Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fashion Without Guilt receives Press From

OMG!!! I can't believe it. Forever 21 covered Fashion Without Guilt in their Press Release. Excited cannot express what I felt seeing Forever21 (my favorite store in the whole world) mention ME!!! I just would like to Thank Forever 21 again and I am Forever grateful. And last but not least Thank you to all my readers I really really appreciate all of you.

Check out the article by clicking on the picture below.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Featured Blog-Fashion Chalet

Erica Marie is the creator of Fashion Chalet, a style blog featuring her collection of daily wardrobe choices.

Fashion Without Guilt tagged Erica and asked a her a few questions on her inspiration behind her blog and getting to know the photogenic beauty behind Fashion Chalet.

What's is your name?
Erika Marie

Do you have a blog or website?

What inspired you to start a blog?
I found other blogs I liked and would visit on a daily basis until I eventually asked myself, why not start my own?

Once deciding to blog, what was the inspiration behind the blog?
A place to "showcase" my daily outfits, things I wanted to buy or already bought, and be able to write on my favorite subject; Fashion!!! :) Everything, from Old Hollywood to Modern now.

How would you describe your style?
I can never settle on one style, that would be far too boring. I like to experiment, try new things. The way I see it, every time I dress up, I get to be a different character. As eclectic as MK Olsen or as classic as Audrey Hepburn.

What pieces creates your perfect outfit?
It doesn't matter the price tag as long as the item is meant to fit your body type, that is the most important aspect to me!

What item could you never live without?

What are some pieces are essential for every woman wardrobe?
Staple jewelry pieces; a nice ring; a pair of elegant earrings, casual ballet flats, skinny pants, a cardigan and a summer hat

What in your everyday life inspires your fashion choices?
Music. Magazines. Movies.

Are you a affordable shopper?
I buy what I like and what I know I will use; be it $5 or $500 it's a waste of money if you don't wear/use it..

What are some of your favorite stores and brands?
Barneys New York is my "go-to" for trends, latest designer fixes, forever 21 for cheap (yet cute) trends, and and for shoes

.Who are your fashion role models?
MK Olsen, Audrey Hepburn, Natasha Poly, Dree Hemingway and Isabeli Fontana.

Tell me 1 thing about yourself that people don't know but might find interesting?
I'm addicted to playing mini games on late at night. :]

Thank you so much Erica!!!

Photo Credit: Fashion Chalet

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Trapeze Tanks Under $23

The trapeze shirt is one of my favorite items for the summer. The loose unstructured top creates a effortless style that is definitely undeniable. Pairing the tank with summer short or a cute mini are great for a day at the beach or a night out on the town. Loose is in and ME LIKEY.

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Fashion Tip 4-Online Shopping 101

Shopping online is one of my favorite past times. Browsing at your leisure, no lines, and being to find your size with digging through the racks are all pluses in my book.
Learning how to shop online can be very rewarding and in my opinion better that shopping in store.

Knowing the Store Policy
Making purchases from stores that you frequent are particularly easy, you know your the cut of the clothing and what your running size will be. But if you are buying from someplace new ALWAYS CHECK THE RETURN/EXCHANGE POLICY. Knowing their procedures are a great way to still get the convenience of online shopping and the comfort of shopping in store.
Making the mistake and not knowing the store procedures can create a unpleasant experience for you as the shopper.

Comparison Shopping
Trying to find exactly what you are looking for online can be such a hassle. Being able to go to a particular place and have options pulled and priced are the advantages of online, A One Stop Shop. Comparison Shopping is a great tool for the new "cyber" shopper.

Here are some of my favorite Comparison Shopping sites:
  1. Price grabber
  2. Shopping
  3. Like
  4. The Find
  5. Smarter

Have Fun and Happy Shopping

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Deal of The Day-Linen Strapless Dress $12.50

Talk about a great deal. Linen? Strapless? and Under $13? Thats all that needs to be said. They are also in avaliable in five others colors.

For more details, click on the item below.

Linen Strapless Dress

$12.50 at Forever 21

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Fashion Tip 4-Prom Dress Ideas Under $40

Prom Season is in full swing. You either are going to prom or know someone that is. Finding the perfect dress is the main priority. Knowing the economic times and money being very scarce, its hard to find something that you like and can still afford. I remember trying to prepare for the big night, it can REALLY ADD UP. Cute cocktails dresses are a great way to still have the elegance of prom while not spending too much. I have put together some great affordable dresses that are "Prom Certified". One dress is under $15.

**Feel Free to send ideas and pictures of your affordable prom finds to I would love to Feature them in a post.

Everyone have a great time and Be Safe.

For details, click on the items below.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

$25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Hello Fashion Without Guilt is having our first Giveaway ever. YEAH!!! The contest rules are very simple.

Sign up for Fashion Without Guilt via e-mail and enter to win a $25 Visa Gift card. If you’re already a subscriber, you will be automatically entered in the giveaway. Good luck and Happy Shopping!!

***Please make sure that when you subscribe, there will a confirmation email that will come to your inbox. Please make sure that you click the link to confirm your email address. If this is not done you will not be eligible for the contest. The winner will be notified by email by 5/20.

Thank you to all who enter.
Credit: Visa

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Shorts Under $25

Showing off your legs is the main traditional for the warm months. The boyfriend trend has become very popular for sring and summer.And you can never forget the good 'ole Daisy Dukes.

Here some great deals on some shorts all under $25.

For more details, click on the items below.

Thank you and Happy Shopping.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Poll: So Cheap, So Chic

Monday, April 13, 2009

Fashion Tip 3-Preperation Shopping for a Vacation

This is the time of year when the Travel Bug hits. Planning the Annual summer getaways are in full force. We all knowing the state of the economy, going on a vacation is a sacrifice let alone having to shop for it. Here are some tips to get the Vacation Worthy Wardrobe.

Take inventory of what you already have

Going through your closet and making an assessment of what stays and what goes is a great place for a foundation. You never want to duplicate purchase the same item or style. With doing this you can see what your important items are to purchase.

Make a Shopping List

After knowing what you are going to keep and get rid of, it's time to shop. Creating a list will put in front of you what needs to be bought. This can prevent you from making a impulse buy. Knowing what you need can keep you in focus of your shopping goal and keep from overspending.

Pack Smart

Now that you have all your items for your trip, it's time to make sure you pack smart. Now that airlines are restricting the amount of on-board luggage per passenger, pack accordingly. I know as women we would love to pack our whole summer wardrobe, it's not possible. Again, make a list of items that are essentials for your vacation and after those are packed, you can start with the special extras. (As I like to call them the "just in case" items).

Check out Fashion Tip #2 on Going Green Fashion. This is a great way to learn to what to do with those old clothes while still helping the environment.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

I wish you all HAPPY EASTER!!!

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Faith 21-Plus Size Line For Forever 21

This is a Great Day In History. Forever 21 has just announced that they are now going to cater to their plus size customers. I am a true lover of Forever 21 (for all that have not noticed).

I personally think this is the best growth move Forever 21 could do to build their brand. The sub-brands: H81 embodies the laid-back, all-American style (they also sell men clothing) and Twelve By Twelve represents couture glamour while still keeping to their business model of affordability.

Faith21 is set to debut May1st online and in select stores Nationwide. Here are some style that are featured in the new line.

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

$25 Visa Card Giveaway

Hello Fashion Without Guilt is having our first Giveaway ever. YEAH!!! The contest rules are very simple.

Sign up for Fashion Without Guilt via e-mail and enter to win a $25 Visa Gift card. If you’re already a subscriber, you will be automatically entered in the giveaway. Good luck and Happy Shopping!!

***Please make sure that when you subscribe, there will a confirmation email that will come to your inbox. Please make sure that you click the link to confirm your email address. If this is not done you will not be eligible for the contest. The winner will be notified by email by 5/15.

Thank you to all who enter.
Credit: Visa

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Jumpsuits Under $40

These one piece outfits are a great homage to the 70's disco era. The Genie inspired silhouette is so Donna Summers. I personally think this is a great trend and I would love for it to stay. The effortless simplicity is a fashion recipe for perfection. Having one outfit that can embody sexuality, glamour, and style are a winners for me. So get your 70's on.

To purchase, click the items below.

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Fashion Without Guilt is now on Twitter

I discovered Twitter not to long ago and I am in LOVE!!! I try to update frequently but I get so caught up in reading others updates and exploring new sites.

I would love to meet new Twitter friends. If you have a Twitter you can follow me at for updates. There is a button on the right side of my site where it will take you to my profile directly.

I look forward to meeting my Fellow Twitters.

Thank you and Twitter you Soon.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Trend-Ruffled Tops Under $32

This is a Big trend for the spring season. There is such a whimsical femininity to this design. Pairing these styles with jeans or a nice skirt can take your look to the next level. I am a big fan of this look. This will be one of my staple items for this spring.

*One thing to remember with trends, they are just that trends so be careful on the amount of money that you spend and the quantity.

To purchase, click on the items below.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Fashion Tip 2-Going Green Fashion

Going Green Fashion. Eco-Friendly is definitely the way to go. It's affordable and you will always be helping out the environment. Recycling your clothing, shopping at thrift stores, and reselling your old items are to SAVE GREEN!!!

Here are some tips and ways to Go Green.

Recycling/Swapping Clothing

It's time for spring cleaning and what better way to get rid of old clothing and start a new, than selling or recycling what you already have. Once you go through your closet and assess what stays and what goes, its time to decide what's next?

There are some great clothes swapping sites like Rehash, MyFashionSwap, and SwapStyle that provide you with a community of others with items that they would like to trade. (My Fashion Swap is still under construction but please sign up for the notification so you know when the site goes live).

Reselling Your Clothing Online

Another way to stay green and make some extra money is to sell your gently used clothes.
A site called Ecrater is a free marketplace to sell your items and create your own online store.
I am creating a store soon on so I will keep you posted.

Thrifty Shopping

Shopping secondhand is a great way save money and get new items for your wardrobe. Stores like Goodwill and Salvation Army are great starting points for your quest of thrifting smart. Goodwill also has a online auction site that features items for sale.

Check out Fashion Tip #1 on Budgeting and Happy Going Green.

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Target Go International

Target has created a great concept. Bring high quality and style for a very reasonable price. Go International is a line created by Target that features high end designer creations for a price anyone can afford. Prices range from $14-$45. There current collection Fast Fashion is a great demonstration of great design for a affordable price.

Here are some styles from the collection. To purchase, click on the items below.

Thanks and Happy Shopping.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fashion Tip 1-Monday Extended

As I mentioned in Fashion Tip Monday, budgeting can help control the impulse buys. Money and Style go hand in hand. No Finances, No Fashion it's that simple. Budget being the topic of conversation, I am going to share some tips and programs that will help make sense of your money.

Having to tighten up on our wallets are now the norm. Making conscious decisions on what we buy and how we spend has become a science. As women we have a chromosome within our body that is filled with the gene SPEND MONEY. It's just in our nature. But we can control how much and where we spend.

Creating a budget, where do you start.

1. Paying the priorities are first. Expenses First, Luxury later.

2. After the main bills are taken care of, you can start to see what is left over and plan for your luxuries.

Listed below are some programs that are great to help budget and control finances.

  • Mint - The free, automatic, online way to manage your money is here!
  • ElectricCheckBook - The fast and easy way to manage your checking, savings or credit card accounts
  • Money2Manage -Lets you easily and efficiently manage your personal finances
  • WalletProof -Walletproof is a quick and easy to use tool that enables you to track your spending and set monthly budgets for yourself
  • Buxfer - Track shared expenses, split bills, and debts. Transfer money online and settle IOUs with friends/roommates.
  • Rudder - Rudder is the only product that looks forward and determines how much you can spend today and still pay all your bills.
  • Obopay - Use any mobile phone to get, send, or spend money. Text message, use your phone’s Internet browser, or download Obopay onto your phone.
  • TextHog - Track your expenses online. Text your way to the bank.

I hope this is a help and Happy Budgeting.

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