6 Ways to Bargain at Flea Markets

Posted On Monday, August 10th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, How To, shopping, Style Guide


One of the things I love most about summer is the outdoor flea markets and garage sales. These are prime locations for one-of-a-kind statement pieces for your home or wardrobe. But I also know a ton of people who are intimidated by flea markets when it comes to negotiating a price. And I even know some who don’t even bother to haggle and just pay full price.

Let me tell you: 1. you absolutely can and should haggle. 2. it’s much easier than you think. Here are a few steps to negotiate prices at a flea market.

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Pro Tips to Score Affordable Vintage

Posted On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores

There’s nothing better than a vintage garment, but sometimes the prices are insane. I mean, it makes sense that you’ll pay for the superior craftsmanship {clothes were really well made back in the day!}, but if you’re on the quest for those 20+ years old clothes and accessories, you don’t have to pay a fortune.

Here’s how to buy those statement making vintage garments at a wallet-friendly price.

$5 Flea Market Finds at the Meadowlands

Posted On Thursday, August 7th, 2014
Filed Under: Fab Under $50, shopping

If you follow me and my shopping excursions on Instagram, then you know I got into a little flea market shopping this weekend. My friend came to visit me from Connecticut and we hit the Meadowlands Flea Market. Yeah, we could have went to the Brooklyn Flea Market, but I knew we’d find even more one-of-a-kind, wallet-friendly pieces at the Meadowlands.
And I was right!
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Links to Save By

Posted On Friday, August 1st, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Fab Under $50, shopping, Style Guide

Links to Save By

15 under $50: Handbags You Can Buy Now and Carry Through Winter {my latest piece for StyleBlazer}

Best Strategies for Successful Flea Market Shopping {So Haute}

10 Stores That Offer Major Retail Rewards for Loyal Spenders {Lucky}

An eBay Power Seller Spills Everything You Need to Know About Buying and Selling Online {Fab Sugar}

Fashion Hacks to Remove Stains, Repair Clothes and Make Your Garments Last Longer {Bustle}

32 Amazing Websites that Will Actually Save You Money {Buzzfeed}

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Best Essence Music Festival Moments

Posted On Friday, July 12th, 2013
Filed Under: shopping, Travel on a Dime

top moments at essence music fest

If you’re not familiar with Essence Music Festival or you’ve never attended the 3-day event, you should change that ASAP. The New Orleans based festival has been going down for 19 years and by day it’s home to empowering seminars and by night, features some of the world’s top musical acts.

I had the pleasure of attending EMF last week {my second year in a row} and in between hosting my Best Dressed Madame event and stuffing my face {try the chargrilled oysters at  Acme Oyster House and share a platter of fried seafood at Deanie’s}, I took in shows, a few events and even got in a bit of shopping. Take a peek at my top 5 Essence Fest moments, including stellar performances that blew me away and how I scored a unique purse for just $20.