Making the Most of Your All Inclusive Resort {How to Save & Still Explore}

Posted On Monday, November 2nd, 2015
Filed Under: Travel on a Dime


Last month I had an amazing trip to Jamaica but I almost didn’t go! My friend wanted to do an all inclusive trip but I was afraid the experience would be too limiting. I’m the type of traveler who likes to get out, explore and eat like the locals. So would an all inclusive resort be for me?

It was! We stayed at the Riu Palace Tropical Bay in Negril and it was so much fun. If you’re interested in an all inclusive trip, check out the tips below.

Thrift Shopping Has Gone Upscale: Is That a Good Thing?

Posted On Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Filed Under: Thrift Stores


There’s been something interesting/weird happening at some thrift stores lately. They’re going a bit upscale. Most notably is Goodwill, which has opened about 60 boutiques nationwide. These locations have more curated designer pieces, are more organized and have a feel of a department store to attract the desired millennial crowd.

I’m all about making thrifting easier and more accessible {so much so that I wrote a book on how to thrift shop!}, so I checked out the Goodwill boutique that recently opened in NYC’s Union Square. I wasn’t impressed.

How Donating a Fourth of My Wardrobe Was Beneficial to My Style

Posted On Monday, October 26th, 2015
Filed Under: Style Guide


This past weekend I did something I never thought I’d do: I donated a fourth of my wardrobe. I’m not exaggerating. From Friday night to Sunday night {with a break to watch The Walking Dead!}, I cleaned out every rack, drawer and bin.

I donated 20 bags of clothes, accessories, shoes, beauty products, books and more {I documented all of the action on Snapchat @PatriceJWill}. It wasn’t just great to give back to the thrift stores, but from a selfish standpoint, it was the best thing for my closet. And below are four ways a closet revamp can benefit your style as well.

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Thrifty Threads: The Perfect Bootcut Jeans for Fall {and they’re $30!}

Posted On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Style Guide, Thrifty Threads 365


I’m a skinny jean lover, so I was a bit surprised when bootcut jeans started to trend. But, I’m here for them! They’re actually a nice departure from the skinnies. And last month I found a perfect pair.

Like most women, I kinda hate shopping for jeans. My dilemma is they’re too long and/or I have gaping at the waist. But whether you’re a size 2 or 20, it just seems difficult to find the one.

But these Denizen bootcut jeans from Target fit perfectly. No tailoring needed and less than $30!

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Family Dollar Fabulous Event: Best in Affordable Fashion and Beauty

Posted On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, Deals & Steals, Fab Under $50
Two weeks ago I made my way to Atlanta for their annual Fabulous event, where the store’s vendors talk about the products they have in store. From hair to makeup to fashion, there more close to two dozen brands on hand and they all had amazing products that are sold at Family Dollar.
Below are a few of my favorite moments from the event, as well as products I think you might love.