Thrift Shopping Haul – Know When to Walk Away from a Cheap Chic Find

Posted On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Thrift Stores
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.
Last weekend’s weather was absolutely gorgeous, so that meant it was perfect for a full day of thrift shopping and brunch. Before hitting up Lido in Harlem {gotta love bottomless mimosas!}, my friend LaToya and I checked out the Goodwill in East Harlem.
Though I ended up with a cart full of clothes, I only walked away with one item. Read on to see why I passed on a few items {they were great, but they weren’t great} and see how I found a ton of new Target merchandise at Goodwill.

Links to Save By: Target’s Latest Designer Collaboration & Chic Organization Ideas

Posted On Friday, January 17th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, DIY, Fab Under $50, Home Decor, shopping
View the full Peter Pilotto for Target lookbook, including prices {Racked}
The Best Budget Makeup {Real Simple}
8 Bold Accessories that Will Make a Bright Statement {my Cheap & Chic column for Ebony}
Fit & Fab Workout Gear under $50 {Penny Chic}
Chunky Lentil and Vegetable Soup Recipe {Budget Bytes}
Create a chic space by decorating with shopping bags {Le Zoe Musings}

Thrifty Threads: Chic Boyfriend Jeans

Posted On Monday, September 9th, 2013
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Designer on a Dime, Fab Under $100, Style Guide

Kohl's rock & republic jeans, rock & republic for kohl's

I’ve never been a fan of boyfriend jeans. If I must do denim, I’m a proud member of team skinny jeans {I own more than a dozen pairs}. Though I never full on hated boyfriend jeans, the relaxed, semi-sloppy fit just isn’t my thing, especially since I’m only 5’2.  But I always encourage you guys to step out of your style box, I decided to take my own advice.

I’m a huge fan of Kohl’s and when they contacted me about a jean campaign for their Rock & Republic line, I jumped at the opportunity. I did something out of the ordinary and selected a pair of boyfriend jeans to style.

Duro Olowu for JCPenney Launches

Posted On Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
Filed Under: Designer on a Dime

how to wear prints Duro Olowu is known for his heavily printed garments and that’s exactly what the U.K. based designer is bringing to JCPenney. The jcp line features the same tribal, checkered and chevron prints, but not the high end price tag associated with the designer’s usual line. With clothes, accessories and home items ranging from $10 to $100, this really is an affordable designer collaboration.

The collection hits stores on Friday and it’s right on time as prints are still going strong and quite a few pieces embrace the hot new color combo of black and white.

Why I’m Excited Over Prabal Gurung for Target

Posted On Friday, February 8th, 2013
Filed Under: Designer on a Dime, Looking FLY on a Dime, Product Review, shopping

target and looking fly on a dime, target launch

It’s T-minus two days until the Prabal Gurung for Target collection hits stores on the Sunday. I’ve previously posted about my so-so attitude toward designer collaborations {sometimes the pieces look and feel a bit cheap and other times, the prices are way too high}, but this Prabal line doesn’t fall in to either of those categories. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ve already witnessed me raving about the new line.

Target’s had a ton of designer collaborations from Mulberry to Missoni, but I can honestly say the Prabal Gurung line is my absolute favorite. The quality and standout style is definitely worth way more than the average $40 price tag.