Designer Fashion

We at Bubbly on a Budget love fashion that is inexpensive; but, as we get older, we want the items to also stand the test of time.  We want both quality and quantity.  We are clearly not the only ones and that is why different stores are linking up with high end designers to offer items at a more affordable price.  Target promotes their partnerships and usually has the collection for a few months or until its sells out.  But, there are other stores that continue to stock the collaboration and here are a few.

Kohl’s and Derek Lam

Derek Lam for Kohl’s – $54.00 (the shirt is on clearance for less than $10)

These pants are a must for the fall and great for almost every season.  The pleating is not flattering on all figures; so, be sure to try them on in the store or when they first arrive.  Kohl’s has one of the best return policies; so, don’t be afraid to shop online.  Also, be sure to check for a coupon code before ordering.  They always have great deals!  Be sure to check out their clearance section online.  You can find great finds there are as well.  Like the dress below.  They also have a skirt, tank dress, and tank top available, on clearance, in a similar print.

Vera Wang for Kohl’s
Vera Wang has a vast collection at Kohl’s ranging from clothes and sleepwear to cosmetics and shoes.  The cutout sweater and tassel smoking loafers are perfect for the fall and winter.  They would incorporate well into a work wardrobe as well as everyday. Check out a few of the Simply Vera pieces that are currently on clearance.  There were also a few pairs of great jeans for less than $25.00.
Christian Siriano for Payless

Women's Arabella Shootie

Christian Siriano – $56.99

Women's Bell Crossbody

Christian Siriano – $26.99

These wedges and bag are amazing.  I loved Christian Siriano on Project Runway and I love his collection at Payless.  I know what you’re thinking, Payless?  But, don’t count them out just yet.  The current collection has some great booties, heels, and bags for the upcoming season!

Lastly is Phillip Lim for Target.  The collection is currently preview only but is set to launch on September 15, 2013.  It is has very tailored sportswear and accessories and is described as being, “sophisticated yet effortless.”  The collection is rumored to range between $20 and $50 and is being called 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target.  And if it its anything like the past collaborations, everything will fly off the shelves and your best bet will be eBay at 4 times the cost.  If you see anything you like, be sure to be at the store or already on the Target website when it launches.

Jewel Tones

I love jewel tones and lucky for me (and frankly everyone!) Pantone has picked them as the colors for Fall 2013 fashion.  Emerald to raspberry and royal purple look great on almost all skin tones and work perfectly as any piece of a wardrobe whether it be a dress, pants, or accessories.  I have decided to pick out a few pieces for the upcoming season; but, that’s too easy.  So, I have decided to pick out 5 different pieces for under $150.

Pantone Fall 2013 Fashion Colors

1. Hat

Ebay – $10.00

2. Outerwear

Forever21 – $24.80

3. Pants

Image 1 of ASOS Pants in Straight Leg with Jet Pocket

ASOS – $37.13

4. Blouse

Mossimo® Women's Woven Fashion Top - Assorted Colors Mossimo® Women's Woven Fashion Top - Assorted Colors

Target – $19.99  

5. Dress

Image 1 of ASOS Midi Dress With Ballet Wrap

ASOS – $23.63

These 5 pieces total $115 and some change.  That is less than $25 a piece and each of these will transition well into your existing wardrobe, they will go well with all neutral accessories, and will continue to be fashionable colors well past this fall.

Look for Less: Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff has recently become a fashion role model for me.  She is right up there with Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie, and Rachel Bilson.  I love that she has a casually cute style during the day, but bumps it up with an edgy, feminine style for a date night and events.  And because my body type is similar to hers, I can get an idea of what shapes and styles would work for me.

Her look below is my ideal date night ensemble.  Hilary’s version is well over $1,000 but it can easily be replicated for a more reasonable price.  See for yourself!

 

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Hilary Duff’s Look

A.L.C Shay Top $260

Flavia d’Orsay Pumps $795

Edgement Stretch-denim Skinny Jeans $239

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Cami with Mesh Panel $29.70 – Asos.com

Hilary’s keyhole tank is sexy, without being over the top.  The Asos version gives that sex appeal with the mesh panel and delicate material and the thin straps are perfect for a summer night.

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Mod Stripe Skinny Jeans $27.80 – Forever21.com

YOWZA!  These pants are loud, I admit.  But they’re too fun to pass up.  Less than $30 for a pair of statement pants is very reasonable!  Whether they’re flower printed, geometric shapes, or stripes, every girl should own a staple pair of YOWZA pants.

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Since I couldn’t decide on just 1 pair for this outfit, I went with a variety of va-va voom pointed-toe options:

1. Copertina Suede Pump $89.98 (Chineselaundry.com) The Copertina Suede Pumps provide a pop of color, just like Hilary’s. 

2. Vice Pump $68.00 (NastyGal.com) The Vice Pumps are my favorite of the 4;  the white cap toe is the selling point for this pair!

3. Paris Jaze Printed Pump $59.95 (DSW.com) The printed pair is perfect for those nights you are feeling extra fantastic; nothing says “I’m here to be noticed” like mixing prints.

4. Ella Pump $68.00 (NastyGal.com) The Ella Pump is a beautiful mint color that screams “60’s Mod”, when paired with black and white. 

 

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