September 8, 2009

Cheap Chic Find: An $8 Dress!

City Style Sleeveless V-Neck Dress SALE $7.99 (originally $29.95) at New York & Co.

That's right - eight dollars. What an incredible price for such a versatile dress! Labor day may be over, but big sales are still going on; get shopping before all the best deals are gone! Here are two outfit ideas we've come up with to wear with this dress (available in Viva Blue, Blue Brilliance, Berry Pink, Gem Green, and Pouring Red):

#1. Wear to Work

#2. Out & About

What deals have you scored this weekend? Share with us in your comments!

September 6, 2009

Pleat Hip Dress

Say hello to your new go-to little black dress. The always-chic cowl neck and simple shape make this appropriate for any occasion, whether it's a day at work or a night on the town. We're really loving this surprisingly sophisticated piece from Forever 21 (especially its price!).

$24.80 at Forever 21

September 3, 2009

A New Way to Wear Your White Shirt

A New Way to Wear Your White Shirt

There's no question about it; every woman has to have a classic white button-down shirt (a.k.a. one of the most versatile and timeless pieces of clothing you could own). They're simple, chic, and can easily be dressed up or down. If you don't have one, what are you waiting for? There are countless ways to wear them, and here's one you probably haven't tried before: wearing it under a sheath. We love how it instantly transforms the look of your little black (or gray, or purple, or red...) dress and makes the whole outfit totally work-appropriate (it's perfect for fall). Here's how to nail the dress-over-shirt look:

  1. Start with the right shirt. Make sure it has a full front button placket, long sleeves, and a fitted shape. Then find a sleeveless sheath or (simple) shift dress to wear over it. Accentuate your waist with a skinny belt if the dress doesn't already have a defined waistline.
  2. Layer on a voluminous cape to contrast the fitted shirt and dress combo. This adds a bit of elegant flair to the ensemble.
  3. Slip on a pair of bold-colored booties (extra style points for suede, which is a huge trend this fall). We chose a simple red one -- we love how it looks with the navy and gray. Finish everything off with a neutral satchel. Notice how the metal hardware on the bag and belt match the buttons on the cape.
  4. Just for fun, you can pin a couple of flower brooches onto the dress or cape to bring out the color of the shoes. You can also add a chic cap or bucket hat for an equestrian look. Feel free to wear warm, textured tights when the temperature drops.

How do you wear a white button-down shirt? Share your style with us through the comments!

September 2, 2009

The Best Booties for Under $50

Booties are no doubt a big shoe trend of fall 2009 (along with features such as ruffles, embellishments, and bold colors), and there's a good reason for it. They go just as well with a pair of jeans as with a mini dress or skirt; they can work for any season of the year, if you wear the right outfit. Here are our favorite high-style booties, without designer prices:

Ruched Bow Tie Booties $29.99 at Charlotte Russe

Bow Tie Booties $26.99 at Charlotte Russe

Anna Button Ankle Boots $19.99 at Papaya Clothing

Gray Collar Ankle Bootie $34.99 at Ruche

Odette Cage Bootie $28.80 at Forever 21

Safari Chic Booties $42.99 at ModCloth

Lela Rose Mallory Suede Bootie $34.99 at Payless

Mason Button Boot $34.99 at Payless

Sasha Ruffle Bootie $34.99 at Payless

What do you think of this trend? Will you be trying it, or have you already? Tell us in your comments!

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