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October 2011


Cool Temps = Cape Time!

Capes aren’t just for super heroes. They’re for fierce females too!

They wrap around your whole top half. Think of a skirt, but made for your upper body.

Capes are super similar and often confused with ponchos. A poncho is more like a sweater and a cape has more jacket-like features. Both are over garments sans sleeves.

Celebs: Nicole Richie, Kim Kardashian,  and Kate Hudson & Lily Allen both spotted in a gorgeous Louis Vuitton cape.
Skinny Budget: It’s like a jacket – a thin one solely for fashion is under $30.00 at Forever 21, but one that will keep you as warm as a winter coat will be a little more. Still JCP has one under $75.00 and New York & Company for under $60.00.
Tag: Contrast Knit Cape, $29.80 at Forever 21.

Gold Digger on a Skinny Budget

Now I’m not saying I’m a gold digger, but I ain’t messing with no broke bloggers. Just playin! This trend isn’t about the money honey. It’s about the dug-up look, precious metal, but not too proper. Ya feel me?

My inspiration… Erickson Beamon’s Gold Digger Ring. It retails for a pretty penny, about $350.00. It’s gorge, but too pricy .

Some suitable substitutes…

Tag: Mineral Pendant Necklace, $29.00 at Urban Outfitters.                                                                    

Tag: 25th Floor Wrapped Pyrite Cluster Ring, $42.00 at Urban Outfitters.

I kind of like Urban’s version of the ring more, but $42.00 is still a little high. There is a cheaper alternative and I’d like to call it fool’s gold. It’s under $7.00!!!

Tag:Delicate Stone Ring, Was $19.00, Now $6.99 at Urban Outfitters.

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Masquerade Fashions

YAY!!!! It’s almost Halloween! I am for realz so excited! This is the time for outlandish fashion. I’m going to be Katy Perry. Jealous? Just kidding. This post is for the ladies that want to go masked. They’re cheap, quick, and perfect for when your skin isn’t cooperating.

One Halloween I kept changing masks and going to the same house. It was amazing!

Tag: Starlight Feather Mask, $9.90 at Love Culture.

Tag: Mysterious Mask, $6.90 at Love Culture.


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Headband Ready

Got a drab outfit you’re required to wear for work? One of readers is in that predicament. She works at a day care and has to wear a polo that’s ill-fitting. It’s hard to have a good day when you don’t feel like you look good.

The quick fix? Accessories!!

Jewelry is the one of the easiest ways, but what I’m thinking are hair products. Headbands! They’re functional, cute, and cheap.

Tag: Double Braided Headband, $3.80 at Forever 21.

Tag: Decree Turquoise Feather Headband, Was $15.00, Now $9.99 at JCPenney.

Tag: Shiny Beaded Bow Headband, $7.90  at Love Culture.

Makeup is another cool way to up your style. Try a bright lip or a cat eye. These are both super simple, affordable, but will distract from your dreadful required outfit.

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Guiliana Rancic Style Steal

For real, I LOVE Guiliana Rancic. So does every other female my age, but I feel she and I have a special connection. Maybe it’s because I Google her often to figure out how she became so fabulous and I messaged her old assistant Matt on Facebook and he wrote me back. I am such a loser, but I love E! & G. Whatever, I like to think one day we’ll be friends and she’ll insist I call her G.

As you probably already know, our girl G announced last week she has stage 1 breast cancer. She already had surgery and will be back to work tonight. Talk about a trooper and a work-a-holic. To celebrate Guiliana let’s emulate her style on a skinny budget.

Tag: Sunup One Shoulder Jungle Green Dress, $41.oo at Lulu*s.

Belt it and you’ll look just like G!! I hope she doesn’t mind I already started calling her G.

Don’t forget to watch her tonight on E! News and to read more about her head to E! Online.

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Celebrity-Chic Halloween

It’s Halloween and the Lady GaGa look was so two years ago. Here are some other celebs you can dress like .. and on a skinny budget.

Katy Perry is so easy. Blue or pink wig, a hot glue gun, and candy. Bedazzle a bra or shorts with candy and you’re set. Or opt for her nerd look and use a wire hanger or pipe cleaners to create the metal-mouth headpiece.

Jersey Shore has been done, but you probably won’t have to buy anything. Animal print, a bump-it for your hair, sold at local drugstores, and lots of bronzer. Guys – any tee-shirt by Ed Hardy plus hair gel creates the look. Some headphones make it Pauly D.

And American reality royalty, Kim Kardashian. One big fake cocktail ring on your ring finger, a booty bump, they even have a version at Walmart, a tight dress, fake eyelashes and a whiney voice.

You’re all set. Super low on cash and time? Put sweatpants under your shirt and say you’re Beyonce. Fake baby bump and all!


Kmart Carries Jimmy Choo Knockoffs, Under $30

By Monica Burke
If you asked any fashion-forward female what was on her dream wish list of stylish must-haves, most would say a pair of designer shoes like Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin.  We all watched Carrie Bradshaw feed her designer-footwear habit for years on Sex And The City, but for many of us, those triple-digit price tags make owning our very own pair of designer kicks out of reach.
Big-Budget Splurge
Kmart recently launched a line of clothes, accessories and shoes with Modern Family star Sofia Vergara that is aimed for the fashionistas with a price that all women can stomach.  I spotted this pair of gold heels and immediately noticed the similarities to a pair of Jimmy Choo that I have been eyeing in the past three collections.  They’re available in Kmart stores as well as online and for $29.99 you can flaunt designer style on a skinny budget.
Skinny-Budget Steal
Tag: Sofia by Sofia Vergara Women’s Tipsy Red Carpet Pump, $29.99 at Kmart.
They’re practically identical!!
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