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Top 5 Old Navy Buys – For Less!

In order to be real and to be chic, you got to know where to shop. And lately I’ve been all about Old Navy. I know what you’re thinking… Old Navy, right? But yet, they’re reasonably priced and lately it seems always adorable. It’s a great go-to option for a variety of occasions. You can even find a tip from Reality Chic on a way to shop at Old Navy (see tip 9.) I’ve picked out my top 5 favorite, necessities from their store for your everyday life as a fashionista.

What makes me buy something? The answer is simple, if I feel great in it, I want it to be mine. That’s why I think this super cute, tie front blouse would be perfect. It’s silky fabric and popping colors make me crave it already. Plus, everyone needs a good going out top or weekender top that they feel great in.

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Pretty in Pink For Less!

What woman can’t resist the color pink?! I know some people find it to be a little too girly or immature, but I think it’s the perfect way to show off your feminine side.

For those pink lovers out there try this deep pink top or these light pink jeans. The peplum top is perfect for a winter night out with a sweater worn over top. I also love pink jeans because they are a great alternative to regular jeans and can add some spice to your look.

If you’re not so keen on pink yet, try wearing it in your accessories. Maybe go for these pink heels from Lulu’s. They are a great height and would look extremely cute with a black and white polka dotted dress for a so-called girly look. Also try this pink clutch from Nasty Gal or these crystal drop earrings from Bauble Bar.

Finally, this adorable dress from ModCloth is a great mix of pink and neutral. The Color blocking is perfection and this dress could so easily be worn to multiple occasions.

Pink Heels: $28; ModCloth Peplum Top: $35; Pink Jeans: Macy’s: $50.00; ModCloth Dress: $70.00; Clutch from Nasty Gal: $20.00; Earrings: Bauble Bar: $24



Courtney Ott is a student at the University of Cincinnati in the college of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP), majoring in fashion. She is a proud native of Cincinnati, and her hometown favorites include Skyline Chili, Graeter’s ice cream and the Cincinnati Reds. As a broke college student, Courtney has become an expert at finding the look for less. Follow her on Twitter @CourtneyWOtt

5 Dresses to Get You Through the Holidays – For Less

As the holidays come to a close I know there are still a ton of holiday parties that you have yet to attend. If you’re like me and are a last minute shopper and/ or an indecisive person, you’re probably still shopping around for a perfect party dress. That’s why I’ve compiled a top 5 list of the best holiday dresses you can still get, for less!

I’m a huge fan of ModCloth, this coral dress with a silver belt would be great for the holiday and new years parties. Dress it up with some pumps and a sparkly clutch. Or dress it down with some silver flats and a cardigan over top. This dress could also work well in the spring for other events too!

ModCloth: $49.99

Lulu’s is another great site for dresses. I think that this long sleeve dress in burgundy with a peplum at the waist is perfect! You could even dress it up enough to wear it from work to a Christmas party. Plus the long sleeves with some tights underneath are great to face the winter cold in.

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SkyFall Style Look for Less

Who doesn’t want to be like James Bond of a Bond girl?! They can do no wrong; every move the make is sleek and chic. Men and women alike all oogle over they’re incredible looks and sophisticated style. Well, even if we can’t be as cool as these icons, we can sure try. I’ve put together some looks with the glamour of SkyFall in mind so you can try your best to be a 007 girl.

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Looks to Start of the Holiday Season For Less!

Once the seasonal commercials start appearing on the TV and the stores become decked with Holiday merchandise, everything starts to well… begin to look a lot like Christmas. And while some might argue that it might be a little too early to start spreading Christmas cheer, you can never be too prepared to look your best for the holiday season. After all, you don’t want to be caught the week before a holiday party trying to figure out what to wear.

For more of a daytime holiday look or possibly for your Black Friday shopping adventures, try these trendy printed leggings from PacSun. I love Fair Isle prints for winter and I think leggings are a really cool way to wear the trend. Pair with an oversized sweater dress on top for an uber comfy outfit; this one from Forever 21 is perfect to keep you warm so you don’t have to pile on layers. Pull on your favorite pair of riding boots, I personally like black pair from JCPenny. For a touch of color top off the look with an infinity scarf, I love this raspberry one from Old Navy, perfect for winter!

Leggings from PacSun – $19.50; Sweater Dress from Forever 21 – $27.80; Boots from JCPenny – $50.00; Scarf from Old Navy – $14.94

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Top 5 Target Buys For Fall For Less

If you think Target is sometimes a bit over whelming, I think everyone in the world agrees with you. Recently my local Target, got upgraded to a super store. One with a grocery section and everything else, I’m at the point where I literally cannot find anything because everything I could every want is there.

That’s why I narrowed down the top five fashion buys you want to snag from Target this fall. It’s best to get them before they’re gone.

First up, if you’re going to any holiday parties, weddings, or fancy functions try this simple strapless dress with subtle texture detailing. It comes in a variety of colors to match any occasion, all for only $34.99. Wear this dress with some black heels and a black shawl for a stunning look.

Strapless Dress - $34.99


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MUST HAVE NOW Shoes and Socks for Less

I’m a shoe girl. I own a lot, I mean a lot, a lot. Probably more than necessary, but like they say, you only live once (yolo), so buy the shoes. Fall is a great time to show off some fancy footwear and mix up the many different styles of shoes you can wear. I’ve picked the simply must-have shoes for this time of year. Check it out.

I love loafers this fall. They are really new to the fashion scene this year and there are so many different styles you can find a pair you love. From studded loafers for an edgier look or my personal favorite, cheetah print loafers. I own a pair and wear them all of the time! This pair from Lulu’s has a preppy look in a berry tone topped off with tassels for detail.

Lulu’s – $26.00

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Ombre Look for Less for Fall

While ombre was a major trend this summer, I think it can be easily incorporated into fall. I love the subtle effects of this trend and how it can be worn many different ways.

I was really inspired by the Spring Ready to Wear 2013 looks from Burberry Prorsum. While, this is a spring look I think ombre should still stick around for fall.

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Must Have Jewels for Fall for Less!

This fall has been all about the jewel tones in your clothes! From jewel tone pants to jewel toned jackets, colors like emerald, deep purples and royal blues are taking over.

While jewel toned clothes are gorgeous, we can’t forget to incorporate these beautiful colors into our jewelry too! I’ve picked out some must have fun jewelry pieces for fall that will make a statement and complete your look. I’m someone who could wear the same basic and boring silver jewelry everyday and never mix it up, but the fun designs and colors that are coming out for fall have really inspired me to step outside the box and try some new, fun jewelry.


I love this emerald and opaque necklace from Swell Caroline, a great place to find fun and trendy jewelry. This necklace could be worn from fall to winter very easily and would be a great piece to wear to holiday parties, come the season!

Emerald Necklace – $36

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5 Under $50 – Transition Pieces for Less

As fall quickly approaches, the task of changing out wardrobes becomes daunting. You’d be surprised at how much of your summer wardrobe can easily be transitioned into fall. I’ve chose 5 pieces, all under $50, that can easily be worn in both seasons.

Lets start with the Aztec print tank I love from TopShop and can easily be worn during this transition season. For the end of summer hotter days wear this top with some classic white shorts to add that last pinch of summer flair. Try these gladiator style wedge sandals and a set of gold bangles for a hot night out. If you’re going to transition this outfit into fall I suggest wearing a white comfy sweater that hits your hips over this top, let the top peak out from underneath to add a little punch to a basic fall outfit. Throw on your favorite pair of jeans and these cool loafers, which I love, from The Gap.

Aztec Tank -  $30.00

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