Chic Bags. Budget-Friendly.

 Yellow isn’t just for summer. I’m looking forward to rocking this bag. It’s an oversized clutch, so all the must-haves will fit inside.
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Zara

Furry Clutch Bag

$35.90

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Running errands is the new bowling. This is now my go-to bag when i’m on the run. There is so much space inside. Stylish, practical and budget-friendly? Winning!
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Zara

Quilted Bowling Bag

$25.99

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Style Addicts, Need A Stitch Fix?

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Stitch Fix is your online personal stylist. The magic begins after answering a series of style preference questions that are used to create your style profile. Your personal stylist will then pull items based on your preferences and send them to you in a nicely packed box, like the one below.

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On the flap of the box are notes to remind you of how Stitch Fix works. Inside the box or “fix” you will find five items (clothing and/or accessories), a helpful style card, and an item price list. I received the items that I am holding in the picture above, along with the top I am wearing.

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Stitch Fix charges a $20 styling fee that can be used toward your final purchase, which seems super reasonable. If you choose not to purchase any item, you have only lost $20. However, that $20 does not cover half the cost of one item, if you choose to make a purchase.

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Below are highlights of what I appreciated and disliked about my Stitch Fix. Let’s start with dislikes, so that we end on a positive note.

What I disliked about my Stitch Fix…

  • Too much advance notice is required when scheduling a fix, the date availability is limited.
  • Items are overpriced. The quality and cost did not match up for me.

What I appreciated about my Stitch Fix…

  • The personalization. The stylist addressed me by name, took time to review my social media accounts, and included her name with a friendly closing.
  • How neatly the items were packed. I am all about order and organization. I color code my hangers.
  • The style card, it’s a great tool.
  • Free shipping and returns.

Thanks for reading!

Hugs,

Roshell

Being A Boss In Menswear-Inspired Shoes

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“Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world.” -Marilyn Monroe

Boss is the first word that comes to mind when I slide my feet in these menswear-inspired loafers. I kick ass and take names. Do I feel this way because I can work in them all day without worrying about my feet hurting? Not sure, but  the average flats do not have the same effect. The surge of power is cray… I feel as if I can conquer the world in them while wearing a Pampers Swaddler and Gerber onesie.

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Fill your closet with Luxury Brands, it’s practically FREE!

IMG_6677Blue Tank Top by Urban Outfitters & Black Cross Back Tank Top by Zara

Inhaling the scent, then gliding my legs and arms through the openings of new clothes or beautiful shoes became a ritual. Pumped by the register ringing as each price tag floated near the scanner that read its barcode…  yes, it was an addiction. Careless shopping became a habit that my bank account should not have funded.

I grew and learned that I would always be poor if I failed to budget. Becoming fiscally responsible has not erased my love for clothes and shoes. However, it has inspired me to explore alternative options, like FREE clothes.

In December, a friend (@socalsaver85) introduced me to Twice, an online concierge-style marketplace for quality secondhand clothing. Pricing is great, shipping is fast and easy.

Twice offers a wide selection of brands including Urban Outfitters, ASOS, Phillip Lim,  Marc Jacobs, Gap, Dolce & Gabana, Diane Von Furstenberg, Lululemon, Michael Kors, and Yves Saint Laurent. 

Receive your first item totally free without entering  your credit card info, I kid you not. I was skeptical, but I figured I had nothing to lose. I have now received six tops from Twice.

  • Follow this link (https://www.liketwice.com/RIbMG) to setup up your account online, you earn a $10 credit. If choose not to sign up through the referral link above, you will not receive the $10 credit.
  • Download the Twice app, you earn an additional $10 credit for each (iPhone and iPad) device download.
  • Use the promo code BUNDLEUP15 to save 15 percent off your first purchase

Your item will be shipped to you totally free if it’s priced below $26 and  you have racked up $30 in credit. Choose an item below $16 if you receive $20 in credit.

I received all items pictured for free using Twice credit, but paid partial shipping for a few items.

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Black Friday 2012

I’ve experienced the “real” Black Friday madness twice and it’s not worth it.  This year, I slept in like any normal human being who stuffed her face with a ridiculous amount of food and shoved it down with pie, on Thursday. Sleeping in ended up being 8:30am, lol.

Curious to see what I missed, I hit a few stores after 2pm to find out that I didn’t miss anything. I did snatch up the cute pair of flats pictured above but they were at regular price. I won because $19.99 is a sale for me and I didn’t rush out in the wee hours of the morning to stand in a obscene line to get them.

Shoe Deets:

Price: $19.99

Purchased at: Target

Brand: Mossimo

Style: Vianca Tuxedo Flat (click the link to find them online)