My niece, Mattie, loves Brenda Song's character, London, in the Suite Life with Zack and Cody. For Christmas, I would love to buy her an accessory like a cap, scarf or bag that would be Ms. Song's style but not require my being in Ms. Song's tax bracket. Can you give me some hints on some styles, appropriate for her age, that emulate the look London has on her favorite show?
Thanks so much, Ms. Fashionista
Hi Auntie Pam,
Thanks for writing in! I love Brenda Song. Although it's been more than a decade or two since I tuned in on the Disney channel, I recently caught Ms. Song as the high maintenance girlfriend of one the Facebook founders in The Social Network. We friended each other soon after.
Back to your question. Brenda's Disney character, London Leah Tipton from The Suite Life series has a bold, colorful and rich fashion sense, bearing a striking resemblance to another famous hotel heiress named after another popular European destination.
Although London's looks scream designer brands that only those living the suite life can afford, we can still achieve the London look with a few key accessories. Here are my posh picks that follow London/Brenda's style rules with price tags that are all under $10.
1. Wear something that will get you noticed.
Whether it's with an oversized pair of Hollywood shades or a decadent feathery boa, when it comes to accessorizing, London likes to turn heads. This Faux Fur Scarf is the perfect accessory that will capture London's luxioriousness while keeping Mattie's neck warm and PETA away, for $9.80.
2. Don't be afraid of color.
Miss Tipton never shies away from color, so give your niece a hint of London's signature shade of hot pink with these adorable Knit Fingerless Gloves for $4.80 from Forever 21.
FYI - F21 also has a fab selection of colorful Winter Beanies, all Tipton approved and under ten smackers each.
3. Bling it up, baby.
This Rhinestone Initial Necklace from Love Culture exhibits all of London's inner and outer sparkle while personalized with an M for Mattie and a price tag of $4.90. Plus Love Culture gives you 5% off of all online orders.
Who's living the suite life now?
Merry Christmas Mattie!
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