“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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Taylor Swift’s Little Red Dress Look

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift–talk about someone who deserves their tremendous success. Regardless of how you feel about her music, you have to admit that everything about her, be it her behavior or her work, is so much more dignified than that of many other stars her age.

This quality clearly translates into her style. Her outfit at the “An Unforgettable Evening” benefit is definitely sexy. But it’s also classy because she manages to look stunning without showing  a lot. That, right there, is the definition of glamor, IMHO.

Mossimo Black Women's One Shoulder Red Dress ($31.99, Target)

Chinese Laundry Dilano ($68.95, Zappos) J. Furmani Satin Clutch wtih Rhinestone Clasp ($31.50, eBags)

Mossimo Black Women’s One Shoulder Red Dress ($31.99, Target)

Chinese Laundry Dilano ($68.95, Zappos)

J. Furmani Satin Clutch with Rhinestone Clasp ($31.50, eBags)

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

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You Don’t Have to Live in the City to Look Like Erin Lucas

Erin Lucas

Erin Lucas

For those who do not spend hours and hours glued to the latest and greatest of the never ending reality tv shows like yours truly, Erin Lucas is one of Whitney Port’s pals on MTV’s The City.

I wasn’t too crazy about some of her boho chic-ish outfit choices on the show, but her stunning take on the LBD in this photo immediately caught my attention.

Nude or tan colored shoes can be tricky, so better to wear them with contrasting colors such as black in order to avoid that bland, washed out effect. It looks like Erin is wearing the Very Prive Patent Tan Peep Toe shoe from none other than Mr. Christian Louboutin. I have to admit finding a lookalike pump in that exact hue is difficult. But with so many shoes available in various shades of tan right now, you can get pretty close.

Erin keeps the accessories to a minimum, sticking with one statement ring. We approve.

Ruched Front Knit Dress ($27.80, Forever21)

Ruched Front Knit Dress ($27.80, Forever21)

Mandy Burst Ring ($4.80, Forever21)

Mandy Burst Ring ($4.80, Forever21)

Enzo Angiolini Murray ($98.85, Zappos)

Enzo Angiolini Murray ($98.85, Zappos)

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StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4


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Stealing the Look: Bagdley Mischka Spring 2009

Bagdley Mischka Sring 2009 Ready-To-Wear Collection

Bagdley Mischka Sring 2009 Ready-To-Wear Collection

There is something undeniably sexy about Victorian-inspired items, which often tend to mix together all sorts of opulent textures. Such is the rich look created by Bagdley Mischka as part of their Spring 2009 ready-to-wear collection, where opposing elements such as delicate lace and metallic jewelry play a prominent role.

There is no question that a white dress is perfect for summer–especially this year, when neutrals are all the rage. Bagdley Mischka uses a sleeveless dress and a short sleeved cardigan on top, cinching the two at the waist with a belt. However, you can easily recreate the look with a lacy short-sleeved frock.

When it comes to accessorizing the dress, don’t be shy! Over-the-top opulence is an important part of this look. A shiny gold multi-strand necklace, as used by Bagdley Mischka, creates a beautiful contrast against the white fabric. The gold element is also reflected by the hardware on the white hand bag.

Don’t forget to thrown on a pair of brown wedges or platform sandals that have either dark jewel accents or even more gold hardware. You may think combining so many textures together is a faux-pas, but if Bagdley Mischka did it, then you know its ok!

Qian Pearl Strands Classic White Lace Mini Dress ($36, www.angiehearts.net)

Qian Pearl Strands Classic White Lace Mini Dress ($36, www.angiehearts.net)

Multi Strand Metallic Bead Necklace ($9.80, Forever 21)

Multi Strand Metallic Bead Necklace ($9.80, Forever 21)

Enzo Angiolini 'Waters' Shoe ($89, Zappos)

Enzo Angiolini 'Waters' Shoe ($89, Zappos)

Lola Marie Bag ($47.96, www.bagbaus.com)

Lola Marie Bag ($47.96, www.bagbaus.com)

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

StealThisDress! Savings Factor: 4

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Leighton Meester’s Electrifying Look

Leighton MeesterA year and a half later after she wore it, Leighton Meester’s ensemble from the 2008 Versace Menswear Launch is still one of my favorites. It offers a brilliant interpretation of the ‘less is more’ philosophy that will never go out of style. [Read more…]

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One American Apparel Dress, Three Ways to Wear It

Rib Racerback Dress ($26, American Apparel)

Rib Racerback Dress ($26, American Apparel)

There is really nothing better than a comfortable, simple summer dress. My top pick for this summer is the Rib Racerback Dress from American Apparel. [Read more…]

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Marvelous Miu Miu for Summer

Miu Miu Resort CollectionPrada’s line Miu Miu never ceases to amaze me. Every single design is so fresh and feminine. In this case, I can’t get over how  classy yet comfortable this cute summer ensemble from the resort collection looks! [Read more…]

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Audrina Patridge’s Style: Rock and Glamor Rolled Into One

Audrina Patridge

Audrina Patridge

Say what you want about The Hills, but I still tune in every week to see what the ladies of MTV’s LA-based reality show are wearing. Of all the cast members, Audrina’s style would have to be my favorite. Every time I see her, she manages to  look comfortable yet incredibly stylish. [Read more…]

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