“Best Of Inexpensive Style” List

IMG_1069As promised in our 1st year anniversary post, check out my favorite places for scoring the best deals on clothing, shoes and accessories, as well as the particular items to look out for at each:

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Forever 21: designer-inspired clothing, great heels, amazing jewelry for under $10

Item 2Overstock.com: fantastic deals on jewelry and shoes

Item 3Papaya Clothing: great for both casual and dressy clothes that have a ‘youthful,’ sassy feel

Item 4A’gaci: another top destination for designer-inspired items

Item 5H&M: great prices on basics such as t-shirts, tanks, tights and sweaters from .

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Item 6Charlotte Russe: beautiful dresses and other “going out wear”

Item 7Zara: beautiful, quality suits at reasonable prices and an awesome casual section, GORGEOUS shoes!

Item 8DSW: huge selection of shoes at discounted prices, check out also their handbag section

Item 9Zappos: shoes in every style and color you can imagine–not an exaggeration, also some fab deals on designer handbags from previous seasons

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Keep these in mind as you’re shopping or planning where you want to buy a certain outfit–chances are good that you’ll find yourself looking fabulous while spending less.

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David Yurman Designer Jewelry: Splurge vs. Steal

When it comes to designer jewelry, David Yurman is always a name I keep coming back to. His designs are just exquisite. One of my favorite parts of his collection are his colored-stone pendants. They are available in almost every color you can think of but my personal favorite is the minty green.

Well, as it turns out, you don’t need to break the bank in order to enjoy the beautiful look of a David Yurman-esque colored stone surrounded by diamonds. Take a guess at how much the pendant from Overstock–which includes diamonds–costs. Big difference! If you really want to get the David Yurman look down to a t, put the look-a-like pendant onto a box chain.

David Yurman 20x15mm Prasiolite Wheaton Enhancer ($1650, Neiman Marcus) 10k Gold Green Amethyst and 1/10ct TDW Diamond Necklace ($153.99, www.overstock.com)

David Yurman 20x15mm Prasiolite Wheaton Enhancer ($1650, Neiman Marcus)

10K Gold Green Amethyst and 1/10ct TDW Diamond Necklace ($153.99, www.overstock.com)

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Stealing Brooklyn Decker’s Style

Brooklyn Decker

Brooklyn Decker

Ah, the Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. If this title doesn’t make you a goddess, nothing will. Brooklyn Decker is exactly that. Tall, never-ending legs, flowing blond hair–the girl’s got it all. And she doesn’t seem to lack style savvy either.

I really loved one of her recent outfits. A simple black mini-dress, grey peep-toe booties and an unembellished gray handbag make for a put-together look that does not scream “this outfit required hours of maintenance.” What’s even better news for us is that you can easily find all of these staples for a fraction of the cost.

If you are shy about showing off your legs, you can still totally pull off this Brooklyn Decker-inspired look by opting for a dress that ends more towards the knees. Just be sure to choose one that is fitted. An a-line dress that flares out at the bottom is not the best garment to pair with an ankle boot. If you do go with a looser cut, wear it with boots that reach the calf or higher.

Keep in mind that this little number may just get you on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Tops Handbag Studded Hobo-style Bag ($38.99, www.overstock.com) Knit Bubble Hem Dress ($13.50, Forever21) Glaze by Adi Slouchy Vamp Peep-toe Booties ($29.99, www.overstock.com)

Tops Handbag Studded Hobo-style Bag ($38.99, www.overstock.com)

Knit Bubble Hem Dress ($13.50, Forever21)

Glaze by Adi Slouchy Vamp Peep-toe Booties ($29.99, www.overstock.com)

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To a Fashion-Forward New Year!

Jump Apparel Women's Short Bubble Dress ($67.99, www.overstock.com)Happy New Year, fellow fashion addicts! I wasn’t sure what my first post for 2010 would be until I saw these Jump Apparel ‘Short Bubble’ dresses on Overstock a few minutes ago. Gorgeous, right? I want one in each color! Because this is StealThisDress, what better item for us to kick off a new year of fashion with?

StealThisDress! is almost a year old now. Thank you to everyone who tunes in regularly to read my latest ideas on how to look like a million bucks while paying a lot less. If this is your first time visiting StealThisDress, I hope that you find it to be an interesting read and  join us again. Whether you’re a regular or a “one-off” visitor, I’m very interested in what you like and dislike about the site, as well as what type of content you’d like to see more of. So, please make use of our Contact form and give me your feedback!

Here’s to another year of “stealing” and splurging on stunning stuff!

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Chanel-inspired Look

Chanel Spring 2010 Ready-to-wear Collection, Photo: Monica Feudi

Chanel Spring 2010 Ready-to-wear Collection, Photo: Monica Feudi

Saying that the Chanel fashion house requires no introduction would be the understatement of the century. I don’t want to repeat that which has already been said countless times and go on and on about the timeless appeal of the Coco Chanel style philosophy. My words would not do it justice. Instead, let’s dive right in and channel a look from the Chanel Spring 2010 ready-to-wear line.

Ruched Top ($17.99, Charlotte Russe) Zipper Bow Tie Headband ($3.99, Charlotte Russe)
Dotted Jacquard Skirt ($19.80, Forever21) rsvp Manda Black Patent Pumps ($20.57, www.overstock.com)

Ruched Top ($17.99, Charlotte Russe)

Zipper Bow Tie Headband ($3.99, Charlotte Russe)

Dotted Jacquard Skirt ($19.80, Forever21)

rsvp Manda Black Patent Pumps ($20.57, www.overstock.com)

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Thanksgiving Super Deals

Here are some of the best things that I found online on the best shopping day of the year:

Frosted Goldtone CZ Red-eyed Snake RingFrosted Goldtone CZ Red-eyed Snake Ring ($19.34, www.overstock.com)

Cropped Ruffle Cardigan

Cropped Ruffle Cardigan ($49.50, Express)

Striped Ruched Sweater ($24.99, Charlotte Russe)Striped Ruched Sweater ($24.99, Charlotte Russe) – Charlotte Russe is currently offering 25% off and free shipping on all orders over $65–awesome deal!

Preston & York Paisley-Block Muffler ($14.40, Dillards)

Preston & York Paisley-Block Muffler ($14.40, Dillards)

XOXO Pants, 4-Way Stretch Knit Skinny ($29.99, Macy's)XOXO Pants, 4-Way Stretch Knit Skinny ($29.99, Macy’s)

'Bonnny' Shoe ($53.97, Steve Madden)‘Bonnny’ Shoe ($53.97, Steve Madden)

Sterling Silver Crown Pendant Necklace ($11.42, www.overstock.com)Sterling Silver Crown Pendant Necklace ($11.42, www.overstock.com)

Fab Bootcut Jean ($6, Forever 21)Fab Bootcut Jean ($6, Forever 21)

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Hungry for Hermes

Hermes Fall 2009 Ready to Wear Collection

Hermes Fall 2009 Ready to Wear Collection

For the last couple of years, I’ve found myself anxiously waiting for the Hermes fall collection. Filled with fabulous pieces that appeal to one’s fantasy, it never disappoints. While I usually find myself drawn to the rich color palette often used by Hermes, I’ve chosen something far more reserved–yet equally stunning–for this week’s look from the runway.

This fall, look to sleek, off the shoulder and one sleeved designs. There is something deliciously mysterious in keeping one arm completely hidden while fully revealing the other. The experts at Hermes cinch the dress at the waist with a black belt, whose tough texture stands out against the delicate fabric of the dress.

Hermes makes it known that ankle booties are sticking around this year, pairing it with sheer black pantyhose. While it is still warm enough, you can skip the hose and show off those legs. The ankle boots with skirts and bare legs look has been frequently spotted around Hollywood lately.

Put together, these three pieces make for a sharp, ‘stop ’em dead in their tracks’ look. Just what we’d expect from Hermes.

Young Fabulous & Broke One Shoulder Dress ($106, www.shopbop.com) Lace Ruffle Belt ($8.99, Charlotte Russe) Type Z Edie Black Kid Suede Boots ($59.85, www.overstock.com)

Young Fabulous & Broke One Shoulder Dress ($106, www.shopbop.com)

Lace Ruffle Belt ($8.99, Charlotte Russe)

Type Z Edie Black Kid Suede Boots ($59.85, www.overstock.com)

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 3

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 3

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Criss Cross Elastic Sandals

Da Viccino by Beston Women's 'You Love' High Heel Sandals ($29.99, www.overstock.com)

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