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How To Dress On A Budget And Still Look Amazing!

We have always been a firm believer that you do not need to spend an entire month’s pay check to look your best. What’s more, you can look just as dazzling, sophisticated and chic with an item that you bought for $10.00. We all know of women who are all about dressing all things designer from head to toe. While this is no crime it is our opinion that it is a bit of overkill and unnecessary. Of course we don’t rule out completely the opportunity to spoil yourself with a designer piece on those desired occasions but budget fashion can exude just as much glam magnetism.

Here are a few easy tips to keep in mind to turning your budget purchases to designer looking territory.

1. Stock up on the basic, staple pieces

Don’t overlook the staple pieces that work wonders to your look. These staple items include basic tees, singlets, good quality denim jeans, a fitted and tailored skirt and/or dress to name a few. They are the building blocks to your look. You can mix these basic pieces with well invested blazers or pants and look ultra chic. Sometimes it is the simplistic looks such as a basic white tee teamed with a pair of skinny jeans and a designer handbag to make you look all designer-y. Check out our lookbook below.

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“Blazen” white lace back singlet $14.95

2. Choose neutral & earth tones over brights and neons

These colors include;

  • black
  • white
  • gray
  • cream
  • tan
  • olive

The reason why these colors are timeless and fail proof is because of their sleekness factor. They are easily coordinated with one another, pastels, brights, prints and patterns making them ultra versatile and chic. These colors are the building basis and indispensable for any woman’s wardrobe, whether you are casual and laid back or trendy and adventurous with the fashion styles. The power of these colors are in it’s versatility and will ensure you will look elegant effortlessly.

Earth Tones Budget At Envious Fashions Online Fashion Boutique

“Vanity” Side Split Black Maxi Skirt $21.95
“Celine Me Alone” tees $24.95
“Mirander” Peep toe Patent Nude Pumps $79.95

3. Simplicity in handbags/clutches

A simple, no fuss handbag or clutch can go a long way in creating an overall image to make you look sophisticated and chic. It’s a simple piece of accessory that really contributes to your look. Clutches are a great accessory to pair with a day or evening outfit and really compliment your outfit.

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Patent Nude Clutch Bag $54.95

4. Catch the sales

Who doesn’t love a good sale? You can be shopping for sales and get clothing at discounted prices all year round by a couple of savvy shopping tactics such as shopping at the end of season rather than the start of season, sample sales and sign up to online newsletters to be alerted of when a sale will be on or specials or discounts offered to members. Most retailers send regular email newsletters to their subscribers offering discounts on a weekly or monthly basis so it’s a great way for you to be alerted of the specials without having to go look for it. Brilliant.

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5. Find a good tailor

Most people wouldn’t think it but having a good tailor can work miracles to your outfits to make you look so much more sophisticated and emulating designer styles. Have you noticed how the designer pieces looks immaculately form fitting and if you have ever tried it on, fits like a dream? Of course, it comes with the designer price tag. Just having your tailor taking in specific areas such as the shoulders, armpits and at the waist can really make a difference in the price value of your outfit.

Envious Fashions Tailor Services

In house tailor service at our shop 377 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth

Forget the hefty price, grab yourself a bargain by shopping sales and budget items and get a tailor to make the item custom fit to your body and you’re off to looking like you’re designer dressed at a fraction of the cost if you were to buy the high end piece.

If you are in the Perth area of Western Australia, we have in house tailors at our shop with over 20 years experience with clothing alterations at super affordable prices!

Alterations for general trousers and pants range from $10 – $50

Alterations for regular dresses range from $10 – $50

Hems taken up range from $5 – $15

Evening dresses/ball dresses/ball gowns range from $20 – $80

Our shop address is located at 377 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth.

Click here to see the map to get there.

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Sexy What? Umm…the Under Bum Cleavage

It’s been a melting hot summer the past couple of months in Australia with the temperature reaching 45 degrees celcius (113 Fahrenheit), the weather finally seems to be settling down and cooling off.

Summer is always great because you see the flock of cute outfits such as rompers, playsuits, playful skirts and adorable shorts. Well, that’s in an idealist fashion world. The truth is, we have been seeing a lot of freely “hanging” or peeping body parts of late. While we believe showing a bit of skin is fabulous because the female body is oh so sexy and sensual, it is a different story when a body part pops out from it’s intended residence and/or squirms it’s way out from a clothing item. Got the picture yet?

Well, in short, we’ve been spotting and gotten one too many glimpses of under butt cleavage. Clothing bottoms that are a barely there fit or too small of a fit worn naturally will create the gluteus in the rears to well…escape from some direction.

A quick snapshot…

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Maybe we just don’t “get” the fashion trend these days…We have always and still perceived fashion as a way to express our individualism as well as have fun experimenting with different trends, styles and looks. Some trends aren’t meant to be celebrated in so many ways  and we must say, for us, this trend of the current eminent under bum cleavage will be looked past.

We do love short shorts… on the basis everything is kept within the space it was intended. Here’s our Lookbook on wearing short shorts. Whilst your under bum cleavage may not feel as breezy as per the photos shown above but you will look more chic and cute.

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Chunky Mosiac Bangle available at Envious Fashions website for only $8.95

What do you think of this under bum cleavage style that’s been meandering the fashion scene?

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What’s Hot: All White Trend

Summer is just around the corner (if you’re in the Southern hemisphere) and everyone is excitedly packing away their winter wardrobes and bringing out their summer gear to play. We’re pretty over the gloomy days, cold winds and wet weather. Bring on summer!

One of the hottest trend this summer that is wearing all white head to toe. Some color advocate fashionistas may believe all white outfits are rather conservative and plain, wearing white is brave. Contrary to belief, wearing all white will make you stand out. Amongst the sea of blacks, monochromes, prints and colors, the all white outfit is simple a block of chic and sophistication. The all white look is also fabulous to wear all season round and as trends come and goes, white will remain effortlessly sophisticated, sassy and ultra polished.

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We’re totally loving this super sleek, chic and polished look on Zoe Saldana.

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All Over White: HOT

White also accentuates your curves and flaws more evidently, so it’s not a pick for those with uncertainties about unfavored body parts. Further, food and drink sources are the enemies for the day.

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Fashion Blogger’s Hot Fav: All White Style

Is the white all over outfit worth it? Most definately!

Why? Because you’ll be a memorable and sophisticated memory to those who may see you in the street and those you know. Fearless fashionista status….priceless.

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Celebs Are Loving All White

While wearing all white is pretty fail-proof there are certain ways in which you can style wearing all white to looking ultra chic and refreshing. Here are five top tips for nailing the all white look.

1. White + lace

The combination of white and lace merely speaks timeless feminine and sophistication style. Lace channels that ladylike sexiness like no other fabric whilst making a chic statement. Lace comes in many varieties of sheerness so experiment up with the lace transparencies.

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So chic…white lace

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White Lace Hot on the catwalk

2. White + transparency

You’re probably not going to go all out sheer like that on the catwalk but do embrace the sheer side of all white transparency for the season. While this look is runway worthy, it isn’t practical for or is a pick for everyday outfit pick. It would be a sensible choice to opt for oueces that show just the right amount of transparency that you are comfortable with. Accessorize with minimalist silver jewellery and accessories to keep the look chic and flawless.

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Transparent white hot on the runway

3. White + skin

Show some skin to break up the all white and add the extra appeal of feminine sexiness. See the celebs below totally rocking the all white look trend. Hot as anything!

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Celebrities are embracing the all white trend

Do you love the all white look trend? Will you be rocking the all white trend this season? Do let us know and share your thoughts! 🙂

Love,

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1 Top 5 Ways: Long Sleeve White Lace Top

There’s something so alluring about white lace tops. It could be that the lace emit so much feminine in a simple, chic and effortless way. They’re also  super versatile for any occasion, never go out of season and well, looks flattering on almost every body shape.

Here’s the top 5 looks to wear white lace tops for different occasions.

Which one is your favorite?

1. Chic And Casual but Perfectly Polished

Such as simple and chic look that is perfect for day wear. Look perfectly chic and be comfortable by teaming the “Lacey” long sleeve white lace top with a pair of your favorite blue denim jeans and staple accessories for a winning chic look. Simple perfection.

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2. Casual Chic with a Splash Of Color

Mix it up and wear the “Lacey” long sleeve white lace top with a pair of pastel or neon colored denim jeans. The white lace top goes with virtually any colored bottom and will add that fun and playful factor to your look. The burst of color adds a great touch to the classic white color. Accessorize with gold jewellery for maximum chic style.

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3. Rock Street Chic Style

Wear the “Lacey” long sleeve white lace top with 2013/14’s hot skort trend. Wear the white lace top alone or add a black leather jacket over the top. Add a pair of sky high pumps to elongate those sexy pins!

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4. Be Polished & Elegant

This look is undeniably glam and elegant mixed with style and sexiness. This look can be worn from the office to the bar; sophisticated by day and sexy by night.

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5. Bring Bright & Bold Colors

Incorporate a bright and bold color such as orange to classic colors and pieces for a super stylish look. This “Lacey” long sleeve white lace top contrasts beautifully against the orange skirt with either a pair of matching color pumps or wear with a classic pair of heels or pumps. This look is sexy and stylish with the nth degree!

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Which look is your favorite?

You can shop the “Lacey” long sleeve white lace top at our online store for only $29.95!

Click here to shop this “Lacey” long sleeve white lace top.

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Fashion Friday Outfit: From Desk To Dusk

TGIF!

Here’s a Fashion Friday Outfit LookBook for the working she, taking the desk look to dusk!

Hot stuff!

DAY CHIC

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NIGHT CHIC

Friday Night Chic

Love it? Hate it? Share with us your thoughts on the AM to PM looks in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you!

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Hot Trend: Sheer Sleeve Jackets

The sunshine rays are slowly disappearing from our days and the cooler weather is starting to emerge.

A new season means the start of scouring and looking for new clothing pieces. Well, not necessarily but it’s more of an excuse to shop for new clothes!

With the transition to autumn/fall, there is a hot new trend to embrace: sheer sleeve jackets.

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It’s perfect for the slightly chillier season and versatile to be worn day or night with any bottom. We’re totally digging this style as it puts a modern spin on a classic leather jacket.

Check out the celebrities rocking this trend below.

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What do you think of the  sheer sleeve trend?

Share your thoughts with us below!

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Style Trend: Monochromatic Color

Move over color blocking, monochromatic color is the new the new hot trend.

So what exactly does dressing monochromatic involve? It is simply wearing one color from head to toe. This trend is currently trending on the fashion scene and being worn in various shades.

One of the best thing about this trend is you can really pick your favorite color, stick with it and create your entire outfit from it. Pretty great right?  Maybe.

If done correctly, you’d look like you were styled straight from the catwalk. Styled wrongly, the look may resemble something of a member from the Power Rangers.

Check out these celebs who nailed the look.

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley keeps it chic and conservative

 

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Alexa Chung shows makes it playful with a monochromatic shorts ensemble

 

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Jessica Alba picks monochromatic nudes for a day out

 

These celebs totally nailed the look and here’s how to wear the monochrome color trend and look uber chic.

  1. Play with proportions and textures: Wear with high waist pants for interest and a sheer blouse for a subtle shading contrast.
  1. Show some leg: Try a single hue in a textured ensemble and make it fun and flirty in a shorts cut.
  1. Break it up with neutrals: For the more conservative, add a basic, neutral colored top underneath.

Need more inspiration? Check out our LookBook below:

LookBook: Hot in Red

Let us know your thoughts on this trend. Would you wear the monochromatic trend?

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