Freakin' Fabulous on a Budget

Freakin' Fabulous on a Budget

Clinton Kelly

Language: English

Pages: 240

ISBN: 1476715521

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The style guru and author of Freakin’ Fabulous shows you how to have it all—haute fashion, food and décor—at bargain-basement prices.

You’ve seen him dish out lifestyle tips on ABC’s The Chew and serve up fashion advice on TLC’s What Not to Wear. Now Clinton Kelly—America’s favorite expert on, well, everything—applies his brilliant sense of style and humor to all aspects of life, from dining and entertaining to decorating and etiquette. And he does it all without spending a fortune!

In this ingenious new collection of must haves, whatnots, and need-to-knows, Clinton Kelly proves that it doesn’t take a lot of money to look like a million bucks. In fact, you can dress, entertain, and decorate in a way that makes everyone think you’re filthy rich!

Clinton shows you how to:

Put together beautiful designer looks at a fraction of the cost!

Stuffed Artichokes! Beef Bourguignon! Chocolate Soufflé!

Throw fabulous dinner parties that won’t break the bank!

Make your own “mercury glass” lamps, haute-couture napkins, high-end centerpieces, and MoMA-worthy artwork!

Packed with full-color photos, bargain-hunting tips, posh party ideas, easy-but impressive recipes, dazzling home projects, and everyday indulgences that don’t cost a dime, Clinton’s book is the perfect fit for any size bank account. Now that’s freakin’ fabulous!

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and fruit, like sliced apples, pears, melon, grapes, or figs. If you’re serving cheese before dinner, try savory accompaniments like olives and nuts. Get all Frenchy on your guests by serving cheese after dinner with dried apricots, dates, and fig chutneys or quince paste for a nice sweetness. MORE CHEESE PLATE POINTERS Give your cheese plate a theme! You can group by country (France, Italy, United States, Botswana) or by different kinds of milk (perhaps one each of sheep, cow, and goat). Or

more streamlined look. DRESS YOU CAN . . . Do so many things! Oy, where do I start? Take it in through the waist for a more hourglass look. Hem it. Shorten the straps! If you have a short torso or if you’re petite, shortening the straps of a dress might be one of the easiest ways to improve the way a dress falls on you. Add a snap or a stitch to decrease the amount of cleavage. Put in darts to close up a gaping armpit if you don’t have a big bust and you’re not filling out the dress

= 30, so you would tell her. • If a boss that you can’t stand (1) has a case of extreme halitosis (9), 9 × 1 = 9, so you would not tell him. HERE ARE SOME MORE EXAMPLES TO WORK OUT YOUR OWN FORMULAS: PERSON × OFFENSE ⇒ 30 (REACT) or <30 (DO NOTHING!) THE I’S DON’T HAVE IT There’s no such word as I’s. Do you want to come to Fred and I’s house? WRONG. My mom and I’s recipe for snickerdoodles is great. WRONG. Sally and I’s baby is gonna be real smart. WRONG. The word you’re looking for

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