We don’t know if you noticed, but Emma (or at least the PembDig team) has started including a link to alternate, more affordable options of their outfits. Don’t worry, we aren’t going anywhere! We’ve been running this site for a year and, while this makes our lives a bit easier, we’ll still be on the lookout for different options (especially since the options they’re sharing are not always that different in price from the originals).

Moving right along, here’s what we’ve found for Emma’s Episode 26 outfit.

The actual pants she’s wearing come from Lulu’s, and are currently on sale for $31.50. We also found these examples from Charlotte Russe, each for $24.99: black and brown, navy, and black and white.

Moving right on up, we find Emma’s totally awesome blouse and blazer combo. The blouse suggested by PembDig can be found here at Nordstrom for $34.80. We found this chiffon blouse at H&M for $24.95.

(There’s no need to stick with teal - we’d highly recommend a black blouse if that’s more your style! - and both of these blouses are available in different colors.)

We’ve talked blazers in the past (curious? they’re all here for DLBDFL and here at our other blog, Dress Fandom For Less). The ones Pemberley Digital found for us are from Lulu’s ($49) and Amazon ($39.95, not pictured), but we’d recommend checking out Target (pictured, $24.48) if you’re into the faux leather sleeves. If faux leather’s not really your thing, we’d (surprise!) recommend H&M.


First of all, Dayeanne Hutton is gorgeous. Second of all, we’re big fans of the comfy sweater. Given these facts, we found a few that channel our favorite executive assistant, Harriet Smith.

To start with, the second sweater seen here is the actual sweater Dayeanne is wearing in the episode! It’s currently on sale for $43.60 from GentleFawn. Not all of us can pull of an orange sweater, though, so we’ve included the more yellow sweater from H&M ($34.95) on the left and the more tan sweater from Old Navy ($29.97) on the right.

Looking for something a bit funkier? Try these cable knit sweaters from Yes Style. Both the longer sweater on the left and the shorter sweater on the right cost $30.32.

That, dear seahorses, concludes our posts celebrating the end of the hiatus (if you missed them, check out our posts on Emma and Knightley!). Harriet, we love the bangs. A bold move, but it works! As for the rest of you, hang in there. Three days is so much shorter than a whole month. We’ll see you soon.


We mentioned in our last post that we absolutely loved Knightley’s sweater-and-shirt combo. Classic. Comfy. Brent Bailey. What’s not to love? we asked ourselves. The short answer is… nothing, but that’d be a double negative. We’ll stick to this outfit rocks, and Brent Bailey is awesome.

(We have a theory about how Jane Austen must have time traveled to our day, met the man, and decided to create a character in honor of him. He is the perfect Knightley. Seriously.)

Knightley rocks this look in a neutral white and grey, but if you’re a fan of color, let it show! Pullover sweaters and button down shirts are always a good look, and while the sweaters and shirts we’ve found for you today fall under the “grey and white” area, we’re all for letting your fashionista shine. You do you, seahorses. You do you. We’re just here to provide access to some of our favorite PembDig looks at a more reasonable price (and enjoy webshows in the process, of course). 

To start with, we have a few options for shirts. The men’s shirt we found comes from H&M ($39.95). The women’s shirt comes from Old Navy ($24.94).

We found the first grey sweater at Gap for $39.95. The second men’s sweater we found was at H&M ($19.95, far right), and the women’s sweater in the middle comes from Target ($24.99). 

Like we said, we’re all for mixing it up a bit. Maybe you like argyle (Target, $11.98), want to bash a few skulls (ModCloth, $44.99), or add an accent to the collar (Men’s, H&M, $39.95; Women’s, Nordstrom Rack, $34.97). Have fun with it! Fashion isn’t meant to be boring or burdensome, after all.

As for Brent Bailey’s flawless portrayal —well. Mr. Knightley, we’ll see you on Thursday.


Seahorses, we could not be more excited. Emma Approved is back. That’s right. She might not be better than ever, and she’s definitely a bit more fragile than we’ve seen her, but she’s back. And with her comes Mr. Knightley, Harriet, and, of course, a new outfit for us to enjoy. (We loved Knightley’s button-down and sweater combo, too, but more on that later.)

Even in the midst of her professional/emotional breakdown, Emma maintains impeccable fashion taste. Her chevron dress hails from ModCloth ($52.99). The bright blue chevron dress we found comes from Charlotte Russe ($20.49) and is also available in a coral/tan color combination. 

Dresses not your thing? We found a chevron blouse (also from ModCloth) for $30.99, available in both black and blue. The skirt in the middle comes from Ruche for $39.99.

Emma completes her simple outfit with a pale pink belt. While the ModCloth dress she’s wearing comes with the belt, not every chevron dress will do that. We found these two belts from Forever 21 ($3.80) and Etsy (AyeletShachar, $14).

Happy shopping, seahorses, and congratulations. We’ve made it through the hiatus. Mondays are once again exciting!

… or, you know, nerve-wracking. Depends on how you look at it. Either way, we’re glad this hiatus is over and our current favorite web series is calling in the big guns.

You may or may not know this, but Basia has a total Black Cat obsession. But what’s not to love, really? Felicia Hardy is pretty badass, even though she does have that unfortunate Bad Luck going for her. Still, she’s spunky, sassy, and sexy, and also one of the fiercest ladies out there. She gets to “hang out” with Spider-Man and is one of the best thieves the world has ever seen. In short, we’re in love with her. So why wouldn’t you want to dress like her?

Both dresses are from Modcloth. The first, the Flight of Fancy dress, is $53. The second dress, Granite Entrance, is currently on clearance—30% off!—and is $35. Because Felicia’s wardrobe choices tend to run a little on the short side, we’ve also included her tights for you. The first pair we found at Forever 21 for $7.80. For those of you who want to be more adventurous (or if you just want a pair of spiderweb tights), we found these for you at Secret Oktober for $7. The shoes we found at DSW for $45.

And no outfit is complete without some great accessories. We found the arm warmers/fingerless gloves on Etsy for $16. The sunglasses and bag were both from Target. The bag is $35, and the sunglasses were $13.

If you want all of this (and who wouldn’t), you could save up. Or you could take a page out of Felicia’s book and use the five-finger discount. Not that we’re condoning it, of course, so don’t tell us if you do. We’d rather not know. A girl’s got to protect her reputation, after all.


Dearest seahorses! We offer our sincerest apologies for our unforeseen hiatus: things got a bit crazy between Connor getting back to the States, Basia finishing off finals/papers, and Christmas/New Year’s/the start of this (our FINAL) semester/publishing the first issue of The Next Post… well, it all added up and things got rather hectic. 

On the bright side: we’re back, we’ve got posts planned, and Emma Approved starts back next Monday! Also, the first blazer we’re showing here is currently on sale for $10. How awesome is that?! It’s from H&M and, we’re sure, very Emma Approved!

Moving on: the second blazer we’ve chosen to put here is from Forever 21 for $29.80. The lighter jean shirt and dress come from Old Navy ($17 and $29.94, respectively). 

Blazers not your thing? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with a classy jacket (Amazon, $49.95). Fun and completely unrelated fact about this jacket: we don’t know if you’re Doctor Who fans, but it reminds us a bit of River Song, who, like Emma, has a tendency towards flawless fashion and fabulous hair. 

Happy almost-end-of-hiatus, seahorses! 

… yeah. We can’t wait for it to end, either.

Long story short: Prince Phillip is awesome. He sings. He dances. He loves his father, too, even if he does think the King’s views a bit antiquated (this is the 14th century, after all!). He’s brave, clever, and can work with fairies to fight evil fairies. What more do you want?

Our favorite fashion aspect of Phillip, though, is that you can take his outfit, throw on a blazer, shazam! You are instantly, fashionably prepared for an interview, a day at work, or even a fancy dinner. We know. Snazzy.

The three dresses we found are sold by Swell ($24.50), BooHoo ($40), and Amazon ($11.35). The leggings are from Amazon ($19.95), Target ($13.98), and H&M ($9.95). The blazers can be found on H&M as well ($34.95 and $24.95). The belts are by JenniferyLilyDesigns on Etsy ($18) and Target ($16.99).

Since we’ve started doing shoes, we’re including some boot options. Even if you don’t go with these, we highly recommend buying a good pair of comfortable boots. They go with almost everything and look marvelous. These are from DSW ($39.95) and Payless ($24.99).

There’s really no modern way to pull off Phillip’s jaunty hat (unless you really like felt hats, in which case - more power to you!), but if you’re looking for red hair accessories, we’ve got you covered! These funky headbands are on Etsy. The first is by ChurchMouseCreations for $15, and the second is by jahannamartinez for $30.

… also, if you haven’t heard it before, might we recommend checking out Lana Del Ray’s cover of Once Upon a Dream? She’s no Prince Phillip, of course, but we’re kind of in love with this phantasmagoric, haunting beauty it adds to a classic Disney tune.

the next post.


Yes, we’re at it again. The dynamic duo that brought you Dress LBD for Less and Dress Fandom for Less are back and better than ever with a brand new venture: a literary magazine.

The Next Post is a free online literary magazine designed by two Tumblr users for Tumblr users. There’s a reason that our tagline is “A literary magazine on Tumblr, for Tumblr, by Tumblr.” There are so many literary magazines out there, and a lot of literary magazines and publishing companies are reaching out to social media, including Tumblr. However, Tumblr is a supplement for them. They have a following, of course, but their content isn’t geared specifically for Tumblr users. So one day in the shower (where all great ideas seem to come to her), Basia realized that it would be really great for Tumblr users to have a literary magazine of their own. She then did what she always does after great ideas come to her in the shower: she got dressed and shot off a message to Connor, her partner in crime for crazy Tumblr ventures. And so The Next Post was born.

We publish monthly, with issues coming out on the 25th of every month. The issues will be in PDF form, available for download from a free file sharing website. We’ll post links to each issue as it comes out.

As far as submissions go, the submission period runs from the 25th of one month to the 15th of the next month. For example, if we publish an issue on January 25, submissions for the February issue will run from January 25 to February 15. We accept meta posts; short fiction, nonfiction, fanfiction, and flash fiction; photography; comics; and artwork (including fanart). For more information on submissions please see our Submissions Guidelines page.

Note that submissions for the January issue are open now, so feel free to submit!

So we heard that you look to Arwen for your fashion inspiration around holiday party time. And let’s be real for a second—why wouldn’t you? All of us kind of wish we looked like Arwen, and even if we can’t look like Liv Tyler (seriously she’s just unfair), we can still pull of some pretty great wardrobe pieces that bring a little bit of elven princess into our lives.

We went more with gowns on this one, because they better capture Arwen’s flowing elegance. The first gown is from Modcloth for $50. The second gown we found on Amazon for $39. We included the shorter dress for those of you who aren’t into gowns/want to wear something shorter. Also, it has that awesome silver collar accent, which really speaks to the piece of Arwen’s wardrobe that we’re looking at today. This one’s also from Modcloth, and it’s also $50.

Arwen isn’t big on accessorizing, so we didn’t overload you this time. We went with sparkly silver shoes, because navy and silver just go together, you feel me? Also, they’ll add a little bit of holiday shine and sparkle to your outfit. We have flats for those of you who have a little bit of trouble walking in heels (trust us—we empathize). They’re from Payless, and they’re on sale right now for $17. We also have a pair of heels from Dorothy Perkins, for those of you who are better at walking in heels. They’re platforms, so the height shouldn’t deceive you; platforms aren’t quite as painful to walk in as heels without the platform in front because they raise the front of your foot up. These are $39.

And you couldn’t really be Arwen without the Evenstar, could you? The exact replica from the Lord of the Rings store costs something like $150, which is definitely out of our budget, but the kind people over at Etsy are always such a help! This one is made of zircon, and it’s $4.20. If you’re allergic to zircon/have super sensitive skin, just type “evenstar” into the search bar, and tons of stuff will pop up!

We asked, and you answered! (Well, one of you answered, so thank you for that—we’ll be working on the other people you mentioned, too.) First up for your holiday party inspiration, we have Merida of Brave fame. There seems to be a general consensus on the Polyvore sets that feature Merida about this teal lace dress, but we looked it up and discovered that it’s $80, which is so far out of our price range that it’s probably in the next galaxy. Therefore, we tried to dig up things that were a little bit cheaper for you.

First up: this light teal shift dress we found at Charlotte Russe for $29. The shade is a little off for Merida, but it’s simple enough to still be similar. Plus, it has long sleeves, and this is winter, after all. The other long sleeve dress we found at Amazon for around $20. This one is most similar to that Polyvore dress we mentioned earlier. Finally, the gown is also from Amazon, for those of you who want something longer or a little fancier. Gowns are a little unpredictable, but this one is right on budget at $50.

And where would we be without shoes? We have two options for you here: these tan booties that we found at Kohl’s for $40, or these gold Steve Madden wedges that we found on Amazon for around $50. We know not everyone is a master at walking in heels, so we went for the wedge because not only does it look really nice, it also is so much easier to walk in than your standard pump. Finally, we topped it off with this gold bangle from Forever 21 for $8.80.