Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New Years Eve Party Dresses

The holidays have had me crazy busy but I'm finally finished Christmas shopping and guess what that means? Time to shop for a New Years dress!! Here are my cheapest (and prettiest) finds!

$49 from Lulus.comThis gorgeous lace and bow dress is only $16.90 from Gojane.com!! Make sure to check out their heels too for under $10!
Forever 21 never fails me for the perfect cheap dress. This is only $22.80!Charlotte Russe has a GREAT selection of pretty party dresses. This is only $32.99.Perfect New Years party dress - in 3 different colors only $26.50 and the jacket is $19.50!

And don't forget about Rent the Runway where you can rent top designer brands that go for thousands for under $100!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Secret Santa

I signed up for a Secret Santa through a blog this year and am very grateful to have had a chance to be part of it and for Amy and Georgie for setting up over 100 people! I didn't think I was going to be able to be part of it, I lost my job and am so so broke but I managed to come up with something and I hope my person likes it! (It's tough shopping for someone you don't know!!)

I got the box on the perfect day, my finals were done and I just got home to relax and saw the box on the steps. Not going to lie, my coat wasn't even off when I ripped through that tape. Thank you Secret Santa :)

Sorry about the quality - my camera took a turn for the worst over the summer and I've had no money to replace it... you'd think a blackberry would produce better pictures!

(Scarf, body cream, bracelet)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Baby it's cold outside...

I love sweaters, boots, hats and mittens.. until I have to step outside in them!! Here's some of the cutest cold weather apparel I've come across to make winter weather a little less frightful! :)

I love berets this year - especially the look of this one with sequins and a knit overlay.
I also love these hats and how they have a visor which works well to block wind! This is only $12.99 from Target!
These are so pretty and girly and only $15 on Etsy!
Not a fan of hat hair? These are sure to keep your ears warm - and only $8.99!

An armwarmer set for only $9.99!! Also in 3 other colors!
Something to wear out on the town for only $9.99. Also in black.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year?
-I honestly haven't even thought about it. I reeeeally want a digital camera though, mmm an ipod, gym membership, coach purse, gift cards :)

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
- Probably a big thick afghan from my mom!

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle?
- I'd love to learn how to knit, crochet, etc.

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child?
- I always loved my Barbies.

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year?
- N/A

6. What is your favorite holiday food?
- I love Thanksgiving.. but around Christmastime probably all the different types of cookies!

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays?
- Probably nothing, no time :(

8. What is your favorite holiday movie?
- Elf!

9. Favorite holiday song?
- Will you hate me if I name an Nsync song? haha

10. Favorite holiday pastime?

- Sledding, skiing, curling up with hot chocolate..

To enter to win all these cool prizes below simply answer the questions in this meme, make sure to post links back to TodaysMama.com and Provo Craft (use this link: http://bit.ly/4ikY3c ) and tag your friends!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

5 under 20 - Alloy

I haven't done a real relevant post in quite some time and I apologize. I also haven't done a "5 under" either and with budgeting for the holidays I figured it was the perfect time!

Alloy used to be one of my favorite catalogs in high school and then I just kind of forgot about it. I recently received a catalog in the mail at my parents and was browsing through it and they actually have a lot of things I would definitely wear - and cheap to boot!

I love love love cardigans. Especially the trendy boyfriend style cardigans that you can pair with all those summer tanks you can't bear to put away for the winter! Wear this either with jeans or a dress - it works for most everything!

This top is super cheap and available in 19 different colors!!
I'm a sucker for a good deal.. especially when it comes to heels. Which is exactly why I bought these for only $14.99!!
I really love berets this year for winter. I already have 7 of them! I won't be purchasing this one since it hasn't even snowed yet and I had an abundance of them, but you should!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I always mention Fantabulously Frugal in my posts - well go take a look a this fabulous giveaway that you can enter everyday!!