Ann Taylor Loft and H&M on a Budget

Amee is teaching me how to shop for designer and quality clothes on a budget. I have always been cautious of spending money on clothes. I never thought I would be able to afford designer or name brand clothes. Thanks to Amee, I have a whole new wardrobe for less than $50 and most of them are designer and name brand. Yesterday I had the luxury of a day of shopping to myself. I decided to take advantage and I headed to Plato's Closet. I first signed up for e-mails for Plato's Closet. This netted … [Read more...]

Calvin Klein's black dress

The little black dress for LESS, much LESS              There are two things I like designer clothes and cheap prices. I also like clothes that you can dress up or down. I believe there isn’t another piece of clothing as important as a black dress. I found this amazing number at Marshals on clearance. It is a Calvin Klein dress sold in most department store for well over $150.00. I picked  this dress because it is a classic wardrobe component.  This dress forms a wonderful silhouette. I can … [Read more...]

Fashion Friday add a little chic for cheap

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The quest to satisfy my clothing addiction continues... The good news is it is all within the budget just $20.00 a week. I do also have a $100.00 seasonal clothing budget which I dipped into for the shoes in this post. I must admit I spend more on clothing than just $20.00 a week, well kinda of... I sell what I am not wearing to consignment shops, on EBay, or I get cash on the spot at Plato's Closet. I then take that money and spend it on new duds!! If you buy quality designer clothing that are … [Read more...]

Name Brand Children's Clothes

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Closet full of Gymboree   Fashion Friday for Kiddos at Gymboree Most of the time I buy my children's clothes second hand from consignment stores or yard sales. I figure since they grow so quickly, I don't want to waste my money on clothes that will be too small in no time. HOWEVER, a couple of times a year, I find some great deals at retail stores that I can't pass up. Gymboree is currently offering a coupon for an additional 30% off already marked down prices. I love Gymboree clothes; nice … [Read more...]

Fashion Special Edition: The Swim suit

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Special Edition the swimsuit surprise This weekend we went to Great Wolf Lodge. This is an indoor water park in Williamsburg, Virginia. I threw all of the items two kids under five would need in a bag sans my swimsuit and headed out for our road trip. We got to the park I got everyone in their suits applied sunscreen, filled their bellies, and found all the necessities goggles, towels, shoes. Then I went to put on my bathing suit. OH! MY! Where has my bottom gone? Why is this suit full of snags? … [Read more...]