I absolutely love the idea of wearing a look from the runway or on a celebrity, and paying way less for it. In my opinion, fashion is fashion and unless you're on the red carpet, no one is asking who designed your clothes. I mean, honestly... If you're reading my blog right now (Everyday Fashion on a Budget), you probably aren't buying many high end pieces, but love the look of designer.
I paw through my favorite fashion magazines every month (anyone else bummed Lucky is no longer?), and rip the pages out of the looks that I want to recreate. I tape the pages in my closet and if I can't put the look together with pieces that I already own, I know stores like Forever21 and H&M are going to have something similar at a fraction of the price.
The look that Jamie Chung is wearing in the page above should be every petite girl's uniform. A fit and flare skirt above the knee, a fitted top under a layered piece like a cropped moto jacket or blazer. InStyle Magazine found this look for $289... I bet I could do it for less than $100. Challenge me? I'd love to take that challenge! I'm the Queen of finding pieces for way less than you'd expect.
If you're looking to update your wardrobe for Fall, I'd love to take you shopping. First, start with looks that you like (rip pages out of a magazine, use Pinterest, etc.). Then, take pictures (camera phone works great) of your basic pieces you want to keep in your wardrobe, or invite me over to help evaluate what you currently have in your closet. Lastly, meet me at the Mall and I'll help you fill in the gaps and create the looks you love, for less.
Personal shopping is a premium service that some can't afford. It's really an investment in your life, and at $30/hr. you'll walk away saying to yourself, "I can't believe I didn't do this sooner". I'll even do the service for free if you're willing to model a couple looks we shopped for and be featured on my blog. Shoot me an e-mail if you're interested in updating your wardrobe for less! chelseakray@Hotmail.com