Here in NYC and the northeast we are headed into the most brutal months of the winter. The bitter cold combined with the snow, wind and rain makes for a very unpleasant time in NYC. Mind you this is coming from someone that loves the cold and a little bit of snow. This weather always puts me in a bit of a style rut so I decided to find some pieces under $50 that will help to keep me warm and stylish at the same time.
The holiday bug is finally starting to bite me. After spending the better part of the last couple of months traveling I am not settling into my normal routine in New York City part of which involves walking down Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center and Bryant park on almost a daily basis. The city sparkles during the holidays and is one of my favorite places to. However as Christmas nears last minute shopping become unbearable (massive crowds) and sometimes expensive. Since I am planning on staying out of the stores until after Christmas I put together a list of some pieces that would be great to gift and are all on sale and under $50. You cannot go wrong with that.
We are well into the holiday season and with this comes holiday parties which means trying to find that perfect dress without breaking the break. Lucky for us there is a little someone call Black Friday and Cyber Monday that can help all of us find a great look for the holidays on a budget. Regardless or your size, shape or style everyone should be able to find something on budget this holiday season. Here are some picks that I came across and the best part is they are all under $50.
A few weeks ago on a Sunday morning I got up early and headed down to SoHo for a little bit of shopping. I am always looking for a deal as you all know and I found some really great pieces (most of which will be coming with me my travels later this month). I managed to get 9 pieces for well under $100. You will be surprised at my grand total.
Here is what I picked up:
First stop was Necessary Clothing. I picked up two dresses and a top that set me back a whole 26.97. The store that is located on Broadway between Howard and Grand has a great clearance section downstairs. I always hit those racks first when I go there and have managed to score lots of great stuff. The retail price for all my goodies would have been 91.97. I ended up saving 71%.
After Necessary Clothing we went to a bunch of other stores but I managed to pick up some stuff at Old Navy. Once again I shopped the sales. I picked up three bikini pieces and a pair of neon shorts. Grand total was 18.47. Retail these pieces would have all came in at 79.93, a 77% savings. Here is a poor in a private plane hint. I ALWAYS mix and match my bikinis. I rarely wear matching pieces. This helps me save tons of money because when bathing suits go on clearance its hard to find matching pieces. I just buy what I like and is in my size and worry about putting it together later. I have managed to collect tons of pieces and rarely pay more than $10 for each piece.
Our final stop was a leather store on Orchard Street in the Lower East Side where I find two genuine leather skirts for $10 bucks each. Retail Price is 79.99 for each so that is a 87% savings. Now I am not planning on wearing these skirts anytime soon but they will be great for the fall. I am already thinking of how I am going to style them.
So here are the numbers:
I got a total of 9 pieces.
I spent 65.42.
If bought at retail I would have spent 331.88.
I saved 266.46 (80% savings).
Enough for another few shopping hauls if you ask me.
Last week didn't really start until Friday for me. Once Friday hit it was pretty much non-stop. Friday night we did hibachi followed by the Ride to Montauk on Saturday and shopping on Sunday. I have no idea how I survived work on Monday but as soon as I got home from work I made dinner and fell right to sleep. Now that I have recovered here is how my weekend went.
On Saturday DH and I did the Ride to Montauk. Although I had a great time the ride itself nearly almost killed me. I definitely need to train more for the next one.
We spent the weekend in the city so on Sunday while DH went out to do the Brooklyn Bike Tour I opted for some shopping in SoHo with Mom followed by brunch.
Today I am linking up with:
Last Summer while out with friend at the Cape I ruined my beloved White Blazer. It was towards the end of the summer so despite the fact that I was devastated I didn't miss it too much. Now that we are in the Spring and fast approaching the Summer I am in desperate need of a white blazer. Of course I need something budget friendly so here are some options I am looking at.
One of the items that I am adding to my wish list is a black cross body bag. Believe it or not I have yet to add one to my closet that I absolutely love. I really would like a Chanel one but don't have Chanel money. I did manage to find some options that all come under $100. Which one would you get?
I am trying to get better at the impulse purchases. I just need to get better at my purchases in general. I have decided to go on a shopping diet which means that I am going to really have to shop my closet. I recently purchased a pair of gingham print pants and I have to say there are not the easiest to style. When I was trying them on I had a million ideas of how to style them and pooof all those ideas are gone. Here are some ideas that I have managed to come up with. How would you style a pair of gingham print pants?
A few weeks ago I bought a pair of Floral Pants from H & M similar to ones above and almost returned them. I had a moment where I just stared at them and wondered what I was thinking and how I would even be able to pull them off. Even though I have since worn them twice I am still bouncing around ideas. Here are my thoughts on how I would style them. How would you style Floral Pants?