Links to Save By

Posted On Friday, September 12th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals


Altuzarra for Target Fashion Haul {Kela’s Kloset}

Frugal Living: How to Save Money and Stretch Your Decorating Dollars {Apartment Therapy}

10 Affordable Shops for a Wardrobe Refresh {Racked}

15 Easy DIYs to Distress Your Denim {StyleBlazer}

Top 10 Recipes for College Students or Anyone on a Budget {Budget Bytes}

Ready, Set, Thrift! is This Saturday. Get Your Ticket for My Thrift Shopping Party {Ready, Set, Thrift!

Thriftspiration: Chrisette Michele Shares Her Vintage Styling Tips

Posted On Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Filed Under: Style Guide, Thrift Stores, Thriftspiration


Remember when I mentioned I’d be bringing back the Thriftspiration feature where I highlight the style of thrift and vintage lovers? Well, it’s here! And it only made sense to start with a bang.

I love Chrisette Michele’s music and the singer is also a pro thrifter. She recently shared a video on her site, Rich Hipster, of her getting into a little vintage shopping while in Florida. She scored a ton of affordable pieces at an indie vintage shop and even shows how she styled them.

Check out the short videos below for Chrisette Michele’s thrift shop adventure and vintage styling advice

Cubicle Chic: 3 Trendy Blazers for Fall

Posted On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Style Guide


Even though I’m begrudgingly accepting that fall is coming, I do have to admit I am excited to wear my favorite fashion piece again; the blazer. No seriously, I have a problem. At last count I own 26 blazers. From tweed to wool and tuxedo to boyfriend, blazers come in so many fabrics and shapes it’s easy to change your look with just this one piece.

This week’s Cubicle Chic is all about the perfect fall blazers for the office.

Beauty on a Dime: Easy Updo with Motions

Posted On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime


One of the brands I’ve used for years {when I had relaxed hair and now as a natural} has been Motions. It’s affordable and can be purchased practically anywhere. And seriously, there’s a line and product for all textures.

If there’s one thing I love, it’s an effortless go-to hairstyle I can whip up when I’m running late. I always seem to find myself with just 10 or 15 minutes to do something to my hair. Stylist to the stars and Motions global ambassador, Ursula Stephen, knows women are on the go and breaks down the looks we can all achieve on a dime and on limited time.

My Book Comes Out Today – 3 Things You Should Know

Posted On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Thrift Stores


Today is the big day. My book, Looking Fly on a Dime: How to Find Fabulous Fashion at Any Thrift Shop & Make the Cheap Look Chic, is available for purchase.

This book has been a long time coming and I’m so happy it’s finally come to fruition. While I’ve been blogging for five years and often share my thrift and style tips, I really wanted to provide my readers with a comprehensive, A to Z guide of thrift shopping. This book is broken down into three parts and covers:
*what to do before you hit the thrift store {how to find one, best days to go, etc.}
*top strategies while you shop {what sections of the store to hit first, how to cut down on buyer’s remorse}
*how to clean your thrift shop clothes and style them to make the cheap clothing look expensive

Before you purchase your copy of Looking Fly on a Dime, here are three things you should know.