Budget Swimwear We Love!

Madewell Summer 2013

Not news to anyone, it’s swimsuit season! Of course, somehow it’s suddenly June, the sun is high and all I feel like wearing is whatever is light, cool, and sweat-free. Sadly, as an adult it’s not really appropriate to live in a bathing suit, but a gal can dream—so whether you’re taking a day at […]

5 Five-Minute Beauty Tips for $5

Affordable Beauty Products

As a busy budget babe, I’m all for ways to save money and time without cutting any of my beauty habits. Over the years I’ve accumulated seasonal beauty tips for less, which means that I can fit them in on a Sunday afternoon or those few minutes between work and dinner. Here are my favorite five-dollar […]

Five Tips for a Relaxing Bath


Looking for a way to relax without dropping serious coins on a massage? Consider taking a relaxing bath. When done right, your muscles will relax. Your skin will hydrate. Knots will dissipate. Stress will evaporate. And it won’t cost you much. They key is to know how to take a relaxing bath. Here are the […]

4 Plus Size Trends to Embrace This Spring 2013


As a fan of the motto “it’s all how you wear it” for women of all shapes and sizes, I’m always interested in how women do it. A few weeks ago, I had a friend, a self-proclaimed plus-size and a total fashionista, give me the 411 on plus size trends for spring 2013. Here’s the […]