Posts tagged budget fashion
Peek inside my closet: My Summer Capsule

Hello, m’love! Have you ever wanted to ask a friend, or maybe someone you follow on Instagram, “So exactly what clothes do you have and how much did you spend to get them?”

I know I’ve felt like that before. {wink}

Since we’re all friends around here, I wanted to demystify my closet by giving you a roundup of what I’ve been wearing this summer. This is everything I've added to my wardrobe this summer. (There's one exception which I will cover on my Instagram story today (@rebecca.jacobs)—I love this new feature!)

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Spring 2016 Trends Breakdown: Where and how to save & where to invest

Ah, trends.

I want to be able to write that I’m immune to the allure of trends.

I want to be able to say that as a wardrobe stylist, I know what works for my body and my lifestyle, that I’m confident in my aesthetic preferences, and that trends come and go but they don’t affect my purchasing whatsoever.

But this, my friend, would be a lie.

The truth is I still find myself spotting a trend and totally falling head-over-heels in love with it.

So, I’m still a romantic. But here’s what I have learnt: how to tell which trend love will be a passing spring fling, and which are worth investing in for a long-term relationship.

And here’s my guide, from me to you, breaking down 7 trends for spring: which ones to save on, and which ones to invest in.

SPRING 2016 TRENDS BREAKDOWN ON A BUDGET: Where to save + where to invest >>>

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The BEST place to buy a winter coat on a budget

Did you guess secondhand shops? You know me so well.

Most of the winter coats I’ve bought in the last decade have all been secondhand. Some were better (like the wool coats in my last post) than others (like a six sizes too big knee length faux fur I bought many years ago.)

I love secondhand in general! 
Because I love vintage
 (and just plain old believe they don't make 'em like they used to,) 
Because it makes it easier to keep my wardrobe uniquely me, 
Because I feel good about giving something a new life instead of contributing to the fast fashion industry.

But even if those points don’t light you up like they do for me, there are very practical reasons why a secondhand store is the best place to look for a winter coat—so read on!

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3 Outfits You Can Wear to a Winter Wedding (that are already in your closet)

Tinsel, baked goods, cocktails, and formal attire. With its many holiday parties (and even the occasional wedding) December has been the month I’ve bought too many dresses that got too little wear. Do you feel me?

When it comes to your budget + closet space, I’m an advocate for spending it on the everyday instead of the once-a-years. Besides, there are always outfits you haven’t yet worn hanging in your closet—even for the formal events.


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