Fab, Fit & Frugal – The Perfect Alternative to Sugary Drinks

Posted On Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Filed Under: Fab, Fit and Frugal

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Last month I shared I would be resurrecting a few reader favorites and Fab, Fit and Frugal is officially back. Of course “looking fly on a dime” involves fashion, but being fly is an overall lifestyle, so it’s only natural for fitness to be included in that. Oh, and I also gained a few pounds this summer and can’t zip up a few of my dresses. Eek! So now I’m really all about being healthy on a budget.

One of my former bad habits I occasionally fall back into involves soda and juice. I have a major sweet tooth, so these drinks make me happy! However, the additives are pretty horrible and not to mention what the sugar does to your body and skin.

So that’s why I was delighted to learn about Hint Water. It’s the perfect fix when you want something other than boring water, but need to ditch the soda and juice.

5 Year Blog Anniversary: Looking Back & What’s Ahead

Posted On Monday, September 1st, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Looking FLY on a Dime, shopping

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5 years. Yes. Five. Whole. Years. I can’t believe Looking Fly on a Dime® celebrates its fifth blogiversary today. I started the site after being laid off from my job at a fashion magazine and I had no idea this little website would lead to repeat appearances on the Today Show, Nate Berkus Show and a correspondent gig for a local NYC station.
It’s been a great five years and I’m excited for what’s to come. Besides my thrift shopping ebook that’s being released next week, you’ll see some new and revamped “old” features coming to the site.

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Fab, Fit and Frugal: Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Cocktail

Posted On Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, Fab, Fit and Frugal

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For years I’ve heard about the health benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar. Though I use ACV when I mix it with my bentonite clay mask, I had never consumed the liquid. And that’s mainly because the smell is just so strong.

But I finally bit the bullet and started making an apple cider vinegar cocktail and drinking it has now become a part of my morning routine.

Fab, Fit and Frugal: Finding Bliss in Stressful Times

Posted On Friday, August 16th, 2013
Filed Under: Fab, Fit and Frugal

Like most people, I’m stressed. And lately I seem to be really stressed. Between running the site, freelance writing and launching a few projects, my time and patience is stretched thin. A few years ago I went on an amazing 10-day meditation retreat, but when I can’t get away, it’s important for me to find blissful moments wherever I am.
Lately, I’ve found bliss at my desk. I know, that’s a bit ironic seeing as how work has been stressing me out, but a few key pieces make all the difference.

Fab, Fit and Frugal: Witch Hazel’s Numerous Beauty Uses

Posted On Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Filed Under: Beauty on a Dime, Fab, Fit and Frugal


For as long as I can remember, I’ve had oily, acne prone skin. And I’ve also tried a variety of products, from dermatologist prescribed topical treatments to serums, creams and peels sold over the counter.
But one product I come back to over and over again is witch hazel. Per Web MD, it “contains chemicals called tannins. When applied directly to the skin, witch hazel might help reduce swelling, help repair broken skin, and fight bacteria.”
It’s also just a few dollars and a must have in every bathroom, whether you have problem skin, puffy eyes or irritation.