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In my fluffy-pillow-headed dreams my holiday garb consists of red-soled Louboutins adorning my feet, being glamorously ensconced in a DVF Wrap Dress and toting a Michael Kors bag. Unfortunately my reality is not as glamorous- and the only bag I’m toting is a five year old Patricia Nash one and my wrap dress is more Joyce Leslie than Diane. Not that I’m complaining– I know after 44 years on this planet that clothes do not make the woman- it is the woman who breathes life and style into the garments she wears. And yet, there is still this completely superficial and almost PRIMAL need on my part for those DESIGNER goodies, especially around the holiday when baubles and luxury come at us fast and furiously via every form of media known to mankind. If you have a discerning fashionista in your life, who is intent on looking glam on a budget ( and sometimes a little over budget) or if you happen to be that fashionista, never fear- you can still look like a million bucks without having to shell out said bucks. There are just a few tricks you need in your arsenal to look fierce and fabulous this holiday and all season long.
So if , like me, you want to be a Holiday Fashionista but you are on a BROKE fashionista budget ( i.e. you can’t afford to slap down a mortgage payment on a pair if shoes) check out my Amazon Store for a few tricks you need in your arsenal to look fierce and fabulous this holiday and all season long ON a budget!Tip #1: A Statement Handbag is a Must
Every fashionista (even those on a budget) needs to spring for a great handbag. A handbag that will make a statement and one she can carry through all the seasons. You can peruse consignment stores for gently used designer handbags that you can get at a much reduced cost or shop online at my AMAZON shop. LIKE THE Kate Womens Box Clutch which uses vegan leather and durable synthetic materials that make a bag look stylish but also practical to use everyday.
Invest in Classic Pieces That Are Always in Style
There are some staples and classic pieces that are worth the splurge, as they can last you through many seasons and aren’t slaves to any fads or trends. And while these accessories might initially set a budget fashionsita back a few bucks, the fact that buying said pair of earrings means that you won’t have to shell out for new ones every season, which will ultimately save one money in the long run, but still keep you on trend.
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