Sunday, May 15, 2011

Chic & Thrifty!


Former reality TV star, author and fashion designer, Whitney Port, is known for her eclectic sense of style. She is pictured above attending a fall/winter 2011 fashion show. I really like this look with the exception of the shoes. I think the silver sandals were an interesting choice but it's not exactly something I would pick out. Nevertheless, I think Whitney pulled off this look very nicely. She is wearing Muubaa leather pants, a 3.1 Phillip Lim gray t-shirt, Jimmy Choo sandals, Mawi London necklace and a blazer from her own line, Whitney Eve. I estimate the cost of these items to be around $3,000. Gasp- that's a fraction of what I make in a year! But have no fear, you can always be chic and thrifty!

Even though it's late Spring in my part of the world, I believe it's never too early to start thinking about what to wear for the upcoming fall/winter season. It's also a good time to get great deals from the "leftovers" from the previous one. Where I live, what was in style in 2010 will generally still be going strong the following year- just a bit more accessible. The thought of purchasing an entire new wardrobe each year is enough to make my skin crawl. Do people actually live like that?

I was able to find a fabulous blazer at 50% off on (yes, Sears has some decent Sunday bests) as well as some nice alternatives to Whitney's look from places like Urban Outfitters, Target, Forever 21 and Aldo. With a bit of patience and some luck, you too can find similar pieces (probably for even less than $200). So let your hair flow loose, stick to neutral makeup and you could pass for Whitney Port's doppelganger! Your wallet will thank you!

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I'm living life in beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I hold a journalism degree from West Virginia University. I have worked in television news, fashion marketing, PR, and cosmetic sales. My love for writing and sharing with the world my various passions is strong. One of my many ambitions is to be published and continue creating in the fields of digital and print media, literature and film. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, going to concerts, reading, following Pittsburgh sports and traveling as often as possible. Some of my favorite things include beauty, style, architecture, books, tarot and astrology, thrifting and my shih-tzu, Ireland. I’m engaged to the love of my lifetimes and we look forward to starting our next chapter together. If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you!