May 2015 Frugal Finds

It's the end of may and I'm here to show you a few items that I've found recently that are great frugal finds. Follow our Pinterest frugal finds board for more items throughout the month.  

May 2015Frugal Finds
1. Cut Out Bandeau Swimsuit // 2. Strap Bikini // 3. Low Back Midi Bodycon // 4. Strappy Back  Bodycon //5. Bustier Jumpsuit

- Christen

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Frugal Spotlight: Akira

Akira is an online retailer that could be compared to that of Go Jane mixed with MissGuided & Boohoo. I've tried to cut back on spending money so I've only really added items I liked to my cart but never checked out.  I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that. The prices are reasonable but I think the part that really caught my eye about this site was that they had some unique pieces I hadn't seen on other sites. They also have other items that may be a little more expensive for those who want to splurge.

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-Derria U.

Spring 2015 Must Haves Under $50

I'm a little late with this post, but I've picked out some of this seasons must have items. Check the items out below and incorporate these styles into your wardrobe for this spring and even summer!


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The Look for Less: Guiseppe Zanotti

Look for Less: Giuseppe Zanotti
Open- toe mules are the shoe of the season and we recently highlighted mules in our previous post What's the Trend: Mules. But we came across this Giuseppe Zanotti look for less and couldn't help but share. A spitting image of the almost $700 shoe also features a 5 inch heel and mini platform along with a snake-skin textured band. These babies can be dressed up or down and gives you a spicy look either way. 

Would you save or splurge on this look?

-Derria U.

Best Day Dresses for Spring

It's sun /day dress season! Day dresses are perfect for every occasion. ASOS and Boohoo have a wide range of day dresses in a variety of styles and colors. Check out the selection below all under $50.
Row 1: Cage Sleeve Detail Dress || Front Split Maxi Dress || Off Shoulder Dip Hem Dress

More Dresses!

- Christen

What's The TREND? Suede

A perfect fit for this season is suede. Designers such as Coach, Gucci, and Jason Wu have all featured suede in their spring '15 collections. The fabric is everywhere and not just shoes, bags and jackets like normal. I've purchased a few suede items for the season and I'm excited to wear them. My favorite are the 9 euro shorts I got from H&M. 
Suede Trend Spring 2015
Suede Crop Top $20 ||  Wide Leg Pants $35 || Halter Top $50 || Short Shorts $25 || Fringe Skirt $25 || Fringe Top $48 || Circle Skirt $25 || Elastic Waist Shorts $10
- Christen

Slip & Slide Sandals 2.0

The first spring item that I wore this year was a pair of slide sandals that I purchased last year. Feet free from winter hibernation, I couldn't wait to be able to slip my feet in and out of them. This years fashion sliders have hit new heights.. literally! And the new designs gives your footwear some edginess for the spring and summer.
Slider Sandals

Have you purchased any new Sliders?? Good deals? Let us know!

-Derria U.

Meet Frugal Shopaholic Jessica Fraser

Jessica also known as "Thee Shopaholic"

Where are you from?
I am from New York City. Born and raised in Hollis, Queens.

Explain your blog or Instagram name?
My blog name is pretty self explanatory. I love to shop. I have been blessed to turn my passion into a career. I love to shop for friends as well as clients. It wasn't hard to come up with a blog name. People called me Thee Shopaholic long before Instagram and my blog even began.

Describe your personal style?
I don't have a personal style. I find that people place themselves in a box by labeling their style. I wear something that looks nice or compliments my body type. I love prints and bright colors but I also love basics. Sometimes I want to wear a unique statement piece, or loud combination; while other times I can wear a tailored shirt and slacks. It all depends on how I feel that day.

Where are your favorite places to shop?
I like H&M and Zara, but I shop comfortably online. Once every season I head to the thrift stores for trendy pieces like florals, fur coats, or trends like overalls and high waisted denim. They can be expensive when stores like Urban Outfitters place a title like "vintage" on them. I find that going to the source (clothing that came from the time period that was intended is key) allows me to get quality prints and fabric that you can't find today.

What does being a “Frugal Shopaholic” mean to you?
Being frugal means finding a way to maximize your style and minimizing your budget. It's about finding the most cost effective way to get what you need to create a carefully curated wardrobe.

What is a frugal shopaholic tip or trick that can share with our readers?
Before I buy an item I think about how many times or ways I can wear it. If I buy a dress I can wear it to the office with a cardigan or a blazer, with sneakers and a messy bun on the weekends when I'm running errands or blogging, and with heels and a bold lip for a date or Sunday brunch. I can even turn the dress into a top by adding a different skirt on the bottom. It can be a skirt by pairing it with a denim top or buttoned blouse. That one dress just gave me 5 outfits. Thank me later.

How can we keep in touch with you?
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