Summer 2012 Fashion Guide: 50 Finds Under $50 Bucks
FASHION | LOS ANGELES LIFESTYLE
By Stephanie Magallanes
‘50 finds for under $50’
Babe on a budget
Summer time and the living’s easy, especially when you could look like a million bucks without having to spend it! Why spend hours at the mall when you have so many fabulous RSVP’s you must attend to? With BBQ’s and pool parties galore I’ve made it quite simple to look like a babe…on a budget.
I’ve combined a list of “50 finds for under $50” so that you can snag all of this summer’s hot trends and acquire a few weekender essentials without breaking the bank.
Now this one’s for the girls…
~ Stephanie M.
April showers are done and have brought up some serious flowers! Florals bring the inner-girl out of all of us and keep us looking fresh!
1.) NASTYGAL: (floral wedge) – Wildflower Platform Wedge – $48.00 (click here)
2.) BEAUTY.COM (voluspa candle) - Voluspa Cade & Lavender 3-wick candle – $18.00 (click here)
3.) URBAN OUTFITTERS: (blue floral shorts) – Kimchi Blue Lacey Shorts – $49.00 (click here)
4.) SALLY HANSEN: (nail stickers) – Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips – Spring Fever – @ CVS $9.00
5.) FOREVER21: (yellow floral top) Ruffled Trimmed Floral Cami – $12.90 (click here)
6.) TARGET: (green leaf bag) – The Webster for Target Cream Wallpaper Beachbag – $29.99 (click here)
7.) SHOPWASTELAND.COM: (kimono dress) – Abstract Floral Dress – $40.00 (click here)
A resort and summer favorite, gold makes any woman look rich and luxurious. It’s a staple if you want to look like the powerful glamorous woman you are.
1.) NASTYGAL.COM: (sunglasses) – Full Circle Shades – $40.00 (click here)
2.) SHOPWASTELAND.COM: (gold spike bracelet) – Spike Bracelet – $15.00 (click here)
3.) ESSIE: (gold nail polish) – As Gold As it Gets – Essie.com $8.00 (click here)
4.) SHOPBOP.COM – (gold heart necklace) – Jules Smith Nature’s Heart Necklace – $50.00 (click here)
5.) MANGO.COM: (braided belt) – TOUCH braided belt – $34.99 (click here)
6.) URBAN OUTFITTERS: (gold flat sandal) Ecote Farrah Braided Peep-Toe Skimmer – $39.00 (click here)
7.) AMERICAN APPAREL: (gold/cork watch) – Luxury Ladies Cork Analog Wristwatch – $38.00 (click here)
Even though its not 1984, neon has come back in full force just like the first time around. Take it from a socialite herself, you never know when you’ll have to rock neon, so pick up one of these items to avoid missing a neon themed soirees this season.
1.) COTTON ON: (yellow dress) – Menah Fringe Tee Dress – $39.95 (click here)
2.) SHOPWASTELAND.COM: (multicolor dress) – Scuba Dress – $40.00 (click here)
3.) YSL BEAUTY: (nail polish) – La Laque Color #8 Manicure Couture Duo – $30.00 (click here)
4.) URBAN OUTFITTERS: (shorts) – Urban Renewal Tie-Dye Jean Short – $49.00 (click here)
5.) FOREVER 21: (blue dress) – HERITAGE 1981 Open Back Dress w/ Belt – $14.90 (click here)
Let’s pay some dues to the natives by incorporating they’re killer patterns into our wardrobe. So many colors, so many patterns, and so many ways to add a pattern or two into any outfit!
1.) KITSON: (hat) – L.A. Cabana Brown Multi Sunhat – $38.00 (click here)
2.) FOREVER21: (bathing suit) – Geo Stripe Top: $11.80 – Geo Stripe Bottom: $10.80 (click here)
3.) NASTYGAL.COM: (silver earings) – Tiered Triangle Earrings – $12.00 (click here)
4.) KARMALOOP.COM (nail stickers) - ncLA The Ray & The Ro Nail Wrap – $13.00 (click here)
5.) FREE PEOPLE: (purse) – Indio Springs Crossbody – $48.00 (click here)
6.) URBAN OUTFITTERS: (skirt) Sparkle & Fade Knit Cutout Maxi Skirt – $49.00 (click here)
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind…” and I bet your mind falls in love with the simplicity of looking chic. Stop dreaming and make these ultra-soft looks your own.
1.) FOREVER21: (pants) Life In Progress Zipped Twill Pants – $24.80 (click here)
2.) URBAN OUTFITTERS ( underwear) – Flocked-Star Ruffle Bikini $8.00 (click here)
3.) ANTHROPOLOGIE: (lace tank) – Prima Lace Cami in Ivory- $48.00 (click here)
4.) SHOPBOP.COM: (dress) findersKEEPERS Magic Dance Body Dress – $49.80 (click here)
5.) URBAN OUTFITTERS: (lanterns) Tiered Hanging Tea Lights Set of 5 – $34.00 (click here)
No matter which season it is a little black something is essential. When in doubt you throw on your classic dress or funky top. These new twists are a girls’ best friend, never mind the diamonds we all deserve
1.) SHOPWASTELAND: (pants) – Navy Polka Dot Bell Bottoms – $50.00 (click here)
2.) NASTYGAL.COM: (dress) Right Angles Dress – $48.00 (click here)
3.) SHOPBOP.COM: ( lingerie) – Cosabella Ever Soft Bra – $48.00 (click here)
4.) COTTON ON: (pants) Trixie Spliced Legging – $29.95 (click here)
5.) FOREVER21: (top) Tulip Back Shirt – $17.80 (click here)
6.) FOREVER21: (bathing suit) Mesh Halter Bikini – Top: $10.80 – Bottom: $$9.80 (click here)
7.) NASTYGAL.COM: (t-shirt) – Cross It Out Tee – $48.00 (click here)
It’s tanning season, BUT let’s keep in mind not all UV rays are welcome. There are options on how to gain the sought out after summer glow or ways to soak it up in a healthy state. …and others that keep the sun in mind without paying too many visits.
1.) SEPHORA: (lipstick) – FRESH Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 – $22.50 (click here)
2.) BEAUTY.COM – (candle) Voluspa 3-wick Candle – $18.00 (click here)
3.) SEPHORA: (lotion) – PHILOSOPHY Here Comes the Sun Age-Defense Golden Self-Tanner for Body – $28.00 (click here)
4.) WALGREENS: (tanning lotion) – Bain de Soleil SPF 4 – $10.99 (click here)
5.) BUMBLEANDBUMBLE.COM – (hair balm) – Color Minded UV protective styling balm – $28.00 (click here)
It’s hard to keep your make-up looking fresh when its 100 degrees out, isn’t it? Peep this, ways to keep your skin looking young and ready for a night on the town!
1.) NORDSTROM: (MAC lotion) – MAC Prep + Prime Skin – $28.00 (click here)
3.) SEPHORA: (make-up kit) – BARE ESCENTUALS Wanderlust Tropics Collection – $49.00 (click here)
2.) SEPHORA: (clinique) Clinique Pore Refining Solutions – $36.00 (click here)
4.) SEPHORA: (make-up set) Urban Decay Naked2 -$50.00 (click here)
There comes a time when spur of the moment you decide to vacate from the city, and what better way to plan ahead than to own some of these necessities. Some of these might not come to mind right away, but trust me you’ll be getting the party started with these bonus amenities.
1.) QVC.COM: (picnic basket) – Square Willow Picnic Basket for Two – $32.83 (click here)
2.) TARGET: (portable boombox) - iLive App-enhanced Boombox – $49.99 (click here)
3.) TARGET: ( paddles) Swimways Hydro Smash – $12.99 (click here)
4.) TARGET: (tent) – Happy Camper Two Person Tent w/ Carry Bag – $19.99 (click here)