Guest Post from Alison Hansen: The Ultimate Fashion Illustrator

About the Author: Alison Hansen is the ultimate London-based Fashion, Lifestyle, and Beauty Freelance Illustrator. As a well-known Fashion Illustrator and Textile Designer within the UK + USA, her talent + versatility speaks for itself. With an impressive list of upper-echelon clients and a vast array of expertise ranging from ‪Fashion Illustration‬ to ‪Textile Design‬, to ‪Beauty Illustration‬, this woman can do it all! After reading this article, taking a peek at the illustrations she created for the Fab Frugal Fashionista, and by visiting her site, do not feel guilty if your left in utter awe and have to pick up your jaw from the floor…it happens to the best of us.

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OOTD: “The Coat Speaks for Herself”

The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale left me with this Pale Pink Double-Breasted work of art by Topshop. The best part is, I snagged this classic coat for only $108.00. Click here to find where to purchase the other fabulous bargain items from this OOTD. //

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Who Is Your Yellow Rose?

Personal style is a form of symbolism, just like Yellow Roses symbolize friendship. As a movement to empower each other, this post is to remind each and every Fab that we all possess a gift, purpose, and a Yellow Rose that has stood by us through thick and thin. So let’s drop the judgment and celebrate our gifts, our Yellow Roses, and our power to be other’s Yellow Rose. //

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Do I Have to Take It Off?

You may or may not be familiar with the fashion movement, “The Capsule Wardrobe.” Either way, in this post you will learn how this movement showcases the necessity for simple, quality, basic items in our wardrobe. By learning about the key foundations of “The Capsule Movement,” you will see how versatile staples save you both time and money. Go ahead and take a look at how I tapped into my creative side by partaking​ in my own little version of “The Capsule Challenge” as well. //

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THRIFT STORE FIND OF A LIFETIME:”If It’s Good Enough for Marilyn, It’s Good Enough for Me.”

Who knew this $14.00 Thrift Store Find would throw me into a tailspin of examining how history influences fashion + fashion influences history? ‘THRIFTING’ has become a “thing.” Another term for shopping at consignment, antique, or thrift stores, there is a lot to be said for this new “thing.” Find out why these vintages pieces blend bargains, quality, + a history lesson all in one. //

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OSCAR DE LA RENTA: The Importance of “QUALITY”

A special thank you to Mr. de la Renta. Not for designing S.J.P.’s Met Gala Dress, but for living a life where he celebrated women as individuals, for leaving a transformative imprint in the World of Fashion, + for reminding us all the importance of QUALITY above all else. Cheers to you Oscar. //

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OOTD: “Slightly Simple // Completely Chic”

OOTD: Minimal Street Style is nothing new. Minimal: Simple + versatile statement pieces in subtle colors such as a white v-neck tee,​ grey sweater, a pair of dark wash Paige Denim, olive jacket, + of course, an ‘L.B.D.’ These timeless basics are blank canvases. Throw on a necklace, switch shoes from leopard flats to leather booties, or add a funky fedora + there you have it,​ an entirely new outfit. Why are these basics so ideal? When trying to squeeze all of one’s possessions into an overpriced 400 Sq. Ft. apartment, ‘just the essentials” will have to do. // It’s almost like creating a Capsule Wardrobe without any intention of doing so. Keep it minimal + chic Fabs; you’ll look like you own the place. Okay, maybe not necessarily own the place but at least pass as the real deal: a city resident​. //

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Hello Bell Bottoms: “We Could All Use a Little More FLARE in Our Lives”

Bell Bottoms are back in full force + we don’t hate it. Not only do they balance out our figure; but the variety of styles, ie. prints, fabrics, flare, is endless! After all, we could all use a little extra ‘flare’ in our life. Am I right, or am I right? //

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