Friday, May 27, 2016

How To Shop Trends On a Budget

Shopping for trends tend to be expensive and short lived. Why purchase into a designer label trend when it'll be out of style and out of season in a few months? We've collected 4 foolproof ways to shop for trendy shopping pieces with more bang for your buck.
1. Classic silhouettes: Pleats? Raw edge denim? Kitschy emoji dad hats? It's hard enough to keep up with the latest styles making their way onto the market, let alone believing in one long enough to buy into it. A surefire way to make your trendy new favorites last through the summer (and hopefully into the next) is shopping for pieces with timeless fits and silhouettes. A camisole style summer dress with a pleated skirt, like the Kiss Me Hello Skater Dress in navy, is just simple enough to wear day and night. The style isn't so bold that it can't be disguised as a skirt when layered under an easy t-shirt. 
2. Two in ones: Set dresses are little more than matching tops and skirts, sold together. Essentially, you're buying two separates for the price of one. In the summer, shop this trend in feminine lace or classic stripes with a crop top + skirt duo. You can mix and match the pieces with other summer-ready pieces in your closet. That's 3 different outfits for one!

3. Layerability: One pieces have been dominating our Instagram feeds for a while now, but just how practical are they? One word: very. While a wide-leg floral print jumpsuit doesn't seem like the most reasonable purchase, a jumpsuit with subtle details in a neutral shade provides endless possibilities. Jumpsuits can be worn alone for warmer days, layered over a basic tee for more cover up, or disguised as pants with a tunic top. Try a jumpsuit with a trouser leg in a relaxed fit and discrete lace up sides.

4. Versatile swimwear: It sounds strange, but hear me out. Bodysuits and crop tops have made a major comeback, and in reality they're not much different than the swimsuits we have stored away in our closets. Shopping for swimwear that can double as a top during cooler months makes them one of our favorite socially acceptable trends to wear all year around. A monokini with a lace-up plunge neck, like the Deep Cut Lace Up Monokini in olive, looks slimming and simple tucked into your favorite pair of denim.

2016 Grad Gift Guide

It’s Graduation time again! The next couple of months are when College and High School graduates will be getting their diplomas. This is quite an accomplishment and deserves some recognition.

If you know a special person in your life who is graduating in 2016, then I’m sure you would like to get them a something for this occasion. There is always the option to give money, but sometimes a gift would mean a lot more to them.

You may be having a hard time finding that perfect gift for the Grad, so here are some ideas for Graduation Gifting 2016: 

Vanilla Prepaid Cards-

The perfect graduation gift for high school and college graduates!

Vanilla Prepaid Cards give graduates the freedom and flexibily to buy exactly what they want – either in-store or online wherever MasterCard is accepted.  For high school graduates, that means paying for lunch on campus and school books. College graduates can utilize the cards to pay for gas and celebrate with friends and family before starting their career! Vanilla Prepaid Cards are both convenient and secure. Vanilla Prepaid Cards are not only safer than carrying cash, but they protect against fraud and identity theft in that they are not connected to a bank account. If the card is ever lost or stolen, simply call Customer Care. What's more, the funds never expire.

**Watch this spot for more grad gift ideas.