A-Wang Wannabe

5 Aug

When I came across these pants on sale at Urban Outfitters I became very excited… You know how I feel about sweatpants disguised as something fashionable, and they totally reminded me of the Alexander Wang paper bag trousers I’ve wanted for months. When my friend Christina asked if they were, in fact, A.Wang, I realized I wasn’t the only one spotting the resemblance. There is a difference between a knockoff and a designer-inspired item, right? If not I’d have to throw out all my Jeffrey Campbells (GOD FORBID!).

Note: If I could dress in head-to-toe A.Wang all the time, oh Lord I would — but for now I’ll have to settle for a few wannabes.

*wearing: Urban Outfitters pants, T by Alexander Wang tank, Jeffrey Campbell clogs, jacket from Chinatown, vintage bracelets

Oh, and I’m dying to own a Diego bag. There’s no faking this badboy:

29 Lovely Comments on “A-Wang Wannabe”

  1. Marilyn-Jeaux 16. Aug, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    Giiiiiirl, you have no idea how in lust I am with that bag. I’ve always loved a good bucket bag – but this bucket bag is in its own realm. Also love the A-Wanna B look. If you don’t tell who would know? =)

  2. kristen 09. Aug, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    you are spot-on with that outfit. well-done. i, too, really, really *heart* alexander wang. i want to be his muse. yeah, cuz i’m sure there’s not a long line for that job….:)

  3. Lainey 08. Aug, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    I feel the exact same way!

  4. Kristine 07. Aug, 2010 at 5:14 pm #

    Where were these photos taken? They’re so wonderfully dreamy. And I’m obsessed with sweats lately but mostly because I’ve been lazy hahaha. You look wonderful my dear <3

    Laura Reply:

    We were lurking around Danielle Steele’s house (ha!) – in Pac Heights by Lafayette Park. Her property is amazing, it takes up an entire square block.

  5. Moda Epidemic 06. Aug, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    I was just looking at the same pants but in black. Unfortunately they sold out my size. You are very brave wearing white…I just like to hide in black. They look great on you!

  6. The Daily Cake 06. Aug, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    I LOVE that spider cuff !! Amazing accessories :)

  7. kirsty 06. Aug, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    i really love this outfit! looks so comfy. and definitely wangesque! i say go for it and invest in the diego, you only live once!

  8. Deanna 06. Aug, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    omg i love your blog! you always have amazing finds when you shop. ahh i love this a.wang outfit! thanks for commenting on my blog btw! your pics are gorgeous in SF. i can’t wait to move up there in a couple weeks.


  9. thehautepursuit 06. Aug, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    Hey girl!
    we have the same heart tattoo except mine is on my wrist :)
    I have to agree…these are very wang-ish. I have a similar pair from Aritizia that is super comf.
    Oh! and invest in the diego! I have it in leopard and it’s the best bag I’ve ever owned! I’m contemplating buying it in just full leather…maybe cream!

  10. Hannah 06. Aug, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    Wow I love this! And those pants are so cute!!

  11. Amy 06. Aug, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    Love this look! And I want ones of those bags too, so much.


  12. Style with Benefits 06. Aug, 2010 at 10:24 am #

    Those pants are from UO?! Love them. Fab styling job too!

    xx, becs

    Laura Reply:

    Yeah, they are! And they were SO cheap, too… under $20 if I remember correctly. :)

  13. Tony Wang 06. Aug, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    I love it! The accessories are amazing. I remember you tweeted about the spider bracelet a while ago after you found it at a flea market. What a steal! Jealous! =]

    If this is what you wear normally, I can only imagine you during NYFW! So pumped!

  14. Rach is Ordinarily Urbane 06. Aug, 2010 at 9:45 am #

    So A. WANG! And continually jealous that you can wear jackets all Summer. Your accessories are killer with this look, too!

  15. Emma 06. Aug, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    I really Love your bracelets !

  16. christina of profresh style 06. Aug, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    hahahhah, i love the shout btw. But whatever, who cares. We’re in our 20’s. Who the EFF can afford the real shit anyways? And if you can, props to you. lol.

    Loving this look. PS, did I miss that spider bracelet when I saw you? Cuz, I’m pretty sure that thing is killer. K.I.L.L.E.R. Ya definitely.


    Laura Reply:

    No, I just got it last weekend at the flea market! Poor guy already lost a leg but I plan to mend him with a little crazy glue this weekend.

    christina of profresh style Reply:

    aww poor thing lol. Let’s get drinks soon/or food/or food & drinks. lol.

  17. brit 06. Aug, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    i think i have those same pants in olive- aren’t they insanely comfortable?! they look amazing on you! and with the clogs…?!? you’re killin’ it!

    oh the diego bag. i held one at opening ceremony and it made my day. ha!


    Laura Reply:

    SO comfortable!! I wish I was wearing them right now…

  18. eat.sleep.wear. 06. Aug, 2010 at 8:58 am #

    ooooooo i LOVEEE this AWANG ANNABE look. PERFECt. PERFECT. and i still lust after that necklace! Where did you find it???

    perfectly casul chic my dear ;) xo, Kim http://www.eatsleepwear.com

    Laura Reply:

    It’s a St.Eve design! It was made using a vintage Chanel pendant. Check out her facebook page — she’s got great stuff! http://bit.ly/bKdGyd

    xo Laura

  19. WendyB 06. Aug, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    I’d put Jeffrey Campbell into the knockoff category, but I like you anyway ;-)

  20. Anthea 06. Aug, 2010 at 2:37 am #

    Awesome outfit! I love your accessories. I so admire how you wear those sweatpants!

  21. Nika 06. Aug, 2010 at 2:28 am #

    Lovely look. I like your bracelets, they’re beautiful :)

  22. Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries 06. Aug, 2010 at 12:36 am #

    Really great look and seems supercomfy! :)


  23. Ashley 05. Aug, 2010 at 10:01 pm #

    Loving this look! Especially the necklace and clogs! And yes, I definitely want that Alex Wang bag too, it’s perfection!