What's The TREND? Snakeskin

Fun Fact About Me: I'm terrified of snakes doesn't matter if they are real or fake. I like my reptiles on bags and shoes, ok. The current trend is all things snakeskin! If you haven't added some snakeskin pieces into your fall/winter wardrobe now is the time. There are literally so many ways to rock this trend. You can be subtle, maybe wear a belt or shoes; you can be EXTRA like the icon Celine Dion pictured above or you can meet somewhere in the middle. Either way, try out the trend if you need ideas check out all the options below. 

1. Gray Snake Print Thigh Split Cowl Neck Maxi Dress $37 2. Orange Faux Leather Snake Skin Shirt $42  & Orange Snake Skin Print Vinyl Wide Leg Pants $52 3. Mustard Snake Print Tortoise Shell Belt Jumpsuit $40 4. Blue Snake Fanny Pack $22 5. Gray Snake Over The Knee Boots $67 6. Grey Snake Beret $22

More Snakeskin

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Budget Friendly Holiday Outfit Ideas

Do you know what time it is? Tell me do you know. It's time for holiday parties! The whole month of December is usually pretty busy for many people. There are so many parties and events happening whether it be personal, professional or family related. To make sure you are prepared for all the fun going on this month; I've put together some outfit ideas so you will stylish for all your events. And of course they are budget friendly! 

For The Office Party

Casual Christmas Eve Party

New Year's Eve Party

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Cyber Monday 2018 Sales and Deals

Today is Cyber Monday! Black Friday was kind of underwhelming if we are being honest. I did use this as an opportunity to re-up on my fav products that I was going to buy anyway. Stores need to step it up next year because none of the sales were groundbreaking. Todays's sales seem to be a lil better so indulge in these deals for Cyber Monday. Before you start shopping sign up for Ebates and Dosh to get cash back online and in-store! 

ALDO: 20% Off Regular Priced Merchandise & 50% Off The Original Price On All Sale.Amazon: Shop Cyber Monday Deals
Amiclubwear: 65% Off Entire Website! Promo Code: BLACK65
ASOS: Enjoy 25% Off Everything. Promo Code EPIC25

Banana Republic Factory
Banana Republic: 50% Off Everything + Free Shipping.
Barney's Warehouse: Take Up To An Extra 60% Off + Free Shipping!

BH Cosmetics: Save Up To 70% + 40% Off Best Sellers. 
Black Opal 30% Off Sitewide. 
Bloomingdale’s: Take 25% Off A Large Selection Of Items + Free Shipping. 
Bluefly: Extra 20% Off + Free Shipping
BooHoo: 60% Off Everything, Including Sale!
Charlotte Russe: Free Shipping, No Minimum + 40% Off Reg. Priced Items & 20% Off Sale Items! Ends 11/27.

ColourPop: Get 30% Off SItewide. 
Cotton On: Nothing Over $20. 
Ego Shoes: 60% Off Hotlist & 35% Off Everything! 
Express: 50% Off Everything + Free Shipping On All Orders!
Fashionphile: Take $100 Off $1,000. Valid 11/26. Promo Code: 100CM

Fashion Nova: Extra 40-90% Off. Promo Code: CYBER90
Forever 21: 30% Off Everything + Free Shipping. Promo Code: CYBER30
Gap: 50% Off Everything. Promo Code CYBER
Gap Factory Outlet: 60% Off Everything & Extra 15% Off + Free Shipping.
Go Jane: 50% Off Sitewide. Promo Code: CYBER50

H&M: 30% Off Everything + Free Shipping.
Hautelook: Spend $150, Get $25. 

J. Crew: Extra 60% Off Everything & 50% Off Everything Else.
J.Crew Factory: Take 40-80% Off Sitewide!
JcPenny: Extra 25-30% Off!
JustFab: Styles Start At $10
Kiko Cosmetics: 50% Off Everything!
Lord & Taylor: Take 25% Off Regular & Sale Items + Free Shipping. Promo Code: CYBER
LuLus: 40% Off Sale Items + Free Shipping. Ends 11/27

MAC: Extra 25% Off + Free Eyeshadow With $50 Purchase
Macy's: 20% Off Macy’s Cyber Monday + Free Shipping At $25. Ends 11/28. Promo Code: CYBER
Madewell: Enjoy 25% Off Your Purchase!
Mango: Everything At 30% Off. Promo Code: CYBER18
Mango Outlet: Extra 75% Off Everything!
Miss Guided: 50% Sitewide! Ends 11/27. Promo Code: USEME
Miss Lola: 40% Off The Entire Site!
Nasty Gal: 60 % Off Absolutely Everything!

Neiman Marcus Last Call: Extra 40-80% Off Entire Site!
Nine West: 50% Off Everything + Free Shipping! 
Nordstrom: Up to 60% Off + Spend $250 Get $50.
Nordstrom Rack: Extra 30% Off Clearance + Free Shipping Sitewide.

Old Navy: Extra 40% Off Everything!
PrettyLittleThing: 50% Off Everything. Promo Code: CYBER50
Public Desire: 30% Off Everyhting. Promo Code: CYBER30
Rent The Runway: 50% Off Unlimited! Promo Code: BESTDAYEVER
Saks Off Fifth: Take An Extra 50-60% Off + Free Shipping. 
Sephora: Shop Cyber Monday Deals
SheIn: 70% Off Everything + Extra $5 -35 Off. Promo Code:
ShoeDazzle: Get 2 For $24

Shopbop: Take Additional 30% Off Sale Items. Promo Code: WOW18
Simmi: 30%Off Everything! Promo Code: MAXOUT
Steve Madden: 40% Off For All Loyalty Members or 30% Off Your Purchase + Free 2 Day Shipping.

Target: BOGO 60% off clothing, shoes & accessories. Shop Cyber Monday Deals
TopShop: Up to 50% Off Select Style.
Ulta: Shop Cyber Monday Deals
Uniqlo: Sitewide Sale + Free Shipping on All Orders.
Urban Outfitters: Take $10-50 Off!

UrbanOG: 65% Off Sitewide!
Windsor: 30% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping. Promo Code: CYBERDEAL

Black Friday 2018 Sales and Deals

Black Friday deals are 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 and Dosh to get cash back online and in-store! Cyber Monday sales will be up Sunday.

ALDO: 20% Off Regular Priced Merchandise & 50% Off The Original Price On All Sale.

Amazon: Shop Black Friday Deals
Amiclubwear: 65% Off Entire Website! Promo Code: BLACK65
ASOS: Enjoy 25% Off Everything. Ends 11/26. Promo Code EPIC25.
Banana Republic Factory: 60% Off Entire Store! Ends 11/25
Banana Republic: 50% Off Regular-Priced Items. NO BR MERCH EXCLUSIONS
Barney's Warehouse: Take 30-50% Off + 20% Off Sale
BH Cosmetics: Up to 70% Off + 30% Off Best Sellers. Ends 11/24.
Bloomingdale’s: Take 15-25% Off + Free Shipping. Ends 11/24
Bluefly: Extra 20% Off Sitewide. Promo Code: BFDAY20
BooHoo - 60% Off Everything, Including Sale! End 11/26. 
Charlotte Russe: Everything $20 Or Less
ColourPop: Get 30% Off All Lips.
Cotton On: Extra 40-70% Off Sitewide!
Ego Shoes: 30% Off Everything & 60% Off Hotlist!
Express: 50% Off Everything  + Free Shipping. Ends 11/23.
FARFETCH: Take 20% off sale items with code x20BF
Fashionphile: Take 10% Off Discounted Items. Valid 11/23. Promo Code: 10BF
Fashion Nova: Take An Extra 40-80% Off Sitewide. Promo Code: BLACK40
Forever 21: 30% Off Everything + Free Shipping. Ends 11/23. Promo Code: BLKFRI30
Gap: 50% Off Everything. Promo Code BLKFRIDAY
Gap Factory Outlet: 60% Off Everything. Ends 11/24. 
Go Jane: 50% Off Sitewide. Promo Code: BLACK50
H&M30% Off Everything + Free Shipping. 
Hautelook: Free Shipping Sitewide. Ends 11/26.
J. Crew: 50% Off Your Entire Purchase
J.Crew Factory: Up To 80% Off. 
JESSICABUURMAN: 20% off Storewide + Free Shipping. Ends 11/25. Promo Code: BLACK18.
JustFab: 50% Off Your Entire Order.
Kiko Cosmetics: Buy 3, Get 3 Free!
Lord & Taylor: Free Shipping on All Orders. $25 Off $200. Promo Code: BONUS
LuLus: 25-90% Off Sitewide + Free Shipping. Ends 11/24.
Macy's: Extra 20% Off. Ends 11/24. Promo Code: BLKFRI
Madewell: 25% Off Purchase. Promo Code: DEALWITHIT
Mango: 30% Off Everything. Ends 11/25. Promo Code: BLACK18
Mango Outlet: 75% Off Everything.
Miss A: Everything $1.
Miss Guided: 50% Sitewide! Ends 11/27. Promo Code: USEME.
Nasty Gal: 60% Off Everything! Ends 11/26. 
Miss Lola: 35% Off The Entire Site! Ends 11/23. 
Neiman Marcus Last Call: 40-80% Off Everything, Online Only. 
Nine West: 50% Off Every Single Pair + Free Shipping. 
Nordstrom: Up to 60% Off
Nordstrom Rack: Extra 30% Off Clearance. Ends 11/26. Free Shipping Sitewide.
Old Navy: 50% Off Entire Purchase. Ends 11/23.
PrettyLittleThing: 50% Off Everything. Promo Code: CYBER50
Public Desire: 30% Off Everything. Promo Code: CYBER30
Rent The Runway40% Off Rentals, Update & Unlimited! Promo Code: TGIBF
Romwe: Extra $5-25 Off!
Saks Off Fifth: Up to 90% Off Clearance. Promo Code: AMAZING
Sephora: 50% Off Select Items.
SheIn: 70% Off Everything + Extra $5 -35 Off. Promo Code: BLACKSALE
ShoeDazzle: 2 FOR $24.
Shopbop: 15-25% Off Full Price Items. Ends 11/25. Promo Code: MORE18
Simmi: 30%Off Everything! Promo Code: MAXOUT
Steve Madden:  35% Off For All Loyalty Members or 25% Off Your Purchase + Free 2 Day Shipping. Ends 11/23. Promo Code: THANKS
Tobi: 60% Off New Arrivals. End 11/25. Promo Code: INTHENEW
TopShop: Up to 50% Off Select Style. Ends 11/26.
Uniqlo: Free Shipping on All Orders.
Urban Outfitters: BOGO 50% Off. In stores & Online.
UrbanOG: 55% Off Sitewide. Promo Code: 112218
Windsor: 20% Off Regular Price Items + Free Shipping over $50. Promo Code: BFDEALS
Extra 50% Off Final Sale Items.
Zara: 30% Off On Entire Collection Starting Online at 8pm EST on 11/22. Ends 11/23. 

Happy Shopping!

The Look for Less: Louis Vuitton Petite Botie Chapeau

The croc Louis Vuitton Petite Botie Chapeau is my current favorite bag to lust over. I like it because it is the perfect little going out bag. But it's the same price as a new compact car and I most definitely can't afford that. While I was looking for another look for less I saw this one and immediately ordered it. Now this dupe isn't anywhere near the quality of the real thing but it gives the illusion. So if you have been lusting over this bag like I have; go ahead and check it out. 

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Frugal Finds: Babes & Felines

Babes & Felines is a California based online retailer dedicated to the frugal shopper. The majority of the items offered on Babes & Felines is under $50. Score! I think the most expensive item I saw was a faux leather jacket for $104.

 I believe that this is frugal finds gold mine because there is a TON of basic items that you can mix and match with other items from your wardrobe to create endless looks. Various color offerings and sooooo much stretch, so much so its "One Size" and fits up to plus. So it sounds super comfy to say the least.

Sidenote there's currently a blowout sale going on, and there are items as low as $5! Head on over to Babes & Felines NOW to shop some frugal finds.

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The Look for Less: Badgley Mischka Glitz Gown

Sequins gowns are staples for formal events, balls, galas, and even weddings(guests and bridesmaids). As someone who has been in two weddings this year and in another next year, being a bridesmaid can be expensive. Once you pay for a bachelorette party, bridal shower, decor, dress, shoes, makeup, hair and etc. you've ended up spending a pretty penny. It starts to add up but I am always in charge of finding the deals. Recently, I was looking at sequins bridesmaids dresses for the next wedding I'm in and boy can they be expensive, prices start at $300. With Rent The Runway you rent the Badgley Mischka sequins dresses which are super high end for as low as $70. That's much better than $600+ for something you may only wear once. For an even lower price, you can buy this look for less from Amazon below. If you are skeptical about buying a dress from Amazon check the photo reviews. These are high-quality dresses for the low. View more inexpensive styles here

Available in Gold, Rose Gold, and Black

Available in Gold, Rose Gold, Black, Blue, Red, Green, and Silver

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New Brands At Target: Prologue Collaboration

Here Ye! Here Ye! Target has released yet another line and I am totally here for it. Why? Because I work a corporate job and spend about 40 hours of my week in business casual clothing. So why not dress in cute clothes that could possibly be worn to Happy Hour after work or even styled to be worn outside of work?

Prologue is a Target only collection that is a modern and contemporary women's line that will come in sizes 0-16, with sizes up to 26W online. The prices for the line will range from $12.99 -$49.99. Another very affordable line that we as frugal shopaholics can take advantage of.

The line was released on September 14th, and I can say first hand that the pieces are very cute yet chic but also fashion forward. Perfect for the professional young woman.


V Neck Faux Leather Dress

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Affordable Halloween Costumes $50 & Under

UPDATE: This is last year's post with new costumes. 
Halloween is around the corner which means lots of costume and themed parties. I am not a big Halloween person, but probably because instead of trick or treating I went to Hallelujah Night at the church. The only ghost allowed in my house was the Holy Ghost, LOL. Anyway, costumes can get pretty expensive especially if you are going to multiple parties and don't want to repeat outfits. So, of course, we had to come through with some affordable costume options for our readers. But first, let's establish some rules this Halloween. What we're not doing this year and every year after is dressing up as someone else's culture. Leave the blackface, sombreros, Native American headdresses and offensive costumes behind. Don't be that person at the party. Be that person with a dope costume that didn't cost a fortune. Here are just a few costumes all $50 and below when you use a promo code. You can always go the DIY route, but everybody ain't got time for that.

For more costume ideas check out Amazon, Party City, Walmart, Amiclubwear, and Fashion Nova. Click here to sign up for Ebates or Dosh and get cash back and coupons when you shop!

What's The TREND? PVC Bags

PVC Bags had their run a few years bag and I loved it back then the way I love it now. Probably the most affordable bag out next to a plastic grocery bag but so much more fashionable. Designers like Maison Margiela, Balenciaga and Opening Ceremony got a hold of this trend and made their overpriced version but Frugal Shopaholics are all about saving a coin and looking good on a budget. Below are some cute options I've found!

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Fall 2018 Must Haves Under $50

Last Saturday marked the first day of fall. For once, I am happy that summer is over because the weather has been super trash. This weeks forecast has more sunny days then there has been all summer here in DC. The fall weather is looking up so far. So I'm excited about that. 

It's that time where we bring you the current season's essentials or must-haves. Most must-haves repeat themselves from year to year, but this is the perfect time to tie in the current trends. You can also incorporate items from past seasons, like your mules and sneakers from spring to fill your fall wardrobe. See what I think you are this fall's essentials. 

1. Light Jacket - Wear it on its own earlier in the season before it gets cold cold. Depending on where you live, you may or may not have already pulled out your jackets. Try buying a size up so you can layer for later in the season. 

2. Long Sleeve Dress - Ditch your summer dresses for a long-sleeved style that you can pair with boots or sneakers.

3.  Paperbag Pants - Cropped, fitted or flared are all variations of paperbag pants. Find a style that fits you and add (if you don't already have a pair) them to your fall wardrobe. 

4. Jumpsuit - Trade your romper in for a jumpsuit. They are perfect for any occasion. Whether you are running errands or a night out with your girls or bae. Wear them with mules, sneakers, or booties, whatever you want really. 

5. Ankle Boots - It's not really fall until you pull out your boots.  Wear them with literally whatever you want. Get some bold booties that make a statement and step into fall. 

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The Look For Less: Gucci

I've been eyeing a small Gucci bag for a few months now but on my normal shopping runs to Forever 21 I came across the cutest bamboo handle satchel. Little did I know it was a Gucci Look for Less. 

From my research the Gucci version was well over $20,000. Which is WAY over a frugal shopaholics budget and probably has a lot to do with it being croc skin. The Forever 21 version is only $30. Self explanatory, a must have.

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Save $ or Splurge $$$ Laneige Water Sleeping Mask

I always thought my skin type was dry skin until I visited the esthetician and learned it was, in fact, combination/oily. The reason why I thought it was dry is that it lacked hydration and was just dehydrated. Dry skin lacks natural skin oil but dehydrated skin lacks hydration. Once I learned that I made sure to add hydrating products to my skincare routine. Every now and then my skin needs a little extra hydration, so I use an overnight mask. I've been alternating between Lumene and Laneige gel masks. Both products are similar so I've used them both, but I can't seem to pick between the two. See the details and tell us what you think, SAVE or SPLURGE.

Lumene Hydra-technology combines oxygen-rich Pure Arctic Spring Water with Nordic Birch Sap that’s bursting with minerals, on application the innovative light-weight aerating complex indulges your skin's surface with moisture to provide intense hydration. Working in harmony these thirst-quenching elements rescue skin to leave it smooth and even for an instantly fresh and radiant glow.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Propanediol, Betula Alba (Birch) Juice, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Trehalose, Urea, Eriophorum Spissum Flower/Stem Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium Edta, Copper Gluconate, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Pentylene Glycol, Serine, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Algin, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Phosphate, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Pullulan, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbic Acid, Potassium Phosphate, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Citronellol, Parfum (Fragrance), (Ci 42090) Blue 1, (Ci 60730) Ext. Violet 2

Splurge: Laneige Water Sleeping Mask $25
Recharge your dehydrated skin while you sleep with this innovative mask. It’s formulated with highly concentrated Hydro Ionized Mineral Water to deliver high doses of moisture to stressed, parched skin. Calming Sleepscent™, infused with orange flower, rose, and sandalwood, and it relaxes and comforts while apricot and evening primrose extracts to brighten and purify fatigued skin. The result: skin looks and feels radiant, refreshed, and soft so you wake up with soft, glowing skin.

Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Root Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Alginate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP Copolymer, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearyl Behenate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Blue 1 (Ci 42090)

Have you tried these two products? Which do you prefer? I actually like them both but Laneige leaves my skin a little more supple. The Lumene doubles as an instant and overnight mask, sometimes I need an instant hydration boost. The one thing that I don't like about the Lumene is the fragrance. I have super sensitive skin and it can irritate my skin.  So for that reason I will stick to the Laneige.  

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What's The TREND? Tiny Sunglasses

All the 90's trends are back, chokers, platforms, fanny packs and more. This summer the retro sunglasses are what's hot. Now, this trend isn't for me cause I have a big ole face and they just don't look right on me. But they do look good on a lot of other people. I got Derria a pair for her birthday and they look great on her! If you are a person who loves tiny shades then you will enjoy the super cheap options below. 

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