The Breakdown

If you follow me on Twitter or YouTube, then you probably already know that I am spending Christmas up north with my husband’s parents this year. I’ve lived in Florida for many years, so as you can imagine, I have a lot of warm weather wear to stock up on. Item number one on my list of “how to survive a northern Christmas” is a super warm and cozy coat, which is why I am in love with the quilted and puffer jackets that are emerging as the trend of the season. The thick insulated layer is bound to keep you warmer than a simple lined coat, no matter what the materials. I’m not a big fan of the puffer jackets that make you look like a big ol box, so I chose styles that are either cropped or cinched at the waist to give the illusion of shape amongst all those layers. Be sure to check out the links below for all of the color options available.

Continue reading Fab Finds Under $100 – Quilted & Puffer Jackets »

Selena Gomez Grammy Nominations Concert - The Look For Less

The Breakdown

In the spirit of our giveaway, I thought I would feature one of their beautiful dresses in this celebrity look for less. This dress is not “inspired by” Selena Gomez’s dress – we were actually lucky enough to find her exact dress and it was only $102! Selena was so gorgeous and lookin all grown up at the 2010 Grammy Awards Nominations Concert. This look is packed with trends, yet she pulled it off in a way that demands attention without looking too over-the-top. So what do you think of Selena’s style? Would you wear this look for less?

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Holiday Party Dress - The Look For Less


Polyvore Look For Less Holiday Contest

It’s time to get your party on! We’ve partnered with to bring you all another fun contest! One lucky reader will win the dress of her choice from LuLu*s by entering our Holiday Party contest!

This contest is going to be so fun to enter. Create an outfit (set) at, using all pieces from and featuring the dress you’d like to win – any dress would be great, but we’d love to see a dress you think would stand out at your next holiday party. It only takes a few minutes and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with. Enter as many sets as you would like! Once you’ve created your set:

  • Friend TheLooksForLess on Polyvore.
  • Name your set “ Holiday Contest Entry”.
  • Link to your Polyvore set on our Facebook page. Once I see your set at our Facebook page, I can add it to our contest collection (to show up in the reel below).

All entries must be in by 11:59pm ET on December 14th. The winner will be decided by reader vote on December 15th and 16th. Please note: The dress you win will depend on availability when the contest closes. If the dress you used in your contest entry is sold out, you will be given the opportunity to choose another dress. US residents only please.

Current Entries

Fendi Spy Bag - The Look For Less

The Breakdown

The Fendi Spy bag, as seen on EVERY celebrity including Victoria Beckham, Kiera Knightly, Ashlee Simpson, Jessica Simpson, Nicki Minaj, Nicole Richie, Mary Kate and Ashlee Olson, Heidi Pratt, Jennifer Lopez, Ashley Tisdale, and many more, retails at Saks Fifth Avenue for $2,250!!! The Steal, available in black, mustard, red, cream, and blue, is the Classic Secret Agent Bag from, and has a price tag of only $49.95, for a difference of $2,200 from the Real.

♥ Sale Alert – For 24 hours only, Friday December 3rd, Handbag Heaven will be selling the Classic Secret Agent Bag for only $25! This is such a popular bag so get it before it sells out. Order by 2pm EST for same day shipping!

Reader Look For Less - Amy

A hot trend right now with the younger gals is pairing ripped up denim shorts with tights. Love, Meagan, one of my favorite fashion bloggers, did a post earlier this week on how to pair shorts and tights, but with a touch of class. Amy of Fun After Five threw this outfit together right before her trip to Santa Barbara, CA and decided it was perfect for the wine tasting she was going to attend. She looks amazing in this pic taken right outside of the winery!

About her look, Amy wrote “My style is definitely girly with lots of class. I like to mix many items I already have in my closet with affordable accessories and cute jackets. It makes me feel like I have a brand new wardrobe!” Thanks so much for sharing your look for less with us – your creativity is inspiring!

Frye Carmen Harness Boots - The Look For Less

The Breakdown

Frye Harness boots are undeniably the “it boot” of the season. If you can’t afford the $358 price tag of the Carmen Harness Tall boot, then Forever 21 has a great alternative for only $34.80, for a difference of $323 from the Real. The Real and the Steal are both available in black and dark brown.

So what do you think? Would you wear this look for less? If you prefer a more weathered short boot, check out the Frye 12R Harness Steal we featured last month from Target.

Katherine Heigl - Get The Celebrity Look For Less

The Breakdown

I usually have to search hi-and-low when putting together a look for less. Most of the outfit pieces come from a variety of stores to get a good match and at a great price. Can you believe that this entire Katherine Hiegl look came from K-mart? They actually put this look together and requested that I share it with my readers. I haven’t associated K-mart with hip and trendy in a long time, but they definitely pulled it off with this look. You have to check out the prices – they are unreal!

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