Us gals at Shop It To Me can’t get enough of the lovely and talented (and clearly fashionable) Katrina Szish. She’s an in-the-know TV personality and pop culture journalist with tons of great advice on fashion and beauty. She was kind enough to answer a few questions, and provide us eager listeners with some excellent fashion tips.
Here’s what Katrina had to say:
Your favorite restaurant:
The Corner Bistro, the best burgers and fries at the best price, not to mention the best bartender in NYC
If women splurge on one item in their life, what would you recommend?
A new pair of to-die-for vertiginous heels every season OR a two-week vacation once a year no matter what
Your personal favorite brands:
YSL platforms, Lanvin flats, Linea Pelle bags, Alexis Bittar earrings and rings, Martin + Osa paper-thin cashmere cardigans, Ray Ban Jackie Oh sunglasses, Tracy Feith dresses
Advice to gals on a shopping budget:
Don’t buy loads of cheap, low-quality stuff at the uber-inexpensive chains. Fill in just a few trendy blanks with of-the-moment pieces at places like Zara (the jumpsuit or a pair of harem pants, for example). Then focus on accessories. Buy one high-end pair of shoes each season (things go on sale so quickly, so it’s easy to score a deal), one quality bag per season or year (I like something classic and chic like Ferragamo or Chanel, and I find great options at the outlets for a fraction of the department store prices; “it”-bags are tragically un-hip and tragically over-priced), and splurge on ONE item that you are crazy about and can promise yourself you’ll wear oodles of times, such as an amazing dress or a fab winter coat. Finally, do your homework — you literally can’t afford to be lazy…stay on top of sales, look for discounts, hit up discount shops like Century 21, and look for deals at luxury outlets such as Woodbury Commons or Premium Desert Outlets in Palm Springs.
Our advice? Listen to Katrina! Prop yourself up in some fancy heels, take that vacay you’ve been dreaming of, and remember that certain items are simply worth the splurge.
Be sure to check out her site for photos, news, videos, and more. Thanks, Katrina!