November 20, 2017

24 Ways to Tie a Scarf (in under 5 Minutes)


Frugal Fashionista: 5 Minutes, 10 Looks  Ok, my friends, this Frugal Fashionista Post is near and dear to my heart and brings back SO many memories. I’ve been posting about how much I love scarves for nearly a decade. In fact, […]

Frugal Fashionista: Plaid & Flannel Inspiration You Won’t Believe


 Fall weather is in the air and this morning my son just announced, “Mom, you need to stock me up on some flannels.” Considering that he is our one son that cares about fashion, that sparked this post since I’ve […]

When More Clothes Don’t Actually Help Us


 The things you are about to read? I know in my head. The things you are about to read? I believe in their incredible value, but honestly, it’s a struggle for me. No one would ever claim I’m a minimalist […]

Frugal Fashionista: 5 Frugal Things I Wore This Week


Last week I shared a new post idea: 5 Frugal Things I Did Today. It was fun to write and I loved reading all your comments. It’s wonderful to know you aren’t the only crazy one out there, but it’s […]

Frugal Fashionista: Celebrity Knock Offs


I think women fit into three categories when it comes to celebrity fashion. The first group are the “fashianadoes.” (I don’t think this is a real word, but I want it to be because it sounds more official for this […]

Girls Spring Fashion Fun


If you’ve bumped into me anytime lately, you’ve seen my large, black handbag thrown over my shoulder. Every aspect of my life seems to congregate in my purse, so I can probably feed you, assist you in health ailments, offer […]

Frugal Fashionista in NYC


I’m writing this live from the Big Apple. Fashion Week is here and that means I’m getting ready to go behind the scenes of Christian Sciriano’s Fall 2015 Show compliments of Payless Shoes. They’ve been so much fun to work […]

I’m Heading to NYC Fashion Week


Yes, it’s true. Next week at this time I will be in the Big Apple taking in the sights and sounds of the big city. While I’ve enjoyed NYC quite a few times, one thing I never envisioned was heading […]

Frugal Fashionista: Simple Party Style


Where has the time gone? Unintentionally, I have not turned on my laptop in over nine days and it’s been wonderful. A hiatus wasn’t on the agenda, but I needed it. Unfortunately, it makes this Frugal Fashionista series – Christmas turned Party Style […]

Frugal Fashionista: Should it stay or should it go?


Sing it with me, “Should I it stay or should I it go.” Beginning October 1st, I’m doing a Clutter Countdown Challenge right here and I’m skeeered. I’ve planned on doing this for two years and have put it off, but I’ve […]

Frugal Fashionista: Game Day


Remember my full confession of why I stopped posting my Frugal Fashionista series? All the doubts and never perfect pictures? Well, yes, this is one of those. It’s a “I’ve been running around all day and now it’s 7:30 at night” kind […]

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)


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


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


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, […]