30 November 2012

Frugal Finds: Gold Jaguar Belt

This is definitely a statement belt, but if you're feeling a bit gun shy, just look at the price - it's worth a try for just eight bucks!

Celebrity Look for Less: Lea Michele Style

Lea's outfit is classic but modern all at once. I love it! If you love it too, here's a much cheaper version to knock off!

Trenchcoat $75 // Turtleneck $16 // Skirt $80 // Tights $10 // Boots $40 // Gloves $50

Holiday Gift Guide: the Teen or Tween

If you're stumped while shopping for your favorite teen or tween, I hope this gift guide will help.

Frugal Finds: Mixed Media Ankle Boots

These velvet and glitter booties remind me so much of those Miu Miu booties we all coveted last year, but these don't cost a month's rent!

What to Wear: Fancy Holiday Party

If you've been invited to a fancy or formal holiday party, it's possibly the one time this year where you can go all out with a sparkly, festive look. So here's my suggestion for a posh holiday gala. Cheers!

Top $45 // Skirt $140 // Shoes $50 // Clutch $39 // Necklace $48 // Earrings $14 // Bracelet $5 // Ring $5

Celebrity Look for Less: Katharine McPhee Style

Katharine's outfit is ideal for a refreshing, crisp, cool day - it's stylish, warm and comfy. If you like what you see, here is a look for less.

Cape $94 // Top $35 // Jeans $50 // Boots $45 // Bag $45 // Scarf $40 // Earrings $4

29 November 2012

Frugal Finds: Sequin Box Clutch

This sparkly clutch will add some festive holiday bling to even the most understated outfit, but it's versatile enough to carry all season long.

Frugal Finds: Marc Jacobs Leather Bracelet

If you crave designer goods but don't like splurging, these bracelets are perfect for you.

Celebrity Look for Less: Ashley Greene Style

This would be a great outfit for a holiday party, or swap the black pants for jeans and add a blazer for a casual but festive night out. Swap the bandeau for a black cami if you, like me, don't like showing that much skin.

Top $25 // Bandeau $20 // Pants $25 // Shoes $26

Holiday Gift Guide: Your Favorite Girl

Your sister, your BFF, or your favorite cousin will love these affordable holiday gifts.

Frugal Finds: Camel Cape

If you want to try out the cape trend but don't want to make a big investment, here's a cute bargain pick that will get you through winter in style.

What to Wear: to a Holiday Dinner Party

At a nice, intimate holiday dinner party, you'll want to wear something that's festive enough for a celebration, but comfy enough for all the yummy food you'll be enjoying. 

Dress $28 // Tights $9 // Shoes $60 // Necklace $20 // Earrings $16

Celebrity Look for Less: Amy Poehler Style

Get Amy's tuxedo blazer, leather panel leggings, and bright orange shoes for a bargain.

Blazer $40 // Top $20 // Leggings $41 // Shoes $84 // Earrings $4

28 November 2012

Frugal Finds: Sweater Boot Slippers

These cozy slippers would be a great gift for any woman in your life: from your tween cousin to your grandmother. And at this price, pick a pair up for yourself!

Sweater Boot Slippers, $20

Celebrity Look for Less: Kristin Cavallari Style

Kristin is making me want to run out and get a pair of wide leg jeans toot suite!

Top $50 // Jeans $25 // Belt $6 // Boots $42 // Bag $60 // Sunglasses $12

Holiday Gift Guide: The Dude

Here are some gifts for our husbands, boyfriends, fiances, brothers, best guy friend, or any other special men in our lives.

Shirt $48 // Hot Sauce $13 // Bag $60 // Beer Kit $15 - $40 // Gloves $70 // Shaving Kit $24 // Trivial Pursuit Classic Rock $26 // Auto Kit in a Bottle $30 // Swiss Army Knife $30 // Boots $90

Frugal Finds: Marled Turtleneck Sweater

For those who - like me - love sweater weather, here is a chunky, warm, stylish and affordable sweater for work or weekend. Cute!

What to Wear: To an Ugly Sweater Party

Ugly Sweater parties are all the rage for the holidays. If you're lucky enough to nab an invite, here's how to style a hideous Christmas sweater and remain (reasonably) chic. If you don't want to spend more than a few bucks on your ugly sweater, check out your local Goodwill or Salvation Army. Otherwise, here are a few websites that sell some of the ugliest of uglies:

Sweater $45 // Jeans $25 // Boots $79 // Clutch $58 // Earrings $35 // Bracelet $6

Celebrity Look for Less: Alexa Chung Style

If you're a fan of Alexa's quirky style, get her look for less with a chic leopard coat and lace skirt.

Coat $63 // Shirt $43 // Skirt $25 // Shoes $55 // Bag $57 // Ring $6

27 November 2012

Frugal Finds: Jeweled Collar Necklace

This trinket will add sparkle to even the most basic outfits.

Celebrity Look for Less: Miranda Kerr Style

Miranda's everyday style has been really fantastic lately - she's up there with perennial fashionistas Olivia Palermo and Rachel Bilson in my opinion. If you like her sleek coat, ripped jeans, and Valentino Rockstud pumps, here's a look for less.

Coat $56 // Sweater $27 // Jeans $78 // Shoes $50 // Scarf $25 // Sunglasses $21

Holiday Gift Guide: Papa Bear

Here are some affordable gifts that our dear daddies will love!

The Balvenie Scotch $38 // Tie $50 // BBQ Book $15 // Pajamas $22 // Wallet $45 // Watch $98 // Dirty Harry Box Set $45 // Sweater $44

Celebrity Look for Less: Krysten Ritter Style

If only we could all look this chic at the airport! If you like Krysten's sweater and ankle boots, here's a look for less.

Sweater $36 // Jeans $39 // Boots $79 // Bag $60 // Earrings $7 // Sunglasses $10

What to Wear: Office Holiday Party

Office parties are tough, because you want to look festive and stylish, but you don't want to look inappropriate by showing too much skin or by being over- or under-dressed. This outfit will work for almost any office party scenario.

Blazer $33 // Dress $79 // Tights $15 // Shoes $50 // Clutch $20 // Earrings $16 // Bracelet $14 // Ring $6

Celebrity Look for Less: Lucy Hale Style

This is a great holiday party look, so if you've got some fancy fetes coming up, snag Lucy's LBD and red platforms for less.

Dress $50 // Shoes $50 // Clutch $30 // Necklace $13

26 November 2012

Frugal Finds: Glitter Loafers

If you're looking for some festive holiday shoes but don't want to teeter around in sky-high heels, a pair of glittery flats is the perfect solution.

Celebrity Look for Less: Dianna Agron Style

Dianna looks super cute in her camel coat and leather boots! Here's a similar look for much less.

Coat $69 // Shirt $25 // Jeans $58 // Boots $63 // Bag $35 // Sunglasses $16

Holiday Gift Guide: Mommy Dearest

It's time to kick off the annual Holiday Gift Guides, so let's get started! This first gift guide is for our stylish mamas.

Scarf $36 // Sweater $40 // Pillow $33 // Umbrella $30 // Philosophy Set $22 // Bag $49 // Earrings $48 // Cheese Board $28 // Fragrance $55

Frugal Finds: Printed Ankle Pants

These would be so cute with a crisp white oxford shirt and shiny black loafers.

What to Wear: to a Casual Holiday Party

Holiday parties are going to start full-swing next week, so this week, I'm putting together some outfits for any type of party, from casual to super-fancy. Today, I styled this look for a very casual holiday party - maybe at a pub, or a tree trimming party at someone's house. Leather-look leggings give the outfit an edge, but a cozy turtleneck is perfect for a winter evening. Have fun!

Sweater $35 // Leggings $36 // Belt $11 // Shoes $54 // Bag $18 // Earrings $26

Celebrity Look for Less: Diane Kruger Style

Get Diane's striped sweater, red sunglasses, and suede boots for a steal with these chic, frugal substitutes.

Sweater $48 // Jeans $37 // Boots $46 // Sunglasses $15

25 November 2012

What I'm Wearing: Casually Gilded

I wore this outfit last week when I went out to dinner with a friend. I was in the mood to wear some sparkle, but didn't really feel like getting dressed up for a casual dinner, so I dressed my sequins down by layering it over a button-down shirt (with some bling of its own), skinny jeans, and flat loafers.

Sequin Shirt: J. Crew from last year (similar here, here) // Button-down: Target (similar here) // Jeans: J. Brand from a few years ago (similar here, here) // Shoes: ShoeDazzle (similar here) // Necklace: Forever 21 (similar here) // Glasses: Coach c/o Lenscrafters (similar here) // Bag: Foley + Corinna via eBay (similar here, here)

24 November 2012

Roundup: Faux Fur

It's full-blown chilly out now, so let's wrap ourselves in some luxurious faux fur to stay warm.

Vest $55 // Hat $30 // Cardigan $45 // Boots $33 // Scarf $44 // Bag $58

23 November 2012

Celebrity Look for Less: Sienna Miller Style

Get Sienna's orange sweater, red bag, and leopard shoes for a steal!

Sweater $28 // Jeans $60 // Shoes $40 // Bag $21 // Sunglasses $8

Guy Style: Kellan Lutz

I love a dude who can accessorize, so I'm really digging Kellan's casual look here.

P.S. It's a lot harder to find decent full-length candids of male celebs (the paparazzi doesn't care about them as much as the ladies), so if you find any outfits you'd like me to reproduce, email them to whatthefrockblog@gmail.com, please!

Jacket $40 // Sweater $20 // Jeans $25 // Belt $18 // Shoes $75 // Scarf $8 // Hat $34 // Sunglasses $10

Celebrity Look for Less: Miranda Kerr Style

If only I could look as stunning going to a business meeting as Miranda Kerr does right here. The closest match I found for Miranda's stunning white dress was almost $150, so I included some cheaper but less accurate options as well.

Dress $148 (cheaper here, here, here) // Shoes $45 // Belt $24 // Bag $90 // Sunglasses $19

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Fashion Deals

Happy Black Friday! 

In case you missed it, I put together a long list of fashion-related Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping deals. These deals, sales, and coupon codes will be ending soon (some end today!) so don't miss out.

22 November 2012

What to Wear: For Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that everyone gets the chance to spend their day with loved ones, stuffing their faces with yummy food. Posting is going to be light for the next couple of days, but I'll be back full swing on Monday.

It's too late to go shopping for an outfit to wear for dinner tonight, but I hope you can use this post as inspiration to put together an outfit from your own closet. Because no matter what type of Thanksgiving dinner you're attending - dressy or casual - you're going to want to be comfortable. It's an eating holiday, so stretchiness is key! A knit dress and loose cardigan is a stylish, practical solution.

Dress $25 // Cardigan $23 // Tights $7 // Boots $35 // Bag $35

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals!!!!

This year, I decided to compile a list of as many Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that I could find. I hope that this is helpful to a lot of you.

If any of the codes posted are wrong, please let me know - I combed through a lot of different sites to find these and hope that they're accurate.

Happy shopping!

11  Eureka: Free shipping on orders over $50

Aeropostale : 60% off everything on Black Friday.

Aerosoles: 20% off shoes online and in stores, plus free shipping on orders over $49.99. Other major markdowns from November 22 to November 25.

Aldo: Take an extra 30% off all sale items on Cyber Monday.

Alice + Olivia: 20% off everything from November 21 through Cyber Monday.

Ann Taylor: Through Black Friday,  Save 40% off everything with promo code THANKS. Plus, get free shipping if your order is $175 or more.

Anthropologie: An extra 25% off of sale items through Sunday.

Armani Exchange: $50 for every $150 spent this weekend.

ASOS: Free shipping, free returns, and more exciting deals TBA.

Baghaus: 25% off on orders of $60 or more through 11/25 with promo code 25NOV.

Banana Republic: 25% off ENDING TODAY with code BRTHANKS

Bauble Bar: on Black Friday: buy 2 items, get 15% off with the code FRIDAY15, buy 3 items, get 25% off  with the code FRIDAY25, buy 4 items, get 35% off with the code FRIDAY35. Additionally, invite 5 friends to the Gift Suite by Saturday and get advance access to the sale on Sunday and a free treat of your choice for every $40 you spend.

BCBG: Up to 50% off in stores and online through Cyber Monday.

Bloomingdales: Up to 50% off select items at their Thanksgiving sale through November 25.

Bluefly: Up to 80% off, plus $50 off a $250 purchase and free shipping with promo code YELLOW

Charlotte Russe: Everything online is 20% - 50% off through Cyber Monday, plus free shipping with an order of $50 or more.

Club Monaco: An extra 30% off sale items through Sunday plus free shipping.

Coach: Sign up on Facebook to receive 25% off your purchase through Monday

Coldwater Creek: Save 25% off all full priced items + free shipping with code WINTERLAND

Converse: 25% off all items over 300 styles of shoes, apparel, and accessories in the Converse Gift Guide from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

Cusp: Extra 20% off of sale items though weekend.

Cynthia Rowley: Up to 60% off select styles on Black Friday, and 20% off on November 24 and 25 in-store and online.

Cynthia Vincent: From November 21 through November 26 receive 20% off all items plus an extra 20% off sale items. Free online shipping with promo code THANKS.

C Wonder: 25% off all online purchases at cwonder.com on Black Friday. From midnight to 8 a.m. In-store get an additional 50% off sale items. Get 25% off your purchase of $100 or more from November 24 to November 26.

Dannijo: 20% off jewelry and accessories on Cyber Monday.

Dear Fieldbinder: 35% off all items using promo code CYBER35 on Cyber Monday.

Delia's: Sitewide sale up to 50% off, ends Sunday

Diesel: Up to 30% off jeans, clothing, outwear, and accessories on Black Friday.

DKNY: Take an extra 30% off all sale items (they're already 40% off) from Black Friday through November 25. Donna Karan is donating 5% off all sales to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City on behalf of Fashion for Sandy Relief. Get 25% everything on dkny.com (offer excluding watches, hosiery, and fragrances) on Cyber Monday.

DVF: 30% off sale items and free shipping from November 21 though Cyber Monday with promo code HOLIDAYSALE.

Earnest Sewn: 25% off all denim from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

Edun: 50% off on Cyber Monday. Get an extra 10% off if you're a Facebook fan or subscribe to their newsletter.

Express: Black Friday sales are still a secret, Starting November 24 through December 2 you can get $20 off a $50 purchase, $50 of a $125 purchase, and $80 off a $240 purchase with promo code 2449. You can also get 30% off any one regularly priced item. On Cyber Monday all items are 40% off with free shipping.

Famous Footwear: Select boots for $49.99 and under through November 24. Additionally, select shoe styles are BOGO

Forever 21: 30% off all sweaters and deals starting at $1 on November 21. Many more discounts to come and even more on Black Friday.

Francesca's: Clothing and jewelry BOGO in-store only through 11/26

Free People: Free shipping on all orders through 11/28

French Connection: 30% off all orders plus free shipping from November 21 through Cyber Monday.

Frock Candy: Free shipping on orders $50 and over through 11/23

Gap: Up to 60% off store-wide November 20 - November 24 online and in stores through November 25.

Guess: 30% off everything but watches and gift cards, and 50% off select items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

H&M: Stores open at midnight for Black Friday. The first 100 shoppers will receive scratch-off coupons valued up to $300. There will also be major price drops with women's sweaters and dresses starting at $5.

HSN: 40% to 50% off select handbags, faux furs, and jewelry from Black Friday to Cyber Monday.

J.Crew: 25% off plus free shipping over $150 in-store and online with promo code COLOR25.

J. Crew Factory: 40% off everything and an extra 15% off on orders of $100+  with the code GIVEANDGET through Sunday

JC Penney: Many deals starting Black Friday including over 50 styles of women's boots for $25, Liz Claiborne and Nicole Miller purses $15 to $20, and select women's coats for $40.

James Perse: Up to 40% off during the Private Sale.

Joe's Jeans: 25% off all items from Black Friday to Cyber Monday.

Kiyonna: Get 30% off orders of  $150 or more through 11/26 with code THANKFUL.

Kohl's: Many deals including 60-70% off women's outerwear, women's sweater for $9.99, and 50-60% all cold weather and fashion accessories.

Lacoste: 20% off all items from Black Friday to Cyber Monday.

Lane Bryant: Through Sunday, 50% off almost everything plus free shipping on orders of $125+ with promo code HOLIDAY50LB

Land's End: 30% off everything plus free shipping on orders of $50 or more through Cyber Monday with promo code THANKFUL and pin: 2025

Last Call by Neiman Marcus: 40% off everything online now through Thanksgiving.

Levi's: 30% off entire site and free shipping with promo code HOLIDAY

LOFT: Through Black Friday,  Save 40% off everything with promo code ENJOY. Plus, get free shipping if your order is $125 or more.

London Times: 50% through Cyber Monday with code CYBER50.

Lulu's: 15% off sitewide through Black Friday with code BLKFRI12

Macy's: 25-50% off women's sportswear, over 50% off women's coats, and 40% off handbags. Take an extra 10% to 15% off with your Macy's card..

Madewell: 30% off sale items and free shipping on orders over $100 with promo code TREAT.

Metropark: 30% off sitewide through Cyber Monday with promo code CYBER30

Milly: 20% off all items, plus free shipping with promo code HOLIDAY2012 from November 22 to November 27.

The Mints (including ShoeMint, StyleMint, IntiMint, and JewelMint): Tune in November 26th, 10:00 AM PST and get some of the best deals on exclusive Jewelry, Shoes, Clothing, and More at CyberMint.tv

Modcloth: Holiday sale, up to 50% off.

Neiman Marcus: An extra 20% off sale items through Black Friday.

Need Supply Co.:  Free shipping on all domestic orders over $50 from Black Friday to Cyber Monday

Nordstrom: On Black Friday get a free beauty gift with purchase by one of 29 brands in-store and online (think Jo Malone, Clarins, Prada). Also offering buy two get one free nail polishes from Deborah Lippmann, butter LONDON, or Nordstrom Nail Color.

Old Navy: Lots of deals like 40% to 50% off select outerwear, $19 cable-knit crewneck sweaters, $15 jeans, $5 fleece jackets and t-shirts.

Opening Ceremony: Up to 40% off select fall styles on Black Friday in-store and online.

Otte: 40% off all sale items with promo code EXTRA40 from 9 p.m. On Thanksgiving through November 25.

Overstock: Select markdowns from November 21 through Black Friday including an extra 20% off select outerwear and boots.

Pamela Love: 20% all Pamela Love jewelry on Cyber Monday.

Peacock Plume: 15% off you order Thanksgiving Day through Sunday 11/25 with promo code GOBBLE12.

Piperlime: 20% off all items from Black Friday to Cyber Monday.

Rebecca Minkoff: Up to 50% off select styles plus free shipping from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.

Rebecca Taylor: Take an extra 25% off all sale items with code RTEXTRA2512 from November 22 through November 25.

Reiss: 20% off and free shipping through Sunday.

Rich and Skinny Jeans: 30% off all items plus free shipping with promo code RICH30OFF.

Romwe: Up to 70% off for Black Friday sale

Rory Beca: 30% off everything plus free shipping on Cyber Monday.

Roxy: Spend $125 to be eligible for 25% off your next order through Cyber Monday.

Ruche: Shop Buckets for Black Friday week, deals for $5, $10, $15 and $20

Rugby: All items are now 30% off. This may be your last chance as the brand goes out of business.

Scoop NYC: 25% off your entire purchase on Black Friday and 25% online orders and free shipping on Cyber Monday.

Sears: Great deals like 60% handbags and slippers, $19.99 for women's boots, and 75% off plus an extra 20% on select jewelry. Sales start as early as November 21.

Seychelles: 25% off select styles through Cyber Monday.

Shoes.com: An additional 30% off sale items through November 24 with promo code YAMS.

Shopbop: From now through Cyber Monday save 20% when you spend $250 or more, 25% on $500 or more, or 30% on $1,000 or more with code BIGEVENT12.

Sole Society: Buy any pair of shoes on Cyber Monday and one pair will be given to SolesforSouls for a person in need.

Splendid: 30% off sitewide with promo code THANKS30.

Spotted Moth: For Black Friday, get 30% off your entire purchase with promo code BLACK2012

Steve Madden: 25% off and  free shipping with code GIVE25

Steven Alan: 40% off select pre-fall and fall items on Black Friday.

Stylebop: Free shipping to the U.S. from November 23 to 25, and 30% off end-of-season merchandise on November 26.

Target: Deals begin at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, with additional sales starting at 4 a.m.. Look out for women's tops and jackets for $10, sweaters for $15. Target REDcard holders have early access to select Black Friday deals online.

Theory: 30% off in-store and sitewide with promo code THANKS2012 from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday.

Threadsence: 30% off regular items on Black Friday with promo code TSBF30, 20% off regular items on Cyber Monday with promo code TSCM20.

Timberland: On Black Friday, get 30% off sitewide and an extra $20 off men's and women's footwear, plus free shipping with code GOBBLE12

Tommy Hilfiger: 40% off everything plus 25% off purchase of $200 or more before 10 a.m. in-store on Black Friday

Topshop: On Black Friday receive $10 off your purchase of $30, $20 of your purchase of $50, and $50 off your purchase of $100. Select items will also be 30% off.

Tracy Reese: Get an additional 20% off all sale merchandise November 22 to November 25. 25% off all items on Cyber Monday.

United Colors of Benetton: 20% off clothing, outerwear, and accessories through November 25.

Urban Outfitters: An additional 50% off of sale items on Black Friday only. No code needed.

Victoria's Secret: Free limited edition tote filled with beauty products with a $65 purchase in store on Black Friday.

Vince Camuto: 30% any online order from midnight to noon on Black Friday and 50% off select bags and accessories from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

Wren: 40% off all full-priced items on Cyber Monday with code CYBER40

YesStyle: Through Cyber Monday, get an extra 15% off on thousands of fashion items, shoes and accessories by using coupon code ONEWEEKCYBER15.

Yoox: Up to 40% off the winter collection plus an extra 15% off with promo code YOOXTHANKS through Cyber Monday

21 November 2012

Frugal Finds: Knit Sweater

I can't get enough of cozy, warm sweaters. Bring 'em on, one in each color!