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1 November 2016

Dolce & Gabbana Inspired Look: La Dolce Vita

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Ciao bellas! Today I am showing you how I got this cheeky Dolce & Gabbana inspired look for less.

For season after season, black, feminine dresses with red roses have become the epitome of the D & G look. My dress? Well its a mere $80 from VIP Me*.

So let's pretend we're in Italy and I'm some sort of timeless, Sicilian bella, as I show you how to get the luxe for less...


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Dress: VIPme
Use the code Rachel348 to get $5 off any order over $50!
Sunglasses: TIJN Eyewear*
Earrings: Lovisa
Heels: ASOS

It's always wonderful when fashion speaks the language of it's heritage and it couldn't be more true for Dolce & Gabbana. The duo constantly seek inspiration from every aspect of Italian culture. Over the past few seasons, the red floral printed black dress has become an iconic part of D & G's makeup and has been reincarnated constantly over the past few years.

Black and red florals are to D & G, what tweed is to Chanel.

(Photo Sources: dressingroomboutique.biz, lkifashion.com. catwalkyourself.com, new-beautyblog.com)

Unfortunately for me, my house repayments have left my wallet looking emptier than a whale's blow hole. Trans: D & G is waaay out of my league.

When VIPMe sent me this stunning floral embroidered midi dress*, I jumped for joy, as I could finally embrace those classic D & G florals. The quality of the dress itself is incredibly high; the embroidery is very detailed and is sewn onto a delicate, translucent mesh overlay. Although the dress does look a little longer on me than it does on the model on the site (seriously, is that chick like 7ft?), I actually really like the ankle-skimming length. Alongside this, it fits like a dream!

Best of all, you can get your own Dolce & Gabbana look-a-like dress for less, as VIPMe are offering my readers $5 off orders above $50 when they use the code Rachel348. One things for sure: this dress is way cheaper than the real D & G kaboodle, which would set you back about 1-8 thousand dollars. **Cue expensive sirens**

I teamed it with these gorgeous silver, reflective sunnies from TIJN Eyewear*, which, funnily enough are called 'Olaf'. I can 100% promise you ,well no I can't, that I did not just choose this model because they have the same name as the cute snowman from 'Frozen'.

I am a sucker for reflective sunglasses because they are sure to hide my darker-than-dark circles, whilst adding a cute quirky flair to any look! I really like the round shape of these, although my other half did roll his eyes a little at yet another pair of 'Paul McCartney' glasses. Jokes aside, these babies will stay firmly plastered to my face for the rest of the Aussie Summer.

Finally, I finished off my Dolce & Gabbana Inspired Look with a swish of red lippy and these tassel earrings. The only thing I'm missing is an Italian style gelato, so I think I need to go and indulge in one pronto!


58 comments :

  1. The first thing I thought when I saw this post was 'woaah the print and style is insane' haha, I love how vibrant and cheery this dress is. Have a lovely day ;)

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  2. You look absolutely stunning Rachel <3 I love the Dolce & Gabanna-Esque dress and I love the print & the backdrop! <3

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  3. You look absolutely gorgeous in this dress and it definitely has some major D&G vibes! I'm such a fan of D&G and how they incorporate florals in a way that's not childlike or overly girly, yet feminine and a bit flirtatious, which is the vibe your dress gives off, too! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have the best week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  4. I Love this outfit, simple and fun. You look Chic as always.

    xoxo - Style.. A Pastiche

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  5. I love this dress on you. Makes you look even more feminine xxx
    Yukova Blog

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  6. Amazing dress and look babe! You are totally nailing the D&G look, and with a much more economic dress! Love the femininity you exude and how classy you have accessorised your dress! And in addition to the stunning background, it's perfection! You look fantastic!
    Happy November!!
    xo
    Stella
    www.stellaasteria.com

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  7. Beautiful dress!

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  8. Loving this Dolce & Gabbana inspired look girl!! You pulled it off amazingly!! <3

    XO, Jessi
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  9. I adore the print of your dress, it goes perfectly with the background :) xx

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  10. omg the dress looks absolutely gorgeous on you! Love love love
    Dora
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  11. Rach,

    I LOVE this look. I am obsessed with Dolce and Gabbana and they have always had my heart. They have amazing work. You have inspired me to do looks like this now. I love this outfit you have styled.

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    -Kierra

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  12. Wow! So so beautiful! I absolutely love your dress and you look gorgeous!

    xo, Jennifer
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  13. Such beautiful dress and I love the print! You look so pretty!

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  14. Oooh D&G florals are super luxe (and also out of my budget as I save up for a home). I'm really loving that dress. So unique and dainty. I never could quite envision D&G on myself as I felt it more on the feminine side (plus I have nowhere special to take that baby to) so this dress would be a perfect stepping stone!

    Sxx
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  15. The dress is super romantic
    xx
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  16. I love the prints on the outfits! They are so eye catching :D

    Joyce | Joycentricity

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  17. I saw this on insta and i was obsessed with this dress! So cute!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  18. This dress definitely has some major D&G vibes! I just love the print and the bold mix of colors. You look beautiful Rachel and you styled it perfectly! Such a great look!


    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

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  19. You look beautiful! I love this floral look and your sunnies are so chic xx http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2016/11/d-redifined.html

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  20. Love this outfit! You look gorgeous dear!

    Xx,

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  21. Wow, the dress is absolutely stunning! :)

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  22. Wow! This dress is just stunning on you, babe! Flawless is what you are!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  23. This dress is adorable on you! xx
    lovelywoodland.blogspot.com

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  24. Hey Rachel!
    This floral print dress looks like a beautiful masterpiece. You totally can't tell that it's not a D&G dress, it looks so high. I love it!

    Have a great day!

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  25. I have actually heard about the Dolce Vita and read about it but I didn't know one would get it from Vip me. I like that we are pretending we are in Italy which is why you included the Italian greetings. I love this dress, the roses adds vibrance to it, the midi height portrays its elegance and the lace detail add a hint of sexy to the look. You are such a vision!
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  26. That look is beautiful! Love the Dolce & Gabbana inspiration!

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  27. I love this dress. It is beautiful on you and the location is amazing. Definitely floral prints are big this season.

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  28. What a chic look, I love your dress
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  29. oh my god this Dress is amazing
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  30. It's like summer dress + spring florals + Christmas colors.....wear it year round!

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  31. The dress is so gorgeous!

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  32. The dress is gorgeous and stunning on you.

    xx
    www.thestylefanatic.com

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  33. You look absolutely gorgeous in that floral dress! Colours and style of that dress is really catchy and you pose like a model ;) x

    Ela BellaWorld

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  34. Oh very gorgeous style! I love it your dress
    xx

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  35. You look absolutely stunning! That dress is gorgeous!

    You look great! That dress is absolutely stunning!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other's blogs and social media?

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    Deepti xx

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  36. This really does embody the D&G style! You look amazing in this dress. Beautiful post :)

    Love, Lindsey
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  37. Dear Rachel, you are not alone with your dark circles :) Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful look, yes this dress is SO D&G - but fortunately affordable! Your pictures definitely make me believe you are in Italy, aren't you?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  38. you look absolutely gorgeous in that dress rachel :) In love with that floral pattern <3
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  39. The embroidered dress is gorgeous, and I like the inspiration and translation from the runway here. xx/Madison

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  40. Oh wow, girl you look INSANE!!! Like, seriously, so beautiful. I love this dress and 100% need it in my life!


    Elle
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    xx

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  41. I love this dress so much! It reminds me of the H&M Kenzo collection that launched two days ago, they have similar prints! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  42. I love Dolce & Gabbana so I'm just in love with your dress ! Perfect inspiration.
    xx,
    Margot
    http://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

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  43. This dress is so pretty! I love all of the floral details. I would definitely wear this dress! :)

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  44. This is such a feminine dress and love how you have taken inspiration from Dolce and Gabbana!

    Florals look ever so beautiful on and you feel wonderful wearing them. The style of this dress suits you nicely, you look very elegant indeed.

    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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  45. I'm not too much of a florals girl but D&G black and red florals have always spoken to me! They're just that good! Feminine but with a bit of a spicy edge. Glad you were able to recreate the look for less so we can all get 1 step closer to D&G glory!

    -M

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  46. You recreated perfectly the spirit of D&G latest collection and it's totally gorgeous on you! Love you attention to details with the lovely earrings and lipstick.
    xx
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  47. You look amazing in that pretty dress! Thanks for showing a more affordable option! :)

    Those mortgages do suck out the fun of shopping a little bit, eh? ;)

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