The Converse One Star line has been in Target stores for about a year now, without any substantial fanfare. The collection consists mostly of casual basics with a retro flair to them — the stuff is honestly really cute, but no one seemed to be going gaga over it like they were over the other guest lines (Jovovich-Hawk, Alice Temperley)…. View Post
The boyfriend cardigan has to be one of my new favorite wardrobe staples … regardless of whether you dress it up or dress it down, it is still the perfect layering piece for BOTH work and weekend wear. Here are some of the styles I’ve road-tested: 1) American Apparel has many different cardigan styles — but one of my favorites… View Post
No, your eyes are not deceiving you … you read the headline correctly. Orla Kiley is coming to Target the first week of February. But, it’s not a line of handbags or luggage, unfortunately. But it is a completely cool retro housewares collection, which is still pretty awesome. Thanks to Racked and Apartment Therapy for the tips.
Statement necklaces might just be one of my favorite emerging trends. Throw one on over a solid turtleneck or blouse, and they make an outfit. Here are some of my wallet-friendly favorites — This Wrap Link Bib Necklace from Target is only $19.99, and it has a great multi-tone, homemade feel to it. The Valence Bib Necklace from Banana Republic… View Post
I am going to make a greater-than-usual effort this year to be thrifty while doing my holiday shopping (this of course except for the $1299 I just spent buying a brand new MacBook for myself as a “present”). Some ideas — One of my favorite spots for holiday gifts is Restoration Hardware — It’s secretly got the most wonderful little… View Post
I have definitely been wondering what the fate of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Bitten clothing venture will be, especially with the recent bankruptcy (twice) of discount chain Steve & Barry’s. According to NY Magazine Blog The Cut, SJP is shopping for a new home for the line. It would be such a shame to see this great line, which I felt… View Post
I have the good fortune of being invited to attend a movie premiere on Monday 11/17 in Los Angeles. Now, I like to think of myself as pretty stylish, but I wasn’t sure I had anything in my closet befitting of an Hollywood movie premiere. So naturally this presents quite the wardrobe challenge. How do I stay true to my… View Post
Los Angeles-based shopping blog Racked LA has posted a great gallery of photos previewing the newest designer line for H&M — Comme des Garcon. The stuff looks really cute and all…. but the only strange thing– it’s a line for H&M, so me thinks a $350 price point for a dress is a tad high. Can we please get a… View Post
How cool is it that Michelle Obama, a potential future 1st lady, is wearing an H&M dress on the campaign trail that cost $34.90?! And you know what — she looks good in it, too. (Image courtesy of The Budget Fashionista)
You’d never think of J. Crew for your bargain shopping — even though I so love rummaging through their clearance rack — but they actually have really affordable wedding gowns. Who knew? J. Crew started it’s “Weddings & Parties” collection a few years ago with a few select styles, but the line has really developed and now they have several… View Post
Now, I had first heard back in June via New York Magazine’s Shopping Blog that British retailer TopShop was NYC-bound, and now there are actually rumors about dates of the opening.
Even though I definitely feel too old to be shopping at places like Delia’s, Forever 21, American Eagle Outfitters and Alloy for clothing (shh … even though I do shop there on occasion), they definitely have the market on cheap, cute, of-the-moment accessories… which is really the only thing that fits me at these stores. Look at what I just… View Post
Since I’ve tailored this blog around bargain shopping, I know luxury brands don’t really tie in realistically with my message. But, there is a way to get those luxury items without paying full retail price for them: outlet stores. I happen to have grown up 10 minutes away from one of the most popular in the Hudson Valley — Woodbury… View Post
“You should totally be blogging about this stuff.” That’s what my boyfriend Kevin says to me each time I bore him to tears with diatribes, little known facts, and random verbal musings about fashion, shopping, style, etc. If I am being completely honest, starting a blog feels totally and completely self-centered to me. Who am I to think that anyone… View Post