How to Create DIY Gift Baskets for Everyone on Your Holiday List

Posted On Friday, December 8th, 2017
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Fab Under $50, shopping

A few days ago I made another appearance on Essence Now, Essence magazine’s weekly digital show. Last year I showed affordable style options to decode your holiday party dress code. But this time around it was still holiday related, but all about gift baskets.
While you can buy a ready made gift basket, there’s nothing better than creating a custom DIY gift basket. One that’s really tailored to the person and the things they want or even need.


Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts You Can Buy at the Thrift Shop

Posted On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores

If you’re anything like me, you haven’t done any holiday shopping. I know, I know. Christmas is just a week away {eek!}. But you’re not totally out of luck. While the malls may be ridiculously crowded and your online delivery might not arrive on time, the thrift shop is your perfect solution for any last minute holiday gifts.

Yes, some people aren’t into thrifting and might not want clothes from the secondhand store, but we all know you can thrift way more than just clothes! Check out seven gifts you can find at your local thrift shop. I guarantee the recipient will love the uniqueness and your wallet won’t have to suffer.

Dime Find of the Week: Icing for Monopoly Collection

Posted On Friday, November 8th, 2013
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Fab Under $50

Icing is known for its affordable jewelry and accessories. And Monopoly is the game we all played as a kid {next to Uno, Monopoly was my fave!}. Well, now the two have come together and created a fun collection just in time for the holiday season.
Icing’s Monopoly collection just debuted and as expected, it’s cute, affordable and perfect for someone who loves a little sparkle.

Gift Guide: Add a Little Sparkle with Target

Posted On Thursday, December 13th, 2012
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Fab Under $100, shopping

Sequins, glitter and bold colors. These are the things some women dream of when it comes to adding a little flair to their wardrobe. And if you’re not willing to spend a ton, Target is your one stop destination for all things sparkly.

Cap toe pumps are a trend that’s still going strong, so why not step in to this style with bold tones.  And for the woman who prefers a flat, pair comfort and style with these jeweled Mossimo ballet flats.

jeweled flats, Target cap toe pumps

Mossimo Women’s Viveca Pumps in Red, Navy, Fuchsia and Green – $32.99 Mossimo Women’s Valma Jeweled Flats in Red, Navy, Fuchsia and Green – $24.99

Kmart Gift Guide: Stylish Finds Under $50

Posted On Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Fab Under $50, shopping

Buying clothes for someone can be a bit tricky. Unless you know exactly what they want, you hope they’ll like what you picked out and you really hope it actually fits. With the upcoming holidays, everyone’s in serious gift giving mode. Kmart has everything from home decor to fitness equipment, but did every think of picking up some stylish threads there? Well if you haven’t, you should.

If there’s a woman in your life, Kmart has you and her covered. Check my five top picks for fashionable clothes and accessories under $100.

Every woman needs a pair of flat riding boots for fall and winter and these are the perfect option. The neutral colors mean you can wear them with everything in your closet from skinny jeans to a flirty dress. Oh, and if you’re not willing to spend a ton of Chanel or Tory Burch boots, these are the perfect luxe for less option.

chanel boots look for less

Attention Women’s Tori Riding Boot – $39.99