Trending summer, Jessica style

Frugalista Gift Ideas

It’s summer time.

The living’s supposed to be easy.

At least it calls for less clothing.

Also new trends surface. The perfect storm for great birthday gifts. The perfect time for Frugalista gifts that will fool most into believing it’s the splurge designer versions.

Your fashionista recipient likely follows the winds of style changes. She probably also follows the designers and celebrities current style choices. In a recent style watch report fashionista Jessica Alba listed her three clothing summer essentials.


Chinese Laundry Easy Does It

Women’s flats make a great addition to a wardrobe.  No matter how many your recipient might already own.  She’ll also love that Easy Does It Chinese Laundry flats look so close to the $450 Jennie Kayne d’Orsay flats. In black, navy, fuchsia, and taupe. Just say that Jessica Alba loves these type flats and brace for the squeals. Other versions also available.

$60 (Also available at other local and online retailers)

Skinny wedge flip-flops – J.Crew

Is she a more casual stylish lady? Get her the J.Crew skinny wedge flip flops. In 4 colors. $23

Perhaps include them in the Farmer’s market tote below.

Jessica also loves the Knockaround sunglasses. These inexpensive shades come in bright, cheery colors.  At this price you can get your recipient several colors to sport this summer. Or, bundle it with another summery gift.

$12-$13; polarized, $19-$30

tofino Long Caftan – toryburch,com

Tory Burch Catarina Long Caftan

Unlikely that a woman can  have too many chic swim cover ups. Jessica likes the Tory Burch Tofino Long Caftan because she can go from the pool to an afternoon lunch. It’s a beautiful piece, but you might not want to pay $400 to provide a chic look for your recipient. If you’re inclined, get her the vintage Tory Burch Catarina Long Caftan–on sale for $224, regular $375 at Nordstrom.

indo Stripe Caftan – Nordstrom

Or, let her join the lunch crowd with the Indo Stripe Caftan ($78) or the sexier Brazen Leopard Print Caftan ($48). Both at Nordstrom.

Leopard Print Caftan

The Beach Dress – Victoria’s Secret

It’s not surprising that Victoria Secret offers a few more sexy choices. Like the halter Beach Dress. In six colors.

$30 $40

Victoria’s secrets sells a number of cover-ups and beach dresses – here

Urban Outfitters also has a good selection of cover-ups.  Look for one at just about any retailer, such as Macy’s, selling women’s accessories.

You can make the day of your trendy, summer birthday lady with Jessica’s faves.

Happy Frugalista Shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. 

May you find the perfect gift.  

© DLewis 2013 All Rights Reserved

3 comments on “Trending summer, Jessica style

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