Friday, August 6, 2010

Couture Fashion On A Recessionista Budget

Even tho' most of us are more strapped for cash than say, 5 years ago, we don't want to look like it has taken a toll on our fashion sense or the quality we want and need in our fashion items!  So let's take a look at one of the best stores out there for high quality at the best possible prices!  It's called Overstock.com!  Ever heard of it?  It first caught my attention when I kept hearing 'Go For the Big O!'  I thought, "Wow!  I think I'd like the big O.....what is it anyway?"  Thus my awareness of Overstock.com was born.  (Brilliant marketing ploy, I must say!)  I since have learned that they are based in Utah and are one of the brightest and fastest rising stars in the online shopping industry!  Why, you ask?  Because they have great stuff and really great prices!


Now, let's talk fashion!  Your sunglasses are the last things you want to sacrifice quality on.  They are also such personal fashion statements.  This year, many women are choosing aviator sunglasses.  They look good on many kinds of face shapes and are chic and casual.  Here is Julia Roberts sporting a pair!


You can find a variety of name brand aviators at Overstock.com in the sunglasses area, plus many more styles for a much lower price than you would pay at a retail store.
Womens Shoes are an item where we could be on our last dime before giving up the cute styles that come across the runways each season.  Let's take a look!  First a ridiculously frivolous but adorable shoe that we all secretly would love to wear on a night out on the town with our special someone! 
Charles David, $180
Here is an alternative answer and every bit as stylish shoe found at Overstock.com

'Nine West' Consuela $37.49

Also, if you haven't noticed, Gladiator Sandals have a huge following.  Here is a yellow studded gladiator that could turn heads with a price tag to match!  These are from Jeffrey Campbell, $104.  But here are some adorable studded gladiators  found at Overstock.com.  Guess how much?  Just $27.49!  Good for a summer of fun and at those savings, not a big deal if you wear them out by fall! 


Our men and children deserve great fashion and quality too!  Of course they need our help in that area. Here is a quick example of a practical, no-nonsense ensemble that would be great to outfit our great guys in, all for less than $40.00  So when you order your shoes, you can just throw in this great pair of  casual mens jeans and this shirt. Shipping won't be any more because all orders ship for $2.95! (Ex. AL, HI and Int.)




And look what I found for a sweet little girl!  A Jo Jo Designs Ladybug Baby Girl Outfit!  It's almost half off the price you'd pay at the designer's site!  It's $22.49 compared to $41.99--Adorable!  Find it in the Children's Clothing Section.
I think I've saved a whole lot of buckaroos on this little shopping adventure and for all of that, a token of gratitude and appreciation is in order!  Santa baby, give me a ring!  I've been really good and this one is really pretty! (And only $33.24 in the diamond ring section!)

For those friends and loved ones whom we are not fashionably responsible for, but whom we love nonetheless, check out these lovely gift baskets!

Hugs,
Helena

P.S.  For those of my readers who made it through this post, I have a special surprise.  If you go to Overstock.com and enter this special discount code at checkout, you will receive an additional 10% off your entire order!  The code is:  121728

21 comments :

Mommies 2 Cents said...

My favorite accessory is sunglasses and I LOVE overstock.com! Thanks you for the discouont code!
www.mommies2cents.com

JC said...

I love getting bargain fashion items at Overstock.com. Fashion doesn't always need to be expensive.

Ashley said...

I love those aviator sunglasses and have been looking for some affordable ones.

Ashley said...

I love Overstock! My boss at work was just telling me today he buys all of his designer suits from Overstock because they are priced so well!

jackie said...

Thanks! I've always heard of Overstock, but I've never really visited their site or shopped there. I'm going to check it out now! Sounds like there's some awesome deals!!

gina said...

the only time i ever looked at overstock was when i googled fall berry wreathes last Fall and the one they had - that i LOVED - was sold out. :( Looks like I should take a second and CLOSER look!!

Sable(atlmuzikfanzinc) said...

Seriously, I don't know how my guy would feel if I picked him out an outfit overstock. Some of the items on overstock are priced good. I'll have to check it out some more.

DG said...

that comparison you did between the overstock shoes and the other pair is outrageous - good to know that you can find the same/really similar items for so much less!

shirley said...

I never checked them out before, going to now.

belgd said...

The cool thing is, there are so manny sites where you can get deals like these.

Michelle said...

Wow -overstock seems like a great site. Ebay is also great for deals!

Michelle Ayers

Kacie said...

"Wow! I think I'd like the big O.....what is it anyway?"

This made me laugh! I have never tried Overstock, but I might need to change that soon =)

Michelle said...

love getting clothes at reasonable price. I might try overstock

Rachel said...

I have always wanted to try overstock.com, but never have. I didn't realize that they have such a wide variety of products. I too love their tag line! ;)

Kailia Sage said...

I loved the glasses and the shoes! overstock.com is so awesome!

Vidisha said...

Love the glasses

Hifam said...

I love your title of this post! I've looked at overstock.com, but haven't ever bought from them before. I'll have to take another look.
hickenfam at hotmail dot com

Jasmine said...

Thanks for the discount and overview of overstock.com. I forgot how great they were!

jasminekwong@gmail.com

Sophie H said...

yeah I totally forgot about that site, I was looking at it for a weight bench for the hubby. They have some great prices.

Stephanie said...

I love Overstock.com thanks so much for the code :0)

whirlofwings said...

I've never heard of Overstock, but thanks so much for introducing me to it!