Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fashion Tip Monday 7-Cheap is the New Black

Shopping affordably is key in this uncertain economy. Being able to shop has become more of a chore than it is leisure. "Cheap being the New Black" is a great new approach to still look fabulous without paying for it, LITERALLY.

Here are some tips for shopping "Cheap and Chic".

  1. Shop on Sale- Taking a assessment of the sale rack can always make for a better shopping experience. Around this time of year, most items are off season, but we are very close to summer so stores are soon trying to get rid of spring inventory to make way for their summer shipments.

  2. Buy a size Bigger and Alter- Shopping on the sale rack can be such a pain. You will always have this dilemma, you see something that is extremely affordable but just not your size. If the item is something that needs just slight altering and the price is too good to pass up, Buy and make Alterations. Let's say the item is under $5 and to make the needed alterations are no more than $10. You will be totalling around $15 for a great item of clothing.

  3. Buy Clothing in Off Season- Buying clothing in off season can add up to great savings in the long run. Purchasing items that are not currently in season are always guaranteed to be marked down close to 50% or more. Do not purchase trendy pieces, buy this time next year it will be "so last season". Classic and traditional items are the way to go for buying in off season.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Summer Sandals Under $25

Summer and Sandals go hand in hand. The trends this season are the classic t-strap, ankle cuff, fringe, and last but not least the gladiator sandal. The versatility and options for summer are endless. My personal favorite is the ankle cuff sandal. They are a great focal item to finalize that some what simple ensemble. They are made to make a statement.

Below are some great picks for Under $25. For more details or to purchase, please click on the items below.

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Friday, May 29, 2009


  • Forever21's First "Contemporary" Line- Love21

  • Affordable Cosmetics Under $1- ELF Cosmetics

  • Display your own Personal Style- Chictopia

  • Photo Credit: Forever 21

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    Thursday, May 28, 2009

    Vacation Purchases

    I'M BACK!!! I have missed blogging over the past week but I am back to fulfill your affordable fashion needs. I wanted to share some of my purchases that I made while on vacation in Tampa, Fla. Forever 21 (being my favorite store of all time) I made sure to visit a few while I was out of town.

    Here are just some of the items I purchased while being away. For more details or to purchase, click on the items below.

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    Wednesday, May 20, 2009


    Hello Everyone,
    I will be on Vacation from May 20th- 26th. I will not have access to email or a computer. I Love You All and can't wait to get back to Blogging very soon.

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    Monday, May 18, 2009

    Deal of the Day-Fringe Suede Boots Only $12.10 is one of my favorite online stores for affordable apparel and footwear. Through my daily briefing of New Arrivals I came across a great pair of boots for only $12.10. Fringe is definitely "IN", but these can be worn in any season. Pairing them with a cute pair of shorts in the summer or some leggings in the fall, these are "Great Buy". Hurry there are various sizes left but I am not sure how long that will last.

    Click on the picture below to purchase.

    fringe suede boot

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    Friday, May 15, 2009

    Forever 21-Grand Opening Tokyo

    Forever 21 is now opening a new store in the heart of Tokyo. Knowing the Forever 21 is a Asian based company this is a true homecoming. One day when I travel to Tokyo I will be paying them a visit. The decor and the overall presentation is incredible. Below I put together some pictures of the new store. Tell me what you think? Happy Friday.

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    Look For Less-Kim Kardashian

    Kim Kardashian is a CERTIFIED FASHION ICON.
    Her style has graduated to a more feminine/sexy but mature look.
    I heard sometime ago that she was looking to hire Angelina Jolie's stylist, and if this is who is in charge of her image KUDOS TO YOU. She is a very beautiful woman and I love to see her progression and sophistication that has come through in her image. KIM KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. Below is Kim's Look is created for Under $80.

    For more details, click on the items below.

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    Thursday, May 14, 2009

    Timeless Classic-Linen Pants

    Linen is one of my favorites fabrics. It is light, airy, and never fussy. Pairing a nice heel, flats, or a sandals are a great way to show it's timeless versatility. This is a great essential piece for your wardrobe. Year after year, season after season the Linen Pant are here to stay. Here are some great and affordable Linen Pants all under $25.

    For more details, click on the items below.

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    Tuesday, May 12, 2009

    Sale Alert-Hooded Colorblock Open Cardigan $11.99

    Cardigans are one of my favorite go to items to finish off a rather simple outfit. This a great essential piece for your wardrobe. It can be worn in either spring or fall. The colorblock is a great palette to add dimension to your overall look. The item was $24.00 but has been reduced to $11.99. You save $12. WHAT A GREAT DEAL!!!

    Click on the item below, for more details.

    Forever 21 at ShopStyle

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    Posts For The Week

    Hello Everyone! We sincerely apologize for the absence of the Fashion Tip Monday. They will resume as scheduled Next Monday. We are working on a project as a Featured Editor for Style Sample Magazine. We will ask Three Bloggers "One Question" for the editorial and publish their opinions. It will be in the New June/July Issue. So this weeks posting will be quite slow.

    Thank you so much to all my readers, I LOVE YOU ALL.


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    Friday, May 8, 2009

    Summer Must Haves Under $25

    Summer is steadily approaching and sprinkling a few affordable trends in your wardrobe here or there never hurt anymore. Here are some Summer Must Haves that are somewhat seasonal but still moderately priced.

    Click on the items below for more details.

    Summer must haves under 25

    Photo Credit: Forever21/Target

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    Thursday, May 7, 2009

    Look For Less-Rihanna

    Rihanna is BACK!!! She is the Biggest Fashion Icon of our Generation. She's a risk taker but still keeps a sense everyday attainability. This is a classic look that embodies sexy appeal with just a taste of masculinity. Rihanna we take our hats off to you.

    Below is a the look created for Under $170. Click on the items, below for more details.


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    Wednesday, May 6, 2009

    Best and Worst Dressed-Met Gala 2009

    Tuesday, May 5, 2009

    Charlotte Russe Collection-Enchanted

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    Photo: Charlotte Russe

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    Monday, May 4, 2009

    Fashion Tip 5-Mother's Day Gifts

    Mother's Day is steadily approaching and trying to find the perfect gift is key. What gift do you get, for someone that has everything? Hmmm. To answer the question, Be Practical with your purchase. There is nothing that you can buy a Mother that she does not already have or is available to purchase for herself. I am a firm believer in buying presents that are useful, but yet still thoughtful. So when deciding "What would be the prefect present"? remember practicality is always a winner, you can never go wrong with items that are essential to her everyday life.

    Here are some ideas for a Great Gift. Click on items below for more details.

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