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Fab and Frugal Deal of the Day: Sale Alert #2!

I have loved Calvin Klein since I put on my first classic black pencil skirt. You can only imagine how excited I was to find that Calvin Klein is having a huge sale today. The Calvin Klein classics are the foundation pieces for a spectacularly timeless wardrobe.

Here are a few of my favorite sale steals from Calvin Klein all for less than $69…

sheer accent + pleated sleeveless shift dress $49.99sharkskin colorblock sleeveless sheath dress $59.99

chambray pencil skirt $29.99solid mesh sleeve top $29.99

textured colorblock sleeveless top $24.99faux leather leggings $39.99

Wear White While You Can…

Vogue’s Best Dressed list was full of white ensembles this week. I love every one of them. White is so perfectly flattering on just about every skin tone and creates a sort of minimalist backdrop to show off those well-maintained locks.

To be honest, I don’t really believe in the old “no white after labor day” rule. I think that some of fall and winter’s best looks have been all white ensembles. However, to appease the crowd of traditionalists, here’s a great guide to wearing white before Labor Day arrives and before the color is no longer (traditionally) fashionably acceptable for fall.

For a little celebrity inspiration, visit this week’s Best Dressed list by Vogue.

For those fabulous ladies on a budget, here are some of the week’s best deals on one of my favorite wardrobe colors:

Quilted Rucksack ($69)

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Maia Zipper Detail Stretch Pique Sheath Dress ($88)

Zipper Detail Stretch Piqué Sheath Dress

Free People Star Slipdress ($98)

'Star' Slipdress

Halogen Linen Blend Jacket ($46)

Linen Blend Jacket

Crepe Collarless Moto Jacket ($105)

Crepe Collarless Moto Jacket

Zara Checked Shirt ($69)

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Hue Ankle Zip Skimmer Leggings ($44)

Ankle Zip Skimmer Leggings

Asos Column Pencil Skirt In Leather ($110)

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Soft Slipper ($39)

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Pin-strocity: Blueberry Kale Smoothie

My Day 6 Pinterest Review

I decided to give the Blueberry Kale Smoothie a go. In my opinion, this perfectly sweet-ish and healthy smoothie may become an ongoing breakfast option. I absolutely loved this recipe and my kiddo gulped it down quicker than you could say “chocolate milk”. Thank you Pinterest pinners for this awesome recipe!

Pin-spiration: Blueberry Kale Smoothie

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Fab & Frugal Deal of the Day: Teeny Weeny Polka Dot Bikini

I love J. Crew’s swimsuit collection – they always fit great and last forever. This particular set from J. Crew is on sale and totally worth the leftover Christmas money. I recommend sizing up a bit in the cup size if you can since those triangle bikinis can sometimes be the perfect recipe for “wardrobe malfunction” if they’re not properly fit.

Happy shopping, fashionable friends!

J. Crew Dot Bikini ($59)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Babaton Freddie Dress ($75)

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Babaton Chaplin Blouse ($95)

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Lena Wrap Dress ($69)

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French Knot Cardigan ($29)

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

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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)

Dolce Vita Platform Sandal

Dolce Vita Platform Sandal

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