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Spring 2012 Fashion Must Haves Under $100

Fashion must haves come and go, but one thing you can count on is my round up of affordable options so you can be stylish without breaking the bank!  Color is back this spring, in fun and whimsical ways sure to brighten your mood and lift your spirits! Whether you try one or all of the following trends, rest assured that your purchase will take you all the way through summer with these versatile fashion finds.

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Silky Wide Legs are the new “it” pants for spring! This flowy silhouette is the perfect combination of style and comfort. With the ease of a maxi skirt but the versatility of a pant, these must haves will be your go to slacks for the season. Opt for lightweight materials in wide leg, flared or trouser styles in bright solid colors or festive prints.

Vince Camuto Print WL Pants Nordstrom 89

Pair these blue tribal pants ($89, Nordstrom) with a fitted tank and wedges for a cool, laidback vibe.

Trouve Print WL Pants Nordstrom 88

Or tuck a structured blouse in to these classic polka dot palazzos ($88, Nordstrom) for a chic office look. Remember, it’s all about proportion so wear fitted tops to balance the roominess of the pants. Also, choose wedges or heels to lengthen your look!

Bold Floral Prints will be everywhere this spring, from flirty dresses and tops to fashion forward pants. While small, dainty flowers are still in, it’s all about big florals to make a bold, eye catching statement this season!

Kimono Blouse VS 59.50

This Asian inspired, pink Kimono Blouse ($59.50, Victoria’s Secret) is sweet and sexy, and would look great with skinny jeans and heels. The billowy blouse is easy to wear and an ideal lightweight cover-up for the warmer months ahead.

Floral Sundress VS 59.50

This multi-colored, floral sundress ($59.50, Victoria’s Secret) would be perfect for a tropical getaway, or even a springtime brunch with friends. The smocked, strapless style is super comfortable while the fit and flare shape complements all figures.

Spice up your springtime wardrobe with Bright Accessories! Festive jewelry in colorful shades are a great way to mix it up and show off your personality through fashion.

Sea Shell Earrings F21 5.80

Add a dash of sass to your everyday look with these tri-colored Sea Shell Earrings ($5.80, Forever 21). These vibrant earrings will add a splash of color to everything from jeans and a tee to a pretty maxi dress.

Bangle Set F21 6.80

You can’t go wrong with bangle bracelets, and this multi-colored set is no exception! Available in 4 color ways, these affordable bangles ($6.80, Forever 21) are just the right accessory to complete any look!

There’s no better way to incorporate the Color-Block trend into your spring wardrobe than in a new handbag! Classic shapes are getting a modern update with refined color combinations and a dose of the hottest hues of the season.

Orange Brown Purse Lulus 32.00

This structured ladylike purse ($32, Lulu’s) is neutral in shades of brown and tan, while the hint of orange adds just the right amount of color for spring. Made of vegan leather, this color-block bag looks and feels way more than it actually costs!

Black Tan Satchel Lulus 42.00

For a versatile handbag that will go with everything, try this black and tan satchel ($42, Lulu’s) with gold hardware. This two-tone bag will take you from day to night, and is large enough to fit all your essential items!

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Cool & Creative Shopping Sites

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the many new shopping websites and online boutiques popping up daily. Which offer the best deals for budget minded fashionistas? And which are the easiest to navigate? For those who would rather hit the Internet instead of the mall, here are three inventive and stylish websites sure to make your life easier next time you need some serious retail therapy!



Launched in February 2010 by fellow shoe addict, Andrea Woroch, myShoes.com is a seriously smart search engine exclusively for women’s shoes. Visitors can use the Shoe Stylist to create a custom search for the exact shoe they’re lusting for. Sort by style, heel height, color, brand, details & materials, and price – within a few clicks, myShoes.com will show you the shoes and prices available from hundreds of stores and brands, from Zappos and Nordstrom’s to DSW. myShoes.com makes online shoe shopping easy and effortless, bringing you streamlined results in one location. Check out the results for this fabulous nude platform pump – it’s available at nine stores but everything you need to know is filtered on myShoes.com! You’ll never have to jump from one site to another to compare prices, shipping, coupons, or return policies – myShoes.com is truly a shoe lover’s best friend!



Launched in September 2010 by Project Runway alum, Christian Siriano, SendtheTrend.com is a monthly membership site for chic and affordable accessories. After taking a short style survey to determine your fashion needs and interests, SendtheTrend personally selects exclusive jewelry, scarves, and sunglasses that fit your style profile. Visit your gallery to view all of the accessories chosen for you, all for just $29.95 each! Choose to buy one, two, or ten, all at a set price of $29.95 each, and that includes free shipping! Your SendtheTrend membership begins after you purchase your first item. On the 1st of each month thereafter, members receive a personalized email with fresh new accessory finds, so you’ll always be on top of the latest trends! For members who don’t want to commit to a new accessory every month, or if you don’t find something you like in your gallery, just opt to “skip” by the 5th of the month. SendtheTrend.com is an easy and hassle free way to shop for the hottest fashion accessories, hand selected by some of the biggest names in the business!


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Launched in September 2010 by fashion forward travelista, Renae Virata, WearevertheWeather.com is an ingenious site that helps women determine what to wear, based on the weather in a particular city. Get a “fashion forecast” for New York, London or Hong Kong by using the easy My Stylist tool. Enter a specific location, date and type of occasion, and the smart tool will show you a plethora of style options for you to choose from. Users can create tons of different outfits, save, print, and even share the looks with their friends via email, Facebook and Twitter. And of course, no shopping site would be complete without the ability to click through and purchase all the items you desire. Virata hands selects each item featured on the site, and updates the selection weekly so you’ll always be well dressed, rain or shine! WearevertheWeather.com is a fun and resourceful site that is perfect when planning for your next vacation, weekend getaway, or anytime you’re travelling and just don’t know what to pack!

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Celebrity Handbags for Less

When you flip through the pages of your favorite magazine, you’re likely to see Hollywood A-listers sporting amazing designer duds and luxe handbags. As I’m your Glam, Affordable, and Luxurious resource, I’m always on the hunt to recreate these looks for less! Thanks to fab website, Handbag Heaven, we can all tote celebrity studded bags without the hefty price tags! Here are some of their most popular styles under $70!

Chanel Quilted Handbag

The design team at Chanel created an elegant and feminine quilted handbag, popular with stars like Katy Perry, Mischa Barton, and Lauren Conrad. The combination of the black quilted leather and gold chain strap make this a classic and sophisticated purse for true fashionistas. For those who can’t afford the $1500 price tag, Handbag Heaven’s Classic Quilted Shoulder Bag is almost an exact replica, but it’s more versatile and affordable! At just $54.95, the shoulder bag is available in black, cream or red and is made of soft, quilted leatherette. The bag also features a gold/leatherette chain shoulder strap and bold hardware. The best part is that this GAL find is actually three handbags in one! Wear it as a shoulder bag with a double chain strap, or for a longer cross body look, extend the chain into a single chain strap. Finally, this beauty can also be worn as a super sized clutch, simply by tucking the chain inside the bag!

Everyone from Vanessa Hudgens, Victoria Beckham, and Lady Gaga has been spotted around Hollywood with the signature Balenciaga Satchel. The oversized compartment and sleek styling of this handbag make it popular with fashion savvy celebs. Luckily, Handbag Heaven has an exact replica for just $53.95! The Broad Ripple Satchel might as well be the long lost twin of Balenciaga’s version because the resemblance is uncanny! This must have handbag comes in six shades, and features all the bold, gold hardware and zippers that make the original such a fashion statement. If you’re on the go, grab the 5 inch wrapped handles and wear it on your wrist or over your shoulder. Or, for a more relaxed feel, attach the longer strap (included) and rock your bag in comfort, all day long.

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Hermès Birkin

The Hermes Birkin has been the most coveted handbag of the last decade. After a notable appearance on Sex and the City, and socialites such as the Hiltons and the Kardashians as fans, this “it” bag has become the most difficult fashion item to own in Hollywood! With prices ranging from $9,000 to $150,000 for this handmade, fashion treasure, it’s not surprising that a majority of us can’t even imagine toting this gem, until now! Handbag Heaven’s Gina Buckle Satchel features exotic embossed leatherette that gives the bag an edgy elegance. At $67.96, this affordable find is available in cream, navy, or black. The Gina is truly the epitome of style and a classic addition to any woman’s wardrobe.

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Fall 2010 has brought the return of a host of iconic fashion items, from sophisticated capes to bohemian clogs. Joining this list of fashion comebacks is…the poncho! So, what makes the Laurene V Neck Poncho from Affordable Scarves so perfect? It’s both functional and fashionable, sure to keep you warm on those chilly Fall nights. The camel color is the hottest new neutral for Fall and is ultra stylish paired with the season’s sexiest black slacks. Did I mention that it’s just $15.26? Now that’s a pretty price!

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Top 5 Fashion Must Haves For Fall 2010

Fall is a fabulous time for fashion!  As the weather cools off, fashionistas can look forward to switching out their Summer gear for lush fabrics, warm colors, and the most popular trends of the season.  From military jackets to feminine frocks, this Fall is all about contrast – having fun with fashion by mixing and matching the hottest looks! 

1.  Skinny Cargo Pants

Skinny cargos are the new “it” pants for Fall!  Since your closet is probably already full of jeans and trousers, these pants will add something casual and sexy to your wardrobe in one piece.  Wear them to the office with a fitted blazer or out on the town with a flowy blouse and sexy ankle booties.  This pair from the Gap comes in army green or black and is just $49.50 – a great price for the biggest must have fashion trend of the season!  

2. Fab Jackets

Don’t be overwhelmed by the many fabulous jackets available for Fall!  From sexy military inspired jackets to ladylike tweed coats, there is definitely a style to fit your personality.  This season’s jackets are super versatile, and can dress up everything from a dress to jeans and a tee.  Look for fun embellishments like the hardware on this jacket from Express, or the dazzling stones on this boucle number from American Eagle!


3.  Feminine Skirts

Romantic details were a huge trend this past Spring/Summer.  For Fall, the sweetest skirts feature draping, ruffles and rouching with feminine flair!  These pretty pieces pair great with an elegant blouse, or mix it up with a menswear inspired vest and oxfords.  Top off either look with a few long strands of pearls and you’ll definitely be turning heads!  This chiffon version from Banana Republic is delicate and beautiful in a plum shade for the season.

4.  Slouchy Cardigans

The slouchy cardigan is a warm and cozy way to dress up for Fall.  From chunky knits to luxe flyaway versions, this trend is fashionable and functional.  These cardis can be worn open for a casual appeal, or cinched at the waist for a more sophisticated and body conscious look.  This heather grey flyaway from Express has a long, modern shape and would look great on every woman.

 5.   Leopard Accessories

Leopard print accessories graced the Fall runways on everything from scarves and handbags to sexy high heels.  An easy way to spice up any outfit, leopard print is timeless and classic.  Just be sure to keep the rest of your look simple – no need to rock the print from head to toe!  This fierce and affordable scarf ($8.02) would look great with denim and boots, or a sheath and pumps for work. 


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