From the Empire to the Sunshine State, ladies are celebrating summer all over the place! Pool parties, bridal showers, beach vacations, and summer is not over yet! With all of these activities, we ladies need more than a few fabulous outfits in rotation. Let’s be honest, even if you will not see the same people at said events, there will be pictures taken. Where there are pictures, there are social media posts. Sadly, gone are the days when you could re-wear that fun party dress and no one would be the wiser. As if there wasn’t enough to worry about already, now you have to remember what you were photographed in on Thursday of last week before choosing your outfit for this weekend! Crazy, yes, but such is our reality. After spending over budget on your new bathing suit, registry gifts, and travel arrangements, how do you justify maxing out another card to clothe yourself in a season that requires little clothing? Don’t sweat it. You’ll be doing enough of that dancing till 2am. I have a few ideas that will enable you to make the most of what you already own and the best places to find some deals on the things you may still need for fun in the sun.
More Than Just a Pretty Face: Smart fashionistas have bank accounts that are as desirable as their closets. Sure, it is fun to have a few spurge items like those Louboutins you are still paying off, but there are some great sales this time of year, so there is no need to pay full price for everything you buy. Check out the many sale items online right now like this super cute dress from French Connection. Style it with a floppy hat and sandals for a daytime soiree, and nude heels and crossbody bag at night.
Private Parts: I love walking into Saks Fifth Avenue (my previous employer) ,Bloomies and Nordstrom. I love the sights, the sounds, the scents (Chanel Allure anyone?). The price tags, well, not so much. However, you can walk into these specialty department stores and walk out with a bag of beautiful indulgences without spending more on your vacation outfit as you spent on the vacation itself. A lot of stores carry their own private label collections that are usually just as stylish as the designers, but more affordable. I just picked up this cute top by Halogen at Nordstrom for $34 and it comes in 10 colors. With so many to choose from, there is never a reason for you to get tagged on your friend’s FB post in the same top!
Go Both Ways: We all have this capability! There are great pieces which can be very versatile that you probably already own. Think those knit sweaters have to be put away until October? Pair them with shorts or a mini for a chic nighttime look at the beach. Do you use scarves only around your neck? Take a pretty floral printed one and tie it around your tote. It will change up the look of your bag, and you will also enjoy having it handy when you need to take cover from a daytime sun shower. Looking to take your LBD from day to night? Show your sparkle by wearing fun earrings. There is a lot of summer left. Style and shop wisely and you will always be able to afford looking Glam & Sassy.
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