The Real Deal About Cheap Shoes {Do They Last?}

Posted On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide

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It’s no secret I love a good deal. And if you’re reading this blog, you probably do too. Though I’m cool with a $1 thrift store shirt, shoes can be a different story. Your footwear carries the weight of your body and can seriously affect your feet if they’re poorly constructed {i.e. cheap!}.

But before you write off cheap shoes, here are some observations: the good and the bad I’ve observed over the past few months wearing three pairs of cheap shoes.

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Why You Should Ditch the Shopping Carts to Avoid Overspending

Posted On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide

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Confession time: I don’t use a cart when I go shopping. Let me clarify: if I have a strict budget, I don’t grab a cart when shopping for clothes. Instead, I hold everything in my hand or one of those little hand carts, but never the one on wheels}.

This has saved me major time and money and if you tend to suffer from buyer’s remorse, it can help you too!

Dime Find of the Week: Must Have Shoes from Crocs {Yes, Crocs!}

Posted On Monday, October 10th, 2016
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping

Dime Find of the Week: Must Have Shoes from Crocs {Yes, Crocs!}

I can admit when I’m wrong. And I had that moment last week…when I attended a press preview for Crocs.

Until a few months ago I thought of Crocs as the brand that sells those horrible clunky clogs I would never wear. But I was wrong, so wrong! If you need some fly, affordable footwear, you might want to check them out.

Spring 2017 Fashion Week Trends You Can Shop Now at Your Local Thrift Store

Posted On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores

Spring 2017 Fashion Week Trends You Can Shop Now at Your Local Thrift Store Another New York Fashion Week has come to a close and the same thing becomes clear…style is cyclical. What’s “new” has been done before, countless times.

So if you’re curious about what’s hot for next spring, you need look no further than your local thrift shop. And instead of waiting a few months for these trends to really take off, you can start rocking them now!
Here are a few spring 2017 trends that were in abundance on the runway and you can find them at any thrift shop. Plus, here’s how to translate the runway styles to everyday life.

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The One Piece to Transition Your Summer Wardrobe to Fall {Find it At Your Local Thrift Shop!}

Posted On Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide, Thrift Stores

The One Piece to Transition Your Summer Wardrobe to Fall {Find it At Your Local Thrift Shop!} Late summer/early fall can be a tricky time to get dressed. It’s still hot, but maybe there’s a breeze or maybe you want to start slowly transitioning to wearing more clothes without feeling too constricted.

That’s where the duster comes in. And you can find one at any thrift shop!