how to: NYC fashion made affordable.

It really doesn’t take a lot to put together a foxy outfit. All the women I took photos of in NYC were wearing outfits I can replicate for way less, any day of the week.

Just to give you an idea of how to put together a sassy outfit on the cheap, I’ve put together some collages for you. Let me know what you think.






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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Petit Elefant :


    thank you!

  2. amberlee :

    You are my fashion hero.

  3. Petit Elefant :


    well, i do try. ha ha ha. :)

  4. Danielle Mahoney :

    I love this! I could never wear skinny jeans but I just bought some cute shoes like those and payless they were having a two for one sale :)

  5. sheila :

    you are so good! I love all those simple looks. Now I better get shopping.
    What were your favorite winter/fall shoes you saw while there?

  6. sue-donym :

    Well done.

  7. Petit Elefant :


    I'm convinced ANYONE can wear skinny jeans if they're the right kind.

    Love two for two sales. ;)


    you have some work to do!

    the shoes were amazing. but i was heartened to see lots and lots of flats in every shape and color. also? the boots!

  8. Tiffany :

    Love this post!

  9. Petit Elefant :


    Is it getting old yet? It's hard for me to know because I can talk about fashion all day!


    So glad you like it. Kind of fun putting outfits together, right?

  10. Deb :

    Oh my gosh!! I love this fashion kick you are on. You are sooooo talented!!!


  11. Boston Mamas :

    Love this post my dear… totally want you to shop with you sometime. :-) xoxo Christine

  12. Petit Elefant :


    You name the date and time and I'll do it. Didn't we shop together in Boston or was it every woman for herself? ;)

  13. Deb :

    It never gets old…. I LOVE it!!! Keep on rockin' it!

  14. Petit Elefant :


    Okay, you want it I'll bring it! Thanks for the kind words lovely girl.

  15. kgbgraphics :

    so the last board has some blue flats for 29. I have to say I bought some similar flats from target recently… 19.99 AND they have brown, black, plum, lime, and aqua. Best thing I have bought for my wardrobe in a while! :)