Jul 7, 2011 12:35 PM
Katelyn writes: "Hi! I really love your site. I'm studying abroad in Italy this fall, and really want to look pulled together and polished. I love retro or vintage type dresses, like modcloth/anthropologie. I really just want to look classic and pretty, maybe even romantic.
My maximum budget is $800. Anything that is classic or romantic is what I'm looking for, I'm having a horrible time deciding how to make a wardrobe! I've been a student intern for two years, so my closet is just full of black pants and white button ups. I need help getting variety and more feminine styles. I'm a size four in dresses and pants, and a small in tops. I wear a size 7.5 in shoes. Thank you so much and I really hope you'll help me!"
Katelyn, I put together a few outfits that I think you'll be able to mix and match easily, plus some tops you'll be able to style with your existing wardrobe. The whole thing totals $749, so now you have just a bit of extra spending cash for Italy! Buon viaggio! -Mitchy
1. ASOS Peter Pan Collar Pintuck Trim Blouse ($52)
2. Lapel Skirt ($50 on sale)
3. Lumiani Tara in Coral ($48 on sale)
4. Steer the Helm Skirt ($40 on sale)
5. Cameo French Pleated Top ($59)
6. Art Nouveau Printed Top ($38)
7. Frenchi Ribbed Back Open Cardigan in Deep Sea ($25 on sale)
8. Shabby Apple Bellissima Dress ($78)
9. English Rose Dress ($60)
10. Tulle Across the Coral Reefs Crossover Dress ($48)
11. BP Three Quarter Sleeve Jersey Cardigan in Oatmeal ($17 on sale)
12. Maggy London Lightweight Crop Cardigan ($48)
13. How to Knit Shrug in Gray ($30)
14. Forever 21 Abstract Leopard Dress ($23)
15. Clarks Book Pump ($48 on sale)
16. Birthday Wishes Top ($65)
17. Forever 21 Surplice Print Top
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