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MNG by MANGO Mission: London Lady

Earlier this month, I announced that I had accepted an MNG by MANGO mission to create 5 looks inspired by European cities, culminating in a trip to Barcelona, Spain. My first mission? To create a look inspired by London and British style icons:

Can you guess who I chose as my muse? A sophisticated MNG by MANGO navy dress, classic pearls and wedge pumps should act as clues… that my inspiration was the lovely Kate Middleton.

I finished my look with soft curls (Kate's signature hair-do) and an MNG by MANGO cocktail ring, a nod to Kate's stunning sapphire engagement ring.

Now, I want to see your London-inspired looks. Are you more of a Kate Moss, an Alexa Chung or a Sienna Miller? I'd love to see what you come up with, so leave me a comment with a link to your look if you decide to post it on your blog/Tumblr/Facebook page etc.

Also, be sure to enter to win a trip to join myself and 9 other bloggers in Barcelona to visit the MNG by MANGO studios! Enter now on

You can find the latest fall styles from MNG by MANGO, sold exclusively at jcpenney stores and online at jcpenney/MNG.

Follow along:
Twitter hashtag: #MNGbyMANGOmission
Twitter handle: @jcpenney

Disclosure: This campaign is produced by Style Coalition and sponsored by jcpenney.

I am kind of in love with this dress. Can you post a link to it? (I tried going through the JCP website and can't find it...)
#1 Juana on 2011-09-20 06:35 (Reply)
LOVE the dress! You styled it perfectly. Kate would be proud. :-)
#2 My Dressy Ways (Homepage) on 2011-09-20 07:02 (Reply)
I too am interested in a link to the dress and trench! Great look! Very sophisticated! Also, what color polish is that you are wearing? Keep it up! Love your blog!
#3 Kristy Spears on 2011-09-20 07:24 (Reply)
TY! the trench is c/o Banana Republic "Mad Men" collection, leopard is big this fall so i'll keep looking for more animal-print trench options to share.
#3.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-09-20 10:20 (Reply)
You look fantastic. That dress is very flattering on you.
I'm also interested in your nail color.
#4 Jaclyn on 2011-09-20 07:54 (Reply)
Which dress is that? OBSESSED!
#5 CS on 2011-09-20 08:37 (Reply)
Thanks for all the sweet comments :-) :) of course, I can't find the dress on the but I'll keep checking!! The nail polish color is Stormy Weather c/o Deborah Lippmann, new for fall. Available at A good dupe is Zoya Kelly (it's a little more purple but another fab dark gray) :-)
#5.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-09-20 10:17 (Reply)
Love this look!! Who are the shoes by?

#6 Marisela on 2011-09-20 11:02 (Reply)
Shoes are the "Rachel" wedge from Sole Society, selected for me by readers!

#6.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-09-20 22:52 (Reply)
you look so pretty; what a classic look! Definite royalty.
#7 alyson (Homepage) on 2011-09-20 11:27 (Reply)
Love this! You look gorgeous BB. Can't wait for Barcelona!
#8 Sydne (Homepage) on 2011-09-20 12:07 (Reply)
You look lovely! Upscale-chic. I'm a cross between Alexa Chung style and Kate Moss style but still ME.
#9 Alyssa (Homepage) on 2011-09-20 12:54 (Reply)
You look so elegant; love everything about the outfit! What brand bag are you carrying?
#10 Erin A on 2011-09-20 13:11 (Reply)
Thank you so much. My bag is the Gryson "Lola" which I bought back in '09.
#10.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-09-20 22:59 (Reply)
Is the Lola very heavy?

Love the dress. Will check for it on the jcp site.
#10.1.1 mel on 2011-09-24 22:50 (Reply)
Are you wearing the dress backwards? Just wondering, cause I love the neckline on you, but on the site it looks like it is more of a scoopneck?
#11 aimee on 2011-09-20 18:49 (Reply)
I actually couldn't find my dress on the jcp website, I don't know when it will be available - sorry for the confusion! my dress has a straight-across neckline in the front and back :-)
#11.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-09-20 23:00 (Reply)
Looks great! I also have the same Rachel wedges & a similar leopard trench coat, so I might need to recreate this look!
#12 Erica (Homepage) on 2011-09-21 08:17 (Reply)
You look fabulous!
#13 Becky M. on 2011-09-21 08:46 (Reply)
Lady, you look RAVISHING!
#14 Sally (Homepage) on 2011-09-21 10:32 (Reply)
You look amazing! That color is perfect on you! Congrats on your MNG shoot!
#15 budget chic (Homepage) on 2011-09-21 12:20 (Reply)
I knew those were the Rachel the instant I saw them! I have them in that same color and in the leopard. LOVE!!
#16 Cheryl on 2011-09-21 17:22 (Reply)
Beautiful! This dress looks so versatile and practical, but also glamorous! Love it!
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#18 Mulberry Handbag (Homepage) on 2011-09-30 01:46 (Reply)
That nail color - too fabulous. I also love this entire look - well done!!
#19 Christina on 2011-10-05 08:56 (Reply)
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