Budget Lexicon

Tips for living a fabulous life on a budget

Making Old Clothes New (Skirt Into A Dress) October 20, 2008

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Skirt – I can’t even remember how much I paid for it

Vintage Belt – $8.00

Carlos Santana Shoes – $65.00

Let’s face it the economy stinks right now.  I’m trying to make a conscious effort to cut back on unnecessary spending.  Sadly, that includes cutting back on shopping.

I was searching through my closet the other day and found an old white skirt.  I cinched it with my fav vintage belt, heels and headed out for a night on the town.

I received so many compliments that night and no one could believe that it was originally a skirt.


10% Off American Apparel October 16, 2008

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Hi guys,

Sorry, it has been so long since I posted. Between our office move and ramping up for holiday – my blog writing routine has gotten away from me. I am planning to pick it up again next week

Ger sent me this link for 10% off American Apparel and I thought I would pass it along to you.

Photo cred – American Apparel


Fall 2008 Style September 3, 2008

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Beret Forever 21 – $8.80

One of the trends that I am the most excited about for Fall 2008 is the beret.

I love wearing hats because they add an element of mystery to my everyday style. A trendy hat is also an inexpensive way to update my wardrobe for the season.


Budget Fashion Photo August 13, 2008

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Top – Old Navy 24.99

Shorts – H&M 29.99 

I was asked to put together a budget outfit and submit photos for a couple different opportunities.  Here’s my favorite pic.  No details yet, but I will update you guys when I know more.


Sexy Single Girl Lounge Wear – The House Dress July 23, 2008

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Old Navy Chemise $11.99-$20.00

In college, my lounge/study wear consisted of various pairs of sweat pants and tanks. Four years after graduation, I still wear my beloved white cotton sweat pants when lounging around the house. The have so many holes and stains that every time I wear them at my parents’ house, my mom puts her best effort into repairing them and pleading with me to throw them away.

A few months ago my friend Krista extended me a much needed introduction to the concept of a house dress. A house dress is a dress that is short and light weight, but a little more substantial than lingerie. It’s the perfect outfit for warm summer nights in. While it’s not something that you would wear outside of the house, you can definitely wear it during movie night with your closest girlfriends.

The house dress is basically the sexy single girl version of ratty sweatpants and a tank. Just because its more sophisticated, doesn’t mean it has to be more expensive. Old Navy has some really cute ones for under $20.


It’s Finally Time To Get A New Handbag July 21, 2008

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I am in the market for a new handbag.  Here are my top two so far.  Any suggestions on inexpensive but quality handbags? 

Urban Outfitters $68.00

Urban Outfitters $58.00


My Fav Bloggers July 11, 2008

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The Budget Babe tagged me for a 2008 Premio Award, which means now it is my turn to pass it on to my favorite bloggers. Here some of my favorite blogs that I think you will love.

Cupcakes and Cashmere – This blog is well written and smart. I’m amazed at the things she and I have in common.

Because I’m Addicted – Ger always knows about all the fabulous things going on around LaLa Land.

ChicShopper – As an employee of PriceGrabber.com you might think that I feel obligated to link to this blog. No way! I read this blog for Z’s insight into the fashion world that she pairs with reasonably priced products.

Fashion Addict Girl – Always has great insight on the latest campaigns and trends in high fashion.

The rules for passing on the award:
1) When received, you may post the premio to your blog.
2) Link to the blogger you received it from.
3) Give it to 7 blogs (I just did my 4 absolute favorites)
4)… link to them
5)…and leave bloggers a comment about receiving the brilliant premio.