I tend to hold on to
clothes until they're falling apart – stains on the cuff, rips at the
seam, and faded. In that condition, I don't feel right donating them to a
charity shop. But I also don't feel right just tossing old clothes in
the trash and adding to our ever-growing landfills. So I end up with
bags of unwanted clothes taking up space in my closet.
I stumbled across the bags while I was spring cleaning. Instead of just
tossing them back in the closet and forgetting for another year, I
decided to do find a way to re-purpose the clothes. Turns out, old
clothes have plenty of new uses, and I've saved a bunch of money reusing
something to boot.
Happy New Year! Each year, millions of Americans make New Year resolutions to lose weight, stop smoking, and end bad habits. Many of these resolutions go by the wayside before we even celebrate Valentine's Day. For 2012 make some resolutions that are easier to stick to, and will benefit your personal style all year long!
Christmas is only two weeks away--have you finished all your holiday shopping? If not, here are some budget-friendly gifts for the fashionista on your list. Each item is under $40, available online from retailers known for fast shipping, and sure to please even the most discerning style-savvy woman in your life:
If you want to save big on clothes shopping, then you need to buy out of season. By thinking long term with your choice of fashions and clothing purchases, you can make your wardrobe last longer. It is possible to expand your overall clothing selection and accessorize without always replacing your entire annual wardrobe. If you do this right, it can also be a real boost to your clothing budget.
This fall is a great season to stock up on trends that are classic, and flattering to so many different body types. One trend I am adoring, and know will still look chic years from now is the return of the cape.
I know, many of you when you hear "cape" may think of Superman and
Sherlock Holmes. However, this fall's cape is far more elegant,
versatile and figure-flattering than a red satin or ankle-length number
famous made famous by your favorite storybook hero. A cape is a great
piece to wear during transitional weather--you can slip over a tee and
jeans for a trip to the market, over a suit or dress with ease, or use
it as a layering piece with a heavy sweater or fitted jacket for
additional warmth come winter. Capes work on slight and curvy frames,
petite and tall women, and will work even if you are between sizes (or expecting!).
Here are some of my favorite budget-friendly capes for this fall--styles that are kind to your figure, your lifestyle and your wallet.
I love wearing white in summer--it gives such a crisp look, and it complements every color in your wardrobe. White is also a great color to wear in the sun--it reflects the light keeping you cooler than if you wore the same item in a darker hue. While white is a perfect summer color to wear, it takes some care to ensure it looks great on you.