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November 2011


Fur Real … Only If It’s Vintage

Fur – so on trend. The real deal? So pricey and PETA disapproved. The alternative … faux or vintage.

Faux is totally acceptable, actually more accepted. A Rachel Zoe type of vest is boho, and a glam girl can opt for a fur coat.

A faux can still run you major cash if you’re not smart, but here’s an option that won’t break the skinny bank.

Tag: Faux Fur Jacket, $49.80 at Forever 21.

P.S. Celebs like Nicole Richie, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Rihanna … and the super stylish SJP love this trend and sport it on the regular … just sayin’.

But if you want a totally unique fur that also happens to be the real deal, go vintage. It’s already been made, so no animal recently was killed to make the product. Plus vintage pieces are unique and worth so much more than you may pay.

I snagged one from my grandma’s closet, one from one of my mom’s coworkers that was throwing it away, and my most recent was from a little thrift store.  Originally $35. It fits like a glove and they cut the price down to $25 after I complained about the inside being ripped. Negotiation is accepted!



Today on PA Live: Healthy Beauty

Hi Trend Hungry Fashionistas!!

Today I’ll be on WBRE’s PA Live! for “Trend Hungry Tuesday” talking healthy beauty.

Todra from opened my eyes about healthy brands that are actually affordable! Watch today at 4pm for the 411.

Tag: Chocolate Sugar Scrub, $10.00 at Sugared Beauty.

If you want to join the movement download the Healthy Beauty Social app, where you can type in the first four letters of ingredients when shopping and instantly find out if it’s Healthy Beauty approved.

P.S. It’s also “Trend Hungry Tuesday” on The Ralphie Radio Show. Tonight we’re chatting about faux fur verses the real thing. Plus I know how to get the real thing on a skinny budget.

Thanks for the support!!

XO, Jessie


Arm Warmers – So 2012!

Fingerless gloves can be arm warmers and vice versa, but there is a difference. Arm warmers are long, hence covering the arm. Fingerless gloves don’t have to be long and often aren’t.

Arm warmers are way more warm, and in my opinion, the 2012 version of the trend. So gear up for the following year. So weird to think about, but it’s almost a new year and new takes on trends are coming too. Let’s get ready for the fashions of 2012 starting with the arm warmers.

Tag: Kelly Ivory Arm Warmers, $19.00 at LuLu*s.

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Ralph Lauren Look-a-Likes: Over-the-Knee Riding Boots

By: Theresa W.
Over-the-knee riding boots add a touch of edge to a classic boot.  They can be worn over the knee with skinny jeans or riding pants . Fold flap down for a more traditional look – very equestrian chic!
Big-Budget Splurge
Tag:  Ralph Lauren Sabrina Boot, $229.00 at Ralph Lauren.

Skinny-Budget Steal
Love these!! These boots look similar to the Sabrina boot, but at fraction of the price. They would look gorge with a cute button down for a casual weekend look. If the shoe fits, buy it! The skinny price tag helps too!

Tag:  Forever 21 Leatherette Boots, $37.80 at Forever 21.
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Thanksgiving To My Fave Bloggers

This last year has been truly amazing. I got my job at Wired 96.5 as their Resident Fashionista and it parlayed into being on four radio stations weekly and regular tv appearances. I owe it to some fabulous contacts that have offered stellar guidance … and to my blog readers!!! This site has given me an outlet, a brand, and so much purpose. Thanks for reading! Share the love …

Here are some bloggers that I’m thankful for. They’re on their game and the strives they make push me to stay motivated.

Budget Bloggers …

Penny Chic - this blog is so genius and Shauna, the blogger behind the Walmart-Chic site, has made a lot of cool opportunities for herself. I loved Walmart before, but this site makes me wanna run out and get the entire luxe look for less. Walmart has never looked so good!

Fabulous on a Budget – This duo is adorable! Tipsy Tuesday makes me want to enjoy my cocktails while wearing a cute apron and red lipstick.

Vintage Vixens …

Looking Fly on a Dime – This thrifty blogger turned me on to shopping vintage online at So many possibilities in vintage.

Sammy Davis Vintage – PA native (yeah PA!!!) Sammy has stellar style. She’s kind of quarky and pairs things in a way that’s so unique. Love her vintage lifestyle.

There are so so so so so many others blogs that I love, read and support. If there are any you are currently obsessed with tell me! I’m always looking for reading material! Leave a comment below!!

Happy Thanksgiving!! Today, like every other, is a blessing so appreciate it! Happy life, happy days, and happy shopping tomorrow!!!

Xoxo, Jessie

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Black Friday – DON’T; Cyber Monday – DO!!!

Black Friday is total chaos, and despite me being a being obsessed with fashionable deals, I don’t do black Friday.It’s totally crazy. And you can always get deals, they’re just highlighted on this day, plus the huge deals are only till noon.

Cyber Monday is way better and way less stressful! It’s like Black Friday, but from home and often bigger savings!!


Lots of stores offer the same and often better deals on Monday. Often include free shipping.

Kohl’s, Gap, Target, and the majority of Old Navy stores will be open at midnight.  Banana Republic has 40% off everything till noon.

JCPenney, Nordstrom and many more will offer double cash back on Ebates is shopping site that helps compare deals and helps you earn cash back, much like a rebate. But, know what you’re looking for.

Got a smart phone? There may be an app for you.

Black Friday App– has all the black Friday ads

ShopSavvy – scan bar code and it will shop you where to buy and what price.

Sale Saver LT – this figures out the price for deals that say a percentage off and factors in sales tax too.

Happy Shopping!


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Wine-Inspired Gifts on a Skinny Budget

It’s almost Thanksgiving. I’m already lighting a pumpkin pie candle and polishing my nails in a cranberry -sauce shade. If you’re leaving you humble abode for the holiday, or future holidays, you don’t want to show up empty-handed. Wine is a staple gift. i love drinking it, but it’s kind of been done as a hostess gift, ya know?

Here are some fashionable, wine-inspired gifts that I’m featuring today on PA Live!  The wino in your life will be quite pleased!

Cork Topper  & Glass Charms

So affordable and such a cool gift. They’ll def think you spent way more than $8!

Tag: Drinking Buddy Charms & Topper, $8.00 at

Wine Woozie 

This is for the drinker who likes to relax, avoid spills, and keep wine an even temp. Perfect for lounging in the hot tub, bath tub, or chilling with friends. It identifies your glass so no one will be swapping spit. Gross, but true.

Tag: Wine Woozie, $13.00 at

Portable Wine Rack

Great for small-living spaces and so quick to store away.

Tag: Barrel Wine Rack, $20.00 at

Tune in at 4pm!!

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Trendin: AMA Fashion Recap

SO many trends last night for the American Music Awards. Too many to only pick one, so here’s a quickie recap.

LMFAO – loves leopard leggings and so could you. Here’s a skinny-budget steal from Betsey Johnson!

Katy Perry wore bad fake nails – fashion don’t. The nude shade she sported? DO!! Here’s a bottle that won’t break bank!

Tag: Wet n Wild Megalast Nail Color – Private Viewing, $1.99 at Walgreens.

Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, and Selena Gomez (my personal fave look of the night!!) went with different plays on precious metals.

This clutch brings all the metals together and can be worn with anything – jeans, a gown, sweat pants?

Tag: Top Choice Metallic Colorblock Envelope Clutch, $28.00 at Nordstrom.


Which trend are you craving? Leave a comment below!


Cable Knit in Color

By: Theresa W.

It’s sweater time! Looking cute and colorful has never been easier and I’ve got a designer-inspired deal for you!

I’m obsessed with any tops that are pink and cropped, but cable knits will help bear the temps. They add a splash of trend in a sea of tunics (don’t get me wrong, I still love a good tunic). Pair with jeans and a cami for an everyday look. This is a reoccurring trend so you’ll get a lot of wear out of this cheap and chic top.

Big-Budget Splurge

Tag: Marc Jacobs – Uma Sweater, $173.60 at Shop Bop.
Skinny-Budget Steal

This Old Navy sweater is a steal at $30! It’s almost identical to the Marc Jacobs one. I rushed out to Old Navy and had to have. As you can see, I paired with a black front-pleated skirt and pointed flats for a casual work look. Love!

Tag: Women’s Cropped Softest Sweaters, $30.00 at Old Navy.
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