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Frugal Fashion: 'The Vow's' Rachel McAdams in spring florals

February 8, 2012 |  7:00 am

Rachel McAdamsFans of Rachel McAdams may know her best for roles in romantic movies, with appearances in  films such as  "The Vow," which opens Friday, and the tear-jerker "The Notebook," but the Canadian actress also has a talent for high fashion. From her first appearance at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival in that sheer, red lace embroidered Marchesa gown, the fashion world took notice. Other notable festival attire included a hot white  Maxime Simoens dress and Monique Lhuillier spring 2011 high-waisted raw silk trouser with nude sequined corset.

McAdams once again put herself on the fashion radar at the Los Angeles premiere of the new film "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island." She wore an electric blue short-sleeve knit top and floral maxi skirt from the Peter Som Spring 2012 collection.

The vibrant floral print could easily transition from a premiere to a daytime brunch with strappy sandals. For a comparable floral print skirt try the Velvet floral maxi skirt from for $20.99, Carnaby sheer maxi skirt by Mink Pink from for $94.50,  Glamazon floral maxi skirt by Cheap Monday for $44, also from

McAdams' knit top could be replaced by any number of colored tee-shirts or blouses, but for a similar blue get the basic scoop neck tee from for $16.50 or the Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors scoop neck tee in oxygen blue from for $8.


ClutchOn the runway, McAdams' Peter Som look was shown with a pale blue pair of strappy sandals. For the premiere, she chose to accessorize with a blue snakeskin clutch and black Anouk pumps by Jimmy Choo. Snakeskin can be a bit pricey, but you can achieve the same look with any patterned or embellished colored clutch such as the Top Choice sequin clutch from for $20 and any pair of solid-colored heels you may already own.

Happy shopping.

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Photos, from top: Rachel McAdams arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Feb. 2 in Hollywood. Credit: Jason Merritt /  Getty Images Entertainment.

Skirts, from left: Velvet floral maxi skirt, $20.99 /; carnaby sheer maxi skirty by mink Pink, $94.50 /; Glamazon floral maxi skirt by Cheap Monday, $44 /

T-shirts: Basic scoop neck tee, $16.50 /; Mossimo Supply Co. Juniors scoop neck tee, $8 /

Clutch: Top Choice sequin clutch, $20 /