My Take on Fashion… And Where To Begin

I’ve always had a love for everything beauty and fashion. (Come on, what girl doesn’t?)

But when it comes to fashion, it seems like the trends are always changing. And for someone like me, it’s tough to afford keeping up with those trends, let alone buy anything designer… Just doesn’t work on a budget.

So for this section of the site, I’ll be sharing some of my fashion ideas, how to make the best out of what you have, and how to keep up with the trends on a budget.

I love Pinterest! I don’t know about you, but everytime I see a cute outfit or a pair of shoes or something I click on it. The problem is, if it’s something that you can purchase it always seems to be way out of my price range (I’m sure you can probably relate). It becomes very discouraging because us ladies love our clothes and though clothes aren’t everything (necessarily), we still want to look and feel good.

Before I go any further, every girl reading this right now needs to go buy or download a copy of Lauren Conrad’s book  Style (I’d recommend getting her Beauty book too, but I’ll talk about that in the beauty tab). You can get a copy on Amazon for around $10 which is totally worth it!!! That book will help anyone build a wardrobe and at that an affordable one. The key point in that book is to have your staples in your wardrobe, pieces that are classic and will never go out of style.

So that is what I will be sharing with you: the pieces that are staples in my closet – ones that are affordable and how to turn “day outfits” into “night outfits” without the expense.

Here’s a couple ideas to get things started:

The Daytime Look:


In this picture, I took a lace dress from Target and paired with a cuffed jean jacket (I live in this!) and blush sandals for a daytime look (that I found at TJ Maxx for under $15). I couldn’t find the exact dress online, but this is a close alternative.

The Nighttime Look:


For a dressier, nighttime outfit look I took off the jacket, added an ivory clutch (coach outlet) and tan wedges (which I found on clearance at DSW).

These kinds of outfits are so practical to have in your closet (though you realize they’re there or not)… And all of a sudden, you’re prepared to go out in the day or night with only couple quick fixes.


EMILY NESS is a full-time food and lifestyle author who’s passionate about developing simple yet mouth-watering recipes that anyone can make. Since founding her website in 2013, she’s went on to share her passion for cooking healthy and tasty recipes with the thousands of people around the world.
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