Aloha! I will be taking a break from blogging this week as I am visiting Hawaii with my love. In the meantime, I compiled a list of my favorite blogs and daily reads for you guys to check out this week while I am on hiatus.
[taken today at Napili Kai Beach Resort]
I get asked a lot where I gather my inspiration from. Also, how do I manage to post every single day of the week for 3 years [unless I am on vacay]. The answer is simple; I read. A LOT. Here is a sample of the many blogs, websites and YouTube channels I check on a daily basis to get inspired. Let me know if you have any I should add to my list!
For cute sunglasses made out of plastic I like to stick to cheapos found at Target or Forever21. Even for Wildfox, which is one of my fave brands, I just can’t justify dropping hundreds of dollars on a pair of sunnies that I will probably break while partying. Get the Wildfox look for much less with these $7 steals. And, if you’re feeling really crafty, just paint on ‘WILDFOX’ and ‘BEL AIR’ in yellow to the cheaps and I doubt anyone will know the difference.
For the holiday me and the bf are heading to upstate NY to relax, hang out on lake placid & spend time with friends and family. I am only allowed one carry on so packing is going to be an issue, but I guess there is no need for stylish clothing while hanging out in the woods right? Before I take off I wanted to share the top three things inspiring me right now to leave you with some inspiration over the weekend. Happy 4th & have a great holiday weekend!
I remember lazy summer camps days at the YMCA when me and my friends would braid friendship bracelets on clipboards to pass the day. If I recall correctly I think I charged the other kids for my creations so I was a bit of a hustler at the age of 9. Well the friendship bracelet has come back in a big way and are selling for more than they are worth. Luckily, the gals over at Honestly…WTF (how great is that name?) came up with an A-mazing tutorial so that you can make you and your friends the hip-again bracelets on a budget.
Did you always wonder how the girls on The Bachelor & The Hills got those natural-looking beachy waves they sported every day? Well don’t hate them just yet because they didn’t wake up looking like that or have hair dressers at their beck and call. Instead, they had their hair dressers teach them how to do it themselves (DIT) and made tutorial videos to pass along their hair knowledge. After watching more hair tutorials than I like to admit, I chose my top 3 to help you achieve the beachy wave look for less.
It is amazing in Hollywood how you can go from being a heroin-addicted heiress and turn into a bonafide jewelry/clothing designer overnight. Such is the story of Nicole Richie. Now a wife and mother, Richie can add respected designer to her resume with her House of Harlow line. And while her wares are much more affordable than some of the other heiress-turned-designer options, my idea of a deal is in the single digits. Spruce up your ears with some tribal drop earrings for under $9 and save up your money for your own dreams, whatever they may be.
While catching up with my OC housewives last night, I got a little carried away in Word and re-created one of my fave prints at home. The original Blogs & Coffee print was created by Made by Girl and you can buy it here. I can’t wait to hang my new art above my desk for inspiration! In the spirit of Friday and budgeting I thought I would offer my version of the print as a free PDF download for those of you who also love blogs & coffee as much as I do.
In honor of the weekend I thought I would leave you guys with some DIY fashion inspiration that can be personalized and look luxe for only a few dollars. While reading my new InStyle today I came across Jenni Radosevich’s blog (ispy-diy.com) where she recreates the latest fashion trends as a DIY project. My favorite? Adding an exposed zipper to a dress you already own – all you need to buy is a zipper and some fabric glue. Read all of Jenni’s InStyle DIY projects here.
Get inspired by Jenni this weekend and stalk her blog like I am at: ispy-diy.com!
Happy Friday budgetistas! So happy it is the weekend, cannot wait to relax and shop some of these amazing sales going on. My beloved ASOS is offering an extra 20% off sale steals with code 20MORE at checkout, which ends Monday the 10th. Check out my favorite ASOS sale items below or check out the(…)
SJP’s Collection for Nordstrom has launched and it’s full of shoes, handbags and apparel designed by Miss Carrie Bradshaw herself. I am actually surprised it took this long for this collection to happen, but I am thrilled none the less. Every heel looks like something Carrie would have worn on SATC, but they are all(…)
For those of us having to work today (fml), at least we have some killer President’s Day Sales to shop online to get us through the long day. From ASOS, to Nasty Gal and Revolve – all my favorite sites are having the best sales. Check out my top under $100 picks from each site(…)
Zaslow Heels | $60 I hope you are all having a love-filled day today. It is cold in Florida for some reason so I broke out my new Call It Spring Zaslow Lace Up Heels and paired them with some ripped jeans for casual Friday at work. They really add some edge and detail to an(…)
My favorite site EVER, ASOS.com, is offering an extra 15% off their clearance section with code LONGHAUL at checkout. With prices already so low on everything, this code will get you some killer items for next to nothing. And just in time for Fashion Week. Thanks ASOS, you’re the best. Shop the entire sale here(…)
I have been crushing on these X midi rings for awhile only to find out the reals cost upwards of thousands. This Pave Gold Diamond X Ring at $850 is the cheapest “real” version I could find. I don’t know about you, but I think I am going to stick with the $10 version from(…)
Sharing my favorite items from the Shopbop Sale today, all under $50. There were too many to choose from, but I managed to narrow it down to the best deals with the most available sizes for every budgetista. Shop the entire Shopbop Sale here. xx, TB SHOPBOP SALE ITEMS UNDER $50: