Splurge or Save?

Splurge or Save


I'm from Maryland and one of my friends has a gold chain of the state of Maryland. Ever since I saw his I wanted a similar one, more feminine of course. I went to my good friend Google and found out Baublebar sales custom state and country pendants in silver, gold and rose gold starting at $130.  The price can go higher if you decide to get the 10 or 14 karat option. I also found some very cheap ones ranging from $8 - 35 on Etsy and Aliexpress. Since I'll be moving out of the country in a little over a month this will help me remember home.  Should I splurge or save?

Splurge: Baublebar Metal State Pendant $130
Save: Custom State Necklace $8
 
- Christen

10 Handbags for Summer

We've gone over what should be in your beach bag.. but what handbags have you been carrying this summer? We all know there are handbags for just about any occasion from a trip to the grocery store to a wedding reception. This post will highlight 10 handbags you should invest in this summer if you don't already have them in your closet!


10 Handbags for Summer


-Derria 

Beach Essentials

Headed to the beach soon? Here are some items that MUST be in your beach bag. Check it out and let us know if you have any suggestions in the comment section!


Beach Essentials

Frugal Spotlight: ASOS

ASOS is by far my favorite online store! I was introduced to the store back in college by a friend and I've been ordering from them ever since. The clothes fit  me great which is hard to find, the sale section is awesome ( up to 70% off), and I get unlimited free express shipping with my ASOS Premier account. They sale women's petite and plus size apparel as well as menswear. 

ASOS is the UK's largest independent online fashion and beauty retailer and offers over 60,000 branded and own label products across womenswear and menswear. Dresses, jeans, T-shirts, shirts, shoes, jewelry, lingerie and beauty – they've got the lot. If you are an avid ASOS shopper and don't have a premier account, you're missing out!  For only $29 you get, unlimited express shipping, ASOS magazine, exclusive early access to sales. 

Here are some frugal finds I found!


- Christen

Frugal Finds

Today I ran into Urban Outfitters just to do a quick run through the sale rack and to my surprise they were having 50% off sale items! Bingo! I snagged a pair of Urban Renewal Levi denim shorts and two pairs of sandals, both $10 each! Check your local Urban Outfitters to see if they are doing this same promotion.


Frugal Finds

25 Sandals Under $25

Sandals are essential for the summer! I don't see how people walk around with close-toed shoes when its 90+ degrees. But anyway, keeping my style resolution of only wearing outfits that cost $100 and under it's important to find shoes that are reasonably priced. So here are 25 sandals under $25.

25 Under $25

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The Look for Less: Tom Ford

Tom Ford Look for Less

I don't pop molly, I rock Tom Ford.....well actually I don't rock Tom Ford either. This time last year I did a look less for the Tony Bianco lace up bootie, everybody and their mama was rocking that style of shoe. Now Tom Ford makes a pair that's even hotter but they will run you $3600. But of course I found a more affordable pair. Checkout a video of the look for less at heels.com







If you have a "look" that you want us to find for less, leave a comment for us below.

-Christen


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Meet Frugal Shopaholic LaRissa Sherrae

Name: 
LaRissa Sherrae

Where are you from? 
Long Island, NY (born & raised) now living in GA

Explain your vlog name? 
FLYONADIME365 is a name that I chose as a reflection of my lifestyle.  To break it down: FLY-confidence in your own personal style ONADIME-bargain 365-everyday

Describe your personal style? 
My personal style is clean & simple, yet bold & fierce at the same time.  I love to make a statement with my looks and accessories play a major part in that.  They say, "Diamonds are a girls best friend" well, I believe that "Accessories are a girls best friend". I always have on at least one thing that stands out; whether it be an amazing lipstick, shades, shoes, a bag etc. Making a statement is a necessary component of my style.

Where are your favorite places to shop? 
My favorite places to shop are: Target, Forever21, Goodwill, NY&Co, Old Navy, JustFab and Shop Miss A just to name a few.  However, thrifting is by far my favorite way to shop.  I can spend hours at a time searching for those hidden treasures.

What does being a "Frugal Shopaholic" mean to you? 
Being a "Frugal Shopaholic" to me is, knowing a good deal when you see it.  The key is to never out rule a store due to low expectations.  I have a love for finding inexpensive items that most people would not believe how little i paid for it.  I believe that your outfit should be affordable, not look affordable.

What is a frugal shopaholic tip or trick that you can share with our readers?
TIP: Every once in a while, I love to go and do what I call "character shopping".  This is simply looking for items and accessories that expresses your style/personality.  This includes: hats, belts, scarves, buttons, earrings, bracelets etc.  I recommend "character shopping" for anyone who is looking to take their style to the next level.

Instagram: @flyonadime365 
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There's a Scandal at The Limited

Gladiators! Olivia Pope’s signature style is coming to The Limited. Now you can get her look for an affordable price. Kerry Washington and Scandal costume designer Lyn Paolo are developing a new fashion line inspired by the styles Olivia Pope. 

 
You will be able to shop the Pope aesthetic (neutral tones, modern silhouettes, and overall kickass style) in late September. The fall collection, featuring affordable versions of Olivia Pope's clothes, starts at $49 and marks the store's first Hollywood collaboration.

 Are you excited for this collaboration? I know I am! 

-Christen

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What's The TREND? Tuxedo Dress

Photo from Pearl and Rubies Instagram

Tuxedo dresses have muscled their way on to the fashion scene this spring/summer in a major way. I actually started following a boutique that makes them on Instagram called Pearl & Rubies. I'm a huge fan of this trend, they have this style in long sleeve and sleeveless. Very chic and classy. Check this trend out below!

                                     
                                                  Photo from Pearl and Rubies Instagram

                                                             
      Photo from Pearl and Rubies Instagram



The Pearl and Rubies website is coming soon! Make sure to follow them on IG: pearlsandrubies 


-Derria

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