ACCESSORIES REPORT: Fashionista On A Budget

Accessories Report

This Fashionista is a prime example of how to make a summer dress fancy and how to do it on a budget. A breezy summer dress should definitely be a staple in your closet during the hot months because they are guaranteed to keep you ventilated and with the proper accessories, can take you from daytime to evening and from casual to formal. This particular dress was purchased at Target for less than $10, but definitely does not appear cheap as the shape perfectly cinches her waist and the ruffles across the top of the dress add a very feminine and timeless feel.

I especially love this Fashionista’s towering red heels for a number of reasons, the first being that I do not believe in kitten heels and the second, for the bold statement this shoe makes. The combination of the ankle strap and glossy platform makes these heels appropriate for the daytime when paired with the loose flowing shape of the dress, but can easily be transformed into a nighttime staple for after-dark parties. Furthermore, she got this pair for an almost 40% off sale at Zara, and we all know a sale makes the item even more sweet. Although the particular sale has now passed, similar affordable styles like these bold platforms, also from Zara, will create a similar look.

Lastly, she has wisely chosen the minimalistic approach in jewelry opting to keep all of her items on her ears. I am a big believer in the beauty of multiple piercings and this Fashionista is a case in point. Small studs in the upper ear bring a youthful flair to the traditional approach to earrings, while still being appropriate for a business setting. These blue and green large studs were finds at a garage sale for under $5. The size and color of these beauties adds another layer of color to her outfit and are made especially prominent by the shorter length of her hair. These Betsey Johnson studs are another great option for small but bold jewelry.

This Fashionista has managed to look fierce without spending big bucks and as college students with loans and limited income we can all take a lesson from her.

Spotted: Sharon Stone wearing Gap on to the 1998 Oscars.


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