Want to know how we shop? It's basically our job to pinpoint the best things, spot the trends, and style outfits for your viewing pleasure. That said, it's hard not to shop for ourselves when we're constantly on the job. Next up for our budget shopping challenge is our associate editor, Marisa Tom. See how she spends her $500 now.
I've never been one to dress up, even when the occasion calls for it. I try to find loopholes in accessorizing, color palettes, and cool detailing in order to get away with sticking to my low-key styling vibe. No matter what though, I grab pieces that straddle the fine line between fashionable and functional. For this budget-friendly spree, I pulled together items that could translate into this Winter's wardrobe as well as the next Winter's . . . and the next. Add to the mix a handful of whimsical, colorful accessories, and you've got a fun group of pieces that can be worn for a chic everyday look or a chill night out on the town.