Monday, April 1, 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow Spring 2013 Trends for Less

Being eight and a half months pregnant has naturally cut me off from most of my work – not that I mind! But, G-d bless radio. It’s the only media outlet, aside from this blog, which I can contribute to without leaving my home.

This morning, I taped a spring trends segment for the Jim and Kim Morning Show on 102.7NY, which will air tomorrow, April 2nd, at 6:40am. The focus is Gwyneth Paltrow’s recently released Spring Edit list, her must-haves for the season. The list, or rather the near $500,000 value, caused quite a ruckus in the fashion media world. Here are my two cents:

Gwyneth Paltrow, Spring Edit "Maxi at Home"
1)   Like Vogue, Elle D├ęcor and and watching the Oscar's Red Carpet , these looks are meant to inspire. That being said, several Goop.com (that’s the name of Paltrow’s site) readers can actually afford the items the actress recommends. Don’t hate.
2)   But, here’s why you’ll hear me say on 102.7NY that Paltrow is “delusional”:
If you’re listing options, not just giving looks of inspiration, it would be nice to offer at least one option under $100. 

Everyone deserves to look beautiful, feel fabulous and, as I like to say, Never Surrender. Thus, I’ve taking several of Paltrow’s must-haves and found similar styles, without sacrificing quality.  
Affordable alternatives to Gwyneth Paltrow's Spring 2013 Must-haves

Skirt - $59.99, MANGO
Top - $12.97, Century 21
Necklace - $25, Jeweliq
Flats - $44.95, DSW