Savvy readers who enjoyed getting their hands dirty with Mark Montano's Big Ass Book of Crafts 1...are you sitting down? We are giving away one copy of the uber-successful follow-up volume along with a craft starter kit created especially for YOU!!! To enter the contest, follow the instructions at the bottom of our interview with Mr. Montano, in which we get the dish on where our fave crafter gets his savvalicious ideas.
***UPDATE 11/18/11: THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to our winners MOLLY3 (1st Prize) and HOLLY S (2nd Prize). Thank you all for participating!!!***
Basic black is usually our favorite savvy staple for simple elegance, but in summer, bleeecch, who wants to climb into sweatbox of dark hues? Enter: La Dolce Crema. A monochrome ensemble of cream is just what Dr. Savvy ordered for a fresh, flattering and fabulously easy look.
With the intention of being able to tailor all my own clothing, I've been taking sewing classes at The Sewing Studio, NYC. I enjoy the freedom and independence that comes with being able to do things like that for myself. Turns out, I fancy making clothes and have been having a ball! I still have much to learn, but the option of making special garments for friends excited me. It has become an entirely new creative outlet.
Lace leggings are a definite risky bet but if you know when to hold 'em, fold 'em, walk away and run like Kenny Rogers advises in The Gambler, you can pull them off with panache like the savvy, sexy star you are. It's all about confidence and proper pairing.
We love leggings because they're a) inexpensive, b) the perfect transitional piece between seasons, and c) a savvy way to wake up underutilized closet staples.
We've been doing so much comfy foot coverage recently, we were worried you're going to start thinking we're getting old! (which we are, just like you—hey, it’s savvy to be honest! ;-). It's not that we've got an, ummm, unnatural relationship with our feet, we just like them to be comfy. And in a walking town like NYC, comfy isn't easy.
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.
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.
Savvy Tip of the Week
Sleep on It!
Give yourself a day/night/week to think over large purchases. You’ll save yourself the agony of buyers remorse and time-consuming returns.
What is 24/Savvy?
24/Savvy is about living the smartest, most creative life possible with whatever we’ve got on hand.
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