Fashion on a Budget: Running Errands

This is one of my favorite outfits to run errands in. I’ve gotten so many compliments on this outfit, especially on my boots. Surprisingly, I found my boots at Walmart; they are very comfortable which makes them perfect to run errands in. All three items came from my favorite stores that always have great deals; and boy do I love a bargain!

Fashion on a Budget

Cardigan: OC Designs $10

Sundress: Cotton On $19.90

Boots: Walmart $20

Total= $49.90

Leather: A Tad Bit Edgy

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Name: Ama

Age: 18

Occupation: College Student (USC)

Style in 3 Words: Quirky, Unique, Eclectic

Fashion Philosophy: Wear what you want. Ignore how people look at you or what they think. If you think you’re cute, then you’re cute.

Favorite Item in My Closet: My cardigans. I have one in every color.

Favorite Designer: I don’t have one

Favorite Moments in Fashion: Anytime a high-waisted look is done right

Favorite Decade for Fashion: 80’s

Must-Have Beauty Products: Petroleum Jelly (baby scent), Maybelline Mascara (Colossal Volum Express) & Baby Lotion

Favorite Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”-Maya Angelou

My Idea of a Perfect Friday Night: Cooking an extravagant dinner with some friends and following up our dinner with funny YouTube videos.

Chiffon: Girly & Sweet

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Name: Abena

Age: 22

Occupation: Recent college grad (Penn State), soon-to-be fashion student (FIDM)

Style in 3 Words: Prissy and Classic, but Comfortable

Fashion Philosophy: You can create a fashion statement with even the most basic black dress. Simplicity is key!

Favorite Item in My Closet: My Audrey Hepburn-esque Little Black Dress

Favorite Designer: Coco Chanel

Favorite Moments in Fashion: Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina

Favorite Decade for Fashion: 40’s

Must-Have Beauty Products: Vaseline Coco-butter gel, Bare Escentuals, Mac Prep & Prime, European Wax Center’s Post Wax Exfoliate!

Favorite Quote: “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” – Coco Chanel

My Idea of a Perfect Friday Night: A pretty dress, dinner, and cocktails with the girls!

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Name: Kristina

Age: 26

Occupation: Recent law school grad (Harvard); B.A. in Journalism (Howard)

Style in 3 Words: Sexy, Classic, Flirtatious

Fashion Philosophy: I believe in dressing to highlight a woman’s femininity. I live in heels.

Favorite Item in My Closet: A tie between my magenta Herve Leger skirt and my high-waisted, safety-pin embellished Norma Kamali skirt

Favorite Designer: Herve Leger

Favorite Moments in Fashion: Marilyn Monroe in the pink wiggle dress in Niagara, Elizabeth Taylor in a white slip in Butterfield 8, and Jessica Rabbit’s red dress

Favorite Decade for Fashion: 50s

Must-Have Beauty Products: bareMinerals Foundation, Lorac TANtalizer Award Show Glow, blush, blush and more blush

Favorite Quote: “Funny business, a woman’s career – the things you drop on your way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you’ll need them again when you get back to being a woman. That’s one career all females have in common, whether we like it or not: being a woman. Sooner or later, we’ve got to work at it, no matter how many other careers we’ve had or wanted.” Bette Davis in All About Eve

My Idea of a Perfect Friday Night: Extra dirty martinis at a swanky hotel lounge with a handsome gent.