31 October 2012

Frugal Finds: Corduroy Pencil Skirt

These skirts are polished enough for a business casual office, but comfy enough to wear on weekends. And I'm loving the colors!

Celebrity Look for Less: Emma Watson Style

Adorable Emma took a summery dress and made it fall-appropriate by layering it with black pieces. Here's an equally versatile look at a much lower price.

Blazer $30 // Dress $55 // Tights $3 // Shoes $7 // Scarf $50 // Earrings $13

Fashion Transition: Patterned Shift Dress

I'm launching a new feature today, Fashion Transition, which was a suggestion that many of you had when filling out my reader survey (I'll be revealing more results of the survey later this week).

Once a week, I'll take an item and style it two ways. For from summer to fall, from a day of running errands to date night, or any other versatile switch I can think of. It's a cheap and easy way to get more out of your wardrobe. And to kick it off, I'll be styling this bold patterned shift dress two ways: from brunch to dinner.

Brunch: Dress $30 // Tights $15 // Boots $58 // Coat $40 // Earrings $22 // Bag $55
Dinner: Dress $30 // Shoes $25 // Clutch $50 // Necklace $24 // Earrings $22 // Bracelet $24

Frugal Finds: Moccasin Booties

I don't think I'll ever get tired of wearing moccasins in fall. They're so comfy and go with pretty much anything.

Where's Waldo? Halloween Costume

It's Halloween! If you haven't gotten your costume together, you're not SOL yet  - here is a super quick, easy, and fun costume that you can probably put together out of your own closet, or with a quick trip to the mall.
Top $11 // Jeans $28 // Hat $20 // Glasses $7 // Boots $65 // Cane $8

Celebrity Look for Less: Reese Witherspoon Style

Let's all welcome Reese back to the paparazzi grind after laying low for a few months, post-baby. She looks preppy chic in her fedora, neck sweater, and slouchy cords. Cute!

Sweater $28 // Shirt $40 // Cords $40 // Boots $39 // Bag $24 // Hat $13

Celebrity Look for Less: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Style

Rosie looks effortlessly chic as usual in her bouclé jacket and boyfriend jeans. Those of you looking for stylish office wear can easily swap the jeans out for a pencil skirt or a pair of tailored pants.

Jacket $59 // Tank $13 // Jeans $57 // Shoes $21 // Bag $43 // Watch $18 // Sunglasses $12

30 October 2012

Frugal Finds: Simple Pullover Sweater

This sweater is as simple as can be, the perfect fall staple, and it comes in a ton of great colors.

Celebrity Look for Less: Jessica Alba Style

Jessica always manages to look trendy without overdoing it. Get her leather vest and printed jeans for less right here.

Vest $79 // Shirt $49 // Jeans $40 // Booties $88 // Tote $35 // Bangles $5 // Sunglasses $21 // Earrings $5

Inspired By: The Overlook Hotel (from The Shining)

Since tomorrow is Halloween, I figured I'd better do at least one Inspired By post on a horror film. But don't worry, there'll be no blood or fangs involved. Instead, I've chosen some pieces inspired by the Overlook Hotel, the creepy hotel in The Shining.

The Overlook hotel combines a majestic lodge feel with southwestern prints and the bold graphics of a 70's carpet and a hedge maze.

So here are some affordable pieces inspired by the Overlook. Come play with us. Come play with us.

Coat $85 // Earrings $14 // Cardigan $69 // Boots $69 // Shirt $69 // Scarf $38

Frugal Finds: Drop Hoop Earrings

If you can't decide between drop earrings and hoops, this delicate pair gives you the best of both worlds.

80's Aerobics Instructor Halloween Costume

Here's another quick and easy last-minute costume for those of you who like to show a little skin! Put your hair in a side pony for some extra 80's flair.

Bodysuit $28 // Leg Warmers $18 // Sneakers $40 // Sweatbands $11 // Boom Box $10 // Weights $9

Celebrity Look for Less: Alexa Chung Style

Alexa has a unique way of putting outfits together.What do you think of the gold shoes and bucket bag that she paired with her pale lace dress?

Dress $25 // Shoes $42 // Bag $36

Celebrity Look for Less: Nicky Hilton Style

Nicky looks very chic in her tie-neck blouse and pleated skirt. Throw a blazer over this, and it's a fabulous office look!

Top $43 // Skirt $23 // Belt $16 // Shoes $30 // Bag $44 // Sunglasses $24

29 October 2012

Frugal Finds: Chevron Dress

Chevron as a trend is still hanging in there, and this little frock is too cute for words.

Celebrity Look for Less: Victoria Beckham Style

I think that Victoria should dress casually more often. She always looks impeccable no matter what, but she looks less fussy and more approachable here (while still looking polished as hell), don't you think?

Get a similar marled sweater and wide-leg jeans here for a steal!

Sweater $35 // Shirt $15 // Jeans $30 // Boots $35 // Clutch $23 // Watch $43 // Sunglasses $21

Roundup: Emerald

There's no question that oxblood is the color of the season, but I think that emerald green comes in a close second. It looks amazing paired with oxblood, as well as black, grey, tan, and winter white. Here are some of my favorite affordable emerald pieces.

Dress $69 // Earrings $28 // Shoes $50 // Bag $76 // Hat $25 // Sweater $50 // Belt $34 // Ring $35

Frugal Finds: Neon Cap-Toe Mary Janes

These would look so cute with black tights and a grey dress.

Newsie Halloween Costume

There are only a few days left till Halloween, so for the next three days, I'll be posting some easy last-minute costumes. Today's is a request from a reader who wanted me to put together a Newsie costume. So, here you go!

Shirt $20 // Vest $40 // Pants $50 // Suspenders $20 // Socks $10 // Shoes $46 // Hat $20

Celebrity Look for Less: January Jones Style

This neat, crisp, clean outfit is just perfect for an autumn day. January looks sharp in her dotted top and tall cognac boots.

Shirt $16 // Jeans $30 // Boots $72 // Bag $45 // Sunglasses $24 // Watch $30

Celebrity Look for Less: Viola Davis Style

Viola looks radiant in a bright fuchsia sleeveless dress with strappy black heels. This dress would be equally chic at a creative office with a blazer or cardigan and pumps, wouldn't it?

Dress $99 // Belt $24 // Shoes $26 // Earrings $19

28 October 2012

Carl from UP Halloween Costume

I was so excited to get this request, because it's probably the most adorable costume idea ever! Just grab a bunch of helium balloons to really add an impact at your Halloween party.

Wig $23 // Blazer $95 // Shirt $18 // Pants $20 // Shoes $24 // Badge $15 // Bowtie $15 // Glasses $10

27 October 2012

Margot Tenenbaum Halloween Costume

I can't believe I haven't done a Margot Tenenbaum costume yet. The Royal Tenenbaums is one of my favorite movies, and I think that Margot is Gwyneth Paltrow's best role ever.

Wig $25 // Dress $20 // Coat $82 // Shoes $33 // Bag $35 // Barrettes $4 // Eyeliner $2 // Candy Cigarettes $1

26 October 2012

Frugal Finds: Graphic Shift Dress

I could picture Marcia Brady wearing this dress, but it's just as stylish today. I want!

Celebrity Look for Less: Jayma Mays Style

If you're looking for a festive look for a night out, why not try Jayma Mays' blue peplum dress and bright shoes for a steal?

Dress $67 // Shoes $28 // Clutch $30 // Ring $18

Roundup: Gloves and Mittens

It's not super-cold yet, but there have already been a few times this fall that I'd been out and about and wished I'd brought gloves with me. Here are some of my favorites so far.

Pink $18 // Mittens $14 // Fair Isle $9 // Convertible $16 // Woven $45 // Red $73

Frugal Finds: Graphic Pencil Skirt

I'm a huge fan of bold graphic prints, and this one is one of the best I've seen.

Wayne and Garth Halloween Costume

Here's another fun couples costume that you can wear with a friend or significant other. Party on!

Wayne: Hat $20 // Wig $6 // Tee $18 // Jeans $33 // Sneakers $45
Garth: Wig & Glasses $14 // Shirt $30 // Tee $20 // Jeans $33 // Sneakers $45 // Drumsticks $8

Marshalls Fashion Faceoff: Last Chance to Win a $100 Marshalls Gift Card

Don't forget - for a chance to win 1 of 5 $100 Marshalls gift cards, please re-pin one or more of the following pins with the hashtag #gotitatmarshalls. You can find the pins here:

 Week 1: Booties // Week 2: Colored Bottoms // Week 3: Equipment-Inspired Blouse // Week 4: Blazer

Thanks a lot and good luck!

Celebrity Look for Less: Olivia Palermo Style

Get Olivia's plaid jacket, cozy sweater, and black boots for less.

Coat $99 // Sweater $70 // Jeans $60 // Boots $90 // Bag $90 // Sunglasses $45

Celebrity Look for Less: Nicky Hilton Style

Get a chic evening look for less with a blue sleeveless dress like Nicky Hilton's.

Dress $68 // Shoes $70 // Clutch $52

25 October 2012

Frugal Finds: Crystal Bracelet

It's easy to add some bold but affordable bling to your wrist with this pretty trinket.

Celebrity Look for Less: Sienna Miller Style

Sienna's printed pants and black cardigan is the perfect look for a casual office or a brunch with the girls. Here's how to get her look for a steal.

Cardigan $33 // Shirt $18 // Pants $80 // Shoes $25 // Sunglasses $24 // Earrings $38

Inspired By: Jem and the Holograms

80's fashion made a huge comeback, but now it's not as prevalent - instead, the 90's are everywhere. But I still found plenty of modern-day inspiration while reminiscing about Jem and the Holograms.

Earrings $19 // Dress $55 // Sunglasses $25 // Blazer $40 // Necklace $8 // Shoes $45 // Belt $69 // Eyeshadow $8