Why You Should Ditch the Shopping Carts to Avoid Overspending

Posted On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide

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Confession time: I don’t use a cart when I go shopping. Let me clarify: if I have a strict budget, I don’t grab a cart when shopping for clothes. Instead, I hold everything in my hand or one of those little hand carts, but never the one on wheels}.

This has saved me major time and money and if you tend to suffer from buyer’s remorse, it can help you too!

Fashion Hack: Convert Your Bodycon Dress Into the Perfect Fitted Shirt

Posted On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
Filed Under: Style Guide

Fashion Hack: Convert Your Bodycon Dress Into the Perfect Fitted Shirt

Last night I whipped out a head to toe thrifted look for a Fourth of July rooftop party and I also utilized one of my go-to styling hacks.

I converted a bodycon dress into a top! I’ve been doing this for years and if you’re looking for the perfect fitted shirt, here’s how you can do it, too!

The Fashion Hack to Instantly Hem Your Dress

Posted On Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Filed Under: Style Guide, Thrifty Threads 365

Fashion Hack to Hem Your Dress in Seconds

I admit it, I’m lazy. Well, when it comes to having clothes tailored, I’m lazy. I have the best intentions of getting something tailored and I just never end up doing it. Am I the only one??

That’s why I found a way to instantly hem a dress by a few inches without making a visit to the tailor. Check out the short video below to see how you can do the same! This is perfect if you’re in a pinch or like me, and rarely use a tailor.

Fashion Hacks to Save Your Wardrobe

Posted On Monday, July 13th, 2015
Filed Under: DIY, Style Guide

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Fashion emergencies and snafus are inevitable, but it’s all about how you handle them. That’s where the right fashion hacks come in. Some people call them tips or quick fixes. Regardless of what you call them, they’re super helpful.

From how to remove makeup stains on your collar to ways to stretch out your shoes, these fixes are quick and don’t require MacGuyer-like skills.

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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!