How To Get The Look Of The Real Housewives For Less
They strut around in limited edition heels, dress in the hottest designer labels and are on speed dial with the trendiest makeup artists and salons. Oh, to channel the exorbitant beauty regimes of the Real Housewives! Slice wants you to snap out of your high-priced reverie, and wake up to the reality! Copying their fashionable ways is within reach. It’s time to escape from the thrifty Kraft Dinner diet, and stop pinching pennies, you CAN afford the Real Housewives look – for less!
Beauty isn’t always skin deep. Sheree, Teresa and the Real Housewives clique splash plenty of cash to look alluring, and well turned out. The good news for Slice girls, you do not have to starve, or max out your credit cards in order to enjoy elegant beauty products too. First rule of sitting pretty, skip the high end cosmetic counters that glamorize all major department stores. Budget-conscious fashionistas rely on Shoppers Drug Mart as their cosmetics destination of choice. Their in-store Beauty Boutiques offer all the advantages of a posh shop in the comfort of your neighbourhood drug store. Here, the professional beauty experts encourage you to explore the brands, and discover what works best for you. Famous labels such as Smashbox, Benefit, Loréal, Clarins, Sally Hershberger and many others proudly call Shoppers home. Well-produced, trendy yet affordable products are the key to pulling off the Real Housewives beauty routine at a fraction of the cost. Even Vicki would approve!
Remember when D.C. Housewife, Michaele crashed Obama’s White House soirée? For most women, their first impression of Mrs. Salahi was based on the gorgeous red sari she was wearing in the infamous party photos. Her outfit introduced her to the world and helped make her memorable. Before we can utter a single word, or show off our fabulous personalities, it’s our clothes that do all the talking. It’s so true! Low-cut, prim and proper, all business – we’re spoilt for choice nowadays, and chic dressing is no longer relegated to designer attire alone. Take advantage of the au courant fashions making headlines at wallet-friendly establishments such as Le Chateau, H&M, Mexx, and Dynamite. Sophisticated cocktail dresses mix with casual Friday classics – there’s a mood and look for all occasions. If you want to take the fashion game up a notch, check out your local consignment shop. One of a kind party dresses share rack space with formal gowns, and vintage sweater sets. Or tear a page from Michaele’s look book – don a stunning ensemble from another culture, and bask in the adoration!
Shoes are not only the fastest way to a girl’s heart but also to the limits of her overdraft. Best to leave the Jimmy Choo’s and Louboutins to NeNe, Bethenny and Gretchen, and step into style without going into debt. On the heels of the hottest footwear fashions, the collections at Aldo and The Shoe Company have you covered. Both stores follow the latest trends and offer their customers the same catwalk looks that are available elsewhere, but thankfully at a lower price point. Choose from kitten heels, sky high stilettos and killer boots that would make Tamra and her Real Housewives cohorts green with envy. Look chic, treat yourself to more than one pair, and spare yourself the financial grief of purchasing shoes that cost more than your rent.
Jewellery & Accessories
LuAnn and Kim know that you can take an ensemble from ho hum to hottie with the simple addition of the right accessories. If your budget can’t stretch to Cartier, Prada, or Louis Vuitton, try the jewellery, purses, belts and sunglasses at The Bay, Le Chateau and Banana Republic. The Bay has a lavish selection of different brands all under one roof, while Le Chateau, and Banana Republic have in-house designers who follow the season’s latest trends to offer their clientele a plethora of must-have embellishments. Chunky cocktail rings, in vogue aviator sunglasses, and studded leather satchels can be added to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. Better yet, you can buy more when you’re an astute shopper!
Being fashionable doesn’t have to mean a one-way ticket to the poor house. The Real Housewives may spend without prejudice but for us normal gals, such financial liberties just aren’t realistic. By mixing and matching funky yet affordable fashions with shoes and accessories that don’t require a bank loan, it’s easy to out style the most brazen of big spenders – yes, we’re looking at you, Alex, Ramona and Lisa! Shop smart, look fabulous and safely stay on budget – and beat the Real Housewives at their own fashionable game!
Written By: Jackie Middleton
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