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5 Holiday Attire Ideas Even Scrooge Will Love

Just because you’re without a job or pinching pennies doesn’t mean you have to make like a Cratchit for the holidays!

I realize I am late to the party, but I also know lots of people have holiday events this weekend and next–including MPS. I still don’t know what (to quote my mother), “I’m gonna put on this body”, but it’s got to be something cheap or something I already have in my closet. So after thumbing through my wares, I’ve come up with five easy (read: not groundbreaking) style ideas that are sure to erase the bah-humbugs and have you eager to make out under the mistletoe and go buck-wild at your office  holiday party!

  1. Glam up a simple outfit with a silver or gold skinny belt. J.Crew has some sassy metallics for little $$$.
  2. Buy some inexpensive costume jewelry to bring back to life that little black dress or silky top you’ve been wearing to death. Was floored by the fun selection I saw the other day at Old Navy. Granted, these baubles may not last forever, but at least they’ll add a lil’ bling for the night.
  3. Don’t forget that jeans are okay. Last year, I wore dark jeans with a cropped green velvet Mandarin collar jacket bought years ago at Loehmann’s. I added some cute earrings, black heels, and it looked adorable. http://youlookfab.com/2008/12/04/casual-holiday-parties-on-a-budget-glam-up-your-jeans/
  4. Target. Target. Target. Their Limited Edition line is bursting at the seams with cuteness.
  5. Borrow from a friend. Act like you’re living back in the dorm or the sorority house. There’s nowhere better to shop than your BFF’s closet. Just be kind and dry clean before returning. 

Happy holidays!

Today’s Cheap Thrill: Domino Magazine, Revisited

domino_village_3565This morning, I was looking for some past issues of Domino for a work project, and I had forgotten that I’d saved about three years’ worth of the now-defunct, yet brilliant and sorely missed style/design publication.

As I thumbed through a couple of the issues (November 2005 and September 2006, to be exact), I began oohing and ahhhing over the unexpected color combinations, the decor tips, the clutter cures, the chic makeovers and meticulously culled accessories. It was as if I was reading those issues for the first time.

Then, it came to me. Without spending any money on additional home magazines (yeah, that’s you, Elle Decor and House Beautiful), I was not only recycling old issues, I was also enjoying them as much as I had when I pulled them out of the mailbox back in 2005! It was all new to me.

How fabulous! I know now that I have oodles of hours ahead of free entertainment and education, thanks to some old, stowaway magazines and timeless editing.

I still spit on Conde Nast for removing this thing of beauty from our world.

Do you re-read old magazines? Are you as much of a magazine whore as I am?

Free Haircuts in Athens, Ga. on July 12! Arbor Salon and Spa to Host a “Job Fair for Your Hair”

arbor_bannerWill you be near Athens, Ga. on Sunday, July 12? Head over to the Arbor Salon and Spa for a unique event! Thanks to reader Janet Prince Kilpatrick for the following scoop!

“Recognizing umemployment rates in Georgia are reaching historic levels, The Arbor Salon and Spa is announcing a ‘Job Fair for your Hair’ Sunday, July12th, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Stylists from the Arbor Salon and Spa, 1155 Mitchell Bridge Rd., Athens, Ga. will be offering free haircuts to anyone currently unemployed and actively seeking employment.

“Suggesting ‘be smart and look the part’, stylists will be providing cuts allowing you the confidence to put your best face forward. If interested, please contact the salon at 706- 543-2418, or contact them on the web at http://www.arborsalonandspa.com. No appointments will be taken but stylists will be looking forward to working with guests on a first come, first serve basis. Working in conjunction with Harry Bissetts Bayou Grill, light food and refreshments will be provided.”

I always say a good haircut is your best accessory.