30 September 2009

Sienna Miller's Style for $77.29

The Savvy Stylist: Over-the-Knee Boots

Paulette writes:

I bought these amazing over the knee boots from Free People a few weeks ago, but I'm not sure what to wear them with. I'm in love with them and it kills me that I haven't worn them yet because I'm not sure what to wear them with. Can you put together an outfit for me?

I love those boots too, Paulette, they're great! Here's a look that will show them off. It costs just $92.68, not including the boots.

5 Under $50: Polka Dots

Polka dots seem to come in and out of style with regularity. This season, they're in style again, and I think that they're adorable and feminine.

Here are some of my favorite affordable polka dotted items:

Anne Hathaway's Style for $97.99

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29 September 2009

Megan Fox's Style for $90.79

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The Savvy Stylist: Bachelor/Bacherlorette Party

Kaylie writes:

I'm getting married in a couple of weeks. My fiancee and I don't really go for the traditional wedding customs, so instead of having separate bachelor and bachelorette parties, we're having a joint party in our backyard with all of our friends and family. The party is next weekend. It's going to be super-casual but very festive, and I want something appropriate to wear. And since I'm the bride, I want to kick it up a bit and look really cute. We live in southern California so it's going to be fairly warm. Can you help?

I love the idea of a co-ed party, Kaylie. I hope that you like this outfit, which costs only $98.87.

Inspired by: Rachel Berry from Glee

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If you're not watching Glee yet, you better get on the ball! It's the best new show on TV this season. Rachel Berry, the arrogant but spirited diva of the Glee Club, dresses in a prim and proper manner.

Here is a look that's inspired by Rachel's preppy chic style. It costs only $98.22.

Victoria Beckham's Style for $99.27

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28 September 2009

Jennifer Garner's Style for $87.99

The Savvy Stylist: News Interview

Mindy writes:

A local news station is doing a feature on a non-profit organization that I'm involved in. Since I'm the unofficial spokesperson, I'm going to be interviewed! Can you help me put together a look that's mature but not too stuffy? The organization works with artists, so the outfit can be pretty creative.

Here's a look for you, Mindy. It costs $93.07.

5 Under $50: Etsy

I'll be honest: I can literally spend hours on Etsy, browsing through all of the handmade and vintage goodies that they offer. If you haven't checked out this incredible site yet, go there immediately! You'll be hooked!

It was nearly impossible picking out just five items from the creative and talented sellers on Etsy, but here are some of my favorites:

Ashley Tisdale's Style for $99.10

27 September 2009

Inspired by: Elvira Hancock

Elvira Hancock, played by Michelle Pfeiffer, was Tony Montana's girlfriend, then wife, in the movie Scarface. While she was a highly flawed character, there's no doubt that her wardrobe was slinky and amazing, like any rich Miami wife of a powerful drug lord!

The Savvy Stylist: Winter Wedding

Lauren writes:

I have my first winter wedding to attend in December. It's in Ohio, so it'll be COLD. I will be going out after the wedding with friends that I haven't seen since high school, so I need an outfit that doubles for both occasions. I want to look fab! Hope you can help!

I hope you like this versatile look that costs only $97.20.

5 Under $50: Winter White

Who says that you can't wear white after Labor Day? That rule is completely outdated and antiquated in my opinion. Here are five affordable white items that you can wear in cooler weather.

Eva Longoria's Style for $94.48

26 September 2009

Inspired by: Pat Benatar

Pat Benatar was one of the most overlooked but important musical style icons of the 80's. Her androgynous rocker style was sexy but more wearable than what Madonna and Cyndi Lauper were wearing at the time.

Here is a look that is inspired by Pat Benatar, but updated for today. It costs only $93.78.

The Savvy Stylist: Secret Society Breakfast

Jennifer writes:

I need some MAJOR help. I was in a super secret-society in college. Every year at Homecoming, all past members are invited back for an alumni-breakfast. I've only made it back once in the five years since graduating from college. Sadly, due to work conflicts and travel, it wasn't always feasible for me to make it back. I'm making it back this year, and I need something sassy (you need sass to be selected for the elite secret society in the first place) - but also something nice for "breakfast" that has a class yet edge to it. Please help - and I don't mind fashion risks - I embrace them!!

Hmm, sounds intriguing! I hope that this is sassy enough for you! It costs just $97.24.

5 Under $50: Banana Republic

Banana Republic is a great store for when you want to pick up some sophisticated, professional items that won't be out of style in just a few months. While some of their clothes are pricey, they also offer some lower price points, and a great sale section!

Here are some of my favorite pieces from Banana Republic:

Kate Moss' Style for $86.00

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25 September 2009

Miranda Kerr's Style for $94.80

The Savvy Stylist: Visiting the Alma Mater

Kath writes:

Next month I'm making a trip to my Alma Mater for a reunion with my college friends, including some who are still attending. It's only been a year since I graduated, but my style has improved and matured a lot since then (gone is my uniform of hoodies with jeans). I'll be there for a weekend and need something to wear out at night that will fit in with the super casual undergrad crowd, but is still stylish and put together. Normally I can put together an outfit, but this one is giving me the fashion version of writer's block! Hope you can help.

Here's something that's still casual but fashionable. I hope you like it! It costs $94.94.

5 Under $50: Peplums

In case you were curious, a peplum is a kind of overskirt or ruffle that's attached to the waist of a skirt, top, or dress. Peplums are flattering and provide architectural interest to a garment.

Here are some of my favorite items that have peplums:

Jessica Stroup's Style for $92.63

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24 September 2009

Michelle Obama's Style for $96.30

The Savvy Stylist: Seat-Filler

Veronica writes:

I'm so excited, I'm going to be a seat-filler for an awards show! The dress code is more trendy/clubby than fancy, and I really want to stand out and get noticed, because some of my favorite celebrities might be there, and because I might be on TV! Can you help?

Here's a look that will definitely make you stand out, but that will fit your budget. I hope that you like it! It costs just $99.30.

5 Under $50: The Gap

It's nice to see that The Gap is still going strong after all these years. Here are some of my favorite affordable items from this timeless store.

Heidi Klum's Maternity Style for $98.97

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23 September 2009

Milla Jovovich's Style for $95.89

The Savvy Stylist: A Casual Wedding

Bridgette writes:

I have a request for a wedding outfit. My boyfriend's cousin is getting married next weekend and I love weddings. I love getting dressed up and looking adorable to celebrate such an amazing event! However, the wedding is really casual, like jeans and t-shirts will most definitely be present. I'm having trouble coming up with something cute that isn't too overdressed for the occasion. Any ideas?

Here is a look that's casual but still stylish and festive. It costs only $99.69.

5 Under $50: Statement Cardigans

I remember the days when a cardigan was just a basic solid sweater that you threw on over your outfit if it got chilly. But nowadays, a great cardigan can be the cornerstone of an entire look.

Here are five affordable cardigans that speak for themselves:

Audrina Patridge's Style for $95.18

22 September 2009

Lo Bosworth's Style for $99.66

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The Savvy Stylist: Homecoming

Claire writes:

I was recently asked to homecoming by a boy I like. He is really sweet, so I want to look good. I have been shopping for a dress but I can't find one!! I would like something dark green or blue, maybe with small floral print. I would also like a cute pair of heels to go with it. I am 5'4 and he is just a little bit taller than me, so I don't want to look taller than him. I am only 14, so age-appropriate outfits would be nice... my dad wouldn't like it the other way around!

Congrats on the date, Claire! Here is a look for only $98.29 that I think you, your date, and your dad will approve of!

5 Under $50: Charlotte Russe

Charlotte Russe is yet another store that sells trendy, fashionable pieces at a steal. Here are some of my favorite items from this popular store:

Becki Newton's Style for $92.50

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21 September 2009

Inspired by: Serena van der Woodsen

Serena van der Woodsen, played by Blake Lively, has one of the most fabulous wardrobes in television today. While her frenemy Blair Waldorf has a high-maintenance uptown style, Serena's look is laid-back, funky and downtown.

Here is a look inspired by Serena's trendy style. It costs just $93.00.

The Savvy Stylist: First Teaching Job

Christine writes:

I just got my first teaching job. I will be working with young special education students. I would like some outfits that are stylish but functional- I have to be able to move around, sit on the floor, and run! I'm 22 so I still want to look professional but still young and not "teacher-ly". Do you have any ideas?

Congrats on the new job, Christine! Here is a look that's professional but still young and comfortable. I hope you like it; it costs only $90.75.

5 Under $50: Fan Clothing (with coupon code)

Fan Clothing is such a great store, with beautiful, delicate pieces. I love their feminine dresses especially. And now they're offering 25% off all non-sale items for Fashion Under $100 readers with the coupon code FASHIONUNDER100 (expires 10.31.09).

Here are some of my favorite items from Fan Clothing.

Rachel Bilson's Style for $94.79

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20 September 2009

Demi Moore's Style for $92.79

The Savvy Stylist: Purple Suede Boots for Nighttime

Yesterday, I posted a casual daytime outfit that Sam could wear with her purple suede boots. Today, I'm posting a nighttime look, that costs only $97.80.

(And don't forget to send in your photos for the Fashion Under $100 Lookbook!)

5 Under $50: Tobi (with coupon code)

Tobi is a great store where you can find stylish, casual pieces at affordable prices. And now, Tobi is offering a coupon code for Fashion Under $100 readers. Just type in FASHIONUNDER100 at checkout to save 15% off of most brands* from Tobi.

Here are some of my favorite pieces.

Click to Buy:
Top $25.00
Dress $50.00
Pants $31.00
Sunglasses $35.00
Moccasins $40.00

The following brands are excluded from the Tobi Coupon Code:
Hudson Jeans
Anthony Logistics for Men
Comme des Garcons
T by Alexander Wang
Robin's Jeans
Alexander Wang

Katy Perry's Style for $96.55

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