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Budget Fashion!

FabHey Socialites! One of the biggest questions I get when it comes to styling for someone, or helping them pick out an outfit is “How much is the whole outfit?”. It’s true, many often ask that question in hopes of not getting that sticker shock that sends your eyes twitching like a mad lady! But alas, as Socialites, we know we can budget fashion and still look fab! My challenge total was $100 and here is just one of many options I came up with.

So first, I decided to get a hold of a little black dress! They can take you so many places in the vast world of versatility! This one is by Dorothy Perkins (purchase here) and it’s skater style will have you right on trend for this fall. And it runs $29, but for your first purchase you get 15% off. Of course, as I think with any little black dress, an amazing bag should be well in tow. This one is from H&M (purchase here) and it has a gorgeous cognac color that is well worth the $25. I love flats in the fall! They pair well with opaque tights and these babies from Old Navy are just perfect with the dress(purchase here)! Did I mention they’re only $21.55 and they occasionally run coupon codes on their website?! The other thing I’m into right now are hats, especially brimmed ones! This one is by Forever21 (purchase here) and ran us $16.80. Worth it for the coming cool winter days. Also from Forever21 we snagged these earrings and this lovely, geo print scarf. The earrings are $3.80 (purchase here) and the scarf is $9.80 (purchase here), rounding out our total to $2 over.

So mavens of the fashion world, you can look amazing when you do budget fashion and still look like a million bucks! And best of all, these pieces may very well be in your own closet, so get diggin and save those pennies!

Until next time…happy findings!

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Socialite Style

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Hey Socialites! This one is for you! Well every Fashion Find is for you, but… this one is dedicated to Sophistication. You see in times past (and I mean way before Paris Hilton), socialites were classy, elegant and trendy all at the same time. Well, here’s how you can capture some of that history and still be a knock-out in your own era with socialite style.

First, I found this over the top exaggerated wide leg, courtesy of Zara (purchase here). The Katherine Hepburn esque feel of the pants really gives an ode to a classic look. Wide Legs have made a huge comeback and when paired with a cute pair of booties, you can make a definite fashion statement. I opted for these by 2B Stores (purchase here). This year, it’s all about layering and we captured this trend by not only adding a leather jacket, like this one from Forever21 (purchase here), but by also adding a chic faux shearling vest  by Aeropostale (purchase here). Simply add the vest on top of the jacket, and you’ve got yourself a new cover piece. Oh…and don’t forget a cute scarf. We added this one by Vince Camuto to bring in warmth (purchase here). No classy lady should go without a classy watch and earrings. This watch by Nixon has us swooning (purchase here) and the earrings from ASOS are no different (purchase here)! And of course, you need a bag. Patent Leather is making a come back, so we decided to go with this one from Wallis Fashion (purchase here).

Alright Socialites, like Justin brought Sexy Back, lets bring classy sophistication back to to socialite style. Of course, on a budget! Until then…Happy Findings!

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Casual Piece

BoomHey Socialites! My newest obsession is dressing up casual pieces, like tees and sneakers. There’s something about a Fashionista that screams FABULOUS when she can work a graphic shirt and a bodycon skirt. Here’s some of our fave new pieces that can help you accomplish that look and speak volumes!

Ok, so let’s start off with *takes deep breath* this AMAZINGLY, SENSATIONAL, casual piece, courtesy of Designer, Phillip Lim’s collaboration with Target (purchase here or at your local Target). It says so much… while saying so much! Of course, a great way to make a “Pop” piece stand on its own, is to pair it with an understated garment. Hence, why we chose to go with a simple bodycon skirt, like this one by Dorothy Perkins (purchase here). We also love the idea of dressing up a casual piece with a little blingery, so we opted for a statement necklace, like this one from Oasis Stores (purchase here), and added a little bit of simplicity with these Givenchy pearl earrings (purchase here). Who doesn’t love a good clutch? This Michael Kors, studded number (purchase here), brings that edge and makes an impact, especially when paired with these hot shades from Amazon.com (purchase here). And we can’t forget about the shoes. Sure it’s easy to pair this outfit with a pair of pumps or a bootie, but why not swap it out for a sneaker wedge. Sneaker wedges are not slowing down in fashion, so you might as well jump in with both feet, whatever your size is. These are from Urban Outfitters (and they’re only $22.49 annnnnnnnnnnnd they come in all different colors) (purchase here).

So loves, play up those casual pieces and make a statement that speaks for itself! Happy Findings!

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Contributor | Cadian Carter
As a lover of fashion, Blogger Cadian Carter got her first job working at indie fashion publication, V Magazine. Now she is a freelance writer helping women embrace their own personal style, one fashion find at a time.