Celebrity Copycat: Gwen Stefani’s Look for Less!

January 23, 2014 by  
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I’ve worn my fair share of head to toe black outfits with each of my pregnancies and with every one I swear I looked decent – until I saw this picture of Gwen Stefani.  The woman looks FLAWLESS!  I don’t believe for a second that she’s rocking those heels on a daily basis but even without them she looks hot!  Sleek look to wear during pregnancies and post baby as well.  Check out her look for less below

Gwen Stefani's Look for Less

 Long Sleeve Mini Dress - $40 at Topshop.com| Target Leggings  - $19.99 at Target.com| Strappy Sandals – $100 at ASOS.com | Dorsay Flats – $25 at Oldnavy.com | Revlon Suede Lipstick – $7.99 at Target.com

Stylish Workout Looks for Less

January 10, 2014 by  
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I’ve never really set up any New Year resolutions but I do like to start off the new year with a style touch-up and workout gear to help motivate me to lose some holiday weight.  This year it’s going to start out a little late because of my bump but I’ve already got my eye on some new workout gear to get me pumped for all the hard work I have ahead of me.  Famous Footwear has great timing because they’ve challenged me to a “look for less” post featuring one of their affordable stylish sneaks.

I chose the Nike Lunar Forever 2 because of the colors.  They’re fun but not too girly and can easily be worn with some jeans and a tee.  I decided to do 2 looks instead of one to highlight their versatility and how I would wear them post baby for a day at the gym and for a busy day running errands.  Check out the sneaks and looks below.

Stylish Workout Looks

 Nike  | Yoga Leggings | Striped Workout Tank | Yoga Headbands | Sports Watch | Hobo Gym Bag

Casual Outfits

 Nike | Striped Workout Tank | Boyfriend Jeans | Jacket |  Hobo Gym Bag

Two affordable casual looks to get your stylish new year started!

 

Celebrity Copycat: Julianne Hough’s Look for $100!

November 1, 2013 by  
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Julianne Hough’s look is perfect combination of feminine with a masculine touch. I’ve been meaning to do a copycat on her for a while but I could never find the right jacket.  I’m so glad I waited because this jacket by Now + Here  from Sears is almost identical and only cost $35!  Just recently I did a copycat of Jessica Alba with items from Kmart and this time around I was just as successful finding “look for less pieces at Sears.

The selection at the Westshore Mall Sears in Tampa was unbelievable!  The layout was perfect and made finding everything super easy, best of all the price points were a huge relief for budget conscious people like me.  My two favorite sections where the women’s Now +Here section, the junior department. and of course the shoe department  This is where I found the jacket that was 40% off, the skinny jeans for only $11.99, and the booties for only $19.99 (along with all of the other fab pieces in this look).  My experience was so pleasant at Sears that I already have plans to go back and shop for my kids and take holiday pictures while I’m there. Check out my look for less and some other pieces that I found and loved as well.

Now + Here Anorak - $34.99 | Lace Blouse – $23.99 | Bongo Skinny Jeans – $12.99 | Crossbody Chain Bag - $15 | Booties – $19.99

 

 

 

Make sure to check out my instagram (@fashiongrail) for other great finds I found while shopping at Sears.

Celebrity Copycat: Kim Kardashian’s Look for Less!

December 13, 2012 by  
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The beauty in Kim Kardashian‘s outfit is the simplicity!  It’s sexy with a twist…the white button down adds a classic touch while the shoes give the look a fun pop of color.  Love it and I would definitely say that these are items you want to invest in because they can be worn with anything dressed up or down to the office or on the weekend.  Even the bright shoes can be worn with a suit to the office or with jeans and a tee.  Get Kim’s look for less with pieces from topshop, Target and more!

Target Style Series: How to Layer Your Look

October 22, 2012 by  
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When temps start to drop, it’s all about the layering to me – It’s such a simple yet fabulous way to add depth and character to ANYTHING!  The key to layering is keeping the look effortless yet polished while always shooting for the lightest fabric possible to avoid looking bulky. Below are some of my favorite tricks for layering:

Lace Dress – $24.99 | Plaid Blouse – $17.99 | Hooded jacket – $17.48 | Leggings – $8 | Merona Ballerina Flats – $19.99 | Glitter Belt – $12.99

Vest, scarves, leggings and short dresses that can be belted and used as tunics are my personal must-haves for layering.

Suede Top – $16.99 | Polo – $13 | Bomber Jacket – $39.99 | Merona Tailored Ankle Pants – $27.99 | | Merona Moccasin – $24.99 | Merona Satchel – $29.99 | Houndstooth Scarf – $9

If you’re layering a bulkier peice let it be the one that goes on last, like the jacket pictured here.

Striped Henley – $12 | Long Lean Tank – $6 | Denim Vest – $27.99 | Leggings – $8 | Boots – $34.99 | Satchel – $29.99

The longest peice always goes under the layer. Tanks (especially striped ones), polos and tees are the best choice.

The idea is to have fun and not put too much thought into layered looks.  See how the Target Fall Collection is designed to take you through a season of stylish looks at Target.com/Merona.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.

Affordable Curvy Girl Outfits

September 18, 2012 by  
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I’m a big believer in options when it comes to fashion, especially clothes for curvy women.  It’s less about trendy and expensive and more about being able to find pieces that work with more than one outfit (and the ability to go from day to night on busy days).  Every woman deserves great fashion no matter her shape or size, and the Bonmarche affordable selection is for the every day curvy gal that wants to look good without breaking the bank.  With a huge selection of contemporary apparel and accessories ranging from sizes 12-24 it’s super easy to find pieces that will take you to work and then right out on the town.

Ranges include casual separates, Evening dresses for curvy womenouterwear, swimwear, lingerie nightwear and accessories, all designed with the real feminine figure in mind. In 2007, it launched a collection designed in collaboration with David Emanuel, the designer famous for the co-design of Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding dress in 1981.

This collection has a slightly higher price point than the main Bonmarché range but still represents very good value for money.

 

Affordable Back To School Outfits

August 21, 2012 by  
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Trends like shorts with booties and tights with skirts have made shopping for back to school clothes and incorporating your summer pieces into fall outfits so much easier and affordable. Check out some of my favorite pieces from Yesstyle who just launched their back to school sale!  Now til September 2nd, Yesstyle is helping you stretch your dollar with thousands of fashion items and shoes at huge discounts. And don’t forget express shipping to the U.S. is free on orders over $150 and a limited time offer of $4.99 shipping on any order amount!

Drawstring Tokyo Fashion Jacket – $36

Cuffed Lulus T-Shirt – $16.20

Chiffon Tokyo Fashion Culottes – $34.20

Wing Tip Grace Candy Flats – $40

Convertible Shoulder Bag – $55

Polka Dot Tokyo Fashion Blouse – $27

Belted MoDN Boots – $88

Pleated JK2 Skirt – $27

Cape by SO Central - $45

Loose Fit eFashion Cardigan – $16.20

Bird Print BAIMM Tunic – $18

Fringed Shoe Boots by Smoothie - $122

Satchel by May May - $35

I received compensation from  Yesstyle to purchase certain items of my choosing to review.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Yesstyle.  

Celeb Style: Summertime Booties

June 20, 2012 by  
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I love, love, love boots but because I live in Florida the flip flops come out of the closet more often than not.  This year I got lucky…booties are being paired with all of the summer basics and I’m in heaven with this trend.   They give your summer basics a more cozy yet edgy feel and the best part is that you can get great prices during the summer and  wear them right through winter!  Check out some of my favorites at Yesstyle under $50! Try it… I promise you’ll love it!

Peep-Toe Wedge Bootie - $34.20

Faux-Suede Ankle Boots - $45

Buckled Ankle Boot - $81

Tassle-Accent Boots – $36

My Celebrity Style Inspiration: Jessica Alba

May 3, 2012 by  
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When it comes to fashion inspiration, I’ve always been enamored with celebrities that “wear their hearts on their sleeves” and embody a style that both accentuates and complements their mood and personality (like Rachel Zoe, Rachel Bilson and Drew Barrymore). But when it comes to my personal day to day style, my hat goes off to actress, entrepreneur and mother of two Jessica Alba.  As a working mom, I truly admire the ease and simplicity of her wardrobe choices like tees, skinny jeans, blazers and scarfs.  Alba always looks stylish, comfortable and sexy (without over doing it) and effortlessly mixes colors and patterns without sacrificing her free spirit.

For my spin on Alba’s style, I bought a chambray dress at Forever 21 and paired it with a crochet cardigan from Marshall’s, and a studded belt from T.j. Maxx (I always manage to sneek something studded into my outfits) and brown strappy heels from meet mark.

Like Alba, comfort and ease have to be incorporated into a lot of my outfits…which is why I love affordable stores like TJ Maxx and Forever 21 (yes even moms can shop there!).

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“Compensation was provided by TOYOTA via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of TOYOTA”

Celebrity Copycat: Sophia Bush’s Look for Less!

April 19, 2012 by  
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With elements both classic and edgy, Sophia Bush’s look is perfect for day or night. Tip: swap the pants with a floral dress for an extra punch of color; try a pair of skinny jeans for a more laid back look; or consider a pleated skirt (a huge trend for spring) for a softer look.  These are great foolproof pieces and the jacket will inject some fun into your wardrobe.  Get Sofia’s look for less with pieces from  Old Navy, Charlotte Russe, Dorothy Perkins & more!

Moto Jacket - $59.99 at Urbanoutfitters.com

Shopper Bag – $28 at Dorothyperkins.com

Dolman Sleeve Tee – $12.99 at Oldnavy.com

Trousers - $55 at Topshop.com

Animal Print Bootie - $27.99 at Charlotterusse.com

Power of Change Necklace - $28 at meetmark.com All proceeds are awarded to organizations that are making strides to break the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence.


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