Affordable Business Attire for the Young Professional

Each and every young professional should be building their career wardrobe as soon as they hit their junior year in college. If you haven't already went on an important job or internship interview they will definitely begin in the near future. So frugs we are going to help your prep yourself for the road ahead with some affordable, age appropriate business attire. Check out our picks below.


The Look for Less: Christian Louboutin

In our 25 Fall Must Haves Under $50 post I mentioned at #20 that a platform bootie is a must have for the fall. I came across this weeks  "look for less" while scrolling through Polyvore (one of my fav sites, after ShopStyle of course).  So if you are looking for the perfect bootie for fall check it out below. 









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- Christen


Get The Look: Dahshiki Realness

As an aspiring fashion stylist, I really look up to June Ambrose and I absolutely love her sense of style. She was recently seen wearing a really cool dashiki top out and about in NYC. Chef Roblé was also spotted wearing another color way from the Ron Bass collection.



You can purchase this exact one online at I Am Ron Bass for $110. If it's not in your price range you can definitely buy a dashiki from your local African art store or street vendor and add your own spin to it by cutting it or getting some iron-on letters and numbers They can be purchaed from Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Walmart.  
Christen found these at a street vendor near her job in Downtown DC

-Derria

What's the TREND? Lucite Clutch

We can see clearly now that the trend is Lucite clutches. They took the fashion world by storm early spring and have been around ever since. Charlotte Olympia, Zara and Chanel were some of my favorite brands of Lucite clutches. The perfect accessory for any look you may be going for event you may be attending.  Below are photos of my favorites:
Chanel Lucite Logo Clutch


Charlotte Olympia Lucite Clutch


Zara Lucite Clutch

You too can get this similar clutch for less than half the price. Visit InTheClutchhh online at etsy.com



Click HERE to checkout the listing and purchase!


Happy Frugal Shopping!







- Derria


25 Fall Must Haves Under $50

Today officially marks the first day of  Fall and it's time to get those Fall wardrobes in order. We've made a list of the 25 must haves that you ladies should have in your closet for the Fall. Check them out below! 

1. Trench Coat $18  2. Pullover Sweater $24  3. Oversized Knit Cardigan $23  4. Boyfriend Blazer $24  5. Semi-Sheer Button Down $15  6. Oversized Colored Clutch $17  7. Embellished Belt  8. Faux Leather Shoulder Bag $32  9. Menswear Watch $22  10. Dark Lipstick $7  11. Dark/ Neutral Nail Laquer $4  12. Signature Beanie $2  13. Print scarves $8  14. Faux Leather Sweatpants $35  15. Wide Leg Trousers  16. Boyfriend Jeans $30  17. Patterned Pencil Skirt $24  18. Skater Dress $14  19. Trumpet Skirt $15  20. Platform Bootie $45  21. Pointy Toe Flats  22. Classic Loafers $34 23. Single Sole Pump $28  24. Flat Buckle Booties $40  25. Riding Boots $50



-Christen


Deals of the Week: 9/22/13


Hey Frugs,

Here are the deals of the week. Happy Shopping!
 

American Apparel: 
Shoe & Bag Sale: 20% off for a Limited Time! Offer ends September 28, 2013
Promo Code: FALL13

ASOS: 
Save 20% on Your Order. Plus, receive Free Shipping. 
Promo Code:  SHOPSAVVY4

Bakers:  
All Boots 20% Off

Banana Republic: *

Extra 40% off reduced styles, expires: 9/24. And get 4% Cash Back
Promo Code: BRFALLSALE

Boohoo.com

20% off Everything
Promo Code: USA20

Get the Look: 3D Print Sweatshirts

3D TVs just weren't enough so the trend of 3D Print Sweatshirts have made their way to the fashion scene. Mostly unisex designs can be worn with just about anything. Jeans, leather pants, cargo pant or shorts or chinos and leggings for the ladies.

3D Print Sweatshirts definitely give your ensemble some personality. Most of them are unisex and the prints are pretty sick! They aren't available everywhere but to make it easy on you here's a site you can purchase one of your own! There are more other than the ones below so check out the link!




Happy Frugal Shopping!

-Derria

The Look for Less: Giuseppe Zanotti

Earlier this week I was on Nordstrom.com looking for some new riding boots and I came across a pair of Giuseppe inspired sneakers. Although I found them in the women's section they mimic the male version more. So guys if you have a small foot you can pull these off.  Check the look out below! 


Frugal Spotlight: Torrid

 
 Torrid is a retail store that has clothing for the trendy yet fashionable plus-size woman. Their clothes range from size 12-28. They not only sell clothing but accessories, footwear and intimates. Although I am not plus-size I have bought a few items from this store for my mother and for myself. I bought a very sleek pair of summer sandals that had a gold snake on them. I also purchased a Red Patent Leather Hello Kitty Bowling bag online from Torrid. Torrid  has really evolved over the years and provided many stylish plus size women with options to broaden their wardrobe.

Deals of the Week: 9/15/13

Hey Frugs,

Here are the deals of the week. Happy Shopping!
 

Bloomingdale’s: *
25% off a $100+ order (for loyalists), ends 9/22. Plus 3% cash back 

Boden:
Get 15% Off Your Purchase of $100 or More, Plus Get Free Shipping. Ends 9/16/13.
Promo Code: AD21  


Boohoo.com
20% off Everything
Promo Code: USA20

What's the TREND? Transparent Boots

Everything is transparent from handbags to clothing. Transparent Boots popped up on the scene in the Spring and have gotten more popular ever since. You can make them unique to your style by wearing print socks or even getting a design on your toe nails! Whatever floats your boat! They aren't too expensive and you can wear them with just about anything!

Send us photos of your style in these cool Transparent Boots! frugalshopaholics@gmail.com

The Look for Less: Valentino

Dressed up or dressed down these Valentino Rockstud shoes can be worn with just about anything. But the price in my opinion is not worth the splurge. Checkout the look for less I found below!

Valentino Patent Leather Rockstud Slingback Pumps $945

Pointy Spike It Up Heels

Pointy Spike It Up Heels $38


If you have a "look" that you want us to find for less, leave a comment for us below. 


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- Christen


Deals of the Week: 9/8/13

Hey Frugs,

Here are the deals of the week. Happy Shopping!
 

Boden:
Get 15% Off Your Purchase of $100 or More, Plus Get Free Shipping. Ends 9/16/13.
Promo Code: AD21  


Lucky Brand Jeans: * 
20% off regular priced items, expires 9/11. And get 5% cash back
Promo Code: COUPONS20

Frugal Shopaholic Tips and Tricks

A shopper may not always have their bestie with them to offer opinions on how those jeans really look, but consumers can save money by using smart sites, apps and other trendy tech tools.

1.  Is that designer purse real? Use the free uFaker anti- counterfeiting app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
2.  Do you really need to buy it new? Maybe your buddy has one from last season. Use Yerdle to browse items that friends are sharing or giving away.
3.  For free help tracking the deliveries of your online purchases, use Slice.com.
4.  Save during shopping with the free BeFrugal.com browser add-on with CouponomaticTM, which automates the process of finding coupon codes by turning the promo code entry box that is usually empty into a drop down box of promo codes that are guaranteed to work. For Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome.
5.  To see if you can get that item for a lower price, scan the barcode with Red Laser’s free app for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone 7.
6.  Maybe you like that lipstick, but don’t like animal testing. Use the free GoodGuide app for iPhones, iPod touches and iPads to see if the product aligns with your standards.
7.  Find that must-have-it-today item at a store near you with the free Shop Nearby iPhone app by TheFind.
8.  When you need to find a store in a huge mall, turn to the free FastMall iPhone app to access maps and layouts of thousands of shopping malls.
9.  Determine whether your Facebook friends support your buying decision using the free iPhone and iPad Best Decision app.
10. Use the free Buzzillions Reviews app to access 17 million reviews as you consider purchasing products.
 

Get The Look: Beyonce

Graphic T-shirt: A brand in herself, Beyoncé ironically had 'NAME BRAND' emblazoned across her tank top

A couple weeks ago Beyonce was seen out in Miami with Jay-Z and Blue in a cute and simple crop top. Well we found the top and it super affordable. Get the look below!