Budget Lexicon

Tips for living a fabulous life on a budget

A Budget Fix for Bad Hair Days April 14, 2008

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Forever 21 Knit Cadet Beret – $7.80

Forever 21 Inspector Fedora – $10.80


I am very fortunate to work for an internet company that embraces very casual dress. You would think that because I can wear jeans that it would be no problem getting my act together and looking cute for work. No matter where you work or what time your job starts, there are always those days when you do not have time to do your hair.

I have found that wearing a trendy hat with my hair in a bun is a great way to deal with those “bad hair”/”I do not have time to do my hair” days. I opt for hats that are very fashion forward because they are a great statement piece in a simple outfit. But because my favorite hats may not stand the test of time, I depend on stores like H&M and Forever21 to keep me supplied in trendy, inexpensive hats.

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Cocktail Rings April 9, 2008

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Forever21 Pink Cocktail Ring – $4.80

Forever21 Rhinestone Cocktail Ring – $4.80

I like to think that my style falls into the “classic” category. I have a few trendy pieces but I tend to purchase items that are timeless, rather than the latest craze. Lately, I have been experimenting with various accessories to put a more modern spin on my wardrobe. Accessorizing has been a great way to update my classic look from season to season without spending a lot of money.

My latest accessory de jour has been cocktail rings. These oversized statement pieces really help me punch up a simple outfit. They can be paired with pretty much anything from jeans and a t-shirt to cocktail dresses (shocking, I know).

My obsession with cocktail rings first began when WWWDaily included one of JCrew’s latest cocktail rings in a spring trend post. All of the JCrew cocktail rings are priced $65.00-75.00 which is more than I am willing to spend on accessories. But after some searching I was able to track down some Forever21 rings that are similar to the JCrew rings for only $4.80!