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Wardrobe Update: 5 New Ways to Refresh Your Fall Look on the Cheap


Updated September 28, 2020

When you’re short on cash, you could manage the style transition to fall by teaming last year’s jeans and puffer vest with your summer tops — but what’s the fun in that? It’s a passable strategy and certainly preferable to charging up new stuff you can’t afford. Though there are alternatives that could give your…

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The Very Best Loungy, Long-Sleeved Tops for Fall for Women Over 40


Did you embrace the loungewear craze of 2020? I certainly did, to the point that the only items in my rotation were joggers, shorts, and t-shirts. Occasionally, I’d step up my game and toss on a draped or tie-front top over my shorts — but even so, it’s been the summer of casual comfort for…

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Fashion for Fall: the Best Transition Pieces for Women Over 40


Updated November 19, 2020

Are you ready for cooler, shorter days? Yeah, me either. The transition seasons of fall and spring are problematic for a budget fashionista — the styles change as much as your need for body coverage does. And then, depending on where you live, you might also have to deal with wild temperature swings from one…

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Fall Wardrobe Prep: 7 Budget Moves to Make Now


Updated November 19, 2020

The calendar says its nearly Labor Day, but I don’t quite believe it. The summer is coming to a close, and too soon at that. If you love the summer sunshine like I do, you might be inclined to road trip to Southern California on a whim, binge shop online for a new wardrobe, or…

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January Sales Shopping: Try These Inspiring Picks


Updated September 28, 2020

A fresh start can take many forms. You could get a fresh hairdo, a new lip color, or — my favorite strategy — do some January sales shopping for a wardrobe refresh.

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9 Cute Workout Tops on a Budget — Look Chic at The Gym!


Updated September 28, 2020

The holidays generally destroy my workout schedule and my healthy eating habits. By the time Jan. 1 rolls around, I’m sooo ready to hit the gym and eat buckets of salad with no dressing. I’ll usually kick off my New Year’s commitment to fitness by investing in a cute workout top or pant — it’s…

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Winter Scarves for Women — These Are The Scarf Styles To Wear Now


Updated September 29, 2020

Thank you to Noxerena for sponsoring this post about winter scarves. All opinions are my own. It’s snowing as I write this and I can’t help but wonder where on earth I’ve put my scarf collection. Each year in April, I stow away those trusty knits that have kept me warm, while adding much-needed color…

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It’s Time! Your Once-Annual Chance To Save Big on This Celebrity-Favorite Brand


Updated August 29, 2020

Thank you to Autumn Cashmere for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. A good sample sale may be the highlight of a budget fashionista’s year. Sure, you have to fend off competing shoppers—but it’s worth it when you come home with designer goods at affordable prices. And in the fall, sample sales take…

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You Can Still Wear This Slinky Summertime Piece In The Fall—Here’s How


Updated November 9, 2019

This might blow your mind, but here goes. A slip dress is a masterful transitional piece. Sure, the sinewy straps and lightweight fabric position the slip dress as a summertime-only classic. But it’s those very elements that make it an easy contender for autumnal wear, too. It’s true! Before you relegate your favorite slip dress…

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Thanksgiving Travel On The Calendar? Here are 6 Style Essentials To Get You Through (We Can’t Help With Your Family Though)


Updated June 27, 2020

If you’re planning on Thanksgiving travel this year, you’re facing enough stress without having to worry about your outfit. The right sartorial essentials can make all the difference to both your style game and your comfort—two especially important details that’ll set you up perfectly for all the photo-worthy moments coming your way. Here’s everything you…

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Lean Machine! The Coat Silhouette You Must Have This Winter & Where To Get It Now


Updated June 2, 2020

It’s coat season y’all! Now maybe you don’t love the cold weather, but let’s talk about the silver lining—there’s a new coat silhouette on the racks, ready to jazz up all your winter outfits. The name of the game this season is long and lean. And long coats are practical too, as they deliver extra…

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Cropped! How Regular Ladies Can Style a Short Sweater


Cropped sweaters are among the garments that tend to look really cute and stylish on celebrities, but seem decidedly less practical in the real world. But they’re out there, taking up space on the racks, so there has to be some way to wear them, right? In a word, yes. You absolutely can learn how…

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Super Hero Style: How To Wear The Cape Trend


Updated October 24, 2019

The cape trend seems to come and go without warning. Truth be told, it’s just practical enough to pass as a non-trend—you need to stay warm when it’s chilly outside, after all, and a cape is essentially a blankety coat. And a sophisticated one at that. Wondering how to wear a cape effortlessly this fall?…

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Seeing Spots: 5 Leopard Prints for Fall


The fall 2019 runways were jam-packed with animal prints. That’s nothing new, of course—the ubiquitous pattern consistently emerges as a must-have almost every year. This season, we’re loving the revival of the always-welcome leopard print. It’s here just in time to add some essential ferocity to our cold-weather wardrobes. Here are a few of our…

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Mom Outfits: 6 Cute Looks That Are Perfect For Fall


Updated August 22, 2020

With the kiddos back in school, now’s the time to focus on yourself. And one way to do that is by giving your closet a quick fall overhaul. Start by donating the old and dated. Then comes the fun part: Replenish with new and stylish clothes that are affordable, on-trend, and work with your lifestyle.…

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Material Difference: The Easy Way To Pick Super Chic Fall Accessories


Updated August 22, 2020

This post is sponsored by Jord. All opinions are my own. You’ve heard the advice 1,000 times before: When the seasons change, it’s time to give your wardrobe a quick refresh with a new batch of fun, budget-friendly accessories. And so you head off to Macy’s, only to get overwhelmed immediately by scarf racks messy…

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5 Items You Need from the Fall ’19 H&M Conscious Collection


Updated March 26, 2020

Henry David Thoreau once famously remarked that doing good did not agree with his constitution. Maybe, just maybe, that’s because the H&M Conscious Collection wasn’t an option in the 1800s. Seriously — H&M’s sustainable fall line-up is so affordable and stylish, it’s tough not to do a little good by investing in these earth-friendly pieces.…

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The Best Long-Sleeve Dresses on Amazon for $50 or Less


Updated July 15, 2020

Just because it’s cooler outside doesn’t mean you have to shove your dresses to the back of the closet until spring. How miserable would that be? There’s a reason that long-sleeve dresses exist, after all. Fortunately for all of us, Amazon is packed with amazing finds that come in under $50 a piece. Build your…

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Try This Trick for Easy, Bold Fall Outfits


Updated September 10, 2020

Color us obsessed with the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report for autumn/winter 2019/2020. The fall color trends palette serves up the best of the best: vibrant, beautiful hues that’ll dazzle on clothes, shoes and accessories. Some are light and sweet, others deep and sophisticated. The combination is inspiring us to mix things up just in…

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The Duster Cardigan: How to Wear It


Updated September 20, 2019

Ah, the duster cardigan. It’s an elegant take on a classic fall layering piece. And they’re so fun to wear, too. There’s just something about this silhouette that makes me feel taller, slimmer and more purposeful. And, why wear a short cardigan when you can have one that drapes down to your knees? Don’t for…

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Chic White Pieces to Wear After Labor Day


Updated August 22, 2020

White after Labor Day? While grandma might gasp in horror, we say yes wholeheartedly to some crisp whites and ivories in the fall. After all, it’s always fun to spice up your style with a tasteful dash of the unexpected. (Translate that to mean yes, you can wear white after Labor Day. But no, you…