Festival Outfit Ideas


You could be going to Coachella or NeauxChella, either way I want to give you guys some outfit inspiration for Under $100. The general look for most Coachella attendees is a less is more concept. It should be fairly warm come April in California so its totally okay to show some skin. By all means use this guide for other festivals you may be attending this Spring and Summer.
Look 1: Crochet Dress | Pom Gladiator Sandals | Fringe Bag

Look 2: Beach Co-ord | Converse High-top | Trash Can Bag

Look 3: Corchet Fringe Top | Louise Wide Leg Pants | Platform Sandals | Faux Fur Crossbody


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Wardrobe Essentials Worth the Splurge Pt. 2

After continuously putting off this post here it is. I have been wanting to do a part 2 for the wardrobe essentials since I left off a few things. And because they are mainly spring and summer items now is a perfect time. If you missed part 1 check it out here. The point of the original post was splurging a little on wardrobe essentials but finding them for the low. Again, the key to purchasing great quality pieces while still being frugal is shopping out of season, outlet stores and major sales.

Shift/Sheath Dress
A simple well-fitted dress is the best because it doesn't need much to look good. When building a wardrobe of essentials, consider a shift or sheath dress that can easily appropriate for many different occasions. You can find designer dresses at T.J. Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off Fifth, or Last Call


Evening Bag

Everyone needs an evening bag something small but big enough to hold your essentials. I purchased a small chain bag from Kate Spade during a secret sale for 75% off. It's a good quality bag but I didn't break the bank. 

Sunglasses
Splurge on a pair of designer shades. We all buy trendy cheap sunglasses season after season but our wardrobe deserves something nice. Go to the Nordstrom Rack in the rich part of town and you will hit the jackpot of discounted designer shades. 

Ballet Flats
A simple flat is a versatile shoe that lands the right look from the workweek to weekend. DSW, Zappos, and 6pm always high-end flats for up to 50% off. 

Heeled Sandal
Just like a classic pump every woman needs simple heeled sandal in her closet doesn't matter if it's calfskin or patent, you need this in your wardrobe. Stuart Weitzman is famous for their nudist sandal. It is the perfect shoe. I've seen them both at  Nordstrom RackSaks Off Fifth and online at 6pm for $100-200. If you see them on sale buy them. The regular price is around $400. 

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Frugal Finds: Century 21


Century 21 is an online retailer that sells clothing, shoes & accessories for men women and children. From frugal finds to designer finds this would be the best way to describe this retailer.  Items for as low as $9.99, right up a frugal shopaholics alley! 

I've only made one purchase with Century 21, a really cute "Bloggin" Sweatshirt that I had been searching for, for a while. It's sold out now but look at how cute it is!


Check out a mini round-up of  Frugal Finds below!







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The Look for Less: Chanel Backpack


Backpacks are trendy again. I remember wearing them as a kid. The new and improved designer versions are very chic and cool with a feminine touch to the traditional backpack. Chanel is just one of the many designers who has adopted the trend.  Chanel being Chanel put a classic and timeless spin on the it. If I had to pick a backpack to get it would be this one. A lot of celebs and popular bloggers have been rocking this bag and now you can too for a fraction of the price. 



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Sandals Roundup Under $100

The past few weeks in California have been far from the beautiful weather that I moved for... BUT I'll take rainy weather over snowy weather any day. With that being said, I have already been on the prowl for new sandals for the Spring and Summer that will be upon us in a few weeks. Below are some chic options for under $100!







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Spring 2018 Must Haves Under $50

Spring is on its way and the weather can be unpredictable. Just last week here in DC we went through all the seasons. Just like fall, spring is a transition season as far as clothes go. You can put away your heavy coats but keep the boots, light sweaters and jeans in your closet for spring. Add some of the pieces below to your closet for the upcoming season and you are good. Now, there are a lot more trendy variations of these items you can add. But as I always say this is a post for ideas to add your personal touch.


1. Graphic Tee - Derria just did a post on how graphic tees are the must-have trend. 

2. Mini Skirt - 90s valley girl style is in right now. Pull out your mini skirts and pair it with your suit jacket and whatever shoe you like. 

3. Suit - Suits are in both pant and miniskirt suits. And you need one in your closet because they can be worn in multiple ways.  It's an easy way to maximize your wardrobe. 

4. Oversized  Dress - For those days that are not too cold and not too hot an oversized dress is perfect. Pair it with some sneakers or your winter booties. 

5. Mules - It isn't full-blown sandal weather yet in most parts of the country but mules are a good segway.  

6. Sneakers - Chunky, platform, or embellished pick a style you like and rock it. 

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What's The TREND? Graphic Tees


I know what you're thinking...Graphic tees. But yes, they are on trend and you need them in your wardrobe if you don't have a few already. There are so many dope tees out there that I believe it's our duty to put you on so your collection is on point. 

As you can imagine, just about any and every store carries graphic tees including Walmart. They can be paired with just about anything to give that chill vibe in your look. Check out some of my top choices below!



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Save $ or Splurge $$$ Cover FX Liquid Highlighter

 
I don't know about you but I want you to be able to see my highlight from across the room. Before highlighting was extremely popular, I would add MAC's lustre drops into my foundation to give me that glow. I didn't know of many liquid highlighting drops back then but now every company from drugstore to high-end make them. My current fave liquid highlighter is from Makeup Revolution in rose gold. 

Makeup Revolution is known for there quality dupes of high-end and luxury beauty products(stay tuned to our IG story for a full list). I can do a Save or Splurge post every month for the rest of the year with dupes from them. MR's liquid highlighter is a spot on dupe for the Cover FX Enhancer Drops. Both brands have an array of colors and similar ingredients. Cover FX is a little more pigmented but for $42 I can buy like 5 from Makeup Revolution. 

You be the judge. See the details and tell us what you think, SAVE or SPLURGE.

The liquid highlighter drops have a variety of uses! The highly concentrated pigmented highlighter is a must have for all lovers of glow! Can be used alone as a liquid highlighter, simply apply to the high points of the face and blend with a synthetic brush or sponge for dimension and glow. Mix into your favorite foundation for a more dewy and luminous finish. Mix into your body lotion and creams for a gorgeous all-over glow, or use alone with your everyday skincare for a natural glow from within on even bare skin daysAvailable in 12 shades with 0.61 fl oz each. 


These customizable drops can be used to create a buildable highlight or sunkissed tint. Use them alone for a light reflective strobing or bronzing effect even on top of powder, or add them to your favorite liquid foundation or skincare product for an all-over glow. Formulated with a high concentration of ultra-refined pearls, the bronzing drops offer a natural matte finish and the illuminating drops produce a liquid metal finish. The more drops you use, the more luminosity or bronze you’ll get, allowing you to customize your glow. Available in nine universal shades with 0.5 fl oz each.

Have you tried these two products? Which do you prefer? For the price point alone, I'm going to SAVE! Here are swatches of a few shades. 
Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter Swatches

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