5 Easy Ways to Make Cheap Jewelry Look Expensive and Last Longer

Posted On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, DIY, Style Guide

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I have a confession. I love cheap costume jewelry, especially in the summer. There’s nothing better than buying a pair of cute earrings, rings or bangles from a quick fashion store or an NYC street vendor. However, sometimes the jewelry just screams costume and cheap.

And you know my motto. Just because you’re dressing on a dime, you don’t have to look like it. That’s why I’m sharing five tips to make your cheap jewelry last longer and look way more expensive than it really is. Here’s what to avoid and what to do to make the cheap look chic!

5 Minute DIY: Convert Broken Jewelry Into a Necklace Holder

Posted On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Filed Under: DIY

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I absolutely hate throwing anything away. Seriously, before I toss something in the trash, my first question is, “can I use this for something else?”

That thinking led me to upcycle my broken jewelry and create a storage solution for my collection of necklaces. Check out how I reused broken brooches, necklaces and rings as a way to hang necklaces. It’s the easiest DIY project ever.

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5 Ways to Protect Your Winter Boots

Posted On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Filed Under: Style Guide
If you’re like most of the country, then you know it’s absolutely freezing and prime time for boot season. I love wearing a sturdy, warm pair of boots in the winter, but the frigid temps can wreak havoc. Between salt-stained boots and soggy shoes, it’s extremely important to show your boots some tender love and care and preserve them for years to come.
Check out five tips to care for your winter boots. The solutions are quick, easy and affordable!

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Links to Save By

Posted On Friday, October 31st, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, DIY, Thrift Stores

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How to Remove that Thrift Store Smell, and Other Vintage Cleaning Tips {Racked}

16 Clever Pun-Based Halloween Costumes You Can DIY In No Time {Lucky}

5 Travel Hacks for the Holidays {Divas & Dorks}

Fall’s Best Coats and Jackets for Every Budget {Glamour}

20 DIY Projects to Revamp Your Old Sweaters {Mashable}

Join the Google Hangout on What I Wish I Knew, Before I Started Thrifting {Thrift Sisters}

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Links to Save By

Posted On Friday, October 24th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, DIY

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3 Tips for Caring for Your Costume Jewelry {Dime on a Dime}

21 Fall Fashion Finds That You Won’t Believe Are Under $50 {Huffington Post}

21 Ways to Make Your Broken and Boring Jewelry Sparkle Again {BuzzFeed}

50 Brilliant Storage Ideas {Listotic}

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes {Redbook}

Designer Way vs. Cheapalicious Way: Giuseppe Zanotti Look for Less {Cheapalicious}