by Amanda Bedgood

Great style, better prices

This time of year the big fashion magazines shrink. They go from thick tomes barely able to cram into the mailbox to flimsy little things. But, the truth is that we don't need any less style this time of year. Style never takes a vacation. And so, we're bringing you as much in style IND Style as ever and you'll be glad to know our favorite local local boutiques are quite full at the moment. (Trust me, I've made the rounds as of late.) And in even better news. It's sale time. The most wonderful time of the year. So, while the national landscape is looking slight, we're full to the brim on fashion.

There is scarcely a local shop without percentage off signs somewhere in the store. Over at Shoe La La they have a hefty amount of shoes to wear now and later from open toed bright heels to Uggs. We're loving the oxfords with a bit of green (it's all about the green, you know). Perfect with boyfriend jeans or trousers.

Kiki has some fabulous clothing 50 percent off while Hemline has a diverse offering of pieces with slashed prices. We picked a pair of colored denim as a great example of the kind of on trend pieces they have on the sale rack.

Brother's has everything from cocktail to denim on their sale racks, including these booties in a perfect shade of suede that will work through some warmer temps with flirty skirts.

And we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that Vanessa V. has some of her Nikki Poulos and Viereck on her 50 percent off rack. We also eyed some amazing pieces over at Knotting Hill where a dose of fashion forward skirts and tops can be found at 75 percent off. So, happy happy weekend. And happy shopping on the cheap/chic.