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Skirt Shopping and Trend Guide

Asymmetrical Skirt - Jil Sander

Asymmetrical Skirt – Jil Sander

Our sister site, Secondcitystyle.com posted a great guide on skirts for the upcoming season. In it, writer Erica White looks at the trends towards asymmetrical skirts. She features some noteworthy trends. Some are out of our normal price range, but they do provide excellent ideas for the Thriftychick looking for a stylish spring. Read about asymmetrical skirts in this Spring Trend Alert.

This Cool Looking Sweater is Now 40% off at Bluefly

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This sweater is so awesome. The only shame is that it’s not available in small. Bluefly is having a sale on this sweater where you get it for $46.80 which is a huge discount off of it’s original price of $129. The model pictured is wearing it with a leather skirt, but you can do that or be more creative and pair it with practically anything on your radar. We’re taking mini, midi and maxi skirts. We’re talking denim (both shorts and skinny) the fashion options are limitless. Get this sweater here at Bluefly.

Cool Looking Tee Begs for Denim

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The title of this post is what it would be if this tee were placed in the personals section of Craigslist. I mean we’re talking a tee that wants to be worn with blue, black, white jeans and or a maxi skirt. This is so super casual that you have a lot of options. Heck you can even pair it with sweats and it would look good. This is semi-seethrough so I suggest a tank underneath, but, if you want to be very comfortable, I suggest getting this. It’s on sale an Singer22.com for $49 or with another purchase and code LASTCALL14 $29.40 – $36.75. Get it here.

It’s a Laptop – No It’s a Tablet – No! It’s a Laplet!!

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dell-inspiron-convertible-laptop

I just created the word Laplet which is why my spellcheck is going crazy right now. This though is actually a laptop and a tablet all in one. It has 4GB of memory a good size hard drive 500GB and HSN has it on sale now. It’s rare when I feature electronics on Thriftychick, but normally it’s because the good deals are so few and far between. Anyways… this convertible laptop features touchscreen and a keyboard. The HSN price is not the lowest out there for this, but it is very LOW. They also allow you to do 5 payments of $119.99 and you get the laptop on your first payment, that’s better than Layaway. It’s received 4+ stars our of a possible 5 in 15 reviews, so the HSNers must really love it. Get the laptop/tablet, laplet here.

You’ll Need this for Winter AND You’ll STILL Need this for Spring

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daily-look-long-heathered-cardigan

Items that you can wear in two seasons are a godsend. The reason for this is that you end up saving and being Thrifty, while looking good. Daily Look has this heathered cardigan that you will wear throughout winter, in the earlier parts of Spring and actually in the Fall. So I stand corrected, this cardigan is great for THREE seasons. What’s awesome is that since you’re on Thriftychick, you get this not for the normal selling price, but for the sale price, which is now an eye-popping $34.95. Stylishly yours, get it here.

Winter is Almost Over Take Comfort in the Fact that You Will Wear These Shoes Soon

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double-click-chinese-laundry-wedges

I promise you, winter is almost over. And if the only way to convince you of that is knowing that you will be wearing these wedges soon, then fine I’ll feature them. Besides, I am going to Miami this weekend and these will be packed neatly with me on the plane. Chinese Laundry has these wedges available on sale for nearly half off. They’re selling now for $39.95 in ALL sizes. They look sooooo luxe. Get them here.

Blank NYC Spray On Skinny Jeans on Sale

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blank-nyc-spray-on-red-denim

When they say these jeans are sprayed on, it means that they run so tight that they nearly function as a second skin. My god these are skinny. They do fit well though and run true to size, so if you’re getting them, don’t size up or size down as they’re made to wear exactly as specified. In this picture the jeans are accessorized with boots, but I say do them with a pair of white or cream flats and you’re in business. Everyone needs a pair of deep red jeans. Get it here at 15% off from Bluefly.

Union Square Skirt – $10 at Bluefly

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Ok so I featured wedges in my previous post, but what about a skirt to work it? Fear not, ladies, this is the skirt you wear with wedges, slingbacks, mules what have you for the spring and summer seasons. Believe me, though seasons are actually coming, we just have to hunker down a bit more. Bluefly’s sale means you get to have this at a ridiculously inexpensive $10 price. Yeah this is a deal alright. Available in all sizes for a limited time, get it here.

The Cutest Wedges EVER!!! (ok that’s Hyperbole – but still)

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jane-striped-wedges-french-connection

These wedges are so freakin cute and this Spring and Summer they will make you just too damned cute to ignore. They’re available in all French Connection sizes so you don’t have to rush yet, but I imagine they will be gone after this posting. It comes with a buckled leather ankle strap, and is made with a synthetic insole and beautiful fabric. French Connection has them at 10% off, so you’re winning anyway you see it. They’re available for $89.99. get them here.

A Unique Top on Sale at French Connection

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How could you not want this top, when it is so darned unique and different. The glitter spells top is a kind of top that begs to be worn with leather pants, dark denim, leather skirt, white skirts and so many other combinations, you’ll just be happy beyond happiness. The reason for the happiness isn’t primarily because you have the top, it’s because you saved over $30 from the regular price. French Connection has this available in all sizes except “0”. Get it on sale for $59.99 here.

Vince Pointed Toe Ankle Strap Mule Bootie On Sale at Bloomingdales

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This is not the most inexpensive shoe we’ve featured on Thriftychick, but it is one of the coolest looking around. To top it all off it’s also on sale with a nearly $200 price reduction. So here’s the skinny: it’s a mule, but it also has a strap which kind of makes it this cool hybrid shoe. You can be guaranteed that none of your friends have anything that looks as remotely cool as this. It has a five star review on Bloomingdales and is available in most sizes. Get it here for the sale price of $297.

Cecilia Pullover Blouse in Many Colors Now $14.99 at Alloy

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I don’t know how they get the price so low and still manage to get 4 and 5 star reviews, but Alloy Apparel does it, over and over again. This Cecilia Pullover Blouse is just the latest example of it. They have this blouse in more than 5 colors and it is just beautiful. My first suggestion is, wear it with denim. You can’t go wrong with that. My second suggestion is, get an awesome skit (mini, midi and even maxi) and it will work with this as well. The possibilities with this blouse are limitless. Get it for $14.99 now at AlloyApparel.

Beautiful Dress from Reiss Now on Sale

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress. I had to wait a while before it went on sale but now it is courtesy of Reiss and I purchased it immediately. This leopard print dress is a form appreciating, beautiful fashion item. Throw it on with a pair of black (and possibly white heels), you might even be able to work it with the right flats. Either way, you’ll definitely be beautiful. The dress was $295 and now it is $90!!! Get it here.

Calvin Klein Galo in Caramel at 30% off

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calvin-klein-galo-caramel

These Calvin Klein Galo slingback pumps are so fashionably beautiful that I had to highlight is a pick. This is especially the case with it selling for 30% off. The normal price is $109, but it’s selling for $75.99. It’s available in all sizes from 6pm.com. I wear it primarily with denim but truth is any business casual or afterwork event is good for these pumps. Get it here.

This Top is the Best for Denim

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This is the top you can wear with almost anything and look super cool. We’re talking almost every color of denim from sky blue to deep blue. It is light, airy and none too complicated. What makes this such an awesome pick is that Bluefly has it on final sale, which means this traditionally $159 shirt, is selling for… drumroll please…..$29.97. Oh yes. Click here to get it.

J Brand on Sale and Looking Good at Bloomingdales

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Be careful of the fit as these do run slightly small. I’d go a size up as the reviews on the site will show. The only thing is I didn’t get the weird fit problem, I just went one size up. What’s really awesome is the shine you get from the pants. It’s not a leathery shine, it’s a bit more subtle, because the fit helps in that regard. This is one of the priciest items in denim you will find on Thriftychick, but I had to feature it, because it’s a good splurge. Get it at Bloomingdales for $174.40 (original price was $218). Get it here.

This REDValentino Dress on Sale for $158 – NO KIDDING

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REDValentino-knee-length-dress

Original Price $441 – New Sale price at Yoox – $158. That’s not a typo, you’re getting nearly $300 off this super fabulous dress at Yoox.com. We’re talking about REDValentino, designer, dress, excellent for work, afterwork, or that cocktail party dressed up or midway and you’ve gotten yourself something beautiful. The only catch here is that it’s sold out in large. If you’re a small or medium, your ticket to RedValentino is here.

Boots at Yoox Marked Down Dramatically

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These Surface to Air boots are super stylish and are selling for a ridiculous bargain currently at Yoox. Winter is still here but it’s going fast (hopefully) you can wear these boots as a bridge to Spring or start out right now in Winter. They go with denim, skirts, dresses… I mean the only thing they might not work well with is pajamas. Limited sizing is available, but marked down from $265 and now selling at $85, you’ve got yourself a winner. Get it here.

Chaser Shirttail Muscle Tank in Dark Slate

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This shirt begs for denim in either black or white or a pair of nice pants in either color. Heck you can even wear this with a work skirt and you’ll be stylishly ahead of the game. Singer22 is selling this with a discount so you’ve essentially won today. The discount code is LASTCALL14 and allows you to get it for between $35.40 and $44.25 and that depends on how many sale items you purchase. Sizes are going fast, so get it here.

Cross Back Maxi is Gorgeous and a Must Have at $59

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glamourous-cross-back-maxi

You just did yourself a major league favor by just happening onto Thriftychick today. I say that because you ended up seeing this maxi dress with a beautiful cross back design available for only $59. Usually it retails for $67.99 but Daily Look is having a sale where you can get it for a relatively inexpensive price. View the Thriftychick.com main pae and you’re sure to find many different heels for which this works. Get the discount by clicking here.

Theory Merlock Flared Felt Skirt – On Sale at Saks Fifth Avenue

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This skirt is awesome no matter what the season. I only present it to you when I know there’s a sale and how’s this for a sale, currently Saks has this going for $110. The normal price? $275. When you go designer you have to pay, unless you’re shopping with me. Because of the ridiculous discount though, it’s only available in sizes 2,6,8,10 and 12. That covers a good chunk of the population methinks. Get it here from Saks.

Calling All Size 8s – This Designer Dress Available on Sale at Saks

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vince-shirt-dress

I loathe to say this but, this dress probably won’t be available by the time you finish reading this post. You might want to skip ahead and just click the buy link if you’re in a rush. To those that remain unconvinced, here are the details. Saks Fifth Avenue is having a sale where you can get this Vince dress (only size left is 8). Normally the dress goes for $400… you read that price right. Now though, they have it available for $158. This is a HUGE discount. If you’re a size 8 or in between a 6 and a 10 (and think you can pull it off, I say do it! Get the dress here.

Geri Sandel – Unique and Fashionable and Thrifty at $19.99

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See the point is to look good without spending a ridiculous amount of money. That’s how we landed on this Geri Sandel as a pick. Chances are this sandel is as unique as anything you will wear for the Spring and summer seasons, but it’s also very inexpensive. You can pick this up with the previous dress featured for less than $50 – TOGETHER. But being Thrifty also means looking beautiful in the process. Alloy has these available for $19.99, so you’re already ahead of the Spring curve. Get it here.

Regan Embroidered Belted Dress on Sale at Alloy Apparel

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It’s tough to find a dress like this for $29.99 anywhere. They’re just not made. But when you stumble into Alloy Apparel and get it for that price, you rush and do whatever to pull that credit card out. You do this because chances are, by the time you see this sale, the dress will already be spoken for. This time you’re in luck, the dress is available in S, M, L (XL I saw was available but now no longer). This matches with the Geri Sandel, also at Alloy Apparel. You’ve managed to put together your first Spring outfit together for less than $50. Your welcome. Get the dress here.

Tahari on Sale at Bluefly? Sign me up.

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tahari-grey-stretch-woven-snakesnin-printed-dress

Let me first start off by saying that this dress is only available in size 6 and 8. If you’re a smaller size, you can do what I’ve said over the years, TAKE IT IN!!! Second, this dress in on sale for $66… this is a ridiculous price considering it originally sold for $198 as a mark down. Here’s what I recommend, since you know know already what happens when we post a dress, click quick and get your dress before it sells out. Get it from Bluefly, here.

Spring Can’t Come Fast Enough Especially With these Wedges at $32.99

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These super stylish wedges are exactly what you need to get over those horrible winter doldrums. I am more than happy to recommend these as a great pick. The comfortable lining means that your feet stay nice and pain free while walking or just standing. The stylish neon orange band accents nearly any sundress. The criss cross straps mean no more futzing around with loose straps. This has got to be the pick of the week. Get it on sale from 6pm.com here.

High End Love Moschino Dress for $74 @ Yoox

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If you’re a size 8 or 10, Yoox has got your size for this dress. If you are a 6, you might even be able to get it taken in at the tailors. But whatever you do, I highly recommend getting this dress because it is so beautiful and fits for that high end work office, or that after work event. You can even pull it off for cocktail parties. What’s great is Yoox has this typical $200 dress on sale for $74. That is a steal. Get it here.

Comfortable Lightweight Denim For Spring? Sign me up!

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You know those boots I just featured? Well here’s their companion. And I must say these lightweight stretch jeans are exactly what you want to be wearing come the warmer spring weather. Though the Alloy Apparel site doesn’t say it, I found these jeans much lighter than the heavier winter blend jeans. That means they’re a bit more comfortable and they fit better than a glove. The price ranges at $29.90 for the masses and $36.90 for the taller folk. Get it here.

Ready for Spring with this Bootie Like You Wouldn’t Believe

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There’s another snowstorm coming here in New York tomorrow. Ugh. I’m over it. But some of the recent Spring fashions brightening up the boutiques and the online stores are making it all worth it. An example of this is this Harper Peeptoe Perf Bootie from Alloy Apparel. I can’t get over how sleek and airy this booty is. Alloy Apparel currently has it on sale for $49.90. Very much a steal if you ask me. Get ready for Spring now by getting this boot.

Use This Tea Tree Oil Treatment for Your Nails – Not Your Face

Although the Herbspro site says you can use this for as a toner or astringent on your face, my beautician always has said, alcohol is the one thing you never put on your face. You can drink wine sparingly, but alcohol on your face no? So am I recommending this? Here’s why: I used this as a soaker for my nails and it was amazing. My nails had a strong healthy look after the soak and I was able to have my manicurist use it when doing my nails. She swears by it now. $4.13 is the lowest price I’ve seen online for it. Get it here.

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