Decor on a Dime: Decorating with Vintage Suitcases

Posted On Monday, October 20th, 2014
Filed Under: Home Decor, Thrift Stores


You remember those vintage suitcases I bought for $5 at a garage sale this summer?
Until now I’ve used them to prop up my book cover frame, but this weekend I decided to switch it up a bit. In last week’s Links to Save By, I showed you decorating ideas using suitcases and I was inspired by one of the projects.
My new way of decorating with my vintage cases takes up minimal space and even doubles as storage. Oh, and it took just minutes to do.

Links to Save By

Posted On Friday, October 17th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals


24 Secrets Every Bargain Shopper Needs to Know {BuzzFeed}

20 DIY Vintage Suitcase Decorating Ideas {Oh My! Creative}

5 Beauty Buys Under $20 that Bring the Spa Home {Huffington Post}

DIY Jewelry Organizer {Smart n Snazzy}

Thrifty Friend: Interview with Jen from Fashionably Employed {Whitney Nic James}

NYC: Don’t Miss the Stylish Curves Pop Up Shop {Stylish Curves}

Thrifty Threads 365 – Sporty Sunday Style

Posted On Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Filed Under: Style Guide, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

Thrifty Threads 365 is a fashion challenge where I will only thrift shop for an entire year. I’ll show you how it’s easy and wallet friendly to satisfy your style needs with secondhand finds. For full details, check the original post here.


When it’s chilly out, but I still want to wear a dress and no tights, a long skirt is my go-to fashion choice. I purchased this Calvin Klein skirt a few months ago for less than $10 and it’s safe to say I’m in love with her. I first wore the skirt during Fashion Week. Back then I paired it with a vintage crop top, but this time around I wanted a more conservative look for church. But of course I had to throw in a sporty jacket to mix it up.

Cubicle Chic: 3 Ways to Wear a Scarf {Must Have Accessory for Fashion & Function}

Posted On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Filed Under: Cubicle Chic, Deals & Steals, Style Guide


One of fall’s essential accessories is the scarf. And no wonder! From decorative silk to thick and knitted, this one piece has the power to transform a plain outfit into something poised and polished, all while keeping you cozy. Available in many different prints, fabrics and colors, there’s a scarf for any and everyone!

Instead of taking your scarf off when you reach the office, this week’s Cubicle Chic shows you how to incorporate the accessory into your wardrobe all day long. It’s the ultimate in fashion and function.

Fab, Fit & Frugal – The Perfect Alternative to Sugary Drinks

Posted On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Filed Under: Fab, Fit and Frugal


Last month I shared I would be resurrecting a few reader favorites and Fab, Fit and Frugal is officially back. Of course “looking fly on a dime” involves fashion, but being fly is an overall lifestyle, so it’s only natural for fitness to be included in that. Oh, and I also gained a few pounds this summer and can’t zip up a few of my dresses. Eek! So now I’m really all about being healthy on a budget.

One of my former bad habits I occasionally fall back into involves soda and juice. I have a major sweet tooth, so these drinks make me happy! However, the additives are pretty horrible and not to mention what the sugar does to your body and skin.

So that’s why I was delighted to learn about Hint Water. It’s the perfect fix when you want something other than boring water, but need to ditch the soda and juice.