Budget Friendly Holiday Outfits

Budget Friendly Holiday Outfits

Do you have a favorite Holiday fashion staple that you want to wear on every occasion? I certainly do. But not to worry, in this post I’m going to share my tips and tricks on how to maximize your festive wardrobe by making small changes and creating budget friendly Holiday outfits.

Budget Friendly Holiday Outfits

This tuxedo dress from Adrianna Papell is one of my favorite Holiday outfits. It has so many possibilities, but at my age, it’s just a little too short for comfort. Though pantyhose and tights always work well, sometimes you need to try something a little bit different.

Thankfully, this particular dress has quite a few stylish possibilities. Mainly a chic black coat, which made it so much more versatile. With one quick adjustment, this beautiful dress became a sophisticated and polished budget friendly Holiday outfit.

Here is the trick. I took the extra button they had on the inside as a spare and attached it to the opposite side. It made for an easy transition from the flap that was part of the dress to the coat it is now. If you know me then you know I love to shop my closet. So, finding simple and versatile ways to transform an article of clothing into a whole new outfit is very exciting.

I usually add ostrich feathers to the bottom of my shorter skirts. It’s an effective way to add some length while also adding in some fun detail. Keep in mind that if you’re going to be using feathers, they can often be quite thin. So, if you’re going to use options from places like Amazon, then it’s best to double up to create a fuller look.

Recently, however, I stumbled upon another idea. I found the most fabulous skirt from J. Crew that works perfectly under this dress. It is latticed, sparkly, and super chic. Not only does it give me the length I need, but it completely changes the look without breaking the bank. Making this a perfect example of a budget friendly Holiday outfit!

Budget Friendly Handbag Tips

Last year I spent some time exploring all of the fashionable evening bags on the market. Then I found this one on Amazon that was very similar to the designer bags but at a fraction of the price. This stunning bag by Cariedo worked beautifully for all of my events last year. But this year I had an idea on how to transform it into a chic new look.

All it took was one simple change! I found some patterned shoe bags that I happened to have on hand and used them to cover the original burgundy insert. The first one is a gorgeous animal print that is stylish, fun and perfect for any occasion. The second one is a bright tropical print that was a great change of pace. I love the way the print stands out against the sparkling jewels.

3 different looks, with a quick and simple adjustment. You can do this with almost everything in your wardrobe. A little trial and error and you’ll find that there are many ways of transforming your favorite pieces into something new. This is the easiest way to get the most bang for your buck and to keep within your budget during this Holiday season.

Maximizing the Use of Beauty Products

These tips don’t just apply to fashion, there are also ways of maximizing the use of your beauty products as well. A simple tool like this lip brush applicator is an old-fashioned trick that will allow you to use every last bit of your lipstick. Plus, it will provide smooth coverage of your lip color or gloss and it’s reusable.

If you’re committed to sticking to your budget this season, then try to keep some of these tips in mind. There is always a way to give your favorite outfit a new spin, and usually it just takes a small change. If you’re interested in some more feather inspiration, then check out my blog post on how to wear the trend here.

Take Control of your Health with a Prenuvo Scan

Take Control of your Health with a Prenuvo Scan

What if you could know what’s going on inside your body and search for 500 different conditions with a 60-minute scan and no radiation? Enter the Prenuvo scan. Read on for more information and a discount code!

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Prenuvo is a new body scan that can detect your risk for developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer.

Prenuvo body scan machine

The Prenuvo scan is a Whole-Body MRI scan that is aimed at the early detection of disease and cancer. As it is an MRI scan, it doesn’t use any radiation, nor does it use contrast. It uses anatomical and functional imaging sequences, and an approach called multiparametric imaging to scan many organs of the body in one session. Due to this technique, Prenuvo scans can capture 10 times more images at a high quality compared to traditional MRI.

Why get a Prenuvo Scan?

We all do what we can to stay healthy. But what if we don’t really know what’s happening inside our bodies? Eating healthy and exercising are important ways to keep yourself in good shape. But sometimes we don’t know if we have internal issues until it’s too late. I posted before about the fear of the unknown and it is truly something we need to be aware of.

The primary reason people get a Prenuvo body scan is for preventative health measures. When you get one, you’re able to obtain a baseline profile of your health that you can use as a monitor over time. As we age, our immune system slows down, and the risk of disease increases. Those with a family history of disease and cancer, or who experience unexplained symptoms over time, will use a Prenuvo scan to help identify potential early signs of disease. This will alleviate uncertainties about what is going on in their bodies.

How it Works

Woman lying in Prenuvo body scan MRI machine

The Prenuvo scan was actually a lot easier than I expected. It lasted approximately one hour, and I was able to watch Netflix or listen to music. The technician was very kind, she explained everything and gave me information every step of the way. I was amazed to learn that up to 2000 images are taken during the scan. Afterward they’re sent to a Prenuvo-trained Radiologist for a comprehensive assessment.

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Honestly, I was a bit nervous about what my results may be, especially where my brain was concerned. But the Prenuvo body scan can identify over 500 different conditions, both common and rare. It’s comforting to know that if there may be something wrong, there’s a good chance that Prenuvo will catch it. Check out their website here for a detailed breakdown of the conditions and commonly asked questions.

For an explanation of my experience and the results of my scan check out my YouTube video here. If you’re interested in trying this service and would like to find a location near you, click this link here.

The lovely people at Prenuvo have also created a promo code for my friends and followers that will give them $300 off the price of the full body scan. You can either click the link prenuvo.com/SONIAL (with capital letters) when booking online or mention the code SONIAL for over-the-phone bookings.

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With the news and social media, we are constantly exposed to an abundance of health scares. Plus, we all have our own reasons for worrying about our health. Whether it be genetic dispositions, unexplained pain, aging, or general curiosity, taking preventative measures is the best way to give yourself and your loved ones some peace of mind. I’ve recently entered my 7th decade so I’m especially grateful to have had this scan and can now be confident in the knowledge of my health. If you’re interested in learning more about your well-being, ask your doctor about getting a Prenuvo body scan! Or for more information about how I maintain my vitality at my age, check out my blog post here.