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5 Ways to Start Being Frugal, Pronto!

Posted on 23 April 2014 by frugal-nomics

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Ever find yourself thinking, “if only I made more money, all my financial woes would be over?” Well, let me be the first say that you are totally not alone in feeling that way — not even close.

But along with that realization comes another somewhat harsh one — the truth is, if you were to continue your same spending habits past today, even with a bigger paycheck, you would soon find yourself in the same economic position, despite the fact you have more money.

Yes, sad…but oh so true. If you’ve been living beyond your means with the money you make now, and not earmarking anything for savings or tackling some of your amassed debt, your fate would have already been sealed.

So how do you change your outlook? Check out these five tips you can apply right away that will help you start being frugal, and help you free up some cash to save. Continue Reading

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3 Reasons Your Closet Isn’t Living Up to It’s Potential

Posted on 03 March 2014 by frugal-nomics

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Have you ever been going through your closet and “found” an item you forgot you had? I mean had you remembered it…just think of all the wears you could have gotten out of it. When this happens, you’re not living up to your wardrobe’s fullest potential…and who wants that? Nobody, right? Well since we can’t always quickly identify when we’ve veered off our fashion course, I’m here to share with you 3 reasons you may not be maximizing your closet’s capabilities; and how you can kick these bad habits and get on to a more happy and fashionable you – pronto!

1. They just don’t fit. As a personal shopper and stylist, I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been helping someone edit their closet and create a lookbook, and they will show me garment after garment they haven’t worn in a while — or in some cases, have never popped the tags off — because it doesn’t fit properly and needs to be taken to a tailor. To that I say, take a page out of any of your favorite celebs playbook. Most of their garments fit like they were custom made — boho chic and boyfriend looks aside — and you too can achieve this. Continue Reading

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My Manilla Fashion Makeover Feature

Posted on 26 February 2014 by frugal-nomics

I get great joy out of sharing tips on how to shop on a budget.  I feel like a great thing to remember when you have limited funds is that, you should aim to invest in closet staples that can be worn countless times, in a variety of different ways — that way you get a lot of mileage out of each and every piece you purchase. Think of it like this….you won’t have a bunch of odds and ends that only go with one look, if when you are looking to buy something, you think to yourself “can I think of at least 3 outfits I can wear this with right now?”

So because of my love of sharing frugal style advice, I was oh so glad when the folks over at Manilla asked me to be a part of their #GetItTogether series and do a Fashion Makeover Video for a very deserving young lady named, Kate.

I’m ecstatic with how it turned out, and can’t wait for you to see it.  Want to see the one piece we got for her that was used interchangeably throughout the 3 looks?  Check out the video on Youtube here.

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