Budget Lexicon

Tips for living a fabulous life on a budget

Cute Budget Undies November 6, 2008

Filed under: fashion — budgetlexicon @ 1:01 am
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Cecilia Hipster Bottom $14.00

It’s sad to admit, but I rarely shop for new cute underwear.  I went into Victoria’s Secret the other day and I was amazed at how expensive things are, that are made of such little fabric! They charge $30 for a cute pair of lacy hipster undies.

By no means am I looking to wear expensive lacy underwear everyday, but it is nice to have a couple cute pairs among the boring assortment of white and black.

Affinitas was kind enough to send me a couple samples of their underwear to test out and I really like it.  It is super cute, comfortable and half the price of Victoria’s Secret at $14.00.


White Bean Turkey Chili November 4, 2008

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2417074736_668f6845a4I love epicurious.com.  If you have never used this site – you should.  It is a search engine for recipes featured in Gourmet and Bon Appetite magazines.

One of the most helpful things about recipes on this site is the user reviews.  Most of the people who use this site are very experienced cooks so the comments are always really insightful.

The weather was cool (under 70 degrees) in So Cal this weekend, so I decided to make healthy turkey chili for dinner this week.  I have been searching for a signature chili recipe and I have finally found one.  I love the complex favor of this recipe (it calls for coco powder!)

I followed the suggestions in the comments and only used 2C of beef stock, substituted tomato paste for sauce, and did not add the bean liquid.  It turned out to be the perfect consistency.

I love this chili and it made a great dinner on a brisk, but joyful election night. 😉


The Perfect Slouch Boot November 2, 2008

Filed under: accessories,fashion — budgetlexicon @ 8:51 pm
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Steve Madden Tianna Boots – $89.00

I have been looking for a inexpensive pair of slouchy brown boots to wear with dresses and jeans during the winter months.  I love these boots from Steve Madden. They are are super comfy and perfect with everything.  If you buy them from Amazon.com you can have them shipped for free.