OOTD/The Look For Less: “Prada vs. Asos Striped Dress”

My Outfit of the Day was inspired from Prada’s Spring 2011 collection. It is the striped colorful dress that was seen on over 48 magazine covers and countless red carpet events. I was first attracted to this dress for Prada’s use of a mixture of colors along with the stripes pattern. The Prada dress runs $1,150 but my dress that I’m wearing is actually from Asos and although it is now unavailable, here’s a similar version. I placed this particular dress on my wishlist for month’s before ordering it. I wanted to wait until it was reduced down from it’s original $62 price. Then in October it finally went down to $25 but by then the weather permitted me from wearing it, that is up until tonight. I finally know what Beyonce meant when she said, “Put on your freakum dress”. This dress, although some curvy women would shy away from stripes, gives you all kind of accents to your curves. I walked out the house with an extra boost of confidence and it was all about the dress. It is made of viscose and elastane with a touch of peplum at the bottom. I didn’t want to keep everything matchy-matchy by adding pink or orange shoes so I broke up the color scheme by adding teal colored shoes and clutch of that same color. I got these  earrings from Dot’s a few weeks ago and couldn’t think of what to wear them with until tonight. The final look all came together well.


 Dress: Asos $25

Earrings: Dots $5.80

Shoes: Charlotte Russe $20

Yellow Bracelet: $3.50 (clearance) Ashley Stewart

Clutch: Nine West from Macy’s $9 (clearance)

Large Sequin Hoop Earrings