Real Housewives on a budget

Real Housewives go “Poor Girl” with a budget on Rachel Ray

Real Housewives on a Budget

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Every Poor Girl knows you can look fabulous no matter what your budget. Just because you didn’t spend it, doesn’t mean you can’t look like a million bucks! The stars of the Real Housewives on Bravo, are often shown spending money on fabulous designer clothes, handbags and jewelry. Rachel Ray gave them a challenge to only spend $200 on an entire outfit, with 45 minutes to shop!  WATCH THE VIDEO: See how the housewives stack up against this “Poor Girl” challenge.

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    Real Housewives on a budget with Rachel Ray

    The lavish lifestyles of Vicki, Jill and NeNe have been well-documented on the Bravo series The Real Housewives. “I like buying,” admits Jill of New York City. “I never know what anything costs.” So it would seem that Rachael’s challenge would be right up their alley: to shop for a fashionable outfit that they would wear to an event. But there’s a catch! The women will have only 45 minutes to shop, and they have a spending limit of $200! “Shopping on a budget?” remarks NeNe of Atlanta. “I don’t shop on a budget — but I’ll try.”

    The women check out Marshalls, T.J.Maxx and Stein Mart to see what they can find, but when you’re used to shopping at Prada or Dolce & Gabanna, having no credits cards and being forced to actually look at price tags doesn’t come easy. Ultimately, the bargain hunter in each of them is able to locate a suitable ensemble on a real housewives budget. “You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look good,” says Vicki of Orange County, “because in the end, it truly is all about your attitude and how you feel in it — no matter what your budget is.”


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