Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall 2009 Trends From A Recessionista's Perspective

Fall is finally here! Luxurious furs, genuine leather, sky-high boots, statement jewelry. As we start to browse the glossy pages of our favorite fashion magazines, our hearts start to race faster with excitement. Then reality kicks in and we realize that owning everything we liked in those pages was nothing but a fantasy. Don't fret girlfriends! The good news is that you can still get those trendy statement looks with well-chosen seasonal staples (chosen by ME). I present to you the splurges versus the steals. Every one of these 6 staples are under $100 except for the pair of boots ($159.95).
Splurge $2,395
Golden Goose Fox Fur Vest

Steal $64.99
Just Fur Fun Vest

Splurge $3,490
Oscar de la Renta Moto Jacket

Steal $47.80
Studded Leatherette Jacket

Slight Splurge $265
ABS Stapless Brocade Dress from

Steal $67.99
Etched in Stone Dress

Spurge $1,995

Christian Louboutin OTK Boots

Steal $159.95
Lila Over The Knee Boots

Slight Splurge $250
Kenneth Jay Lane Black Torsade Necklace

Steal $9.80
Two toned beaded necklace

Slight Splurge $320
Vince Scrunch Cardigan

Steal $60

A&F Ainsley Sweater

There are obviously a lot more trends and outfits that I want to blog about, but that wouldn't be very "Recessionista-like" of me. I have been through the phase of searching for the next big thing, but I am now sick of the chase. It's really hard to keep up with the Jones of the world, but that doesn't mean I can't look as fabulous as them without spending a million bucks. I pride myself in doing that, and you should too!