31 December 2010

Mixtape Masters 12.31.10 - Happy New Year!

I'll be back on Monday with regular postings, but I wanted to post my last mix of the year.



To wrap up 2010, I wanted to post some of my favorites from this year.

LCD Soundsystem "Drunk Girls"
The Secret Sisters "Tennessee Me"
Mumford & Sons "Winter Winds"
Summer Fiction "Throw Your Arms Around Me"
Fitz & the Tantrums "Money Grabber"
Best Coast "Boyfriend"
Arcade Fire "The Suburbs"
Local Natives "Airplanes"
Cee-Lo Green "F*ck You"



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24 December 2010

Mixtape Masters 12.24.10 - Merry Christmas (Natch!)

I'd love to thank all of my readers for such a great year. I hope everyone is having a fantastic holiday!

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Of course I did a holiday mix for today!

Vince Guaraldi Trio "Christmas Time is Here"
Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
Band Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas"
Bright Eyes "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
Elvis Presley "Blue Christmas"
Eartha Kitt "Santa Baby"
The Kinks "Father Christmas"
Belle & Sebastian "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
The Jackson 5 "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
Sufjan Stevens "Put the Lights on the Tree"
Okkervil River "Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas"


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Happy Holidays (and See you Later) from Fashion Under $100!

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I'm going to be traveling to see family who (gasp!) don't have internet access, so posting will be very, very light if at all for the next week or so. But I wanted to thank each and every one of you for your attention, comments and requests. Fashion Under $100 wouldn't exist without you all, and I'm more thankful than you'll ever know!

xo
Dana

23 December 2010

Fashion Redemption: Vanessa Hudgens

I've said this before, in so many words, but if it's chilly enough that you have to wear a dead raccoon on your head, then you probably shouldn't be wearing a dress that barely covers your hoo-ha.

Here is a much more weather-appropriate look, for just $99.58.

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The Savvy Stylist: New Year's Eve Mom

Reader Request

I'm stumped about what to wear for New Years Eve! I'm 5'7" and 160 lbs, pretty curvy. I want something that looks dressed up without wearing a dress. Illinois winters get pretty cold! I like to accessorize and have been liking the skinny jean/bootie look. I'm a 29 year old mom and I want to look sexy buy not trashy. Suggestions?

Here is a festive but casual look that will turn heads on New Year's Eve. It costs $96.51.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Me!

For the final installment of the Holiday Gift Guide, I figured that I'd share what's on my own wish list this year!

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5 Under $50: Inspired by Candy Canes

I'm not usually one for themed dressing on holidays, but I've always loved red and white stripes - they remind me of candy canes! Here are some sweet stripes for the holidays.

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Nicky Hilton's Style for $99.48

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22 December 2010

Fashion Redemption: Kate Bosworth

I went back and forth on this one, but I've come to the conclusion that I just don't like it. I can appreciate the stark minimalism of the look, but it's a bit too "Amish Formalwear" for me. I will say that Kate pulls this off much better than most would. But I still can't get on board with it.

Here is a look that's a bit less conservative. It costs $89.59.

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The Savvy Stylist: New Year's Eve Festivities

Reader Request

For New Year's Eve, I'm heading out with a group of friends to a pretty nice party at a local restaurant/bar. I'd like something strikingly sexy, preferably with some sparkle and maybe low cut and something that doesn't make me look super young or super old. I'm on the shorter/petite side. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

This look is perfect for a festive New Year's Eve. The outfit costs $95.02.

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Martha Stewart Wannabe

Here are some lovely gifts for the domestic goddess in your life.

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5 Under $50: Fancy Flats

This time of year, everyone is dressed up for their holiday parties, and hot heels are everywhere. But me, I'd still rather stay comfy. It's a good thing that there are plenty of fancy, festive and affordable flats for people like me!

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Camilla Belle's Style for $99.05

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21 December 2010

Fashion Redemption: Jessica Alba

I'm willing to bet that a lot of you will disagree with me, but I am not a fan of this look at all. In my opinion, Jess looks like she's wearing an ill-fitting costume for the Christmas Ice Capades.

Here is a look that is much more flattering. It costs $92.74.

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The Savvy Stylist: New Year's Eve Wedding

Reader Request

I am going to a New Years Eve wedding this year and the theme colors of the bridal party are silver and black. I was looking for a look that's sexy and chic but something more vibrant than the usual LBD. I love royal blue and black together. Any ideas?

I'd recommend not wearing the same colors as the wedding party so that you won't be mistaken for one of them. I incorporated your favorite colors into this look. It costs $98.45.

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Hip Grandma

Here are some gifts that any fashionable grandmother will adore.

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5 Under $50: Sparkly Accessories

With New Year's Eve coming up, I've had a lot of request for help with party ensembles. Even those of you who are going someplace casual want to look festive, and the best way to make a casual look party-ready is through accessories with some bling. Here are five of my affordable favorites.

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Rosario Dawson's Style for $99.78

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20 December 2010

Fashion Redemption: Pamela Anderson

While I'm relieved that Pammy isn't walking around half-dressed, this is an extreme in the opposite direction. There's a lot of middle ground between skimpy clothing and going out wrapped in your bedspread. Let's try to find some, shall we?

Here is a look that makes a bit more sense. It costs $86.30.

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The Savvy Stylist: Casual New Year's Eve

Reader Request

My husband and I have decided to keep NYE low-key this year and will be heading to a neighborhood bar with some friends for a rock & blues band show and pitchers of beer. I want to wear something festive but appropriate, with a definite rock 'n' roll edge. I love embellished and funky t-shirts and skinny jeans and live for sexy heels. Oh, and I just got this fab leopard print coat and would love to throw it on as a topper. I'd love a suggestion to help me put something fabulous together to ring in the new year! Thanks!

This look is casual but still festive in a rock-and-roll way - perfect for New Year's Eve. It costs $93.52.

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Trendy Toddler

Here are some gifts for the baby girl who will grow up to be a trendsetter.

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5 Under $50: Winter Coats

Winter coats are usually fairly pricey, but 'tis the season for sales! Luckily, I was able to find five warm and fabulous coats for under fifty bucks apiece.

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Lookbook - Cyndi at the Brunch Wedding

I'm so excited to bring back the Lookbook, and I'm even more excited to get the first submission in a long time. Cyndi wrote in looking for an outfit to wear to a brunch wedding. Check out how fabulous she looks in the real deal!

Thanks so much for sending in your photo, Cyndi. You're now entered to win an Amazon gift card.

Do you want to win a gift card? Send in a photo of yourself wearing something that's been featured here on Fashion Under $100 for a chance to win.

Reese Witherspoon's Style for $98.67

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18 December 2010

Check Me Out at the Broke-Ass Bride!

Hello, lovely readers!

I'm excited to announce that I'll be contributing weekly posts over at The Broke-Ass Bride, the ultimate resource for budget wedding inspiration. Even if you're not a bride-to-be, my posts may help, as I'll be putting together looks not only for the bride herself, but for wedding and shower guests!

Check out my first post, all about bargain wedding ensembles.

If you are a bride-to-be, seriously, check out the site. It's chock-full of amazing tips for a budget wedding!

xo
Dana

17 December 2010

Fashion Redemption: Christina Aguilera

Pssst, Christina.

That is not a dress. That is what those of us in the fashion world call a shirt. And I suspect it is a maternity shirt at that.

Here is a look that will, you know, fully cover Xtina's unmentionables. It costs $92.30.

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The Savvy Stylist: Midnight Mass

Reader Request

My boyfriend's parents invited me to go to midnight mass with the family this Christmas. I'm honored to be invited but I've never been to church in my life (with the exception of a couple of weddings). What does one wear to church nowadays? It's going to be cold, but I hate wearing dress pants, so if I can't wear jeans, I'd prefer a dress or skirt with heavy tights. Can you help?

This look is conservative enough for church but festive enough for the holidays. It costs $94.10.

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Hippie Chick

Here are some gifts for the bohemian lady in your life.

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5 Under $50: Movie Week - Desperately Seeking Susan

What could be better than a movie starring Madonna when she was at her peak? Here are five affordable items inspired by the film that was my favorite when I was ten years old: Desperately Seeking Susan.

Mixtape Masters 12.17.10 - Glam I Am



This week, all I wanted to listen to was T. Rex, Bowie, Roxy Music, etc. So I did. I hope you wanted to, too!

Roxy Music "Editions of You"
Suzi Quatro "48 Crash"
Mott the Hoople "Roll Away the Stone"
T. Rex "20th Century Boy"
David Bowie "Ziggy Stardust"
Jobriath "I Love a Good Fight"
Sweet "Ballroom Blitz"
Lou Reed "Vicious"



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Reese Witherspoon's Style for $94.17

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16 December 2010

Fashion Redemption: Nicky Hilton

I've got no problem with the idea of a black leather dress. It could look amazing, in a rock and roll way. Unfortunately, Nicky's dress is far from awesome. It looks cheap (although I'm sure it cost a fortune) and kind of strange. So here is another way to rock black leather. It costs $97.59.

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The Savvy Stylist: Anniversary Party for Parents

Reader Request

My brothers and I are planning a surprise anniversary party for my parents. I need to wear a dress that is both elegant and cute. The only problem is that I don't feel comfortable wearing a sleeveless dress and I do not want be wearing a sweater on top of the dress. Do you have any suggestions? I also don't know how to match my dress to my shoes. I really want to look nice since I will be the host. Thanks in advance for your help.

This outfit will be perfect for your party. It costs $96.39.

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Snow Bunny

Here are five adorable, affordable gifts for the snow bunny in your life - that lady who loves to ski, snowboard, or just frolic in the white stuff.

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5 Under $50: Movie Week - Bonnie and Clyde

Today's affordable picks are inspired by Faye Dunaway's iconic role as Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde.

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Cameron Diaz's Style for $96.88

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15 December 2010

Fashion Redemption: Liv Tyler

This would've been a perfectly cute look if Liv hadn't ruined it by putting a long-sleeved tee under a ruffly cocktail dress. Whuh the fuh? Why not just wear a dress that already has sleeves? Or wear a jacket or cardigan?

Here is an outfit that makes much more sense. It costs $78.49.

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The Savvy Stylist: New Orleans New Year's Eve

Reader Request

I'm spending New Year's with my girlfriends in New Orleans. We're going to be hitting up all the best bars and clubs. I recently lost about thirty pounds so I want to look HOT. Can you help me with an outfit?

This look is certainly sparkly and sexy enough for a night of partying in NOLA. It costs $99.29.

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Holiday Gift Guide: The Label Lover

Here are some bargain gifts for the lady who loves designer labels.

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5 Under $50: Movie Week - Saturday Night Fever

Here are five items that will fit any budget, perfect for the dancing queen. Inspired by the fashions of Saturday Night Fever, these disco-licious items are perfect for a night out.

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