Tag: Frugalista


Feature: TJMaxx.com

Hey guys….thank you all so much to those of you who have shown your support on Facebook and Twitter already!!! ūüôā I’m super excited to share with the rest of you that yesterday¬†TJMaxx¬†featured the Marc by Marc Jacob’s dress from¬†my last post, on their¬†site. Here’s the link to check out the site….feel free to share it.¬†ūüôā Thanks in advance. xoxo, B



Thrifted Looks: Flower Power

As a kid, I gotta admit it…I wasn’t a fan of floral print. ¬†I think I was traumatized because my mom seized the opportunity to splash our curtains, towels, and bedspreads in it. ¬†But, after some counseling I’ve come around (just kidding), and I immediately fell in love with this floral print dress at the Housing Works BUY THE BAG Sale at first sight. ¬†Both the dress and cardigan were about .67 cents each. ¬†I mean, seriously….you could get over a whole lot of childhood fashion faux pas at that price ūüôā

¬†I went back and forth on which nude pumps to be my new addition to the wardrobe…..and settled on the Steve Madden Remmedy…and I think it was a pretty good choice. ¬†The neutral tone can compliment so many things that ¬†you’ll wonder what your go-to shoe was before these.



I believe if you invest in a great pair of shoes or a nice designer hand bag you’ll save money in the long run with wears-per-use (I know it may not seem like it initially, but trust me) and it can tie any outfit together and give it a luxe “look” no matter how much you paid for it.

Dress :: No label (Thrifted)
Cardigan :: H&M (Thrifted)
Belt :: J. Crew
Shoes: Steve Madden


Thrifted Looks: Lederhose

I’m a firm believer that fashion is what you make it. I mean after all I live in New York City….where individuality is flaunted and encouraged. So I couldn’t wait to “flex my creativity” and rock these light blue shorts I found on my last trip to the Housing Works BUY THE BAG¬†Sale. ¬†They’re called Lederhose (the suspenders kinda gave them away….ok, call me “Gretel”) and they are leather shorts steeped in the German tradition.

I paid about .89 cents for the shorts, and thought they’d be perfectly complimented by my navy velvet J. Crew blazer that I recently had tailored, and I’m always looking for an excuse to wear. Add a white tee from Target, navy tights, some sparkly pumps….and this monochromatic look is complete. ¬†Durable. Versatile. Fun. For jewelry I could have easily gone with white gold, but opted to deviate from the cooler palette and added a touch of chic with a simple coin pendent and necklace and a yellow gold bracelet watch.

I mean…who says you have to wear things in the traditional sense? It’s all about thinking outside the box and making something your own. Tell me…what do you have in your closet that you could give your own spin?