The very first person whose style I admired to the point of wanting to dress like them was Mary-Kate Olsen.
I loved her (not in Full House) in It Takes Two and even more when she got older and died her hair brown. She separated herself from the twin gimmick and embraced her own personal style. Throwing caution to the wind and ignoring what the haters said. Bonus points? She got help when her life was spiraling.
All of these things always made her always seem the more relate-able of the the two…
Consequently, I’ve decided every so often, I’m going to have “A Date With Mary-Kate” where I take an old outfit of her’s and track down items so that it could be recreated… Occasionally, I might also recreate her outfits myself (with my own twist).
Let’s break down her outfit and where similar pieces an be found:
Toda Vista Swing Dress from Anthropologie is a great match length, material, and colorwise for her dress. Want a cheaper version? Not a match on material, but this little darling from Forever21 is under $25 and has the same vibe to it.
The Rockville Cardigan (also from Anthropologie) is a great oversized black open front cardigan. bonus? It features a longer back and is under $100. A less expensive version (but not as heavy looking) can be found for under $20 HERE from Forever21
Her red quilted bag? Barney’s Warehouse has a remarkably priced Rebecca Minkoff Red Quilted Bag (it’s her Affair Diamond Quilt Bag) with metal and leather straps for $260… considering it’s selling on Zappos for $345… I would say buying it from Barney’s Warehouse is a better bet and purchase. If you’re looking for even less of a commitment (but still with the Rebecca Minkoff name), there’s also a mini version available from Barney’s HERE for $170
and a similar pair of heeled sandals can be located at ASOS HERE, currently on sale for less than $40