We color-lovers are working this trend by wearing a great black and white pattern with accessories in the same bold color (or solid color outfit with stand out black and white accessories). The mix of patterns with one color balances the attention. It works great with primary colors --red,...

5% cash back) - use SEPTAFF to get 10% off sale items Ebatesasked me to participate in a challenge to create an outfit for less than $150 and I was all over it! I don't consider myself super frugal but I do like bargains and discounts and most often wait for things to go on sale or get a...

Do you think this dress is too much like a costume or does it work as a pretty summer frock. If so, which version is your favorite?

With jewelry, this look rings up at just over $150. safari shorts, Mango $40 polka dot top, Mod Cloth $33 bow sneakers, Keds on Amazon $50 cross-body floral bag, ASOS $17 headband, Forever 21 $3.80 orange chevron ring, Forever 21 $4.80 orange flower ring, Charlotte Russe $3

As I've been doing all month, I have taken the final look from Jael Paris' Fall Inspiration post and created a version that only costs $150. Jael creates her looks as a way to give you ideas for colors, shapes, styles and themes that would make great looks. Because these are inspiration posts...

The top in Jael's set only costs $26, but that would have put me $6 over my $150 limit so I found a $10 sweater shell at Target (But you face no obligation to stay under $150 so you could easily swap my sweater for Jael's top. You probably had the basic pants or some element already anyway)....

Just like I did last week, I'm taking on the Jael Paris' fall inspiration sets and creating a similar look for under $150 Challenge. Like I said last time, Jael Paris focuses on style for her inspiration sets rather than price, which is why this look costs $2,200. My look (below) costs only...

$150 Challenge: Cozy Fall (Plus, How To Cut Costs) Earlier this fall, Jael Paris made a Fall Inspiration post with several autumn-ready outfits. Because Jael creates these with style in mind rather than cost, I've been creating affordable versions of her looks to show how to translation...

When I returned to work, they sent me home. Lately, I've been loving loose sweater dresses. It's like wearing a snuggy. Now, if I had the energy to apply makeup, maybe people would stop telling me "You look terrible!" bat wing sweater dress, Uniqolo $29.90 long sleeved top, Forever 21...

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to use those same looks as inspiration for $150 Challenges. When Jael makes her inspiration look she chooses pieces for their style without worrying about how much they cost, which is why her look costs over $6,000. I kept cost low by replacing the...

 

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