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Why It Pays To Be A Savvy Fashionista

Why It Pays To Be A Savvy Fashionista

I woke up this morning to check out the latest fashion news and this news put a big ole Cheshire Cat grin on my face. Payless recently ran a brilliant, mind-blowing ad campaign where they created a fake high-end store, named it "Palessi" and featured their shoes but at insane markup prices. Check it out in the video below: https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/payless-opened-a-fake-luxury-store-palessi-to-see-how-much-people-would-pay-for-20-shoes/   The reason I'm grinning? THIS is the epitome of the mindset of a "savvy" fashionista. Style. Cannot. Be. Bought. Style is a mindset-a mishmash of creativity, personality, expression and sometimes a tad bit of audacity.  What does that have...


Operation Closet Cleanout: What To Floss & What To Toss

Operation Closet Cleanout: What To Floss & What To Toss

Name one person who has ever regretted cleaning out their closet. I'll wait..... I get it. Spring cleaning is a pain but necessary-so stop whining and make a plan. The key to a productive closet clean out is preparation. You will need to set up 3 boxes. Mark them "Donations", "Trash" and "New Home/Gift". Also gather plenty of good quality hangers. Let's get to work! 1. Take Inventory. Don't dare buy another thing until you know what you already have! Try to avoid buying the same thing and having to do this every year. Ever wonder why you have 8...


INVEST IN YOUR FASHION! 3 Good Staples To Invest In For Fall

INVEST IN YOUR FASHION! 3 Good Staples To Invest In For Fall

Hello Savvies! Fall is here and if you're a fashionista on the go like me; you like to be able to grab your go-to items and hit the ground running. There's nothing like having an item or two that you can rely on for style AND function. Savvy Fashionistas need to be chic and confident when out and about so here are 3 things that you won't ever regret having in your stash: 1. TRENCH COAT. A well-made trench coat is classic, lightweight and perfect for any weather. It also can be worn over most outfits and gives just enough...


How To Upstage Your White Button-Down

How To Upstage Your White Button-Down

Fashionable clothes can be frilly, detailed and over the top, but one of my favorite fashion must-haves is a PLAIN white button-down shirt. It's a versatile staple to a fashionista who wants to scale up a basic look as opposed to a white t-shirt. This fashion classic elevates basics like jeans and ball skirts and keeps them from drifting into Alice In Wonderland. Be sure to buy more than one or refresh them regularly because over time they can get soiled or start yellowing from being overbleached. Because of this, I like to buy mine vintage and sometimes opt for oversized...