Fashion Cents: Fabulous Holiday Look for Under $100

Friday, November 30, 2012

--By Kimberly Turner

The Holiday Season is here and while we are hoping to spread good cheer to others, we (at least I) would like to be fashionable while doing it. However, budget constraints could leave you deciding between that getting all the gifts on your list or having great outfits for your upcoming events.

So here are two tips, I would suggest before shopping for yourself this holiday so you aren't left unable to cross off all the names on your holiday shopping list:
  1. Consider Versatility -- if you can take the item from day to night, it will give you more options for wear. Thus, maybe eliminating the need for buying two outfits -- work lunch and after 5 affair.

  2. Shop Wisely -- all of the stores will have big sales but that doesn't mean you have to go for the high priced stores. I know in some way we rationalize the deal we get but if you can get the same 40% off on something that is $100 less, well...that makes sense.
I recently "rediscovered" Dress Barn and was excited to find quality, in-trend and budget friendly pieces that addressed both of my points. So I headed there with Candace, the winner of a recent giveaway and found looks for under $100 that would take her from her workday straight to an evening affair. And, believe it or not, there was so much to choose from that we couldn't decided and ended up relying on Facebook votes to pick the winner.

So watch the video now to see what Candace got from Dress Barn and let us know what you thought by leaving a comment.

Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on December 12, 2011.

Kimberly Turner
Kimberly Turner, your personal style guru, is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kimberly has an MBA from the University of Michigan and an Image Consulting Certification from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Kimberly lives in the Windy city of Chicago and is the host of