December 15, 2015

Affordable Alternatives

Hopefully you've already read all about the wonderful Cocktails in Wonderland collection the folks at Farfetch Boutique have going on (read all about it here). The outfits are so gorgeous! However, they present a mild conundrum to someone like me: a teenager with very little spending money, certainly not enough to spend over 1000 dollars on a dress!
I made a promise a few weeks ago (that you can see here) that all the fashion and products I feature here will be affordable for teenagers and young adults--people around my age. I certainly haven't forgotten this promise already! All the fashion featured in my Cocktails in Wonderland post last week will be shown here with affordable alternatives in case you saw something you loved but couldn't handle the price tag.
First up is Saint Laurent's ruffled, baby pink 'lulu' dress, retail price on Farfetch: £4,650, roughly $7,000. An affordable alternative is this short, strapless sweetheart neckline dress with knotted detail, retail price on Promgirl: $119.

Paired with lulu are the kick ass 'fetish' ankle boots, retail price on Farfetch: £845, roughly $680. An affordable alternative are these cute, faux-suede lace-up booties from Forever 21, retail price (currently on sale) on F21's website: $19.95.

Next up: this gorgeous, embellished, beaded Oscar de la Renta gown that retails for a whopping £8,190, roughly $12,400. Yeah. An affordable alternative is this v-neck gown from Sherri Hill with detailed neckline that retails for $300.

Finally we had the gothic two-pieces. Farfetch's included the Alessandra Rich Embellished top and the Simone Rocha Embroidered skirt. The top retails for £2,115 (about $3,000) and the skirt for £695 (about $1,050). Nasty Gal's Affordable Alternatives were the Lynette Lace Crop Top and the Soft Centered Lace Wrap skirt. The top is $48 and the skirt is $58.

Happy shopping!


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