Dime Find of the Week: Mighty Purse Portable Charger

Posted On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Fab Under $100, shopping
What: Handbag Butler Mighty Purse
Why: I always find myself looking for an outlet to charge my dying iPhone, so I was elated to learn about the Mighty Purse. It’s the perfect combination of fashion and technology, as the clutch has an interior battery to charge your smartphone on the go. Genius!

What’s In Store: Joyce Leslie + When to Pass on Cheap Clothing

Posted On Monday, July 28th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Fab Under $50, shopping, Style Guide

What's In Store: Joyce Leslie

This weekend I went shopping with my cousin since she wanted to find an outfit for an 80s pool party, so we naturally went to Joyce Leslie. The affordable fashion retailer is a staple on the East Coast. Until this weekend, I hadn’t stepped foot in one of the stores in years, but as an undergrad, I shopped at Joyce Leslie at least every other week when I wanted a cute $20 dress. Though quite a few of the clothes were adorable, I also saw some major misses.
Check out what I found at Joyce Leslie, plus quick tips on what to look for and avoid when shopping at a “cheap” clothing store.

Dime Find of the Week: Forever 21 Satchel

Posted On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Fab Under $50, shopping
What: Forever 21 Satchel
Why: Every woman needs that one {or several!} satchel for day to night. It’s large enough to fit your essentials, and it’s not too bulky for a night out. While I’m pretty much obsessed with Forever 21 skinny jeans because they stand the test of time and don’t get the dreaded crotch rip, the affordable retailer also has some amazing satchels for the season. If there’s one bag you want to buy now and carry it through fall and winter, this is it. Oh, and you won’t spend more than 30 bucks.

Links to Save By

Posted On Friday, July 18th, 2014
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, DIY, Home Decor, shopping

Links to Save By, affordable fashion

21 Healthy Hair DIY Treatments for Summer-Starved Hair {my latest piece for BuzzFeed}

8 Outfit Formulas that Work on Every Body Type, Every Time {Redbook}

15 Ways to Save on Decor {The Everygirl}

10 Ways to Update Your Vintage Seating {Apartment Therapy}

6 Sale Sandals You Need in Your Life {Cheap Chicas}

Target Announces Black Friday in July Over 3 Weekends {The Recessionista}

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Thrifty Threads: One Thrift Store Dress, Multiple Ways

Posted On Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Filed Under: shopping, 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.
Thrifty Threads 365: one dress, multiple ways
There’s nothing I love more than wearing a single garment multiple ways. And that’s exactly what I have with this printed dress. Well, it actually started out as a fishtail skirt {see the original post in 2010 when I had a tailor transform it from a skirt to a dress}. I immediately noticed the bold pattern when I saw it in a bin at the Goodwill Outlet. I wasn’t feeling the skirt, but knew I could have a tailor convert it into a strapless dress. I’ve worn it as a dress and now I’m rocking it as a skirt with the addition of a t-shirt and belt {both thrifted!}.