OOTD: Zara Did Me Dirty

FUN FACT // PATHETIC FACT?: Whatever. The fact is, I have never, in my fashion-obsessed existence purchased an item from ZARA. #locomuch? Well, the tides have shifted my Fab. ZARA is simply a dream. Their brand + various lines are the definition of chic, unique, qual-it-tee fashion . After causally popping into my local ZARA Retailer, I turned to ask my new friend Gordon, ZARA Salesman-Extraordinaire, if I was in the Outlet. Nope, just in the middle of the most epic sale I’ve seen since my first visit to T.J. Maxx. So please, this is the time to polish that wardrobe of yours and decorate it with quality bargains from ZARA. Also note, be sure to visit a ZARA Retailer, as the SALE section on their site lacks the plethora of markdowns waiting for you to get your hands on. Get after it Fab! //

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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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From Me to You. xx, Kel. //

“when writing the story of your life, there are bound to be typos. but every once in awhile pause to edit. this is when you will see how truly + flawlessly beautiful life can be.

xx,

kel. // fab frugal fashionista

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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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