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May 2012


#JCPFind: From Pool to Party

1. I am all about looking chic on the cheap. 2. I’m a lifelong skinny-budget fashionista. 3. I used to get all my school clothes at JCPenney and it’s still one of my favorite stores. 4. Getting a deal shouldn’t be stressful 5. That’s why I still find myself going back to JCPenney. 6. Check out my latest JCPFind!

It’s a sheer coverup and JCP was kind enough send me a gift card to snag this must-have item. I love it for many reasons, but here are a select few.

1. It’s goes with any bathing suit. 2. It allows me to showoff my suit while covering up. 3. It’s doubles for a night out. Add a bandeau top or a tank underneath and wear it with white skinny jeans.

Tag: St. John’s Bay Swimsuit Cover Up, Sheer, $20.00 @ JCPenney.

How would you wear it? With a bright bikini? As a mini dress? Comment below!


Neon-Necklace Necessity

By Kelsey A.

Incase you’ve been out of the fashion loop, neon is EVERYWHERE. It can be a bit intimidating to wear head-to-toe, but a neon necklace will instantly brighten up your look while drawing attention up towards your face, you beauty queen!

 I’m all about neon pavé necklaces. What is pavé, you ask? It’s when stones or gems are close together, so think bling with a blast of bright color.


This one piece goes a long way. These vibrant necklaces go with everything from a glamorous party dress to jeans and a t-shirt. Pave necklaces come in all shapes and sizes with detailed layering and colors. They steal the show and that means it’s the only accessory you need, no earrings or bracelets required.

Pretty in Pink

Tag: Crystal Bib with Neon Pink Cord, $50.00 @ Threadflip.

More Pink (Perfecto!)

Tag: Fluoro Necklace, $38.00 at BaubleBar.

Try Tie Dye

Tag: Neon Yellow Teardrop Crystal Bib, $60.00 at Threadflip.

What neon necklace is your favorite? Comment below!


Would You Buy? Cutout-Cuff Steal

Summertime is the time for effortless style. Versatile statement pieces take little thought and are a must when packing light for upcoming getaways. Metal hardware for my wrist is on my summer-shopping list. I want a big piece that requires little accessorizing. Plus the cutout trend is a current fave of mine.

So here we go. It’s splurge vs steal and I gotta say that I like the steal more, way more. The textured feature makes it look more luxe and unique.


Tag: nOir D’oro Pentagon Cut-Out Cuff Bracelet, $150.00 @ Endless / Just Acces Boje Cuff, $21.00 @ Asos.

Okay, this is the part where you play blogger. Comment below and give your opinion. Like the steal? Hate it? Comment and I’ll comment back :)

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Celeb Favorite: The Retro Bikini

Hey there, hope your Memorial Day weekend was as fabulous as you. I spent mine in a fringe bikini, but now I’ve got a new swimsuit on my mind, the retro kind. Think high waist and Marilyn Monroe sex appeal. It’s the perfect way to leave a little to the imagination, but still standout at the beach, pool, or while laying out on your lawn (in my case, apartment balcony).

Celeb sightings: Katy Perry, Naomi Watts, Taylor Swift, Kristen Stewart, Kim Cattrall.

Great for: covering love handles, highlighting waist, accentuating curves.


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The main piece you need to achieve the look is a high-waisted bottom. Curvy on you backside? A high-cut leg on a high-waist bottom will highlight your curves, cover up problem spots, and won’t weigh you down with too much fabric on the leg (boy shorts are bad for big booties).

It works with most bodies, as you can mix & match it. Try a bandeau top for a full retro look, or add  a string-bikini top to show more skin. Play with colors and patterns and make it your own.



Straw Totes for Beach Babes

By Kelsey A.

With Memorial Day weekend wrapping up, it is now the unofficial start of summer and beach season. Being fashionable on the beach doesn’t end with your bathing suit and coverup.

Complete your beach-chic look with an essential straw or raffia beach bag. Victoria Beckham loves the look and here’s Kate Moss  already sporting one of the adorable and durable bags that’s sure to last you long through Labor Day.


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Orange Earrings = ‘It Girl’ Status

Orange is an ‘it’ color. Last year is was all about tangerine. Now the shade is Pantone orange, which looks exactly the same to me, but whatever. I love it, need it, want, own some, and am sharing my skinny-budget buying advice. Aww, here it goes…


1. Studs are perfect for a pinch of color and work for everyday wear.

Tag: Diament Jewelry for Urban Renewal Vintage Flower Stud Earring, $12.00 @ Urban Outfitters.

2. Tribal Dangles go with daisy dukes, beach waves, or a flowing maxi.

Tag: Sunset Chevron Drops, $22.00 @ BaubleBar.

3. Embellished Earrings add glitz for a summertime wedding or graduation party, and can make jeans and a tee look more polished.

Tag: Tinley Road Coral Drop Earring, $28.00 @ Piperlime.

More for the picking…


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Would You Buy? Sale-Rack Sleeveless Trench

One of my first blog posts was about an I ‘Heart’ Ronson trench that can become sleeveless. Season after season, I fall back in love with it and start wearing it a different way. I featured it in this recent Trend Bite, got asked about it, then wore it last night to Fabulous Shoe Night and got tons of compliments.

All this trench attention got me looking for a similar style that’s affordable. The best I could find is more than what I paid (got mine almost two years ago), but if you’re going to wear it as a jacket, vest, and dress, then it may be worth it.


So here’s where you come in. Would you buy it? It’s under $60, but originally retailed for around $200. And it’s classic – so you’ll get years out of it. Okay, so it’s YOUR turn to tell me. Would you buy it? Comment below!

Tag: Was $198.00, Now $59.99 @ Bluefly.

Take Note: Enter code FIRST15 for 15% off your first order. Some exclusions apply, so try it incase.

Would you buy it? Comment below!

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Snag a FREE Summer Bag From Target, NOW!

One of my favorite parts of blogging and doing TV segments is trying out new products. I’m always curious to see what’s worth buying (like the Physician’s Formula light-up lip gloss I recently featured – LOVE IT!!) and give my skinny-budget recommendations.

Okay, now it’s your turn to be the tester. Target is giving away summer makeup bags with goodies galore. To get on the list, LIKE Target on Facebook, and then fill out the info.


They’re not saying what specific samples you’ll receive, but Target carries an assortment of brands so I foresee something you’re bound to like.

Share the love! Your gal pals can snag a FREE bag too. Use the social media buttons below to share.

Are you going to enter? Have you already? What product do YOU want most? Comment below!