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Jan 11, 2013

Get Jessica Chastain’s Purple Burberry Trench Look for Less [Budget Stylista]

If you're in the market for a new winter jacket this season, stay clear of your typical black, grey, and white hues. Go for a bold color that will surely stand out against the white snow: Purple.

Dec 21, 2012

Hide Your Holiday Food-Baby With Peplum! [Budget Stylista]

Paired with skinnies or a pencil skirt, peplum blouses look great with everything. Even better, they are flattering on every body type, and the flowy bottom can hide a full stomach. (So feel free to load up on all the snacks at the party!)

Dec 14, 2012

These Aren’t Your Grandma’s Tacky Christmas Sweaters [Budget Stylista]

All I can say is that I need something to get me out of this Grinch-y funk. I admit that I haven't found that something yet, but I think I'm on the right track with the following idea: Fake it 'til you make it. In other words, I'm going to dress as festive as possible until I actually feel like it's the holiday season.

Dec 7, 2012

7 Must-Have Winter Accessories On The Cheap [Budget Stylista]

When it comes to winter fashion, you can never have too many hats, scarves, or gloves…. It’s a proven fact. The ultimate accessories, these pieces of clothing can instantly update any old, drab outfit. This season’s most popular scarf trend is neon. The brighter the color of your scarf the better! Tassels and bold animal prints are also big. As usual, pom-pom hats and animal-inspired hats are big this season.

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Nov 30, 2012

Holiday Party Dresses for $50 or Less! [Budget Stylista]

With the holiday season approaching, you're bound to attend at least one party.... And you know what that means: It's time to shop for a party dress! When choosing which dress to buy, remember the following tips...

Steal Lucy Hale’s Collared Dress Look for Less [Budget Stylista]

Although it's wintertime and not all of us are lucky enough to live in sunny Hollywood, anyone can pull off wearing a sleeveless collared dress- just match it with a cardigan or pea coat. Also, feel free to wear colored stockings if you want to keep your legs warm.

Spice Up Any Outfit With These Cute Etsy Leggings! [Budget Stylista]

Let's face it: Leggings are a staple in every girl's wardrobe. And why shouldn't they be? They're comfy beyond belief and have an elastic waistband. Thus, it comes as no surprise that leggings are, slowly but surely, taking the place of blue jeans... And that's all right by me.

Asos Marketplace: The Best Place to Shop Vintage [Budget Stylista]

Attention vintage lovers: There's a new online shop you must check out! A relatively new gem to the vintage clothing world, Asos Marketplace is the hippest place on the web to buy and sell retro clothing.

Nov 2, 2012

Shop Urban Outfitters for $12.99 or Less! [Budget Stylista]

Although the store itself has racks on racks on racks of sale clothing, the marked discounts aren't always too generous... $10 off a sweater is great, but when the starting price is $60, you're still paying a heck of a lot (at least in terms of the average college student's budget).

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Oct 26, 2012

Steal Emma Stone’s Tweed Look For Less [Budget Stylista]

A spin-off of your mother's classic tweed jacket, this edgy version incorporates black leather in the pockets and collar. Hello rocker chic!

Oct 19, 2012

Green Cargo Jackets Are a Fall Must-Have [Budget Stylista]

As fate would have it, the army-inspired cargo trend has reemerged on the runway, and to every fashionista’s relief, the old trend is way more stylish this time around. Thank the lord.

Oct 12, 2012

How to Wear Your Summer Shorts During the Fall [Budget Stylista]

Practically any pair of shorts can be worn during the summer season-- all you have to do is pair them with dark-colored stockings, preferably black, maroon, grey, brown, or navy blue.

Oct 5, 2012

The Pleated Leather Skirts Celebs Are Crazy About [Budget Stylista]

As always, the ever-fashionable Kristen Cavallari is atop of the latest trend: Pleated black leather mini skirts. All over LA, celebs like Kristen are walking the streets wearing this new style staple, which has become on the hottest fashion trends. What is great about these minis is the fact that they allow the wearer to play up her own unique style; because the skirt is relatively plain, it can be paired with a variety of blouse types and patterns.

Sep 28, 2012

Dress To Impress With These Dresses from ROMWE [Budget Stylista]

It hit me the other day-- I have absolutely nothing to wear to my cousin's wedding.... and it's in a few weeks.

Sep 23, 2012

The Top Ten Signs that You are in Love

When it comes to love, I’d say that it’s a grey concept. In other words, love isn’t black and white. Yes, I suppose that you either love someone or not, but what's important to remember is that love comes in many forms. While taking a sociology class, I studied Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of love, which posits that there are four main types of love: intimate, committed, and passionate, and consummate love.

Sep 21, 2012

Get Fashion Inspiration with

As a fashionista, I sometimes get stuck. I wake up, open my closet door and simply stare. What do I wear today? My new asymmetrical dress with a jean jacket? Nope, I wore that combination last week… How about my blush colored jeans with a gray tee? Nope— I also wore that outfit last week.

Sep 14, 2012

The Cutest Store For Hair Accessories— You’ll be surprised!

We all remember Claire’s from our childhood and teenage years. Most of us got our ears pierced there for the first time or spent our weekly allowance on sparkly BFF bracelets… And rings. And necklaces. And of course, hair accessories. (The more bedazzled the hairpiece the better!)

Sep 7, 2012

Shop ‘Til You Drop at Topshop! Sale Alert! [Budget Stylista]

With the fall season approaching, several stores, including Topshop are putting on huge sales! Lucky for us fashionistas, we get to indulge in nicely made, name brand clothing without emptying our entire bank account! What’s not to love? I’ve scoured Topshop’s website for some of their most stylish bargains, and below I’ve featured some of their cutest items.

Aug 31, 2012

9 Essential Pieces of Jewelry for Fall [Budget Stylista]

Fall is near and I can practically smell it in the air! As fashionistas, we know that it is time to update our wardrobes and transform our summer dresses and tanks into fall-worthy fashion. Unfortunately some of us, including myself, cannot to afford a whole new fall wardrobe, complete with jackets and colored jeans.

Aug 24, 2012

Shop Nasty Gal for $30 Or Less! [Budget Stylista]

Every fashionista knows that Nasty Gal is the absolute go-to store for everything from accessories to jeans. The site's clothes selection is always on trend with the latest styles, and basically, the site is just plain addictive.

Aug 10, 2012

Why Think Pink When You Can Think Mint? [Budget Stylista]

Move over pink! It's time for the new summer hue to take center stage- mint! Mint may seem like old news, but as the hot summer days transition into fall, the popular color is making a major comeback!

Aug 7, 2012

The Five Commandments of Being a Good Roommate

We’ve all had one— a terrible-horrible-pull-out-your-hair kind of roommate. At least I have. (Note: If you haven’t, all I can say is count your blessings before bad luck catches up with you. Seriously.)

Aug 3, 2012

London Calling- Olympic Fashion For Less! [Budget Stylista]

The Olympics are all the rage right now, and it seems like the fashion world has taken notice! British flags are waving everywhere, adorning everything from handbags to t-shirts.

Jul 27, 2012

Stay Trendy with the Latest Tee Fashions! [Budget Stylista]

It’s hard to stay on top of the latest trends these days without emptying your bank account. What are we economical fashionistas to do?

Jul 20, 2012

The Price is Right When It Comes to These Purses! [Budget Stylista]

I admit that I’m not a purse person. If I’m going on a shopping spree, buying a handbag is the last thing on my mind. Why? They’re so darn expensive!

Jul 6, 2012

Brandy Melville: The “It” Store to Watch [Budget Stylista]

I'm in love. Not only with my boyfriend of five years, but also, Brandy Melville. Who's Brandy Melville? Or rather, what's Brandy Melville?

Jun 29, 2012

This Isn’t Your Typical Jean Button-Down [Budget Stylista]

We all know that jean button-downs are back in style, and I bet that every one of you fashionistas out there have one hanging in your closet!

Jun 22, 2012

Spice Up Your White Tee with a Chunky Necklace! [Budget Stylista]

We all have it hanging in our closet— that simple white tee that we hardly ever wear. Why don’t we ever wear it?