Friday, November 21, 2014

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Elevate Your Style With Daily Look Elite
Earlier this week, we got an email about DailyLook's Elite program. With the Elite program you recieve, a box of hand-picked fashion items, curated by YOUR personal stylist, sent right to your home! I'm an avid online shopper, I even buy groceries online. So convenience is a big thing for me. This program is perfect for people who are always on the go and don't have time to shop for them self. Everyone should be able to have a stylist not just the celebs!

Each box contains 6-8 exclusively hand-selected items that will generally range from $50-$150. Discover the latest fashion brands, risk free for $20 a month. The $20 monthly styling fee is waived for your first 3 months. After your free 3 month trial, your credit card will be charged a $20 per month styling fee, which applies toward your order. You can skip a month or pause your membership anytime. There is no obligation to buy and you can cancel anytime. 

I tried to sign up for the Elite program but its not available yet in France. :( Try it out and leave us know how you like it. 

- Christen

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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The Look for Less: Moschino

Look for Less: Moschino
Designers have been making bags inspired by milk cartons, perfume bottles and other items for the past few seasons. Jeremy Scott, creative director of Moschino, designed some handbags inspired by leather jackets. They are super cute and different from a traditional purse, but the price however aren't in a frugal shoppers budget.  Well of course I found a dupe checkout this Moschino look for less below.

- Christen
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Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Say it With A Clutch

Most recently the only purses I've had the urge to buy or carry are clutches because they are limit all the junk I can carry and they are just more convenient with work and life's ins and outs. But I had my eye on a clutch by Zara from a couple seasons ago that I never bought but hoped they'd restocked but unfortunately that didn't happen. 

It wasn't surprising to me that other companies would come out with their versions. As you know frugal shopaholics live for a "look for less". But I found a few that I like that are on the frugal end!

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1. Money  2. Blame Society 3. Flawless

 Have you seen any phrase statement clutches that are cool? Comment or email and tell us where!


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Monday, November 10, 2014

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What's The TREND? Backpacks

Backpacks aren't just for carrying books anymore, they are a fashion statement. Not the Jansport bag that you had in high school. Backpacks are the it bag of the season. All the designers are making them and your fave celebs are carrying them. 

Are you down with the backpack trend? 
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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Back to Black

I've seen headlines like orange is the new black, gray is the new black, white is the new black when referring to color trends. But for me no color will every replace black in my wardrobe. From November to February you can find me dressed in all black like the omen. Some people don't like wearing black because they think it is boring. However it is classic, looks good on every skin color, and it's slimming. 

Here are some black items under $50. 

Back to Black

Outfit 1: Jumpsuit | Fedora | Quilted Handbag | Lace- up Bootie
Outfit 2: Lapel Coat | Bodysuit | Skinny Jeans | Patent Leather Pumps
Outfit 3: Sweater | Leather Shorts | Ankle Bootie | Handbag
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Meet Frugal Shopaholic Maribel Mendoza

 Maribel Mendoza aka The Fashion Cheapskate
 Where are you from? 
Southern California girl, born in The City of Orange, now a semi-desert dweller in Canyon Crest California.
 Explain your blog name? 
 I've been a shopaholic for as long as I can remember and I've always felt a sense of pride in being able to stretch my dollar on apparel and still be fashionable. Don't get me wrong, I like designer items and nice things, but I love showing off how many items I've purchased with the same budget that most people spend on one pair of shoes! And from that, I've been called many things including frugal, tight, penny pincher, stingy, well you get the point. I've never argued otherwise when it came to the name calling, in fact I've always openly admitted that I was all of those things mentioned, but for some reason the word "cheapskate" always rolled off of my tongue smoothly. So there it is, my name is Maribel and I'm a fashion cheapskate, a proud one. 
 Describe your personal style? 
My style varies on my mood, but distressed jeans and heels are always my go to. I don't necessarily follow trends, I just happen to like a few pieces of what is considered to be "on trend" at the moment. I tend to buy individual pieces and when I bring them home I shop my closet and always find several ways to wear my new addition. Versus shopping for complete outfits where I tend to buy things that aren't versatile enough to wear with anything else in my closet.
Where are your favorite places to shop? 

Definitely discount stores and you will probably never find me in a mall. My go to stores include; MarshallsNordstrom Rack, Susies Deals and Ross. Also, the world wide web is truly amazing, the virtual clearance racks are bountiful! 
 What does being a "Frugal Shopaholic" mean to you? 
Being a frugal shopaholic means that you never pay full price for anything, or even a sale price unless its deeply discounted. One must set a budget and stick to it and within that budget, also have a budget for specific things, handbags, shoes, dresses etc,.( I like to challenge myself and see if I can buy more items than I did on my last haul) But by no means compromise your own sense of style, you can still buy what you like, be on trend and look like you've spent thousands on your wardrobe.
What is a frugal shopaholic tip or trick that can share with our readers? 
Never pass up the opportunity to buy what retailers consider to be "out of season" or "end of season" items, so ALWAYS and I mean ALWAYS start your shopping at the clearance racks! For tops, dresses and sweaters look through your size and two sizes up! It's amazing how much the fit in size varies from one brand to another. Also, don't forget the power of a cute belt or a great tailor to turn that one size too big piece into a fabulous piece.
How can we keep in touch with you? 
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