Category Archives: Cheap Couture

High Fashion for low(er) prices

The Designer Handbag Bible: Never Buy Your Bag New from the Store

edgy fall outfit with leather pants and oversized sweater

As part of my Designer Handbag Bible series, I am going to talk about why you should (almost) never buy a luxury designer bag from the retail store. In later posts, I will go more into detail about how to take care of your handbags and more specific steps you should take, including RESEARCHING before buying. […]

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New York Fashion Week: My Look

New York Fashion Week: Leather Pants, H&M Leather Jacket, Steve Madden Heels, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Ray Ban Sunglasses, Zara Necklace, Zara Sweater

 Hi dolls! So this is going to be the first of a series of posts on my experience at New York Fashion Week. It was my first ever and I was insanely excited and nervous! I’m going to post a Newbie’s Guide to Fashion Week by the end of the week, but I couldn’t wait […]

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HotBox Top Ten: Best (& Most Affordable) Online Stores [Part Deux]

HotBox Top 10: Best Online Boutiques

My last post on the Best & Most Affordable Online Stores has by far been the most popular post I have ever written on my site. Because I am always looking for new sites, and therefore literally have a database (aka a Safari bookmark folder) of all my favorite online stores, I thought I would […]

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Obsessions: Gossip Girl Style Under $100 (Serena Van Der Woodsen)


I don’t watch Gossip Girl anymore. I stopped around season 3 or 4 when they had all had sex with each other at least once and the writers started bringing in randos to fill the obvious lack of an interesting storyline. The only reason I really watched (and continued to watch after the first season) […]

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HotBox Top 10: Holiday Dresses Under $100


Holiday season is upon us, ladies, and with the Holidays comes loads of parties. Look your best this year and set the bar high for the New Year by arriving in something simply amazing. I am loving the metallic patterns, velvet, princess seams and pleats! These dresses are classy, sexy, and all UNDER $100. Now […]

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