No spoilers here, but in the first bit of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Rory is searching for her good luck outfit, a red dress with a full skirt. Although it looks like many dresses on Modcloth- not a bad thing at all, but nothing particularly unique- and it’s not really my style, I completely and totally empathise with having an outfit that just makes you feel like you could take on the world, nail that interview, and lead to people asking if they can feature you on their fashion blog. Okay, so that last one hasn’t ever happened, but I think we can all relate to having your own good luck outfit. I have three different dresses from Smart Set that all do that for me, and today’s is a Kate Spade dupe!
Kate Spade’s Celina dress is a gorgeous a-line dress with a black bodice and a black and white striped skirt. (Also available in pink and white, if I’m not mistaken.) I loved it from the first time I saw it but unfortunately my wallet was not up to pay $400+ CAD for a dress that I would probably be afraid to wear on any sort of regular basis. Also, living in Winnipeg does not have a huge selection of Kate Spade dresses available to try on and figure out sizing- while I love Kate Spade clothing, I find that the sizing can be all over the place and I can’t easily predict what size I will be.
However, I spotted this beautiful dupe at Kate Spade in 2014 and I could not have been happier. $60 CAD is much easier to swallow, and the ability to try it on to make sure I was buying the right size is what sold me! It is incredibly comfortable, and I love that it feels timeless- it’s not overly fitted like many dresses today, but the a-line isn’t accentuated too much. It has the perfect amount of body and I am so happy that it’s mine. Big meeting at work? This is is one of my first choices!
What is your go-to, good luck outfit that you turn to when you know a little luck is needed? Do you have a t-shirt, a pair of shoes, or a coat that gives you confidence?