Budget Style

Dec 5, 2012

Jennifer Lawrence is Sexy and Sultry [Celebrity Chic on the Cheap]

I do think she's really pretty, and I like her sense of style. It's really simple and timeless - she's into basic pieces that are versatile and timeless, without being totally dull.

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Aug 1, 2012

Kate Middleton Is Preppy and Peppy [Celebrity Chic on the Cheap]

While The Duchess Formerly Known As Kate Middleton has excellent style (some may some boring, I say classic), it does have a tendency to be a little...monochromatic.

Aug 19, 2011

Budget Stylista: Not Your High School Uniform Plaid

Plaid is one of thing that never goes out of style, but I'm sure many ladies who had to wear a plaid skirt pre-university gag at the thought of wearing plaid again. While it's true that it's pretty difficult to ditch the school girl appearance with a pleated plaid skirt, there are many other ways to wear plaid.

May 27, 2011

Budget Stylista: Memorial Day Sale Style

Memorial Day weekend is here! School is out, barbecues are in and it’s that in-between week where you’re home from school and not on to your summer plans yet, be it trip or internship or job. So the perfect thing to do with mom this weekend (aside from eating hot dogs and slaw)?! Shop. Duh!

May 21, 2011

How to Put Together a Cute Outfit in Under 10 Minutes!

I have a confession: I love my snooze button. Unfortunately, though, sleeping in doesn’t always allow me ample time to put together a well-thought-out outfit. Because of my love of both sleeping in and fashion, as soon as I got to college, I knew I needed a plan.

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May 20, 2011

Budget Stylista: From The Gym to the Street

Let's face it, looking cute for a workout is often a challenge. Actually, it's a total after-thought. You wake up, grab the first oversized t-shirt you can find and stumble to the gym in a haze, never giving much thought to what you look like or what your plans are after you tighten your core.

8 Under $20: Colorblocking

Colorblocking is one of the hottest trends this year, and I, for one, am thrilled about it. I love bright colors, but they can be a little intimidating to wear. Colorblocked clothing makes wearing brights simple by pairing multiple coordinating and/or contrasting brights together with neutrals. You don't even need to do anything but put that ish on!

May 17, 2011

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Lauren Conrad is Sweet and Simple

Lauren Conrad is completely and utterly brilliant. She has somehow managed to parlay getting paid to turn her teenage/college-aged angst into an empire. She has a clothing line, a series of books (that I am unabashedly addicted to, btdubs), a lifestyle website (how very Gwyneth), and is a staple on best dressed lists.

May 4, 2011

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Kate Moss is Breezy in Black

Kate Moss is ridiculously beautiful, not easy to relate to, and more than a bit troubled...my favorite kind of celebrity. And one of the few celebs whose casual style is perhaps even better than her red carpet looks. She somehow makes the simplest outfits look totally haute couture and runway ready.

Apr 27, 2011

Apr 22, 2011

Budget Stylista: It’s All About the Flats

It's still too cold for sandals and wedges (especially this April where Detroit witnessed a 4-inch snow storm on April 18th! WTF, Mother Nature?!), but we shudder at the thought of having to tuck our calves into our boots for the 1,478th day in a row. Flats are the perfect in-betweener.

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Apr 19, 2011

8 Under $20: Eco-Friendly Fashion

This Friday, April 22, is Earth Day. In honor of that, I figured now was the perfect time to highlight some great eco-friendly fashion!

Apr 1, 2011

Budget Stylista: A Guide to Mixing Prints the Right Way

Spring is here! Okay, so at the moment you might not know it, what with a major snow storm beating the crap out of the East Coast (I mean, dear weather, are you fo' real? This is one April Fools joke I am not laughing at). But by all other accounts (mainly clothing store window displays and themed Starbucks gift cards), Spring is in the hizzy.

Mar 30, 2011

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Kelly Osbourne is Breezy and Beautiful

So, her rock star father gets an MTV reality show where she gets to be a bratty, gothy, embarrassing teenager in front of millions of people, falls into oblivion after the show is cancelled, stays there for a few years, loses weight, learns how to apply makeup, goes on Dancing with the Stars...and is suddenly a red carpet staple?

Mar 22, 2011

8 Under $20: The Little White Dress

Now that Spring is officially here, I can't wait to start bringing all my favorite warm-season clothes back into rotation -- and of course, pick up some new items as well! One must-have I'm looking forward to purchasing this season is a LWD -- A Little White Dress!

Mar 18, 2011

Budget Stylista: Thinking Spring (Jackets)

For many of us, this week brought the first real warm, gloveless days of the year. Ah, how I love that first day of 55 degree weather, when we all think 55 degrees means summer and you actually see people walking the streets in shorts and flip-flops, pretending they are perfectly cozy when they're really covered in goose bumps and their leg hair is growing back. Not that they'll admit it, or suck it up and rock their puffy jackets on a day like today. Not. A. Chance.

Mar 11, 2011

Budget Stylista: Get Bright With Yo Bad Self

This spring is all about bright bottoms, and mixing and matching big, bold colors. I love pairing two complementary colors together - think bright blue and orange, or pink and green. It just makes everything more exciting.

Mar 2, 2011

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Rachel Bilson is Pretty in Pink

After the longest winter ever, it is finally March. Spring starts in three weeks (!!!), and I am beyond ready to put my winter clothes into hibernation. I love tights and scarves and boots as much as the next girl, but I'm too stoked for vibrant colors, sundresses, and open toes...

Feb 23, 2011

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Kim Kardashian Makes Sexy Simple

I could probably wrack my brain and crank out a seriously amazing sociology paper on the phenomenon of Kim Kardashian and how she parlayed having a big butt and a sex tape into a legitimate, relatively long-lasting career, but I'd much rather talk about her banging sense of style.

Feb 22, 2011

8 Under $20: Tribal Jewelry

Along with bold, bright bags and loose-fitting tops, tribal-themed accessories and clothing, particularly Aztec-inspired items, are going to be everywhere this spring. Personally, I'm a big fan of this trend in jewelry - the bright colors and interesting patterns and shapes create bold statement pieces that are as fun to wear as they are to look at.

Jan 26, 2011

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Reese Witherspoon is Comfy and Cozy

Reese Witherspoon has been flying under the radar for awhile. I hate to think her time has passed, but lately, I haven't been super compelled to see any of her projects (and apparently I'm not alone, if the performance of her latest flick "How Do You Know" is any indication...)

Jan 14, 2011

Budget Stylista: The Trouser Jean

I love skinny jeans just as much as the next person. They are great to tuck into boots. Great with long tunics. Great for so many things in my 'drobe. But when I feel anything but? Skinny jeans... not such a fan.

Jan 5, 2011

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Blake Lively is Sultry in Sequins

I have such a girl crush on Blake Lively and her sense of fashion it's borderline unhealthy. She possesses an incredibly eclectic style that is grounded in a love of all colors, combining different textures, and emphasizing her 10 feet long stems and fabulous cleavage.

Dec 22, 2010

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Ashley Tisdale is Ravishing in Ruffles

After disappearing for a hot second post-High School Musical, Ashley Tisdale reappeared this fall on the (completely underrated, totes hysterical) CW show Hellcats. Of course, she fills the role of a catty, ferocious, ambitious performer with ease (would you expect anything different the girl who brought Sharpay to life so perfectly?)

Dec 17, 2010

Budget Stylista: New Year’s Eve

It feels like yesterday that we woke up, blurred eyed and fuzzed headed, welcoming in 2010. But here we are again, New Year's Eve. The one night of the year it's perfectly acceptable to kiss everybody in sight at midnight and drink your body weight in champagne. It's also the one night of the year when it's totally fine to wear more sequins that a drag queen.

Dec 16, 2010

Money Saving Shopping Tips from the Girls of ‘Downsized’

Heather and Bailey star in WE tv’s newest series, Downsized, about a Brady Bunch-esque blended family of nine trying to get by after their father’s business went under. So what have these girls learned from the unfortunate demise of their no-budget lifestyle? Here are their top 10 tips for saving money, without skimping on style.

Dec 15, 2010

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Ashley Olsen is Pretty in Pastels

I don't think much about Ashley Olsen these days. She is the CEO of two fashion lines (one that I am way too old to wear, and one that I am way too broke to wear), while Mary-Kate is the one who still occasionally graces us with her acting presence, and I hold her entirely responsible for the dirty hipster hobo-chic trend that has been around for far too long.

Dec 8, 2010

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Emma Watson is Feminine and Funky

Emma's style tends to be spunky, but tailored and obviously well-thought out. She loves glam accessories, and a mix of vintage, classic, and trendy pieces. She has a knack for looking incredibly classy and chic, while also totally age appropriate. And seeing as this leading lady is the same age as many of us, we too can achieve such fashion perfection.

Dec 3, 2010

Budget Stylista: Hot Accessories for a Cold Winter

Sure with winter comes snow angels and holidays (and holiday presents!) and hot chocolate by the fireplace and winter break... But with the snow comes slush, boots, puffy jackets and that ridiculously long walk to class where your fingers freeze and your nose runs and your eyes tear and then the tears freeze.

Nov 26, 2010

Budget Stylista: Rock the LRD [GALLERY]

It’s holiday time and at holiday time the LBD goes out the window (OK, not out the window. What a waste! More like to the back of the closet; we all know the LBD will be back by NYE) and in it’s place: The LRD (the Little Red Dress).

Nov 19, 2010

Budget Stylista: Winter White

As much as we want to deny it, if my frozen toes are any indication, winter is on its way. And with winter comes lots of dark, gloomy fashion. The black and gray sweaters, the dark jeans, the Uggs. Ugh. But why? Winter is a beautiful season - all that bright, sparkly white snow - so I say it's time to trade those winter woes for winter whites.

Nov 12, 2010

Budget Stylista: Going Cray Cray for Chambray

I can't explain it, but I love chambray. It looks stylish but oh-so-comfy all at the same time. And you know what makes chambray even better? Mixing a dressier necklace with this casual-feeling top. It’s totally unexpected yet totally works and can be worn to just about anything.

Nov 10, 2010

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is Fierce in Fur

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. If her incredibly gorgeous-yet-pretentious name doesn't sound familiar to you yet, it will be by next summer. She is taking over Megan Fox's role as the "scantily-clad hot girl who shrieks and makes out with Shia LaBeouf" in the next Transformers movie (yes, ANOTHER one).

Nov 6, 2010

From CollegeFashion: 4 Ways to Wear Stripes This Season

Stripes can be intimidating. They’re bold, they’re brazen and they can be a little difficult to wear. Some people fear that horizontal stripes make you look wider (totally not true!!) and they can be a little too bold for the wallflowers among us. So it’s understandable that some would be hesitant about them.

Nov 5, 2010

Budget Stylista: Wear Those Shorts Through Winter

Shorts have been around for a few seasons now and (after getting over that whole 'thighs rubbing together' thing) I’m finally warming up to them. And even though winter is almost here (sigh), shorts are showing no signs of saying farewell. In fact, now that designers are making them in winter fabrics like wool and tweed, they're taking over.

Nov 3, 2010

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Halle Berry is Sophisticated and Sexy

Halle Berry is a critically acclaimed, history-making, Academy Award winning actress. A former Bond Girl. A mother. And, obviously, a regulation hottie. She made super-short hair desirable. She's always on "most beautiful/sexiest" lists...