Travel on a Dime: How to Pack a Carry-On Like a Pro

Posted On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Filed Under: Style Guide, Travel on a Dime
Just last week in my Having It All When Your Budget Is Limited, I mentioned that traveling is a huge priority of mine for 2015. Well, just a few days ago I booked a trip to Belize. {insert scream and Madonna’s “La Isla Bonita”}.
I previously traveled to Belize a few years ago and when Secret Flying {check them out for last minute deals} had a flight for less than $350, I jumped on it. Besides saving on flights, I also save major cash by traveling light, because who really has time to pay for checked baggage fees?!
Check out how to go on on a week long trip and pack a single carry-on. Yes, it’s absolutely possible to pack light and even have room in your bag to bring back souvenirs.

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Thrifty Threads: How to Wear Winter White

Posted On Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Filed Under: Style Guide, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

I know so many people who still believe the outdated style advice that you can’t wear white after Labor Day. But we know that’s not true, right? Right!

It’s never about what color you wear, it’s always about the material. White linen pants in the winter? No way! But white denim or a knit skirt? Yup. Here’s how I styled the white skirt I recently scored from Strawberry. I paired it with my cheap chic finds, including my thrifted Dior coat for a fun winter look.

Fall Fashion Week Trends You Can Thrift Right Now

Posted On Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Filed Under: Style Guide, Thrift Stores


New York Fashion Week has come to a close and it’s become clear what we’ll be wearing this fall. Sure, you can cop these pieces in a few months at high end department stores or you can thrift them right now! Fashion is always cyclical, so the hot new styles we just saw on the runways may be at your nearest thrift shop.

Here are four fall fashion trends you can thrift. Not only will you save a ton of cash, but the clothes are sure to be  more unique.

1 Dress Styled 10 Ways {How to Maximize Your Wardrobe}

Posted On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Style Guide

I’m a creature of habit and if I have a garment I love, I wear it to death! What can I say? I like to get the most bang for my buck. So when asked me to style one dress 10 different ways, I was up for the challenge. Though I can rock the same item repeatedly, I know how to rework it so it always looks fresh. And I take pride in making a “cheap” piece look like a million bucks. I mean, part of the title of my book is how to make the cheap look chic!

See how to styled a $12 Forever 21 dress a variety of ways and get inspired to remix your own wardrobe.

Having It All When Your Budget Is Limited

Posted On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Style Guide

Compensation was provided by Nissan via Mode Media.


Let me start out by saying I don’t believe in the idea of “having it all,” especially not at the same time. But I do firmly believe in having the best you can afford. That mindset is exactly why I started Looking Fly on a Dime® five years ago. From traveling on a budget to looking my best in spite of making little to no money in NYC, I’m a firm believer that your best has nothing to do with your wallet.

Here are a few ways you can have it all, even when your budget is limited.