Where have you been?

Greetings, my lovelies!

You may have noticed that things have been a little quiet here on the blog. Right now, I'm enjoying a short little vacation in Chicago, visiting a dear friend from high school. 

I'll be back in NYC Thursday night, after which I'll be showing you all of the hottest trends for fall on a budget. 

Talk soon!

NYC Recessionista

Do you need glasses?

Because if you do ... need glasses, that is ... now is a perfect time to snag two pairs.

Right now at Bonlook, you can get one pair of prescription eyeglasses AND one pair of prescription sunnies for only $150 ... which is insane. Just shop here and enter code BUNDLE150 at checkout.

(Image courtesy of Bonlook)

NYC Recessionista Roundup: the knit pencil skirt

One of my favorite trends as of late is the knit pencil skirt. It combines all of the tailoring and sleekness of a pencil skirt but with the breezy, stretchy, comfy feeling of a pair of leggings. Whoever came up with these is a flipping genius.

Here are eight affordable options:

(All images courtesy of retailers as follows)

a. Old Navy jersey stripe pencil skirt
b. Old Navy stretch pencil skirt
c. Gap solid knit pencil skirt
d. Gap stripe knit pencil skirt
e. Asos gray jersey pencil skirt
f. Old Navy jersey knit pencil skirt
g. Asos floral knit pencil skirt
h. Asos double layered jersey pencil skirt

The Little White Dress you need to see

Sigh ... this LWD (little white dress) from Chicwish is so. darn. chic. Couldn't you see a bride-to-be wearing this to her bridal shower / rehearsal dinner / city hall wedding?

It's just so very Mia Farrow circa 1966 with a twist.

(Image courtesy of Chicwish)

PS - it looks a helluva lot more luxe than its under $75 sale price tag ... 

Asos' latest wiggle dress

The wiggle dress from Asos is honestly one of the most flattering and effortless dresses I've ever seen...and this newest floral print is perfect for fall.

(All images courtesy of Asos)