We all love seeing what celebs are wearing these days, but did you know that even the most well known public figures go bargain shopping? It’s great to know that even with all the money in the world, even Kate Middleton loves a great deal. Here’s a great blog by “The Hollywood Gossip”:
“Just because she’s royalty doesn’t mean she’s lost her sense … fashion or common.
Savvy shopper that she is, Duchess Kate Middleton took advantage of some end-of-season sales and hit London’s Chelsea neighborhood this week in search of good deals.
Was her endeavor successful? What did she find?
An onlooker says the royal, who just turned 30 earlier this month, shopped at the store Anonymous by Ross+Bute, trying on some new pieces from the spring and summer collection, including a pink cardigan and boots.
Sshe decided on a marked-down Jewel Collar V-Neck Top, a grey, form-fitting merino lightweight sweater accented with a bejeweled necklace attached along the neckline.
It was on sale for 84.50 GBP, $129 USD (from 169 GBP, $259 USD).
While checking out with her only purchase, the Duchess paused and admired a clutch bag, but decided not to buy it. Her visit to the shop lasted about 20 minutes.
“She was really polite, well-spoken and mentioned she would be coming back in the future,” an onlooker adds, not that anyone would be surprised by that.
The last time Kate Middleton was photographed out in public was when she walked the red carpet with her husband, Prince William, at the War Horse premiere.
Even her 30th birthday, which was the day after, was spent in a low-key manner, when she held an intimate dinner with family and friends in private quarters.
She has also been seen walking on the beach in Wales with her new puppy!”
We found this great bargain, east5th’s Long Cashmere Blend Coat.
An absolute steal of a deal, at $90! Stay warm AND fashionable in this gorgeous 3 button trench. After all, you’ve always thought you were a queen!
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… Scientists and engineers just created the largest piece of clothing ever made from spiders! Gizmodo provided this great post about the spider web piece.
“I admit that it looks a bit like your grandparents’ bath towels, but this is actually the largest piece of clothing ever made purely from spider silk.
Sadly, it’s not bulletproof or anything like that. What it is is very, very yellow. In fact, it gets its hue from the undyed filaments of the golden orb spider, a species of arachnid commonly found in Madagascar. It was also a pain in the ass to make, needing over 1 million spiders to complete it.
This feat of engineering and fashion is on public display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, UK. You probably won’t ever be able to get on yourself, but then, I don’t think yellow’s really your color, dude. [ecouterre via Slashdot; Image: Victoria & Albert Museum]”
Ok, so not that fashionable, but you know you want to touch it!
Nude heels are amazing and we love that they’re in style right now. They go with everything, can be worn for any occasion, and they make your legs look like they go on forever! Luckily there’s no shortage of nude heels in stores right now, and featured below are our five absolute favorites:
Clockwise from top:
1) Brash Women’s Komet Platform Pump for $24.99 from Payless
2) UO Suede Pump for $29.99 from Urban Outfitters
3) Sergio Zelcer Women’s Weston Platform Pump for $165.00 from Endless.com
4) Preshis- Blush Lea for $89.98 from Steve Madden
5) C Label Women’s Alisa-5 Open-Toe Pump for $44.95 from Endless.com
Aren’t they gorgeous? Which style do you like best?
If you’re planning on wearing a costume for any occasion in the near future, don’t forget- no costume is complete without a great pair of stockings to tie it all together!
FantasiaWear has the perfect horizontal striped stockings to finish off your outfit, and there are a bunch of different color combinations, so you’re sure to find a set that will coordinate with your costume.
These one-size-fits-all stockings pull up just over the knee and have a wide band at the top to guarantee a snug fit that will stay up all night long.
From now through December 20th FantasiaWear is having an exclusive deal on these sassy stockings for their Facebook Fans. They’re normally $6.95, but if you go and like the FantasiaWear Facebook page you can get them for only $4.00! This great deal is the perfect inexpensive touch that will make your costume fabulous!
At this point in the year, your mailbox and inbox are undoubtedly filling up with holiday party invites, and we think we know the first thing on your mind. What am I going to wear? Well, we’ve got just the dress for your wish list! Add some sparkle to your Christmas party this year with a Scala Gold Metallic Dress. The plunging V-neck is flirty and flattering, and with light shimmering off your every curve you’ll be the center of attention during your evening out.
At $238.00 how can you pass up on a piece that will take you from event to event, impressing all that see? This great Scala Gold Metallic Dress can be worn year round and certainly beats the ugly Christmas sweater your mother handed down in the 80’s. While we encourage showing off the glitter and glam, don’t forget to bundle up from car to entrance, as this dress does all but keep you warm!
I’m seeing flower earrings everywhere, and I love them. They’re completely adorable, not to mention you can find a pair to wear with almost everything. Even though flowers are usually associated with spring, some of these earrings are too cute not to wear year round! Here are a few favorites:
Clockwise from top: Flower with Rhinestone Post courtesy of Urban Outfitters, Juicy Couture ‘Flower’ Stud courtesy of Nordstrom, BKE Flower courtesy of Buckle, Juicy Couture Pave Stude courtesy of Nordstrom, Betsey Johnson Flower Stud courtesy of Nordstrom
First of all, the colors and sparkles of the BKE Flower Earrings from Buckle are super fun and make them a great accessory for going out, no matter what time of year.
Nordstrom has a huge selection of flower earrings right now, starting with the Juicy Couture Pave Stud Earrings that I think can be worn for pretty much any occasion. They also have the Juicy Couture ‘Flower’ Stud Earrings, which are absolutely gorgeous, and the Betsey Johnson Flower Stud Earrings that I would love to show off with something a little more formal.
Last but not least, Urban Outfitters has the Flower With Rhinestone Post Earrings which are perfect for spring time and sun dresses, but I think I’m going to have to add them to my wish list before then!
Two Chain Bangle Bracelet courtesy of Fossil
If you’re planning on indulging in the red lipstick trend this season, make sure you have some red accents to go with it. Try adding a few accessories to your wish list that can tie your red lips into your outfit. Four red pieces that will compliment your look:
BROCKSY handbag courtesy of Steve Madden
1) A handbag, like this BROCKSY handbag by Steve Madden for $28. It has a detachable strap so you can carry it as a clutch or wear it over your shoulder, and it works for both daytime and evening attire!
2) Jewelry, especially rings or bracelets. Be careful with earrings- they’re so close to your face that it will be obvious if your reds aren’t a perfect match. I love the super cute Two Chain Bangle Bracelet featured at the top for $36 from Fossil.
OUTRRAGE booties courtesy of Steve Madden
3) Pumps or booties. Steve Madden’s suede OUTRRAGE ankle boots on the left are definitely worth the $169.95. These shoes are a seriously sexy way to complete your outfit, and they’ll make your legs look fabulous!
4) A fun belt, like the Adjustable Skinny Belt for $26.90 from The Limited, is a great accessory that adds an unexpected splash of red.
Throwing on one or a few of these pieces will look great without overdoing it, even if you skip the lipstick! Let us know if you have any favorite accessories you love to rock with red lips.
Patricia Hat courtesy of Banana Republic
Hats were big last summer, especially straw fedoras and sun hats. If you enjoyed accessorizing with them last season, don’t worry- the trend is definitely carrying over into winter.
Unfortunately, those straw fedoras and wide, floppy-brimmed sun hats were meant to be worn with tank tops and sandals, so they don’t quite fit in with cold weather attire.
Felt Fedora courtesy of Banana Republic
Banana Republic has some really cute caps that go a little better with your pea coat and boots, not to mention they’ll keep your head warmer!
Trade in the straw for felt with this sharp, 1960’s style fedora, and replace your sun-hat with a gorgeous Patricia Hat like the one featured above. They come in a few different colors that will look great with your heavier winter jackets and spice up any outfit!
Add one to your wish list for a chic, winter-time accessory.
As you’ve probably noticed, moccasins are totally in right now. I love my mocs, but when winter comes around they can be tough to wear in the rain and snow.
That’s why I was so excited when I went to Macy’s and stumbled across the Minnetonka Tramper Boot.
Minnetonka Tramper Boot courtesy of Macys.com
Made from suede and embellished with fringe, they’ve got the look of traditional moccasins, but they’re better suited for winter with their thicker rubber soles and laces that run up the ankle.
Plus, their pile lining is super soft and keeps your toes warm when the temperatures drop!
At $59.99 they’re a fashionable and affordable alternative to traditional winter boots. If you’re into moccasins or just want to switch up your winter look, the Minnetonka Tramper Boot is the perfect addition to your wish list.