August 20, 2014

Frugal Fashionista: Pops of Color

Frugal Fashionista - pops of color

Thank you all so much for your kind and thoughtful words last week as I shared about bringing my Frugal Fashionista series back, but more importantly, why it stopped in the first place. It was very encouraging and every single comment meant […]

Frugal Fashionista is Back (& Why It Stopped)

Frugal Fashionista $5 dress

For nearly six years, I’ve carved out a tiny corner in this crazy blogosphere world. What started out as authentic snippets of my life with five children and the crazy things that come with balancing beauty and bedlam turned into […]

Save Thousands by Learning to Negotiate

How to save money by negotiating

Whether in a third world country or tucked away in the heart of the USA, perfecting the art of negotiation is instrumental in slashing the costs of ones personal financial budget.

Negotiating, bargaining, and haggling are all synonyms that conjure up a variety of feelings. My sister in law hates haggling, and some of you can relate. The idea that you may appear cheap, hurt someone’s feeling or quite frankly, you just don’t know if it’s worth it, are all stereotypes that I want to breakdown.

Dress and Go in Minutes: Frugal Fashionista

Pick and Choose Large Accessories

In our family, it’s a pretty known fact that I am a “low maintenance” kind of getting ready girl. Yesterday, my teenage nephew  and son were weeding in the garden. As I was getting in the van, they yelled, “Wow, […]

Frugal Fashionista Spring Fashion Haul (and video)

Emma and Mommy

Over the last few weeks, I’ve turned up my Frugal Fashionista purchases, but have only shared them on Instagram and Facebook, so when Jergens asked me to share some of the spring outfits I’m most excited about wearing, I knew […]

Frugal Fashionista: Zebras, Stripes & Dots, Oh My

Frugal Accessorizing @beautyandbedlam

A few weeks ago, I took many of you along with me on my Goodwill treasure hunting trip via facebook and instagram. I shared this photo of my J Crew jacket and polka dotted shirt. Since stripes and polka dots […]

Frugal Fashionista: Bedlam Moment Style

frugal fashionista

There once was a girl, lady, blogger, mom who was known world wide for her frugal fashion prowess. If you follow her on facebook or instagram, you will not doubt those mad shopping skills since she regularly shares a much […]

A Pop of Peach: Fashion

Gap Skimmer Jeans

Necklace: online clearance White shirt: thrifted Jeans: Gap Shoes: thrifted “Mom, I am definitely going to have to snag those from your closet,” my thirteen year old daughter remarked when she saw the new peach (or are they coral?) Gap […]

Amazing Deals: Fashion Scarf: $3.22, Discount K-Cups: 24 count = $10.99

Leopard Print Scarf for only $3.22

Leopard Pattern Scarf for only $3.22 with free shipping When I spied these on Amazon, I thought there had to be a catch, but for only $3.22 and NO extra shipping, why not?  I decided to share it first on […]

Frugal Fashionista: Can We Pull Off Tights and Leggings?

How do I wear tights with dresses @beautyandbedlam

Are you new to my Frugal Fashionista series? Find out how I dress in designer outfits for less. Yes, for mere pennies on the dollar, most of my outfits are less than $20, and did I mention, the majority of the […]

Fashion, Make Up, Jesus and Me

High Heels

As she stretched her arms wide out to her sides, she peered over at me with the reminder, “Now watch me, Mommy. Just watch me.” With her head tilted towards the sky and her tutu arranged just perfectly, she began […]

Our Family Wedding: Frugal Fashionista Style

three sis

We’ve all heard of or been a part of a wedding where the Bridezilla stories come to life. My heart aches for those brides and mothers of the brides where the “Perfect Wedding which must Impress ALL” desire steals the […]

Frugal Fashionista: Bohemian Style Fashion

brown tie shoes

For years, the fashion trend called “Bohemian, Boho or Boho Chic’ has ranged with style, attitude and appearance. Inspired early on by the more laid back fashion approach of the 60′s, it’s evolved into basically becoming a statement for more […]

Frugal Fashionista: Bring Out the Blue

Blue drop earrings

Pops of Colors make people happy. It’s just a part of our our make up. We are drawn to happy, beautifully vibrant colors, even though we don’t always choose to display them in our homes or wear them as part […]

Frugal Fashionista: Go For It! White on White…

white fashion on beach

Are you new to my Frugal Fashionista series? Find out how I dress in designer clothes for less. Yes, for mere pennies on the dollar, my entire outfit is less than $20, and did I mention…the majority of it second hand? […]