While filming Gossip Girl in Paris recently (don't judge, we're fans!) La Gossip Girl herself was seen sporting this sweet, savvy ensemble around the rues of the City of Lights. Little did she know how she perked our peepers and savv-o-meter by the way she (or her costumers, more likely) used a simple, chunky turquoise necklace to render completely average separates (we're talking unflattering, pleated peach pants, friends!) into a runway-worthy ensemble. Everyone, yes, everyone has limp-hued, underused basic separates that could use a pick me up and everyone, yes, everyone has a yard sale/hippie mom/Navajo-souvenier chunky-styled necklace. So put them to work, savvies! It's the cheapest, fastest and easiest way to breathe life into underused items.
For Valentine's or really "Anytine's" (You know, any time?...Are you with us? Okay, it's a lame joke, we're trying) it never hurts to have a little something-something under your ensemble to lift, shape and flatten those areas that require a little, ummmmm, lifting, shapening or flattening. And for any savvy girl who is wincing right now thinking of that scene in Bridget Jones' Diary where Hugh Grant discovers his paramour's slimming granny panty with a squeamish cry of "what IS this?," you needn’t fear. These shapers are as chic, smooth and discreet as a Russian spy.
A floaty, fluttery romantic scarf can help you feel like l'amour is in full bloom, even if you're flying solo this year. Plus, any savvy girl worth her weight in savviness knows that true, savvy love begins with love for your savvy self. Now THAT's a lot of savviness.
You've heard of designer clothing flash sales, right? Right. But flash sales for designer jewelry? Not so much. Get ready for some seriously savvy news: we got the inside scoop on Ajaline--a new, members only site for exclusive fine jewelry flash sales with 30-70% off luxe brands like Buccellati, Lagos and Paolo Costagli.
Who doesn't love denim? A good pair flatters and lifts the buns, slims the legs, hits your curves in all the right places and if you shop savvy, sticks around in your wardrobe for years and years.
Part of being savvy when it comes to working with what you've got is knowing how to refresh things and make them look like new. And since cardigans are one of those timeless essentials that will be loitering around your closet for years, knowing how to give them a creative boost can be a key to making a frugal wardrobe look like Carrie Bradshaw stepped in and sprinkled some Patricia Field magic around.
The good news about wardrobe staples that don't have an expiration date is...well, they don't have an expiration date. The bad news is that since they don't have an expiration date, they usually get the mother lode of wear and tear which will show over time if it's not a quality piece.
Savvy Tip of the Week
No Run No More
Use a top coat nail polish to stop a pantyhose run.
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