found both pairs at DSW: both the peep-toe pair and the close-toe pair are $40. The bag we found at Target for $40 (seems to be the magic number), but we also recommend looking somewhere like Ross or Marshall’s. They often have a huge bag selection, and sometimes they even have designer brands for significantly cheaper than a department store.
The amazing, the awesome, the alluring — Annie Taylor!
Annie might be getting cold feet about her wedding (our theory is that Frank Churchill is behind this. Typical.) — well, anyway, her fashion sense is on point. Granted, we can’t quite afford her dress on our budget, but then, well, that’s why we started this blog in the first place!
Our first options are ModCloth: the blue dress for $49.99, and the magenta dress for $37.99. The third dress comes from Forever 21 ($15.99; you might want to wear a cami under it as it is, in fact, partially see-through). The last dress — on the bottom row there — hails from Target (because we love Target & long sleeve dresses are totally awesome for autumn weather) for $27.99.
The two necklaces we’ve shown above are from Etsy. The brass chevron is from paperfacestudio for $32, and the second necklace comes from TaraJacksonJewelry for $33.99. Naturally, there are plenty of similar items both on Etsy and elsewhere (Forever 21 typically has slightly imilar things for a tenth of the price, but we felt that these were more in-line with Ms. Taylor’s style).
We hope you’re enjoying this web series as much as we are — Emma is one of our favorites, and we can’t wait to see what happens next!
Greetings, seahorses! We have a lot of outfits coming your way from today’s episode of Emma Approved, but we thought it would be bad form to start with anyone but Emma herself! We don’t know about you, but we like her already, and we can’t wait to see what outfits she inspires!
For Emma’s pink cardigan, we went (of course) to Modcloth, which is where we found our first pick: The Charter School Cardigan ($35). The other sweater we found at Forever 21 for $27.80 (what is with their prices always having that weird 80 cents?). It comes in several other colors, too, in case pink isn’t your thing! White button-downs are pretty much a staple that almost everyone has in their wardrobe, but we thought we’d find one for you anyway in case you don’t! We found this one at Old Navy for $29.50.
It’s difficult to tell in this screencap, but Emma wears a circular pendant necklace. We found these at Forever 21 also. The Love charm necklace is $1.80 (no, that’s not a typo), and we also included this elephant pendant in case you like something with a longer chain. That’s $3.80.
So get out there and start shopping, seahorses. We’ll be back later with another outfit that’s sure to be Emma Approved.
(we said it we said the thing)
Guys. Emma Approved starts tomorrow. In order to get us all excited, we here at DLBDFL have decided to kick matters off with something a little different: outfits based on what we’ve seen of Emma so far (whether by her logo, her tweets, or her blog posts).
Because, you know. We’re pumped to see what the Pemberley Dig team has in store for us. Also that Pemberley Dig is a real thing, because… well, to put it shortly, that is AWESOME.
Our starting point, naturally enough, was ModCloth. The orange dress is on sale for $34.99, and the purple dress costs $47.99 (but, despite the cost, is totally worth it; Basia has it in black and adores this dress!). Our other find is a cardigan (naturally, you know. It is sweater season) in, apparently, the color scheme “Fro Yo” ($34.99), which we thought was rather fun!
With that, we leave you to your own countdown. Remember, though, as Mr. Knightley told Emma, One Man’s style must not be the rule of another’s. Happy shopping, seahorses; we’ll be right there with you tomorrow, holding our mugs of tea & trying not to cry from excitement!
We here at DFFL are so sorry that we’ve been so inactive lately. Connor, if you didn’t know, is in Ireland right now and I am insanely jealous, let me tell you. (If you want to see her travels, you can also follow her over at connortravels.) As for me (Basia, that is), I’m embarking on the terrifying journey known as writing a senior thesis. It’s a creative thesis, so it’s pretty cool, but it’s still extremely daunting. You can talk to me about it, if you’re curious. If you’re not, don’t worry. I won’t be offended.
What I’m here to tell you, though, is that October is quickly approaching and, with it, Halloween. So to get us back in the swing of things, we’re inviting you guys to start submitting Halloween costumes that you’d like to see us turn into everyday apparel!
And of course, in the meantime, we’ll work very hard on setting up a queue so you lovely people can see more of us on your dash again!
The two of us here at DLBDFL may or may not be furious that the Sanditon writers are still keeping Sidney Parker from the viewing public. However, we must learn to rise above our feelings and soldier on. Thankfully, Gigi is still adorable as always, which gives us plenty of blogging fodder. Today’s episode featured this adorable collared top. Now, Pemberley Dig hasn’t been so great about linking us to Gigi’s outfits lately, and their Sublime page is woefully outdated as far as her outfits go, so we sadly do not have an exact match for Gigi’s shirt. That being said, we went out to see what we could find that was similar. Here’s what we came up with.
The first two selections are both from Modcloth: the Retro Bike Ride Top for $34.99 and the Made the Glade Top for $32.99. The bottom two selections are from Yes Style. The first is a top for $27. The last selection is a dress priced at $22.40, and it also comes in black.
Happy shopping, seahorses, and here’s hoping that we see Sidney sometime in the near future.
Hey, so I am in love with this shirt and I wondered if you all might know where it comes from? Or if you know of anything similar. I love your blog! :)
You are too kind! We love running this blog, so we’re glad to hear you’re rather a fan of it as well. :) Thanks for thinking of us!
The top/dress (/whatever it may be!) is from Episode 5 of the Domino Demo series Gigi ran during LBD. This particular style is called a lattice cut-out, and we’ve found a few items of a similar nature. The Lattice Night Dress on the left is ModCloth, costing $36.99; if you want a slightly fancier and out of our normal $50 or under budget, ModCloth as another lattice cut-out dress for $59.99. The shirt in the middle is $21.99 from Charlotte Russe. As you can see, it is fairly sheer, and you may want to grab a tank top. Our last find is also from Charlotte Russe, and costs $28.99.
Curious about our latest search? Well! It was… illuminating.
William Darcy. Could there be a more perfect (and yet deeply flawed and at times incredibly oblivious) character? We’ve long since learned to love bowties (thank you, Matt Smith), but Darcy’s wearing of them is in a category by itself — even when it’s Jane!Darcy fake-texting. It’s super important.
We’ve got a few things for the girls among you who want to adapt (and adopt) Darcy’s style. For an Episode 61 look, we’d suggest sticking to William’s choices: a blue button-down and a black, v-neck cardigan (these two are $19.95 each at H&M, but you can find similar items everywhere from Target to J. Crew to what might already be in your closet). If you’re feeling like you want to go a bit more feminine, we’ve found this fabulous blouse from ModCloth for $34.99.
But what if you’ve opted against a tie-neck top, and decided that a regular bowtie is just too stuffy (with respect to both temperature and temperament)? There are plenty of bow necklaces in the world to suit such a need! The first one here is $10 on an Etsy shop calledthewoodlandburrow. The black bow is from another Etsy shop, UrbanClink, and is a fair bit pricier at $39.95. The last one we’ve shown is from Charlotte Russe for $6.
Oh, Lizzie. It has been too long. We miss you, dear.
Alright, so before y’all work yourself into a tizzy, we did once research Lizzie’s top from episode 1 (and also episode 100, seen on the right). In fact, that post actually has a blouse reminiscent of our recent post about Gigi’s top in Sanditon Ep. 15. Be that as it may, we decided to pay this outfit of the lovely Miss Elizabeth another visit. Because, you know, why not? Besides, we stumbled across a few more tops that we really, really like.
The top three are
surprise! from Mod Cloth, and offer some sleeve-length variety for us (perfect, we think, for rocking the Lizzie look all year long): 3/4-length, sleeveless, and long (the first two are $27.99, while the last is $42.99). On the bottom row, we have items from Ann Taylor ($45), Target ($12), and even one from Amazon ($27.99). The last two are available in a variety of colors.
Ashley, basically put: we miss your stupid dump truck face. And your acting skills. And your fashion choices. … and, fine, yes. That screencap from Episode 100 still makes us cry, too.
The two of us here at DLBDFL were keeping our fingers crossed for an appearance from Sidney Parker in this past episode, but — alas. Apparently we shall have to wait. In the meantime, what better way to spend our pent-up fandom-feels-energy than by researching cute graphic tees?
Gigi’s bicycle-ride top is from ModCloth and costs $44.99. The second top we’ve shown is also ModCloth, priced at $27.99 — we know it’s not exactly similar to the actual top, but… seahorse. Need we say more? The white tee is from PacSun ($25.95), and we are throwing it in for those of you who like the length of Gigi’s tee. There’s a similar shirt in blue, in case you’re curious.
The rest of the t-shirts are all from shops on Etsy, and we could not be more excited about them. Finding cute bicycle-ride tees is, remarkably, somewhat difficult! These four were our favorites, but there are more than enough others to choose from if you care to look for yourself. The first is from CrawlSpaceStudios for $22.50. The next one over hails from livepoultry, who calls that color “Jade Blue” ($25, also available in navy; the shop also has another, similar-styled shirt for the same price in three different colors). The final Etsy find is from ArkieStyle for $25.
Gigi, we know you love to meddle… and as you point out, things did work out quite well for your brother. Keep an eye on Tom for us, though? And maybe convince Ed to watch your videos. Yeah. That’d work.
Episode 15 of Sanditon features the ever beautifful Allison Paige in a fabulous teal top. Of course, due to camera angles, we have no. clue. if this is dress or blouse, so we threw in a few shirts to balance the dresses. The first dress is $44.99, and the third is $49.99; both are from ModCloth. The second dress is from Old Navy and costs $24. The shirt in the middle can be found at LOFT for $29.50. The shirts on the left and right are $17.95 and $9.95, respectively, and were found at H&M.
Gigi’s bib necklace intrigues us. Since statement necklaces are definitely kinda a big deal right now — and because we all know that accessories can make or break a look — we found a silver one (because some of us just can’t pull off gold) from Forever 21 ($8.80) and a gold one from Target ($9.99).
Clara never fails to be fabulous. With a new Sanditon episode airing tomorrow, we thought it was a good time to see what we could find re: Clara’s top from Thursday. Lace and collars are a fun way to bring in the summer (not to mention the ice cream Clara’s been making - yum!), so here’s what we found for you today.
The first is Clara’s actual top, from Modcloth for $49.99. The second top is also from Modcloth, this one for $42.99. The next two are from Forever 21, both for $17.80: 1, 2. The first one is a little sheer, so we recommend an off-white cami, which you can find just about anywhere.
Oh, Gigi. We love it when you’re sassy, but could you just maybe talk to William about grad school? It’s starting to seem like you just aren’t interested (which is totes okay by us, my dear! We want to see you nice and happy in Sanditon, enjoying sassmaster Sidney Parker’s company… if he’d just show his face already, that is, but we digress). Also, cute top.
Curious about Gigi’s orange, casual peplum? We were, too! So, we did what we do best: we went investigating. (Okay, we know. Basia’s been playing
too much Nancy Drew, and Connor’s been reading mystery novels again. We love a good investigation, though, especially for affordable fashion!)
The first picture is of her actual top, listed on ModCloth for $27.99. The other two on that row are also from ModCloth, the red one for $37.99 and the bright orange for $32.99. The ones on the bottom come from Target, and are each available in different colors or patterns. The first costs $22.99; the second, $16.99; and the last, $17.99.