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.

My Today Show Style Segment + the Romper You’ve Been Asking About

Posted On Monday, May 11th, 2015
Filed Under: Fab Under $50, Style Guide, Travel on a Dime

Last week I made my third appearance on the Today Show, but it was my first time appearing alongside Kathie Lee and Hoda. I always love their energy and was excited to stand alongside this duo.

And anytime I can combine two loves {fashion and travel}, it’s always a good thing! This particular segment was all about jet setting in style and travel hacks {similar to my how to pack a carry-on post}.

From convertible fashion and accessories to the must haves that make your flight as comfortable as possible, I shared the affordable items you absolutely need. If you missed the segment, check it out {and some behind the scenes photos!} below. Also, I’m sharing details on the romper I wore, since I received so many requests!

Thrifty Threads: Vintage Jumpsuit Glam

Posted On Thursday, May 7th, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365


You ever feel like you were born in the wrong decade? That’s how I felt when I found this gem of a jumpsuit. Why couldn’t I wear this amazing garment to party at Studio 54?!

Oh well, that era has passed, but I can still rock this cobalt blue jumpsuit now. And to think, I almost passed on this $5 beauty!