Welcome to the first installment of a new series I’m trying out: Steal That Style!, where I feature a celebrity’s recent outfit and break it down into the Steal-able (that is, similar pieces that are affordable) and the DIY-able.  Let me know what you guys think – I’d love your feedback!

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Olivia Palermo was spotted recently at a film screening, wearing this bold ensemble.  I look the juicy colors, the pop of print – and the gutsiness of this as a party look.  Above is how to get the look for less, by shopping cheap…and creatively crafting.

How to Get Her Look

Stylish Steals

Cuff: Metal Braided Cuff, $21, AlltheRageOnline.com.

Dress: Exhibit A Cutout Coral Dress, $59; or Aryn K Sudden Chill Orange Dress, $83; or Cutest Smile Red Dress, $38; all Lulus.com.

Shoes: Liliana Muses 3 Leopard Pump, $23.90, UrbanOg.com.

DIY Deals

Dress: The dress can be made using BurdaStyle Pattern 1/2010 #128.  Choose a bright shantung fabric for the same look.  Eliminate the belt and cut the sleeves shorter to about a 3/4 length sleeve (don’t forget hem allowance).   Also if you like eliminate the center front seam by overlapping the front piece patterns on top of each other (only overlapping the seam allowance), and cut the front as one continuous piece.  If you really like that high-waisted seam, you can always add a piece of black cord trim in the midsection of the dress to thoroughly emulate the look.

Clutch: Take a clutch you already have (or something thrifted), and cover with hot pink satin (example from HancockFabrics.com), using Loctite Vinyl, Fabric and Plastic Adhesive to adhere it.

Shoes: If you’re feeling crafty and have a pair of beige pumps on hand (or can find a usable pair at your local thrift store), paint your own DIY leopard print using Angelus Acrylic leather paints (ideal), or acrylic paints, covered in a layer or two of Mod Podge Matte to make the spots weatherproof.

Proof that you don’t need a celeb’s money to look like a million bucks!



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