Dress Like A Million Bucks This Holiday Season

By  //  December 21, 2012

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Fashion For Fraction Of Original Cost

It’s possible to dress stylish during the holiday season even while on a budget. (Shutterstock image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – We can all remember the days of misplaced pleasures when picking labels over lunch was totally acceptable.

Websites like BudgetBabe.com offer fashion blogs for style-conscious women who are looking to stretch their wardrobe dollars. These blogs not only keep women in style, but shows how to buy and wear the most expensive trends for less. (Shutterstock image)

In the words of Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, “When I first moved to the city, I would buy Vogue instead of food, because I just felt it nourished me more.”

Ah yes, the days when we didn’t prioritize over a mortgage, mouths to feed and bills to pay.

We always knew the day would eventually come when it wasn’t cool to choose designer shoes over the shackles of the bills it would create or the priorities that would be displaced.

Let’s face it, an endless closet full of Versace, Jimmy Choo, and Chanel isn’t exactly practical.

So what to do when your appetite exceeds your budget and you want to look fabulous for the holidays?

If you can’t find it for less or on sale there is always something that is similar to the latest and greatest runway inspired look.  All it takes is some research and a little bit of patience.

Websites like BudgetBabe.com whose slogan is “Fab without the fortune” offer fashion blogs for style-conscious women who are looking to stretch their wardrobe dollars.

The “little black dress” is a staple of the holiday fashion scene. (Image courtesy of couture colorado)

Trends for less

The blog not only keeps you in style, but shows you how to buy and wear the most expensive trends for less.

What is most likable about this site is that the writer considers investing in pieces you’ll love for years, while sometimes saving on the passing trends.

You can look up your favorite celebrity styles for less.

Don’t forget to also check out other cost savings sites like the Runwayrundown.com and Bluefly.com.

In addition, Tim Gunn from Project Runway recommends that when living on a budget, invest in only closet essentials that will always leave you looking your best — a little black dress, jeans that fit like a glove, and black heels.

Take some tips from Audrey Hepburn, who made it popular by stealing the show and don’t underestimate the power of the little black dress that fits perfectly and looks great.

A great fitting pair of jeans can make anything look fabulous. Jeans are no longer considered casual.

Pair them with some heels and a trendy shirt, and you are ready to get the party started.

Inexpensive yet stylish holiday fashion may often be found while shopping online. (Image courtesy of SteveMadden.com)

Discount fashion

According to E! channel, if you want to be right up with the latest trend, consider getting a fitted tuxedo jacket and wear a tight tee or tank underneath with killer jeans and black heals.

Also, always keep in mind that you might get lucky with designer apparel for less at Marshalls, Ross, and TJ Max.

Lastly, make sure to sign up for e-mail updates, coupons and rewards from your favorite stores.

You can walk away with some major discounts at stores like New York and Company, Cache, Kohls and Francessca’s Collection at the Avenue in Viera.

Also, join the “A list” at Viera.shoptheavenue.com for additional promotions and tips.

In a nutshell, looking chic and fab isn’t just for deep pockets.

Treat yourself this holiday season to some great deals without feeling guilty, and let your new guilty pleasure be too much eggnog or dessert.

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