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The Look for Less: Gucci Belt Bag

Fanny packs are in and designer fanny packs are the trend. The most popular of them all is the Gucci GG Marmont matelass√© belt bag. Literally, everybody and they mama has this bag. Even if you aren't into fashion like that you still have probably seen this bag. With a starting price of $980, this isn't in everyone's price range. But of course, we found a look for less. One day during my lunch break I stopped in the Forever 21 and found the perfect dupe. This look for less is so popular that it keeps selling out. Check it out and let us know what you think. 



Winter 2018 Must Haves Under $75

We are smack dab in the middle of winter and temperatures throughout the US are hitting record lows. This may a be a little late but we had to come to y'all with the must-have items for winter.  Got to make sure our readers are keeping warm all while serving a look. Keep in mind you don't need these exact items. You can adjust them based on your personal style. 




1. Blanket Wrap Scarf - This is the winter accessory you most def need and the bigger the better.  It's the drama you need to add to a boring outfit. Get creative with it like Lenny Kravitz

2. Sweater Dress - The perfect cute and cozy thing you can wear this winter is a sweater dress. Pair it with your favorite boots. We recommend a sock or OTK boot. 

3. Skinny Jeans - Jeans are perfect for the winter and every other season honestly. But quality denim will keep you cute and warm during these low temperatures. 

4. Puffer Coat - puffer coat is an absolute must. They come in a bunch of different styles, shapes, and lengths. Also, they can be fairly inexpensive so you can experiment with trends in your puffer. 

5. Statement Coat - Your outerwear is the most important part of your wardrobe, in the winter so why not make a statement? A statement coat will add that oomph to any outfit. 

6. Ankle Boots - Ankle boots are a wardrobe staple and you probably already have some in your closet. But incorporate more trendy styles this season trends with patent, bold colors, and metallics

7. Over The Knee Boots - Outside of outerwear, your footwear is the next most important thing you need for winter. Over the knee (OTK) boots are another staple.  OTK can be dressed down with jeans or glammed up with a skirt or mini dress at for a night.

What's The TREND? Fur Tote


Happy New Year Frugal Shopaholics! It's very seldom that we do an accessory What's The Trend, today is your lucky day. I have been holding out on this trend for about a month or so but the faux fur tote is definitely a must-have accessory right now. Not only should you have a nice faux fur on your back this winter you need a fur tote on your arm.

Styling Tip: This trend looks great paired with a patent leather or leather pants but can ultimately be worn with any look to add a twist of edginess.

If you want this trend and you're not on a budget you can snag this designer fur tote from Farfetch for $1,200!

Below are some frugal options:

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Have a fur tote in your wardrobe already? Let us know how you styled it!

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Meet Frugal Shopaholic Jenee Marie

Name: 
Jenee Marie

Where are you from?
St Louis, Missouri 

Explain your blog or Instagram name?
J.MarieStyledit is the name for both! I wanted something familiar and identifiable but also something that describes exactly what your going to see on either my blog or Instagram. I think that combination does both! 

Describe your personal style?
My style is a mix of classic, cool, and comfy. I like to stick with timeless pieces and mix in trends here and there. I dress for my mood so it changes by day but I always choose comfort over everything, not in the typical sense ( wearing sweats everyday) but if an outfit is too fussy I can't wear it. I have to be comfortable in order to exude confidence. 

Where are your favorite places to shop?
Zara, Forever 21, Target, Fashionphile.com, H&M

What does being a “Frugal Shopaholic” mean to you?
It means knowing when to spend and when to save. There are times when a high end item really makes the difference with quality and functionality but sometimes you can get the exact look for a lot less without sacrificing either. I live for those moments and seeking out those deals! 

What is a frugal shopaholic tip or trick that can share with our readers?
I have two! Always buy luxury items pre-loved unless it's something you can't find and can't live without. You can save 50%-60% of normal retail price. The other is when I am shopping anywhere and I find an item I want I try and picture it styled 3 different ways, if I can't picture it I don't buy it( unless it's a special occasion). This keeps me from having unwearable items that sit in my closet. 

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2018 Style Resolutions

Happy New Year! Can you believe it 2018 already? We hope and pray everyone has a blessed and prosperous 2018. We also hope you all have set some goals or resolutions for this new year, whether it be personal, professional, fitness, financial, etc.  In addition to personal resolutions, style resolutions are also important. You don't want to grow in one area in your life and look the same. Let your style reflect the growth in other areas of your life.

Every year we share our style/shopping resolutions. I plan on continuing my 2017 resolutions because I didn't really stick to all my resolutions. However, I did cut down on my unnecessary shopping, but I plan to do better in 2018 with my style resolutions. See ours below. 

Christen's Style Resolutions

No Impulse Shopping
Just because Boohoo or some other store is having a major sale doesn't mean I have to order something just to say I saved money. I just end up buying stuff that won't last to the next year.  ShoeDazzle had a big sale for Black Friday and I bought 6 pairs of shoes. Looking back I really only needed like 3 of those. So if I don't need it. I won't be buying it.

Stop Buying For Events and Trips
Before any special event or trip, I always go crazy with buying new stuff, especially for travel. If you saw our insta story from our 2017 recap there was a photo of all the tags we popped in Iceland. It was kind of ridiculous, lol. This is going to be a hard one.

Wear More Colors
I fail at this every year. In the summer I do pretty well, but winter I'm in all black like the omen. As soon as the weather drops below 60 degrees I look like a Black Panther. Black is my color favorite color and I like the way it looks on but I need to step out the box. 

Build A Well Rounded Wardrobe
Impulse shopping stems from not having a well-rounded wardrobe. I'm always shopping before trips cause I don't have anything to wear. They say stay ready so you don't have to get ready. I'm also investing in more quality items; I'm cutting back on cheap shoes and bags. I'll be stalking my local Saks Off Fifth, Nordstrom Rack, and TJ Maxx for discounted designer items. 

Derria's Style Resolutions


Utilize Current Wardrobe Before Shopping 

It’s no secret that I shop year round. I think it’s still a good thing, but I have tons of clothes that still have tags on them. So this year I would like to wear them and in multiple ways. I plan on going through my closet and putting together multiple looks with my current wardrobe so when it’s time to go to an event I don’t have to spend any money.
Purge!

Every few weeks I plan on going through my closet and picking out clothes that I haven’t worn in the last 3-6 months and selling it online or taking it to the closest Buffalo Exchange to make money. Maybe using the money to pay off credit card debt etc.

We want to hear from you. What are your 2018 style/shopping resolutions? Leave a comment and let me know!

Boxing Day 2017 Sales & Deals

Boxing Day is, in my opinion, the best time of the year to buy clothes, shoes, designer items and those gifts for friends and family you knew you wouldn't see on Christmas. Retailers are trying to get rid of the holiday-themed items as well as past seasons things while preparing for spring stock. A lot of the best sales are in-store, but you cab. I wish I was in Paris or London, they have the best post-Christmas sales. Sign up for ebates and get cashback both in-store and online!

ALDO: 50% Off Original Price On All Sale. 

Amiclubwear: Take 60% Off Everything. Promo Code: XMAS60

ASOS: Up To 50% Off Sale!

Banana Republic: Extra 60% Off Sale + 40% Off Regular-Priced Items.
Barney's Warehouse: Extra 60% Off Sale Sitewide

BH Cosmetics: Up To 80% Off + Free Gift.

Bloomingdale’s: Save Up to 75% On Almost Everything Online. Ends 1/1/18
Plus, Take 10% Off Everything In Beauty


Bluefly Up To 85% Off + Extra 20% Off.

BooHoo: Up To 70% Off + Extra 20% Off. Promo Code: EXTRA

Charlotte Russe: All Shoes $20 or Less

ColourPop 20-30% Off Everything.

Cotton On: Save Up To 50% Off. 

Ego Shoes: Up To 60% Off. 

Express: Everything is 50% Off!

Fashion Nova: 40% Off Your Order. Promo Code: HAPPYHOLIDAYS

Fashion To Figure: 60% Off Everything


Forever 21: Extra 30% Off. Promo Code: EXTRA30

Gap: 40% Off Your Purchase + Extra 20% Off Sale. 


Go Jane: Take 40% Off Everything. Promo Code: BYE40

H&M: Up To 70% Off. 

J. Crew: Extra 30% Final Sale.

JcPenny: Extra 20 - 25%, Online Only.

JustFab: Up To 75% Off Sitewide.

Lord & Taylor: Extra 50% Off Women's Clearance Apparel.

Macy's: Extra 20% Off Sitewide: Promo Code: JOY

Madewell: Extra 30% Off All Sale Styles.

Mango: Up To 50%.

Miss Guided: 40% Off Sitewide! Promo Code: 40NAUGHTY

Neiman Marcus: Take $50-$100 Off. Promo Code: DECSAVE

Neiman Marcus Last Call: Extra 60-90% Off Clearance and 30-50% Off Everything.

Nine West: Extra 30% Off Sale.

Nordstrom: Half-Yearly Sale! Save Up To 50% Off.

Nordstrom Rack: Take An Extra 25% Off Clearance. Ends 1/1/18.

Old Navy: Up To 60% Off Sitewide.

PrettyLittleThing: 20% Off Everything, Including Sale.

Public Desire: 40% Off This Seasons Must-Haves.

Romwe: Up To 90% +  Free Gift.

Saks Fifth Ave: Up To 70% Off Designer Selection

Saks Off Fifth: Take Extra 25% Off. Promo Code: ALLYOURS

Sephora: Extra 20% Off Sale Items For Beauty Insiders. Ends 1/1/18

SheIn: 50% Off Everything +  Free Gift.

Shopbop: 35% Off Sale Items.

Simmi: Up To 70% Off.

Steve Madden: 30% Off + Free Shipping. Promo Code: JOY

Tobi: 60% Off New Arrivals and 50% Off Sitewide.

TopShop: Up To 50% Off Sale.

Uniqlo: Free Shipping On All Orders.

Urban Outfitters: Extra 30% Off All Sale Items.

UrbanOG: 45% Off All New & Regulars.

Windsor: 20% Off Sitewide, Online Only.

Zara: #ZaraSale! In-Store and Sitewide Sale.


 

December Frugal Finds 2017: Miss A

Why pay more when you can pay less is our motto. Anytime I can find a new store or website to purchase frugal finds I got a try it. I came across this website about a year ago on Twitter from @heyaprill and put it on my list of stores to try but I forgot. So no I haven’t been keeping this place from you all, we’re not stingy with our frugal finds. Anyway, Miss A is a website that sells makeup, beauty tools skincare and accessories for just $1, yes you read that correctly. They have everything from face primer to makeup brushes and more. Now everybody isn’t a fan of budget-friendly makeup if it isn’t from Sephora they don’t want it. Me myself personally am not tied to high-end cosmetic brands I like whatever is good. All cheap products aren’t bad and all luxury products good. This is a perfect store to purchase from if you are a newbie in makeup and want to practice with something inexpensive items. I recently placed an order with a few of the things pictured below but it hasn’t arrived yet so stay tuned to our Instagram for a preview. For just $1 an item, what do you have to lose? Check out shopmissa.com today and let us know what you think. Leave us a comment below if you’ve purchased something from them before. 










 

Last Minute Holiday Gifts Under $50


Last minute shoppers this post is for you. I have not gone Christmas shopping yet and don't plan it until probably next week. Last year I went 2 days before Christmas as was able to get everything that I needed to and I only made 2-3 stops if that. The key to last-minute shopping is planning, just because it last minute doesn't mean it has to be thoughtless. Think about what the person you are buying for likes, their hobby, etc. Don't just be out here buying things just to say you got someone a gift. Be thoughtful this Christmas season and make someone's day. If you are like me and haven't started shopping use this as a guide for your siblings, friends, family, or office gift exchange.

For Her

For Him



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The Look for Less: Acne Studios Shearling

It's the holidays and I just know you want to spend over $2,000 to stay warm this winter. NOT! I say this all the time in our look for less posts. I love a good designer piece but it has to make sense. And for me, my budget and my closet I want to get a good deal because I get new winter jackets and coats every year with the exception of a few staple jackets and coats that I'll never let go. 



Don't worry we got you covered per the usual. We found a dupe of this Acne coat for more than half the price less. How does under $200 sound instead of $2,700. Check out the deets below!



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It's A Party: Holiday Party Outfit Ideas Under $100

Before we know it, it will be 2018. Can you believe it?? Yea, I know this year has flown straight past me and as of now, I only have one holiday party to attend for work. But I know if I was home in NC I would have a good handful of invites to random shindigs around the city. 

We want our frugal shopaholics to be prepared for those random invites this season with three outfit ideas for three different themed parties. An ugly Christmas sweater party, office holiday party & random holiday kickback. Check out these 3 looks under $100:

Holiday Party Ideas Look 1

Look 2
LOOK 3



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What's The TREND? Shearling

As winter approaches and it's getting colder it is time to pull out our heavier jackets and coats. Shearling coats are especially popular choice this season. It's one of the top coats trends so far this year. Tons of designers from Proenza Schouler to Yeezy featured shearling coats in their fall/winter 2018 collection. You find a shearling in any style or color you like. you like. My biggest fashion regret was not buying the green shearling I saw earlier in the year from Boohoo, but I did snag a classic black shearling (pictured in red below) during Black Friday at Asos. If you have not added a shearling to your wardrobe check out these below. 


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Cyber Monday 2017 Sales and Deals

Whew! Cyber Monday is here! Black Friday was a win for me. I was able to buy every item on my Black Friday list. Now to stay offline and not buy anything for Cyber Monday is going to be tough but we didn't want to keep the GREAT deals to ourselves.  Indulge in these great deals for CYBER MONDAY!


ALDO: 20% Off Everything. Promo Code: WIN20. Ends 11/28

Amiclubwear: 60% Off Everything Including Clearance. Promo Code: CYBER60

Ann Taylor: 50% Off Everything + Free Shipping. Promo Code: BESTMONDAY.

ASOS: 30% Off Everything. Promo Code: EPIC30.

Banana Republic: 50% Off Everything + Free Shipping.

Barney's Warehouse: Take an Extra 60% Off Styles For Women, Men, Kids, and Home.

Belk:  30% Off Regular & Sale Purchase + Free Shipping. Ends 11/28.


Bergdorf Goodman: Receive $25 - $400 Off Beauty!

Save Up To 40% Off During The Designer Sale. 

Bloomingdale’s: Take 20% Off Select Reduced Contemporary.

Bluefly: Up To 85% Off + Free Shipping.

BooHoo: 60% Off Everything.

Cape Robbin: 40% Off Sitewide. Promo Code: CYBER40


Charlotte Russe:  40% Off Everything + Free Shipping.

Cotton On: 50% Off Everything Sitewide. Ends 11/28.

Dorothy Perkins: Up to 50% Off Everything.

Ego Shoes: 30% Off Everything! Promo Code: YAY30

60% Off The Edit. Promo Code: STEAL

Farfetch: Up To 50% Off + 10% Off.

Express 50% Off Everything + Free Shipping On All Orders.

Fashion Nova: 30-90% Off The Entire Site. Promo Code: CYBER

Fashion to Figure: 40 - 50% Off Everything, No Exclusions.

Forever 21: 21% Off Everything + Free Shipping on All Orders. Promo Code: CYBER21. Valid 11/28

Gap: 50% Off Everything. Promo Code: CYBER 

Extra 10% Off Everything. Promo Code: TREAT

Go Jane: 50% Off Sitewide. Promo Code: CYBER50

H&M: 30% Off Everything + Free Shipping. 

Promo Code: 9054

J. Crew: Take 40% Off Everything + Extra 10% Off and Free Shipping. Promo Code: SHOPFAST

Jane Norman: 25% Off Everything.

JcPenny. 35% Off $100 or More; 25% Off under $100. Promo Code: SHOPNOW8

JustFab: $10 First Style.

Lord & Taylor: 25% Off Storewide. + Free Shipping. Promo Code: CYBER

Luisaviaroma: 30% Off Full Price Items On Orders Over $300, Excludes Star Labelled Items. Promo Code: BFRSE17. Valid 11/23-28
Take 20% off Sale Items, Excludes Star Labelled Items. Promo Code: BFSUS17. Valid:11/23 -29.

Macy's: Extra 20% Off. Promo Code: CYBER. 
Free Shipping $25 Purchase. 

Madewell: 25% Off Your Purchase!


Mango: 30% Off Everything. Promo Code: CYBER17

Free Shipping, No Minimum Purchase.

MissGuided: 50% Off Everything. Promo Code: FETCH50

Neiman Marcus: Up to 70% Off Online Clearance.

Neiman Marcus Last Call: Extra 40-80% Off Everything.

Free Shipping on Any Purchase. Promo Code: CYBER

Nine West: 60% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping.

Nordstrom: Extra 20% Off Selected Sale Items.

Nordstrom Rack: Extra 30% Off Clearance. Free Shipping Sitewide. Ends 11/27.


Old Navy: 50% Off Everything. 


PrettyLittleThing: 40% Off Everything. Promo Code: CYBER40

Public Desire: 30% Off Everything. Promo 30CYBER

Romwe: Save $5-20 Off Your Purchase. 


River Island: 20% Off Everything. Ends 11/27.

Saks Off Fifth: Take An Extra 60% Off Cold Weather Styles. Promo Code: CYBERMON.

SheIn: Up To 90% Off Everything. 
Save $10-30 Off Your Purchase. 

ShoeDazzle: First Style $10.

Simmi: 30% Off Everything. Promo Code: LIGHTSOUT


SimplyBe: 54% Off Sitewide. Promo Code: CYBER54

Steve Madden: Get 30% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping.  Promo Code: MERRY

Target
Free Worldwide Shipping. Ends 12/23.

Topshop: Up to 50% Off Everything. Ends 11/27.

Uniqlo: Free Shipping, No Minimum.  

Urban Outfitters: $50 Off $150, $15 Off $75.


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Black Friday 2017 Sales and Deals

Black Friday is HERE! Are you ready to spend and save some money?! Here is a list of sales and promotions to use as a guide as you shop. For the next couple of days, we will be updating this list with all the sales you need. Before you start shopping sign up for ebates to get cash back online and in-store! Cyber Monday sales will beup Sunday. 

ALDO: 50% Off The Original Price On All Sale And 20% Off Regular Price Items. Valid 11/23 -27

Amiclubwear: 60% Off Everything Including Clearance. Promo Code: BLACK60

Ann Taylor: 50% Off Everything. Promo Code: THANKFUL. Valid 11/22-24

ASOS: 30% Off Everything. Promo Code: EPIC30. Valid 11/23-28

Banana Republic: 50% Off Regular Price

Barney's Warehouse: Take an Extra 50% Off Styles For Women, Men, Kids, and Home. Valid 11/23-26.

Belk: View Black Friday Ad HERE

Bergdorf Goodman: Save Up To 40% Off During The Designer Sale. Valid 11/20-26

Bloomingdale’s: Take 15% Off When You Spend $100-$199.99 Or 20% Off $200+ PLUS Free Shipping. Valid 11/24-25

Bluefly: Up To 85% Off + Free Shipping. Valid 11/23-26

BooHoo: Take 60% Off Everything. Valid 11/23-27

Cape Robbin: 40% Off Sitewide. Promo Code: BLACK40 Valid 11/23- 11/24@ 6am30% Off Sitewide. Prome Code: BLACK30 Valid 11/24@ 6am -12am. 


Charlotte Russe: Everything for $25 & Under and All Shoes 50% + Free Shipping. Valid 11/25-26.

Cotton On: 40-50% Off Everything Sitewide.

Dorothy Perkins: Up to 50% Off Everything. Valid 11/24.

Ego Shoes: 30% Off Everything. Promo Code: GIMME

Farfetch: Up To 50% Off + 10% Off.

Express 50% Off Everything + Free Shipping On All Orders. Valid 11/23-24

Fashion Nova: 30-80% Off The Entire Site. Promo Code: BlACK30

Fashion to Figure: 40 - 50% Off Everything, No Exclusions.

Forever 21: Extra 30% Off Sale. Promo Code: EXTRA30. Valid 11/27

Gap: 50% Off Everything, No Exclusions. Valid 11/23-25

Go Jane: 50% Off Sitewide. Promo Code: TGIBF50

H&M: 20% Off Everything And Up To 70% Off + Free Shipping. Valid 11/23-35

J. Crew: Take 40% Off Everything. Promo Code: THANKU Valid 11/21-11/26

Jane Norman: 25% Off Everything.

JcPenny. View Black Friday Ad HERE

JustFab: 50% Off Everything. Valid 11/23-25

Lord & Taylor: Extra 50% OFF Newly Reduced Women's Apparel + $20 Off $175+ And Free Shipping On All Orders. Promo Code: BONUS

Luisaviaroma: 30% Off Full Price Items On Orders Over $300, Excludes Star Labelled Items. Promo Code: BFRSE17. Valid 11/23-28
Take 20% off Sale Items, Excludes Star Labelled Items. Promo Code: BFSUS17. Valid:11/23 -29.

Macy's: View Black Friday Ad HERE

Madewell: 25% Off Your Purchase. Promo Code Valid 11/22 - 26

Mango: 30% Off Everything. Promo Code: BLACK17

MissGuided: 50% Off Site Wide Excluding Sale. Promo Code: FETCH50. Valid 11/23-26

Neiman Marcus: $50 Off Your $200 Regular Price Purchase. Promo Code: THANKFUL
Save Up To 60% Off + Take An Extra 33% Off Select Merchandise. Valid 11/24

Neiman Marcus Last Call: Extra 40-80% Off Everything.

Net-A-Porter: Take Up To 50% Of Sale Styles

Nine West: 50% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping. Valid 11/21-26

Nordstrom: Extra 20% Off Selected Sale Items. Valid 11/23-26

Nordstrom Rack: Take An Extra 30% Off Clearance.

Old Navy: 50% Off Entire Purchase. Valid 11/23-24

PrettyLittleThing: Up To 50% Off + Free Shipping. Valid 11/24.

Public Desire: 30% Off Everything. Promo 30CYBER

Romwe: Save $5-30 Off Your Purchase. Valid 11/24

Saks Off Fifth: Take An Extra 50% Off Top Deals. Promo Code: HOLIDAY17. Valid 11/21-25.
Take An Extra 50% Off Clearance. Promo Code: YESYESYES. Valid 11/23-24

SheIn: Save $10-30 Off Your Purchase. Valid 11/24

ShoeDazzle: 60% Off Everything!

Shopbop: Take 20-30% Off. Promo Code: MORE17

Simmi: 30% Off Everything. Promo Code: LIGHTSOUT


Steve Madden: Get 30% Off Sitewide. Valid 11/24-27

Target: View Black Friday Ad HERE
TopShop: Save Up To 50% Off + Free Worldwide Shipping. Valid 11/22-27

UrbanOG: 45% Off Sitewide. Valid 11/24.

Urban Outfitters: Buy One Get One 50% Off Everything

Windsor: 20% Off Sitewide. Valid 11/24


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