I tend to hold on to
clothes until they're falling apart – stains on the cuff, rips at the
seam, and faded. In that condition, I don't feel right donating them to a
charity shop. But I also don't feel right just tossing old clothes in
the trash and adding to our ever-growing landfills. So I end up with
bags of unwanted clothes taking up space in my closet.
I stumbled across the bags while I was spring cleaning. Instead of just
tossing them back in the closet and forgetting for another year, I
decided to do find a way to re-purpose the clothes. Turns out, old
clothes have plenty of new uses, and I've saved a bunch of money reusing
something to boot.
at 11:00AM, 2 years ago |
Money Saving Tips
The Emmy Awards, hosted by Jane Lynch of Glee, will be watched by millions this Sunday, September 18th. While many will be taking bets on who goes home with the coveted statues, many of us will be tuning in to gawk at the red carpet fashion.
What will the stars be wearing for the 63rd primetime Emmys? With the help of celebrity stylist and fashion blogger Robin Saperstein of High Heels in a Haystack, we're forecasting some style predictions...
With prices going up and salaries going down, saving money nowadays can feel like an impossible challenge. If you're struggling to scrape together some extra cash, consider these nine money-saving tips.
By savingtools.comGuest Blogger
at 7:58AM, 3 years ago |
Money Saving Tips
Some seasons, I adore the current trends. Colors that look great with my skin, silhouettes that flatter my figure, shoe styles that are adorable and wearable. Some seasons I hardly spend a penny because the trends are so unwearable and unrealistic for my life. Summer 2011 has been a banner season for me--great hues, great style, and great little touches to update what I already own in my closet.
This is the year of accessories. It's amazing how one little addition can completely transform your ensemble, and how it can do it for just pennies. Here are some of my favorite ways to update your existing wardrobe for this season without spending and arm and a leg:
at 10:59AM, 3 years ago |
Whether you want to ward off a chilly seaside breeze, shield yourself from the sun, take your bikini from shore to café, or cover up your curves between dips in the pool, a great swimsuit cover-up is a must for any stylish woman. Now is the time to purchase swim cover-ups on sale as, though the swim season has just started, retailers are trying to clear out their summer inventory to make room for fall fashions.
Here are a few styles I have seen lately that are fashionable yet budget-friendly:
at 11:55AM, 3 years ago |
Because you need a Mother's Day gift idea and because you really didn't think the Snuggie could get any warmer or cozier, I bring you the Coz-E Electric Blanket. Available from Urban Outfitters for about $68--a small price to pay to be swathed in awesome sauce and snuggly warmth. (Although an internet search find the electrically upgraded Snuggie is available for less $25 from Amazon.com...)
Don't let the photo fool you: the woman in the picture isn't actually upset about receiving and being made to model a Coz-E; she isn't frowning so much as giving you that "come hither" look. It has "come join me in my Coz-E and we can watch Golden Girls together" written all over it.
at 7:54AM, 3 years ago |