We’re always going to fashion bloggers for inspiration! You probably see posts dedicated to them on our Facebook wall all the time. We just can’t get enough of their personal styles and the ideas behind their looks. We’ve chosen some of our favorite fashion bloggers to share with you, from well-known heavy hitters like The Man Repeller to the California cool styling of Purse ‘n boots.
Native Fox’s blog will make you wish she was your best friend and that you could raid her closet every Saturday night. We adore her effortless cool style and her love of amazing handbags and hats!
Sea of Shoes
We can’t get enough of this red-headed bombshell’s chameleon style. Her enviable outfits range from classic to totally inspired. We never get bored of this blog!
Purse ‘n Boots
Purse ‘n Boots is an incredible stylist (she puts looks together for Nasty Gal and For Love and Lemons), and her wild child looks will have you wanting to be on your worst behavior while you party until the sun rises.
The Man Repeller
If you haven’t heard of Leandra Medine – The Man Repeller – you probably haven’t read a fashion blog or website in a really. long. time. Her sense of humor is as fearless as her style. She is total inspiration to boldly take your style outside the box.
Atlantic – Pacific
Pretty & preppy looks that you and your mother will agree look great. This is the blog you’ll want to check out for what to wear when you meet his parents, go to your best friend’s engagement party, want to look like a stunner on a job interview, or do any of those other ‘adult activities’ where you want to look amazing.
Getting dressed in the winter can be so tough. You wake up, it’s cold and grey outside. Sometimes it’s hard to find the motivation to do more than put on a fleece jacket and a pair of jeans and call it a day. We’ve collected some of our favorite celebrity winter fashion looks to share with you. Stay inspired all season long!
Jessica Alba’s Rock n Roll Mom
Amanda Seyfried’s Cosy Casual
Heidi Klum’s Model-Off-Duty
Taylor Swift’s Winter White
Kate Middleton’s Pretty Princess
Miranda Kerr’s Lady Who Lunches
The holidays are all about giving but between friends, family, Secret Santa at work, and a New Year’s outfit, this time of year can get pretty expensive. Cheap Maggies has lots of great gifts, in-store and online, to keep you from going over budget during the holiday season. Here are some of our favorite gift ideas for under $100 –
Kenneth Cole Reaction Clutch Wallet ($19.95) – Available in 4 colors
Kensie Girl Spencer Boots ($19.95) – Available in black or brown
Anna Sui Mirror Lip Color Palette ($12.95)
Juicy Couture Sequin Tote ($79.50) – Available in 2 colors
Sketchers Sunglasses ($14.95) – Many styles available
Polo Mens Sneakers ($29.95) – Available in 2 colors
We loved First Lady Michelle Obama looking luxe in Oxblood, the hue of the season. Even if it was a repeat dress, her Michael Kors look was a stunner. Feeling inspired by her election night frock, we created our own Ode to Oxblood.
Anyone who lives or works in the Hoboken area knows hows how bad things are right now as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The storm may have passed, but Hoboken, Lower Manhattan, Long Island, and many other areas are a long way from being back to normal. Heat, hot water, electricity, and flooding are all very real issues that persist. If you made it though the storm unscathed and want to help our those who need your help, we can point you in the right direction.
– You can make donations specific to Hoboken on the Rebuild Hoboken Relief Fund website by using any major credit card through PayPal. The Salvation Army is also accepting donations directly through their website.
– Jersey City Sandy Relief Volunteers Facebook page provides up to date information on where you can volunteer in Jersey City as well as donation sites and what they are in need of.
– The Red Cross can direct you on where to give blood and how to donate directly to those still recovering from the hurricane.
– Occupy Sandy offers a full list of volunteer locations as well as what supplies are urgently needed if you don’t have the time to volunteer but can give something.
Image from The New York Times.
Cheap Maggies is all about cheap stuff (in case you couldn’t guess). When it comes to finding old cheap stuff, we love a good flea market. Thankfully we’re located right outside of NYC, a mecca for bargain shoppers. The long cold winter is coming soon, so check out these outdoor flea markets now before the temperature drops. For those who chose not to hibernate during the winter months, some of these markets are open all year round or relocate to indoor locations, so the fun never has to end…
1. Brooklyn Flea
If you’ve got an adventurous spirit, travel to the hip borough of Brooklyn for this weekly flea market. Brooklyn Flea has 2 sites, one in Fort Greene (open Saturdays 10 am – 5 pm) and one in Williamsburg (open Sundays 10 am – 5 pm). The fleas features 100’s of vendors with crafts, antiques, vintage items, and artisan food. They are open through November 17th.
2. Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market
Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market (HKFM) is open 9-5 on Saturdays and Sundays all year round. Get in there and feel free to haggle with Manhattan’s finest collectible vendors.
This 25+ year old flea market is located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side every Sunday from 10-5:30. Visitors will find general flea market items here as well as fresh produce from a branch of Union Square’s famed Greenmarket.
4. Hester Street Fair
Hester Street Fair is more of an art and food fair than an actual flea market. It is located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and is open Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm. Go for the cool finds, but do. not. leave. without eating a bunch of yummy street food prepared by a Hester Street vendor like Kettle Falafel or The Bombay Sandwich Co.
5. The Antique Garage
A sister market to the previously mentioned HKFM, The Antique Garage has been open since 1994 and is located on W 25th street. This indoor market is open 9 AM – 5 PM every Saturday & Sunday. It offers shoppers 100+ vendors located on 2 floors.
We adore all the new fashion opportunities that come with fall – jackets, boots, scarves, hats, and lots of other fun accessories. This fall we’re loving punk rock inspiration like studs, leather and denim. BUT we’re also loving bohemian inspiration like velvet, florals, and fringe. Which style are you coveting the most?