Listen, we know that there's a lot of pressure at this time of year. There's family pressure (So, why don't you have a boyfriend?), retail pressure on Black Friday, and the pressure we put on ourselves to look good in case we run into old friends, flames, and frenemies. Thanksgiving Eve, also known as Black Wednesday, is the biggest bar night of the year. You want to look your best, and we'll help you do so without breaking the bank. If you're destined to go shopping anyway, here are our favorite inexpensive picks to keep you in the black:
Black Skinny Jeans, From The Limited
Skip the expensive J Brand jeans, because these look better. The Limited is our sponsor, but that’s not why our entire team is obsessed with the "917 Riveting Skinny Jeans." We love how we look in them, yet they’re stretchy and comfy enough to lounge in as though they were yoga pants. They run large, so go for a pair that’s a size or two smaller than your regular fit. (Our egos don’t have a problem with that.) At $69.50, they work for your wallet.
"Carolina Pumps" by Christian Siriano For Payless
More and more high-end designers are creating lines at affordable stores. Why spend big money on shoes, when Payless ShoeSource features big designers like Alice + Olivia, Christian Siriano, and Lela Rose? We adore this cute gold and black pump by Project Runway winner Christian Siriano. Who said inexpensive—they're $34.99—can't mean super hip?
MoMA Store Silhouette Ring
We love one-of-a-kind jewelry, but we're not willing to spend one-of-a-kind prices. That's why we fell for this high-design ring from New York's Museum of Modern Art gift shop. We guarantee that it will be the center of conversation. It's funky, made out of acrylic, and only $12.