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Runway to Real Way: Balmain Fall 2008

Balmain isn't a designer I usually pay much attention to, but a recent post over at Who What Wear highlighted the designer's Fall 2008 collection in a way that got me excited to see more. Naturally, I wanted to see if I could find looks inspired by the glam/punk/rock'n'roll collection that were within my budget. With elements like plaid, zebra, metallics, fringe and lace aplenty, I discovered that injecting some of Balmain's edgy vibe into your own wardrobe is totally doable this season. Keep reading to see the goods!

Tartan Straight Pant at, $24.80

Zebra Print Long-Sleeve Top at, $34.50 each or buy one, get one 50% off

Rose Crochet Tight
icon at, $14.50 each or buy two, get one free.

Silver Foil Tunic Top at, $16.50

Aerosoles "Linbo" Suede Fringe Boot
icon at, Was $89.95 Now $69.99
Great picks, as always - particularly the tartan pants. I could never do them myself - though I'm loving my tartan skirt - but I love the look on others!
#1 Sal (Homepage) on 2008-10-30 11:08 (Reply)
I do like the pants and the zebra top- but there's a zebra top by Sweetpea that I have my eye one.
#2 Real Style Real people (Homepage) on 2008-10-30 13:45 (Reply)
For the middle look:
#3 Another style... on 2008-10-30 15:36 (Reply)
Great job putting those sources together!

And wow, am I really thinking I might need those tartan pants to celebrate my 40th birthday in? Hmm....
#4 lsaspacey (Homepage) on 2008-11-01 10:07 (Reply)
Great job, and I'm thinking I actually love the zebra top more than the Balmain pants!
#5 Donkey (Homepage) on 2008-11-03 16:50 (Reply)
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