Category Archives: Fashion

Cheap Chic #10

Looking great for less.

cheapchicstripedshirt-optTotal Cost- $125.00

J.Crew nautical shirt (over-sized) and simple rope belt…$85.00

Old khaki pants cut into Bermuda shorts….stylist’s own

Tretorn canvas T56 sneakers worn laceless (ebay)….$40.00

Nose ring- model’s own

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

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Summer Stripes

Fashion Inspirations

Best Western


Fall preview- Chanel printed shawl, Paige Denim jacket and classic Levi’s.


Chanel jacket, pants, shoes, hat with Buffalo David shirt.


Salvatore Ferragamo coat, Gap denim jacket and Chanel skirt.


Chanel striped jacket, Isabel Marant fur jacket (worn underneath) G-Star Raw shirt, Big Star jeans and Akubra hat.


Early Halloween vintage shirt, Michael Kors suede fringe skirt and Chanel boots.


Ralph Lauren coat & denim shirt, Guess denim jacket with sherpa collar and Isabel Marant pants.

(Photos- Kurt Markus for Marie Claire Magazine, August 2014)

Field Of Dreams


Fall preview- The Elderstatesman robe & sweater, Christophe Lemaire pants with Paul Stuart suspenders and Alexander Olch scarf.


Etro cape and dress.


Christian Dior blazer, The Elderstatesman sweater, J Mendel shirt and A.P.C. denim jeans.


The Row coat, Ralph Lauren jumpsuit and Equipment shirt.


Hermès shirt & skirt with Phineas Cole leather belt and Denis Colomb scarf.

(Photos- Inez & Vinoodh for Porter Magazine, Fall 2014 issue)

Fashion Character Photo


The Romantic c. 1935

Cheap Chic #9

Looking great for less.


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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The Tomboys c. 1940-1945

Beach Weekender


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 (color- deep sea) from Lands End….$18.00 (sale)

6. Bandeau top (color- deep sea) from Lands End….$19.60 (sale)

Cheap Chic #8

Looking great for less.

Cheapchicseriescartoonblousejeanskirt-optTotal Cost- $129.42

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.


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

orla-kiely-canisters-container-store-optA Little- Colorful retro inspired canisters designed by Orla Kiely for The Container Store. Get them while supplies last!


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