Category Archives: $50 & Below

What’s new at Frequency Vintage: the oops addition

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Okay, first I have to say, I did something bad.  I deleted all my illustrations that I have done for this blog.  They are gone forever =(.  Just letting you know if you were wondering why there are a ton of image gaps going back from this post.

So now the positive: Although I knew better, I wasn’t backing up images.  This is just a reminder of the importance of doing so.

LESSON OF THE WEEK:  BACKUP YOUR INFO!

Now onto the fun stuff:
new super retro accessories at Frequency Vintage,
all $50 and below.

$17.99 for these killer shades.  Really fun statement piece.

$24.99 for an extremely unique enameled vintage Mushroom Pendant Necklace. Super Psychedelic.

$16.99 for these great striped shades, super chic, wonderfully unique.

$15.99 for this delicate chain fringe vintage necklace.

I am loving all these pieces.  The shades are really getting me pumped for warmer weather.  Coming soon, more shades, more bags, and more DRESSES!!!

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Must have Monday: Mushrooms

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It’s always super fun to have work when everyone else has the day off!  SIKE!
So to cheer myself up I made a happy Must have Monday Mellow Mushroom style.  Check it out:

Check out all these great handmade and vintage pieces in this “Treasury” on Etsy! 

Must Have Monday: Treggings

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I posted awhile ago about how crazy women wear leggings as pants made me.  And then I heard from a friend (she saw them while visiting the UK) that they started to make these things called treggings (trousers + leggings.)  I instantly thought “nope.”  No way, these still don’t count as pants.

BUT, then it happened, I saw them in person and got a pair myself at H&M well 2.  (They seem very hard to find except in the UK and UK online shops, so I was surprised and delighted)  In my book, they count as pants and can be warn with a top that doesn’t cover the bootay.  And, they come in all sorts of colors and styles.

MUST HAVE MONDAY: Treggings! 

$50 & Below Favorites/ones that I could find online:

$14.99 Delia’s 

$34.95 New Look 

I pride myself in offering my readers many options for online shopping, but this trend seems to be a bit hard to find.  Anyone got a good source?  I got an orange and a royal blue pair from H&M so the funky colors are out there.  Share your secrets if you have any, please.

Also, I won’t avoid the elephant in the room.  Many still qualify these treggings as leggings (not me).  So let’s put a vote out there to see where we stand on this: fashion oo la la or faux pas.

And while we are at it, anymore thoughts on leggings?

Must Have Monday: Vintage Bags to Carry your Port/Resume

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I went out to dinner with a friend this weekend who had the cutest vintage coach handbag that could perfectly fit an 8.5 x 11 without screaming “I’m on my way to an interview!!!” and went great with her hipster bar/dinner look.

I am all about having multi-functional pieces and must admit, this is one of the staples I am missing, a day bag that doubles as a briefcase.  I hate the looks of an actual brief case as much as carrying an almost big enough bag with papers sticking out the top.

So this MUST HAVE MONDAY is for all you chic chica’s on the job prowl.  And taking the tip from my friend, to keep it professional, it’s got to well made.  Best way to accomplish that and keep your budget in check is to go vintage.  Make sure to snatch these up, they don’t make them like this any more.  Carry your Port/Resume in a non-conventional way for $50 and Below:

$44.99 Frequency Vintage

14″x21″  Easy to slide in an 8.5″ x 11″ binder with room to spare.

$50 OmniaWears

Gorgeous bag 9.5″ x 11.5″.  Interior departments designed to slip your paper work.

$49.95 PoisonPuddingFaire

A bit more tradition, but the leather lining the suede adds a retro touch that add a little something extra to the simple style.  11″ x 16″

$45 Arstilo

Clean, chic, simple, tasteful.  Dress it up, dress it down.  Flat out a great, extremely versatile vintage bag.  10″ x 16″

What’s your interview to going out secret? 

Funky Friday: Maxi Skirt

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I am often fearful of spending my threads budget on trends, but when the piece is this versatile, you gotta go for it.  FUNKY FRIDAY, trend on, MAXI SKIRT!

“Maxi”mize the use

Step 1. Get a killer maxi skirt.

Step 2. Winterize: Pair it with a jacket, and keep your legs warm with tights and boots.

Step 3. Springize: Pair it with sandals and a long sleeve blouse or a tank for the warmer days.

Step 4. Keep it cool: Sandals and a tank should work on most summer days, especially with a lightweight maxi.  But if you want to style your skirt in a new way…

Pull it up: Make it a strapless dress by pulling it over your bust and cinching the waist with you favorite belt.  OR if your skirt doesn’t have an elastic waist, you could always shorten that hem turning the MAXI into a MINI.

If you want a shorter term commitment, put away the scissors and grab a few safety pins.  Take the hem on the bottom front of the skirt and pin it to the waist band on the inside of the skirt, add a few to either side to secure the weight.  Keep the rest of the sides down for the “oh so now” asymmetrical hem, long in the back short in the front.  This technique works best with lightweight fabric.  The heavier skirts will have to be saved for a cooler day.

Here are some great finds for $50 and below:

$32 My Universe 

$29.95 Free People 

$40 Top Shop

$29.80 Forever 21

$45 Gerald Chen

Do you have any styling tips for Funky Friday’s MAXI SKIRT?

Beat the brrrrreeze

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After two days of “serious” postings, I need a fashion fix. 

I really like my new winter coat, but almost didn’t buy it because it lacks a hood.  I’ve had a hooded coat forever so was always able to skip the hat and rest the hood ever so gently on my perfect braid, leaving my ears warm and no hair out of place.  Wearing the new coat today, naked ears, waiting for the El that seemed to never come, I would worn a trash bag on my head to cut the wind.  brrrrrr. 

Now that I have regained feeling in my ears,  lets take a look at some chic option that will keep out the chill and won’t undo the do for $50 and below:

$25.99 Michael Kors

$21.82 ASOS 

$24.00 Youleena Boutique

 $35.00 a Cats Nest

Okay, I admit it, the headbands may take some careful placement to avoid a day long hair disaster, but they’re so cute and worth making style choices to fit the piece!

How do you stay warm and “cool” in the winter?

 

Perfect Pairs for the Perfect LBD

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Got that perfect little black dress that needs an extra little something? 
Here are some great ways to style that dress for all of your holiday parties.  
All pieces $50 and Below!

BAG: $38.40 Global Elements
SHOES: $49 Michael Antonio

SHOES: $17.48 Target
CLUTCH: $43.51 April and Me

SHOES: $44.95 Fergalicious
CLUTCH: $32.00 TopShop

SHOES: $45 Endless
CLUTCH: $24 Kooter and Flos

 

 SHOES: $37.50 Endless
CLUTCH: $37.60 Panache

SHOES: $14.99 Charlotte Russe
CLUTCH: $35.00 Nangates Design

 

SHOES: $24.99 Rocket Dog
CLUTCH: $39.95 Lulu Townsend

BAG: $21.99 Tillys 
SHOES: $35.50 Charlotte Russe

 

SHOES: $45.00 TUK
CLUTCH:  $45.00 Bag Boy