outfits

Red Silk Shirt and Straw Hat—and the whole outfit cost less than $50!

  Top: Petite Sophisticate red 100% silk buttoned shirt, $1 at local thrift store Bottom: Gloria Vanderbilt jeans (paint stains by me), $20 on sale at J.C.Penney’s (these jeans also feature in this outfit) Shoes: American Eagle red converses, $10 on sale at Payless Accessories: Hat, $4 at local thrift store; watch, $7 on sale at… Continue reading Red Silk Shirt and Straw Hat—and the whole outfit cost less than $50!

Real-life Economics, Tips

Real-life economics: why saving 50 cents matters

Have you ever wondered why saving fifty cents on a box of cereal even matters? It can seem a bit ridiculous, cutting out coupons or spending time searching through the prices to save such tiny amounts. I’ll break down why it really does matter, and why spending time comparison-shopping actually saves you a ton of money.… Continue reading Real-life economics: why saving 50 cents matters

outfits, Tips

Tuck It In: Making Too-Large Finds Work

Top: Forever21 dark metallic teal loose v-neck tee, $5 from local thrift store; layered over Derek Heart black tank with bronze grommets, $5 from Goodwill. Bottom: Gloria Vanderbilt jeans, on sale for $20, from J.C.Penney (I got them when I was 16 and my mom paid for all my clothes, so they’re a bit more… Continue reading Tuck It In: Making Too-Large Finds Work