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Come Fab Finding With Me: Affordable Work Attire

If you have a job where you have to dress up every day, it can really put a strain on your budget. I've gotten a number of requests lately for recommendations on affordable office wear, but be warned: If you scrimp too much, your clothes will look cheap. The key is wearing separates that are affordable but look expensive, then changing it up with jewelry, shoes, and other accessories.

I'll start things off with this Bow Pencil Skirt, available for $39.50 here. Now let's all go Fab Finding to complete the outfit. Here's the catch: No item can be more than $50, but it should look like it costs more than $50! Be sure to come back and tell us all what you found. To learn what a Fab Find is and how to make one, click here. To see some of my favorite online stores,


For good deals on career clothes, I recommend Ann Taylor Loft, Newport News, and JC Penney. Here are some of other favorite online stores to try:

Active Endeavors
Banana Republic
Bluefly
eLuxury
Girlshop
Jildor Shoes
Neiman Marcus
Net-a-Porter
Nordstrom
Scoop NYC
Shop Intuition
Shopbop
Styledrops
Target
Zappos

Also, we've added some all-new features to Fab Finds, which you can read all about here. As always, let us know if you have any problems!

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t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
Lovely finds gals! I cant still find my belt I want but Im working on it lol. Crisp Im in love with the shirt that you picked.
PiscesJNJ PiscesJNJ 9 years
Don't forget the Victoria's Secret sale section. Afterall, you did incorporate a skirt over 50 dollars that Alessandra is wearing, but you can find just as cute skirts or pants ON SALE at VS.com. :) Happy shopping!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Well thanks Jen. Yeah this is def more usable. I agree, sale racks @ discount places are the best! I love outlet shopping at Ann Taylor and Banana! Cant go wrong!
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Heey - you're outfit is really cute, Crispy!! I think Fab said she'd do the follow up once a week. This was fun, and probably more usable. But I love going to town with stuff I could never actually buy, too.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Ok, mine are up. T0x - I agree with you! I try to always buy quality, so to save money, we're talking clearance racks and discount stores. Or, best of all, clearance racks AT discount stores. LOL
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
My pics for the skirt are up. FAB, when do we get to see the update on the other days skinny jean search?
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
PS clearance racks in actual stores of course not online lol are great to try at the end of season! To stock up for the following year. Happy Wizard of Oz Wednesday!
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
Well that should be easy. Typically, bc I have to work in a business attire setting, you can never go wrong with black bottoms an a low heel, and button up shirts with some jewelry how u do your hair and what kind of belt you wear make the outfit. Target is usually the better place to shop at but walmart is finally starting to class things up with there Metro 7 line. GL to yall and Ill be looking for your post and of course Ill find something. Happy Wizard of Oz Wednesday!
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 9 years
Newport News! I never find anything cute there! If you girl's find something cute at Newport News please post!
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Wait wait wait, backup...JC Penney? Really?
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
No more than $50!? Sheeew, making it tough on us, Fab! LOL This should be fun!!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Oh Im ready for this!
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