I thought it would be fun to put together a looks for less post that shows dresses that would be perfect for your upcoming holiday parties...but that are also very budget friendly. We're talking under $50! Sounds impossible right? You'd be surprised by how many affordable (and very pretty) dresses there are out there. So if you are like myself and love to buy new dresses for parties but hate spending lots of money on dresses that you rarely wear this post is for you!
Click on the collage below to see where you can purchase these items.
Good morning everyone! As you know our Fantasy Celebrity Fashion League has just come to an end, and the top three scores will receive an authentic Snapshot Fashion tote bag. We wanted to thank everyone that played...and hopefully we'll be having some more games and giveaways in the very near future.
The winners are--- First place (100 points)- Aik Chien Second place (55 points)- Taylor Third place (20 points)- Aubrey Salvador
I just received an email about a fabulous sale going on at The Limited this Friday. They are taking 40% off of everything in the store! You'll get this discount no matter if you shop in the store or online. And they are even telling customers to check out their holiday collections now, save items to your shopping cart that you like, and then come back on Friday to purchase them with the amazing discounts!
Also, when you make a $75 pre-tax purchase you will also receive this adorable pleated ruffle scarf for FREE!
If you love the military inspired look just wait until you check out this adorable Sweater Jacket from American Eagle Outfitters. Not only is it super warm and beyond soft, but it comes in four fantastic colors: ashen sable heather (shown here), cardinal red heather, olive heather, and chalk. It is now on sale for only $49.95 (regularly marked at $69.50).
What do you think of military inspired fashion? I for one love it. I actually wore one of my military inspired blazers yesterday to work. Such a fun look!
Cate Blanchett showed up to a welcome dinner for the Sydney Theatre Company at the Armani/Ristorante in New York City wearing this single-shoulder Armani Prive design. I absolutely love the way this bold shade of purple stands out on her pale complexion. The only part of the dress that I'm still not too sure if I like is the tassel that hangs from the hip down to the floor.
We were so excited to hear that Gold & Citrus is going to be having their first online sample sale this Friday. They are taking 20% statement necklaces, headpieces, and secret Santa gifts. Here at Snapshot Fashion we just adore their necklaces (absolutely love them!). They are all so unique! No matter if you are shopping for yourself or for the holidays, they definitely have something for everyone.
For the discount be sure that you use their code: GOLDEN20. This holiday sale is going on from Friday, November 27th through Monday, November 30th.
I'd like to start out this post by saying that I just LOVE Iman. I think she is absolutely beautiful...and love that she is married to David Bowie. But...I came across this recent picture of her and it made me throw up in my mouth a little. This fur that she is wearing...UGHHHHH! I hate it! No, I'm not a member of PETA...and yes, I do eat meat and wear leather from time to time...but there is something about wearing fur that really bothers me.
What do you stand on wearing fur for fashion? Would you wear Iman's look???
Eye Candy Buy Candy is having some fantastic deals this year for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They are extending their Black Friday sales...starting on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, lasting until Sunday, November 29th they will be offering 30% off sitewide. The discount code is "blackfriday". They will also be offering 40% off sitewide on Monday, November 30th with code “cybermonday”.
I DONT LIKE MONDAYS is also having a fantastic sale over Black Friday. Enter the discount code BLACKPLANET and you will receive 15% off all store products, including already discounted items. (Please note, due to contractual agreements the sale does not apply to Gallery items, Savant, Priestess, and Maurie and Eve). This sale will begin Thursday, November 26th at midnight and will continue for 24 hours until Friday, November 27th at midnight Eastern Standard Time (US). Please note that new holiday collections not currently on the site (but will be by Friday for the sale) include Samantha Pleet, Melissa Shoes, Cheap Monday, Seneca Rising, and Something Else.
This Cashmere V-neck Henley from J. Crew is the perfect sweater to cuddle up in this winter. This sweater has genuine Corozo nut buttons and a gorgeous, chunky ribbed trim. Not only is it super soft, but it also comes in 13 great colors...so you know you'll find the color that is just right for you.
It's that time of year already. The time of year when we anxiously await great Black Friday sales. Over the next couple days Snapshot Fashion is going to be letting readers in on the fabulous sales happening this Friday.
Personally, I hate black Friday. Waking up insanely early and dealing with rude crowds of people just aren't my thing. Typically I wait for the deals on Cyber Monday..however, this year I am well over half way done with my holiday shopping already! I gotta pat myself on the back for that. :-)
So if you do find yourself heading out to the stores on Friday here are some great deals you should try to take advantage of---
Old Navy is opening at 3am. Get their bright and early to take advantage of the following sales: $15 jeans for adults, $15 sweaters for the family, $5 thermals and performance fleece, and 50% off all outerwear.
At Macy's they are taking 40% off of all blenders, and the Pierre Cardin Savoy 4-Piece Luggage Set which is regularly priced at $240 will be on sale for only $79.99.
Bloomingdale's is actually extending their Black Friday sale. Starting today through December 6th you can save 30-40% on select styles of designer handbags on their website.
***Please stay tuned to Snapshot Fashion for more deals. We'll be posting them as we find out about them.
This season the strong shoulder is back in style. Everything from dresses to blazers to tops...it's everywhere! I actually like this look quite a bit. I have yet to make any strong shoulder additions to my closet...but I'm not ruling it out. I really like this look when the shoulders are not overly big...but just emphasized and pointy.
Below are some of my favorite strong shoulder looks. Click on the collage to see where you can purchase them.
One magazine that I just love for their crazy and unique photoshoots is V Magazine. I just came across this fabulous black and white shoot done by photographerMario Sorrenti and stylist Jane How. This shoot was full of extreme fashion in New York City. I loved it so much I just had to share it with my readers.
Models Sasha and Freja look so amazing in this spread...don't you agree? To see more from this shoot click here.
Who says you have to wear a dress to your next holiday event? A skirt is instantly cocktail appropiate when it is encrusted in sequins, beads, and lace. Take this Sequin Lace Overlay Skirt from Forever 21 as an example...it is full of sparkle! Another thing we love about wearing skirts to parties is that they are a lot less expensive than cocktail dresses. So save your cash for your holiday shopping and dress smarter this year.
Will you be wearing a skirt or a dress to your next holiday party?
I've just found the perfect dress for the holiday season. Check out this Water & Rose Dress available at Anthropologie. I love that wine color...so beautiful. Don't you agree? Right now you can purchase this dress for a fraction of the original price. Currently it is on sale for $79.95 (originally marked at $148).
Hello readers. I know this is a fashion site and all...but a good friend of mine sent me this story today and I wanted to share it with all of you. It's about the friend (Becky) of one of my friend's co-worker's little sister (Emily)...does that make any sense? Here is her story---
Emily has known this little girl since second grade. While in second grade Becky fell in the school playground, she hurt her leg and Emily helped her to the nurse. Later the next day Em & her class found out that Becky had broken her leg, that was not the end of the news, Becky broke her leg because her bones were fragile. Becky found out that day she had bone cancer, she was in second grade,just 8 years old. For the past 3 years Becky has had ups and downs. They thought she had a chance of winning this huge battle. It seems that Becky can not win, Becky and her family just found out that Becky's tumors are growing, she is in a lot of pain and she most likely not be getting better. Her family was told to make this her best Thanksgiving and Christmas. Becky is in Em's class again this year, although she doesn't attend too many classes. It is heartbreaking to know that this little girl is suffering. She suffers in pain and doubt she suffers with sadness of why. She has and does put up a good fight, they have tried many ways to rid her body of the cancer but nothing is working. The doctors are trying very hard to find something. Miracles can happen, right?
Now for your help with a wish. Becky has been entered in the make a wish program with Macy's. She would like to be in the Thanksgiving Parade. PLEASE take 30 seconds of your time and vote (you can vote every 24 hours if you want). Just CLICK HERE.... it will take you to the "why you believe" window..... click on enter now (trust me you aren't signing up for anything), Becky is on the first page, the little girl on the top right. Please vote. They call her Trooper Becky...she is a fighter, a real trooper. Thanks so much for all of your help!!!
Snapshot Fashion wants to send some holiday cheer your way by letting you know that for the month of December we are discounting our sponsor prices on our website. We want to thank our sponsors by taking $10 off of all of our prices (we have three different size ads available at three different prices). This discount will only be given to those that advertise during the month of December. If you would like more information about this please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also wanted to make sure that everyone has checked out our current sponsors: Sew Moe, Nanna, and Neue. All of them have amazing designs...and items that would really make fantastic and unique Christmas presents! Please be sure to stop on over to their sites if you haven't yet.
We have a special offer for you! When you stop by Gap from now through November 26th you will receive The Little Book of Big Cheer with any purchase. In this book you will find up to $100 in offers! That $100 in offers can come in very handy with your holiday shopping. Hooray for holiday savings!!!
One designer I just love is Erin Fetherston. Not only are her designs super cute, but so is her own personal style. Here she is in a dress she designed at the Sixth Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards. I really like the colors of this dress, as well as the neckline!
Dress I love...deer in headlights expression, not so much. :-P
Lauren Conrad has a new project in the works. She is going to be putting out a new book called 'Lauren Conrad Style'...which is said to be published in the fall of 2010. Here at Snapshot Fashion we are huge fans of this reality starlet's style. She has even been voted as a Fashion Icon of the Week in the past by our readers. It is said that the book will include "never-before-seen" pictures of Lauren, and will show readers "how to interpret her classic and cool style into [the readers'] lives."
Do you think you will purchase this book? I have to admit, I am rather curious as to what kinds of tips she will include.
Hello Snapshot Fashion readers! I just wanted to remind everyone about our ongoing game/giveaway: Snapshot Fashion's Fantasy Celebrity Fashion League. We are now on week #2...and those that have entered are winning and losing points left and right. It really is anyone's game right now. Next week will be our third and final week of the game...after which we will give away a Snapshot Fashion tote bag to the top three scores. So if you have yet to send in your three celebrity picks for week #3 I'm reminding you that we need them by Friday at 8pm eastern time. For full rules to the game please click here.
Also, we do encourage players who haven't played yet to join in!!!
I have to give a thank-you to La Petite Fashionista. As an avid reader of her blog, I came across her post on Looklet today. Looklet is TOTALLY ADDICTING! I started playing around with it this afternoon...and I have yet to stop...hence my lack of posts on Snapshot Fashion today.
If you have yet to sign up I encourage you. It's so fun to play fashion stylist!
After yesterday's post on holiday party dresses we got a decent amount of email from our readers asking about shoes, handbags, jewelry, and other accessories to pair with your holiday dress. So Snapshot Fashion put together a list of what we think are fabulous accessories that will add to any party outfit!
Sophia Bush showed up to the screening of The Private Lives of Pippa Lee wearing this dress...and I have to say, I don't really like it all that much. This look just feels so BLAH to me. I usually love Sophia's style...and I feel she could have done better here.
What do you think of her outfit? Do you love it or hate it?
I don't know about you, but in the next two months I have a number of holiday parties going on. Having the right dress for work parties, family parties, and other various events is key! So what are the trends for the season? Snapshot Fashion has concentrated on three categories: very bold colors, vintage inspired, and the little black dress.
I adore the auction site Clothes Off Our Back. I'm always stopping by to see what fun items they have up for auction. So today I was browsing the site and came across one that I know my readers are going to love!
The Clothes Off Our Back & Billion Dollar Babes Designer Auction is going on until Wednesday, November 18th. Bid now on clothing from your favorite celebrities in celebration of the return of the Billion Dollar Babes sample sale. Celebrities that have donated items include: Jennifer Aniston, Mariska Hargitay, Kate Walsh, Jennie Garth, Hailey Duff and many more.
To see a full list of items that are being auctioned off click here.
***Just a quick reminder...if you are taking part in our Fantasy Celebrity Fashion League, your picks for week # 2 have to be emailed to us by 8pm eastern time today (Friday, November 13th). If you missed out on week # 1 you can still join in on the game and play the remaining two weeks. The points change so fast it really is anyone's game! Remember that at the end of the three week game the top three scores will win a Snapshot Fashion tote bag. To read up on the rules and how to enter click here.
I absolutely love this Polka Dot Parade Dress available at LuLu's. As if the polka dot print didn't sell me on this dress, it has two colors I just love together---magenta and navy blue. Right now get this adorable dress for only $21.50 (regularly priced at $32). Select sizes remain.
Now that the holiday season is upon us I feel like I really better start my holiday shopping...and soon! This year I am thinking about doing all (or most) of my holiday shopping online instead of in the stores. My main reason for this is to avoid the crowds...lately I just can't handle them.
So when thinking about shopping online for gifts I immediately thought about shopping on some of my favorite invite only sites. There you get quality items for a fraction of the retail price. With the boutiques ever changing you will definitely find the right items you need for the special people in your life. Just be quick, because they often do sell out fast!
Below I'm posting some of my favorite current and upcoming sales on the invite only sites that I just love. If you aren't a member of them yet, click the links. I'm inviting all of my readers to join!!!
Gilt Groupe- Diane von Furstenberg Luggage, Jacob & Co Jewelry, Rock & Republic, Monique Lhuillier
Gilt Fuse- BCBGMAXAZRIA Handbags, Rich & Skinny, Siwy, Mara Hoffman, Alexis Hudson
Gilt Man- Number Lab, Ted Baker Footwear, Helmut Lang, Puma Black Label
Rue La La- Marc by Marc Jacobs, Matt & Nat, Miss Sixty, Catherine Malandrino, BCBGMAXAZRIA
ideeli- Insight, Cole Haan, Furla, London Fog, American Vintage
Will you be shopping online this year...or do you prefer venturing out to the stores?
When it comes to fashion, you make some bold decisions and take some interesting risks.
Luckily, you've also got a big enough personality to pull of some big fashion looks. You don't mind all eyes being on you.
You tend to be the best dressed person in the room, and you often overdress a little from time to time.
You believe that dressing up is the most exciting part of the day, and there's no way you're going to waste a day wearing something ordinary.
Today we're featuring an adorable look sent in by Patty Ann from Los Angeles, California. I think I love just about everything about this look. It's so playful and fun. Just lovely!!! Thanks so much for sending in your look Patty Ann!!!
skirt- Betsey Johnson
shoes- River Island
Do you have a great look that you want to share with us? Send in your pictures to: email@example.com
Please make sure to include your name, city/state (or country if you are from outside of the U.S.), and the stores where you got your great look. *We cannot promise that all photos sent in will be featured on the Snapshot Fashion website