If you've ever been curious about how a fashion editor picks out her must haves, listen up. It's second nature for us to find the most beautiful pieces, know the trends, and put together the best outfits. That said, we're giving our editors a $500 budget shopping challenge to spend it however they want. Next up is our FabSugarTV host and producer, Allison McNamara. See how she spends her $500 now.
I'm all about investing in really nice shoes and handbags, and then spending moderately on everything else. That being said, $500 isn't enough to buy me the Proenza Schouler PS11 bag or the Chanel boots that I have not-so-subtly hinted at for Christmas. Instead, I opted to spend my money on versatile pieces that will mix and match well with items I already have in my wardrobe. My style tends to sway a bit dressier than most; colorful button-downs and blazers are my typical go-to — and you will rarely catch me in jeans. Since it never really gets that cold in LA, I'm on the hunt for a buttery brown leather skirt, a cozy lightweight knit, and a festive cocktail dress to get me through the holiday season. Want to see how I spent my budget? Click through to see and shop my picks!