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Aug 4, 2015

7 Great Tricks To Mastering Thrift Shopping

The clothes I find at thrift shops are way better than anything I've found in Forever 21.

Apr 24, 2015

Abercrombie Decides To Stop Acting Like A Snobby Brat By Getting Rid Of “Looks Policy” & Selling Plus-Size Clothing

If you were anything like middle-school me in Suburbia, USA, your dream wardrobe solely consisted of preppy clothes with moose logos.

Jan 11, 2013

Don’t Shy Away From Winter Whites [8 Under $20]

All of the major magazines and fashion blogs are declaring white a major fashion trend this winter. The no white after Labor Day rule seems to have been broken, and in the most stylish ways! Scared of taking the risk? Think of the winter whites as a cool, classy, and clean look.

Jan 4, 2013

Kick Off A Healthy New Year In Style! [8 Under $20]

It's important to go to the gym feeling confident and in some of the greatest looking (and most affordable!) workout gear, you're sure to achieve that. I found some of my favorite looks this week from Under Armour, Nike, Athletica, and more all for less than $20.

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Dec 7, 2012

8 Chic Winter Boots For $20 Or Less [8 Under $20]

Every fashion girls go-to shoe during the colder months are boots! Riding boots, combat boots, short boots and tall boots! It's essential to get a collection of different styles and colors to wear all season long. I found eight different styles that will all be the perfect addition to your shoe collections. Try adding some different colors and styles to your wardrobes this season! For less than $20 you can definitely afford to take some risks and try a new trend!

Lots of Leather [8 Under $20]

With fall weather only a short time away, it's time to start building up our collections of sweaters, boots, and leather! Leather is going to be a big trend this fall season, so it's never too early to start planning what pieces you're going to buy. I found 8 leather looks from skirts to shoes to accessories! Whether you are bold and eager to wear an all leather look or want to be more subtle with leather sandals and bracelets, I've found a little bit of everything.

Sep 7, 2012

8 Pieces to Break Into Fall [8 Under $20]

The first day of cooler temperatures excites me beyond belief and makes me want to start buying up loads of sweaters and boots!

Aug 31, 2012

Prim in Peplum [8 Under $20]

I'm not sure I will have an entire wardrobe of peplum pieces but I recommended investing in a few! You can wear a peplum top with pants, shorts, or a skirt.

Aug 24, 2012

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Aug 3, 2012

Stylish Sandals [8 Under $20]

It stays warm at my school for a couple more months so I'll be wearing shorts, tank tops, and sandals for a bit longer.

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Jul 27, 2012

Rep a Romper [8 Under $20]

Everyone loves a good romper, right? I've been coveting a few rompers recently so it motivated me to find you girls 8 of the cutest ones for under $20!

Jul 20, 2012

Make a Statement with Jewelry [8 Under $20]

Accessories can sometimes be the most expensive piece of a person's look so I've found 8 outfit making pieces all for less than $20!

Jul 6, 2012

Finding the Perfect Little Black Birthday Dress! [8 Under $20]

Whether you like the classic little black dress or shy away from simple and embrace the trendier styles, I've put together 8 different looks.

Jun 22, 2012

Mint Mayhem [8 Under $20]

By now, I'm sure you have witnessed the mint trend. It's hard to walk down the street without seeing someone sporting mint jeans (Which I just so happen to be a big fan of!).

Jun 15, 2012

Cool, Calm, & Colorblocked [8 Under 20]

  For the past few days it has been gloomy, sad and rainy in NYC. Although I still love being...

Jun 1, 2012

Prints and Patterns [8 Under $20]

I couldn't choose just one print or one pattern, so instead I chose a random assortment. I personally love prints and know for a fact that I don't wear enough of them.

May 25, 2012

8 Skirt Styles for Summer [8 Under $20]

Looking to add some new pieces to your wardrobe this summer? I have 8 different styles of skirts that should make the list.

May 18, 2012

8 Under $20: Neon

School is out, and it’s finally time to embrace summer. That means warm weather, dresses, shorts, flip-flops and all of this season’s hottest trends.

May 10, 2011

8 Under $20: Rompers

When rompers first hit runways and stores a few seasons ago, I was pretty skeptical -- I wasn't so sure anyone with any sort of shape could ever pull them off this particular fashion staple from our parents' days needed a comeback. But they've had some pretty good staying power this time around, and I'm starting to think I might have judged rompers too quickly.

Apr 30, 2011

Cute and Trendy Denim Shorts for Summer

Spring is in full swing and summer fashion is right around the corner! While we love our skirts, dresses, and rompers for warm weather, there’s nothing easier to wear or style than a great pair of shorts. From classic chinos to stylish scalloped and lace options, there’s a short for almost every occasion.

Apr 12, 2011

8 Under $20: Stripes

I love stripes. I seriously own about 5 different striped tops, from tanks to sweaters to blouses, and I'd probably wear them every day if I didn't get major pit stains all the time could! Stripes are not only cute and fun, but they're super versatile, too!

Mar 14, 2011

Shop Your Closet: Boyfriend Jeans

I'm being incredibly optimistic about the weather. After several weeks of gray skies, rain, snow, sleet and at times a strange hybrid of precipitation, the weather network is telling me it's going to be sunny next week(!!!) And after months of only wearing things that can be stuffed into boots that make my feet sweat, all I want to do is show a little ankle (even if it means shaving my legs).

Mar 1, 2011

8 Under $20: Libby Story

I've got a lot of go-tos when it comes to online shopping, but one of my new favorite online-shopping discoveries is Libby Story, an adorable boutique based out of Mississippi that also happens to have an amazing online store.

Feb 22, 2011

8 Under $20: Tribal Jewelry

Along with bold, bright bags and loose-fitting tops, tribal-themed accessories and clothing, particularly Aztec-inspired items, are going to be everywhere this spring. Personally, I'm a big fan of this trend in jewelry - the bright colors and interesting patterns and shapes create bold statement pieces that are as fun to wear as they are to look at.

Feb 16, 2011

Celebrity Chic on the Cheap: Vanessa Hudgens is Boho Fab

Vanessa has always had a shabby chic aesthetic that I love. She's all about pieces that flow with her body, nothing too overwhelming or overly constricting. (Guess she'll fit in well next Fall?) Her look is flattering and easy to put together, while still being visually intriguing and fresh.

Feb 15, 2011

8 Under $20: Bright Purses

The groundhog Puxatony Phil may have predicted that Spring is right around the corner, but it doesn't look like winter's ready to give up just yet. With freezing temps and snowstorms still affecting most of the country, it can be hard to believe that there's an end in sight.

Feb 14, 2011

Surprisingly Cute: Kmart [GALLERY]

When you hear the words "cute clothing" I'm pretty sure visions of your local Kmart don't come flooding into your mind. And why would they when there's Forever 21 or H&M or Urban Outfitters? Surprisingly enough, however, Kmart has some really cute choices. And not just in the Martha Stewart Home Collection. (Wait, does it make me weird that I even know that?)

Feb 7, 2011

Surprisingly Cute: Kohl’s [GALLERY]

Since I live in Canada, and rarely make it down to the US, I haven't actually stepped foot in a Kohl's before. There are several similar stores to Kohl's around me, and one thing I can say is that I would never go browsing the clothing aisles in any of them. I mean, my mom buys sheets there.

Feb 5, 2011

Outfits Under $100: 5 Easy, Fashionable Looks for Class

We're back to the daily grind of classes, homework and campus activities. Along with acing tests and keeping to deadlines, one new semester resolution to add to your list is dressing well for class.

Feb 4, 2011

Budget Stylista: Blizzard Chic

The weather has been bat sh*t crazy. And totally unpredictable. Sort of like your emotions right around your period. And even though Thundersnow is a fun word to say (especially when said like this: THUNDERSNOOOOOW!!!!) the very cold truth is that actually walking around in Thundersnow is the opposite of fun.

Feb 3, 2011

Wardrobe Wish List: Lipstick Rosette Lace Tank

It’s not easy choosing a shirt to wear out on a Saturday night. Maybe it doesn’t take you as long as it takes me, but I always try to match my ensemble based on the elements of the evening. Is this a night with the girls or the guys? Bar or club? Dinner or just drinks?

Feb 1, 2011

8 Under $20: Honeysuckle [GALLERY]

Every year, the Pantone Color Institute names a "color of the year." This year's pick is Honeysuckle, an "encouraging and uplifting" reddish-pink shade meant to "instill the confidence, courage and spirit to meet the exhaustive challenges that have become part of everyday life."

Jan 24, 2011

Surprisingly Cute: Walmart [GALLERY]

We all have our go-to stores that we, uh, go to when we need to stock up on some new wardrobe essentials. But what about all those other stores? The ones that you walk past on your way to Auntie Anne’s without a second glance? The “mom” stores, the old lady department stores, the stores that don’t start with “Forever” and end with “21″? Surprise! Many of those stores are filled with major cuteness that you’re missing out on!

Jan 7, 2011

Budget Stylista: Look Hot, Stay Warm

It’s cold outside. And while that didn't phase us when we were freshmen parading drunkenly through the streets claiming it’s NOT even that cold (our purple lips pressed against the frozen top of our inconspicuous water bottles...), as time goes on we realize that gallivanting around town in freezing temps in a tank and a mini is clearly not an option. Come on, snotsicles look good on NO ONE.

Jan 4, 2011

8 Under $20: Workout Clothes [GALLERY]

In order to motivate myself to work out, I've decided to buy myself some cute new workout clothes. The idea is that I'll feel obligated to use the clothes since I spent money on them, and I'll also want to show off how cute I look in my new workout gear.