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Fab & Frugal Deal of the Day

Hello, fashionable friends!

I love this coral bag! It’s a great spring color and the size is great for carrying around all of a lady’s must-haves. For Less than $40, this bag is definitely worth adding to your spring wardrobe aresenal.

Happy shopping!

Coral New League Purse ($39.95)

02-22 Frugal Deal

Pin-spiration: Leopard Love

Good morning, fashionable friends!

I was browsing through Pinterest (again), and I noticed that leopard print is everywhere today! I hope you enjoy the leopard print inspiration pics as well as the fashionably frugal leopard print items to make those stylish Pinterest pics your reality. 

Happy shopping!

Leopard Love Inspiration Pics

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Fabulously Frugal Leopard Love Picks

Leopard Fold Over Clutch ($95)

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Chaus Leopard Print Drawstring Pant ($47)

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Madden Girl Karizma Sandal ($69)

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Leo Print Skinny Calf Hair Belt ($42)

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Zara Leopard Print Cami ($9)

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Combined Leopard Print Dress (79)

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Vince Camuto Leopard Print Scarf ($38)

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Donald J. Pilner Viky Leopard Loafers ($72)

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Nine West Leopard Print Watch ($37)

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Lord & Taylor Leopard Print Driving Gloves ($79)

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Celebrity Copycat

Hello, fashionable friends!

It has been a busy, busy week! I have lots of exciting news to share with you in the next few days. My lack of posts has been due to some hard work on additional features, so I’d keep an eye out. This next week you can expect a WGGGB app for IOS, some awesome downloads, and a secret email list with great info on sales and additional WGGGB features. I may even have some insider celebrity tips coming your way – shhhh!

Also, keep in mind that you can ask via Twitter (@WGGGB) or direct comment for specific celebrity styles to be repurposed for the gal on a budget. For your recommendations, you’ll get an honorary post mention and be entered into an annual drawing for some fashionably fabulous prizes!

In honor of the “celebrity tips” hint, it’s time for a Celebrity Copycat post.

Emma has deservedly become a fashion icon and managed to almost disconnect from the frizzy-haired wizard gal-pal of her Harry Potter days. She has matured into quite the lovely young lady and managed to find a great sense of grown-up style along the way. Her favorite go-to wardrobe staple – cropped black pants. She wears them ALL the time and they always look great.

Emma Watson’s Street Style

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Emma Watson’s Fashionably Frugal Copycat Look

Fantas Eyes Tortoise Shell Sunglasses ($12)

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ASOS Black Secret Heat Shirt ($52)

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Longline Double Breasted Coat ($76)

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Nordstrom Edyson ‘Sloan’ Skinny Jeans ($33)

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VC Signature Nancy Loafer ($99 – originally $225)

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 Awesome Alternates

ASOS Classic Trench Coat ($79)

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Free People Long Beach Tank ($20)

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Wallace Oxfor by Steven Madden ($89)

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Fab & Frugal Deal of the Day

Hello again!

This Anthropologie basic is ideal for any layering junkie. I try to buy this tank in every color every time it comes on sale because I love it that much! The colors range from red to neon yellow. I included two of this season’s new colors below.

If you’re looking for some wardrobe basics to layer beneath those winter duds or a great summer time top to pair with those cute cut-off shorts, this is your tank.

Anthropologie Basic Layering Tank ($9)

Tank 1 Tank 2

Comfy In Cargo

Hello again, fashionable friends!

I love a comfortable outfit which is also effortlessly adorable. Skinny military-inspired pants are all the rage right now and can be appropriate for many a body type. For a casual, feminine take on an otherwise masculine trend, check out this fashionably frugal ensemble…

Hinge Textured Cardigan ($46)

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ASOS Tank High Neck ($14)

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Tiri Cargo Pants ($59)

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Red Dress Fashion Show – Day One

Hello, fashionable friends!

The Red Dress Fashion Show was a huge hit this year! In honor of that program, today’s post contains tons of awesome pieces in…you guessed it…RED.

Red has long been considered a wardrobe basic and continues to adorn runways across the seasons. Blonde, brunette, or ginger – red is your color! Enjoy this collection of chic, affordable red items and show your reddish hues in honor of those powerful individuals whom have battled heart disease and to create awareness for those who may still be at risk. In addition, keep a sharp lookout for multiple Red Dress galleries as the week goes on.

Happy shopping!

P.S. If you want more information about the Heart Truth Campaign, click here.

Marissa Dress ($89)

Red Dress 1

Babaton Freddie Dress ($75)

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Babaton Chaplin Blouse ($95)

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Lena Wrap Dress ($69)

Red Dress 2

French Knot Cardigan ($29)

Red Day 3

Wilfred Free Rollinson Blouse ($95)
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Roseland Dress – Anthropologie ($189)

Red Dress 4

Ralph by Ralph Lauren Matte Jersey Dress ($89)

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Fab & Frugal Deal of the Day (Again)

For those of you who haven’t quite gotten comfortable with the idea of buying a sandal, this bootie is a great cold-weather option. The price point is perfect and the shoe is ideal for that icky weather that keeps us stylishly bundled up.

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

Steven by Steve Madden Sandra Leather Ankle Bootie ($71)

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Fab & Frugal Deal of The Day

Good morning, fashionable friends!

These shoes are certainly fabulous and most definitely a deal! I fell in love with these lovely platform wedge sandals the moment I saw them. I shrinkingly clicked on the link assuming the price point would be near $200, but was happy to find a mere $79 price tag. These sandals are spring/summer wardrobe staples in fabulous neutral colors and have tons of personality.

Go. Buy. Wear when the sun shines.

Dolce Vita Platform Wedge Sandals ($79.00)

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French Riviera

I woke up this Monday morning feeling like I wanted to be in Paris. Since I cannot be in Paris on this fine morning, I will live vicariously through French inspired fashion. 

Where would you like to be this morning? Comment below and maybe tomorrow’s look will be inspired by your wanderlust request. 

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

Parisian Inspiration

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The Look:

Trench Coat with Detachable Lining

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V-Neck Blouse

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Loose Fit Trousers With Ribbon and Pocket

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Sparkly Crystal Bead Necklace

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Pointed Flat Shoe

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My Blue Period

Since I did a pink segment earlier in the week, I thought it appropriate to tack on pink’s friendly neighbor, blue. After all, those who don’t often wear pink will almost always wear blue. 

So, without further ado, here are 5 blue accessories to consider pairing with your fall wardrobe. 

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

Cynthia Rowley Flower on White iPhone 5 Case

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Suede Skinny Belt

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Metallic iPhone Purse

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Exaggerated Metal Bridge Round Sunglasses

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Cobalt Woven Stripe Scarf

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Fab & Frugal Deal of the Day: Prints

I am in love with today’s deal. This dress has all the elements of a wardrobe staple but the added bonus of a unique pattern that won’t be going out of style anytime soon.

The red and cream color combo almost makes this dress a neutral piece. Think about it – add a black leather mini, a camel trench, maybe a navy blazer – it all works. I love the bold print that creates interest without being too busy. The shape is fabulous and would work well on most figures. The simple neckline and modest, yet cheeky length of the hem make this dress great for the office or maybe attending some of those holiday get-togethers. Looking for something cute to “meet the parents”? Look no further. 

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

Bird Print Dress

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Arm Candy

Today’s post features some of my favorite affordable accessories…at the moment. Most of these pieces are timeless and will be around for years, others are slightly more trendy. 

Consider combining some of these items in order to create a sort of interest piece. Remember, if you choose to double up on accessories in one place, try to play down accessories elsewhere. For example, multiple bracelets and rings on your hands doesn’t always pair well with layers of necklaces up top. Don’t be so glitzy that you’re jewelry outshines your outfit or your face. 

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

Sole Society Leather Plated Wrap Bracelet ($19)

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Leather Tassel Bracelet ($24)

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Mini Leather Wrap Bracelet ($22)

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Black Leather Bangle Bracelet With Silver ($23)

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Beau Caged Cuff ($10)

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Madewell Darkstone ID Bracelet ($30)

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Fab & Frugal Deal of the Day: Accessories

Check out these 5 fun pink accessories that are easy on the budget and fun for fall wardrobes. Everything on this list cost less than $30 and is…pink. I don’t usually go for a pink theme, but the uber girly followers are demanding it. These pieces I love because, although they are as pink as pink gets, they could easily be paired with some fun, more edgy pieces.

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

Lula Pink Sunglasses 

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Light Pink Chunky Knit Snood 

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Juicy Couture Charm Headbands

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Tickle My Fancy iPhone 5 Case

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Weston Rhodochrosite Magnetic iPad Cover

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Fab & Frugal Deal of the Day

Good morning, fashionistas!

This fabulous color block chiffon dress is an awesome add to your wardrobe. The color blocking trend goes full circle with this dress and proves why it’ll be around for some time. The breezy chiffon fabric is great for this transitional weather and could easily be paired with a warmer blazer or cute cardi. 

For $34.99, this dress is a show stopper!

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

White Yellow Color Block Chiffon Dress ($34.99)

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Fab & Frugal Deal of the Day

It’s a wonderful day to buy something designer…for $12.50. Seriously…this skirt gets an additional 50% discount at checkout which means that it is $12.50! 

This fabulous pencil skirt by Calvin Klein has a classic structure and some trendy personality. 

Go…buy…now. 

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

Calvin Klein Exposed Zip Colorblock Pencil Skirt ($12.50)

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Celebrity Inspiration: Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr is well known for having impeccable taste in clothes. She’s always well dressed and her picks are flattering in nearly every instance. 

Today’s inspirational picture has been chosen in honor of fall and the cooler weather. The classic trench doubled with some easy to wear, casual pieces makes for a great on-the-go look. Keep makeup simple and hair understated with this look – even a cute topknot would do nicely.

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

Celebrity Inspiration: Miranda Kerr

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The Look Alike Ensemble (>$225)

The Classic Cotton Trench Coat ($139)

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Nautical Stripes Jumper ($21)

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Light Wash Denim Jeggings ($29)

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Leopard Flats ($26)

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Celebrity Inspiration: Eva Langoria

Leather leggings are going to make a leggy return this fall. They were a trendy favorite for popular celebrity, Eva Langoria, last fall and have been long time favorites of Kim Kardashian, Elle Macpherson, and Hillary Duff as well. 

Here’s a look inspired by Eva Langoria that starts with the basic leather legging for a FABULOUS deal. The great thing about this investment item – it can be casual or really dressy. Style leather with a casual top to make them an edgy accessory or amp up your look with a white blazer and some crimson lipstick. Either way, have fun with them!

Since I’ve posted four or five black blazers that I highly recommend, we’re going to keep this celebrity inspiration simple and stick to the leather and the heels. Last week’s Fab & Frugal Deal of the Day: Jewelry would look great with this outfit too!

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

Celebrity Inspiration: Eva Langoria’s Leather Leggings

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Synthetic Leather Trousers ($59)

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Michael Antonio’s Satin Heels ($49)

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You’re always seeing celebs in great blazers that dress up or polish any look they choose to throw on. For example, add a little professional edge to a bohemian get up just like Jessica Alba always does. Or maybe dress up some deconstructed denim by adding the balancing structure of a blazer. Whatever your style is, there is a place for a great blazer.

Although blazer styles are as vast as the sea is wide, it’s a good idea to pick a few you like and mix it up a little now and then. This blazer is an amazing snag for just $53 on Asos. It doesn’t have wide lapels which means it’s easy to dress up OR down. The more open front will also leave long jewelry a bit of room to take the spotlight and it will also give a cute printed blouse a chance to shine a bit more than it would if there were a wider caller. The length is perfect and the sizing comes in both petite and regular. The linen blend will ensure that you don’t overheat when you’ve got on several layers and the neckline would be adorable with a colorful scarf. All in all, this one is a winner, folks.

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

ASOS Linen Age Blazer ($53)

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Link: http://us.asos.com/ASOS-Linen-Edge-to-Edge-Blazer/zv43g/?iid=2760414&SearchQuery=blazer&Rf-700=1000&Rf-800=-1,50&sh=0&pge=1&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Black&mporgp=L0FTT1MvQVNPUy1MaW5lbi1FZGdlLXRvLUVkZ2UtQmxhemVyL1Byb2Qv

Fab & Frugal Deal of the Day

So…here goes another fun outfit for less than $100. It’s not quite winter but certainly no longer summer which means that we have some transitioning wardrobes to maintain. I love this look because it is a transitional look made up of very seasonal pieces. 

The tea length midi skirt is a huge trend right now and will keep those stems slightly warmer in the upcoming winter months. The top would be adorable tucked into the skirt and under a leather cropped jacket or tailored blazer. It is also warm weather appropriate on its own. 

Add some edgy heels or sandals to give this look a bit of a punk vibe or keep it really feminine with some ballet flats or strappy heels.

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

Zara 

Tear Drop Top T-Shirt ($35)

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ASOS Full Midi Skirt ($64)

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Fab & Frugal Deal of the Day: Jewelry

Have you scoured the ends of the internet shopping world trying to find the PERFECT layering accessories that go with practically EVERYTHING?

Search no more. I have found some fantastic accessories for amazing prices in a pretty unlikely place. Just click on the pictures to go to each piece on the Etsy website. Every piece is less than $35 and each individual piece would go fabulously with any other item posted.

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

Layering Necklaces from Etsy

Layering Matte Gold Bar Pendant ($27)

Dainty Beaded Satellite Chain ($24)

Apatite Raw Crystal Necklace ($32)

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Set of 3 14K Gold Stacking Rings ($25)

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The Leather Jacket Trend

Celebrities and style gurus have taken an edgier approach to this season’s fashions. Although blazers are classic and still very much considered to be a wardrobe staple, leather jackets have become a close second to the more structured piece.

Leather can do several things for an outfit. Firstly, the texture can add visual appeal that you’d have a hard time finding with any other basic fabric type. By mixing feminine, more commonly used fabrics with a pop of leather texture, you’ve taken your classic look to a more modern place. Secondly, leather creates a whole new outfit character. Sounds strange, I know. Think about it though…if you saw someone wearing a midi pleated skirt with a well tailored blazer and a crisp, white blouse you’d probably think, “She looks very nice and is well put together.” If you see someone with the same skirt and blouse, however, you’ll think that same person is vogue, current, AND put together. Here’s an example…

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Maybe the leather trend is appealing to you, but the $400 – $4000 price tag is not. For the leather jacket fashion huntress on a budget, check out my picks below for some great leather jackets each for less than $100. 

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

River Island Waterfall Front Leather Jacket

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ASOS Limited Edition Studded Leather Jacket

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RD Style Quilted Vegan Leather Jacket

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Calvin Klein Moto Jacket

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Rhyme Los Angeles Moto Tweed Jacket

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Fab & Frugal Deal of the Day

Looking for that perfectly neutral dress that goes with everything and transitions across all four seasons? I have found it!

Although this dress runs just a little large, it fits perfectly and, if you can’t size down, a small investment in some tailoring will have you in love in no time. For $44.99, this Ark & Co. Embossed Detail Dress in a feminine creme color is perfect for any trend you’re trying to nail. What’s not to love?

Just in case you needed some inspiration, I threw in some pieces that would look FABULOUS with this dress. Feel free to add some extra color, play with some textures and really make this piece shine.

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

Ark & Co. Embossed Detail Dress ($44.99)

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What’s In My Makeup Bag…

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My Make Up Bag Must Haves

Although I keep an extra drawer handy for those special occasion makeup items, but what you see above is everything I currently have in my makeup bag. I’ve included a list of the specific products below, but first I’d like to explain some of my day to day makeup choices.

Since this blog focuses on savvy shopping, you may be wondering why some of the items I’ve chosen are high end beauty items. Well, the answer is simple. It’s cheaper for me to splurge on one or two important items in order to save from having to spend money on repair items later on down the road. For example, cheap foundation makes me break out. Also, if I don’t splurge a little on my favorite setting spray (which lasts forever), then I find myself reapplying makeup multiple times throughout the day which will eventually waste more money than I spent.

As for my other products, I have a few quick tips and tricks for getting them for a good price. The only item excluded from my frugal purchases is the fabulous Kate Spade makeup bag which was actually a very generous birthday gift. I love it and, if you have the extra cash, I recommend this set.

Trick #1: Perfume samples from the counter at Nordstrom make a great replacement for the pricey full size versions. Also, they’re travel friendly and free!

Trick #2 and #3: Although I am madly in love with my Urban Decay Naked Palette, it can be hard to shell out $50 for a few basic eye shadows, right? Well, check out this site for a FABULOUS deal on this eye shadow product as well as the Bobby Brown brushes you see above. I bought all of these items here, they were delivered within a week and they are fabulous. Site: http://www.cheapmacosmetics.com/

Trick #4: I love the lip and brow products I have listed above. I use them all the time, but they too were gifts (thanks, Mom!). If you’re looking for something just as fabulous but  slightly more affordable, I recommend checking out N.Y.X. brow set and ELF lipsticks. Both can be found at ULTA and, if you’re into coupons, check the Sunday paper for an ULTA cutout before you go.

Trick #5: Invest in an awesome foundation brush. The right foundation brush will make your foundation last so much longer just by blending and spreading the foundation more efficiently.

Trick #6: Check out MAC’s products at this site: http://www.cheapmacosmetics.com/. It’s the same site listed above and, although it doesn’t have everything, the MAC foundations are CRAZY cheap on it and are authentic. I recommend doing a bulk shopping trip with a friend just so that you can split the expensive shipping ($25). I got over $420 worth of makeup for just under $65 (and that’s including shipping).

Trick #7: Watch YouTube videos to learn how to properly apply each product. You might be wasting some products because you didn’t know how to apply other products. I highly recommend checking out the following two YouTube channels for some great tips:

  • Bobbi Brown
  • Lisa Eldridge

So…I hope this helps you! Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

Pin-spiration: Black & Crystal

Minimalist ensembles and statement accessories are everywhere right now and I must’ve spotted this look on Pinterest a million times.

While this girl’s look is rumored to be priced well over $300, I’ve managed to pull together the pieces for less than half of that.

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

Pin-spiration:

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Look Alikes:

Silk Layered Black Top ($49.90)

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Classic Black Pants ($29)

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Zara Statement Necklace ($49)

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Textured Clutch ($23)

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Black Pumps ($30)

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Looking lovely underneath…

Good morning, friends!

Last Call by Neiman Marcus is running a fantastic sale on all things designer right now. Despite my excitement, $400 ensembles are still not in my budget just yet, but great deals on awesome lingerie is.

After all, isn’t one of the greatest things about being girls that we get to wear pretty, lacey things?

My favorite find so far today has to be the Hanky Panky separates that are on amazing discounts. Neiman Marcus is offering an additional 30% everything even if it’s already marked down!

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

Hanky Panky Crossover Bralette ($28 instead of $56!)

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Hanky Panky Two Tone Lace Thong ($9.80 isntead of $20)

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