Category Archives: Fashion

Cheap Chic #9

Looking great for less.

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Total Cost- $117.40

H&M textured dress (check local stores for availability)….$69.95

Goodwill blue shirt cut and made into a dickey….$2.50

Vintage gold earrings are put through collar buttonholes….stylist’s own

Restricted Banner neutral tri-color oxford shoes….$44.95

(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne. Model- Danielle)

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Fashion Character Photo

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The Tomboys c. 1940-1945

Beach Weekender

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Budget-minded fashion picks for a summer weekend at the beach:

1. Inspiration image from Greek Madame Figaro Magazine, 2014

2. Sleeveless trench coat used as a cover-up from H&M….$49.95

3. Leather sandals from Kohls….$19.97 (sale)

4. Striped tank top from Madewell….$49.99 (sale)

5. High rise swim bottom from Lands End….$18.00 (sale)

6. Bandeau top from Lands End….$19.60 (sale)

Cheap Chic #8

Looking great for less.

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Peanuts gang comic pajama top…$49.95 (set)

Eddie Bauer denim skirt with front slit (similar)…$35.00

Audrey Brooke taupe suede oxfords (clearance sale)…$29.97

J.Crew striped socks….$14.50

(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne. Model- Danielle)

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Cheap Chic #7

Looking great for less.

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Total Cost- $164.45

J.Crew short sleeve sweatshirt…. $69.50

Calvin Klein cropped white jeans (similar)…$50.00

Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers….$44.95

Necklace with single bicycle charm….stylist’s own

(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne. Model- Danielle)

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Designed By Orla Kiely

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A Lot- Orla Kiely’s first furniture collection includes this larder cabinetsquare table, and fabric covered chairs.

Fashion Character Card

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Shirt. Click image to enlarge.

White Noise

Hit the refresh button for the white shirt. Here’s how you should wear it now.

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Fashion details- Ralph Lauren white cotton shirt, Hermés linen skirt and Joesph sandals.

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Eudon Choi white cotton shirt over a Joseph satin dress.

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Pringle silk/cotton mix jacket & shirt, Daks shorts and Topshop sandals.

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Ashish sheer/cotton shirt, trousers and Joseph sandals.

(Photos- Nick Hudson for UK Elle Magazine, June 2014)

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Key Piece- The White Shirt

Two Favorites- Denim & White

Inspired By…

…Eudora Welty’s Teen Portrait 1930s.

This image is one of my favorites by southern author and photographer Eudora Welty.

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Fashion details- Model Dana wears a white shirt dress from Gap.

(Left Photo- Eudora Welty. Right Photo & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne)

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Simple Hippie

The Hippie girl casts aside much of her jewelry and extra layers for a lighter, more simple look that’s perfect for summer.

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Fashion details- Michael Kors dress with Manolo Blahnik sandals and Marni necklace.

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Max Mara cape, Melissa Odabash bikini bottoms, Christian Louboutin sandals, Zadig & Votaire hat and Pink Powder necklace.

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Marni Resort top, DSquared2 shorts, Marc Jacobs sunglasses and Carolina Bucci braclets.

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Tory Burch dress and Tommy sunglasses.

(Photos- Coliena Rentmeester for UK Glamour Magazine, June 2014)