#ThriftyThursday: Easy Tip to Spot Stains Before You Buy

Posted On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Filed Under: Thrift Stores

thrift-tip-thrift-shopping-tips-looking-fly-on-a-dime-how-to-thrift-shop Remember that awesome cobalt vintage jumpsuit I bought for $5?! Well, you might also remember I was thisclose to not buying it because it had a few stains. Luckily I was able to get them out, but I almost didn’t know it even had stains!

I always stress the importance of inspecting garments closely, but even when you do, depending on the lighting in the store, you may be overlooking a few discolorations. Here’s how to use the power of sunlight to spot stains on your thrifted garments.

Style Equation: The Casual Chic Formula To Get Dressed in 10 Minutes

Posted On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
Filed Under: Style Guide


Though I have a closet full of clothes, I always feel I have nothing to wear. But I’ve come to rely on trusted style combos that make getting dressed in the morning must easier.

I realized I haven’t done a Style Equation post in a while, so here it is. This is a useful go-to combo when you want to get dressed for a casual weekend, day of errands or lunch date. It takes just minutes but you’ll automatically look pulled together and it only requires the basics every woman has in her closet.

5 Tips to Shop for Clothes at Cheap Stores

Posted On Monday, May 18th, 2015
Filed Under: Fab Under $50, Style Guide
Shopping at “cheap” retailers like Strawberry, Rainbow, Forever 21, Family Dollar {yes, Family Dollar}, H&M, Target, etc. can be a bit tricky. The clothes are really affordable but the quality isn’t always superior. Retailers cut corners to offer the garments at such wallet-friendly prices, so the colors might not be as bright, the fit might be a little off and embellishments start falling off before you know it.
However, it’s all about knowing what to buy and what to pass on when shopping at cheap retail stores.

5 Reasons You Need These Thrift Shopping Totes

Posted On Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Filed Under: Thrift Stores


“I Don’t Pay Retail, I Thrift!”

It’s not just a phrase, but a lifestyle. After a hectic few weeks {trip to Belize and recent Today Show appearance}, my custom thrift shopping tote bags are finally ready for sale. And I’m confident you’re going to love them.

Here are five reasons you’ll want to get your hands on these limited edition bags.

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5 Ways to Jet Set Internationally {on a Dime}

Posted On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Filed Under: Travel on a Dime


A few weeks ago I traveled to Belize and had an amazing time. I didn’t really have any plans to visit the Central American country until a wallet friendly flight came across my Twitter timeline.

Not only do I dress on a budget but I travel on one as well. And I even came in under budget with this trip! Here’s how you can, too, even if your funds are limited.