This summer, Savvy Girl has found a new best friend – the maxi dress. Going maxi may seem a bold choice for some, but don't fret – there's a maxi style that works for everyone.
Maxi dresses have been a summer staple for ages, and that's not for nothing. Super easy to wear, maxis lengthen your look without sacrificing style for comfort. Just throw on a cute pair of sandals or wedges – and you're good to go!
The best part – maxi dresses can be easily found at most retailers at any price range, and you can look effortlessly chic without breaking the bank. Check out our savvy picks for the trendiest maxi styles of the season – from tribal prints to stripes to florals – all under $30!
A full closet, but nothing to wear? Have no fear; free fashion apps are here!
Poshmark is an online clothing party where you can shop share and sell clothing and accessories. Upload photos for the threads you want to sell and others can contact you to sell or trade. The days of shopping in your friends closet just turned into a world-wide fiesta! Get started with your virtual "Naked Lady Party" at www.poshmark.com
Thank You Mark Montano and 24/Savvy For The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2 Prize Package ♥
I am the very lucky winner of the Mark Montano, 24/Savvy prize package that included a copy of The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2, and two different craft kits— two pairs of button cluster gloves, and two pairs of sock gloves. I really like the book because it has lots of projects that you don't typically see in your average craft book (funkier and much hipper) and the techniques are simple—and very adaptable, so you can learn a technique and run with it to create your own originals.
Whether you're already nimble with a pair of needles or you're a true neophyte newbie wanting to jump on the knitting bandwagon, you'll LOVE Wool & The Gang's cute kit conveniently compiled to help you kick off or revamp your chic hobby. The kit includes black and army-green Peruvian wool yarn, needles, pattern and an exclusive 'KNIT-A-PORTER' patch--everything you need to get going and we're giving one away for FREE!
***UPDATE 3/2/12: THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner KATHERINE DAVIS. Thank you all for participating and sharing your sweet knit-wear stories. Check back soon for our next giveaway***
TO ENTER the 24Savvy.com Wool & The Gang Beginner's Knitting Kit:
Feel like phoning a friend or foe but fear you'll lose a finger from the frost? Fred Flare Texting Gloves will douse your digits in cute cableknit with two wooden buttons to boot. Best of all? We're giving away a pair for FREE!
***UPDATE 1/20/12: THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner HELEN. Thank you all for your wonderful cold-weather tips!!!***
TO ENTER the 24Savvy.com Fred Flare Texting Gloves Giveaway:
Please leave a comment below with your savviest tip on staying warm during these frosty months. You have until Friday, January 20th at 11:59AM EST to enter. One entry per person; view full terms and conditions here.
So now that I am a fitness teacher, I am in search of super deals on workout wear that look cute & are affordable.
Enter Old Navy…. Yep, Old Navy. It was the last stop on my search. I had been everywhere I usually go for a deal…. Loehmman’s, Marshall’s, TJ MAXX, and I just couldn’t find pants that I liked that fit.
If you love the thrill of the couture chase on eBay or are looking for ways to earn money from those stylish pieces you no longer wear, RUN, don't walk to StyleRecovery.com, a savvy new site dedicated to buying and selling new or gently used high-end fashion at prices that are gentler on your wallet.
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!!!***
As a walking gal in NYC, my petite feet require fashion and function as I trot from one hot spot to the next. When the shoe market comes around, I work as a shoe model for various companies like Skechers, IMPO, Rampage, Rebels, Kitson, Journey, Enigma, etc. Working for these companies has given me some interesting insight into the shoe market and the female buyer’s mind.
For example, 40% more women bought a simple black ballet flat when it had a herringbone patterned insert, as opposed to a plain black insole, a feature that can’t be seen when actually wearing the shoe. Shoe experts discuss every detail to catch your eye and win your hard earned cashola.
Trading clothes, accessories and shoes amongst friends is a creative way to save money and extend your collective wardrobes, but establishing rules and regs to make sure you all remain friends is another matter. We sat down with 24/Savvy Founder, Valerie Donati, an arbiter of taste, style, and etiquette (Hi Val!), who happens to own one of the most desirable closets of clothes we've ever laid eyes on.
Always exquisitely attired, Valerie is not so much of a buyer, but rather a curator of clothes, supporting young designers and artisans by acquiring creative, one-of-a-kind pieces. Which brings us back to lending. Guess how often friends ask to borrow an item or two? A lot. Any time a friend needs to make a big impression—a wedding, interview, date, high school reunion, you name it...Valerie's phone rings. After years of lending clothes to friends, she's developed a few hard and fast rules for keeping the lending and returning process neat, clean and easy.
Savvy Tip of the Week
No Run No More
Use a top coat nail polish to stop a pantyhose run.
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