Save vs. Splurge: The Nail Bracelet

The Fab and Frugal DC Fashion Blog | The Cartier Nail Bracelet BangleThe Fab and Frugal DC Fashion Blog Cartier CC Skye Nail BraceletThis is the new IT accessory. If you haven’t seen it on every celeb who’s any celeb, you soon will. Meet Cartier’s 18k yellow gold Juste un Clou bracelet,which retails for $6,350. This is the skinny twin to Kim Kardashian’s most recent gift from boyfriend Kanye West – you can get her version here for $35,000. Yes you read that correctly. VOM. If you’re lusting over the style but can’t/wont/wouldn’t even if you had the ability to buy Cartier’s pricey piece, get the beautiful CC Skye’s Nail Bangle for only $95!

Save v Splurge Nude Sneaker Wedge

Madden Girl Isabel Marant Sneaker Wedges Save vs. Splurge The Fab and Frugal DC Fashion BlogMadden Girl Isabel Marant Sneaker Wedges Save vs. Splurge The Fab and Frugal DC Fashion BlogIf you follow me on Twitter (do so here), you know that when these clunky ugly things came out I probably said something along the lines of “I feel sorry for people who wear these and think they’re cute”. Really. But after I came across Isabel Marant‘s nude version on Net-a-Porter, I gave them a second thought. Obv I’m not gonna drop $640 on a terribly trendy item. So I asked for the $60 Madden Girl version (available here) for Christmas! And I actually dig them much more than the lumpy look of Isabel’s. Gasp! It’s true! See me struttin’ below.

Madden Girl Isabel Marant Sneaker Wedges Save vs. Splurge The Fab and Frugal DC Fashion Blog

Black & Yellow!

The Fab and Frugal | Black and Yellow | DC Fashion Blog | HM | Helmut Lang | Chanel FlatsWhat I Wore: H&M Yellow Blazer (no longer available – check ebay!) | Helmut Lang Black Sheer Panel Leggings purchased from The Outnet | Chanel Metal Cap Toe Flats from Consign of the Times | Macy’s Karl Lagerfeld Tank | Reed Krakoff Nappa Leather RK Tote | Tory Burch Lucite Logo Cuff available here

The Fab and Frugal | Black and Yellow | DC Fashion Blog | HM | Helmut Lang | Chanel Flats The Fab and Frugal | Black and Yellow | DC Fashion Blog | HM | Helmut Lang | Chanel Flats The Fab and Frugal | Black and Yellow | DC Fashion Blog | HM | Helmut Lang | Chanel Flats The Fab and Frugal | Black and Yellow | DC Fashion Blog | HM | Helmut Lang | Chanel Flats The Fab and Frugal | Black and Yellow | DC Fashion Blog | HM | Helmut Lang | Chanel Flats | Reed KrakoffMy Reed Krakoff tote & Chanel metal cap toe flats weren’t exactly affordable finds , but pairing them with an HM bright yellow blazer, a $20 tank and $10 necklace brings down the pretentious nature of that iconic CC logo, plus cushioning your conscience and your bank account from a major blow. Minus the bag & flats, this look was only $130 (yes, including the Helmut Lang leggings purchased in The Outnet sale). Fun but chic, edgy and easy.