Budget Lexicon

Tips for living a fabulous life on a budget

GO International By Target July 9, 2008

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I have to say that I am kinda on the fence about the GO International summer line. It has some really cute pieces, but some of it is really ugly. I would die before I would ever wore the ruffle nightmare to the left. I love the shorts and blazer on the model in the middle, but I would never wear them together with that hat. I also really like the black skirt on the right paired with the floral shirt.

This collection does offer some great pieces at very affordable pieces, just be careful how you pair them.


I Heart Shirt Dresses July 8, 2008

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Urban Outfitters – $48.00

I love shirt dresses. They are the perfect travel dress because you can dress them up or down. They pair well with leggings, gladiators, or ballet flats.


Fourth of July Style – Beach BBQ Chic July 2, 2008

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I love the Fourth of July. This year I am taking a break from LaLa land and heading home to the O.C.One of my biggest pet peeves about Fourth of July is when girls get way too dressed up for beach BBQ’s.

In my opinion, if you are going to a BBQ near the beach – you should dress like you are going to the beach. Basically leave all your trendy/high maintenance gear at home including – gladiator sandals, high waisted shorts/skirts, belts, big earrings, layers of bangles, high heels.

Here are a couple outfits that I thought worked for Beach BBQ chic. My essentials for Fourth of July 2008 are: factor 50 sunscreen, big sunglasses, neon green havianas, dark denim cut-offs, and my fav American Apparel white t-shirt, and a simple necklace.


Summer Travel – What To Bring In Your Carry On July 1, 2008

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I have never liked flying. When I was little, I got motion sick pretty easily; now, I just hate the cramped seating and recycled air smell. On my recent trip to New York, I was determined to make my plane experience a little better. Here is quick list of my essential carry on items.

  1. Pretzels – I always bring pretzels on the plane to settle my stomach in case I get a stomach ache.
  2. Chap stick/Lotion/Water – My regime for battling recycled plane air.
  3. Hat/Sunglasses – Let’s face it, most trips start pretty early in the morning and I don’t always have time to do my hair/make up.
  4. Leggings – Can you think of anything more comfortable to wear on a plane?
  5. Coffee/lunch – I basically like to pretend that I am at home on the couch when I am sitting on a plane. So good coffee and food are essential.
  6. Pashmina – I love bringing my pashmina on the plane because it doubles as a scarf and blanket. It’s so much softer than the nasty airplane blankets.
  7. Socks – Socks are my most essential plane accessories. They keep my feet warm and prevent me from having to put on my shoes when I go to the bathroom.

Target $15.00 Dress Sale June 18, 2008

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Just stumbled upon Target’s $15.00 dress sale. I guess I am always looking for an excuse to shop at Target.com so it isn’t really stumbling. But here are my fav dresses for $15.00!


Sorry Little Bro, Budget Presents From Your Sis Require Blog Pics June 17, 2008

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H&M 80’s Inspired Tee – $14.00

H&M Polo Shirt – $15.00

H&M White Sunglasses – $7.80

H&M Aviators $7.80

It was my brother’s Bday a month ago and my family finally had the chance to get together last weekend for birthday celebrations and Father’s Day.

My brother just graduated from college and has limited money to spend on clothes. For his Bday, I thought that I would get him some trendier pieces from H&M to wear outside work. I was kinda nervous buying him a purple shirt and 80s inspired tee, but he really liked them. I knew he would like the glasses – he has always been kind of a ham.


Does Your Wallet Inspire Goovy Feelings? June 11, 2008

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Forever 21 Wallet – $7.80

Many of this summer’s fashion trends have been inspired by the 70’s – long maxi dresses, global/tribal themes, wood accessories, and retro floral prints.

While I was not looking for a new wallet, I fell in love with this 70s inspired wallet over the weekend. Looking at it makes me smile and for $7.80 – I could not resist.